Egyptian folklore has it that there was once a miracle skin cream secretly used by mystics and healers to maintain smooth and radiant skin. Made with such traditional ingredients as olive oil, beeswax, and royal jelly, this soothing salve could be it! Celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe said to use this anywhere you have a dry patch of skin, which can sometimes feel like everywhere when you're pregnant! Kate Hudson was also a fan.
Who needs some pampering? This deluxe pregnancy gift set comes with firming cream, signature skin oil, stretch mark gel, soothing balm, and a softly scented candle to pretty up your bath or bedroom. How deep is the celebrity love for these lush body products? "They are heaven!" gushed actress Angie Harmon. Alyssa Milano and Isla Fischer are said to be huge fans, too.
From bootylicious to babylicious, Beyonce's sure bet for smooth skin during her pregnancy was good old-fashioned Johnson's Baby Lotion. "I use this as my lotion and then I put my fragrance on top. It just makes me smell great," spilled B. Don't you just love it when a celeb shares her beauty secrets? Especially when it's a bargain to boot!
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So many moms told California Baby how much they loved the gentle organic ingredients of its baby skincare products, that the company designed a skincare line just for pregnant and new moms, including this silky and rich décolleté cream. Made with a pure blend of emollients and plant and flower extracts, your girls will be looking good! Celeb fans include Halle Berry and Katie Holmes.
Are you ready for your close-up, Mama? If raging pregnancy hormones have triggered a breakout, clear things up with this cleanser's balanced approached to pretty skin. As fan Emily Deschanel discovered, exfoliating micro beads, plant extracts, and rich emollients will leave your face looking fresh and feeling fantastic—no bones about it!
Angelina Jolie positively glowed during her pregnancies and we're sure part of the reason why is because her skin was in such good hands. From the brand's signature Belly Butter (Brangelina's favorite) to soothing all-over skin oil and face and body spray, this line of mama skincare is all about natural ingredients and great scents. We like the Foot Salts for soaking tired, swollen feet—because you deserve to take a load off!
How did Gwyneth Paltrow come out of her pregnancies stretch mark-free? It might have something to do with the sumptuous skin oil she used during both of her pregnancies. Made with plant-based oils infused with the healing herbal goodness of organic calendula and calming chamomile, skin is so nourished and supple that stretch marks won't stand a chance!
Put those baby wipes to work ... for you! Reality star Bethenny Frankel shared her discovery that disposable baby wipes are great for one swipe eye make-up removal because they are soothing enough for delicate skin. In other words, no more raccoon eyes when it's a late night for this mompreneur!
When Resident Evil star Milla Jovovich wanted to fight back against stretch marks and dry skin during her pregnancy with daughter Ever, she picked this super creamy blend of shea butter and borage and wheat germs oils, ingredients that come packed with omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids to help maintain skin elasticity and keep your belly itch-free.
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In Japan, plant collagen-rich camellia oil has been prized for centuries as a natural remedy for healthy nails, hair, scalp and skin. Victoria Beckham tweeted during her pregnancy with Harper Seven, "Pregnancy tip!!!! I have used this through every pregnancy, it's amazing!! X VB." Since Posh looked prettier than ever post-pregnancy, we'll take her word for it!
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This skincare gift set by basq—in collaboration with Disney—includes TOUCH body butter, SHARE calming oil, and other goodies. The butter is a blend of skin-loving illipe, jojoba, and shea butters, while the lavender and almond calming oil is perfect for soothing massages. Molly Sims says the gift set was "a great way to ward off stretch marks."
The makers of this creamy lotion say it strengthens skin elasticity and prevents and minimizes pregnancy-related stretch marks. Looking for evidence that it really works? Mustela cites a study that found out of 26 expectant mothers, 96 percent did not develop stretch marks after using Stretch Marks Double Action. Happy customers also include a few in Hollywood: Rebecca Romijn, Tiffani Thiessen, and Kimora Lee Simmons.
What keeps megastar-turned-mom Beyonce looking fresh-faced? It might be Natura Bisse Diamond Cream, which Queen B told "In Style" magazine she puts on every morning and every night. Billed as an "anti-aging bio-regenerative treatment" the cream is made of grapeseed extract, sweat pea extract, soy proteins, vitamins C and E, and other wrinkle-fighting ingredients.
It’s an organic cream for both Baby and Mom: avaBABY, part of the Ava Anderson Non-Toxic personal care collection, is good not just for Baby’s bottom, but also for Mom’s dry skin patches, eczema, and more. Celebrity fans include Alicia Silverstone and Laila Ali.
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You've heard of vegan food, but how about vegan skincare? Metropolis Soap Company boasts a collection of soaps, body washes, soaks and shea butters handmade with only vegan ingredients and are free of sulfates, parabens, and synthetics. Hilary Duff is a fan of Metropolis' Lavender Whipped Shea, a blend of moisturizing shea butter, soothing coconut oil and calming lavender.