Updated: March 4, 2017 If you’re pregnant, some doctors suggest avoiding the following ingredients in your skin care products. Of course, it’s best to consult with your doctor.
-Prescription retinoids. Examples of brand names include Renova (tretinoin), Retin-A, Differin (adapelene), Tazorac and avage (Tazorotene). While there are not confirmed studies showing birth abnormalities, doctors are being cautious when suggesting to avoid topical use of prescription retinoids. However, oral retinoids, such as isotretinoin (found in the prescription formally known as Accutane, an acne treatment), are known to cause birth defects so they must be avoided.
Note: As for over the counter retinol, a derivative of the vitamin A molecule found in products like Advanced Resurfacing Serum, it is a much weaker form of vitamin A and there is no data showing that this ingredient leads to any systemic absorption.
If you’ve been using a topical skin cream that contains a prescription retinoid or retinol vitamin A derivative, there’s no need to panic. There is NO data showing skin care products with vitamin A have caused problems with an unborn baby in their topical form in pregnant women. Doctors are just being extra cautious.
–Salicylic acid (commonly found in products formulated for acne and clogged pores)
The following Renée Rouleau products have ingredients that your doctor might suggest avoiding during pregnancy:
Other than these products, all of the Renée Rouleau products can be used safely while pregnant.
When in doubt, consult your doctor.
The following products are used to prevent and clear blemishes while not using ingredients that might be deemed as unsafe by some doctors:
Daily Mattifying Solution (Use as moisturizer or as a serum underneath a moisturizer to control oil which lessens bacteria on the skin.)
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