LIST: 7 Pregnancy-safe makeup products you can use

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Before you experience the miracle of giving birth, you have to carry your little one in the womb for nine months first. During this time, it may feel like you have to do a lot of sacrifices.

What can you read in this article?

  • What ingredients to avoid during pregnancy?

  • What to look for in a makeup?

Saying no to sushi? That’s a given. No alcohol? That one, too! But what about makeup? Do you really have to skip putting it on for fear that harmful chemicals will harm you and your unborn child?

Well, you don’t really have to. You can still wear makeup, but the catch is you have to make sure that it’s safe for expectant moms. To help you navigate this season in your life, we have a rundown of 7 pregnancy-safe makeup in the Philippines.

pregnancy-safe makeup in the philippines
pregnancy-safe makeup in the philippines

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What ingredients to avoid during pregnancy?

First things first: Read the label. It pays to be extra cautious at this stage of your life. Some of the chemicals you should steer clear of are retinoids, chemical sunscreens, and hydroquinone. The Natural Resources Defense Council also encourages pregnant women to stay away from the following:

  • phthalates – These are often found in cosmetics with fragrances and can disrupt your hormones. So as much as possible go for fragrance-free.

  • parabens – While these antimicrobial compounds preserve cosmetics by preventing bacteria and mold growth, they also mimic estrogen

  • triclosan – Typically found in antibacterial products, this is another hormone disruptor.

What to look for in a makeup?

pregnancy-safe makeup in the philippines
pregnancy-safe makeup in the philippines

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So how do you find the right makeup then while there’s a bun in the oven? The key is to pay attention to these:

  • ingredients – What do they contain? Not all “natural cosmetics” are equal. Make sure they are really as they seem.

  • features – Aside from the ingredients, do these features suit you? You are putting on makeup to look and feel good after all so let’s not forget that.

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7 pregnancy-safe makeup products in the Philippines

The good thing about a mineral foundation is that it allows your skin to breathe while offering good coverage. It doesn’t feel heavy and uncomfortable, but it still cleverly covers blemishes and makes your skin look like it has an even skin tone. Since it’s from Human Nature, it’s also 100%natural, vegan, and talc-free.

What we love about it

  • ingredients

    • no talc and mineral oil

    • has skin-nourishing vitamin E

  • features

    • available in 6 shades: toffee, milk, honey, vanilla, almond, and caramel

    • you can easily find the right shade for you

    • medium to high coverage

    • natural, even finish

  • price

    • P595

Your eyes deserve to be highlighted especially now that we’re always wearing masks whenever we go out. Lengthen and define your lashes with good-quality mascara.

Like all its products, this mascara from Burt’s Bees doesn’t contain parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum, or synthetic fragrances. It’s also ophthalmologist-tested. All in all, this is one of the best pregnancy-safe makeup products that you can find in the Philippines.

What we love about it

  • ingredients

    • no parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum, or synthetic fragrances

    • jojoba oil and naturally moisturizing glycerin to nourish lashes

  • features

    • visibly lengthens your lashes while nourishing them as well

    • ophthalmologist-tested

  • price

    • P2,125

VMV is a well-loved brand by those with sensitive skin because it has been tested for allergies. Aside from that, it’s fragrance-free and non-darkening. What’s good about this specific concealer is that its light, medium, and deep shades work with all skin tones.

What we love about it

  • ingredients

    • 100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free

    • 100% Dye-Phthalate-Paraben, Preservative-Free, Gluten-Free

    • virgin coconut oil fatty acids

    • coconut-derived monolaurin for anti-acne disinfection

  • features

    • non-comedogenic, non-drying, non-darkening

    • hydrates the skin with its virgin coconut oil fatty acids

    • conceals blemishes and dark circles

  • price

    • P990

Let’s support local, shall we? Happy Skin is a homegrown brand that’s popular among celebrities and influencers, but it also has a following among other women because of its good quality. If you’d like to bring color to your cheeks, this one’s perfect. As a bonus, it also has sunflower oil to promote healthy skin!

What we love about it

  • ingredients

    • sunflower seed oil to nourish and repair skin

  • features

    • perfect for a natural flush but you can also build it up for a more dynamic look

    • light and non-greasy

  • price

    • P449

The Honest Company has gained loyal fans all over the world because of its amazing lineup of products, which includes baby stuff and even makeup. Its founder, celebrity Jessica Alba, is an advocate of clean, sustainable, and well-designed products.

Honest Beauty’s Everything Primer Matte is what you should get if you want to blur imperfections and prep your skin for makeup the safe and honest way.

What we love about it

  • ingredients

    • micronized bamboo for a soft-focus effect and to also help give off a long-lasting matte finish

    • black currant and raspberry extracts

  • features

    • preps skin for makeup

    • gives you a smooth, matte finish throughout the day

  • price

    • P1,497

If you’re the type who prefers the no-makeup look, then swiping on a lip balm may already do the trick for your fresh face. You can also opt to layer it under a lip tint for a bit of color.

Drunk Elephant’s Lippe Balm is one of the pregnancy-safe makeup products in the Philippines that you can count on. It has antioxidant-rich mongongo nut and avocado oils that give you a defined lip line.

What we love about it

  • ingredients

    • free from essential oils, silicones, and fragrances

    • avocado oil to soften chapped lips

    • mongongo nut oil for moisture

    • tripeptide to hydrate the lips

    • cranberry oil for skin health

  • features

    • cruelty-free

    • softens rough lips

    • Tip: you can also apply it under the eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet!

  • price

    • P950

Cocokind is a brand that upholds the use of organic and natural ingredients and recyclable packaging. We love this tinted moisture stick because of its dual purpose.

You can use it to give color to your lips or your cheeks. Best of all, it only uses safe ingredients so it’s okay for you to use.

What we love about it

  • ingredients

    • organic olive oil and beeswax

    • plant-based powders like maca root and beetroot to nourish the skin

  • features

    • for natural-looking color on your cheeks and lips

    • to hydrate your skin

  • price

    • P744

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