Our skin is the largest organ in our body and it is very permeable. This means that the products we apply onto our skin do not just sit on the surface, but can be absorbed through our skin and into our bloodstream. Unfortunately, many chemicals that enter the bloodstream are able to cross the placenta and enter the bloodstream of an unborn baby. Several chemicals used in personal care products (PCPs) and cosmetics are known or suspected toxins, but current legislation in the European Union (EU) and South Africa (SA) does not require these to be labelled as hazardous products. Instead, ingredients must only be listed on containers to inform consumers of potential hazards. In addition to this, PCP and cosmetic manufacturing companies in SA are not required to assess the safety of their products or ingredients. Other PCPs and cosmetics contain chemicals of unknown toxicity due to the lack of scientific data showing safety of these chemicals. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has only been able to require testing on less than two percent of the more than 80,000 chemicals that have been on the market at some point since 1976.
Click here for a list of the most toxic ingredients found in personal care products that should be avoided, especially during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It is therefore of vital importance to be very careful about the products and ingredients you are applying to your skin during the pregnancy and breastfeeding months. But with all of the lotions and potions on the market and their unreadable ingredient lists, figuring out what's safe and effective can be overwhelming. Fortunately, that’s where we come in. Natralogic products do not contain any harmful ingredients that could potentially affect the health of your developing baby. Instead, we have selected only safe and natural ingredients that are highly effective and thoroughly researched to nurture you and your growing baby. We follow a very strict ingredient selection process specifically aimed at avoiding ingredients that have been associated with miscarriage, bleeding complications, birth defects, disruption in foetal growth and are known carcinogens (cancer causing). Choosing pregnancy safe skin care will put your mind at ease and keep you looking your best while your tot-to-be grows.
Click here to find out more about why you should be using an all-natural pregnancy specific range.
Before use, each ingredient is carefully assessed using our unique 7-step screening process which has been specifically designed for development of maternity skin care products. In each step of the screening process an ingredient is scrutinized using the world’s most prominent medical databases so as to ensure that the ingredient is safe for use and that it will provide the best possible results.
These medical databases include: