Pregnancy Friendly Skin Care Products

Pregnancy skin care is not easy, especially once you throw in the issues caused by hormonal flucuations and the need to avoid certain skincare ingredients during pregnancy. I’ve looked at a ton of skin care product ingredients list to find these pregnancy friendly skin care products!

Pregnancy Friendly Skin Care Products

There are also a lot of great products that are pregnancy friendly, but not necessarily from a full pregnancy skin care line. While it would be great to be able to use an entire line of special pregnancy skin care, most of us don’t have that luxury. Rather than special ordering an entire line of organic skin care made in France, we’re in the aisle at our local big box store, reading labels we don’t understand.

There are a lot of really great skin care lines in those big box stores, and many of their products are pregnancy friendly! Read on to see which (exact) products you can pick up and use without worry while you are pregnant. You can also see a list of product suggestions including some products I used while pregnant.

Note that I’ll be adding to this list as time goes on, for the brands that are listed I have gone through the entire line’s products, reading those long and tedious ingredient lists. If I wasn’t sure about a product, it was left off of the list. I’ve noted what date I went through a brand’s product list, note that there are sometimes reformulations that aren’t necessarily announced, so always double check the ingredient list!

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing

Read this before commenting to ask about your product

I have gone through every product’s ingredients list from the brands listed below. If your favorite product isn’t listed (but the brand is) then the product did not meet my pregnancy safe skin care criteria. Note I am reviewing US versions of products, as the majority of my readers are in the US.

Please utilize the list below for products, and if you would like to ask if something is pregnancy safe please provide the product name, an ingredient list and limit yourself to a 2 products. I have readers asking about 20 products sometimes, and as much as I want to help, I simply don’t have enough hours in the day to check so many products. When you comment, please search the comments for your product first (command F will let you search for the name with most browsers) in the comments, I have already answered safety for hundreds of products. Note I am now removing the actual lists of ingredients from comments to hopefully help this page load faster, it’s getting super slow! I’m leaving the rest of the comment alone, just removing the long lists.

Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide! Please only ask about skincare on this post, you can check other product types on these other posts. I have been getting makeup questions here for the products that are already in these posts. I will no longer answer questions about products on the wrong product type post, it spreads the information out and is a waste of everyone’s time.

Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens
Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB & CC Creams
Pregnancy Safe Foundation Primers
Pregnancy Safe Foundations

100% Pure

Updated 6/3/2018
Acai Pulp Facial Scrub
Argan Oil
Argan Oil Creamy Cleanser
Blood Orange Cleansing Balm
Bright Eyes Mask
Caffeine Masks
Charcoal Clay Cleanser
Coconut Oil Moisturize Cleansing Milk
Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream
Everywhere Body Stick SPF30
Everywhere Sun Stick SPF 30
Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Cream
Green Tea EGCG Concentrate Serum
Green Tea Water Bomb Masks
Hydra Drench Cream
Lavender Seafoam Facial Cleanser
Lavender Pore Refining Toner
Restorative Sea Culture Extra Riche Créme
Restorative Sea Culture Hydrating Toner
Restorative Sea Hydrate Serum
Super Fruit Oil Nourishing Eye Cream
Tomato Lycopene SPF 20 Moisturizer

Alba Botanica

Updated 4/29/2018
Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer
Even Advanced, Deep Sea Facial Mask
Even Advanced, Sea Kelp Facial Toner
Even Advanced Sea Mineral Cleansing Gel
Even Advanced Sea Lipids Daily Cream
Even Advanced, Sea Plus Renewal Night Cream
Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes
Good & Clean Dual Textured Exfoliating Towelettes
Hawaiian 3-In-1 Clean Towelettes
Hawaiian Detox Towelettes 
Hawaiian Detox Scrub, Anti-Pollution Volcanic Clay
Hawaiian Detox Warming Volcanic Mud Mask
Hawaiian Detox Warming Volcanic Clay Cleanser 
Hawaiian Detox Cleanser Anti-Pollution Volcanic Clay
Hawaiian Enzyme Face Cleanser
Hawaiian Facial Scrub Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme
Hawaiian Green Tea Eye Gel
Hawaiian Facial Wash, Deep Cleansing Coconut Milk
Hawaiian Hibiscus Facial Toner
Hawaiian Moisture Cream, Soothing Jasmine & Vitamin E 
Natural Even Advanced Eye Makeup Remover
Un-Petroleum, Multi-Purpose Jelly


Updated 6/3/2018
Complete Eye Renewal Balm
Concentrated Reconstructing Serum
Elevate Advanced Lift Contouring Cream
Elevate Firming & Lifting Contouring Eye Cream
Elevate Firming & Lifting Contouring Serum
Firming & Lifting Cream
Firming & Lifting Neck Cream
Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Foaming Cleanser
Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C+ Serum
Genius White Brightening Anti-Aging Cream
Genius White Brightening Anti-Aging Emulsion
Genius White Brightening Essence
Genius White Brightening Gentle Cleanser
Genius White Brightening Moisture Softener
Hydrating Essence Toner
Overnight Restorative Cream
Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter 360° Eye Serum
Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Moisturizer
Power Advanced Wrinkle Fighter Serum
Power Recharging Night Pressed Serum
Purifying & Replenishing Cleanser
Regenerative Anti-Aging Lotion
Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer
Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Emulsion
Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Gel Moisturizer
Splash Absolute Hydration Replenishing Sleeping Pack
Splash Hydrating Setting Mist
Targeted Deep Wrinkle Minimizer


Updated 4/22/2018
All Day Balancing Care Serum
The Essential Creme Fluid
Future Response Age Defense Creme
Future Response Age Defense Serum
Intensive Vitalizing Eye Essence
Moisture Bound Hydration Boost
Moisture Bound Intensive Serum Masque
Moisture Bound Lip Treatment
Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Crème
Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Eye Treatment Gel
Moisture Bound Rejuvenating Serum
Moisture Bound Skin Energy Hydration Delivery System
Moisture Bound Sleeping Recovery Mask
Treatment Cleansing Oil Face & Eyes
Treatment Enzyme Peel
Vintage Single Extract Essence


Updated 3/22/2018
Absolutely Ageless Eye Cream
Absolutely Ageless Nourishing Cleanser
Absolutely Ageless Restoring Night Cream
Creamy Moisturizing Oil
Positively Radiant Brightening Cleanser
Positively Radiant Makeup Removing Wipes
Positively Radiant Night Cream
Skin Brightening Daily Scrub
Ultra-Calming Makeup Removing Wipes
Ultra-Calming Nourishing Night Cream


Updated 3/22/2018
Blood Orange Body Butter
Ex-Glow-Sion Moisturizer
Eye Do All Things Eye Gel
Fab Foaming 2-In-1 Cleanser
Fabgirl Firm Body Cream
Fabgirl Sixpack Gel
Grapefruit & Aloe Body Butter
Hot Salt Scrub Body Polish
In The Honey Mask
Jelly Glow Ball Cleanser
Lemon & Sage Body Butter
Lemon & Sage Body Polish
Lemon & Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash
Makeup Melt Jelly Cleanser
Makeup Melt Oil-Free Makeup Remover Wipes
Makeup Melt Remover Gel
Micro Magic
Mighty Marshmallow Mask
Naked Body Butter
Oh, That’s Rich Body Cream
Triple Oxygen Mask
What A Melon Overnight Mask
Your Situation Oil


Updated 6/3/2018
Balancing Facial Tonic
Cactus Water Moisturizer
Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser
Charcoal MakeUp Melter Cleansing Oil-Balm
Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment
Charcoal Pore-Minimizing Bio-Cellulose Mask
Exfoliating Peel Gel
Green Tea Oil-free Moisturizer
Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask
Luminizing Pink Charcoal Mask
MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil
Porefecting White Charcoal Mattifying Treatment Primer
Purifying Cleansing Gel
Sake Bright White Mask
Sake Brightening Bio-Cellulose Eye Masks
Sake Brightening Bio-Cellulose Mask
Sake Hydrating and Brightening Essence
Sake Treatment Water to Hydrate and Brighten
Tsubaki Oil Deep Hydrating Bio-Cellulose Mask
Tsubaki Beauty Oil
Tsubaki Cleansing Oil-Gel
Tsubaki Jelly Ball Cleanser
Tsubaki Swirl Two-Part Gel & Cream Deep Hydration Moisturizer

Burt’s Bees

Updated 3/22/2018
BB Cream with SPF 15
Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser
Brightening Moisturizing Cream
Daily Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin
Eye Makeup Remover Pads
Face Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
Facial Cleansing Oil
Facial Cleansing Towelettes Cucumber and Sage
Facial Cleansing Towelettes Pink Grapefruit
Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract
Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser
Intense Hydration Eye Cream
Lip Treatment Lip Mask
Lip Treatment Lip Scrub
Mama Bee Belly Butter
Mama Bee Leg and Foot Crème
Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil
Micellar Water
Micellar Water Towelettes
Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment
Purifying Face Sheet Mask
Renewal Day Lotion SPF 30
Renewal Smoothing Eye Cream
Sensitive Facial Cleansing Towelettes with Cotton Extract
Skin Perfecting Serum
Soap Bark and Chamomile Deep Cleansing Cream


Updated 3/22/2018
Daily Body Moisturizing Lotion for Normal to Dry Skin
Foaming Face Cleanser for Normal to Oily Skin
Hydrating Face Cleanser Face Wash for Normal to Dry Skin
Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water
Makeup Remover and Cleansing Cloths for Face
Moisturizing Cream for Normal to Dry Skin
PM Face Moisturizer
Skin Renewing Gel Oil to Improve Skin Radiance
Skin Renewing Night Cream


Updated 3/22/2018
Daily Advance Lotion
Daily Facial Cleanser
DermaControl Oil Control Foam Wash
Facial Hydrating Lotion
Gentle Skin Cleanser
Gentle Skin Cleansing Cloths
Liquid Makeup Remover
Makeup Remover Wipes
Moisturizing Cream
Moisturizing Lotion
Skin Cleansing Cloths


Updated on 12/28/2017
Defining Eye Lift
Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate
Enhancing Eye Lift Serum
Extra–Firming Day Cream All Skin Types
Extra-Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream
Extra–Firming Night Cream All Skin Types
Instant Eye Makeup Remover
Lotus Face Treatment Oil
Mission Perfection Eye Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Mission Perfection Serum
Shaping Facial Lift Total V Contouring Serum
Super Restorative Night Age Spot Correcting Replenishing Cream
Super Restorative Total Eye Concentrate


Updated 3/22/2018
After Sun Repair
Age Smart Super Rich Repair
Antioxidant HydraMist
Barrier Defense Booster
Breakout Control
Calm Water Gel
Charcoal Rescue Masque
Daily Superfoliant
Dermal Clay Cleanser
Lip Renewal Complex
Multi-Active Toner
Nightly Lip Treatment
Phyto Replenish Oil
PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum
Precleanse Balm
Pure Night
Skin Hydrating Booster
Skin Hydrating Masque
Skin Prep Scrub
Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
Sound Sleep Cocoon
Special Cleansing Gel
Stress Positive Eye Lift
Super Sensitive Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Total Eye Care SPF15
UltraCalming Barrier Repair
UltraCalming Serum Concentrate

Drunk Elephant

Updated on 12/28/2017
Beste No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel
Lala Retro Whipped Cream
Lippe Balm
Shaba Complex Eye Serum
Umbra Sheer Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30
Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

Eve Lom

Updated on 12/28/2017
Age Defying Smoothing Treatment
Gel Balm Cleanser
Intense Hydration Serum
Kiss Mix
Moisture Mask
Morning Time Cleanser
Radiance Lift Cream
Rescue Mask
WHITE Advanced Brightening Serum
WHITE Brightening Cream
WHITE Brightening Lotion

First Aid Beauty

Updated on 6/2/2018
• All removed from the safe list after I added licorice root extract to the avoidance list


Updated 3/20/2018
Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate
Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum
Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner
Black Tea Firming Corset Cream
Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
Crème Ancienne
Crème Ancienne Eye Cream
Crème Ancienne Infusion Toner
Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask
Elixir Ancien
Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream
Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex
Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion
Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
Moisturizing Hand Cream
Rose Cleansing Foam
Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum
Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Rose Face Mask
Rose Floral Toner
Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream
Rose Hydrating Gel Cream
Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster
Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil
Soy Face Cleanser
Soy Face Cleansing Milk
Sugar Face Polish
Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum
Umbrian Clay Purifying Face Exfoliant
Umbrian Clay Purifying Mask
Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask


Updated on 2/16/2018
Mega Greens Galaxy Pack
Milky Jelly Cleanser
Priming Moisturizer Rich
Soothing Face Mist
Super Bounce
Super Glow
Super Pure

Josie Maran

Updated 5/18/2018
100 percent Pure Argan Oil
100 percent Pure Argan Oil Light
Argan Cleansing Oil
Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47
Argan Daily Moisturizer Tinted SPF 47 Protect + Perfect
Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil
Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter: all 3 shades
Argan Moonstone Drops Makeup Priming and Highlighting Oil
Argan Reserve Healthy Skin Treatment Concentrate
Bear Naked Wipes
Divine Drip Argan Oil and Honey Butter Balm: Pure Honey and Honey Peach
Juicy Mango Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
Juicy Mango Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating and Detoxifying Treatment
Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment
Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm
Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter
Whipped Mud Mask Argan Hydrating and Detoxifying Treatment: in Juicy Mango and Unscented

Juice Beauty

Updated 3/22/2018
Antioxidant Serum
Cleansing Milk
Exfoliating Cleanser
Green Apple Brightening SPF 15 Moisturizer
Green Apple Firming Body Moisturizer
Hydrating Mist
Nutrient Moisturizer
Oil-Free Moisturizer
Organic Treatment Oil
Smoothing Eye Concentrate
SPF 30 Oil-Free Moisturizer
SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen

Kate Somerville

Updated on 12/27/2017
Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Age Arrest Anti-Wrinkle Serum
Age Arrest Eye Cream
Age Arrest Hydrating Firming Mask
CytoCell Dark Circle Corrective Eye Cream
Deep Tissue Repair Cream with Peptide K8
Dilo Oil Restorative Treatment
Dry Skin Saver
EradiKate Daily Cleanser Acne Treatment
EradiKate Mask Foam-Activated Acne Treatment
Gentle Daily Wash
Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm
Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
Mega-C Dual Radiance Serum
Nourish Hydrating Firming Mist
Oil Free Moisturizer
Wrinkle Warrior Eye Gel Visible Dark Circle Eraser


Updated on 12/27/2017
Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion
Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist
Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask
Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol Free Toner
Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Mask
Clearly Corrective Skin Brightening Exfoliator
Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner
Daily Reviving Concentrate
Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate
Midnight Recovery Concentrate
Midnight Recovery Eye
Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream
Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask
Super Multi-Corrective Cream
Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask
Ultra Facial Cleanser
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser
Ultra Facial Cream
Ultra Facial Moisturizer
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner
Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask

La Mer

Updated 6/3/2018
Cleansing Foam
Cleansing Gel
Cleansing Micellar Water
Crème de la Mer
Eye Concentrate
Intensive Revitalizing Mask
Lifting and Firming Mask
Lifting Eye Serum
Lip Balm
Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream
Moisturizing Soft Cream
Perfecting Treatment
Regenerating Serum
Renewal Oil
Replenishing Oil Exfoliator
Revitalizing Hydrating Serum
Treatment Lotion


Updated 3/20/2018
Essential Power Skin Toner for Combination to Oily Skin
Essential Power Skin Toner for Normal to Dry Skin
Eye Sleeping Mask
Lip Sleeping Mask
Mini Pore Blur Perfector
Mini Pore Waterclay Mask
Moisturizing Foam Cleanser
Multi Cleanser
Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil
Time Freeze Sleeping Mask
Vitamin Brightening Cleansing Water
Water Bank Eye Gel
Water Bank Hydrating Gel
Water Bank Moisture Cream
Water Pocket Sheet Mask Clear C (Nourishing)
Water Pocket Sheet Mask Skin Relief (Soothing)
Water Pocket Sheet Mask Sleeping Mask (Replenishing)
Water Pocket Sheet Mask Sparkling Water (Brightening)
Water Pocket Sheet Mask Time Freeze (Firming)
Water Pocket Sheet Mask Water Bank (Moisturizing)
Water Sleeping Mask

Mario Badescu

Updated 3/22/2018
Almond & Honey Face Scrub
Aloe Lotion
Aloe Vera Toner
Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
Botanical Facial Gel
Buffering Lotion
Buttermilk Moisturizer
Cellufirm Moisturizer
Ceramide Eye Gel
Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream
Cleansing Milk With Carnation & Rice Oil
Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin
Cucumber Tonic Mask
Drying Cream
Drying Mask
Caviar Day Cream
Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater
Healing & Soothing Mask
Honey Moisturizer
Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Hydro Moisturizer With Vitamin C
Orange Cleansing Soap
Rose Hip Nourishing Oil
Seaweed Cleansing Lotion
Seaweed Cleansing Soap
Seaweed Night Cream
Silver Powder
Special Cleansing Lotion O
Special Healing Powder
Special Mask for Oily Skin
Strawberry Face Scrub
Super Collagen Mask
Vitamin C Serum


Updated on 12/28/2017
Advanced Active Radiance Serum
Clarifying Toner
Eye Lift Firming Treatment
Nutrient-Charged Water Gel
Pore Reform Skin Smoothing Polish
Rapid Collagen Infusion
Renewing Cleansing Cream
Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum
Soothing Gel Cleanser


Updated 3/22/2018
Alcohol Free Toner
Combination Skin Moisture
Deep Moisture Night Cream
Fragrance Free Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Fresh Foaming Cleanser
Healthy Skin Boosters Daily Gel Cleanser
Hydrating Make-Up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Hydro Boost Eye Gel-Cream
Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster
Hydro Boost Water Gel
Liquid Facial Cleanser
Make-up Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Naturals Fresh Cleansing + Makeup Remover
Naturals Multi-Vitamin Moisturizer
Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes
Night Calming Makeup Remover Towelettes 
Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin Ultra-Gentle Facial Moisturizer
Pure & Free Liquid SPF 50
Rapid Dark Circle Repair
Transparent Facial Bar Original Fragrance Free
Triple Age Repair Night Moisturizer
Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser
Ultra Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
Ultra Light Cleansing Oil


Updated on 1/7/2018
Banana Bright Eye Crème
Berry Nurturing Gel Mask
Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser
Face the Truth Gel Cleanser
Fountain of Truth Facial Water
Hygge HydraClay Detox Mask
Moment of Truth 2-in-1 Polishing Sugar Mask
Pure Nurture Facial Water
Pure Truth Youth Activating Oil
So Nurturing Cleansing Cloths
Transforming Walnut Scrub
Truth Advanced Moisturizing Crème
Truth On the Glow Cleansing Cloths
Truth Serum
Uplifting Transformation Eye Gel
Wonderfeel Double Cleanser


Updated on 12/27/2017
Balancing Moisturiser
Cleansing Foam
Deep Cleansing Mask
Hydra Melting Cleanser
Illuminating Moisturiser
Instant Plumping Cream Overnight Mask
Miracle Facial Oil
Queen of Hungary Mist
Radiance Renewal Serum
Refining Facial Polisher
Rejuvenating Night Cream
Reviving Eye Cream
Rose Lifting Serum
Thermal Cleansing Balm

The Ordinary

Updated on 12/28/2017
Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F
Azelaic Acid Suspension 10%
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%
Matrixyl 10% + HA
Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%
Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone

Peter Thomas Roth

Updated 4/29/2018
24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Mask
24K Gold Pure Luxury Cleansing Butter
24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Cucumber De-Tox Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme Detoxifying Hydrator
FIRMx Eyelid Lift Serum
FIRMx Peeling Gel
Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral-Rich Atomic Heat Mask
Irish Moor Mud Purifying Black Mask
Potent-C Power Serum
Therapeutic Sulfur Mask Acne Treatment Mask
Water Drench Cleanser
Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream
Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum


Update 1/7/2018
Hope In A Tube Eye & Lip Cream
Just Release Me Dual-Phase Oil-Free Makeup Remover
Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash
Miraculous Anti-wrinkle Miracle Worker
Purity Made Simple Cleanser
Purity Made Simple Facial Cleansing Gel & Eye Makeup Remover
Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths
Renewed Hope In A Jar Eye
Renewed Hope in a Jar Skin Tint
Take a Deep Breath Oil-Free Oxygenating Gel Cream
Take a Deep Breath Oxygenating Eye Gel Cream
Turbo Booster C Powder
When Hope Is Not Enough


Updated on 12/27/2017
Evercalm Anti-Redness Serum
Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream
Evercalm Ultra Comforting Rescue Mask
Flash Hydro-Boost Instant Plumping Emulsion
Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
Keep Young and Beautiful Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Brightening Beauty Shot Eye Lift
Keep Young And Beautiful Instant Firming Beauty Shot
Perfect Canvas Skin Finishing Serum
Rosa Centifolia 3-In-1 Cleansing Water
Rosa Centifolia No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm
Ultra Moisture Day Cream
V-Cense Revitalising Night Cream
V-Cense Youth Vitality Day Cream
Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel

Simple Skincare

Updated 3/22/2018
Cleansing Micellar Water
Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes
Water Boost Sensitive Skin Micellar Cleansing Water


Updated 4/29/2018
Brightening Derm Revival Mask
Cellumination Cream EX
Facial Lift Emulsion
Facial Treatment Essence
Facial Treatment Oil
Facial Treatment Repair C
GenOptics Aura Essence Serum
GenOptics Spot Essence Serum
Pitera Mid-Day Essence
R.N.A. POWER Anti-Aging Essence Serum
R.N.A. POWER Anti-Aging Eye Cream
R.N.A. POWER Face Cream
Signs Up-Lifter
Ultimate Revival Cream
Ultimate Revival Essence
Ultimate Revival Eye Cream
Ultimate Revival Serum

Sunday Riley

Updated on 2/16/2018
Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm
C.E.O. C + E antiOXIDANT Protect + Repair Moisturizer
Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser
Flora Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil
Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil
Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner
Saturn Sulfur Acne Treatment Mask


Updated 3/21/2018
CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35+ Sunscreen
(Yes, just the one)


Updated on 2/16/2018
Indigo Soothing Triple Recovery Cream
Luminous Deep Hydration Lifting Mask
Luminous Dewy Skin Night Concentrate
Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
Rice Enzyme Powder
The Deep Cleanse
The Essence Plumping Skin Softener
The Silk Cream
The Water Cream
The Water Gel
Violet-C Radiance Mask

Youth to the People

Updated 6/3/2018
Adaptogen Deep Moisture Cream
Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil
Superfood Air-Whip Hyaluronic Acid Moisture Cream
Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser
Superfood Peptide Eye Cream
Superfood Skin Reset Antioxidant Mask

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing

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  1. August 23, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    Been waiting for your post! Thank you!!! At least we have the body shop and neutrogena here, i have more options to choose from! Fingers crossed I'll find most of them though 🙂

  2. Anonymous
    August 25, 2013 / 6:16 pm

    Possibly just listing ingredients to stay away from would be more effective. No glycolic acid, no retinols, etc. I think giving people information on what and why they shouldn't use certain chemicals would go further than plugging certain brands.

  3. August 26, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    I have a post listing the ingredients to avoid here:
    Which is mentioned and linked to in the post above. Unfortunately looking at ingredients isn't easy for everyone so a long list of exact products that are ok has been requested by hundreds of readers. I get 1 or 2 emails a day requesting help with ingredients, I've started with the lines that I'm asked about most frequently, but it took HOURS to go through each brand. This post is here for me to refer readers to, hoping to help readers and save me many emails. I'm sorry that you feel I've done this only to plug certain brands, but that isn't the case. I apologize.

    • Juhaina
      March 10, 2018 / 1:32 am

      Thank you so much for this! You’ve actually done us a great favour so we could know what can be used! I started freaking out when I knew that almost everything I was using had an ingredient I had to avoid and I wouldn’t find anything to use! This post makes it so easy to find the right stuff!

      • 15mins
        March 10, 2018 / 9:20 am

        I had that same freak out when I was pregnant with my first daughter!

        • Mallory
          April 9, 2018 / 12:00 pm

          Yes, thank you for this list! I stopped using retinol before we started trying, then stopped using salicylic acid (1.5%) and lactic acid (to be on the safe side) when I found out I was pregnant at about 4 weeks. I never thought to check the rest of my routine – cleanser, toner and moisturizer because I just figured my serums and anti-aging creams would have the strong ingredients. I recently started breaking out and asked my OB what she recommended for a safe acne spot treatment. She suggested azelaic acid so I found The Ordinary Azelaic Acid 10% (nice to see it on this list!). It has other ingredients in it though so I was trying to look every single one up to make sure it’s okay. At this point, I thought I should also check every ingredient in my regular routine and found out I’ve been using a moisturizer with alpha arbutin in it – Sunday Riley Tidal – for the whole of my pregnancy (16 wks now). This is apparently closely related to hydroquinone which is a no-no! I’m a bit panicked now but I guess all I can do is stop using it and let my OB know at the next check up. It’s exhausting checking every ingredient in products so I’m very thankful to have this list to easily find a substitute moisturizer to use for the remainder of my pregnancy and during nursing. I really appreciate you taking the time to go though all these!

          • 15mins
            April 9, 2018 / 12:45 pm

            I’m glad this list helped you! Congratulations on your pregnancy 🙂 I wouldn’t stress greatly about using the Tidal, we don’t know what hydroquinone would do while pregnant or nursing, so it’s on all of the lists but lots of people have no idea and use it through their entire pregnancy without issues.

    • Kerri
      April 14, 2018 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you so much! What about Kiehls multi corrective cream with spf 30? I wasn’t sure if your list also included the sunscreen option.

  4. Anonymous
    August 26, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    thank you ever so much for listing all the safest products. I am pregnant and would love to know which brand/products are safe to use during this period, not only the ingredients.
    great post, thanks again..

  5. Anonymous
    August 27, 2013 / 9:42 pm

    Thank you! I have recently found your site and I am very grateful that you take the time to do it. I am certain there are many others that appreciate it as much as I do. I am hoping to see the 'Yes To' line show up at some point, but maybe not…:) I do not want to comment too quickly like one of the folks above asking about links etc (be nice people!), but have I overlooked a link to makeups that are pregnancy safe? Could we or should we look forward to this? With all the recent news about lead in lipstick etc, I worry about that as well since I often feel I need to enhance or hide things if you know what I mean!:) Thanks again!

  6. August 28, 2013 / 12:58 am

    Thanks! I'm pulling up the Yes to line to add now 😀 I haven't thought about a makeup post actually, the lines change so frequently. Do you think just including foundation, concealers would be enough?

  7. Anonymous
    August 29, 2013 / 2:05 pm

    This is a great list! I have been searching online for such a listing the past couple of days after learning the products I am currently using contain unsafe ingredients. It has been much easier to find a list of what to avoid (various chemical names) than what's safe. Thank you!

    I would also love a makeup list and think foundations (especially the newer "hot" BB & CC creams) is a great starting place. :o)

  8. August 29, 2013 / 4:37 pm

    Hi, thanks for all the info and time you took getting it. I'm in TX and there is a brand here that a lot of spas use called Rhonda Allison. I had a facial 2 weeks ago and she gave me a cleanser and moisturizing cream that was from Rhonda's safe while pregnant list of products. For some reason I didn't look at the list of ingredients at the time (didn't think I needed to since it was on the safe list) but yesterday I noticed retinol as one of the ingredients in the cream. I called their headquarters here in TX and talked with an esthetician and she said that the cream is for sensitive skin and has very little retinol in it and reassured me it was ok. She said it is not prescription strength and that it is derived from Vitamin A. What do you think? Would you mind looking at their website?
    I was thinking about getting the ultra hydration cream instead and saving the other cream (moisture au lait) for after pregnancy. Thanks 🙂 Kelly

  9. August 29, 2013 / 5:57 pm

    Retinoids are the biggest item on the no-no list, and there isn't a "safe" amount. Pretty much all physicians say to avoid it completely while pregnant, though it is safe while nursing! I'd save it for after delivery. The Ultra Hydration Cream looks safe (and very hydrating) to me!

  10. August 29, 2013 / 6:08 pm

    Ok, thanks so much Christine! Glad I found your blog!


  11. Anonymous
    August 31, 2013 / 3:08 am

    This is a great list. I am looking for a new cleanser / toner / moisturizer and I was happy to come across this list of things to avoid & suggestions on what to try.

    I thought I found my next cleaners (Mario Badescu's Enzyme Cleansing Gel), but then when reading the full product description, I saw that while the ingredient list does NOT say Hydrozy Acids, under "benefits," the hydroxy acids are listed–which seems very strange to me!

    "Our Best Selling Daily Cleanser. This non-foaming, gel cleanser thoroughly removes the day’s make-up, dirt and oil without drying the skin. Papaya and Grapefruit Extracts are exfoliating Alpha Hydroxy Acids that help prevent dulling build-up that can cause blackheads and pimples."

    Is it ok afterall, or should I avoid? (And if anyone can share a good pregnancy-safe cleanser for someone with combo skin & acne problems, I would greatly appreciate the tip!)


  12. August 31, 2013 / 3:35 pm

    I made the executive decision to leave on products with extracts, which yes, will contain alpha hydroxy acids but at a much lower level than if they were on the lists themselves. You'd get a lot more by just eating that Papaya on its own than my using the small amount in the cleanser, if that makes sense! We're still considering extracts like that (except Willow due to the higher amount of Salicyclic Acid) to be safe

  13. Anonymous
    September 1, 2013 / 3:24 am

    Thanks for the clarification!

  14. Anonymous
    September 5, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    Are there any safe foundation products?
    The list above is extremely helpful, but for those who suffer from acne, it would be even more wonderful to find out about foundations and concealers…
    In terms of acne treatment, is there anything we know about using Zineryt solution in pregnancy?

  15. Anonymous
    September 7, 2013 / 5:09 pm

    What abouy Simple Skincare? And do the same rules apply for breastfeeding?

  16. Anonymous
    September 7, 2013 / 9:12 pm

    Thanks! And do you know anything about professional products like Arbonne or Image?

  17. September 8, 2013 / 4:03 am

    Hi, Thank you very much for your helpful list! I do have a question about the Mario Badescu Hyaluronic moisturizer – the second to last ingredient listed is Propylparaben…is that ok? I thought I read parabens are on the no list. Thanks!!

  18. Anonymous
    September 8, 2013 / 5:13 pm

    Thank you again!
    I currently use Clinique even better makeup SPF 15. It has a long list of ingredients, but is it safe?
    My pregnancy made me realise how dependent we are on chemicals in our daily care: shampoos and conditioners, toothpastes, facial creams, make up, nail polish, etc.
    Are there any shampoo & conditioner and make up products anyone could recommend for when pregnant, please>

  19. September 8, 2013 / 5:31 pm

    Parabens are not currently on the no list for physicians. The evidence we have doesn't support adding them at all, though you can easily avoid them if you want to. If you're avoiding them in products, you should also avoid any foods that have them (you'll get a LOT more exposure via food than lotions) and note that they're naturally found in products like blueberries as well.

  20. September 11, 2013 / 12:35 am

    @Anon, I don't have a list for your foundation, so I'm not sure. I'm sorry!

  21. Anonymous
    September 12, 2013 / 10:59 am

    I just ordered the body shop's tea tree oil blemish fade night lotion, and then I realized it was not on this list! Can you remember if it was one of those products you left off just in case or if it was a big no-no?
    Thank you so much for this website! I'm sure it is extremely time consuming but please know it is very appreciated 🙂

  22. Meagan
    September 12, 2013 / 12:24 pm

    What's your opinion on Eminence products, specifically their Bright Skin Care line? Thanks!

  23. September 12, 2013 / 2:31 pm

    Anon- I've gone over EVERY product in these lines, so if it isn't on the list it isn't safe. A bunch of the Body Shop's Tea Tree items weren't safe, so there must have been something in it. Only the Body Shop items listed above were fine!

    Meagan- Unfortunately Eminence doesn't list the ingredients on their website, so I can't comment. In general all skin brightners except licorice root are not safe.

  24. September 13, 2013 / 10:34 pm

    Hi, Here are the ingredients for VITAMIN E NOURISHING NIGHT CREAM:

    As you can see it's full of parabens, how is this safe on your list???

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  25. September 13, 2013 / 11:09 pm


    Never mind on my prior comments on Body Shop E Vitamin Night Cream and paragons. Just noticed your comment that they are not on the no list for physicians.

    Thanks for a great post. Very helpful!!!!

  26. Anonymous
    September 15, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Hello Christine! I am so happy I found you. Your website is so so helpful! There are a few products that I am using now that I will no longer be until after delivery.

    Do you know if Estee Lauder's Perfectionist CP+R or Advanced Night Repair for face or eye ok to use?

    What about the Skinceuticals Phloretin CF that have the following ingredients ok to use? Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Ascorbic acid, butylene glycol, triethyl citrate, phloretin, feurlic acid

    Thank you so very much! What incredible information you provide!!!!

  27. September 18, 2013 / 12:26 am

    I don't have access to the ingredient lists of any of the Estee Lauder products, so I can't comment.

    The Skinceuticals is fine!

  28. Anonymous
    September 18, 2013 / 3:38 am

    Thank you! I can't tell you how much I appreciate your website!!!

    Here is the list of ingredients for Estee Lauder's Perfectionist CP+R:
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  29. Nila finalisa
    July 26, 2017 / 1:31 am

    How about all product of SK safe for pregnant or while nursing?
    Hope you will respond my question.
    Thanks before.

    Best regards,

    • 15mins
      July 26, 2017 / 5:49 pm

      I don’t have access to their ingredient lists so I can’t comment

  30. Searching
    October 30, 2017 / 1:51 am

    Is monoi oil (tahari flowers) an ingredient to stay away from? It’s in coconut based lotions md shampoo.

    • 15mins
      October 30, 2017 / 9:00 am

      Not that I know of, I’ve never seen that ingredient mentioned on any list of things to avoid. As well, all the derms I’ve talked to say to not worry about hair products and it is mostly rinsed off immediately and the scalp doesn’t really absorb it.

  31. Barb
    December 25, 2017 / 1:18 am

    Your information is great. But I’m trying to pull up your link for jttp:// but it is not working. I get “not found” please let me know when that link has been fixed.

  32. Patricia Goy
    December 30, 2017 / 1:47 pm

    Thanks for listing all these products! Going through ingredients is very ovehwlening! What about drunk elephant c firm day serum ? Also first aid beauty eye duty triple remedy overnight balm?

    • 15mins
      December 30, 2017 / 5:23 pm

      I’ve gone through every product’s ingredients list offered by the brands listed here. So, if the product isn’t listed then it isn’t pregnancy safe.

  33. Raiana
    January 2, 2018 / 7:12 am

    Thank you so much for the information,I wanted to find out if Fair &White products are safe to use during pregnancy?

    • 15mins
      January 2, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Due to differences in formulations around the world (eg- Canada is often different than the US even, though I live <1 hour from Canada by car), I am no longer answering questions about formulations without a list of ingredients.

  34. Becky
    January 4, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Are any of the Origins products safe to use? Specifically the GinZing eye cream.
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    • 15mins
      January 6, 2018 / 10:03 am

      I haven’t had a chance to check Origins yet, but I’ll add the brand to my mental list of things to check. That ingredient list looks safe to me.

  35. Valeria
    January 5, 2018 / 1:26 pm


    I recently bought Deep Cleansing Mask and Refining Facial Polisher from Omorovicza. I saw those two in your safe list. Is there any limitation on using the products? I contacted them directly but they keep repeating to ask my doctor whether their ingredients are safe for pregnancy. Now i am doubting if their products are safe. What do you think?

    • 15mins
      January 6, 2018 / 10:05 am

      I think they’re safe based upon my criteria, but the ultimate guide is always your doctor. Many brands won’t comment either way.

  36. B
    January 7, 2018 / 1:02 am

    Hi! I’m so grateful I found your blog because I’m a big beauty Nut but had to forgo a lot of my usual products during pregnancy. Now that i’m nursing, I was surprised that my doctor told me to only stick to natural products. Your list is so helpful because kiehls is one of my favorite brands! I can’t seem to see other brands though aside from the updated ones from December 2017. Is there another link? Thanks!

    • 15mins
      January 7, 2018 / 9:40 am

      I’m slowly going through a bunch of brands on the Sephora and ULTA sites, let me know if there is one in particular you want!

      • B
        January 7, 2018 / 4:36 pm

        I would love to know if the La mer Soft Cream is okay for pregnancy/nursing stages. As well as the Bioderma Micellar water. Here are the ingredients of the latter:
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        Is it correct that I can only see from Clarins to Ren brands on this page? 🙂 Cause I read through the comments and some mentioned Body Shop, Neutrogena, etc.

        Thank you!!

        • 15mins
          January 7, 2018 / 4:52 pm

          The Bioderma looks fine. I can’t find the La Mer ingredients anywhere, so I am unable to comment on that.
          I’ve recently revamped this post, I hadn’t looked at many ingredient lists in about 4 years, so I erased those lists (so many had reformulated!) and I’m slowly going through more brands on the ULTA and Sephora sites. It takes hours, sooo… yes, it’s going to take a long time! If there’s a particular brand you want to know about let me know, but I previously had about 20 or 30 brands in the post.

          • B
            January 15, 2018 / 12:29 am

            Would love to learn more about Burt’s Bees and Fresh please!!

          • 15mins
            January 15, 2018 / 11:02 am

            I will add them to my list of brands to check!

  37. KZ
    January 7, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Thank you so much for this list! It is so hard to read through all the ingredients- so I am so impressed! I was curious your thoughts about these two products! I switched to some juice beauty products but I had a bad reaction- so I was hoping some of my regular products were ok even while expecting! If you are doing more brands, I would love to see more from Philosophy.

    Renewed Hope in A Jar Overnight Recharging & Refining Moisturizer

    Pureness Moisturizing Gel-Cream
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    • 15mins
      January 7, 2018 / 7:13 pm

      I would avoid the Philosophy product due to the Glycolic Acid. The Shiseido looks ok to me!

      • KZ
        January 7, 2018 / 7:47 pm

        That’s what I was thinking, too! Thanks so much!

  38. bcl
    January 13, 2018 / 10:58 am

    What do you think about hair color during nursing? Also, since these products are safe for pregnancy, does it mean these are safe for nursing as well? Thanks!

    • 15mins
      January 15, 2018 / 11:07 am

      Hair color while pregnant and nursing is regarded as safe by the medical community. All the products that are safe for pregnancy are also safe for nursing.

      • BCL
        January 19, 2018 / 5:52 am

        Thank you! Please feature Glossier and Sunday Riley too, please!!

        • 15mins
          January 20, 2018 / 3:21 pm

          Sounds good!!

  39. Lisa Maria
    January 16, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    Hi! I’m curious about Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream? I compared the list to your ingredients to avoid list and nothing jumped out at me, but I’m afraid of overlooking something.

    Super 7 Complex:
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    • 15mins
      January 17, 2018 / 8:26 am

      This looks ok to me too!

      • Lisa Maria
        January 20, 2018 / 1:14 pm

        Thank you!!

  40. Chloe Licht
    January 18, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    Belli Skincare is another fantastic line you should test out for pregnancy friend skincare! All of their products are specifically tested and rigorously screened for safety during pregnancy and while breastfeeding.

    • 15mins
      January 20, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      I do really like a lot of their products! I haven’t included the list here because I haven’t gotten that far yet, but they’re wonderful at correctly labelling products for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

  41. annie
    January 22, 2018 / 4:15 pm

    Is the Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Moisturizer safe? Thanks!!
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    • 15mins
      January 22, 2018 / 5:38 pm

      No, there are a lot of sources that are split on the Licorice Root, so I’ve been leaving them off of my list of those that are safe. All of the safe Ole Henricksen products are listed above, if a product isn’t listed then I don’t consider it safe enough to list. For all of the brands here, I’ve gone through the list of every single product they offer.

      • Annie
        January 24, 2018 / 2:08 am

        Thank you!! Much appreciated!!

  42. New Mama
    January 25, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    Looking for someway to add SPF to my pregnancy skincare routine.. is the Coola Daydream Mineral Primer safe to use? Thanks so much! LOVE your site!!!
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    • 15mins
      January 25, 2018 / 7:19 pm

      This one looks good to me!

  43. Lil
    February 1, 2018 / 6:29 am

    Hi this is an absolutely amazing blog and you are a fantastic resource!

    I am looking for your recommendations for a good spf to use whilst pregnanct – do you still recommend first aid beauty 5 in 1 spf 30?

    I am also getting myself a bit worked up about salicylic acid and it’s derivatives and wondered if Benzyl salicylate is considered a no no ingredient (it is currently in a few of my products which I am steering clear of at the moment)

    I am also looking at the ordinary brand and wondered if you think the Ascorbyl glycoside solution is ok to use? It’s ingredient are

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    Thanks in advance – hoping you can stop my worrying 🙂

    • 15mins
      February 1, 2018 / 10:05 am

      So, most of the ingredient list for the FAB 5 in 1 SPF 30 is ok, the reason that it isn’t currently on this ok list is is the licorice root. I’ve seen it pop up here and there as something to avoid, but I haven’t been able to verify anything in the medical literature (Yet, I’m still looking). So I haven’t put it on my no-no list, but I’m not saying “that’s fine” for products that have the ingredient when asked. It’s my in “limbo” ingredient LOL So, otherwise that one is ok, but I’m really not sure about the licorice root extract.

      I do consider the Benzyl salicylate part of the salicylic acid family and don’t recommend those products.

      I don’t see anything of concern in that The Ordinary product. I went through the ingredient lists of all their products on Sephora (I love that Sephora has lists for almost everything), but didn’t check that product as Sephora doesn’t sell it.

      I hope that helps!

      • Lil
        February 1, 2018 / 5:41 pm

        You are amazing and thank you so much for coming back to me! My worries have been alleviated 🙂 x

      • Lil
        February 2, 2018 / 6:21 am

        Ah you are amazing thank you !

        I think I may have found an alternative and suitable spf to the first aid beauty one (won’t risk the liquorice extract 🙂 could you have a look at the ingredients for me? It by a brand called la Roche Posay, is an spf of 30 and it’s lightweight (hooray – hopefully also great for oily skin!)
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        • 15mins
          February 2, 2018 / 10:34 am

          This looks great to me! La Roche is really good, I hope it works for you!

          • Lil
            February 2, 2018 / 12:57 pm

            Fab thank you so much!

            If any other mums to be want to know the SPF product I am now going to buy (thanks to the FABULOUS Christine!) it is this – La Roche-Posay Anthelios AC SPF30 Matte Fluid 50ml

            This is the UK version and the UK ingredients xx

          • Lindsay
            March 28, 2018 / 3:42 am

            Hi! Speaking of La Roche-Posay, what are your thoughts on these two products for pregnancy-safety?
            1. ROSALIAC CC CREAM


            Thank you!!!

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  44. Ros
    February 3, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    Love this site! Can you tell if this hydropeptide lash serum is safe? Thanks!
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    • 15mins
      February 4, 2018 / 8:33 am

      I don’t see anything of concern in this lash serum, you may have found the only one out there without a prostaglandin analogue! Having said that, I’m not sure if the biotin, folic acid and peptides will really affect lash growth? It’s worth a try! Let me know if it helps or not!

  45. Karina
    February 5, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    I’m so glad you came up on my google search! I’m going mad looking at ingredients list thinking oh man that doesn’t sound right. Can you check the Synergie Uberzinc moisturiser
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    • 15mins
      February 5, 2018 / 4:01 pm

      This one looks ok to me!

  46. Lena
    February 12, 2018 / 11:47 am

    This is amazing, thank you for the stellar list! I’m very curious about Drunk Elephant’s new Protini moisturizer. I see that you updated your list in December, but I believe the Protini moisturizer was released in January, so I wasn’t sure if you had a chance to review the ingredients for that particular product. I’d love your feedback!

    Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Ingredients:
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    • 15mins
      February 12, 2018 / 3:48 pm

      Unfortunately there’s glycolic acid in this formulation so I wouldn’t recommend it.

      • Lena
        February 13, 2018 / 11:29 am

        Thanks for taking the time to reply, much appreciated!

  47. Gayle
    February 13, 2018 / 12:13 am

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together. I’m so relieved I found your site. I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind looking at Murad’s Vitamin Infused skin oil and whether that’s safe. Thanks so much!

    • 15mins
      February 23, 2018 / 9:42 am

      The version I have has Salicylic Acid in it, as well as the Vitamin A comes in the form of Retinyl Propionate. So, I would definitely save that one for after delivery!

  48. Gayle
    February 13, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Sorry – one more please! Would you mind looking at the ingredients below? This is a moisturizer from Avenue:
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    • 15mins
      February 23, 2018 / 9:40 am

      this one looks fine to me!

  49. Desiree
    February 16, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Hi 🙂 Your site is amazing and definitely a huge help when it comes to ingredients because many times I don’t know what I’m reading. I got the ingredients for the products I use/have been thinking about using and I want to make sure they are safe to use while pregnant 🙂 I hope its not too much! Thank you in advance!

    Eminence Organics – Rice Milk 3 in 1

    Eminence Organics – Bamboo Firming Fluid:

    Eminence Organics – Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer

    Eminence Organics – Clear Skin Probiotic Masque

    Eminence Organics- Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Neck and Face

    Youth to the People – Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer
    Eminence Organics – Stone Crop Hydrating Gel

    Eminence Organics – Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel.

    Eminence Organics – Cornflower Recovery Serum (Read about this one on another pregnancy blog)

    Eminence Organics – Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5%

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    • 15mins
      February 23, 2018 / 9:38 am

      Looking at the products

      These are ok: Cornflower Recovery Serum, Rice Milk 3 in 1, Bamboo Firming Fluid, Stone Crop Hydrating Gel

      These I have concerns with, I’ve listed a few of the ingredients that are red flags for each, but most of them have other ingredients that are ones to avoid also.
      Yam & Pumpkin Enzyme Peel 5% (Glycolic acid and Willow bark extract), Clear Skin Probiotic Masque (Willow Bark, Sodium Salicyla), Clear Skin Probiotic Moisturizer (willow bark, Salicylic Acid), Youth to the People – Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizer (retinyl palmitate), Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream for Neck and Face (Sodium Salicylate, Salicylic Acid), Calm Skin Chamomile Exfoliating Peel (just says Vitamin A, which needs to be clarified what chemical formulation)

      • Desiree
        February 23, 2018 / 12:53 pm

        You are amazing!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to go through the list :)….There are a few skincare items I’ll need to stop using ASAP! Thank you!!! I know Eminence Organics have ensured me their products are safe during pregnancy, but I was skeptical. So I am very glad you were able to take a look at these for me 🙂

        • 15mins
          February 23, 2018 / 1:42 pm

          Some of their products contained a surprising number of ingredients that are widely held as needing to be avoided, so I’m surprised they said that! I’ve only used their products a few times (my local spa uses them for when I go have facials) and I do really like them, but I would definitely be careful with their line if you’re pregnant.

  50. February 20, 2018 / 8:11 am

    I was just curious about what in the Kiehl’s Midnight Oil Cleanser is considered unsafe and if that is still a problem while nursing? I’m brand new to skincare (I know, I should have started 10 years ago) and am trying to build a bf-friendly routine for early-30s skin.

    Thanks for doing all the work and sharing your knowledge!

    • 15mins
      February 21, 2018 / 3:22 pm

      I’m only confirming safety for products that I can find a full ingredient list from a reputable source. I haven’t found the full list (only “key ingredients” are listed on Kiehl’s, Sephora and Nordstrom sites), and after checking around so much for the ingredient list I call it a day and move on to the next product honestly. So, I just don’t feel comfortable stating if that product is safe or not without seeing the full list.

  51. JMB
    February 21, 2018 / 3:18 am

    Hi! Thanks for your hard work on this list! I was looking for at toner and checked out the Clarins Chamomile one you had mentioned. It seems to have Retinyl Palmitate on the ingredient list which I thought was a no-go during pregnancy? Can you let me know? Desperately looking for a toner and face wash I can use 🙂
    Thanks again!

    • 15mins
      February 21, 2018 / 2:08 pm

      You’re right, I don’t remember seeing that before, or I may have missed it, though I do a “find” on the ingredients page for retinoids and such (I’m so paranoid that my eyes are going buggy looking at ingredient lists and I’ll miss something!). I’ve removed it from the list.

      • JMB
        February 22, 2018 / 1:10 am

        Thank you so much!! I seriously admire what you have been able to do!! I sometimes feel my head spin looking at all these ingredients! thank you 🙂 I did speak to Clarins yday who confirmed their products are safe for pregnancy but definitely best to avoid an retinoids as you say!

  52. Samantha
    February 26, 2018 / 7:51 am

    Thank you for compiling such helpful list! I see that you had left off the Rosehip Seed Oil from The Ordinary on your list. Is there a different brands rose oil you know of that is safe for pregnancy? Thanks!

    • 15mins
      February 28, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      I don’t know of another, but if I find one I’ll let you know!

  53. Desiree
    February 26, 2018 / 12:18 pm

    Hi again 🙂
    Im not sure if you have a blog on drugstore related products that are pregnancy friendly ? If so I missed it! I ws particularly interested in these items/brands. Thank you so much!!


    All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum:

    Organic Toning Spritz:

    Hydration Burst Hydrating Day Cream:

    Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Hydrating Creamy Cleanser

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    • 15mins
      February 28, 2018 / 1:46 pm

      These all look ok to me 🙂

      • Desiree Medina
        March 5, 2018 / 3:53 pm

        Thank you 🙂

  54. Anonymous
    March 4, 2018 / 8:44 am

    I’ve been bitten buy the korean skincare bug like many beauty nuts and was hoping you could look at two products ingredients for me?

    COSRX Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

    A’PIEU Madecassoside Cream

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    Your site is so helpful! Pregnancy is overwhelming and this has been a huge help.

    • 15mins
      March 4, 2018 / 10:41 am

      The Madecassoside Cream looks fine to me. I can’t find any information on safety for Snail Secretion so won’t comment on the safety except to say that personally I would avoid it if pregnant.

  55. Shevonne
    March 5, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    Awesome website. I love Drunk Elephant. I noticed the Protini Polypeptide moisturizer was not listed. It has Folic acid which I thought was a plus.

    Boscia Clear Complexion cleanser – just bought those and I have been reading about Willow bark extract – thinking of returning it.

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    • 15mins
      March 5, 2018 / 8:38 pm

      Hi there,
      All of the products listed are the ones that are safe from that brand. The moisturizer you have here isn’t listed because it isn’t safe, it’s the glycolic acid in it. Folic acid is good for prevention of neural tube defects, but you need ingest large amounts (usually in your prenatal vitamin) early in pregnancy. For the Boscia product, you need to avoid willow bark during pregnancy.

      • Shevonne
        March 5, 2018 / 9:02 pm

        Thank you! I also have the DRUNK ELEPHANT – 100% Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil. That would be okay right?

        I also have Revision DEJ Face cream and was considering going back to that.
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        • 15mins
          March 5, 2018 / 9:49 pm

          The oil is probably fine, for some reason I didn’t put it on the list yet, I think I was looking for more info on marula oil.

          This Revision face cream looks ok to me!

  56. Suzie
    March 6, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    Thank you for posting this! I just found out I’m pregnant and I want to make sure the products I’m currently using are safe so I went on the internet and your page has been the most helpful! I was wondering if you could look at the below and let me know if these products are safe?


    Lastly, what are your thoughts on the Korean Sheet masks? Do you think I should avoid those?

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    • 15mins
      March 8, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Looking at these lists I would avoid the Klairs toner and Brightening Peel
      The Anti-gravity Cream and all Clean balm look ok.
      There are sooooo many kinds of sheet masks and they’re all different so I couldn’t comment on them.

      • Suzie
        March 8, 2018 / 2:49 pm

        Thank you so much for your help. I have one more question: Is witch hazel toner ok? How about grapeseed oil for dry skin?

        • 15mins
          March 8, 2018 / 4:11 pm

          As single ingredients those are ok, but note a lot of witch hazel products also include ingredients like salicylic acid, which is not.

          • Suzie
            March 10, 2018 / 1:29 am

            I was looking at Thayers toner:
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            And the grape seed oil only has grape seed oil and vitamin E

          • 15mins
            March 10, 2018 / 9:20 am

            The toner looks fine to me, and if the grape seed oil just has added vitamin E then it should be fine as well.

  57. Desiree
    March 7, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Hi 🙂 Ive been using Lush products and I know they rave about their natural ingredients and they’re safe for pregnancy, but I just wanted to be on the safe side since these are the products I use. Thank you!

    Cosmetic Warrior:
    Catastrophe Cosmetic:
    Therapy Massage Bar:
    Sleepy Lotion:

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    • 15mins
      March 8, 2018 / 10:11 am

      All of these look fine to me!

      • Desiree
        March 14, 2018 / 12:06 pm

        thank you! I noticed that Cosmetic Warrior had Tea Tree Ol in it…is that ok? I read somewhere that Tea Tree Oil is not good during pregnancy….I just want to be sure 🙂 I stopped using the oil as a spot treatment.

        • 15mins
          March 14, 2018 / 2:10 pm

          I keep hearing rumors of it not being good but have only found that on random oil sites, nothing medical. I will say massive quantities aren’t good, but a little in one product should be fine!

  58. Jamie
    March 8, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Hi there! I was wondering why Sunday riley “good genes” was left off the list. I’m struggling with hormonal acne soooo bad and really wanted to try it. I thought lactic acid was considered very safe, is there anything else in it that is concerning? Here’s the ingredient list:
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    • 15mins
      March 8, 2018 / 9:16 pm

      It was left off because of the licorice root. It’s included in many lists of ingredients to avoid, but not others, and I’ve found conflicting information. I haven’t added it to the list of ingredients to avoid, but I no longer “ok” products that include it.

  59. Estelle
    March 11, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    Hi , can you please check on benzoic acid. Is it safe to use during pregnancy. I noticed that Kate Somerville – goat milk moisturizing cream.

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      March 11, 2018 / 8:11 pm

      It’s fine, it’s not a hydroxy acid.

      • Estelle
        March 12, 2018 / 10:06 am

        Thank you !

  60. Kelli
    March 12, 2018 / 7:07 am

    Thank you for posting this article! I’ve using using it constantly to check products in my collection before using them not that I’m pregnant.

    I did see that a Drunk elephant added a new product on Sephora’s site since you’ve posted this – The C-Tango multivitamin eye cream. Can you let me know if this is safe to use? The ingredients are as follows:

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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      March 12, 2018 / 7:32 am

      That looks like it is full of amazing ingredients! I’m adding it to my wishlist of products to buy 🙂
      Unfortunately the Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate is licorice root. That’s been popping up on a lot of “to avoid” lists from official sources that I trust and I haven’t been able to find any information either way, to avoid or not. I haven’t added it to my official avoidance list yet, but when approving products I’m saying I would avoid it.

      • Kelli
        March 12, 2018 / 6:46 pm

        Thanks so much for replying on this! Guess I’ll be adding it to my post-baby wishlist 🙂

  61. Estelle
    March 12, 2018 / 10:14 am

    Your post is such a great help and I am learning a lot from this blog.

    Recently i changed to goats milk soap with honey and oatmeal for my body thinking it is safer. But I noticed that goats milk have alpha hydroxy acid ( AHA) from the lactic acid. I bought it from

    Ingredients listed: Fresh Goat’s Milk, Saponified Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Red Palm Oil, Oats, and Honey.

    Do you think it is safe to use?

    • 15mins
      March 12, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      Within an ingredient like milk it’s ignored, not enough to make a difference. You’re getting a lot more exposure just by drinking milk/dairy yourself.

  62. Estelle
    March 12, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Can you also please check ingredients for Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50. This is something i found online but I haven’t check whats written on the package.
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    Thank you so much!!

    • 15mins
      March 12, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      I’d avoid this one as well due to the chemical sunscreens (they’re pretty easily absorbed by the body). I have a pregnancy safe sunscreen post that I’m finishing now for next week, 1 for face and 1 for body!

      • Estelle
        March 12, 2018 / 8:16 pm

        Looks like I have to change sunscreen then.
        Is it Drunk Elephant Brand – Umbra sheer? Is this is what you suggest?

        Thank you so much !!

        • 15mins
          March 12, 2018 / 8:56 pm

          That’s on my list!

          • Estelle
            March 12, 2018 / 9:52 pm

            Thank you ! I will get the sunscreen.

      • Desiree
        March 14, 2018 / 12:24 pm

        eeeeek i cant wait for this! I have such a hard time finding spf for my face..due to sensitivity to acne 🙁

  63. Estelle
    March 12, 2018 / 10:00 pm

    Can you please check on the Dermalogica Active Moist. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?
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    • 15mins
      March 13, 2018 / 7:37 am

      This looks good to me!

      • Estelle
        March 13, 2018 / 7:54 am

        Thank you!

  64. Siska
    March 13, 2018 / 11:44 pm


    So glad that I found your website. It is very helpful !
    Could you help to look at UMBRIAN CLAY PURIFYING MASK by Fresh ?
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    And soy face cleanser by Fresh as well
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    Really thanks and grateful !

    • 15mins
      March 14, 2018 / 9:34 am

      Those both look ok to me!

  65. Denise
    March 14, 2018 / 7:34 am

    Hello, could you please tell me if these two products are safe?

    Dr. Jart Cicapair Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30

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    Thank you so much!

    • 15mins
      March 14, 2018 / 9:37 am

      The Missa has Benzyle Salicylate so I would avoid that. The Dr Jart is fine I think

  66. Denise
    March 14, 2018 / 7:44 am

    After reading more of your blog, I think the Missha and Dr. Jart Cicapair are not safe because of the benzyl salicylate and citric acid.

    Would you mind looking at these ingredients?

    Dr. Jart Premium Beauty Balm

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    Thank you.

    • 15mins
      March 14, 2018 / 9:39 am

      The Missha I wouldn’t use, but the Citric Acid you kind of need to take with a grain of salt. You’re still eating fresh fruits right? There’s a lot more citric acid in a glass of OJ (which your body is purposefully absorbing) than all of the Dr. Jart, and your skin is actually barrier. Some stuff gets in, but it isn’t the same. 🙂 This Dr. Jart also looks good, actually I think better because it has a tone of peptides in it!

  67. Desiree
    March 14, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Ive been wanting to try these face masks from Fresh, I just want to be sure theyre safe to use. Thanks!

    Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy:
    Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask:

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    • 15mins
      March 14, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Both look good to me!

  68. Desiree
    March 14, 2018 / 11:40 am


    I know you are super busy, but I was wondering if you could add Fresh line to this list?


    • 15mins
      March 14, 2018 / 2:11 pm

      I’m about halfway through Fresh’s products, they have too many! LOL

      • Heather
        April 3, 2018 / 9:35 pm

        I am SO HAPPY you added all the FRESH products! They were my favourite before I started selling another line, which I discovered I can’t use while pregnant! So so happy I can fall back on my old favs 😊

  69. Denise
    March 14, 2018 / 2:14 pm

    Thanks so much! And I’m looking forward to your sunscreen post. So much to think about when you’re pregnant!

  70. Estelle
    March 15, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    I am using Dermalogica Precleanse as a make up remover.
    Can you please check the ingredients whether it is safe to use. Here is the list of full ingredients. thank you!
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    • 15mins
      March 15, 2018 / 5:50 pm

      This looks ok to me!

      • Estelle
        March 16, 2018 / 2:48 pm

        Thank you!

  71. Estelle
    March 15, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    Can you recommend sunscreen lotion for body ?

  72. Desiree
    March 15, 2018 / 7:19 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time out to check all of our comments and ingredients for skincare! Its soooo appreciated :).

    Whenever you can if you can check these? thank you!!!!

    Peter Thomas Roth:
    Therapeutic Sulfur Acne Mask:
    Rose Stem Cell Bio Repair Mask:
    Rose Face Mask:
    Rose Hydration Toner:
    Rose Floral Toner:
    Umbrian Clay Oil Free Lotion:

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    • 15mins
      March 15, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Yes to these:
      Rose Face Mask
      Rose Hydration Toner
      Rose Floral Toner

      No to these:
      PTR Sulfur Mask (Salicylate)
      Umbrian Clay Oil Free lotion (retinoids)

      • Desiree
        March 16, 2018 / 11:34 am

        Thank you so much! I just realized how jumbled all the products looked!…Thank you for being able to decifer that! lol

        I noticed that the salicylate is on the PTR Bio Rose Stem Cell Mask…but I dont see it on the PTR Sulfur Mask….Im probably missing it, since I didn’t even see it on the Bio Rose Mask


  73. Frejann
    March 18, 2018 / 3:24 am

    Hi, I’m so happy I found your blog and do appreciate your time on this article! I’m preparing to get pregnant and now researching on the products I can continue or put aside. I feel a bit exhausted reading all ingredients and your article is a miracle to me! Besides skincare products I would also like to know about makeup products. I’ve been using It cosmetics CC cream and really in love. I found ppl comment it safe to use during pregnancy. Can you please have a look at the ingredients? Thank you so much! Btw I’ve shared your blog to my bbf who is a mom to be 🙂 xx

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  74. Kelli
    March 18, 2018 / 10:17 am

    I know your list of the ordinary products is based off what’s listed on Sephora’s website but do you have any thoughts on their foundations? The ingredients of their coverage foundation are:

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    • 15mins
      March 19, 2018 / 11:34 am

      I’m actually only looking at skincare, not makeup. Unfortunately so many brands change their makeup formulations so frequently that I just don’t feel like I could create a post looking at a list, that list would change quickly but people would still trust the post. If that makes sense! I might be giving the “ok” to something that isn’t ok any more.

      Having said all of that, this list of ingredients looks safe to me!

  75. Lauren S.
    March 19, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Hi! First, THANK YOU! Your blog has so much helpful information 🙂 I am not pregnant yet, but I want to go ahead and get myself into a good skincare routine with all pregnancy-safe products so I won’t have to make too many adjustments in the future.

    I see you have a lot of Philosophy products listed, but not the Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer. I think this is a newer product, so I just want to confirm the reason for it’s absence from your list: have you read the ingredients and it is something to avoid, or have you not had a chance to review it yet?

    Thank you again for your help!

    • 15mins
      March 19, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      It just came out after I made this list. It’s safe! I’ll add it to the list.

      • Lauren S.
        March 20, 2018 / 11:11 am

        Thank you SO much! You rock! Thanks for helping us beauty junkies make smart choices.

  76. Rose
    March 19, 2018 / 2:51 pm

    Amazing post, an incredible resource during pregnancy and beyond!

    I was hoping you could give me your opinion on the Cure Eye Cream by Natura Bissé- they sent me the following ingredients list:
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    Thanks so much!!

    • 15mins
      March 19, 2018 / 3:04 pm

      This looks ok to me!

  77. Desiree
    March 20, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    HI 🙂 I recently came into contact with these products and I wanted to make sure if I need to toss or keep. Thanks!!! My acne has been horrible and so I am on the look out for some safe alternative during my pregnancy. Ive been so paranoid with the products I do use and that work.

    Desert Essence- Blemish Touch Stick:
    Alba Botanica- Hawaiian Facial Scrub Pore Purifying Pineapple Enzyme:
    Alba Botanica- Hawaiian Facial Mask Pore-fecting Papaya Enzyme:
    Juice Beauty- Antioxidant Serum
    100% Pure- Lavender Seafoam Cleanser:
    MyChelle Dermaceuticals-Sun Shield SPF 28 Unscented (2.3 fl oz.):
    Josie Maran – Argan Daily Moisturizer Tinted SPF 47 Protect & Perfect:
    Peter Thomas Roth – Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Serum

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    • 15mins
      March 21, 2018 / 12:48 pm

      All of these look ok

  78. Estelle
    March 20, 2018 / 2:18 pm

    Can you please verify whether this product is safe to use. Thank you so much for your help.

    Dermalogica C-12 pure bright serum
    Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel

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    • 15mins
      March 21, 2018 / 12:40 pm

      Both of those are fine

  79. Ina Dragov
    March 21, 2018 / 1:30 am

    Hello! I am so happy to find this website! This is very valuable information, thank you very much. In this post I discovered that some of my products aren’t safe for pregnancy. Sooo recently I am trying to find a safe cleanser.

    If you would have some time, whenever it’s possible, could you please look at these three cleansers. How are the ingridients, could you, please, give your opinion?

    Neutrogena ultra gentle daily cleanser:
    Dermalogica. Special Cleansing Gel:
    Dermalogica. Essential Cleansing Solution:

    Ps Also is Khiel’s Ultra Facial Cleanser still safe in your opinion?

    Thank you very much!

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    • 15mins
      March 21, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      All of those cleansers including the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial are safe

      • Ina Dragov
        March 22, 2018 / 1:09 am

        Thank you! You helped so much!

  80. Estelle
    March 21, 2018 / 9:06 am

    First of all, I want to say thank you so much for your help.
    I have been looking for the sunscreen to use under makeup but when I read the review, it seems to be like most of the sunscreen leave a white cast. Do let me know if you have any suggestion for a sunscreen that leave no white cast.

    I came across to this sunscreen. Please let me know whether it is safe to use. Thank you!

    Supergoop!Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
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  81. Nancy
    March 21, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Hi, i just want to ask if kiehl’s ultra facial cream really safe for pregnancy? I read the ingredients it’s containt 2 iind of paraben.. thank you

    • 15mins
      March 21, 2018 / 12:26 pm

      yes, parabens are fine. You should probably know that they’re not actually implicated in anything, the EWG has read a LOT more into them than the current studies indicate. They’re also naturally found in a lot of food such as blueberries. So, if you’re really avoiding them you’ll need to add a lot of dietary restrictions.

  82. Desiree
    March 21, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    I just wanted to say you rule! 🙂
    Thanks for answering all of our questions! 🙂

    • 15mins
      March 21, 2018 / 6:33 pm

      Of course!

  83. Sarah Altmann
    March 23, 2018 / 10:20 am

    You are an angel! Will you please let me know if this product is pregnancy safe?It is an eye wipe I use for Blepharitis and it also serves as an eye make-up remover. It is manufactured by Alcon Laboratories formerly Novartis Co:

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    If this doesn’t meet your pregnancy safe standards, can you recommend an eye-makeup remover (preferably a pad) that does? Thanks so much!

    • 15mins
      March 23, 2018 / 10:40 am

      This looks great to me!

      • Sarah Altmann
        March 23, 2018 / 12:06 pm

        Thanks so much! I was so worried that the PEG-200 and PEG – 80 would be a problem.

  84. Lizzy
    March 23, 2018 / 10:49 am

    Do you know if the Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale products are safe to be used during pregnancy? Thank you so much for making this list, it is so difficult to dig through all of the available information.

    • 15mins
      March 23, 2018 / 10:58 am

      Sorry, I no longer approve products without a list provided by the reader of the ingredients. Some are very hard to track down, and they vary by country.

      • Lizzy
        March 24, 2018 / 10:23 am

        Sorry about that, here they are.

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        • 15mins
          March 30, 2018 / 3:38 pm

          This one is fine!

  85. Faten
    March 23, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    thank you so much for this detailed post! I’ve been going crazy over here trying to find the right products! If you have the time I’d really appreciate it if you can check on the safety of this product from the ordinary :

    Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% ingredients :

    And.. Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid treatment,

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    Thank you!!

    • 15mins
      March 30, 2018 / 3:38 pm

      The Ordinary product is fine, but the Sunday Riley is not.

      • faten
        June 2, 2018 / 2:59 pm

        Thank you!!

  86. Jamie
    March 23, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Hi there,

    I thought salicylic acid was a definite no for skin products, but I just noticed that many of the Clinique products are salicylic acid based.

    • 15mins
      March 23, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      Ack! I fully admit I didn’t look at the writing on the front of the bottles, I just read the ingredients on the Sephora site. I was amazed Sephora had the ingredients. Not a single one of the acne products has salicylic acid or its derivatives listed as ingredients, but they say it in small writing on the front?? What on earth?? I’ll pull the whole line. I spent so long just looking at the ingredient lists, and none of them say it. I just looked at like 15 of them. How could they be so wrong?

      • Jamie
        March 24, 2018 / 9:29 pm

        Oh no! Well that just shows how amazing this list is that you’ve made, it’s impossible to figure out what’s safe and what’s not!

  87. KaitB
    March 26, 2018 / 7:36 am

    Hi, I just ordered some Drunk Elephant products because I thought they were safe. Why is the C-Firma not listed? Their website states everything except the babyface facial product is safe for pregnancy. Just looking for some information in case I need to return it. Thank you! Your website is AMAZING and so helpful!

    • 15mins
      March 30, 2018 / 2:58 pm

      Some brands are more liberal than I am in what they consider to be pregnancy safe (I’ve seen some brands list even retinoids as safe, which makes my OB Gyn and Derm friends shudder!). The Firma C has Licorice Root, which I’ve yet to add to my list but I’ve seen so much conflicting info that I’m no longer saying things are safe with that ingredient. I hope that makes sense 🙂

      • Desiree
        April 4, 2018 / 12:49 pm

        I know licorice root has been mentioned as something to steer clear from with our skincare. Is it the same thing with tea? I was drinking ginger tea and noticed it also had licorice root in it, so I stopped drinking it. Can I still drink it or should I steer clear from that as well?


        • 15mins
          April 4, 2018 / 1:32 pm

          I’d probably talk to your doctor about it, but ingestion will get a lot more of the ingredient into your body than skincare ever would. First, you’ll drink more than you could ever apply to your face, and second your skin is actually a barrier whereas your intestine will be actively absorbing things.

          • Desiree
            April 5, 2018 / 9:54 am

            thank you that makes sense.

  88. KaitB
    March 26, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    I just saw that licorice root is listed in Drunk Elephant C-Firma so I’m assuming that is why it is not on your list. I will be returning it. Is Saturday Skin brightening eye cream safe to use? Thank you!

      • KaitB
        April 15, 2018 / 1:59 pm

        Great, thank you! Your website is so helpful! I appreciate the response! 😊

  89. Lindsay
    March 28, 2018 / 4:07 am

    Hi! Can you check out the ingredients for Peter Thomas Roth FirmX Peeling Gel
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    Thanks in advance!

    • 15mins
      March 30, 2018 / 2:51 pm

      This is fine because they used the fruit extracts for the active ingredients.

  90. Lindsay
    March 28, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Can you check the ingredients for these 2 Bobbi Brown skincare products? Thank you so much!!!

    Hydrating Face Cream
    Extra Repair Moisture Cream
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    • 15mins
      March 30, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      These both look fine to me!

  91. Estelle
    March 30, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Hi.. Can you please advise whether it is safe to use Youngblood Mineral Primer.

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    I am also using St Ives hand cream. Is it safe to use during pregnancy.

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    Thank you so much for your help.

    • 15mins
      March 30, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      The St Ives is fine but the Youngblood primer is not.

  92. Olivia
    March 30, 2018 / 9:15 am


    Could you check this list for me? It’s for Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizer. Thank you so much!
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    • 15mins
      March 30, 2018 / 2:47 pm

      This list looks fine if it is accurate.

  93. Tina
    April 1, 2018 / 6:59 am

    Hi! Thank you som much for this post! Could you chcek this list for me? And also, do you find sea buckthorn oil pregnancy safe in skin care?

    COSRX Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream
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    • 15mins
      April 1, 2018 / 8:14 am

      This product is fine and in general as an ingredient sea buckthorn is fine.

  94. Victoria Henstridge
    April 1, 2018 / 7:35 am

    Thank you for the time and effort you have put into this information (all of it, not just this list)! I wanted to clarify about the Eve Lom cleanser and radiance mask – I thought the clove oil in the cleanser and the camphor in them weren’t safe? Just wanted to make sure as I already have them so don’t want to spend money if I don’t have to!

    Also wanted to ask about whether the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Concentrate is safe:
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    I’ll wait until post-baby to use acid peels, serums, vit c, etc. Keep it simple and save a few $ while I’m at it 👍

    • 15mins
      April 1, 2018 / 8:13 am

      Clove oil and camphor are both fine. As is Vitamin C, though it is often formulated with ingredients that aren’t safe.
      This neutrogena hydro boost looks fine to me as well.

  95. Estelle
    April 2, 2018 / 7:56 am

    I looked at your list at thought of buying the” Burts Bee Brightening Moisturizing Cream”. But when I checked in the store , it is slightly different. Burts Bee brightening ( moisturizing & even skin tone cream).
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    Please let me know whether it is safe to use.

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      April 2, 2018 / 10:44 am

      This list of ingredients is fine. I had gotten the Burt’s bees ingredients all directly from their website.

  96. denise
    April 2, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you so much for this website and for answering these questions.

    I started looking at the ingredients in my hair care products—which I hadn’t thought to do—and saw that both the dry shampoo (Klorane) and shampoo (L’Oreal Everstrong) I have been using have benzyl salicylate in them. I’ve stopped using them, but it looks like a like of shampoos have some sort of salycilic acid or derivative. Do you have any recommendations for safe shampoos? Thank you so much.

    • 15mins
      April 2, 2018 / 10:45 am

      I had specifically asked my OB and I’ve asked a few Derms about this as well, but they all say not to worry about hair care during your pregnancy. 99.9% of it doesn’t even touch your scalp, and as your hair is mostly dead keratin you can’t absorb anything through it anyways.

  97. Estelle
    April 3, 2018 / 10:32 am

    Hi Christine,

    Can you please let me know whether this product is safe.
    Lancome Bi-Facil double action eye make up remover
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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      April 3, 2018 / 12:37 pm

      This is fine! 🙂

  98. Estelle
    April 3, 2018 / 11:00 am

    Hi Christine,

    Sorry to bother you again. Can you please check whether the dermalogica hydrablur primer is safe.
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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      April 3, 2018 / 12:38 pm

      I’d avoid this primer, it has retinol in it.

  99. Cmk
    April 3, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    Hi thank you so much! Can you confirm the following:

    Youth to the people serum:
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    • 15mins
      April 3, 2018 / 9:00 pm

      That looks fine!

  100. Lisa
    April 3, 2018 / 3:24 pm

    thank you very much for updating the list 🙂

  101. Heather
    April 3, 2018 / 9:51 pm

    Thank you SO much for all your work on these lists!! You are truly awesome.

    What would your opinion be on this lash serum?
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    Also, I know you’ve said you weren’t commenting on makeup but figured I’d ask anyway… I thought BareMinerals mineral makeup and primer were safe? I’ve seen the brand recommended on several google searches… If not, are you able to point me in a safe direction? Almost all of makeup & skincare in the line I was using contain retinols so I’m at a loss!

    Thank you again for all your hard work and responses to everyone’s questions!!!

    • 15mins
      April 4, 2018 / 9:11 am

      The LashExtend is fine, Sengence specifically formulated it to not include a bunch of stuff. 🙂

      I have had a really hard time finding makeup and such as well, mostly because the ingredient lists are so hard to find. I’ll start working on a post with primers. Which of the BareMinerals makeup were you interested in specifically? They have a lot of products!

      • Heather
        April 4, 2018 / 11:28 am

        That’s great! Thank you! I specifically left out the name and brand of the LashExtend- I’m impressed you knew it!

        I’m currently using bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (in Medium):
        bareMinerals Blush in GoldenGate:
        and Prime Time™ Foundation Primer (Original):

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        I know that you’re wary of Licorice so I’m guessing you’ll recommend avoiding the primer…

        Thank you again! You and your website are so helpful!

        • 15mins
          April 4, 2018 / 12:07 pm

          I actually googled the ingredient list to make sure I wasn’t missing something in it! 🙂

          All of those products look ok except for the licorice root, as you suspected. 🙂 It’s up to you if you want to use it or not!

  102. Jess
    April 5, 2018 / 9:09 am


    Big thank you for this list – it’s so helpful for peace of mind and reference.
    Could you advise on this product during pregnancy?

    Dr Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Oil-Free Moisture Cushion
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    • 15mins
      April 7, 2018 / 3:36 pm

      I’d say no to this due to the glycolic acid.

  103. JO
    April 5, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    Hi! I am using a shampoo with this ingredients:
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    It is safe?

    Thanks for your answer!

    • 15mins
      April 7, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      The ingredients in this are fine, but note you don’t need to worry about shampoo 🙂

  104. B
    April 5, 2018 / 9:47 pm


    Here are the ingredients for La Mer’s soft cream. I would like to know if it’s safe to use while pregnant/nursing:

    Phew! Also, here are the ingredients for the eye cream:

    And finally, the lip balm:
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    Thank you so much!! Looking forward to your response!

    • 15mins
      April 7, 2018 / 3:35 pm

      Ok to the cream and lip balm but no to the eye cream.

  105. Estelle
    April 6, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Hi Christine,

    I thought of buying MAC prep + prime ( skin base visage)

    Here are the ingredients. Is it safe to use?
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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      April 7, 2018 / 3:30 pm

      This looks fine!

  106. Estelle
    April 6, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    Hi Christine

    This is Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. Here are the ingredients. Please let me know whether it is safe to use.
    Smashbox Photo Finish Super Light Primer.
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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      April 7, 2018 / 3:23 pm

      I’m working on a post of primers right now 🙂 The original photo finish is not safe, but the super light version is fine

      • Estelle
        April 13, 2018 / 9:07 am

        Thank you so much. Will look forward for the primers that you are working on. I will get the super light version then.

      • Estelle
        April 13, 2018 / 9:19 am

        Hi Christine

        I noticed Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant is in your list. It stated skin-smoothing alpha hydroxy acids and below are the list of ingredients. If it has AHA is it still safe to use?
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        Thank you!

        • 15mins
          April 13, 2018 / 11:42 am

          The AHA is lactic acid, which your body makes anyways. It’s fine to use 🙂

  107. Wendy
    April 6, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    this is super helpful! I wonder if the list also fits for breastfeeding period?

    And can you please check this product:
    1. SK-II facial treatment essence:

    2. Lancome Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum (I think this one would not be good cuz it has Salicyloyl Phytosphingosine, want to confirm with you)

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    Thank you in advanced!

    • 15mins
      April 7, 2018 / 3:20 pm

      The SK-II looks fine. The Salicyloyl Phtosphingosine is an interesting ingredients, it’s a unique ingredient to Lancome and I had to delve into the medical literature on Pubmed to figure out if it is related to Salicylic Acid for sure (and it is). So I think you’re right, I’d avoid that one while pregnant.

  108. Melissa M.
    April 9, 2018 / 2:13 pm


    I love Farmacy products. What do you think about the following:

    NEW DAY gentle exfoliating grains

    SLEEP TIGHT firming night balm

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    • 15mins
      April 9, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      The Exfoliating Grains have willow bark, so should be avoided. The night firming balm says something about a plant based retinoid alternative… retinoid themselves are to be avoided, but I don’t know what ingredient they’re actually talkinga bout. I don’t see anything that is a vitamin a derivative (some plants are higher in vitamin A, typically beta carotene, but that’s fine to use while pregnant. It also won’t work the same way as a retinoid). I don’t see any ingredients in that one I’m concerned about, but that description is strange!

  109. April 9, 2018 / 10:49 pm

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU SO MUCH! I love skincare but I am super terrified to put anything on my face when I’m pregnant This list has helped tremendously! I have a couple products from The Ordinary and didn’t see the Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA on the list. Is this safe? The ingredients on their website state:
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    I also have an AMAZING makeup remover balm from a Korean brand called Heimish: All Clean Balm. It literally melts all the makeup away without putting any water. The ingredients look benign but wanted to get your thoughts on it since I’ve read that some websites say to avoid tea tree while pregnant.
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    Thanks for all your help! I also send BIG KUDDOS for keeping up this blog while being a physician! Truly inspiring!

    • 15mins
      April 10, 2018 / 8:23 am

      Hi there,
      The Alpha Arbutin is left off of the list because it isn’t safe, Alpha Arbutin is basically hydroquinone. If the product is left off of the list for the brand then I reviewed it and didn’t feel it was safe.

      Tea tree is fine in small amounts topically, just don’t drink it! (people do this, for real.) The cleanser looks fine to me.

  110. Amy Derry
    April 10, 2018 / 8:32 am

    Hi, I have a history of skin rashes and usually have to use a strong corticosteriod or betamethasone with a steroid pack to get it to go away. I have been trying to deal with it without using those. The doctor had me get an over the counter steroid cream that I occasionally use that has kept it under control. I recently tried CeraVe healing ointment the last few days and it has been healing it! However, I am worried if it is safe or not. I figure it is better than the steroid ointment the OB prescribed. Thanks!

  111. Tosha
    April 10, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    I see there are none of the Burts Bee’s body lotions listed as safe. Wondering if that is true or if this is just a list for facial lotions? I was looking at the Burts Bees with Aloe. I’ve been looking for some type of lotion that would help with acne scarring on the back of my legs and on my back for this pregnancy. 🙁 If you have a recommendation that would be great.
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    • 15mins
      April 10, 2018 / 2:51 pm

      This is a list for face lotions currently, I’ll be creating a separate body list eventually, but it takes a long time to go through the product lists and I get a LOT more questions about facial skin care. The body lotion you listed looks safe to me.

      • Tosha
        April 10, 2018 / 9:46 pm

        Thank you! You get back to everyone so quickly thats is awesome! Thanks for taking the time!

  112. Anna
    April 10, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    Thank you for this list of products! It is really helpful! I found a couple that I have and have been using, but some didn’t make it to the list.
    In my first trimester hormones really played tricks with my skin and it became so dry and irritated, uff… I jumped on to some pregnancy skincare lines such as Belli and Mamma Mia but they were so aromatic, which was a surprise, because in pregnancy we are sensitive to smell! Also a couple of these creams must have had something in them that caused a terrible allergic reaction.:-( The only ones that helped me with dryness/irritation were Moisture Surge Intense and Moisture Surge Extended Relief by Clinique I used before pregnancy. I know that one of them contains Citric Acid and I asked Clinique Customer Service to provide me with the info of how much Citric Acid is used. They didn’t get back to me yet. Other than this ingredient, could you tell me if these creams are safe to use during pregnancy?

    Thank you in advance,

    Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief:
    Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator:
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    • 15mins
      April 10, 2018 / 7:44 pm

      Those are both fine! I had a list of Clinique on here, but found out that the lists on Sephora (where I was shocked to find the lists, Estee Lauder doesn’t usually release lists like that) were incomplete so I took all of the products down. I wouldn’t worry about the citric acid. If you drink a glass of OJ you likely get way more Citric Acid than jars of this stuff has in it!

      • Anna
        April 11, 2018 / 1:34 pm

        Thank you so much for such a quick response! You rock:-) It is my first pregnancy and I am trying to go as natural as possible and just got a little shocked by some of the stuff they put in skincare and cosmetic products… Still, trying to take it easy and enjoy this period of my life:-) Our moms somehow did it without checking every little thing online and we came out fine, lol) Have an awesome day!

        • 15mins
          April 12, 2018 / 11:22 am

          LOL You’re right, I think our moms freaked out about this stuff less. But they also had babies in front facing car seats in the front seat, something that makes the pediatrician in me shudder! 🙂

  113. Melissa
    April 10, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Hello! What an amazing post and resource. Thanks so much for all the time you’ve put into this 🙂

    There are a couple products I don’t see on the list that I’m curious about:

    1. PETER THOMAS ROTH Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer

    2. Face Reality Mandelic Serum 5%

    3. DR. DENNIS GROSS SKINCARE C+ Collagen Brighten & Firm Vitamin C Serum

    4. DRUNK ELEPHANT Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil:

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    Thanks so much!

    • 15mins
      April 12, 2018 / 11:21 am

      So, only the Drunk Elephant is ok. I have concerns about #1,2 and 3.

      • Melissa
        April 13, 2018 / 2:11 pm

        Thank you so much! Really appreciate you taking the time to look these over 🙂

  114. Eva
    April 12, 2018 / 12:47 am

    Thank you for the post, I’m so glad I found your site. Could you please let me know if the following Erno products are safe to use?

    1. Phelityl Night Cream

    2. Hydra-Therapy Skin Vitality Treatment

    3. Detoxifying Cleansing Oil:

    4. Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bar :
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    Thank you so much for your time.

    • 15mins
      April 12, 2018 / 11:24 am

      The night cream has a salicylate, so I would avoid that. The others look ok to me.

  115. April 12, 2018 / 1:25 pm

    Hi there! Thank you so much for this amazing post!! I’ve been searching and searching and find that it’s almost a rabbit hole out there to find what you need regarding personal care and pregnancy.

    EltaMD AM Therapy Facial Moisturizer
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    I also was looking at their face washes and see ‘fragrance’. sigh….

    IF you know of any pregnancy safe, non-comedogenic, gentle face washes and face lotions – recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!

    • 15mins
      April 12, 2018 / 1:45 pm

      This face moisturizer has Willow bark, so I wouldn’t use it. Fragrance itself is fine in pregnancy, I would just avoid it if you’re sensitive.

      It sounds like you need the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial products! They’re very gentle and moisturizing.

      • April 16, 2018 / 12:03 pm

        Thank you so much!! After doing more research on products over the weekend, I found a brand called Avene. A lot of it’s products seem to say: Hypoallergenic, Non-Comedogenic, Fragrance-Free, Soap-Free, Paraben-Free, Oil-Free, Soy-Free, Gluten-Free, etc. SO I’m hoping that these are safe and okay?

        Avene Skin Recovery Cream

        ** is Mineral Oil bad in general?

        Avene Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion

        ** is o-PHENYLPHENOL bad too?

        EltaMD UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44

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        • 15mins
          April 16, 2018 / 2:18 pm

          All of these are fine! Avene is a great brand, I really love their products. The EltaMD is actually included in my pregnancy safe sunscreen list too 🙂

          Also re: the individual ingredients you were talking about, o-phenylphenol is fine, same with mineral oil. For some reason mineral oil has gotten a bit of a bad reputation (many of the food-babe types have bad talked it as it is an oil by-product and obviously that makes it bad, right??) But it’s actually fine. It’s even non-comedogenic. 🙂

          • April 16, 2018 / 2:39 pm

            Seriously, I can’t thank you enough for all of your amazing help to me (and all the other readers)!!

  116. Jay Lee
    April 12, 2018 / 5:01 pm

    You are totally saving my skin during pregnancy! I can’t thank you enough. Would this product be safe to use?

    1. Missha Geum Sul Toner (the ingredients are supposed to be ancient herbs, but I noticed they have mushrooms and gold. WHAT?!)
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    • 15mins
      April 12, 2018 / 9:09 pm

      I’d avoid this one due to the licorice root extract.
      I can’t figure out what they think the gold is doing? For years I’ve been looking for the actual evidence that it does something, and I’ve asked Derms about it and they kind of avoid the whole question LOL I guess it sounds fancy?

  117. Meghan D.
    April 14, 2018 / 10:06 pm

    Thank you so much for this list! So, I see Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream listed, but wonder if you have a stance on the Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream with SPF 30. I read the post on salcylic acid, but am not sure if it’s safe for pregnancy given that it’s so close to the makeup of aspirin – it is listed in the ingredients of this Kiehl’s product. Can you help? ••ingredients removed to help page load faster

    • 15mins
      April 15, 2018 / 10:28 am

      The SPF 30 has Salicyclic Acid and isn’t safe for pregnancy.

      • Meghan D.
        April 15, 2018 / 8:09 pm

        Thank you! I will exchange it for the non-SPF!

  118. Audra
    April 15, 2018 / 9:31 am

    Hi! I was going to purchase the juice beauty healthy pregnancy regimen… but I don’t see all of the products that are included in that on your list… are they not safe for pregnancy? Thanks so much in advance.

    • 15mins
      April 15, 2018 / 10:46 am

      I’m stricter in what I consider safe for pregnancy.

      • Audra
        April 15, 2018 / 2:38 pm

        Amazing… thank you so much.

  119. April 18, 2018 / 8:18 am

    I didn’t see Belli Beauty on your list and I was curious if they were truly safe to use during pregnancy. I have never been acne prone and now that I am 11 week my skin has gone crazy. Thank you so much in advance.

    Anti-Blemish Facial Wash
    Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator
    Eye Brightening Cream

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    • 15mins
      April 18, 2018 / 7:29 pm

      I haven’t addressed Belli yet because I pretty much agree with all of their products that are labelled to be pregnancy safe. All of these look fine to me!

  120. Michelle Zarb
    April 18, 2018 / 9:22 am

    I use 100% Pure cosmetic products – do you know if these are safe during pregnancy? They claim to use only natural ingredients in all of their products.

    • 15mins
      April 18, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      I haven’t had time to review their products yet. Unfortunately being “natural” doesn’t mean “safe”.

  121. Marcella
    April 18, 2018 / 10:25 am

    I know that you normally don’t do cosmetics, but I just looked at my foundation and the Octonoxate has me concerned. Thanks so much.
    Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Liquid Foundation
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    • 15mins
      April 18, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      Yeah, I would avoid that Octinoxate too! I agree with you.

  122. Aiza Marie Serrano
    April 18, 2018 / 6:14 pm

    Hi! I would like to know if you’ve ever heard/used biossance products and if so, what are your thoughts on them for pregnancy use? I am currently testing out their deluxe sample of the Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil and I dont know if its this product that causing me some clogged pores on my cheeks and chin area. Im still investigating it. Can you please check out the ingredients list if its safe during pregnancy and nursing? Thank you!
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    • 15mins
      April 18, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      This list looks fine to me for pregnancy and nursing. I haven’t used the Biossance products myself.

  123. Grace
    April 20, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    How about La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser? Thanks!
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    • 15mins
      April 21, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Looks good! I need to go through the La Roche products, they’re one of my favorite brands.

      • Grace
        April 21, 2018 / 12:39 pm

        So glad that I discovered your blog yesterday. I am working on changing out all my skincare and makeup as we plan to start a family. I was so shocked by all these horrible ingredients with unpronounceable names in so many skincare and makeup we use. Yet so many “Natural” brands that still contain harsh chemicals!! – I know natural means nothing. Your blog is a life saver! I am going through your entire series right now…

        Many thanks! Please do go through La Roche when you have time… thanks in advance!

  124. Grace
    April 21, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Sorry. One more item. How about Shu Uemura cleansing oil? This is a super popular cleansing oil; I’ve been using for years – pretty good for me. Cleansing oil does not stay on the face for long, but still better safe than sorry. Thanks!

    Shu Uemura Ultime8 beauty cleansing oil.
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    • 15mins
      April 23, 2018 / 8:54 am

      It looks good to me! I do think a light layer of the oil stays on the skin, when I’ve used this one in the past I never felt like it fully rinsed off anyways.

      • Grace
        May 5, 2018 / 3:19 am

        I use this to remove makeup and sunscreen and then use a regular face wash;-)

  125. Ashley
    April 21, 2018 / 6:34 pm

    Is SK-ll facial treatment essence safe?
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    I have also been using ordinary brand vitamin c serum and buffet. Thanks!

    • 15mins
      April 23, 2018 / 8:52 am

      SK-II Treatment Essence is fine, Buffet is fine. There’s a lot of different vitamin C serums from the Ordinary, which one are you using?

  126. Dila
    April 22, 2018 / 4:20 am

    Hi, can you please look into these two:

    ORIGINS Clean Energy Gentle Cleansing Oil
    ORIGINS Drink Up Intensive overnight mask

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    • 15mins
      April 23, 2018 / 9:03 am

      Both of these are fine, and that Drink Up mask is one of my all time favorites! I loooove it!

  127. Laura
    April 25, 2018 / 11:50 pm

    Hi I’m in love with your page!!

    Could you please look into these? I love these but wondering if should stop using, I’m trying to get pregnant….

    Sand and sky Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment
    Pixi Glow Tonic
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    • 15mins
      April 26, 2018 / 8:41 am

      The sand and sky looks fine, but Glow Tonic is NOT safe

      • Laura
        May 2, 2018 / 4:46 am

        Thank you!!

        What about this toner?

        Witchhazel 90% Toner
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        Thanks again!

        • 15mins
          May 2, 2018 / 11:56 am

          Not that one with the willow peel, most willow plants have salicylates 🙁

          • Laura
            July 18, 2018 / 8:54 pm


            Could you please look into this serum.

            Hylamide Pore control

            aqua (water), niacinamide, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, pseudoalteromonas ferment extract, cyclohexasiloxane, glycerin, butylene glycol, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, fomes officinalis (mushroom) extract, pistacia lentiscus (mastic) gum, allantoin, lecithin, citric acid, sodium salicylate, acrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, peg-10 dimethicone, laureth-9, carbomer, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, isohexadecane, cyclopentasiloxane, polysorbate 80, triethanolamine, trisodium ethylenediamine disuccinate, alcohol, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin.

            Thank you!!!!

          • 15mins
            July 19, 2018 / 9:40 pm

            This looks fine to me

          • Laura
            July 18, 2018 / 9:28 pm

            Sorry, just noticed the salicylate on my previous post…so I’m guessing it will be a no. Was more curious about the mushroom content as they claim it is their key ingredient to make pores disappear…

            As an alternative, what are your thoughts on their Hylamide Finisher Pore Delete

            adipic acid/ neopentyl glycol crosspolymer, aqua (water), dimethicone, cyclohexasiloxane, ethoxydiglycol, vp/va copolymer, vinyl dimethicone/ methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, tasmannia lanceolate fruit/ leaf extract, glycerin, peg-10 dimethicone, acrylamide/ sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate copolymer, isohexadecane, polysorbate 80, amodimethicone, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin.

            Thanks again!!

          • 15mins
            July 20, 2018 / 6:41 am

            This one is fine!

  128. Laura L.
    April 26, 2018 / 6:12 pm

    Hi, Christine! First off, I want to express how much I appreciate the up-to-date, extensive list of skin care items you provide for your readers and followers. I am a new (dedicated) follower! I noticed you only listed some Drunk Elephant products, but left out a lot of other items from the line. Just wondering about the small list? As per the Drunk Elephant FAQ page, all of their products are safe for pregnancy – except for the Babyfacial.

    Thank you,


    • 15mins
      April 26, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      I have stricter guidelines than Drunk Elephant and a few other brands. I have reviewed the lists for every one of their products.

      • Laura Yu
        May 3, 2018 / 9:00 pm

        Hi, Christine. I like to hear you have stricter guidelines – thank you so much again for everything! Much appreciated. You are the best and will spread the word about your website!

  129. Elin
    April 26, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    Hi Christine! Thanks for taking time to through the long list of products! It has been so helpful.

    I just bought the below products recently and hoping I don’t have to replace them. Can you please let me know if they are safe to use?

    Sulwhasoo Essential Balancing Emulsion
    Sulwahsoo Essential Balancing Water EX

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    Thanks in advance. Really appreciate it.

    • 15mins
      April 30, 2018 / 9:30 am

      Unfortunately they both have licorice root so I would avoid them both.

  130. Maria Leto
    April 27, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    First of all – you are amazing! Thank you so much for all of this! I can only imagine it was pretty time consuming. I wanted to check about 3 products:

    First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer:

    Bare Minerals Bare Haven Essential Moisturizing Soft Cream:

    It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Illumination SPF 50+:
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    • 15mins
      April 30, 2018 / 9:29 am

      Unfortunately the It Cosmetics isn’t safe (it’s one of my favorites and I couldn’t use it while pregnant! I was sad), the First Aid Beauty isn’t safe either. The Bare Minerals is fine though!

      • Maria Leto
        April 30, 2018 / 4:45 pm

        Bummer! Thank you so much for your response and getting back to me. Any BB creams or foundations that you would suggest that is safe? This site is so so great and has been so helpful.

        • Maria Leto
          April 30, 2018 / 5:48 pm

          Would this one be safe? All these long words look the same to me!! LOL

          Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Liquid Foundation

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          • 15mins
            April 30, 2018 / 8:39 pm

            This is fine!

  131. sophia
    April 29, 2018 / 8:03 am

    Your list is amazing! Thank you for all your work and research. I’ve used some of the Beekman 1802 skincare products in the past and goat milk is their big ingredient. I’ve read goat milk has naturally occurring vitamin A, is this safe? Or too similar to synthetic vitamin A, retinols, etc which need to be avoided. Thank you!

    • 15mins
      April 30, 2018 / 9:12 am

      Ignore the vitamin a when it is “in” something like a fruit extract or goat’s milk. It’s also ok when it’s in the form of Beta Carotene, it’s the retinoids that you need to avoid.

      • Sophia
        May 5, 2018 / 8:39 am

        thanks so much!

    April 30, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    Very interesting post.I am 19 wks pregnant.I have been using renewed hope in a jar during the night at times is it safe?
    Other products that I use are Estee Lauder perfectionist foundation and Estee Lauder pore minimizing serum.I have asked so many beauty experts and they say its safe.My OB says I don’t need to worry about skin care products cause they hardly penetrate the harm the baby please give me your opinion.
    tensed mom to be

    • 15mins
      April 30, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      Renewed hope in a jar is on this list and is safe. I don’t have ingredients for the Estee Lauder products you mentioned and can not comment on them. Most OBs do say you need to be careful, I’m surprised yours said that, sorrry!

  133. Na
    May 1, 2018 / 2:19 am


    Thank you for this website 🙂

    would you be able to help me with the products listed below;

    My perfect eyes
    Organi Manuka honey peel
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    Also is it safe using the Foreo Luna facial machines while pregnancy?

    hope to hear from you soon 🙂

    Thank you so so much Xx

    • 15mins
      May 1, 2018 / 8:34 am

      All of those look fine to me! And yes, the luna is safe to use.

  134. Lex
    May 1, 2018 / 2:31 pm

    Sorry if someone already asked but I’m actively trying and using MAYBELLINE Dream Pure BB Cream Skin Clearing Perfector. Is this ok? My first pregnancy I cut out EVERYTHING. Not sure if I was too cautious or not.

  135. Grace
    May 2, 2018 / 12:13 am

    How about the following two items? Thank you!

    Skinceutical Sunscreen

    Clarins Body Fit

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    • 15mins
      May 2, 2018 / 11:58 am

      The sunscreen has a salicylate so I’d swap to a different one. The Clarins looks ok though!

  136. Steph
    May 2, 2018 / 12:14 am

    Thank you so much! This is so helpful! What are your thoughts on the Kate Somerville Exfolikate Glow Moisturizer and their Wrinkle Warrior 2-in-1 Plumping Moisturizer + Serum? I believe they were released after your most recent update for that brand on your ongoing list.

    Thanks again!

    • 15mins
      May 2, 2018 / 11:54 am

      Unfortunately they were ones I have already reviewed (I’m a Kate Somerville addict!), neither are safe.

  137. Jess
    May 2, 2018 / 8:42 am

    Couple of masks I wanted to check – trying to find a replacement for Glamglow Supermud for conception/pregnancy.
    Thanks for this!

    Origins – Original Skin Retexturizing Mask with Rose Clay

    Origins Clear Improvement Mask


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    • 15mins
      May 2, 2018 / 11:52 am

      both of those look ok!

  138. Colleen
    May 2, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Thanks for this post! I am looking for body scrubs and I am having a hard time. Do you have any recommendations? I just bought Alba Botanica’s Hawaiian Scrub in Revitalizing Sea Salt butbdidnt see it on your approved list.

    • 15mins
      May 2, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      This list is only facial care products. That scrub is safe though!

      • Colleen
        May 4, 2018 / 8:38 am

        Great! Thanks!

  139. Selena
    May 3, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    I’m on my first trimester pregnancy now, currently using KATE SOMERVILLE wrinkle warrior eye gel dark circle eraser, JOSIE MARAN Argan Oil, BOSCIA enlivening amino-ag eye treatment, and CLAUDALIE revesratol lift serum….are they safe to use? I’m really nervous now, I knew not to use retinol during pregnancy but just found out there are a lot things you are not supposed use on your face too like essential oils and what not…
    If someone have knowlegde on whether the skincare I am using is suitable or not. Please do let me know, thanks in advance!!!

    • 15mins
      May 4, 2018 / 10:27 am

      Those ones are all fine. Note, I used Sephora’s US website to look up those ingredients, I typically make readers provide lists of ingredients as I get so many requests that hunting everything down (especially if you are not in the US as products can vary by country) can be extremely time consuming for me. If you need more checked please provide a list. Thanks!

  140. Jess
    May 3, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    Have just gotten into some Korres and Aesop products – are these ok?

    Korres Pomegranate Cleansing Scrub

    Aesop Mandarin Facial Hydrating Cream

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    • 15mins
      May 4, 2018 / 10:23 am

      These look ok to me!

  141. Melissa Gray
    May 4, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    I wish I had found this a little sooner given the excruciating and daunting task of trying to find safe products! I ended up with Tata Harpers line which I see is not on the list. I assume it’s because of the Willow Bark, that I finally gave into as low enough risk considering that the product is all natural! Is that a bad call? But as I’m looking through your product list I see you have not excluded products with citric acid? I have read that was an ingredient to avoid during pregnancy. Could you explain to me why some say it’s safe and others say avoid? It is confusing me! It appears you think it is safe? Is it low risk or no risk at all!? Thank you for any response! I love that you have compiled these products for us!!!!!!!!

    • Melissa Gray
      May 4, 2018 / 11:16 pm

      I looked it up again, citric acid, and now it appears it is safe, I swore I read it wasn’t!! I am soooo confused and think maybe I got it confused with some other acid ingredient. Sorry about that. It’s hard to remember what’s what now adays and which ingredients are even bad. I’ll just go by your list now lol and save myself the hassle! I would like to know what your thoughts are on Tata Harper though? Thanks so much!

      • 15mins
        May 5, 2018 / 8:15 pm

        Tata Harper is on the list of brands to look at, I just haven’t had a chance yet. I have a job and family and other things too 🙂 Citric acid is an AHA, AHA’s are on the list, but since there are so many other sources…. I ignore that one now.

        • Melissa Gray
          May 22, 2018 / 10:56 pm

          Thank you! Yeah I mean Tata Harper is all natural with great ingredients but I really struggled with the willow bark but then just gave in as I read that even salicylic acid was ok in small doses even when others said not safe. I’d love to see your thoughts on it eventually! Yes you seem quite busy so it is so nice for you to do this though! A godsend! I am now almost out of Tata Harper (super expensive) and now that I have your list I can shop around for safe and cheaper skincare products! This has provided piece of mind. Thank you!

          • 15mins
            May 23, 2018 / 11:47 am

            I consider willow bark to be salicylic acid, and I’ve seen online references stating it is ok, but I’ve yet to find a physician say that you can use it, only skin care companies stating their products are safe!

    • 15mins
      May 5, 2018 / 8:13 pm

      I haven’t had a chance to go through Tata Harper’s line yet. Any brand that is mentioned I’ve gone through all of the facial products. But the ingredient lists are long and there are a lot of products! It’s on my list to look at.

      Citric Acid is technically an AHA, but since you’ll get a LOT more into your body with a glass of orange juice, I ignore that in ingredient lists now. 🙂

  142. Chels
    May 5, 2018 / 10:48 am

    What about these products? Only 2 I promise 🙂

    First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Lip Therapy:
    Origins Eye Doctor Moisture Care for skin around eyes:

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    • 15mins
      May 5, 2018 / 8:12 pm

      I’d avoid both of those. The First Aid Beauty has licorice root and there’s a salicylate in the Origins. Sorry!

  143. Mary
    May 7, 2018 / 8:31 am

    Hi! Here are 3 products (2 are with M-61 product line which I see you do not address in your blog). Love that I found this list – I cannot get a clear answer from any other source!!

    M-61 PowerGlow Eye Cream
    M-61 Vitablast c-serum
    Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

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    • 15mins
      May 7, 2018 / 9:17 am

      The Estee Lauder and PowerGlow are not safe, but the Vitablast looks ok. I was worried about that Gallic Acid (what is that?) but it’s a tannin found in a lot of plants, so you can’t really avoid it otherwise 🙂

  144. Ashley
    May 8, 2018 / 10:30 pm

    I really appreciate all the info. on your site. I am trying to conceive and am trying to switch to safe beauty products. Is Juice Beauty stem cellular cc cream ok?
    Juice Beauty is constantly updating our ingredients to bring you results using the safest, organic and natural ingredients possible.

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    Do you know of a safe concealer? I usually only use a SPF moisturizer or cc cream and a little concealer.

    Thanks for your help!!

    • 15mins
      May 10, 2018 / 9:41 am

      All of the pregnancy safe Juice beauty products are listed already in the post, I don’t consider any of the Stem Cellular products to be safe. The company specifically talks about (though I have no evidence that this happens and I don’t think that it really makes sense) apple stem cells infiltrating your skin and doing things. This makes me very worried if something like this is really happening? Why do they always mention this? I avoided these while pregnant.

  145. Heidi Lamantia
    May 9, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    Thank you for all the great info. My daughter is 10 weeks pregnant & is a huge fan of Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint. I am getting conflicting info on the internet. Please help…is this product safe? Thank you!
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    • 15mins
      May 10, 2018 / 9:38 am

      This looks fine to me!

  146. Ashley
    May 9, 2018 / 8:05 pm

    I really appreciate your list! It is so helpful. I was wondering about a couple of products:

    (1) Juice Beauty STEM CELLULAR CC Cream

    (2) OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème

    Do you have a suggestion on a brand for makeup? Is honest safe or bare minerals? Or juice beauty’s finishing powder?
    I am trying to conceive and am trying to safe safer options. Apparently, everything I use (at least it feels like) has something in it that should be avoided. Thanks so much!

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    • 15mins
      May 10, 2018 / 9:36 am

      The list of all of Juice Beauty’s pregnancy safe products is included above, this product isn’t on the list because of a few things, but I would avoid it. The Ole Henriksen is fine though.

      I don’t typically review the makeup lists as those are much harder to find online and change very frequently. I’m not a fan of any of the Honest brand products personally, so I don’t recommend them. I can’t use Bare Minerals due to an allergy. I would only worry about liquid products as the powders will sit on the surface of your skin though, so powders should be ok. I also have a list of pregnancy safe BB/CC creams.

      • Ashley
        May 10, 2018 / 9:30 pm

        THANK YOU!!!!

  147. Lindsay
    May 11, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    Hi! Great list, thank you for creating it! Quick question – I use Cerave PM and noticed that it has types of parabens in the ingredient list (Methylparaben, Propylparaben) but also noticed it is on this list. Are there certain parabens in ingredient lists that are ok (like the ones mentioned above)?

    • 15mins
      May 12, 2018 / 10:26 am

      All parabens are considered safe. The EWG has done a lot of fear mongering. Honestly to truly avoid them you’d need to stop doing things like eating blueberries…

  148. Dianne
    May 14, 2018 / 2:58 am

    Hi, your post really helped. I am wondering on few products that i used.



    Time Revolution ESSENCE

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    • 15mins
      May 14, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Only the last essence is ok.

      • Dianne
        May 14, 2018 / 9:44 am

        that’s a really prompt reply. thank you so much.

  149. Brooke
    May 14, 2018 / 9:36 am

    Would you be able to check these product ingredients for me?

    First aid beauty cleanser:

    Clean and clear persagel:

    Thayers witchazel alcohols free toner with cucumber:

    First aid beauty skin lab – resurfacing liquid 10% AHA:

    Tatcha luminous deep hydration firming eye serum:

    Sunday Riley UFO Ultra Clarifying Face Oil:

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    • 15mins
      May 14, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Please note that the majority of the products you are asking about are from brands included already in the list. I have already reviewed their ingredient lists, and products left off the list above were not forgotten, they have been reviewed and are not safe. The First Aid Beauty, Tatcha and Sunday Riley products are all ones to avoid.

      Clean and Clear Persagel is not safe.

      The Witch Hazel is fine.

      • Brooke
        May 14, 2018 / 1:41 pm

        Okay, thank you so much! What you do is so helpful especially for first time moms. I have two more items that I was wondering about, neither brands I believe you have a list started and I didn’t see anyone else ask about them when I did a word search through the thread.

        Boscia exfoliating peel gel:

        Glow recipe watermelon sleeping mask:

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        • 15mins
          May 14, 2018 / 4:56 pm

          The Boscia is fine, the Glow Recipe is not. I’m not sure you’re missing much thee, I’m pretty underwhelmed by that mask so far…

          • Brooke
            May 15, 2018 / 9:44 am

            I just placed an order with Sephora a few days before I found out I was pregnant so I was a little bit bummed that I have to return some of the products before I get to try them! But hearing that you weren’t a fan of the glow recipe helps lol. If you haven’t tried the Boscia one, you should, it leaves your skin feeling so soft and amazing. Do you only go through skincare ingredients? I had also ordered the Origins Original Skin Pore Perfecting Cooling Primer with Willowherb and wasn’t sure if it was safe to try or I should just return it as well? Thank you again for all your help!

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          • 15mins
            May 15, 2018 / 10:10 am

            This one needs to be returned as well, it has salicylate. I just bought it last week myself!

            I’ll add the Boscia to my list of things to try!

          • Brooke
            May 15, 2018 / 10:33 am

            Is makeup as much of a concern as skincare? I only wear a full face makeup maybe once or twice a week at the most, where skincare I use twice a day and it soaks into your skin. I just know that I saw you had said somewhere its hard to select safe makeup because a lot of the companies don’t list the ingredients.

          • 15mins
            May 15, 2018 / 7:07 pm

            I would not worry about the waxes (eyeliner), powders (shadows, blushes, bronzers) or mascara (it only touches your lashes, which is dead hair). I would worry more about foundation, primer and maybe concealer.

  150. Dianne
    May 14, 2018 / 9:48 am

    here’s the rest of the products i’m currently using. please let me know if they’re safe to use or do i need to look for alternative.
    thank you so much. your page helps alot.

    Vitamin C Serum
    Snail Mucin Power Essence
    Aloe Propolis Soothing Gel
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    • 15mins
      May 14, 2018 / 12:32 pm

      All of those products are fine, but I want to comment that the snail stuff hasn’t been proven safe and we don’t really know everything that they secrete. There’s also no published (aka- peer reviewed) information on what snail secretions do to the skin, there’s just random claims from brands. Given no safety info and no known benefits I would likely stop using that too.

  151. Desiree
    May 15, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Hi 🙂

    Ive been trying moisturizers out and its so frustrating, bc none of them work so far. They’re either sticky or break me out :/. Such a trial and error stage. I was wondering about Origins since I used to use the brand back in the day. Would you mind checking these products out for me? I didn’t see anythign alarming, but just wanted to check with you first.

    Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream
    Dr. Andrew Weil For Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Lotion
    Make A Difference™ Plus + Rejuvenating Moisturizer

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    • 15mins
      May 15, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      These all look ok to me

      • Desiree
        May 16, 2018 / 10:08 am

        Thank you!!! 🙂

  152. Barbara
    May 15, 2018 / 2:04 pm

    First of all, thank you for creating this blog. You have no idea how happy I was to stumble across it! Really appreciate all your research!
    I noticed that Neutrogena’s Alcohol Free toner is on this list, but Methylparaben and Propylparaben are listed under their ingredients. Isn’t that a paraben to avoid?

    • 15mins
      May 15, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      No, you don’t need to avoid any parabens. The EWG has done a big campaign against them, but they haven’t been proven in many studies to be a danger. They really do occur naturally in things like carrots and blueberries.

  153. Amanda
    May 17, 2018 / 9:33 am

    Do you check the ingredients of makeup as well? I have gone through my products with ingredients that were available and want to get rid of what I cannot use for the next 8 months.

    Tatcha Silk Canvas Primer
    Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist
    Mac Fix plus
    Kopari Cononut Lip Glossy
    Coola Liplux SPF 30 Lip Balm
    Natasha Denona Face Glow Primer
    Natasha Face Glow Foundation
    Benefit Porefessional Matte Rescue
    Benefit Porefessional
    Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Skin Base
    Becca Backlight priming Filter
    Clinique Even Better Foundation with SPF 15
    First Aid Beauty Coconut Skin Smoothie Primer
    Makeup Forever Water Blend Foundation
    Diorskin Forever Foundation

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    • 15mins
      May 18, 2018 / 10:24 am

      So, makeup is very hard to screen simply because the ingredient lists are hard to track down. This is a very long list of ingredients to screen, most of them are face primers, and I have a post (linked above as well in this post) of pregnancy safe foundation primers here.

      The products that aren’t addressed in that post:
      The tatcha primer is ok, the mist is not.
      Fix + is ok
      The Lip Glossy is ok

      The Coola Liplux SPF 30 Lip Balm is not ok, when I look up the full ingredient list (you’re missing the sunscreens in it) it has chemical sunscreens and isn’t ok

      Natasha Denona primer is ok, foundation is not. Both Benefit products are ok. Bobbi brown ok. That version of the Becca primer is NOT, but there are becca primers that are safe, they’re in that primer post. The Clinique foundation is not safe, it has chemical sunscreens.

      First Aid Beauty primer is not safe. MUFE foundation not safe. Diorskin ok

      • Amanda
        May 21, 2018 / 4:25 pm

        Thank you so much, I will check out the other post!!

  154. Desiree
    May 17, 2018 / 11:21 am

    Hi 🙂

    I know you probably can’t mention too much about this, but I wanted to get your opinion. I have been suffering with moderate acne, and I am noticing that while it has gone down quite a bit, I still struggle with it. My father recently mentioned to me (which hurt my feelings a bit) that I need to get a hang of my acne bc its going to affect me if I let it go too long. He insists I go to a dermatologists to take something internal. Ive never had any luck with internal meds and Ive explained that I dont want to take any meds. I wanted to ask you if you knew of any pregnancy safe acne medication? Ive read that there is, but taht not a lot of studies have been done to determine their safety, so it makes me weary of trying it.

    Thank you so much for reading this!

    • 15mins
      May 18, 2018 / 9:50 am

      I do agree with your dad that if the acne is severe or you have cystic blemishes that it is better to see a dermatologist, those are the blemishes that can scar your skin 🙁

      I’d look at the acne products from Belli Skincare, they have a few that are pregnancy safe. Otherwise there isn’t a lot you can do until after pregnancy. The biggest oral medication for acne is accutane, which is amazing, but it causes birth defects and most physicians will not prescribe it without also prescribing birth control at the same time. It would be worthwhile to see the derm sooner rather than later if it’s really bothering you.

      Good luck!

      • Desiree
        May 18, 2018 / 10:35 am

        Back before i was pregnant my acne was worse in terms of cystic acne and one dermatologist insisted acutane and I got a second opinion and he said my acne isn’t severe and that is only recommended for severe acne. He said I only have moderate (at most) and that can be helped with retinoids and Epiduo. I used Epiduo and my skin cleared up with no problems. Once I got pregnant and I stopped Epiduo, ive just gotten blemishes but not cystic acne. I think its a combo of me trying to find a moisturizer, oily skin, make up and hormones. My doctor knows that internal meds dont work with me. Ive discussed this with my dad and he said “well how do you know, maybe your body changed and it’ll work now” My dermatologist said that my acne isn’t that bad, but that if I wanted to try something I could, but that it isn’t severe enough. Its bothering my dad more than me for some reason, ive had worse acne in the past. I now just have blemishes rather than cystic acne.

        • 15mins
          May 18, 2018 / 11:21 am

          I’d listen to your doctor rather than your dad then, for some reason it must be a sore spot for him? Did he have a lot of acne and is worried about you going through something that he did? Your derm is right, usually accutane is reserved for severe acne, esp if very cystic.

          • Desiree
            May 18, 2018 / 11:45 am

            Yeah my dad said, “i suffered with acne all my life and I dont want it to cause you to have low self esteem. I know what it feels like to look at the mirror every day and not like what you see” I told im fine with it, its not affecting me at all. He said “trust me it’ll get worse, its not gonna get better.” My dad has dealt with acne all his life and doxycycline helps him. It never helped me. Im very grateful I didnt allow the first dermatologist to push accutane. She prescribed it even though I told her I didnt want to take it, but she said, “oh trust me you’ll change your mind” I never went back. Went to a different one (the one I have now) and he said, “accutane?! oh no youre no where near that bad. You have a few cystic acne, but not enough to need accutane. I can’t believe she suggested that, we will start with a topical and go from there” And it cleared it up no problem. Plus many of my skincare products prior to being pregnant have a small amount of retinol/salicyilic acid hidden in the ingredients (which probably helped too). I told him I dont feel the benefits outweigh the risks of harming the baby since my acne is just a few blemishes on my forehead and chin area.

          • 15mins
            May 18, 2018 / 11:54 am

            I am 100% with you! Your dad has been through a lot and is just worrying about you it sounds like. I like your approach, and you should be able to start using those products again as soon as you’re no longer pregnant.

            For some reason masking basically every night helped my skin a LOT when I had acne while pregnant. I used the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask on my chin and t-zone and it made a huge difference to have crazy clear pores.

          • Desiree
            May 18, 2018 / 12:02 pm

            Thank you so much!! I’ll have to try that mask out!

  155. Maria
    May 17, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    Hi. I am in the market for a new cleanser since I am just 8 weeks pregnant. From my research, it seems the Shisheido product is safe while the Philosophy product is not. Can you confirm and let me know which ingredients you find to be unsafe? Thanks!

    Shiseido Benefiance Cleansing Foam – concerned about the sophora root extract.
    -Bio-Hyaluronic Acid: Leaves skin fresh and moist.

    Also, you listed that Philosophy Exfoliating Exfoliating Facial Wash was good for use in pregnancy but I was concerned about Borago Seed Oil in the list of ingredients. I’ve read in several articles online that this herb should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women.

    Thanks again!

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    • 15mins
      May 18, 2018 / 9:47 am

      The cleansing foam looks ok to me.
      I’ve never heard anything from a source I consider reputable about Borago seed oil, though there are a lot of random sites that I think pick some herbs, extracts and oils and such at random and say to avoid them. Most of those sites are specifically discussing ingesting them, which is different than topical use.

      • Desiree
        May 18, 2018 / 10:45 am

        Ive been weary of using essential oils bc some sites list them as being unsafe (even topically). I wanted to use tea tree oil spot treatment and several sites mention that tea tree oil is not pregnancy safe. Another one listed lavender oil as being unsafe as well. So ive steered from them bc of that reason. :/

        • 15mins
          May 18, 2018 / 11:19 am

          I wouldn’t use large amounts of either oil even while not pregnant. As individual ingredients both are fine while pregnant, but I haven’t addressed oils at all on purpose. I have taken care of patients with toxicity from both (and I’m peds ICU) from topical use. In my ICU. So, not direct oils, but as ingredients they’re ok.

          • Desiree
            May 18, 2018 / 11:48 am

            Is a spot treatment ok? I usually just put a drop of tea tree EO on a q-tip and rub it on the blemishes.

          • 15mins
            May 18, 2018 / 11:51 am

            A tiny bit like that would be ok I think

  156. Jessie
    May 20, 2018 / 10:12 am

    Hi! Is Peter Thomas Roth cc cream ok?
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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      May 22, 2018 / 10:38 am

      No, I would avoid that one due to Arbutin

  157. Ashley
    May 20, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Hi, I know this isn’t on your list but I am wondering what ingredient is dangerous…
    The Ordinary Resveratrol 3% + Ferulic Acid 3% Antioxidant 1 fl oz / 30ml
    Propanediol, Resveratrol, Ferulic Acid.

    There are a few more i use that I am wondering about…

    belief moisturizing eye bomb
    Watermelon Glow sleeping mask
    Olay regenerist luminous overnight mask
    yes to grapefruit facial scrub

    Thanks so much!

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    • 15mins
      May 22, 2018 / 10:37 am

      I didn’t have access to the full ingredient list for the Ordinary product, so it wasn’t included. If that’s the full list it looks ok.
      Belief eye bomb- avoid due to willow bark

      Olay mask- I don’t think that’s the full ingredient list, it’s missing preservatives and such. What’s there so far is ok, but I can’t comment without the full list.

      Yes to grapefruit- looks fine

      Watermelon Glow- avoid due to licorice root

  158. Samantha
    May 24, 2018 / 7:25 am

    Hi, in the older comments on this post there was mention of The Body Shop products but they aren’t listed above anymore. I was just wondering if you don’t agree with their products anymore or if they were an outdated list? I recently switched to their products after finding out I’m pregnant but was curious what you thought of the brand. Thanks!

    • 15mins
      May 24, 2018 / 3:00 pm

      They were on an older version of this post, but I haven’t re-reviewed all of the products yet (I do like the brand a lot!). The last time I had looked was a few years ago and I figured enough of the products had likely been reformulated that I needed to start over with all of the brands.

  159. Lindsey
    May 24, 2018 / 10:39 pm

    Is topical reservatrol safe to use during pregnancy? I’ve been wanting to try a Caudalie serum, but I know that’s one of the ingredients. Thanks so much!!

    • 15mins
      May 25, 2018 / 11:33 am

      It is! Resveratrol is a great antioxidant.

      • Lindsey
        June 9, 2018 / 10:52 pm

        Thank you so much! I had read that supplements could be harmful during pregnancy but I couldn’t find anything on the ingredient in skin care.

        • 15mins
          June 10, 2018 / 8:13 am

          Supplements are very different than topical use, the skin is meant to be a barrier where with supplements you’re exposing it to a surface made specifically for absorbing, and the supplements are much higher concentrations than topical anyways. So, it doesn’t usually translate over to topical use. If that makes sense 🙂

  160. Shantay
    May 25, 2018 / 9:45 pm

    Hello, wondering if these products are safe?
    Beauty by earth oil free moisturizer
    And also this? Beauty by earth foaming face wash

    Thank you!

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    • 15mins
      May 26, 2018 / 11:21 am

      The face wash is fine but I wouldn’t use the moisturizer due to licorice root extract

  161. Steph
    May 26, 2018 / 12:35 am

    So, so, so appreciate this post! I keep coming back to this (and the rest of the blog!)—such a great resource! I’d love your opinion on the Chanel La Solution 10, which is designed for sensitive skin:
    Anti-pollution. Fragrance-free. Oil-free.
    Ophthalmologist and dermatologist tested.

    Ok for pregnancy, I hope? I did some research and it seems pretty good.

    Also, I know you researched the tell-5 in the Kate Somerville age arrest line—seems like such a new ingredient, was there something that eased your mind? Just curious!

    Thank you again!!!

    • 15mins
      May 26, 2018 / 11:20 am

      The Chanel is fine. I asked a few derm friends about the Age Arrest line and they felt it was fine and unlikely to penetrate deeply enough to do anything systemic actually. I’m currently using the night cream and eye cream from it, but I’m not pregnant 🙂

  162. Dila
    May 26, 2018 / 4:39 pm

    This blog post is soo helpful for concerned pregnant/nursing moms!! Million thanks !!
    I was wondering about a lipgloss I recently discovered on iHerb.
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    • 15mins
      May 28, 2018 / 2:14 pm

      Looks ok to me!

  163. Monica
    May 28, 2018 / 7:45 am

    Hello – This article is great! I have acne prone skin and 17 weeks but still feeling paranoid about products I have been using. My derm told me to use elta md but I feel like some of the ingredients are on most of the not to use list. I use 3 products the face wash, moisturizer and spf. I listed the ingredients along with ingredients insights. Please let me know what you think.

    Elta md facial foaming cleanser
    Elta md moisturizer
    Elta md tinted spf

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    • 15mins
      May 28, 2018 / 11:19 am

      The first 2 are fine, but the tinted sunscreen you have there has a chemical sunscreen, which should be avoided. Check this post on pregnancy safe facial sunscreens, BB and CC Creams and you’ll find alternatives that are fine (including a physical sunscreen only tinted version from EltaMD).

      • Monica
        May 31, 2018 / 4:02 pm

        Thank you! My derm recommended this for a non chemical suncreen let me know what you think:

        DNA Damage Control Silc Sheer 2.0 SPF 40
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        • 15mins
          May 31, 2018 / 4:49 pm

          This one still has a chemical sunscreen in it, the Octinoxate. I’d check out the EltaMD in this pregnancy friendly face sunscreen post. It’s the favorite (pregnant or not) of most of my dermatologist friends.

  164. Ashley
    May 29, 2018 / 7:46 am


    Curious if the Sephora Collection Mud Mask is safe:

    As well as the Algenist Ultimate Anti-Aging Vitamin C Serum:

    And Algenist Recharing Night Pressed Serum:

    Thank you so much!!

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    • 15mins
      May 31, 2018 / 2:02 pm

      All of those look ok

  165. Ashley J
    May 29, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    I love the outline and appreciate the research you did. Burt’s Bees just came out with a new line of hydration products and I was wondering if you knew about the “Hydrating Gel Cream with Royal Jelly; Skin nourishment for Normal to Combination Skin” It says it’s “clinically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.” The only ingredients that I can’t find much research on is lysolecithin and pullulan. If you know anything about these products and if they are harmful during pregnancy, please let me know. Thank you.

    • 15mins
      May 31, 2018 / 1:39 pm

      I don’t know anything about that product.

  166. Christine
    May 30, 2018 / 10:39 am

    Hi, Thank you so much for the list!! It is extremely helpful as it is hard to find clear answers on anything! I have a bottle of Bliss Steep Clean Mask that I am not sure if it is safe to use. I tried calling Bliss but they would not help me as they said the product has been discontinued. I also see Thomas Roth – Pumpkin Mask is missing from your list? I see conflicting things online about the safety of using it… If you have a moment, please let me know about both products and thank you again!
    Here is a list of Ingredients of Bliss Steep Clean:
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    • 15mins
      May 31, 2018 / 1:36 pm

      Bliss just completely revamped their entire line, every product has been reformulated. This one is not safe, it has both retinoids and salicylic acid. The PTR Pumpkin mask was reviewed and is off of the list as it isn’t safe.

  167. Ashley
    May 31, 2018 / 8:36 pm

    Is Sunday Riley “good genes” safe? Or The Ordinary AHA and BHA? Are “youth to the people” products safe? I was looking at the Hydraulic acid kale and spinach moisturizer.

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    • 15mins
      May 31, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Good genes was left off of the list because it isn’t safe, neither is the Ordinary AHA and BHA (AHA and BHA are ingredients to be avoided, learn more here) The Kale & Spinach moisturizer is fine

      • Desiree
        June 4, 2018 / 10:29 am

        Hi :). I thought the YTTP Kale and spinach moisturizer had retinol in it last time I used it (further up in the comments, which is why I had to switch moisturizers). I noticed that they may have changed ingredients since it doesn’t include vitamin A (retinyl palmitate) anymore! No where does it say they changed it/removed it, just not in the ingredient list anymore…hmmm. I’ll have to check it out again! I miss that moisturizer

        • 15mins
          June 4, 2018 / 10:39 am

          It’s always strange to me when they reformulate these things and don’t say anything! I checked on the sephora site and this is the current list of ingredients and I don’t see any Retinoids at all now. I’m glad it’s ok to use now!

  168. June 1, 2018 / 1:44 am

    First off, THANK YOU SO MUCH, this blog post has been such a help and you are an actual angel for continuing to update the products. I am a blogger myself, expecting my first child, and I made sure to send my followers your way (
    ) .

    I recently have been offered a collaboration with Peter Thoams Roth which includes their Potent-C™ Power Serum which I see you have included on your list. I was wondering if the Potent-C™ Targeted Spot Brightener and Potent-C™ Power Eye Cream were pregnancy safe products? I am being sent those to review as well and would greatly appreciate your input!

    Thank you so much!

    • June 1, 2018 / 1:50 am

      Potent-C™ Targeted Spot Brightener :
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      Potent-C™ Power Eye Cream: Having trouble finding these ingredients.

      Sorry I didn’t include these in my last comment.

      • 15mins
        June 2, 2018 / 4:19 pm

        The spot brightener looks fine to me, but I can’t find the eye cream anywhere either. Congrats on the new collab and your pregnancy!

        • July 2, 2018 / 9:30 pm

          Hi love! Thank you for the go-ahead on the brightner! I found the ingredients for the eye cream:

          Water, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Butylene Glycol, C9-12 Alkane, Caprylyl Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, C10-18 Triglycerides, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Ferulic Acid, Squalane, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Propanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Jojoba Esters, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Mica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol.

          Thank you in advance! I will of course link to you in this blog post as well for the product info!!

          • 15mins
            July 2, 2018 / 10:01 pm

            You found it!! I’m surprised you were able to. It was driving me crazy, I was doing tons of googling LOL
            This looks fine! Let me know how you like it 🙂

          • July 14, 2018 / 12:39 am

            Yes, I finally found the eye cream! Loving all the PTR stuff so far!

            I have a couple more brand collaborations that I have coming up, could you be a doll and look through these as well? Don’t want to be putting stuff on my skin I shouldn’t that could harm my baby, just for the sake of my blog!

            ProD.N.A. TM
            Face & Décolletage Cream:
            Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate 1.75, Dimethicone, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Jojoba Esters, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phospholipids, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Plankton Extract, Nymphaea Coerulea Flower Extract, Tuber Aestivum Extract, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa Rice Bran Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

            Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Kaolin, Magnesium Sulfate, Nylon-12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Sorbitan, Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Silylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mica, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

            Exuviance CitraFirm FACE Oil:
            Jojoba Esters, Prunus Ameniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ethyl Macadamiate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Linoleic Acid, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Linolenic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance).

            Vitamin C Human Growth Firming Serum:
            Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Laureth-23, Tocopherol, Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Niacinamide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

            Bobbi Brown Primer Plus Mattifier:
            Water\Aqua\Eau , Glycerin , Dimethicone , Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer , Propanediol , Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2 , Peg-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether , Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer , Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer , Pectin , Amodimethicone , Hydroxyacetophenone , Polyisobutene , Caprylyl Glycol , 1,2-Hexanediol , Sodium Hyaluronate , Pentylene Glycol , Trideceth-9 , Carbomer , Sodium Hydroxide , Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil , Polysorbate 20 , Xanthan Gum , Fragrance (Parfum) , Silica , Disodium Edta , Hexyl Cinnamal , Linalool , Limonene , Phenoxyethanol

            THANK YOUUUUU!!!!!!!!

          • 15mins
            July 14, 2018 / 9:31 pm

            So the Exuviance has a retinoid but the rest are fine 🙂

  169. Nicolette
    June 2, 2018 / 5:39 am

    Thank you so much for all your effort to make this list. This is a very, very useful resource , especially for first time mommy like myself.
    If you have time , would you mind response to the following question
    1. You listed First Aid Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer as one of the safe option for expectant moms. However, it contains Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract as one of its ingredients on the bottle. The online ingredient list in Ulta website, however, does not contain it. This confuses me greatly. I love the moisturizer and use up almost a whole bottle of it, now I am super paranoid. Even though it’s one of the last ingredients on the list, but still. How can we be sure if the product makers are honest in listing ingredients for their products?
    2. Some products has Citrus Extract as the last ingredient in their list. Would it be harmful?
    3. Would you mind take a look at the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to see if it’s safe?
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    4. I’ve been loving this Hyaluronic line from Dr.Wu from Taiwan. Can you take a look at the Toner ingredients? I got this list from CosDNA website
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    However, on the bottle, the ingredient list is a lot shorter:
    HyaluComplex, Pentavitin, Tornare, Amino Acids Complex, Ceramela, Dulcemin Aldavine.

    Thank you so much for your time!

    • Nicolette
      June 2, 2018 / 5:50 am

      In additional, I found the following ingredient list for the First Aid Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer on their website, so yeah, it does contain Licorice Root Extract *sad face*
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    • 15mins
      June 2, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      So the First Aid Beauty thing is my fault. For a long time Licorice Root Extract wasn’t on my list, but I read a few sources that were worried about using it (no new evidence that it was bad, just more concern about the lack of safety evidence since it brightens the skin), so it was added to the list. I didn’t feel strongly enough about it to go back and remove products with it, but I had been saying no to products with it in the formula, and I was tired of explaining it. And basically FAB adds licorice root extract to everything. It’s probably totally fine, but I’ve just gone back and removed all the rest of the FAB products from the list since they all have it in there. Sad, it’s one of my favorite brands and I used that cream while pregnant too!

      Citric Acid is considered ok, the amount you’d get in years of topical use is probably much lower than you’d drink in a small glass of Orange Juice 🙂

      #3 and #4 (in both of the ingredient list versions) looks fine to me!

      • Nicolette
        June 3, 2018 / 1:57 am

        You are the best! Thank you for clearing things up. I love the FAB Ultra Repair Face Moisturizer as well since I have small patches of eczema on my face so I am very sad to have to let it go. Like you said, it’s probably nothing to worry about but you’d understand the paranoia first time mommies have 🙂

        • 15mins
          June 3, 2018 / 8:25 am

          Ha! I get the paranoia, and honestly it isn’t worth giving up sleep over. It’s one of the worst things about pregnancy- you don’t sleep and there isn’t even a little person there keeping you up yet! If it worries you, try something else.

  170. Jan
    June 2, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Hi can you check if this is safe? I appreciate you so much!

    Derma E purifying daily detox mask
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    • 15mins
      June 2, 2018 / 4:20 pm

      Looks ok!

  171. Nazira
    June 2, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    Hi! This article so helpful for pregnant mom.
    I was wondering about my facial wash, day cream and night cream that i’ve used. Kindly review the ingredients :
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    • 15mins
      June 3, 2018 / 8:24 am

      The face wash is not safe due to a retinoid, the night cream says vitamin A but that isn’t an actual ingredient list as they aren’t listed in chemical form, most likely it is not safe either. Your Day cream states SPF but also isn’t in chemical form so I can’t comment on that as it isn’t an ingredient list either.

  172. Hanh
    June 3, 2018 / 9:16 am

    I’m in my first trimester and am some what panicking if I should get all new products or see if my old ones are ok. Can you let me know if they are safe? Thank you so much =)

    POWER Recharging Night Pressed Serum

    -Batiste Dry Shampoo, Blush Fragrance

    -Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation
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    • 15mins
      June 3, 2018 / 9:33 am

      All of those look fine. Note you don’t need to worry about hair products.

  173. dQ
    June 4, 2018 / 2:12 am

    Hello there,

    May I check these 2 products to see if they are safe to use during pregnancy.

    Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense SPF 50 PA++++ (Salesperson in Kiehl’s shop claims that everything in their shop is safe for pregnancy use…)

    Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX
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    Thank you so much!!

    • 15mins
      June 4, 2018 / 7:20 am

      Unfortunately the person at Kiehl’s was lying, a lot of their products are safe but this one isn’t (and it is one of my favorites!), it has chemical sunscreens. The Laneige has willow bark and should also be avoided.

      • dQ
        June 4, 2018 / 10:34 am

        Thank you very much for your prompt reply! I guess I’ll have to skip using them for now.

        Maybe just one more product to ask…

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        Is this safe for use?

        Thank you again!

        • 15mins
          June 4, 2018 / 10:39 am

          This looks ok 🙂

  174. Nicole Soto
    June 4, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    Hello. Olay products are not listed at all, so I am assuming they are not safe for pregnancy. The specific moisturizer I am questioning is the olay regenerist micro-sculpting cream.
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    Thank you in advance. Your time is greatly appreciated.

    • 15mins
      June 4, 2018 / 8:37 pm

      I just haven’t gotten to Olay yet. This list looks fine!

  175. Chen
    June 5, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    Hello Christine,
    First of all, thank you so much for your time and effort. May I check these two products if they are safe for pregnancy use.


    Bioderma Gentle Shower Gel

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    Just curious, does it mean that products that aren’t safe for pregnancy use shouldn’t be used while nursing too? And they should be used only after pregnancy and after we have stopped breastfeeding?

    Thank you v much for your patience and kind reply!

    • 15mins
      June 7, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      The Kiehl’s has a chemical sunscreen which should be avoided, the shower gel is ok. I have a post on nursing skin care, but everything that can be used while pregnant can be used while nursing. Pregnancy is much more restrictive than nursing, a lot of things that you should avoid while pregnant can be used while nursing.

  176. Meg
    June 6, 2018 / 10:13 am

    Hi there,

    Thank you for taking the time to answer these! I was wondering if you thought MISSHA Time Revolution Clear Toner was safe. The Soko Glam blog says it is, but I wasn’t sure. Thank you!
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    • 15mins
      June 7, 2018 / 6:49 pm

      It’s ok

      • Meg
        June 8, 2018 / 2:56 pm

        Thank you!

  177. AIG
    June 6, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Hello!!! Thank you so much for this content, I am in my 24th week of pregnancy, and this products list has been so helpful!! I wanted to ask you, in the neutrogena list you mentioned some products of the hydro boost range. I wanted to start using the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Serum, is it safe??

    Thank you so much in advance!

    • 15mins
      June 7, 2018 / 6:37 pm

      Not all of them are safe, I’ve only listed the specific products that are safe.

      • AIG
        June 10, 2018 / 2:14 pm

        Hi!! I belive this could be a knew product?? Can I list the ingredientes for you to check??

        The name is Neutrogena® Hydro Boost Multivitamin Booster. Here is the ingredients list:
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        Wich is the ingredient that is not safe?

        Thank you so much in advance!

        • 15mins
          June 10, 2018 / 2:27 pm

          This is fine, it just wasn’t in stock when I went through stuff so wasn’t showing up lol

          • AIG
            June 12, 2018 / 12:47 am

            Great!!!! Thank you very much for your help!!!

  178. Madalene
    June 7, 2018 / 1:19 am

    Hi! I was wondering if you could add Odacite and Moogoo to the list of brands to check?

    • 15mins
      June 7, 2018 / 6:36 pm


      • Madalene
        June 10, 2018 / 7:19 am

        All right! Thanks so much, you are a godsend!

  179. Kar
    June 7, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    First, I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to start this blog. I can’t imagine the hundreds of thousands of people you’ve helped and continue to help.

    I’ve been using the Murad Acne Facewash which has salicylic without realizing it was a big no no. Getting nervous now that I will start to break out. I saw Dermalogica Breakout Control was on your list. Do you think I should try this or anything else you can recommend?

    Also, whats your #1 recommendations for an oil to prevent/lessen stretch marks? I saw you listed Mama Bee Nourishing Body Oil.

    You listed Coola as a safe sunscreen but then I read in a thread you responded to someone that they are not safe.

    — Coola Sport Continuous Spray SPF 50 – Unscented
    — Acure Organics, Brilliantly Brightening, Night Cream

    —– bareMinerals Original Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15

    —- Native Deodorant
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    • 15mins
      June 7, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      I’m currently working on a post about acne in pregnancy. You can try the Dermalogica. What worked for me was masking with a mud mask every other day, but it depends on the person.

      Coola is a very large brand with a lot of products, I think you’re taking some of my comments out of context to create a blanket statement for the entire brand. They do have a few safe sunscreens, you can find them listed in my pregnancy safe sunscreen post and pregnancy safe facial sunscreen post. The one you have listed is not safe, it has chemical sunscreens in it. I’m not a fan of the brand in general as they don’t have many pregnancy safe sunscreens, and most of their sunscreens don’t provide full spectrum UV coverage. I have the same issue with SuperGoop.

      Nothing has been shown to actually prevent stretch marks, they’re largely determined by genetics. There’s some thought that hydration helps, just a regular moisturizer works as well as any fancy oil or other product in all of the studies.

      Of the other products you listed, the Acure, BareMinerals and Deodorant are ok, the Laura Mercier you listed has chemical sunscreens as well and is one I would avoid.

      • kar
        June 8, 2018 / 10:29 am

        Thanks. I’ll keep an eye open for the new blog

        For Mud mask, have you ever used Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Deep Pore Cleansing? The only ingredient listed is 100% Natural Calcium Bentonite (Green) Clay. Is this a safe one?

        Thanks for clarifying re Coola

        • 15mins
          June 8, 2018 / 2:16 pm

          I have and that’s safe and I like it alot!

          • karen
            June 11, 2018 / 2:09 pm

            Can you check this product for me. Thanks in advance
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          • 15mins
            June 12, 2018 / 10:22 am

            This looks ok. Can you leave the product name so others will know what it is?

  180. Ashley
    June 7, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    Is Iope bio essence intensive conditioning safe? i have heard it has almost same ingredients as SK-II.
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    • 15mins
      June 8, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      That is pretty similar! Looks safe to me.

    • 15mins
      June 8, 2018 / 2:21 pm

      It is new, but it has glycolic acid in it so I’d avoid it while pregnant. It does look really good though!

  181. Yoni
    June 8, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    Hi thank you for this site. Very helpful!

    Can you check if this is okay to use?

    Brazilian Bum bum
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    • 15mins
      June 9, 2018 / 8:05 am

      This looks fine

  182. Kelly
    June 9, 2018 / 3:49 am

    Hi there,

    Thank you again for your wonderful posts and for taking the time to read through everyone’s ingredient lists. Can you please let me know if the below products are safe for pregnancy and nursing.

    A’kin Lifting Eye Cream….
    A’kin Day Cream…..
    Avene Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum……..
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    Thanks again 😊

    • 15mins
      June 9, 2018 / 3:52 pm

      No to the eye cream, other 2 are ok

  183. Frejann
    June 9, 2018 / 4:47 am

    Hi Christine,

    It’s me again. Thanks for your precious reply to my comment. Now I’ve seen two other products that I would like to try but not sure if it’s pregnancy safe. Can you please check the following ingredients for me? Thanks so much!

    NIOD pigment:
    PERRICONE MD brightening eye cream:

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    • 15mins
      June 9, 2018 / 3:41 pm

      I’m a bit unsure about both of these products. Neither of them technically have ingredients on the list of things to avoid, but in general brightening ingredients should be avoided according to the OBs I’ve spoken with. The special ingredient in the NIOD product says it is “60x more effective than Kojic Acid” or something, and Kojic is on the list. And the Perricone product has an otherwise never seen before ingredient that activates antioxidant pathways. How is it activating those pathways? I don’t know. Personally, i would avoid both of these products and wouldn’t be using anything that claims to be brightening.

  184. JC
    June 10, 2018 / 10:57 am

    Hello Christine

    Thanks for the website. It has been fabulous and so much info..I wish I would have found this sooner!

    Quick question; I saw Khiel’s Ultra Facial Oil Free Toner is in safe list, but what about the Ultra Facial Toner not in the oil free range? Since the Ultra Facial Facial cleanser and Cream is in the list.

    Highly appreciate the reply. Thanks!

    • 15mins
      June 10, 2018 / 2:19 pm

      It isn’t safe, I’ve reviewed the entire line. If it isn’t listed, it isn’t safe.

  185. Kissie
    June 10, 2018 / 3:59 pm

    Thank you for sharing this site. Need your help, do you think this is okay to use?

    Master Lab Brightenng Mask tonymoly
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    • 15mins
      June 10, 2018 / 4:51 pm

      This has licorice root and should be avoided.

  186. Estelle
    June 10, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    I am a little worried because my facial person used scrub with salicylic acid yesterday and she didnt realize that it contains salicylic acid. She apologized to me today. Will it have any effect to the baby? I’m 20 weeks pregnant now.

    • 15mins
      June 10, 2018 / 10:18 pm

      Just a single use like that is very unlikely to have any effects. I wouldn’t worry about it!

      • Estelle
        June 12, 2018 / 4:54 pm

        Thank you.

  187. L
    June 11, 2018 / 4:51 pm

    Great list, thank you so much for your work 🙂
    Have you also tested Mario Badescus different body lotions and body soaps? Or “only” facial products? I´m using AHA Botanical Body soap, but cant see it on your list.


    • 15mins
      June 11, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      I’ve only looked at facial products, but that soap is fine

  188. Mariam
    June 11, 2018 / 10:48 pm

    Could you please tell me if the following facial moisturizer is ok to use during pregnancy?
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    • 15mins
      June 12, 2018 / 10:02 am

      This is fine. Can you please leave the product name so others will know what it is? Thanks

  189. Mary
    June 12, 2018 / 9:24 am

    Hi. Thanks so much for providing this blog. It has helped so much in providing awareness. I’m currently using these products especially the Origins line. Can you check them out? Thanks.


    1. Derma- E Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer

    2. DermaE Firming DMAE Eye Lift

    3. Origins Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Eye Cream

    4. Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Face Serum

    5. Origins Dink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

    6.Origins Make a Difference Plus Rejuvenating Treatment

    7. Origins Plantscription Powerful Lifting Overnight Cream

    8. Origins Plantscription Overnight Mask

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    • 15mins
      June 12, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Not safe- #1, 7
      Safe- #2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

      • Mary
        June 17, 2018 / 10:00 pm

        Thank you

  190. amy
    June 12, 2018 / 11:19 pm

    Hi there, what about Clinique even better? Thank you so much
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    • 15mins
      June 13, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Which Clinique Even Better is this? This ingredient list as you’ve provided it is ok, but it doesn’t match any of the non-spf products when I compare to the clinique website, so I’m worried that there’s something missing? I want to be sure I’m giving you correct info. 🙂

  191. Mia
    June 13, 2018 / 2:10 am

    This list so so useful! Thank you. I am using the brand NATIO. I am wondering if these products are safe during pregancy:

    NATIO line
    1. NATIO Ageless Firming Night Cream 45 g

    2.NATIO Renew Day Cream SPF 15 50 g

    3.NATIO Antioxidant Face Moisturiser 100 g

    4.NATIO Ageless Rehydrating Toner 200 mL

    4. NATIO Rosewater Hydration Antioxidant Serum 30

    5. NATIO Rosewater Hydration Moisture Boost Day Cream-Gel 75 mL

    6. NATIO Rosewater Hydration Moisture Drench Mineral Face Mist 200 mL

    7. NATIO Pure Mineral Skin Perfecting BB Cream SP 50 g

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    • 15mins
      June 13, 2018 / 2:56 pm

      ok- #1, 4, 5, 6
      not ok- #2, 3, 7

  192. Steph
    June 13, 2018 / 5:31 pm

    Hi, you answered my question recently but I only had the active ingredients, I’ve found the full list and I’m unsure about some of the ingredients could you please have a look? Sorry to give you more work! Thanks so much! It’s the the vitage revitalising daily cleanse
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    • 15mins
      June 13, 2018 / 5:41 pm

      This isn’t safe with the Benzyl salicylate, sorry!

      • Steph
        June 14, 2018 / 3:28 am

        No probs thanks for replying.

  193. Dan Le
    June 13, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    Could you please tell me if the La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid is ok to use during pregnancy?

    • 15mins
      June 15, 2018 / 9:28 am

      Pregnancy safe sunscreens can be found in these posts, which are linked above in this post:
      Pregnancy safe face sunscreens
      Pregnancy safe body sunscreens

      As stated above in the post, in all of the posts I really do need people to provide ingredient lists so I know exactly which product you are asking about and I don’t spend hours every day looking for them (I’m sorry, I have a life too). There are a LOT of variations of that sunscreen, just in the US alone, they all have almost identical names. I can’t comment as I don’t know which sunscreen you are asking about.

  194. Estelle
    June 14, 2018 / 9:01 am

    Hi There,

    Can you please check it is safe to use Granier Makeup removers.

    Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover
    SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Makeup Remover
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    • 15mins
      June 14, 2018 / 1:08 pm

      Those both look ok to me

  195. Estelle
    June 14, 2018 / 9:10 am

    Hi There,

    Can you please check on the Fenty Beauty foundation. Is it safe to use.
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    Thank you for your help.

  196. Josie
    June 15, 2018 / 1:17 am

    Hi ! I am wondering if you could hep to identify these products:

    1.MAYBELLINE Dream Fresh 8 in 1 BB Cream 30 mL
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    2. MARIO BADESCU Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender

    • 15mins
      June 15, 2018 / 9:15 am

      The ingredient list you have for the Maybelline isn’t a complete list for any of the current products, is it this one? If so it is ok

      The Mario Badescu brand is included above, all of their products that are safe are included. The spray you have included has a chemical sunscreen so isn’t.

  197. Gayle
    June 15, 2018 / 1:30 am

    Is the rose hip oil and marula oil from The Ordinary okay? I see that Drunken Elephant markets their Marula
    Oil as being safe so was thinking it’d be the same for the ones from The Ordinary? Btw thank you for this! This site has been my skincare bible!!!

    • 15mins
      June 15, 2018 / 9:06 am

      Everything from the Ordinary that is ok is listed above

  198. Grace dizon
    June 17, 2018 / 3:27 am

    Hi Christine

    Please check the ingredients of these skincare products. Thanks so much.

    1. Shiseido power infusing concentrate
    2. Sk ii RNA eye cream
    3. Sk ii facial treatment cleansing oil

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    • 15mins
      June 17, 2018 / 5:15 pm

      The Shisheido is ok, all of the SK-II products that are safe are already listed above in this post. If your product isn’t listed then it isn’t safe, I have gone through all of the facial products for those brands.

      • Grace
        June 17, 2018 / 7:24 pm

        Thanks for your time. All the best 🙂

      • Dev
        July 14, 2018 / 9:11 am

        Thanks for this. So, if the SK-II Facial Treatment Mask is not listed, does that mean it’s not safe? Ingredients:

        -Pitera: A blend of vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and organic acids that work together to allow the skin’s natural surface rejuvenation process to function at its prime, enhancing the renewal of the skin’s outer layer.

        Water, Saccharomycopsis Ferment Filtrate*, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Salicylate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA. *Pitera.

        • 15mins
          July 14, 2018 / 9:00 pm

          Correct, it isn’t safe. I’ve reviewed every product from SK-II and only the ones mentioned above are safe. The mask has a salicylate.

  199. Mary
    June 17, 2018 / 10:12 pm

    Hi Christine,

    Please take a look at the following skincare products. Thanks.

    1. Origins three part harmony nourishing cream

    2. Origins Three Part Harmony Oil Infusing Serum

    3. Origins Planstcription Anti-Ageing Eye Treatment

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    • 15mins
      June 18, 2018 / 3:13 pm

      Only #3 is ok

      • Mary
        June 18, 2018 / 11:51 pm


  200. Estelle
    June 18, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Hi Christine,

    Can you please check on the ingredients of NARS concealer.
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    Thank you!

      • Estelle
        June 19, 2018 / 2:36 pm

        Is silica in the ingredients different from Salicylic Acid?

        Thank you!

        • 15mins
          June 19, 2018 / 4:12 pm

          yes! Not remotely the same.

  201. Estelle
    June 18, 2018 / 10:13 am

    HI Christine,

    I thought of changing my body shower and was wondering whether it is safe to use any of these products.

    Baby Magic hair & Body wash. It contains Retinyl Palmitate.

    Aveeno- Baby Gentle Wash & Shampoo with Natural Oats Extract
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    Thank you.

    • 15mins
      June 18, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      The aveeno is safe, not the baby magic

  202. Brooke
    June 18, 2018 / 3:53 pm


    Quick question – under “Simple Skincare” I noticed the “Micellar Makeup Remover Wipes” were not listed, but similar products are listed as safe. Can you confirm if they are safe? The ingredients are below. Thank you!
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    • 15mins
      June 18, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      I think they were out of stock the day I was looking (on ULTA) so the page wasn’t showing up and for some reason other sites didn’t have the full list. This looks fine 🙂

  203. Janet
    June 18, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Hi Christine,
    Can you comment on the safety of the YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE Superberry Hydrate + Glow Oil product? •• Ingredients removed to help the page load faster

    Thanks so much!

    • 15mins
      June 18, 2018 / 6:27 pm

      This looks fine

  204. Mili
    June 18, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Thank you for taking the time out to respond to your readers.
    I am in my first trimester, I have had a miscarriage in the past, I would really like to be more careful this time around.
    Request you to you please suggest one product (moisturizer) that provides hydration with a gel like consistency as I have combination skin.
    Also, Can you please advise me if I can use the product that contains the following ingredients –
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    • 15mins
      June 18, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      This looks ok to me.

      Good luck with your pregnancy. I am sure your doctor told you this, but even without knowing details, it is highly unlikely anything you did or didn’t do caused your miscarriage. Many women feel guilt or blame for their miscarriage, but that is just unfair. Not your fault! **hugs** enjoy your pregnancy!

  205. Theresa
    June 19, 2018 / 1:51 am

    Hi there. First off thanks for taking the time to create such a great website.

    I noticed that many of the products considered safe on here have Hyaluronic Acid and/or Soidium Hydroxide and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice. I’ve read and heard from people to stay away from the two in skincare (and obviously orally for the aloe Vera) during pregnancy. What are your thoughts on this?

    • 15mins
      June 19, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Orally and topical are totally different, I only deal with topical.
      If you’ve been hearing to stay away from hyalurolic acid then I would seriously doubt the source, all 3 of those are fine topically while pregnant. Hyaluronic acid isn’t really an acid like you think of it, it’s actually a massive molecule (which your skin already makes, it’s found in the dermis) and it is WAY too large to be absorbed by the skin. It sits on the surface of the skin, where it attracts a ton of water, basically holding it there. It’s a super moisturizer without feeling heavy or being absorbed at all.

      • Theresa
        June 19, 2018 / 12:50 pm

        Okay thanks for clearing that up about the hyluronic acid. I didn’t mean orally, I was just pointing out obviously it shouldn’t be taken orally when pregnant, but what about topically? I’ve heard it’s not recommended in skincare during pregnancy from many sources and other sources say it’s fine. What is your opinion on this? Thanks so much in advance 🙂

        • 15mins
          June 19, 2018 / 4:13 pm

          It can’t be absorbed by the skin. It’s fine.

  206. Araceli Kafka
    June 19, 2018 / 2:09 am

    Hi Christine,

    Just wanted to say your website is awesome. Its hard to find good products that are safe. How do you feel about Herbivore Botanicals, Im 20 wks pregnant and just got their lapis oil, these are the ingredients:

    I also ordered their Rose Hibiscus face mist:

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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      June 19, 2018 / 8:31 am

      Those are fine!

  207. Anonymous
    June 19, 2018 / 3:40 pm

    Are alcohols such as cetyl/cetearyl alcohol safe on the skin? What about benzoic acid if on the bottom of the ingredient list? Thank you so much!!!

  208. Ashley
    June 19, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    Is Lush’s vanishing cream ok??
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    Thank you!!!

    • 15mins
      June 19, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Looks ok!

  209. Anonymous
    June 19, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    What would be a moisturizer you recommend being one of the more “clean” kinds? I’m a little bit of a worrier and I’m trying to find an even more safer if you will moisturizer. It would be great if you could recommend one. Means so much to me!
    I am so glad I ran across your page and will be telling my friends and family about your website. 🙂

  210. Ella
    June 20, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    Can you comment on the safety of: BELIF – Witch Hazel Herbal Extract Toner? Thank you!
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    • 15mins
      June 20, 2018 / 3:59 pm

      Looks fine!

    June 20, 2018 / 4:01 pm


    I use the urban-decay glide on pencil on my waterline, so I wanted to make sure if its safe to use in pregnancy

    Ingredients for urban decay 24/7 glide on eyepencil (perversion shade)
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    I have grey side locks from childhood, so I want to cover these bad roots from mascara till I cant color my roots. So, wanted to make sure if any of these mascaras are good to use.

    Estee lauder voluminous macara:

    It cosmetics superhero mascara:
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    • 15mins
      June 20, 2018 / 6:07 pm

      The UD pencil is fine. I wouldn’t worry about the mascaras at all since they’re going on hair, which is dead protein and can’t absorb at all. Do whatever you need to do to cover the grays! 🙂

  212. Amy
    June 20, 2018 / 4:05 pm

    HI! Thank you for this great resource! I was wondering if you would consider reviewing LaMer products? Since Sephora carries them now, their ingredients are online. I can’t find one any product reviews beyond chrissy teigen ☺️

    • 15mins
      June 20, 2018 / 6:06 pm

      I’ll work on those too! The ingredients have been super hard to find in the past.

  213. Ari
    June 21, 2018 / 1:36 am

    Hi Christine,

    Can you tell me if Boscia Face oil, Mad Hippie cream and Antioxiant oil, and Caudalie eye cream are okay for pregnancy. They are suppose to be clean brands but I just want to make sure the ingredients are safe.

    Boscia Tsubaki Face oil:

    Mad Hippie Face cream:

    Mad Hippe Antioxidant Facial oil:
    Caudalie Vit C eye cream:
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    Thank you so much!!!!!

    • 15mins
      June 21, 2018 / 1:41 pm

      Those are fine

  214. Dee
    June 21, 2018 / 8:50 pm

    Can you advise on Almay Oil Free Makeup Remover Pads?
    Also, do I need to worry about a natural shampoo that contains essential oils and extracts in them? such as sunflower, safflower, jojoba, fennel seed, aloe vera gel, and olive oil? Are all hair products shampoo/conditoners safe?
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    • 15mins
      June 22, 2018 / 11:38 am

      This product looks fine to me!
      Re: hair products you don’t need to worry about them per all of my discussions with derm and OB as they either don’t touch your scalp at all or are there so quickly and then rinsed off. I would make the statement though that I was careful with treatment shampoos, I use a dandruff shampoo that sits on my scalp for about 5 minutes, so I checked the ingredients of those kinds of shampoos when pregnant. I used a Head and Shoulders that was ok, but I’ve since swapped to an Oribe that wouldn’t be ok. It sounds like your shampoo is probably totally fine 🙂

  215. Mary
    June 21, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Hi Christine,

    Can you take a look at these products? Thanks.

    1. Melvita Organic Argan Oil Youthful Fluid

    2. Melvita Orgranic Argan Oil Youthful Cream

    3. Melvita Organic Argan Extraordinary Water

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    • 15mins
      June 22, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      #2 and 3 are ok, but #1 has a salicylate and I’d avoid that one

  216. Nikki
    June 22, 2018 / 7:28 am

    Hi! You have been a God-send for us preggies in checking our skincare ingredients so thank you. Perhaps I missed it in one of the comments but I noticed Clinique is not in your list of products. Is there any reason for this? Also, could you kindly check ingredients for the
    Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Concentrate:
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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      June 22, 2018 / 11:32 am

      I actually had Clinique on my list, but found out thanks to a reader, that not all of the ingredients I checked were accurate and stuff was missing. Clinique (as an Estee Lauder brand) in the past hasn’t published their lists and they’re hard to track down. Then they put them up on Sephora. But products that said “Salicylic Acid” on the front, then didn’t have it listed in the ingredients. Something was off. So after about 10 hours of work checking all of the products on Sephora’s site, I had to pull the brand down 🙁 I think they’re putting more of them up on their own site, but I’m still bitter and haven’t looked at them all yet LOL
      This one looks fine to me! 🙂

  217. Dora
    June 22, 2018 / 10:02 am

    Hi Christine,
    You are such a great person!
    I really admire how you spend time and answer all the questions. I am trying to have baby and doing some reserch for my own. And realize how hard to read the ingredients of a product. Sometimes it comes with different names. If you have time, could you please check if this product is safe: Matsuyama Hadauru Mosturizing Elmusion
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Steara
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    Thank you so much! Very appreciate!

    • 15mins
      June 22, 2018 / 12:06 pm

      This looks fine!

      • Dora
        June 24, 2018 / 8:15 am

        Thank you so much 🙂

  218. Sara
    June 22, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Hello, thank you so much for all the information on your website, it has been such a huge help! I’d be grateful for your thoughts on whether the ingredients in this face cream are ok to use during pregnancy. Thank you!
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    • 15mins
      June 22, 2018 / 7:31 pm

      This looks fine! If you could leave the name of the product in a reply so other people know what it is that would be great 🙂

      • Sara
        June 24, 2018 / 4:19 pm

        Thank you! It is Ultrapure Sensitive Face Cream Fragrance Free

  219. Chaya
    June 26, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    This is AMAZING! Can you please add Chantecaille brand to your list? Especially interested in “Stress Repair Concentrate” – ingredients below. It includes Retinol but doesn’t say “not safe for pregnancy” like their other Retinol products do.
    Thanks so much!
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    • 15mins
      June 26, 2018 / 6:43 pm

      I wouldn’t use it with the retinol in it. I’m not sure why they didn’t label it as not safe for pregnancy like their other retinols.

  220. Jaimee
    June 26, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Have you looked at Tarte brand? Also curious if Philosophy Purity moisturizer is okay? It’s a new product. Thanks for all the info!!

    • 15mins
      June 29, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      The cleanser is fine, I’ll add Tarte to my list of brands to check!

  221. Nikki
    June 27, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    Thank you for this list. Can you check the following product?
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    • 15mins
      June 29, 2018 / 7:34 pm

      That looks fine!

  222. Kristen
    June 28, 2018 / 7:02 am

    THANK YOU! You are a Godsend!
    What about the following Clinique products?

    All about Eyes:
    Moisture Surge 72-Hr Hydrator
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    • 15mins
      June 29, 2018 / 7:35 pm

      Those both look ok to me

  223. Karen
    June 28, 2018 / 8:32 am

    Do you have any recommendations for safe lip balm with spf?

    • 15mins
      June 29, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      I had some, but they were discontinued. I’ll try to look for more!

  224. Estelle
    June 28, 2018 / 10:05 am

    Hi Christine,

    Can you please take a look at these products?

    MAC Prep & prime fix
    Tom’s of Maine® Long Lasting Lavender Natural Deodorant Stick
    Makeup Revolution Fast Base Stick Foundation
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    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      June 29, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      Those look fine to me

  225. Laura
    June 30, 2018 / 6:19 am

    Dear Christine,

    Can you please take a look at this product A’kin Facial Moisturiser. Thank you.
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    • 15mins
      June 30, 2018 / 8:43 am

      This looks fine to me.

  226. Winda
    June 30, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Hi Christine,
    First, I wanna say thank you for your very helpful posts.

    I still confusing to use citric acid orally and topically, cause you have said you avoid citric acid but you have answered its considering ok at answering session above. So what do you think, should better avoid citric acid or no? Just because my daily using product are almost containing citric acid including my toothpaste 😅

    I already read all people questions but almost I asking for are from asian products that are rarely find on the others people asking for. Please help me too to see below products that safe during pregnancy? So sorry for too many product i asking for and thank u so much, very appriciate your reply for everyone questions 🙏

    1. Skin Aqua uv moisture milk spf 50

    2. Pyunkang Yul essence toner

    3. Blithe Vital Treatment Pulp Essence – 8 Nourishing Beans

    4. Peek me Deodorant (Indonesia local brand)

    5. Buds organic precious newborn head to toe cleanser

    6. Laneige white dew tone-up cream

    7. Leegeeham grow hyal b5 ampoule

    8. Nature republic aloe vera soothing gel

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    • 15mins
      July 1, 2018 / 10:00 am

      So, Citric acid in huge amounts seems to be on everyone’s list of ingredients to avoid. During my first pregnancy I tried to avoid this ingredient just because it was on lists. But note that it is almost always at the very end of ingredient lists, it’s there to slightly alter the pH and make things work optimally. And in such small amounts you’ll get a LOT more Citric acid into your body by drinking a glass of OJ (which no OB tells you to avoid) than using those products for a year. So, while technically it is on the list, I actually just ignore it in lists.

      For the products you have lists, all of the Laneige products that are safe are already listed above in the post, so I’m not reviewing that product’s list again. You have asked for a lot of products, please note that this takes a lot of my time.
      Not safe: #1,
      Ok: #8, 5, 4, 3,2

      #7’s list is not complete, it appears to be cut off mid-word.

      • Winda
        July 1, 2018 / 10:40 am

        So thank you and sorry for taking your long time to help me see so many products ingredients.

        Ups sorry for uncomplete ingredients, it’s the full ingredients
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        And last, hope you can keep sharing information like these for everyone if u have time to do. Thank you so much.

        • 15mins
          July 1, 2018 / 11:31 am

          This looks safe to me

  227. Frejann
    July 1, 2018 / 10:48 am

    Hi Christine,

    I tried to reply to your previous comment but seemed it wasn’t posted.

    Thanks for you reply. Just wondering have you ever thinking of reviewing Aesop? It’s all organic and said to be safe to use during pregnancy. Quite many of their products are really good, such as the parsley seed collection. I’m currently using the eye serum and eye cream. I never doubt whether these are safe or not but now I’m curious. Can you please have a look of the ingredients to see if they are really safe? Thanks

    1. Parsley seed antioxidant eye cream

    2. Parsley seed antioxidant eye serum

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    • 15mins
      July 1, 2018 / 11:30 am

      Aesop is on my radar to try sometime, but I’m scheduled for roughly the next year of skincare testing already LOL

      Both of these products look fine to me!

      • Frejann
        July 1, 2018 / 8:38 pm

        Thank you so much. Great. Glad you would try their products. They are good 🙂

  228. Karoline
    July 1, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    Hi Christine,
    My comments seem to not be posting, so sorry if you’re seeing this a few times.
    Can you please look over this mask for me please? Thank you SOO much.

    Shira Omega 3 Nourishing Mask
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    • 15mins
      July 1, 2018 / 8:26 pm

      This one looks fine. Note I have comment moderation turned on, due to thousands of spam comments that I get each day (for real, it’s awful!). I would never be able to find the real comments without it 🙂

  229. Karoline
    July 1, 2018 / 9:52 pm

    Wow, what a shame! Well, thank you so much for taking your time out of your day to do this. You are an awesome person!!! God bless you.

  230. Ari
    July 2, 2018 / 7:42 pm

    Hi Christine,

    I was wondering about Josie Maran Argan oil body butter, since I see that it I not on the safe list, only the face butter is.
    Was just wondering if body butter is also safe. Was also wondering about Klairs freshly juiced vit E mask. Thank you.

    Josie Maran Argan oil body butter.

    Klairs freshly juiced bit E mask

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    • 15mins
      July 2, 2018 / 8:09 pm

      This page is only reviewing the face products for each of the brands (I was too overwhelmed to include the body products as well)
      Both of these products look safe to me.

  231. Sharon
    July 3, 2018 / 1:53 am

    Is zinc oxide safe in a mask during pregnancy?

  232. Anastasia
    July 3, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    It has been such a blessing finding your site!
    Can you tell me if these products are safe:
    1. Edible Beauty No. 3 Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum
    2. Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy
    3.Biologique Recherche Lotion P50W 

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    If they are not please mention the unsafe ingredient.
    Thank you so much for your help!

    • 15mins
      July 3, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      #1 & 2 are fine, I’d avoid #3 due to the Sodium Salicylate.

  233. Frejann
    July 5, 2018 / 4:40 am

    Hi Christine,

    I’m also looking for a good makeup remover product. Ran across Bobbi Brown cleaning oil. Can you pls have a look if these ingredients are fine. Thanks!

    Isopropyl Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Isodecyl Isononanoate, Peg-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Polybutene, Triisostearin, Peg-8 Diisostearate, Peg-12 Diisostearate, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender), Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Glycerin, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Pentylene Glycol, Glyceryl Laurate, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linalool, Water\Aqua\Eau

    • 15mins
      July 5, 2018 / 11:34 am

      This is ok 🙂

  234. Ash
    July 5, 2018 / 10:19 pm

    This site has been an amazing find! Thank you so much for compiling all of this. I am guessing that the SUNDAY RILEYC.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum is a no go as it wasn’t listed above.

    I am wondering if these products are safe to use while pregnant:

    BareMinerals Ageless Genius Eye Cream

    belif The True Cream Moisturizing Bomb

    COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

    and COSRX Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

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    Thank you for your help!

    • 15mins
      July 7, 2018 / 7:59 am

      Yeah, that Sunday Riley isn’t safe 🙁 For this list, #1 and #4 are ok, #2 is not (willowbark), #3 is not (Salicylate)

      • Ash
        July 10, 2018 / 7:59 am

        Thank you so much for your help!

  235. Hayley
    July 8, 2018 / 12:35 pm

    Hi there! Would you be able to confirm if the Clarins Golden Glow Booster drops are safe? I usually add them to my moisturizer:

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Dihydroxyacetone, Alcohol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Erythrulose, Xanthan Gum, Caramel, Citric Acid, Ethylene Brassylate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.


    • 15mins
      July 8, 2018 / 2:10 pm

      Those are fine 🙂

      • Hayley
        July 15, 2018 / 12:52 pm

        Thank you!!

  236. Jess
    July 8, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Hi there! Thank you so much for your article, it helps a lot! I noticed that you listed SK-II Facial Treatment Essence as safe. But I noticed that it contains methylparaben, which was not supposed to be safe?


  237. Carrie Smith
    July 9, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    I see that there are some Juice Beauty products safe for pregnancy. However, I have seen where on some websites they state that grape juice (resveratrol) is not considered not safe for pregnant women. I was curious to what your opinion is on this. Many of the products listed safe under Juice Beauty has resveratrol in it and I just want to make sure I’m not putting my baby at risk.

    Thank you so much!

    • 15mins
      July 9, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      I haven’t seen anything in the literature that says resveratrol isn’t safe, and since it’s from grapes (which we allow during pregnancy) I consider it fine.

      • Carrie
        July 9, 2018 / 9:42 pm

        Thank you! 😊

  238. Nathalia
    July 9, 2018 / 8:32 pm

    Hi, im from Brazil and im in love you blog, congrats! (Sorry my english)
    Do you know if this is safe also?
    Caudalie vinoperfect serum and all the vinoperfect from caudalie. They say its good but i want to know for sure.
    Thank you, Nathalia

    • 15mins
      July 9, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      Can you post an ingredient list from Brazil? I’m not sure if it is different there than in the US.

      • Nathalia
        July 10, 2018 / 6:56 am

        Hello, the list of ingredients.

        Serun Ingredientes:
        Água, butilenoglicol, glicerina *, Squalane *, acetato de tocoferol *, Ceteareth-20 *, Palmitoyl Grapevine Tiro Extrair *, estearato de glicerina Se *, Parfum (fragrância), Caprylyl glicol, acrilatos / C10-30 alquil acrilato Crosspolymer, sorbato de potássio , goma xantana, Carbómero, hidróxido de sódio, sódio fitato *.
        * Origem vegetal.

        xCreme Hidratante Antimanchas Noite Vinoperfect
        Água, butilenoglicol, glicerina *, Cetearyl Álcool *, óleo vegetal hidrogenado *, isononilo isononanoato, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) Manteiga Extrair *, álcool cetílico *, Vitis Vinifera (Uva) Óleo de semente *, caprílico cáprico *, Peg-20 estearato *, ácido glicólico, Squalane *, Pantenol, acetato de tocoferol *, acrilato de hidroxietilo / sódio Acryloyldimethyl Taurate copolímero, Bisabolol *, Parfum (fragrância), álcool benzílico, Palmitoyl Grapevine Tiro Extrair *, Caprylyl glicol, goma xantana, Hidróxido de sódio, Cassia angustifolia polissacárido de semente *, arginina, Carbómero, ácido desidroacético, Carbómero / papaína Crosspolymer *, * de sódio fitato, Hialuronato de sódio, acrilatos / C10-30 alquil acrilato Crosspolymer, tocoferol *, 1,2-hexanodiol, Algin *, o geraniol, o limoneno, linalol.
        * Origem Vegetal.

        Creme Hidratante Sorbet Vinosource
        Água, Vitis Vinifera (Uva) Fruit água *, Dicaprylyl Éter *, Glicerina *, Butyrospermum parkii (manteiga de karité) Extrair *, hexildecanol *, hexildecilo laurato *, Behenyl Álcool *, estearato de glicerina *, eritritol, acrilatos / C10-30 Alkyl acrilato Crosspolymer, Parfum (fragrância), tocoferol *, Lecitina *, Caprylyl glicol, manitol *, benzoato de sódio, goma xantana, Palmitoyl uva Extrato de semente *, Vitis Vinifera (uva) Juice *, hidróxido de sódio, Glycine Soja (Soja) esteróis * , butileno-glicol, citrato de sódio, ácido cítrico, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flor Extrair *, Carboximetilcelulose de sódio Beta Glucan, sódio fitato *, sorbato de potássio, Biosaccharide goma-1, Hialuronato de sódio, Homarine Hcl, glicerilo Caprilato *, acetilo Tetrapeptídeo-15 . *
        *Origem Vegetal.

        • 15mins
          July 10, 2018 / 5:18 pm

          I’m sorry, I can’t do lists that aren’t in english

  239. Nathalia
    July 9, 2018 / 8:38 pm

    Hi its me again, i forgot to ask about this: Bioderma
    A cleansing and make-up removing water that respects the fragility of sensitive skin.

    Thank you so much again

    • 15mins
      July 9, 2018 / 9:32 pm

      This is ok!

      • Nathalia
        July 10, 2018 / 6:57 am

        Thank you so much!!!

  240. Rajika Tobey
    July 9, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Hi, thanks for the wonderful article. You have listed a lot of safe Philosophy products and have answered some q’s regarding other products. I didn’t see Philosophy ultimate miracle worker night mentioned. Is this safe during pregnancy?

    • 15mins
      July 10, 2018 / 11:35 am

      It isn’t listed because of the glycolic acid, sorry!

  241. Gina
    July 10, 2018 / 12:18 am

    Hi Christine,

    Was wondering about Caudalie moisturizing toner, Tarte Mermaid skin H20 serum, Tata Harper resurfacing serum, Tatcha pearl tinted eye treatment. I know you have a tatcha list, but this last one is a new eye cream.
    Caudalie Moisturizing toner:
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil*, Sodium Carboxymethyl Betaglucan (Vinolevure), Methylpropanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid*, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Phenylpropanol, Glyceryl Caprylate.
    Tarte Mermaid skin serum:
    Water, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Nitrate, Algae Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol.
    Tata Harper resurfacing serum:
    Hordeum Vulgare Leaf Juice*, Propanediol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Sorbitan Olivate, Cupuacu Butter Glycerides, Isopropyl Shea Butterate, Lactobacillus Ferment, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, L (+) Lactic Acid, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citric Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil*, Saccharide Isomerate, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago Officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sclerotium Gum, Aroma**, Sodium Phytate, Sodium Citrate, Mica, Alcohol, CI 77891, CI 77491, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate.
    Tatcha Pearl tinted eye treatment:Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Diglycerin, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Silk Powder, Hydrolyzed Silk, Sericin, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Cladosiphon Okamuranus/Rice Ferment Filtrate*, Niacinamide, Royal Jelly Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Geranium Robertianum Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Citrate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natto Gum, Mica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol. [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite]

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!

    • 15mins
      July 10, 2018 / 5:20 pm

      Caudalie and Tarte are ok, but not the Tata Haper (willow bark)

      • Gina
        July 13, 2018 / 1:34 pm

        Thank you so much for your help!!!! I love your website, I look at it all the time. Also, I had a fourth one that got missed. Its from Tatcha, and I know you have Tatcha list, but this one is a new one, that I thought maybe didn’t make the list cause it just came out. Its the Tatcha Pearl tinted eye treatment:
        Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Diglycerin, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Silk Powder, Hydrolyzed Silk, Sericin, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Saccharomyces/Camellia Sinensis Leaf/Cladosiphon Okamuranus/Rice Ferment Filtrate*, Niacinamide, Royal Jelly Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Leaf Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Geranium Robertianum Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Sodium Citrate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Natto Gum, Mica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol. [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, 77492, 77499), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite]
        thanks once again!!!!

        • 15mins
          July 14, 2018 / 9:33 pm

          This is ok

  242. Nicole
    July 10, 2018 / 2:01 am

    Hi! First of all, thank you SO much for this amazing list. I really want to be extra careful about what products I’m using during my pregnancy, and this is extremely helpful! I have two products I’d like to ask about if that’s okay.

    The firsts is Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Dry-Touch Sunscreen. The ingredients are:

    Zinc oxide 21.6% (sunscreen). Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone,Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

    And the second is Paula’s Choice Resist Ultra-light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum. The ingredients are:

    Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Polysilicone-11 (texture-enhancing), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl, Dimethicone ( polymer), Hyaluronic Acid (hydration/skin replenishing), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Quercetin (antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate(vitamin C/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Ubiquinone (antioxidants), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Sea Whip Extract (skin-soothing), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Beta-Glucan (skin-soothing), Phytic Acid (stabilizer), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (stabilizer), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (skin-conditioning agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

    Thank you!!

    • 15mins
      July 10, 2018 / 11:34 am

      Both are ok 🙂

  243. Frejann
    July 10, 2018 / 4:52 am

    Hi Christine, Vitamin C is safe as skin care during pregnancy isn’t it? The ordinary has a new product “100% L-Ascorbic Acid Powder” which has ascorbic acid as the only ingredient. Lots of brightening or anti pigmentation products are not safe to use, so I guess Vitamin C will be the alternative?

    • 15mins
      July 10, 2018 / 11:33 am

      Vitamin C is fine and you’re right, it’s the alternative during pregnancy. Make sure you’re using a good sunscreen too, pregnancy is a great time to start having issues with Melasma and sun exposure makes it worse! I still struggle with mine, especially with a lot of sun exposure.

      • Frejann
        July 10, 2018 / 8:39 pm

        Yes sunscreen is important and I bought it according to your sunscreen post. Thanks for that one 😉 I think treating Melasma is a long battle! I have dark spot and I hope it won’t get worse!

        • 15mins
          July 10, 2018 / 9:53 pm

          Mine have come and gone since my first pregnancy, but they’re mostly here during the summer despite my SPF 50 (you can see them under my eyes in this Instagram picture). Luckily even at its worst, I can hide my melasma pretty well under makeup. And it goes away completely during the winter 🙂

          • Frejann
            July 11, 2018 / 8:41 pm

            It doesn’t look too obvious and your skin is good though! I was using alpha arbutin and it did quite a good job. Since I saw it’s on the ‘to avoid’ list together with hydroquinone from your post, I stopped using it. I hope ascorbic acid can do the same thing!

          • 15mins
            July 11, 2018 / 9:50 pm

            It can definitely help a lot! I was using Clearly Corrective by Kiehl’s a few years ago and it helped a lot.

  244. Nathalia
    July 10, 2018 / 12:53 pm

    Hi, can you help me again?!

    RoC Pro-Renove Anti-Ageing Unifying Cream Rich 50ml with rich and nourishing texture penetrates rapidly to smooth wrinkles, to help prevent dark spots and improve the complexion and skin texture.

    – Hexinol helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, refirm the skin and reduce the appearance of dark spots,
    – the vitamin C derivative helps reduce the appearance of dark spots,
    – UV filters prevent the birth of spots,
    – the light reflectors contribute to the skin radiance.

    Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Ethyhexyl Salicylate, Homosalate, Dimethicone, Steareth-2, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isononyl Isononanote, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Hexylresorcinol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Bisabolol, Caprylyl Glycol, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate, Linseed Acid, Mica, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-8 Laurate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sclerotium Gum, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Parfum, CI 77891.

    And the second one is the:
    Embriolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè
    Aqua. Paraffinum Liquidum. Stearic Acid. Glyceryl Stearate. Triethanolamine. Cera Alba. Cetyl Palmitate. Butyrospermum Parkii. Steareth-10. Polyacrylamide C13-14 Isoparaffin. Laureth-7. Propylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Aloe Barbadensis. 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol. Tropolone. Parfum.

    Note: Paraben Free and Not Tested on Animals

    • 15mins
      July 10, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      The RoC is not safe, the Embriolisse is ok

      • Nathalia
        July 10, 2018 / 7:30 pm

        Thank you so much again!!

  245. Araceli
    July 11, 2018 / 12:17 am

    Hi Christine,
    I was wondering if you could tell me if these 3 products are okay for pregnancy. I know the Herbivore one has citric acid in it, i know you said that ingredient is mostly safe, but this is in the middle of the list, not the end, so i dont know how safe that is.

    Korean brand SRB rice enzyme powder face wash:
    Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Pollen Extract, Allantoin, Collagen, Betaine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sorbitol, Isopropyl Prlmitate, Asocorbyl Palmitate, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Papain, Fragrance

    Herbivore Pink Cloud rosewater Moisturizer:
    Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Isoamyl Laurate, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Nut Oil, Propanediol, Myrothamnus Flabellifolia Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Nut Butter, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Alcohol, Sodium Anisate.

    Caudalie Vinoperfect radiance serum:
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin*, Squalane*, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Ceteareth-20*, Palmitoyl Grapevine Shoot Extract*, Glyceryl Stearate Se*, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Phytate*. *Plant origin.

    thank you so much!!!!

    • 15mins
      July 11, 2018 / 7:45 pm

      All 3 look ok to me. The citric acid is closer up to the front, but your skin is mostly a barrier, you’re probably still getting more from your food each day 🙂

  246. Jaclyn
    July 12, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Do you know of any products to use for pigmentation while pregnant that are safe?
    I have the Skinceuticals one but it contains licorice root so I haven’t used it, hoping there something safe to use.

    • 15mins
      July 12, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      So there isn’t much you can use really. I’d go with a good pregnancy safe sunscreen and then a vitamin C product. I’ll have to write a post about how to tackle that during pregnancy!

  247. AP
    July 12, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    LOVE your site! Such a lifesaver, can’t thank you enough! Tried to scour your site before asking any questions as I know you get a million, but I didn’t see any Pevonia products, and wanted to know if the Power Repair Marine Collagen Creme is safe?

    Water (Aqua), Squalane, Collagen, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Tocopherol (Vit. E), Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Panthenol, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Narcissus Jonquilla Extract.

    Also, Pevonia’s C Complexe with Oxyzomes?

    Water (Aqua), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vit. C), Lecithin, Tocopherol (Oxyzomes), Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract.

    • 15mins
      July 12, 2018 / 4:32 pm

      Both of these are good

  248. DJ
    July 12, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    This list is so helpful! Wondering about a few NIOD products:

    1) Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex MMHC2
    Aqua (Water), Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Butyroyl Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric Urea Trifluoroacetate, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Myristoyl Nonapeptide-3, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Salvia Sclarea Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, PCA, Sodium PCA, Betaine, Sodium Lactate, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Algae Extract, Sodium Salicylate, Lecithin, Polyglucuronic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Citric Acid, Magnesium Chloride, Silica, Polysorbate 20, Ethoxydiglycol, Propyl Gallate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

    2) Survival 0
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Squalane, Inulin, Algae Extract, Alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Xanthophyll, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Polygonum Aviculare Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Melanin, Sucrose, Tapioca Starch, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Isoceteth-20, Tromethamine, Triethanolamine, Polyurethane-34, Ethoxydiglycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

    Already use their Lactic Acid 5% + HA 2% per your write up on safety of lactic acid. Many Thanks!

    • 15mins
      July 14, 2018 / 9:42 pm

      #1 has a salicylate but #2 is ok 🙂

  249. Robyn
    July 13, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Are any of these products okay for pregnancy?

    Alto Defense Serum (Skin Better):
    Aqua/Water, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Chlorogenic Acids, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Lauryl Lactate, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ergothioneine, Benzylidene Dimethoxy Dimethylindanone, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Carnosine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Theobroma Cacao Seed Extract, Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2, Buddleja Officinalis Flower Extract, Coffea Arabica Leaf Cell Extract, Crocus Sativus Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Ubiquinone, Zingiber Officinate (Ginger) Root Extract, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Sea Whip Extract, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, Jojoba Esters, Sodium PCA, Pentylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Lecithin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Propanediol Dicaprylate/Caprate, Polyglycerin-3, Ceteth-20 Phosphate, Diisostearyl Malate, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Acrylates/ C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dextran, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

    Daily Enzyme Cleaner (Skin Better):
    Aqua/Water, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Lauryl Lactate, Citric Acid, Bromelain, Papain, Mucor Miehei Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glucosamine HCl, Sodium Lauroyl Glycinate, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Carrageenan, Sodium Chloride, Cellulose Gum, Cyamopsis Tetragonoloba (Guar) Gum, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Sodium Phytate, Urea, Disodium EDTA, Maltodextrin, Sucrose, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

    Hydration Boosting Cream (Skin Better):
    Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Niacinamide, Ceramide NP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Cholesterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Betaine, Xylitol, Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Jojoba Esters, Glucose, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Squalene, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Phytosterols, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Saccharide Isomerate, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Anisate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenic Acid, Sodium Carrageenan, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum, Algin, Carbomer, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, Ceteareth-25, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid.

    Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser (Pevonia):
    Water (Aqua), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Stearic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Rosa Gallica Flower Oil.

    • 15mins
      July 14, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      The defense serum has licorice root so avoid that one but the rest are ok

      • Robyn
        July 14, 2018 / 10:12 pm

        Thank you!!

  250. Jenny
    July 14, 2018 / 12:28 am

    Wow! This huge list is amazing.
    I tried to control-F to find my product of concern but I don’t think anyone’s asked about it yet. Please help! 🙂
    Laneige BB Cushion Hydra Radiance in Beige–

    ZINC OXIDE 9.8%


    • 15mins
      July 14, 2018 / 9:31 pm

      Sorry, that has a chemical sunscreen

  251. Della
    July 14, 2018 / 9:16 am

    Wondering about Skyn Iceland products:
    1. Hydro Cool Firming Face Gels
    Water/Aqua/Eau*, Acrylates Copolymer, Glycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Agar, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Angelica Archangelica Root Water*, Hydrolyzed Extensin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Copper Tripeptide-1, Panax Ginseng Callus Culture Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Perfluorodecalin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Peg-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Glycosphingolipids, Xanthan Gum, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/leaf Extract, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Oxycoccus Palustris (Arctic Cranberry) Seed Oil, Aluminum Glycinate, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol.

    2. Arctic Hydration Rubberizing Mask
    Part 1: Gel Base Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Algin, Angelica Archangelica Root Water*, Potassium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Cellulose Gum, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Allantoin, Betaine, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rubus Chamaemorus (Arctic Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Oxycoccus Palustris (Arctic Cranberry) Seed Oil, Gluconolactone, Perfluorodecalin, 1,2-Hexandiol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Glycosphingolipids, Sucrose Palmitate, Xanthan Gum. *Component of Icelandic Glacial Water Part 2: Treatment Powder Ingredients: Glucose, Calcium Sulfate, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate.

    • 15mins
      July 14, 2018 / 9:28 pm

      Both are ok

  252. kaitlyn
    July 15, 2018 / 7:57 pm

    hi, are you able to review the ingredients for OriginsClear Improvement® Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

    Water; Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Leaf Water, Kaolin, Bentonite, Butylene Glycol, Montmorillonite, Polysorbate 20, Peg-100 Stearate, Charcoal Powder, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Peg-150 Distearate, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Sorbitan Laurate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Simethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Trisodium Edta, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol
    Please be aware that ingredient lists may change or vary from time to time

    • 15mins
      July 15, 2018 / 8:41 pm

      This is fine

  253. GeraldineQ
    July 16, 2018 / 5:57 am

    Hello! Is the Korean brand Skinfood Black Sugar Perfect Bubble foam safe for pregnancy? Thank you!! 🙂

    Water, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sorbitol, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Arginine, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Cocoyl Apple Amino Acids, Sucrose, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Laureth-1 Phosphate, Fragrance, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Butylene Glycol, Lauryl Phosphate, Dipropylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caramel, Hexylene Glycol, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Sarcodon Aspratus Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract

    • 15mins
      July 16, 2018 / 9:33 am

      This is fine!

  254. GeraldineQ
    July 16, 2018 / 6:14 am

    Hello! 🙂 I really appreciate you helping us out. What will happen if I was exposed to a skin product that turned out not to be safe for pregnancy? I used an unsafe sunscreen and foundation throughout the first trimester. 🙁

    I would also want to ask if the Nature Republic Aloe Vera Soothing Gel is safe for pregnancy.

    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (92%), Alcohol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, 1,2-hexanediol, Polyglutamic Acid, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Extract, Carbomer, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Water, Parfum, Disodium EDTA.

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      July 16, 2018 / 9:22 am

      This gel looks fine!
      Honestly, most pregnant women don’t even bother looking to see if their products are safe. And most of these products aren’t necessarily known to be unsafe (the exception is retinoids, which are unsafe orally so some translate that over to topical use as well), but they just haven’t been proven to be safe. And the risk is probably lower than other things that happen in the first trimester before women know they’re pregnant (ie- alcohol, etc)

  255. Katie
    July 16, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    I was wondering if you have reviewed Benefits Cosmetic skincare, Derma E, or Mary Kay skincare ?

    • 15mins
      July 16, 2018 / 3:11 pm

      Those are all on my to-do list 🙂

  256. Andrea
    July 18, 2018 / 6:15 pm

    Is Origins A Perfect World Cleanser safe?

    Ingredients: Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau; Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Water , Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Glycerin , Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate , Glycol Distearate , Acrylates Copolymer , Cocamide Mea , Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil*, Plumeria Alba Flower Extract, Magnolia Acuminata Flower Extract, Iris Pallida Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Extract, Linalool, Limonene , Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract , Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Polysorbate 20 , Laureth-2 , Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate , Sodium Lauroyl Oat Amino Acids , Sodium Sulfate , Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose , Sodium Cocoate , Sodium Chloride , Sodium Hydroxide , Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate , Citric Acid , Edta , Disodium Edta , Trisodium Hedta , Methylchloroisothiazolinone , Methylisothiazolinone , Sorbic Acid , Potassium Sorbate , Phenoxyethanol , Chlorphenesin * Essential Oil

    Also, what about Origins Night A Mins?

    Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polysorbate 40, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Myristyl Alcohol, Peg-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil*, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil*, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Valeriana Officinalis Rhizome/Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Juice, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Wax, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed Extract, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Coleus Barbatus Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D’Orge, Panthenol, Biotin, Folic Acid, Pantethine, Glyceryl Stearate, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Arginine, Caprylyl Glycol, Phytosterols, Cholesterol, Linoleic Acid, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Salicylic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Squalene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Pca, Ceteareth-20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phospholipids, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocotrienols, Calcium Carbonate, Carbomer, Hexylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol * Essential Oil

    I saw some Origins in the comments but didn’t see these, sorry if I missed them. Thanks so much!

    • 15mins
      July 19, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      The cleanser is ok, but the Night a Mins has salicylate

      • Andrea
        July 19, 2018 / 11:15 pm

        Thanks so much!

  257. Grace
    July 19, 2018 / 2:44 am

    Hi, wondering if the ingredients in the clinique dramatically different moisturizing gel is safe? I noticed someone said abut the clinique dramatically different moisturizing but not sure wether it is the gel or lotion. Can u check this for me please, thank you. 🙂

    Water\Aqua\Eau , Dimethicone , Isododecane , Butylene Glycol , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Glycerin , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract , Saccharomyces Lysate Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Caffeine , Trehalose , Sodium Hyaluronate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) , Polysilicone-11 , Silica , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Oleth-10 , Lactobacillus Ferment , Laureth-23 , Laureth-4 , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Carbomer , Caprylyl Glycol , Hexylene Glycol , Tromethamine , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , Potassium Sorbate , Yellow 5 (Ci 19140) , Red 4 (Ci 14700) , Yellow 6 (Ci 15985)

    • 15mins
      July 19, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      This is fine

  258. Suganiya Rajoo
    July 19, 2018 / 4:01 pm

    Hi there. how abt good genes from sunday riley? Is that safe?
    Thank you so much for this amazing lovely post. You are too kind!

    • 15mins
      July 19, 2018 / 7:17 pm

      All of the safe Sunday Riley products are included above

  259. Nicole
    July 19, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    Hi. I wanted to try out this Korean Essence called
    NEOGEN REAL FERMENT ESSENCE and was hoping you could go over the list of ingredients to see if theyre safe?
    Bifida Ferment Lysate, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Betula Alba Juice, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Aspergillus Ferment, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Gluceth-20, Water, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Ethylhexylglycerin, Trehalose, Lactobacillus, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tropolone, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Coptis Japonica Extract, Arginine, Hydroxypropyl, Methylcellulose, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Calcium, Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Niacinamide, Dextrin, Glycine, Serine, Glutamic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Leucine, Alanine, Lysine, Tyrosine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Threonine, Valine, Isoleucine, Phenoxyethanol, Histidine, Methionine, Cysteine

    Thanks so much!

    • 15mins
      July 20, 2018 / 5:56 am

      This looks good to me!

  260. Frejann
    July 20, 2018 / 4:32 am

    The Bobbi Brown vitamin enriched face base, I want to use it as a face primer. Can you pls check if the following ingredients are ok? Thanks. I think it is but not 100% sure 😛 After reading your posts, hopefully I’m becoming more like an expert haha

    Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Cyclopentasiloxane , Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 , Butylene Glycol , Ppg-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate , Cetyl Alcohol , Peg-40 Stearate , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Squalane , Glyceryl Stearate , Sorbitan Stearate , Epilobium Angustifolium Extract , Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure , Beta-Carotene , Sodium Hyaluronate , Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate , Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate , Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil , Dimethicone Crosspolymer , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Carbomer , Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate , C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate , Tetrasodium Edta , Sodium Hydroxide , Panthenol , Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Limonene , Citronellol , Geraniol , Linalool , Chlorphenesin , Phenoxyethanol

    • 15mins
      July 20, 2018 / 5:55 am

      This looks ok!

  261. Lindsay
    July 20, 2018 / 9:48 am

    Hi! I see that you posted about using the queen helene mint julep mask while pregnant for your t zone. Is this still safe to use while pregnant? Thank you!!

    • 15mins
      July 20, 2018 / 11:02 am

      It’s safe!

      • Lindsay
        July 21, 2018 / 10:53 am

        Thank you for the quick reply! Would you recommended this one or the kiehl’s rare earth deep pore cleansing mask? I saw that you liked that one too. Thanks so much!!

        • 15mins
          July 21, 2018 / 6:39 pm

          The Queen Helene is definitely cheaper, but it’s harsher. I can’t tolerate it any more due to my Rosacea, but I do great with the Kiehl’s. I’d splurge if you’re sensitive, if not go for Queen Helene!

  262. Caeley
    July 20, 2018 / 11:22 am

    Hi! Could you please advise is it safe to use Kielh’s Clearly Corrective™ Dark Spot Solution?
    Propylene Glycol
    Alcohol Denat.
    PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin
    Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol
    3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid
    Salicylic Acid
    Xanthan Gum
    Potassium Hydroxide
    Citric Acid
    Sodium Citrate
    Tocopheryl Acetate
    Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil
    Disodium EDTA
    Butylene Glycol
    Citrus Aurantium Tachibana Peel Extract
    Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract.

    Thank you! 😀

    • 15mins
      July 20, 2018 / 12:35 pm

      Sorry, it has salicylic acid. All of the kiehl’s products that are ok for pregnancy are listed in the post.

      • Caeley
        July 21, 2018 / 9:45 pm

        Thank you so much!!

  263. Aveline
    July 20, 2018 / 7:56 pm

    Hi, am wondering whether these 2 are safe for breastfeeding mom :

    1. Absolutely white cc cream spf 50 from Eileen Grace. Ingredients : CI 77491, CI77492, CI 77499, micronized titanium dioxide, titanium dioxide, triethoxycaprylsilane, alumina, titanium dioxide nano, siluca, cetyl phosphate, boron nitrite, triethylhexanoin, cetyl dimenthicone, sorbitan isosterate, cetyl phosphate, glycerin, octyldodecyl stearoyl sterate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, lauryl PEG-10 Tris (trimethylsiloxy) silyethyl dimethicone, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, vit e (tocopheryl acetate), zn-pca, phenoxyethanol ethylhexyglycerin, fragance, aqua

    2. Micellar water from emina. Ingredients : aqua, PEG 6 capeylic/capric glycerides, propanedial, propylene glycol, olive oil PEG 7, esters, panthenol, cetrimonium bromide, disodium EDTA, cucumis sativus fruit extract, biasaccharide gum-2, ulva lactuca extract, phenoxyethanol, glycerin, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate


    • 15mins
      July 21, 2018 / 8:51 am

      Those are both ok!

      • Aveline
        July 21, 2018 / 1:30 pm

        Thank you!

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