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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from BeautyCounter

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from BeautyCounter

Pregnancy safe beauty products can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from BeautyCounter as of 3/24/2023. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from BeautyCounter

All Bright Brightening Facial Oil
All Bright C Serum
All Bright Dark Spot Minimizer
Balm For All
Beyond Gloss
Body Bar in Citrus Mimosa
Body Butter in Citrus Mimosa
Body Wash in Citrus Mimosa
Cheeky Clean Cream Blush
Clean Swipe Hyaluronic Lip Balm
Counter+ Charcoal Cleansing Bar
Countercontrol Instant Matte Toner
Countermatch Refresh Foaming Cleanser
Counterstart Cocoboost Moisturizer
Counterstart Cococream Cleanser
Countersun Daily Sheer Defense For Face – SPF 25
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 
Daily Conditioner in Bright Grapefruit
Daily Shampoo in Bright Grapefruit
Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer
Glow First Priming Serum
Hydrating Body Lotion in Bright Grapefruit
Lined & Primed Lip Defining Pencil
Luminous Hydration Body Oil in Citrus Rosemary
Melting Body Balm
Mighty Plump Ceramide Water Cream
Reflect Effect Bamboobuff Exfoliating Polish
Sheer Genius Conditioning Lipstick
Softening Hand Lotion in Neroli
Softening Hand Wash in Neroli
Statement Maker Satin Lipstick
Sugarbuff Body Polish in Lemongrass
Superquench Body Butter
The Clean Deo

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

All Bright Triple Acid AHA Toner: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Counter+ Charcoal Facial Mask: Salicylic Acid
Counter+ Lotus Glow Cleansing Balm: Stem Cells
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 Oil-Free Face Lotion: Malic 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, Malic Acid
Hand Savior Radiance Boosting Serum + Hand Sanitizer: Gluconolactone
Instant Eye Makeup Remover: Salicylic Acid
Lid Glow Cream Shadow: Gluconolactone
Reflect Effect AHA Smoothing Facial Mask: Glycolic Acid
Reflect Effect Overnight Resurfacing Body Peel: Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Reflect Effect Overnight Resurfacing Peel: Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Skin Twin Creamy Concealer: Gluconolactone
Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation: Gluconolactone

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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. 4.14.23
    Courtney said:

    Hi there.

    Do I have to be concerned about Glucuronolactone? I see Gluconolactone is listed as an ingredient to avoid – they seem different but wanted to confirm.

    • 4.14.23
      Christine said:

      I’ve asked a bunch of chemists and physicians that, and they say not to worry about it. They’re close but it doesn’t penetrate as well, so I’m not currently screening it out.

  2. 6.30.23
    Amanda C said:

    Hi, I see that the Clean Deo is listed as pregnancy safe. I have been using the “rose” scent, which I just realized contains alcohol, whereas the other scents don’t. I have been using this deodorant for almost all of my pregnancy and I am panicking. Is this 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+

    • 6.30.23
      Christine said:

      It’s fine. The alcohol isn’t like drinking alcohol, it’s very different, and it also evaporates from the skin. Which is why I screened it as safe.

      • 6.30.23
        Amanda C said:

        Okay thank you so much! I appreciate it

  3. 11.15.23
    Jessie said:

    Is Mighty Plump
    Ceramide Water Cream safe?

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Isononyl Isononanoate, Coconut Alkanes, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, C12-16 Alcohols, Arginine, Ceramide NP, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract*, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Palmitic Acid, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Carbomer, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Batyl Alcohol, Phytic Acid, Tocopherol, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Abies Balsamea Extract, Viola Odorata Leaf Extract, 3-Hexenol, Dimethyl Heptenal, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene+, Linalool+

    • 11.15.23
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  4. 11.23.23
    Allison said:

    Are the Think Big All-in-One Mascara and Essentials Eye Palette safe for pregnancy?

  5. 1.9.24
    Alex said:

    Hi! Wondering if you could speak to why Bakuchiol may be unsafe during breastfeeding? I looked it up but can’t seem to find too much information regarding concerns.

    • 1.9.24
      Christine said:

      It’s a retinoid, which many physicians recommend avoiding in pregnancy and nursing. Most of the data is about pregnancy, but it seems to cross the breast milk which has concerned many physicians so we recommend avoidance while nursing.

      • 5.9.24
        Stephanie said:

        My understanding and reading is that Bakuchiol is NOT a retionoid, but rather, has effects similar to retinoids

        • 5.10.24
          Christine said:

          It’s not a chemical retinoid but it acts through the exact same mechanism of action, through the same receptors. So it would make zero sense that we would say to avoid the chemical but that the bakuchiol is safe. Bidens Pilosa does the same thing.

  6. 1.24.24
    AMoncrief said:

    Hello, and thank you for creating and updating this tremendously valuable resource! I am curious about Phenoxyethanol (and its other names: 2-Phenoxyethanol, Euxyl K 400, and PhE). Many of the organic products allow this ingredient, like the BeautycounterDew Skin I’ve always loved, but my doula warned me against it. Would love your opinion on this ingredient and if safe for pregnancy or not. Many thanks!

    • 1.24.24
      Christine said:

      You can pretty much find info out there about avoiding everything possible, much of which isn’t based on much. It’s not considered an ingredient to avoid by the medical community. My list of ingredients that I screen out is very conservative and it’s here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

  7. 1.27.24
    Dani said:

    Do you have input on what to be drinking during pregnancy? I’m drinking Evian currently but would love input on if it’s safe.

    Thank you!

    • 1.27.24
      Christine said:

      We don’t have a lot of data for anything other than avoiding excess caffeine or alcohol. They did just come out and say bottled water has a LOT of microplastics in it. At my house we have well water (that’s been tested and is safe) and then we have an additional filtration system on it. I just drink that.

  8. 2.4.24
    Shaya said:

    Hello. Thank you for your time and valuable information. I see in the ingredient lost for “Dew Skin Tinted Moisturizer” that it has Gluconolactone. Is it still safe for pregnancy?
    Here is the full ingredients list.

    Active Ingredient(s): Zinc Oxide 14.00%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Beeswax, Gluconolactone, Propanediol, Isoeicosane, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Alcohol, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Chloride, Mica, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Citronellol+, Limonene+, Geraniol+, Linalool+

    • 2.5.24
      Christine said:

      No, I’d avoid in pregnancy with the gluconolactone. Ok for nursing though.

      • 3.4.24
        Stephanie said:

        I’m so sorry, but I see you have it listed under safe for pregnancy and nursing. Did the ingredient list change? Thank you so much for all you do! Such a big help!

        • 3.4.24
          Christine said:

          possibly, brands change things. I last reviewed this brand last year. I don’t alter the lists based on reader comments (I’ve had readers give me wrong lists), but when I’m not at work I’ll look at the brand site. Sometimes the comments are from overseas (I can see the IP addresses, you can’t), so europe, Canada and other locations often have different ingredient lists than the US.

          • 3.4.24
            Stephanie said:

            That makes total sense! Thanks for getting back so quickly! I’ll check the US site for this item and see if gluconolactone is in it too. I use this product and will switch to something else if needed. Thank you!

          • 3.27.24
            T said:

            Hi, were you able to confirm whether this is safe for pregnancy? Thank you!

          • 3.27.24
            Christine said:

            I redid the entire list AFTER these comments. Always compare the dates.

  9. 2.4.24
    LZBZ said:

    Hey there! Beautycounter has a new lip pencil. Ingredients below, would love to hear your thoughts – specifically safety while nursing:

    Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Squalane, Mica, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Behenyl Esters, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax/Cire de carnauba*, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters, Myristyl Myristate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)
    * Organic

    • 2.5.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 2.5.24
        LZBA said:

        lovely, thanks so much!