Can I use the Acid Peels
and products while pregnant? What products are best to use while
pregnant or trying to become pregnant? While Lactating?
Lower strength Glycolic Acid
(8% or lower) does not go deep enough into the skin to actually
penetrate into the bloodstream, so is supposedly poses no risk to a
the stronger glycolic acids (stronger than 8%) do penetrate deeper into
the skin, I advise against using while pregnant, trying to become
pregnant, or while lactating. Although it has not been proven,
theoretically I think it could be possible for some glycolic acid to
penetrate into the bloodstream and reach the baby. Some Doctors say it
is OK to use, but some say not to use it while pregnant. We advise not
to use while pregnant.
Glycolic Acid is simply a fruit acid, and theoretically should do no
harm even if it does reach the blood stream, we would rather play it
safe and not use at all while pregnant or nursing.
I have not heard one report of a problem with using Glycolic Acid while pregnant though.
Products you can use while pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or while lactating:
- You can use the Fruit Enzyme Peels or any of the Fruit Enzyme
products, such as the Enzyme Peeling Cream. The enzyme products work
entirely on the surface of the skin to exfoliate, and do not penetrate
a couple of layers of skin like the Glycolic Acid does. The Enzyme
products work with all natural fruit enzymes including Papaya enzyme
and Pineapple enzyme. They do a beautiful job on the skin!
- You can use any of the mud masks and other mild exfoliation products.
- Use of the glycolic products with a low strength glycolic acid, at 8% or less is OK as well.
- We also have an acid-free Skin Refining Concentrate which is an advanced and
powerful complex of Vitamins (A,C,E), natural Algae, Yeast Extract, Herbal
Extracts, and exclusive acid-free marine technology gently enhances skin's
own shedding cycle to help visibly improve texture, reduce pore size, calm
irritation, and soften fine lines.
- Don’t use anything containing Hydroquinone (such as skin
bleaches) or any Glycolic Acid in strengths over 8% (glycolic acid at
higher strengths could penetrate the skin enough to get into the
- Do not use Salicylic Acid products stronger than 2%