As many Mum's and Mum's to be know looking after you skin during pregnancy is essential-especially as your skin has to stretch (on average) two extra feet and return back to normal in a few months after the birth!
MaterniCare Pre and Post Natal Nourishing Cream is a unique blend of rich plant oils and essential vitamins, and you can certainly tell. I used this during the final weeks of my pregnancy when my skin had become really itchy and tight, especially at the top of the bump-shortly after using the cream I felt much more comfortable and the itching eased-making me slightly easier to be be around for the rest of the family! It really helped me in the last few weeks.
The cream is a gentle hypoallergenic formula packed with pro-vitamin B5, the benefits of vitamin B5 are:
- Reducing the amount of water lost through the skin
- Improving the softness and elasticity of the skin
- Acting as a natural skin healer and protectant
- Relieving itchiness and reducing stress
- Enhancing the repair of the skin barrier
This is why the cream is also great if you are one the 3/4's of women who suffered/ is suffering with stretch marks as it fights against the appearance of them. I personally have been quite lucky in both of my pregnancies and not had too many stretch marks (please don't hate me for it!), but the few that I did have are definitely more faded than they were a few months ago after regular use of the cream.
Other things I personally like about the cream are the fact it doesn't have an overpowering scent, my nose was much more sensitive during pregnancy so this was a big plus, it also doesn't leave you feeling 'sticky' for ages after using it like some some creams can, a little seems to go a long way too so it will last a while. I can definitely recommend this product, especially during pregnancy, I can only wish it melted away some of the post pregnancy flabby tummy too ;)
MaterniCare Pre and Post Natal Nourishing cream is £14.99 for 200ml and is available to buy at http://www.forum-health.co.uk/, more information can also be found at http://www.maternicare.com/
Disclosure: I received this product to review but all opinions are true and my own.