As part of my Pregnancy Skincare and Beauty Guide, I have reviewed thousands of products for pregnancy safety, screening out the ingredients you should avoid while pregnant or nursing. I even have a list of beauty brands, and you can look for your favorite pregnancy safe products.
However, those lists can be overwhelming. There’s a lot to dig through! So readers have started to ask for my specific recommendations for a skincare routine. Please refer to my free pregnancy book to see how I recommend using these products.
Today, I’m starting this series of skincare routines with one based on Clean at Sephora products. This isn’t a brand, rather it is a collection of brands and products available at Sephora, with ingredients such as Parabens, Sulfates and others left out. These ingredients aren’t necessarily dangerous during pregnancy (you can read more about my recommended ingredients to avoid during pregnancy), so I do not screen them out of my pregnancy safe skincare lists. However, many of my readers do want to avoid these ingredients, so I usually just recommend looking for products on my pregnancy safe lists that also happen to be Clean at Sephora.
I’ll recommend a few products for each product category, that will give you a few options. There is a very long list of brands that meet the Clean at Sephora criteria, and many of them are included in my brand list of Pregnancy Safe Skincare And Makeup Products. I’m primarily featuring my favorites here, which means a lot of REN Skincare, Caudalie and Tatcha.
How to Request a Product Review
I have now purposefully turned off the comments on this post. If your product is not here, please look for the brand in my list of brands that I have reviewed for pregnancy and nursing safety. If the brand is listed, ask about your product on the brand page. If not, please ask on the main brand page. Note, the brand pages are usually the most up to date, the round ups do not get updated routinely. So in the case of a conflict, the brand page should win.
The Core Trio
These are the basic, gentle products that you’ll use throughout your pregnancy.
• REN Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk
• Boscia MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil
• REN Evercalm Global Protection Day Cream
B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Serum
• REN Clean Screen Mattifying Face Sunscreen SPF 30
• Biossance Squalane + Mineral SPF 45
• Caudalie Vinopure Natural Oil Control Moisturizer
• Tatcha The Deep Cleanse Exfoliating Cleanser
These products can be swapped out or added to the core trio.
• REN Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm: This is a super moisturizing balm that you use at night, I would just swap this out for your moisturizer at night
• Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream
Target Hyperpigmentation and Aging with Vitamin C
Vitamin C will treat both hyperpigmentation and help boost collagen production to fight aging, not to mention strong antioxidant activity to prevent damage from free radicals.
• REN Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream
• Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
Not fully needed, but probably wanted and appreciated!
• REN Keep Young and Beautiful Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
• Tata Harper Illuminating Eye Crème
• Bite Beauty Agave+ Daytime Vegan Lip Balm
• Josie Maran Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter
• REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial: This is one of my all time favorite masks! I take it with me to work so if I want a little pick me up in the call room I can do a quick facial treatment.
• Boscia Charcoal Pore Pudding Intensive Wash-Off Treatment
Hello DR, please help review if these 2 are safe?
The inkey list
Hemp Oil Cream Moisturiser
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil, Isoamyl Laurate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Betaine, Pentaerythrityl Distearate, Propanediol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Hydroxide, t-Butyl Alcohol
The inkey list
Aqua (Water), Polysilicone-11, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate, Laureth-12, Benzyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carnosine, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Polysorbate 60, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Heptapeptide-7, Lecithin, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Isostearate.
Also would you please consider to review facial oil? (my face turn to dry skin and no moisturiser could help me thru the night), thank you!
Here’s my opinion on the Cannabis:
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 Hemp does not have THC in it, it’s breed out of the plant basically. 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.
Otherwise the first moisturizer looks fine, but the Cannabis oil is there. The 2nd looks ok to me.
Thank you so much
Please review if safe to use while pregnant. Thanks!
WATER / AQUA / EAU, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, POLYGLYCERYL-10 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PROPANEDIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL
Hello! I love your website and appreciate all the helpful information about products to use that are safe during pregnancy.
I am looking for new products to use during my pregnancy and noticed that the drunk elephant B hydra intensive serum is listed as safe on this post but not listed as safe on tour drunk elephant products review post due to the licorice root. Can you clarify?
I think it was reformulated at some point. The brand posts are usually more up to date (I always state the date I most recently reviewed), and it does have licorice root in it currently
I’m so appreciative of this post. Thank you!
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