Clarins Maternity

How to take care
of yourself while pregnant? 

Pregnancy is the perfect opportunity to listen to your body and pamper it, to support it in its transformation and to adopt good lifestyle habits! Nine months to pay attention to yourself, to all the changes that will affect your body and your mood. Nine months to watch your belly round out nicely while waiting for baby. Stop stressing! Think about yourself before baby arrives. Take care of your well-being and peace of mind; maintain a healthy shape; control your weight without depriving yourself; enjoy yourself and keep up your energy. Clarins helps you anticipate the little worries you may encounter during motherhood and takes care of your beauty before, during and after pregnancy! Advice and gift ideas to help you stay looking beautiful and feeling good, trimester after trimester. A happy pregnant woman is a happy mother and a relaxed baby!

Prenatal care routine

Stretch marks
Stretch marks

STOP STRESSING ABOUT STRETCH MARKS!

Prevent the appearance of the first stretch marks...
Discover Clarins tips and treatments to prevent stretch marks during pregnancy.

How can I limit the appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy?

For 9 months, the skin is inevitably subject to stretching, more or less quickly and more or less excessively depending on weight gain. You can't help it: your belly will become rounder, your breasts will get bigger, your body will be transformed by the unexpected fluctuation of hormones. Don't stress, it's the life of pregnancy! Keep smiling. A light massage on still wet skin, focusing on the at-risk areas of the stomach, thighs, breasts and hips, with the iconic Tonic Body Treatment Oil will help prevent the appearance of those undesirable little red marks. Rinse off with cool water to tone the skin as much as possible. Day after day, the skin is more elastic to cope with the stretching of the tissue. 

How can stretch marks prevented in expectant mothers?

To complete this preventive toning action, trust Body Partner, Clarins’ anti-stretch mark expert. The daily application of this skin care product limits the development of stretch marks and reduces their appearance. The combination of Centella asiatica extract and organic green banana extract promotes elasticity. Clarins’ answer for smooth, toned skin and a beautiful expectant mother who feels good about her body!

Skin stretching
Skin stretching

STRETCHING OF THE SKIN!

Exfoliating the face and body during pregnancy provides expectant mothers with an indispensable feeling of comfort and well-being.

How to ensure the skin's elasticity?

Month after month, baby will take up more space in the belly and stretch the skin. Rapid weight gain during pregnancy weakens the tissue, which is stretched too quickly. The risk is that stretch marks will appear. Like small cracks, they streak the surface of the skin on the stomach, breasts, hips and thighs.

 

Clarins advice: prevent their appearance without waiting for the first signs of skin weakness.

 

Moisturise the body well, by drinking plenty of water and applying a moisturising skin care product every day.

 

Strengthen the skin’s elasticity to prepare it for stretching.

 

After showering, massage the body with a few drops of Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil made of 100% pure plant extracts. Pure pleasure for the skin’s tone, a sensory massage for the body and mind. This prenatal gesture ensures relaxation and strength. An oil that is 100% beneficial, 100% supportive. And it also exists in an Arthritis set. Good for the morale of the mother-to-be and for research!

 

Tonic Treatment Oil Field mint
Tonic Treatment Oil
€49.00
texture

How to make the skin more supple?

A body scrub once or twice a week is essential for beautiful, soft and smooth skin. Prenatal exfoliation is particularly recommended to remove all impurities and promote cell renewal.

Exfoliating products with natural ingredients take care of the sensitive skin of pregnant women. Two good reasons to pamper your body with Clarins: to renew your skin and increase its suppleness! Exfoliating allows for better application of Clarins moisturising or anti-stretch mark products.

The effectiveness of the plant extracts formulated in these products is optimal on clean, clear, supple and toned skin. Exfoliation also helps to reinforce elasticity: one of the main concerns of pregnant women!

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

Clarins cares about beauty of mothers-to-be. The Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin with Bamboo Powder gently removes dry patches and impurities. Rinse well with water and finish with a blast of cool water to stimulate and tone the body.

The scrub is a sweet break, a gentle moment of pleasure shared between the mother and her future baby. Expectant mothers should focus on soothing moments; gentle, sensory moments of relaxation that eliminate fatigue, pain and tension. Each moment of treatment is a comforting gift for the body.

Gommage Exfoliant Peau Neuve
Bamboo Bamboo
Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin
€39.00
Tired legs
Tired legs

Say No To Tired Legs!

The changes that the body experiences during pregnancy regularly cause the legs to feel hot and heavy. Expectant mothers, say goodbye to tired legs with Clarins expert tips!

How to prevent the feeling of tired legs?

The changes in the body during pregnancy often lead to a feeling of heaviness or swelling in the legs. Poor blood circulation, altered by hormonal changes, is the main cause of these unpleasant, uncomfortable and even painful sensations. Rapid weight gain puts a strain on the legs. Pregnancy is a time when swelling and varicose veins can occur. Pregnant women are prone to water retention, especially during hot summer periods. Small daily habits can relieve these discomforts. Change your position by propping your legs up on a cushion to improve blood circulation. Opt for showers over baths. To fight against the effects of water retention, use a few drops of Contour Body Treatment Oil made from 100% pure plant extracts and essential oils of broom and tonka bean. Massage the feet and work your way up to the thighs. Finish off your shower with a blast of cool water from the ankles to the hips. An instant cooling sensation!

Which cream to use for lighter-feeling legs?

Heavy legs are not inevitable during pregnancy if you follow Clarins’ beauty tips. A massage with Energizing Emulsion is your best friend every day for fresh, light legs! Its ultra-light, non-greasy, blue fluid texture has an immediate cooling and soothing effect. At any time of the day, a gentle massage provides instant relief. Massage starting with the feet and the arch of the foot and working up to mid-thighs. The arnica extract in the formula relaxes the lower limbs. Instantly absorbed, this lotion can even be applied on top of tights. Very practical in the winter when you need to be a bit of a contortionist to put on and take off tights! Clarins practical tip: keep the product in the refrigerator to increase the cooling sensation as soon as it’s applied. Even more effective when the massage is given by a caring father-to-be. A shared moment of lightness for the both of you!

Melasma
Melasma

MIRROR, MIRROR ON THE WALL!

Melasma, or pregnancy mask, is just one of the side effects associated with sudden hormonal changes. To prevent these brown spots from appearing in the early days of spring, Clarins provides tips and effective sun protection to help you enjoy the sunshine with total peace of mind.

How to take care of your skin during pregnancy?

Pregnancy hormones boost your mood, but these hormonal changes can affect the complexion, hydration and radiance of a pregnant woman’s face. Taking care to moisturise the skin with products adapted to your skin type helps to avoid signs of dehydration. Clarins Hydra-Essentiel skin care range is your beauty ally. Thanks to organic leaf of life extract, which boosts natural hydration, your skin will be soft, supple and perfectly hydrated. Beauty routine for thirsty skin: apply the Intensive Moisture Quenching Bi-Phase Serum before the Silky Cream. An intensive rehydrating SOS treatment that plumps up the skin with moisture.

How prevent the appearance of the “pregnancy mask”?

In the second trimester of pregnancy, hormonal upheaval can cause pigmentation of the face on the forehead, cheekbones and around the eyes. The sun’s rays can also cause brown spots to appear. To enjoy the sunshine without stress, get into the habit of protecting your face from the sun’s harmful effects with a very high SPF50+ sun protection. Pregnant women are advised to avoid exposure to strong sunlight between 12 pm and 4 pm. The UV Plus Anti-Pollution sunscreen is a future mother’s best friend. A triple protection shield to prevent pigmentation spots, promote antioxidant defences and protect the skin from UV rays. To be worn in addition to your moisturiser to prevent the appearance of melasma. Anti-UV, anti-pollution, anti-oxidative stress. High protection in the sun!

How to combat signs of fatigue on the face?

Pregnancy is a time to develop good habits. Mothers-to-be will have to manage their active life, short nights, the stress of the first months with a newborn... To prevent the appearance of your first wrinkles and fine lines and to preserve the youthfulness of your skin, entrust your face to the Multi-Active skin care range. 24-hour care for young women under stress. During the day, the Multi-Active Day Cream revitalises the skin and gives it the energy to face intense days. At night, Multi-Active Night energises and pampers it with softness, so that you wake up feeling beautiful. The encapsulated organic teasel extract protects and re-energises the skin’s youthful appearance. A duo of treatments to fight against a dull complexion, to be completed with Eye Revive Beauty Flash to decongest and reduce puffiness and dark circles. The objective? A rested, relaxed face, without signs of fatigue. We’re up to the challenge!

Dehydrated skin
Dehydrated skin?

Dehydrated skin?

The skin suffers the consequences of the internal and hormonal changes that the body goes through during pregnancy. Although the skin can become dehydrated, you can adopt a few simple habits to restore its comfort and suppleness.

Which moisturising products should I choose?

Get a guaranteed boost with the Hydra-Essentiel Intensive Moisture Quenching Bi-Phase Serum/Hydra-Essentiel Silky Cream - Normal to dry skin which moisturises, brightens and firms facial features to reveal a luminous complexion and plumped skin. This range offers products you can include in your beauty routine through every stage of motherhood!

Avoid spending time in the sun or apply suitable sun protection at all times. In fact, sun exposure can cause unsightly pigmentation due to the major hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. Even in the city, we recommend using a very high level of sun protection for your face. UV+ SPF 50 protects against the harmful effects of the sun and is perfect for use with all moisturisers.

Tiredness
I feel tired and it shows…

“I feel tired and it shows…”

To combat signs of fatigue during pregnancy, we offer skincare designed to revitalise the skin from within. The skin is protected and regenerated, and recovers its suppleness and elasticity.

The solution to a dull complexion?

Prevent the appearance of your first wrinkles and preserve the youthfulness of your skin by using Multi-Active Day Cream. Next-generation capsules containing teasel extract (with antioxidant and revitalising properties) target the core fibroblasts, the cells responsible for the skin’s youthfulness. Protected from the harmful effects of a hectic lifestyle, your face stays looking younger for longer.

At night, pamper your skin with Multi-Active Night Cream to moisturise, regenerate, and boost the effects of a good night's sleep.
The results: more radiant, smoother, firmer, and softer skin in the morning!

Massage
Massage

SELF-MASSAGING

Clarins invites you to discover the benefits of massage during pregnancy. Pamper yourself with a treatment and benefit from the experience of professionals who cater to the needs of expectant mothers.

What are the benefits of massage for pregnant women?

With each trimester, the body’s transformation is accompanied by small everyday aches and pains, and massages are a fantastic way to eliminate them! Massages relieve tension, soothe back pain and provide a moment of relaxation. Clarins’ special maternity massages at Clarins Institutes and Spas are specifically designed for pregnant women.

 

These massages target the prevention of stretch marks, back pain, water retention, and respond to specific needs encountered by future mothers. The precise gestures of Clarins professionals and their massage techniques provide relief from these pains. Under expert hands, let yourself go and enjoy an hour of absolute relaxation.

 

A unique 60-minute gift, the Maternity Treatment lulls the body with gentle harmony and comforting well-being. A team of Clarins specialists is on hand to provide you with the right care and gestures for your body’s changes. They will guide and advise you on how to apply these techniques at home using Clarins skin care products. A daily massage session with Clarins oils, a gift card for a massage at the Spa... all these little touches are the secret to a beautiful and stress-free pregnancy. Peace of mind while waiting for baby!

At the hospital

Maternity gift
SOS gifts for new mums!

SOS POSTPARTUM TREATS!

Don’t let yourself go when baby arrives! Beauty and motherhood are completely compatible: you can fight signs of fatigue and show off a radiant complexion at the hospital. Mums-to-be, discover the beauty products to pack in your hospital bag.

How to look radiant after giving birth?

Baby is here, the birth went well, there’s no question of having a sad and tired complexion. In the postpartum period, young mothers often experience the a bit of depression – the baby blues – and find themselves distraught by all the changes that the arrival of a newborn brings. The centre of attention for the 9 months of their pregnancy, they feel like they’ve been abandoned, alone with their body and all these new responsibilities. This is the opportunity to spoil them, to pamper them, and every little gift for the mother helps her to feel beautiful. Clarins takes care of their beauty with a multitude of gift ideas, beauty sets, customisable boxes or e-gift cards, to keep their head up and keep smiling. A must-have beauty product to boost tired skin, Beauty Flash Balm. It brightens and tightens the features. Smooths and moisturises the skin. Relaxes the face. An instant radiance boost. A gift to slip into your maternity bag. A radiance-enhancing, mood-boosting balm. Apply to keep your complexion fresh and your face happy and relaxed. Smile, you're the most beautiful of mothers!

What postpartum gift should you give to a new mother?

All women who have just given birth need to be taken care of. Don’t forget the mother in the list of birth gifts! This is the opportunity to give them the iconic Clarins Eau Dynamisante. A few spritzes provide well-being and comfort. Its invigorating fragrance awakens and stimulates the body at any time of day. This eau de toilette with essential oils and ginseng combines its fragrance with the action of plants. With a single gesture, the senses are stimulated! The skin is delicately scented, toned and moisturised. Discover the benefits of aromatherapy; smell good and feel good about yourself. A great gift idea for a new mother!

Post-natal advice

Silhouette
Silhouette

A BEAUTIFUL SILHOUETTE, STRESS FREE!

Your body feels delicate after giving birth, and it deserves specially formulated postpartum skincare. Don't let yourself go after you bring your baby home! Take time to pamper yourself between feeding and taking care of your newborn.

How to reduce postpartum stretch marks?

Put to the test during the last trimester of pregnancy, the skin faces rapid and uncontrolled weight loss after childbirth. Stretch marks can appear as a result of sagging tissue. To reduce the appearance of stretch marks, the Body Partner anti-stretch mark treatment is your best friend. Apply with light, circular massaging motions, concentrating on the affected areas. Clarins application techniques boost the desired results and help you get back the skin you love. Its Phyto Stretch Complex helps to reduce stretch marks in all four dimensions: length, width, depth and colour. A comforting comprehensive treatment for new mothers who want to get back their pre-baby body.

What routine to follow for a firm postpartum body?

After childbirth, the body needs a little time and a bit of fitness training to get back into shape. No rush, no unnecessary stress. The body is strong, and things fall back into place naturally. Back home, there’s no need to cry in front of the mirror! Challenge: lose the excess weight and stored fat, help the skin regain its firmness. No diets to starve yourself and get depressed. Take the time to eat well, especially if you are breastfeeding, and follow a healthy, balanced diet. This is an opportunity to discover the book Belle dans mes recettes by Olivier Courtin. Mouth-watering recipes in a book for slimming down and enjoying yourself at the same time. Move around, get some exercise every day, walk, take your baby for a stroll, drink plenty of water to stay well hydrated and make breastfeeding easier. Little by little, your body will regain its shape and tone. Before returning to sports, postpartum rehabilitation is recommended.

Which treatments to use to firm and tone the body?

To help the body regain its shape postpartum, follow the beauty routine of exfoliating, toning and massaging. Like before birth, gently exfoliate the body once or twice a week with the  Exfoliating Body Scrub for Smooth Skin with bamboo powder. On soft and smooth skin, massage yourself with the Tonic Body Treatment Oil to improve the skin's elasticity, or the Contour Body Treatment Oil for those who still suffer from water retention. Rinse with cool water. Apply Body Fit Expert anti-cellulite treatment to dry skin. An expert treatment that acts on sagging tissue. Its slimming and firming action leaves the skin satiny soft. Its ultra-melting gel-cream texture offers an immediate fresh and tightening effect. Quince leaf extract helps to slim down the silhouette. A great gift for your body and your morale!

How to slim down and eliminate post-pregnancy curves?

Body Shaping Cream targets localised fat on the stomach and hips after birth. Clarins tip: add a few drops of Tonic Body Treatment Oil to your cream before massaging into the affected areas. In a single gesture, you will add some tone and elasticity to its refining and firming action. More effective in enhancing the skin and refining the figure. Follow the Clarins massage techniques used at the Institute. Or leave baby in the care of their father for a relaxing session at the Spa. A zen moment just for you!

Which treatment to use to redefine the contours of the face?

To slim the face and redefine its contours, adopt the Shaping Facial Lift treatment routine as soon as you get home. To reduce postpartum swelling and refine the features, apply a thick layer of the Intensive Wrap to the lower part of the face and neck for 10 minutes. The combination of callicarpa, zingiber zerumbet and alchemilla extracts has a refining, protective and illuminating effect. The face glows! Radiant!

Shape of the breasts
Reshaping The Breasts

RESHAPING THE BREASTS

After childbirth and breastfeeding, young women fear that their breasts will sag. Hormonal changes and the increase in milk production have a direct effect on breast size.

How to preserve the shape of the breasts?

Two experts products to accompany and support the breasts in this yo-yo period. Bust Beauty Extra-Lift Gel offers an immediate tightening effect on the bust. Gently massage the skin from the nipple to the chin. Its oat sugar and Vua Sua extracts contribute to the lifting effect. The Bust Beauty Firming Lotion acts as a natural bra. It reinforces the firmness and natural density of the breasts. You can be a new mother, breastfeed your baby and still have shapely, perky breasts. Clarins lets femininity and maternity go hand in hand!
For breastfeeding mothers, always rinse the nipple area before breastfeeding.