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Pregnancy Safe Products from ESPA

Pregnancy Safe Products from ESPA

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 ESPA as of 11/3/2020. 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.

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I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about ESPA on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from ESPA

24-Hour Balancing Moisturiser (at SkinStore)
24-Hour Replenishing Eye Moisturiser (at SkinStore)
24-Hour Replenishing Moisturiser (at SkinStore)
Age-Rebel Eye Hydrator (at SkinStore)
Age-Rebel Moisturizer (at SkinStore)
Balancing Foam Cleanser (at SkinStore)
Balancing Herbal Spa-Fresh Tonic (at SkinStore)
Balancing Hydrator (at SkinStore)
Balancing Treatment Oil (at SkinStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine Bath & Shower Gel (at SkinStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine Body Lotion (at SkinStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine Hand Lotion (at SkinStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine Hand Wash (at SkinStore)
Bioactive Eye Cleanser (at SkinStore)
Body Smoothing Shower Gel (at SkinStore)
Clarifying Clay Mineral Mask (at SkinStore)
Clarifying Skin Scrub (at SkinStore)
Cooling Body Moisturiser (at SkinStore)
Depuff and Soothe Eye Gel (at SkinStore)
Detoxifying Bath Oil (at SkinStore)
Detoxifying Body Oil (at SkinStore)
Detoxifying Salt Scrub (at SkinStore)
• Dual-Action Shavemud (at SkinStore)
Energising Bath & Shower Gel (at SkinStore)
Energising Bath Oil (at SkinStore)
Energising Body Oil (at SkinStore)
Energising Pulse Point Oil (at SkinStore)
Exfoliating Body Polish (at SkinStore)
Fitness Bath Oil (at SkinStore)
Fitness Body Oil (at SkinStore)
Fitness Shower Oil (at SkinStore)
• Fortifying Bath Oil (at SkinStore)
Fortifying Body Oil
Hydrating Cleansing Milk (at SkinStore)
Hydrating Floral Spa-Fresh Mist (at SkinStore)
Hydrating Floral Spa-Fresh Tonic (at SkinStore)
Invigorating Body Reviver (at SkinStore)
Invigorating Facewash (at SkinStore)
Invigorating Salt Scrub (at SkinStore)
Muscle Rescue Balm (at SkinStore)
Nourishing Body Oil (at SkinStore)
Nourishing Cleansing Balm (at SkinStore)
• Nourishing Conditioner (at SkinStore)
Nourishing Lip Treatment (at SkinStore)
Nourishing Shower Cream (at SkinStore)
Optimal Skin Pro-Cleanser (at SkinStore)
Optimal Skin Rejuvenating Night Booster (at SkinStore)
Pink Hair and Scalp Mud (at SkinStore)
Positivity Bath & Body Oil (at SkinStore)
Positivity Bath and Shower Gel (at SkinStore)
Positivity Pulse Point Oil (at SkinStore)
Purifying Micellar Cleanser (at SkinStore)
• Purifying Shampoo (at SkinStore)
Purifying Tea Tree Gel (at SkinStore)
Refining Skin Polish (at SkinStore)
Relaxing Salt Scrub (at SkinStore)
Replenishing Treatment Oil (at SkinStore)
• Restorative Bath Oil (at SkinStore)
Restorative Body Oil (at SkinStore)
Restorative Pulse Point Oil (at SkinStore)
Restore The Senses Pulse Point Oil
Skin Rescue Balm (at SkinStore)
Smooth & Firm Body Butter (at SkinStore)
Soothing Eye Lotion (at SkinStore)
The Cleansing Milk (at SkinStore)
The Grounding Crystals (at SkinStore)
The Hydrator (at SkinStore)
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Eye Moisturiser (at SkinStore)
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Intensive Serum (at SkinStore)
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Mask (at SkinStore)
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Bio-Retinol Sleeping Serum
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Treatment Oil (at SkinStore)
Tri-Active Resilience Rest and Recovery Overnight Balm

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Deeply Nourishing Body Cream (at SkinStore): Licorice Root
Gradual Tan Body Moisturiser (at SkinStore): DHA, Salicylate
Gradual Tan Face Concentrate (at SkinStore): DHA, Erythulose
Optimal Skin Instant Facial: Salicylate
Pomelo Lip Balm (at SkinStore): Licorice Root
Rejuvenating Hand Cream (at SkinStore): Licorice Root
Repair & Restore Intensive Serum (at SkinStore): Gluconolactone, Salicylate
Repair & Restore Moisturiser (at SkinStore): Gluconolactone
Skin Radiance Intensive Serum (at SkinStore): Licorice Root
Skin Radiance Mask (at SkinStore): Licorice Root
Skin Radiance Moisturizer (at SkinStore): Licorice Root, Malic Acid, Salicylate
Soothing Bath Oil (at SkinStore): Salicylate
• Soothing Body Oil (at SkinStore): Salicylate
Soothing Pulse Point Oil (at SkinStore): Salicylate
The Hydrating Lotion (at SkinStore): Salicylate
The Nourishing Balm (at SkinStore): Salicylate
The Purifying Polish (at SkinStore): Licorice Root
Tri-Active Advanced Instant Facial (at SkinStore): Salicylate
Tri-Active Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum (at SkinStore): Salicylic Acid
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Moisturiser (at SkinStore): Salicylate
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Moisture Complex (at SkinStore): Willow Bark
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Resurface and Brighten Mask: Gluconolactone, Willow Bark

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.

Lifestage NET8 Serum: Retinoid, Salicylic Acid
Lifestage Stage Release Eye Moisturizer: Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
• Lifestage Stage Release Moisturiser (at SkinStore): Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Optimal Body Tri-Serum (at SkinStore): Retinoid, Salicylate
Optimal Skin Pro-Moisturiser (at SkinStore): Retinoid, Gluconolactone
Optimal Skin Pro-Serum (at SkinStore): Retinoid, Salicylate
Overnight Hydration Therapy (at SkinStore): Retinoid
The Anointing Oil (at SkinStore): Hemp
Tri-Active Resilience Pro-Biome Eye Cream (at SkinStore): Retinoid
Tri-Active™ Resilience Pro-Biome Serum (at SkinStore): Retinoid, Salicylate

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  1. 2.7.21
    Munirah said:


    Regarding the ESPA 24hr replenishing moisturizer which is listed as safe for pregnancy, I noted it has myrrh in the cream. I understand myrrh is known to cause uterine contractions? Is still safe to use? Thank you.

    • 2.7.21
      Christine said:

      It’s considered safe to use topically

      • 9.2.21
        Dearbhla Starrs said:

        Hi, is the ESPA Active Nutrient Clean & Green Detox Night Mask ok to use?

        • 9.2.21
          Christine said:

          I need a full ingredient list to review your product as I’ve reviewed all of the ones I have access to. More info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety. I do NOT follow links from readers.

          • 9.21.21
            Halyna Kulida said:

            Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Benzyl Alcohol, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Citric Acid, Sorbitan Stearate, Tocopherol, Sodium Levulinate, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Geraniol, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Linalool, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract, Fragrance* (Parfum), Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Linolenic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Sodium Hydroxide.

            *100% Natural Fragrance.

          • 9.21.21
            Christine said:

            Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 2.19.21
    Andreea M said:

    Please can you check these ingredients,it sreally good product i dont know what to do😅
    Water, glycerin, PG, lauroylmethylalanine Na, lauramide propyl betaine, PEG-4, lauric acid, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, decyl glucoside, hydroxylated K, PEG-8 glyceryl isostearate, betaine, polyquaternium-7 , Polyquaternium-51, aloe vera leaf extract, grapefruit fruit extract, hawthorn extract, jujube fruit extract, apple fruit extract, barley seed extract, lime juice, orange juice, lemon juice, BG, EDTA-2Na, malic acid, citric acid, methyl Isothiazolinone, sodium benzoate
    Its from a face wash i use.Thank you!

    And these ingredients from a sake essence
    Water, rice fermentation broth, glycerin, DPG, BG, camellia seed oil, rice bran oil, squalane, soybean seed extract, rosemary leaf extract, pearl seed extract, peony root extract, glycosyl trehalose, sesquioleate sorbitan, hydrolyzed hydrogenated Starch, pentylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexyl glycerin, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, carbomer, (acrylates / alkyl acrylate (C10-30)) crosspolymer, fragrance, hydroxylated K, xanthan gum, alginate PG, etidronate
    Thank you very much!!

    • 2.21.21
      Christine said:

      Both look ok for both pregnancy and nursing

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