No matter what the next 40 weeks has in store for Markle, these skincare products will ensure she stays looking her best
The news that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child was announced yesterday via the Kensington Palace Instagram account. While some of the changes your body goes through during pregnancy are great (hello, glow!), some are not so welcome (looking at you stretch marks and dark spots). With that in mind, we’ve rounded up seven of the best pregnancy skincare products that the Duchess of Sussex should consider adding to her skincare routine over the next nine months.
Clarins Stretch Mark Minimizer
Perfect for pregnant women, this non-oily, fragrance and colour-free cream has a soothing and comforting texture that can used both as a massage product and locally applied as a treatment. It protects skin-firming collagen, comforts stressed-out skin and reduces the colour and stimulates the repair of new stretch marks.
Estelle & Thild Biocare Baby Pregnancy Body Oil
Infused with a nourishing blend of cold-pressed pomegranate, almond and jojoba oils, this luxurious prenatal treatment improves skin elasticity as your body changes during pregnancy. The formula is also preservative and fragrance-free to ensure it soothes and protects without irritating.
Sonya Dakar Fade Away
One of the most common side effects of pregnancy is melisma or pigmentation, but Sonya Dakar’s Fade Away is brimming with potent, botanical actives to diminish the visibility of scarring, sunspots and hormone induced brown patches.
Shiffa Healing Balm
With its secret blend of 15 healing plants and leaves, this multiuse balm starts out as a solid serum and transforms to an easily absorbed liquid gold oil that hydrates the skin and encourages a gorgeous glow. It can be used to heal all sorts of skin ailments including hormone induced acne and rashes.
Natura Bissé Essential Shock Intense Cryo-Gel
Natura Bissé’s cryogenic gel is designed to soothe aching muscles and joints after intense workouts and long days on your feet (or swollen pregnancy feet). Blended with cooling menthol and gelled osmotic water that leaves skin feeling invigorated, this potent formula also features anti-inflammatory eucalyptus to aid recovery.
African Botanics Marula Stretchmark Botanical Body Oil
Starring a powerful blend of cold-pressed and unrefined skin illuminating oils, infused with toning and regenerating grapefruit and neroli, this oil fortifies skin’s natural, protective barrier, enhances resilience and promotes elasticity to maintain healthy, glowing skin from top to toe.
Mio Skincare Mama Mio Pregnancy Boob Tube Bust Protection Cream
Created by pregnancy skincare experts Mama Mio, this cream is a safe and effective way to soothe and strengthen your décolletage and bust. It’s formulated with green cabbage leaf and blueberry extracts to ease swelling and tenderness, plus omega-rich organic Shea butter that hydrates, heals and firms.
- Words by Gracie Stewart