6 All-Natural Beauty Products One Expectant Mom Swears By
Some mothers switch to an organic regime (while still stopping by the salon for a root touch-up). Some swap out deodorant (and slather on every stretch mark cream they can find). And some, well, they don’t change a thing. What we’ve learned over the years? Do whatever works for you. But if you happen to be curious about making the switch to all-natural beauty products while pregnant, here are the top picks that one PureWow staffer swears by.
Agent Nateur ‘Holi(Rose) No 4’ Deodorant
This gentle blend features natural ingredients like coconut oil, sunflower butter and raw honey. “It’s a great consistency that goes on smoothly, unlike other products that I’ve tried. It smells awesome, and most importantly...it works,” says our soon-to-be mom.
Agent Nateur ($26)
Pai Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil
Consider this your all-natural fight against fine line and wrinkles. Packed with natural beauty essentials, like anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and C, these ingredients allow rose hip oil to treat signs of aging and pigmentation, repair damaged skin and provide a protective antioxidant boost. The best part? It doesn’t feel too oily. Our expectant mother uses this as “a natural replacement for retinol products, which are a no-no during pregnancy. I use it to help with any redness, scarring or generally when I need a little extra boost.”
Mambino Organics ‘Organic Oh Baby!’ Belly Butter
Finding an effective stretch mark cream is one of the more difficult endeavors when switching to an all-natural routine. This rich, luxurious blend of shea and mango seed butter, however, is processed at very low temperatures to keep all the goodness in without the use of any chemicals or additives. Our mom plans to use it well after childbirth to ensure her skin rebounds as seamlessly as possible.
Summer Fridays ‘Jet Lag’ Mask
“I’ll admit, I was hesitant to buy this product given all of the hype. But after using it for the last month, it 100 percent deserves all of the great reviews,” says PureWow mom. The mask—designed to relieve tired skin—was formulated while one of the founders was pregnant so all the ingredients are clean and safe for mama and baby.
Summer Fridays ($48)
Acure ‘Curiously Clarifying’ Shampoo and Conditioner
This cruelty-free, vegan duo uses lemongrass to wash away scalp buildup, while argan and essential oils soften hair and offer a refreshing scent.
Éminence ‘Firm Skin Acai’ Moisturizer
Vitamin-rich acai berry goes to work to promote a healthy, resilient complexion, while hyaluronic acid plumps skin. Our PureWow staffer says, “Every time I wear it, I feel like I’ve stepped out of a spa. My skin is super sensitive, and this product helps to keep it hydrated.”