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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.

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 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

  4. 11.29.20
    Hang Tran said:

    Dear Doctor,
    Please help me with these two sunscreen products from DHC. Is it safe for pregnancy?

    1. DHC UV Protection Whitening Serum:
    Water, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl palmitate, zinc oxide, butylene glycol, titanium dioxide, dimethicone, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone sodium chloride tranexamic acid, distearoimonium hectorite, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/be henyl dimer dilinoleatedimer dilinoleate.

    Fragrance-free, coloring-free, paraben-free, blended with natural ingredients, no UV absorber (non-chemical).

    2. DHC Suncut Q10 Ex Gel
    “water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, alcohol, isononyl isononanoate,
    polymethyl methacrylate, pentylene glycol, zinc oxide,
    cyclopentasiloxane, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,
    diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, vp/eicosene
    copolymer, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, ethylhexyl triazone,
    titanium dioxide, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/beheneth-25
    methacrylate crosspolymer, phenoxyethanol, acrylates/dimethicone
    copolymer, isohexadecane, sodium acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl
    taurate copolymer, triethylhexanoin, ethylhexylglycerin,
    polyhydroxystearic acid, isostearic acid, aluminium stearate, olea
    europaea (olive) fruit oil, tetrasodium edta, caprylic/capric
    triglyceride, alumina, silica, acrylates/c10-30 alkyl acrylate
    crosspolymer, sodium hydroxide, t-butyl alcohol, laminaria
    ochroleuca extract, ubiquinone, sodium hyaluronate”

    Than you very much!

    • 11.30.20
      Christine said:

      #1 Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing
      #2 has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  5. 1.7.21
    Christine said:

    Hi Dr.! What are your thoughts on this?
    DHC – Urumai Lotion
    Ingredients: Water/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Diglygerin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Sodium Citrate, Ectoin, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Glucoside, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Saccharomyces/Rice Bran Ferment Filtrate Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Tocotrienols, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Tocopherol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Pantoea/Rice Ferment Extract Filtrate.

    • 1.7.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  6. 2.6.21
    Lo said:

    Hello, please could I check if this is safe to use. Thanks!
    DHC Urumai Lotion:
    Water/Aqua/Eau, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Diglygerin, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Caproyl Prolinate, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Sodium Citrate, Ectoin, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Citric Acid, Glyceryl Glucoside, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Saccharomyces/Rice Bran Ferment Filtrate Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Tocotrienols, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Tocopherol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Pantoea/Rice Ferment Extract Filtrate.

    • 2.6.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  7. 11.28.21
    Fatima said:

    Hi Dr. I’ve used this line’s deep cleansing oil about 4-5 times in my 18 weeks of pregnancy. But I won’t anymore because I because I did not know about the licorice root ingredient :/ Is there any cause for concern with this ingredient before switching over to another pregnancy safe cleansing oil mentioned above as safe instead? Or is it ok to just stop all together before moving on with another? Thank you!

  8. 9.4.22
    Aimee Alfonso said:

    Hello doctor, I used one pair of the Revitalizing Moisture Strips and for about 15 mins. I am currently 6 weeks pregnant. Is my baby in danger?

  9. 9.9.22
    Hana said:

    Hi doctor, the Lip cream product listed as Not Safe for Pregnancy because it contains licorice root, but I looked at the ingredient list and didn’t see licorice root. This is full ingredient list, can you see it again for me?
    lanolin oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/candelilla cera/cire de candelilla, beeswax/cera alba/cire d’abeille, lanolin, stearic acid, squalane, paraffin, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, pentylene glycol, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, stearyl glycyrrhetinate, panax ginseng root extract, aloe barbadensis leaf extract

    • 9.9.22
      Christine said:

      The stearyl glycyrrhetinate is the licorice root.

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