15 Pregnancy Beauty Products That Are Baby Safe — Honest Beauty, True Botanicals and More
Pregnancy can be one of the most beautiful seasons in a woman's life. But it can also come with a lot of unwelcome side effects, too — often in the form of everything from hair loss and fatigue to nausea, stretch marks and even an occasional breakout. Yep — as if you don't have enough to worry about (what with bringing new life into the world and all), your ever-fluctuating hormone levels might also inspire a new acne spot or two. Being a woman really is a funny business.
But while a lot of things may change during your pregnancy, some things don't have to — and that includes your beauty routine. If anything, your skin could actually probably use a little extra TLC during this season — with the help of pregnancy-safe products, of course.
So, what exactly does it mean for a product to be pregnancy- or baby-safe? In essence: while your body always absorbs certain ingredients, during pregnancy, that means that your growing baby can absorb them, too. And while most drug store solutions may be perfectly safe, there are some ingredients that dermatologists and doctors caution mamas-to-be from using — which according to Healthline, can include retinoids, salicylic acid, hydroquinone, phthalates and chemical sunscreens.
Finding the right beauty product that's both effective and pregnancy-safe is (obviously) no easy feat. Luckily, there's more than a few skincare products on the market that can help you to nurture your pregnancy glow, all while protecting your growing baby, too.
From celeb-founded brands like Honest Beauty and Fenty Beauty, to other organic beauty retailers like True Botanicals, Hatch and so many more, these are some of the best pregnancy-safe beauty products to shop right now — with a few skincare staples that are even celeb-approved, too.
Not only is this brightening cleanser plant-based, it's also formulated with antioxidant-rich ingredients like strawberry seed oil, hydrolyzed wheat protein and tomato extracts.
Infused with chamomile and calendula extracts, this gentle cleanser is just one of many top-rated products from Jessica Alba's clean beauty company. Plus, it also comes recommended by Halsey, who revealed in an Instagram Live that she used the cleanser during her own pregnancy.
The founder of Summer Fridays has actually previously admitted that she was pregnant with her own child while creating this customer-loved mask — so you know that it's the real deal. The Summer Fridays Overtime Mask polishes the skin with a gentle blend of vitamin and mineral-rich pumpkin and apricot seed powder that hydrates as it exfoliates, leaving complexions smoother and velvety soft.
According to the retailer, all CeraVe products are formulated with three essential ceramides — which naturally make up 50% of the lipids in the skin barrier. This gentle cleanser will help to nourish the skin and revamp its barrier.
This Olivia Wilde-approved serum works to combat signs of aging and address uneven skin tones through antioxidant-rich ingredients.
Crafted with with 5 AHA's and hyaluronic acid, this Honest Beauty serum is an award-winner for a reason.
Designed to treat all skin types, this dual purpose serum "protects by day and repairs at night" — according to the retailer.
SkinCeuticals has been hailed as being one of the best skincare brands on the market by beauty experts and dermatologists alike. This SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic is a great pregnancy-safe vitamin C serum alternative for the skin.
Protecting your skin is especially important during pregnancy — and this Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35 stick works to seamlessly blend an effective skincare treatment with a sun-shielding SPF.
All we'll say is: Sunday Riley is a cult-favorite for a reason. And this face oil can also double as a nourishing belly oil for pregnant mamas.
Treat your belly (and your baby) to Hatch Mama's antioxidant filled, dry body oil.
Soothe skin and enhance your pregnancy glow with the True Botanicals Pure Radiance Oil.
Lotions & Creams
The Rihanna glow is real — and the Fenty Beauty queen even told Allure that she had turned to this hydrating body cream during her pregnancy.
Treat your ever-changing pregnancy skin to this sustainably formulated facial cream from Doctor Rogers — known for its restorative ingredients.
Pregnancy can cause sore and sensitive skin. Treat the problem at the source with Hatch's customer-loved Nipple and Lip Rescue Balm.
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