Natralogic Review

With my first pregnancy, I was not clued up at all, as to what products to use during and after pregnancy. I knew that with all the changes, there would be aches, pains and the dreaded stretch marks. My stretch marks only started appearing in my third trimester. They did not creep in, but made a grand appearance all at once. By now you have probably seen the Natralogic range all over social media. As I have mentioned before, I loved watching Keratilwe’s from One.loved.mama ‘s pregnancy journey. She did not give the products a once of mention, but continuously wrote about the Natralogic Range that she was using. This immediately left me feeling confident about trying out the range for myself. Of course I said yes, to doing a review, because I was quite curious to see what this local maternity skincare brand was all about.

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Meet the Boss Mom

Lauren Lamont Natralogic Founder

Lauren holds a 6-year Master’s Degree in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of KwaZulu-Natal where she graduated with several Certificates of Merit and Deans Commendations. She has also published several articles in peer review Journals including the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, the Journal of Peptide Research and Therapeutics and the Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Review. Her Master’s thesis, at the time of publication, was considered to a viable cure for cancer. Lauren also holds a 2-year Diploma in Cosmetic Chemistry from the Society of Cosmetic Science South Africa where she graduated top in the country and received the Norman Sanan Award for most innovative product design.

In 2011, Lauren began pursuing her real passion in the personal care industry. She has been involved in the research, development, new innovation and manufacture of some of South Africa’s leading skin care products. However, it wasn’t until Lauren became pregnant with her first child that she became very discouraged in trying to find safe and effective skincare products to use during her pregnancy. The majority of products available in South Africa for pregnant mothers contained harmful ingredients that are not recommended for use during pregnancy as they have been associated with miscarriage, bleeding complications, congenital disabilities, disruption in fetal growth and some are known carcinogens.

With all the knowledge and credentials above, you know that these products do not contain any nasties. It actually makes you think twice as to what you are using on your own skin, but also, what you are using on your child’s skin as well.

The Products

Firstly the products are made in South Africa. The material used is recyclable. Lastly this range is also recognised by The Vegan Society and Beauty without Cruelty. I received the following products to review:

The Tummy crème

With Hudson I did not have an itchy belly at all. The itchiness started around 14 weeks already with this pregnancy, and I had given up hope that there was anything in the market that could give me some relief. Until, I started using this product. The Tummy Crème has been scientifically designed for effective prevention and correction of the appearance of stretch marks during and after pregnancy. The formulation contains a proprietary blend of natural active ingredients that work synergistically to help promote collagen and elastin production, allowing an improvement in skin tone and elasticity.

KEY ACTIVES

Flower Bulb Extract is clinically proven to reduce stretch marks. The extract renews the skin’s resilience, tone, and firmness and rejuvenates skin texture by boosting collagen and elastin production.

Organic Centella Asiatica improves skin stretching resistance, stimulates collagen and elastin biosynthesis.

Organic Tamanu Oil stimulates collagen production resulting in an improved healing process, regeneration of the dermis, and a minimization of stretch marks.

Purasal Moist XS ensures instant, deep hydration and generates a moisture reservoir that lasts up to 2 weeks. ECOCERT approved.

What I love about this product

The first thing I was impressed with was the bottle design. Secondly the smell the reminded me of walking in a field of Lavender. Very subtle and not over powering. Thirdly, the texture of the product, was delicate, lush and smooth and easy absorbed. You’ll want to lather your whole body up with this crème. I am using it sparingly though, to make every single drop count. Use twice a day, concentrating on areas prone to stretching such as the stomach, breasts, hips and thighs.

Toning Massage Oil

The Toning Massage Oil, firms and tones problem areas. Natralogic Toning Massage Oil has been scientifically designed to tone, firm and restore moisture to the skin during and after pregnancy. The concentrated blend of natural oils and active ingredients work synergistically to shape body contours, reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve microcirculation of waterlogged tissues. Combine Natralogic Toning Massage Oil with a healthy diet and exercise for optimal results. 

KEY ACTIVES

Pink PepperSlim is an ECOCERT approved natural oil derived from pink berries, clinically proven to facilitate slimming, centimeter loss and activates microcirculation by a drastic 16%. Pink PepperSlim has a strong fat burning action that contributes to smoothing out the appearance of cellulite.

Organic Centella Asiatica exhibits anti-inflammatory activity, improving lymphatic drainage and microcirculation. Topical use is clinically proven to inhibit and reduce the progression of cellulite.

Natural Oils Sweet Almond, Olive, and Wheatgermprovide restorative omega fatty acids to keep skin supple.

What I love about this product

I use this product right after getting out of the shower on my damp skin. I love that it absorbs instantly and does not leave my skin with that greasy feel. This oil, I use all over my body, stomach, breasts, hips, buttocks and thighs. One can also use this as a massage oil.

Exfoliating Crème

Gently exfoliates skin and it aids in stretch mark prevention. Natralogic Exfoliating Crème is essential for stretch mark prevention as it aids in the removal of dead skin cells, speeds up cell renewal, boosts the skin’s natural repair process, and prepares the skin for better product absorption. The formulation is packed with ultra-moisturising ingredients that will leave your skin feeling soft and hydrated and is gentle enough for daily use. Use in conjunction with Natralogic Tummy Crème for maximum stretch mark prevention and Natralogic Toning Massage Oil for firming action.

KEY ACTIVES

Purasal® Moist XS ensures instant, deep hydration and generates a moisture reservoir that lasts for up to 2 weeks.

Jojoba Scrubeads™ are natural, ECOCERT approved beads created from a combination of castor oil and jojoba wax. They are completely biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

Cocoa and Organic Shea Butter improve the moisture content of the skin by reducing transepidermal water loss and repairing the skin’s barrier function.

Sweet Almond Oil provides restorative omega fatty acids to keep skin supple.

What I love about this product

This product is the first I grab when I step into the shower. I already have stretch marks from my first pregnancy, and this helps in preventing more of those little lines to sneak up on me.

Cooling Leg Gel

I actually thought that being pregnant in Winter meant that I would not be getting the swollen legs and feet. Boy was I wrong. With Hudson my feet grew from a size 4 to a size 7/8. It shrunk back after a year, and now, it has started growing again. Perfect excuse to get a leg and foot rub from your partner.

Natralogic Cooling Leg Gel is a light and non- sticky gel that revives tired, heavy and puffy legs and feet for long-lasting comfort during and after pregnancy. The unique formulation is based on natural ingredients with healing and anti-inflammatory properties that improve circulation and reduce water retention.

KEY ACTIVES

V-Tonic™ brings instant relief to tired and heavy legs, providing a significant improvement of all signs associated with swollen legs and poor circulation. Certified natural by ECOCERT.

Legactif™ is an innovative complex of plant active ingredients that relieves tired and heavy legs due to improvements in blood circulation and reduction of swelling, providing calming, decongestant and anti-fatigue effects.

Arnica Montana Flower Extract stimulates peripheral blood supply and improves circulation, resulting in reduced skin puffiness, pain and inflammation.

Organic Tamanu Oil exhibits powerful anti-inflammatory benefits and relieves pain.

What I love about this product

I absolutely love that it is now available to use. With Hudson, I could not find any product that helped with swollen legs and feet. Bonus, I get free massages from the husband.

Nipple Crème

Another new for me in this pregnancy is having itchy and dry nipples. i never had that with Hudson, even when I breastfed him. This has been a lifesaver and I carry it in my bag everyday.

Natralogic Nipple Crème is 100% ultrapure medical grade lanolin that will help ease the discomfort of cracked and sore nipples associated with breastfeeding. It is the ideal treatment for Stages 1 and 2 of nipple damage and is also excellent for early protection of sensitive and dry nipples during pregnancy.

KEY ACTIVES

The semi-occlusive and emollient effect of lanolin:

Repair: Long-lasting improvement of the skin barrier function.

Replenish: Supplement essential skin lipids and reduce transepidermal water loss.

Protect: A moisture barrier prevents further cracks from forming and protect against microbial infection.

What I love about this product

One sentence. Instant relief!

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Disclaimer:

I was sent the products for review and the above is my own opinion on the products.


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