Hunting down that perfect gift for your newly pregnant friend can be exciting yet stressful at the same time. You can shower your friend with baby gifts but mamas need and deserve presents too!
One of the thoughtful and practical gifts for pregnant or breastfeeding friends is skincare. Pregnancy period can be challenging for our skin due to hormone changes and there are also ingredients to avoid during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Advised by dermatologists in Korea, we've put together a guide for a pregnancy-safe skincare to gift your friend that pregnancy "glow".
Rovectin's Anti-Irritant line (starting from US$31/S$42) is a must-have for mummies-to-be. The Anti-Irritant Line started with a product for restoring the skin that is damaged and dehydrated by various kinds of surgical procedures. This product line is exclusively used by dermatology hospital and clinics in South Korea, for patients with cancer, burns, and atopic dermatitis. It is dermatologist-tested and approved to be safe for all skin types, including pregnant and breastfeeding mothers. It is also safe for children's skin so mothers can rest assured and cuddle their babies!
Our go-to pick from Rovectin has to be the Rovectin Anti-Irritant UV Defense Tinted SPF: this 100% mineral filter sunblock physically blocks ultraviolet rays with mild and safe ingredients without any irritation. It's soothing properties calm down your skin without greasy residue or white cast and the tone-up function from the light tint helps reduce the need for additional skin makeup. Bonus feature? The smooth, glowing, velvety finish.
This popular Korean skincare brand that combines mild and safe ingredients from nature with the efficiency of science. These products have been created to extract the best nutrients from natural ingredients using new and improved scientific techniques in order to create products that are effective over time. Although all Ceramine brand products are safe for pregnant or breastfeeding mummies, we've selected a few that we absolutely love:
A vegan* toner (115ML) that quickly soothes stressed skin from the external environment and protects the skin by forming a moisture barrier. Its green therapy provides energy that cares for the skin texture gently, control the oil and moisture to make the skin texture soft, making it shiny and smooth. The Dual Balance Toner gives rest to your skin as if you were in a deep forest. It also helps normalize the skin condition by lowering the skin temperature and adjusting the PH to slightly acidic=healthy skin.
A daily sheet mask containing highly concentrated Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf extract, Sodium Hyaluronate and Ceramide in a plant-based eucalyptus sheet. Resets tired and dull skin with immediate soothing and moisturizing effects. This mask pack helps to maintain a balanced skin condition. Each box comes with 10 sheet masks and helps keep your skin hydrated and nourished.
Infused with a blend of hydrating and anti-aging botanical ingredients, while concealing blemishes, Ceramine Essence BB Cushion leaves your skin silky smooth and luminous. The natural base color adjusts to most skin tones including No. 18, 21, 23. Hexagon shaped cushion high density air puff sponge for easy application around the eyes and nasolabial fold is included. The super-hydrating formula strengthens the skin's moisture barrier, leaving a radiant glow while covering imperfections. The essence naturally adjusts to your skin tone for an airbrushed finish, providing both makeup and skincare benefits simultaneously.
iLomys is a medical cosmetics brand developed by Dr. Moon, founder of MifaMoon Clinic in Seoul. His more than 20 years of clinical experience in skin restoration and health is at the center of the development of iLomys skincare. Extensive clinical trials resulted in a brand made for beautiful, healthy skin and post-procedure care. iLomys Complex® [Patent No. 10-1184313] is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and is the scientific signature of all iLomys products, which are gentle enough those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Your skin can feel extra sensitive during pregnancy but should not feel dry/squeaky clean once you're done cleansing - it should feel hydrated and supple in order to maintain its microbiome. We recommend the iLomys Renew Derm Foaming Cleanser - it removes makeup and is gentle and hydrating on the skin - the active ingredients reduce skin irritation and prevent excess oil from being stripped away. This product also contains Lauric Acid which helps manage acne-causing bacteria. A win for those of us who experienced some hormonal acne during pregnancy!
iLomys AT Cream is lightweight and suitable for sensitive skin, after all , "AT" stands for "After-Treatment," meaning it is suitable for MifaMoon patients post procedure. Of course you won't be getting laser treatment during pregnancy, but this effective and lightweight anti-aging cream can be used by pregnant women. It can be layered if you feel you need extra hydration and also used around your eyes as an anti-wrinkle eye cream - the clinic has created an all-in-one product and there is no need for extra eye products. AT Cream does come in a small 15ml size if you'd like to try it out before committing to a bigger tube!
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