Looking and feeling beautiful as a mom can sometimes be difficult. All the changes that we experience and all the changes that our bodies go through even at the start of pregnancy. With all the physiological changes, moms also make sure that the products they use are safe and so they begin becoming more aware of the skincare products that they use with their pregnancy and baby in mind.
My mom is a diamond. She is one-of -a-kind.
Not to worry because Mustela has developed Mustela Maternite, a full range of 7 specialist products that are specifically formulated to provide targeted responses to changes the skin undergoes during pregnancy: stretch marks (prevention and recovery), moisturizing and itching, heavy legs, and loss of firmness.
The Mustela Maternité has a dermatologically proven clinical efficacy for each of these issues that assure safety for mom and baby as well as hypoallergenic skincare products that are 100 % compatible with breastfeeding. Mustela guarantees that through a committed environmental-oriented approach, the products are not only effective and safe but they are also practical and pleasurable to use, giving both mother and child a unique sensation of comfort and well-being. And lastly, all Mustela Maternité products contain avocado peptides, a patented active ingredient which relieves sensations of tightness and leaves the skin more elastic, supple, and comfortable.
Last week, we were invited to the launch of Mustela Maternite line and during the event, I learned that the first line of Mustela was their range of baby sun care products -- developing the first array of sun protection products specially formulated for babies' skin. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Mustela Maternite caters to modern moms who want to care for themselves because looking good is next to feeling good. It's a well thought of line to address most of mom's concerns.
They also introduced Mustela and Modern Mama Cat Arambulo-Antonio who was glowing during the event.
A modern mama is someone who chooses the best interest of her family without having to escape the challenge of balancing work, family time, and of course caring for herself.
Cat Arambulo-Antonio is Mustela's modern mama of two, going on three, who wears many hats. Beyond being a known blogger and digital influencer, she is also a fashion icon and interior designer. She is known to keep a busy schedule, shuttling to and from meetings for brand collaborations, creating content for her social media channels, spending time with her family, and running her growing household. All this on her plate and yet she manages to resonate a relaxed and positive spirit.
I love that being pregnant means carrying a life. It boggles my mind to know that there is a human being growing inside of me and it is such a miracle,” she confides. Arambulo-Antonio also sees motherhood as one of life's most rewarding challenges — seeing how her role has direct impact on the kind of people her children will grow up to be. “It is my hope to raise good citizens and loving people,” she says emphatically.
“I love the Mustela Maternite line. It has everything! The breast firming serum, the light legs gel. While there are some changes that women cannot avoid, there are ways to decrease their effects on the body. I especially love the stretch marks prevention cream and oil. I use them every day!” she enthuses.
I'm sure a lot of moms will agree that stretch marks was a concern when we were pregnant. I battled with stretch marks and I'm happy that there's a product that can cater to that need.
The Stretch Marks Prevention Cream formula includes a revolutionary patented active ingredient, Galactoarabinan, which come from larch trees, that not only stimulate the synthesis of fibronectin but also that of collagen and elastin, which combat stretch marks. The cream also includes beeswax and shea butter, which moisturizes and nourishes the epidermis, leaving skin soft and smooth. Lastly, it has avocado peptides, a patented active ingredient at the heart of all Mustela Maternite skincare products that relieves sensations of tightness and leaves the skin more elastic and supple. The Stretch Marks Prevention Cream has been proven to prevent stretch marks up to 96%.
Mothers can also use the Stretch Marks Prevention Oil which promises to improve the skin's elasticity by 98%. The Stretch Marks Prevention Oil combines Lupeol, extracted from lupine seeds, which is a plant extract active ingredient that stimulates the biosynthesis of high quality collagen, and a bountiful bouquet of 100 % natural precious oils from pomegranates, avocados, rosehips and baobab seeds to nourish and improve the elasticity of the skin.
Since I already have a lot of stretchmarks, one product that I'm definitely looking forward to is the Stretch Marks Recovery Serum.
Stretch Marks Recovery Serum is specially formulated for both developing and existing stretch marks. It has an exclusive combination of ingredients with targeted effects to reduce the visual impact of stretch marks. One of the ingredients is the Elastoregulator, a plant extract active ingredient that helps regenerate the collagen and elastin fibers that are altered during the formation of stretch marks. The serum also has avocado peptides and other micro-nutrients with healing properties that encourage skin regeneration and also reduces stretch marks.
Itchiness and dry skin may irritate the pregnant woman. So here's a moisturizing cream that can help with that.
Soothing Moisturising Balm is specifically designed for – to strengthen the skin, maintain hydration and prevent itchiness. To combat dry skin, the Soothing Moisturising Balm combines avocado peptides, to relieve tightness and itching, and ceramides to strengthen cell cohesion and maintain skin’s hydration.
There is also a product for those who dread the discomfort and fatigue in the legs caused by weight gain and hormonal changes.
Light Legs Gel helps with veinous circulation and provides an immediate feeling of comfort through menthol extract, which has relieving and refreshing effects, and avocado peptides to soothe and calm the skin.
It's also inevitable that there will be changes in the bust size hence firming gels are very popular. I like that Mustela's is very safe so no more worries if baby accidentally digests a small amount of it.
A woman’s increase in breast size due to hormonal changes can also be addressed by the Bust Firming Serum which tightens and tones the breasts through avocado peptides and Centella Asiatica which improves and tones the skin for an intense firming effect. Also included in the serum is the Elastoregulator, which is a powerful ingredient of plant origin that deeply tones the skin and improves the breast skin’s resistance.
Gaining weight is often something that women worries about. Imagine having to gain more weight than normal when we get pregnant. Using a body firming lotion may help firm up those loose skin and regain our confidence.
Body Firming Gel firms up skin, visibly returning the body back to its original shape after the skin starts to feel loose and slack after birth. This is done through an exclusive combination of natural active ingredients such as the avocado peptides, and the Centella asiatica, as well as the Sophora Japonica, which has draining and filtering properties that help remodel body contours.
Thank you to Sharleen Subia Cu-Unjieng and Tammy Tancinco for bringing Mustela in the Philippines!
These products are must haves for moms as they provide the care and support every woman needs to feel and look good. :)
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