Top 5 Natural Skincare Lines for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Moms
The organic skincare market has exploded in recent years as people are becoming more aware of what is in their skincare products. As a result, The global organic personal care market size is expected to reach USD 25.1 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. Already, this explosive growth has led to some difficulty in navigating all the different products in the marketplace.
To narrow down our favorite products, we researched how organic products are defined. According to Skincare OX, Organic refers to something that was produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage, ionizing radiation, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones. Natural means something that originally “existed in” or was “derived from” nature. Additionally, if something is “certified organic” or “certified natural,” then you’ll need to look at how that specific certifying agency defines those terms."
Founded by Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics is an ECOCERT certified organic and natural skin care line offering products that detoxify, nourish and revitalise the skin.
Their special ingredient “Noni” is derived from the Noni Fruit and is a superfood used for healing the body both inside & out. The products are infused with antioxidant-rich Noni Extract, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera, Essential Fatty Acids, Herbal Extracts, Essential Oils, Vitamins A, C and E and many other highly active, rejuvenating and replenishing ingredients.
KORA Organics products are all certified organic & certified natural in accordance with COSMOS strict standards. One of their most well-known product is the Luxurious Rosehip Oil products and the Heart Chakra Essence. As KORA Organics products contain certified organic essential oils we would recommend consulting with your Doctor or Obstetrician before using while pregnant and breastfeeding.
Based in San Francisco, CA, True Botanicals is one of the fastest-growing companies in the clean-beauty world. After years of studying wellness, sustainability and ingredients used in beauty products, Hillary Peterson, the mother of three and former marketing executive launched her natural skin-care line — True Botanicals — in 2015 with a clear mandate: no toxic ingredients. Instead, the skincare line is made exclusively with ingredients independently certified-nontoxic for humans and the environment by MADE SAFE™.
And if you’re pregnant and looking to avoid potentially problematic natural ingredients, True Botanicals has you covered. The Pregnancy Hydrate Collection is free of jasmine oil, carrot seed oil, black cumin seed oil and willow bark extract. Other products deemed baby-safe are: Calm Pure Radiance Oil, Nourishing Shampoo, Conditioner, Wash and Lotion, Pre Cleanse Oil, Everyday Sheer Coverage, and Vitamin C Booster
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Another San Francisco product is Laurel Whole Plant Organics. The Laurel line is a flower and herb-based skincare line using the highest quality, artisan ingredients sourced directly from bio-dynamic farms and formulated with whole plants picked at their peak for transparency, purity, and results.
In addition to being free of water, alcohol, and fillers, Laurel Whole Plant Organics rejects any of the harmful ingredients often found in skincare – carcinogens, hormone disruptors, synthetic fragrances, lab-derived and bio-identical ingredients, GMOs, and even conventionally grown plants.
One of their best sellers is the Laurel Whole Plant Facial Serum: Antioxidant. This serum features a whole plant blend of Gotu Kola, Comfrey, Calendula, Nettle, and Rosehip to stimulate collagen production, reduce sun damage, and encourage healthy cell reproduction. The blend overall is loaded with whole plant antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and EFAs.
4. Tata Harper
Tata Harper has been at the forefront of luxurious and natural skincare products since launching her eponymous line nearly seven years ago. Harper researched her collection with a team of 8 chemists, herbalists, and biologist, and searched for the most potent ingredients across the world, from the Amazon to Egypt. Now, Harper grows ingredients, manufactures and packages her entire line of products from her 1,200-acre Vermont complex which features a certified-organic farm.
Originally from Barranquilla, Colombia, Harper decided to be the change she wanted to see in the world. This meant creating a line of 100% natural, nontoxic products that would be as effective as any high-end skincare line. If you are new to this brand, try Tata's Daily Essentials: Natural Age-Defying Skincare Discovery Kit, a 7 piece set containing a complete regimen for your skin’s daily essential age-defying needs.
5. 100% Pure
As the name suggests, this product is a truly 100% natural line of skincare made only with the highest quality ingredients and free of the toxic, harsh chemicals. The company defines natural as ingredients that originate from nature and ONLY undergo chemical changes due to biological processes such as fermentation, distillation, and cold processing.
The founder, Susie Wang, started out working on product development, formulations, innovation, and technology for three prestigious cosmetic companies. One day, she was in the lab formulating the next big eye cream when she accidentally knocked over one of the chemicals, spilling the formulation onto the lab table. Within minutes, the chemical spill had begun to drastically warp the industrial lab table. Susie asked herself: what kind of effects could this chemical have on delicate human skin if it could damage such a hard plastic table? That's when she began her investigating, and soon discovered that there were hundreds of unsafe chemicals being used to formulate conventional cosmetics.
Today, Susie most recently partnered with her favorite retailer in 2017, Anthropologie. Together, they developed Puristry; a certified organic skin care line sold exclusively at Anthropologie and on Puristry.com. With co-founder Josh Wadinski, Susie also worked on Plantioxidants: a new, USDA certified organic skincare line concentrated with antioxidants from plants to protect, correct, and deeply nourish skin.
For pregnant and nursing moms, please keep in mind that even those products that are certified natural or certified organic may have some natural or artificial (but approved) ingredients that can be an irritating or allergenic and may be considered potentially unsafe. Consult your Doctor or Obstetrician as to the safety and recommendation of using any organic products while pregnant and breastfeeding.