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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Belli Beauty

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Belli Beauty

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 Belli Beauty as of 6/1/2019. 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 Belli Beauty

Acne Control Spot Treatment
All Day Moisture Body Lotion
Anti-Blemish Acne Facial Wash
Elasticity Belly Oil
Eye Brightening Cream
Fresh Start Pre-Treatment Scrub
Healthy Glow Facial Hydrator
Pure Radiance Sunscreen

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing


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.

Pure and Pampered Body Wash: Retinoid
Stretchmark Minimizing Cream: Retinoid

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  1. 6.10.19
    AestheticRN said:

    Some of your info (on pregnancy skin care) is goofy and over the top! Lol. First off, you’re not a cosmetic chemist or skin care professional and as such, you should probably stay clear of ingredient recommendations. Your info on hyaluronic acid is totally inaccurate since there’s different sources of HA and different molecular weights. Too low will penetrate and damage tissue cells, and depending on its preservative ingredient, especially if used during microneedling, it can actually cause cellular mutations! Too high and it will just sit on top of the skin, as you mentioned. The key is finding a botanical based HA product that is formulated with mixed molecular weights. Btw, the body’s supply of HA declines with age and external factors, we don’t keep making it at the same rate. Lactic and Glycolic are totally safe. The amount of vitamin A in Rosehip seed oil is soooo minute, and the level in retinol creams is actually insignificant to reach the bloodstream. You’re confusing it with retinoids, which are prescription! Stop spreading inaccurate information.

    • 6.12.19
      15mins said:

      I debated about publishing your comment as you were obviously in a trolling mood.
      1) I’m a pediatrician, we do get skin care training, who do you think treats kids before they head to derm? Very few get referred. There’s a reason why. I have overly simplified many things on this site as it is a beauty blog, not a derm textbook. The general public doesn’t understand every minute details, so I do gloss over some of the details. Most HA is very large and sits on the surface of the skin, especially in drugstore products rather than professional, and it’s only in the last few years that fractionated HA has been available.

      2) I don’t think you’ve had any training in patients who are pregnant or nursing. OBs and pediatricians do get this training. We frequently deal with these questions. We really do recommend avoiding many topical things while pregnant, including retinoids, hydroquinone, glycolic acid, etc.

      When you show up at your first OB appointment, most women get a folder of handouts that go over what they can and can not do. Mine had a huge page of topicals to avoid. And they weren’t exactly helpful. It just said “salicylates”, I had to ask for more specifics and then was told “oh yeah, willow bark is bad…” If you haven’t been pregnant or didn’t have this experience at your OB then you are in the minority in the US.

      In the mandatory OB training that all physicians in the US receive, we learn the philosophy behind all those handouts. We will never have good data to back any of these things up, those studies are all unethical. You can’t randomize pregnant women to topical retinoids for example and see in a double blind trial whose baby has a defect. Instead we tell women to avoid things that we think could logically have an adverse affect and we’re pretty sure are absorbed. Obviously not all retinoids are the same, and our evidence is strongest for oral prescription retinoids, not the small amount in a night cream. But there’s a theoretical risk, therefore we say to avoid it. It’s the same philosophy behind why we say no alcohol at all while pregnant in the US. We don’t allow anything “iffy” because a gradation of risk and moderation are not recognized. In Europe this isn’t the case.

      But this is normal practice while pregnant, and guess what? It spills over into nursing. Because foods, medications, topicals… they all get into the breast milk. We can test the milk and find these things.

      3) I don’t think you’ve read much of my site or actual recommendations based upon your specific ingredient comments. Glycolic acid is absorbed at least 28% in studies and many OBs recommend to avoid it, so I do as well. However, lactic acid is found in the body already (though we try to avoid excess production, I deal with a lot of that in my ICU), and is safe. And I frequently state that on my site. Note I also state repeatedly that Rosehip oil is fine during pregnancy, I have not confused that with retinoids. There is Vitamin A in it, but it also varies with the actual variety of rosehip, how the plant was raised, when it was harvested, how it is then extracted, etc.

      4) You mention decreasing HA with age (not sure why, as I’ve never brought that up), lots of things in the skin change with age. Elastin and collagen production decrease. Oxygen utilization (which can’t be increased just by delivering more, my entire subspecialty is oxygen delivery, putting “oxygen delivery” in a cream won’t make the skin use it and is just increasing the risk of ROS).

      Regardless, a lot of what you’re attacking me about isn’t even stuff that I’ve said on this site. And you seem very angry and trollish. I hope you’re having a better day.

  2. 3.25.20
    Lauren McPherson said:

    Hi! Thank you so much for all your info on this website. I have learned a lot. I started using the Belli product with Vit C but I really love Loreals Vit C serum. Can you look at the ingredients. I think it is safe but I am so new to this and still trying to learn! Thank you!

    • 3.25.20
      15mins said:

      It looks ok to me! 🙂

  3. 6.30.20
    Megan said:


    First of all, thanks so much for this site! It is an amazing one-stop shop.
    My question is about the Belli Pure & Pampered body wash. Can you tell me which ingredient is the retinoid? Thank you so much.

    Ingredients: Deionized Water, Ammonium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PPG-2 Hydroxyethyl Coco/Isostearamide, Glycerine, Sodium PCA, Phenoxyethanol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate (and) Glycereth-2 Cocoate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

    • 6.30.20
      Christine said:

      It looks like it may have been reformulated, it isn’t there any more

      • 6.30.20
        Megan said:

        Okay, thanks so much! So it is now safe to use?

        • 7.2.20
          Christine said:

          Yes, safe for pregnancy and nursing