Today I am sharing a much requested list, my list of pregnancy safe body bronzers, makeup and highlighters. This list is not exhaustive, there are likely more options in my list of pregnancy and nursing friendly brands. Please check there first if your favorite product is not mentioned here!
A note about why this list exists. Both active ingredients found in sunless tanners (dihydroxyacetone and erythrulose) are ones that I consider necessary to avoid in pregnancy. They are commonly listed on “to avoid” lists during pregnancy in the US, though not in all countries. More on all of this can be found in my post on skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy. I will not review sunless tanners.
This list includes body bronzers, highlighter and foundations. There’s a lot of overlap amongst these products, so I’ve just included all of those in this list.
How to Request a Product Review
This list is not an exhaustive list of pregnancy safe body bronzers. This is a list of products that should be easily found or ordered online, hopefully they will make your life easier!
I have now purposefully turned off the comments on this post. If your product is not here, please look for the brand in my list of brands that I have reviewed for pregnancy and nursing safety. If the brand is listed, ask about your product on the brand page. If not, please ask on the main brand page. Note, the brand pages are usually the most up to date, the round ups do not get updated routinely. So in the case of a conflict, the brand page should win.
Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Body Bronzers
• Australian Gold Bronzing Dry Oil Spray Intensifier (at ULTA)
• Becca Ignite Liquified Light Face & Body Highlighter (at Sephora)
• Benefit hoola zero tanlines body bronzer (in the UK)
• Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Slimmer Shimmer Shape, Hydrate & Glow (at Nordstrom)
• Clinique for Men Non-Streak Bronzer (at Sephora)
• Clinique Sun-Kissed Face Gelee Complexion Multitasker (at Sephora)
• Colourpop sol shimmering dry oil
• Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Foundation (at Sephora)
• Dior BACKSTAGE Face & Body Glow (at Sephora)
• Fenty Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer (at Sephora)
• HUDA Beauty N.Y.M.P.H. Not Your Mama’s Panty Hose All Over Body Highlighter (at Sephora)
• INC.REDIBLE You Glow Girl Body Blur (at Sephora)
• Isle of Paradise Disco Tan Instant Wash-Off Body Bronzer (at Sephora)
• James Read Tan Body Foundation Wash Off Tan (at Dermstore)
• KKW Beauty Skin Perfecting Body Foundation (at ULTA)
• Kopari Coconut Body Glow (at Sephora, ULTA or Nordstrom)
• Kora Organics Sun-Kissed Body Glow Oil (at Sephora)
• MAC Studio Face and Body Foundation (at Nordstrom)
• Make Up For Ever Body Tan Gel
• Marc Jacobs Beauty Glow Away Bronzing Coconut Body Stick (at Sephora)
• Milk Makeup Matte Bronzer (at Sephora)
• MOROCCANOIL Shimmering Body Oil (at Sephora, Nordstrom)
• Nurse Jamie California Gold Bronzer Oil (at Dermstore)
• Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Body Makeup Lotion (at Target)
• Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Body Makeup Spray (at Target)
• SOL By Jergens Tone Enhancing Body Bronzer (at Target)
• SOL DE JANEIRO Glowmotions Glow Body Oil (at Sephora)
• South Seas Skincare Island Glow Body Bronzer (at Dermstore)
• South Seas Skincare Peta Jane Dry Bronzing Oil (at Dermstore)
• Tanologist Insta Glow (at ULTA)
• The Body Shop Coconut Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil
• Urban Decay Moondust Glitter Liquid Face & Body Illuminizer (at Sephora, Nordstrom)
• Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant Skin Finish (at ULTA, Nordstrom or Dermstore)
Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing
• African Botanics Marula Shimmering Gold Oil (at Space NK, Blue Mercury): Salicylate
• Anastasia Beverly Hills Shimmer Body Oil (at Sephora, Nordstrom): Salicylate
• Bali Body BB Cream SPF15 (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen
• By Terry Tea to Tan Face & Body (at Nordstrom): Salicylate
• Dermablend Leg and Body Makeup (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen
• Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Shimmering Oil Hair & Body Spray (at Nordstrom, ULTA): Salicylate
• NARS Monoi Body Glow I (at Sephora): Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
• Patrick Ta Major Glow Body Oil (at Sephora): Salicylate
• Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Body Illuminator (at Target): Salicylate
• St. Tropez One Night Only Lotion (at Dermstore): Salicylate
• St. Tropez One Night Only Body Bronzing Mist (at Dermstore): Salicylate
• Suntegrity Skincare Staycation Botanical Face & Body Bronzing Shimmer Serum (at Dermstore): Licorice Root
• TAN-LUXE Instant Hero Illuminating Skin Perfector (at ULTA): Salicylate
• Tarte better bod bronze & contour: Salicylic Acid
• The Chemistry Brand Glow Oil: Erythulose
• Vita Liberata Beauty Blur Skin Tone Optimiser (at ULTA, Nordstrom): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing
• Australian Glow Facial Bronzing Mist (at ULTA): Retinoid
• Lorac TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer (at ULTA): Retinoid
Re: Bali body bb cream. I just purchased it as my everyday no makeup look because I read it’s safe elsewhere. Can you advise please –
Full Ingredient List
Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tapioca Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Olivate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Marine Collagen, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.
Actives: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene.
This has chemical sunscreens, so it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy
Thank you so much for posting bronzers…just in time for warm weather. Curious about my favorite tanning mousse Brazil Bronze glow bar
Hyaluronic acid (sodium hylaluronate)
Fd&c red #40
Fd&c yellow #6
Fd&c blue #1
Please go back and read this post about why I don’t think ANY sunless tanners are safe and why I will not review them.
Is this product safe? Not just for pregnancy/nursing, but in general? I’ve read that there is a cancer risk with the active ingredients in sunless tanners, but I’m hoping that’s not actually the case.
JERGENS® Natural Glow® +FIRMING Daily Moisturizer designed for Fair to Medium Skin Tones
WATER, GLYCERIN, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DIHYDROXYACETONE, PETROLATUM, MINERAL OIL, CETEARETH-20, ETHYLHEXYL ISONONANOATE, STEARETH-2, DIMETHICONE, OCTYLDODECYL MYRISTATE, STEARIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, ISOHEXADECANE, DMDM HYDANTOIN, METHYLPARABEN, BHT, PROPYLPARABEN, ETHYLPARABEN, POLYSORBATE 60, CITRIC ACID, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) WATER, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, POLYIMIDE-1, WITHANIA SOMNIFERA ROOT EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED ELASTIN, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, FUCUS VESICULOSUS EXTRACT, ERYTHRULOSE, CARAMEL.
Please read this post regarding my comments on sunless tanners. There’s a debate about liver failure with the ingredients, it’s being discussed in the derm community especially.
Is there a link to the post?
This post. And the link in the paragraph about the post with info about ingredients. But I do NOT review sunless tanners.
Was wondering if Physicians Formula’s Murumuru Butter Bronzer is safe:
Ingredients: Talc, Synthetic Sapphire, Mica, Dimethiconol Stearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Fragrance, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Lecithin, Polybutene, Tin Oxide, Tocopherol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol
May Contain: Iron Oxides, Red 7 Lake, Titanium Dioxide
It’s a powder, which you don’t need to worry about. The ingredients are fine.
Pregnancy Safe Makeup
Are the Isle of Paradise – Self Tanning Drops safe for pregnancy and/ or nursing?
Please read in the post where I specifically discuss self tanners.
Self Tanning Mousse – Is this product safe? for pregnancy
Full Ingredient List:
Water (Aqua), Propanediol, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Fragrance (Parfum), Xanthan Gum Sodium Metabisulfite, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Phosphate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hydrated Silica, Disodium Phosphate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Red 40 (CI 16035), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
Self tanners are not safe for pregnancy, please read about it in this post above.
Are these pregnancy safe bronzers safe during first trimester or should you wait until the second? I’m sorry if you answered this but I couldn’t find anywhere.
Safety isn’t determined by trimester. Anything pregnancy safe is for the entire pregnancy, and anything pregnancy safe is fine for nursing.
I have nu skin sun right glow bronzer and it contains this
Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Undecane, Tridecane, Dihydroxyacetone, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)Silylethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Persea Gratissima Oil, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Panthenol, Hydroxyproline, Proline, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 20, Tin Oxide, Sodium Ferrocyanide, Mica, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, [Caramel, CI 77891, CI 77491]. IS THIS SAFE FOR ME TO USE?
It’s fine for pregnancy and nursing
What about Lux Unfiltered brand tanners?
Face Ingredients: Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Erythrulose, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Polysorbate 80, Passiflora (Passion Fruit) Edulis Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide
Body Ingredients: Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dihydroxyacetone, Coconut Alkanes, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) OilCetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Fragrance, Glycol Palmitate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloydimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Passiflora (Passion Fruit) Edulis Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol.
Please read the post above. Sunless tanners are not safe for pregnancy and I do not review them.
I have the Amanda Harrington face mist tan which I used pre pregnancy but there are the ingredients and I’m wondering if the retinol means should avoid?
Aqua, Dihydroxyacetone, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera leaf extract), Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), CI 16035,CI 19140, CI42090, Caramel, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Ubiquinone (CQ10), Sodium Hyaluronate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado extract),Parfum, Hydrolysed Collagen Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methyl Propional, Limonene, Linalool
Please read above about self tanners. They should all be avoided in pregnancy as the only active ingredients aren’t pregnancy safe.
This should be avoided in pregnancy from the DHA, salicylate and retinoid, and in nursing due to the retinoid.
Thank you very much – I have read and been told a lot of mixed information about tan. A lot of people have said it only tans the top layer of skin and isn’t absorbed so doesn’t affect?
No, it gets absorbed into the body. It’s been well known for a long time, and that’s the reason why so many physicians recommend avoiding sunless tanners during pregnancy. More info here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy
Dennis gross alpha beta glow pads – is this safe for nursing ? Thank you !
Water, Propanediol, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, Ethoxydiglycol, Cyclodextrin, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ergocalciferol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Phospholipids, Erythrulose, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.
This post is just for bronzers and body foundations.
Your product is in this list: Pregnancy safe products from Dr. Dennis Gross
Thanks so much for this, it’s so helpful like your other posts on pregnancy safe products.
I’ve read online views that Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Body Makeup Lotion/spray are not safe for pregnancy as contain some ingredients that aren’t safe. I know you’ve included it in your ‘safe list’ and I just wanted to know how it’s different from a sunless tanner? Does it just sit on the surface of the skin as opposed to getting absorbed?
It’s a makeup that sits on the surface of the skin. Previous versions of the product had salicylate, so they weren’t safe.
St. Tropez Advanced 1 hour tan. Will this be safe for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Caramel, Propylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Melanin, Parfum (Fragrance), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, CI 14700 (Red 4), CI 19140 (Yellow 5), CI 42090 (Blue 1).
Please read the post above. Sunless tanners are not safe and I won’t review them.
Hi I’m wondering if Pestle & Mortar glow drops are safe to use during pregnancy?
Finding your blog really useful. Thanks so much.
Aqua (Water), Dihydroxyacetone, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ethoxydiglycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol
Also I’m wondering about using sudocrem I don’t see it mentioned anywhere but is it safe to use?
The ingredients in Sudocrem are:
The Sudocrem is fine for pregnancy and nursing. Please read the post above about why sunless tanners aren’t safe in pregnancy and why I DO NOT review them. That’s why this post is here, it’s for alternatives.
Thank you Christine, I really appreciate your response.
Hi There! Please can you check if the following Body Bronzer is safe to use in Pregnancy and Nursing. Thank you so much!
Elle Effect The Tint-
Aqua (water) propylene glycol caprylic/capric triglyceride glyceryl stearate stearic acid methylpropanediol triethanolamine dimethicone lecithin magnesium aluminum silicate phenoxyethanol cellulose gum butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter cocos nucifera (coconut) oil persea gratissima (avocado) oil punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil rosa canina (rose hip) fruit oil simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil tocopheryl acetate caprylyl glycol polysorbate 20 phenylpropanol product may contain: mica titanium dioxide ci 77491 (iron oxide) ci 77492 (iron oxide) ci 77499 (iron oxide).
Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing
Thank you for such a quick reply! Merry Christmas x
It is James Read Gradual Tan H20 Tan Mist Face pregnancy safe?
Aqua/Water/Eau, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Dihydroxyacetone, Glycerin, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Polysorbate 20, Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose) Flower Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, DMDM Hydantoin, Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) Flower Extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Erythrulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal.
Thank you so much!! Your website is super useful
No, please read the post above. There are no pregnancy safe self tanners.
I have written to Amanda Harrington to ask if her Face mist is safe in pregnancy, and they have answered me this:
The cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery association CTPA, state that self tanning products are safe nothing has been proven to suggest that selftan impacts the unborn child ir the mother.
Doctor, IS THIS TRUE?
FACE MIST (olive tone)
Aqua, Dihydroxyacetone, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera leaf extract), Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), CI 16035,CI 19140, CI42090, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Ubiquinone (CQ10), Sodium Hyaluronate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado extract),Parfum, Hydrolysed Collagen, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool.
Thank you. Im from Spain, Im so sorry for my bad english.
This is something that isn’t well proven in the literature and the opinion varies by country. In the EU and UK many say they’re safe. In the US most physicians say to avoid them, as we know they’re well absorbed. I’m in the US and I’m conservative about this. Why risk your baby’s health so you can be a little tanner for 4 weeks? It doesn’t make sense to me.
Discussion on sunless tanners: Sunless Tanners during pregnancy
Disagreements with brands: Why does X Brand say this product is safe but you don’t think it is safe? (or Vice Versa)
Thank you very much, and excuse me, my English is not very good and I have caused you to repeat the same thing over and over again for not reading well.
Thank you again, distrust the brand, that’s why I asked you, in Europe, gober allow brands to say that sunless, is safe due to lack of evidence to the contrary.
Thank you Doctor. I knew that I should ask you, are you an angel.
I’m glad it helped 🙂
Hiya, could you please review Om She Golden Body Bronzing Lotion. Thank so much in advance!
Ingredients: Aqua(Water), Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Stearic Acid, Prunus Amygdalus, Dulcis (Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis ( Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Centella Asiatica (Brahmi) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance(Perfum), Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, D-Limonene, Coumarin, Anise Alcohol
Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing
Hi there! Really appreciate all of your content on here, what a comprehensive site! Could you advise on:
D Bronzi Anti-Pollution Sunshine Drops?
Cocoa Extract: Rich in phytocompounds,
cocoa provides powerful antioxidant and
Platinum Peptides: These peptides help
reduce the appearance of fine lines and
wrinkles while promoting elasticity and
resilience and acting as an antioxidant for
Chronocyclin: This chronopeptide mimics the
antioxidant benefits of vitamin D for more
White Tea Extract: This ingredient contains
powerful antioxidant and anti-pollution
Vitamin F (Linoleic and Linolenic Acid): This
mix of soothing fatty acids works to improve
skin’s texture and suppleness while helping
calm signs of sensitivity.
Virgin Marula Oil: This super-absorbable oil,
high in critical antioxidants and omegas 6
and 9, helps moisturize, nourish, and
rejuvenate skin for a youthful glow.
Vitamin E: A powerful and bioavailable
vitamin that boosts skin’s environmental
defenses and helps preserve its natural lipid
Black Currant Seed Oil: This oil contains high
levels of gamma linolenic acid, which has
moisturizing and antioxidant properties.
Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Hydrogenated
Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Mica,
Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer,
Glycerin, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed
Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Theobroma
Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Caprylic/Capric
Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed
Extract, Lecithin, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-17,
Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Sorbitan
Isostearate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,
Maltodextrin, Sodium Hyaluronate
Crosspolymer, Magnolia Officinalis Bark
Extract, Glutamylamidoethyl Imidazole,
Colloidal Platinum [nano], Tocopherol,
Phenoxyethanol, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium
Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Boron
Nitride, Hexylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60,
Ethylhexylglycerin, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI
77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides),
Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate
Thank so much! Xo
Pregnancy safe products from Drunk Elephant
Hi I wanted to know if the kkw body foundation is safe for pregnancy?
Also I ran across the brand kittenish bronzer and tan oil is this safe ? I can post the information ingredients if it helps ?
I need a full ingredient list to review your product, more info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety
Apologies I posted a product on the wrong thread as I didn’t know this one was here.
I have Sally Hansen airbrush legs light and noticed it’s on the safe list, but you mentioned it contains
gluconolactone which isn’t safe in pregnancy? I’ve only worn it once for about 5 hours then washed off but is so handy to cover my pasty legs now summer is here. Is it still classed as safe as per your list above? I’ve copied all ingredients below. Is gluconolactone very harmful?
Thank you for all your information, I’m half way through my pregnancy and have used your website for so many products.
AQUA/WATER/EAU, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TALC, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, TRIBEHENIN, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, BISPEG/PPG-14/14 DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, PANTHENOL, SILICA SILYLATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLUCONOLACTONE, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT, SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, SORBIC ACID, GLYCERIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SILICA, CALCIUM GLUCONATE, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, PALMARIA PALMATA EXTRACT, [May Contain/Peut Contenir/+/-:IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), MICA].
Your version might be an updated or different version than the one I reviewed.
Thanks Christine, is it ok to use in moderation or very harmful with
Avoidance is recommended. This argue is slightly different but largely applies: But what about this % of an ingredient?
Hello! I just found your site, absolutely amazing! Can you review rhe following if you have not already:
Ulta Gradual Tan Face Drops, Ulta Bronze Glow By Morning Gradual Self Tanning Drops, Jergens Natural Glow Sunless Tanning Lotion, Loving Tan 2 Hr Express Deluxe Bronzing Mousse, L’oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted Self-Tanning Lotion.
Thank you so much! 💓
Please read the post about about self tanners in pregnancy. The sentence is bolded.
Is The Beauty Crop Glow Milk safe for pregnancy? Thank you!
Isododecane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Hydrogenated Styrene / Isoprene Copolymer, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol [+/- May Contain/Peut Contenir: Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Red Iron Oxide (CI77491), Yellow Iron Oxide (CI77492)]
Safe for pregnancy and nursing
Thank you for this incredible site!
Would you be so please let me know if Beauty by earth Self tanning lotion is ok?
Water, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Organic Shea Butter, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Organic Coconut Oil, Glycerin (Vegetable), Organic Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, Organic Pomegranate Extract, Organic Witch Hazel Extract, Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Coconut Pulp Extract, Vanilla Fruit Extract
Their facial self tanning lotion:
Water, Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Glycerin (Vegetable), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetearyl Olivate (and) Sorbitan Olivate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Organic Shea Butter, Organic Japanese Green Tea Leaf Extract, Organic Pomegranate Extract, Organic Witch Hazel Extract, Organic Cranberry Fruit Extract, Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Organic Argan Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Citric Acid, Vanilla Fruit Extract
Their tanning mousse:
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), Vegetable Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropylamine Oxide, Panthenol, *Ilex Paraguariensis (Yerba Mate) Leaf Extract, *Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, *Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, *Rosmarinus (Rosemary) Leaf Officinalis Extract, *Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, *Yucca Schidigera Root Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Essential Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Essential Oil, Farnesol (and) Linalool, Radish Root Ferment Filtrate. *Certified Organic Ingredients
Their tanning spray:
*Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Dihydroxyacetone (Derived from Sugar Beets), *Glycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Water, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Methylsulfonylmethane, *Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, *Camellia Sinesis (Green Tea) Flower Extract, *Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, *Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, *Rosmarinus Leaf Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, *Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, *Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil * Certified Organic Ingredients
None of these are safe as they are all actually self tanners and have DHA.
Thank you for this incredible site!
Would you mind telling me if this product is ok for pregnancy please?
ED HARDY Butter Me Brown DHA FREE Streak & Stain Free Bronzers 10oz
Aqua (Water), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyacrylamide, Tyrosine, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Acetyl Tyrosine, Glycerin, Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Adenosine Triphosphate, Sucrose, Caffeine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Citronellyl Methylcrotonate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, EDTA, Polysorbate 80, Parfum, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamal, Mica, Iron Oxides, Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 40 (CI 16035), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Green 5 (CI 61570)
This is fine for pregnancy and nursing 🙂
Hello! Thank you for all of the time you put into this site. I would be lost without it! Could you please take a look at this bronzer cream? Ingredients: WATER (AQUA/EAU), GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, MICA, PVP, SODIUM ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, MACROCYSTIS PYRIFERA (KELP) EXTRACT, OCTYLDODECANOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, SQUALANE, LECITHIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE (CI 77163), CI 77942, CI 77499
Safe for pregnancy and nursing
Thank you thank you for your website! I know you don’t recommend self-tanners while pregnant, but is it okay to use them while nursing? I used to use the Isle of Paradise self tanning drops before being pregnant and I’m wondering if I can again after birth. Thank you!!
Tanners are fine while nursing.
Isle of paradise page
Thank you so much for your informative website! I was wondering if these bronzers are safe:
1. Lux Unfiltered Blurring Body Glow:
Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Butylene Glycol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Squalane, Titanium Dioxide, Isododecane, Acrylates Copolymer, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl, Acetate Tocopherol Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Diheptyl Succinate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tin Oxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides
2. Selfie instant body bronzer:
Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Mannitol, Cellulose, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Mica, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Luffa Cylindrica Seed Oil.
3. Aussie Bronze tan
Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Almond) Kernel Oil*, Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E), Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma (Cacao) Seed Butter, Naturally Derived Fragrance, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, (Iron Oxide),CI 77499, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 77491, Mica, Limonene.
Thank you so much!
#1, 2 Safe for pregnancy and nursing
#3 Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to gluconolactone
Hi Doctor! Thank you so much for your site! How about melanoboost peptide sun tanning oil?
INGREDIENTS: Isopropyl Palmitate, Polysorbate 85, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Prunus armeniaca Kernel Oil, Fragrance, Octapeptide-5, Dihydroxy Methylchromonyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil.
The Dihydroxy Methylchromonyl Palmitate is a sunless tanner, I would avoid in pregnancy but ok for nursing
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