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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.

    It is quite disturbing how cosmetic products can have potentially harmful chemicals that can be absorbed by our body and affect the unborn and our health as well. 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’s nothing to worry about. We urge you to talk to your doctor about this concern just to be on the safe side.

    Whether or not you feel you 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:

    • Retinoids
    • Phthalates
    • Parabens
    • Fragrances
    • Toluene
    • Formaldehyde
    • P-phenylenediamine
    • Oxybenzone

    Fitpregnancy.com also recommends using mineral makeup made of organic and natural ingredients. Here’s a guide to cosmetic brands that are safe to use by pregnant women:

    1. Human Heart Nature
    Human Heart Nature

    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.
    Photo Source: Human Heart Nature

    2. Lush Emotional Brilliance


    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

    3. Pürminerals
    Pur Minerals

    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

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