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 Equalizing toner

SkinCeuticals Equalizing Toner

R690.00
Neostrara Skin-Active-Exfoliating-Wash

Neostrata Skin Active Exfoliating Wash

R547.00

Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser

R642.00

Obagi Nu-Derm Foaming Gel

R713.00
NeoStrata-Ultra-Brightening-Cleanser

NeoStrata Ultra Brightening Cleanser

R535.00

Obagi Nu-Derm Toner

R558.00
skinceuticals resveratrol-be

SkinCeuticals Resveratrol BE

R2,400.00
skinceuticals phloretin-cf

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

R2,730.00
skinceuticals c-e-ferulic

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

R2,230.00
Neostrata Skin-Active-Antioxidant-Serum

Neostrata Skin Active Antioxidant Serum

R905.00
Obagi Profession-C-Serum-10%

Obagi Professional-C Serum 10 %

R990.00
Obagi Profession-C-Serum-15%

Obagi Professional-C Serum 15 %

R1,144.00
NeoStrata-Illuminating-Serum-

NeoStrata Illuminating Serum

R1,041.00
skinceuticals phyto-corrective-masque

SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Masque

R1,150.00
skinceuticals retexturing-activator

SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator

R1,380.00
skinceuticals metacell-renewal-b3

SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3

R1,799.00
Lumixyl-Brightening-Creme

Lumixyl Brightening Crème

R1,340.00
lumixyl revitaleyes

Lumixyl Revitaleyes

R702.00

Obagi C Therapy Night Cream

R793.00
skinceuticals hydrating-B5

SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5

R1,325.00
skinceuticals-daily-moisture

SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture

R1,315.00
Neostrata Skin-Active-Dermal-Replenishment

Neostrata Skin Active Dermal Replenishment

R988.00
Neostrata Skin-Active-Cellular-Restoration

Neostrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration

R1,137.00
NeoStrata-Skin-Brightener

NeoStrata Skin Brightener SPF25

R792.00

Obagi Nu-Derm OMP Hydrate

R993.00
Obagi HYDRATE-LUXE

Obagi Nu-Derm Hydrate Luxe

R984.00
skinceuticals physical-eye-uv-defense

SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50

R475.00
skinceuticals sheer-physical-uv-defense

SkinCeuticals Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

R535.00
skinceuticals physical-fusion-uv-defense

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50

R645.00
skinceuticals ultra-facial-defense

SkinCeuticals Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+

R490.00
skinceuticals physical-matt-uv-defense

SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50+

R650.00
Obagi Sunshield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Obagi Nu-Derm Sunshield Matte Broad Spectrum SPF 50

R729.00
Heliocare advanced spf 50

Heliocare Gel SPF 50 (Oil-Free)

R358.00
Neostrata Skin-Active-Intensive-Eye-Therapy

Neostrata Skin Active Intensive Eye Therapy

R1,014.00
Obagi Brightener-Eye-Cream

Obagi Professional-C Eye Brightener Eye Cream

R1,257.00