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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Hada Labo

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Hada Labo

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

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Hada Labo as of 2/28/2020. 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.

Note, I have reviewed these products using the ingredients found on the Hada Labo USA website. Products outside of the US may have different ingredients. I have matched them up to products available for purchase on line as best as I could. The products on the Hada Labo site didn’t really match what is on the YesStyle site (which has the biggest selection for the US), as the ingredient lists were often a bit different. I’m linking directly to products, be sure to follow links and compare ingredient lists.

Note, I have not been able to link up with products on Amazon because the products there have different names and no available ingredient lists to compare to YesStyle and the official Hada Labo site. I tried, but I was not confident enough to post about it. I leave purchasing from Amazon to your own discretion.

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 Hada Labo

Goku-jyun Clear Lotion
Goku-jyun Cream
Goku-jyun Face Wash
Goku-jyun Foaming Face Wash
• Goku-jyun Hyaluronic Acid Face Foam (at YesStyle)
• Goku-jyun Hyaluronic Acid Face Wash (at YesStyle)
• Goku-jyun Hyaluronic Acid Lotion (at YesStyle)
Goku-jyun Light Lotion
Goku-jyun Mask
Goku-jyun Milk
Goku-jyun Mist
• Gokujyun Oil Cleansing (at YesStyle)
• Goku-jyun Perfect Gel
• Goku-jyun Premium Lotion (at YesStyle)
• Goku-jyun Premium Oil Jelly (at YesStyle)
Goku-jyun Serum
• Penetration Lotion (at YesStyle): both kinds ok
• Unscented Age Correcting Eye Cream (at Target)
• Unscented Anti Aging Face Mask (at Target)
• Unscented Overnight Treatment Cream (at Target)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

• Goku-jyun Hatomugi Face Foam (at YesStyle): 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.

Goku-jyun Alpha Cream: Retinoid
Goku-jyun Alpha Lotion: Retinoid
Goku-jyun Alpha Mask: Retinoid
Goku-jyun Alpha Milk: Retinoid
Goku-jyun Alpha Serum: Retinoid
Shiro-jyun Clear Lotion: Arbutin
Shiro-jyun Cream: Arbutin
Shiro-jyun Mask: Arbutin
Shiro-jyun Milk: Arbutin
• Shirojyun Premium Whitening W Essence (at YesStyle): Arbutin
Shiro-jyun Serum: Arbutin
• Unscented Anti Aging Hydrator (at Target): Retinoid

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34 Comments

  1. 3.5.20
    Sia said:

    Hi may I know if the Hada Labo Deep Clean & Pore Refining Face Wash with Japanese Green Tea is safe for pregnant.

  2. 3.7.20
    CL said:

    Hi Dr,
    Glad to see that the Hada Labo list is up !!! Can you please have a look at two of the new Hada Labo products as below (are they pregnancy safe):
    1) Kouji Treatment Essence
    – Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment, Sorbitol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Gellan Gum, Carbomer, Cyclodextrin, PPG-20 Methyl Glucose Ether, Disodium EDTA, Maltitol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Alcohol, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract

    2) Kouji Cleansing Foam
    Water, Glycerin, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Lauramidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Disodium EDTA, Polyquarternium-39, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Cyclodextrin, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Alcohol, Lactobacillus/Oryza Sativa (Rice) Ferment, Maltitol, Arginine, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract.

    The treatment essence is said to be a dupe for SKII treatment essence ;o)
    Thank you so much!!!

    • 3.7.20
      15mins said:

      Both look ok to me 🙂

      • 3.7.20
        CL said:

        Thank you so much for the reply. Have a good day!

  3. 3.29.20
    B said:

    Hello,
    Could you please let me know if hada labo skin plumping water gel is ok during pregnancy. The ingredients are:
    water, hydroxyethyl urea, butylene glycol, glycerin, pentylene glycol, PEG/PPG/polybutylene glycol-8/5/3 glycerin, squalane, triethylhexanoin, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer, agar, alpha-glucan, arginine, citric acid, dimethicone, dipropylene glycol, disodium EDTA, glucosyl ceramide, hydrolyzed collagen (marine), hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate, methylisothiazolinone, sodium acetylated hyaluronate, sodium chloride, sodium citrate, sodium hyaluronate, triethyl citrate.

    Thank you for being an angel for all the pregnant ladies.

    • 3.29.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok!

      • 3.29.20
        B said:

        Thank you 🙂

  4. 4.8.20
    Ade said:

    Hi Dr ,

    Thank you for reviewing Hada Labo’s products. I’m a big fan of Hada Labo.
    I have been using one of their products, Goku-Jyun Hydrating Water Gel. Could you please have a look on the ingredients list below to see whether they are pregnancy safe ?

    Water, Alcohol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Isononyl Isononanoate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethiconol, Betaine, Xanthan Gum, Adenosine, Hydrogenated Lecithin,Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate(Large-size HA), Sodium Hyaluronate(Medium-size HA),Piper Methysticum Leaf/Root/Stem Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract,Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid(Nano HA), Arctium Lappa Root Extract,Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Soluble Collagen, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panthenol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Pueraria Thunbergiana Root Extract, Paeonia Lactiflora Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Cnidium Officinale Root Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Raffinose,Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Raffinose, Isostearyl Isostearate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Cholesterol, Folic Acid, Ceramide 3, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate(Super HA), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Illicium Verum (Anise) Fruit/Seed Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil,CI 42090, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Rose Flower Oil, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4

    Thank you for your time.

    • 4.8.20
      15mins said:

      This has licorice root, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 4.9.20
        Ade said:

        Thank you so much for the reply ! Noted on that. 🙂 Have a good day ahead, Dr.

  5. 5.15.20
    Eyda ahmad said:

    may i know hada labo premium whitening it is safe for nursing .. its contains tranexamic acid, water, magnesium ascorbyl phospate,tocopherol, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid (nano hyaluronic acid), sodium hyaluronate, dipropylene glycol, butylene glycol, diglycerin, hydrogenated lecithin, polysorbate 60, styrene/ VP copolymer, citric acid, methylparaben, PEG-8, PEG-30. Thank you

    • 5.15.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok

      • 6.25.20
        Eyda ahmad said:

        Thank you so much for the reply. But this also okay for pregnancy ? I go through to find the information regarding tranexamic acid and mostly said not safe for pregnancy . Actually this is hada labo shirojyun premium whitening range .

        • 6.25.20
          Christine said:

          I wasn’t sure about the tranexamic acid at first when I saw it a few months ago (I think Shisheido uses it a lot too), and talked to a few OBs. We don’t have info to make it be avoided currently, but I fully admit that I search for it on Pubmed every couple of months to see if anything new has come out. If it makes you worried at all I’d avoid it.

  6. 5.29.20
    Amy said:

    Hi. May i know is this hada labo Moisturizing face wash is safe for pregnancy?
    Water,Butylene Glycol, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Sorbitol, Sodium Methyl Cocyl Taurate,Sodium Lauroyl Glutamte, Cocomide DEA, Myristic Acid,Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Chloride, Lauric Acid,PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Polyquaternium-7, Methylparaben, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyltrionium Hyaluronate.

    • 5.29.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

  7. 6.3.20
    Audrey said:

    Hi, I’m wondering about the Rohto Melano (same company as Hada Labo) CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence.

    Ascorbic acid (active vitamin C), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E derivative), dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, isopropylmethylphenol, vitamin C tetraisopalmitate, ethoxydiglycol, alpinia catfish seed extract (alpinia white), BG, edet Acid salt, viscosity modifier, perfume

    Thank you!

    • 6.4.20
      15mins said:

      This has licorice root. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  8. 6.8.20
    Salla said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I have 2 items, I would like to know are they ok to use while nursing.

    First one is Troiareuke H+ cushion:

    Water, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl salicylate, Cyclohexasiloxane, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Niacinamide, Octocrylene, Zinc Oxide, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Iron Oxides, Sodium chloride, Quaternium-18 bentonite, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Vitex Agnus Castus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita, VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, Mica, Silica, Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera wax, Chlorphenesin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, CI 77002, Adenosine, Perfume.

    2nd one is Rovectin multi oil which contain oil that has high(?) concentration of A vitamin:

    Caprylic/capric triglyceride, caprylic/capric/succinic triglyceride, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, squalane, citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower oil, anthemis nobilis flower oil, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) oil, lavandula hybrida oil, pelargonium graveolens flower oil, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) fruit oil, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil, macadamia integrifolia seed oil, jojoba esters, squalene, phytosteryl macadamiate, phytosterols, tocopherol

    Thank you so much for your help!

    • 6.8.20
      15mins said:

      he first is ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen and salicylate
      The 2nd is fine for both pregnancy and nursing. The natural vitamin a that you find in oils and extracts is felt to be ok, and therefore ignored in regards to safety.

      • 8.31.20
        Salla said:

        Hi Doctor,

        Could you please check is the Beauty of Joseon Calming Serum : Green tea+Panthenol ok while nursing?

        Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Water, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Panthenol, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, MeliaAzadirachta Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Propolis Extract, Diethoxyethyl lSuccinate, Betaine, Octanediol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Polyquaternium-51, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Phytate, Dextrin, Tocopherol

        Thank you so much! 🙂

        • 8.31.20
          Christine said:

          This has licorice root, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  9. 7.3.20
    wany.lee said:

    Hello,
    Could you please let me know if hada labo lotion blemish & oil control hydrating is ok during pregnancy. The ingredients are:

    Water, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Squalan, Triethylhexanoin, Methylparaben, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tranexamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camphor, Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-Yuen Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract

    • 7.4.20
      Christine said:

      This is ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

  10. 7.27.20
    Karen said:

    This is so helpful! I appreciate it a lot! 😊

  11. 7.27.20
    Chelsea said:

    Hi there!

    I saw that you have cleared the Kouji Treatment Essence and the Kouji Cleansing Foam as pregnancy safe in another comment. Could you advise regarding the other two products in the Kouji range please?

    1) Kouji Night Cream

    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Squalene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Dimethicone, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Pullulan, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, PVP, Cholesteryl Oleate, Agar, Polysorbate 60, Methylparaben, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Disodium EDTA, Alcohol, Cholesterol, Cyclodextrin, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Kjellmaniella Crassifolia Extract, Chrysanthellum Indicum Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Lactobacillus/Oryza Sativa (Rice) Ferment, Maltitol, Arginine

    2) Kouji Cream

    Water, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalene, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Stearate, Rice Ferment Filtrate (Sake), Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lactobacillus/Rice Ferment, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Maltitol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Carbomer, Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Alcohol, Arginine, Hydrolyzed Rice Extract

    Thank you!

    • 7.28.20
      Christine said:

      Both look ok for pregnancy and nursing

  12. 8.12.20
    Krisha said:

    Hi! Hada Labo’s lotions have methylparabens on the ingredients, is this still safe for preggies? Thanks! 🙂

  13. 9.14.20
    SP said:

    Hello, love that you have literally nearly every brand i ever use or want to use:) invaluable info- many thanks:) please can I ask if the below is safe for pregnancy/breastfeeding;
    Hada Labo Tokyo Super Hydrator Lotion (lotion no 1);
    Aqua, Butylene Glycol,Pentylene Glycol,Glycerin,Hydrolyzed Hyaluronate Acid, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose,PPG-10 Methyl Glucose Ether
    Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid
    Sodium Citrate,lodopropynyl butylcarbamate,Phenoxyethanol

    • 9.14.20
      Christine said:

      Looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

  14. 10.6.20
    Solehah SagaCious said:

    Hi. Could you please look into this product, Hada Labo Tamagohada AHA + BHA Mild Exfoliating Foaming Wash
    -Water, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Tea-Cocoyl Alaninate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Chloride, Hydroxyacetophenone, Glycolic Acid, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Salicylic Acid, Phytic Acid, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4

    Thank you!

    • 10.6.20
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid and salicylic acid

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