Ask Osmosis: Safety of Using Skincare Products While Pregnant or Nursing

7/06/2011 Osmosis Skincare 0 Comments

Pregnancy is a time of great excitement and often, great concern.  When pregnant, many women worry about what they are putting in and on their face, hair and body and how all of this may affect the miracle that is occurring inside of it. 

We are often asked -

Are Osmosis Skincare products safe to use while pregnant or nursing?

The answer?  All Osmosis products may be used while pregnant or breastfeeding. 

The Osmosis Skincare line contains natural products - no hydroquinone, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, artificial colors or fragrances, no animal testing, artificial scents or colors.

Women are sometimes concerned about Retinoids, a type of Vitamin A, in their skin care products as high levels of Vitamin A during pregnancy may be associated with certain birth defects.  The RDA (recommended daily allowance) of Vitamin A while pregnant is 2,500 IU (international units) per day and while breastfeeding , 4,000 IU.  The percent of Retinaldehyde varies depending on the specific serum being used.  However, when using Osmosis Active A Serums, you will not  exceed 300 IU per day even if using the strongest serum available in our line 2 times a day. 

The Osmosis Facial Infusion non-acid peel is also safe to receive while pregnant or breastfeeding as it does not exceed 1,500 IU of Vitamin A. 

It is always recommended to consult with your physician while pregnant or breastfeeding before the use of any active products or supplements.  

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