Embracing pregnancy and motherhood marks a profound and exhilarating journey for women, accompanied by a spectrum of health-related considerations. From navigating dietary choices to selecting appropriate products and medications, managing the myriad of bodily transformations, and ensuring the well-being of both yourself and your baby, this transformative period unfolds with a wealth of new knowledge to absorb.
Undoubtedly, maintaining a sense of beauty and radiance holds significance during pregnancy. Yet, the absorption of skincare products into the body raises valid concerns about their impact on both the mother and the developing baby. Which products are deemed safe for moms-to-be and nursing mothers? What specific ingredients should be approached with caution? We are delighted to offer valuable insights and guidance on navigating these crucial aspects of skincare during this special chapter of your life!
#1 Avoid the use of retinol
Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, has been linked to an elevated risk of birth defects when consumed in high doses, as seen in retinoids like Retin-A and isotretinoin. Consequently, it is strongly advised for pregnant women to steer clear of products containing retinol. This precaution extends to breastfeeding mothers, who are also recommended to avoid the use of retinol during this period. To provide a safe and effective alternative, we proudly introduce our Dream Capsule Sleeping Mask, featuring Bakuchiol—an innovative, 100% plant-derived alternative to retinol. Bakuchiol offers comparable effectiveness without the potential risks associated with retinol, allowing pregnant and nursing mothers to use Dream Capsule with peace of mind. Prioritising your skin's health while embracing the joys of motherhood has never been more reassuring.
#2 Sun protection is crucial
During pregnancy, as your skin may become more sensitive, incorporating a sunscreen with at least SPF 50 becomes crucial to minimise skin discoloration and spots. Opting for a sunscreen with active mineral ingredients, such as zinc oxide, is particularly beneficial as it forms a physical shield between your skin and the sun. A highly recommended choice is our Morning Glow Physical Sunscreen — a 100% pregnancy and nursing-safe formulation providing broad-spectrum protection!
#3 Pregnancy rosacea
Some moms-to-be may develop rosacea, a skin condition characterised by facial redness, flushing, small visible blood vessels, small red bumps and swellings. Opt for our Dew Potion Essence Mist and Idyllic Fields Daytime Moisturiser! These products are specifically formulated with ingredients to address rosacea and eczema concerns. Additionally, it's noteworthy that all of our products, including Dew Potion and Idyllic Fields, are not only vegan but also deemed safe for both pregnancy and nursing!
Ensuring the safety and well-being of both mother and child is paramount. Opting for alternative skincare options, such as those provided by our products, becomes a prudent choice during pregnancy and lactation. Prioritise your skin's health while embracing the joys of motherhood with confidence and reassurance!