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Pregnancy Safe Products from Kristin Ess

Pregnancy Safe Products from Kristin Ess

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 Kristin Ess as of 9/17/2023. 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.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Kristin Ess

ANYTIME ANYWHERE RECOVERY BALM (at ULTA, Target)
DEEP CLEAN CLARIFYING SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target)
• Depth Defining Soft Matte Pomade (at ULTA)
FRAGRANCE FREE DAILY CLEANSING SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target)
FRAGRANCE FREE DEEP TREATMENT MASK (at ULTA)
FRAGRANCE FREE DRY SHAMPOO POWDER (at ULTA, Target)
FRAGRANCE FREE SHINE ENHANCING CONDITIONER (at ULTA, Target)
FRAGRANCE FREE SOFT SHINE GROOMING CREAM (at ULTA, Target)
FRAGRANCE FREE TEXTURIZING PASTE (at ULTA, Target)
FRIZZ MANAGEMENT CLEANSING CO-WASH (at ULTA)
INSTANT EXFOLIATING SCALP SCRUB (at ULTA, Target)
INSTANT LIFT THICKENING SPRAY (at ULTA, Target)
INSTANT LIFT VOLUMIZING MOUSSE (at ULTA, Target)
MOISTURE RICH CURL SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target)
REFINE SIGNATURE FINISHING HAIRSPRAY (at ULTA)
ROSE GOLD TEMPORARY TINT (at ULTA)
SCALP PURIFYING MICELLAR SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – BITTERSWEET (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – BLACK IRIS (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – CHOCOLATE COSMO (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – COPPER PENNY (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – CRYSTAL QUARTZ (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – GOLDEN HOUR (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – PLATINUM (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – RUBY (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – TORTOISE SHELL (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – WILD BERRY (at ULTA, Target)
SIGNATURE HAIR GLOSS – WINTER WHEAT (at ULTA, Target)
SOFT SHINE BEACH WAVE SPRAY (at ULTA)
STRAND STRENGTHENING RECONSTRUCTIVE MOISTURE MASK (at ULTA, Target)
STYLE ASSIST BLOW DRY MIST (at ULTA, Target)
STYLE DEFINING SHINE POMADE + EDGE CONTROL
THE EXTRA GENTLE CONDITIONER (at ULTA, Target)
THE EXTRA GENTLE SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target)
THE ONE PURPLE CONDITIONER (at ULTA, Target)
THE ONE PURPLE SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target)
THE ONE SIGNATURE CONDITIONER (at ULTA, Target)
THE ONE SIGNATURE HAIR WATER (at ULTA)
THE ONE SIGNATURE SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target)
ULTRA FINE WORKABLE HAIRSPRAY (at ULTA)
ULTRA HYDRATING CURL CO-WASH (at ULTA, Target)
ULTRA HYDRATING CURL REPAIR MASK (at ULTA, Target)
ULTRA LIGHT CURL DEFINING CREAM (at ULTA, Target)
• Weightless Hydration Daily Scalp + Hair Mask (at ULTA, Target)
WEIGHTLESS SHINE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER (at ULTA, Target)
WEIGHTLESS SHINE WORKING SERUM (at ULTA, Target)
WORKING TEXTURE LOOSE STYLING POWDER (at ULTA)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

DRY FINISH WORKING TEXTURE SPRAY (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen
MOISTURE RICH CURL CONDITIONER (at ULTA, Target): Salicylate
SEA SALT AIR DRY MOUSSE (at ULTA): Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
STYLE REVIVING BRUNETTE DRY SHAMPOO (at ULTA, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
STYLE REVIVING DRY CONDITIONER (at ULTA, Target): Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
STYLE REVIVING DRY SHAMPOO (at ULTA): Chemical Sunscreen
ULTRA HYDRATING CURL LEAVE-IN CREAM (at ULTA, Target): Salicylate
WEIGHTLESS SHINE AIR DRY CRÈME (at ULTA, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
WEIGHTLESS SHINE CURL DEFINING JELLY (at ULTA): Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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27 Comments

  1. 4.11.21
    Britny said:

    Hi there! Is her Signature Hair Gloss Safe?

    Ingredients found here:
    Signature Gloss Toner: Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Lauryl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MIPA, Deceth-4, PPG-2 Butyl Ether, Ethanolamine, Sodium Sulfite, Fragrance, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Disodium Etidronate, Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate, Resorcinol, Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone, m-Aminophenol, 2-Methylresorcinol, 4-Amino-2-Hydroxytoluene, 2-Methyl-5-Hydroxyethylaminophenol, N,N-Bis(2-Hydroxyethyl)-p-Phenylenediamine, 1-Naphthol.

    https://www.ulta.com/signature-hair-gloss?productId=pimprod2023578

    • 4.12.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 9.14.22
        Karley said:

        Curious if the “Signature Hair Gloss – Shine Boosting + Tone Enhancing, Ammonia Free” in bittersweet is safe for pregnancy? The ingredients are slightly different than the one above. Thanks!

        Signature Gloss Toner: Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Lauryl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide Mipa, Deceth-4, Ppg-2 Butyl Ether, Ethanolamine, P-Aminophenol, Sodium Sulfite, Cetearyl Alcohol, 2-Methylresorcinol, Fragrance, Toluene-2,5-Diamine Sulfate, Resorcinol, 4-Amino-2-Hy- Droxytoluene, Disodium EDTA, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Disodium Etidronate, M-Aminophenol, Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone, 4-Amino-M-Cresol.

        Signature Gloss Activator: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phosphoric Acid.

        • 9.16.22
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 5.3.21
    Elise Rhodes said:

    Hi,

    I am interested in knowing if the following is safe for pregnancy /nursing: Kristin Ess Ultra-Light Curl Defining Cream, along with her line of curly hair products, such as the Curl Leave-in Cream.

    Thank you!!

    • 5.3.21
      Christine said:

      Are you using them directly on your scalp? Please read the section above about which hair products you need to worry about. I didn’t screen them because they’re not meant to be used that way.

  3. 5.21.21
    LC said:

    Hi,
    Is her fragrance free Shine Enhancing Conditioner Safe for pregnancy?
    I use conditioner at my roots/scalp so just want to make sure 🙂 Thank you!
    WATER, CETYL ALCOHOL, BRASSICA ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, PROPANEDIOL, BRASSICYL ISOLEUCINATE ESYLATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, ISODODECANE, CETYL ESTERS, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PANTHENOL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, HYDROLYZED CORN PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN, HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEIN, CITRIC ACID, LEUCONOSTOC/RADISH ROOT FERMENT FILTRATE.

    • 5.21.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  4. 9.7.21
    AF said:

    Hi! Can you please let me know if the Signature Hair gloss in Smokey Topaz is OK for pregnancy. The one you reviewed above has a slightly different ingredient list. Thank you!

    Ingredients:
    Kristin Ess Signature Gloss Toner: Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Oleyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Lauryl Alcohol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide Mipa, Deceth-4, PPG-2 Butyl Ether, Ethanolamine, Sodium Sulfite, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Dicetyl Phosphate, Disodium Etidronate, Toluene-2, 5-Diamine Sulfate, Resorcinol, Phenyl Methyl Pyrazolone, M-Aminophenol, 2-Methyl-5-Hydroxyethylaminophenol, N, N-Bis (2-Hydroxyethyl)-P-Phenylenediamine, 1-Naphthol. Kristin Ess Signature Gloss Activator: Water, Hydrogen Peroxide, Phosphoric Acid

    • 9.8.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 9.13.21
        AF said:

        Thank you so much!!!!

  5. 1.29.22
    Jessica said:

    Hey- what about the volume shampoo from Kristin Ess? Currently what I have… thanks!

    • 1.29.22
      Christine said:

      As mentioned in the post, I need a full ingredient list to review your product as I’ve reviewed all of the ones I have access to. More info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety. Note, I do not follow links from readers, I need the actual list.

      • 1.29.22
        J said:

        Sorry the pink bottle threw me for a loop, its actually Monday brand, Volume Shampoo. Here are the ingredients, is it ok?

        VOLUME Shampoo Ingredients
        WATER/EAU, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, COCAMIDE MEA, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GLYCERIN, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, SODIUM SULFITE, PHENOXYETHANOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, SODIUM LAUROYL SARCOSINATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, PEG-120 METHYL GLUCOSE DIOLEATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM PCA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, TETRADECENE, SODIUM SULFATE, BHT, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, DISODIUM EDTA, HEXYL CINNAMAL, HEXADECENE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, LINALOOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, ETHYL HEXANEDIOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM)

        • 1.29.22
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 2.21.22
    Megan said:

    Hi,
    Is the Kristen Ess Signature Conditioner ok?

    WATER, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, FRAGRANCE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, PANTHENOL, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED OIL, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, LITCHI CHINENSIS PERICARP EXTRACT, GELIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT, ALGIN, CARRAGEENAN, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, SORBITOL, CHITOSAN, CETEARAMIDOETHYLDIETHONIUM SUCCINOYL HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DIHYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, SILICONE QUATERNIUM-3, PEG-14, PEG-33, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, PEG-8 DIMETHICONE, TRIDECETH-12, CETYL ALCOHOL, XANTHAN GUM, BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, GLYCERIN, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CITRIC ACID, METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE, METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE

    • 2.21.22
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing. Please read the section linked above out what products to ask about. Many hair products you DO NOT need to screen, and this is one. Which is why I did NOT screen it.

  7. 4.30.22
    Jenn said:

    Hi! I’d like to know if the Kristin Ess Working Texture Loose Styling Powder is pregnancy safe for using at the roots. Thanks in advance!

    ALL INGREDIENTS
    WATER, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA SILYLATE, HYDRATED SILICA, ALGIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CARRAGEENAN, CETEARAMIDOETHYLDIETHONIUM SUCCINOYL HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, CHITOSAN, CITRIC ACID, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, GELIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT, GLUCONOLACTONE, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, LITCHI CHINENSIS PERICARP EXTRACT, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED OIL, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, SORBITOL, XANTHAN GUM, FRAGRANCE.

  8. 1.21.23
    Kei said:

    Hi! Are these safe? Thank you so much!!

    Working Texture Spray
    HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A, DIMETHYL ETHER, ALCOHOL DENAT., VP/VA COPOLYMER, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, LITCHI CHINENSIS PERICARP EXTRACT, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED OIL, GELIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT, ALGIN, CARRAGEENAN, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, HYDROLYZED KERATIN, CHITOSAN, SORBITOL, CETEARAMIDOETHYLDIETHONIUM SUCCINOYL HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, XANTHAN GUM, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ACETYL TRIETHYL CITRATE, PEG/PPG-17/18 DIMETHICONE, ALUMINA, SILICA, SODIUM OXIDE, CALCIUM OXIDE, POTASSIUM OXIDE, GLYCERIN, TRIETHYLENE GLYCOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, FRAGRANCE.

    Texturizing Paste
    WATER (AQUA/EAU), GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-25 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, PVP, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL, CETYL ALCOHOL, PEG-40 CASTOR OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, ACRYLATES/STEARYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, ASCORBIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL, CITRIC ACID, BRASSICA CAMPESTRIS (RAPESEED) SEED OIL, CETEARAMIDOETHYLDIETHONIUM SUCCINOYL HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, PENTASODIUM PENTETATE, HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, POLYSORBATE 60, EMBLICA OFFICINALIS FRUIT EXTRACT, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, SORBITOL, SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, GELIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, CARRAGEENAN, SORBITAN OLEATE, ALGIN, XANTHAN GUM, CHITOSAN, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN.

    • 1.21.23
      Christine said:

      #1 Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen
      #2 Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      Remember that you don’t need to worry about all hair products, info here: Hair products to worry about

  9. 2.10.23
    Abby Tennyson said:

    Is the signature conditioner safe ?

    Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Behentrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Oil, Hypnea Musciformis Extract, Sargassum Filipendula Extract, Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract, Gelidiella Acerosa Extract, Algin, Carrageenan, Coco-Glucoside, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Sorbitol, Chitosan, Cetearamidoethyldiethonium Succinoyl Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dihydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Silicone Quaternium-3, Peg-14, Peg-33, Ppg-1 Trideceth-6, Polyquaternium-37, Peg-8 Dimethicone, Trideceth-12, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

    • 2.11.23
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  10. 2.11.23
    Kelly Cole said:

    Is her WEIGHTLESS SHINE WORKING SERUM pregnancy safe? Thank you in advance!

    INGREDIENTS
    CYCLOTETRASILOXANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, DIMETHICONOL, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), WATER (AQUA/EAU), CETEARAMIDOETHYLDIETHONIUM SUCCINOYL HYDROLYZED PEA PROTEIN, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, SORBITOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, GELIDIELLA ACEROSA EXTRACT, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TETRAHEXYLDECYL ASCORBATE, COFFEA ARABICA (COFFEE) SEED OIL, BISABOLOL, PHENOXYETHANOL, TOCOPHEROL, ALGIN, CARRAGEENAN, CHITOSAN, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, SORBITAN OLEATE, XANTHAN GUM, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT EXTRACT. 220066

    • 2.11.23
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing.

      • 2.22.23
        Kelly Cole said:

        Thank you so much! May I ask why just fine instead of safe? Or does fine just imply that it’s safe? Thanks again!

        • 2.22.23
          Christine said:

          Because I just said the word fine instead of safe.