If you are pregnant or trying to conceive, have you thought about your beauty products? Not all skincare and makeup is safe to use for pregnancy. And truly, who wants to spend hours researching which ingredients you should avoid in your skincare if you are pregnant? Is it safe to use your favorite retinol serum or what about benzoyl peroxide to treat your hormone related blemishes?
When I was pregnant with my first child, I had a major anxiety moment over my beauty products. I was a doctor and reading all of the ingredient lists and learning which ones I needed to avoid was very intimidating! I wrote a few posts about the process, readers started asking questions, and over the years pregnancy safe beauty products grew into more and more posts on 15 Minute Beauty. I’ve tried to take the entire process and make it much easier for my readers.
Where to Start
First, I recommend starting with my Pregnancy Skincare eBook. Yes, you need to subscribe to my newsletter to get it, but it is otherwise free! I promise, I don’t email often, and when I do it is with helpful pregnancy beauty updates. The eBook describes my approach to pregnancy skincare, why I think you need a “core” of products that you use throughout your pregnancy.
Please also check out the “hub” of the pregnancy beauty safety posts, my Pregnancy Skincare Guide. This is where you will find links to most of the posts. If you are going to bookmark a page, that’s the one to bookmark!
Other available lists of pregnancy safe products and information to check out:
• Pregnancy safe foundations, concealers, mists and makeup settings sprays, foundation primers
• Face sunscreen, body sunscreen
• Lotions with SPF
• Lash Serums
• Makeup to worry about (pro tip: not powders, mascara or some other types)
• Perfume during pregnancy
• Nail Polish during pregnancy
• Sunless Tanners during pregnancy
The Brand Lists
Please read How to Use the Pregnancy and Nursing Safety Brand Lists, and here is How to Ask About Product Safety. If your brand is listed, you need to ask on that brand page. I will NOT answer questions about these brands on this page.
Anastasia Beverly Hills
The Body Shop
Bumble and bumble
The Chemistry Brand
Christina Moss Naturals
Clé de Peau
Danessa Myricks Beauty
DCL: Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories
Dr. Barbara Sturm
Dr. Dennis Gross
Dr. Lara Devgan Scientific Beauty
Makeup by Mario
Make Up For Ever
Pat McGrath Labs
Peach & Lily
Peter Thomas Roth
Shani Darden Skincare
Sol de Janeiro
Some by Mi
Son & Park
Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide!