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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Koh Gen Do

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Koh Gen Do

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 Koh Gen Do as of 6/15/2019. 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 Koh Gen Do 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 Koh Gen Do

Brightening Moisture Mask
Cleansing Spa Water Cloths
Cleansing Spa Water Makeup Remover
Herbal Spa Mist

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

All in One Moisture Gel: Licorice Root
All in One Moisture Spa Gel Rich: Licorice Root
Aqua Foundation: Licorice Root
Aqua Foundation Illuminator: Licorice Root
Macro Vintage Essence Mask: 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.

Macro Vintage T3 Premium Oil: Cannabis
Oriental Plants Cream: Retinoid (Note I have only found a key ingredients list, but with the retinoid this is unsafe)
Oriental Plants Night Moisture Mask: Retinoid, Licorice Root

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  1. 1.19.21
    RS said:

    Hello,
    Would you please review the following products – if they are safe for both pregnancy and breastfeeding? I heard lots of good things about this brand, esp. their foundation and powder.
    Also, some general questions: Is Talc safe to use? Is alcohol in makeup or skincare products safe to use? Thank you!

    1. MAIFANSHI MOISTURE FOUNDATION – NEW:
    WATER, ISOTRIDECYL ISONONANYALURONATE, ISONANOATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BIX-DIGLYCERYL, POLYACYLADIPATE-2, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, TRIBEHENIN, SIMMODSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA SEED OIL), SQUALANE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER), PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL, OPUNTIA FICUS-INDICA SEED OIL, SALX ALBA (WILLOW BARK EXTRACT), ROSA ROXBURGHII FRUIT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, HYDROLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, POLYLACTIC ACID, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, TOCOPHEROL, DEXTRIN, ISOSTEARATE, SILICA, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, 1.2-HEXANEDIOL, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, ALUMINA DIPENTAERYTHRITYL, HEXAHYDROXYSTEARATE/HEXASTEARATE/HEXAROSINATE+/-, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, TALC, IRON OXIDES, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

    2. MAIFANSHI SHEER MOIST POWDER:
    VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, LAUROYL LYSINE, BORON NITRIDE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, DIMETHICONE, SQUALANE, SILICA, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) OIL, PERILLA OCYMOIDES SEED OIL, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, VACCINIUM MACROCARPON (CRANBERRY) SEED OIL, GEVUINA AVELLANA SEED OIL, ALEURITES MOLUCCANA SEED OIL, CERAMIDE NG, SODIUM HYALURONATE, HYDROLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, POLYGLUTAMIC ACID, GLYCOSPHINGOLIPIDS, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, LYSOLECITHIN, HIBISCUS ESCULENTUS FRUIT EXTRACT, POLYQUATERNIUM-51, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CITRIC ACID, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, ASCORBYL DIPALMITATE, TOCOPHEROL, CHLORPHENESIN, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL,MICA,IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)

    3. MAIFANSHI MOISTURE FIT CONCEALER:
    WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, PROPANEDIOL, PEG-9 DIMETHICONE, SILICA, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ZINC STEARATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, SQUALANE, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, HYDROLYZED YEAST EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, GLYCERIN, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL DIMER DILINOLEATE, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, ISOSTEARIC ACID, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM CITRATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2, TRIISOSTEARATE, STEARIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CALCIUM CARBONATE, TOCOPHEROL, DIMETHICONE, ALUMINA, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA (CI 77019), TITANIUM DIOXIDE, TALC, IRON OXIDES

    • 1.19.21
      Christine said:

      #1 has willow bark, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 is a powder and doesn’t need to be screened, info here: Pregnancy Safe Makeup Post
      #3 has licorice root, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

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