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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from First Aid Beauty

What First Aid Beauty products are ok to use while pregnant?

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 pregnancy safe products from First Aid Beauty as of 4/13/2020. 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.

Please note, it can take up to an hour to review the ingredient lists of each product. I review with my own list of pregnancy safe criteria. I obtain my ingredient lists from the brands and major retailers (typically Nordstrom and Sephora), and I review the US versions. Please do not ask me to re-review the same products over and over, I do not have the time to do so, and many people have been rude about this. For more brands, please head over to the list of pregnancy safe products.

Pregnancy Safe Products from First Aid Beauty

• None

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

5 IN 1 BOUNCY MASK (at ULTA): Licorice Root
DETOX EYE ROLLER (at ULTA): Licorice Root
EYE DUTY TRIPLE REMEDY A.M. GEL CREAM (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
EYE DUTY TRIPLE REMEDY IN FAIR MEDIUM (at Sephora, ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
• Eye Duty Triple Remedy Overnight Balm (at Sephora): Licorice Root
FAB AID ULTRA REPAIR CREAM: Licorice Root
FAB SKIN LAB RESURFACING LIQUID 10% AHA (at Sephora, ULTA): Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Licorice Root
FACE CLEANSER (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
FACIAL RADIANCE AHA INTENSIVE PEEL (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root, Salicylic Acid
• Facial Radiance Illuminating Moisturizer (at ULTA): Licorice Root
FACIAL RADIANCE PADS (at Sephora, ULTA): Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
FACIAL RADIANCE POLISH (at Sephora, ULTA): Willow Bark, Licorice Root
HELLO FAB BENDY AVOCADO CONCEALER (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
HELLO FAB COCONUT SKIN SMOOTHIE PRIMING MOISTURIZER (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
HELLO FAB COCONUT WATER CREAM (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
HELLO FAB GINGER & TURMERIC VITAMIN C JELLY MASK (at Sephora): Licorice Root
HELLO FAB PORES BE GONE MATTE PRIMER WITH FIG EXTRACT (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root, Salicylic Acid
KP BUMP ERASER BODY SCRUB 10% AHA (at Sephora, ULTA): Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root, Willow Bark
PURE SKIN CONDITIONING EYE MAKEUP REMOVER (at ULTA): Licorice Root
PURE SKIN GENTLE FOAMING FACE CLEANSER WITH AMINO ACIDS: Licorice Root
SKIN RESCUE ACNE CLEARING PADS WITH WHITE CLAY (at Sephora, ULTA): Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark
SKIN RESCUE DAILY FACE CREAM (at Sephora): Licorice Root
SKIN RESCUE DEEP CLEANSER WITH RED CLAY (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
• Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer (at Sephora): Licorice Root
SKIN RESCUE PURIFYING MASK WITH RED CLAY (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR BARRIAIR CREAM (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR BODY SCRUB CUCUMBER MELON: Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark, Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR BODY SCRUB GRAPEFRUIT: Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark, Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION (at Sephora): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION COCONUT LIME: Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION CUCUMBER MELON (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION GRAPEFRUIT: Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION HONEYSUCKLE): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION JASMINE: Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION MANGO (at ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION ROSEMARY MINT (at Sephora): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION VANILLA: Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR CREAM INTENSE HYDRATION WHITE TEA & APRICOT: Licorice Root
• Ultra Repair Cream Intense Therapy (at ULTA): Licorice Root
• Ultra Repair Cream Pink Grapefruit (at ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR FACE MOISTURIZER (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR HYALURONIC HYDRATING PRIMER (at ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR HYDRA-FIRM SLEEPING CREAM (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR HYDRATING SERUM (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR INSTANT OATMEAL MASK (at ULTA): Licorice Root
• Ultra Repair Intensive Lip Balm (at ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR LIP THERAPY (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR LIQUID RECOVERY: Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR OIL-CONTROL MOISTURIZER (at Sephora): Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR TINTED MOISTURIZER SPF 30 (at Sephora, ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
ULTRA REPAIR WILD OAT HYDRATING TONER (at Sephora): Licorice Root, Salicylate
WEIGHTLESS LIQUID MINERAL SUNSCREEN WITH ZINC OXIDE SPF 30 (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root

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.

5 IN 1 EYE CREAM (at Sephora, ULTA): Arbutin, Licorice Root
5 IN 1 FACE CREAM SPF 30 (at Sephora, ULTA): Arbutin, Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreen
FAB PHARMA ARNICA RELIEF & RESCUE MASK (at Sephora): Cannabis, Licorice Root
FAB PHARMA OAT & HEMP MULTI-FIX SALVE (at Sephora): Cannabis, Licorice Root
FAB SKIN LAB RETINOL EYE CREAM WITH TRIPLE HYALURONIC ACID (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid
FAB SKIN LAB RETINOL SERUM 0.25% PURE CONCENTRATE (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid
ULTRA REPAIR OAT & HEMP SEED DRY OIL (at Sephora, ULTA): Hemp, Licorice Root

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33 Comments

  1. 1.2.19
    Lisa said:

    Glad to see your posts again. I hope you and your family had a great holiday season.

    • 1.2.19
      15mins said:

      Thanks! I’ve been super busy at work and with my girls. I haven’t had any time to post at all, I’m hoping to be better about that, but I need to sort out a few issues on the site, the pregnancy series has become crazy popular but needs to be reorganized. Let me know if there are any topics you’d like see covered!

  2. 1.15.19
    Bethany Cooper said:

    I can’t seem to find if this is pregnancy safe:

    Tarte Mermaid Skin H2O Hyaluronic serum

    Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, hydroxyethylcellulose, sodium hyaluronate, disodium EDTA, sodium nitrate, algae extract, calcium pantothenate, glycerin, phenoxyethanol.

    • 1.16.19
      15mins said:

      this is fine

  3. 3.5.19
    Gabriela said:

    Hi! Is it okay to use licorice root extract / FAB products while nursing? 🙂
    I’m in my last month of pregnancy, with a huge stash of FAB products just waiting to be used.

    • 3.5.19
      15mins said:

      Licorice root is fine while nursing 🙂

  4. 3.25.19
    Taye said:

    Hi! Your page has been so helpful as I attempt to revamp my beauty and skin care products. I saw you removed all FAB products due to licorice extract. I recently received the FAB radiance pads in my Ipsy bag. I didnt see licorice in the ingredients. Can you be my second pair of eyes? I’ve been looking for a good exfoliator outside of my ACV and the FAB pads looked promising.

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Chrysanthemum Parthenium Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 20, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Citrus Nobilis Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Peel Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, EDTA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

    • 3.25.19
      15mins said:

      This one has glycolic acid to avoid during pregnancy as well, but the licorice root is the Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract

      • 3.26.19
        Taye said:

        Awwww man!!! Thank you!!!

  5. 4.30.19
    Holly said:

    Hi Dr. –

    Can you review this FAB product for nursing purpose? Thanks.

    FIRST AID BEAUTY
    Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal Mask
    -Colloidal Oatmeal: Helps calm and soothe dry or distressed skin.
    -Bisabolol: Helps soothe and calm skin.
    -Shea Butter: An emollient rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids; helps moisturize and protect the skin barrier.
    -Sea Buckthorn: A botanical extract rich in antioxidants, helps calm and condition skin.

    Water, Colloidal Oatmeal, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Lactobacillus Ferment, Polysorbate 20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Decyl Glucoside, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Polysorbate 60, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Edta, Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Vanillin, Avena Sativa Kernel Extract, Zingiber, Officinale Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate.

    • 5.1.19
      15mins said:

      It’s fine for nursing, it’s just the licorice root that is of concern for pregnancy. This is a huge favorite of mine, it smells so good!

  6. 6.24.19
    Mariam said:

    Hey 🙂 your page has been of massive help to me! Thank you so much!!
    I was wondering if you have a list for The Body Shop as well?

    And I have the ingredients for a cellulite cream below, please tel me if it’s safe. Thanks again!!

    “Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Cera Alba, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pinus Sibirica Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-6 EstersPS, Trimethylcyclohexyl Butylcarbamate, Pinus Sibirica Seed OilWH, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil*,Sodium Polyacrylate, Rubus Chamaemorus Fruit Extract, Empetrum Nigrum Fruit Juice*, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Pinus Pumila Needle ExtractWH, Abies Sibirica Needle ExtractWH, Juniperus Sibirica Needle ExtractWH, ippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil*, Salvia Officinalis Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.”

    • 6.24.19
      15mins said:

      I’ve been working on the Body Shop, soon!
      I would avoid this while pregnant due to the salicylate. It’s ok for nursing

  7. 7.7.19
    Rachel Diamond said:

    Hi there, thank you for all of the effort you put into this site! Is the following product pregnancy safe?

    First Aid Beauty Eye Duty Triple Remedy AM Gel Cream

    Aqua (Water, Eau), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Cyclopentasiloxane, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Darutoside, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 60, Polysilicone-11, Maris Aqua (Sea Water, Eau de Mer), Sorbitan Isostearate, Carbomer, Sodium Lactate, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate.

    • 7.9.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this while pregnant due to the licorice root extract. It is ok for nursing.

  8. 7.31.19
    Yanisha Velazquez said:

    Does this mean that first aid beauty products are not good to use while pregnant? Because I stopped using them and I started to use fresh brand skin care .

    • 7.31.19
      15mins said:

      I don’t think that licorice root is safe to use while pregnant based on the physicians I’ve talked to and their opinions. I do have a separate post on pregnancy safe from products from Fresh

      • 8.1.19
        Yanisha Velazquez said:

        Thank you so much

  9. 8.27.19
    Kari said:

    Hello! Your site has eased so much anxiety for me. Thank you for your hardwork. I am nursing and looking for a moisturizer with SPF in it. I have sensitive skin and love FAB products. What are your thoughts on their 5 in 1 moisturizer? I know mineral sunscreen is best but I’m having a hard time finding one that isnt greasy and works with my skin.

    ALL INGREDIENTS
    Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 5.6%, Octocrylene 7.5%, Zinc Oxide 4.8% Inactive Ingredients:, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Caprylyl Methicone, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Phenyl Methicone, Enteromorpha Compressa Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Bisabolol, Alpha Arbutin, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Polysilicone-11, Methicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydroxethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate, Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol

  10. 9.15.19
    Sanjeet said:

    Hey Doc!

    I noticed you did not have a section for Oneka Elements. Are these safe?

    Unscented body wash
    Ingredients: purified water, organic blend of Calendula officinalis (marigold), Arctium lappa (burdock root), Salvia sclarea (clary sage), Urtica dioica, (nettle leaves), Taraxacum officinale (dandelion), decyl glucoside, coco glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, vegetable glycerin, Cannabis sativa (hemp seed oil), panthenol (Vitamin B5), guar gum, citric acid, polyaminopropyl biguanide.

    Unscented shampoo
    Ingredients: purified water, organic blend of Calendula officinalis (marigold), Arctium lappa (burdock root), Salvia sclarea (clary sage), Urtica dioica (nettle leaves), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), Taraxacum officinale (dandelion), Equisetum arvense (horsetail), decyl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, vegetable glycerin, Cannabis sativa (hemp seed oil), panthenol (Vitamin B5), guar gum, citric acid, polyaminopropyl biguanide.

    Unscented conditioner
    Ingredients: purified water, organic blend of Arctium lappa (burdock root), Salvia sclarea (clary sage), Urtica dioica (nettle leaves), Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary), Taraxacum officinale (dandelion), Equisetum arvense (horsetail), Simmondisa chinensis (jojoba oil), Cannabis sativa (hemp seed oil), alpha-tocopheryl acetate (Vitamin E), Oriza sativa (rice protein), panthenol (Vitamin B5), cetyl alcohol (plant-derived), polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate, polyaminopropyl biguanide.

    • 9.16.19
      15mins said:

      These products all contain hemp, which I won’t state is safe for sure. Here’s my little blurb that I share about it:

      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 some hemp or 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.

  11. 11.10.19
    Caitlyn said:

    Hey! I was wondering if this dry oil was safe to use while pregnant?

    • 11.10.19
      Caitlyn said:

      Alcohol, Artificial Colorants, Artificial Fragrance, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, Parabens, Petrolatum, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Sulfates, Talc, Formaldehydes, Oxybenzone, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclocarbon, Ethanol, Ethyl Alcohol, Denatured Alcohol, Methanol, N-Butyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, SD Alcohol

      • 11.10.19
        15mins said:

        Sorry this has a chemical sunscreen, I would avoid it while pregnant, but ok for nursing

  12. 2.8.20
    Jane said:

    There’s a conflict on this eye cream though. I think you mention here that it’s fine https://www.15minutebeauty.com/pregnancy-skin-care-routine-changes.html

    • 2.9.20
      15mins said:

      Yes, that used to be the one product from FAB that was ok. But there was a reformulation I think. I always have the most up to date posts under the brands, that’s why I say to refer to the brand posts, I don’t go back to fix those other posts.

  13. 4.14.20
    Sonia said:

    Hi Doc,
    Did the cleanser formulation for FAB change from 2017? I remember using it in 2017 and it wasn’t listed as unsafe for pregnancy on your site back then.

    • 4.14.20
      15mins said:

      It’s been listed as unsafe since I added licorice root to the list of things to avoid, which likely was about then. They’ve always had licorice root in all of their products.

  14. 7.29.20
    Sarah said:

    Hi! First aid beauty has a product call Weightless Liquid Mineral Sunscreen with spf 30. One of my favourite YouTuber recommended this product. I’m wondering if this sunscreen is safe for pregnancy.
    Thank you so much for reading my message.
    Here is the ingredients list:
    Active: Zinc Oxide 16.8%.
    Inactive: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua (Water, Eau), Isododecane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Tetradecane, Cetyl Diglyceryl Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)Silylethyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Poly-Decene, Dimethicone, Polypropylene, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Alteromonas Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sorbitan Oleate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Tridecane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Acrylates Copolymer, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Dimethicone Crosspol-Ymer, Octyldodecanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Lecithin, Isostearic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Hexadecene, Butylene Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Magnesium Oxide, Alumina, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides).

    • 7.29.20
      Christine said:

      This is already in the list above under ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

      • 7.31.20
        Sarah said:

        Ohoh Thank you so much!!

  15. 8.12.20
    Eph A. said:

    Just a heartfelt thank you for taking the time to do all this. I have found so many of the products I use and am considering using on here. It’s such a relief to know what is ok. So helpful. Thanks a million!