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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from AHAVA

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from AHAVA

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 AHAVA as of 6/21/2020. 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 AHAVA 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 AHAVA

Activating Smoothing Essence
Advanced Deep Wrinkle Cream
Age Control Brightening & Renewal Serum (at ULTA)
Age Control Even Tone Essence
Age Control Even Tone Sleeping Cream
All-In-One Toning Cleanser
Almond Body Lotion
Brightening & Hydrating Facial Treatment Mask
Caressing Body Sorbet (at ULTA)
Coconut Body Lotion
Coconut Body Salt Scrub
Coconut Hand Cream
D-MEDIC Foot Cream
D-MEDIC Foot Gel-Scrub
Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 Facial Serum (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate (at ULTA)
Dead Sea Osmoter Eye Concentrate (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Dead Sea Osmoter™ Eye Mask
Deep Wrinkle Filler
Dermud Intensive Body Lotion (at ULTA)
Dunaliella Algae Peel-Off Mask (at ULTA)
• Dry Oil Body Mist (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Dry Oil Body Mist – Cactus & Pink Pepper (at ULTA)
Dry Oil Body Mist – Mandarin & Cedarwood
Dry Oil Body Mist – Prickly Pear & Moringa (at Dermstore)
Essential Day Moisturizer – Combination Skin (at ULTA)
Extreme Day Cream (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Extreme Firming Eye Cream (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Extreme Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream (at ULTA)
Eye Make-up Remover
Facial Mud Exfoliator (at ULTA)
Facial Renewal Peel (at ULTA)
Firming Body Cream (at Dermstore)
Gentle Eye Cream (at ULTA)
Lavender Body Lotion
Lavender Body Salt Scrub
Lavender Hand Cream
Liquid Dead Sea Salt (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Magnesium Rich Deodorant
• Mineral Bath Salt – Eucalyptus (at Dermstore and ULTA)
• Mineral Bath Salt – Lavender (at ULTA)
Mineral Body Exfoliator (at ULTA)
Mineral Body Lotion – Cactus & Pink Pepper (at ULTA)
Mineral Body Lotion – Prickly Pear & Moringa (at ULTA)
Mineral Body Lotion – Spring Blossom (at ULTA)
Mineral Body Shaper Cellulite Control (at Dermstore)
Mineral Botanic Cream Wash – Hibiscus & Fig (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Mineral Foot Cream (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Mineral Hand Cream – Cactus & Pink Pepper (at ULTA)
Mineral Hand Cream – Mandarin & Cedarwood
Mineral Hand Cream – Spring Blossom (at ULTA)
Mineral Radiance Cleansing Gel (at ULTA)
Mineral Radiance Instant Detox Mud Mask
Mineral Radiance Overnight De-Stressing Cream (at ULTA)
Mineral Shower Gel (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Mineral Shower Gel Mandarin & Cedarwood (at ULTA)
Mineral Shower Gel Sea-Kissed (at ULTA)
Mineral Toning Water
Moisturizing Dead Sea Salt Soap (at Dermstore)
Natural 32 Oz Dead Sea Bath Salt (at ULTA)
Natural Dead Sea Body Mud (at Dermstore at ULTA)
Overnight Deep Wrinkle Mask
Purifying Dead Sea Mud Soap (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Purifying Mud Mask (at Dermstore and ULTA)
Purifying Mud Sheet Mask
Refreshing Cleansing Gel
Rose Body Lotion
SEBO Facial Balm Cream
Shower & Bath Oil (at ULTA)
• Softening Butter Salt Scrub (at Dermstore)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask (at ULTA): Salicylate
Active Moisture Gel Cream: Salicylate
Age Control Brightening and Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream (at ULTA): Licorice Root
• Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer SPF 20 (at Dermstore and ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate, Salicylic Acid
Age Perfecting Hand Cream Broad Spectrum SPF15 (at Dermstore and ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Aloe Vera Foot Cream: Salicylate, Salicylic Acid
Aloe Vera Body Lotion: Salicylate
Aloe Vera Body Salt Scrub: Salicylate
Aloe Vera Hand Cream: Salicylate
Clearing Facial Treatment Mask (at ULTA): Licorice Root
Dark Circles & Uplift Eye Treatment: Licorice Root
Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate Even Tone Serum: Licorice Root
Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate Supreme Hydration Cream: Salicylate
Dermud Intensive Foot Cream (at Dermstore and ULTA): Salicylate
Dermud Intensive Hand Cream (at ULTA): Salicylate
Dermud Nourishing Body Cream (at ULTA): Salicylate
Dry Oil Body Mist – Sea-Kissed (at Dermstore at ULTA): Salicylate
Essential Day Moisturizer – Normal To Dry (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen
Essential Moisturizing Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF15 (at Dermstore): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Extreme Lotion Daily Firmness & Protection Broad Spectrum SPF30 (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen
Extreme Night Treatment (at Dermstore and ULTA): Salicylate
Extreme Radiance Lifting Mask (at ULTA): Licorice Root
Gentle Facial Cleansing Foam: Licorice Root
Hydration Cream Mask (at ULTA): Salicylate
Mineral Body Lotion (at Dermstore and ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Mineral Body Lotion – Sea-Kissed (at ULTA): Salicylate
Mineral Botanic Body Lotion – Hibiscus & Fig (at Dermstore and ULTA): Salicylate
• Mineral Hand Cream (at Dermstore and ULTA): Salicylate
Mineral Hand Cream – Sea-Kissed (at Dermstore and ULTA): Salicylate
Mineral Radiance Energizing Day Cream SPF 15 (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
PSO Scalp Cream Mask: Licorice Root
PSO Shampoo: Licorice Root
Roll-On Mineral Deodorant (at Dermstore): Salicylate
SEBO Facial Cleansing Gel: Licorice Root
SKINPRO Calming Facial Moisturizer: Licorice Root
SKINPRO Gentle Cleansing Gel: Licorice Root
TOPIC Body Cleansing Foam: Licorice Root
TOPIC Body Cream: Licorice Root
Uplift Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF20 (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Uplift Night Cream (at Dermstore and ULTA): Salicylate
X-ZEM Hand 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.

Night Replenisher – Normal To Dry Skin (at Dermstore and ULTA): Retinoid

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  1. 1.4.20
    Jenny said:


    I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp. It’s been getting worse after I got pregnant and I’m so desperate. Would you please be able to tell me if this probiotic soap is safe to use during pregnancy?

    Thank you so much in advance.

    *Probiotic Soap*

    Contains Lemon and Tea Tree oil as well as lemongrass – offering a powerful antifungal cleansing action. Also contains the Candida Freedom Formula of Bacillus Coagulans, Aloe Vera and Alpa Lipoic Acid
    Candida Freedom Probiotic Soap is made in small batches and contains no synthetic fragrances, colors, lathering agents or preservatives and is 100% biodegradable
    Strong enough to cut through dirt and grime, powerful enough to maintain healthy skin and assist with relieving skin discomfort, but gentle enough to use as a face soap as well as a daily bar soap
    Contains Olive, coconut and palm oils. Essentials oils including tea tree, lemon and lemongrass. Candida Freedom Formula (bacillus coagulans, aloe Vera, alpa lipoic acid)

    Thank you!

    • 1.5.20
      15mins said:

      I’m sorry, I can’t tell as this is a featured ingredients list and not a full ingredient list. I know for sure that head and shoulders green apple shampoo is safe while pregnant. The zinc does wonders for my Sub Derm, I put it only on the area affected and leave it there while conditioner sits on my hair for a few minutes. I hope that helps!

  2. 4.24.20
    Crystal L Crane said:

    What about Dead Sea Essentials by Ahava Lavender Scented Bath Salts for nursing?
    Dead Sea salt, Fragrance, Linalool, Hexyl cinnamal
    Thank you!

    • 4.25.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing and pregnancy

  3. 7.27.20
    Stephanie said:

    Hi! I see the following product on the ok for nursing not pregnancy list. However the ingredients are different on the product I have then what has been linked above so I was curious is this safe for use while pregnant? Thanks!

    Ahava time to hydrate essential day moisturizer for normal to dry skin (an IPSY exclusive)

    Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol (Corn derived), Glycerin, Peg-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Tristearate, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Sodium Benzoate, Allantoin, Urea, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Alanine, Glycine, Magnesium Aspartate, Creatine

    • 7.27.20
      Christine said:

      Your version is ok for both pregnancy and nursing
      Sometimes they’ll have a formula change and it takes a while for things to catch up

  4. 12.1.20
    Maria Stocks said:

    Good afternoon Doc,

    Would you please advise if this is safe for pregnancy/nursing when you get the chance?

    Thank you so much.

    Ahava Superfood Kale & Turmeric Smoothing Body Lotion
    Ingredients: Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol (Corn Derived), Ceteareth-30, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Phosphate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Phosphate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid Salt), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Leaf Extract, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water/Osmoter).

    • 12.1.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

      • 5.19.21
        Carrie said:

        Hi! Can you please evaluate AHAVA’s time to hydrate essential day moisturizer (Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropylmyristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Propanediol(Corn derived Glycol), Alanine & Creatine & Glycerin & Glycine & Magnesium Aspartate & Saccharide Hydrolysate & Urea, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Peg-40 Stearate, Sorbitan Tristearate, Caprylyl Glycol & Chlorphenesin & Phenoxyethanol, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool) thank you!!

        • 5.19.21
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen

  5. 6.7.21
    Renáta Jánoki said:


    I’m looking for this AHAVA product.
    Thanks a lot, Renata


    Water / Aqua , Isohexadecane eo , Cyclomethicone eo I h I szil 0 0 , Propanediol h , Hamamelis Virginiana Flower Water , Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate ti , Phenyl Trimethicone szil , PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil ti I eu , Propylene Glycol h , Trideceth-9 ti I eu , Water / Aqua , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Aminomethyl Propanediol , Allantoin gy 0 0 , Parfum/Fragrance i , Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate ta , Peg-4 Laurate ti I eu , Peg-4 Dilaurate eu , PEG-4 h , Methylisothiazolinone ta , Maris Aqua h , Dunaliella Salina Extract , Hydrogenated Polydecene eo , Glycerin h 0 0 , Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) Fruit Extract

    • 6.7.21
      Christine said:

      There are many misspellings and extra letters in this list, I am wondering if I even am missing large parts. I don’t feel comfortable answering based on this list.

  6. 8.9.21
    Shannon said:

    Hello Dr!

    Is this safe?

    Time To Clear Refreshing Cleansing Gel

    Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Water), Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Allantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate & PEG-4 Laurate & PEG-4 Dilaurate & PEG-4, Methylisothiazolinone & Aqua (Water), Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract & Propylene Glycol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool.

    • 8.10.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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