Pregnancy Glow: 12 Great Skincare Buys

Mustela Stretch Marks Care Oil
If your suddenly dry, patchy, acne-prone skin has you thinking that whole "pregnancy glow" thing is a myth, give these pregnancy-safe skincare products a try!

Wash Up

Drunk Elephant Pekee Bar isn't your ordinary bar of soap. This pH-balanced bar is packed with moisturizing ingredients like honey and Marula oil for gentle cleansing.

Blue in the Face

Reduce redness and inflammation with Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil Roller. Blue yarrow and blue tansy give the product its natural color and helps clarify oily skin. Use it as a spot treatment or throughout your T-zone to treat and prevent acne.


You'll want to ditch your foundation, tinted moisturizer and sunscreen in favor of all-in-one bareMinerals Complexion Rescue. Apply the tinted hydrating gel cream with your fingertips for sheer coverage with a dewy finish and sun protection.

On Defense

Protect yourself from the sun while hydrating your skin with Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47. The all-natural sunscreen can help ward off any discoloration you may experience during pregnancy.

Smooth Move

Gently exfoliate away dry skin on your face and body with Belli Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub for an extra glow. Use it two to three times a week so your favorite cleansers and lotions will work even better to hydrate and smooth your skin.

A dermatologist lists the skin care ingredients that should be avoided when you're pregnant or breastfeeding and offers resources for finding answers for the ones you're still unsure about.

Daily Dose

Superfoods are not only great for your diet but also for your skin! Mama Mio Megamama Super-Rich Omega Body Lotion contains chia seeds for nourishing your now-constantly-irritated skin and pumpkin seed oil to help soothe sore muscles.

Butter Up

Nine Naturals Vanilla and Geranium Regenerative Pregnancy Belly Butter & Stretch Mark Cream will keep your skin supple and nourished as it changes (and grows!) with the help of shea and cupua&ccedilu butters.

Pack Your Bags

Pat Nature's Gate Grape Seed Eye Cream around your eyes before your go to bed to help banish dark circles. Plant-based ingredients like alfalfa and white tea will keep your skin refreshed and firm.

Citrus Splash

Pink grapefruit extract in SheaMoisture Tahitian Noni and Monoi Smooth and Illuminate Bubble Bath and Body Wash leaves skin smooth and invigorated post-shower. You can even pour a capful of it in your (warm, not hot) bath for a luxe -- but cheap -- at-home spa experience.

Scientific Results

While you're sleeping, Acure Organics Night Cream helps restore cells with argan stem cells so you wake up with moisturized skin and a more even skin tone.

Quick Fix

Throw RMS Beauty Lip and Skin Balm in your purse to heal dry spots or chapped lips on-the-go. A little of this vanilla- or cocoa-scented salve goes a long way so don't be alarmed by the price tag.

Flower Power

Help keep stretch marks from popping up and diminish existing ones with Mustela Stretch Marks Care Oil. You'll smell like roses while improving your skin's elasticity and tone.

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