Pregnancy Safe skin care??? Hmmm… I’ll be honest, I didn’t think there was any type of skin care that I couldn’t use while pregnant, but it’s probably because most of what I used during my two pregnancies with my boys, I had picked up for convenience. Pregnancy can be a very trying time on any mother (to be) and worrying about your skin care seems so tedious and annoying. I’ll be honest though, what I know now could have really helped my skin through the tough time it experienced while I was pregnant, so that is why I’m sharing it with you. Today, I introduce you to Belli Skincare. Their mission is simple, to take the guesswork out of skincare ingredient safety and to provide effective and luxurious formulations. Let’s chit chat a little about what I had the chance to try out, shall we?
Belli Skincare was born in 2002. It has earned the respect and recommendations of OB/GYN’s and Dermatologists and most importantly the trust of moms, just like myself. I was quite intrigued to learn about this brand and very interested and excited to try the products for myself. Having gone through two pregnancies, my skin really took a toll on my self-esteem. My pregnancies were harsh on me, losing over 50 lbs during each one, I really had to deal with a lot, including issues with my skin that I would have loved to fixed during that time. Finding safe and effective skin care during your pregnancy, well – I didn’t think that was an option so I went without or used basic necessities to make it work for me. However, Belli Skincare which is developed by a Medical Doctor and Beauty Expert has become the trifecta of maternity skin care, offering ingredient safety and effective solutions that provide clinically proven ingredients and luxurious formulations (including aromatherapy) to provide a spa-like experience.
I tried out three products from the Belli Skincare line: Anti-Blemish Facial Wash, Eye Brightening Cream and Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator. Each of these products have been a great addition to my skin care regimen,used in combination with some of my favorite products, I have been enjoying them every step of the way.
The Anti-Blemish Facial Wash ($22.00) is a great product for my skin. It’s obvious I’m not pregnant, but I do need a product that will work well with my sensitive skin and boy do I wish I had this when I was pregnant. It’s smooth formula facial wash leaves my skin feeling absolutely clean, refined and fresh without drying out my skin or leaving it yearning for moisture. The tube is quite large so I know that even with the price point, it will offer me a few months of use without any issues. It’s a nice smelling facial wash and smells of citrus which is great and invigorating to use, especially during the day or for my morning face wash. While I don’t have issues with breakouts very often, I do get them now and then, especially during that time of month, and I find that this facial wash has really helped with keeping them at bay. I haven’t had a bad breakout since using this wash.
Just a note – this does kind of exfoliate my skin and livens it up. I can use this product without issues if I’m not using it too often. I tend to use it about 3x a week. This is a nice facial wash for my morning cleansing routine.
INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lactate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Glycerine, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Phenoxyethanol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Glycereth-2 Cocoate
The Eye Brightening Cream ($39.00) is a great product as well. I am huge on eye creams and use them daily. Since I have sensitive eyes, I usually can tell right away if I like an eye cream or if it will be a miss for me. This eye cream feels really nice on my skin, almost cooling to the touch while it doesn’t have that sticky texture that some eye creams can have. It also has a cooling feel without the burn – it feels like cool cream or cold cream to the touch. I don’t have many dark circles, but noticed that it did help with the appearance of fine lines due to rubbing and my allergies and I do love that my eye area looks brighter and rejuvenated. It’s definitely becoming a favorite eye cream of mine. With Vitamin K, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin E – I’m loving the combination of ingredients for my sensitive eye area.
INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (and) Squalane (and) Polysorbate 60, Glycerine, Sodium PCA, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Phospholipids (and) Phytonadione, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein (and) Oxido Reductases (and) Glycerine Soja (and) Deionized Water (and) Glycerine, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Ginseng) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) (and) Glucose, Panthenol, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Squalane, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Glycereth-2 Cocoate
The Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator ($32.00) has been my go-to day or night to help hydrate, refreshen and cool my skin. This facial hydrator is perfector for morning or night to help give you an antioxidant boost of Vitamin C and grape seed oil for radiant, healthy looking skin. This hydrator is lightweight and works for all skin types, including my sensitive skin. I especially enjoy using it after cleansing and before moisturizer. One pump of the product smoothed onto my face and I feel like I’m ready to take on the day. I love the citrus scent too – it just wakes me up.
INGREDIENTS: Deionized Water, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sodium PCA, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol (and) Ethylhexylglycerin, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Eleutherol) Root Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ascorbyl Palmitate
With Belli Skincare you can enjoy peace of mine. Belli Skincare products are allergy tested, Paraben free and do not contain artificial dyes or fragrances. They are also OB/GYN and Dermatologist recommended. They do not do any animal testing, are gluten free and Made in the USA. I wish I knew about this brand during each of my pregnancies, because it would have been so beneficial for me then. I’m glad I know about them now. Sensitivities can develop in the skin during pregnancy because your hormones and body are so out of sorts sometimes so it’s great to know there is a brand out there that can help with that issue.
Over the last couple of months I have enjoyed using Belli Skincare. The price point is reasonable but the products are really nice and feel absolutely great on my skin. I have tried many different skin care brands and products over the years and I am thankful to be able to share this product with all of you because I enjoy it.
Learn more about Belli Skincare or purchase something to try on their website: http://www.belliskincare.com/. They have a variety of products to take a look at for your needs, including those for stretch marks.
Have you heard about Belli before? If so, what are your thoughts? If you haven’t, do you think you or someone you know could benefit from trying this skin care line?
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Over the last couple of years, I have been reading heavily about Paula’s Choice via trusted blogger friends and have had my eye on the brand since. About two months ago, I took advantage of a sale that the site was having and purchased my first product – Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer, which I have been enjoying. Recently, I was given the opportunity to try more from the brand and to say I’m impressed would be an understatement.
It’s taken me several years to get my skin in check over the years. With many changes to my cosmetic routine and a huge overhaul in my skin care I learned over the last two years what works for my sensitive, Eczema prone skin and what doesn’t. While I have found many products that work wonders, I am beyond ecstatic to have found a brand that is my “ideal”. As I mentioned previously, I had already fell in love with the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer, so when I had the opportunity to have a skin care consultation with someone from Paula’s Choice and I got to try out more products from the line, I was not only amazed, but found a favorite. The consultation lasted just a few short minutes, but in that time I learned that the original moisturizer I had from Paula’s Choice was a great selection for me it was nice to know that this service is available to me at anytime or available to anyone. Since Paula’s Choice is committed to customer advocacy, education and helping people find the best products for their skin you can receive a FREE personal skincare consultation by calling 1-800-831-4088.
I don’t really have breakouts, but being in my mid 30s, I feel like I tend to get hormonal breakouts especially during that dreaded time of the month. Since I don’t use a specific acne treatment for these breakouts, it was definitely interesting to try something made for mild to moderate breakouts from Paula’s Choice. The Clear Acne Kit includes: Cleanser (177 mL/6 fl.oz.), Exfoliant (11 mL/4 fl.oz.) and Treatment (67 mL/2.25 fl.oz.). The products in this kit are non-irritating and fragrance free. But, since I have sensitive skin, I was advised to use start off using the products gradually, starting with the cleanser daily and the exfoliating solution and treatment about 2 times a week. If my skin tolerated it well, I could increase the use of the other products four times a week.
Here’s what I did:
1. I cleanse with CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser and started off using this product once a day. This cleanser refreshes the skin without causing any dryness which is a plus for me with my Eczema prone skin. It reduces red marks and prevents redness and also dissolves pore-clogging dirt which helps to leave your skin perfectly clean.
2. Then I used the CLEAR Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution two times a week. I applied this product like I would a toner to exfoliate the dead skin cells and to really clean out the pores. I found after the first week, that I could not use this product more than once a week.
3. Last is the CLEAR Daily Skin Clearing Treatment which I used to spot treat areas that were an issue or breakouts here and there. A thin layer of the product takes you a long way and just a little is needed. It dried out my little breakouts quickly and I love that I can pull this out during that time of the month when I may need it the most.
Since beginning the CLEAR Acne Kit Treatment, I have had to decrease how often I use the Exfoliating Solution and Skin Clearing Treatment due to my skin sensitivities. Since I do not often have breakouts, I have been saving those for times when I do have a breakout or issue, but otherwise I have been using Pore Normalizing Cleanser as a part of my skincare regimen a few times a week. In combination with the CLEAR system, I have been using the Skin Recovery line.
The Skin Recovery products are perfect for normal, dry and very dry skin. They are clinically proven to be non-irritating and are 100% fragrance free with no added dyes which makes them perfect to use on my very sensitive Eczema prone dry skin. I have been loving these in combination with the CLEAR line and since the Replenishing Moisturizer has already been a favorite, it works well with the Acne line to keep my skin moisturized.
1. I use the CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser as my daily cleanser or incorporate the cleanser I was already using from my personal skincare stash.
2. For daily use I then incorporate the Skin Recovery Enriched Calming Toner which helps to hydrate my dry skin and calms my skin sensitivities.
3. After cleansing and toning, I apply the Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum (which I LOVE). I can use this product daily and it feels wonderful on my skin. It helps to fight multiple signs of aging and has Retinol in it but has been a great additive to my skin care.
4. I finish my skin care regimen with a moisturizer. If part of my night routine, I use the Skin Recovery Replenishing Moisturizer and if my day routine, I will use the Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion with Broad Spectrum SPF 30.
5. As I mentioned above, if for any reason I have a breakout or a pimple, I will incorporate the CLEAR line Exfoliation Solution and Skin Clearing Treatment.
With sensitive skin, it can be a struggle to find products that not only work, but will not cost you a pretty penny to use them. I love that Paula’s Choice products are pretty affordable and easy on the pocket book. You are getting luxury skincare products for a reasonable cost and these products work. Paula’s Choice offers a 100% money back guarantee (within 60 days) and you can find products for everyone including those experiencing acne, rosacea, aging and pores. There is a product available for anyone and I think it’s wonderful that Paula’s Choice does not do any animal testing. My sensitive skin has been loving their products – with no dyes or fragrances, this brand has become the ideal skincare brand for me.
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