Review: Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm ★★★★½
Price: $29.95
Size: 185g
About: hydating body butter designed to nourish and moisturise the belly, breasts and butt during pregnancy in order to prevent stretch marks. Made from 99% natural ingredients, fragrance free. Packaged in a plastic container (previously a metal tin).
Review: Pregnant? Congratulations! Now is the best time to take care of your body and one way to do this is to ensure skin is thoroughly hydrated at all times. Cue: Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm, a hard-working moisturising balm enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E. This emollient treatment is perfect for use over your belly, breasts and butt when pregnant as it will keep these areas super hydrated (and when skin is replenished, there is a reduced chance of stretch marks). This is my first pregnancy and the whole process is very new to me so I started to use Mama Bee Belly Balm before my belly bump arrived, approximately one month in. Over a three month trial period my stomach started to grow and, with daily use, skin remained soft hydrated and smooth. While no product can effectively claim to prevent the onset of stretch marks, I was rather impressed to discover that while I do have about 3 or 4 pinkish stretchmarks forming on my butt, the rest of my stretched skin has ultimately survived thus far using a whole tub of Mama Bee Belly Balm. Packaged in a plastic jar with a twist lid, this product is very easy to use whereas the old metal packaging proved difficult to open/close with slippery hands. The formula has been reformulated recently so it is not so chunky and softens with ease between fingertips to ensure a nice smooth application. Formulated with Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter and Jojoba Butter, Mama Bee Belly Balm is free from artificial fragrances which means its pleasant Shea Butter scent is very prominent. Expectant mothers will be pleased to know that Mama Bee Belly Balm is made from 99% natural ingredients so you can be assured your body (and your baby) are receiving the best beauty care around. I have really enjoyed using this product and confidently recommend it to other expectant mothers.