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Beauty Products, Expert Advise Please!!!
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An_219420 posted:
HI all! I am freaking out a little bit here and could use some advice! A friend of mine recommended Arbonne products to me for use during pregnancy because they are advertised as being made from "all natural products." I have been using a couple of different face creams from Arbonne because I thought it was safe. However, it just came to my attention that these products both contain retinal acetate and retinal palmitate. What amount, I am not sure. There are a lot of ingredients listed on a web page I found while researching. Oh my gosh!! I am in a panic! I know retinoids are to be avoided and I thought I was doing that, but come to find out these ingredients fall under that category. Have I done harm to my baby? I am 10 weeks pregnant. I only used the creams on my face. I have only been using them for a couple of weeks, and I didn't use them every day. I used them every other day. Obviously now, I have stopped using them altogether. I go to my doctor on Monday, but was hoping someone could offer some insight before then. I am so, so upset! Thanks for your help!!
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Starla_94 responded:
Even things that claim to be all Natural still have things that are "natural occuring" but not nessasarily safe.. Just like Mineral Oil .. LOL Its "ALL NATURAL" as is it produced from a substance occuring right from Mother Nature :) but has had lots of controversy for skincare use in some cases and most companies have pulled it out of their face care products

I won't go into my issues with any particular companies but definitly check the labels on anything befor eyou use and anything with Retinol or things for acne check with your doc before using.. If something is truley organic and all natural it would require refridgeration.. there are still chemicals (even naturally occuring ones) that are used for Preservatives.. and tehre is not much FDA restriction yet on the "use of "ALL NATURAL" on various products..

You probably havn't done harm in the short time so i wouldn't worry too much and the levels in the products proabably arn't high enough to do much damage anyway..

so don't panic..
Christina - 1 D/S Oct-2003, M/C April 2010,M/C June 2010 ~oOo~ currently TTC ~oOo~ BFP 8/15/2010 Come on Sticky Baby!!! ~oOo~ http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/bd667


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