Osmosis and Pregnancy
We pride ourselves on providing beauty and skincare products with the highest quality ingredients that are safe for both mother and baby! When it comes to Osmosis and Pregnancy you can rest assured that we take your and your new baby’s safety seriously.
The Osmosis Official Statement on their active ingredients:-
All topical Osmosis products may be used during pregnancy. This is particularly exciting when it comes to our Vitamin A serums as most forms of topical vitamin A are not safe during pregnancy. The recommended daily allowance of Vitamin A while pregnant is 2,500 IU’s per day and 4,000 IU’s while breastfeeding. Osmosis Vitamin A serums are safe (mainly due to the form of vitamin A that we use, Retinaldehyde) clients will not exceed 300 IU’s per day, even when using our strongest serums twice per day.
However, at The Skin Care Clinic we still suggest that the use of any active skin ingredients during pregnancy or breast feeding are discussed with your Doctor first – simply a wise move.
Go as Natural as Possible
This is best practice for any stage of life, not just during pregnancy. However, when you are pregnant, the choices you make for your body don’t affect just you. Steer clear of products that flaunt heavy fragrances or perfumes, skin-irritants (often hidden in cosmetics as chemical preservatives), and artificial colouring. These components, when absorbed through the skin, can disrupt the natural function of the cells in your body.
Ingredients to Avoid
- Retinoids (found in Retin-A)
- Tetracycline (found in medications including Doxycycline)
- Hydroquinone (found in skin lightening products)
- Phthalates (chemicals added to plastics to make them more flexible found in perfumes and nail polish)
- Formaldehyde (a carcinogen most commonly found in personal care products made for adults)
- Toluene (found in nail polish)
- Ammonia (found in many hair dye formulas)
- Dihydroxyacetone (found in fake tans)
- Thioglycolic acid (found in hair removal creams)
- Botulinium Toxin or Botox
Common Pregnancy Skin Conditions
Hyper-pigmentation is a frequently-occurring condition both during and after pregnancy. This is due to a surge of hormones that your body is trying to adjust to when you’re growing a new little human! Extra sun protection is important to help prevent further damage from sun exposure. Keep Osmosis MD Protect in your bag always and reapply frequently throughout the day.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Daily application of Osmosis MD Quench will help repair the skin’s barrier as it stretches with the growth of your baby! Look for products that contain shea butter, jojoba seed oil, or even hyaluronic acid as a healing component.
There is a multitude of reasons your skin might feel uncomfortably itchy during pregnancy. One of the most common conditions is called PUPP, or pruritic urticarial papules and plaques, (try saying that three times fast) which is a rash in the form of small red bumps and hives appearing in large patches on the body. Tend to this condition by avoiding heat, keeping it moisturised, and applying a nourishing mask weekly or as needed.
Make sure you always consult your doctor if you start to experience any sensitivities to any beauty product or supplements.
Still not sure?
If you need more help or would like personalised advice on what skincare products are best for you, book now for your consultation with a skin care advisor:
Or fill in the Online Skin Consultation and Gaye, our registered nurse, will happily help you to choose the right treatments and products for your skin type or concern.