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Pregnancy Safe Products from Bio-Oil

Pregnancy Safe Products from Bio-Oil

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 Bio-Oil as of 11/27/2022. 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.

Bio-Oil is the classic case of when I disagree with a brand. I do not know why original Bio-Oil is marketed towards pregnancy, especially as it contains ingredients widely recommended to be avoided during pregnancy. I have gotten comments and messages from readers, upset at me that the brand does this. I have no affiliation with the brand. I have never had contact with them. Please stop being angry with me about this.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Bio-Oil

•  Skincare Oil, Natural (at Amazon)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

• None

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

• Body Lotion (at Amazon, ULTA): Retinoid, Gluconolactone
• Dry Skin Gel (at Amazon, ULTA): Retinoid, Gluconolactone
• Skincare Oil (at Amazon, ULTA): Retinoid

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  1. 9.15.20
    Allie said:

    Is BBBlondon Hydrating water rose gel safe during pregnancy?

    ingredients: organic rosa damascene flower water, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, aqua (water), phenoxyethanol, acrylates/ c10-30 alkyl acrylates crosspolymer, glycerin, ethylhexylglycerin, hydrolysed rice protein, xanthan gum, parfum (fragrance), sodium hydroxide, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, citronellol, geraniol, hexyl cinnamal, water & tropaeolum majus flower extract, linalool, butylphenyl, methylpropional, cucumis sativus extract (cucumber) fruit extract, prunus domestica fruit extract, triticum aestivum (wheat) seed extract, trans-rose ketone-1, rose ketone-4, rosa centifolia flower extract. may contain +/- ci 14720 (cochinreal red)

    Also, Bio-oil skincare oil package says it’s for use during pregnancy, does it mean we still shouldn’t use them during pregnancy?

    • 9.15.20
      Christine said:

      This product is fine for pregnancy and nursing

      I have info on these situations in this post:
      pregnancy beauty FAQ

      Bio-Oil in particular is a blatant example of a brand marketing itself as pregnancy safe when it contains ingredients very well known to not be safe during pregnancy.

  2. 9.23.20
    Danielle said:

    Omg THANK YOU for this post! I get so annoyed any time I see women recommending Bio Oil to each other for stretch mark prevention during pregnancy, not to mention the manufacturer marketing this specifically to pregnant women! Like HELLO IT HAS RETINOL. It drives me up the wall. This post is awesome 😀

    • 9.23.20
      Christine said:

      I’m glad I’m not the only one!

  3. 12.11.20
    Rachelle Ann Coniega said:

    How about the the Bio-oil Skincare oil (natural)??


    Following are the ingredients :

    Glycine Soja Oil (Soybean Oil), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflower Seed Oil), Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil (Safflower Seed Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba Seed Oil), Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil (Chia Seed Oil), Punica Granatum Seed Oil (Pomegranate Seed Oil), Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil (Inca Inchi Seed Oil), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheatgerm Oil), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rosehip Oil), Calendula Officinalis Extract (Calendula Oil), Lavandula Angustifolia Oil (Lavender Oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil (Rosemary Oil), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil (Chamomile Oil), Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil (Patchouli Oil), Bisabolol, Tocopherol.

    • 12.11.20
      Christine said:

      I don’t think they sell this version in the US. This looks ok for pregnancy and nursing.

      • 12.11.20
        Rachelle said:

        Thank you 😊
        The pharmacist said that Bio-oil just launched this natural version. Got it from Boots here in the UAE 😉

  4. 1.16.21
    Vanessa said:

    Thank you so much for this! I used Bio Oil in my first pregnancy and I cannot believe I trusted the marketing. I have come across Uriage Bariederm Cica-Oil as an alternative. Is it safe in your opinion?

    Ingredients: helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, squalane, calophyllum inophyllum seed oil, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, bisabolol, tocopheryl acetate, borage seed oil aminopropanediol amides.

    Thank you!

    • 1.17.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing! 🙂

      • 1.19.21
        Vanessa said:

        Thanks so much!

  5. 3.29.21
    K said:

    So glad I double-check your website before I buy anything during pregnancy!

  6. 3.31.21
    Vanessa said:

    Hello! I have come across another product as an alternative… is it safe in your opinion?

    Elancyl Stretch Mark Prevention Cream:
    Aqua, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-20 Stearate, Sorbitan stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Panthenol, Propylene glycol, Prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Carbomer, Cetyl alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Parfum, Hydroxyproline, Methylsilanol mannuronate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium DNA, Sorbic acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Triethanolamine.


    • 4.1.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 4.20.22
        Leah said:

        Hi Dr.

        Would you be able to advise if this product is pregnancy and nursing safe? Ingredients are:
        Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Copaifera Reticulata Resin Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil


        • 4.21.22
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  7. 2.13.22
    B said:

    I read rosemary oil is dangerous during pregnancy, what’s your opinion on it ?

    • 2.13.22
      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

  8. 10.2.22
    Nicole said:

    What about the new bio oil lotion? Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Isododecane, Isopropyl Myristate, Urea, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Lactate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Gluconolactone, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Glycine Soja Oil, Isostearyl Isostearate, Bisabolol, Octyldodecyl PCA, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate

    • 10.3.22
      Christine said:

      Avoid in both pregnancy and nursing due to the retinoid

  9. 11.20.22
    Kaitlyn O'Reilly said:

    Hi Dr. I see that the new natural one is safe because it doesn’t have retinol? But it does have rosehip oil, isn’t that like a retinol? Double checking that this one is good for pregnacy and nursing… do you recommend any other product above this one for stretch mark prevention? Thank you!
    Glycine Soja Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Bisabolol, Tocopherol