How to navigate pregnancy like a BR Lady

Biologique Recherche’s UK National Ambassador and Trainer,
Amie Biller, proudly announced the big news to the BR UK team seven months ago.

Making an announcement

After the utter exhaustion of the first 6-12 weeks, comes the very welcomed second trimester! My energy levels started to go up and I started showing a more defined bump, as opposed to a ‘roll’ of what could easily be mistaken as too many mince pies during Christmas. I now felt and looked pregnant, which, in the Beauty Industry, is pretty important.

 

Adapting to your new body

I really didn’t mind my new body shape at all. It’s all about embracing it. In fact, show it off! I went from having ample breasts to having the fullest, most bountiful pregnancy boobs you have ever seen! However, when it came to my beautiful skin, it started becoming much more sensitive than usual, and dryness started to occur.

First step, HYDRATION! I immediately went to my treasure trove of babies (this is what I call my entire Biologique Recherche collection) and instantly picked up the Serum Amniotique E. This serum is fantastic for sensitive skin in need of hydration, and WOW! What a sensation!

Serum Amniotique E

Second step, PROTECTION: The next product my eyes focus on is my trusty Emulsion Gel Biosensible. Calming, restructuring fortifying and protecting; an instant relief to my skin and my soul.

Emulsion Gel Biosensible

I may be sounding over-exuberant at the moment, but sensations are so much more acute during pregnancy and the slightest bit of comfort is such a respite. My medical mind switches on, and I know that my hormone levels, circulation and immune system are all affected during this time, but all I want is to be comfortable. Paying attention to these changes, and noticing the differences is so important to me, as it allows me to change what I’m doing and improve my situation, allowing me to adapt my skincare routine to my Skin Instant.

 

A Healthy Lifestyle and time for YOU

Being a bit of a health freak and self-confessed Wholefoods addict, I wanted to maintain that as much as I could. Upping the raw juices, raw bars and eating as many wholesome meals as possible, made me feel healthy and in control. It keeps me sane and zen which is my mantra–Happy mother equals a happy baby.

Pregnancy Yoga is a great way to not only relax, and promote well-being, but it has also given me breathing techniques to handle any pains I may experience. I now understand the POWER OF OMMMMMM…..

Keeping my skin healthy is always so important, so to boost my sensitive skin, I get one of my BR girls to treat me with a Biosensible Treatment, OH SO NEEDED treatment!

How I relax…

This is the time I made sure that I gave myself no excuses … I relaxed as much as I could, as I realised that doing things for myself was so important, and soon, I somehow thing …. I may not be able to …

I love grabbing my favourite novel, cozying up on the couch with a mug of Hot chocolate, and lashing my face with the oxygenating Masque VIP02. Perfect for my stressed skin, hydrating, brightening and unifying. But best of all, it reduces the dark circles around the eye area. As I am approaching my due date, I’m finding increasingly difficulty in getting comfortable in bed, and getting a full night’s sleep. My beloved and much needed pregnancy pillow offers me endless comfort, but it sometimes still isn’t enough … even though my husband resents the fact that it’s taken his place in our bed, as he perches on the edge.

It is crucial to have time for you. My best friend told me, “When you have time now and people want to spoil you, take advantage of it, because once the baby is born, they’re no longer going to ask about you! So whether it is to go and get your hair done, or your nails done, or in my case, a pregnancy massage, once a month, do it.”

I’m not a pure-pamper treatment kind of girl. My experience through the years has made me believe that a purely pampering treatment has little value, I always want something which is results-driven, so pregnancy treatments don’t really appeal to me. On the other hand, I can’t really have my normal treatments at the moments … because I’m pregnant, so the catch 22 starts here. To compensate I get my partner to massage my feet, which he is actually really good at; and I enjoy massaging my legs and arms with Crème Dermo-RL Corps. Its regenerating and reconditioning properties are again so comforting and luscious. WOW! I really am all about comfort these days!

Crème Dermo-RL Corps

The fun part: baby clothes

I absolutely love this bit!! My very first purchase was this eeny weeny denim dress from Mamas & Papas, which I instantly fell in love with, and the shopping hasn’t stopped since!

 

New-bump clothes

My Seraphine #just for love “You + Me = Us” is my go-to for comfy gear. It’s comfy and soft and just yummy all over.

 

The Baby-Moon

The newest trend… one last-ditch attempt for mum and dad to go away and ‘relax’ before they are bound to be living indoors for 3 months and sleep for 3 hours a week… Just kidding. We decided on Lucknam Park, a beautiful Palladian Mansion in the Cotswolds’, set amongst acres and acres of private parkland.

 

Final thoughts

Coming to the end of my pregnancy experience, I would tell any new mums-to-be to make sure to take care of yourself, mind and body, through this journey. Finding ways to relax, create memories, taking me-time and ENJOY! This time is so precious and something very special is about to happen.

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46 Comments

  • Love this! Wondering if Masque Vivant is also safe during pregnancy? Thank you!


    • Hi Sheri,

      Thank you for your question.
      Masque Vivant is safe during pregnancy, and so are all our other facial products.

      And congratulations! :)


  • Katie Anderson says:

    Hello I am just wondering if the P50 1970 is safe to use during pregnancy?


  • I am pregnant and would like to know if following products are safe to use during pregnancy:
    P50
    Placenta cream
    Creme Hydravit’s
    Complex Iribiol
    Serum Oligo-Proteines Marines

    Thanks


  • Hello! Just bought serum elastine pure, splenodermine and tissulaires, want to know whether they are safe to use during pregnancy also. Thanks!


  • Hi, just wanted to know whether P50 PIGM lotion could be used during pregnancy? Thank you!


  • Sarah Atkinson says:

    Is the P50 sold in the U.S. safe for pregnancy? Thanks!


  • I see several posts say all of your products are pregnancy-friendly however it appears that Iribiol contains Salicylic Acid. Is that correct? I believe I saw on the product description that it does contain it. My dermatologist said salicylic acid is not pregnancy friendly so please confirm.


    • Hello Rachel,

      That’s correct, the Complexe Iribiol and a few other products of the range contain Salicylic Acid.

      It depends on the concentration level. In small quantities, this ingredient is fine to use during pregnancy.
      Also, please note that it is not recommended to use orally. With the Complexe Iribiol, you would only use it topically.

      I hope this helps.

      Best regards,
      BR-UK


  • Amanda Santiago says:

    Hello, if lotion P50T has BHAs, is it still safe for use during pregnancy?


    • Hello Amanda,

      We do not sell the Lotion P50T here in the UK and do not know the concentration of BHAs in this formulation.
      However, all our Lotions P50 are suitable for pregnant women; as long as the products do not contain a high level of BHA’s it is not a problem.

      Best regards,
      BR-UK


  • Amanda Santiago says:

    Hello, may I know if the levels of AHA, Polyhydroxy acids, BHA and salicylic acid in the Lotion P50 PIGM 400 safe enough for pregnant women for use twice daily? Are these below 10%? Thank you for your response.


  • How about body products. I’ve got a lot of your body products and I don’t know if I can still use them. Could you please list products that are safe to use during pregnancy.

    Thank you.


    • Dear Lydia,

      Some Biologique Recherche body products cannot be used when pregnant.

      Here is the list of products that you should stop using:
      Crème Amincissante Oxygénante MC 110
      Crème Anti-C
      Crème Défatigante
      Huiles Essentielles Pures
      Huile Dermotonique
      Huile Sous-Ombilicale
      Huile Détente
      Huile Jambes Lourdes

      These products are too stimulating.

      I hope this helps.

      If you would like any further details, please contact us directly by email at concierge@br-uk.co.uk


  • Hi,
    Is it safe to use Placenta Sèrum Authentiqe during pregnancy?

    Best regards,
    Caroline


    • Hi Caroline,

      You can use all Biologique Recherche face care products that are available in the UK whilst being pregnant.

      Thank you.

      Best regards,
      BR-UK


  • Dear,
    please inform me are these product safe to use during pregnancy:
    LAIT VIP O2;
    LOTION P50 PIGM 400;
    AMNIOTIQUE E. Serum Authentique;
    CREME ELASTINE MARINE.
    If not- what would you recommend as safe alternative


    • Dear Maja,

      All products you mentioned are suitable during pregnancy, alongside all other Biologique Recherche face care products sold in the UK.
      Please note that we no longer sell the Creme Elastine Marine.

      Best regards,
      The BR-UK team


  • Hi was wondering is creme aux acides de fruits, masque vivant, creme pigm 400, complex iribiol is safe during pregnancy?


    • Hello Pam,

      All Biologique Recherche face care products are safe to use during pregnancy.

      Thanks,
      The BR-UK team


    • Hi is the creme placenta safe to use during pregnancy?


      • Dear Amanda,

        Thank you for your message. All of our facial products including the Creme Placenta are safe to use during both pregnancy and breastfeeding.

        The BR UK Team


  • Tiffany Thomas says:

    Hello

    Are the same products that are safe for pregnancy also safe for breastfeeding?


    • Dear Tiffany,

      That’s correct, all Biologique Recherche face care products are both safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

      Best regards,
      the BR-UK team


  • Is CREME CONTOUR DES YEUX VIP 02 safe for use while pregnant? Thank you


    • Dear Olivia,

      The Creme Contour dex Yeux VIP O2 is safe to use during pregnancy.
      All our Biologique Recherche face products are.

      Thanks,
      The BR-UK team


  • Hi, I use the following products:
    Lotion P50
    Crème Dermopurifiante
    Crème Placenta
    Crème VIP O2
    Serum Placenta
    Serum Complexe Iribiol
    Serum Extraits Tissulaires
    Masque Vivant

    Are all the above products safe in pregnancy?
    Some of the above contain salicylic acid which is not pregnancy safe. I am curious how much salicylic acid it contains. Thank you.


    • Dear Thai,

      All Biologique Recherche face care products are suitable to use during pregnancy.
      The percentage of salicylic acid included in the mentioned products is low and safe.

      Thank you.

      Best regards,
      The BR-UK team


  • Is the gel adn and silkgen safe while breastfeeding?


    • Dear Bess,

      All Biologique Recherche face care products are suitable to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

      Best regards,
      The BR-UK team


  • Olesya Glushchuk says:

    Is the lotion p50v is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?


    • Natalie Kingsley-Fieldgrass says:

      Hi Olesya,

      Thank you for your comment. I can confirm the Lotion P50V is safe to use during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.

      Kindest regards,
      BR Team


  • Hi! I am using lotion P50W and Creme VG derm twice a day. I’m pregnant, is it safe to use them?


    • Natalie Kingsley-Fieldgrass says:

      Dear Larysa,

      Thank you for your message. I can confirm all of our facial products are safe for use during both pregnancy and breastfeeding.

      Kindest regards,
      The BR-UK Team


  • Good day. What moisturiser can you recommend for pregnant women with oily skin? Thank you so much.


    • Natalie Kingsley-Fieldgrass says:

      Dear Ched,

      Thank you for your email. I can confirm all of our facial products are suitable for use during pregnancy. I would recommend the Crème au Collagène Marin (anti-ageing and purifying) or the Crème Placenta which is sebum regulating and helps with post acne structural scarring.

      Kindest regards,

      The BR-UK Team


  • Hi! I am wondering if lotion MC10 no. 1 is safe for use on my face during pregnancy? Thank you for your help!


    • Natalie Kingsley-Fieldgrass says:

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you for your email. We can confirm all of our facial products including the Lotion MC110 no1 are safe for use during pregnancy.

      The BRUK Team


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