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Pregnancy Safe Products from Colorescience

Pregnancy Safe Products from Colorescience

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 Colorescience as of 6/28/2020. 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.

Please refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, brow products, etc. I do not review these products. (So yes, the powder sunscreen is ok. But, you will not get the advertised SPF value unless you use about half of it on your face at one time.)

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 and Nursing Safe Products from Colorescience

BRIGHTENING PERFECTOR FACE PRIMER SPF 20 (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
BRONZING PERFECTOR FACE PRIMER SPF 20 (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
CALMING PERFECTOR FACE PRIMER SPF 20 (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
DAILY UV PROTECTOR SPF 30 WHIPPED MINERAL SUNSCREEN
EVEN UP® CLINICAL PIGMENT PERFECTOR® SPF 50 (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
HYDRATING CLEANSING CLOTHS (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
HYDRATING MIST (at DermStore)
LIP SHINE SPF 35 (at Nordstrom, DermStore) (All Shades ok)
PEP UP® COLLAGEN RENEWAL FACE & NECK TREATMENT (at Nordstrom, DermStore)
TOTAL EYE® 3-IN-1 RENEWAL THERAPY SPF 35 (at Nordstrom, DermStore)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

ALL CALM® CLINICAL REDNESS CORRECTOR SPF 50 (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Glycolic Acid
MATTIFYING PERFECTOR FACE PRIMER SPF 20 (at DermStore): Salicylic Acid
SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ COLOR BALM SPF 50 (Berry, Blush, Bronze) (at DermStore): Salicylate
SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ BODY SHIELD BRONZE SPF 50 (at DermStore): Salicylate, Salicylic Acid
SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ BODY SHIELD SPF 50 (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Salicylate
SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ FACE SHIELD BRONZE SPF 50 (at DermStore): Salicylate, Salicylic Acid
SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ FACE SHIELD GLOW SPF 50 (at DermStore): Salicylate
SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ FACE SHIELD SPF 50 (Original) (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Salicylate
SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ SPORT STICK SPF 50 (at DermStore): Salicylate

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.

TINT DU SOLEIL® SPF 30 WHIPPED FOUNDATION (at Nordstrom, DermStore): Retinoid

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6 Comments

  1. 7.7.20
    Snow said:

    hi, i find your blog really helpful. it helped me choose my facial products easily. i have some questions for you.

    1) you mentioned that shampoos are generally safe. I like to leave my shampoo on until i am done with my body then i will wash them off together. Is this ok? Or should i wash the shampoo off immediately?

    2) are the pregnancy safe products safe on babies’ skin? i tried looking for articles but can’t find one that give me a solid answer.

    3) need your help to tell me if this product is safe to use,
    ingredients: Triethylhexanoin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) oil, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Squalene, Avena Sativa (oat) Kernel oil, Hexanediol, Rubus Idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Limnanthes Alba (meadow foam) seed oil, Bisabolol, Palaver somniferum seed oil, bergamot oil, sweet orange oil, viola odorata leaf extract.

    • 7.7.20
      Christine said:

      1) You can keep doing what you’re doing as long as it’s a pregnancy safe shampoo. I do screen them as I mentioned because I’m not certain I agree with all OBs not to worry about hair products at all. I wouldn’t worry about things that are only on the shaft of the hair as it can’t absorb anything, but your scalp is just like other skin (and it’s very vascular), so things that are on your scalp I think should be screened.
      2) No, pregnancy safety and safe for baby are different. As a pediatrician, I recommend a very gentle, non-drying and ideally not fragranced product for baby (they have sensitive skin and are prone to reactions). These requirements won’t be met by all pregnancy safe products.
      3) Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 7.9.20
        Snow said:

        Thank you so much. I am so lucky to chance upon your website. Life saver !! 🙂

        • 8.5.20
          Sam said:

          Sorry! I totally missed that. Thank you 🙂

  2. 8.4.20
    Sam said:

    is this product okay?

    Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50

    Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Water, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercus Robur (Oak) Wood Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Maltodextrin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-4, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 8.4.20
      Christine said:

      This is the powder sunscreen, and you don’t need to worry about powders. It’s called out in the post in bold.