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Top 5 Pregnancy Essentials: Terri Hall from Integrity Botanicals

Top 5 Pregnancy Essentials: Terri Hall from Integrity Botanicals

We are so excited to have a guest blogger this week! We've known this special mama for a very long time. Her green beauty shop, Integrity Botanicals, was one of our very first retailers. Terri is just a couple days away from her due date with her second (so exciting!) and because Integrity Botanicals only carries the best natural and organic skincare products, we reached out to her to share her pregnancy skincare essentials and she did not disappoint. Read about her favorites below.

 


 

I was completely flattered when Zoe Organics asked if I would do a guest post talking about my pregnancy essentials. We have one son, Jackson, who is now 5 1/2 years old and I’m now in the final days of my second pregnancy. I used Zoe products in my pregnancy with Jackson and excited to share that Zoe products are a staple in my current pregnancy.

 

Here are my Top 5 Pregnancy Essentials:

 

  1. Zoe Organics Belly Oil: I’d highly recommend this for early on in pregnancy, from the first day that you find out you are pregnant. I used this with my first pregnancy and it definitely helped with my skin’s elasticity. I didn’t notice any stretch marks later in my first pregnancy as my belly quickly started to expand. In my second pregnancy, I failed to use this early on with being a busy working mom and then started to notice stretch marks develop in my 2nd trimester - lesson learned! I love how fast this belly oil absorbs without any greasy after-feel and will use this post pregnancy to get my belly back into shape.

 

  1. Zoe Organics Belly Butter: I used this in my 2nd and now in my 3rd trimester (both pregnancies). This belly butter is great for dryness and itchiness associated with stretching skin. I love how it spreads and absorbs into skin, making your belly feel moisturized and comfortable. A little goes a long way too so it will last a long time.

 

  1. Zoe Organics Everything Balm: If I had to choose one all over body care essential from Zoe (including a growing belly), especially for travel, this would be my go-to. It’s great because it comes in a convenient stick, spreads easily over skin without tugging and is super moisturizing without that greasy after feel. It has a light vanilla-coconut scent that’s really comforting. This balm also comes in handy if you are traveling with other kids - my 5 1/2 year old loves to use this balm and all by himself. :)

 

  1. de Mamiel Pregnancy Facial Oil: Love how this facial oil makes my skin glow! The aromatherapy blend of this oil is very soothing, calming and harmonious, it has a silky texture and it makes my skin feel so smooth. I love that this oil is also specifically formulated for pregnancy related concerns – hormonal and reactive skin, and especially safety. Pregnancy and beauty products, and what we put on our skin can become a very confusing topic, especially with the use of essential oils.

 

  1. La Bella Figura Découverte Under Eye Repair Serum: My absolute favorite eye serum for reducing dark circles and puffiness (not only during pregnancy!) This has been especially helpful in my 3rd trimester with many sleepless nights and struggling to be comfortable, not to mention my mind racing about all the things I need to do to prepare for our sweet baby’s arrival. This will also be a staple for me post pregnancy with the countless sleepless nights ahead. While this product is not specifically formulated for pregnancy, I personally feel comfortable using this product while pregnant. I always recommend checking with your doctor first before applying skincare products while pregnant.






Dr. Michael ShannonFormer Parson’s alum and former women’s contemporary fashion designer Terri Hall, the seeds for Integrity Botanicals and her passion for Green Beauty were sown when Terri was a teenager struggling with problematic skin that lasted throughout college. Terri spent countless hours researching and experimenting with myriad natural homemade remedies – from egg white masks to face cleansers to hair masks and anti-aging treatments — to sooth problematic skin, psoriasis and more.

Terri launched Integrity Botanicals with her husband Marc and after the birth of her son devoted herself to the Green Beauty industry and helping to educate customers on beauty products that were healthy, luxurious and full of integrity.

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Zoe Organics + Nordstrom

Zoe Organics + Nordstrom

OMG we are so excited... a dream of ours has finally come true! We're in Nordstrom!! Read more to find out which Nordstrom locations are now carrying Zoe Organics products!

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Winter, and Why We Love Waterless Products

Winter, and Why We Love Waterless Products

Winter is here, and that means dry skin. Read Heather's own list of favorites skin care items, how she uses them and why they are so effective.

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What You Might Not Know About Our New Gift Sets

What You Might Not Know About Our New Gift Sets
We are so excited to announce the arrival of our new Gift Sets! We've gathered three of our favorite products in both the Baby and Pregnancy categories, and packaged them together in beautiful new gift boxes. Continue reading

Nordstrom

Nordstrom

A dream came true for us this week – our products went up on Nordstrom's website!

Nordstrom is a retailer we set our eyes on in 2010 when I was making products in my kitchen. We knew we wanted to partner with them, and this week it happened. 

You can now find most of our products on nordstrom.com – and watch for our brand new gift sets coming early October. They are GORGEOUS!!

If you make a purchase on nordstrom.com, would you pretty please leave a review so that new customers can discover us as well? You're the best!

Thanks for working together with us to make natural and organic the standard in skincare. We've only just begun!

xo

Heather

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What's Next for Zoe Organics at Target?

What's Next for Zoe Organics at Target?



You may have seen there is a serious clearance going on in the prenatal/postpartum section at Target. Not only are the Zoe Organics products on clearance, but most of the other awesome brands in the assortment are being cleared as well. 

We are sad to say that the prenatal/postpartum assortment in the healthcare aisle at Target is going away. If you have gone to Target to purchase our products, you are aware of the challenges it has been to find us there! Rather than an intuitive location, such as baby or skincare, the pre/postnatal assortment has been located in the healthcare section, and shares an aisle with the women's feminine products, pregnancy tests and sexual health products. While some of the products in the assortment made sense for healthcare, the skincare products were a huge challenge, and one that ultimately led to the end of a really cool idea. 

We give huge props to Target and the team who had the vision to put an assortment together that recognized the needs of women during pregnancy and postpartum. And we don't believe it ends here! 

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Prepping for Baby – GIVEAWAY!

Prepping for Baby – GIVEAWAY!
Prepping for Baby: GIVEAWAY! Continue reading