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Pregnancy Safe Products from Heliocare

Pregnancy Safe Products from Heliocare

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 Heliocare as of 5/23/2020. 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.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

Note, Heliocare isn’t readily available in the US. I have screened the UK/International versions, as the readers that ask me about it are usually international.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Heliocare

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Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

360 AIRGEL SPF 50+: Chemical Sunscreen
360 COLOR CUSHION COMPACT SPF 50 – BEIGE: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
360 COLOR CUSHION COMPACT SPF 50 – BRONZE: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
360 COLOR GEL OIL-FREE BEIGE SPF50: Chemical Sunscreen
360 COLOR GEL OIL-FREE BRONZE SPF50: Chemical Sunscreen
360 COLOR GEL OIL-FREE PEARL SPF50: Chemical Sunscreen
360 FLUID CREAM SPF 50+: Chemical Sunscreen
360 GEL OIL-FREE SPF50: Chemical Sunscreen
360 INVISIBLE SPRAY: Chemical Sunscreen
360 MINERAL TOLERANCE FLUID SPF 50: Salicylate
360 WATER GEL SPF50: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
ADVANCED SPF 50 CREAM: Chemical Sunscreen
ADVANCED SPF 50 GEL: Chemical Sunscreen
ADVANCED SUNSCREEN SPF 50 BODY SPRAY: Chemical Sunscreen
ADVANCED SPF 50 XF GEL: Chemical Sunscreen
COLOR SPF 50 GELCREAM BROWN: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
COLOR SPF 50 GELCREAM LIGHT: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
COLOR SPF 50 SUN TOUCH HYDRAGEL: Chemical Sunscreen
ULTRA SPF 90 GEL: Chemical Sunscreen
ULTRA SUNSCREEN SPF 90 CREAM: Chemical Sunscreen

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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24 Comments

  1. 10.24.20
    jen said:

    Hi is this sunscreen, pregnancy and nursing safe?
    Heliocare 360 Mineral Fluid SPF50+ 50ml
    AQUA, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE (NANO), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO), DIETHYLHEXYL CARBONATE, DIBUTYL ADIPATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, CETYL PEG/​PPG-10/​1 DIMETHICONE, NYLON-12, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYPODIUM LEUCOTOMOS LEAF EXTRACT, ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYL FERULATE, FERULIC ACID, CAFFEIC ACID, PHYSALIS ANGULATA EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, MELANIN, CAMELIA SINENSIS EXTRACT, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PANTHENYL TRIACETATE, PARFUM, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ETHYL LINOLEATE, CAPRYLIC/​CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, OLEYL ALCOHOL, ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA EXTRACT, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, DISODIUM EDTA, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, OXOTHIAZOLIDINE, TOCOPHEROL, LECITHIN, SODIUM BENZOATE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE.

    • 10.25.20
      Christine said:

      This looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 2.19.21
    Lynsey said:

    Hi,

    Just wondering if Heliocare Advanced SPF 50 cream is OK?
    Thanks.

    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octocrylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide (nano), 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Hexylene Glycol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Zinc Oxide (nano), Alcohol Denat., Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Isohexadecane, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Alumina, Sodium Choride, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Cetyl Dimethicone, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Simethicone, Methylparaben, Xanthan Gum, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Lactate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propylparaben, Parfum, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Linalool, Limonene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

    • 2.19.21
      Christine said:

      No, it has chemical sunscreens. It is in the list already under ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

  3. 3.14.21
    Ana said:

    Heliocare Color Compact SPF 50 Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ci 77891, Nylon-12, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Talc, Mica, CI 77492, Alumina, Copernica Cerifera (Carnauba), Wax, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, CI 77491, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, CI 77499, Simethicone, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Parfum, BHT, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Linalool, Isobutylparaben, Limonene

    • 3.14.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen

  4. 5.27.21
    Rachel said:

    I’m from South Africa and having a small cry of relief for finding your blog + email list. In between clients I feel like I got sucked into a mad abyss researching do’s and don’t’s for skincare when pregnant and I just want to make responsible choices. So grateful for your page. I am trying to find an oil-free mineral sunscreen. Below is as close as I have found in RSA. Because I have different access to products, I was wondering if this sunscreen is considered safe for pregnancy from your understanding?

    PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45
    Ingredients: ALUMINA, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE/ PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HEXYLENE GLYCOL, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, IRON OXIDES, ISODODECANE, JOJOBA ESTERS, METHYL METHACRYLATE/ GLYCOL DIMETHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, OCTYLDODECANOL, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, WATER/AQUA/EAU.

    • 5.27.21
      Christine said:

      This one has a salicylate, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy, sorry!

      • 5.27.21
        Rachel said:

        Thank you so much for replying!. I thought I’d found an oil-free mineral one 😐 will keep looking. Thank you so much!

      • 5.27.21
        Rachel said:

        I couldn’t find this Obagi one on your Obagi brand list. I think it is chemical free + free from salicylate (from what I recognise).

        Any chance it makes the cut?

        Obagi Physical Defense Mineral Sunscreen SPF 40
        Antioxidants
        UVA & UVB Filters
        Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
        Zinc Oxide
        Titanium Dioxide
        INGREDIENTS: WATER (AQUA), TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ZINC OXIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, GLYCERIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, PROPANEDIOL, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BRASSICA OLERACEA ITALICA (BROCCOLI) EXTRACT, BIOFLAVONOIDS, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2, DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, STEARIC ACID, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, XANTHAN GUM, SILICA, ALUMINA, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL

        • 5.28.21
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root (it’s the DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE). It likes to hide in crazy chemical names 🙁

  5. 1.7.22
    Cheryl Pham said:

    Hi! I am pregnant ab 16 weeks. And i’m using heliocare age active fluid. I wonder is this safe for pregnancy and nursing? Thank you.
    Ingredients: Aqua; Isododecane; Cyclopentasiloxane; Diisopropyl Adipate; Trisiloxane; Zinc Oxide (nano); Caprylyl Methicone; Ethylhexyl Salicylate; Titanium Dioxide (nano); Butylene Glycol; Diethylhexyl Carbonate; Phenethyl Benzoate; PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone; Tris-Biphenyl Triazine (nano); Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone; Isononyl Isononanoate; Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer; Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine; Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate; Polymethylsilsesquioxane; Polypodium leucotomos Leaf Extract; Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone; Plankton Extract; Urea; Trehalose; Serine; Sodium Hyaluronate; Glycerin; Algin; Pullulan; ; Disteardimonium Hectorite; Ethylhexyl Triazone; Phenylpropanol; Magnesium Sulfate; Propylene Glycol; Aluminum Hydroxide; Stearic Acid; Caprylyl Glycol; Propanediol; Propylene Carbonate; Tocopheryl Acetate; Pentylene Glycol; Triethoxycaprylylsilane; Disodium EDTA; PEG-8; Disodium Phosphate; Glyceryl Polyacrylate; Tocopherol; Lecithin; Potassium Phosphate; Ascorbyl Palmitate; Ascorbic Acid; Citric Acid; CI 77492; CI 77491; CI 77499; Phenoxyethanol; Parfum; Linalool; Limonene.

  6. 3.10.22
    rosy said:

    Hi,

    From what I understand from your blog (Pregnancy skin care ingredients to avoid) , chemical sunscreen contains oxybenzone, octinoxate avobenzone etc..May I know why is sunscreen categorised as chemical sunscreen since I did not see any of the unsafe ingredients here ? Or did I missed out the ingredients here? Hope to hear from you soon.
    https://www.dermacaredirect.com/heliocare-360-gel-oil-free-spf50.html

    Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Arginine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Hexylene Glycol, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Nylon-12 Myristyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Phenoxyethanol, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, Ferulic Acid, Caffeic Acid, Physalis Angulata Extract, Ceteareth-25, Caprylyl Glycol, Melanin, Myristyl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Alumina, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phytosphingosine HCL, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL, Panthenyl Triacetate, Parfum, Simethicone, Oxothiazolidine, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Ethyl Linoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene.

    • 3.10.22
      Christine said:

      The names you mentioned for chemical sunscreens aren’t the chemical names, they’re “trade names”, the ones companies make up to use with the public.

      These are the chemical sunscreens in this formula:
      Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate
      Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid
      Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
      Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
      Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate
      Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone
      Ethylhexyl Triazone

      • 3.21.22
        rosy said:

        Thank you so much for the reply. 🙂

  7. 7.15.22
    Damla Beyazadam said:

    Hi, is it safe to use mineral sunscreens that contains nano particles such as titanium dioxide(nano) or zinc oxide(nano) in pregnancy? Or is it better to choose non-nano types?

    • 7.15.22
      Christine said:

      We don’t have any info on that unfortunately. I’m currently treating both nano and regular as safe, so it’s really up to you.

  8. 7.15.22
    Alexandra Martin said:

    Hi! Is this sunscreen safe for pregnancy?
    HELIOCARE 360 PEDIATRICS MINEARL
    Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Titanium Dioxide(Nano), Zinc Oxide(Nano), Butyloctyl Salicylate, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Niacinamide, Alumina, Styrene/​Acrylates Copolymer, Phenethyl Benzoate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Physalis Angulata Extract, Melanin, Plankton Extract, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Oxothiazolidine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Phenylpropanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone/​PEG-10/​15 Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Propanediol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate

    • 7.16.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

  9. 8.31.22
    Leanne Stewart said:

    Hi,

    Just wondering if this is safe, thank you 🙂

    Heliocare Pigment Solution Fluid:

    Aqua; Isododecane; Cyclopentasiloxane; Ethylhexyl Salicylate; Trisiloxane; Zinc Oxide (nano); Diisopropyl Adipate; Caprylyl Methicone; Titanium Dioxide (nano); Niacinamide; Diethylhexyl Carbonate; Phenethyl Benzoate; Butylene Glycol; PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone; Tris-Biphenyl Triazine (nano); Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer; Isononyl Isononanoate; Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone; Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone; Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate; Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine; Polymethylsilsesquioxane; Polypodium leucotomos Leaf Extract; Punica granatum Extract; Sodium Hyaluronate; Glycerin; Trehalose; Urea; Serine; Plankton Extract; Ascorbic Acid; Citric Acid; Disteardimonium Hectorite; Aluminum Hydroxide; Stearic Acid; Ethylhexyl Triazone; Phenylpropanol; Magnesium Sulfate; Propylene Glycol; Caprylyl Glycol; Propanediol; Tocopheryl Acetate; Pentylene Glycol; Triethoxycaprylylsilane; PEG-8; Tocopherol; Glyceryl Polyacrylate; Algin; Pullulan; Disodium Phosphate; Lecithin; Ascorbyl Palmitate; Potassium Phosphate; Propylene Carbonate; Disodium EDTA; Phenoxyethanol; Parfum; Linalool; Limonene; CI 77492; CI 77491; CI 77499.

    • 8.31.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate, chemical sunscreens

  10. 8.31.22
    Leanne Stewart said:

    Hi,

    Just checking on this one 🙂

    Heliocare Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF 50

    Aqua; Dimethicone; Isododecane; C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate; Hydrogenated Polydecene; Titanium Dioxide(nano); Zinc Oxide(nano); Butyloctyl Salicylate; Alumina; Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer; Phenethyl Benzoate; PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone; Nylon-12; Polypodium leucotomos Leaf Extract; Ferulic Acid; Caffeic Acid; Physalis angulata Extract; Caprylyl Glycol; Melanin; Camellia sinensis Extract; Plankton Extract; 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid; Isohexadecane; Hydrogen Dimethicone; Phenylpropanol; Polyhydroxystearic Acid; Magnesium Sulfate; Tocopheryl Acetate; Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer; Propanediol; Triethoxycaprylylsilane; Propylene Carbonate; Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride; Panthenyl Triacetate; Butylene Glycol; Propylene Glycol; Arginine; Ethyl Linoleate; Oleyl Alcohol; Pentylene Glycol; Oxothiazolidine; Dipropylene Glycol; Sodium Citrate; Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer; 1,2-Hexanediol; Lecithin; Sodium Benzoate; Tocopherol; Hydrogenated Lecithin; Phenoxyethanol; CI 77492; CI 77491; CI 77499.

    • 8.31.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

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