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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Glow Recipe

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Glow Recipe
Pregnancy safe skincare can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find every pregnancy safe skincare product from Glow Recipe as of 6/15/2020. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Please note, it can take up to an hour to review the ingredient lists of each product. I review with my own list of pregnancy safe criteria. I obtain my ingredient lists from the brands and major retailers (typically Nordstrom and Sephora), and I review the US versions. Please do not ask me to re-review the same products over and over, I do not have the time to do so, and many people have been rude about this. For more brands, please head over to the list of pregnancy safe products.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Glow Recipe

Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream (at Sephora)
Pineapple-C Bright Serum (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser (at Sephora): Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Watermelon Glow Lip Pop (at Sephora): Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid
Watermelon Glow PHA+BHA Pore-Tight Toner (at Sephora): Gluconolactone, Salicylate, Willow Bark, Licorice Root
Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer (at Sephora): Licorice Root
Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask (at Sephora): Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist (at Sephora): Licorice Root

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask (at Sephora): Retinoid
Avocado Melt Retinol Sleeping Mask (at Sephora): Retinoid, Gluconolactone

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27 Comments

  1. 4.18.19
    Natalia said:

    Hi! Could you tell me which Embryolisse productos are safe to use? Thanks!

    • 4.18.19
      15mins said:

      It’s on my list to review

  2. 4.25.19
    Debra said:

    Thank you! I was looking to see if a specific product was safe to use during pregnancy and you make it super easy. It’s a yes or no, period! I appreciate you looking into these products so I don’t have to do the research.

  3. 9.26.19
    Nikita yousaf said:

    Just a Thankyouu message.
    You have made my pregnency skincare easier..I have put many of my skincare products aside n always in doubtfull what to use since Iam pregnent and always relay on your reviews for help..thankyou again❤️

  4. 1.19.20
    Marina said:

    Hii dear, this is a new line called sweet chef from glow recipe. This is the superfood + vitamin moisturizer they have. Are the ingredients safe for pregnancy?

    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tromethamine, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Panax Ginseng Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Retinol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Caramel, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

    FREE OF: Parabens, Synthetic Dyes, Synthetic Fragrance, and Mineral Oils.

    • 1.25.20
      15mins said:

      This has a retinoid, so I would avoid in pregnancy and nursing

  5. 1.22.20
    Jessica said:

    Hello doctor, may I check if Glow Recipe Banana Souffle Moisture Cream is safe for pregnancy?

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Coconut Alkanes, Squalane, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Water, Magnesium PCA, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Bisabolol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salvia Miltiorrhiza Root Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Diheptyl Succinate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Flavor/Aroma*. *Natural Fragrance

    • 1.22.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

      • 7.2.20
        Roxann said:

        Thank you! I was wondering about this product as well.

  6. 2.4.20
    Jenny Martinez said:

    Hello, Glow recipe has a new line under Sweet Chef and I was wondering if these were safe.
    BEET + VITAMIN A SERUM SHOT
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycereth-26, Propanediol, Methyl Gluceth-10, Pentylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Xylitol, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Retinol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Choleth-24, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Xylitylglucoside, Carbomer, Anhydroxylitol, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glucose, Cyanocobalamin, Dextrin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methylpropanediol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

    GINGER + VITAMIN C SERUM SHOT
    Water, Glycerin, Methyl Gluceth-20,1, 2-Hexanediol, Propanediol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Choleth-24, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cyanocobalamin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

    KALE + VITAMIN B SERUM SHOT
    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Trehalose, Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Leaf, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Corallina Officinalis (Red Algae) Extract, Panthenol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carageen Moss) Extract, SaccharumOficinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Polysorbate 60, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Disodium EDTA, Dextrin, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

    SUPERFOOD + VITAMINS BEAUTY OIL
    Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Panax Ginseng Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbic Acid, Panthenol, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Retinol, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

    SUPERFOOD + VITAMINS MOISTURE BOOST
    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Tromethamine, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Stem Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Panax Ginseng Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Retinol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Caramel, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil.

    Thank you so much. I love your website!

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      These have a retinoid and should be avoided in pregnancy and while nursing also if you’re conservative:
      BEET + VITAMIN A SERUM SHOT
      SUPERFOOD + VITAMINS BEAUTY OIL
      SUPERFOOD + VITAMINS MOISTURE BOOST

      The other 2 are ok

  7. 3.17.20
    Likitha said:

    Hey can you please tell me if Watermelon Glow Lip Pop is safe for pregnancy. The ingredients are:-
    Full Ingredient List
    Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Phytostearyl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyethylene, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Caprylyl Methicone, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Octyldodecanol, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Coconut Flower Sugar, Ceresin, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Isostearic Acid, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Maltodextrin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, Aqua/Water/Eau, Tocopherol, Malic Acid, Ascorbic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Crataegus Monogyna Flower Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Viola Tricolor Extract, Red 27 (CI 45410:1), Red 7 Lake (CI15850:1), Red 6 (CI15850), Fragrance/Parfum.

    • 3.17.20
      15mins said:

      This has malic and tartaric acid so I would avoid in pregnancy but ok in nursing

  8. 4.20.20
    Amanda said:

    Hi Doc, thank you for all your advice regarding pregnancy and nursing products. I wanted to ask about Glow Recipe Watermelon Pore-Tight Toner. It has willow bark. Is it safe for nursing? My baby is already over a year old, so I was wondering if I could be more liberal with skincare during nursing. Here is the full ingredient list of the toner:

    Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Cactus) Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Gluconolactone, Sodium Polyglutamate, Betaine Salicylate, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Lactobacillus/Watermelon Fruit Ferment Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Levulinic Acid, Sodium Levulinate, Fragrance/Parfum

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      This has willow bark, a salicylate, licorice root and gluconolactone. all of those are fine for nursing but you should avoid during nursing.

      • 4.25.20
        Amanda said:

        Hi doc, sorry – is it safe for nursing or not? The reply above seems to have a typo. Thank you!

        • 4.25.20
          15mins said:

          Sorry! I was tired I guess. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy 🙂

          • 6.2.20
            Megan said:

            Hi! I was wondering about this too. It’s. PHA and BHA toner. Is that still okay for nursing?

          • 6.3.20
            15mins said:

            yes

  9. 6.7.20
    swathi said:

    Hi Doc,
    Can you tell me if i can use the below mist during pregnancy? Thanks!!!

    GLOW RECIPE
    Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist
    Ingredients:

    Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Soy Amino Acids, Fructooligosaccharides, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Natto Gum, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sorbitan Oleate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Brassica Oleracea Capitata (Cabbage) Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas Root Extract, Fragrance.

    • 6.7.20
      15mins said:

      This is already in the post above under ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  10. 7.24.20
    Angela Nader said:

    Hi, can you tell me if the new Glow Recipe Papaya Sorbet Enzyme Cleansing Balm is safe for pregnancy?

    Full list of ingredients:
    Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sorbitan Oleate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Polyethylene, Aqua/Water/Eau, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Papain, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Alkanna Tinctoria Root Extract, Capsicum Annuum Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Levulinic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite

    • 7.24.20
      Christine said:

      Looks good for pregnancy and nursing

      • 7.24.20
        Angela Nader said:

        Thank you!

  11. 8.25.20
    Liora said:

    Thank god you exist! my previous pregnancy i tried to find anything remotely similar to a page like yours and couldn’t. i tried researching the ingredients myself , but got lost. i have to change my entire skin care routine, but thank you so much for making it so much easier!

  12. 8.30.20
    Liora said:

    Hi. Glow recipe has a new product coming out: Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum, and i wanted to know if it’s safe to use while pregnant – the ingredient are –

    Aqua, Glycerin, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Pleiogynium Timorense Fruit Extract, Podocarpus Elatus Fruit Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Acacia Seyal Gum Extract, sr-Spider Polypeptide-1**, Pantothenic Acid, Phospholipids, Sodium Hydroxide, Spirulina Platensis Extract, Raphanus Sativus Root Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyacetophenone, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Glycolate, Sodium Formate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum*.

    *Natural Fragrance

    **Vegan Silk Protein

    • 8.30.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing