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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from BeautyCounter

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from BeautyCounter

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 BeautyCounter as of 1/12/2021. 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 refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, brow products, etc. I do not review these products.

How to Request a Product Review

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 Beauty Counter 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 BeautyCounter

Baby Daily Protective Balm
Baby Soothing Oil
Beyond Gloss
Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa
Body Oil in Citrus Rosemary
Body Wash in Citrus Mimosa
Charcoal Cleansing Bar
Citrus Mimosa Body Bar
Cleansing Balm
Color Intense Lipstick
Color Pinch Cream Blusher
Counter+ All Bright C Serum
Counter+ Brightening Facial Mist
Counter+ Charcoal Cleansing Bar
Counter+ Eye Revive Cooling Masks
Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm
Counter+ No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil
Counter+ No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil
Countercontrol Instant Matte Toner
Countermatch Pure Calm Cleansing Milk
Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser
Counterstart Cococream Cleanser
Counterstart Cocoboost Moisturizer
Countersun After Sun Cooling Gel
Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face – SPF 25
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30
Daily Conditioner
Daily Shampoo
Give ‘Em Lip Color Intense Lipstick
Glow Shimmer Oil
Hand Cream in Citrus Mimosa
Hydrating Body Lotion in Citrus Mimosa
Illuminating Cream Highlighter
Lip Conditioner in Calendula
Lip Conditioner in Peppermint
Lip Gloss
Luminous Hydration Body Oil in Citrus Rosemary
Melting Body Balm
One-Step Makeup Remover Wipes
No. 1 Brightening Facial Mist
No. 1 Brightening Facial Oil
No. 2 Plumping Facial Mist
No. 2 Plumping Facial Oil
No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist
Nourishing Cream Cleanser
Nourishing Day Cream
Nourishing Eye Cream
Nourishing Night Cream
Nourishing Rosewater Mist
Rejuvenating Day Cream
Rejuvenating Eye Cream
Rejuvenating Face Cleanser
Rejuvenating Night Cream
Rejuvenating Radiance Serum
Rejuvenating Toner Pads
Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick
Sheer Lipstick
Sugar Body Scrub in Lemongrass
Sugarbuff Body Polish in Lemongrass
Super-Duper Clean Kids Body Wash
The Clean Deo

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Baby Gentle All-Over Wash: Gluconolactone
Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask: Salicylic Acid
Counter+ No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil: Salicylate
Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel: Glycolic Acid, Malic AcidSalicylic Acid, Tartaric Acid
Countercontrol All Over Acne Treatment: Salicylic Acid
Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser: Salicylic Acid
Countercontrol Matte Effect Gel Cream | Oil-free: Malic Acid
Countercontrol SOS Acne Spot Treatment: Salicylic Acid
Counterman Charcoal Body Bar: Stem Cells
Counterman Energizing Charcoal Body Wash: Stem Cells
Countermatch Adaptive Body Moisturizer: Salicylic Acid
Countermatch Adaptive Moisture Lotion: Salicylic Acid
Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream: Salicylic Acid
Countermatch Hydra-Gel Radiance Toner: Salicylic Acid
Countermatch Intense Moisture Serum: Salicylic Acid
Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream: Salicylic Acid
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30: Salicylate
Countersun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen Mist SPF 30: Salicylate
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer: Gluconolactone
Hand Savior Radiance Boosting Serum + Hand Sanitizer: Gluconolactone
Hand Wash in Citrus Mimosa: Licorice Root
Instant Eye Makeup Remover: Salicylic Acid
No. 3 Balancing Facial Mask: Salicylic Acid
No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil: Salicylate
Nourishing Cream Exfoliator: Gluconolactone
Overnight Resurfacing Peel: Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Tartaric Acid
Skin Twin Creamy Concealer: Gluconolactone
Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation: Gluconolactone
Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation: Gluconolactone
Touchup Skin Concealer Pen: Gluconolactone

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.

Bakuchiol is touted by many as a “natural” retinoid, and many brands even claim that they work the same way. I have not been able to verify Bakuchiol’s actual mechanism of action, and until then I will be treating it like other retinoids.

Countertime Antioxidant Soft Cream: Bakuchiol
Countertime Lipid Defense Cleansing Oil: Bakuchiol
Countertime Mineral Boost Hydrating Essence: Bakuchiol
Countertime Tetrapeptide Supreme Cream: Bakuchiol
Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum: Bakuchiol
Countertime Ultra Renewal Eye Cream: Bakuchiol

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  1. 6.1.19
    YURI JANG said:

    Hi again Christine,

    I was also wondering what are the possible risks of gluconolactone for pregnant women? Unfortunately, before I saw it on your website, I went to Beautycounter and purchased the touchup concealer pen, which you list as unsafe during pregnancy, and was told by their manager and sales person that all their products were pregnancy safe. So I purchased it, and have been using it during my entire first trimester. :\

    I’d really appreciate your help!

  2. 7.17.19
    Danielle Styskal said:

    Hi! Your site is a literal wealth of knowledge – THANK YOU! I’m curious if the BeautyCounter “Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum” is pregnancy and/or nursing safe.

    Link: https://www.beautycounter.com/product/countertime-tripeptide-radiance-serum

    Ingredients list from the above link:
    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Maris Sal/Sea Water/Eau de mer, Squalane, Bakuchiol, Rhododendron Ferrugineum Extract*, N-Prolyl Palmitoyl Tripeptide-56 Acetate, Betaine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ectoin, Phytic Acid, Arginine, Lecithin, Panthenol, Pullulan, Silica, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sclerotium Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum.

    *Alpine Rose Extract

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid it during pregnancy for sure and likely during nursing as well if you’re being conservative. The issue is the Bakuchiol, which is the “natural retinoid”. I can’t find a mechanism of action anywhere for it, but many brands claim it “works just like retinoids”, so until I can confirm how exactly it is working I treat it like a retinoid.

  3. 7.20.19
    courtney green said:

    Hello,
    this must be a new product from beauty counter. Is the Body Oil in Citrus Rosemary safe in pregnancy/nursing?

    here are the ingredients:
    Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Oil, Rosa Canina (Dog Rose or Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis or Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea-Buckthorn) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil

    • 7.21.19
      15mins said:

      It’s ok! I think I must have stopped part way through the body products, I was missing a bunch. I’ve just finished them 🙂

  4. 10.26.19
    Danielle said:

    Hi!

    Do you have any updates on use of Bakuchiol during pregnancy?

    • 10.27.19
      15mins said:

      I don’t, sorry.

      • 4.28.20
        L said:

        Hi, do you have any further updates on Bakuchiol during pregnancy at this time? Thank you!

        • 4.28.20
          15mins said:

          I don’t, no info has come out. I literally just responded about this to someone else about an hour ago (on another post), here’s what I said:
          I don’t really have any info about bakuchiol. I haven’t found any safety information/studies, and I can’t even confirm it’s mechanism of action. Just suddenly it showed up in a bunch of products with many of the brands saying it “works just like a retinoid”, which to me implies that it works via the same mechanism (again, which I can’t confirm). So for now I’m screening it out as a retinoid to be on the safe side.

  5. 11.2.19
    Nicki said:

    Hi,

    I believe the current formula for the Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation has Gluconolactone 🙁

    • 11.2.19
      15mins said:

      Oh no! You’re right. I just bumped it down 🙁

  6. 11.11.19
    MM said:

    Hi, I wasn’t able to comment on another note general makeup related thread, but since Beautycounter has a liquid eyeliner I thought I’d ask here – would you classify the liquid eyeliners along with pencil eyeliners, in that it is a product you wouldn’t have to worry too much about when pregnant? Or should liquid eyeliners go through the same evaluation as any other liquid makeup? Please let me know. I will include the ingredient list if you think it is something worth looking at. Thanks!

    • 11.16.19
      15mins said:

      They basically form a film on the skin and I don’t think they really get absorbed. I wouldn’t worry about it 🙂

  7. 11.15.19
    Kellie said:

    BeautyCounter just released their holiday collections and I’m hoping you can give your input on the better balm duo.

    https://www.beautycounter.com/product/better-balm-duo

    Ingredients: Better Balm Untinted: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olus/Vegetable Oil/Huile végétale, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Octyldodecyl Shea Butterate, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Vanillin, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Glyceryl Caprylate.

    Better Balm Berry: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olus/Vegetable Oil/Huile végétale, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Octyldodecyl Shea Butterate, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Triethyl Citrate, Bidens Pilosa Extract, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Raspberry Ketone, Limonene, Hexyl Acetate, Gamma-Decalactone, Ethyl 2-methylbutyrate, Linalool, 3-Hexenol, Maltol, Vanillin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)

    • 11.15.19
      15mins said:

      Both look ok!

  8. 11.21.19
    Laura said:

    I’m confused. Why is gluconolactone not safe during pregnancy? I looked on EWG and rating is a 1. Can you please explain? I was thinking about getting the tint skin from beauty counter, but not if the gluconolactone is bad for pregnancy.

    • 11.21.19
      15mins said:

      EWG isn’t considered to be very reputable by most of the medical community. They’re known for misinterpreting many studies, they’re mostly a lobbyist group really.

      Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid, basically like an alpha hydroxy acid that can more easily penetrate the skin. More info here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      • 11.22.19
        Laura said:

        Dang- I really wanted the make-up. Is gluconolactone found in good too? What foundation would you suggest? Something without a bunch of synthetic chemicals and safe for pregnancy.

        • 11.24.19
          15mins said:

          Gluconolactone is a polyhydroxy acid, I would avoid them similar to alpha and beta hydroxy acids.
          I have a huge post on pregnancy safe foundations

  9. 11.29.19
    Jessica said:

    Thank you for all you do! What are your thoughts on the Counter+ Charcoal Cleansing Mask?

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Charcoal Powder, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Illite, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf, Olea Europaea (Olive) Seed Powder, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Powder, Salicylic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Allantoin, Lactic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 12.1.19
      15mins said:

      Doh! It has salicylic acid. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy 🙁

  10. 12.14.19
    Amanda said:

    Thank you so much for this incredibly informative compilation! Would you happen to have any comment on the safety of the use of castor seed oil in the lip products? It seems to be contraindicated in pregnancy but perhaps the small volume makes it safe?

    Cheers!

    • 12.14.19
      15mins said:

      It’s not something that’s included on topical precaution lists for the reason you stated, it required such a large amount orally to “work” in that matter that we don’t worry about it in topical forms like this.

      • 6.23.20
        Abbie said:

        Hi! I was curious about the No. 1 and No. 2 facial oils that were discontinued and perhaps reformulated? They are now sold under a different name(e.g “Counter+ No. 2 facial oil.”)

        Here are the Ingredients For Counter+No. 2 facial oil: Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Oil Expressed, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Wax. Limonene+, Linalool+, Citral+, Citronellol+, Geraniol+, Eugenol+, Benzyl Alcohol+, Benzyl Benzoate+

        *Organic/Biologique

        + Naturally Occurring in Essential Oils & Natural Materials As Defined by International Organization for Standardization

        • 6.24.20
          Christine said:

          This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

          • 6.24.20
            Abbie said:

            Thank you!!! I really appreciate what you do!

  11. 2.26.20
    Kate said:

    Hi Christine,

    I wanted to find out whether Beauty Counters newest cleansing balm was safe for pregnancy. I can’t access the old balm to compare the ingredients though I know you listed that one as safe.

    https://www.beautycounter.com/product/counter-plus-lotus-glow-cleansing-balm

    Thanks!

    • 2.26.20
      15mins said:

      This is safe for pregnancy and nursing!
      (This is the Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm for anyone looking)

  12. 2.28.20
    Kara said:

    Hi! I was just introduced to Beauty Counter- I’ve always been weary of MLM companies but am interested in their Charcoal bar soap. I’ve used Biore Charcoal face wash for years, even my last pregnancy not realizing salicylic acid is a no no in pregnancy. So I guess I’m just looking for your honest opinion about BC and the bar soap as I’m pregnant again- I haven’t been using much on my face as I don’t wear a lot of makeup ever but my skin is changing and I need now something! If not a huge fan of BC do you have any recommendations on other Charcoal face washes?

    Thank you, thank you!!!

    • 2.28.20
      15mins said:

      I haven’t used their bar soap before, but it’s pregnancy safe. I’m very unconvinced that charcoal does much for the skin, I would think that a gentle face wash is more than enough.

      • 2.28.20
        Kara said:

        Thank you! I’ll just stick with a gentle face wash 🙂 One more question- I’ve been using Dr. Bronners Pure Castile soap, it’s listed as a safe body wash on here but just saw on here you’ve flagged products with hemp oil which the body wash has in it… now I’m worried!

        • 3.1.20
          15mins said:

          I don’t think all of the Dr. Bronners products have hemp, at least not all of the ones that i’ve seen. Hemp is likely fine most of the time, I just don’t always trust all of the “new” brands out there, esp the CBD things, to truly not have THC and be ok for pregnancy/nursing. Dr. Bronners has been around for forever… it’s up to you but even with the hemp probably ok from that brand.

  13. 4.1.20
    Eri said:

    Hi! This is an awesome resource. Thank you for all you do! Is the Beauty Counter Super-Duper Clean Kids Body Wash safe? I was wondering about this since the baby gentle wash is not safe.

    Ingredients:

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate/Sebacate, Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate/Caprate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Panthenol, Punica Granatum Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Artemisia Pallens Flower Oil, Barosma Betulina Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Abies Balsamea (Balsam Canada) Needle Oil, Abies Sibirica Oil, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Potassium Sorbate. Citral+, Limonene+, Geraniol+, Linalool+. + Naturally Occurring in Essential Oils & Natural Materials As Defined by International Organization for Standardization

    + Naturally Occurring in Essential Oils & Natural Materials As Defined by International Organization for Standardization

    • 4.5.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  14. 4.14.20
    Christy said:

    Hi! This list has been super helpful! I was wondering if a newer beautycounter product is pregnancy safe.
    Counterstart Cocoboost Moisturizer

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

    *Organic

    • 4.14.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  15. 4.21.20
    Priya said:

    Hi there, thank you for this excellent resource! BC just came out with a new vitamin C serum (Counter+ All Bright C Serum), wondering if you wouldn’t mind please taking a look at the ingredients. Thanks!

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate*, Pentylene Glycol, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract†, Curcumin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Phytic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Decanal, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Ionone, Ethyl Lactate, Vanillin, Isoamyl Acetate, Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate, Methoxyphenylbutanone, Dec-9-en-2-one, Dimethylhydroxy Furanone, Ethyl Propionate, Ethyl Cinnamate, Hexenyl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, Benzyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate. Citral+, Limonene+, Linalool+

    *Vitamin C

    †Camu Camu Extract

    + Naturally occurring in essential oils & natural materials as defined by International Organization for Standardization

    • 4.21.20
      15mins said:

      Ooooh looks good to me!

      • 4.22.20
        Priya said:

        Thanks so much!

  16. 5.11.20
    Ciara said:

    No product question, just wanted to say I appreciate your site!!

  17. 5.19.20
    Steph said:

    Hi there, can you please check Beauty Counter’s new “Skin Twin” foundation? Thanks!

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Coco-Caprylate, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isostearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Isoeicosane, Propanediol, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Magnesium Sulfate, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Dimethicone, Gluconolactone, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Chloride, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 5.19.20
      15mins said:

      Ack! Gluconolactone. Ok for nursing, not pregnancy

  18. 5.19.20
    Stephanie said:

    Thank you for your post! Wha about the new Beautycounter “all bright C serum”. Ingredients listed below:

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Bis-Glyceryl Ascorbate*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate*, Pentylene Glycol, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract†, Curcumin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Phytic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Decanal, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Ionone, Ethyl Lactate, Vanillin, Isoamyl Acetate, Ethyl 2-Methylbutyrate, Methoxyphenylbutanone, Dec-9-en-2-one, Dimethylhydroxy Furanone, Ethyl Propionate, Ethyl Cinnamate, Hexenyl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, Benzyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate. Citral+, Limonene+, Linalool+

    • 5.19.20
      15mins said:

      I just updated this post this afternoon, if you refresh it’s already above

  19. 6.30.20
    Ashley said:

    Hi! Thanks so much for this list. Can you confirm the shampoo & conditioner?

    Shampoo
    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Glycol Distearate, Panthenol, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Coconut Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Benzoate. Limonene+

    Conditioner
    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Dimethicone, Dicetyldimonium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Citric Acid, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Benzoate. Limonene+

    • 6.30.20
      Christine said:

      These are fine

  20. 7.8.20
    Natalie said:

    Hi doctor,

    I was wondering if the Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask was safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Here’s a list of the ingredients…

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Illite, Charcoal Powder, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Salicylic Acid, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Coco-Glucoside, Coconut Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Allantoin, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol.

    *Organic

    • 7.8.20
      Christine said:

      This has salicylic acid so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 7.8.20
        Natalie said:

        Thank you so much!

  21. 7.28.20
    Blaire said:

    hello! how about this item: Radiant All Over Bronzer

    ingredients: Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Cetearyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium Sorbate, Trimyristin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 1CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

  22. 8.12.20
    Kate said:

    Hi Christine, this website is amazing–thank you. Most of the websites I’ve read don’t say anything about using skincare products with petroleum-type ingredients (e.g. paraffin, propylene glycol) while nursing, but a few say to avoid them. What do you think?

    If it helps, I’m looking at the three following products:

    Ling Ginseng Therapy Moisture Mask, which contains: AQUA (WATER), PROPYLENE GLYCOL, POLYVINYL ALCOHOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, CARBOMER, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROLYZED GLYCOSAMINOGLYCANS, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN

    The spotlight papaya resurfacing peel: AQUA (WATER), PARAFFIN, STEARIC ACID, TRIETHANOLAMINE, POLYETHYLENE, PAPAIN, DMDM HYDANTOIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, DECYLENE GLYCOL, 1,2- HEXANEDIOL

    Volclayno charcoal detox mask: WATER, KAOLIN, BENTONITE, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BENZIMIDAZOLE DIAMOND AMIDOETHYL UREA, CARBAMOYL PROPYL POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH-20, BUTYROSPERMUM PARII (SHEA) BUTTER, LEVAN, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, ZIZIPHUS JUJUBA SEED EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID, SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) WOOD EXTRACT, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) FLOWER/LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL EXTRACT, PYRUS MALUS (APPLE) FRUIT EXTRACT, ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM SEED EXTRACT, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUESTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT, CUCUMIS MELO (MELON) FRUIT EXTRACT, ROSE EXTRACT, IMPATIENS BALSAMINA FLOWER EXTRACT, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, CHARCOAL POWDER, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAM GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, IRON OXIDES, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, BLUE 1

    Again–thanks for being such an amazing resource. I’d been using BeautyCounter assuming all was safe and tonight based on your list am realizing I needed to do more research 🙁

    • 8.12.20
      Christine said:

      There’s nothing to suggest the petroleum based products should be avoided in pregnancy or nursing, especially during nursing as we frequently recommend them for use on babies. It’s much more about the mechanism of action of ingredients and how likely they are to penetrate the skin deeply and then circulate within the body.

      All of these products look ok for pregnancy and nursing.

      • 8.12.20
        Kate said:

        Thank you so much–especially for the incredibly quick response!

  23. 8.13.20
    L.G. said:

    Hello,
    Thank you for all your helpful information. What do you think about the research that says salicylic acid is OK during pregnancy <2% concentration? (For example, BeautyCounter claims their products are all below this threshold. Seems like a hard thing to validate, though.)

    • 8.13.20
      Christine said:

      It isn’t validated at all. In order to know what percent is safe, you need to know if it is safe to begin with, which we don’t really know. There are too many variables to say what % is safe anyways. Absorption will be changed a lot by application, if the skin is inflamed when you apply, etc.

      • 10.1.20
        Jenna said:

        Hello. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I saw the previous post about the new Counter+. oil 2. What about the Counter+ Oil 1?

        Ingredients: Rosa Canina Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil†, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Phytosterols. Limonene+, Citral+, Citronellol+, Linalool+, Geraniol+

        *Organic/Biologique

        †Marula oil

        + Naturally Occurring in Essential Oils & Natural Materials As Defined by International Organization for Standardization

        • 10.2.20
          Christine said:

          This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  24. 10.31.20
    Laura Baggs said:

    Wondering about the safety of these two products:
    Counter+ Overnight Resurfacing Peel: https://www.beautycounter.com/product/counter-plus-overnight-resurfacing-peel

    Counter+ Brightening Facial Mist: https://www.beautycounter.com/product/counter-plus-brightening-facial-mist

    Thank you!!

    • 11.1.20
      Christine said:

      #1 has glycolic acid, salicylic acid and malic acid. ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 is fine for pregnancy and nursing

      • 11.1.20
        Laura Baggs said:

        TY so much!!

  25. 11.29.20
    Lindsay said:

    Hello and thanks so much for the work you do! I’m curious about the Counterman Smoothing Shave Cream:

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Myristic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Coconut Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract*, Sequoia Sempervirens Leaf Cell Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Flower Cell Extract, Menthol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glycerin, Taurine, Lauric Acid.

    • 11.29.20
      Christine said:

      This has stem cells, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  26. 12.9.20
    Lee said:

    Hello- thank you for this amazing information. I hope I’m not missing this, but I’m not seeing beautycounter’s “mattifying powder” here. Thanks so much!

    Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Lauroyl Lysine, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

    • 12.10.20
      Christine said:

      It’s a powder so you don’t need to worry about it. Please refer to the bolded paragraph in the post.

  27. 1.11.21
    Stephanie Cohen said:

    Hello! Thank you so much for all your information – I am loving using your site for pregnancy safe products! I was wondering if you could possibly do an updated Beauty Counter list as several items are no longer available? It doesn’t look like they have any of the nourishing or rejuvenating products anymore, and they also have new counterstart products 🙂

    Thank you so much!

    • 1.11.21
      Christine said:

      Some of the newer are here in the comments, people ask if they want to know. I haven’t had time to add them yet as I’m working a lot due to CoVID. I’m trying to leave the older up because they were still actively being sold until very recently, so I get asked about them via email if I take them down too soon.

  28. 1.14.21
    Suzanne said:

    Hello Doctor! I was wondering about Beauty Counter’s new deodorant.

    Thank you!

    Fresh Coconut
    Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Triethyl Citrate, Jojoba Esters, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Vanillin, Gamma-Nonalactone, Gamma-Octalactone, Gamma-Decalactone, Maltol, Benzyl Acetate, Gamma-Undecalactone, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Tetramethylpyrazine, Citric Acid.

    Clean Rose:
    Ingredients: Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol, Hexyl Acetate, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Dimethyl Heptenal, Raspberry Ketone, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Schinus Molle Oil, Citric Acid. Citral+, Citronellol+, Limonene+, Geraniol+, Linalool+

    • 1.14.21
      Christine said:

      Both are ok for pregnancy and nursing

  29. 1.14.21
    Alisa Davis said:

    Hi! I bought this Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Hibiscus from BeautyCounter and the ingredients on the website are different than the ones on the box. Are both versions of the ingredients ok for pregnancy?

    Here are the ingredients on the box:

    Ingredients: Jojoba Esters, Diisostearyl Malate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Silica, isotearyl alcohol, Mica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax. Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, malic acid, Iron Oxides. Red 7 Lake, Titanium Dioxide, Blue 1 Lake

    And here are the ingredients on the website: Ingredients: Jojoba Esters, Diisostearyl Malate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cera Microcristallina/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire microcristalline, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Silica, Mica, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Cera Carnauba/Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090)

    Also, is this Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick in Petal: Light Pink okay for pregnancy?

    Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax)/Cire microcristalline, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI77492). Benzyl Alcohol+, Benzyl Benzoate+, Eugenol+, Linalool+

    *Organic

    • 1.15.21
      Christine said:

      I *just* a few days ago added the lipstick and blush to this list. I review with the lists on the website, and I review all of the colors. Your lipstick is fine, and the list from the website of the blush is fine.
      Your blush that’s different has malic acid, which I would avoid in pregnancy. I haven’t heard of BeautyCounter sending out products with different ingredients before (Kiehl’s does this all the time and then people come and yell at me), but it isn’t like you’re international in LA… 🙁

      • 1.15.21
        Alisa Davis said:

        Yes, the blush the Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Hibiscus that was sent to me “Cream Blush” has malic acid in the ingredients. I’ll be sending that back. So frustrating! How can they get away with putting different ingredients on the box? And, yes, I’m in California, so not international. Were you able to talk to the brand about this? I feel like this is something others should know about. Happy to send you a photo of the ingredients on the box if you’d like.

        • 1.15.21
          Christine said:

          This is something they all consider covered in the disclaimer that ingredients might be different from the ones online. I don’t have any contacts with BeautyCounter, so I wouldn’t be able to help with anything, unfortunately.

  30. 1.21.21
    Jessica Cook said:

    Hi Christine,

    Wondering if you would look at the ingredients I have listed below for the new BeautyCounter deodorant. Is this pregnancy safe?

    Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Sodium Bicarbonate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol, Hexyl Acetate, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Dimethyl Heptenal, Raspberry Ketone, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Schinus Molle Oil, Citric Acid. Citral+, Citronellol+, Limonene+, Geraniol+, Linalool+

    Thank you!!
    🙂

    Jess

    • 1.21.21
      Christine said:

      The Clean Deo is already in the list above under safe for pregnancy and nursing.

  31. 1.26.21
    Kaitlin Summers said:

    Hi there!

    My husband & I are trying to conceive & I regularly use the Countermatch line. Specifically, the adaptive moisture body lotion, face moisturizer, & eye rescue cream. I didn’t realize until coming across your list that salicylic acid was not safe during pregnancy. I keep finding contradicting info online. Here’s an excerpt from a Parenthood Magazine article, “ Topical salicylic acid is pregnancy-safe, according to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists. But more research is needed to determine if there are any adverse risks to the developing baby-to-be.” Can you provide more insight into this ingredient? Is it a no no mostly due to the fact that “more research is needed”? Thank you so much for your help & time! -Kaitlin

  32. 2.7.21
    Kristen Barry said:

    Hi! Is Benzyl salicylate different from salicylic acid? I noticed that the balancing face oil 3 is listed as okay to use during pregnancy but it contains this ingredient. Just curious!! Thank you so much.

    • 2.7.21
      Christine said:

      Ugh… Thank you for catching that! I swear it wasn’t there on my last review (just a few weeks ago!) but sometimes they change things on me. It’s in the same family but not exactly the same, but still needs to be avoided. I just fixed it.

      • 2.8.21
        Kristen said:

        Thank you so much for responding! Sometimes the ingredients listed on the website are different from the ingredients listed on the packaging. So frustrating! Thank you for all your hard work–this site has been a lifesaver for me.

        • 2.8.21
          Christine said:

          Yes, it truly drives me bonkers with some of the brands.

    • 2.23.21
      Sheena said:

      Hello. The amount of the ingredients you are listing as unsafe are below the threshold to cause any harm. Is that not something to take into consideration about these products?

  33. 2.20.21
    Missy said:

    Hello! I have been really trying to clean up my products to become pregnant. I saw your list and have been going off of that, but some of the productions are for like oily skin and I don’t see one that is more for my dry skin or the ones you did review they no longer carry. I am looking at the countertime products as I don’t see you have reviewed them and checked the comments.

    https://www.beautycounter.com/product/countertime-ultra-renewal-eye-cream

    https://www.beautycounter.com/product/countermatch-hydra-gel-radiance-toner

    Thank you.

    • 2.21.21
      Christine said:

      These are both already in the list actually. The toner is ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate, the eye cream should be avoided in both pregnancy and nursing due to bakuchiol

  34. 3.21.21
    Alisa Davis said:

    Hi – are these two new BeautyCounter shades okay for pregnancy?

    1) Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick Plum: True Berry
    Ingredients: Jojoba Esters, Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax)/Cire microcristalline, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499). Benzyl Alcohol+, Benzyl Benzoate+, Eugenol+, Linalool+
    *Organic
    + Naturally occurring in essential oils & natural materials as defined by International Organization for Standardization.

    2) Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick – Orchid: Cool Berry
    Diisostearyl Malate, Jojoba Esters, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Ricinoleate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax)/Cire microcristalline, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de candelilla, Ethyl Vanillin, Tocopherol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499). Benzyl Alcohol+, Benzyl Benzoate+, Eugenol+, Linalool+

    *Organic

    + Naturally occurring in essential oils & natural materials as defined by International Organization for Standardization.

    • 3.21.21
      Christine said:

      both are Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  35. 3.24.21
    Katelyn said:

    Thank you for this!!! I had contacted beauty counter asking for their pregnancy safe line, and they claimed all their products were. Knowing salicylic acid was not safe, I decided to researching and found your page!! Very informative!

  36. 5.17.21
    Aubrey Sauer said:

    Hi – can you tell us if the Jellies are ok for use?

    Link to Jellies Duo: https://beautycounter.com/product/the-jellies-duos/variant-1925

    Sorbet:
    Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Vanillin, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Citratus Leaf Oil, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Ethyl Vanillin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, Propylene Carbonate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Benzyl Acetate, Hexyl Acetate, Methyl N-methyl Anthranilate, Gamma-Decalactone, Phenethyl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. Citral+, Limonene+, Geraniol+, Linalool+

    • 5.17.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  37. 5.31.21
    Alisa Davis said:

    Hi, I have a quick question about the Beauty Counter Counterstart Cocoboost Moisturizer. I trust that it is safe for pregnancy since you list is as safe for pregnancy:). Curious to know what “allantoin” is since I never heard of that ingredient before? I looked it up and it looks like a diureide of glyoxylic acid. Is this a hydroxy acid? Is allantoin safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    Counterstart Cocoboost Moisturizer ingredients

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Bisabolol, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 6.1.21
      Christine said:

      Everything I’m worried about is in this post:
      skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      I have not left out any ingredients I’m worried about. I am not worried about that ingredient, and don’t know of any other physicians that are worried about it. It’s involved in wound healing and is found in many plants.

  38. 6.16.21
    Kaiti C said:

    Hi! Do you know if the brilliant brow gel is considered safe during pregnancy? I am unsure if the different colors matter.

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Coconut Alkanes, Silica, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba*, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Glycerin*, Sorbitan Olivate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Gluconolactone, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Zinc Stearate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    *Organic

    • 6.16.21
      Christine said:

      It’s a mascara for the brows, so you don’t need to worry about it. Refer to the bolded paragraph in the post 🙂

      • 6.16.21
        Kaiti C said:

        Thank you! I don’t have very thick eyebrows so the gel definitely touches my skin a little bit. I assume the ingredients are still safe if they do end up touching skin a little bit?

        • 6.16.21
          Christine said:

          yes, they form a film like eyeliners do

          • 7.31.21
            Kaiti C said:

            Just to confirm since the eyeshadow isn’t safe that is liquid, this also contains gluconolactone.

          • 7.31.21
            Christine said:

            It’s basically a mascara film former and due to the form can’t be absorbed so doesn’t even need to be screened.

  39. 6.18.21
    Jillian said:

    I’m worried I will get the precision eyeliner in my eyes…what do you think of these ingredients:

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Bentonite, Pullulan, Glycerin, Cystine, Lactobacillus Ferment, Lauroyl Arginine, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitol, Acacia Senegal Gum, Trehalose, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)

    Thanks!

    • 6.18.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing
      I do think you might be overthinking things a bit though, take this as permission from me to not worry as much about this stuff. Tiny exposures like accidentally getting some on your eye or washing your hands with the wrong soap a few times won’t matter, it’s more a concern with consistent exposure. I hope that helps 🙂

      • 7.30.21
        Kaiti C said:

        No problem, thank you!!

        Also with their new lid glow cream shadow they have the gluconolactone but didn’t know if this doesn’t apply since it is an eyeshadow although still liquid.

        Aqua/Water/Eau, Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch*, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Di-C20-40 Alkyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Gluconolactone, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Behenate, Bentonite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cellulose Gum, Polyglycerin-3, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

        *Organic

        Thank you!!

        • 7.30.21
          Christine said:

          Yes, I would avoid this one in pregnancy due to the gluconolactone, but it’s fine for nursing.

  40. 7.29.21
    Kaiti C said:

    Hi! The ingredient list for the skin twin feather concealer has gluconolactone in it. Is it safe for some reason in this specific product?

    Thanks!

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Diisostearoyl Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Coco-Caprylate, Glycerin, Oleyl Oleate, Lauroyl Lysine, Gluconolactone, Magnesium Sulfate, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polygonum Aviculare (Knotweed) Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Calcium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 7.29.21
      Christine said:

      I possibly messed up, that’s why. I saw it in the foundation when I added that to the list and went searching for it in the concealer again (I had already cleared the concealer) but missed it. I’m human too, thanks for catching that.

  41. 9.1.21
    Kelly said:

    Hello! Can you please review the new beauty counter glow primer? Thank you so much for all the work you put into this- this website has given me such peace of mind during pregnancy 🙂

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Diglycerin, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Jojoba Esters, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-2, Castor Oil/IPDI Copolymer, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Amodimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

    • 9.2.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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