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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from DHC

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from DHC

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 DHC as of 6/29/2019. 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.

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 DHC

Beauty Lift Cream
Beauty Lift Essence
Beauty Lift Lotion
Beauty Lift Milk
Bio Cellulose Mask
Extra Concentrate
Eye & Lip Makeup Remover
Mild Soap
Olive Leaf Lotion
Olive Soap
Olive Virgin Oil
Platinum Silver Nanocolloid Cream: Likely ok, though I have to say the silver and platinum feel a little not quite right to me? I’m likely thinking too much of this guy
Platinum Silver Nanocolloid Lotion
Pore Cleansing Oil
Pore Face Wash
Pore Milk
Pure Soap
Q10 Cream
Q10 Moisture Care Liquid Foundation EX
Renewing AHA Cream
Rich Moisture
Super Collagen Mist
Super Collagen Supreme
Velvet Skin Coat

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Acne Spot Therapy: Licorice Root
Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel: Licorice Root
Clarifying Pore Cover Base: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Cleansing Foam: Licorice Root
Concentrated Eye Cream: Licorice Root
Q10 Body Soap: Licorice Root
CoQ10 Lotion: Licorice Root
CoQ10 Milk: Licorice Root
CoQ10 Hand Cream: Licorice Root
CoQ10 Quick Gel Brightening Moisture: Licorice Root
CoQ10 Washing Cream: Licorice Root
Deep Cleansing Oil: Licorice Root
Extra Nighttime Moisture: Licorice Root
Eye Bright: Licorice Root
Eye Off-Shade: Licorice Root
Eyelash Tonic: Licorice Root
Face Wash: Licorice Root
Face Wash Powder: Licorice Root
Facial Scrub: Licorice Root
Lip Cream: Licorice Root
Make Off Sheet: Licorice Root
Mild Lotion: Licorice Root
Mild Lotion II: Licorice Root
Olive Concentrated Cleansing Oil: Licorice Root
Olive Hand Cream: Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Platinum Silver Nanocolloid Milky Essence: Chemical Sunscreen
Pore Lotion: Licorice Root
Q10 Mask: Licorice Root
Quick Film Smoother: Cell Culture
Rich Eye Zone Care Pack: Licorice Root
Salicylic Acne Wash: Salicylic Acid
Soothing Lotion: Glycolic Acid
Super Collagen Cream: Licorice Root
White Soap: Licorice Root

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.

Alpha-Arbutin White Mask: Arbutin, Licorice Root
CoQ10 Eye Cream: Retinoid
CoQ10 Neck Cream: Retinoid
EGF Cream: Retinoid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Olive Leaf Cream: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Olive Leaf Milk: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Revitalizing Moisture Strips: Arbutin, Tartaric Acid

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  1. 8.18.19
    Ellie said:

    Hi doctor,
    I wished I found your web site earlier in my pregnancy! (I am now 6 months pregnant) and did do my own research but your web site is the most comprehensive site I’ve ever seen on pregnancy-safe products. There is a relatively new line of products from DHC – the Uramai face products made of rice. This Urumai Cream is the one I am interested in and here is its ingredients list. Do you see anything of concern?
    water/aqua/eau, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, ethylhexyl palmitate, diglycerin, propanediol, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucoside distearate, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate, c10-18 triglycerides, glyceryl stearate, vegetable oil, squalane, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, oryza sativa (rice) germ oil, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, phytosteryl/behenyl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, sclerotium gum, glycogen, butylene glycol, oryza sativa (rice) callus culture extract, cetearyl glucoside, phytosteryl rice branate, dehydroxanthan gum, tocopherol, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil unsaponifiables, brassica campestris/aleurites fordi oil copolymer, rosa canina fruit oil, sodium citrate, brassica campestris (rapeseed) seed oil, citric acid, hydrolyzed rice protein, arginine, phytic acid, saccharomyces/rice bran ferment filtrate extract, oryza sativa (rice) extract, silver oxide.
    Thank you!

    • 8.18.19
      15mins said:

      It looks pregnancy and nursing safe to me! 🙂

  2. 8.27.19
    Vivian said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I wish I found your page before I purchased my skincare products for my pregnancy, here are the ones I bought in Japan and being told they are safe for pregnancy, can you please comment?

    1. DHC Olive Virgin Oil Essential Cream – ingredient: Aqua, olive oil, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides (caprylic acid / capric acid) glycerol, BG, Squalane, Cetearyl Alcohol, hydrogenation rice bran oil, Cetyl palmitate, pentylene glycol, bees wax, Sodium Acrylate /acryloyldimethyl taurate / dimethylacrylamide crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate (SE), phenoxyethanol, glyceryl stearate, tocotrienols, xanthan gum

    2. DHC Olive Virgin Oil Crystal Skin Essence – ingredient: Aqua, BG, olive oil, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, xanthan gum, Magnesium sulfate, Sodium citrate, gellan gum, citric acid, tocopherol, Vitamin E

    3. DHC Suncut Q10 EX Milk – ingredient: cyclopentasiloxane, water, zinc oxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, alcohol, dimethicone, neopentyl glycol diethylhexanoate, polymethylsilsesquioxane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, trisiloxane, butylene glycol, polysilicone-15, magnesium sulfate, disteardimonium hectorite, isostearyl glyceryl ether, phenoxyethanol, disodium stearoyl glutamate, oleaeuropaea (olive) fruit oil, calcium hydroxide, tocopherol, ubiquinone, caprylic/caprictriglyceride, alpha-arbutin, laminaria ochroleauca extract, sodium hyaluronate

    I have also bought the Mild Lotion 1&2, which I learned from your site that I shouldn’t use for now.

    Thanks a lot! You are amazing!

    • 8.27.19
      15mins said:

      #1 and #2 are pregnancy safe
      #3 has chemical sunscreens, so I would save that until after delivery

  3. 6.28.20
    Megan Gieber said:

    The Dee cleansing oil says it has Licorice root but I’ve been looking at multiple ingredient lists and don’t see it, is it possible they’ve updated the formula ?

    Thanks so much !!

    olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbeth-30 tetraoleate, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil

    • 6.28.20
      Christine said:

      It’s the stearyl glycyrrhetinate