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10 Safe Skincare Products To Use During Pregnancy

You’re reading labels left and right to make sure the products in your closet are safe to use on your pregnant body. Instead of poring over ingredients lists (seriously, what does para-aminobenzoic acid even mean?), check out these face and body goodies: They're bump-approved for pregnancy – and beyond.
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Best for Your Hair

This Citrus + Mint Nourishing Pregnancy Shampoo from Nine Natural is sulfate-free, Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, BPA-free, Triclosan-free, DEA-free, Petrochemical-free and, if that wasn’t enough, it’s also made without artificial dyes and chemicals. So your locks will feel (and look!) silky and luxurious. $20,

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Best for Your Nails

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding nail polish during pregnancy: Can you use it? Is it safe? Unfortunately, most of the polishes in your cabinet aren’t pregnancy-friendly – but Scotch Naturals totally is. It’s a colorful, non-toxic alternative made from a water-based formula that won’t hurt you – or baby. $60, for three polishes,


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Best for Morning Sickness

Looking and feeling your best doesn’t always have to start with products. We love Earth Mama Angel Baby’s Organic Morning Wellness Tea because the ginger and mint help settle your stomach. It’s naturally caffeine-free too, so you can pour a cup whenever the queasiness starts! $6,


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Best for Rehydrating
Your body is focused on giving baby everything he needs to grow, but your skin isn’t doing so well with the change (sorry!). Aden + Anais Mum +Bub lotion will nourish and rejuvenate your itchy, stretchy and dehydrated skin. Even better? It’s safe to use on baby and your postpartum body. $16,
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Best for Preventing Stretch Marks
With the Mambino Organics Anti-Stretch & Rebound Skin Duo, you don’t have to freak out over stretch marks. Both products are safe for your belly and baby — and they work together to restore your skin’s natural elasticity and keep it hydrated, to prevent stretch marks from happening (yes!). $38,
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Best for Your Body

Pure and Pampered Body Wash from Belli Skin Care is specially designed to protect baby from birth defects caused by harsh chemicals typically found in other bath products. It’s free of parabens, dyes and phthalates and safe to use on every skin type. It’s also made with ingredients you’ve seen at the grocery store (green tea, chamomile, lavender and cucumber), so you know it’s safe to use — and smells delicious! $15,


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Best All-In-One Routine

We love the Amalou Regimen because it comes with everything you’ll need to cleanse, restore, hydrate and protect your face — which means you don’t have to shop around for to get what you need. It’s dermatologist-tested and fragrance-free. And you can kiss those pregnancy breakouts goodbye! Step 4 of the Regimen products your face from acne when you’re sleeping. $138,


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Best for Tired Eyes

Nighttime is baby’s most active, which means you haven’t slept well in weeks and you’re worried people will notice. Instead of staying cooped up inside, try the Well-Rested Eye Brightener. Like magic (no, really!), it covers up the bags under your eyes so you’ll look refreshed and ready to go (even if you did only sleep three hours). $18,


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Best for Dealing With Stretch Marks

As baby’s growing, so is your belly, which means your skin is taking a beating and you’re not thrilled. If you’re noticing some stretch marks, try The Spoiled Mama’s Bump Gloss Stretch Mark Oil, rich with antioxidants and fast-acting collagen-building components. It will soothe your stretching skin and prevent scarring. $34,


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Best When You’re in the Sun

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Sunblock is the number dermatologist-recommended sun protector. It’s safe for your face, body and belly, made without oils or PABA. So next time you’re in the sun, you can actually relax! $9,

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By Kylie McConville