Pregnant women who are desperate to do something about the poor skin straining to cover their bellies might want to consider Skin Solution. The Minnesota-made botanical oil concoction was originally developed for horses, to heal their cuts and smooth their skin. It contains organic rosehip oil to improve skin elasticity, as well as apricot kernel oil, which is believed to soothe itchy, dry skin. Unfortunately, I could not determine if this product improved my own skin. After six months of pregnancy, my preferred belly-relief regimen is simply trading in the ridiculous zipperless jeans that stretch up to my armpits for a comfy pair of sweatpants. But whether it works for you or not, Skin Solution has plenty of secondary bonuses. The parent company is based in the Twin Cities, the product is made with plant-based ingredients, and a portion of every sale funds breast cancer research. In addition, the producer only partners with “green” companies. Everyone from the logger to the printer is certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. Another nice aspect of Skin Solution is that it doesn’t need to be thrown out after the baby arrives: The company recommends it for any ailment in which the skin needs to repair and regenerate itself, such as diaper rash or skinned knees.