Mica Ricketts, the author of Who What Wear changes her skin care routine during pregnancy and puts retinol-based products away for a while. 

Skincare products formulated with retinol derivatives are not recommended,” confirmed Tiina Meder, dermatologist, cardiologist and founder of Meder Beauty Science. “There is no definitive proof of any negative effects yet. However, it has been suggested that retinol derivatives may pose a risk of harm—however minor—to the embryo.