While many other moms are eager to chat with you about strollers and sleep training, many women don’t talk about the way pregnancy and motherhood changes their skin.
“There are so many different issues we deal with while we’re pregnant, from hyperpigmentation or worsening of sun spots, freckles and new moles to stretch marks.” says Florida-based dermatologist and mom of two Dr. Alexis Stephens. “You also have to deal with the fact that you’re aging and you can’t really use many of those anti-aging ingredients.”
We believe that you don’t have to sacrifice efficacy for safety. All Biossance products use innovative, clinically-proven ingredients formulated to the highest standards of safety. That’s why so many expecting and new moms rely on our powerfully gentle products. Today, we’re sharing a few of the products and ingredients that have made moms fall in love with Biossance. Just remember: always ask your doctor before incorporating any new products into your routine.
1. Our Pregnancy-Safe Squalane is Great for Stretch Marks
Stretch marks occur when the skin stretches very quickly, causing the the middle layer of skin — called the dermis — tears. Stretch marks are the scars these tears leave behind. While there’s no miracle cure for stretch marks, keeping skin hydrated and moisturized can help increase its elasticity, which may also help minimize the appearance of stretch marks. Our 100% Squalane Oil is bioidentical to your body’s natural moisturizer, making it a powerfully-effective pregnancy-safe moisturizer for your growing belly.
“It helped alleviate itchy skin, especially during the last trimester. Even better, I was stretch-mark-free post-baby,” says Biossance customer Irene.
2. Our Breakout-Busting Probiotics
“A lot of new mamas develop acne during pregnancy,” says Dr. Stephens. “When we’re pregnant, we’re in a progesterone-positive state which can cause our oil glands to actually produce more oil.”
Our advanced reformulated Probiotic Gel Moisturizer clears congested skin while relieving redness and reactivity without harsh ingredients. Our first-of-its-kind formula contains encapsulated probiotics which burst on contact with your skin, releasing live probiotics to promote microbiome diversity. A healthy skin microbiome is an essential defense against blemish-causing bacteria and can also help balance oil production by strengthening the skin’s protective moisture barrier.
3. Smoother Skin Safely
Pregnancy and motherhood are often synonymous with fatigue, which can cause skin to age more quickly. Our 10% Lactic Acid Resurfacing Serum is dermatologist-approved to fight uneven texture and visibly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
“Once you get lactic acid on the skin it actually mixes with the minerals and becomes a humectant, which means it draws moisture into the skin. It also increases cell turnover and brings those plump, juicy, young cells to the top layer of skin,” says Dr. Stephens.
“While lactic acid is pregnancy-safe, it’s one of those ingredients you still have to be really careful with while you’re pregnant because of the way it’s formulated,” says Dr. Stephens.”As an acid ingredient, lactic acid needs to be brought up to a certain pH so it’s safe for the skin. To do that, you have to add certain neutralizers, some of which are not safe for pregnancy. I recommend this serum because it contains neutralizers that are pregnancy-safe.”
4. Our Decadent Omega Repair Cream
“Ceramides are crucial in any skincare regimen extremely important in skin barrier health which you want completely intact while pregnant,” says Dr. Stephens. “I love Biossance’s Omega Repair Cream for this reason.”
Our fast-absorbing repair cream is formulated with lipids that mimic and support skin’s natural moisture barrier: squalane, omega fatty acids, ceramides and plant sterols help nourish, plump, hydrate and feed your skin.
“This helped my skin so much when I was pregnant,” says Biossance customer Karen N. “I still use it after. It’s so lightweight yet super moisturizing. It’s a game-changer for dry, sensitive skin.”
5. Our Cult-Favorite Vitamin C Facial Oil
Whether you’re playing up your pregnancy glow or trying to boost radiance and look more awake during those sleep-deprived early months of motherhood, our mutli-award-winning Vitamin C Rose Oil brings the brightening boost you’re looking for.
“Vitamin C is the most important antioxidant to have in any skincare regimen because it helps you fight off free radicals from UV rays, the visible light spectrum, pollutants and other stressors that we come in contact with every single day,” says Dr. Stephens.
“I love Biossance’s Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil. It’s such a beautiful texture. It gives an immediate radiance and I love using this on my skin whether I’m wearing makeup or going makeup-free, it just gives me that little extra something that someone always says your skin is glowing.”