What products are safe in pregnancy?

Hi – I’m trying to get pregnant. I stopped using my Retin A/Renova/tretinoin cream, but what about Vitamin C serums. Is that ok? What product should I discontinue or not use and what can I replace them with? Thanks!

When you’re pregnant or actively trying, it’s best to stick with tried and true natural ingredients.  So Vitamin C serums are fine because Vitamin C is known to be safe in pregnancy in reasonable doses.   In a similar vein, I often recommend glycolic products during pregancy because it’s derived from a natural sugar.   Look at the Eminence or Juice Beauty organic lines.  You may find some of their products helpful.   Dr. I

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