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Anti ageing cream when pregnant - nivea q10

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Jellybabie3 Tue 23-May-17 07:12:22

So i am 22 weeks pregnant and have been using this but have just heard its dangerous for baby?? Panicking!

raviolidreaming Tue 23-May-17 08:24:33

What is it you're worried about? I can't imagine you're using anything in a high enough volume or concentration to have any effect on your baby. Nivea recommend their Q10 body oil in pregnancy - are the ingredients similar?

www.nivea.co.uk/advice/faq/body-care-faq

ElspethFlashman Tue 23-May-17 08:29:31

Who on earth told you that!

Ludicrous. There's nothing in it of high enough concentration to be remotely dangerous.

Jellybabie3 Tue 23-May-17 08:47:40

Is this the same for makeup?

Apparently anti aging contains retinol which is bad for the baby

ElspethFlashman Tue 23-May-17 08:53:50

It doesn't contain Retinol.

Make up doesn't contain Retinol.

You can always Google any product you're unsure about.

Jellybabie3 Tue 23-May-17 09:05:34

And parabens are ok? Really annoys me people throw this junk data out there!

raviolidreaming Tue 23-May-17 09:47:03

www.m.webmd.boots.com/a-to-z-guides/features/beauty-safety-in-pregnancy

"Unless cosmetics are safe for use in pregnancy, they would not be placed on the market. It really is that simple."

ijustwannadance Tue 23-May-17 09:54:22

Unless you're sticking the cream up your fanny, I don't see it being an issue.

If you are that worried then stop using it.

raviolidreaming Tue 23-May-17 10:35:35

Unless you're sticking the cream up your fanny, I don't see it being an issue

Probably not even an issue then either!

Sparklyuggs Tue 23-May-17 10:44:46

I was under the impression that they advise against​ strong retinols/chemical peels in pregnancy because your skin is more sensitive rather than it being dangerous. Caroline Hirons has a blog post on pregnancy skincare if you Google it.

AnUtterIdiot Tue 23-May-17 12:46:07

My doctor said that nothing you buy over the counter is strong enough to harm a baby.

AnUtterIdiot Tue 23-May-17 12:46:44

I mean, in terms of face cream! Not oral medications

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