Sunday, 6 November 2016

Burt's Bees Mama Bee - Product Review


Before I became pregnant, I never really thought much about using moistuisers or oils on my body. I guess it was because I couldn't be bothered, or I didn't have the time to lather my body in cream.

Now that my body is under going the biggest change in its thirty-one years, I've since started to look at it differently and to take better care of it. Plus, my skin is itchy as hell. 

There are so many products out there, especially for pregnant women. I started my hunt for what I need and looked at all sorts of brands. The most popular one that stood out was Bio-oil. But, I wanted to try something different. And while I was watching mummy-to-be vlogs on YouTube, I came across Burt's Bees Mama Bee range. The YouTuber swore by it and I thought why not, and I brought the belly butter and body oil. 

The price for both is reasonable, depending where you buy it from. I found the best price was with John Lewis, The Belly Butter is £9.33 for 185g tub, The Nourishing Body Oil is £7.33 for 115ml bottle.

Now, I can't compare it to anything, since I didn't really mositurise before. But both products have stopped the itchyness and made my skin feel soft. 

Mama Bee Belly Butter

I use the Belly Butter on my stomach. It's a thick cream, so you only need to use a small amount. You do have to rub it in for a while, which can be time comsuming. Therefore, I use this at night before bed. It leaves my skin feeling soft, relieved any itchyness and I truly feel it nourish's my skin. Since, there is no scientific proof that moisturers and oils prevent stretch marks, and I have noticed tiny, red ones on my lower stomach ( I have embraced them). I feel as if, using the cream every night for the rest of my pregnancy and after, will support my growing bump. Making my skin more elastic and supple. 

The scent of this product, is strange. It reminds me of the countryside. It says on the tub, it contains a combination of Cocoa, Shea and Jojoba Butters. I can defiently smell the shea more than the other two scents. Nevertheless, it's not a bad smell. This Product is 99% Natural and you can read more about what ingrediants are in this over on Burt's Bees website -

Now for the packaging. It's in a tub design, which makes it easy to get to the cream and decided how much you need, rather than squeezing it out of a tube. The design, I really like. It's decorated in the typical Burt's Bees design of Yellow and Cream with Black text. It goes nicly on my white dressing table. It looks very astetical to the eye. 

Mama Bee Nourising Body Oil 

With the oil, I use this on my breasts as they are very sore and dry at the moment. This works wonders and every time my breasts get itchy, I pop a tiny amount on. Right now, it keeps the itchyness at bay all day, which I'm thankful for. You only need a 5p size amount as it goes a very long way (yay!). 
I use this every morning and evening and the lemonany scent is relaxing. The oil is very hydrating and I don't know where I would be without it. 

The scent is more of a lemon smell, more than the almond which thay say is in it. The oil contains Vitamin E, which keeps the skin supple and moist. Which it does! 
It also claims to be 100% Natural. You can read more about the ingrediants used on Burt's Bees Website

Another good thing about this product, is you can add it to your bath water and also use it as a massage oil for you and baby. 

I have really enjoyed using both these products and I would definatly recommend them. Even if you are not pregnant, they really do help your skin feel nourished. Now, it terms of how long they last. I brought these three months ago. I have a tiny bit of the Belly Butter left and as of now, I have finished the Nourishing Body Oil. 

I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any moistursiers, and or oils for pregnancy that are awsome. Let me know in the comments and I will give them a try. 

Love Jenni 

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