Every pregnant mommy wants to feel pampered, and that is a fact. The ten month journey is full of uncomfortable moments, and sometimes it is just downright painful. I have the perfect pampering products to share with you today! You are going to love them!
I was just recently introduced to Sponge - a skincare company whose collection consists of 11 hand-blended, wild-crafted products for your face. These are not just your average joe skincare products. Here is one thing I think that really sets them apart - founder Markos Lambros Drakotos has pinpointed the best regions, times of year and plant maturities to ensure that at the time the plant is collected, it is at the healthiest stage to create the most powerful essence for each formula. When he collects these ingredients, he makes sure to replant, reducing the carbon footprint and leading the ecological trend of wild-crafting. Don't you just love that? They provide seriously high quality products to nourish your skin and body, while taking care of our planet in a responsible way.
Their core values are based on detail + care. From their rose + sage cream to the body milk, each has been hand-blended following a 100% chemical free extraction process of natural ingredients resulting in a product free of parabens, sulfates, artificial dyes petrochemicals, propylene glycols, synthetic fragrances and genetically modified ingredients. You know how much I love that!! I know I sure do NOT want anything going on my skin and into my bloodstream that is dangerous for my health.
I love this quote from their founder - it just shows his passion! “I make sure that each precious bottle contains the best ingredients nature has to offer to improve the appearance and health of SPONGE lovers’ skin. I have been known to pull over while driving through Greece when I discover a new growth of ingredients like calendula and lime blossom,” says Markos. “My family feels such pride to see the skincare industry embrace organics and wild-crafting and to see our longtime practices become an industry standard.”
Alright, now let me tell you a little bit about the products I reviewed: the Prenatale Comfort and Elasticity Cream and the Jambes Lourdes Anti-Fatigue Leg Cream.
The Prenatale Cream was formulated by an OB/GYN and has been in demand for over 30 years to help prevent stretchmarks and dry, itchy skin. Instead, it promotes comfort, elasticity, and deep hydration. My favorite thing about this cream was how easily absorbed it was and how soft it left my skin feeling. My tummy has begun to feel like it is going to explode with my growing baby girl, which is why I appreciated even more how luxurious and hydrated this cream made my skin feel. The scent wasn't too strong, and I also loved applying it on my hips and chest as well. Yes, my body is changing and growing every day, but pampering myself with this cream helped me appreciate those changes and feel sexy and soft all at the same time.
The other product I have been using and loving is the Sponge Jambes Lourdes Leg Cream. You all know I am a fitness instructor, and I work my muscles quite hard. My midwife keeps telling me that I need to remember that I am pregnant...and I am trying to scale it back. Nevertheless, I have aching leg muscles quite often. I SOOOOO appreciate this cream, since it is specifically designed to reinforce circulation and promote muscle relief. They use the herb, Mastic, along with other rejuvenating herbs like sage and calendula that sooth and treat pain. I really love how this cream works, but the scent is a little much for my pregnant-sensitive nose.
I think that Sponge is such a unique and wonderful company! They follow right in line with what I am passionate about - living natural and healthy lives! You can see all their products here on their site. You can purchase any of these awesome products here. You can also purchase them in-store at Barney's New York.
Luckily for you, Sponge is giving away both of these fabulous products to one lucky lady right here! (By the way, that is $190 worth of lovely, lovely lotions!!!!)
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The deadline for this giveaway is September 20th at 11:59 pm EST, at which time a winner will be randomely chosen. Make sure that you include your email in your comments because if I can't get a hold of you, you can't win!
* Thank you to Sponge for their product for review! Disclosure - This product was given for review through Sponge for my honest opinion. No other compensation was given.*