Effective Skincare Products for All Stages of Pregnancy, Breastfeeding and Beyond
Us moms have enough to worry about. Whether it be pregnancy, breastfeeding, or raising our children, we have a lot on our plates and finding a skincare line that is not only effective, but is safe, can be extremely overwhelming! That is unless you’ve discovered Belli®! Their goal is to provide safe, pure, and effective skincare for anyone at any age or stage by focusing on ingredient safety, all while providing effective and luxurious skincare solutions. And I’m happy to say they have hit their mark!
Keep reading to find out more…
For Moms and Moms-to-be
Belli® is picky about its ingredients, with a purpose to deliver beautiful skin and peace of mind. Whether you need products that contain sunscreen, or are looking for anti-aging, tighter pores, relief for dry skin, tired eyes, or want to fight free radicals, Belli® is here to ensure you are protecting your skin to the best of your ability!
Did you know, the average woman uses more than 200 ingredients on her skin each day?! Whatever your age or stage, you need skincare that works without harmful ingredients. Whether you haven’t thought about children, are trying to conceive, expecting, nursing, or a seasoned mom looking for pure and effective solutions for yourself or your tween or teen, Belli® wants to provide you with a brand you can trust and use with confidence.
Belli® has a large array of products for Moms-to-be, as well as woman throughout all stages of their lives! These products include: several Anti-Blemish Basics, an Elasticity Belly Oil, Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator, All Day Moisture Body Lotion, Eye Brightening Cream, and Stretchmark Minimizing Cream, among several others. Whether you’re looking for individual products, or prefer to buy in bundles, Belli® has something to suit you and your needs!
Belli® is not only proud to be OB/GYN & Dermatologist recommended, they are also allergy tested, and are free of any artificial dyes, fragrances, paraben preservatives, and gluten. They also don’t do any animal testing, and are medically researched so as to avoid questionable ingredients during pregnancy or nursing.
So What Makes Belli® Different?
Belli’s ingredient safety standards: Belli® delivers trusted skin care solutions that pamper and protect. In 2002, Belli was formulated with a unique safety screening process to try and avoid known harmful effects so you can expect beautiful skin and enjoy peace of mind during any stage of your life: pregnancy, motherhood and beyond. The ingredients in Belli products were selected based upon an extensive review of published medical studies. [As mentioned] every Belli product is allergy tested, free of artificial dyes or fragrances and paraben preservatives.
For pregnancy and motherhood, Belli was formulated with a unique safety screening process to try and avoid ingredients with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while breastfeeding. This process included searching over 16 million medical research articles in over 5,000 international journals. After analysis of all of the studies and results, this information contained within the published studies was used to try and exclude ingredients with known links to birth defects or harmful effects while nursing.
Why is Ingredient Safety Important During Pregnancy and Nursing?
Safe skin care ingredients during pregnancy are important because topical absorption happens. Your skin is a barrier to many substances, but some topical ingredients are absorbed into the bloodstream in small amounts. We're reminded of this every time a new medication comes out in patch form. Once an ingredient enters the mother's bloodstream it can easily cross the placenta into baby's circulation because the "placental barrier" is actually more of a widely-spaced filter. It blocks things the size of bacteria, but allows most chemicals to pass easily through*.
While many topical products are thought to have safe ingredients during pregnancy, dozens are actually linked to birth defects or miscarriage in published medical research. Some examples include salicylic acid, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, certain sunscreens, and even aloe vera*.
Once an ingredient is in a mother’s bloodstream, an ingredient can also filter into a mother’s breastmilk. The good news is that an ingredient has to pass through more of the body’s filters to end up in breastmilk than it does to cross the placenta into baby’s circulation. As a result, ingredients that can safely be used during pregnancy can also be used during breastfeeding.
What Does Ingredient Safety Screening Mean?
Simply stated, a thoughtful review of published medical research to help guard against questionable ingredients during pregnancy and nursing. For decades, medical science has known that small amounts of skin care ingredients are absorbed into the bloodstream. This natural process explains why so many medications are now prescribed as topical creams or patches. The total absorption of a topical ingredient depends on various factors such as surface area covered, duration of exposure, frequency of reapplication, skin thickness, temperature/humidity levels, etc. During pregnancy, most absorbed chemicals will pass directly into fetal circulation where they can potentially affect the baby’s development*.
The average woman puts over 200 ingredients on her skin each day as part of her cleansing and beauty routine, and it is difficult to know which may be harmful to the fetus or at what dose. At Belli®, they believe that pregnancy deserves a higher safety standard, which is why their formulations were developed upon reviewing extensive medical literature and erring on the side of caution.
*These findings are from Belli®, so please contact them directly if you have any questions.
Physician-founded and trusted since 2002, Belli Beauty is luxurious, effective, and pure skincare specifically designed to deliver beautiful skin and peace of mind at every life stage, including pregnancy and nursing. Belli's Picky for a Purpose promise means Belli's products are OB/GYN & Dermatologist recommended, allergy tested, paraben-free, gluten-free, cruelty-free, free of artificial dyes or fragrances, and medically researched.
The Birth of Belli®
While expecting their first child, the founders of Belli® became very discouraged trying to find safe and effective skincare. This prompted the husband and wife team to marry their expertise, Medical Doctor and Beauty Expert, to develop Belli®, a brand that provides beautiful skin and peace of mind to women at any age or stage, including pregnancy and nursing. The founders chose the brand name Belli because it is a shorter version of the Italian word, bellissimo meaning very beautiful, and so accurately OBGYN Skin Care Products describes pregnancy, nursing as a new mom, and the entire motherhood journey.
Since the birth of Belli® in 2002, awareness around the importance of skincare ingredient safety has increased. As a result, women at all life stages and ages are using Belli for its pure ingredients, effective solutions, and luxurious formulations. Belli Believers are young professionals who haven't thought about children, women who are trying to conceive, expecting moms, nursing moms, and seasoned moms looking for pure and effective skincare for themselves or for their teens or tweens. Belli continues to work with Dr. Rachel Nazarian, M.D., F.A.A.D, to use medical research to determine which ingredients to avoid during pregnancy and nursing and which to include to get effective results.
Prices range from $6.99 for their Clearly Coconut Oil to $38.99 for their Stretchmark Minimizing Cream. When buying their bundles, you will get anywhere from 2-3 products + Belli® is (currently) including their Clearly Coconut Oil for FREE with any bundle purchase!
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WHERE TO BUY:
You can purchase Belli® Beauty products directly from their Online Store, or at select retailers both online and nationwide.
Being pregnant – and then nursing – it seems like there are endless lists of things you can and cannot eat, use or be around, etc. Moreover, it seems like these items are always changing and a product that was once deemed safe, can now cause major harm to you and/or your baby, and vice versa. Now add to that all of your other pregnancy and breastfeeding worries and to say it’s frustrating is the least of it!
Besides what we eat, I find what we put on our skin to be the next major cause of concern – due to the fact that everything we use gets absorbed by the skin (our largest organ) and then will often enter the mother's bloodstream. From there, it can easily cross the placenta into baby's circulation because the "placental barrier": it blocks things the size of bacteria, but allows most chemicals to easily pass through.
And this is where Belli® steps in! Providing high end, quality skincare products all of which are backed by research that deems them safe for use on both pregnant and nursing mothers, women of all ages and stages have come to love the Belli® brand of products – and after using them myself, I can see why! Super effective while still being gentle, and containing the most pleasant of scents, I can imagine using Belli® well after I am out of my “reproductive years” :).
Are you pregnant, nursing, or just in search of some good quality skincare products? Then you’ve got to check out the line by Belli®! Because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle – so why not take one today?!
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