15 Pregnancy Beauty Products That Are Baby Safe — Honest Beauty, True Botanicals and More
By ETonline Staff
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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.
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.
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.
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.