pregnancy skincare

Question: Hi Michelle, Can you pls let me know if following products are safe to use during pregnancy? 1- Skin Ceuticals CE Ferulic(it has ferulic acid so i m concerned??)or better to switch to Skin Ceuticals Phloretin CF? 2- Skin Ceuticals AGE eye complex 3- Drunk Elephant C firma and glycolic Night serum 4-Sunday Riley Good genes - lactic acid treatment 5 -NeoCutis Lumiere Bio-resorative eye cream with PSP??? 6 -Skin Ceuticals Daily moisture and Renew overnight comb/oily skin. Also pls recommend me any great facial cleanser for acne during pregnancy. And very good sunscreen for face and body. I am Caucasian with combo/sensitive skin. Thank you and apologize for such long post! Gosia

While most skincare products to do not effect pregnancy, there are a few ingredients to look out for. Retinol in any form is a no no, so is salicylic acid. Benzoyl Peroxide has mixed reviews, but most conservative recommendations say do not use it. I would suggest sticking to glycolic and lactic acid products while pregnant and breastfeeding. But be careful, these ingredients tend to be blended in with other alpha-hydroxy acids for efficacy. I would recommend stopping the Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos Glycolic Night Serum and the NeoCutis Lumiere Bio-Resorative Eye Cream with PSP as they contain some of these ingredients.

As with any product, please consult your physician for safety during pregnancy.