Ask the Experts
What kind of facial moisturizer is safe to use while expecting?
Look for products with ingredients such as glycerin, hyaluronic acid or shea butter, says Doris Day, M.D., clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center. Avoid products that contain retinols, vitamin A or salicylic acid; all three are known to cause birth defects.
Neutrogena Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration, $15, has glycerin to hydrate and an SPF 25.