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Pregnancy Safe Skin Care Products

Pregnancy Safe Skin Care Products

Pregnancy skin care is not easy, especially once you throw in the issues caused by hormonal flucuations and the need to avoid certain skincare ingredients during pregnancy. I’ve looked at a ton of skin care product ingredients list to find these pregnancy safe skincare products!

There are also a lot of great products that are pregnancy friendly, but not necessarily from a full pregnancy skincare line. While it would be great to be able to use an entire line of special pregnancy skincare, most of us don’t have that luxury. Rather than special ordering an entire line of organic skincare made in France, we’re in the aisle at our local big box store, reading labels we don’t understand.

There are a lot of really great skin care lines in those big box stores, and many of their products are pregnancy friendly! Read on to see which (exact) products you can pick up and use without worry while you are pregnant. You can also see a list of product suggestions including some products I used while pregnant.

Note that I’ll be adding to this list as time goes on, for the brands that are listed I have gone through the entire line’s products, reading those long and tedious ingredient lists. If I wasn’t sure about a product, it was left off of the list. I’ve noted what date I went through a brand’s product list, note that there are sometimes reformulations that aren’t necessarily announced, so always double check the ingredient list!

If you want to ask about your own products that are not included here, please follow these guidelines.

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing

100% Pure
Alba Botanica

Bobbi Brown
Burt’s Bees

Charlotte Tilbury

Dr. Jart
Drunk Elephant

Estée Lauder
Eve Lom

First Aid Beauty



IT Cosmetics

Josie Maran
Juice Beauty

Kate Somerville

La Mer

Mario Badescu


The Ordinary

Peter Thomas Roth


Sephora Collection
Simple Skincare
Summer Fridays
Sunday Riley

Tata Harper


Youth to the People

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing

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  1. HairQ
    March 3, 2019 / 8:17 pm

    I’m wondering about the pregnancy safety of a Bumble and Bumble color stick I use to cover up my hair roots when they grow out. I try to apply it directly to the hair, but some of it gets on my scalp. Ingredients are below. In general, if you have any thoughts or posts on semi-permanent hair color during pregnancy, I would appreciate the reference.

    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Polymethyl Methacrylate , Jojoba Esters , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Polyethylene , Isononyl Isononanoate , Silica , Cellulose , Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil , Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone , Caprylyl Glycol

    • 15mins
      March 5, 2019 / 11:10 am

      The color stick is fine but I’ve been told pretty much all hair color is safe

  2. Mar_rika
    March 4, 2019 / 7:38 am

    Hi doc,

    Is it ok if we have Phenoxyethnaol in the ingredients for pregnant lady?
    I checked double serum clarins is not on your pregnancy safe while they claim as pregnancy safe. May i know why?
    Thanks alot doc!

    • 15mins
      March 4, 2019 / 11:13 am

      Phenoxyethanol is fine
      Clarins likely has different criteria for pregnancy safety than I do, I’m pretty conservative. I don’t know what criteria they use.

  3. Joan
    March 4, 2019 / 9:07 am

    Hi Dr,
    Can you help me to check if the ingredients are safe for pregnancy:
    1) Q-10 cleansing gel : Dis water,Glycerin,Licorice extract,Coenzyme q10,citric Acid, aloe extract,sodium cocamphopropionate,cocamodopropyl betaine, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate,trehalose,pheoxyethanol& ethylhexylglycerin,fragrance
    2)crystal diamond nourishing cream : creamide/D-Panthenol/a-tocopherol/squalane/Shea butter/glycerin/dis water/1.3-butylene glycol/cetyl palmitate/Xanthan gum/ jojoba oil/ glyceryl steerage & Peg-100 stearate/ phenoxyethanol/methylparaben/propylparaben.
    3)Hyaluronic acid gel :Dis water,hyaluronic acid, ceramics,D-panthenol,1.3 Buttler glycol, soluble native collagen, propylene glycol,scleroglucan gum, cucumber extract,carbomer,phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, sorbet-30, fragrance

    • 15mins
      March 5, 2019 / 11:09 am

      #1 has licorice root to avoid during pregnancy, but #2 and 3 are ok and all 3 are ok while nursing

      • Joan
        March 7, 2019 / 7:15 am

        Okay thank you so much 🙂

  4. Joan
    March 4, 2019 / 9:43 am

    Hi Dr,can you help me to check is these are safe ? As I have too many skincare at home so I need to check which are safe to use for pregnancy .

    1)facial foam :
    Fermented Green Tea Extract:
    Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf Extract , Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Glycerin, Methylglucamine, Lauric Acid, Sapindus Trifoliatus Fruit Extract, C12-14 Pareth-12, Myristic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Citric Acid, Trehalose, Allantoin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Plankton Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract, Saccharum Officinarum(Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharum(Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum(Lemon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carica Papaya(Papaya) Fruit Water, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Panthenol, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Niacinamide, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana(Witch Hazel) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract , Arnica Montana Flower Extract , Artemisia Absinthium Extract , Broussonetia Kazinoki Bark Extract, Lactobacillus/Aspergillus/Prunus Mume Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Ferment Filtrate, Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Chrysanthemum Sibiricum Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Caulerpa Lentillifera Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Malva Sylvestris(Mallow) Extract, Malt Extract, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Averrhoa Carambola Fruit Extract, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus(Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Angelica Gigas Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Cornus Officinalis Fruit Extract, Schizandra Chinensis Fruit Extract, Asparagus Cochinchinensis Root Extract, Amber Extract, Pinus Densiflora Extract, Hydrolyzed Coral, Tremella Fuciformis(Mushroom) Extract, Sarcodon Aspratus Extract, Ledebouriella Seseloides Root Extract, Lepidium Meyenii Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Oryza Sativa(Rice) Bran Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Flower Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract, Magnolia Liliflora Flower Extract, Angelica Dahurica Root Extract, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Uncaria Tomentosa Extract, Lilium Tigrinum Extract, Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum(Banana) Fruit Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Atractyloides Japonica Rhizome Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Swiftlet Nest Extract, Cocos Nucifera(Coconut) Fruit Extract, Honey Extract, Linum Usitatissimum(Linseed) Seed Extract, Agaricus Blazei Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Disodium EDTA, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Fragrance.

    2)klavuu peeling gel
    Water, SD Alcohol 40-B, Cellulose, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Ceteareth-12, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Carbomer, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Sargassum Fusiforme Extract, Codium Tomentosum (Algae) Extract, Gelidium Amansii Extract, Pearl Extract, Fragrance

    3) dream cream
    Water glycerin,acetyl hexapeptide-8,dh-oligopeptide-1,polyglutamic acid,Dipropylene glycol,cetearyl alcohol,lim anthems alba(meadowfoam) seed oil,niacinamide,beeswax,simmondsia chinese(jojoba)seed oil,Cheryl ethylhexanoate,lavandula angustifolia(lavender) extract, monarda didyma leaf extract,anthemis nobilis, mentos piperita (peppermint) leaf extract,freesia refracts extract,rosmarimus officinalis(rosemary) leaf extract,cetearyl glycoside,adenosine,collagen,arginine,carbomer,lavandula angustifolia(lavender)oil,caprylhydroxamic acid,caprylyl glycol, sodium polyacrylate,ethylhexyl stearate, trideceth-6

    Thank you 🙂

    • 15mins
      March 5, 2019 / 11:25 am

      all 3 look ok to me

  5. Rizza
    March 4, 2019 / 5:57 pm

    Hi! I’d like to ask if these 3 products are safe for nursing moms. I’m sorry it’s a lot. These are the LASHFOOD PHYTO-MEDIC EYELASH ENHANCER, GIORGIO ARMANI DESIGNER LIFT SMOOTHING FIRMING FOUNDATION and MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID FOUNDATION SPF 15
    Here are the ingredients:

    -Phyto-Medic Complex: Revolutionary medicinal herb extracts demonstrated to reinforce and boost lash condition.
    -Arginine: Bio-ingredient that promotes the ideal enviroment for optimal lashes.
    -Lavender Water: Contains anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe, detoxify, and invigorate lashes
    -Soy Protein: Natural protein to strengthen, condition, and soothe lashes.
    Water, Bergamot Peel Water, Lavender Flower Water, Citrus Orange Fruit Water, Butylene Gylcol , Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Trehalose, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Prunus Mume Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Phenethyl Alcohol, Sorbic Acid, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Potassium Sorbate, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Adenosine, Lecithin, Coconut Fruit Juice.

    Octinoxate 7.5%
    -Titanium Dioxide 1.9%
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene GlycolCetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Adenosine, Magnesium Sulfate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cellulose Gum, Silica, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sorbitol, Acrylates CopolymerDisodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Methylsilanol/Silicate Crosspolymer, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Aluminum Hydroxide, Alumina, Hexyl Cinnamal; May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide.

    -Octinoxate 2.50%, Titanium Dioxide 1%: Sunscreens
    Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Methoxy Amodimethicone/Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Laureth-7, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Peg-10 Crosspolymer, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sorbic Acid, Chloroxylenol, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288).

    • 15mins
      March 5, 2019 / 11:02 am

      They’re all fine for nursing moms. Lash Food is ok during pregnancy, The Armani has chemical sunscreens and a salicylate to avoid during pregnancy, the MAC has chemical sunscreens to avoid during pregnancy.

      • Rizza
        March 7, 2019 / 1:58 pm

        Hi Doc,

        I’d like to ask if this Woolash Eyelash Gtowth Serum is safe while nursing/ breastfeeding?

        Thank you!

        Woolash Eyelash Growth Serum

        Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16, Biotin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Cell Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Propanediol, Cellulose Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Isomalt, Phenethyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Glyoxylate, Phenoxyethanol.

        • 15mins
          March 7, 2019 / 5:31 pm

          Probably fine while nursing

      • Rizza
        March 7, 2019 / 2:08 pm

        Thank you very much! You are helping so many of us moms to be safe and learn so much. We really appreciate it.!

  6. Maria
    March 4, 2019 / 7:06 pm

    Hi, does this look safe to use during pregnancy? Thanks in advance!
    Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure® Oil-Free Moisture with Chelating Complex

    Hydra-Pure Chelating ComplexTM: Blocks heavy metals and detoxifies impurities
    Phospholipids: Natural substance that draws moisture from the air and seals it into skin
    Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Water/Aqua/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Dimethicone, Bentonite, Butylene Glycol, Soy Isoflavones, Tetrapeptide-21, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Glycolic Acid, Ubiquinone, Phospholipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Maltodextrin, Carbomer, Polysorbate 80, Caprylyl Glycol, Ceramide 2, Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Pentasodium Pentetate, Phytic Acid, Potassium Citrate, Potassium Gluconate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Alcohol, Ethylene Brassylate, Sodium Glycolate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

    • 15mins
      March 4, 2019 / 8:13 pm

      Sorry, this has a retinoid and glycolic acid

  7. Tiffany
    March 5, 2019 / 12:03 am

    Thank you for all of your research and info! Could you please do Origins products? Specifically the GinZing line for the eye cream, gel moisturizer and scrub cleanser?

    • 15mins
      March 5, 2019 / 11:00 am

      I actually spent a few days using them and then discovered that Sephora and Nordies had the wrong ingredients! They’re on my list to do over sometime

  8. Rachel
    March 5, 2019 / 4:22 pm

    Hi!!! Do you have any knowledge how safe the Dior skincare is for pregnancy? I have a few of their masks (hydro mask and plumping) as well as a miscellar toner and lip glow lip balm and I am wondering if I can use them.

  9. Nicole
    March 5, 2019 / 5:54 pm

    Hi, I wanted to inquire about four of my skin care staples during my pregnancy. Thank you!!

    1) Origins Eye Doctor

    Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Butylene Glycol , Myristyl Myristate , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Squalane , Glyceryl Stearate , Tricaprylin , Peg-4 Dilaurate , Cetyl Alcohol , Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil*, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil*, Benzyl Salicylate , Centella Asiatica (Hydrocotyl) Extract , Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract , Gigartina Stellata (Algae) Extract , Hypnea Musciformis (Algae) Extract , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge , Gellidiela Acerosa (Algae) Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract , Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate , Caffeine , Ethylhexylglycerin , Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Cetyl Ricinoleate , Bifida Ferment Lysate , Sodium Hyaluronate , Peg-100 Stearate , Steareth-20 , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Glycerin , Dimethicone , Carbomer , Cetearyl Alcohol , Caprylyl Glycol , Potassium Hydroxide , Polysorbate 60 , Hexylene Glycol , Disodium Edta , Bht , Phenoxyethanol * Essential Oil

    2) Origins Plantscription Anti-aging Serum

    Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Butylene Glycol , Dimethicone , Jojoba Esters , Glycerin , Rosa Damascena Flower Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil*, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil*, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil*, Hibiscus Abelmoschus Extract, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’S Wort) Extract , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract , Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract , Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract , Bambusa Vulgaris (Bamboo) Extract , Crithmum Maritimum Extract , Centaurium Erythraea (Centaury) Extract , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract , Polymethylsilsesquioxane , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract , Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Dicaprylyl Carbonate , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Caffeine , Phytosphingosine , Sodium Hyaluronate , Lecithin , Methyl Trimethicone , Glucosamine Hcl , Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil , Hydrolyzed Algin , Micrococcus Lysate , Carbomer , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Caprylyl Glycol , Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate , Polysilicone-11 , Tromethamine , Sodium Phytate , Hexylene Glycol , Silica , Phenoxyethanol * Essential Oil

    3) Origins High-potency Night-A-Mins

    water\aqua\eau • methyl trimethicone • butylene glycol • glycerin • jojoba esters • citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) peel oil*, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil*, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower oil*, cinnamomum zeylanicum leaf oil*, valeriana officinalis root oil*, ferula galbaniflua (galbanum) resin oil*, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, limonene, linalool, citral • coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract • citric acid • tartaric acid • lactic acid • salicylic acid • biotin • tocopheryl acetate • sodium pca • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate • calcium carbonate • hordeum vulgare (barley) extract\extrait d’orge • triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter • gelidiella acerosa extract • ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer • sucrose** • castanea sativa (chestnut) seed extract • dicaprylyl carbonate • butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) • hypnea musciformis (algae) extract • linoleic acid • phospholipids • aloe barbadensis leaf juice • dimethicone • ethylhexylglycerin • carbomer • trehalose • tromethamine • arginine • caprylyl glycol • polysilicone-11 • squalane • sodium hyaluronate • hexylene glycol • phenoxyethanol

    4) Origins GinZing Moisturizer 40 SPF

    Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5% , Octisalate 2.0% , Octocrylene 2.0% , Titanium Dioxide 3.0% , Zinc Oxide 3.0%Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Butylene Glycol , Cetyl Alcohol , Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Dimethicone , Laureth-4 , Polyethylene , Peg-100 Stearate , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*, Limonene, Linalool, Citral , Garcinia Mangostana Peel Extract , Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract , Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Wax , Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract , Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract , Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract , Adenosine Phosphate , Pantethine , Creatine , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge , Folic Acid , Tourmaline , Cordyceps Sinensis Extract , Ethylhexylglycerin , Acetyl Carnitine Hcl , Caffeine , Rhodochrosite , Sodium Hyaluronate , Isopropyl Myristate , Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer , Trehalose , Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax , Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer , Squalane , Caprylyl Glycol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure , Isostearic Acid , Polymethyl Methacrylate , Dimethicone Silylate , Polyhydroxystearic Acid , Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Nylon-12 , Xanthan Gum , Hexylene Glycol , Polysorbate 60 , Silica , Bht , Phenoxyethanol , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) * Essential Oil

    • 15mins
      March 6, 2019 / 8:22 pm

      All are ok for nursing, only #2 is ok for pregnancy.

      #1 has a salicylate
      #3 has salicylic acid
      #4 has chemical sunscreens

  10. Hninn
    March 6, 2019 / 4:53 am

    Please kindly advise the followings are safe to use during pregnancy?
    1) Corsx centella blemish cream
    Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Betaine, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Viola Tricolor Extract, Elaeis Guineensis Oil, Elaeis Guineensis Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Zinc PCA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Oil, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
    2) Corsx centella blemish ampule
    Ingredients: Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine,1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Arginine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose.
    3) Corsx Centella toner
    Ingredients: Mineral Water, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water , Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Panthenol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethyl Hexanediol.
    4) Corsx green hero pad
    Ingreditens: Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Artemisia Princeps Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Lactobionic Acid, Maltodextrin, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Glycerine, Arginine, Allantoin, Asiaticoside, Asiatic acid, Madecassic acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Menthyl Lactate, Mentha Haplocalix Extract.

    Looking forward to your advice.

    • 15mins
      March 6, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      I would avoid #4 due to the lactobionic acid (ok for nursing though)

  11. Adriana
    March 6, 2019 / 10:53 am

    Hi Doc:

    Please let me know if the below are ok:

    Dr Grandel hydro active moisturizer:

    Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Isostearyl Isostearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium PCA, Maris Aqua (Sea Water), Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Algin, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 3, Ceramide 6-ll, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Lecithin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Limonene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Parfum (Fragrance)

    Eminence Stone Crop Gel Cleanser:

    anic Phytonutrient Blend™ [Sempervivum Tectorum (Stone Crop) Juice*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Juice*, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract*, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Extract*, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract*, Chlorophyll* and Vegetable Glycerin*], Cellulose Gum, Citric Acid, Coco-Betaine, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Decyl Glucoside, Polyglyceryl-10 Caprylate/Caprate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Xanthan Gum, Sempervivum Tectorum (Stone Crop) Extract, Biocomplex2™ [Euterpe Oleracea (Acai)*, Citrus Limon (Lemon)*, Malpighia Glabra (Barbados Cherry)*, Emblica Officinalis (Indian Gooseberry)*, Adansonia Digitata (Baobab)*, Myrciaria Dubia (Camu Camu)*, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water*, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Berry*, Tapioca Starch (from Cassava Root)*, Thioctic Acid (Alpha Lipoic Acid) and Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10)], Vegetable Glycerin*, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Matricaria Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*.

    • 15mins
      March 6, 2019 / 8:38 pm

      Both look ok

      • Adriana
        March 9, 2019 / 7:39 pm

        Thanks Doc! Do you think I should be a little concerned about the Parabens in product number 1? I hear everywhere pregnant women shouldn’t be using creams with Parabens because it causes birth defects. I’m confused. Please advise.

        • 15mins
          March 9, 2019 / 7:49 pm

          There’s no evidence that they cause birth defects. In very high doses they might act similar to estrogens, but those are really only able to be produced in labs. They are found naturally in things like blue berries as well. There’s a little more discussion in my post on skin care ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

          • Adriana
            March 10, 2019 / 1:00 am

            Thank you!

  12. Ashwaq
    March 6, 2019 / 11:58 am

    Hi doc, does this look safe to use during pregnancy?

    The body shop, Brazilian Cupuaçu Exfoliating Scrub-in-Oil
    Sodium Chloride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycine Soja Oil, Parfum, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Benzyl Salicylate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Citric Acid.

    Cebelia Softening Soap For Face & Body


    • 15mins
      March 6, 2019 / 8:29 pm

      The Body Shop has salicylate but the Cebelia is ok

  13. Jennifer
    March 6, 2019 / 3:29 pm

    Hi! First of all- thank you for all you do.

    I was curious about the Saturday Skin Quench Intense Hydration Sheet Mask:

    Saccharomyces Ferment, Water, Methylpropanediol,1,2-Hexanediol, Alcohol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Cholesterol, sh-Polypeptide-1, sh-Polypeptide-8, sh-Polypeptide-9, sh-Polypeptide-45, sh-Polypeptide-22, sh-Oligopeptide-1, sh-Oligopeptide-2, PEG-800, Polysorbate 20, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    Also the Too Cool for School Egg Cream Hydration Sheet Mask:

    Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, PEG-32, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Glycereth-26, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Albumen Extract, Egg Yolk Extract/Extrait de jaune d’oeuf, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Dextrin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide NP, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance.

    Thank you so much!

    • 15mins
      March 6, 2019 / 8:29 pm

      Both look ok

  14. Tianna David
    March 6, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    I did as much research as I could so as not to bother you with a dumb question but can’t seem to find anything on DeVita Hyaluronic Serugel which seems to contain all OK ingredients but one confounds me:

    sodium pyrolidone carboxylic acid (NaPCA) – can’t seem to find anything online that is specific to this ingredient and pregnancy.
    Everything I have researched on grapeseed extract says to avoid ingesting it and nothing about putting it on skin during pregnancy

    Full list of ingredients:

    Aloe Barbadensis (aloe vera gel), Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin, Fucus Vesiculosis (seaweed extract), NaPCA, Arthemis Nobilis (chamomile flower seed extract), Vitis Vinifera (grapeseed) extract

    Thank you for your time. This site is amazing. In the vast sea of information yours is the one I turn to the most regarding skincare.

    • 15mins
      March 6, 2019 / 8:32 pm

      The NaPCA is a derivative of something already found in your skin, so I’m not worried about that. I haven’t found anything about avoiding grapeseed extract in pregnancy that I consider credible. I think this would be fine, but if you are at all worried I’d just hold on to it until after delivery.

  15. Joan
    March 7, 2019 / 7:55 am

    Hi Doctor ,are these mask safe for pregnancy?
    1)Naruko co2 pore minimising ,ingredients
    purified water, glycerin, PEG-7 glyceryl cocoate, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, chlorphenesin, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, snow fungus (tremella fuciformis) extract, triethanolamine, coix lacryma-jobi (job’s tears) seed extract, xanthan gum, sodium PCA, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, kalanchoe spathulata extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (licorice) Root Extract*, alpine skullcap (scutellaria alpina) flower/leaf/stem extract*, masterwort (peucedanum ostruthium) leaf extract*,ginkgo biloba leaf extract*, alps wormwood (artemisia umbelliformis) extract*, leontopodium alpinum extract*, alpine willowherb (epilobium fleischeri) extract*, calendula officinalis flower extract*, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract*, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*, allantoin, fragrance (based on natural origins), sodium hyaluronate, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, ethyl ascorbic acid, ellagic acid, salicyloyl phytosphingosine, butylene glycol, polygonum tincorium leaf/stem extract, tocoperyl acetate, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, pisum sativum (pea) extract, proline, glycogen, alanine, larix europaea wood extract, algin, acacia senegal gum, serine, enantia chlorantha bark extract, oleanolic acid, yeast extract, thiamince HCI, pyridoxine HCI, ascorbyl glucoside, galactoarabinan, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, octyldodecyl myristate, coix lacryma-jobi seed extract
    2)brightening and firming mask
    Ingredients:Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-4 Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Shea Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract*, Glycryrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Alpine Skullcap Scutellaria Alpina Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Masterwort Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract*, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract*, Alps Wormwood (Artemisia Umbelliformis) Extract*, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract*, Alpine Willowherb Epilobium Fleischeri Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutila (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Snow Fungus (Tremella Fuciformis) Extract, Solidago Virgaurea (Goldenrod) Extract, Triethanolamine, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Lecithin, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Algin, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Argania Spinosa Kernel Extract, Allantoin, Argan Oil, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora (Michelia Alba) Leaf Oil, Arbutin, Tranexamic Acid, Taiwan Magnolia Grandiflora (Michelia Alba) Flower Water, Essential Oil of Lemon (Citrus Limonum) cosDNA analysis *Phytoferulin is an exclusively patented complex formuated with 11 different plant extracts. All products are free from parabens, preservatives, artificial fragrance and coloring, no animal testing
    3)hydrating mask
    Ingredients:Purified (Aqua) Water, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Algin, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Snow Fungus (Tremella Fuciformis) Extract, Kalanchoe Spathulata Extract*, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract*, Scutellaria Alpina Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Peucedanum Ostruthium Leaf Extract*, Epilobium Fleischeri Extract*, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract*, Artemisia Umbelliformis Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Essential oils of Rose, Rosewood, Palmarosa, Petitgrain, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-9, Slaix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rhododendron Ferrugineum Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Isomalt, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Lactic Acid.

    4)Night Ampoules ingredients: Water, bifida ferment lysate, glycereth-26, juniperus chinensis xylem extract, sorbus commixta extract, Bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, butylene glycol, niacinamide, glycerin, betaine, grifolia frondosa (maitake) ophioglossum vulgatum extract ferment filtrate, leuconostoc ferment filtrate, lactobacillus/rice ferment filtrate, lactococcus ferment lysate, yeast ferment extract, lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract, saccharomyces/viscum album (mistletoe) ferment extract, lactobacillus ferment, pseudoaltermonas ferment extract, saccharomyces ferment filtrate, hydrolyzed rice extract, portulaca oleracea extract, sea water, chamomilla recutita (matricaria)flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, echium plantagineum seed oil, cardiospermum halicacabum flower/leaf/vine extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil unsaponifiables, tocopheryl acetate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, manikara multinervis leaf extract, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed extract, cassia alata leaf extract, laminaria digitata extract, pogostemon cablin oil, tripeptide-1, tripeptide-10 citruline, hydrolyzed wheat protein, hydrolyzed soy protein, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil, beta-sitosterol, panthenol, cholesterol, glyceryl linolenate, glyceryl linoleate, ubiquinone, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, retinol (o.ooo4%), cucumis melo (melon) fruit extract, biotin, brassica campestris (rapeseed) sterol, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, amaranthus caudatus seed extract, acetyl hexapeptide-8, copper tripeptide-1, adenosine, ethyl hexanediol, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, PEG-11 methyl ether dimethicone, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, PPG-26-buteth-26, polysorbate 20, carbomer, glyceryl caprylate, triethanolamine, glyceryl polyacrylate, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, acacia arabica stem bark extract, xanthan gum, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, octyldodecanol, cyclomethicone, dipropylene glycol, hydrogenated lecithin, dextrin, lauryl methacrylate/glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer, dimethiconol, lecithin, propylene glycol, glyceryl arachidonate, ceteth-24, choleth-24, hydroxypropyltrimonium maltodextrin crosspolymer, cetyl phosphate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, PEG-5 rapeseed oil sterol, ceteth-3, ceteth-5, silica, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate

    5)Neogen sunblock
    Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Zinc Oxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hexanediol, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus(Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Carbomer, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Wood Oil, Disodium Edta, Potassium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Oil, Aluminum Stearate.

    • 15mins
      March 7, 2019 / 7:37 pm

      None of these are safe
      #1- Licorice root, salicylic acid derivative
      #2- Licorice root
      #3- Licorice root, willow bark (a salicylate)
      #4- Retinoid
      #5- Chemical sunscreens

  16. Joan
    March 7, 2019 / 8:41 am

    Hello Doctor,
    Can you help me to check if these are safe for pregnancy ? Thank you !
    1)Missha all around safe block
    ,ingredients:Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Zinc Oxide, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Alcohol Denat., C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Helichrysum Arenarium Extract, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Glycerin, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium sorbate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Limonia Acidissima Extract, CI 77492, CI 77491, Rosa Davurica Bud Extract, Psidium Guajava Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolyme.
    2)Missha mild sun 30 ,
    Ingredients:Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Coco-Glucoside, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, C20-22 Alcohol, Aluminium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum

    3)Goat milk shower foam
    Ingredients:D.I. Water, Sodium Lauyl Ether Sulfate, Glycol Distearate, Cocamide DEA, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Methyl Paraben, Goat Milk, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomile) Extract, Methylchioroithiazolinone (and) Methylisothiazolinone Citric Acid

    Thank you 🙂

    • 15mins
      March 7, 2019 / 5:57 pm

      #1 has a salicylate and a chemical sunscreen, so I wouldn’t use that while pregnant, but nursing is ok.
      #2 and 3 are fine pregnant and nursing

      • Joan
        March 8, 2019 / 9:40 am

        Okay! thank you for your time for looking through 🙂

  17. Ash
    March 7, 2019 / 12:59 pm

    Could you please check this Chantecaille product:

    Nano Gold Energizing Eye Cream

    Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, C12-20 Acid Peg-8 Ester, Glycerin, Aqua/water/eau, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Saccharide Isomerate, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Vp/va Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carbomer, Mica, Silica, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Bisabolol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Pullulan, Caffeine, Hydrolyzed Fibroin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Disodium Edta, Tocopheryl Acetate, Maltodextrin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Powder, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Extract, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Algae Extract, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Wax, Narcissus Poeticus Flower Wax, Steareth-20, Caramel, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Peg-8, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-hydroxysuccinimide, Sodium Citrate, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Alpina Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Xanthan Gum, Ascorbic Acid, Cyclodextrin, Dipeptide-2, Ci 77480 (Gold), Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate [citronellol, Geraniol]

  18. Fricia
    March 7, 2019 / 9:27 pm

    Hello doctor,
    Can you check if this lipstick is safe for pregnancy

    Shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte M PK 375

    Thank you very much in advance!

    • 15mins
      March 7, 2019 / 9:29 pm

      Looks ok

  19. Daniela
    March 8, 2019 / 10:06 am

    Hi Doctor, is this product safe during pregnancy? Thank you!!!

    Private Doctor, Minus Serum, Ingredients:

    Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Betaine, Pentylene Glycol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, PVP, Dimethicone, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment, Hydrolyzed Sponge, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Lecithin, Octyldodeceth-16, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Betaine Salicylate, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Hyaluronate, Adenosine, Fragrance (Parfum), Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Dextrin, Phenoxyethanol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Sodium Deoxycholate, Prunella Vulgaris Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Dioscorea Japonica Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract.

    • 15mins
      March 8, 2019 / 10:52 am

      Sorry, this has a salicylate

  20. Kate
    March 8, 2019 / 10:49 am

    Hi Doctor
    Could help me for this essence is safe for pregnancy or nursing

    -Biotherm Life Plankton Essence
    Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Maris Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, PPG-6-Decyltetradeceth-30, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Vitis Vinifera Extract, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, P-Anisic Acid, Adenosine, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Xanthan Gum, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Alcohol, Benxyl Beonxoate, Parfum (F.I.L. B163971/2)

    Thank you very much

    • 15mins
      March 8, 2019 / 10:52 am

      Looks ok

  21. Christina Pestieau
    March 8, 2019 / 4:57 pm


    Thanks for this super informative (and fun!) website. I was wondering if the Andalou Naturals Goji Peptide Perfecting cream is safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding? I had used it during my last pregnancy and now am really nervous because I realized it has Resveratrol in it. However, I saw on one of your lists of safe products there was one product that seemed to have it. Here is the list of ingredients. Thank you!!!!

    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Purified Water (Aqua), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*†, Vegetable Glycerin, Fruit Stem Cells (Malus Domestica, Solar Vitis) and BioActive Berry Complex*, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Lycium Barbarum (Goji) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Resveratrol, Ubiquinone (CoQ10), Borago Officinalis (Borage) Seed Oil*, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil*, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Riboflavin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract*†, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract*†, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Apricot Isolates, Vanilla Isolate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil*

  22. Katelyn
    March 8, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    Checking to see if this eye oil is safe for pregnancy.The eye Wrinkles have taken over

    Supercritical Chia (Salvia hispanica) Seed Oil (and) Haematococcus Pluvialis Algal (Astaxanthin) Extract. Nigella sativa (*Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Rubus idaeus (*Raspberry) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annus (*Sunflower) Seed Oil, Aspalathus Linearis (*Rooibos Tea) Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis (*Eyebright) Extract, Punica Granatum (*Pomegranate Seed Oil), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (*Cranberry) Seed Oil, Yeast Extract, Lecithin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C Ester), Lupinus Albus (Sweet Lupine) Seed Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limonium Gerberi (Sea Lavender) Extract, Crithmum Maritimum (Sea Fennel) Extract, Undaria Pinnatifida (Wakame) Extract, Alaria Esculenta (Algae) Extract, Foeniculum Vulgare Dulce (*Fennel) Oil, Tocopherol Vitamin E (Non GMO)

    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 6:31 pm

      Looks ok!

  23. Dry1
    March 8, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    How’s this olive oil cream from Body Shop? Having a very hard time finding a good moisturizer that is like a body butter for very dry skin.

    All Ingredients

    Aqua / Water / Eau, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter / Cocoa Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Dimethicone, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum / Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Citric Acid, Citral, Caramel, CI 42090 / Blue 1.

    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 3:10 pm

      Looks good!

  24. Celest
    March 9, 2019 / 9:33 am

    Hi Doctor,

    Is the Vichy Laboratories Mineral 89 serum safe for pregnancy?
    Here is the ingredient list: Aqua, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Peg/Ppg/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Carbomer, Biosaccharide Gum-1.

    Thank you.

    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 3:08 pm

      This is fine

  25. Tara
    March 9, 2019 / 12:54 pm

    How about Almay smart shade foundation?

    Smart shade skin matching foundation, light


    Aqua (Water) Eau), Dimethicone, Isododecane, Trisiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, C13-16 Isoparaffin, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zinc Oxide, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Sodium Chloride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Alumina, Glycerin, Melanin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Oligopeptide-24, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Saccharomyces Magnesium Ferment, Saccharomyces Potassium Ferment, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Nereocystis Leutkeana Extract, Laminaria Japonica Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Galactoarabinan, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Boron Nitride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyisobutene, C10-13 Isoparaffin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tribehenin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Silica, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Maltodextrin, Sucrose Dilaurate, Acrylonitrile/Methacrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, 1, 2-Hexanediol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499).


    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 2:24 pm

      Looks ok

  26. Carolyn
    March 9, 2019 / 1:05 pm

    Hello, just wondering if you could tell me if these ingredients are safe during pregnancy? It’s a daily facial toner. Thank you!

    Water (Aqua, Eau), Glycerin, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Ergothioneine, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Schinus Molle (Brazilian Peppertree) Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Guaiacum Officinale Wood Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol Natural, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Hexylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Annatto

    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 2:23 pm

      I would avoid this due to the licorice root. Should be ok during nursing.

  27. Yee
    March 9, 2019 / 3:37 pm

    Hi Doctor,

    Thank you for the information. What are your thoughts on the following?

    Trilogy Ultra Hydrating Face Cream
    Aqua (Water), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin (Vegetable), Mel (Honey), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil (and) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil (and) Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (and) Tocopherol, Lycopene, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil (and) Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil (and) Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Parfum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol

    Trilogy Vital Moisturising Cream
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin (Vegetable), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Wheat Straw Glycosides (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Seed Oil (and) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (and) Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil (and) Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (and) Tocopherol, Lycopene, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Fruit Oil (and) Tocopherol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria (chamomile) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Dehydroacetic Acid (and) Benzyl Alcohol

    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 6:30 pm

      Both look ok

  28. HR
    March 9, 2019 / 4:03 pm

    I just wanted to say thank you for the time and research that you’ve put into these lists. Pregnancy skincare has been a nightmare to navigate, and these lists make it so much easier to find products that might work for me.

  29. sage
    March 9, 2019 / 4:30 pm


    Dr. Dennis Gross C+ Collagen Perfect Skin Mist
    -3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid: Maintains its acidic properties to penetrate into the skin, working to minimize and prevent the appearance of hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles.
    -Collagen Amino Acids: Plant-sourced collagen; smaller molecular weight amino acids which are the building blocks of peptides and proteins.
    -Micellar Technology: Actives are suspended in a special matrix for effective penetration to the target area under or on top of makeup.
    -Ascorbyl Palmitate: Vitamin C ester; potent antioxidant with powerful skin lightening properties that protects against UVA damage and free radicals.

    Water, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Collagen Amino Acids, Niacinamide, Panthenol, Superoxide Dismutase, Ubiquinone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phytic Acid, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Colloidal Oatmeal, Carnitine HCI, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Soy Isoflavones, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Sodium PCA, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Glycolic Acid, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Elettaria Cardamomum Seed Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Rose Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Polysorbate 80, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Cananga Odorata Flower Extract, Citrus Auranitum Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Triethyl Citrate, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

    Nature Republic Aloe sleep pack




    Nature republic aloe body wash
    Aloe barbaderisis leaf extract, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauradmide dea, polyquaternium-7, water, citric acid, oryza sativa (rice) Bran extract oryza Sativa (rice) Extract, glycine max (soybean) seed extract, zea mays (corn) germ extract, triticum vulgare (wheat) flour extract, litchi chinensis seed extract, diospyros kaki leaf extract acetyl hexapeptide-1, parfum, methylisothiazolinone, methylchloroisothiazolinone, phenoxyethanol

    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 6:29 pm

      I would avoid the first due to glycolic acid. The other 2 are fine

  30. Zoey
    March 9, 2019 / 7:36 pm

    This is a Farmaesthetics face mask. Do these ingredients look pregnancy safe?

    Ingredients :
    Certified Organic Shea Butter, Natural Beeswax, Certified Organic Soybean Oil, Certified Organic Witch Hazel, L-Arginine, Natural Lactic Acid (From Fermented Sugarcane), Chlorophyll, Oatmeal, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils

    • 15mins
      March 9, 2019 / 7:49 pm

      This looks ok to me

  31. Joan
    March 10, 2019 / 5:51 am

    Hello Doctor ,
    Can you help me to Check if these essences are safe for pregnancy ?
    1)HANSKIN Hyaluron Skin Essence
    ingredients:Disodium EDTA, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Citrate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, Rhus Semialata Gall Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Algin, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Zostera Marina Extract, Citric Acid, Gynostemma Pentaphyllum Leaf/Stem Extract

    2)NEOGEN Real Ferment Micro Essence
    Ingredients:Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Niacinamide, Dextrin, Dipropylene Glycol, Lysine, Leucine, Methionine, Methyl Gluceth-20, Methylcellulose, Valine, Betaine, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Serine, Cysteine, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Adenosine, Aspartic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Alanine, Arginine, Isoleucine, Betula Alba Juice, Caprylyl Glycol, Calcium PCA, Tyrosine, Threonine, Trehalose, Tropolone, Trideceth-10, Phenylalanine, Proline, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Histidine, Tromethamine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Zinc Carbonate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Lactobacillus, Aspergillus Ferment, Coptis Japonica Extract
    Thank you 🙂

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 8:30 am

      Both look ok

  32. Joan
    March 10, 2019 / 7:43 am

    Hi Doctor ,
    Is these safe for pregnancy?
    1)Paula’s choice resist perfectly balanced foaming cleanser
    Ingredients:Water, Sodium Lauroamphoacetate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (cleansing agents), Stearic Acid (thickener), Glycerin (skin-repairing ingredient), Glycol Distearate (opacifying agent), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP (skin-repairing ingredients), Phytosphingosine (cell-communicating ingredient), Phospholipids, Sphingolipids (skin-repairing ingredients), Lecithin (cell-communicating ingredient), Arginine (amino acid water-binding agent), Cholesterol (skin-repairing ingredient), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (water-binding agent), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifier), Cetearyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer (thickeners), Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

    2)la Roche-Posay Respectissime waterproof eye makeup remover

    Thank you 🙂

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 8:29 am

      Both are ok

  33. June
    March 10, 2019 / 8:09 am


    Very useful post which I can follow to replace my product. Could you advise if Elemis’s pro Collagen marine spf 30 cream is safe for pregnancy please? Many thanks

    Ingredients of Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF30
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate-13, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Octocrylene, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coco-Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Polyisobutene, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citric Acid, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Dipropylene Glycol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil.

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 8:29 am

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  34. June
    March 10, 2019 / 9:46 am

    Ok, thank you so much.

  35. Annie Do
    March 10, 2019 / 10:43 am

    Hi, can you help me take a look at these ingredients? It is the May Coop Raw Sauce essence
    Acer Mono Sap, Alcohol, Glycerin, Peg-8, Sea Water Maris Aqua (sea Water), Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Water, Betula Alba Bark/leaf Extract, Castanea Sativa (chestnut) Bark Extract, Olea Europaea (olive) Fruit Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Bark Extract, Ribes Nigrum (black Currant) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Vitis-idaea Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Fruit Extract, Triticum Vulgare (wheat) Flour Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) Extract, Zea Mays (corn) Germ Extract, Glycine Soja (soybean) Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Arginine, Panthenol, Creatine, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Fructan Powder, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Parfum, Sodium Hyaluranate, Ci 15510

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 2:43 pm

      Sorry, that ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate at the end is a chemical sunscreen. I would avoid during pregnancy but it’s ok while nursing.

  36. Sweet
    March 10, 2019 / 11:44 am

    Hi Doc,

    Thank you again for helping us moms 😊 is like to ask if the following lipsticks are safe to use? Thank you so much!

    Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Matte Liquid Lipstick
    Isododecane, Nylon-12, Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Silica, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Flavor, Propylene Carbonate. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

    Kylie Cosmetics Candy K Lip Liner
    Dimethicone, Ceresin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polyethylene, Stearoxy Dimethicone, Silica. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica (CI 77019), Orange 5 (CI 45370), Red 6 (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 22 (CI 45380), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33 (CI 17200), Red 36 (CI 12085), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).

    Woolash Eyelash Serum
    Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Glycerin, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Myristoyl Hexapeptide-16, Biotin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Cell Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Calcium Pantothenate, Propanediol, Cellulose Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Isomalt, Phenethyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium PCA, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Lecithin, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Glyoxylate, Phenoxyethanol.

    Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick
    Isododecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Polyethylene, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera (Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax), Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dicalcium Phosphate. May Contain/Peut Contenir (+/-): Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 2:42 pm

      The lip products all look ok. I would avoid the eyelash serum due to the stem cell extract, there’s more discussion here.

      • Sweet
        March 10, 2019 / 3:06 pm

        Thank you so so much Doctor! ❤️

  37. Sweet
    March 10, 2019 / 12:01 pm

    Hi Doc,

    I know I’ve already asked about a few products earlier, but I would appreciate if you can help me with these as well. I’d like to ask if these Mac lipsticks are safe too. Thank you again so much!!!

    Mac Powder Kiss Lipstick
    Dimethicone, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Zeolite, Kaolin, Alumina, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polysilicone-11, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Flavor (Aroma), Sodium Saccharin, Tocopherol. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Carmine (Ci 75470), Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 28 (Ci 45410), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985).

    Matte Shades:
    Octyldodecanol , Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil , Silica , Tricaprylyl Citrate , Ozokerite , Isononyl Isononanoate , Paraffin , Phenyl Trimethicone , Microcrystalline Wax \Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline , Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cera Carnauba\Cire De Carnauba , Ascorbyl Palmitate , Tocopherol , Vanillin , Acrylates Copolymer , Polyethylene Terephthalate , Stearyl Stearoyl Stearate , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Red 6 (Ci 15850) , Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850) , Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Red 21 Lake (Ci 45380) , Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410) , Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360) , Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) , Yellow 10 Lake (Ci 47005)]

    Dimethicone , Isoeicosane , Kaolin , Ceresin , Paraffin , Isononyl Isononanoate , Microcrystalline Wax \Cera Microcristallina\Cire Microcristalline , Silica , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax\Cera Carnauba\Cire De Carnauba , Hydrogenated Polyisobutene , Vanillin , Tocopherol , Glyceryl Linoleate , Glyceryl Linolenate , Pvp/Hexadecene Copolymer , Methicone , Triethoxycaprylylsilane , [+/- Mica , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499) , Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090) , Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163) , Carmine (Ci 75470) , Orange 5 Lake (Ci 45370) , Red 6 (Ci 15850) , Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850) , Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850) , Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410) , Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360) , Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200) , Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140) , Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985) , Yellow 10 Lake (Ci 47005)]

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 2:40 pm

      These look ok to me

  38. Azu
    March 10, 2019 / 1:39 pm

    Hi Doctor!

    Please advise if the below is safe to use during pregnancy:

    Lotus detoxifying overnight treatment by Eminence:

    Organic Phytonutrient Blend™ [Stone Crop Juice*, Aloe Juice*, Lemon Peel Extract*, Bearberry Extract*, Jasmine Flower Extract*, Lavender Flower Extract*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Rice Extract*, Green Tea Leaf Extract*, Rosemary Leaf Extract*, Soybean Germ Extract*, Chlorophyll* And Vegetable Glycerin*], Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Glycerin, Lotus Leaf Extract*, Lauryl Lactate, Anise Seed Extract*, Comfrey Leaf Extract*, Dulse Extract*, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Xylitol, Cellulose, Buckwheat Flour, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Jojoba Seed Extract, Algin, Sorbitol, Acacia Gum, Xanthan Gum, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Swiss Cress Sprout Extract , Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Soy Lecithin*, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Pullulan, Trehalose, Broccoli Sprout Extract*, Radish Sprout Extract*, Clover Sprout Extract*, Aromatic Extract Blend, Chlorophyll, Vitamin E, Vitamin C Ester, Provitamin B5, Biocomplex2™ [Acai*, Lemon*, Barbados Cherry*, Indian Gooseberry*, Baobab*, Camu Camu*, Carrot*, Coconut Water*, Goji Berry*, Tapioca Starch (from Cassava Root)*, Alpha Lipoic Acid And Coenzyme Q10], Vegetable Glycerin*.

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 2:41 pm

      Looks ok!

  39. Joan
    March 10, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    Hi Doctor ,
    Can you help me to check if these are safe for pregnancy ?
    Thank you 🙂

    1)Chanel hydro mist
    Ingredients:Infused with moisturizing Camellia Alba PFA1 and antioxidant Blue Ginger PFA,HYDRA BEAUTY ESSENCE MIST energizes skin and enhances radiance. Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamins C and E help boost hydration, restoring skin’s moisture level and preserving its most optimal state.
    1PFA: PolyFractioned Active. An ultra-pure, ultra-powerful ingredient created through exclusive patented CHANEL technology

    2)Burt’s bee lip balm
    Ingredients:Ingredients: cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, tocopherolrosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza), limonene
    3)Burt’s bee tinted balm
    Ingredients:Ingredients: cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), cera alba (beeswax, cire d’abeille), olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, candelilla cera (euphorbia cerifera wax, cire de candelilla), helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, aroma (flavor)*, lanolin, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, cananga odorata flower wax, jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower wax, ammonium glycyrrhizinate, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, glycine soja (soybean) oil, canola oil (huile de colza). May contain: alumina, CI 77891 (titanium dioxide), CI 75470 (carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (iron oxides). *natural flavor

    3)lip shimmer balm
    Ingredients :Ingredients: ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, beeswax, euphorbia cerifera wax, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, copernicia cerifera wax, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, fragaria ananassa (strawberry) seed oil, prunus armeniaca apricot) kernel oil, ribes nigrum black currant) seed oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, sambucus nigra (elderberry) seed oil, tocopherol, canola oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil. +/-: mica, iron oxides, carmine, alumina, titanium dioxide

    Cocoa Ingredients: ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, beeswax, euphorbia cerifera wax, mentha piperita (peppermint) oil, lanolin, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, copernicia cerifera wax, tocopherol, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, canola oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil. +/-: mica, iron oxides, carmine, alumina, titanium dioxide, tin oxide

    • 15mins
      March 10, 2019 / 9:41 pm

      So there aren’t any ingredients listed here for the Chanel product. I haven’t found a reliable (and easy to get) source of ingredients for Chanel’s products. I do think they send them if you email, but they aren’t on their site or retailers such as Nordstrom or Saks.

      #2 is ok but #3 has licorice root so I wouldn’t use that.
      The second #3 Lip Shimmer balm is ok, and the Cocoa (another balm?) is also ok

      • Joan
        March 11, 2019 / 6:00 am

        Mmm the cocoa is part of the #3 lip shimmer ingredients that I got from website . Since it contain Licorice so I will give this lip shimmer balm a miss .
        Will sent you the list once Chanel get back to me . Thank you for your help 🙂

        • 15mins
          March 11, 2019 / 12:20 pm

          Great, thanks!! I should probably email and ask if they can send me ALLLL of their lists. I wonder if they would do that?

          • Joan
            March 12, 2019 / 9:08 am

            It will be great if they were to sent you the whole list 😀

  40. Carolyn
    March 11, 2019 / 7:51 am

    Hello Doc,
    This is a hyaluronic acid from Skin script. Does this look pregnancy safe? Thank you for all of your help!


    Aqua (Water), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Octyldodecanol, Honey, Hyaluronic Acid, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38,Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Extract, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Glucose (D), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Allantoin, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Fructooligosaccharides (D-beta), Sodium Hyaluronate (L), Potassium Sorbate, Glyceryl Stearate, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dextrin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Gluconolactone, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

    • 15mins
      March 11, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      I would avoid this due to the Gluconolactone, which is a PHA and thought to work like AHA/BHAs

  41. Sp
    March 11, 2019 / 6:38 pm

    Hi doc,

    Can you check the ingredients for this eye cream

    Wild Chamomile
    Wild Arnica
    Full Ingredients List:

    Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Coconut Alkanes, Glycerin, Pyrus Mal us (Apple) Fruit Extract, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Bakuchiol, Centella Asiatica Meristem Cell Culture, Xanthan Gum, Euphrasia Officinalis Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Stea rate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Linoleic Acid, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caffeine, Tripeptide-29, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract•, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil•, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract•, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin CJ, Ceramide NG, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Salvia Officinalis {Sage) Leaf Extract, Amica Montana (Amica) Flower Extract, Baraga Officinalis (Borage) Flower Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract.

    * Certified Organic

  42. Yee
    March 11, 2019 / 11:51 pm

    Hi Doctor,

    Thank you so much for all the information, from your recommendation I have changed my anti-acne regime.

    I read highly of the following product to compact acne breakouts. Is this safe?

    Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Facial Treatment
    100% Natural Calcium Bentonite (Green) Clay – Sun Dried – No Additives 0 No Fragarances

    SheaMoisture African Black Soap Clarifying Mud Mask – Tamarind & Tea Tree Oil
    Inactive ingredients
    Deionized Water, Kaolin Clay, Bentonite Clay, African Black Soap, Simmondia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil*, Sulfur, Vegetable Emulsifying Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*~, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Butyl Avocadate (Avocado), Willow Bark Extract, Glycerine, Benzyl Pca, Salicylic Acid, Phytosterols, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B-5), Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Bisabolol (Chamomile), Tea Tree Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Extract, Olea Europea (Olive)Oil*, Spearmint Oil, Peppermint Oil, Eucalyptus Oil

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      March 12, 2019 / 9:15 am

      Aztec Secret is fine. I would not use the Shea Moisture due to the Willow Bark and Salicylic Acid

  43. Marie
    March 12, 2019 / 4:07 am

    Hello Doc,

    I am on my 17th week now. I would just like to seek you help if the products that I am using are all safe for pregnancy.
    Thank you so much! <3

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Glycerin, Glyceryl Laurate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Citric Acid, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, *Tocopheryl Acetate. (It has virgin coconut oil for unmatched moisturization (its fatty acids are native to skin), skin-softening glycerin and acne-fighting, coconut-derived monolaurin.)

    100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free.
    100% Dye-Phthalate-Paraben-Preservative, SLS + Allergen-Surfactant-Free. Usage + Patch Tested.
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Paraffin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Laurate, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethanolamine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate.

    3. VMV Armada Face And Body Shield 60
    100% All-Types-Of-Fragrance-Free. 100% Dye-Phthalate-PABA-Paraben + Preservative-Free. Non-Comedogenic, Non-Drying; All Skin Types. Usage, Patch + Clinically-Tested (in vivo + in vitro). SPF: 60. PFA: 14. PFV: 6. PFI: 6. Critical Wavelength: 384. UVA:UVB Ratio = 0.80 : 0.20. Ages 2+.
    Zinc Oxide, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor.
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tromethamine, Glyceryl Laurate, PVP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aluminum Hydroxide, *Tocopheryl Acetate, Zirconium Dioxide.

    4. Nivea AcneClear MicellAIR Water
    0% Alcohol
    With Magnolia Bark Extract
    With Natural Pearl Extract & Licorice
    Aqua, Poloxamer 184, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Glyceryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sorbitol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyquaternium-10, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol

    • 15mins
      March 12, 2019 / 9:15 am

      #1 and #3 both have chemical sunscreens so I would avoid them
      #3 has licorice root extract
      #2 is ok

      • Marie
        March 12, 2019 / 8:03 pm

        Thank you so much, Doc! I will stop using #1,3,4 and will only continue #2.
        Another question though, do #1,3,4 are safe for nursing?

        Thank you for all the help! Have a nice day and more power to your blog. It really helps us to get the right information we need. 🙂

        • 15mins
          March 13, 2019 / 1:16 pm

          All are fine for nursing 🙂

          • Marie
            March 13, 2019 / 9:32 pm

            Thank you so much, Doc! <3

  44. Shar
    March 12, 2019 / 8:25 pm

    Having a hard time finding any moisturizing body lotions or body butters (naturally unscented) that are clearly pregnancy safe. Any recommendations? I’m looking for something that’s more like a lotion than pure cocoa butter. Thanks!

    • 15mins
      March 13, 2019 / 1:17 pm

      My favorite is this one from CeraVe

      • Shar
        March 13, 2019 / 2:55 pm

        Thanks, I know it has parabens which I guess are OK but somewhat controversial? (it’s also a little sticky – pre-pregnancy I preferred body shop’s olive oil body butter but it is fragranc-y).

        • 15mins
          March 13, 2019 / 2:58 pm

          They’re only controversial online, the medical community is pretty confident based upon the current evidence that they’re fine. They’re found in things like blueberries.

  45. Justine
    March 13, 2019 / 3:42 am

    Hi Doc! I would like to ask regarding these products i am using, namely a Vitamin C serum and a Centella extract cream. theyre both Korean products so theyre not on your list. Maybe this will help others who are also on a Korean skin care regimen. 😊 Thank you so much!

    Klairs Vitamin C Serum

    Water, Propylen Glycol, Ascorbic Acid(5%), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Illicium Verum(Anise) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi(Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Nelumbium Speciosum Flower Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polysorbate 60, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Chaenomeles Sinensis Fruit Extract, Orange Oil Brazil, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Rheum Palmatum Root Extract, Asarum Sieboldi Root Extract, Quercus Mongolia Leaf Extract, Persicaria Hydropiper Extract, Corydalis Turtschaninovii Root Extract, Coptis Chinensis Root Extract, Magnolia Obovata Bark Extract, Lysine HCL, Proline, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Acetyl Methionine, Theanine, Lecithin, Acetyl Glutamine,SH-Olgopeptide-1, SH-Olgopeptide-2, SH-Polypeptide-1, SH-Polypeptide-9, SH-Polypeptide-11, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol

    Cos RX Centella Blemish Cream

    Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Betaine, 1,2-Hexanediol, Viola Tricolor Extract, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Zinc PCA, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract

    • 15mins
      March 13, 2019 / 12:55 pm

      Both are ok

  46. Justine
    March 13, 2019 / 3:53 am

    Hi Doc! Ive been scrolling through your posts and I was wondering if there were any pregnancy safe makeup removers you would recommend? Im not very familiar with some of the brands since i mostly use Korean skin care products and wouldn’t know which ones are effective and wouldn’t cause break-outs. Thank you very much!

    • 15mins
      March 13, 2019 / 12:55 pm

      I’m not very familiar with Korean skincare truthfully, which products in particular are you interested in?

      • Justine
        March 13, 2019 / 6:52 pm

        Thank you so much for taking your time to answer our questions! I am just looking for good make-up removers/ facial wash that are pregnancy safe that you would recommend, not necessarily Korean brands 😊

        • 15mins
          March 14, 2019 / 10:12 pm

          My favorites from the list are Cetaphil Daily Cleanser, their makeup remover wipes, and Kiehl’s ultra facial cleanser

          • Justine
            March 16, 2019 / 1:21 am

            Thank you so much!

  47. Joa
    March 13, 2019 / 11:48 am

    Hi Doctor ,is this safe for pregnancy?
    1)Cosrx one step moisture
    Ingredients:Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Betaine, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Betaine Salicylate, Panthenol, Allantoin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil.

    Thank you 🙂

    • 15mins
      March 13, 2019 / 12:52 pm

      I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the salicylate, should be ok while nursing though

      • Joan
        March 14, 2019 / 1:40 am

        Ok thank you

  48. Neena
    March 13, 2019 / 3:55 pm

    Hi Doctor,
    Is skinceuricals CE ferulic with 15% L-ascorbic acid vitamin c serum safe during pregnancy. The ingredients are as followed.

    Aqua/water / eau, ethoxydiglycol, ascorbic acid, glycerin, propylene glycol, laureth-23, phenoxyethanol, tocopherol, triethanolamine,ferulic acid, panthenol, sodium hyaluronate.

    If it’s not ok, which vitamin c serum is the best and safest to use during pregnancy.

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      March 14, 2019 / 10:03 pm

      This is fine!

  49. Joan
    March 14, 2019 / 1:40 am

    Hi Doctor is this safe for pregnancy
    1) Snp bird nest eye patch
    Ingredients:Water, Glycerin, Calcium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Ceratonia Siliqua Gum, Xanthan Gum, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Alcohol, Mica, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Calcium Titanium, Borosilicate, Sapphire Powder, Swiftlet Nest Extract (1,000mg), Sodium Hyaluronate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Betaine, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Bambusa Textilis Stem Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Fragrance

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      March 14, 2019 / 10:00 pm

      The other ingredients are fine, but the nest extract (which could be variable in what it contains) has no safety info.

  50. Joan
    March 14, 2019 / 6:55 am

    Hi Doctor ,Can you check if these skin care are suitable for pregnancy.
    1)Marykay intense moisturiser cream
    Ingredients:Water, Mineral Oil, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Isohexadecane, Butylene Glycol, Beeswax, Microcrystalline Wax, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Algae Extract, Copper Gluconate, Magnesium Sulfate, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Propylene Glycol, Paraffin, Diazolidinyl Urea, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, PEG-4 Laurate, Propylparaben, Sorbitol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Carmine

    2)Marykay hydrating gel
    Ingredients:Water, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Betaine, Camellia Sinensis Extract, Algae Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium PCA, Proline, Arginine, Glycine, Alanine, Lysine, Glutamic Acid, Serine, Threonine, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polyacrylamide, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Carbomer, Laureth-7, Disodium EDTA, Benzophenone-4, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Dmdm Hydantoin, Ext. Violet 2, Red 40

    • 15mins
      March 14, 2019 / 9:45 pm

      Looks ok

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