As the world waits with bated breath for Kate Middleton and Prince William to announce the birth of their second royal baby, Savoir Flair has been rounding up the best pregnancy pampering products for moms-to-be. Click through the gallery to discover the bump-friendly finds that will leave you feeling and looking your best, from stretch-mark saviors to bust beautifiers and hair heroes.
Bathe your bump in a soothing soak with this organic, relaxing bath oil. Bursting with botanical extracts, including uplifting and reviving bergamot, calming lavender, and relaxing and balancing ylang ylang, it soothes skin to keep it soft and supple whilst helping you relax and unwind.
Neal’s Yard Remedies ‘Mothers Bath Oil’, AED 135/SAR 135, The Dubai Mall
Give your tummy some love with this beautifying bump butter. Containing fatty acid-rich organic oils and Shea butter, it protects against stretch marks and itchy bellies whilst rebuilding skin’s strength and elasticity, helping your bump bounce back into shape post-pregnancy.
Mama Mio ‘Tummy Rub Butter’, AED 190/SAR 194, Destination Maternity, Mirdif City Centre
Don’t let stretch marks stress you out, and instead say goodbye to post-pregnancy scarring and hello to smooth, supple skin. Formulated with sunflower oil, wheat germ, rose hip, jojoba, marigold, and vitamin E, it maintains the elasticity of scar tissue whilst evening out skin tone and helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
The Organic Pharmacy ‘Stretch Mark Oil’, AED 205/SAR 209, Wasl Vita Mall
Most mothers-to-be suffer from hair loss and thinning during pregnancy, so get back that beautiful mane with these 100 percent organic hair heroes. Containing henna (a natural hair conditioner) and liquorice, they promote hair growth whilst strengthening and safeguarding against future hair loss. They are also free of the harsh chemicals that usually strip color or cause damage.
Herbline Essentials ‘Liquorice Shampoo’, AED 99 /SAR 101, all major pharmacies
Herbline Essentials ‘Liquorice Conditioner’, AED 79/SAR 81, all major pharmacies
Give your legs some loving and put your feet up with this revitalizing gel. Perfect for weary limbs and tired pins, it combines extracts of arnica, birch, and witch hazel to soothe, and menthol and camphor to instantly cool and refresh. You can use it anywhere that feels sore, including your temples, forehead, and shoulders, for an instant pregnancy-perfect pick-me-up.
Elemis ‘Instant Refreshing Gel’, AED 249/SAR 254, Anantara Spa, The Palm
Boost that bust with this brilliant breast cream. Designed to lift, firm, and tighten, it’s infused with tiger-lily petals, beeswax, organic avocado, and almond oils to soften breasts and keep them supple. Rub into the chest and neck area for a dreamy décolletage and sweet-smelling skin (rose extracts give a fresh, floral fragrance).
Lush ‘Lovely Jubblies Breast Cream’, AED 195/SAR 200, The Dubai Mall
Wash away your weariness and let your shower wake you up with this reviving body wash. Completely natural, it not only smells divine (it contains rose water, pomegranate juice, jasmine, and evening primrose), but it also cleans and conditions without stripping skin of its natural oils. Using petals to promote, repair, and restore suppleness, it’s a shower superhero.
Urban Veda ‘Reviving Body Wash’, AED 75/SAR 77, Holland & Barrett, The Dubai Mall
If you’re looking for a stretch-mark savior that’s not an oil, this is it. Formulated specifically for skin that has been through the changes pregnancy brings, this targeted treatment helps maintain skin texture whilst reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scarring. And thanks to crowberry and centella extract, it will leave you feeling as soft and supple as a baby’s bottom.
Clarins ‘Stretch Mark Minimizer’, AED 272/SAR 278, The Dubai Mall