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Managing Your Skincare While Pregnant and Breastfeeding

Managing Your Skincare While Pregnant and Breastfeeding


Pregnant Woman GlowWhat an exciting time! Whether you’re a first time mom or have had plenty experience down the mommy road we can all agree that this is a time full of joy and excitement. However, let’s be real for a minute, stretch marks, dark circles from sleepless nights, acne, pregnancy mask and worry lines can be quite frustrating skincare dilemmas that come along with Mommy-hood. You may find that some of your favorite beauty products that gave your skin that beautiful glow are unsafe to use now that you’ve got a baby on board. But don’t worry, we’ve created this blog to help you navigate through which ingredients to ditch during this delicate and beautiful time.

  • Aluminum chloride hexahydrate:Found in antiperspirant; check for aluminum chloride hexahydrate and aluminium chlorohydrate.
  • Beta hydroxy acids:Salicylic acid, 3-hydroxypropionic acid, trethocanic acid and tropic acid.
  • Chemical sunscreens:Avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate and oxtocrylene.
  • Diethanolamine (DEA):Found in hair and body products; stay clear of diethanolamine, oleamide DEA, lauramide DEA and cocamide DEA.
  • Dihydroxyacetone (DHA):Found in spray self-tanners; could be harmful if inhaled.
  • Formaldehyde:Found in hair straightening treatments, nail polishes and eyelash glue; look for formaldehyde, quaternium-15, dimethyl-dimethyl (DMDM), hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, and 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol).
  • Hydroquinone:A lightening agent; abstain from hydroquinone, idrochinone and quinol/1-4 dihydroxy benzene/1-4 hydroxy benzene.
  • Parabens:Keep away from propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl and methyl parabens.
  • Phthalates:Found in products with synthetic fragrances and nail polishes; avoid diethyl and dibutyl especially.
  • Retinol:Vitamin A, retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotretinoin.
  • Thioglycolic acid:Found in chemical hair removers; can also be labeled acetyl mercaptan, mercaptoacetate, mercaptoacetic acid and thiovanic acid.
  • Toluene:Found in nail polishes; skip methylbenzene, toluol and antisal 1a
  • Essential oils: Aniseed, Angelica, Basil, Black pepper, Camphor, Cinnamon, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Clove, Fennel, Fir, Ginger, Horseradish, Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Mustard, Mugwart, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Wintergreen & Carrot Seed Oil. 

Stay tuned for the exciting launch of our Baby Belly Skin Care Line! We can't wait to bring all of our mamas a healthy line made just for their skincare needs! 

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