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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from DermaDoctor

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from DermaDoctor

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 DermaDoctor as of 2/19/2020. 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, etc.

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 DermaDoctor

Calm Cool & Corrected
Calm, Cool & Corrected® Tranquility Cleanser for Seborrheic Dermatitis & Dandruff
DD Cream Dermatologically Defining BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Kakadu C™ Eye Soufflé
Kakadu C™ Face Crème
Kakadu C™ High Potency Evening Oil
Kakadu C ™ Serum
MED e TATE antiperspirant wipes
Total Nonscents® Ultra-Gentle Brightening Antiperspirant
Wrinkle Revenge Rescue & Protect Facial Cream
Wrinkle Revenge® Ultimate Hyaluronic Serum

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Ain’t Misbehavin’® Healthy Toner with Glycolic & Lactic Acid: Glycolic Acid
Ain’t Misbehavin’® Intensive 10% Sulfur Acne Mask & Emergency Spot Treatment: Willow Bark
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Medicated Acne Control Serum: Salicylic Acid
Ain’t Misbehavin’® Medicated AHA/BHA Acne Cleanser: Glycolic Acid
Kakadu C™ Amethyst Clay Detox Mask: Malic Acid
Kakadu C™ Intensive Vitamin C Peel Pads with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E: Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Malic Acid, Willow Bark
KP Duty® Body Scrub: Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark
KP Duty® High Potency Daily Body Peel: Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Willow Bark, Mandelic Acid
KP Duty® Lotion: Glycolic Acid
Photo Dynamic Therapy® 3–in–1 Facial Lotion With Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Photo Dynamic Therapy Energizing Eye Renewal Cream: Chemical Sunscreen
Wrinkle Revenge® Antioxidant Enhanced Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser: Glycolic Acid

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.

Picture Porefect: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Willow Bark
POETRY in Lotion: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Wrinkle Revenge Eye Balm: Retinoid

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8 Comments

  1. 2.20.20
    Mel said:

    I love IWLT products so much! Will u considering reviewing the whole line (from Korea) when u have time? Can I check the following products from this line:

    1. Iwlt hydra moisture purple cream

    Full Ingredient List : Water, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/ Capric Tryglycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Shea Butter, Alcohol Denat., Sugar Cane Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Crithmum Maritimum Callus Culture Filtrate, Pinus Pumilio Bark Extract, Milk Lipids, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Silica, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Arachidyl Glucoside, Isohexadecane, Dimethiconol, Tromethamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Adenosine, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Ceramide NP, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Theanine, Glutathione, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, and Parfum

    2. IWLT luxurious rose oil

    Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rose Flower Oil (0.1ppm), Rosa Centifolia Flower Water (0.1ppm), Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

    3. Iwlt sunscreen

    Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cyclohxaceleic acid, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Sodium chloride, Pine Skin extract, Milk Lipid, Glycerin, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, SorbitanIsostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Aluminium hydroxide, Stearic acid, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propylene glycol, hydrogenated phosphatidylcholine, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Theanine, Glutathione, Talc, Denatured Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrated Ferric Oxide, Red Oxide of Iron

    • 2.20.20
      15mins said:

      I’ll add the brand to my to do list
      #1 and 2 are ok for pregnancy and nursing
      #3 has chemical sunscreens and a salicylate. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  2. 3.26.20
    Summer Franco said:

    Hi, I’m 26 weeks pregnant and wanting to use the Dermadoctor Kakadu C Cleanser. Is that safe during pregnancy/breastfeeding? Thanks so much

    • 3.27.20
      15mins said:

      I don’t have access to an ingredient list for that product. Please provide one.
      how to ask about product safety

      • 5.30.20
        KD said:

        Hello is the DERMAdoctor DD Eye Cream SPF 30 pregnancy safe?

        Active Ingredients
        Titanium Dioxide 3%
        Zinc Oxide 7%
        Purpose
        Sunscreen

        Inactive Ingredients
        Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alumina, Aminomethyl Propanol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Bisabolol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caffeine, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Ceramide NG, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Darutoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Isostearic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Lauryl Glucoside, Lecithin, Mica, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Phenoxyethanol, Phytic Acid, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin, Water, Xanthan Gum

        • 5.30.20
          15mins said:

          Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 7.4.20
    Missy said:

    Hi, can you please tell me if this is pregnancy safe?

    DERMAdoctor Lucky Bamboo Jukyeom 9x Water Ge

    Ingredients:
    Aqua, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Glycerin, Bambusa Vulgaris (Roasted Bamboo) Sea Salt, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Extract, Atractyloides Macrocephala Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Mentha Piperita Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Extract, Citrus Grandis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Phytate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 20, Pentylene Glycol, T-Butyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

    • 7.4.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok to me for pregnancy and nursing