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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Jurlique

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Jurlique

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 pregnancy safe products from Jurlique as of 9/7/2019. 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.

I do want to make a note about the essential oils and the blends. In theory, these are safe blends, but you shouldn’t go overboard. Dab a little tea tree oil on a pimple, but don’t cover your whole body with one of the blends. Large amounts of essential oils can be problematic. I’ve treated kids in my ICU due to essential oils, and lavender can act similarly to estrogen in large amounts. So, don’t overdo it!

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 Jurlique

Activating Water Essence
Calendula Cream
Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist
Calendula Redness Rescue Restorative Treatment Serum
Calendula Redness Rescue Soothing Moisturising Cream
Calming Blend Essential Oil
Citrus Hand Cream
Fragrant Rose Hand Cream
Herbal Recovery Signature Eye Cream
Herbal Recovery Signature Serum
Jojoba Carrier Oil
Lavender Body Oil
Lavender Hand Cream
Lavender Hydrating Mist
Lavender Pure Essential Oil
Moisture Plus Rare Rose Cream
Moisture Plus Rare Rose Gel Cream
Moisture Plus Rare Rose Lotion
Moisture Plus Rare Rose Serum
Nail and Cuticle Treatment Oil
Restoring Hand Lotion Lemon, Geranium & Clary Sage
Restoring Hand Wash Lemon, Geranium & Clary Sage
Revitalising Blend Essential Oil
Rose Body Oil
Rose Hand Cream
Rose Love Balm
Rose Moisture Plus Revitalising Gel-Lotion
Rosewater Balancing Mist
Softening Hand Lotion Rose
Tea Tree Pure Essential Oil

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Calming Body Lotion Lavender: Licorice Root
Calming Shower Gel Lavender: Licorice Root
Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum: Licorice Root
Herbal Recovery Signature Mist: Salicylate
Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Cream: Salicylate
Herbal Recovery Signature Moisturising Lotion: Salicylate
Nourishing Cleansing Oil: Licorice Root
Nutri-Define Essential Conditioning Lotion: Licorice Root
Nutri-Define Eye Contour Balm: Licorice Root
Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream: Licorice Root
Nutri-Define Refining Foaming Cleanser: Licorice Root, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream: Licorice Root
Nutri-Define Restorative Hydrating Emulsion: Licorice Root
Nutri-Define Superior Retexturising Facial Serum: Licorice Root
Purely Age-Defying Firming and Tightening Serum: Licorice Root
Purely Age-Defying Firming Treatment Mask: Licorice Root, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
• Purely Age-Defying Ultra Firm and Lift Cream: Licorice Root
• Purely White Skin Brightening Essence: Licorice Root, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Purity Specialist Treatment Mask: Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Radiant Skin Foaming Cleanser: Licorice Root, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Refreshing Body Lotion Citrus: Licorice Root
Refreshing Shower Gel Citrus: Licorice Root
Replenishing Cleansing Lotion: Licorice Root
Restoring Body Lotion Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage: Licorice Root
Restoring Shower Gel Lemon, Geranium and Clary Sage: Licorice Root
Revitalising Cleansing Gel: Licorice Root
Softening Body Lotion Rose: Licorice Root
Softening Shower Gel Rose: Licorice Root
Sun Specialist SPF40 High Protection Cream PA+++: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Sweet Violet & Grapefruit Hydrating Mist: Licorice Root

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.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Balancing Day Care Cream: Retinoid, Salicylate
Intense Recovery Mask: Retinoid
Moisture Replenishing Mask: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Purely Age-Defying Firming Face Oil: Licorice Root, Retinoid
Purifying Mask: Licorice Root, Retinoid
Rose Moisture Plus Moisturising Cream Mask: Retinoid
Skin Balancing Face Oil: Retinoid

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22 Comments

  1. 9.23.19
    Camila said:

    Hello!
    I’m breastfeeding and I’d like to know if it’s ok to use this product
    Brighten-i Eye Cream

    BRIGHTENYL™ 2%: Helps to brighten the eye contour.
    -Mica Mineral 1%: Blends instantly to illuminate and brighten.
    -Grant-X 5%: Instantly blurs the look of fine lines.

    Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Coco-Caprylate/-Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Trichilia Emetica (Mafura) Seed Butter, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mica, Sodium Levulinate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol,Polysilicone-11, Benzyl Alcohol, Aminobutyric Acid, Barium Sulfate, Sodium Anisate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Gluconate, Silica, Centella Asiatica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Trihydroxystearin, Tin Oxide, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glucomannan, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

    Thanks

    • 9.23.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok for nursing and pregnancy

      • 9.23.19
        Camila said:

        Thank u so much!

    • 9.23.19
      Valerie said:

      Hi!
      I was wondering if you could tell me if this cream is safe during pregnancy or when breastfeeding.
      This is on the ingredients description:
      Active ingredients Hyaluronic acid, Folic acid, Seaweed extracts. Ingredients Aqua, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG 18/18 Dimethicone, Soluble Collagen, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sorbitol, Carboxymethyl Chitin, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Bacillus/Soybean/Folic Acid Ferment Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Laminariadigitata Extract, Erythritol, Homarine HCL, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Parfum.

      Thank you!

      • 9.24.19
        15mins said:

        This looks ok

  2. 12.7.19
    Jennie he said:

    I’m 12 weeks pregnant. I saw a product but wasn’t sure if it’s safe.

    1)Jurlique rose moisture plus with antioxidant complex: moisturizing lotion

    2)Jurlique rose moisture plus with antioxidant complex: daily moisture balance serum

    • 12.8.19
      15mins said:

      Do you have ingredient lists?

  3. 1.2.20
    Marlene said:

    Hi there,

    Is it safe to use Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil during pregnancy and nursing? Thanks in advance!

    Carthamus tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Persea gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Macadamia ternifolia Seed Oil, Glycine soja (Soybean) Oil, Rosa canina Fruit Oil, Vitis vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract, Equisetum arvense Extract, Fragrance/Parfum*, Daucus carota sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Squalane, Bisabolol, -Carotene, Benzyl Alcohol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Linalool*, Limonene*, Eugenol*, Farnesol*, Geraniol*. *From Natural Essential Oil.

    • 1.4.20
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has a retinoid. I would avoid it while pregnant for sure and while nursing if you’re conservative.

  4. 3.9.20
    Nikki said:

    Hi there,

    I’m a HUGE fan of your blog and wanted to say a big THANK YOU for all the time and effort you’ve dedicated to help moms everywhere.

    I have a question about which I’ve done a lot of research and cannot find a clear answer. Can I use essential oils (blended in a carrier oil) during pregnancy, as a facial oil? I make my own face oil which I love, and it’s made of 2-3 carriers oils and a whole lot of essentials oils (ingredients below) and I’m wondering if any/all are toxic and/or if the oil is too strong, especially in the first trimester.

    Ingredients: Carrier Oils: pure Vitamin E, Rosehip, Coconut oil. Approximately 1/4 cup each. Mixed well. I have also added around 2 tablespoons of Baobab oil, Marula Oil and Cacay Oil.

    Essential oils (of which I use between 10-15 drops of each into the carrier solution): Ylang Ylang, lavender, geranium, clary sage, jasmine, frankincense, rose, sandalwood, lemon, helichrysum, carrot seed. There are also small amounts of palmarosa, abyssinian oil, raspberry seed oil, blue chamomile, Angelica root, and immortelle.

    I use primarily Young Living essential oils, but carrier oils are from various brands, typically all pure.

    I’m so confused and your help would be much appreciated. As you can imagine, I can’t find information on my specific question and product anywhere else!

    • 3.9.20
      15mins said:

      I touch on essential oils already in this post: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy
      All of those should be fine, but be careful of additives in the oils as sometimes those aren’t safe.

      • 6.10.20
        Nikki said:

        Thank you so much for this, Doctor! I’m very grateful for your response. Indeed, I had read the post on what to avoid in pregnancy prior to my original post.

        However, despite reading that most essential oils — apart from neem and willow bark — were safe, I was confused by your explanation (“I’m not a big fan of a lot of extracts in my skincare […] Many things can be more harmful especially in large amounts. I wouldn’t apply a lot of extracts or essential oils while pregnant”).

        I wasn’t sure if my making my own face oil (with pure oils) would be considered “large amounts” within the meaning of your post, since you mentioned elsewhere that the “small amounts” of essential oils typically contained in commercial skincare products would be fine, but in my case, my face oil is almost exclusively made up of various pure essential oils diluted in carrier oils.

        Any further thoughts? I typically would use around 10 drops of my facial oil twice a day (20 drops total). Would that qualify as “large amounts” within the meaning of your post?

        Thank you again!

        • 6.10.20
          15mins said:

          There isn’t any evidence for avoiding these oils/extracts during pregnancy really. A blend is definitely different than a pure extract or oil, and a couple of drops on your face isn’t what I would consider a large amount. I would consider using a couple of tablespoons of a pure extract in a sitting a large amount basically.

          In my case, my hesitance is based upon a patient I had in my PICU about 7 years ago, a toddler who got into Tea Tree Oil and drank and put it all over his body. He was on the ventilator for several days, basically such altered mental status that he couldn’t support his own breathing. We waited it out and he was fine. But Tea tree oil is considered safe. He had obviously had an extreme amount of the oil (the entire PICU smelled of Tea Tree Oil that entire week), but that’s why I say to still avoid “big” amounts. We don’t have a threshold for that, but I would be conservative if possible. I don’t think your described usage is a big amount, I think you’re fine.

          As well, pregnancy is considered a “sensitizing” time. Meaning, people develop reactions and allergies to ingredients they have previously been ok with using, and those reactions don’t necessarily disappear after delivery. The more ingredients and extracts you have in products (and truthfully, lots of extracts are known for causing reactions at baseline), the more likely you are to react to something. That’s a big part of the reason that I’m a proponent of simple, gentle skincare products during pregnancy if possible.

          I hope all of that made sense.

          • 6.18.20
            Nikki said:

            This is so incredibly helpful, thank you! I’m very grateful for the time you’ve taken to review my posts and to publish such detailed and helpful replies. Thank you very much!

  5. 3.15.20
    Zaynabzee said:

    please is this ingredents okay for a nursing mom to use….
    Deionised water, propylene glycol, EDTA ( Disodium), Metabisulphite, Sodium sulphites, Argan oil, Mineral oil, Silicon Oil, Vitaniacin complex, Vitamin E, Shea butter, Stearic Acid, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Emulsifying Wax, Carrot oil, Arbutin, Preservative, fragrance…. Thanks

    • 3.15.20
      15mins said:

      With the arbutin I wouldn’t use it while pregnant or nursing

  6. 7.1.20
    edna tsui said:

    Hi Christine,
    Thank you for all the detailed information! I’ve been checking my products from your blog. I wonder perhaps you can give us some tips if there’s another name for Salicylate acid or other ingredients we need to take note so it’s easier for us to check as well. =)

    Here’s one I’d like to check with you:

    Jurlique Sweet Peony & Tangerine Hydrating Mist Limited Edition
    Aqua (Water), Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Citrus reticulata (Tangerine) Oil, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Extract, Equisetum arvense Extract, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Calendula officinalis Flower Extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Melissa officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Utricia dioica (Nettle) Extract, Achillea millefolium Extract, Origanum majorana Leaf Extract, Salvia officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Melia azadirachta Extract, Glycerin, Fragrance/Parfum*, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene*, Citronellol*, Geraniol*, Linalool*, Benzyl Benzoate*. *From Natural Essential Oil.

    • 7.4.20
      Christine said:

      usually salicylic acid is just that, but there are a few much longer variations that are seen in brands like lancome.
      This product looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  7. 8.18.20
    Janis said:

    Hi Christine,

    Many thanks for the useful info on your blog. I have a few products from Jurlique’s Nutri-Define Supreme range and would like to know if they are safe for pregnancy and nursing.

    Here’re two of them:
    Nutri-Define Supreme Cleansing Foam
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Potassium Myristate, Potassium Stearate, Potassium Laurate, Potassium Palmitate, Decyl Glucoside, Jojoba Esters, Propanediol, Fragrance/Parfum*, Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract, Cochlearia armoracia (Horseradish) Root Extract, Leucojum aestivum Bulb Extract, Althaea officinalis Root Extract, Calendula officinalis Flower Extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa gallica Flower Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Cellulose Gum, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexyl Cinnamal*, Butylphenyl Methylpropional*. *From Natural Essential Oil

    Nutri-Define Supreme Conditioning Lotion
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Spilanthes acmella Flower Extract, Cochlearia armoracia (Horseradish) Root Extract, Leucojum aestivum Bulb Extract, Althaea officinalis Root Extract, Calendula officinalis Flower Extract, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Rosa gallica Flower Extract, Fragrance/Parfum*, Xanthan Gum, Agar, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Butylene Glycol, Glycolipids, Hydroxylated Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Hexyl Cinnamal*, Butylphenyl Methylpropional*, Limonene*, Citronellol*. *From Natural Essential Oil

    Thanks for your review!

    • 8.19.20
      Christine said:

      Both look ok for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 8.23.20
    Leine said:

    Hi! Could you take a look to see if this is fine for pregnancy and nursing? Much thanks!

    UV Defence High Protection Lotion SPF 50 PA ++++
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, SD Alcohol 40-A (Alcohol Denat.), Behenyl Alcohol,Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Sorbitan Stearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Behenic Acid, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Fragrance/Parfum*, Copernicia cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Polygonum aviculare Extract, Cichorium intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Calendula officinalis Flower Extract, Echinacea purpurea Extract, Chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Spilanthes acmellaFlower Extract, Althaea officinalis Root Extract, Prunella vulgaris Leaf Extract, Sucrose Laurate, Potassium Hydroxide, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Linalool*, Limonene*, Geraniol*, Coumarin*,Citral*. *From Natural Essential Oil

    • 8.23.20
      Christine said:

      Unfortunately this has chemical sunscreens. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy