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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

Pregnancy safe skincare can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find every pregnancy safe skincare product from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare as of 1/26/2020. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

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I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare

B3 Adaptive Superfoods Stress Repair Face Cream
Hyaluronic Marine Hydrating Modeling Mask
Sheer Mineral Sun Spray Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 Plus Protection

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Moisturizer: Salicylic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Mandelic Acid, Gycolic Acid, Willow Bark
Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel: Mandelic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
B3 Adaptive Superfoods Stress SOS Eye Cream: Licorice Root
B3 Adaptive Superfoods Stress Rescue Super Serum: Licorice Root
C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Eye Cream: Licorice Root
C + Collagen Brighten & Firm Serum: Mandelic Acid
C + Collagen Deep Cream: Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
C + Collagen Perfect SkinSet & Refresh Mist: Glycolic Acid
Clinical Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel 2-step (2 piece): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate), Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid
Dark Spot Sun Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50: Glycolic Acid
Hyaluronic Marine Dew It Right Eye Gel: Licorice Root
Hyaluronic Marine Collagen Lip Cushion: Glycolic Acid
Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster: Glycolic Acid, Salicylate
Hyaluronic Marine™ Oil-Free Moisture Cushion: Glycolic Acid
Instant Radiance Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40: Glycolic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Acne Solutions Clarifying Colloidal Sulfur Mask: Retinoid, Licorice Root, Willow Bark
All-in-One Cleanser With Toner: Retinoid
Alpha Beta Glow Pad for face – Gradual Glow: Sunless Tanner, Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark
Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum: Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Willow Bark
Alpha Beta Extra Strength Daily Peel: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Malic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Alpha Beta Glow Pad For Body: Sunless Tanner, Glycolic Acid, Retinoid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Alpha Beta Glow Pad Self Tanner for Face: Sunless Tanner, Glycolic Acid, Retinoid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Alpha Beta® Pore Perfecting & Refining Serum: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Alpha Beta® Ultra Gentle Daily Peel: Retinoid, Mandelic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Botanical Cleansing Bar with Tea Tree & Aloe: Retinoid
Clinical Concentrate Radiance Booster: Retinoid, Tartaric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Clinical Grade IPL Dark Spot Correcting Serum: Kojic Acid, Arbutin, Mandelic Acid, Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
Ferulic + Retinol Anti-Aging Moisturizer: Retinoid, Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution: Retinoid, Licorice Root, Arbutin, Willow Bark, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Ferulic + Retinol Eye Cream: Retinoid, Willow Bark (Salicylate), Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone
Ferulic + Retinol Fortifying Neck Emulsion: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid
Ferulic + Retinol Triple Correction Eye Serum: Retinoid, Arbutin, Licorice Root, Willow Bark (Salicylate), Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum: Retinoid, Mandelic Acid
Ferulic + Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Peel: Retinol, Mandelic Acid
One Step Acne Eliminating Pads: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Willow Bark

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  1. 1.30.20

    Please let me know if this moisturizer is safe for pregnancy/nursing. Thank you.

    Frankincense Intense Age-Defying Moisturiser


    Aqua (Water), Macadamia ternifolia (Macadamia) seed oil*, Behenyl olivate, Octyldodecyl olivate, Glycerin, Glycine soja (Soya) oil*, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter*, Cetearyl glucoside, Cetearyl olivate, Sorbitan olivate, Argania spinosa (Argan) kernel oil*, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed oil*, Adansonia digitata (Baobab) seed oil*, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) leafjuice powder*, Ricinus communis (Castor) seed oil*, Sodium hyaluronate, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) root extract, Caprooyl tetrapeptide-3, Trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2, Palmitoyl tripeptide-5, Gardenia jasminoides (Gardenia) meristem cell culture, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Boswellia neglecta resin oil*, Commiphora confusa resin oil*, Citrus nobilis (Mandarin) peel oil*, Citrus bergamia (Bergamot) peel oil expressed*, Citrus aurantium amara (Neroli) flower oil*, Commiphora myrrha (Myrrh) oil*, Helianthus annuus (Sunflower) seed oil*, Tocopherol, Xanthan gum, Dextran,Levulinic acid, Sodium levulinate, Potassium sorbate, Dehydroacetic acid, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

    *Organic. From essential oils. Made with 74% organic ingredients.

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

      • 4.21.20
        Christiana said:

        Hello. It’s my first pregnancy. I’m breaking out like crazy. Is Dr Dennis Gross Ultra Gentle Daily Peel safe you use to during pregnancy? Do you recommend any good. skin care for acne? Please help.


  2. 2.4.20
    Kate said:

    Yay! I have been waiting for a Dr. Dennis Gross review. I love the Daily Peel pads, but I guess will have to wait awhile before I use them. 🙂

    I found a new regimen I am really interested, if you had a quick second to glance it over I would really appreciate it.


    3-in-1 Super Cleanser: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Laurylglucosides Hydroxypropylsulfonate, Cellulose, Sodium Chloride, Diglycerin, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Xanthan Gum, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Panthenyl Triacetate,1,2HexanediolFragrance/Parfum, Hydroxypropylcellulose,Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Sorbeth-230 Tetraoleate, Sorbitan Laurate, Gellan Gum, Lauric Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Citric Acid

    Ultra Boost Moisturizing Treatment: Water/Aqua/Eau, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Diglycerin, Glycerin, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Honey Extract/Mel Extract/Extrait De Miel, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Oligopeptide-10, Tetrapeptide-16, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Lactic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Methyl Carboxymethylphenyl Aminocarboxypropylphosphonate, Tocopherol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate

    Protect + Blur Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 7.7%, Titanium Dioxide 3.2% Inactive ingredients: Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Jojoba Esters, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sea Water/Maris Aqua/Eau De Mer, Hexyl Laurate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Water, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Carnosine, Sclareolide, Zinc PCA, Fragrance/Parfum, Silica, Dimethicone/Polyglycerin-3 Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Methyl Carboxymethylphenyl Aminocarboxypropylphosphonate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Tocopherol, Sodium Citrate, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Alumina, Iron Oxides (CI 77499)

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Montmorillonite, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Heptyl Undecylenate, Kaolin, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, Diatomaceous Earth/Terre De Diatomées/Solum Diatomeae, Cetyl Alcohol, Charcoal Powder, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Fragrance/Parfum, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      The sunscreen has a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      The others are all ok for nursing and pregnancy

  3. 2.5.20
    Elizabeth said:

    Hi Dr. -are you able to let me know if the Spectralite Faceware Pro device is safe during pregnancy? I couldn’t find any info on it. Thank you so much for your time and assistance!

    • 2.7.20
      15mins said:

      Light therapy should be avoided during pregnancy

  4. 2.27.20
    Lauren said:

    Hi! Can you review dennis gross sos eye cream if it is safe for pregnancy ? Ingredients below:

    Niacinamide (B3): Essential to our body’s optimal health, Niacinamide (aka Vitamin B3) helps improve lipid barrier function to retain moisture, repair fine lines and wrinkles, and significantly reduce redness and breakouts.

    Rhodiola: A potent adaptogen that is known to have powerful healing capabilites on skin, Rhodiola helps skin cope with stress, protect skin against free radicals, and prevent water loss.

    Coffee Arabica: An antioxidant-rich superfood that contains excellent soothing properties, Coffee Arabica helps diminish under eye puffiness and dark circles while also promoting skin’s moisture retnetion to improve elasticity, leaving skin soft and smooth.

    B3Adaptive SuperFoods™ Microcapsule Complex*, Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin*, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide*, Aminobutyric Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Lepidium Meyenii (Maca) Root Extract*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract*, Cordyceps Sinensis (Mushroom) Extract*, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Fruit Extract*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract*, Asparagus Racemosus (Shatavari) Root Extract*, Trametes Versicolor (Mushroom) Extract*, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract*, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract*, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract*, Arnica Montana Flower Extract*, Squalane*, Biotin*, Lecithin*, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine*, Lysolecithin*, Beta-Sitosterol*, Ethylhexyl Palmitate*, Adenosine, Chrysin, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Ceramide NG, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Tribehenin, Maltodextrin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Pullulan, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Citrate, Phytic Acid, Polysorbate 60, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, PEG-40 Stearate, Steareth-20, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)

    • 2.27.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

  5. 5.26.20
    Helen said:


    I just wanted to say thank you so much for all the time you have put into your posts about skincare for pregnancy – it’s really helpful and so thorough! It is really useful to have so much information as a lot of the advice on the brand websites can be vague

  6. 8.27.20
    Layan said:

    Hello is the acne blemish gel safe to use during pregnancy

  7. 10.5.20
    Tharsha said:

    Is the Dr.Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway cleanser safe to use during pregnancy?

  8. 10.6.20
    TA said:

    Can you tell me if the Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway Cleanser is safe for pregnancy?

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl palmitate, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, butylene glycol, isododenecane, cetearyl isononanaote, glycerin, sodium hyaluronate, saccharide isomerate, caulerpa lentillifera extract, actinidia chinensis (kiwi) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, phytic acid, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, cucumis melo (melon) fruit extract, triethyl citrate, lactic acid, copper PCA, citric acid, sodium citrate, acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hydroxide, phenoxyethanol, pottasium sorbate, sodium benzoate.

    Thank you!

    • 10.6.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

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