Unlike, say, retiring our corkscrew, the changes that mothers-to-be are supposed to make in the beauty realm aren’t clearly laid out by most doctors. Many of the “rules” around “pregnancy-safe” beauty are frustratingly debatable, open to interpretation, and more cryptic than any crib assembly instructions. It’s a puzzle worth solving, though, because beauty matters. Our favorite products have the power to inspire and uplift, to deliver joy in a lipstick bullet or zen in a pot of cream. It’s never about prioritizing our looks over our baby’s health — whether we’re scrutinizing sunscreens, weighing concealer options, or mulling a root touch-up, we want to get it right. For both of us.
But how can we make smart decisions when the information available to us is inconsistent, unclear, or, worse yet, tainted by sneaky marketing claims and scare tactics? This question is precisely what inspired us to create Romper’s first-ever Pregnancy Beauty Awards. Over the past several months, our team has enlisted a veritable village of discerning medical professionals, makeup artists, hair stylists, beauty editors, brand consultants, and entrepreneurs to nominate the products they found to be safe, effective, and even luxurious, both during pregnancy and after. And we asked a team of experts to vet all the ingredients in our winners so we were sure what we could give you all the necessary information to make the right choice for you.
— Romper Editors
The 17 Best Pregnancy Skin Care Products Of 2022
Pregnancy skin care is hardly one-size-fits-all, but from gentle cleaners to acne fixes, these products are all-stars.
The 12 Best Pregnancy Body Care Products Of 2022
Lotions, oils, and creams to slather from head to toe.
The 17 Best Pregnancy Makeup Products Of 2022
From a creamy concealer that actually covers dark circles to a skin-awakening highlighter.
The 9 Best Pregnancy Hair Care Products Of 2022
Because your hair needs some extra TLC.
The 5 Best Pregnancy Self-Care Products 2022
Recreate all the ritual and relaxation of a proper spa day without leaving the house.
The 8 Best Drugstore Pregnancy Beauty Products Of 2022
Light on the wallet, with maximum impact.
The 6 Best Postpartum Beauty Products Of 2022
Calming oils and nipple-soothing saviors.
Meet The Pregnancy Beauty Awards Advisory Board & Nominating Committee
These style-savvy moms helped choose the winning products.
Photographer: Graydon Herriott
Art Director: Shanelle Infante
Set Stylist: Amy Elise Wilson