One indisputable fact about motherhood: having a baby changes everything. From food to sharp-cornered furniture, new and expecting moms must constantly adapt as they prioritize their family’s newest member. And skincare is no exception.
No one understands this better than esthetician and Biossance Director of Global Education McKenzie Rose, who recently welcomed a new baby. These seven pregnancy-friendly skincare products were McKenzie’s go-tos while she was expecting and postpartum.
1. Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser
“As an esthetician, I’ve seen firsthand what pregnancy hormones can do to people’s skin,” says McKenzie. “Our Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser kept me calm and clear as my body adjusted, without harsh or irritating ingredients.”
Formulated for all skin types, this satisfying foaming cleanser uses a powerful amino acid complex to break down dirt while aloe calms and soothes and moringa extract removes remnants of pore-clogging environmental debris. Your skin is left clean, hydrated, and refreshed.
2. Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum
“Some women notice dark spots and uneven pigmentation during and after pregnancy, but ingredients like hydroquinone and retinol are off the table for new and expecting moms,” says McKenzie. “My doctor recommended I use Vitamin C instead. Some people experience increased sensitivity during pregnancy, but our Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum uses a gentle form of vitamin C that didn’t irritate my skin.”
Our uniquely gentle serum uses 10% vitamin C to boost collagen production for increased elasticity. Meanwhile white shitake mushroom visibly improves uneven skin tone, reducing the appearance of dark spots and helping to prevent new ones from forming.
3. Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum
“I noticed that my skin needed a lot more hydration after giving birth,” says McKenzie. “Our Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum was my hero product! It uses multiple hydrators – including hyaluronic acid and ectoin - to flood skin with continuous moisture.”
Our TikTok viral serum also includes copper peptides, which boost elasticity and add bounce, which led influencers to call our “nature’s Botox” for its rapid, visible, pregnancy-friendly results.
4. Marine Algae Eye Cream
“Our Marine Algae Eye Cream was my hero during those sleepless early days,” says McKenzie. “Not only is it deeply moisturizing, its naturally pink color brightened my undereye area without makeup. I looked more awake in fewer steps – a huge win for a new mom.”
Our award-winning eye cream uses marine algae peptides, paracress extract, and our superhero squalane to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while delivering deep hydration. It also melts into skin, providing the perfect canvas for makeup.
5. Ectoin Overnight Rescue
“Juggling a baby and a career is no joke. I needed a multitasking product that could supercharge my skin’s overnight repair process even while I was only getting a little bit of sleep” says McKenzie “I really look forward to using Ectoin Overnight Rescue at the end of a busy day. Ectoin is one of those under-the-radar ingredients that doesn’t get the love it deserves. it ‘s clinically proven to protect skin cells from stress as it deeply hydrates.”
Our luxurious new night cream pairs calming, barrier-boosting magnesium with the water-binding, protective qualities of ectoin in a rich, velvety night cream that acts as a veil for vulnerable or damaged skin. This breakthrough formula helps to strengthen and rebuild skin’s appearance, soothing irritation and plumping fine lines and wrinkles while enhancing its daily defense mechanism by strengthening the barrier.
6. 10% Lactic Acid Overnight Resurfacing Serum
“Lactic acid is one of the few active anti-aging ingredients my doctor was okay with while I was pregnant,” says McKenzie. “I love lactic acid because it increases skin cell turnover to dramatically improve uneven texture as it hydrates, making it a perfect ingredient to use in place of retinoids during pregnancy.”
Our 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum improves the look of enlarged pores with this powerful exfoliating night serum. Our 10% vegan lactic acid formula helps banish dullness by exfoliating to reveal smoother, more even-textured, hydrated skin while clover boosts lactic acid’s exfoliating benefits by revving up cell turnover.
7. Omega Repair Cream
“Omega Repair Cream really amplified my pregnancy glow,” says McKenzie. “I needed a rich cream to keep my skin calm and strengthen my barrier, and the ceramides and omegas in this cream visibly plumped and firmed my skin.”
In addition to ceramides and beneficial lipids, our best-selling moisturizer also contains our hero ingredient, squalane. Our sustainably-produced, vegan squalane is a molecular match for the moisture naturally found in human skin, making it your body’s perfect moisturizer.