Apart from wanting the best for your baby and preparing in every way for your newborn’s arrival, women worldwide have been transitioning to the use of safe and clean personal consumer products such as beauty and hygiene. There’s been worry that the baby may absorb harmful chemicals that are banned throughout Europe and other countries worldwide.
The Environmental Working Group or EWG had released a list of 232 industrial compounds and pollutants that have been found in babies at the time of their birth. These pollutants come from water, food, cosmetics, and most commonly plastic.
In an attempt to bring greater transparency, healthier ingredients, and safer packaging materials to pregnant moms we’ve put together tried and tested personal products in beauty and hygiene that are found nationwide, known for their safety and efficacy.
Founded by Maureen Kelly, Tarte Cosmetics is a cruelty free brand. Tarte does not use parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, or even gluten in their products. These commonly used toxic ingredients (found in other products) can cause allergies, disrupt hormones, and create chemical imbalances in the body. Their cosmetics are great not only during pregnancy but at other times too.
For eczema prone skin, moms can safely use Kamedis, a brand that uses natural botanicals used in traditional Chinese medicine. These ingredients have been used for centuries and are known for their therapeutic properties. The brand sources all their materials conscientiously. Their products undergo microbiological testing and a physical assessment of chemical properties to ensure that they meet the highest qualities of safety.
The brand is a favorite among many Hollywood actors like Courtney Cox, Kate Hudson, Kate Moss, Halley Berry, and more. Their products are ideal for pregnant women and nursing moms. Right from hormonal acne to stretchmarks, Belli Skincare offers many useful products uniquely designed for pregnancy.
Youth To The People
Youth To The People is a cruelty-free, vegan brand that uses consciously-sourced ingredients. Their products are made in California and offer a ‘nutrient-dense premium superfood’ blend.
The brand understands that both natural and synthetic ingredients can have harmful effects on certain skin types. With thorough research, ILIA has come up with a clean beauty range that carefully uses conscious and safe ingredients. The brand also uses recycled aluminum, glass, and responsibly sourced paper in their products to do their bit for the environment.
Drunk Elephant uses ingredients based on bio-compatibility. All their products are free from drying alcohols, essential oils, chemical sunscreens, silicones, fragrances/dyes, and SLS, or as the brand calls them the suspicious six.
Thena offers many good products for pregnancy. The cruelty free company makes products at low temperatures using naturally preserved ingredients. They source their materials from organic farms to deliver safe, clean, and green products.
Founded by a makeup artist, dermatologist, and ‘treehugging entrepreneur’, W3LL PEOPLE is committed to creating to cruelty-free makeup. Their products are are free of fillers, petrochemicals, propylene glycol, etc. and developed in small batches in the U.S to ensure quality and sustainability.
Mon Shampoing offers a range of Shampoos and conditioners that are free from SLS, Parabens, and Silicone. The brand uses combinations of natural ingredients suitable for particular scalp and skin types. It’s very fragrant using natural oils that also nourish your hair and works well with fine and wavy hair types.
Act + Acre Hair Care
Act + Acre is a cruelty free vegan brand that makes products with a unique cold pressed method. Their products are free from parabens, silicon, sulphate, and gluten. Upon testing, we’ve discovered that this brand works fabulously on thiner, straighter hair and their scalp detox is truly one of the best treatments you can find in the natural hair space for all hair kinds.
UpCircle Face Moisturizer
This moisturizer is completely clean and has a certain fragrance about it that leaves you feeling like you’ve just stepped out of a spa. Such a treat to lather on before you go to bed. It keeps your skin well hydrated without a greasy residue and provides you with that fresh dewy look when used as a day cream.
Please Note: These tips are awesome suggestions to help you lead an even more awesome, more sustainable lifestyle. This is not professional advice and it is in the reader’s discretion to decide on what suits them based on their health and lifestyle needs.