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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Dr Brandt

Pregnancy safe products from Dr. Brandt
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 Dr. Brandt as of 6/13/2019. 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 Dr. Brandt

Clean Biotic pH-balanced yogurt cleanser with chlorophyll
Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Time Reversing Cream
Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Transforming Pearl Serum
Hydro Biotic™ Recovery Sleeping Mask
MAGNETIGHT Age-Defier™ Mask
microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator
needles no more® 3-D LIP PLUMPFIX
needles no more® Neck Sculpting Cream
needles no more® NO MORE BAGGAGE™ eye de-puffing gel
pores no more® Luminizer Primer
pores no more® pore refiner primer
Power Dose Vitamin C
Power Dose Vitamin D
Radiance Resurfacing Foam

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Bright Biotic™ Dark Spot Minimizing Serum: Licorice Root, Tartaric Acid
Cellusculpt™ Body Shaper & Cellulite Smoothing Cream: Salicylate
Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Moisturizing Neck Cream: Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Hyaluronic Facial Cream: Salicylate, Glycolic Acid
needles no more™: Salicylate, Glycolic Acid
PoreDermabrasion™ Pore Perfecting Exfoliator: Salicylic Acid
pores no more® multi-performance stick: Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
pores no more® Vacuum Cleaner® Pore Purifying Mask: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Xtend Your Youth A3 Power Foaming Cleanser: Gluconolactone
Xtend Your Youth Eye Cream: Willow Bark (Salicylate)

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.

2% Retinol Complex Serum: Retinoid
24/7 Retinol Eye Cream: Retinoid
Do Not Age with Dr. Brandt Triple Peptide Eye Cream: Retinoid
Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask: Retinoid
pores no more® Mattifying Hydrator Pore Minimizing Gel: Retinoid

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17 Comments

  1. 6.17.19
    Jheni Claire Kaighen said:

    I just wanna thank you for the hard work that you do to inform pregnant or nursing mommas or in my case both.. I got the drunk elephant vault last Christmas from my husband and was excited to use all those products. I was also told they were all safe for pregnancy except for the TLC sukari but being the skeptic that I am, I had to dig in to the ingredients further. That’s when I found your site and it has been a blessing!! Thank you so much! Your work does not go unnoticed!

    • 6.18.19
      15mins said:

      Thanks 🙂 I’m so glad I helped!

  2. 7.29.19
    jennie said:

    Hi there,

    Is Dr. Brandt’s 3-D Volumizing Mask pregnancy safe?

    Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Methylsilanol Hydroxyproline Aspartate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethylsilanol Hyaluronate, Phospholipids, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propanediol, Ornithine, Glycolipids, Peg-40 Stearate, Diethylhexyl Adipate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, C10-18 Triglycerides, Centella Asiatica Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Silanediol Salicylate, Tromethamine, Methylpropanediol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21, Decapeptide-22, Oligopeptide-78, Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14, Trehalose, Betaine, Lecithin, Silica, Silanetriol, Hyaluronic Acid, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Polyvinyl Alcohol.

    TIA!

    • 7.29.19
      15mins said:

      I’d avoid this while pregnant due to the salicylate and glycolic acid. It should be ok for nursing.

  3. 9.11.19
    Chen Ling said:

    Hello Dr,
    You cannot immagine how much u have helped us in creating the Pregnancy Safe skincare & makeup series! Thank you so much!

    Can u pls help to review if this product is pregnancy safe?
    DR Brandt Hyro Biotic Recovery Sleeping Mask
    Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Hexyldecanol, Inulin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Yogurt Powder, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide, Sodium Citrate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Bisabolol, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Stearic Acid, Honey, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Boswellia Serrata Extract, Honey Extract, Sodium Copper Chlorophyllin, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos) Extract, Saccharomyces Polypeptides.

    Thank you!

    • 9.13.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  4. 10.23.19
    Hannah said:

    Is Dr. Brandt Pores No More cleanser pregnancy safe?

    • 10.23.19
      Hannah said:

      Pores no more cleanser

      Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Disodium Oleamido Mea-Sulfosuccinate, Cocamide Mea, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender)

      • 10.23.19
        Hannah said:

        More complete list in dr. Brandt pores no more cleanser

        Water/Aqua/Eau, Disodium C12-14 Pareth-3 Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Glycol Stearate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Laureth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Glycerin, Stearamide Amp, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Linalyl Acetate, Salicylic Acid, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract

        • 10.23.19
          15mins said:

          Doh! If this is the full list then it isn’t safe, it has salicylic acid and willow bark. I was surprised it was ok with the other list. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

      • 10.23.19
        15mins said:

        Looks ok!

  5. 11.12.19
    Samantha said:

    Hi! What about the Time Defying Cream? Thank you!!

    • 11.17.19
      15mins said:

      Do you have an ingredient list?

  6. 3.2.20
    Kristina said:

    Dr. Brandt dark spots no more

    Hi Doctor! Can you let me/us know if this product is safe? PS I’m basically visiting your site everyday trying to build my nursing skincare routine. I’m struggling with acne and a rough/uneven texture.
    -10% Azelaic Acid Derivative: Water soluble and more tolerated version of azelaic acid that visibly brightens skin tone.
    -3% Tranexamic Acid: Clinical-grade acid, widely used in dermatology to prevent discoloration.
    -2% Phytic Acid: A resurfacing ingredient derived from rice to exfoliate skin.

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Niacinamide, Propanediol, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Tranexamic Acid, Glycerin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phytic Acid, Plankton Extract, Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit/Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Potassium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Ascorbate, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, T-Butyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 3.2.20
      15mins said:

      It looks ok for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

  7. 5.29.20
    AVD said:

    Hi! Is this primer okay:

    CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, WATER/AQUA/EAU, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYSILICONE-11, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), DIMETHYL ISOSORBIDE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG/PPG-18/18 DIMETHICONE, ISOPENTYLDIOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID, CHLORPHENESIN, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, SILICA, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHYL OXOBENZO DIOXASILANE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, TRIFOLIUM PRATENSE (CLOVER) FLOWER EXTRACT, LAURETH-12, IRON OXIDE (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499).

    • 5.30.20
      15mins said:

      No, this has salicylic acid. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy