Pregnancy comes with a few perks along the way (in addition to the indescribably exciting end result, of course): thicker hair, an excuse to indulge a few food cravings, always getting a seat on the subway. But something we wish we didn’t have to expect when we’re expecting (and long after) is stretch marks. Enter this rich body butter, which boosts skin elasticity to guard against stretch marks during pregnancy and help skin recover more quickly after the baby’s born. It also hydrates and calms itchy skin, for a more comfortable pregnancy.
How it Works
This shea butter-based formula quickly absorbs to moisturize and soothe skin. It’s loaded with organic ingredients—like argan, coconut, avocado, and sweet almond oils—that are high in omega fatty acids 3, 6, and 9, which are essential for helping skin retain elasticity, so that it can stretch safely without marks. What’s more, the cream is made without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, and other potentially dangerous ingredients—so it’s safe to use while pregnant or nursing.
How to Use
Twice daily, massage cream in everywhere that’s likely to stretch—that is, all around the body from below the collarbone to mid-thigh.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cyclopentasiloxane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Aqua, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Beta Glucan, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Parfum, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Citronellol, Evernia Furfuracea Extract, Tocopherol