Developed by: Michelle Brown, M.D.
Beauté de Maman ~ Comes in 3.5 oz tube
Beauty / Skin Care / Maternity / Cream
Edition Reviewed: Multiple sample size packets - Received courtesy of the wonderful people at Beauté de Maman!
Perfect for : Personal Use, Gift for Expectant Mother
My Thoughts: I can still remember asking those few nagging questions when I went to one of my first doctor visits with my latest pregnancy: Is there anything I can do about stretch marks (yes - I got them with the last pregnancy, so I'm expecting them to get worse this time around), and are lotions safe to use on my belly in an effort to minimize stretch marks?? I remember my doctor laughing and telling me: No, and Yes. You see, her brother-in-law is a dermatologist, and they have discussed stretch marks at length, and while you can't prevent them from happening (they are a genetic gift from our parents... you are either pre-disposed to get them or you aren't), you can minimize their appearance by drinking plenty of water and keeping skin moist using lotions or creams. And yes - she said that lotions are just fine and the baby is NOT going to magically soak up the chemicals through the skin. I had mixed feelings about her answers - I don't think anyone wants stretch marks, but I did feel better knowing I was not going to accidentally harm my baby by spreading chemicals and other ingredients on my tummy in an effort to minimize those pesky stretch marks.
Imagine my excitement at finding a company called Beauté de Maman, where Dr. Michele Brown has used her expertise and teamed with other experts to develop a safe and natural line of products designed to help women throughout their pregnancy.
The people at Beauté de Maman were kind enough to send me some sample packets of the Stretch Mark Cream to try.
I tried the cream for about one week. Prior to using the cream, my tummy was dry and itchy, and my belly button was sore and VERY dry. I noticed a pretty significant change in my skin overnight! After the first day, I noticed that my skin was no longer itchy, and my belly button was not as dry or as sensitive. By the end of the week, the skin on my tummy felt wonderful! Yes, I still have stretch marks, and I imagine they will get a little worse, but while using this cream, I feel pretty confident that the stretch marks will be minimized and will fade more quickly.
Not only did my skin feel better, but I felt good about using the cream as it is made from natural ingredients and herbs. Even better is the fact that the cream is not oily, so you can put it on anytime without worrying that it will ruin your clothing or leave an oily residue on your skin or hands. It also has a very light smell that is hardly noticeable, and while I can't speak for everyone, I always seem to be very sensitive to perfumes and heavy smells while pregnant.
I love Beauté de Maman's Stretch Mark Cream and can't wait to give some of their other products a try.
About: (from the Beauté de Maman website)
Developed byMichele Brown, M.D.ObstetricianOther Products Available:
This soothing body cream was specifically developed to aid in the prevention of stretch marks caused by the rapid expansion of skin during pregnancy. Created by an obstetrician, this unique blend of ingredients forms a rich, moisturizing and hydrating cream.
It contains hyaluronic acid and bio-saccharide gum, along with gardenia tahitensis, coconut oil and pea extract, all natural botanical and herbal ingredients which help to preserve the skin's elasticity and suppleness.
~Dietary Herbal Supplement for Pregnancy Related Nausea
~Gift box set for pregnant women (Stretch mark cream, Nipple gel, Facial scrub)
~Face and body cream for oily blemished skin
~Facial Scrub for pregnancy
~Combo Pack (Face and Body Cream, Facial Scrub)
~Nipple Gel for Nursing Women
~Stretch Mark Cream for pregnancy stretch marks
About Dr. Michelle Brown: (From the publisher's press release)
Since the beginning of her Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in 1982, Dr. Michele Brown has delivered more than 3,000 babies, making her uniquely qualified to recognize the problems of pregnant women. She has used this experience and her medical training to guide her in the development of Beaute de Maman’s unique health and beauty products; and more importantly, to evaluate their effectiveness.
Dr. Brown has a busy obstetrical practice in Stamford, Connecticut. As a clinical attending, she actively teaches residents from Stamford Hospital and medical students from Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.
A magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University, she majored in biology and minored in chemistry. She completed her medical training at George Washington University Medical Center and completed her internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Dr. Brown is a board-certified member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a member of the American Medical Association, the Fairfield County Medical Association, Yale Obstetrical and Gynecological Society and the Women’s Medical Association of Fairfield County.