If I’m pregnant, how do I know these skin care products are safe?
In general, the FDA doesn’t require studies of over the counter, non prescription products including in pregnancy because any systemic absorption from the skin is minimal to zero depending on the product.
But having said that, I think none of us ever want to look back and wonder if something might have caused a birth defect or problem of any sort. I think, if even the idea of something in a product makes you uncomfortable, why not just stop it for the nine months? It’s just not that long and there are plenty of other products that contain known and safe ingredients used over many years. The ferrulic acid in products is a plant-based antioxidant but what I said above, still applies.
Hope this helps, Dr. I