Is It Safe To Use Herbal Serum Cosmetics For Pregnant Women?
Morning, I want it. Is it safe for pregnant women to use herbal serum containing composition: Aqua, sodium pca phenoxyethanol, ethyl ascorbic acid, aloe barbadensis extract, propylene glycol pachyrrhizus erasus root extract, glycyrrhiza extra glabra, collagen, glutahthione, alpha-arbutinine alpha , hydrogenated lecithin, pisum savitum extract, Niacinamide, kojic acid, citric acid, disodium EDTA.
Hello Nurwita, thank you for the question.
We will try to give a brief explanation about some of the ingredients contained in the serum yes. It is impossible to explain one by one from the composition, because it requires in-depth explanation and research. You can read about the effects of each ingredient on the pages of medical articles or trusted pharmacological articles.
Basically, there are not enough data to state regarding the safety of the use of ingredients such as glutathione, alpha arbutin, kojic acid, and citric acid in pregnant women. Most studies found no evidence of negative effects due to these ingredients. However, some dermatologists recommend that you should avoid these ingredients, because there is no data that clearly states its safety. This does not mean the material is definitely dangerous for the fetus, but rather in the direction of prevention. That is, some experts argue that, if it's not too important, then it's better to avoid it.
Generally the use of these materials is at the limit recommended, does not cause problems. However, if you are in doubt, then you can temporarily delay the use of the serum, at least until the fetus is born. In essence, during pregnancy, as much as possible avoid skin care products that are whitening or brightening the skin. You should still use a moisturizer and sunblock. Choose a water-based moisturizer and as little chemical composition as possible. Choose sunscreen that contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as the main ingredients.
Thus a brief explanation from me. May be useful. Regards.