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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Hourglass Cosmetics

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Hourglass Cosmetics

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 Hourglass Cosmetics as of 3/6/2020. 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’ve included all of the products with available ingredient lists here. There are a lot more products out there, but I couldn’t get ingredient lists from reputable sites (aka- the brand and authorized retailers).

Please refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, etc.

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 Hourglass Cosmetics

• Ambient Light Correcting Primer (at Sephora)
Femme Nude Lip Stylo (at Sephora)
GIRL Lip Stylo (at Sephora)
Hidden® Corrective Concealer (at Sephora)
Immaculate® Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free (at Sephora)
Panoramic Long Wear Lip Liner (at Sephora)
Vanish™ Flash Highlighting Stick (at Sephora)
Vanish™ Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation (at Sephora)
Veil Mineral Primer (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Vanish™ Airbrush Concealer (at Sephora): Licorice Root
Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Veil™ Retouching Fluid (at Sephora): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid

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.

N° 28 Lip Treatment Oil (at Sephora): Retinoid
N° 28 Primer Serum (at Sephora): Retinoid

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13 Comments

  1. 4.20.20
    Yeni said:

    I have thoroughly enjoyed your website, thank you so much for creating it! I really appreciate your efforts.

    I was writing to ask about the HOURGLASS
    Ambient® Lighting Palette. Ingredients, as listed on Sephora’s website, including the following:

    Dim Light: Water/Aqua, Isododecane, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Mica, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Cellulose Gum, Decyl Glucoside, Hexylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Polyester-5, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Sorbate, Pvp, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Radiant Light: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain (+/-): Carmine (Ci 75470), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Incandescent Light: Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Silica, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

    Thanks, again! Sending you health and joy, Y.

    • 4.20.20
      15mins said:

      This is a powder palette, which you don’t need to worry about at all. The Ambient Lighting highlighters are all super pretty!

  2. 4.24.20
    Karen said:

    Hi Doc, thanks so much for having this site and for taking the time to review all the ingredients for all these products.

    Hourglass just came out with a setting spray and I was wondering if the ingredients are all safe as well?

    Water/Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Pentylene Glycol, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic, Acid/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isostearic Acid, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Hexylene Glycol, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Maltodextrin, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Vp/Va Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine!

  3. 4.29.20
    Hya said:

    Hello Christine!
    I truly appreciate you and all the time/effort you put into this blog! It has been very helpful throughout my pregnancy! I highly recommend your website to any of my pregnant/nursing friends!
    I just to clarify about a product listed in this page which is the “Vanish™ Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation (at Sephora).” It is listed under Pregnancy safe products.
    However, when I clicked on it, it brings me to the page of ” Vanish™ Seamless Finish Foundation Stick,” and when the other way around too when I click the foundation stick.
    I just want to hear from you which is the pregnancy safe one: the liquid foundation or the foundation stick one?
    Thank you so much!

    • 4.30.20
      15mins said:

      The names were in the right spot, but my Sephora links got mixed up. It’s all fixed now! The stick has the sunscreen, the liquid is fine.

      • 6.5.20
        Lara said:

        I did not see chemical sunscreen in the stick foundation. Which ingredient is chemical sunscreen? Thank you for this amazing website!!

        • 6.5.20
          15mins said:

          Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate

  4. 5.13.20
    Morgan said:

    You are great! Thank you so much for taking so much time to do this! You’re greatly appreciated! I’m sorry people are rude! Your website has been so helpful throughout my pregnancy!

    Thanks again!!

  5. 5.25.20
    Ruby Field said:

    Hello! I love your posts. Just wondering if the Illusion Hyaluronic Skin Tint would be safe to use? Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.0%, Octisalate 4.0%, Titanium Dioxide 4.0%; Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, Butylene Glycol, Calcium Carbonate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton), Hexyl Laurate, Hexylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Mica, Microcrystalline Wax, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl, Tetraisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyethylacrylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Carbonate, Quaternium-90, Bentonite, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearic Acid, Tribehenin, Triethoxylcaprylylsilane, Water. May Contain (+/): Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

    • 5.26.20
      15mins said:

      No this has chemical sunscreens. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  6. 9.1.20
    Dina said:

    Hi,
    I thought that the Hourglass Vanish stick did not contain spf. Are you able to advise if this one is ok?

    Phenyl Trimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Candelilla Cera, Ceresin, Polyethylene, Pentylene Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax/Cera Microcristallina, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bht, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Illicium Verum Fruit Extract, Isostearyl Alcohol, Lauryl Laurate, Lauryl Peg/Ppg-18/18 Methicone, Macadamia Seed Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters Behenate, Methicone, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Silica, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)

    • 9.1.20
      Christine said:

      It doesn’t have listed SPF (they have to go through expensive testing to claim that), but it has Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, which is a chemical sunscreen. It gets added to a lot of products to improve their shelf life since they’ll be more resistant to damage from the sun. So it’s ok for nursing, but not pregnancy.