Pregnancy Safe Anti-Aging Skincare

This post is about Pregnancy Safe Anti-Aging Skincare.

Sitting down to pour my thoughts about this pregnancy journey onto the screen feels absolutely wild! Honestly, most days, it still hits me like a surprise plot twist, and I can’t help but chuckle about it. When Peter and I decided to start trying for a baby, I knew that there would be some adjustments and shifts once we got the news, and I was ready to embrace them.

One of the very first things I did was ditch any skincare products that were a no-no during pregnancy and replaced them with ones that were safe for my baby. I have to confess; it wasn’t a walk in the park. I mean, saying goodbye to my trusty retinol after using it for years? That was a tough pill to swallow. And the fact that I had to bid adieu to my LED face mask and my beloved microneedling routine? Well, that stung a bit too.

But, you know what? I remembered the beautiful reason behind these changes, and that’s what kept me going. Plus, shopping for and experimenting with new pregnancy-safe skincare products turned out to be surprisingly enjoyable. It was like a mini adventure in itself!

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Pregnancy Safe Anti-Aging Skincare

Not Safe Pregnancy Ingredients

I’ve been all about the anti-aging game, so I’ve stuck to my usual skincare routine: cleansing, toning, treating, moisturizing, and shielding my skin. But guess what? I quickly realized I had to ditch a few things, like:

  1. Retin-A, Retinol, and Retinyl Palmitate.
  2. Salicylic Acid.
  3. Hydroquinone.
  4. Aluminum chloride.
  5. Formaldehyde.
  6. Chemical sunscreens.

Pregnancy Safe Skincare Products


Glowbiotics Revitalizing Cleanser This cleanser has been with me through fighting acne, anti-aging and now pregnancy. There is truly no other cleanser like it! For 20% off use code: amber20

Glowbiotics Get To Oil Cleanser I use this as both an oil cleanser and a cleanser and its amazing!


Glowbiotics Probiotic Brightening + Refining Layering Solution I use this several times a week for exfoliating and brightening.


Paula’s Choice BOOST C15 Super Booster, 15% Vitamin C with Vitamin E & Ferulic Acid I

Glowbiotics Advanced Vitamin C Brightening Serum I was using this Vitamin C for a couple of years prior to my pregnancy so I was beyond thrilled I could keep it in my regimen. Use code: amber 20 for 20% off

Asterwood Triple Repair Matrixyl 3000 + Argireline + Hyaluronic Acid + Organic Vitamin C Serum I use this serum nightly and I absolutely love it! I’ll be using this long after my pregnancy and breast feeding.

Paula’s Choice Pro-Collagen Multi-Peptide Booster Serum This was ok in my opinion, but loved by others so I thought it would be worth mentioning. I prefer the one listed above far more, and his more than half the price.


Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask I’ve been using this nighty and regret not trying this years ago! It is so brightening, hydrating and is safe to use around the eyes. I have noticed a huge increase in hydration and brightening in my eye area as well.

Glowbioics Probiotic Hydraglow Cream Oil This is another product from Glowbiotics that I can’t live without. I have been wearing this almost daily for many years and will never stop! It’s so beautiful when mixed with a drop of your favorite foundation.

COSRX Snail 96 Essence This is more of a serum but I added it under moisturizers because it’s so hydrating! This is another super affordable product that I’ll be using for years to come.


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50  This is a wonderful SPF that I was beyond impressed by. It lightly evens out my skin tone and lays so beautifully on my skin. Con: the scent is horrendous but you only smell it while it while applying it. The trade off is great!

Weekly Treatments:

Summer Fridays Overtime Mask – Pumpkin Clarifying Face Mask This has been a great weekly treat for my skin. It’s not super exfoliating but it does light exfoliate. It leaves my skin so soft and smooth!

Paula’s Choice 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant This has also been another great addition to my weekly treatments. It exfoliates beautifully!

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