Swap out: products with retinyl palmitate and retinol (vitamin A)
Retinoids are a type of vitamin A that prevent skin collagen from breaking down, making them a popular antiaging tool. But consuming high doses of vitamin A during pregnancy has been shown to possibly cause birth defects. Doctors recommend that women avoid these products during pregnancy. Some oral retinoids, like the prescription acne medication Accutane, are known to be very dangerous for the fetus and should only be taken when you're not pregnant or planning to be.
Swap in these safe options instead: