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 Equalizing Toner

R724.00
0 out of 5
earn 362 points

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash

R585.00
0 out of 5
earn 292 points

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser

R696.94
0 out of 5
earn 209 points

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel

R775.00
0 out of 5
earn 232 points
NeoStrata-Ultra-Brightening-Cleanser

Neostrata

NeoStrata Ultra Brightening Cleanser

R540.00
0 out of 5
earn 270 points

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm Toner

R605.00
0 out of 5
earn 302 points
skinceuticals resveratrol-be

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE

R2,518.00
0 out of 5
earn 1259 points
skinceuticals phloretin-cf

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

R2,864.00
0 out of 5
earn 1432 points
skinceuticals c-e-ferulic

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

R2,385.00
0 out of 5
earn 715 points

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Antioxidant Serum

R968.00
0 out of 5
earn 484 points
Obagi Profession-C-Serum-10%

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Serum 10 %

R995.00
0 out of 5
earn 398 points
Obagi Profession-C-Serum-15%

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Serum 15 %

R1,150.00
4.00 out of 5
earn 575 points
NeoStrata-Illuminating-Serum-

Neostrata

NeoStrata Illuminating Serum

R1,050.00
0 out of 5
earn 525 points

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

R1,206.00
0 out of 5
earn 603 points
skinceuticals retexturing-activator

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator

R1,380.00
0 out of 5
earn 690 points
skinceuticals metacell-renewal-b3

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3

R1,888.00
0 out of 5
earn 566 points
Lumixyl-Brightening-Creme

Lumixyl

Lumixyl Brightening Crème

R1,351.00
0 out of 5
earn 675 points
lumixyl revitaleyes

Lumixyl

Lumixyl Revitaleyes

R779.00
0 out of 5
earn 389 points

Obagi

Obagi C Therapy Night Cream

R1,230.00
2.00 out of 5
earn 615 points
skinceuticals hydrating-B5

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5

R1,390.00
0 out of 5
earn 695 points

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture

R1,377.00
0 out of 5
earn 413 points
Neostrata Skin-Active-Dermal-Replenishment

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Dermal Replenishment

R1,057.00
0 out of 5
earn 528 points
Neostrata Skin-Active-Cellular-Restoration

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration

R1,147.00
5.00 out of 5
earn 573 points
NeoStrata-Skin-Brightener

Neostrata

NeoStrata Skin Brightener SPF25

R799.00
0 out of 5
earn 399 points
Obagi nu-derm-hydrate

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm OMP Hydrate

R1,075.00
0 out of 5
earn 537 points

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm Hydrate Luxe

R1,045.00
0 out of 5
earn 522 points
skinceuticals physical-eye-uv-defense

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50

R509.00
0 out of 5
earn 152 points

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

R677.00
0 out of 5
earn 203 points
skinceuticals ultra-facial-defense

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+

R514.00
0 out of 5
earn 154 points
skinceuticals physical-matt-uv-defense

SkinCeuticals

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50+

R682.00
0 out of 5
earn 204 points
Obagi Sunshield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Obagi

Obagi Nu-Derm Sunshield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

R790.00
0 out of 5
earn 395 points
Heliocare advanced spf 50

Heliocare

Heliocare Gel SPF 50 (Oil-Free)

R295.00
0 out of 5
earn 88 points
Neostrata Skin-Active-Intensive-Eye-Therapy

Neostrata

Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy

R1,085.00
0 out of 5
earn 542 points
Obagi Brightener-Eye-Cream

Obagi

Obagi Professional-C Eye Brightener Eye Cream

R1,453.00
0 out of 5
earn 726 points