Upon finding out that I am pregnant, one of the biggest things that scares me about my ever changing body is developing stretch marks. At the age of 22, I have always been tall and fairly slim meaning that I was never gifted with large boobs and never had a tummy. Getting pregnant changed everything. Boobs started sprouting out from nowhere and my tummy has been growing slowly day by day.
At my 12 week scan, the doctor gave me by ‘Bounty’ pack. In the UK you are given 1 pack at the start of your pregnancy, 1 in the middle and 1 once you leave the hospital. These packs are filled with things such as money off vouchers, samples and bits for the baby and mum to be. In my 1st pack I had a voucher for money off a ‘Cussons Mum & Me Relax & Unwind Bath Soak’ I also had a small sample pot of ‘Cussons Mum & Me Bump Stretch Mark Cream’. Upon testing the cream, I instantly fell in love with it that I had to go and purchase the bath soak. Here are my thoughts:
Cussons Mum & Me Relax & Unwind Bath Soak:
For a 300ml bottle of this bath soak, it is slightly on the expensive side. Having a £1 off voucher, I couldn’t go wrong really but it is safe to say that I am hooked. I started using this product when I was 12 weeks pregnant and I am now 25 weeks and have just finished my second bottle. I purchase my bottle from Boots where you can find it for £3.65. The creamy bath soak is perfect to relax and unwind before bed filling your bath with hundreds of bubbles. Contaning camomile and jasmine, it makes for the perfect bedtime routine during them sleepless nights ahead in your third trimester. I find that this product is extremely moisturising and leaves my skins feeling fresh and moisturised for the rest of the night.
Cussons Mum & Me Hydrate & Nourish Shower Cream:
Just like the bath soak, this shower cream is a high end purchase. Buying again from Boots, a 200ml bottle of this shower cream can be purchased for £3.45. This shower cream is made with Avocado Oil and contains Vitamin E. Not only does it smell gorgeous but it helps to hydrate and nourish your skin for up to 12 hours after use. Most shower creams I have used previously tend to just stay like gel once applied to skin, this product lathers amazingly. Putting it on a shower sponge, a small blob goes a long way. I have had this bottle for a couple of months now and it is still going strong. For those who are not fans of bath time, I would definitely recommend this shower cream for dry skin. I will probably still use this even after the birth of my baby.
Cussons Mum & Me Bump Stretch Mark Cream:
Last but not least, this is by far my favourite product out of the 3. Having only sampled a 25ml pot out of my free bounty pack, I was instantly hooked. Not only is this product creamy but it smells delicious. Buying a 125ml pot from Boots it is rather expensive at £9.99, but I would 100% recommend getting this. If you can only afford to get one of these, then this is the one I would get. I have been using this cream since 12 weeks and I am absolutely in love with it. Not only is it moisturising, but it relives itchy skin from that ever growing bump. I apply this to my stomach, hips, back, inner thighs and boobs before bed and after a shower. For me, it has done exactly what it says on the bottle and prevented me from getting stretch marks so far *touch wood*. Even after going to Tunisia for 12 days I used this cream as a moisturiser to stop my sun burnt skin from peeling. It soothes, relieves and nourishes irritated or itchy skin. This is another product I will continue to use after my baby’s birth, not only to prevent future stretch marks, but because I love the finish it leaves on my skin.
Love Tilly and Bump xx