Pigmentation/Brown Marks

Pigmentation can occur for the first time during pregnancy as a result of hormonal changes. It is often very distressing for pregnant women to deal with, in addition to all the other changes that come with pregnancy. This type of pigmentation is often referred to as chloasma or ‘mask of pregnancy’. It may gradually improve or disappear after childbirth, but may persist in some women, particularly those with darker skin. There are numerous ingredients in cosmeceutical products that work synergistically to lighten and control pigmentation, but many of these are not suitable for use during pregnancy. In particular, products containing Vitamin A and its derivatives, including retinol, are not safe for use during pregnancy. Other products, while not being unsafe, may irritate the sensitive skin of pregnant women. The most important treatment is sun protection as sun exposure worsens all forms of pigmentation. Skinsmart recommends the following products as safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

NeoStrata Ultra Brightening Cleanser

Neostrata

NeoStrata Ultra Brightening Cleanser

R575.00
0 out of 5
earn 287 points
SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

R2,860.00
0 out of 5
earn 1430 points
Skinceuticals CE Ferulic

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

R2,745.00
0 out of 5
earn 1372 points
Obagi Profession-C-Serum-10%

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Serum 10 %

R1,195.00
0 out of 5
earn 597 points
Obagi Professional-C Serum 15 %

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Serum 15 %

R1,345.00
4.00 out of 5
earn 672 points
Obagi Professional-C Serum 20 %

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Serum 20 %

R1,505.00
0 out of 5
earn 752 points
Neostrata Enlighten Illuminating Serum

Neostrata

NeoStrata Illuminating Serum

R1,115.00
0 out of 5
earn 557 points
Skin Tech Melablock HSP Spf 50

Skin Tech

Skin Tech Melablock HSP SPF 50

R659.00
0 out of 5
earn 329 points
SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator

R1,450.00
0 out of 5
earn 725 points
SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3

R1,930.00
0 out of 5
earn 965 points
SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel

R1,470.00
0 out of 5
earn 735 points
Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration

R1,175.00
5.00 out of 5
earn 587 points
Neostrata Skin Brightener SPF25

Neostrata

NeoStrata Skin Brightener SPF25

R845.00
0 out of 5
earn 422 points
skinceuticals

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

R675.00
0 out of 5
earn 202 points
NeoStrata Eye Cream 4 PHA

Neostrata

NeoStrata Eye Cream 4 PHA

R535.00
0 out of 5
earn 267 points
Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy Serum

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy

R1,100.00
0 out of 5
earn 550 points
Obagi Professional-C Eye Brightener Eye Cream

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Eye Brightener Eye Cream

R1,600.00
0 out of 5
earn 800 points