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Pregnancy-Safe Skincare

Pregnancy-Safe Skincare

Posted 22.02.2023

Finding out that you’re expecting a little bundle of joy is an exciting moment. However, it does also raise questions about what you’re eating and putting onto your skin. Here at Olivanna, we’re proud to say that our skincare products are safe for expectant mothers and breastfeeding mums.

Our natural and nurturing botanical actives are your cheat sheet to glowing, firm and smooth skin throughout pregnancy. So, you can be calm in the knowledge that our Pregnancy Skincare Self-Care Set is completely safe for you and your little one during pregnancy and nursing.

Pregnancy and it’s effects on the skin

It’s no secret that pregnancy brings on a whole range of different hormones which cause changes in the skin. Existing skin problems may be heightened (or even improved for some), changes in texture, and skin type are also common during pregnancy. With so many changes, it can be tempting to pick up all different types of skincare products available on the market, but it’s important to make safe decisions and avoid certain ingredients.

Opt for Bakuchiol instead of Retinol

Retinol - the holy grail for anti-ageing is unfortunately unsafe for use throughout pregnancy. Due to its high levels of Vitamin A, it has been found to interfere with the body’s already existing Vitamin A (which in case you didn’t know is vital in foetal development), leading to excess Vitamin A levels in the body.

If you simply can’t live without anti-ageing treatments, then let us introduce you to plant-based alternative Bakuchiol – which is completely pregnancy safe may we add! Bakuchiol has the same anti-ageing effects as Retinol and is a lot gentler on the skin. Our very own Bakuchiol Miracle Night Serum can be applied twice a day for plump younger-looking skin that reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Pair with our Bakuchiol Restoring Eye Cream to soothe and hydrate the under-eye area, whilst anti-ageing Bakuchiol reduces puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles.

Rejuvenate overnight with Intense Repair Night Cream

Pregnancy hormones can bring on super dry skin as well as an array of other skin concerns. When your skin is going through it, reach for our multi-award-winning Intense Repair Night Cream which is a skin repair in a jar! Containing ceramides and omega-rich seed oils, the cream boosts the skin barrier and increases elasticity overnight, whilst hyaluronic acid retains moisture levels in the skin. Wake up the next morning with plump, soft, hydrated skin.

Shop our Pregnancy Skincare Self-Care Set at a 20% saving and receive a complimentary beauty pouch.