Molly Sims’s Belly-Soothing Miracle Balm

06/15/2012 at 10:00 AM ET
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Call it mother’s skintuition. A very pregnant Molly Sims has shared one of her mommy-to-be must-haves on OpenSky. Among her top fashion and beauty picks is Belly Butter by Indie Lee ($18), a soothing, all-natural remedy for growing baby bumps.

“This belly balm has been a pregnancy life-saver for me. Not only does the balm soothe and calm my tight, itchy skin, it actually helps ward off those dreaded stretch marks,” says Sims, who is among the style influencers sharing their favorite products on the site.

Made with avocado oil, lavender, bees wax and vitamin E, its clean scent and light feel will keep a blossoming belly happy.

Other skin pick-me-ups in the Indie Lee line include a carrot French clay cleansing bar ($6), plant-derived shampoo ($22), and exfoliating hand scrub ($28). How fresh!

— Brooke Showell

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Jen on

Sounds like a nice product….to keep the skin soft and keep the itchiness away.

However, sorry, Molly, but there really isn’t anything you can do to prevent stretch marks. Everything I’ve read says either you get them or you don’t, and a lot of it has to do with genetics. Which isn’t to say that it hurts at all to try to keep the skin as soft and elastic as possible.

I’m 5’3″ and about 105 pounds. I’ve had two kids, one 7.5 pounds and the other 8.5 pounds. I don’t have any stretch marks, but I’m pretty sure it’s not because of something I did or didn’t do.

Abbie on

@ Jen – you are so right!!! I have friends who are bigger and smaller then me who do not have stretch marks, I started getting them at 8 when I went through a growth spurt, but everyone in my family has them including my brother who has never had a child!!!

Catca on

The creams can help slightly with stretch marks but yes, they are genetic. The only way to get rid of them if you get them is a tummy tuck.

Cindy on

Getting or not getting stretch marks is a genetic thing. I didn’t get them but it wasn’t because I did anything particularly right. Just the way it worked out.

patricia on

I want to try the carrot French clay cleansing bar, does it really works well on skin?

Kelly on

This may be a great skin softening product, but I agree, it’s all in the genes. I had gained at least 40 pounds with each of my pregnancies and had an 8 1/2, 9 1/2 and 10 1/2 pound baby. Never used anything on my belly and not one stretch mark. Lucky, I guess.