Must-Have Pregnancy Safe Skincare Products For 6 Common Concerns

by Christine Tusher August 17, 2022

Pregnant woman with Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

Pregnancy can be a beautiful, celebratory time in your life. And that pregnancy glow? It’s real…for some people. The truth is that the way you look and feel during pregnancy is unique to each person, and skincare concerns such as pregnancy acne, melasma, and eczema are common. 

If this sounds more like your experience, we see you. That’s why we’re sharing our proven effective pregnancy safe skincare recommendations for tackling common skincare challenges. The goal: to look and feel your best during this special time in your life.

1. Pregnancy Acne

Fluctuating hormones can result in an increased level of sebum production, which can cause acne in some people. But you may wish to avoid some go-to acne-fighting ingredients, such as benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid.

Here’s what to use instead:

  • Cleanser: Squalane + Amino Aloe Gentle Cleanser to deep clean pores and clear out excess sebum while soothing irritated skin.
  • Day Treatment: Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum to visibly improve the look of melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Night Treatment: Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Serum to gently - yet powerfully - powerfully - exfoliate and reduce the look of enlarged pores. Lactic acid is a gentle exfoliant that also helps with hydration and is safe to use during pregnancy.
  • Moisturizer: Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer for weightless hydration that balances the skin, strengthening its moisture barrier to help prevent irritation.

  • 2. Stretch Marks

    Pregnancy safe skincare doesn’t stop at the neck. Most people will end up with at least a stretch mark or two during the later months of pregnancy, whether or not you get them depends on how elastic your skin is naturally.

    If you’re concerned about stretch marks, keeping your skin hydrated can help improve its elasticity. Our sugarcane-derived 100% Squalane Oil delivers deep hydration that’s bioidentical to the moisture found in human skin, making it the safest, best moisturizer to use from head to toe.

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    3. Melasma

    Pregnancy hormones can cause the skin’s melanocytes (color-producing cells) to go into overdrive, resulting in dark spots. Some ingredients typically used to treat this condition, such as hydroquinone and retinoids, are off-limits during pregnancy.

    Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

    Is Vitamin C Safe During Pregnancy?

    If you’re wondering whether Vitamin C is safe to use during pregnancy, the answer is “yes.” We do, however, recommend using gentle vitamin C products such as our Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum and Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil

    Vitamin C can irritate the skin, particularly during pregnancy when it’s more sensitive. But like all of our products, our Vitamin C skincare is formulated with sugarcane-derived Squalane to add hydration, drive active ingredients and buffer against sensitivity.

    Each of our pregnancy safe Vitamin C products contains a different form of active ingredient. For this reason, we recommend using our Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum before moisturizing in the morning, and our Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil after moisturizing to get the best results.

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    Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen

    4. Sun Sensitivity

    Using a pregnancy safe sunscreen daily is especially important when you’re expecting, as your skin can be more sensitive to the sun than usual. Some people choose to avoid chemical and nano sunscreen agents during pregnancy just to stay on the safe side.

    Our  Squalane + Zinc Sheer Mineral Sunscreen is PA +++ rated to offer broad spectrum SPF 30 protection using only non-nano zinc. And the best part: it melts seamlessly into every skin tone.

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    Pregnancy can also make you feel more heat-sensitive that usual. Cool off throughout the day by spritzing yourself with Squalane + Hyaluronic Toning Mist to hydrate and refresh all day long.


    It’s common to develop eczema during pregnancy, even if you’ve never had it before. Soothe dry, itchy, reddened skin with products that have received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™, which recognizes product innovations that provide benefits, and improve the quality of life for people with eczema and sensitive skin. 

    If you suffer from eczema during pregnancy, try one of these National Eczema Association-approved pregnancy safe skincare products:

    Squalane + Omega Repair Cream 

    Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer

    100% Squalane Oil

    Squalane + Magnesium Deodorant

     6. Body Odor

    Pregnancy and postpartum body odor can be embarrassing, particularly if you’re switching to natural deodorant just to be on the safe side. Our aluminum-free Squalane + Magnesium Deodorant uses non-irritating magnesium to keep the skin comfortable and dry for up to 24 hours. And as a bonus, it won’t stain your white tees yellow, which means you’ll get more miles out of your maternity clothes.

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    Christine Tusher

    Christine Tusher
    Christine Tusher


    As a lifestyle writer and journalist, I’m excited to bring my passion for storytelling to Biossance as an Engagement Content Writer. Two things you should know about me: I have a deep love of the ocean (especially sharks) and I’m obsessed with clean beauty. My bathroom cabinet is literally overflowing with my many-layered sustainable skincare routine. This combo is what led me to buy my first bottle of Vitamin C Rose Oil. I was so impressed by the way it improved my skin that I wanted to shout this brand from the rooftops. Three years later, and here I am doing just that. I’m excited to be on this journey of clean beauty innovation with Biossance, and to share it with you here on the blog.

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