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Preparing for Pregnancy, Avoid Stretch Marks

By February 24, 2017 No Comments


Ways To Prevent Stretch Marks

Expectant mothers have so many things to think about involving the health of their baby during pregnancy. A proper diet and exercise program are just the tip of the iceberg. One thing that is often overlooked are the stretch marks that come along with having a baby. This can be avoided by taking precautionary measures with your skin; before, during and after pregnancy.

According to The American Academy of Dermatology, about 90% of pregnant women will get stretch marks. LAFACE’s Hydrating and Firming Body lotion helps prevent stretch marks. Hydration is key to preventing stretch marks. Coconut oil, vitamin E and shea butter are recommended skin treatments for preventing and fading stretch marks.

LAFACE’s Hydrating and Firming Body Lotion (HFBL) combines these along with other extremely effective natural and firming, moisturizing ingredients. These exceptional ingredients include: Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract along with shea butter and cacao seed butter which are two of nature’s best products for keeping the body moist and hydrated (see below for entire ingredient list and respective functions). The cream is very lightweight and has an elegant scent that is perfect for the sensitivities you encounter during pregnancy. Additionally, it does not have to be reapplied! One application daily will do the trick.

Why Natural Products During Pregnancy ?

60% of the products applied to your skin go directly into your blood stream. This is why it is extremely important that during pregnancy an expecting mother does not expose herself and her growing baby to harmful chemicals and toxins. Several beauty products contain harmful and unnatural ingredients. LAFACE’s HFBL is full of natural ingredients and is free of sodium laurel sulfate, propylene glycol phthalate, animal-Based ingredients, parabens, harsh chemicals and toxins – all things a pregnant women needs to avoid. This product is formulated for extremely sensitive skin and is hypoallergenic.

This is what makes HFBL so appealing to expecting mothers: it not only firms and moisturizes, but this elegant cream also provides ingredients that help reduce instances of stretch marks, all while remaining toxin and chemical free.

A List of All Ingredients in LAFACE HFBL and Their Functions

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice- diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving hydration and speeds up healing, anti-ageing

Algae Extract-reduces wrinkles, dark and ageing spots and repairs scarring

Vaccinium Myrtillus Extract-skin conditioning agent

Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract-promotes soft and radiant skin

Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract-anti ageing and addresses rosacea

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract- fragrant oil excellent for sensitive skin

Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract-addresses cellulite

Zizyphus Jujuba Fruit Extract-helps reverse sun damage

Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract-a tightening and lifting agent

Paullinia Cupana (Guarana) Seed Extract-a toning agent for the treatment of cellulite

Glycerin-excellent for moisturizing

Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil- heals dry and damaged skin

Organic Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil- excellent source of antioxidants, vitamin E and K, squalene, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavonoids and polyphenols

Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)- helps dehydrated skin and deep wrinkles, improves moisture, redness, roughness, pore size, and fine lines

Persea Grayissima (Avocado) Oil- increases collagen production and repairs damaged skin

Arachidyl Alcohol-helps prevent moisture loss

Behenyl Alcohol- a natural emulsifier and thickener

Arachidyl Glucoside– a natural emulsifier

Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter-helps reduce the formation of stretch marks

Cetearyl Alcohol-increases viscosity and acts as a stabilizer

Glyceryl Stearate- a natural emulsifier and thickener

Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract-brings oxygen to cells, balancing, helps with cellular respiration

Tocopherol (Vitamin E)- also reduces cellular aging, inhibits potentially damaging peroxynitrite radical, inhibits melanoma (skin cancer) cell growth, prevents abnormal blood clotting.

Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract-an anti oxidant and an anti inflammatory agent

Sodium Hyaluronate- smoothes and softens skin-decreasing wrinkles, adding moistures to cells. Hydrating properties up to 1000 times its weight in water

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein-pore minimizer

Hydrolyzed Wheat Starch-nourishes skin cells and blood vessels

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil- an anti-inflammatory that helps damaged skin cells

Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract-an anti oxidant that combats skin cell ageing

Panthenol- hydrating and helps B5 penetrate into lower skin layers

Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil-a fragrant oil excellent for sensitive skin

Phenethyl Alcohol-natural exfoliator

Sclerotium Gum-an anti inflammatory agent and skin smoother

Potassium Sorbate-a natural preservative


Lisa Alexander

Author Lisa Alexander

From a fifth generation agricultural family long engrained in the history of California, Ms. Alexander is an expert in green design, organic products, sustainable businesses and day-to-day green living. She is a Dame of Malta and a member of the Society of California Pioneers. Ms. Alexander resides in San Francisco and is actively involved in numerous charity and community causes including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Fight Against Breast Cancer, Cancer Care Services, the UCLA Foundation, Pets Unlimited, the Guardsman of San Francisco and The Parks Trust to name a few. A visionary in fashion design, Lisa Alexander took her years of experience in the couture fashion industry and launched several different fashion lines in the US. She also founded (in resepect to her agricultural roots) “Mo Betta Pickles“, a pickle company sold to William Sonoma. An international adventurer, Lisa has climbed Kilimanjaro, sailed with the America’s Cup team on the sailboat Defiance, and modeled for Givenchy and Valentino in Europe and New York. She spent five years living in London, Switzerland and India and the combination of these experiences gives an international perspective to her sense of fashion, style and market opportunity.

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