Skincare can be tricky when you are pregnant — so many ingredients that are in skincare are not safe for your growing child, or there isn’t enough studies to know if it’s safe. And if you’re anything like me…your skin freaks out for the first few months. Ah, thank you hormones! But today I have 5 skincare products from Colleen Rothschild that are not only safe to use while pregnant (or nursing!), but they’ve also been improving my skin texture and giving me that “glow” we all crave when pregnant. 🙂
What Acne-Fighting Skincare Ingredients You Should AVOID When Pregnant
Before we dive into the skincare routine that I’ve been using, I did want to mention the most obvious acne-fighting skincare ingredients that you should avoid while pregnant.
- Benzoyl peroxide
- BHAs (beta-hydroxy acid)
*I got my information from What To Expect.com
Skincare Routine for Expecting Mothers
PRIMP Network also gave me a nice perk to share with you all: get 20% off your purchase at colleenrothschild.com with code CRSKin20!
Colleen Rothschild is a luxurious skincare brand that combines over 20 years of experience to bring you skincare that is effortless, beautiful, and highly effective. Plus — bonus for expecting mothers — all the ingredients they use in their products are listed on their website for easy reference. I’ve already combed through their products and found the skincare products that I could safely use while pregnant, so let’s dive into the first product!
Radiant Cleansing Balm || Retail: $65 || With Code CRSKin20: $52
If your skin has been feeling parched or dull, this cleansing balm will revive your skin from the first use! And it is filled with fantastic (and pregnant-safe!) ingredients such as moringa oil to help restore luminosity to the skin. Black see oil helps give you antioxidant protection and lipexel combats dehydration — which oily, acne-prone skin can deal with. Especially during pregnancy. This cult-classic product from Colleen Rothschild starts as a hard solid that you scoop out and melts almost instantly as you massage it into your dry skin. It feel so nice on the skin and after it’s washed away, it leaves your skin feel hydrated — not stripped or dry at all! The only draw back to this product is that it does not remove my waterproof mascara or eyeliner completely — but since I always follow up with an eye makeup remover, it’s not a big deal to me.
Dual Enzyme Polish || Retail Price: $55 || With Code CRSKin20: $44
I typically used BHA’s to exfoliate my skin, but with pregnancy those are no longer an option for me. So with this exfoliating polish I was really looking for something that will give my skin the exfoliation that it needs without feeling like I’m scrubbing my skin off. And this enzyme polish from Colleen Rothschild totally delivered!
The fruit enzymes help accelerate exfoliation and the AHA both refines and resurfaces. The microspheres in the polish are extremely fine and gentle, which I was very pleased with. And my skin just felt and looked amazing after using this! While all of these products have helped give my face that “pregnancy glow”, I really think this one is the true hero product in giving me that glow. I only use this about once a week (it says you can use it up to twice a week) but I look forward to using it each week!
Mandelic Acid Radiance Serum || Retail Price: $75 || With Code CRSKin20: $60
I’d never heard of mandelic acid, so this serum really intrigued me. Having mandelic acid in your skincare helps to refine and resurface the skin — and this serum also includes lactic acid to improve the tone and texture of the skin. I’ve been using it at night and been loving the way it feels! It sinks in almost instantly and there is no residue or oily feeling that is left behind. This product is filled with so many natural fruit ingredients — like apple, pomegranate, acai, goji, orange, and lemon — which help to deliver much-needed antioxidants and peptides for radiant, healthy skin. I can’t wait to experience the long-term benefits of using this serum!
I do want to mention that this serum does contain salicylic acid, which is on some list of ingredients to avoid when pregnant. The main reason it is on the lists is because there is not enough studies yet to prove if it’s safe or not. The reason I think that this serum is safe to use is because salicylic acid is pretty well down on the list of ingredients. Please do your own research on salicylic acid and determine for yourself if this product is a good fit for you…but for me, I deem this product safe.
Daily Defense SPF 25 Lightweight Fluid || Retail Price: $32 || With Code CRSKin20: $25.60
I’ve always been on the look out for a good sun protectant — and it’s especially important when you are pregnant to watch your sun exposure! — and have yet to find one that gives me the protection I need without making me feel greasy or make me look like a ghost. Well, I think I’ve finally found it with Colleen Rothschild! This beauty is made without Parabens, SLS/SLES Sulfates, Phthalates, Triclosan, Formaldehyde, PABA, Toluene, Benzene and instead of all that junk this has a lot of natural extracts to help protect the mama-to-be. The consistency is very liquidly and sinks into the skin almost instantly! For my oily skin, I love that this doesn’t leave any residue or greasy feel once it sinks in. This will definitely be a repurchase for me!
Ultimate Lip Balm || Retail Price: $22 ||With Code CRSKin20: $17.60
I understand why this is called the “ultimate lip balm”, because it is filled with such fantastic, luxurious ingredients! hyaluronic acid helps plump the skin and mango butter softens and nourishes. If you guys follow me on Snapchat (username: LadyKaty92) you guys know I am always struggling with dry lips — so I am always on the search for a good lip balm. And this one from Colleen Rothschild is a good one! I’ve been applying this at night before bed, and my lips have been looking so great recently. I wake up with them feeling very nourished and hydrated.
Colleen Rothschild has Fantastic Skincare Products for Pregnant Women
Along with all the products I’ve tried and shared with you above, there are many other products on their website to help you combat whatever skin issues you’re dealing with during pregnancy. If you have dry skin, definitely check out my friend Emily from Casual Contrast — she shared how she got her pregnancy glow back using Colleen Rothschild’s Intense Hydrating Mask and their Extreme Recovery Cream. Also my friend Sylwia from Peppermint Lips shared a really informative post on her experience with Colleen Rothschild as well!
Don’t forget the code I got from PRIMP — use CRSKin20 and checkout to get 20% off your total order. PLUS, if you purchase over $49 worth of products (which isn’t hard to do on skincare), they’ll give you FREE shipping! It’s a great time to place an order with Colleen Rothschild, don’t you think? 🙂
Have you tried Colleen Rothschild skincare? If you’re pregnant, I’d love to hear what your biggest skin issues are! It always amazes me how much your skin changes as you grow a new life. Annoying – yes! – but you are growing another human being inside of you, right?! As always, I love chatting with you in the comments! <3
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