Clarins Maternity

How to care for your
skin during pregnancy.

A bundle of joy is on the way. Let Clarins guide you to skin-loving routines that will keep your new-mom glow going, during and after your pregnancy. As your body changes, the Clarins Pregnancy Experts are by your side to identify common issues that may come up during pregnancy, so you can maintain confidence, peace of mind, and beautiful skin during this time. You will discover skincare tips and gift ideas that will keep your spirits high, and your body beautiful trimester-after-trimester. Because when you feel beautiful, your baby feels it too—which is what a happy, healthy pregnancy is all about.

Prenatal skincare routine

Stretch marks
Stretch marks

Stretch marks? Clarins is here to help.

Take action against stretch marks…right from the start.
Discover Clarins tips and gentle formulas that target stretch marks caused by pregnancy and sudden weight fluctuations.

What’s the go-to treatment for every maternity kit?

Skin stretches during pregnancy, which can rupture elastin fibers within the dermis, resulting in stretch marks. Since every body is different, for some women the effects are more pronounced than others. Best to take care right from the start with Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil, a visibly firming and toning oil—with 100% plant extracts, including organic geranium, mint, and rosemary—that targets stretch marks caused by pregnancy and sudden weight gain or loss. Day after day, skin’s elasticity visibly improves, making it better able to adapt as your body changes. Apply to damp skin on stomach, breasts, thighs, hips, and backs of arms; then rinse with cool water for enhanced toning benefits. The aromatic essences of essential oils will bring feelings of calm to the most hectic day.

How to target stretch marks during pregnancy?

To reinforce your anti-stretch mark routine, follow with Clarins Body Partner Stretch Mark Expert—a plant-powered, “mom-friendly” formula blended with minimal ingredients chosen for their effectiveness in targeting stretch marks and comforting the skin. Formulated with Clarins’ exclusive PhytoStretchComplex—a powerful blend of centella asiatica and organic green banana extracts—it promotes visible skin firmness and elasticity to reduce the appearance of stretch marks. It’s Clarins’ expert treatment for pregnant women who want to adapt their beauty routines to their skin’s changing needs pre-and post-pregnancy.

Stretching skin
Stretching skin

Get a new-mom glow!

Let your inner glow show with gentle exfoliation. Polishing away dull, dry surface cells on your face and body will reveal the radiant skin beneath. Added plus: Sloughing off the rough, flaky stuff clears the way for the treatments to follow.

How to visibly boost skin’s elasticity?

Every month as your baby takes up more and more room your skin will begin to stretch—often resulting in stretch marks that appear across the surface of the stomach, breasts, hips, thighs, and backs of arms.

 

Clarins Pregnancy Expert Tip:

 

To help prevent stretch marks from developing before the first signs of damage appear, drink plenty of water and apply a moisturizer to your face and body at least twice daily.

 

To help improve your skin’s elasticity, and prepare it for even more stretching, after showering, massage your body with a few drops of Tonic Body Treatment Oil—formulated with aromatic 100% plant extracts—a relaxing ritual that will elevate your senses to a total feeling of happiness and well-being.

 

Tonic Body Treatment Oil Field
mint
Tonic Body Treatment Oil
$70.00
texture

How to enhance skin’s suppleness and radiance?

Exfoliating the skin once or twice a week is an essential step for maintaining smooth, radiant, supple skin. Prenatal exfoliation is especially recommended to eliminate impurities, and make room for fresh new cells to surface.

Clarins Research has created exfoliating formulas that contain naturally derived ingredients that are extra-gentle on a pregnant woman’s sensitive skin.

Clean, toned and free of pore-clogging dirt, dead cells, and debris, our moisturizers and anti-stretch mark products are more easily absorbed by the skin—boosting the efficacy of the plant extracts for optimal suppleness and radiance.

Why use Clarins Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin during pregnancy?

Clarins cares about the comfort and beauty of new moms and moms-to-be.
Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin—with naturally exfoliating bamboo powder—softens and nourishes, while gently eliminating dry skin cells, flakes, and impurities.

Smooth over damp body skin; then rinse well and finish with a splash of cool water to enhance microcirculation and visibly tone the skin—moments of peace, comfort, and pure relaxation that help eliminate tension and fatigue to promote a beautiful day or a good night’s sleep.

Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin
Bamboo Bamboo
Exfoliating Body
Scrub For Smooth Skin
$42.00
Tired legs
Tired legs

Soothing relief for tired legs and feet.

Changes in the body during pregnancy—including water retention and weight gain—can lead to uncomfortable heaviness and swelling in the calves and ankles. Not to worry—it’s hormonal, and normal! Once your baby is born, the bloating will start to recede. In the meantime, help things along with these how-to tips from our Clarins Pregnancy Experts.

How to take the heat off of heavy-feeling legs and feet?

Small, everyday actions can bring some much needed relief. Stretch your legs as often as possible, and prop them up on a cushion to help improve blood circulation. Swap stilettos for flats. Walk instead of ride. Opt for showers over baths. To help release excess fluids and toxins, follow your shower with a few drops of Contour Body Treatment Oil—formulated with 100% plant extracts, including essential oils of broom and tonka bean—massaged onto damp body skin. Start at your feet, and work your way up to your thighs. End with a splash of cool water—from ankles to hips—for a refreshing at-home prenatal spa experience.

What’s the best body care formula for tired legs and feet?

To help alleviate heavy and often painful sensations, the Clarins Pregnancy Experts suggest a gentle massage with Energizing Emulsion—a feel-good treat for tired legs and feet. This lightweight lotion—with essential oils of chamomile, basil, and bitter orange—promotes sensations of relaxation, while hydrating and softening the skin. Natural plant extracts—including St. John's wort, mint, cypress, and witch hazel—instantly energize and refresh. The non-greasy texture is absorbed so quickly, it can even be applied over tights. Start with the arches of your feet; then continue up to your thighs for soothing relief, any time of day or night.

Clarins Pregnancy Expert Tip: Keep Energizing Emulsion in the fridge for a feel-good burst of freshness.

Pregnancy mask
Pregnancy mask

Pregnancy mask? We’re glad you asked!

Pregnancy mask is a side effect resulting from a sudden change in hormone levels—especially when coupled with sun exposure. To help you minimize the appearance of brown or gray-brown patches on cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin, the Clarins Pregnancy Experts offer useful tips that will help keep your maternity glow going—and your complexion clear—so that you can enjoy each day with peace of mind.

What’s the best skincare for your face during pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones can increase happiness—but these very same hormonal changes can also compromise your skin’s moisture level and radiance, leaving it dry and dull. Clarins’ Hydra-Essentiel treatments—with super-quenching organic leaf of life extract—are the go-to formulas for thirsty skin. Our Pregnancy Skincare Experts recommend Hydra-Essentiel Bi-phase Serum and Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream—an intensely hydrating duo that will keep your skin looking radiant, and feeling comfortable all throughout your pregnancy. If your main concerns are radiance and anti-aging, our Multi-Active skin care range delivers round-the-clock care during this challenging time. Multi-Active Day Cream—with revitalizing teasel extract—targets fine lines and boosts skin’s radiance. Multi-Active Night Cream—with ginger lily extract—nourishes skin while you sleep, so you look rested and refreshed by morning. Total Eye Revive's cream gel formula targets puffiness, dark circles and fine lines to visibly minimize signs of stress and fatigue.

How to help minimize the appearance of pregnancy mask?

During the second trimester of pregnancy, hormonal changes can cause pigmentation on the T-zone, cheekbones, nose, chin, and the area around the eyes. These same hormones make skin extra sensitive to UV rays which can cause dark spots to develop. To maintain an even skin tone, avoid strong sunlight between the hours of 12 pm and 4 pm, and get into the habit of applying sun care with a high SPF. The Clarins Pregnancy Skincare Experts recommend that new moms and moms-to-be use UV PLUS Anti-Pollution Sunscreen SPF 50 over their day moisturizer. This sheer, oil-free, SPF 50 sunscreen helps to minimize the appearance of dark patches and pregnancy mask.

At the hospital

Maternity gifts
Delivery confirmed! Gift ideas for new moms.

Delivery confirmed! Gift ideas for new moms.

Babe’s in arms, and you’re one happy mom! There’s a lot to take care of, including yourself—so put together a maternity kit of Clarins formulas to help you relax, revitalize, and ease signs of fatigue after delivery.

How to maintain a radiant glow after childbirth?

Soon after giving birth, many moms get the "baby blues”—sadness or mood swings resulting from a sudden decrease in estrogen and progesterone, lack of sleep, poor body image, and coping with all of the new responsibilities that come with motherhood. Don’t worry. This is very common, and usually resolves within a few weeks.

Cheer yourself up with one of Clarins’ pampering skincare sets for pre- and post-pregnancy—including formulas that will take your skin from dull and fatigued, to perfectly radiant. A beauty essential for any maternity kit: Bestselling Beauty Flash Balm visibly smooths fine lines, boosts skin’s radiance and eliminates signs of fatigue in a flash. It also doubles as a 10-minute energy mask! Clarins also has a multitude of gift ideas and e-gift certificates, so drop a few hints to family and friends. After all, new moms need some babying too.

What is the best gift for new moms?

Nothing brings feelings of comfort and well-being quite like Clarins Eau Dynamisante. This iconic, uplifting treatment fragrance—with refreshing, aromatic essential oils of citrus fruit, patchouli, bitter orange, rosemary, and white thyme—combines aromatherapy with phototherapy to hydrate, revitalize, and scent the skin, invigorating both body and mind. The gentle, non-photosensitizing, plant-powered formula is suitable for all skin types—even the most sensitive—and makes a mood-boosting maternity gift.

Postnatal tips

Silhouette
Silhouette

Clarins silhouette savers.

Get back into shape after your baby arrives with body beauty treatments and post-pregnancy tips from the Clarins Pregnancy Experts.

How to visibly reduce stretch marks after pregnancy?

During the last trimester of pregnancy, body skin is really put to the test. With rapid weight fluctuations, ruptured elastin fibers within the epidermis can lead to stretch marks—fine purple-pink lines on the stomach, hips, breasts, and backs of arms…anywhere the skin is overstretched. To help prevent their formation, and visibly reduce those that may occur, count on Clarins Body Partner Stretch Mark Expert—a gentle, mom-friendly, lightweight cream formulated with our exclusive, stretch mark-targeting PhytoStretchComplex—a powerful blend of centella asiatica and organic green banana extracts to visibly firm, comfort, and boost skin’s elasticity. View Clarins exclusive application methods to achieve the desired results.

How to get back into shape after pregnancy?

After giving birth, your body will need a little bit of time and exercise to recover its pre-pregnancy shape. Losing excess weight and stored fat is key to regaining your skin’s firmness. Starving yourself is not the answer! Be sure to eat a healthy, balanced diet—especially if you are nursing—and make exercise part of your daily routine. Get moving, take the baby out for a stroll, and drink plenty of water to maintain your energy. Little by little, your body will start to tone-up, slim down, and get back into shape.

What skin care products should I use to firm and tone my body?

To help refine your silhouette after giving birth, follow Clarins’ simple Exfoliate + Tone + Massage routine. Scrub your body once or twice a week with Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin—a refreshing cream that gently polishes away dry cells, flakes, and impurities with naturally exfoliating bamboo powders. Follow with Tonic Body Treatment Oil—formulated with 100% plant extracts—to visibly tone, firm, and improve elasticity. Or opt for Contour Body Treatment Oil. It’s formulated with 100% plant extracts that help release excess fluids and toxins to visibly firm, tone, and reduce the look of sponginess for a slimmer-looking silhouette. Next, massage Body Fit Anti-Cellulite Contouring Expert onto clean, dry skin. This cream-gel treatment is powered by 8 targeted plant extracts—including organic quince leaf—that visibly firm, lift, and streamline thighs and hips with unprecedented results. The expert get-back-into-shape strategy for visibly firm, toned body skin.

How to target unwanted curves after pregnancy?

While you’re working on your weight loss program, target stubborn fat on the waist, abdomen, hips, arms, and knees with Clarins’ luxurious Body Shaping Cream. Formulated with poppy and organic quince extracts, this powerful treatment visibly firms, tones, hydrates, and defines and is perfect for massage. To boost skin’s elasticity, add a few drops of Tonic Body Treatment Oil before smoothing over problem areas. For best results, master our exclusive application methods.

What skin care products visibly reduce facial puffiness and swelling?

Facial swelling that can accompany pregnancy is the last thing you want to wake up to. Clarins’ award-winning V-Facial Intensive Wrap is the 10-minute solution for morning puffiness and swelling caused by hormonal changes, heat, and stress. This luxurious cream-mousse face mask—with beautyberry and zerumbet ginger extracts, and horse chestnut escin—relieves puffiness to visibly refine facial contours. Lady’s mantle extract defies dullness and helps even skin tone to get your skin glowing again. Use with Clarins’ entire V-Shaping Facial Lift range for optimal results.

Shape the breasts
Shape the breasts

Beauty boosts for the ‘natural bra’ area.

After giving birth, and while nursing, breasts can lose some of their firmness due to hormonal changes and the production of milk, which enlarge the breasts and can lead to sagging.

How to help breasts regain their pre-pregnancy shape?

Clarins has two expert treatments to support you and your breasts 24/7. Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel*—with natural plant extracts of vu sua and oat sugars—is a refreshing hydrating gel that delivers an immediate tightening effect from base of breasts to chin. Used each morning, it fights sagging by creating an invisible “natural bra” that visibly firms, lifts, and tones to promote a shapelier silhouette. Bust Beauty Firming Lotion—with plant extracts of vu sua, centella asiatica, and bocoa—is a lightweight, before-bed lotion that visibly tones, firms, tightens, and smoothes. Two indispensable formulas to support breast beauty!

*Do not use if breastfeeding.

Face

FACE

DURING PREGNANCY

SPOTS - UNEVEN SKIN TONE - PREGNANCY MASK

FATIGUE - DULL SKIN

DEHYDRATED SKIN

AFTER PREGNANCY

WATER RETENTION

CLARINS +

Body

BODY

BEFORE PREGNANCY

PREPARE THE SKIN

DURING PREGNANCY

LOSS OF BREAST FIRMNESS

TIRED LEGS/WATER RETENTION

STRETCH MARKS

LOSS OF SKIN FIRMNESS (IF NOT BREASTFEEDING)

AFTER PREGNANCY

WEIGHT GAIN

LOSS OF FIRMNESS

Tonic Body Treatment Oil (Former Packaging)