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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. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Bio-Oil as of 9/3/2020. 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.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

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

•  Bio-Oil Skincare Oil (Natural) (at Amazon)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

• Bio-Oil Dry Skin Gel (at Amazon): Gluconolactone

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

• Bio-Oil (at Amazon): Retinoid, Salicylate

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17 Comments

  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:

      YES IT DRIVES ME BONKERS
      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)??

    https://www.faithful-to-nature.co.za/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.

    Thanks!

    • 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

        Thanks!
        Leah

        • 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

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