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Amalou Skin is the first and only full line of maternity-conscious face care products meant to address complexion issues during pregnancy and beyond. Hormone-induced acne and melasma can wreak havoc, but finding products without "no-no" ingredients can be tough.
We worked with leading experts to develop carefully selected and formulated products, so we're able to take the guesswork out of label-reading. No benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, retinoids, hydroquonine, parabens, phlalates, sulfates, or fragrance – just good ingredients for great skin.
Because having great skin and an even complexion shouldn’t give you worry – or worry lines. Amalou Skin. Expecting Beautifully.™
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In honor of Mother’s Day yesterday, we have put together a montage of some of our favorite quotes about moms. Happy Mother’s Day from Amalou Skin!
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others, but whose place no one can take.”
“God could not be everywhere at once, so he created mothers.”
“A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”
“Home is where your mom is.”
“Mom: I know that love is blind because you started loving me before seeing my face.”
Whether you are in need of a new workout to spice up your prenatal routine, looking for tips on how to stay active all nine months and beyond, or just need some healthy snack ideas, we have three great resources for you! Follow these two Pinterest boards!
Fit Pregnancy: This is a magazine dedicated to fitness and health for pregnant women and new mothers. Not a subscriber to the publication? Follow their fantastic Pinterest boards for articles, advice and tips on everything from prenatal exercise to healthy snacks!
Posh Push: The is the Pinterest board for the book “Posh Push: Modern Women Reveal Secrets for a More Natural Birth.” Their boards have some fabulous tips, including our favorite board called “Loving your post baby body”.
Okay, so she’s not a mom yet and still a mom-to-be, but we still think the duchess is super fab at 6 months pregnant. Here’s why we think she will be a great mom:
- Her Style: As expected, she has handled pregnancy with the most style and grace one could possibly muster. So classy and chic - always.
- Her Perspective: She was not born into royalty, giving her a humble perspective that we think she will surely pass on to her little one.
- Her Charity: She just spent her 2 year wedding anniversary with Prince William visiting a Children’s Hospice, not at some fancy dinner or event.
- Her Family Values: She plans to spend the 6 weeks following the birth of her royal baby living with her parents in Berkshire.
It has yet to be reported whether the duke and duchess are having a boy or girl, but royal blood aside, we think this little one will be lucky to have a mother like Kate!
Keeping your skin beautiful and healthy during pregnancy is our goal, but what about maternity-conscious products to keep your hair looking shiny and bouncy as well? We have compiled a few of our favorites for you to try that are safe for your baby and your wallet!
Acure Organics: 100% natural and organic shampoos and conditioners with nor chemicals or toxins, with lots of great options and scents. One of our favs is the pure mint and echinacea volumizing shampoo. Plus, the price is so affordable at just around $11 per bottle.
Herbatint: Safe, natural hair color without any ammonia - so you can keep that rich, beautiful color all nine months! The variations include natural, ash, copper, golden, mahogany color collections. All products run under $20.
Naturtint: Amazing, natural products to help extend the life of your hair color treatment by naturally nourishing and strengthening your locks. Products range from $8- $25.
“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about” - Anonymous
Spring is almost here! And along with updating our wardrobes, it’s time to update our plates as well with some pregnancy conscious salad ideas that are sure to keep you full of energy and feeling great!
Spring Lentil and Asparagus Salad: 200g Beluga lentils, 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil, 2 bunches asparagus, 2 zucchinis, 4 shallot greens, fresh mint, fresh parsley, 1/2 avocado Dressing: 1/2 lemon juiced, sea salt, freshly ground black pepper, flaxseed oil
Carrot, Artichoke and Spinach Salad: Baby Watercress, Baby Spinach, A handful of Pinenuts, 1 Carrot, Artichoke hearts in extra virgin olive oil Dressing: Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Salt and pepper
There are obviously lots of ways to stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy, but we love the idea of a workout that was created specifically for pregnant women. The Tracy Anderson Pregnancy Project is just that.
The workout set includes 9 different DVD workouts - one designed for each month of pregnancy…brilliant! What’s even better is that Tracy filmed these DVDs in real-time while pregnant with her second child, so you there is a real feeling of being able to relate to the person on the screen.
Beyond just workouts, the set includes interviews and tips from doctors, and other expecting mothers, nutrition tips, and more.
Safe to say we love Tracy… and she loves us right back! Check out her rave review of the Amalou Skin product line!
“I have become obsessed with this wonderfully focused line of skincare during my pregnancy, and my face has never been more clear or alive. Amalou is skincare designed for pregnancy and it not only totally safe for pregnant women to use, but it is also incredibly kind to your skin.”
Jennifer Garner has two adorable girls and one boy with hunky husband Ben Affleck and we think she is just fab as a mom. Here is why:
- She regularly is seen out and about with her children, interacting with them, taking them to dance class, etc. She is one hands-on mama!
- She has a great mommy-chic style, but can also seriously glam it up when she needs to (Did you see her at the Oscars?!)
- She keeps a sense of humor about being a mom. In a recent interview on The Ellen Show, Garner joked that ‘he didn’t pee in my eye,’ when asked about how her newest baby boy Samuel is different from having girls.
Mrs. Affleck has said that her parenting style changes and evolves with each new baby - something that all moms of more than one child can relate to:
“It evolves all the time. With my first child, I was a little more like Cindy Green in this movie who is just obsessively trying to make sure her child is happy at every moment…as many first time moms can be,” Jennifer said as she compared her experience as a mom to her characters. “Then you kind of learn to let go of some of that…you chill out a bit.”
With spring right around the corner, the sun will be warming us up in no time (fingers crossed!), but that means it’s time to bump up the SPF! There are lots of products out there that effectively protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, but, like our maternity-conscious products, we wanted to highlight a few of our favorite, safe options.
For Face: After moisturizing with our GLOW Balancing Moisturizer, apply an SPF that is made for the face. If you are prone to oily skin or blemishes, we recommend using a powder-based SPF that doubles as foundation for coverage. Some baby-safe products we love are Smashbox High Definition Dual Finish Micro Powder and bareMinerals Foundation - both are a safe choice that offer sun protection and great coverage for flawless skin! Find both at Sephora.com.
For Body: Any sunscreen that is mineral based (made with either titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) are the safest choices during pregnancy. Two that we recommend are Nature’s Gate Mineral Sport Block SPF 20 and Vanicream Sunscreen SPF 60, for more protection.
One of the really fun parts about prepping for baby is nesting - specifically the nursery design and decorating! Planning can be tough if you are waiting until delivery to find out the baby’s sex. We are here to help! Below are a few of our favorite design ideas to welcome baby boy or baby girl home.
We love the whimsical feel of this nursery. It is funky and unique, and almost feels like it is right out of a Doctor Seuss book! What a great environment to foster imagination and creativity for a boy or a girl.
Although blue and green are typically “boy” colors, we think this design would be perfect for a girl, too. We are loving the playful whale print of this wallpaper, the cool dual-tone color scheme, and the great lamp.