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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.

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 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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  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%

        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

    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

  4. 10.27.20
    Maria Stocks said:

    Hi Doc,

    Would you please advise if the below is safe for pregnancy/nursing?

    Dermadoctor Lucky Bamboo Probiotic Fermented Wasabi Pressed Serum

    Ingredients: Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, C13-15 Alkane, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Leaf/Stem Extract, Propolis Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Citric Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Faex Extract, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate.

    • 10.28.20
      Christine said:

      Ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 12.1.20
        Marya said:

        Hi, how about Kakadu C face wash?

        Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aqua (Water), Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitol, Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Malic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Phytate, Alcohol Denat., Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Benzyl Alcohol, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Propyl Gallate, Gallyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Extract, Pyrus Malus Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus Leaf Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Extract

        • 12.1.20
          Christine said:

          This has malic acid and a retinoid. Avoid in pregnancy and in nursing if you’re conservative

  5. 3.3.21
    Kelly said:

    Hello – great site and information! Thanks for all the helpful resources.

    Curious about the safety of Dermadoctor Kakadu C 20% Vitamin C Serum with Ferulic Acid & Vitamin E.


    Aqua (Water), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Butylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu) Fruit Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Tocopherol, Alcohol, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Ferulic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate

    • 3.3.21
      Christine said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 12.10.21
    Julia said:

    Hi there!
    Dermadoctor also has another deodorant called Total Nonscents ultra gentle antiperspirant. It looks similar to the other one that’s listed as safe to use but just wanted to double check! Thank you!
    Drug Facts
    Active Ingredient
    Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorohydrex Glycine Complex 11.25%

    Other Ingredients
    Aqua (Water), Isopropyl Myristate, Sorbitol, Steareth-2, Steareth-20

    • 12.10.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  7. 2.9.22
    Jessa said:

    Aqua, Lactic Acid, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2 Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Betaine, Peg-40 Hydrogenated, Castor oil, Willow bark extract, Propylene Glycol, Malic Acid, Cyperus Rotundus root extract, Gluconolactone, Panthenol, Camella Sinesis extract, Chamomilla Recutita, (Matricaria) Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Lecithin, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) bark/leaf extract, Carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract, Menthol, Menthyl lactate, Hibiscus Sabdariffa flower extract, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc Gluconate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

    • 2.10.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid, willow bark, malic acid, gluconolactone

  8. 10.23.22
    Madawi said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Is this cool calm + corrected ceramide ultra moisturizing cream for sensitive skin safe during pregnancy and nursing? Here are the ingredients:

    Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NG, Ceramide NP, Phytosphingosine, Squalane, Cholesterol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-22, Tripeptide-9 Citrulline, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Ferulic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Pichia/Resveratrol Ferment Extract, Lysine HCL, Chrysanthellum Indicum (Golden Chamomile) Extract, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Diisopropyl Adipate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Acrylic Acid/Acrylamidomethyl Propane Sulfonic Acid Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

    Thanks a lot for everything ❤️

    • 10.23.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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