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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from AHAVA

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from AHAVA
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 AHAVA as of 4/29/2022. 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.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from AHAVA

Activating Smoothing Essence
Advanced Deep Wrinkle Cream
Age Control Brightening & Renewal Serum
Age Control Even Tone Essence
Age Control Even Tone Sleeping Cream
All-In-One Toning Cleanser
Brightening & Hydrating Facial Treatment Mask
Caressing Body Sorbet
Crystal Osmoter X6™ Smoothing Cream
D-MEDIC Foot Cream
Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter™ X6 Facial Serum
Dead Sea Osmoter™ Concentrate Serum
Dead Sea Osmoter™ Eye Concentrate
Dermud Intensive Body Lotion
Dermud Intensive Foot Cream
Dermud Intensive Hand Cream
Dry Oil Body Mist – Cactus & Pink Pepper
Dry Oil Body Mist – Mandarin & Cedarwood
Essential Day Moisturizer – Combination Skin
Essential Day Moisturizer – Normal To Dry Skin
Extreme Day Cream
Extreme Firming Eye Cream
Extreme Firming Neck & Décolleté Cream
Eye Make-up Remover
Facial Mud Exfoliator
Facial Renewal Peel
Gentle Eye Cream
Men’s Exfoliating Cleansing Gel
Mineral Body Exfoliator
Mineral Body Lotion – Cactus & Pink Pepper
Mineral Body Lotion – Spring Blossom
Mineral Botanic Cream Wash – Hibiscus & Fig
Mineral Hand Cream – Cactus & Pink Pepper
Mineral Hand Cream – Spring Blossom
Mineral Radiance Cleansing Gel
Mineral Radiance Instant Detox Mud Mask
Mineral Radiance Overnight De‑Stressing Cream
Mineral Shower Gel
Mineral Shower Gel – Mandarin & Cedarwood
Mineral Shower Gel – Sea-Kissed
Mineral Shower Gel – Spring Blossom
Mineral Toning Water
Moisturizing Dead Sea Salt Soap
pRetinol™ Cream
pRetinol™ Serum
Probiotic Body Lotion
Probiotic Hand Cream
Purifying Dead Sea Mud Soap
Purifying Mud Mask
Refreshing Cleansing Gel
Softening Butter Dead Sea Salt Scrub

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

24k Gold Mineral Mud Mask: Salicylate
Active Moisture Gel Cream: Salicylate
Age Control Brightening and Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream: Licorice Root
Age Control Even Tone Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF20: Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate, Salicylic Acid
CC Cream Color Correction Skin Protection SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Clearing Facial Treatment Mask: Licorice Root
Dark Circles & Uplift Eye Treatment: Licorice Root
Dead Sea Osmoter™ Concentrate Supreme Hydration Cream: Salicylate
Dermud Nourishing Body Cream: Salicylate
Dry Oil Body Mist – Sea-Kissed: Salicylate
Enzyme Facial Peel: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Extreme Night Treatment: Salicylate
Extreme Radiance Lifting Mask: Licorice Root
Hyaluronic Acid 24/7 Cream: Salicylate
Hyaluronic Acid Leave On Mask: Salicylate
Hyaluronic Acid Serum: Salicylate
Hydration Cream Mask: Salicylate
Mineral Body Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Mineral Body Lotion – Sea-Kissed: Salicylate
Mineral Foot Cream: Salicylate
Mineral Hand Cream: Salicylate
Mineral Hand Cream – Sea Kissed: Salicylate
Osmoter™ Concentrate Smoothing Lotion: Salicylate
Probiotic Foot Cream: Salicylic Acid
SEBO Facial Balm Cream: Licorice Root
SEBO Facial Cleansing Gel: Licorice Root
SKINPRO Calming Facial Moisturizer: Licorice Root
SKINPRO Gentle Cleansing Gel: Licorice Root
Uplift Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF20: Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylates
Uplift Night Cream: Salicylate
X-ZEM Hand Cream: Licorice Root

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Night Replenisher – Normal To Dry Skin: 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

          • 11.27.22
            Brittany said:

            Thank you so much for tackling this! Is this the same one as listed under the safe for pregnancy and nursing list? What is the chemical sunscreen ingredient called? I’d like to look for it in my other products now as well.

          • 11.28.22
            Christine said:

            The chemical sunscreen is Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

  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

  7. 5.16.22
    Amanda Healey said:

    Will you please check this one:
    Deadsea Water Mineral Hand Cream Cactus & Pink Pepper
    Ingredients: Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Ceteareth-30, Propanediol (Corn Derived), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water),Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Allantoin, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol.

    • 5.16.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 7.7.22
    Lindsay said:

    Hi! You have the extreme night treatment on both the ok and not ok list. Would you be able to advise if it’s safe for pregnancy?

    • 7.8.22
      Christine said:

      They used to have 2 slightly different versions, strangely enough. It looks like they got rid of the safe one, it’s redirecting to the non-safe version now.

  9. 6.17.23
    Bridget said:

    Hi there! Curious if Ahava’s Liquid Dead Sea Salt is considered pregnancy/nursing safe:

    Maris Aqua (dead sea water/osmoter), aqua (mineral spring water), polysorbate 20, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, hydroxyethylcelluloae, PVP, citrus grandis (grapefruit) peel oil, tocopheryl (vitamin E), acetate, dunaliella salina (dead sea alga) extract, hydrogenated polydecene, arginine.

    Thanks for your help!

    • 6.18.23
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing