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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Indie Lee

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Indie Lee

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 Indie Lee as of 5/3/2019. 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.

How to Request a Product Review

I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about Indie Lee on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Indie Lee

Brightening Cleanser
CoQ-10 Toner
I-Recover Mind & Body Gel
I-Waken Eye Serum
Rosehip Cleanser
Squalane Facial Oil

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Banish Stick: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Clearing Mask: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing


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  1. 6.14.19
    Dani said:

    Question about naturally occurring salicylates from food sources – like squalane oil derived from olives which are high in salicylates – is this still safe?? Or is just chemical salicylates that are dangerous during pregnancy?

    • 6.14.19
      15mins said:

      Those in food and extracts are considered ok

  2. 7.4.19
    Nivia said:

    I have read that glycolics and AHAs in facial cleansers are safe to use durong pregnancy, I am curious about the not safe products–Indie Lee for example, are you listing the Banish Stick and Clearing Mask as not safe because of the salicylic acid, or both ingredients?

  3. 8.25.19
    Chloe said:

    Hi Doctor,

    May I know if FPurifying Face Wash is pregnancy safe or not?

    Water (Aqua/Eau), Capryloyl/Caproyl Methyl Glucamide, Lauroyl/Myristoyl Methyl Glucamide, Coco Glucoside, Sucrose Cocoate, Glycerin, Spondias Mombin Pulp Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Pulp Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Rose Damascena Flower Extract, Vanilla Plantifolia Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Lavendula Angustifloia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol (Natural), Phenethyl Alcohol (Natural)

    Many thanks!

    • 8.25.19
      15mins said:

      Looks safe to me 🙂

  4. 8.27.19
    Hol said:

    Hi, Thankyou for all the useful information. I notice that some of the products have vitamin a in them and are still recommended it from rosehip oil or strawberry seed oil. What is the difference between these vitamin a sources and retinol and their safety on a developing baby and infants (pregnancy and nursing)?


    • 8.27.19
      15mins said:

      Those sources aren’t “retinoids”, they’re natural vitamin A’s such as beta-carotene and are regarded as safe. They’re also found in those products/extracts, but in general those have a much lower % just in the extract than a purified source, that’s why we tend to ignore them. There’s more on rosehip in my post on pregnancy ingredients to avoid.

  5. 12.24.19
    jamie said:

    hi there,
    how about indie lee’s new superfruit facial cream?

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, C15-19 Alkane, Polyglyceryl-3 Rice Branate, Propanediol, Olus/Vegetable Oil/Huile Végétale, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Sodium Levulinate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Myristyl Alcohol, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Anisate, Citric Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fagus Sylvatica Bud Extract, Myristyl Glucoside, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Limonene, Xanthan Gum, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Phytic Acid, Tocopherol, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Maltitol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzoic Acid, Punica Granatum Extract

    thank you so much! 🙂

    • 12.27.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  6. 2.7.20
    Monica said:

    I didn’t see the Indie Lee Radiance Renewal Peel Pads. I was wondering because I love Dr. Dennis Gross Peel Pads, but they are not safe for pregnancy. Here are the ingredients, thank you:

    Water (Aqua/Eau), Propanediol, Glycerin, Spondias Mombin Pulp Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Pulp Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Pulp Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Pentylene Glycol (Natural), Phenethyl Alcohol (Natural)

    99% natural origin of total

    • 2.7.20
      15mins said:

      Ooooh! These are safe for pregnancy and nursing! Great alternative 🙂

  7. 2.12.20
    Whit said:

    Is the active moisturizer safe?
    Water (Aqua/Eau), Triheptanoin, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Silybum Marianum Ethyl Ester, Brassica Alcohol, C15-19 Alkane, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Propanediol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glycerin, Maltitol, Punica Granatum Extract, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Fower Extract, Polygonum, Cuspidatum Root Extract, Myristyl Alcohol, PCA, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Lysolecithin, Pullulan, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Rose Damascena Flower Extract, Vanilla Plantifolia Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Extract, Lavendula Angustifloia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Pentylene Glycol (Natural), Phenethyl Alcohol (Natural)

    • 2.12.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 4.16.20
    Stephanie said:

    How about Indie Lee’s Overnight Facial Oil?

    Heptyl Undecylenate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coconut Alkanes, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Silica, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Coumarin, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

    • 4.16.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  9. 5.3.20
    Samantha said:

    Hello- what about the daily vitamin infusion?
    Squalane, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
    Thanks so much- your site is so helpful!💓

    • 5.3.20
      15mins said:

      This looks fine

  10. 5.15.20
    Valerie Niederdenk said:

    I recently purchased the Indie Lee brightening cleanser and then read that strawberry seed oil is high in salicylic acid. Is this considered safe to use daily during pregnancy?
    I also use organic rosehip seed oil twice a day. I’ve read contradicting information in regards to using this during pregnancy. Would you consider this safe?

  11. 10.17.20
    Caitlin said:

    This is such a helpful article. Thank you for all your work!

    How does her new soothing cleanser look?
    Water (Aqua), Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Propanediol, Avena Sativa Kernel Oil, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Polyglyceryl-6 Caprylate, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Gluconolactone, Carrageenan, Rosa Rubiginosa (Sweet Briar Rose) Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena (Damask Rose) Flower Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol

    • 10.17.20
      Christine said:

      ok for nursing but not pregnancy with the gluconolactone

  12. 12.20.20
    Rachel said:

    Hi Doctor, is this safe?


    Water (Aqua/Eau), Alcohol Denat, Propanediol, Hammamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Salicylic Acid, Glycerin, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Potassium Hydroxide, Pentylene Glycol (Natural), Phenethyl Alcohol (Natural)

    99% natural origin of total

    23% organic of total

    • 12.21.20
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylic acid

  13. 1.22.21
    Michelle said:

    Hi! Thank you soooo much for your website. I’m expecting my first, so this guide has been a godsend!!

    Can you please tell me if Indie Lee’s Daily Skin Nutrition moisturizer is safe during pregnancy and nursing?

    Indie Lee Daily Skin Nutrition

    Water (Aqua/Eau), Squalane, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil,  Propanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Olea Europea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Carrageenan, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Xanthan Gum

    • 1.22.21
      Christine said:

      This has gluconolactone. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

  14. 1.24.21
    MC said:

    Hi Dr. Thank you for your amazing website and work!

    I noticed these products were last reviewed in 2019, and I was checking out the I-Waken Eye Serum.

    Is this product still pregnancy/nursing safe? Is galactaric acid safe?

    Here’s the full ingredient list:

    aqua/water/eau, propanediol, glycerin, alcohol, dicaprylyl ether, polyglyceryl-6 distearate, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sodium levulinate, sclerotium gum, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, squalane, jojoba esters, chondrus crispus, sodium anisate, pyrus sorbus bud extract, sodium dehydroacetate, cetyl alcohol, polyglyceryl-3 beeswax, sodium hyaluronate, galactaric acid, tocopherol, citric acid, aesculus hippocastanum (horse chestnut) seed extract, arnica montana flower extract, centaurea cyanus flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, ribes nigrum (black currant) leaf extract, spirulina maxima extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil

    Thank you again.

    • 1.24.21
      Christine said:

      It’s still safe and that acid is ok

  15. 1.26.21
    Jess said:

    Firstly, this blog is just about my Bible! Would you mind reviewing the ingredients on the Meditation Facial Mist please? Mama is stressed!

    Water (Aqua/ Eau), Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprate, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Bois de Rose (Rosewood) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Hydrolyzed Algin, Glycerin, Xylitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Fragrance (Parfum)*, Gluconolactone, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, d-Limonene, Linalool, Citral

    *Naturally derived

    • 1.27.21
      Christine said:

      This has gluconolactone, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

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