The Philosophy


Made from natural ingredients, all products are safety & quality tested, non-irritating and suitable for all skin types. None of our products are tested on animals. Suitable for vegans.

WHAT’S IN?


Our signature ingredient, the Indian gooseberry, is combined with other natural ingredients that are known to be beneficial for beauty & pregnancy.

Indian Gooseberry

Considered a boon for expecting mothers, this is one of the highest known natural sources of vitamin C and a powerful natural antioxidant.

Avocado Oil

Avocado is a nutrient-dense fruit that plays an important role in pregnancy.

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Coconut Oil

Perhaps the world’s oldest oil, this has been used for generations due to its excellent antioxidant profile and its effective moisturising properties.

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Mango Seed Butter

With a moist, smooth and creamy texture, this is known for its excellent moisturising and nourishing capabilities.

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Rosehip Oil

A traditional herbal oil, this is hypoallergenic, has the ability to moisturise particularly sensitive skin and is known to prevent stretch marks.

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Shea Butter

Clinically proven to heal skin, and due to its highly skin conditioning and skin-rejuvenating properties, is an active ingredient for improving dry skin.

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Sweet Almond Oil

A natural moisturiser resembling natural oils found in skin, this helps maintain skin elasticity and hydration.

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Mineral Oil

Found in many stretch mark and pregnancy oils, as well as baby products, mineral oil is a petroleum by-product which interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate bodily wastes and toxins. It is known to slow down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature ageing.

Petrolatum

Used as a barrier to lock moisture in the skin, petrolatum is often contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Since exposure to PAHs is associated with cancer, petrolatum has been classified as a carcinogen.

Parabens

The most widely used preservative in cosmetics, parabens easily penetrate the skin and are suspected of interfering with hormone function (endocrine disruption). Parabens can mimic oestrogen, and there are concerns about a possible association between parabens in cosmetics and cancer.

Phthalates

Used as a plasticiser in consumer products, phthalates are endocrine disruptors, and pregnant women are at a higher risk of experiencing adverse effects upon exposure. Studies suggest phthalates are a potential cause of breast cancer and complications in foetuses.

Sulphates

Widely used in personal care products, sulphates can temporarily aggravate the skin, causing redness, dryness and itching – especially during pregnancy when skin is more prone to these aggravations.

DEA

Found in many moisturisers, DEA can cause mild to moderate skin irritation. Laboratory experiments indicate that exposure to high doses of DEA has been shown to cause liver cancers and precancerous changes to the skin and thyroid.

Phenoxyethanol

Used as a low-cost preservative in numerous beauty products, phenoxyethanol can be dangerous to the brain and nervous system. It has the potential to interfere with hormones and cause chromosomal damage. Since there is limited data on its impact to foetal development, it is best to avoid exposure during pregnancy and nursing.

Retinol/Retinoids

Retinoid derivatives, including retinol, are popular anti-ageing ingredients found in skin care products. It is a form of vitamin A that promotes cell division, and can be harmful for foetal development and cause birth defects.

BHA & BHT

Used as a synthetic antioxidant, BHA and BHT can induce allergic reactions in the skin. There is evidence that BHA is a possible carcinogen and that it interferes with hormone function, while BHT can act as a tumour promoter.

Gluten

Gluten, an allergen found in both food and personal care products, can be dangerous to those suffering from celiac disease. With the incidence of celiac disease increasing rapidly, and with many cases still left undiagnosed, gluten-free products help provide reassurance and peace of mind during pregnancy.

WHAT’S OUT?


These are just a handful of cosmetic ingredients that we have chosen to exclude from our range.

Though many of them appear in regular beauty products, the Unity Beauty Essentials research and medical team has determined that it is better to avoid them during pregnancy and nursing.

WHAT’S OUT?


These are just a handful of cosmetic ingredients that we have chosen to exclude from our range.

Though many of them appear in regular beauty products, the Unity Beauty Essentials research and medical team has determined that it is better to avoid them during pregnancy and nursing.

Mineral Oil

Found in many stretch mark and pregnancy oils, as well as baby products, mineral oil is a petroleum by-product which interferes with the skin’s ability to eliminate bodily wastes and toxins. It is known to slow down skin function and cell development, resulting in premature ageing.

Petrolatum

Used as a barrier to lock moisture in the skin, petrolatum is often contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Since exposure to PAHs are associated with cancer, petrolatum has been classified as a carcinogen.

Parabens

The most widely used preservative in cosmetics, parabens easily penetrate the skin and are suspected of interfering with hormone function (endocrine disruption). Parabens can mimic oestrogen, and there are concerns about a possible association between parabens in cosmetics and cancer.

Phthalates

Used as a plasticiser in consumer products, phthalates are endocrine disruptors, and pregnant women are at a higher risk of experiencing adverse effects upon exposure. Studies suggest phthalates are a potential cause of breast cancer and complications in foetuses.

Sulphates

Widely used in personal care products, sulphates can temporarily aggravate the skin, causing redness, dryness and itching – especially during pregnancy when skin is more prone to these aggravations.

DEA

Found in many moisturisers, DEA can cause mild to moderate skin irritation. Laboratory experiments indicate that exposure to high doses of DEA has been shown to cause liver cancers and precancerous changes to the skin and thyroid.

Phenoxyethanol

Used as a low-cost preservative in numerous beauty products, phenoxyethanol can be dangerous to the brain and nervous system. It has the potential to interfere with hormones and cause chromosomal damage. Since there is limited data on its impact to foetal development, it is best to avoid exposure during pregnancy and nursing.

Retinol/Retinoids

Retinoid derivatives, including retinol, are popular anti-aging ingredients found in skin care products. It is a form of vitamin A that promotes cell division, and can be harmful for foetal development and cause birth defects.

BHA & BHT

Used as a synthetic antioxidant, BHA and BHT can induce allergic reactions in the skin. There is evidence that BHA is a possible carcinogen and that it interferes with hormone function, while BHT can act as a tumour promoter.

Gluten

Gluten, an allergen found in both food and personal care products, can be dangerous to those suffering from celiac disease. With the incidence of celiac disease increasing rapidly, and with many cases still left undiagnosed, gluten-free products help provide reassurance and peace of mind during pregnancy.