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.

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Gentle Cleanser

R580.00
0 out of 5
earn 174 points

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner

R724.00
0 out of 5
earn 362 points

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash

R574.00
0 out of 5
earn 287 points

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser

R766.00
0 out of 5
earn 229 points

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel

R852.00
0 out of 5
earn 255 points
NeoStrata-Ultra-Brightening-Cleanser

Neostrata

NeoStrata Ultra Brightening Cleanser

R550.00
0 out of 5
earn 275 points
skinceuticals resveratrol-be

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE

R2,515.00
0 out of 5
earn 1257 points
skinceuticals phloretin-cf

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

R2,860.00
0 out of 5
earn 1430 points
skinceuticals c-e-ferulic

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

R2,385.00
0 out of 5
earn 1192 points

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Antioxidant Serum

R1,018.00
0 out of 5
earn 509 points
Obagi Profession-C-Serum-10%

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Serum 10 %

R1,095.00
0 out of 5
earn 547 points
Obagi Profession-C-Serum-15%

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Serum 15 %

R1,265.00
4.00 out of 5
earn 632 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

R1,885.00
0 out of 5
earn 565 points
skinceuticals hydrating-B5

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5

R1,390.00
0 out of 5
earn 695 points
Neostrata Skin-Active-Dermal-Replenishment

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Dermal Replenishment

R1,109.00
0 out of 5
earn 554 points
Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration

R1,128.00
5.00 out of 5
earn 564 points
NeoStrata-Skin-Brightener

Neostrata

NeoStrata Skin Brightener SPF25

R814.00
0 out of 5
earn 407 points
Obagi nu-derm-hydrate

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm OMP Hydrate

R1,185.00
0 out of 5
earn 592 points

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

R675.00
0 out of 5
earn 202 points
Heliocare advanced spf 50

Heliocare

Heliocare Gel SPF 50 (Oil-Free)

R295.00
0 out of 5
earn 88 points
NeoStrata-Eye-Cream-4-PHA

Neostrata

NeoStrata Eye Cream 4 PHA

R514.00
0 out of 5
earn 257 points

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy

R1,068.00
0 out of 5
earn 534 points
Obagi Brightener-Eye-Cream

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Eye Brightener Eye Cream

R1,526.00
0 out of 5
earn 763 points