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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from 3Lab

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from 3Lab
Pregnancy safe beauty products 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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from 3Lab as of 4/16/2022. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from 3Lab

Healthy Glow Lip Balm (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
Perfect Balancing Toner (at Nordstrom)
Perfect Beautifying Toner (at DermStore)
Perfect Cleansing Balm
Perfect Cleansing Emulsion
Perfect Cleansing Foam (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
Perfect Cleansing Gel (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
Perfect Cleansing Scrub (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
Perfect Lite Sunscreen SPF 30
Perfect Moisturizer (at DermStore)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Anti-Aging Cream (at Nordstrom): Licorice Root, Salicylate
Anti-Aging Eye Lift (at Nordstrom): Licorice Root, Salicylate
Anti-Aging Mask: Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Aqua BB Protect: Chemical Sunscreen
Aqua BB SPF 40 (at DermStore): Salicylate, Licorice Root
“M” Cream (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Stem Cell, Licorice Root
“M” Eye Brightening (at Nordstrom): Stem Cell, Licorice Root
“M” Serum (at Nordstrom): Stem Cell, Licorice Root
Oil Complex Brightening: Licorice Root
Perfect BB SPF40 (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Stem Cells, Licorice Root
• Perfect Body Cream (at DermStore): Stem Cells, Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreen
Perfect “C” Treatment Serum (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Stem Cell, Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreen
Perfect Cream (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Licorice Root
Perfect Hand Cream (at DermStore): Salicylate, Licorice Root
Perfect Lips (at DermStore): Chemical Sunscreen, Stem Cells
Perfect Mask (at DermStore): Licorice Root
Perfect Neck Cream (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Licorice Root
Perfect Sunscreen SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreens
Super “H” Serum (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Licorice Root, Stem Cells
Super Ampoules: Licorice Root, Stem Cells
Super Cream: Stem Cells, Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
Super Eye Treatment (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Stem Cells, Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
Super Face Serum: Stem Cells, Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
WW Cream (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Salicylate, Stem Cells, Licorice Root
WW Day SPF 40 (at Nordstrom): Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
WW Eye Cream (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Licorice Root

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Anti-Aging Oil (at Nordstrom): Bakuchiol, Malic Acid
Hydrating-Vita Cream (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Retinoid, Licorice Root
Perfect C Eye Treatment (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Retinoid

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9 Comments

  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.

  3. 4.15.22
    K said:

    Thank you for your work! Can you kindly confirm if this is safe?

    3LAB – Perfect BB SPF40 Tinted Moisturizer
    Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Fruit Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Oligopeptide-68, Sh-Polypeptide-7, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Allantoin, Beta-Glucan, Ceramide 3, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lecithin, Methicone, Hydroxyethylcellulose, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phytosterols, Silica, Sodium Oleate, Sodium PCA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Urea, Xanthan Gum, Panthenol, Potassium Hydroxide, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Boron Nitride, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, EDTA, Phenoxy
    ethanol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Fragrance

    • 4.15.22
      Christine said:

      I’m not certain if the Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture is a stem cell ingredient. Sometimes stem cells are listed this way, but not always. I would check into what the brand is claiming about stem cells in the product. My concerns are in this post: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy.

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