Product Ingredients to Avoid When Pregnant

How much research do you actually do before starting on a new product? Its important to do your research if you’re not pregnant, but even more so when you are. Today Canada has banned a whopping 500 cosmetic ingredients. But, this doesn’t stop exporters from making it overseas and then selling it within Canada. This makes it extra crucial to know which ingredients to avoid when pregnant.

Product ingredients to avoid when pregnant

Okay, What is a ‘Clean’ Product?

“Clean” by Seaflora’s standards refers to a trustworthy, honest brand that only produces products which best serve your body. Good signs of a brands commitment to clean, natural products are markers like Certified Organic, Fair Trade or Local, Biodegradable, and Non-toxic. When looking at products, it’s a great idea to try recognize the ingredients. If there is a name you don’t know, look it up! A good place to start is EWG SkinDeep. This website tells you what an ingredient is usually used in and whether it’s toxic. Education is always the best tool!

So, which Ingredients are Best to Avoid when Pregnant?

There are many ingredients to avoid during pregnancy. But, in cosmetics, these are the worst of the worst:

  • Retin-A, Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate
  • Tazorac and Accutane
  • Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic acids
  • Hydroquinone
  • Aluminum chloride
  • Formaldehyde
  • Chemical Sunscreens

These products and ingredients can potentially cause birth defects if you’re exposed to them for prolonged amounts of time. It’s always a smart idea to keep things natural, even if not pregnant. Try taking a look at SkinDeep next time you go shopping for anything that rests on your skin after use. From shampoos to makeup, keep your routines simple and your products natural!

Don’t forget to consult a doctor about what products and ingredients to avoid when pregnant. It can be hard to decipher between ingredients and different chemicals, so make sure to follow the proper guidelines and always take the right precautions.