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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from It Cosmetics

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from It 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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from IT Cosmetics as of 1/22/2022. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. 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.

 

Important note (3/30/2022): IT is apparently in the middle of a reformulation of their products. In the past (since the beginning of the brand) many of the CC creams have had retinyl palmitate (and note, I redid this entire list in January, and it was present then). But note, currently many of the products seem to not have the retinoid listed. They’ve never reformulated like this, it’s a major change, and I doubt the new products have hit stores yet. I’ll likely modify the list when I’ve gone to ULTA or Sephora in person and know for sure that what is in stores doesn’t have the retinoid. I would STRONGLY recommend looking for that ingredient on your actual packaging since this change is so new. For now I am not changing the product categories of these products.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from IT Cosmetics

Bye Bye Dullness Vitamin C Serum (at Sephora, ULTA)
Bye Bye Lines Hyaluronic Acid Serum (at Sephora, ULTA)
Confidence in a Gel Lotion Moisturizer (at Sephora, ULTA)
Hello Light™ Cooling Glow Highlighting Stick
Pillow Lips Lipstick (at Sephora, ULTA)
Pillow Lips Solid Serum Lip Gloss (at Sephora, ULTA)
Superhero No-Tug Waterproof Eyeshadow Stick (at Sephora, ULTA)
Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare (at Sephora, ULTA)
Your Skin But Better Setting Spray+ (at Sephora, ULTA)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Bye Bye Breakout Full-Coverage Concealer (at Sephora, ULTA): Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root, Willow Bark
Bye Bye Dark Spots Niacinamide Serum (at Sephora, ULTA): Salicylic Acid
Bye Bye Foundation Oil-Free Matte Full Coverage Moisturizer™ with SPF 50+ (at ULTA): Snail Secretion, Salicylate, Willow Bark, Licorice Root
Bye Bye Pores Glycolic Acid Serum (at Sephora, ULTA): Glycolic Acid
Bye Bye Pores Leave-On Solution Pore-Refining Toner (at Sephora, ULTA): Salicylic Acid
CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 (at Sephora): Snail Secretion, Willow Bark, Salicylate
CC+ Nude Glow Lightweight Foundation + Glow Serum With SPF 40 (at Sephora): Snail Secretion, Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Confidence in a Cleanser (at Sephora, ULTA): Licorice Root
Confidence in a Cream Rosy Tone Moisturizer (at ULTA): Salicylic Acid Derivative
Confidence in a Neck Cream Moisturizer (at Sephora, ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen, ? Stem Cells
Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream (at Sephora, ULTA): Salicylic Acid Derivative
Hello Results Baby-Smooth Glycolic Acid Peel + Caring Oil (at ULTA): Glycolic Acid, Salicylate
Your Skin But Better Makeup Primer+ Oil-Free (at Sephora, ULTA): Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Bye Bye Foundation Full Coverage Moisturizer™ with SPF 50+ (at ULTA): Retinoid, Snail Secretion, Salicylate, Licorice Root
Bye Bye Makeup Cleansing Balm (at ULTA): Retinoid, Licorice Root
Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid, Licorice Root
Bye Bye Redness Sensitive Skin Moisturizer (at ULTA): Retinoid, Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreen
Bye Bye Under Eye Anti-Aging Concealer (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid
Bye Bye Under Eye Eye Cream (at Sephora): Retinoid, Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreen
Bye Bye Under Eye Concealing Pot: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Bye Bye Under Eye Corrector: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Bye Bye Under Eye Illumination Anti-Aging Concealer (at Sephora): Retinoid
CC+ Cream Illumination with SPF 50+ (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid, Snail Secretion, Licorice Root, Salicylate
CC+ Cream with SPF 50+ (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid, Snail Secretion, Salicylate, Licorice Root
Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid, Licorice Root
Confidence in an Eye Cream (at ULTA): Retinoid, Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreen
Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream (at Sephora, ULTA): Retinoid, Salicylate
Je Ne Sais Quoi Hydrating Lip Balm Treatment: Retinoid
Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Serum: Retinoid
Miracle Water 3-in-1 Micellar Cleanser (at Sephora): Retinoid, Licorice Root
No. 50 Serum™ Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer: Retinoid, Licorice Root, Snail Secretion
Secret Sauce™ Moisturizer (at Sephora): Retinoid, Licorice Root
Vitality Lip Flush Butter Gloss: Retinoid
Vitality Lip Flush Stain™ 4-in-1 Hydrating Lipstick: Retinoid
Vitality Lip Flush Stain™ Hydrating Serum Gloss Stain: Retinoid

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74 Comments

  1. 2.23.19
    Kelsey said:

    Hello, I didn’t see IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation, is that safe to use while pregnant?

    • 2.23.19
      15mins said:

      Foundations are in a separate pregnancy safe foundation post.

      • 2.25.19
        Kelsey Sweeney said:

        Thank you! 😊

    • 8.25.20
      Candy said:

      I have used CC+ 50 quite a few times recently before stumbling across your page. It’s only been a few weeks but should I be concerned?

      Thanks!

  2. 4.25.19
    Andrea said:

    Hi There! I was hoping if you could tell me if the it cosmetics Your Most Beautiful You Anti-Aging Face Palette is safe. Here are the ingredients:

    Radiance Luminizer: Mica, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Aqua (Water, Eau), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide ¿ 7, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850).

    Anti -Aging Matte Bronzer & Brightening Blush: Mica, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Glycerin, Aqua (Water, Eau), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide ¿ 7, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850).

    https://www.ulta.com/your-most-beautiful-you-anti-aging-face-palette?productId=xlsImpprod5770281

    • 4.25.19
      15mins said:

      It’s all powders so you don’t need to worry

  3. 7.16.19
    Danielle Shafiei said:

    Is it cosmetics cc cream safe during pregnancy?

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      No, they’re all listed in the post under not safe during pregnancy or nursing.

      • 10.12.20
        Kalie said:

        What to expect labels them as safe.. I’ve been using it, what should I expect happen??

      • 11.9.20
        Sarah said:

        What ingredient is the retinoid?

        • 11.9.20
          Christine said:

          retinyl palmitate

          • 3.24.22
            Meghan said:

            I don’t see retinol palmate listed on any of the cc cream ingredients when looking at their website. Can you explain where you are seeing this ingredient?

          • 3.24.22
            Christine said:

            They’re actually in the middle of a reformulation of their products. In the past (since the beginning of the brand) all of those products have had retinyl palmitate. I haven’t updated the list yet as I doubt the new products have hit stores yet, last week when the new Nude glow was released I checked the others and their website still had the retinoid listed, but then when I checked this week (I’ve been stalking their site as I was hoping this would happen) it disappeared. I’m worried about what is in stores for a bit though, so I’ll likely modify the list above when I’ve gone to ULTA or Sephora in person and know for sure that what is in stores doesn’t have the retinoid. I would STRONGLY recommend looking for that ingredient on your actual packaging since this change is so new.

          • 3.29.22
            Dee said:

            Actually wanted to ask you about CC Nude Glow whether it is safe for nursing, but saw one of your responses. I’m still wondering if you have an update. And btw thank you for doing this. I’ve been checking your page for more than 2 yrs now since I got pregnant. It’s been very helpful!

          • 3.30.22
            Christine said:

            Nude glow is different as that’s a completely new release. It’s fine for nursing but not pregnancy, it’s here in the comments.

  4. 7.24.19
    Jen said:

    Hi is the It Cosmetics Confidence in A Compact Safe for pregnancy or nursing? Here are ingredients.

    Ingredients
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 9.0% ZINC OXIDE 6.3% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: DIMETHICONE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CANDELILLA CERA/EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX/CIRE DE CANDELILLA, OZOKERITE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, ARBUTIN, CERESIN, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, SORBITAN OLIVATE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, HEXYL LAURATE, STEARIC ACID, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, GLYCERIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SQUALANE, ADENOSINE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, SODIUM LAUROYL LACTYLATE, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT, POLYSORBATE 20, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, CERAMIDE NP, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, CHOLESTEROL, PHYTOSPHINGOSINE, CERAMIDE AP, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, CARBOMER, XANTHAN GUM, BETA-SITOSTEROL, GLYCERYL LINOLEATE, CHOLETH-24, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, CETETH-24, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, GLYCERYL LINOLENATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, NIACINAMIDE, GLYCERYL ARACHIDONATE, PANTHENOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, SODIUM LACTATE, LECITHIN, HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, UBIQUINONE, VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL, PUNICA GRANATUM SEED OIL, COLLOIDAL OATMEAL, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER WATER, PERFLUOROHEXANE, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE-12, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA EXTRACT, CORNUS OFFICINALIS FRUIT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER WATER, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, MAGNOLIA KOBUS BARK EXTRACT, LACTOBACILLUS/HONEYSUCKLE FLOWER/LICORICE ROOT/MORUS ALBA ROOT/PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT/SCHIZANDRA CHINENSIS FRUIT/SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT/SOPHORA JAPONICA FLOWER EXTRACT FERMENT FILTRATE, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SPROUT EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT, PENTAFLUOROPROPANE, BIOTIN, ANTHEMIS NOBILIS FLOWER EXTRACT, STEARETH-20, CHRYSANTHEMUM INDICUM FLOWER EXTRACT, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, HYDROLYZED SILK, CERAMIDE EOP, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, MORUS ALBA FRUIT EXTRACT, PUERARIA LOBATA ROOT EXTRACT, CINNAMOMUM CASSIA BARK EXTRACT, ARTEMISIA PRINCEPS LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, DIOSPYROS KAKI LEAF EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, N-HYDROXYSUCCINIMIDE, PALMITOYL PENTAPEPTIDE-4, COPPER TRIPEPTIDE-1, ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, ASCORBIC ACID, NIACIN, TOCOPHEROL, PANTOTHENIC ACID, THIAMINE HCL, CHRYSIN, CARNITINE HCL, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, CYCLOMETHICONE, CITRIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, PERFLUORODECALIN, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL, PINUS SYLVESTRIS LEAF OIL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM/ MINERAL OIL/HUILE MINERALE, ALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CHLORHEXIDINE DIGLUCONATE, [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499)].”

    • 7.26.19
      15mins said:

      No, it has retinoids, snail secretion, licorice root and a bunch of other stuff in there.

    • 3.12.20
      Amanda said:

      First of all – Thank you for everything.
      Are ItCosmetics Bye bye pores bronzer and blush safe, as well as their brow powder?
      I’m pretty sure I’ve read that powders are safe, regardless?
      But I want to be certain before I continue to use them. Thank you!

  5. 11.16.19
    Allison Scarpa said:

    Good morning, doctor. I was hoping to have your input on the following product:

    Je Ne Sais Quoi Lip Balm:

    Polybutene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Trihydroxystearin, Polyethylene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Prunus Cerasus (Bitter Cherry) Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Silica Dimethyl Silyate, Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Citric Acid, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil. [+/-: Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499), Red Lake 7 (Ci 15850), Red 27 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360)].

    Also, thank you for doing this for all of us. Your kindness and generosity do not go unnoticed. Have a lovely day.

    • 11.16.19
      15mins said:

      This has a retinoid, so it isn’t safe for pregnancy and if you’re on the conservative side I would avoid it while nursing as well.

  6. 12.11.19
    C said:

    Is IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation safe (I didn’t see it on the brand or foundation pages). Thank you!!

    Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexl Palmitate, Aqua (Water, Eau), Silica, Niacinamide, Retinyl Palmiate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Serica / Silk Powder / Poudre De Soie, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Palmitoyl Tripetide – 1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide – 7, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hyaluronic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Olea Europaea Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Cholesteryl Chloride, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Cholesteryl Oleyl Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, BHT. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492).

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      You don’t need to worry about powders

  7. 12.22.19
    Katie Pattock said:

    It Bye bye breakout powder

    Silica, Soluble Collagen, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua/Water/Eau, Benzoic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrolyzed Silk, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Steareth-20, Glycerin, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Propylene Glycol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Zinc Oxide, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Sulfur, Acacia Senegal Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Beta-Glucan, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ceramide Np, Ceramide Ap, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Kaolin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sorbic Acid, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Metabisulfite, Colloidal Oatmeal, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Magnolia Biondii Bud/Flower Extract, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Water, Alcohol, Mandelic Acid, Octyldodecyl Myristate, Lithospermum Officinale Root Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Citric Acid, Mentha Aquatica Leaf Extract, Azelaic Acid, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Berberis Vulgaris Root Extract, Gluconolactone, Lactobacillus Ferment, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).

    • 12.23.19
      15mins said:

      You don’t need to worry about powders, more info here: pregnancy safe makeup

      However, if you really are super worried, this has a retinoid and salicylic acid

  8. 1.4.20
    Emilie said:

    I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to research all of this! I’m so thankful I stumbled upon this page. I was using several items on the dangerous list and will be switching to something safe ASAP!

  9. 3.7.20
    Katie said:

    Hello! I’m a big fan of the It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC cream. I stopped using it while I was pregnant but now that I’m breastfeeding (and dealing with some bad PP acne/rosacea) I was hoping to use again. This makeup is listed as not safe here, but safe for nursing in another area of the site (the page listing safe/not safe foundations I believe). Could you clarify? Thank you!!

    • 3.7.20
      15mins said:

      The brand lists are always the most updated. I think the difference between the 2 is the retinoid, in between those pages I started listing retinoids as potentially something to avoid while nursing, it depends upon how conservative you want to be. Truthfully, I used retinoid while nursing. But in the last few years more and more physicians have mentioned it as an ingredient to avoid while nursing, though the reason to avoid in pregnancy (birth defects) can no longer be a concern. Nothing new has come out of the ingredient that I’m aware of to result in the change. But that’s it, I’ve started putting retinoids under not safe for either, though the disclaimer above says some of this. I hope that helps!

      • 4.13.20
        Britt said:

        Hi! The It cosmetics CC Cream Oil Free Matte SPF 40 is the only CC cream listed above as safe for nursing. Does it not have retinol? Every other CC cream is listed as not safe for pregnancy/nursing.

        • 4.14.20
          15mins said:

          I looked at that one and searched with the find feature a bunch, I thought for sure I was missing the retinoid. But there isn’t one. So it should be ok for nursing

          • 4.2.21
            Meredith said:

            Why isn’t it safe for pregnancy? Just want to compare with other things I’m looking into!

          • 4.2.21
            Christine said:

            It’s the retinoid. It needs to be avoided in pregnancy for sure, and if you’re conservative while nursing.

  10. 3.25.20
    Lily said:

    Can you tell me if IT cosmetics Travel Size Confidence in Your Beauty Sleep Night Cream is safe for pregnancy, please?

    Ingredients
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/jojoba Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil Dimer Dilinoleate, Propanediol, Alcohol Denat., Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Parfum/fragrance, Poloxamer 338, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Limonene, Adenosine, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Ceramide Np, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Hydrated Silica, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polysorbate 60, Citronellol, Sodium Benzoate, CI 16035/red 40, Geraniol, Cereus Grandiflorus Flower Extract/cactus Flower Extract, Citral, Darutoside, CI 42090/blue 1, Glucose, Lactic Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

    • 3.25.20
      15mins said:

      It has a salicylic acid derivative, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  11. 6.26.20
    Diana said:

    Hi there,
    I have concerns because before I came across your information I was using IT cosmetics Bye Bye Unde eye anti-aging concealer, which you listed as unsafe due to retinol.

    I was also overdosing on Vitamin A (taking two supplements with preformed vitamin A). With diet, I would say that added to a total of 5,300 IU of vitamin A. It stopped at around 5 weeks of pregnancy.

    I am very concerned about this and am wondering if you could tell me your professional opinion about birth defects related to all of these things combined.

    Thank you very much for your very valuable information and time taken to help new soon-to-be moms.

    • 6.26.20
      Christine said:

      I would speak with your own physician about this, I don’t address any supplements on this site very specifically as I think they should be talked about with your doctor.

  12. 7.4.20
    Stephanie said:

    Do you know anything about a change in formula on the bye bye under eye illuminating concealer? I have a box from a tube that does not list retinyl palmitate on it, and the sephora website does not list it either however the IT cosmetics site does list the ingredient on it. This is from the sephora website, if my box list these ingredients is it safe for pregnancy?

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate [Nano] / Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Microcrystalline Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Water, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Cholesteryl Isostearate, Cholesteryl Chloride, Cholesteryl Nonanoate, Glycerin, Steareth-20, Silica, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, BHT, Sodium Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Citric Acid, Biotin. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica.

    • 7.4.20
      Christine said:

      My tubes have all said retinyl palmitate, no matter where I buy it from. If your box didn’t have it, it should be ok to use.

  13. 8.26.20
    Coryn said:

    Hello! Could you please review the new It Cosmetics Your Skin But Better Foundation + Skincare

    Thank you!

    FULL INGREDIENT LIST: AQUA/WATER/EAU, DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE, HEXYL LAURATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, TOCOPHEROL, SILICA, PANTHENOL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, HYDROXYETHYL UREA, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TIN OXIDE, HYDRATED SILICA, METHICONE, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, [+/-: CI 77891/TITANIUM DIOXIDE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/IRON OXIDES, MICA, CI 77007/ULTRAMARINES, CI 15985/YELLOW 6 LAKE, CI 42090/BLUE 1 LAKE, CI 45410/RED 28 LAKE, CI 15850/RED 7]. D247442/1

    • 8.26.20
      Christine said:

      PREGNANCY SAFE!!! I’m excited 🙂 Also ok for nursing

      • 8.27.20
        Coryn said:

        Yay! Me too! 😊 It looks like such a beautiful foundation. Thank you so much!

  14. 10.6.20
    Emily said:

    Hi!

    Is the new IT better than skin foundation +skincare okay during pregnancy?

  15. 4.12.21
    Mercedes said:

    Hi! Thank you for your reviews!
    I wanted to ask you about IT cosmetics ombré radiance bronzer and the fact that it has retinyl palmitate. I know you mentioned that powders are always safe as they don’t penetrate the skin but should I still avoid this product to the retinol? Really interested in knowing your opinion about this. Thank you!

    • 4.12.21
      Christine said:

      That’s up to you. It’s a powder and shouldn’t penetrate, but if it makes you at all nervous at all it isn’t worth losing sleep over a bronzer.

  16. 4.16.21
    Stefania said:

    Hi,
    Can you please review this for pregnancy safe?

    CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40

    Full Ingredient List:
    Active ingredients
    Titanium dioxide 7.4%,
    Zinc oxide 6.3%,
    Inactive ingredients
    water, dimethicone, butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, butylene glycol, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, butyloctyl salicylate, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, snail secretion filtrate, sodium chloride, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, disteardimonium hectorite, sorbitan isostearate, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, hexyl laurate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, triethyl citrate, ethyl hexanediol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, polymethylsilsesquioxane, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, disodium EDTA, canadian colloidal clay, moroccan lava clay, avena sativa (oat) kernel extract, glycerin, niacinamide, curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract, sulfur, cholesterol, anthemis nobilis flower water, perfluorohexane, persea gratissima (avocado) fruit extract, maltodextrin, 1,2-hexanediol, vitis vinifera (grape) seed extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract, magnolia kobus bark extract, chrysanthemum indicum flower extract, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, glycine soja (soybean) sprout extract, perfluorodecalin, silk extract, hydrolyzed silk, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, perfluoromethylcyclopentane, citric acid, olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, artemisia princeps leaf extract, cinnamomum cassia bark extract, pueraria lobata root extract, diospyros kaki leaf extract, morus alba fruit extract, steareth-20, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) flower/leaf/stem extract, punica granatum fruit juice, hydrolyzed collagen, ethylhexylglycerin, charcoal powder, lactobacillus/honeysuckle flower/licorice root/morus alba root/pueraria lobata root/schisandra chinensis fruit/scutellaria baicalensis root/sophora japonica flower extract ferment filtrate, chlorhexidine digluconate, n-hydroxysuccinimide, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, chrysin, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7; may contain: iron oxides, titanium dioxide

    • 4.16.21
      Christine said:

      This is already in the list under ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

  17. 9.17.21
    Rachael said:

    Hi Dr
    I’m 10 weeks pregnant and have been using IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination up until I learnt last week that it contains a retinoid and perhaps some other risky ingredients.
    I see from a previous post that you’ve already been asked about Celebration Foundation Original but please would you advise on this version and whether you would still consider it to be pregnancy safe since it’s a powder?
    Thank you so much.

    Ingredients
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 20% ZINC OXIDE 16% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: MICA, LAUROYL LYSINE, ZINC STEARATE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, AQUA/WATER/EAU, SILICA, PHENOXYETHANOL, NIACINAMIDE, RETINYL PALMITATE, SERICA/SILK POWDER/POUDRE DE SOIE, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, HYDROLYZED COLLAGEN, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA OLEIFERA LEAF EXTRACT, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, CARICA PAPAYA FRUIT EXTRACT, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA FLOWER EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT EXTRACT, PUNICA GRANATUM EXTRACT, ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT, VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CARBOMER, PALMITOYL TRIPEPTIDE-1, PALMITOYL TETRAPEPTIDE-7, POLYSORBATE 20, BHT, CHOLESTERYL CHLORIDE, CHOLESTERYL NONANOATE, CHOLESTERYL OLEYL CARBONATE, HYALURONIC ACID, [+/-: IRON OXIDES (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492)].

    • 9.17.21
      Christine said:

      This is a powder, which you don’t need to worry about. Please refer to this post: Pregnancy Safe Makeup Post. A lot of people ask if they need to worry about iffy ingredients in powders (note, this contains retinoids), but that’s really up to your comfort level.

      • 9.17.21
        Rachael said:

        Thank you for your reply Dr. That does reassure me somewhat.
        I’m very much a risk averse person so now that I know it contains retinoids, I won’t wear whilst pregnant or breastfeeding.
        My concern is that I’ve worn it daily throughout my first 9 weeks of pregnancy.
        If I may ask this, as a doctor, would you personally be comfortable having worn / wearing a powder foundation containing retinoids whilst pregnant?

        • 9.18.21
          Christine said:
          • 3.18.22
            Kellie said:

            Hi, I think this is a newer product- would it be safe for nursing? Don’t see any retinoids! Thank you!

            CC+ Nude Glow with SPF 40–

            Active Ingredients
            HOMOSALATE 8.3%
            OCTISALATE 4.5%
            OCTOCRYLENE 5.6%

            Ingredients
            WATER, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, NIACINAMIDE, PROPANEDIOL, DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SODIUM CHLORIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, FRAGRANCE, CHLORPHENESIN, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE, SILICA SILYLATE, TRISODIUM ETHYLENEDIAMINE DISUCCINATE, LIMONENE, SIMETHICONE, MALTODEXTRIN, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, ADENOSINE, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM HYALURONATE, CITRAL, LINALOOL, SODIUM CITRATE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE.

            MAY CONTAIN IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE.

          • 3.19.22
            Christine said:

            I had this on my list to look at today! It’s been a minute since they released a new CC cream.
            This one is ok for nursing but not pregnancy, it has chemical sunscreens, salicylate, snail secretion.

  18. 9.21.21
    Caterina said:

    I’m curious why the matte CC cream is safe for nursing but not the other versions. They have the same ingredients called out

    • 9.21.21
      Christine said:

      The other versions have retinoid and the matte does not.

  19. 10.14.21
    Maria said:

    Bye Bye Dark Spots
    Key Ingredients:
    4% Niacinamide: Helps visibly reduce dark spots
    1% Ethyl Vitamin C: Helps visibly improve skin clarity

    INGREDIENTS: AQUA / WATER / EAU, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, NIACINAMIDE, PEG/PPG/POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL-8/5/3 GLYCERIN, HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL, CAFFEINE, 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID, CITRIC ACID, PHENOXYETHANOL, PPG-6-DECYLTETRADECETH-30, SALICYLIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM CITRATE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, LIMONENE, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, TOCOPHEROL, PARFUM

    • 10.14.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

  20. 11.6.21
    Ambira Kumar said:

    I have been using the IT cosmetics confidence in a cream (hydrating moisturizer) – I am a lactating mother – was heartbroken to see that the cream contains retinoid since it gave me instant results. Is there a reason to worry for my child’s health? My LO is soon going to turn 6 months and would be weaning off – can I use the cream at that stage?

    • 11.6.21
      Christine said:

      I wouldn’t worry about a few uses. You can use it after weaning.
      Note, the instant results are due to hydration (it’s a very emollient cream), you might be able to replicate those results with another cream until then. The retinoid takes a minimum of 6-8 weeks to really work on your skin’s condition.

  21. 1.28.22
    Jessica said:

    Hey! What about IT confidence in a cream for all skin types transforming moisturizing super cream anti aging armour? I didn’t see that one! Thanks!

    • 1.28.22
      Christine said:

      That’s the same as their Confidence in a Cream, which is already in the list under avoid in both pregnancy and nursing.

      • 1.28.22
        J said:

        Thanks!

  22. 2.16.22
    Victoria Clark said:

    Why do you list certain ingredients afterwards? Snail secretion comes up in several lists for example and I was wondering if that’s not advised for nursing?

  23. 3.1.22

    Hi! I no longer see retinyl palmitate listed as an ingredient under the cc cream. Did they maybe change the formula and now it’s safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    • 3.1.22
      Christine said:

      They may have changed it, though it was definitely there in my last review in January. I would check your actual packaging carefully as sometimes reformulations take some time to be reflected in the actual product you purchase as it takes time to finish old stock and get the new stuff rotating in. If there’s no retinoid it would be ok for nursing but not pregnancy because the other ingredients are still present.

  24. 3.6.22
    Penina said:

    Hi, I don’t see any retinoids listed as an ingredient in the CC+ Cream with SPF 50+. Is it possible they updated their formula?

    • 3.6.22
      Christine said:

      It seems they may have if you look here in the comments, though it hasn’t universally made it’s way to all websites or products (I checked packaging at ULTA the other day). I would look carefully at your package before jumping in, It hasn’t reformulated… ever. And changes to formulas sometimes take a few months to really be seen by the consumer.

    • 4.16.22
      Katie said:

      Hi we’re you able to
      confirm the ingredient list in the package? I threw it away by accident but have been using it for about a month. Wanted to get a peace of mind!

      • 4.16.22
        Christine said:

        I went to the store and found both versions (with and without retinoid) on the shelves. So it really depends on what your actual product is.

        • 4.16.22
          Katie said:

          Thanks for responding. So mad at myself for not checking the actual ingredients at the time. Do you know if there is a difference if was purchased at Ulta or Sephora? Seems like Ulta website still lists the retinoids, but Sephora does not.

          • 4.16.22
            Christine said:

            It’s a formulation change and I think it’s affecting everywhere.

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