Mom-to-Be Beauty Must-Have
Clarins' new pregnancy kit pampers expecting moms and helps them prep for baby's arrival
There are so many amazing things about pregnancy, such as feeling your little one move for the first time. But make no mistake: With the wonderful also comes the not-so-awesome (read: stretch marks and stress). Thanks to Clarins’ new Beautiful Beginnings Pregnancy Kit, moms-to-be can tackle their pregnancy blues by indulging in some spa time at home. Inside the chic cosmetic case are trial size containers of Clarins’ most popular products, including the Smoothing Body Scrub, Beauty Flash Balm, Stretch Mark Control, and Tonic Body Treatment Oil— which we suggest rubbing on your belly after a shower for a divine treat. Once baby arrives, you’ll be thankful for the Beauty Flash Balm, which lifts and tightens your complexion in an instant. Also in the kit: a snuggly baby blanket and a fun beauty guide by Clarins founder Jacques Courtin-Clarins and managing director Dr. Olivier Courtin, called Pregnancy, The Most Beautiful Days of Your Life. The guide is chock-full of tips every mom-to-be should know, such as: “Walk for 30 minutes each day to strengthen the abdominal muscles and increase the lungs’ vital capacity” and “Drink at least three glasses of milk per day to give your baby the calcium needed for his/her bones.” For the ultimate French pregnancy experience, pair the kit with the best-selling parenting book, Bringing up Bébé. —Melissa Schweiger
The Clarins Beautiful Beginnings Pregnancy Kit is $60 (an $80 value) at Clarins.com and Clarins boutiques.