Beauty Skincare

10 Of The Best Organic Beauty Products for Pregnancy

By Alicia Dell’Anna

Despite the fact that the cosmetics industry is barely regulated at all, many women often don’t consider which chemicals may be lurking in their cosmetics until they become pregnant. Sure, we all know we should avoid Botox and hair dye when we’re expecting, but the fact is that many mainstream skincare and makeup brands are full of harmful ingredients that can enter your bloodstream and cause illness ranging from skin conditions, kidney and liver disease to cancer. And that’s just for you–who knows what they could do to ‘you junior’?

Obviously, any  soon-to-be mom would surely rather be ‘better safe than sorry’ when it comes to choosing cosmetic products to use during her special 9 months. For help here, we asked expert Alicia Dell’Anna for her suggestions on products that she knows to be 100% safe for women–and their bumps.

Since 2013, Alicia has been providing concierge services to expectant mothers and young families across the globe.“During pregnancy, women become far more conscious of the ingredients in their beauty products,” she says. “But it’s hard for them to choose–after all, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the advice dispensed by in-laws, doctors, friends and family”. Clients come to Delivered by Dell’Anna for a unique and tailor-made service to make their pregnancy as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.

With a little black book of all things mama and baby, Alicia selected the 10 products her clients love most.

1. Mama Mio Pregnancy Boob Tube Cream

A boob savior! Rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9 to lock in hydration, CoQ10 a powerful antioxidant, Shea butter to help restore and repair and green cabbage leaf extract to help ease swelling. This is the product most recommended by pregnant women and new mums.

 

2. Nine Naturals Pregnancy Shampoo in Citrus and Mint  

If you are looking for a pregnancy-friendly shampoo and conditioner, look no further. Nine Naturals delivers the perfect blend of Jojoba seed oil, shea butter and sunflower seed oil along with lemon, lime, and peppermint essential oils. Designed to not only revitalise your hair, but also alleviate morning sickness and fatigue.

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3. Belli Anti Blemish Face Wash

Unless you are extremely lucky, with pregnancy comes hormonal acne. Most anti blemish cleansers contain Salicylic acid, something doctors recommend you avoid during pregnancy. Belli’s face wash comes as a shining skin savior. Lemon peel oil, green tea extracts and cucumber leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed.

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4. Motherlylove Tums and Boob Stretch Mark Oil

Gold winner at the Gentle Parenting Awards 2015, this oil will help maintain your skin’s natural elasticity whilst moisturising and nourishing your growing bump. A very effective product with a beautiful, light scent.

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5. Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

A true multi tasker, Pai’s BioRegenerate is best used at night. Add a few drops to your facial moisturiser or apply to scars and stretchmarks and let it work its magic. You’ll wake up reaping the benefits of this fabulous product, before, during and after pregnancy.

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6. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

My clients love it so much, it was difficult to choose just one product from the Jane Iredale range. If you are looking to enhance your natural pregnancy glow whilst covering those hormonal blemishes, this is the product for you. Jane Ireland is a mineral make-up brand, perfect for expectant mothers.

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7. Garden of Eve Expectantly Lovely Face Cream

This is a universal face cream suitable for all skin types, but especially formulated to be fully natural, so as not to interfere with health and safety of ‘the buns in the oven’. Lightweight, it absorbs quickly into the skin and the subtle aroma promises not to offend even the most sensitive of pregnant noses.

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8. Mustala Instant Comfort Legs

Feel like your legs are made of lead? Never fear: this product eases tired and achy feet and legs. It contains natural menthol extract for a refreshing feeling and avocado peptides to soothe. Leg cramps be gone! Store in the fridge for an extra cooling effect, and to help constrict swollen veins.

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9. Zoya Nail Varnish

We’ve all been there: your skin is breaking out, your legs feel bloated, your hair is lank and greasy. But at least your nails can look pretty! Non-toxic with over 300 colours to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice from this 5-free nail varnish.

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10. Tabitha Jams Kraan Dry Shampoo

Many of my clients complain their hair is greasier during pregnancy. A dry shampoo will give your hair that extra boost when you need it, and can also lend an emergency hand when you’re just too knackered to shower in those later months, and especially in those earlier months, just after giving birth! With a unique all-natural blend that is both highly absorbent while still being extremely fine in texture, Tabitha James Kraan will soften, nourish and lightly scent your hair, too.

 

 

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    AroundTheHair
    May 8, 2015 at 3:12 am

    I have been trying to get into organic and natural beauty products and this seems like just the post that I needed to read, even with my lack of pregnancy, haha! All of these items look wonderful and I look forward to trying them out. Thanks!

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    Chere
    Dec 4, 2015 at 5:14 am

    You’re right – there’s no need to have a bun in the oven to use these beauty products! In fact, I have a cupboard full of birth control and Zoya polishes myself…! 😉

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    Serine Parker
    Apr 22, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Has anyone ever tried or heard of Hush & Dotti? They look very promising and I’ve read great things about them, but not from any expecting mothers.

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    best heath beauty products
    Apr 22, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Despite the fact that the cosmetics industry is barely regulated at all, many women often don’t consider which chemicals may be lurking in their cosmetics until they become pregnant.

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    Jenny - Support Your Beauty
    Jun 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Hi,
    These products are amazing! I wish I’ve known about this when I was getting pregnant with my three kids haha. Thanks for sharing!

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    Sandra P.
    Jun 28, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Great list!

    thanks for sharing with us.

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    tanya hoover
    Aug 28, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    You have an oil on here that has vitamin A in it. Not good for pregnancy.

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      Chere
      Aug 28, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      Actually, vitamin A is fine if applied topically; some doctors recommend that pregnant women do not take vitamin A food supplements during their pregnancy 😉

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    paulat
    Oct 9, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I am never disappointed with Made from Earth products. I use their Vitamin Enhanced Firming Serum. I removed any lines that I’m trying to reduce, but it’s a great moisturizer and I don’t have dry patches on my forehead or either sides of my nose anymore, which I am very happy about.

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    alyssa
    Nov 17, 2017 at 1:26 am

    when i found V SACHAR MD safe in pregnancy non toxic, makeup line on amazon i had to try it especially after i lost my first and was now pregnant with my second i changed my whole mind set and did everything differently, my daughter is now 4 months old and i still use his products did i mention that they are also cruelty free vegan and gluten free. the pigment is amazing.

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