Belli to Belly

As a woman blooms into pregnancy, everyone around notices her how beautiful she is becoming… glowing, radiant and happy. Her hormones are in full drive and she has probably never “sparkled” more than during these nine months. However, those same hormones can affect her complexion (pregnancy acne, anyone?) not to mention a belly-full-of-baby can leave a few souvenirs in the form of stretch marks, once it shrinks back down to its normal size.

Belli lotions, creams and serums are designed to hydrate and protect the delicate skin on a mom-to-be’s body, face and expanding belly. Created by Annette Rubin, who has 17 years previous experience working with Estee Lauder and Clinique, and her husband Jason Rubin, M.D,, a family practitioner, Belli products take a conscious step toward enhancing maternal beauty.

Chemicals found in some lotions can seep through the skin and affect a growing fetus. The Belli line undergoes teratology screening which identifies ingredients thought to be risky for a woman to put on her skin during pregnancy. The whole family of products encompasses Belli Pregnancy, Belli Motherhood and its newest line Belli Baby are made with mom-and-baby safe ingredients… and they smell delicious!

The “Acne Clearing Facial Wash” is made with lactic acid, green tea and soothing cucumber. The “Skin Smoothing Body Exfoliator” with green tea, ginseng and peppermint oil smoothes pregnant and non-pregnant skin. The “Elasticity Body Oil” helps skin hydrate and stretch to avoid stretch marks and getting your partner to rub “Foot Relief Cream” into your swollen tootsies is like a mini spa day.

(Plus, you’ll be in good company… I hear celebs such as Rebecca Romijn have already discovered Belli at fancy L.A. baby boutiques such as Petit Tresor.

The Belli line is a luscious addition to your “pregnancy wish list” because although beauty is only skin deep, keeping that skin healthy with safer products will make you feel more blissful and beautiful from the outside, in.

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