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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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from ESPA as of 12/24/2022. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. 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 and Nursing Safe Products from ESPA

24-Hour Balancing Moisturizer (at DermStore)
24-Hour Replenishing Eye Moisturizer (at DermStore)
24-Hour Replenishing Moisturizer (at DermStore)
Age-Rebel Eye Hydrator
Balancing Foam Cleanser (at DermStore)
Balancing Herbal Spa-Fresh Tonic
Balancing Treatment Oil
Bergamot & Jasmine Bath & Shower Gel (at DermStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine Body Lotion (at DermStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine Hand Lotion (at DermStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine Hand Wash (at DermStore)
Bergamot & Jasmine No Rinse Hand Cleanser
Bio-Active Eye Cleanser
Body Smoothing Shower Gel (at DermStore)
Clarifying Clay Mineral Mask (at Saks, DermStore)
Clean & Green Detox Mask
Cooling Body Moisturizer (at Saks)
Depuff and Soothe Eye Gel (at DermStore)
Detoxifying Bath & Body Oil
Detoxifying Salt Scrub (at DermStore)
Dual-Action Shavemud
Energizing Bath & Shower Gel (at DermStore)
Energizing Bath Oil
Energizing Body Oil (at DermStore)
Energizing Pulse Point Oil (at Saks)
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Cleansing Hand Spray
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Conditioning Hand Lotion
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Hand Balm
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Hand Wash
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree No Rinse Hand Cleanser
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Nourishing Body Lotion
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Nourishing Conditioner
Eucalyptus & Tea Tree Purifying Shampoo
Exfoliating Body Polish (at Saks, DermStore)
Fitness Bath Oil
Fitness Bath Salts
Fitness Shower Gel
Fitness Shower Oil
Fortifying Bath & Body Oil
Fortifying Bath Oil
Fortifying Mineral Bathing Salts
Fruit Water Cleansing Gel
Geranium & Petitgrain Cleansing Hand and Body Wash
Geranium & Petitgrain Conditioning Hand Lotion
Geranium & Petitgrain Hand Balm
Geranium & Petitgrain Hand Wash
Geranium & Petitgrain No Rinse Hand Cleanser
Geranium & Petitgrain Nourishing Body Lotion
Geranium & Petitgrain Nourishing Conditioner
Geranium & Petitgrain Purifying Shampoo
Ginger & Thyme Cleansing Hand and Body Wash
Ginger & Thyme Conditioning Hand Lotion
Ginger & Thyme No Rinse Hand Cleanser
Ginger & Thyme Nourishing Body Lotion
Ginger & Thyme Nourishing Conditioner
Ginger & Thyme Purifying Shampoo
Hydrating Cleansing Milk
Hydrating Floral Spa-Fresh Mist
Hydrating Floral Spa-Fresh Tonic (at DermStore)
Invigorating Body Reviver (at Saks)
Muscle Rescue Balm
Neroli & Green Mandarin Conditioning Hand Lotion
Neroli & Green Mandarin Hand Balm
Neroli & Green Mandarin No Rinse Hand Cleanser
Neroli & Green Mandarin Nourishing Conditioner
Neroli & Green Mandarin Purifying Shampoo
Neroli & Mandarin Nourishing Body Lotion
Nourishing Body Oil (at Saks, DermStore)
Nourishing Cleansing Balm (at DermStore)
Nourishing Lip Treatment (at DermStore)
Optimal Hair Pro-Conditioner
Optimal Hair Pro-Shampoo
Optimal Skin Instant Facial (at DermStore)
Optimal Skin Nutrients Mist
Optimal Skin Pro-Cleanser (at DermStore)
Optimal Skin Rejuvenating Night Booster (at DermStore)
Overnight Glow Enzyme Peel (at DermStore)
Pomelo Lip Balm (at DermStore)
Positivity Bath & Body Oil (at DermStore)
Positivity Bath and Shower Gel (at DermStore)
Positivity Pulse Point Oil (at Saks)
Postshave Rescue
Purifying Micellar Cleanser
Purifying Tea Tree Gel (at DermStore)
Refining Skin Polish (at DermStore)
Relaxing Salt Scrub (at Saks, DermStore)
Replenishing Treatment Oil (at DermStore)
Restful Bath & Body Oil (at Saks)
Restful Pulse Point Oil
Restorative Bath Milk
Restorative Bath Oil
Restorative Cocooning Body Cream
Restorative Pulse Point Oil
Skin Rescue Balm
Smooth & Firm Body Butter (at DermStore)
The Anointing Oil
The Cleansing Milk
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Intensive Serum (at DermStore)
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Mask (at DermStore)
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Define & Tighten Body Serum
Tri-Active™ Resilience Clarify & Fortify Scalp Serum
Tri-Active™ Resilience Detox & Purify Scrub Shampoo
Tri-Active™ Resilience Rest and Recovery Night Balm (at DermStore)
Yuzu & Ginger Cleansing Sorbet (at DermStore)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Connection Bath & Body Oil: Salicylate
Deeply Nourishing Body Cream: Licorice Root
Gradual Tan Body Moisturizer (at Saks): DHA, Salicylate
Isotonic Cooling Body Hydrator: Salicylate
Isotonic Hydration Mask: Salicylate
Optimal Body Tri-Serum (at DermStore): Salicylate
Optimal Skin Pro-Serum (at DermStore): Salicylate
Pro-Glow Gradual Tan Body Cream: DHA
Pro-Glow Skin-Quenching Serum: DHA, Erythrulose
Rejuvenating Hand Cream (at DermStore): Licorice Root
Repair & Restore Intensive Serum (at DermStore): Gluconolactone, Salicylate
Repair & Restore Moisturizer: Gluconolactone
Soothing Bath Oil: Salicylate
Soothing Pulse Point Oil: Salicylate
Super Nourish Hair & Scalp Mask: Salicylate
The Hydrating Lotion: Salicylate
The Nourishing Balm: Salicylate
The Purifying Polish: Licorice Root
Tri-Active Lift & Firm Intensive Eye Serum (at DermStore): Salicylic Acid
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Eye Moisturizer (at DermStore): Salicylic Acid
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Face, Neck and Décolleté Balm: Salicylate
Tri-Active™ Lift & Firm Moisturizer: Salicylate
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Cellular Renewal Cleanser: Willow Bark, Salicylate
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Cellular Renewal Liquid Exfoliator: Willow Bark, Salicylate
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Resurface and Brighten Mask: Gluconolactone, Willow Bark
Tri-Active™ Resilience Detox & Purify Cleanser: Salicylic Acid
Tri-Active™ Resilience SOS Skin Clearing Serum: Willow Bark

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Optimal Skin Pro-Moisturizer: Retinoid, Gluconolactone
Overnight Hydration Therapy (at DermStore): Retinoid
Tri-Active ™ Advanced Pro-Biome Moisturizer (at DermStore): Retinoid, Salicylate
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Bio-Retinol Sleeping Serum: Bidens Pilosa
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Calming Cica Cleansing Balm: Bidens Pilosa
Tri Active™ Regenerating Eye Complex: Bidens Pilosa
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Moisture Complex (at DermStore): Bidens Pilosa, Willow Bark
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Phyto-Collagen Plumping Cream: Bidens Pilosa
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Phyto-Collagen Plumping Mask: Bidens Pilosa
Tri-Active™ Regenerating Treatment Oil (at DermStore): Bidens Pilosa
Tri-Active™ Resilience Pro-Biome Eye Treatment: Bidens Pilosa, Retinoid
Tri-Active™ Resilience Pro-Biome Serum (at DermStore): Retinoid, Salicylate
Triple Action Grooming Oil (at Saks): Retinoid

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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

  3. 2.2.22
    Jessica Ennis said:

    Is overnight glow enzyme peel safe for pregnancy?


    Aqua (Water), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, C12-16 Alcohols, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Coco-Caprylate, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Levulinic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Fragrance* (Parfum), Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Linalool, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Sodium Gluconate, Pullulan, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Silica, Linolenic Acid, Spirulina Maxima Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract.

    • 2.2.22
      Christine said:

      This looks ok for pregnancy and nursing to me 🙂

  4. 3.12.22
    Christina Luaces said:

    Hi! I see you listed Energising Body Oil as safe. It contains essential oils which is usually a no-no during pregnancy. Can you confirm its safe to use on body while pregnant?

  5. 10.29.22
    Jen said:

    I can’t see restful bath & body oil or resistance body oil in the list. I don’t think there are any bad ingredients in either but wanted to check.

    • 10.29.22
      Christine said:

      As mentioned in the post, 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. Note, I do not follow links from readers, I need the actual list. Thanks!

      • 11.6.22
        Jennifer Crewe said:

        Sorry about that!
        Restful bath and body oil – Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Fragrance* (Parfum), Linalool, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Geraniol, Tocopherol, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Limonene, Coumarin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract.

        Resistance body oil – Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Eucalyptus Smithii Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Linalool, Tocopheryl Acetate, Limonene, Geraniol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Radiata Leaf/Stem Oil, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

        • 11.6.22
          Christine said:

          Both are Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 12.5.22
    Diana said:


    Please could you review Yuzu and Ginger Cleansing Sorbet. I can’t see it on here but apologies if I’ve missed it. Many Thanks.


    Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, Polyglyceryl-6 Laurate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Limonene, Stearyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Linoleic Acid, Citrus Junos Peel Extract, Tocopherol, Fragrance* (Parfum), Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Zanthoxylum Alatum Fruit Extract, Canarium Commune Gum Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Linalool, Sodium Mangoamphoacetate, Linolenic Acid, Citric Acid, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate.

    *100% Natural Fragrance.

    • 12.5.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 1.30.23
        Kayleigh said:


        Are these espa products safe to use in pregnancy –

        Restful Night Cream​: Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate, Tapioca Starch, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glycerin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Jojoba Esters, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance* (Parfum), Acacia Senegal Gum, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Xanthan Gum, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Linalool, Maltodextrin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Geraniol, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Valeriana Officinalis Root Extract, Withania Somnifera Root Extract, Limonene, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Coumarin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Pinus Cembra Wood Extract, Citric Acid.

        Restful Pillow Mist​: Aqua (Water), Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Fragrance* (Parfum), Linalool, Citric Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Geraniol, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Limonene, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Coumarin, Farnesol, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil.

        Thanks 😊

        • 1.30.23
          Christine said:

          Both are Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  7. 3.8.23
    Kayleigh said:

    Hi is the Espa bergamot & jasmine body lotion safe to use ?

    Aqua (Water), Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phenoxyethanol, C12-16 Alcohols, Limonene, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Sucrose Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Palmitic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance* (Parfum), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Phytic Acid, Linalool, Ethylhexylglycerin, Abies Sibirica Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citral, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Myrocarpus Fastigiatus Oil, Tocopherol, Cistus Ladaniferus Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Dipteryx Odorata Seed Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Sodium Hydroxide.

    *100% Natural Fragrance

    • 3.8.23
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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