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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Celebrating Pregnancy Sponsor Spotlight: Novena Maternity *Organic Beauty Belly Cream & Organic Fruit Face Wash* (REVIEW)

Mission Statement

Novena is determined to provide women of childbearing years a worry free skin care line designed  for Pregnancy.

Novena does not contain any of the possible harmful ingredients which could potentially affect the health of a developing baby.

Whether you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or even one day planning on having a baby,
NOVENA is the right choice for you and your miracle of life.
         Safe Organic Pregnancy Skin Care
           Your Baby’s Worth It…

I have had the pleasure of reviewing two products from Novena Maternal Skin Care. I received the Organic Beauty Belly Cream and the Organic Fruit Face Wash. If you have been reading my posts, you may already know that I am a lotion and butter freak! I apply lotions daily (several times a day when pregnant) because I like my skin to look, smell and feel pretty. I am pretty particular about what I use on my skin, especially when pregnant. I was delighted to find some skin care products that are safe for pregnant and nursing mothers and are doctor recommended!

I really love the two products I received and I will start off by telling you about the Organic Beauty Belly Cream.

I love the pretty pink and silver bottle! Of course that doesn't really matter...it's what's on the inside that counts...but for some reason, the colors stuck out to me. The Organic Beauty Belly Cream is much like a lotion and less on the buttery side. I like this because it goes on quickly and leaves no oily feeling. It is easy to get dressed after applying this. With butters, I have to rub in (it seems like forever) and my clothes seem to resist going on because they stick to the butter on my skin. I have been using this belly cream day and night and even a couple times a day, if I feel an itch. I am trying my best to prevent stretch marks since I only have a few from my last three pregnancies. I love that I only need a dime sized amount and it spreads all over my belly, hips and even my thighs.
The Organic Fruit Face Wash is great too! I have to be honest, I usually use a bar soap to wash my face because a lot of facial washes make me break out. I also have combination skin~ oily and dry. The Organic Fruit Face Wash has not caused any breakouts, thank goodness, and a little goes a long way. Only a pea sized amount is needed for each face wash and I use it daily. I like that it has a light scent and it is packed with certified organic ingredients! This wash is great for removing makeup. My mascara is usually what is left behind after one wash with the bar of soap. The organic fruit face wash gets all my makeup off in one easy wash. Love it!

Both products are amazing and truly a treat for any expecting or new mother. I look forward to trying more of their products! They also offer Organic Cucumber Cranberry Eye Gel, Organic Beauty Breast Cream and many more products!

You can purchase Novena Maternal Skin Care Products HERE and be sure to like them on facebook too!

One Green Mam-a Jam-a reader is going to win the same two products that I received during the *Celebrating Pregnancy* giveaway event, beginning September 25!

Be sure to check back and enter...this prize is one of many, that will go to one winner! (Over $200 in prizes!!)
**Disclosure~ The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.


  1. It is great to pamper yourself during pregnancy!!

  2. I would love to try this stuff. I have terrible luck with skincare products and its expensive to buy new things to try but these sound like they are worth it. Good review!

  3. I like to keep it simple with lotions and soap, and it has to be organic! So, this looks like a great one! Also, you are so right about the packaging it's really cute! and being cute never hurt anything!

  4. The bottles are adorable! They all sound like great products I would use.

  5. This product sounds amazing!! I would love to try it! I love that it is safe for baby!

  6. These pink bottles are very appealing and I love that they don't contain any chemicals that could harm your baby!

  7. I love the bottles but more that the belly cream is organic and has nothing harmful in it!

  8. I'm having a terrible time with my skin this pregnancy! I'd love to try these!

  9. I am a lotion and potion addict :) I love that these are chemical free.

  10. I hate the itchy skin!!! This sounds amazing and definitely worth looking into...

  11. How nice that there is a pregnancy line of skin care! I never knew regular skin care could be harmful while pregnant. Thanks for the review!

  12. I love that the bottles are pink too! :) Also I have oily and dry skin too which can be very sensitive to harsh cleaners which is why i love that this line is organic and if it worked on your skin i'm sure it'll work on mine since they are mixed too. I used a cocoa butter lotion on my belly through my pregnancy and I don't know if it worked, I have a couple of stretch marks but not many, I wonder how it would've been with this cream!



  13. It seems like every day I hear of a new company with a new pregnancy cream, whether its for stretch marks, increased dry skin during pregnancy, etc.
    I wonder if this would aid in smoothing out my stretch marks. I have stretch marks almost EVERYWHERE on my body from having big babies!

  14. I love that these products contain organic ingredients. I would feel safe using them.

  15. I would love to try this stuff. I have terrible luck with skincare products and its expensive to buy new things to try but these sound like they are worth it

  16. These products would be perfect for me around this time into my pregnancy when I feel so exhausted and unpretty!

  17. My skin got so dry. I could really use these

    knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

  18. i love that they have put time and effort into the product to make sure that it will not harm the baby. i don't like using many lux items while pregnant so this would be great
    mrs.jamie_tucker @ hotmail.com

  19. the fruit wash sounds lovely! would love it!

  20. I love it all.....