When you get pregnant you might need to put away cosmetics which you have been using so far as they might sensitize and irritate the skin.Their ingredients might be banned for use during pregnancy and their scent could become unbearable. During pregnancy only use cosmetics designed especially for pregnant women, with a gentle flavour composition and without allergens. Because ingredients of cosmetics get absorbed into the bloodstream and reach your growing baby, you should know what to avoid. Ingredients considered potentially harmful to a growing baby are retinoids and salicylic acid.
Retinoids are a type of vitamin A that is used in anti-wrinkle and acne treatment products. Some studies have shown that high doses of vitamin A during pregnancy can cause birth defects. Check that any supplements you use, contain vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene rather than retinol.
Salicylic acid, is a mild acid, that is used to treat skin disorders including acne, and you can find it in a number of skin products, such as cleansers and toners. High doses of this acid in oral form have been shown in studies to cause birth defects and various pregnancy complications. If you realize you have used a product which contains one of the potentially harmful ingredients, do not panic. Simply stop using the product now and pick one that is safe for you and your developing baby.