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Five Best beauty buys for new mothers

Reviewed by Copley May 8, 2010 4 Comments
Whether baby was born last week or is still in the warming oven, new moms at all stages of pregnancy should treat their bodies like a temple. That means - besides avoiding sushi, alcohol, and caffeine (the horror!) - they have to make smart decisions about what goes on their bodies, not just in their growing bellies. If you know a new mom, make sure her skin gets the very best by treating her to a TIA-approved beauty goody this Mother's Day.

Women braving the joyous adventure (and strenuous journey) of motherhood usually put their beauty routine on the back-burner. Raising a tiny, needy human comes with sacrifices, especially when it comes to grooming habits, which typically fall to last place on the list of priorities. Wilava Vitamin C Serum boils complexion perfection down to one step for only $25. A mom needs nothing more than this fluffy moisturizer to achieve even-toned, glowing skin. Nothing fixes the signs of a sleepless night like an an enlivened eye area. Belli Skin Care addresses all the cosmetic woes of motherhood, from an Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen to an Eye Brightening Cream ($37). Every new mother - pregnant, nursing, or simply in need of some TLC - can find a product that fits her needs within the Belli Motherhood, Pregnancy, and Baby lines.

100% Pure, which has wowed us with its Potent Mushroom & Peptide Antioxidant Concentrate and Pineapple Enzyme Facial, made our list of Five Best Green Brands of 2010. Yet, it is 100% Pure's Tinted Moisturizer ($37) that seems best suited for the low-maintenance lifestyle of a harried mom. To wake up her weary skin, Trillium Organics Body Polish ($16) is just the ticket. With its combination of salt and lime oil, the formula sounds like a summer cocktail, but its effects are invigorating. Once properly exfoliated, mama can coat her legs in Erbaorganics Mommy-to-be Stretch Cream ($19) to promote healthy, soft, and supple skin. Ingredients for each product in our Five Best for new moms round-up are below.

Ingredients in Wilava Vitamin C Serum:

Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Juice, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa mosqueta (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Vaccinium macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry) Extract, Rubus idaeus (Organic Red Raspberry) Extract, Vanccinum angustifoilium (Organic Wild Blueberry) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Mannan, Salix nigra (Black Willowbark) Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oleoresin, Azadirachta indica (Neem) Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid.


Ingredients in 100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer:

Active Ingredients: 15% Titanium Dioxide 10% Zinc Oxide; May contain all or some of the following pigments: Peach, Apricot, Carrot, Pomegranate, Cocoa Bean, Goji Berry and Tomato, White Tea, Cucumber Juice, Aloe Juice, Acai Oil, Pomegranate Oil, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Rice Starch, Candelilla Wax, Extracts of Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Grapefruit Seed, Japanese Honeysuckle, Goldenseal and Cinnamon.

Ingredients in Trillium Organics Body Polish:

Crystalline salt, safflower oil, phospholipids, vitamin E oil, lime oil.

Ingredients in Belli Eye Brightening Cream:

Deionized Water, Olive Oil PEG-7 Ester, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerine, Sodium PCA, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Phospholipids (and) Phytonadione, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-3, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Protein (and) Oxido Reductases (and) Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) (and) Glucose, Panthenol, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Squalane, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Glycereth-2 Cocoate.

Ingredients in Erbaorganics Stretch Mark Cream:

Organic aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, organic glycine soja (soybean) oil, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, glycerin, cetearyl wheat bran glycosides (and) cetearyl alcohol, methyl glucose sesquistearate, organic butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), cocoglycerides (and) palm glycerides (and) maltitol (and) tocopherol (vitamin E), sodium levulinate, laminaria digitata (seaweed) extract, organic hippophae rhamnoides (sea buckthorne) kernel extract, organic hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract, potassium sorbate, organic lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil, organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, organic citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, organic rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) extract, lactic acid, organic citrus aurantiumdulcis (orange) peel oil, organic cedrus atlantica bark (cedar wood) oil, daucus carota sativa (carrot) seed oil.
  • May 13, 2010

    by Ellen

    Age has also eliminated my need for acne products,BUT my son & daughtter-in-law (mid-twenties) suffer from chronic acne. They've tried many OTC products which have the predictable negative effects of drying and/or irritating their skin. These products haven't been able to get to the root of the problem. Being a bit of a skin nut since my young teens, I'd love to help them find products that will finally let their beauty shinne.

  • May 12, 2010

    by Kira

    Would love to try out the zip zapper - sadly enough, this problem is still not solved at my ripe age of 35:-(

  • May 12, 2010

    by lucel

    Hi!

    I'm 45 and what could be worst than walking around with breakouts every now and then. I have an oily T zone and that is the reason why it is not that easy to manage my skin. At my age, I need to combat fine lines on my forehead, yet, I can't use much moisturizer because of breakouts.

    It's frustrating to say the least. I've always been trying out products to manage my skin and deal with it the best I can. Right now, I have a big zit right on the bridge of my nose and not even a good concealer can camouflage it.

    Hope I get the chance to try this out.

    Thanks!

  • May 12, 2010

    by Dana

    Hi TIA!
    I would love a chance to try the Nutra-lift Glycolic Nonsoap Cleanser and Acne Defense Lotion. I have been using Amla Purity line and have recently started to break out again. I would love a chance to try this new wash and treatment to see if I have better results. It would be nice to not look like a teenager for my 33rd birthday creeping up in June. I promise to use the products judiciously and return a thorough review.

    Thanks!
    Dana

    Thanks!
    Dana

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