Those who are pregnant and breastfeeding can feel good about using hyaluronic acid as a safe and effective moisturizer. Rachel Nazarian, a board-certified dermatologist at the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York, told Very Well Family, “It is a completely safe and natural substance.” She added, “[It] can be used topically to temporarily improve moisture in the skin — without any concern of fetal harm, or even overdose. It’s safe in high quantities!” Even more, a Harvard Medical Study found that hyaluronic acid is ideal for sensitive skin and is often hypoallergenic. It could be the perfect gentle moisturizer for those seeing sudden changes due to hormones or stress.
The aging process doesn’t stop when you’re pregnant, nor does sun exposure, both of which diminish the natural production of hyaluronic acid in our skin, per Very Well Family. With that in mind, those who are pregnant should replenish what was lost and prevent further skin damage with a serum or moisturizer that includes this miracle ingredient. Once you do, you can bask in the hydrating, age-defying results of nature’s most popular skincare solution.
Hyaluronic acid has been shown to be perfectly safe to use while pregnant. However, with any new ingredient you introduce, you should always share what you use with your healthcare provider first.