The average woman uses more than two hundred skin care ingredients each day. I don't know about you, but I practically pickle myself in lotions and potions in order to maintain my youthful gorgeousness (okay, in order to obtain some youthful gorgeousness in the first place). And with all that stuff sinking into our skin, it's also circulating through the bloodstream. Some of the chemicals commonly used in skin care products have been shown in published medical research to cause birth defects or increased chances of miscarriage. If you're pregnant (or planning to get that way) or nursing, that can be a problem - you don't want your quest for beauty to be harmful to your developing baby.
That's where Belli Skin Care comes in. Recommended by both OB/GYNs and dermatologists (and with a huge celebrity following, if that's more convincing), Belli has a whole line of products for everything from pre-pregnancy to postpartum and beyond, for the face and the body. Every Belli product is safety-screened and allergy-tested, free of artificial dyes and fragrances, with no phthalates or paraben preservatives.
I was able to try out two products from their line: the Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub and the Anti-Blemish Facial Wash.
Even though I'm not pregnant (THANK YOU SWEET BABY JESUS), I'm still into putting the best stuff possible on my skin. And even though I'm almost 34 years old, I still get pimples, which irritates the crap out of me because shouldn't I have, like, outgrown that by now?! Anyway. Both of these products are great for clearing the skin without using the strong acne-fighting ingredients that aren't all that good for you - and especially not good for your baby, if you're currently sharing a body. As you can see, both are free of dyes:
The Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub, on the left, is awesome. Its micro-scrub formula provides gentle but thorough exfoliation and preps the skin to be more receptive to cleansers or masks or moisturizers or whatever else you're going to put on it. I love it because it contains peppermint oil which gives a totally refreshing feel - and my skin feels soft and smooth afterward.
The Anti-Blemish Facial Wash has done what it promises as far as keeping my skin clear - and it does so without the harsh stuff. Instead it uses lactic acid to fight blemishes, which is found naturally in the body. It's gentle and non-drying, which is a definite plus. Its formula also contains antioxidant-rich green tea and cucumber, and lemon peel oil - which is antibacterial, serves as a natural skin brightener, and smells like heaven. You can even leave this stuff on for five minutes as an intensive mask. It feels great on the skin, and makes it look fabulous too.
Whether you're pregnant or just like to keep the crappy chemicals out of your body, Belli products are amazing. And one lucky reader gets to experience the Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub and Anti-Blemish Facial Wash for themselves! All you've got to do is leave me a comment below (be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you when you win!). And then do one of the following:
"Like" Belli on Facebook
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That's it - you're well on you way to experiencing Belli for yourself! Your skin (and, if applicable, your baby) will thank you! I'll randomly select a winner on Wednesday, August 20th - so be on the lookout!