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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from 3Lab

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from 3Lab

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 3Lab as of 6/20/2020. 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 3Lab 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 3Lab

Healthy Glow Lip Balm
Perfect C Eye Treatment
Perfect Cleansing Foam
Perfect Cleansing Gel
Perfect Cleansing Scrub
Perfect Moisturizer
The Perfect Cream

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Aqua BB SPF 40: Salicylate, Licorice Root, I am unable to confirm the sunscreen ingredients but I suspect they are chemical sunscreens
M Cream: Stem Cells, Licorice Root
Perfect Beautifying Toner: Licorice Root
Perfect Body Cream: Chemical Sunscreen, Stem Cells
Perfect C Treatment Serum: Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreen, Stem Cells
Perfect Hand Cream: Licorice Root
Perfect Lips: Chemical Sunscreen
Perfect Mask: Licorice Root
Perfect Neck Cream: Licorice Root
Perfect Sunscreen SPF 50+: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Super Eye Treatment: Stem Cell, Licorice Root
Super H Serum: Stem Cell, Licorice Root
The Cream: Licorice Root
The Eye Cream: Licorice Root
The Serum: Licorice Root
WW Cream: Licorice Root
WW Eye Cream: 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.

Hydrating-Vita Cream: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Perfect Cleansing Emulsion: Retinoid

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  1. 6.18.20
    Cynthia said:

    Hello Doc !
    Do you know 3act vc melatonin serum, it is safe for pregnancy ?

    Full Ingredient List:

    Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbic Acid, Arbutin, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sorbaria Sorbifolia Bark/Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Alpinia Officinarum Root Extract, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate, Abies, Koreana Leaf Extract, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Panax, Ginseng Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera, Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Luffa Cylindrica Fruit Extract, Prunus Armeniaca, (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Prunus Serrulata Flower Extract, Lilium, Candidum Bulb Extract, Melatonin, Beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethiconol, Cyclomethicone Dimethicone, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Geranium, Maculatum Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Chamomilla Recutita, (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Oil, Styrax Benzoin Gum, Water, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-60, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tromethamine, Trehalose, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

    • 6.18.20
      Christine said:

      Sorry, this has arbutin, so avoid in pregnancy and nursing

      • 6.19.20
        Cynthia said:

        Thank you so much for your answer doc ! It’s really helpful for me . God bless you 🥰

  2. 8.16.20
    Lilia said:

    Hi, thank you for the amazing work you’re doing.
    I have a question in regards to Perfect C Eye Treatment. Love this product and have used it during pregnancy, especially given the fact that 3lab claims that their products are safe during pregnancy, but if you look way down the list it does say that retinyl palmitate is included: https://www.3lab.com/collections/eye-care/products/perfect-c-eye-treatment

    This is something I have discussed with my cosmetics consultant and she says that it’s included in a very small dosage and as a preservative more than anything else and will not have any effect on the pregnancy and the baby. I was just wondering what your take on that was. Thanks!

    • 8.16.20
      Christine said:

      The version of this that they sell at Dermstore (which is what I’ve linked above) doesn’t have that ingredient, interesting that they are selling different versions.

      There’s no way to study what amount of an ingredient is or isn’t safe. People absorb things differently through the skin, in different orders, etc. We talk about ingredients in products and not at specific amounts for that reason. I would not use the product again, and in the future I’d speak with your doctor rather than cosmetics consultant about this, OB and pediatrics receive training in this. I am leary of her advice in the future given what she said, unfortunately.

      I have info on these situations in this post:
      pregnancy beauty FAQ

      • 8.18.20
        Lilia said:

        Thank you so much for your reply! Both 3lab and icClinical for example have released statements that their products are safe during pregnancy as they are not absorbed into the blood stream. You are correct though, we have no way of knowing how each person absorbs what individually…

        • 8.18.20
          Christine said:

          Unfortunately, there’s no evidence to back up those kinds of claims. So the medical community looks at ingredients rather than brands and products, if this ingredient can be absorbed and could cause issues, then we worry about that.

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