Ingredients that every pregnant woman should NOT use

These are some ingredients that you should avoid using if you are pregnant



As soon as you find out that you are pregnant, your whole world changes. Both physical and emotional changes: and it is that body and mind come together from the moment you find out the good news until that being is finally born that will change your life forever.

It is undeniable that during pregnancy you can experience a mixture of emotions ranging from happiness to anxiety to protect your baby at all costs. Everything raises doubts in case it is harmful for us as women or for the baby that you carry in your womb.

This is why, at Glowsome we want to give you peace of mind by bringing you this simple guide with information so that you can find a balance between keeping your skin healthy and protecting your baby.



What ingredients to avoid?

Although most skin care products are suitable for use during pregnancy, it is important to avoid some ingredients that, when applied to the skin, can penetrate the inner layers of the skin and be transmitted to your baby. .

The causes for this to happen may be due to the fact that the products are fat-soluble, that is, they have a great penetration in the body. They can be irritating or harmful to the fetus if they reach it.


Whether you're looking for a safe product to treat a specific pregnancy change, or you want to switch from familiar products to safer ones, this list of specific ingredients to avoid is for you!



Derivatives of Vitamin A

The most common derivatives on the market go by the names Retinol, Retinol Palmitate, and RETIN-A. These ingredients can be dangerous by causing birth defects. While it is important to maintain an adequate amount of vitamin A for the development of your baby, it is best to avoid these derivatives of vitamin A in your cosmetics, as they can negatively affect the development of the baby.


Benzoyl Peroxide And Salicylic Acid

Having acne during pregnancy is quite common, but it is important to choose acne treatments carefully. Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid are ingredients that are best avoided during pregnancy. Many of the acne creams normally contain combinations of these acids, therefore it is advisable to only look for those products that only use one or none of these ingredients.


Essential oils

Essential oils are commonly thought of as a natural alternative to beauty products. However, essential oils come in different varieties and concentrations that can result in allergic reactions or irritation when applied to the skin. While it's difficult to make a blanket statement on whether or not you should use them, several health problems have been linked to using essential oils during pregnancy. It is recommended to first consult with your doctor before using any essential oils during your pregnancy, be sure to limit your exposure to a safe amount and do not apply it directly to the skin without diluting them.


Although this may be a tempting ingredient to use for its lightening properties to combat melasma, or a common skin pigmentation during pregnancy. However, it should be avoided as it has a higher absorption rate than other substances, making it more likely that larger amounts will enter the bloodstream and affect your baby.



Formaldehyde or Methanal

This ingredient is present in many nail polishes and certain hair products, but its use should be avoided as it has been linked to fertility problems and miscarriages. This is why many doctors advise women to limit their exposure. If you visit a hairdresser, it is recommended that you talk to your stylist about the products you use and make sure they do not contain formaldehyde.


Chemical Sunscreen

Sunscreens may contain possible hormonal disruptors such as Oxybenzone or Avobenzone as these can interfere with the development of the baby's nervous system.

However, wearing sunscreen every day is a must as our hormone levels can cause dark spots and exposure to the sun can make them worse. So if you need to protect yourself from the sun, use sunscreen with natural ingredients instead of chemical sunscreens.


Perfumes or Fragrances

Fragrances are generally made up of other harmful chemicals such as parabens, benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and more that are linked to cancer and nervous system problems. Also, in the short term, they can cause irritation and redness in the applied area.

It is recommended to avoid products that contain Parfum, Perfume, Linalool, Limonene, Eugenol, Citronellol, Geraniol or cinamal.


Consult your doctor

It can be difficult to understand or read each of the complicated labels on many of the products we use every day, but it is important to be careful with those ingredients that can cause harm to the baby and avoid them while you are pregnant.

Before making any decisions, consult your trusted doctor about any product you are considering using during pregnancy. Professional help will help you answer any questions and will also help you and your baby always stay healthy.



Our Recommendations in Glowsome


If you are pregnant we recommend our most delicate ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid and Centella Asiatica. In addition, we suggest some of our products for you to consider adding to your skincare line.


1. Centella Asiatica or Gotu Kola

Gotu kola is an herb that grows mainly in Asia. It is used as an active compound in skin care preparations for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cellulite and anti-aging activity. In addition, it is rich in triterpenes, a valuable raw material with many benefits for the skin and that will not harm your baby.


Centella Asiática Set

 We recommend this set is for those with sensitive skin and who want to prevent, calm or combat acne or other skin problems. This Gotu Kola Set is special to hydrate, but at the same time control excess sebum on the skin, soothe irritations caused by acne and improve the protective barrier of your skin.

What does it contain? 

-PURITO Centella Unscented Toner: This contains 10% highly concentrated Centella Asiatica extract that provides an excellent calming effect; panthenol that helps soften and soothe irritated skin; and hyaluronic acid that attracts moisture and penetrates your skin forming a moisturizing layer that rejuvenates the skin.

-PURITO Centella Unscented Serum: This rejuvenating ampoule that improves skin texture and restores damaged and irritated skin.

-PURITO Centella Unscented Recovery Cream: This cream is a caress for your breast skin! Not only does it contain 50% Centella asiatica extract, but it also stimulates the formation of collagen in the dermis layer.


2. Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in our body. This is mostly used to retain water and keep the skin hydrated. Prevents loss of elasticity and premature aging.

Products To Improve Hydration. 

Our Hyaluronic Acid Products

If you have dry or dehydrated skin, these products are sure to help you begin to hydrate and regenerate your skin.


-ISNTREE Hyaluronic Acid Watery Sun Gel: This product is a chemical protector with a light texture but high sun protection. When the skin is exposed to the sun, UV rays penetrate causing dehydration in the skin. This sunscreen contains 8 types of hyaluronic acid to maintain hydration and keep your skin protected. Suitable for all skin types, especially those dry and sensitive. Leaves no white residue and feels like a lotion on the skin

-CELLNCO Super Hyaluronic Moisturizing Ampoule: This ampoule creates a layer that prevents moisture loss and increases skin elasticity, leaving your skin hydrated and smooth.

-ISNTREE Hyaluronic Acid Toner Plus: This is not only the best toner on the Korean market, but it represents all the moisture, freshness and calm that your skin needs to deeply hydrate and prevent the loss of moisture in the skin.


3. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an ornamental plant that is often used in skin care for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is rich in vitamins A, C, E and B12.

For people with dry and sensitive skin who need hydration and a calming effect at the same time, they really need to try this ingredient. Aloe Vera is a very delicate ingredient that is normally suitable for all skin types and will not affect your baby.

ISNTREE Aloe Vera Line

This line of ISNTREE brand products contains 80 percent aloe vera leaf juice that helps soften, hydrate, and soothe the skin. Provides moisture and all the properties of aloe vera, but without the stickiness! Containing five types of hyaluronic acid, it provides a good amount of moisture and improves the texture of sensitive, dry and flabby skin.



We hope this information has been useful!


If you are pregnant, always remember to consult a doctor about any type of ingredients

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