As part of my Pregnancy Skincare and Beauty Guide, I have reviewed thousands of products for pregnancy safety, screening out the ingredients you should avoid while pregnant or nursing. I even have a list of beauty brands, and you can look for your favorite pregnancy safe products.
However, those lists can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to dig through! So readers have started to ask for my specific recommendations for a skincare routine. Please refer to my free pregnancy book to see how I recommend using these products.
Today, I’m starting this series of skincare routines with one based on Clean at Sephora products. This isn’t a brand, rather it is a collection of brands and products available at Sephora, with ingredients such as Parabens, Sulfates and others left out. These ingredients aren’t necessarily dangerous during pregnancy (you can read more about my recommended ingredients to avoid during pregnancy), so I do not screen them out of my pregnancy safe skincare lists. However, many of my readers do want to avoid these ingredients, so I usually just recommend looking for products on my pregnancy safe lists that also happen to be Clean at Sephora.
I’ll recommend a few products for each product category, that will give you a few options. There is a very long list of brands that meet the Clean at Sephora criteria, and many of them are included in my brand list of Pregnancy Safe Skincare And Makeup Products. I’m primarily featuring my favorites here, which means a lot of REN Skincare, Caudalie and Tatcha.
The Core Trio
These are the basic, gentle products that you’ll use throughout your pregnancy.
These products can be swapped out or added to the core trio.
Target Hyperpigmentation and Aging with Vitamin C
Vitamin C will treat both hyperpigmentation and help boost collagen production to fight aging, not to mention strong antioxidant activity to prevent damage from free radicals.
Not fully needed, but probably wanted and appreciated!
• REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial: This is one of my all time favorite masks! I take it with me to work so if I want a little pick me up in the call room I can do a quick facial treatment.
• Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment