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Your Skin Changes When You’re Pregnant and/or Breastfeeding

What you put on your skin can get absorbed into your bloodstream. When you're pregnant and/or nursing, there's a greater risk of harmful ingredients making their way to your baby, through the fetus or through breastmilk. Hormonal fluctuations and an increase in blood volume during pregnancy affect your skin, sometimes causing issues you may have never experienced before or were hoping were long gone. Sure, the extra oxygen can give you that pregnancy glow. But additional sebum production from the hormonal shift can cause breakouts. Some women experience the opposite, with dry patches and rashes. It doesn't all end after the baby is born either—if you choose to feed your baby your breastmilk, you still face the same risks while dealing with more hormonal changes.

So not only do you have to be super careful about what you eat, but now you have to revisit your skincare routine? Welcome to the beginning of motherhood, where your priorities shift to your little one's safety (but always worth it!).

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Products We Love for Expecting & New Moms
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Calming Creamy Cleanser

Happy 2nd Birthday

$38.00

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This soothing creamy cleanser removes impurities and leaves your skin feeling healthy and pampered. Rich in powerful antioxidants and essential fatty acids, kukui and jojoba oils nourish your skin and replenish moisture.

  • It’s formulated to hydrate, cool, and soothe skin undergoing hormonal changes
  • We included Pre and probiotics that help balance your skin’s microbiome, keeping your skin healthy
  • It’s full of ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties
  • It provides a luxurious cleansing experience that pampers your skin

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  • Hyaluronic acid provides deep hydration and promotes firmness
  • Antioxidant-packed Horsetail Kelp Extract encourages collagen production and soothes inflammation
  • Green Algae Extract detoxifies skin cells, reduces hyperpigmentation, and counteracts free radicals
  • It protects and repairs skin from pollution and blue light

Oil-Free Daily Moisturizer

Happy 2nd Birthday

$39.00

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This lightweight, pH-balanced moisturizer hydrates and nourishes your skin without leaving a shine. Powered by essential amino acids, prebiotics, and probiotics, this superstar also helps to provide protection against damage from environmental stressors such as pollution and blue light.

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Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Happy 2nd Birthday

$29.00

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Packed with natural fruit and plant extracts, this gentle, pH-balanced, exfoliating cleanser removes oil and grime to provide a deep and thorough clean while leaving your skin supple and hydrated with aloe.

  • It’s a 2-in-1 timesaver that exfoliates without stripping the skin of moisture
  • It’s pH-balanced with an AHA blend of natural fruit and plant extracts
  • Pro-Vitamin B5 moisturizes and improves the function of the skin’s protective barrier
  • Aloe soothes the skin and helps to reduce inflammation

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  • It’s a lightweight multitasker that restores radiance and boosts absorption of other products
  • Probiotic Complex balances the skin microbiome and brightens the complexion
  • Cica boosts collagen production and soothes sensitive skin
  • It can be used throughout the day to deliver refreshing hydration

Hydrating Pre+Probiotic Facial Mist

Happy 2nd Birthday

$28.00

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A lightweight, fine mist that delivers refreshing hydration and balances your skin microbiome. Rich in antioxidants, prebiotics, and probiotics, this multitasker can be used throughout the day to restore radiance, soothe sensitive skin, and boost absorption of other skincare and makeup products.

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