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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Avene

Pregnancy safe products from Avene

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 every pregnancy safe skincare product from Avene as of 5/27/2019. 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.

Please note, it can take up to an hour to review the ingredient lists of each product. I review with my own list of pregnancy safe criteria. I obtain my ingredient lists from the brands and major retailers (typically Nordstrom and Sephora), and I review the US versions. Please do not ask me to re-review the same products over and over, I do not have the time to do so, and many people have been rude about this. For more brands, please head over to the list of pregnancy safe products.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Avene

3 in 1 Make-up Remover
Antirougeurs Calm Soothing Repair Mask
Antirougeurs CLEAN Redness-relief Refreshing Cleansing Lotion
Antirougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate
A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum
A-Oxitive Antioxidant Water Cream
A-Oxitive SOS Antioxidant Sheet Mask
Cicalfate Lips Restorative Lip Cream
Cicalfate Post-Procedure
Cicalfate Restorative Hand Cream
Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream
Clean-Ac Soothing Cream
Cleanance Cleansing Gel for Face and Body
Cleanance Expert
Cleansing Foam
Cold Cream
Cold Cream Concentrated Hand Cream
Cold Cream Lip Balm
Cold Cream Lip Butter
Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion
Extremely Rich Compensating Cream
Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover
Gentle Milk Cleanser
Gentle Scrub – Body
Gentle Toning Lotion
High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50
Hydrance Light Hydrating Cream
Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum
Hydrance Rich Hydrating Cream
Intense Eye Make-up Remover
Micellar Lotion
Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+
Moisturizing Melt-in Balm
Oil-Free Gel Cleanser
PhysioLift DAY Smoothing Cream
PhysioLift DAY Smoothing Emulsion
PhysioLift Serum
Rich Compensating Cream
Skin Care Oil
Skin Recovery Cream
Skin Recovery Cream – Rich
Soothing Eye Contour Cream
Soothing Moisture Mask
Soothing Sheet Mask
Thermal Spring Water
Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+
Tolerance Extreme Cleansing Lotion
Tolerance Extreme Cream
Tolerance Extreme Emulsion
Tolerance Extreme Mask
TriAcneal DAY Mattifying Lotion
Trixera Nutrition Nutri-fluid Balm
Trixera Nutrition Nutri-fluid Cleanser
Trixera Nutrition Nutri-fluid Lotion
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Balm
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil
XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream
XeraCalm A.D Ultra-Rich Cleansing Bar

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

After-Sun Repair Creamy Gel: Licorice Root
Akerat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream: Salicylic Acid
Antirougeurs Day Redness-Relief Soothing Cream SPF 25: Chemical Sunscreen
Care for Sensitive Lips: Licorice Root
Clean-Ac Soothing Cleansing Cream: Salicylic Acid
Cleanance Mask: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid
Cleanance MAT Mattifying Emulsion: Salicylic Acid
Cleanance MAT Mattifying Toner: Salicylic Acid
Gentle Exfoliating Ge: Salicylate
Hydrance Optimale SPF 25: Chemical Sunscreen
Hydrating Sunscreen Balm SPF 50+: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Mattifying Fluid: Licorice Root

Moisturizing Self-Tanning Silky Gel: Sunless Tanner

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.

PhysioLift EYES Wrinkles: Retinoid
PhysioLift NIGHT Smoothing Night Balm: Retinoid
Retrinal 0.05 Cream: Retinoid
Retrinal 0.1 Intensive Cream: Retinoid
RetrinAL ADVANCED Wrinkle Corrector: Retinoid
RetrinAL DAY Cream: Retinoid
Retrinal EYES: Retinoid
TriAcneal NIGHT Smoothing Lotion: Retinoid
YstheAL Anti-Wrinkle Cream: Retinoid
YstheAL Eye and Lip Contour Care: Retinoid
YstheAL Anti-Wrinkle Lotion: Retinoid

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  1. 5.28.19
    Karolina said:

    Dear Doctor,

    may I ask you to review if I may use this rose body oil when I am pregnant:

    Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Brassica Campestris Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Vegetable Oil, Tocopherol, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Vegetable Oil, Tocopherol, Parfum, Rosa Centifolia Flower, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Citral

    and this clay face mask:

    Aqua, Glycerin, Amylose, Kaolin, Betaine, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Aqua, Glycerin, Quercus Robur Bark Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Aqua, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80, Xanthan Gum, Parfum

    thank you for your time and kind help,

    Best Regards,
    Karolina

  2. 5.30.19
    Gia said:

    Hi Dr. – can you please note as to why the Avene Micellar Lotion/Water is not safe for pregnancy, but OK for nursing? It didn’t have a specific ingredient noted next to them as the other products listed do.

    Many thanks!

    Gia

    • 5.30.19
      15mins said:

      That’s just a copy and paste error, I write these lists in HTML because it is faster but it’s an eye boggling mess in the editor, so sometimes I think I’m in the right spot when I paste in the product name, but i’m not! That’s why I paste in the name and then immediately type out what the ingredients are, on occasion I put things in the wrong spot. I missed fixing this one. It’s safe!

      • 5.31.19
        Gia said:

        OK great – thanks so much for clarifying! Your posts have been extremely helpful throughout my pregnancy <3

  3. 6.4.19
    Lulu G said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    A friend gifted this sunscreen for me. Can you please review? Thank you!

    Avene Very High Protection Mineral Lotion SPF 50+

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. CYCLOMETHICONE. GLYCERIN. POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE. C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE. CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE. HEXYL LAURATE. ALUMINA. WATER (AQUA). STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492). IRON OXIDES (CI 77491). OCTYLDODECANOL. PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE. SODIUM CHLORIDE. SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE. SORBIC ACID. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. XANTHAN GUM

    • 6.4.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  4. 6.6.19
    Angeline Cheong said:

    Dear Dr Christine
    May I have your review for Avene’s HYDRANCE OPTIMALE AQUA CREAM-IN-GEL. I think it’s a fairly new product and I can’t seem to find it in your list (pardon me if I missed it ). I’m 14 weeks pregnant now and have been using this product. Thanks a lot! Really love your site ! Ingredient list below.

    WATER (AQUA). BUTYLENE GLYCOL. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. PROPANEDIOL. SQUALANE. GLYCERIN.POLYGLYCERYL-10 MYRISTATE. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). BETAINE. CETYL PALMITATE. DIMETHICONE. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. BEHENYL ALCOHOL. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CARBOMER.CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL (CUCURBITA PEPO SEED OIL). FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). GLYCERYL STEARATE SE. HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES. LECITHIN. MYRTUS COMMUNIS LEAF EXTRACT. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL (PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL). PHENOXYETHANOL. POLOXAMER 188. POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE. SODIUM HYALURONATE. SODIUM METHYL STEAROYL TAURATE. SORBITAN STEARATE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE.

    • 6.7.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

      • 6.8.19
        Angeline Cheong said:

        Thank you very much !

  5. 6.8.19
    Kelly said:

    Hi Doctor, may I have your review on this product please? I am wondering if this is still for pregnancy. Thank you so much!!

    Sunplay Skin Aqua UV Watery Gel SPF 50 PA+++:

    Ectoin, Citric Acid, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Fragrance, Xanthan Gum, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Polysorbate 60, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Sodium Citrate, Methylisothiazolinone, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate, Silica, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Arachidyl Glucoside, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, water.

    • 6.8.19
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, so I wouldn’t use it while pregnant. Ok for nursing though.

      • 6.12.19
        Kelly said:

        Thank you so much!

  6. 6.10.19
    Giang said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    A friend gifted this Avene DermAbsolu Day Cream 40ml for me. Can you please review? Thank you!

    https://www.avene.com.au/face/anti-ageing/dermabsolu-range/dermabsolu-defining-day-cream

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA) PENTAERYTHRITYL TRACAPRYLATE/TETRACAPRATE GLYCERIN COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE TRIBEHENIN PEG-20 ESTERS BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER) METHYL GLUCETH-20 DIMETHICONE GLYCERYL LINOLEATE BAKUCHIOL BEHENYL ALCOHOL BIS-PEG-12 DIMETHICONE BEESWAX POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL (SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS SEED OIL) BEHENIC ACID BENZOIC ACID CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE CAPRYLYL GLYCOL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER DISODIUM EDTA FRAGRANCE (PARFUM) GLYCERYL LINOLENATE GLYCERYL OLEATE GLYCERYL PALMITATE GLYCERYL STEARATE GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL (GLYCINE SOJA OIL) HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL) HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER MICA PEG-7 TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE COCONUT ETHER PROPYLENE GLYCOL SILICA SODIUM HYDROXIDE SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) TOCOPHEROL TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE TRIBEHENIN VANILLA TAHITENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT WATER (AQUA)

    • 6.10.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  7. 6.12.19
    Kelly said:

    Dear Doctor,

    May I ask you to review this product please? Nu Skin Epoch Baobab Body Butter. Is this product safe to use during pregnancy?

    Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Isononyl Isononanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Myristyl Myristate, Stearic Acid, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Caprylic/Capric/Stearic Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Adansonia Digitata Pulp Extract,* Centella Asiatica Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Polyacrylamide, Carbomer, Laureth-7, Butylene Glycol, C13-14 Isoparafin, Xanthan Gum, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum)

    • 6.12.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me 🙂

  8. 7.2.19
    Lynn said:

    Dear Doctor,

    Would like to know if Avene Cleanance Skin Refining Serum is safe to use?

    WATER (AQUA); BUTYLENE GLYCOL; ALCOHOL; DIMETHICONE; GLYCERIN; PENTYLENE GLYCOL; AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA); PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL; 1,2-HEXANEDIOL; ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER; ALGIN; CAPRYLYL GLYCOL; CARBOMER; ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN; FRAGRANCE (PARFUM); GLYCERYL LAURATE; LENS ESCULENTA (LENTIL) SEED EXTRACT (LENS ESCULENTA SEED EXTRACT); PAPAIN; PHENOXYETHANOL; POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE; SILICA; SODIUM BENZOATE.

    Thank you!

    • 7.2.19
      15mins said:

      This looks fine to me

  9. 7.23.19
    Joan D said:

    Hi Dr Christine

    Is this safe for pregnancy? Thanks!

    Avene SPF 50+ Sunscreen Spray for Children

    Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua). Octocrylene. Glycerin. C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Water (Aqua). Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol [Nano]. Titanium Dioxyde. Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Diisopropyl Adipate. Dicaprylyl Ether. Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine. Cetearyl Isononanoate. Cyclopentasiloxane. Lauryl Glucoside. Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate. Cyclohexasiloxane. Dimethicone.Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. Caprylyl Glycol. Citric Acid. Decyl Glucoside. Disodium Edta. Propylene Glycol. Silica. Sorbic Acid. Tocopherol.Tocopheryl Glucoside. Xanthan Gum.

    • 7.24.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, I would avoid this due to the chemical sunscreens

      • 7.26.19
        Joan D said:

        thanks for the advice 🙂

  10. 8.2.19
    Veron See said:

    Hi is this sunscreen safe for pregnancy?

    Cleanance Sunscreen SPF 50+: 

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO]. WATER (AQUA). DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. SILICA. DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
    POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES. GLYCERYL LAURATE. VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. BENZOIC ACID. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. GLYCERYL STEARATE. OXOTHIAZOLIDINE. PEG-100 STEARATE. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. SODIUM BENZOATE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. XANTHAN GUM. ZINC GLUCONATE

    • 8.2.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid it during pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreens

  11. 8.7.19
    Divya said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Im 7 months pregnant could you please suggest if i can use the below product:
    Avène TriAcéal EXPERT
    The list of ingredients are:

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. ISODODECANE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. GLYCERIN. GLYCERYL STEARATE. PEG-100 STEARATE. WATER (AQUA). POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. ALGIN. ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL. ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE. BEHENYL ALCOHOL. BHT. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL LINSEEDATE. CARBOMER. DISODIUM EDTA. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE. HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER. PAPAIN. PEG-7 TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE COCONUT ETHER. POTASSIUM SORBATE. RED 33 (CI 17200). RETINAL. SODIUM HYDROXIDE. SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE.

    • 8.13.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the retinoid. Many would avoid it during nursing as well, if you’re being more conservative.

  12. 8.24.19
    Katherine said:

    Hello Dr., is this Avene sunscreen safe during pregnancy and nursing: Ultra-light hydrating sunscreen lotion 50 face. Ingredientes: AVOBENZONE (3%), HOMOSALATE (13%), OCTISALATE (5%), OCTOCRYLENE (10%)
    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, ISODODECANE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, ISOHEXADECANE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE, POLYESTER-7, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCRYLENE, POLYESTER-8, SORBITOL, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, STEARETH-2, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, XANTHAN GUM, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DISTEARATE, LECITHIN, OLEIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, STEARETH-100, MANNAN, P-ANISIC ACID

    Thank you!

    • 8.25.19
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreens

      • 8.25.19
        Katherine said:

        Thank you very much! 🙂

  13. 8.25.19
    Katherine said:

    Hello Dr., can you please tell me if Avene Mineral light mattifying sunscreen lotion 50 is safe to use during pregnancy? Thank you!
    Ingredientes: ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:TITANIUM DIOXIDE (5.5%), ZINC OXIDE (8%).

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, GLYCERIN, SILICA, STYRENE ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, ISOSTEARYL ISOSTERATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, POLYESTER-7, NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, STEARETH-100, PHENOXYETHANOL, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DISTEARATE, P-ANISIC ACID, GLYCERYL LAURATE, CAPRYLOL GLYCINE, STEARETH-2, POLYACTYLAMIDE, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, SORBITOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, ZINC GLUCONATE, TOCOPHERYL, ISOSTEATIC ACID, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ALUMINA, METHICONE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SARCOSINE, DISODIUM EDTA, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, MANNAN, XANTHAN GUM, CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM BARK EXTRACT, LAURETH-7, LECITHIN, IRON OXIDE, OLEIC ACID.

    KEY INGREDIENTS

    Titanium Dioxide (5.5%) and Zinc Oxide (8%) provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 50+ protection
    Monolaurin helps reduce excess oil and shine
    Zinc Gluconate helps soothe irritation and redness
    Vitamin E provides powerful antioxidant protection against free radicals

    • 8.26.19
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate that I would avoid during pregnancy. Sorry!

      • 8.26.19
        Katherine said:

        Thank you! This is really helpful!

  14. 9.8.19
    Kyle said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Im extremely grateful for the work you are doing..Can you please tell me if i can use the following product during 3 rd trimester of my pregnancy and during nursing since i live in a extreme humid place and my pores are getting bigger and bigger everyday because of too much of oiliness on my face..
    Its a korean product and says its safe to use during pregnancy and nursing but i want to take ur advice

    The product is Slurp Niacid
    Ingredients list is:

    pharmacuetical transDermal{Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Tranexamic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana Extract, Sodium Guaiazulene Sulfonate}distillated

    Link : https://slurp.co.kr/products/niacid

    • 9.8.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the snail secretion (it’s mostly just an unknown, no data that it is bad), but the willow bark is considered a salicylate and needs to be avoided during pregnancy. It is ok for nursing.
      I would look into a Clarisonic actually. It can be used with your regular face wash, but the sonic cleaning action has been shown to help clear pores more than other cleaning actions, and it gently exfoliates the skin.

      • 9.10.19
        Kyle said:

        Thabk you so much

  15. 10.14.19
    Jane said:

    The PhysioLift Eyes Wrinkles contains Retinaldehyde but is currently under your “Pregnancy Safe” list. Could they have reformulated since you last reviewed it? I included the full ingredients below for easy reference.

    WATER, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, GLYCERIN, ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, PPG-15 STEARYL ETHER, CETYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DIMETHICONE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT, BHT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CETEARETH-33, DISODIUM EDTA, RETINAL, SODIUM DEXTRAN SULFATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, XANTHAN GUM

    Thank you!!

    • 10.14.19
      15mins said:

      I’m glad you caught that! I do go through line by line, but I’m always worried I’m going to catch some ingredients (in case my eyes go all buggy) and I search for a set number of terms to catch these things, and “ret” (to catch the beginning of different retinoid chemicals) is one of them. I didn’t catch this one, I just moved it down to the correct category. I could have been reformulated, or sometimes the ingredient lists online just aren’t correct 🙁 That’s why I recommend checking your products too. Thank you for your help!

  16. 11.4.19
    Jasmine said:

    Hi Doctor, I have this cream sunscreen from Avene and was wondering if it is safe for pregnancy / nursing. Could you help to review please? Thank you!

    Avene Very High Protection Fragrance Free Cream SPF 50+

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO].
    WATER (AQUA). CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. GLYCERIN. SILICA. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. BENZOIC ACID. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. CARBOMER. DISODIUM EDTA. GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). OXOTHIAZOLIDINE. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. SODIUM BENZOATE. SODIUM HYDROXIDE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. XANTHAN GUM.

    • 11.5.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the chemical sunscreens. It’s ok for nursing

  17. 11.7.19
    Baisakhi said:

    Hello doctor,
    May i have your review on below products , it seems cater to asian market

    1.Avene Bright’Intense Brightening Essence
    Avene thermal spring water (avene aqua), Coco-caprylate/caprate, Water (aqua), Polymethyl methacrylate, Glycerin, Ascorbyl glucoside, C30-45 alkyldimethylsilyl, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Arachidyl alcohol, Arachidyl glucoside, Behenyl alcohol, Butylene glycol, Caprylyl glycol, Citric acid, Disodium edta, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil (helianthus annuus seed oil), Hydrolyzed conchiolin protein, Hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, Isohexadecane, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Sclerotium gum, Silica, Sodium citrate, Sodium hydroxide, Sorbitan isostearate, Titanium dioxide (ci 77891), Tocopherol, Undaria pinnatifida extract

    2.
    Avene Bright’Intense Brightening Emulsion

    Avene thermal spring water (avene aqua), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Water (aqua), Methyl gluceth-20, Hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, 1,2-hexanediol, Ascorbyl glucoside, C30-45 alkyldimethylsilyl polypropylsilsesquioxane, Tribehenin peg-20 esters, Sodium polyacrylate, Behenic acid, Butylene glycol, Citric acid, Disodium edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed conchiolin protein, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Sclerotium gum, Silica, Sodium citrate, Sodium hydroxide, Titanium dioxide (ci 77891), Tocopherol, Tribehenin, Undaria pinnatifida extract

    3.

    Avene Day Protector Tinted Cream 30 SPF

    Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua). Dicaprylyl Carbonate. Coco-Caprylate/Caprate. C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Titanium Dioxide [Nano]. Glycerin. Ethylhexyl Salicylate. Nylon-12. Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate. Dimethicone. Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine. Water (Aqua). Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol [Nano]. Silica. Methyl Gluceth-20. Disteardimonium Hectorite. Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate. Benzoic Acid. Beta-Sitosterol. C30-45 Alkyl Methicone. C30-45 Olefin. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. Caprylyl Glycol. Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil). Decyl Glucoside. Dimethicone Crosspolymer. Disodium Edta. Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (Glycine Soja Seed Extract). Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil). Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides. Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), (Ci 77491), (Ci 77499). Lecithin. Mica. Peg-32. Peg-400. Poloxamer 188. Propylene Glycol. Sodium Chloride. Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate. Tocopherol. Tocopheryl Glucoside. Xanthan Gum.

    • 11.10.19
      15mins said:

      #1 and 2 are pregnancy and nursing safe
      #3 has chemical sunscreens and a salicylate, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  18. 11.16.19
    H chan said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Your website have been most useful navigating all the different brands safe for us pregnant women. Thank you for your all your time and help. I just purchased the Avene Very High Protection Emulsion SPF 50. I have mistaken this product over the mineral one previously mentioned. Please help review if it is safe. Thanks so much.

    Active ingredients

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO]. WATER (AQUA). CETEARYL ISONONANOATE. DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. FRAGRANCE (parfum).
    GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE.
    GLYCERYL LAURATE. HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES. HYDROGENATED PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES. PROPYLENE GLYCOL SILCA. SODIUM HYDROXIDE. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. XANTHAN GUM.

    • 11.16.19
      15mins said:

      Not safe for pregnancy with the chemical sunscreens, but ok for nursing

      • 11.16.19
        H Chan said:

        Yikes been using it for three days. Ok must avoid it or give it away. Thank you!!!!!

  19. 12.23.19
    Georgia said:

    Avene cold cream lip balm has Stearic Acid is that safe for pregnancy. Thanking you again in advance

    • 12.23.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, it’s fine. It’s a fatty acid, it’s found in things like shea butter. It isn’t an acid.

  20. 12.25.19
    Brenda said:

    Hello! I have been using the Avene Tolerance Extreme Emulsion light texture and I noticed in Canada the ingredients are labelled a little differently! Just checking to make sure it’s all still ok while pregnant. Thank you so much!

    Aqua, squalane, behenyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, sodium acrylates/c10-30, alkyl acrylate crosspolymer

    • 12.25.19
      15mins said:

      Looks fine to me!

  21. 12.27.19
    A said:

    Hi, is this pregnancy safe?

    Thank you!!

    ** Avene very high protection Mineral Fluid SPF50+

    Zinc Oxide [Nano],Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua),Titanium Dioxide [Nano],Coco-Caprylate/Caprate,Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate,Isopropyl Palmitate,Isodecyl Neopentanoate,Isododecane,Isohexadecane,Ptfe,Triethylhexanoin,Dicaprylyl Ether,Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate,Alumina,Stearic Acid,Caprylyl Glycol,Peg-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer,Silica,Benzoic Acid,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Disodium Edta,Disteardimonium Hectorite,Glyceryl Behenate,Glyceryl Dibehenate,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil),Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate,Polyamide-3,Sodium Chloride,Tocopherol,Tocopheryl Glucoside,Tribehenin,Triethoxycaprylylsilane,Water (Aqua).

    • 12.28.19
      15mins said:

      Looks good!

  22. 12.29.19
    Julie said:

    Hello,

    Is this sunscreen safe for pregnancy?

    Avène Sunscreen Lotion Face & Body SPF50+ 100ml

    Water (avene thermal spring water). Octocrylene. Dicaprylyl ether. Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol [nano]. Cyclopentasiloxane. Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane . Cetearyl isononanoate. Glycerin. Titanium dioxide [nano]. Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine. C12-15 alkyl benzoate. Diisopropyl adipate. Potassium cetyl phosphate. Stearyl alcohol. Cyclohexasiloxane. Vp/eicosene copolymer. Caprylic/capric triglyceride. Caprylyl glycol. Decyl glucoside. Dimethicone. Disodium edta. Fragrance (parfum). Glyceryl behenate. Glyceryl dibehenate. Propylene glycol. Silica. Sorbic acid. Tocopherol. Tocopheryl glucoside. Tribehenin. Xanthan gum.

    Thank you!

    • 12.29.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens. ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  23. 1.28.20
    Aline said:

    Hi Dr. Could you please tell me if Avène Cleanance Hydra Soothing Cream is safe for pregnancy?

    Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed oil (Carthamus Tinctorius Seed oil), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Peg-12, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Linoleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crospolymer, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Linolenate, Glyceryl Oleate, Glyceryl Palmitate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum

    Best regards,

    Aline

    • 1.28.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  24. 3.15.20
    KIA said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Could you please review this serum? I could not find it on your list. Thank you!
    Avene Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum 30ml
    Link: https://www.aveneusa.com/hydrance-optimale-hydrating-serum
    Ingridients:

    AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER, METHYL GLUCETH-20, PEG-12, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, PROPYLENE GLYCOL CETETH-3 ACETATE, POLYACRYLAMIDE, ALCOHOL, BENZOIC ACID, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, FRAGRANCE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, LAURETH-7, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, SODIUM ACETATE, SODIUM DNA, TETRASODIUM EDTA.

    • 3.15.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  25. 3.30.20
    Caroline Gorge said:

    Hi Dr Christine,

    I’m desperately looking for a tinted moisturiser with SPF and I’m very hopeful about this one (fingers crossed).
    I can see thanks to hard work that the Avène Mineral Fluid SPF50 is ok for pregnancy, but what about its tinted version which has different ingredients?

    Avène Tinted Mineral Fluid SPF50.

    Zinc Oxide [Nano], Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Titanium Dioxide [Nano], Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, PTFE, Triethylexanoin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77492) (CI77491) (CI77499), Mica, Aluminia, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-45/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Silica, Benzoic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Behenate, Gylceryl Dibehenate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-butyl, Hydroxyhydrocin-Namate, Polyamide-3, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Tocopheryl Tocopheryl Glucoside, Tribehenin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water (Aqua),

    Thank you so much!

    Caroline

    • 3.30.20
      15mins said:

      This one is ok!

  26. 4.23.20
    Yvonne said:

    Dear Doctor,

    Thank you for the very comprehensive list. I was wondering if you could kindly take a look at this Avene Sunscreen (and also if sunscreen is an absolute mask if Im working indoors in front of a computer for almost 10 hours a day?).

    Given I’m from Singapore, Asia, I’m not sure if the range of Avene sunscreen available might be different.

    AVENE CREAM FRAGRANCE-FREE SPF 50+
    Ingredients:
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA).
    C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE.
    COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE.
    METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO].
    WATER (AQUA).
    CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE.
    BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE.
    DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE.
    GLYCERIN.
    SILICA.
    BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE.
    POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE.
    DECYL GLUCOSIDE.
    1,2-HEXANEDIOL.
    VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER.
    ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER.
    BENZOIC ACID.
    BUTYLENE GLYCOL.
    CARBOMER.
    DISODIUM EDTA.
    GLYCERYL BEHENATE.
    GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE.
    HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). OXOTHIAZOLIDINE.
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL.
    SODIUM BENZOATE.
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
    TOCOPHEROL.
    TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE.
    TRIBEHENIN.
    XANTHAN GUM.

    Thank you very much.

    Regards,
    Yvonne

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 4.24.20
        Yvonne said:

        Thank you Doctor.

  27. 4.24.20
    Yvonne said:

    Dear Doctor,

    I am based in Singapore and found that some Avene products of the same name (range) do carry very different ingredients. Kindly review in this is safe for pregnancy?

    HYDRANCE RICH HYDRATING CREAM
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA).
    MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM).
    GLYCERIN.
    ISOHEXADECANE.
    DIMETHICONE.
    CETEARYL ALCOHOL.
    CARTHAMUS. TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL (CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL).
    ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE.
    TRIETHYLHEXANOIN.
    GLYCERYL STEARATE.
    PEG-100 STEARATE.
    1,2-HEXANEDIOL.
    BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER (BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER). CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE.
    BENZOIC ACID.
    BETA-SITOSTEROL.
    BHT.
    DISODIUM EDTA.
    FRAGRANCE (PARFUM).
    POLYACRYLATE-13.
    POLYISOBUTENE.
    POLYSORBATE 20.
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE.
    SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE.
    WATER (AQUA).
    XANTHAN GUM.

    Much appreciated, thank you.

    • 4.25.20
      15mins said:

      This looks fine. Some brands change their ingredients quite a bit for different regions. I’m in the US, so make sure you double check everything I linked to, I’m glad you did this time!

      • 4.26.20
        Yvonne said:

        Yes glad I took the time to compare just in case.

        Thank you Doctor! 🙂

  28. 4.30.20
    Ioana said:

    Hello Cristine, would you be so kind to review the Hydrance Light Spf 30 sunscreen emulsion? Does it contain chemical sunscreen? Is it safe for pregnancy?
    Thank you!
    https://www.avene.co.uk/face/daily-care/hydrance-dehydrated-skin/hydrance-uv-light-hydrating-emulsion-spf30

    • 4.30.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreens

  29. 5.3.20
    Ioana said:

    Dear Christine,

    What do you think about METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO], is it safe to use during pregnancy or for SPF for 3 year old children? Most all of Avene SPF products contain this ingredient. C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE is also very used in their products.
    Thank you very much!!

    • 5.3.20
      15mins said:

      C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE is a conditioning agent that helps hold everything together that is fine for a kid and during pregnancy.
      METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL is Tinosorb M, a chemical sunscreen. That should be avoided during pregnancy but it is fine for a 3 yo. It should be avoided for kids under 12 months.

  30. 5.7.20
    Pinar said:

    Dear Doctor,
    Your website is my number 1 website! I would like to thank you sincerely…
    May I ask you to review if I may use this cleansing bar during pregnancy?
    Avene Trixera Cold Cream ultra rich cleansing bar (face and body)
    Ingredients: SODIUM COCOYL ISETHIONATE, STEARIC ACID, SODIUM LAURATE, SODIUM STEARATE, PARAFFIN, SODIUM MYRISTATE, WATER (AAQUA), FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), PEG-45 PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA), BEESWAX (CERA ALBA), CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUDUM), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI77891), TOCOPHERYL ACETATE.

    • 5.7.20
      15mins said:

      This looks ok for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

      • 5.8.20
        Pinar said:

        Thank you a lot 🙂

  31. 5.31.20
    MJ said:

    Dear Doctor,

    Good day! I wish to check whether these two avene products are safe. I am a nursing mom. 🙂

    1) AVENE Cleanance Expert (Soin-Emulsion)
    Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Isohexadecane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Algin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii Butter), Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol Linseedate, Carbomer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dipotassium Phosphate, Disodium Edta, Disodium Phosphate, Fragrance (Parfum), Glyceryl Laurate, Papain, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbet, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Isostearate, Water (Aqua).

    2) Cleanance Oil Control – Lotion matifiante
    Avène Thermal Spring Water, Dipropylene glycol sd alcohol 39-c (Alcohol denat), zinc gluconate, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil (cucurbita pepo seed oil), peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, ppg-26-buteth-26, silica, stearalkonium hectorite, water (aqua)

    Thank you for your time. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    • 5.31.20
      15mins said:

      Both look ok for pregnancy and nursing. Note the first is already in the list above.

      • 6.1.20
        MJ said:

        Thank you very much, Doctor. Sorry I missed out the Cleanance Expert.
        This site has been very helpful to me, my friends and family.

  32. 6.2.20
    Andriana P. said:

    Hi Dr. Christine

    I found the Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+ approved on your site, however i crosschecked the ingredients on the US site you suggest to the EU site and ingredients are slightly different (as you have mentioned can happen!!). I am pregnant.

    May I ask you to check the european ingredients?

    ZINC OXIDE [NANO]. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE. ISOPROPYL PALMITATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. ISODODECANE. ISOHEXADECANE. PTFE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. DICAPRYLYL ETHER. PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE. ALUMINA. STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER. SILICA. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE. GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. POLYAMIDE-3. SODIUM CHLORIDE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. WATER (AQUA).

    Thanking you for all this work!

    Kind Regards,
    Andriana

    • 6.3.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine

      • 6.4.20
        Andriana P. said:

        Thank you! i have now found my face sunscreen thanks to you!

        Also for my pregnancy i am looking for something for body.

        Is this pregnancy safe?

        Avene very high protection mineral lotion 50+

        AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM
        DIOXIDE [NANO]. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. C12-15
        ALKYL BENZOATE. GLYCERIN. CYCLOPENTASILOXANE. POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE.
        CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE. HEXYL LAURATE. ALUMINA.
        WATER (AQUA). CYCLOHEXASILOXANE. STEARIC ACID. C30-45 ALKYL
        METHICONE. C30-45 OLEFIN. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL
        GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492)(CI 77491). OCTYLDODECANOL.
        PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE.
        SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE. SODIUM CHLORIDE. SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE.
        SORBIC ACID. TALC. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TOCOPHERYL
        GLUCOSIDE. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. XANTHAN GUM.

        Thank you Dr. – forever grateful!

        Kind Regards,
        Andriana

        • 6.4.20
          15mins said:

          This is fine for pregnancy and nursing.

  33. 6.4.20
    Tina said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I found your website very helpful when I am searching for information about skin care during pregnancy. May I know AVENE Hydrance Hydrating Sleeping Mask is fine to use during pregnancy, it’s quite a new product.

    Ingridents:
    AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). GLYCERIN. PENTYLENE GLYCOL. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. DIMETHICONE. ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. BETAINE. METHYL GLUCETH-20. POLYGLYCERYL-10 MURISTATE. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. BHT, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE. C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE. C14-22 ALCOHLS. CARBOMER. CITRIC ACID. CUCURBITA PEPO (PUMPKIN) SEED OIL (CUCURBITA PEPO SEED OIL). FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). PHYTOSTEROLS. POTASSIUMHYDROXIDE. SODIUM CITRATE. SODIUM DEXTRAN SULFATE. SODIUM HYA;URONATE. SQUALANE. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. WATER (AQUA).

    Many thanks!

    • 6.5.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for pregnancy and nursing

  34. 6.7.20
    Amanda said:

    Hi Doctor!

    Thank you for the incredible resource both for checking our favorite products as well as introducing us to new ones!

    I’ve purchased a version of Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream and there seem to be a couple of different formulations. Would you be able to check this ingredient list? The Dermstore link seems to be down else I’d cross-check that one…

    Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Glycerin, Zinc Oxide, Propylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-2-Sesquiisostearate, Peg-22/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Aluminum Sucrose Octasulfate, Aluminum Stearate, Beeswax, Copper Sulfate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Microcrystalline Wax, Zinc Sulfate

    Cheers!
    Amanda

    • 6.7.20
      15mins said:

      This looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  35. 8.17.20
    jan said:

    is avene physiolift all in one aquagel creme safe?
    ingredients:
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). GLYCERIN. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRACAPRYLATE/TETRACAPRATE. SQUALANE. POLYGLYCERYL-10 MYRISTATE. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT. BETAINE. BHT. BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CARAMEL. COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL. DIMETHICONE. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER. METHYL GLUCETH-20. PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE. PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL (PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL). PHENOXYETHANOL. POLYSORBATE 60. POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE. SODIUM HYALURONATE. SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIDECETH-6. WATER (AQUA). XANTHAN GUM. YELLOW 6 (CI 15985).

    • 8.17.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

      • 8.18.20
        jan said:

        Thanks so much Dr!!

        I didn’t see Avene Hydrance Lotion and Avene soapless foaming gel on your list- are they safe too? Thanks do much for your time!

        • 8.18.20
          Christine said:

          I have currently reviewed all product ingredient lists from this brand that I have access to. I require a full ingredient list to review your product, more info here:
          why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety

          • 8.20.20
            jan said:

            1) Avene soapless foaming gel:
            Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Disodium Cocamphodiacetate, Sodium Chloride, Lauryl Betaine, Glycerin, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Citric Acid, Cocamide Mipa, Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate.

            2) Avene hydrance lotion (intense)

            AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA); GLYCERIN; METHYL GLUCETH-20; PENTYLENE GLYCOL; 1,2-HEXANEDIOL; BETAINE; CITRIC ACID; DISODIUM EDTA; FRAGRANCE (PARFUM); HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE; ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE; PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL; PHYTOSTEROLS; SODIUM CITRATE; SODIUM HYALURONATE; SQUALANE; TREHALOSE; TRIETHYLHEXANOIN; WATER (AQUA); XANTHAN GUM

            thanks so much🙏🏻

          • 8.20.20
            Christine said:

            Both look ok for pregnancy and nursing

          • 8.20.20
            Jan said:

            dear Dr,

            Thanks in advance for your time. We don’t have some of the products you mentioned in asia, can i check the following:

            Avene Very high protection mineral cream sunscreen:
            AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. GLYCERIN. CYCLOPENTASILOXANE. POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE. CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE. HEXYL LAURATE. ALUMINA. C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE. WATER (AQUA). C30-45 OLEFIN. CYCLOHEXASILOXANE. STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) (CI 77491). OCTYLDODECANOL. PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE. SODIUM CHLORIDE. SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE. SORBIC ACID. TALC. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. XANTHAN GUM.

          • 8.20.20
            Christine said:

            Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  36. 8.22.20
    Monika said:

    Hi there , there is no information regarding Cleanance mattifying sunscreen SPF 50. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

  37. 8.25.20
    Pavlina said:

    Is Avene’s Très Haute Protection Fluide 50+ safe for pregnancy?
    Ingredients
    Fluid SPF 50+:
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO]. WATER (AQUA). DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. SILICA. DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE. BUTYL ETHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES. VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. BENZOIC ACID. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. GLYCERYL STEARATE. OXOTHIAZOLIDINE. PEG-100 STEARATE. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. SODIUM BENZOATE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. XANTHAN GUM.

    • 8.25.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  38. 8.25.20
    Pavlina said:

    Dear doctor is the following cream suitable for pregnancy: VERY HIGH PROTECTION FLUID SPF 50+

    Ingredients:
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO]. WATER (AQUA). DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. SILICA. DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE. BUTYL ETHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. 1,2-HEXANEDIOL. C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES. VP/EICOSENE COPOLYMER. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. BENZOIC ACID. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. GLYCERYL STEARATE. OXOTHIAZOLIDINE. PEG-100 STEARATE. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. SODIUM BENZOATE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. XANTHAN GUM.

    Thank you

    • 8.25.20
      Christine said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens. Ok for nursing though

  39. 9.2.20
    swathi said:

    Hi doc can i use the below product during pregnancy ?

    thanks!!

    Avène
    Mineral Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50+

    Ingredients:
    Active: Titanium Dioxide 11.4%, Zinc Oxide 14.6%.

    Inactive: Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isododecane, Isohexadecane, Ptfe, Triethylhexanoin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Peg-30/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, Silica, Benzoic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium Edta, Disteadimonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polyamide-3, Sodium Chloride, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Glucoside, Tribehenin, Triethoxycaprylsilane.

    • 9.2.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  40. 9.10.20
    Jess said:

    Is Avene Comedomed (or Concentrate) safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients:

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA), ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PEG-6, GLYCERIN, SILYBUM MARIANUM FRUIT EXTRACT, SILICA, POLYACRYLATE-13, POLYISOBUTENE, POLYSORBATE 20, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, WATER (AQUA)

    • 9.10.20
      Christine said:

      Looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

  41. 9.17.20
    Kerient said:

    Hello Doctor,
    could you please tell me if this is safe for pregnancy?

    Avene Couvrance Concealer Stick Yellow

    DIISOSTEARYL MALATE. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). SILICA. PPG-3 MYRISTYL ETHER. BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2. OCTYLDODECANOL. ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE. POLYETHYLENE. TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL. BEESWAX (CERA ALBA). IRON OXIDES (CI 77492). ISONONYL ISONONANOATE. ZINC OXIDE [NANO]. ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE. BHT. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE. IRON OXIDES (CI 77491). SD ALCOHOL 39-C (ALCOHOL DENAT). STEARIC ACID. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. WATER (AQUA).

    • 9.17.20
      Christine said:

      This has a chemical sunscreen, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 9.20.20
        Kerient said:

        Thank you for your time. Your help is invaluable!