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What ingredients to avoid while pregnant
September 22 2022·
September 22 2022·
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman’s life, and while growing a baby a mother should be mindful of reducing toxin load and exposure, not only for the baby’s health but for the mother as well.
While pregnant, women should look out for certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals and ingredients that are found in various products and avoid exposure. Children are more vulnerable to exposure, and with their growing bodies, providing an environment to support their health is beneficial in the long term.
Below is a list of ingredients found in common personal care and household products that pregnant women should be aware of and limit exposure.
Aluminum: Found in deodorant products.
Ammonia: Found in hair dye.
Bisphenol A “BPA”: Found in plastics, thermal receipt paper, epoxy resins, canned goods.
Chemical sunscreens: Look out for ingredient names found in chemical sunscreens that are normally listed, this includes avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene, oxybenzone, oxtinoxate, menthyl anthranilate and oxtocrylene.
Fire Retardants: Used to protect textiles and plastics.
Formaldehyde: Found in nail polishes, hair straightener treatments, household products, adhesives.
Hydroquinone: Found in skin-lightening products.
Parabens: Found in preservatives for food, personal care product, industrial products. Parabens have a variety of names including propyl, butyl, isopropyl, isobutyl and methyl paraben.
Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances “PFAS”: Found in nonstick cookware, clothing, food packaging, water-repellent fabrics, shampoos, and cosmetics.
Pesticides / Herbicides: Sprayed on lawns, gardens, and food crops. These chemicals impair our mitochondria, the powerhouse of our cellsl, which are inherited to us from our mother.
Phthalates: Found in many products used to make plastics more durable and used as a chemical cocktail for fragrances. For example, hairspray, plastic packaging, shampoos, soaps, vinyl flooring, fragrances in personal care products, and household products.
Retinoids: A derivative of Vitamin A, Such as retinoic acid, retinyl palmitate, retinaldehyde, adapalene, tretinoin, tazarotene and isotretinoin.
Salicylic acid: Found in skin care products.
Toluene: Found in paint, nail polish, glues, inks, and stain removers.
At Look Organics, we have formulated our products with your safety top of mind.
Add RESTORE+ as a full body hydrating moisturizer and on any stretch marks that occur growing a little babe.
For babies needing relief from eczema symptoms or diaper rashes, incorporating RESTORE has been beneficial to use as topical support.
Disclaimer: We always recommend checking with your OB-GYN before starting any new product, just to be extra cautious. If you are pregnant and using RENEW, our oil-based high potency vitamin c serum in your skincare routine. RENEW is formulated with organic lavender and organic lemon peel essential oil. Essential oil usage should be discussed and consulted with your obstetrician while pregnant.