Pregnancy and skincare: which products are safe?

When you’re expecting a new arrival you’ll probably have never been more conscious about what you put into your body. Not only are you now eating to fill your tummy, you actually have a little one growing inside you. They rely on you for the constant stream of vitamins, minerals, and all-round nutrition they need to grow big and strong.

With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of some of the best all-natural skincare products on the market. They’re designed to refresh and nourish your skin whilst also avoiding any of the potentially harmful synthetics and additives you’ll find in other products.

La Roche-Posay toleriane sensitive 

Pregnancy plays havoc with your hormones and nowhere is that more apparent than the delicate natural balance of your skin. For years it has been used to a particular way the rest of your body is doing things, only to be suddenly knocked out of equilibrium and given something else to contend with. 

This is where the natural magic of the team at La Roche-Posay comes into play. They’ve mastered the art of creating a richly nourishing daily moisturiser you can use to restore your skin’s natural balance. It’s recommended by some of the world’s leading dermatologists, designed to soothe and rehydrate your skin, and has a whole host of proven anti-inflammatory properties too. Just what you need when looking your best is the only option. 

Kiehl’s SPF30 facial cream 

Keeping your skin looking its best is as much about protecting it from the harmful UV glare of the sun as anything else. If you want to give your skin something to smile about, moving away from the potentially harmful additives and synthetic chemicals of traditional sun creams will be the way to go. 

By using Kieh’s all-natural approach, you can give your skin something to smile about when you and your bump are relaxing in the sun. Ideal if you want to recharge your batteries and generate plenty of that all-important vitamin D, without running the risk of damaging your skin.  

Kismet Cosmetic’s Bath Bombs

There is nothing better than a warm bath when you’re sore and tired, which happens to be rather often when you’re pregnant. All the hormonal changes mean you get tired more easily and the added weight from the new life you’re carrying can be quite a change for your body to adjust to.

A warm soak with a high-quality bath bomb is an excellent way to treat yourself and Kismet’s bombs are a great choice. The warm water will soothe your tired muscles while their wide range of top of the line fragrances will help you relax, and super nourishing organic shea butter will hydrate your skin, helping you prevent stretch marks. 

PCA skin hydrator 

One thing we’ve all been brought up thinking is that skincare products need to smell great, but why is that? What PCA has done is turn this idea on its head by focusing on giving your skin exactly what it needs to thrive, and nothing more. 

It’s an approach that’s allowed them to create a broad spectrum SPF cream that’s free from artificial and synthetic dyes and fragrances. Not only that, but it’s a rich source of olive oil, almond extract and nourishing shea butter. Just what your skin has been waiting for when you need a natural touch of TLC. 

Weleda skin food 

With a name like that, how could it not make it onto our list? Weleda has long been one of the market leaders when it comes to all-natural skincare, and when you try their skin food for the first time it’s not hard to see why. 

It’s rich in everything from pure plant extracts to essential oils and is made using a rich heritage that dates back almost 100 years. They’re known for their attention to detail and commitment to keeping everything natural — an approach that is embodied no better than by the plant garden they first started with. We love the intense moisturizing feeling you get when you first apply it to your skin, not to mention the way your skin begins to transform before your very eyes after the very first use. 

The Organic Pharmacy seaweed clay mask

Last but not least we come to perhaps our favourite entry on our list. The beauty of this mask cream is that it works with your body, not against it, to gently draw out the toxins and build-ups which can throw off your body’s delicate natural balance. 

By getting to the root cause of so many of the issues that can occur during pregnancy, it gives you a solid natural base for you and your bump. Perfect if you want to look great on the outside, feel amazing on the inside, and give your imminent new arrival everything they need to grow big and strong. 

Anything else you need to know? 

The best approach is to keep things natural wherever possible. If you want to give your baby everything they need to grow big and strong in the womb, there’s simply no substitute for connecting them with the natural world. The products on offer may cost a little more, or take a little longer to arrive at times, but they’ll always be more than worth the wait. 

Take your time to find the right fit for your life and you’ll be giving your little one the greatest gift of all: a healthy start in life.

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