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Nothing throws a beauty routine out of whack like winter. At the first cold snap, you're suddenly dealing with a whole new set of issues: scaly, dry skin; hair static; cracked heels and elbows; a washed-out complexion -- we could go on. And while lots of goodies promise miracles, many of them contain retinoids, parabens or formaldehyde, all no-no ingredients if you're pregnant. But never fear, mama -- we found 15 amazing, baby-safe products that deliver results without the risk.
Origins Precipitation Extra
Hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can rid the skin of natural oils and lead to extreme drying, which only gets worse when you add brisk temperatures into the mix. When your usual lotion just isn't cutting it, try this restorative cream. It's enriched with mega-moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, sunflower oil and aloe.
To buy: Origins Precipitation Extra, $31 at origins.com
Mustela Nursing Comfort Balm
This "Mrs. Fix-It" of beauty formulas is a must have, even if you're not planning to breastfeed your baby. Though it works wonders on cracked nipples, it also moonlights as a soothing spot treatment for dry lips, elbows -- you name it.
To buy: Mustela Nursing Comfort Balm, $14 at
Kiss My Face Peppermint Foot Scrub
Kiss My Face
From the swelling to the cracked skin to the stress of supporting additional weight for nine months, your feet can take a real beating during pregnancy. If you’re in need of a little tootsie TLC but are wary of harsh salon fumes experts warn against, opt for this vegan-friendly foot scrub from Kiss My Face. The pumice and walnut shells buff away dead skin and combat calluses, while the organic mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf extract creates a cool, calming effect. To lock in moisture, throw on a pair of soft, thick socks afterward.
To buy: Kiss My Face Peppermint Foot Scrub, $8.95 at kissmyface.com
Yes to Carrots Nourishing Daily Cream Facial Cleanser
Yes to Carrots
If you haven't thought about zits since high school, pregnancy can be a rude awakening. The increase in hormone levels, especially during the first trimester, often cause breakouts. But treating acne without overdrying skin or using topical retinoids can be tricky, which is why we love this 96%-natural formula from Yes to Carrots. Besides offering the antioxidant properties of carrots, the cleanser also has aloe vera and shea butter for added moisture.To buy: Yes to Carrots Nourishing Daily Cream Facial Cleanser, $7.99 at yestocarrots.com
Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit with Tea Tree (Classic)
Plucking more than usual lately? A surge in pregnancy hormones is often the culprit behind fast-growing facial and body hair. To get rid of unwanted fuzz in one felled swoop, consider an organic wax, like this one from Moom. Its all-natural formula contains only sugar, water, lemon juice, chamomile and tea tree oil.
To buy: Moom Organic Hair Removal Kit with Tea Tree (Classic), $19.95 at moom.com
California Baby Super Sensitive (No Fragrance) Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen
If you think you’re safe from harmful UV rays in the winter, think again. Always apply sunscreen before heading out to protect yourself from skin cancer, premature aging and dreaded dark spots (known as the “mask of pregnancy”). We're big fans of this award-winning formula from California Baby. It shields skin without relying on harmful ingredients like oxybenzone, plus it's fragrance-free, mineral based and allergy tested.
To buy: California Baby Super Sensitive (No Fragrance) Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen, $19.99 at californiababy.com
Avalon Organics Olive & Grape Seed Extra Moisturizing Fragrance Free Shampoo
One of the perks of pregnancy can be shinier, fuller hair, so the last thing you need are harsh chemicals drying it out or buildup-causing oils weighing it down. For a deep clean, we love this lightweight, plant-derived shampoo from Avalon Organics.
To buy: Avalon Organics Olive & Grape Seed Extra Moisturizing Fragrance Free Shampoo, $10.50 at avalonorganics.com
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Eye Shadows
When it comes to these 100% natural, 100% vegan and gluten-free shadows (colored with fruit and vegetable pigments instead of minerals or synthetic dyes), there’s more than meets the eye. Scoop up the hue that’s closest to your hair color and, using a makeup brush, apply to the roots as a safe alternative to harsh chemical dyes.
To buy: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Eye Shadows (Champagne, Chestnut and Pewter shown), $17 each at 100percentpure.com
Juice Beauty Repairing Conditioner
Reverse the damage caused by exposure to cold temperatures, strong winds and chemicals with this coconut, jojoba and argan oil blend from Juice Beauty. Simply leave in for 1-2 minutes a few times a week (or more as desired) and rinse to reveal strong, healthy strands.
To buy: Juice Beauty Repairing Conditioner, $10 at juicebeauty.com
Tarte Discover the Amazon 3-Piece Kit
Conceal undereye circles, dark spots and other effects of pregnancy with this convenient kit from Tarte. The bright makeup pouch features three paraben-free prettifiers that are perfect for refreshing on the go: the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation SPF 15; the Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara in Black; and the Pure Maracuja Oil Rollerball, which deliver a high dose of essential fatty acids and vitamin C for extra hydration.
To buy: Tarte Discover the Amazon 3-Piece Kit, $34.50 at sephora.com
Schick Intuition Naturals Sensitive Care Razor
This powerful razor from Schick Intuition gives you a close shave without drying out your skin, which is crucial during colder months. In addition to two soap cartridges made up of all-natural aloe, it comes with a suction-cup hanger for easy shower access.
To buy: Schick Intuition Naturals Sensitive Care Razor, $10.99 at drugstore.com
Josie Maran Argan Balm
Going through a particularly rough pregnancy-skin patch? Look to this miracle balm from Josie Maran. Made up of 100% pure argan oil in a base of rich shea butter and soothing essentials, it can be used to soften cracked heels, knees and elbows. Or, apply sparingly to hair to tame flyaways and mend dead ends.
To buy: Josie Maran Argan Balm, $42 at sephora.com
Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush
Another sleepless night caused by heartburn, hunger or queasiness? Freshen up your face -- and your makeup routine -- with this bright, creamy blush stick from Vapour. This beauty MVP is made up of frankincense (anti-inflammatory), tulsi (antioxidant), and moisturizing and calming lotus flowers.
To buy: Vapour Aura Multi-Use Blush, $34 at vapourbeauty.com
Weleda Natural Stretch Mark Massage Oil
One major selling point of this lightweight formula from Weleda? It's derived from natural essential oils, including almond oil, which helps smooth tight skin. To use, gently massage it into skin in a circular motion over the stomach, thighs, butt and breasts. Use it during and in the months following your pregnancy to help reduce the appearance of stretch marks and keep skin moisturized.
To buy: Weleda Natural Stretch Mark Massage Oil, $25.50 at usa.weleda.com
Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance in Pure Vanilla
Many fragrances contain harsh chemicals that can actually worsen those pregnancy headaches. Instead, opt for a scent made up of pure essential oils -- this one from Lavanila is a sensual blend of Madagascar vanilla, soft freesia and rich heliotrope. Yum!
To buy: Lavanila The Healthy Fragrance Pure Vanilla, $58 at lavanila.com
Avon 2-In-1 Back Brush
Avon 2-In-1 Back Brush
This brush from Avon really gets to the bottom of dull, dried-out skin, while the mesh loofah works in much-needed moisture.
To buy: Avon 2-In-1 Back Brush, now $3.99 at shop.avon.com.
Kristin Granero is a writer in New York. Follow her on Twitter.