Although you are excited to meet your bundle of joy, mama wants to bring sexy back as quickly as possible! Pregnancy regimen rule #1, always apply your anti-stretch mark creme! What to choose? Little Steps has rubbed many bellies to bring you the best anti-stretch belly balms!
Cult-favorite, Bio-Oil, is cheap and it works! Formulated from plant extracts, this oil is easy to apply, easy to find, and natural. Did we mention that it is the #1 anti-stretch mark oil in the world? What's more? It can be used as a moisturizer for just about any dry spot on your body. Score!!
Bio-Oil, Mannings all over Hong Kong, www.bio-oil.com, www.mannings.com.hk/
Copa Cabbana, www.copacabbana.com
Organic, 100% natural and vegan approved! Feel bump-tastic with this deep conditioning stretch mark lotion that nourishes your bump on oh-so-many layers and levels. Try the Bump Gloss along with the Tummy Butter for maximum stretch mark prevention. Key ingredients include pure cocoa butter, organic Rosehip oil, organic Tamanu, and Kukui Nut oils.
The Spoiled Mama, www.thespoiledmama.com
A celebrity fave for years, this gentle crème promises to promote "the regeneration of the extracellular matrix" which is code for...no stretch marks! It is light, goes on smoothly, and smells yummy for the tummy. What more could we ask for? Key ingredients include cocoa butter, avocado oil, and a sophisticated peptide (part of the matrix, we assume!).
Noodle & Boo, www.noodleandboo.com
Mambino Organics is a true winner as it is 100% organic and natural and USDA approved. It comes in a pack that includes nourishing body oil and anti-stretch body butter. It helps prevention of stretch marks, loss of firmness and smoothes uneven skin and texture. The main all-organic ingredients are jojoba oil, organic calendula, shea butter, pomegranate and mango - go figure!
Mambino Organics, Available at all Mannings, www.mannings.com.hk,
One of the oldest skincare companies in America, Palmer's has various anti-stretch treatments. From balms to oil and tummy masks. With natural ingredients such as olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter blended with tried and tested formulas, Palmer's is surely a mama's favorite.
Palmer's, Available at all Mannings Stores, www.mannings.com.hk
Britain's award-winning organic skincare brand (and celeb fave) has mama and baby in mind with a full line of delicious products that check all the boxes, including no artificial preservatives, no petrochemicals, no artificial colorants, and no artificial fragrances. Plus, they smell and feel absolutely amazing—their anti-stretch mark oil rocks.
The Organic Pharmacy, Harvey Nichols Pacific Place, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 3695 3388, www.theorganicpharmacy.com
For the ultimate in radiant rubs, look no further than Aromatherapy Associates. Baby mamas around the world love Renew, their pregnancy-friendly and simply amazing line that is perfect for growing bellies. Try the Rose Massage & Body Oil that is relaxing and nourishes and regenerates the skin. Key ingredients include evening primrose, rose oil, and damask rose water.
Aromatherapy Associates, www.aromatherapyassociates.com
The Mandarin Spa, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2825 4853
The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, 15 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong, +852 2132 0011
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