Just like certain foods you’re not supposed to ingest, there are certain ingredients you’re advised not to put on your skin when pregnant. Certain harmful topical ingredients are easily absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream. But why, pray tell, would you protect your growing baby over the course of nine months and not yourself day-in and day-out?
This is just one of the thoughts that led to the development of Drunk Elephant. If you’re familiar with our line, you know that to create it we stripped away the obvious toxins, controversial synthetics and harsh irritants. You also may remember that we then went a step further and removed any ingredient that carried a potential internal or external safety and irritation risk, such as natural fragrances like essential oils.
What we’re left with is a product line so safe and so pure that you can use it pregnant or not — no adaptations necessary.
When pregnant, you’ll be advised to stay away from benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, retinoids and others.
But we recommend that you stay away from those always, and opt instead for a glycolic acid, like the one found in our TLC Framboos Glycolic Night Serum, followed by the Juju Bar for exfoliation of the dead skin cells and debris that's been lifted. Vitamin C products, like D.E.'s C-Firma Day Serum, will also help lighten any “pregnancy patch” (dark, pigmented skin) that you may develop during gestation. And the most common of all pregnancy-related skin problems may be the itching that results from stretching skin. For that, look no further than our soothing, soak-right-in Marula Oil.
All of that said, we hope you are someone who will be blessed with a lovely, natural pregnancy glow. But if you’re not, we’ve got your back with a skincare regimen that will keep you fresh before, during and after the arrival of that beautiful baby.