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Safe Skincare While Pregnant or Breastfeeding


Please note that these tips are suggestions, not recommendations from a medical professional. Please consult with your OBGYN before using any skincare product while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Whether you suspect you might become pregnant, or if you’re currently pregnant or nursing, there are certain ingredients to avoid in order to protect the health of both you and your baby. When it comes to skincare-specific ingredients, be wary of parabens, chemical sunscreens, and retinoids, all of which are noted for their potential to harm if applied while pregnant or nursing.

  • Repair: Bakuchiol is a natural derivative of the Babchi plant, and acts as a natural retinol alternative in skincare—without putting you or your baby at risk! Our newly released Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Smoothing Serum contains this remarkable ingredient, plus free radical-fighting blueberry stem cells and complexion-plumping tremella mushroom. All of the ingredients in this serum are safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding, and highly effective in combating dullness and age-related concerns.
  • Moisturize: Pair Bakuchiol Smoothing Serum with Phoenix Facial Oil as a pregnancy-safe facial routine that’s a sure route to enhancing and highlighting your natural pregnancy glow. With skin-softening jojoba oil, vitality-boosting CoQ10, and nourishing vitamin E, Phoenix is Bakuchiol’s best mate! This pairing will swiftly become your secret weapon for a  smooth, nourished complexion.
  • Tone: To refresh or finish your look worry-free, spritz your face with Rose Hibiscus Hydrating Facial Mist, which helps to stave off the dreaded skin dryness that can sometimes accompany hormonal changes. Nourishing organic coconut water and vitamin C-rich hibiscus extract both help to maintain your skin’s natural elasticity.
  • For your bod: It’s important to keep the skin moisturized and healthy as your body undergoes changes. Nourish the skin you’re in with our Coco Rose Body Polish, which blends deep-moisturizing virgin coconut oil, gentle sugar granules, and divine pink clay to buff the skin of impurities. Citrine Body Oil, which features rosehip and meadowfoam oils, combines with other pregnancy and breastfeeding-safe ingredients to brighten, condition and soothe your skin from head to toe.