By Kajan Doyle
When you’re pregnant, a lot of the focus is on nutrition – foods to eat and foods to avoid. Drinks too come under scrutiny; one cup of caffeine a day, and can you or can you not have a glass of wine with dinner? But what about what else you’re putting in your body? Did you know the skin is your largest organ? Combine that with the fact that the beauty industry is wholly unregulated, and you’ve got a big challenge choosing beauty products, especially when you’re pregnant.
In general, anything that can mimic estrogen = bad in bump language. If you want more info on the astonishing things found in beauty products, The Environmental Working Group is a great resource, check out their Skin Deep Guide to avoiding toxic ingredients in your products.
Here’s three clean beauty swaps that eliminate the worst offenders
Phallate, synthetic fragrance and aluminum free this all natural from Schmidt's may have a learning curve on the application it does work.
While the rest of the industry has plenty of options to go clean, there’s only a handful of “clean perfumes.” Thankfully this one is from famed French perfumer Olivia Giacobetti, who, according to Vogue, has a “resume of olfactory hits for major houses like Frédéric Malle, Diptyque, and Hermès.” We’re sold!
I didn’t realize you had to buy specific nail polish to make it formaldehyde free… but you do….
Look for nail polish that’s 5 free (from formaldehyde, DBP, toluene,formaldehyde resin and camphor). Like this one from Jin Soon