When I discovered I was pregnant with Hayden, I brought in the skincare products I was using to my doctor and was told I couldn’t use any of them because the ingredients would make my child have three eyes and five arms. What’s a girl to do? I found myself frantically searching for a good line that was safe for me and baby—and I’ve found one: Bionée. First I have to mention that it is French, which in my eyes is enough to make it fabulous. More than that, though, it is all natural and certified organic. It is designed for pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding. I love that it covers your needs from pregnancy all the way through taking care of your baby. It’s nice to be able to do a one-stop shop, and so nice not to have to fret over whether it will harm my baby.
The company’s founder, Eva Asmar, has worked in product development for international cosmetics companies for years. When she became pregnant with her first baby, she began developing this line of safe, luxurious products specifically to address skincare issues that come up during pregnancy and beyond (e.g., your skin dealing with insane hormones and no sleep).
Bionée has these great gift sets that I think would be amazing to receive at a baby shower rather than yet another onesie. They offer three lines of products:
For pregnant women: Revitalizing Face Cream, Purifying Facial Foam, and Stretch Mark Lotion. The Stretch Mark Lotion is formulated to help skin follow physical changes during pregnancy to prevent stretch marks from appearing.
For new mothers: Renewing Shampoo, Nipple Remedy—No Rinse, and Silhouette Lotion, which contains body-shaping ingredients to help firm up loose post-pregnancy skin. The Renewing Shampoo is enriched with proteins to support post-pregnancy weak hair structure.
For babies: Pure Hair & Body Cleansing Foam and Body Caress—both of which work for newborns.