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The best pregnancy and postpartum beauty products for self-care


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No day feels the same during pregnancy. As your bump grows, your body swells and stretches to accommodate your growing baby. Self-care becomes even more important as you nurture both yourself and your growing baby. Incorporating gentle natural pregnancy safe beauty products can make a world of difference to how you feel. Using belly oils and skin nourishing oils with natural ingredients can be a wonderful way to show yourself some love and care while also hydrating and minimizing stretch marks. Make sure to embrace your changing body with confidence and love. While hot baths aren’t recommended in pregnancy, a relaxing warm bath can make a world of difference and provide some much needed quiet time. Take time to care for yourself and appreciate all the great work your body is doing to grow your little one. Enjoy well-being, relaxation, and self-esteem when you do this. Remember, you deserve to feel nurtured and radiant during this incredible chapter of your life. Don’t forget the bump selfies! 

Here’s our top 6 rated maternity beauty products

A perfect bath time treat. Some of the best rated and most luxurious treatments in one handy pack. Basq body oil, polish and stretch mark butter for the ultimate weeknight pampering. Don’t forget your luxury robe. 

9 Month Stretch Essentials Kit White
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9 Month Stretch Essentials Kit White

Nourish stretched skin and ease tired swollen feet with this beautiful product. A calming, luxurious milky soak for pregnancy and beyond, this will have your skin feeling soft and your soul replenished. Pour into a warm (not hot!) bath and enjoy the coconut milk and Himalayan sea salt blend. 

Pregnancy beauty products should be mainly mineral and clean. Start using 100% mineral sunscreen to provide broad-spectrum protection and nourishing hydration for even the most sensitive skin. Containing only 8 ultra-clean, premium ingredients, this is the best natural skin care sunscreen for you and your baby. Perfect for your babymoon and for postpartum use. Include this into your pregnancy skincare routine today.

Sensible mineral sunscreen spf 32 nan
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Sensible mineral sunscreen spf 32 nan

Deodorants like many daily items can contain plenty of harmful chemicals. Embrace a more natural approach with a clean, pregnancy-safe deodorant. This all-natural formula, free from aluminum and baking soda, nourishes sensitive skin. Enjoy the invigorating scent of Japanese citrus and chamomile. Prioritize self-care during your pregnancy journey with gentle and effective protection.

Retinol is one ingredient that many of us miss in our routine. When it comes to Natural skin care during pregnancy it’s important to focus on natural ingredients to complement your skin care routine.  The Hatch Ultimate Glow Face Oil Hydrating Antioxidant Face Oil and Brighten Up Serum is a fabulous retinol alternative that leaves our skin feeling fabulous:

The reviews say it all:

  • 97% of women agreed this product helped to brighten dark spots
  • 97% agreed it was equal in performance to traditional retinol serums
  • 94% saw the appearance of smooth skin texture
  • 97% agreed it increased their natural glow
  • 97% agreed that their skin was softer
  • 97% saw softer appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

This pregnancy kit bundle is a must have for any mama. It’s super luxurious and includes essential care items for bump and body.. Enjoy top-to-toe hydration with Belly Oil, find relief for swollen legs and feet with Down, Girl, a soothing cooling cream for achiness.Embracelean lip care with Nipple + Lip, which you can use when nursing too. Treat yourself to this curated kit and embrace self-care during your pregnancy journey.


What beauty products should I avoid during pregnancy?

When it comes to cosmetics with active ingredients or topical treatment generally pregnant women should exercise caution. 

When expecting, it’s important to steer clear of products containing:

Retin-A, retinol and retinyl palmitate, benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acids,  tazorac, accutane, essential oils, hydroquinone, aluminum chloride, formaldehyde, chemical sunscreens. Some products with azelaic acid, glycolic acid, topical salicylic acid, or topical benzoyl peroxide may be suitable, but it’s important to consult your GP or ObGyn for the best guidance.

Can beauty products affect pregnancy?

Creams and beauty products with retinoids and other compounds can affect your baby. It is really important to stay well away from the list above and check with your doctor if you’re worried about any other products. While medical professionals agree that topical solutions are absorbed into the bloodstream, they aren’t 100% sure how much. What they do agree on is that the thinner the skin and the quantity applied can affect absorption. “You’re probably absorbing anywhere from two to five per cent of the drug,” says Dr. Roni Munk, director of MunkMD in Montreal. We suggest making a list of what you use or taking them into your doctor’s office so you can both go through the ingredients and get a better understanding of what’s safe for pregnancy.

Can I use hair products while pregnant?

While you may not need to change your hair care routine while pregnant, you should still talk to your doctor, as some medicated shampoos can’t be used during pregnancy. It’s also important to check about dyeing your hair during pregnancy too. 

Should I change my skin routine when pregnant?

It’s important to take stock of the ingredients in your skincare and cosmetics routine and 

make sure to avoid any that contain ingredients from the list above. It’s recommended you adopt a natural approach to skincare during pregnancy. Choose nourishing natural ingredients and oils, milks and scrubs that help hydrate your skin and relieve tightness. You’ll be amazed at the power of a simple hydrating moisturizer when combined with healthy eating and plenty of water.

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Maternity Editor and first time mama with lots of experience and tips. Lives life to the fullest! South American by nature, based in Melbourne Australia. Mum to Mila, my life and soul.