I’ve always loved spa products and now that I am pregnant, I adore them even more! Moisturising my skin is a must and I can swear that it is the key to not getting stretch marks.
When I discovered that there was an online promotion on Champneys products I HAD to purchase some. The packaging looks simple but luxurious and from checking the ingredients list, I could see that the majority of the things on the list were good. Also, any product that is made without parabens, SLES and paraffin oils is worth a try in my books. 🙂
This is the first time I’ve ever used Champneys products and I can say that first impressions look pretty good. The scent of the Blissful Bump range is very mild which is ideal when you’re pregnant as strong smells can be too overpowering.
My favourite products from the range would have to be the body butter and the ginger-inspired room spray. I really love the body butter as it’s incredibly rich but sinks into the skin really well. The fragrance left behind on my skin is so light that I can only just about smell it which is fab because my sense of smell is really sensitive during pregnancy.
The room spray, again like the rest of the products, has a very delicate scent but you can smell the ginger and vanilla notes coming through. It’s a very calming and relaxing scent. I like to use it in the mornings after waking up to refresh the room – it’s wonderful.
The shower cream is a delight to use. It doesn’t do much on my skin for moisturising but it does leave it feeling clean. I do still have to follow up with a moisturiser or body oil as my skin can get pretty dry. The stretch mark oil is good and contains a good amount of sweet almond oil to keep the skin nourished which can help improve the skin’s elasticity.
My opinion about stretch mark creams
People need to remember that stretch marks are “skin-deep”. What I mean by this is that skin elasticity (and genetics) has a lot more to do with you getting stretch marks or not. I don’t think any kind of skin product can help you avoid getting them if it runs in the family or if your skin has already lost a lot of its elasticity.
What the stretch mark creams will do though is provide your skin with adequate moisture which can help improve the elasticity of the skin which should (in theory) can help reduce their appearance stretch marks.
I am really starting to love Champney’s products, maybe even more so than the Sanctuary spa products dare I say it! Well, at least for body products anyway, I think they are really good but for skincare I will continue to stick to the professional brands.
I was doing a bit of shopping and came across the Boots sale on Champneys products so got myself these products. They had a few of their other collections like the citrus one and the tropical one but I really love the smell of baby-powder scented things and this was the closest I could get to it. The body butter cost me £5.00 and the shower cream was about £3.00 which was a bargain for the size. I wish I had bought more but only had £10 on me at the time but fear not as I will return to get more (if they are still available!).
It’s got a good amount of lather but not overly-bubbly which is exactly how it should be if it’s a cream-based product. It goes on really smoothing when I’m applying it straight onto my skin. It also doesn’t lather up much this way which I quite like. When I do fancy more bubbles, I simply apply the cream straight on to my body puff. If I feel like I need more of a body polish, I swap the puff for my exfoliating mitts which gives my skin a great “boost”. The smell is absolutely divine. I think it’s the milk proteins that gives it that lovely baby-powder scent. It reminds me a lot of my favourite Elemis Skin Nourishing Milk Bath. Once the cream is rinsed off, a slight hint of the scent lingers on my skin which is quite nice too.
If you’re not a fan of shower creams, the Skin Comforting range also offers a Bath Milk which looked amazing and would be perfect if you like to have bath soaks.
After I’m out of the bath or shower – I tend to have more baths than showers – I get ready to apply the wonderfully thick body butter. It feels really rich and heavy when you first get it out of the tub. I emulsify it slightly in my hands before massaging it into my skin. Despite the thickness of the butter, it goes into the skin really well and doesn’t feel heavy at all. You really get a good whiff of the shea butter and cocoa butter which is a gorgeous smell. Shea and Coconut are my all-time fave ingredients as they are ideal if you have dry/dehydrated skin. My skin felt soft and smooth and stayed moisturised all day long.
I hope you find the review helpful if you ever wanted to try this range or looking for something new to add to your bathroom collection. 🙂