Friday, February 18, 2011

Belli Skin Care Review & Giveaway

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I get to talk about one of my favorite things today....skin care! I used to own my own Soy Bath & body company till I sold it when my 2nd child came along due to lack of time to invest. So, I have a little bit of knowledge about skin care products and especially can appreciate those that truly do offer natural benefits to your skin without all the harsh chemicals.

I would like to introduce you to a company called Belli Skin Care. Most of my dealings w/ companies are done via email. Which is so convenient being a stay-at-home mom. However, Monica from Belli wanted to speak w/ me by phone to educate me on their company a bit. That was impressive! That they care enough about their products, and that we, as consumers, understand what we are putting on our bodies...that speaks volumes about what kind of company this is!

Now for those who are wringing their hands in delight to see what Belli Skin Care is going to give away, let me relieve you of your hand-wringing so you can really focus on all the fabulous things I learned about Belli and their products that I am about to share with you. Belli Skin care has offered to give one lucky Gift Closet reader the Complexion Protection Set (Acne Cleansing Facial Wash & Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen)!! Value $46.00


Get maximum protection from breakouts and uneven skin tone with Belli's Acne Clearing Facial Wash and Anti-Chloasma Facial Sunscreen. These breakthrough formulations safely address acne and dark splotches on face caused by hormones. Get the #1 OB-Gyn Recommended skincare and enjoy flawless skin!


If you have ever been pregnant then I am sure you remember your Dr telling you to limit or not eat hot dogs & certain lunch meats due to the nitrates. Or not to inhale certain fumes, etc. while expecting. The founders of Belli Skin care are actually a husband & wife team, Jason & Annette Rubin. When Annette was expecting her 1st child she received those same orders from her Dr and also began to wonder, what about skin care? What about the things I put on my body? What kind of harmful effects can those products have on my baby?

Her hubby, Jason, being a board-certified family practitioner with broad experience in obstetrics, pediatrics, dermatology, and emergency medicine...decided to start researching this for his wife & unborn child. Concerned about the risk of chemicals absorbing through the skin and into the bloodstream during pregnancy, he developed Belli's exclusive teratology screening process, which searches through millions of published medical research studies to help women avoid ingredients even remotely linked to birth defects. Dr. Rubin's higher pregnancy safety standards are recommended by OB-Gyn physicians across the country. In 2006, the Rubins created the Belli Motherhood collection with LACT-MED database screening to help women avoid ingredients linked to harmful effects while breastfeeding. And in 2007, they introduced the beloved Belli Baby collection which avoids xenoestrogens, and features only the purest ingredients for delicate skin.

As Belli's medical director, Dr. Rubin oversees all safety screening and efficacy claims. Working together with a team of other experts (obstetrician, dermatologist, teratologist), he guides Belli's chemists in the creation of each unique product. He also writes a series of educational articles that teach women about the skin care changes of pregnancy/motherhood, and the best care and cleansing routines for their babies.

I had the pleasure of receiving & reviewing these 4 fabulous products:
Stretchmark Minimizing Cream


Stretchmark Minimizing Cream is an advanced skin restorative formulated to decrease the appearance of existing stretchmarks. Reduces stretchmark length and irregular surface area by up to 52% and stretchmark depth by up to 72%. Features darutoside and registril, which are ingredients shown in independent clinical trials to be effective on stretchmarks of any age or from any cause. $49 Directions: Apply to stretchmarks morning and night for 4 weeks and then once daily until desired results are achieved.

Eye Brightening Cream


Eye Brightening Cream revives and illuminates tired eyes. This advanced eye brightener hydrates delicate skin, lightens dark circles and minimizes the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin K enhances circulation and is shown in research to reduce the appearance of dark circles. Saccharomyces Cerevisia extract makes the area around the eye look restored, with a more uniform complexion. Rice and Soybean protein improve hydration and also aid in reducing dark circles and puffiness around the eyes. $37. Directions: Use daily to keep the eye area looking refreshed and well rested.

Belli Baby Calm Me Hair & Body Wash


Calm Me Hair & Body Wash is a blend of ingredients that cleanse and moisturize baby's hair and skin. Features the essential oil of marigold and chamomile, which softens and refreshes. This product is pH-balanced for baby's skin and tear free. 14.35 oz. $12 FREE OF PHTHALATES AND OTHER XENOESTROGENS.

Belli Baby Nourish Me Enriched Body Lotion


Nourish Me Enriched Body Lotion is pure and gentle hydration for baby's delicate skin. Features the essential oil of chamomile to soften, refresh and soothe. Belli Baby Enriched Body Lotion also works well as a pampering massage cream for your baby. 12 oz $15 FREE OF PHTHALATES AND OTHER XENOESTROGENS

Sensitive to fragrance?
These products have no scent to them:
-Anti-Chloasma Sunscreen
-Eye Brightening Cream
-Body Firming Serum
-Diaper Rash Cream
-Pure Comfort Nursing Cream
The only products that have a "fragrance" in them are Calm Me Hair & Body Wash and Nourish Me Lotion in the Belli Baby collection. The other products have the essential oils that you smell like Lavender, Peppermint, Lemon/citrus.

What I like about these products:
1. My favorite thing is all the facts I presented to you above. Every ingredient has been thorough rigorous R&D & screening before ever hitting your sweet skin! :)

2. I can't vouch for the validity of whether or not the Stretch Mark Minimizing Cream works. I will be trying this out for the required 4 weeks to see results....and I do hope to see these "battle scars" on my stomach, as I affectionately call them, minimize in size! ~wink~

3. The Eye Brightening Cream didn't make my dark circles much lighter, but then again nothing I have ever tried has worked. Over time the Vitamin K may work on them, though. Did this product minimize fine lines? Absolutely! And it def is moisturizing!

4. The baby hair & body wash is super soft & gentle and has a wonderfully clean scent to it.

5. Ditto on the baby body lotion. It almost has a light honey smell to it. So clean & fresh. Not too greasy, I have it on my hands as we speak just to try it out for myself. Absorbs quickly but leaves the skin feeling moisturized and oh so soft for hours!!! LOVE this product!!

6. The packaging is very clean and pretty. To some, not a big deal. But if you are giving these products as a gift set (which is a great idea), then appearance will certainly matter in that little gift basket you are creating.

7. I like that you can find products for both mom & baby in this line.

8. I also love that these are safe for nursing Moms as well. I nursed all 3 of my kids for 1 year each, so kudos to Belli for thinking of nursing Mommas too! :)

10. Ingredients are listed right on the product page on the site. No having to fish around to find out what's in their products.

What I didn't like:
1. I really loved all of these products! The only thing that may deter some would be some of the pricing. I am sure you are getting what you pay for this in case though, which is quality products.

Want It? Click here to visit Belli Skin Care. Gift Closet readers can enjoy 15% off, good until Dec 31, 2011, using the code VIPMOM.


WIN IT!
How to enter to win:
1. Leave a comment here. *Be sure to include your email address if it is not on your profile.*

EXTRA ENTRIES:
~Please leave a seperate comment for each entry~

1. Tell me how Belli Skin Care got started. Hint: read what I wrote above. ~wink~

2. Not a blogger? Email me your entry & I will enter you! Be sure to let me know what giveaway you are entering in your comment. heatherldt @ bellsouth dot net

Giveaway ends Thursday February 24 , 2011 @ midnight. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. This blog bares no responsibility for the delivery of this prize. Giveaway is open worldwide. I received these products for the purpose of review only from Belli Skin Care . No monetary compensation was received and these opinions are 100% my own. Click here to view my Full Disclosure.

P.S. The winner of the Hot Wheels & Big G Cereals giveaway is lucky #114 amied027. The winner of the Sunshine Pillows giveaway is #41 Teresa.

75 comments:

Jen said...

The Belli Skin Care products look great! I'm always looking to try new products.

Amber said...

Thank you so much for your thorough review and awesome giveaway!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

Belli Skincare got started when Jason Rubin, a board-certified family practitioner with broad experience in obstetrics, pediatrics, dermatology, and emergency medicine...decided to start researching this for his wife & unborn child.
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Alicia said...

I could really use something for my severe adult acne issues! The company got started when the husband and wife decided to find alternatives to harsh chemicals for skin care while she was pregnant.

forever&andalways said...

this stuff looks great would love to try it to see if i should buy it
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mverno said...

this is quite nice mverno@roadrunner.com

Lyudmila said...

Thank you for review, we want to try it if we won
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Lyudmila said...

Follower via gfc=Lyudmila
Answer the question: researching this for his wife & unborn child

buzzd said...

I could really use this

Katrina said...

I have recently noticed there products but have not tried any myself. This would be perfect for me!
ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Brenda said...

Thanks for offering a product that addresses adult acne. I'm in my late 40s and still dealing with it!

avatarlady said...

I'd love to try the stretch mark minimizing cream.


lifeis.oceanbliss at gmail dot com

Taleah said...

Thanks for the review! My email is in my profile!

Taleah said...

The company was started because the founder was worried about what she was putting on her skin when she was pregnant (as a new mother, I understand!)

~jennabaggs.com said...

looks luxurious!!
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~jennabaggs.com said...

hubby and wife researching for a safer option while preggo!

hity88 said...

Thanks for the entry - email on blogger profile.

hity88 said...

answer...researching this for his wife & unborn child

hiann88 said...

I would love to try this.

hiann88 said...

Jason Rubin while researching this for his wife & unborn child.

laughwithusblog said...

Ooooo I want one! :)

laughwithusblog said...

Belli Skincare got started when Jason Rubin decided to start researching this for his wife & unborn child.

Sarah B. said...

These look promising!! Thanks for the chance :)

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Sarah B. said...

They started this skin care line in response to Annette's first pregnancy and their concern about harmful chemicals absorbed through the skin!

sarah at yesteachercrafts dot com

Julie D. said...

Great review! I'd love to try these.
luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

Julie D. said...

The company started when the wife was worried about what skin care products were safe to use while pregnant.
luckyjd2k at gmail dot com

julis55 said...

The Belli Skin Care products look great

h. mcnaron said...

These look awesome! I would love to try them. Thanks for the chance!
hmcnaron at gmail

h. mcnaron said...

the line was started by a doctor who wanted to research good products for his wife who was pregnant and their child.
hmcnaron at gmail

oriana said...

Its this worldwide??
Im from Chile and these will by a really good gift for my pregnant sister in law..

thanks!!

Jen said...

I wish I could do a scratch and sniff through the computer screen to smell these goodies!

best email address to reach me at is jenusesreallybigwords@gmail.com


Thanks for offering this!

Jen said...

Concerned and expecting mother Annette Rubin started the line with her husband Jason because she was worried about the effect normal products have on children.

best email address to reach me at is jenusesreallybigwords@gmail.com

Sarita said...

count me in!
ericandsarita(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarita said...

Annette Rubin was pregnant and wondering how nitrates in skincare affected the baby.

Sam said...

I always have tired eyes. I would love to eye the eye brightener.

imsamanthab@yahoo.com

Sam said...

Belli Skincare began when a family practitioner, Jason Rubin began research for his wife and unborn baby.

I hope to win!

imsamanthab@yahoo.com

Courtney said...

This sounds great!

hebert024 at aoldot com

Hoa said...

I'd love to try this. Thanks for the giveaway!

alittlepieceofheaven777(at)yahoo(dot)com

Vicki S said...

This seems like a great company, I would really be happy to win and try their products!

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Vicki S said...

In 2007, they introduced the Belli Baby collection which avoids xenoestrogens, and features only the purest ingredients for delicate skin.

sswpss at yahoo dot com

Amanda S. said...

I would love to try these products! Thanks!

Amanda S. said...

They created the Belli Motherhood collection when the wife was pregnant

AmberFaith said...

Belli Skincare got started when Jason Rubin, a board-certified family practitioner with broad experience in obstetrics, pediatrics, dermatology, and emergency medicine...decided to start researching this for his wife & unborn child.

littleamberfaith@yahoo.com

Shae Johnson said...

Looking for a new skin care line to try! thanks for the chance!

shaejohnson10@gmail.com

Anika said...

Skin problems don't choose age and for those who are not so blessed with perfect skin, I can say that Belli Skin Care totally understands our needs and would be something that I would love to try! I already feel like it's going to work just by the wonderful descriptions here!

I hope to get a chance at this! Goodluck everyone! :>

anikasablan@gmail.com

Anika said...

Belli Skin Care started when Annette was pregnant and was given the orders that women who are expecting their babies should NOT (insert endless list of don'ts here). It certainly was a drag so Jason researched all about what is safe for women like his wife.

Thus, Belli Skin was born. :)

Aisling said...

These sound excellent and I have a teenager who would love to try this set of complexion products. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

Aisling said...

When Annette was expecting her 1st child she began to wonder, what about skin care? Her hubby, Jason, a board-certified family practitioner, started researching this for his wife & unborn child. mcgillrmcgill(at)charter(dot)net

wcc said...

I love trying new skin care products, but I love trying new skin care products that actually work the best! These sound great! Thanks for the chance! :)
whitechocolatecherries at gmail.com

Chisum Crew said...

I'd love to try these on my adult onset acne. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

Hotsnotty2 said...

I would love to win this, thanks for the chance!

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com

Deanna G. said...

I'd love to try these! :)

Deanna G. said...

Belli Skin Care got started when Annette Rubin was expecting her 1st child & she was concerned about the ingredients in the skin care she uses.

AmyLynn said...

DH and I just found out we are expecting our first child. :) However, my face is starting to breakout from everything that is going on. I'd love to give the acne wash a try. Especially since it is safe to use while preggers. Thanks for the chance.
(email in profile)

debijackson said...

These products sound fantastic

debijackson said...

The products originated by a doctor looking for ways to make his wife more comfortable in her pregnancy

AmyLynn said...

"The founders of Belli Skin care are actually a husband & wife team, Jason & Annette Rubin. When Annette was expecting her 1st child" her husband set out to develop products that avoided "ingredients even remotely linked to birth defects."

Anash said...

wow- nice skin care products- throw me in your hat too!
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

this company got started when Jason, being a board-certified family practitioner with broad experience in obstetrics, pediatrics, dermatology, and emergency medicine...decided to start researching this for his wife & unborn child. Concerned about the risk of chemicals absorbing through the skin and into the bloodstream during pregnancy, he developed Belli's exclusive teratology screening process, which searches through millions of published medical research studies to help women avoid ingredients even remotely linked to birth defects. And in 2007, they introduced the beloved Belli Baby collection
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

shelley said...

This stuff sounds awesome! I would love to try it. Thanks for the great giveaway!

shelleymikey at gmail dot com

susan1215 said...

I'd love to win because I love trying new skin products

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

When Annette was expecting her 1st child, her husband Jason, a board-certified family practitioner, started researching this for his wife & unborn child

Tina said...

I have searched and searched for a good quality product that was safe to use during pregnancy. I didn't want to just let my face, skin care go during pregnancy. I would search endless amount of time researching ingredients that were safe to use. FINALLY I found something that works and is safe! I have used the Belli line even when I'm not pregnant and I feel confident knowing I'm using good quality ingredients that are not toxic or mess with hormones. Not only is Belli safe, it's amazing how clear, toned and bright my face is.

Becca Ann said...

This is great.. I could use this!!

kellyr78 said...

Please enter me. These look great
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

kellyr78 said...

This product got started when the founder was expecting her first baby and told to stay away from certain chemicals. She wanted safer options for her personal care products
kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

Breanne said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to try these

bmweida at yahoo dot com

susansmoaks said...

i would love to try this out
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

southernjoy said...

sounds great!!

Erin G said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Erin G said...

Extra question: family practitioner researched this for his wife & unborn child

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Nelle said...

Hello, I'd love to try this!

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twifanheather said...

I would really love to win this for my sister!! :)

twifanheather said...

Belli Skin Care got it's start when Annette Rubin was expecting her first child and was concerned about the risk of chemicals absorbing through the skin and into the bloodstream during pregnancy, so her husband Jason, who is a board-certified family practitioner, decided to start researching.

missrantsypants said...

I'd love to be entered!


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