Skincare During Pregnancy

Many mothers-to-be are advised to be cautious of what they consume or put into their bodies during pregnancy, but not many are aware that what they apply or put on their bodies should also be taken into consideration.

Some skincare ingredients are absorbed into skin upon application, so being properly informed of what comes into contact with your skin is important to avoid complications.

While there are no conclusive and definite reports about skincare ingredients and their effects on pregnant women, there are still ingredients that many experts have advised to avoid. These include Retinoids, Salicylic Acid and Hydroquinone.

As a general rule of thumb, your basic skincare products which are rinsed off, such as a gentle cleanser should be fine to use during pregnancy, while gentle leave-on skincare products should also be fine if the area applied does not exceed 10% of the total skin. Consider choosing products with the least complicated list of ingredients, and if you are ever in doubt of the ingredients in your skincare products, consult your doctor for their advice and recommendation.

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  1. shueh chin

    Hi..i am now pregnant but facing problem with the skincare im using as i worried it may harm my baby. Please advise. Thanks

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Shueh Chin, what sort of problems are you currently facing? An allergy or rash? Cetaphil products are safe to use when you are pregnant. If you would like to ensure you are using the right products for your skin problems, please do see a dermatologist =)

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Kelly, our products are safe to use even if you are pregnant. Unfortunately we do not carry any shampoo products. We have cleansers and moisturizers. Here is the link to our full product range: https://cetaphil.com.my/product-ranges/. Hope this helps. Do let us know if you have further questions. Thanks.

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Alexandrea, thank you for your enquiry. Paraben is harmful only in a huge amount consumed. For example, it will take 15000 mg of paraben consumed by the skin to be deemed as harmful. A normal application of skin care product gives an exposure of about 60 mg which will deplete after 24 hours. Also, Cetaphil products are safe for expecting mothers.

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Alida, thank you for your enquiry. Yes, our Restoraderm Body Wash and Moisturiser are safe to use during pregnancy.

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Christine, thank you for your enquiry. Reading from your post, we recommend that you seek your doctor’s advice on the best relief solution for your itching tummy.
      Whilst our Cetaphil Moisturising Cream is pregnancy safe, we hope you get a healthcare professional opinion for you and your baby. All the best!

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Marlene, thank you for your enquiry. Cetaphil products are safe for expecting mothers and that applies to our Facial Moisturizer too! πŸ™‚

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Noe, thank you for your enquiry. Cetaphil products are safe for expecting mothers and that applies to our Dermacontrol Oil Control Foam Wash too! πŸ™‚

  2. hazel

    Hello im 13 weeks pregnant, it is okay to use a cetaphil soap in my face, i have acne and pimples in my face that’s my problem now . They have a chance that a cetaphil soap can relieve that problem in my face? Or other product of cetaphil please recommend me in other products if ever.
    Thank you.

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Hazel, thank you for your enquiry. Cetaphil products are safe for expecting mothers. This applies to our Facial Moisturizer and Gentle Skin Cleansers too! We would recommend you consult a dermatologist especially if you have overly sensitive skin to get the best advise.

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Amnaz, thank you for your enquiry! Lotion can cause makeup to thin out if hasn’t had enough time to soak into the skin. We suggest to wait about 60 seconds, until the lotion is absorbed before applying any beauty products to your skin. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

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      Cetaphil Malaysia

      Hi Camille, thank you for your enquiry! Cetaphil products are safe to be used during pregnancy. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

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