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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Joanna Vargas

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Joanna Vargas

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 Joanna Vargas as of 3/25/2020. 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.

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.

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 Joanna Vargas 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 Joanna Vargas

Bright Eye Firming Mask (at Neiman Marcus)
Cloud Bar (at Neiman Marcus)
Euphoria Face Mask (at Neiman Marcus)
Miracle Bar (at Neiman Marcus)
Rejuvenating Serum (at Neiman Marcus)
Rescue Serum (at Neiman Marcus)
Ritual Bar (at Neiman Marcus)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Dawn Face Mask: Mandelic Acid, Licorice Root
Eden Instant Lift Mask (at Neiman Marcus): Stem Cell
Exfoliating Mask (at Neiman Marcus): Gluconolactone
Forever Glow Anti-Aging Face Mask (at Neiman Marcus): Licorice Root
Revitalizing Eye Cream (at Neiman Marcus): Gluconolactone
Vitamin C Face Wash: Gluconolactone

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.

Daily Hydrating Cream: Retinoid, Gluconolactone
Daily Serum (at Neiman Marcus): Retinoid, Gluconolactone
Super Nova Serum (at Neiman Marcus): Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark
Twilight Face Mask (at Neiman Marcus): Arbutin, Licorice Root

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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  1. 6.17.21
    Kim said:

    Was wondering if Joanna’s new Eden moisturizer was safe. Thank you! Ingredients…

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Sorbitan Olivate, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Diglycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Saccharide Isomerate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol Acetate, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Ethanol, Epilobium Angustifolium Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Palmitic acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Lecithin, Ectoin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Centella Asiatica Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Sodium Metabisulphite, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Ceramide 1, Ceramide 3, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Ceramide 6 II, Cyclopeptide-5.

    • 6.17.21
      Christine said:

      I’m not certain if the Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract is a stem cell ingredient. Sometimes stem cells are listed this way, but not always. I would check into what the brand is claiming about stem cells in the product. My concerns are in this post: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy.

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