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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from BioElements

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from BioElements

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 pregnancy safe products from BioElements as of 5/1/2020. 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 on DermStore 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.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Bioelements

Absolute Moisture (at Dermstore)
Beyond Hydration (at Dermstore)
Collagen Rehab
Crucial Moisture (at Dermstore)
Decongestant Cleanser (at Dermstore)
Equalizer (at Dermstore)
Flash Foam Cleanser (at Dermstore)
Makeup Dissolver Perfected
Moisture Positive Cleanser (at Dermstore)
Moisture x10 (at Dermstore)
Oil Control Mattifier
Oxygenation (at Dermstore)
Probiotic Anti-Aging Serum (at Dermstore)
Pumice Peel (at Dermstore)
Quick Refiner for Eyes
Radiance Rescue
Really Rich Moisture (at Dermstore)
Recovery Serum (at Dermstore)
Remineralist Daily Moisture
Restorative Clay
Sensitive Eye Smoother (at Dermstore)
Sleepwear for Eyes (at Dermstore)
Soothing Reset Mist (at Dermstore)
Urban Undo Cleanser
vc10 Daily Glow

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Acne Toner – Acne Treatment (at Dermstore): Salicylic Acid
Amino Mask: Licorice Root
Breakout Control (at Dermstore): Benzoyl Peroxide
Kerafole (at Dermstore): Malic Acid
Plump Start (at Dermstore): Salicylate
Power Peptide (at Dermstore): Licorice Root
Quick Refiner (at Dermstore): Glycolic Acid
RayDefense: Chemical Sunscreens
Skin Editor: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Spotless Cleanser (at Dermstore): Salicylic Acid
Stress Solution: Licorice Root

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.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum (at Dermstore): Retinoid
Barrier Fix Daily Hydrator (at Dermstore): Hemp
LightPlex GigaWatt Dark Spot Corrector: Arbutin
LightPlex MegaWatt Skin Brightener: Arbutin
Measured Micrograins +: Retinoid
Multi-Task Eye Creme (at Dermstore): Retinoid
Oil Control Sleepwear (at Dermstore): Retinoid
Sensitive Skin Cleansing Oil (at Dermstore): Hemp
Sleepwear (at Dermstore): Retinoid
SPF 50 FaceScreen (at Dermstore): Retinoid, Chemical Sunscreens
V-Neck Smoothing Creme: Arbutin

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  1. 5.1.20
    Abby said:

    Hello I noticed that oil control sleepwear is in your safe products but it contains retinol. Can you explain why it’s considered safe with this ingredient? Thank you.

    • 5.1.20
      15mins said:

      I think that’s a reformulation, because it was NOT there when I reviewed this product before (I had used this while pregnant myself, I know it was previously safe). Thanks for catching it! I’ve moved it to the correct area and I’ll re-review the products when I have a chance in the next day or two.

      • 5.1.20
        Abby said:

        Thanks so much! I really appreciate this list! I’m looking to order the probiotic anti aging serum and the equalizer will you be changing the pregnancy safe as of date in your intro after you re-review the products? I’ve looked at the ingredients myself and they seem ok but I would rather wait for you to do your re-review of the list just to be safe before I order them. Again thank you for putting this list together I’ve been using it for my makeup as well and it really makes navigating the sephora website much easier! 🙂

        • 5.1.20
          15mins said:

          I just updated it if you refresh the page 🙂

          • 5.1.20
            Abby said:

            Amazing! Thank you so much!!!

  2. 5.6.20
    Abby said:

    Hey there! Bioelements makes some of my fave products and I’ve been using Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum forever before I got pregnant I stopped using it due to the retinol but noticed it’s on your ok for nursing list? Is it safe to use after delivery? I just want to make sure because I see a bunch of stuff listed in the not safe for nursing section due to retinol/retinoid so I just want to be extra sure! Thanks so much!!!

    • 5.6.20
      15mins said:

      I just redid this list (last week? I don’t remember) but when I do it, it’s a confusion of html on my view. That’s meant to go under ok for pregnancy, only ok for nursing if you’re conservative. There’s a little blurb there explaining. It’s really up to you, I did use retinoids while nursing.

  3. 11.23.21
    McKenzie said:

    Is this product pregnancy safe? I did not see it on your list. It might be new


    Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Crambe Maritima Leaf Extract, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Flower Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Balanites Roxburghii Seed Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Mixed Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

    • 11.23.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 11.25.21
        McKenzie said:

        Thank you!

  4. 5.21.22

    Is bioelements enzyme therapy safe while breastfeeding?

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