After my first child, Ben, was born in late September of 2005, I was horrified at all the angry stretch marks that dotted my tummy. It looked like a train had run over my tummy! Luckily- they did fade over time. Hoping to avoid this the second time around, I decided to start using stretch mark creams and oils almost immediately. Mama Mio sent me their amazing stretch mark oil and cream. I am loving the scent, and they feel wonderful to rub on my growing belly.
The first Mama Mio product I tested was their Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Oil. The reason why it smells great (and works great too) is Gravida – their nuturing blend of 10 pregnancy-specific essential oils- full of essential fatty acids(Omegas 3, 6 and 9). These help your skin build strength and elasticity.
Mama Mio’s Tummy Rub Stretch Mark Cream is also heavenly. Also rich in essential fatty acids and shea butter, this cream is thick and goes on so smoothly. Also with the Gravida fragrance, the itchy belly syndrome will be a thing of the past! If you are going to use their oil and the cream, Mama Mio recommends layering the oil first and then the cream second. The company also recommends using the oil and/or cream for four months after childbirth to help regain your skin tone as your tummy shrinks.
Mama Mio was created in London by three friends who had worked in skincare for ten years (with 7 babies between them!) . Their products are not tested on animals and are paraben and petroleum free. FYI – Mama Mio’s products are safe to use in your first trimester!
You can find gifts by trimester (perfect for “Congrats,you’re preggers” gift, “Halfway-to-go” gift, “Baby’s almost here” gift or “New Mama” gift. Celeb fans of Mama Mio products are Stella McCarthy, Victoria Beckham, Christy Turlington, Jennifer Beals, Rachel Weisz, and Tennis Pro Lindsay Davenport. To grab some of Mama Mio’s products for yourself or a friend, go to Mama Mio or click here to find stores that carry their fab products.
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