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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Augustinus Bader

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Augustinus Bader

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 Augustinus Bader as of 12/24/2019. 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 Augustinus Bader 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 Augustinus Bader

Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer
The Body Cream (at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus)
The Rich Cream (at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

none

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.

The Cream (at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus): Retinoid

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8 Comments

  1. 1.7.20
    Amanda said:

    Hi Doctor!

    You’ve included Augustinus Bader The Body Cream in the category of pregnancy-safe products, but their site cautions against it due to the presence of “verbena flower/leaf extract.” I’m certain you have already reviewed the ingredients and found them to meet your standards, I only ask about this particular ingredient because I happen to have a tub of this stuff in my cabinet and I’d love to be able to continue using it! Thank you so much for your time and all the new brands on your list.

    • 1.7.20
      15mins said:

      I’m not concerned about that ingredient.

  2. 11.12.20
    RS said:

    Hello,

    I see you put The Cream into the category “Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing”. In their website, though, it says “The Rich Cream and The Cream are classified as safe to use during pregnancy.
    Please note that The Cream does contain Retinyl Palmitate, this ingredient is included at a level which is classed as safe for pregnant women, however it is up to you to decide if you would like to use The Cream when pregnant, post-pregnancy and/or while breastfeeding, as it is an ingredient that some women prefer to avoid during this time.
    We would recommend consulting with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.”

    I was just told by my OB today to avoid it, but I have been using it before I was pregnant till now (I’m 15 weeks and 6 days). Should I be worried? Honestly I just had a panic moment.

    Thank you!

    • 11.12.20
      Christine said:

      First, you should know that brands and physicians don’t always agree. I have info on these situations in this post:
      pregnancy beauty FAQ. It is not uncommon for brands to claim something is safe when the mainstream medical community recommends avoidance, which is the case here. There is also info in there on if you’ve been using a product you shouldn’t be using.

      Retinoids are the biggest ingredient that we have evidence supporting their danger during pregnancy. They are directly tied to birth defects. Due to this, the medical community recommends their avoidance during pregnancy. We don’t have “cut offs” at which we know something is safe. There is no evidence to support whatever cut off they are using, and no cut offs are accepted by physicians. I can’t do a study to say 1% retinoid is safe but 2% isn’t, the study is unethical to perform. Along those same thoughts, would a higher percent be ok if you applied to only half of your face? What about if it is your body? Which trimester, but then what if you have your dates wrong? What if you have an eczema flare up and your skin is absorbing ingredients more easily? It kind of goes on and on.

      Because of those reasons, if there’s enough reason to think an ingredient is unsafe, we recommend complete avoidance. There’s not really a gradient of this, it’s an all or nothing thing.

  3. 11.13.20
    RS said:

    Hi,

    Would you please review The Cream Cleansing Gel (Augustinus Bader’s new product)? Thank you!

    Ingredients:
    AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER WATER, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, COCO GLUCOSIDE, 1, 2– HEXANEDIOL, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CARRAGEENAN, COCONUT ACID, ALCOHOL,TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, O–CYMEN–5–OL, CHOLESTEROL, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, TOCOPHEROL, ALANYL GLUTAMINE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER, ARGININE, CERAMIDE NG, CERAMIDE NP, GLYCINE, LYSINE, OLEIC ACID, PALMITIC ACID, PHENYLALANINE, PROLINE, SCENEDESMUS RUBESCENS EXTRACT, BRASSICA ALBA OIL, DISODIUM EDTA, OLIGOPEPTIDE–177, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM ASCORBATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE

    • 11.13.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  4. 11.27.20
    laura said:

    Hello, thank you for your amazing work. Please could you review the Augustinus Bader The Cleansing Balm. Many thanks! x

    Ingredients:
    The Cleansing Balm combines our patented skincare technology with high-potency, clean and nourishing skin hydrators in an innovative indulgence to support the health and resilience of your complexion.

    TFC8®: A complex of natural amino acids, high-grade vitamins and synthesized molecules naturally found in skin, which guides key nutrients and powerful natural ingredients to the skin cells, creating an optimal environment for the body’s innate processes of repair and renewal.

    Avocado-Olive Fruit Oil Complex: A multifunctional plant complex. Stimulates skin’s natural defenses, minimizing the effects of external aggressors and helping to prevent signs of premature aging.

    Vitamin E: A powerful, restorative skin conditioner. Effectively supports barrier function to optimize hydration levels while protecting the complexion from environmental aggressors.

    Squalane: A clean, plant-derived humectant. This intensely hydrating oil effectively attracts and retains moisture for supple, radiant skin with greater bounceback.

    Formulated for all skin types. Formulated without irritants or allergens. Vegan.

    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Squalane, C10-18Triglycerides, Phytosterols, Bisabolol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Oleate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Water/ Aqua, Lecithin (Soybean), Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, Butylene Glycol, Arginine, Phenylalanine, Glycine, Lysine, Sisymbrium Irio Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Oligopeptide-4, Oligopeptide-177.

    • 11.27.20
      Christine said:

      It’s ok for both pregnancy and nursing