Non-Toxic Beauty Products That Are Totally Pregnancy-Safe
When you are pregnant, everything changes. Your lifestyle, your diet, your mood, and most obviously your body. In addition to fetal movement, your skin undergoes some changes throughout pregnancy. It’s different for every woman – the effects range from the glow of pregnancy, to hormonal outbursts, skin pigmentation, and even increased sensitivity.
Because of all these changes – not to mention, the health of your baby – you may want to think twice about your beauty routine. Just like food and activities, there are many different chemicals and ingredients that need attention. You want to avoid ingredients like retinol, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, formaldehyde, parabens, etc.
Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your skincare and makeup routine entirely for the entire nine months – it turns out that there are plenty of non-toxic, pregnancy-safe beauty products out there. Read on to see some of our top picks.
Mineral Fusion Foundation, $32.99.
This foundation is formulated with the safest ingredients to give you smooth, flawless skin without clumping. And in addition to not containing harmful chemicals, it also contains antioxidants that help your skin stay firm.
Lilah B. Virtuous Veil Concealer & Eye Primer, $44.
With sleepless nights and skin problems such as dark spots (common hyperpigmentation during pregnancy), you may find yourself in need of a good concealer. This 2-in-1 concealer also acts as a primer for the eyes to cover imperfections and reveal a natural shine. It contains aloe vera, which moisturizes and soothes the skin and is free of parabens, sulfates and synthetic fragrances, so it is 100% safe for pregnancy.
Lily Lolo Smoke and Mirrors Palette, $34.
With this versatile palette, you can go for makeup-less looks or sexy smoky ones (because even when you’re pregnant, date night is a must! . It comes in 8 pigments, with both a matte formula and a fine gloss. It is made with love and contains no harmful chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrances and dyes.
Ilia Limitless Mascara, $28.
Keep your eyelashes long during pregnancy and let your eyelashes remain long without any flakes (or horrible chemicals) to make them look more godly. This mascara has a buildable formula that perfectly adds volume to the lashes for a fuller, more natural look. It contains shea butter and fortified arginine to give your eyes that extra boost – plus, it’s harmless, so there’s no guilt when you add it to your cart! This mascara is made with shea butter and arginine.
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Satin Lip Cream, $24
Apply this organic lip balm for soft, healthy and vibrant lips. It does not contain any harmful chemicals, but uses an exclusive botanical formula to hydrate the skin.
RMS Beauty Buriti Bronze Powder, $28.
Stay glowing until your due date with this shiny bronze highlighter. In addition to some natural shine, it also contains ingredients like vitamin A and beta-carotene to help you glow from the inside out.
Glossier Cloud Paint, $18
Glossier’s Cloud Paint is an Instagram favorite that works well and has a cult following of its own. This gel blush is easy to apply, whether you want a lighter tone or more pigmented shade. What’s the best part? It is hypoallergenic, paraben, fragrant, and cruelty-free.
Aleavia Facial Cleanser, $19.99.
Keep your skin clean and enhance your pregnancy glow by using this facial cleanser. It is effective in removing dead skin cells, toxins and excess oil. It also provides you with nourishment to nourish and purify your skin. It is vegan, paraben free, non-toxic and 100% natural and organic. It’s so safe, you can even use it on your baby!
Honest Beauty 3-in-1 Detox Mud Mask, $16.92
To say pregnancy is stressful is an understatement. So relax and detox with this dreamy mud mask from Jessica Alba’s skincare line. It removes toxins, deep dirt and dead skin cells from the face without any nasty sulfates, parabens or synthetic fragrances.
Tata Harper Repairing Moisturizer, $110
This pregnancy-friendly moisturizer has a sunscreen formula and is perfect for oily and combination skin. It is rich in vitamins and minerals and free of synthetic chemicals such as GMOs, toxins, fillers, artificial colors and flavors. This one is for wrinkles, but it’s worth mentioning that this brand has other moisturizers for all kinds of skin care needs!
Sun Bum Original Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50, $15.99
When you’re pregnant, you may be particularly sensitive to the sun. Use this sunscreen to fill your skin with vitamin E while protecting you from harmful UVA/UVB rays.It is hypoallergenic and free of preservatives and gluten. It’s also waterproof, so you can use it when you’re swimming in the pool or in the ocean!