Top 3 Pregnancy-Safe Face Washes

Every good beauty routine starts with washing your face; it’s not only refreshing, it’s essential to prepare your skin for all of the topical goodies to really sink in and do their job. As serial drugstore brand face wash shoppers (guilty), it took us being pregnant to dive into all natural, higher-end cleansers. This is what we have been missing out on all of these years? Beauty gods, please forgive us for living in skincare sin. After years of convincing ourselves that facial cleansers can be skimped on because “it’s just washing your face”, we duly report that our skin has never been clearer, glow-ier, smoother…just, better. So, there’s no greater time than now to break your bad habit of not prioritizing your cleanser and making the switch to a non-toxic option. Trust us, you won’t regret any of our Top 3 Face Washes.

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What criteria did we use to select our top three pregnancy-safe picks? Learn about our process here


Osea Ocean Cleanser

Why we love it:

Not coincidentally, this cleanser is just like a dip in the sea: cool and refreshing. The minty colored product even smells clean, with notes of lime to tingle your senses. Like the product itself, your skin will look and feel bright and clear. It’s great for those of us fighting pregnancy acne, as it seems the most effective of our Top 3 cleansers at zapping any imperfections.  


One Love Organics Vitamin B Enzyme Cleansing Oil

Why we love it:

We love this fruity, tropical-smelling cleansing oil! Winner of the 2016 Glamour Beauty’s Best Natural Cleanser award, it comes highly recommended from the skin experts at clean beauty boutiques like Follain and Credo. And if you haven’t washed your face with a cleansing oil (like this one) before, we can’t recommend it enough! The entire ritual is relaxing and spa-like: Warm 1-2 pumps between your palms and apply cleanser to a dry face, then press a warm, wet facecloth to your face and let cool. Gently remove excess cleanser with facecloth (optional: rub textured facecloth in small circles to exfoliate your skin), and rinse clean.


Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser

Why we love it:

This cleanser makes washing our face a chore we look forward to! The fresh, light rose scent is uplifting, and the gentle formula that’s high in antioxidants and Vitamins A, E, and K leaves our skin clean and refreshed (added bonus: the rosehip oil in this cleanser helps slow the signs of aging!). This cleanser is one of Indie Lee’s best-selling products and after trying it ourselves, it has quickly become a welcomed part of our skincare routine.

Need More Options?

Hyper-sensitive pregnancy nose giving you a red light on any of these products’ scents? Or don’t care for the consistency? Here is another one of our favorite facial cleansers to try:

Please email us at with any pregnancy-related beauty questions or to suggest your favorite pregnancy-safe products for our Top 3 lists!

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Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re using on your body. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!