Pregnant this winter? This one’s for you.

Winter = dry skin at the best of times, but it can feel 10x worse during pregnancy. Which is why we’re thrilled to partner with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter formula to bring you mamas-to-be some much-needed relief.

Developed specifically for pregnant women, this lightweight non-greasy lotion helps improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks – but don’t take our word for it. Palmer’s generously sent samples to one of our moms-to-be for testing. Here’s what she had to say about it:

When I was offered the chance to review Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Stretch Mark Range, I was curious about the legendary stretch mark cream. Any research I had done online on preventing stretch marks had almost always recommended Palmer’s as the go-to for pregnant moms.  Also, being a busy working mom with an -ahem- spirited toddler, I barely had time to wash my hair, much less remember to buy and religiously apply any kind of cream.  

I was generously sent the Palmer’s Tummy Butter, Massage Cream and Massage Lotion for Stretch Marks to review.

The first thing I noticed when I opened up my package of Palmer’s Tummy Butter is the heavenly smell. It’s a rich cocoa scent, that isn’t too cloying like some scented lotions. It’s also incredibly thick. I found that I had to really dig my finger in to get a good amount to rub in. But once I did, my skin felt amazingly soft and hydrated, even until the next morning.  

The massage cream and massage lotion are easier to apply, and again, left my skin feeling soft and slightly scented.

With the dry winter air, I’ve taken to applying the tummy butter on my stomach, elbows and other areas that feel extremely dry and itchy, and the massage lotion to my arms, legs and feet. It’s the perfect antidote against dry, scaly skin and time will tell if it does prevent any stretch marks.  Either way, it’s helped my skin stay moisturized this winter, when sadly it’s normally neglected.

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