Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Pregnancy Diary 8: Skin Care During Pregnancy

Hi all,

I am currently in my 38th week! I'm really excited and nervous as I'm getting closer to D Day. My belly is really heavy now and I have difficulty sleeping too as I will be awaken by leg cramps and backache on almost every night.  

I have finally decided on the hospital to deliver. It's Mount Alvernia. We understand from their staff that from Aug, there will additional 8 single rooms at their new extension area. However, the charges will be slightly higher which they will only reveal in Aug.

I hope Aedan will arrive in Aug so that I will stand a higher chance of getting a single room! 

Here sharing with you photos of Aedan in his 37th week :)

Moreover, I'll like to share with you all the facial products which I am using during my pregnancy. 

I believe many mum-to-be have problems when it comes to deciding on the type of products to use during pregnancy due to concerns on whether the products contain chemicals that may harm our unborn baby. On the other hand, it is not good to totally neglect our skin-care regimens especially when our skins tend to get drier and more sensitive during pregnancy. So I am going to share with you all the products I am currently using. However, it really depends on the individual whether the products are suitable for your skin. 

Chemicals to avoid during pregnancy (you may click SKIN CARE DURING PREGNANCY for more information on the reasons to avoid these chemicals):

Differin (adapelene)
Retin-A, Renova (tretinoin)
Retinoic acid
Retinyl linoleate
Retinyl palmitate
Tazorac and avage (Tazarotene)
Salicylic acid
Beta hydroxy acid
Textured vegetable protein (TVP)

1. Facial Cleanser 

Purity made simple
3-in-1 cleanser for face and eyes 
from Philosophy

aqua/water/eau, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Coco-glucoside, Coconut alcohol, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Glycerin, Aniba Rosaeodora (rosewood) Wood Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Bulnesia Sarmientoi Wood Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Rosa Centifolia flower Oil, Amyris Balsamifera bark Oil, Santalum album (sandalwood) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (clary) Oil, Ormenis Multicaulis Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora bark extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) Seed Oil, Piper Nigrum (pepper) Fruit Oil, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Citric acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea, fd & c yellow no. 5 (CI 19140).

Where can you get it?
Sephora and Philosophy outlets

2. Facial Wash 

Purifying Neem Face Wash 
from Himalaya Herbal 

Neem, Turmeric, water, ammonium lauryl sulfate, melia azadirachta, leaf extract, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoyl glutamate & disodium cocoyl glutamate, glycerin, acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, Methylchloroisothiazolinone & methylsothiazolinone, Sodium Metabisulfite, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate,CI 19140, CI 42090

Where can you get it?

3. Toner

Aloe Calming Toner 
from The Body Shop

Aqua (Water), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera Gel) (Skin Soothing Agent), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Sorbitol (Humectant), Glycerin (Humectant), Propanediol, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

Where can you get it?
The Body Shop

4. Essence 

Drops of Youth Concentrate
from The Body Shop

Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent/Diluent), Glycerin (Humectant), Chondrus Crispus Powder (Abrasive), Propanediol (Viscosity Modifier), Sodium Hyaluronate (Humectant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Adenosine (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate (Skin Protectant), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Buddleja Davidii Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Malva Sylvestris Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract/Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Extract/Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Benzoic Acid (Preservative), Sorbic Acid (Preservative), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative).

Where can you get it?
The Body Shop

5. Serum

Vitamin E Moisture Serum
from The Body Shop

Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Mel (Natural Additive), Panthenol (Skin/Hair Conditioning Agent), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Caesalpinia spinosa (Skin Conditioning Agent), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Oryza sativa (Emollient), Triticum vulgare (Emollient), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Methylparaben (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Avena strigosa (Skin Conditioning Agent), Lecithin (Stabiliser/Emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Butylparaben (Preservative), Ethylparaben (Preservative), Benzyl Benzoate (Solvent), Isobutylparaben (Preservative), Propylparaben (Preservative), Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Citronellol (Fragrance Ingredient), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (Fragrance Ingredient).

Where can you get it?
The Body Shop

6. Moisturizer 

Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream
from The Body Shop

Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), Isododecane (Solvent), Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane (Absorbent/Anticaking Agent), Glycerin (Humectant), Hydrogenated Tetradecenyl/Methylpentadecene (Solvent), Polymethyl Methacrylate (Emollient), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Polysorbate 60 (Surfactant), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Carbomer (Stabiliser/Viscosity Modifier), Tocopheryl Acetate (Antioxidant), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Propylene Glycol (Humectant), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Butylene Glycol (Humectant), Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Fucus Vesiculosus Extract (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Pentylene Glycol (Solvent), Zinc Gluconate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Acacia Senegal Gum (Film Former), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Algae Extract (Natural Additive), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Propylene Glycol Alginate (Binder), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Hydrolyzed Algin (Soothing agent), Serine (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sodium Stearate (Surfactant), Zinc Sulfate (Cosmetic Astringent), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster).

Where can you get it?
The Body Shop

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Have a beautiful pregnancy!



  1. Thanks for sharing the info, keep up the good work going.... I really enjoyed exploring your site. good resource...


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