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  • We all know that expectant moms must be extra careful with what she puts in her body, from the food she eats and supplements she takes for her and her baby. But it is also important to give attention to what we apply ON our body when we’re expecting, including makeup and skincare. Thus, it's important to know what is considered safe makeup during pregnancy.

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    Is it safe to use makeup during pregnancy?

    It is quite disturbing how cosmetic products can have potentially harmful chemicals that can be absorbed by our body, and in turn affect our unborn child. Most women won’t be told by their doctors to stop wearing makeup or choose products with safer ingredients during pregnancy, but there are mixed opinions on the matter — some suggest to do the switch, while others say that there is nothing to worry about. We urge you to talk to your doctor about this concern just to be on the safe side.

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    Safe makeup during pregnancy that you can wear

    Whether or not you feel the need to tailor your beauty regimen to suit your pregnancy, here is a list of ingredients to steer clear from when you’re pregnant, as reported by totalbeauty.com. You may also use mineral makeup made from organic and natural ingredients, according to fitpregnancy.com.

    • Retinoids
    • Phthalates
    • Parabens
    • Fragrances
    • Toluene
    • Formaldehyde
    • P-phenylenediamine
    • Oxybenzone
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    Here’s a guide to cosmetic brands that are safe to use by pregnant women

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    1. Human Heart Nature
    Human Heart Nature lipstick

    Price Range: Php80.00 to Php700.00
    Available at humanheartnature.com

    Human Heart Nature is an all-Filipino brand that uses locally-produced, natural quality ingredients in their wide array of products – from makeup, home care, pet care and skin care products for the whole family.
     
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     2. Lush Emotional Brilliance

    Lush soap

    Available at Lush Shangri-La Mall

    Emotional Brilliance is Lush’s cosmetics line where you’ll find long-lasting liquid lipsticks, cream eyeshadows and eyeliners, gentle smudge-proof mascara, translucent face powder, highlighter, and skin tint. They also have henna hair dyes which are totally natural and synthetic-free.

    Photo Source: demandware.edgesuite.net

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     3. Pürminerals

    Pur Minerals foundation

    Available at Rustan’s

    Pürminerals products are free of parabens, SLS, lanolin, mineral oil, petrolatum, DEA, formaldehyde and hydroquinone and are packed with good-for-your-skin ingredients.

    Photo Source: ulta.com

    4. Juice Beauty

    Juice cosmetics

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    Available at Beauty Bar

    Juice Beauty’s products are made with certified organic ingredients that are healthy and free from toxins. They offer a complete line of cosmetics from foundation to eye color and lipsticks.

    Photo Source: glamcanadamagazine.blogspot.com

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    5. Burt’s Bees

    Burts Bees lip balm

    Available at Beauty Bar

    Although Burt’s Bees cosmetic line is only limited to lip products, their Tinted Lip Balm and Lip Shimmer have won numerous beauty awards and widely popular all over the world.
     
    Photo Source: q-juice.blogspot.com

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    6. SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer

    Sparitual body scrub

    Price Range: Php395.00 to Php695.00
    Available at Rustan’s

    Free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin, SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer comes in four color categories with over 80 shades to choose from.

    Photo Source: shop.beautybyanya.com


    7. Zoya Nail Polish

    Zoya ail polish

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    Price: Php400.00
    Available at polishplease.ph / +639178977091

    With over 300 colors to choose from, this award-winning, long-wearing, vegan-friendly nail polish is completely free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) & camphor. Polish Please! carries the brand’s complete line with new stocks every month, including new collections.

    Photo Source: pamperedandpolished.co.uk

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