Are all products made with natural ingredients good for pregnant and nursing women? No, some all natural ingredients are not good for pregnant or nursing women. For instance soy is a very common ingredient that is now used in many skin care products, but soy is not recommended to pregnant and nursing women due to having estrogenic effects. Ingredients such as licorice, mulberry and bearberry are great natural skin brighteners but they can cause stimulation of the uterus. If you have any questions regarding which natural ingredients are safe please consult your physician.
Isn’t it better to use cosmetic products that are preservative free? Not in all cases. Even though it is possible to create a product that is highly stable without the need for a traditional preservative system (like we did), it is important to check and adhere to expiration dates. Since the cosmetic industry does not require an expiration date, some all natural products have a very limited shelf life (maybe a couple weeks from the time you open the product) it is imperative that the products you use have been tested for stability and safety. All Pretty Mommies Products have been made in an FDA approved lab and have had stability testing to make sure they do not develop dangerous microbes such as yeast, fungus and bacteria. All of our products have an 18 month or longer shelf life.
Are all preservatives the same? All preservative systems are the same ONLY in that they protect the product from developing microorganisms, however there are a variety of preservatives that have been linked to highly toxic and cancer causing agents and others which are considered safe. Pretty Mommies only uses a preservative if necessary and what we use is very safe. Ingredients that have been approved in all health ministry’s throughout the world. Preservatives are not only approved for cosmetics but also approved by the FDA for food and beverages.
Why not use parabens and phenoxyethanols? The use of these types of preservatives are very inexpensive and effective at inhibiting microorganisms but there is substantial evidence that prove they may lead to other serious problems. For instance the FDA made a warning against Phenoxyethanol back in 2008 saying “Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that is primarily used in cosmetics and medications. It can also depress the central nervous system and may cause vomiting and diarrhea”. Our commitment to provide you with the safest products gave us the incentive to NOT use any of these preservatives when there are other much safer alternatives that do not involve the same risks.
If my skin is prone to acne breakouts shouldn’t I use a product line that is “oil free”? It is true that some oils cause blemish prone skin to worsen, however the oils used in the Pretty Mommies product line have actually proven to be effective at helping improve the condition of acne prone skin. Oil’s such as Jojoba, Almond and Rose Hip have all been known to help with acne flare ups and to replicate the skin natural sebum. It is also known that when our skin becomes too dry and dehydrated from the use of some traditional acne products such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide that the skin produces excess oil and therefore more breakouts occur. Pretty Mommies products offer a great balance of ingredients that help control excess oil while providing necessary and beneficial hydration.
Why use Pretty Mommies? Pretty Mommies was created to provide a healthy skin care line that pregnant and nursing women can use safely while addressing the specific problems associated with hormonal changes that affect their skin during this special time. Our products give you outstanding results and contain ingredients that are not only safe to use, but many of them are actually recommended in your diet while pregnant and nursing.
Can only pregnant and nursing women use the Pretty Mommies skin care line? Even though Pretty Mommies was designed for pregnant and nursing women, any women or man can use the line that is looking for a safer more natural, yet effective approach to skin care. Take a look at our before and after photos and see some amazing results from Pretty Mommies users that are not pregnant.
What does the three step skin care regimen specifically address? Pretty mommies three step system addresses the two most common problems associated with pregnant and nursing skin. This system is designed to help with hormonal acne and melasma (hyperpigmentation). Each product is specifically formulated to aid in correcting both problems. All of the ingredients were carefully chosen to target these problems and offer a healthy solution. But it doesn’t just stop there this line helps with anti-aging, nourishing, hydrating and overall enhancing the appearance of your skin.
Aren’t chemical ingredients much more effective at treating skin conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation and natural ingredients not very effective? Some chemical products are effective at treating both however many of them were never indicated for long term use and some ingredients have serious side effects, such as hydroquinone. Hydroquinone can actually cause a condition known as ochronosis which is a more permanent form of hyperpigmentation where the skin acquires a bluish tint. Hydroquinone also has thousands of published studies that show it causes organ toxicity, reproductive and developmental toxicity, neuro-toxicity and is an environmental toxin. Due to the negative and very dangerous side effects of some popular chemical ingredients more and more studies are being done on natural ingredients such as Vitamin C, Rose Hip, and Trichloma Matsutake Singer Extract, all of these found in Pretty Mommies products. These studies show strong anti-aging and skin brightening benefits, as well as being very effective at treating sun damage and aiding in the treatment of cancer. This supports the eastern philosophy towards a more natural and holistic approach to medicine and skin care but also proving to be highly result oriented. Pretty Mommies products have measurable results, just try us and you will find out first hand.
We all know how imporant it is to receive essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients through a proper diet to maintain optimum physical health. Is it equally important for your skin to receive the same type of care topically? It is known thatnot only our physical and mental well being is greatly effected by the foods we digest, but also when consuming a clean and highly nutritious diet it improves our hair, nails and SKIN. So it is clearly recognized and acknowledged that toplical preparations that are formulated with natural, vitamin packed, ingredients that have long been admired and studied for their skin care benefits can show substantial improvements in the overall texture, appearance and skin health.
What type of value am I getting for my money? Pretty Mommies prices are relatively low compared to what is being offered on the market now. For instance our Truth Be Told Skin Brightener contains a 10% triple blend of Vitamin C, Rose Hip, Green Tea, Red Tea, Trichloma Matsutake Singer Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Squalane…just to name a few ingredients and is 2 ounces in size. A typical 1 ounce size of just 10% Vitamin C serum sold in physicians office today is priced at about 50% more. So a tremendous value for the cost.
Will there be more products offered in the line? Yes and we will keep you informed as new products are formulated. This is JUST the beginning. Pretty Mommies is committed to Redefining Healthy Skin.
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