Before and during my pregnancy with my daughter, I was extremely concerned about the ingredients in my skin care products. I ended up throwing out any products with questionable contents. As a breastfeeding mother, I am still concerned about potentially harmful ingredients in the products that I use on myself and my daughter. Thus, when Pretty Mommies recently offered me a chance to review the Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System, I eagerly accepted the opportunity.
I received a Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System valued at $119, which includes four ounces of Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser, two ounces of Truth Be Told Skin Brightener, and two ounces of Protect & Reflect SPF 30. All Pretty Mommies products are free from formaldehyde, paraben, phthalate, dimethicone, petroleum, sulfate, phenoxyethanol, oxybenzone, artificial fragrance, and colorants.
Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser
Of the three skin care products in the Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System, my favorite by far is the Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser. I often find myself dealing with pimples and skin blemishes. My skin problems get worse during pregnancy because I no longer feel comfortable using my typical skin cleansers. I have now been using Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser for two weeks, and I can honestly say that my skin is clearer than before. I have not had any outbreaks or blemishes. The gentle facial cleanser also does not leave my delicate facial skin feeling dried out. Plus, I absolutely adore the light, fresh scent. Instead of smelling like chemicals, the Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser smells very natural, a mixture between a spicy flower bouquet and a sweet fruit basket.
A four ounce bottle of Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser retails for $30. I use two to three pumps of the cleanser once a day.
Truth Be Told Skin Brightener
In addition to my regular pimples, I also find myself dealing with dry, sensitive skin on my cheeks and forehead. After every shower, I must use some sort of facial lotion to keep my skin from hurting and glowing bright red. I also have oily skin on my forehead, nose, and chin. The Truth Be Told Skin Brightener provides a high level of antioxidants and anti-aging properties while brightening, hydrating, and reducing inflammation. Natural anti-bacterial ingredients clear up and prevent breakouts. Combined with the facial cleanser, the skin brightener has my skin looking better than ever.
A two ounce bottle of Truth Be Told Skin Brightener retails for $69. I use a little less than one pump per application, which is once or twice a day.
Protect & Reflect SPF 30
I am very concerned about sun damage to my skin. I carefully balance getting enough sunlight each day for my vitamin D levels with not getting so much to cause premature aging or cancer. If I am going to be out in the sun for longer than 10 to 15 minutes, I always apply sunscreen both to myself and to my daughter. I have extremely fair skin that burns easily. My daughter has a slightly darker skin tone, but she is still very fair. To protect against sun damage, Protect & Reflect SPF 30 uses zinc oxide, which is a natural sunscreen that also reduces inflammation. The texture is a little sticky, especially when applied in more than a very thin layer. However, I like the naturalness of the sunscreen and use the Protect & Reflect SPF 30 on my toddler daughter in addition to myself.
A two ounce bottle of Protect & Reflect SPF 30 retails for $32. I use one to two pumps per application on both myself and my daughter.
The only downside to the Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System, in my opinion, is the price. I absolutely love the naturalness of the products and the lack of potentially harmful chemicals. However, $119 for the set of three skin care products is a bit out of my price range. On the other hand, each product requires only one to two pumps per application, so each bottle can last quite a while.
Final Verdict: I am extremely pleased with the Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System from Pretty Mommies. The Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh, and clear without the harsh chemicals of other cleansers. The Truth Be Told Skin Brightener moisturizes my skin while protecting against pimples and breakouts through natural anti-bacterial ingredients. The Protect & Reflect SPF 30 offers natural protection against the sun for me and my toddler daughter through zinc oxide. The only downside is the price. However, if you are looking for more natural skin care products, I highly recommend the Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System.
I received a Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Pretty Mommies Three-Step Maternity Skin Care System © 2014 Heather Johnson
Let’s Be Clear Facial Cleanser © 2014 Heather Johnson
Truth Be Told Skin Brightener © 2014 Heather Johnson
Protect & Reflect SPF 30 © 2014 Heather Johnson