My second pregnancy came to an end in March when I gave birth to my second son, Q. He weighed in at a good weight of 8lb 7oz, a bit smaller than his big brother O who was born weighing 9lb 12oz. During my first pregnancy, I was lucky to get to almost 40 weeks pregnant without gaining any stretch-marks, which started to appear around my bellybutton. I imagine because of O’s size, they were inevitable! These have now faded to the silvery lines that aren’t really noticeable at a glance. At 36 weeks pregnant, I agreed to review some of the Inlight Organic Skincare products for pregnant women, new mother’s and babies.
I was sent the New Mum’s Gift Box that contains the Organic Body Butter, Nipple Cream and a cotton mitt. I started to use the Organic Body Butter on my bump straight-away to try to keep the stretch-marks at bay. The body butter is a great quality and makes the skin feel so soft. It’s made with coconut, rose hip oil, bilberry and nettle and the smell reminds me of a relaxing spa day! It’s really such a lovely smell to be reminded of! The body butter comes in a blue pot with small wooden spatula which makes it really easy to get all of the product from the glass jar.
Whether it’s down to this product, or an early delivery of Q, I didn’t gain any extra stretch-marks this pregnancy. Needless to say, I am incredibly happy about that! I am continuing to use the Inlight organic restorative body butter despite this, as it’s helping to soften my existing stretch-marks and leaves my skin feeling soft and moisturised.
The Nyp & Baby Calendula Balm is designed for use by breastfeeding mothers with sore nipples and babies with nappy rash. I think the dual use within this product is fantastic, making it a changing bag must-have for any breastfeeding mothers. I’ve been very lucky so far on my breastfeeding journey with Q, as I have only suffered soreness once in the early days. I found the calendula balm easy to apply and helped to soothe and repair the broken skin. I’ve always thought Lanolin-based products were best for treating sore nipples, but found this calendula balm just as good as those containing Lanolin that I’ve used previously.
If anything could be improved, I think the Nyp & Baby balm could be presented in a tube with a similar design as the body butter. I was quite surprised by the high cost of the products prior to trying them, however the quality of product is such that I think it’s very much worth it. The products can be bought separately, or as part of this gift set, at Inlight Organic Skincare.
Disclosure: I received these products for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are my own.
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