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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Derma e

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Derma e

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 every pregnancy safe skincare product from Derma e as of 6/23/2019. 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.

Note, Derma E has recently changed the names of some of their products (Even Tone for example). I have linked to the correct products, the ingredients have been verified. Note there are a few products that picture the correct new product and then list the old name. Everything is ok! I have verified all of it.

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 Safe Products from Derma e

Firming DMAE Cleanser
Firming DMAE Eye Lift
Firming DMAE Serum
Firming DMAE Toner
Firming Mask
Hydrating Mist
Illuminating Rosehip & Cranberry Face Oil
Jasmine & Vanilla, Hydrating Shea Body Lotion
Lemongrass & Thyme, Restoring Shea Body Lotion
Microdermabrasion Scrub
Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil
Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask
Purifying Daily Detox Scrub
Radiant Glow Face Oil
Rejuvenating Sage & Lavender Face Oil
Rosehip & Almond, Protecting Shea Body Lotion
Rosehip & Almond, Protecting Shea Hand and Cuticle Cream
Scar Gel
Sensitive Skin Cleanser
Skinbiotics® Rescue Cream
Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen Face
Sun Defense Mineral Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30 Body
Tea Tree and Vitamin E Oil
Tea Tree and Vitamin E Relief Cream
• Tinted Moisturizing BB Cream SPF 30+: Light, Fair, Medium, Tan, Deep
Ultra Hydrating Serum
Vitamin C Mask
Vitamin C Micellar Cleansing Water
Vitamin C Concentrated Serum
Vitamin E Fragrance-Free Therapeutic Shea Body Lotion
Vitamin E Fragrance-Free, Therapeutic Moisture Shea Hand Cream
Vitamin E Lavender & Neroli Therapeutic Moisture Shea Hand Cream
Vitamin E Lavender & Neroli Therapeutic Shea Body Lotion

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Acne Blemish Control Treatment Serum: Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Acne Deep Pore Cleansing Wash: Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Deep Pore Acne Scrub: Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Essentials Radiance Toner: Glycolic Acid
Even Tone Brightening Day Cream SPF 15: Licorice Root
Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Wipes: Licorice Root
Kids Active Spray Sunscreen SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreen
Overnight Peel: Glycolic Acid
Sensitive 3-in-1 Sunscreen SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Ultra Sheer Mineral Body Sunscreen Mist SPF 30: Gluconolactone, Licorice Root
Vitamin C Instant Radiance Citrus Facial Peel: Glycolic Acid
Water Resistant Sport Face Sunscreen SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Water Resistant Sport Spray Sunscreen SPF 50: Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen

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.

Advanced Peptide and Collagen Eye Cream: Retinoid
Advanced Peptide and Collagen Moisturizer: Retinoid
Advanced Peptide and Collagen Serum: Retinoid, note the website does NOT list this ingredient but it shows up on the box
Anti-Aging Regenerative Day Cream: Retinoid
Anti-Aging Regenerative Night Cream: Retinoid
Anti-Aging Regenerative Serum: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid
Anti-Wrinkle Advanced Antioxidant Moisturizer: Retinoid
Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream: Retinoid
Anti-Wrinkle Scrub: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid
Anti-Wrinkle Toner: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid
Anti-Wrinkle Treatment Oil: Retinoid
Arnica Warming Sore Muscle Rub: Cannabis, Salicylate
Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid
Anti-Wrinkle Scrub: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid
Dark Circle Reducing Eye Cream: Retinoid
Even Tone Brightening Cleanser: Retinoid, Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
Firming DMAE Moisturizer: Retinoid
Hydrating Day Hyaluronic Acid Cream: Retinoid
Hydrating Eye Cream: Retinoid
Hydrating Gentle Cleanser: Retinoid
Hydrating Night Cream: Retinoid
Psorzema® Cream: Retinoid, Neem
Radiance Brightening Serum: Retinoid, Arbutin, Willow Bark (salicylate), Licorice Root
Sensitive Skin Moisturizing Cream: Retinoid
Sensitive Skin Oil-Free Moisturizer: Retinoid
Skin Brighten: Arbutin, Retinoid, Licorice Root
Soothing Relief Lotion: Retinoid
Vitamin C Intense Night Cream: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Vitamin C Renewing Moisturizer: Retinoid
Vitamin E 12,000 IU Cream: Retinoid

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  1. 8.12.19
    Brieanna said:

    Absolutely so happy that I found your blog. I’m pregnant with baby number 2 and have been searching high and low for skin care that is safe for me to use. With my first I was so clueless about skincare that I didn’t use any my entire pregnancy and my skin really suffered. With this second pregnancy I actually own more than half the pregnancy safe products on the derma e list and it makes me so happy that I can still use them!

  2. 8.18.19
    Taylor farson said:

    Hello, you say you can’t use the hydrating gentle cleanser because of retiniod, but I don’t see that listed in their ingredients.

    • 8.18.19
      15mins said:

      It’s the Retinyl Palmitate in the complete ingredient list.

  3. 9.13.19
    Munnie said:

    Thanks a lot for all the efforts!

  4. 5.5.20
    Christina Smith said:

    Hello, I just wanted to raise your attention to something- I bought the advanced peptide and collagen serum thinking it was pregnancy safe. On their website the ingredients look fine, but then it arrived and retinyl palminate is listed as one of the ingredients on the box. Is this ingredient safe still for pregnancy or should I not use this serum? Thankyou so much for your time and putting this list together.

    • 5.5.20
      15mins said:

      Oh no! They must have reformulated but not updated info anywhere, I agree with you, I don’t see it listed in the ingredients on their website. I’m glad you checked! It isn’t safe. I’ve updated the post to reflect this info.

  5. 5.13.20
    Vanessa MacDonald said:

    Hi im wondering about the Derma E Sun Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Body? (Since I cant find the oil free body one!) thanks so much for your page!

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Purified Water, Coco-Caprylate (Coconut Derived), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lauryl Glucoside (Plant Derived), Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Microcrystalline Cellulose (Plant Derived), Cellulose Gum (Plant Derived), Organic Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phytic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C)

    • 5.13.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

  6. 6.28.20
    LLC said:

    Dear Doctor, can you please let me know if this product is safe? Thank you!

    Aqua, Octocrylene, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Decyl Glucoside, Ceteareth-20, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Saccharide Isomerate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ceteareth-12, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid.

    • 6.28.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  7. 7.31.20
    casey said:


    Love that you have this-it is so helpful!

    I am not seeing the Derma E products: Blue Light Shield Concentrated Serum or Ultra-Hydrating Alkaline Overnight Facial.

    Thank you 🙂

    • 7.31.20
      Christine said:

      I have currently reviewed all products in this brand that I can. If I have not reviewed your products, I require a full ingredient list to review your product, more info here:
      why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety

      • 9.10.20
        Steph said:

        How about the Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Water Eye Gel??

        Purified Water, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Panthenol, Allantoin, Copper PCA, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Fragrance Oils.

        • 9.10.20
          Christine said:

          Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  8. 8.20.20
    Cindy Lara said:

    Would the safe products be the same as of today? I use the vitamin c cleanser and I just ran out and found out I was pregnant. Being the second pregnancy, I remembered not all facial cleansers and creams are allowed.

    Anyways, would the DMAE cleanser and the vitamin c serum be safe still? How about vitamin E IU 14000 plus safflower seed oil (its an oil product) ingredients state: carthamus tinctures (safflower) seed oil and tocopherol acetate (vitamin e)?

    I’ve been using the derma e line for the past year and it has changed my skin for the better, so I want to make sure I dont let my skin get bad again even though I know my pregnancy is number 1. Thank you so much!!!!

    • 8.20.20
      Christine said:

      If the products haven’t been reformulated they should be the same safety category

  9. 8.27.20
    Christine N said:

    Hi! How about this Derma E – Sun Protection Mineral Face Powder SPF 30?

    Active: Titanium Dioxide 17.29%, Zinc Oxide 20%. Inactive: Mica, Silica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Capryloyl Glycine, Undecylenoyl Glycine, Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77489).

    • 8.27.20
      Christine said:

      I don’t screen powders at all because you don’t need to worry about them. Info here: Pregnancy Safe Makeup

      • 8.27.20
        Christine N said:

        Thank you so much!

  10. 8.27.20
    Christine N said:

    What are your thoughts on these?
    #1 Derma E – Ultra Hydrating Alkaline Water Eye Gel
    Purified Water, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Panthenol, Allantoin, Copper PCA, Sodium Bicarbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Natural Fragrance Oils.

    #2 – Derma E – Ultra-Hydrating Alkaline Gel Booster Serum
    Purified Water, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium PCA, Polysorbate 20, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-11, Cellulose Gum, Copper PCA, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium Bicarbonate, Natural Fragrances Oil, Panthenol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Ergothioneine, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-28.

    • 8.27.20
      Christine said:

      Both look ok for pregnancy and nursing