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.