The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

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The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

From all-natural butters to no-grease creams, check out these belly butters and lotions for preventing stretch marks and keeping your skin hydrated during pregnancy and beyond.

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The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

This wallet-friendly concoction (and No. 1 product on Amazon) is formulated with cocoa, shea, and jojoba butters for keeping stretching skin moisturized, while vitamin E increases elasticity.

Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter, $12.99
The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Organic ingredients like broccoli seed oil, cupuaçu butter, and shea butter alleviate itchiness and improve elasticity, while the butter's dry-touch formula leaves your belly moisturized without feeling greasy.

Nine Naturals Vanilla + Geranium Replenishing Belly Butter, $35
The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Another Amazon.com people-pleaser, Earth Mama Angel Baby's light lotion scored major points from mamas-to-be for its non-greasy, non-toxic formula that keeps itchy bellies moisturized without a nausea-inducing scent.

Earth Mama Angel Baby Belly Butter, $17.99
The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

In addition to decreasing the appearance of stretch marks, Clarins' luxe soothing cream contains key ingredients like centella asiatica for improving circulation and prevent scarring, crowberry for inhibiting "the enzyme responsible for the degradation of collagen."

Clarins Stretch Mark Minimizer, $54
The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Another affordable option, this tried-and-true product is a drugstore mainstay — and with good reason. It's got Bio C-Elaste (a blend of collagen, elastin, sweet almond oil, and argan oil, to name a few) that helps prevent stretch marks during and after pregnancy.

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Massage Cream for Stretch Marks, $4.69
The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

This creamy lotion is "packed with a blend of organic oils including avocado, rosehip, argan, and sweet almond" to promote elasticity, while shea butter keeps skin super moisturized. Fragrance-sensitive mamas who get nauseous easily should know that this butter also has a citrus scent.

Mamma Mio The Tummy Rub Butter, $36
The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Mustela's bestselling starter kit contains its Double Action moisturizing stretch mark cream that promotes cell renewal and increases suppleness, plus its Specific Support Bust cream that helps alleviate swollen breasts during pregnancy. Bonus: both are specially formulated for sensitive skin.

Mustela Stretch Marks Survival Kit for Belly and Bust, $50
The Best Creams and Belly Butters for Preventing Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Mamas with itchy bellies rave about Honest Co.'s cruelty-free Belly Balm, which hydrates the skin and smooths stretch marks using a blend of organic shea butter, tamanu oil, jojoba, apricot kernel, rosehip, and more nourishing ingredients.

Honest Company Organic Belly Balm, $15.95

Despite all of the toddler tantrums and baby blowouts, any mom will tell you that the joy of raising children is worth every stretch mark. (Though magically erasing these birth battle scars would be just as great, right?) While genetics do play a major role in whether or not you get them, it’s still just as important to moisturize your growing belly as the stretching skin can get pretty itchy during pregnancy.

Given that both of our The SASS hosts are currently expecting, pregnancy is a top-of-mind topic as of late — so we’ve rounded up some of the best belly butters and creams for preventing stretch marks and keeping your skin hydrated. It’s worth noting that although retinols are commonly used to treat stretch marks, they’re a no-no for pregnant women.

Check out our top picks in the gallery above, then let us know in the comments which products worked for your pregnancy!

Want to know more about how to banish those pregnancy stripes? Watch our video below to learn more about a treatment for removing stretch marks.