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Decoding ”pregnancy safe” skincare | CC Podcast S4 E11

First Posted on May 30, 2023 in:acneinsights & debunksretinol

Since one of the chemists reached a major life change, it’s finally time to dabble in the world of “pregnancy-safe” skincare. It’s not a surprise that this is a realm that doesn’t have a lot of regulation and not a lot of testing. So let’s go through what data IS available and how the chemists would navigate skincare during this more delicate time of life.

2:04 | Brand News: Wrapping up our Sunscreen Challenge and NYC travels

7:51 | The News: Customizable sauces, social media regulation, and a celebrity beauty launch

21:23 | Decode That Claim: “Pregancy Safe”

52:04 | Q&A: Do skincare actives even work? I heard they don’t even penetrate the skin…


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