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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from M-61

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from M-61

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 every pregnancy safe skincare product from M-61 as of 5/8/2019. 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.

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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 M-61 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 M-61

Hydraboost Body Butter
Hydraboost Cream
Hydraboost Eye Concentrate
Hydraboost Eye Cream
Hydraboost Face Oil
Hydraboost HA Serum Pad
Hydraboost Hand Cream
Hydraboost Moisturizer
Hydraboost Serum
Hydraboost Serum 2.0
Perfect Cleansing Cloths
Vitablast C Cerum
Vitablast C Serum 2.0
Vitablast C Serum Pad

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Brilliant Cleanse: Salicylic Acid
Fast Blast Cleansing Cloths: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Fast Blast Facial Mask: Gluconolactone
Hydraboost Eye Serum: Licorice Root
Hydraboost Face Mist: Licorice Root
Hydraboost HA Gel Moisturizer: Licorice Root
Hydraboost Moisturizer SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
JetGlow Cleanse: Glycolic Acid
JetGlow Cream: Glycolic Acid
Jetglow Serum: Glycolic Acid
Perfect Cleanse: Gluconolactone
Power Cleanse: Glycolic Acid
Powerblast Facial Mask: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Powerglow Body Butter: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Powerglow Eye Cream: Glycolic Acid
Powerglow Peel Gradual Tan: Sunless Tanner, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Powerglow Moisturizer: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Powerglow Peel: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Powerspot Blemish Lotion: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Powerspot Cleanse: Salicylic Acid
Powerspot Moisturizer: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Powerspot Pads: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Supersoothe E Cream: Licorice Root
Supersoothe E Microdermabrasion Scrub: Licorice Root
Supersoothe E Shave Cream: Licorice Root
Vitablast C Face Oil: Licorice Root
Vtablast C Hand Cream: Gluconolactone
Vitablast C Moisturizer: 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.

Bakuchiol has been called the “natural retinoid” which acts in the same ways. There’s no evidence that it is safe during pregnancy, and given the evidence against retinoids I recommend avoiding it as well.

Hydraboost Line Reducer: Bakuchiol
Powerspot Clear: Licorice Root, Salicylic Acid, Retinoid
Powerspot Conceal: Licorice Root, Salicylic Acid, Retinoid
Powerspot Mask: Bakuchiol, Willow Bark (Salicylate), Salicylic Acid, Malic Acid
Vitablast C Scrub and Mask: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid

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11 Comments

  1. 5.5.20
    Amy said:

    Hi! I am pregnant and wanted to purchase the m61 vita scrub which you have listed with retinoids. I don’t see any retinoids in the ingredients list but maybe I’m missing something. Can you please confirm? Thanks!

    • 5.6.20
      15mins said:

      Towards the bottom, it’s the Retinyl Palmitate

      • 5.7.20
        Amy said:

        Ah, I see it now thank you so much!!

  2. 5.12.20
    Cori said:

    Hi! I was curious if the hydraboost body butter gradual tan is safe to use?

    Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dihydroxyacetone, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Erythrulose, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide- 8, Panthenol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tamarindus Indica Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Laurate, Lythrum Salicaria Extract, Plankton Extract, Caramel, Ethylhexylglycerin, Maltodextrin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ceteth-20, Peg-75 Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Steareth-20, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, C18-36 Acid Triglyceride, C18-36 Acid Glycol Ester, Lactic Acid, Propanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

    • 5.13.20
      15mins said:

      No gradual/self tanners are safe for pregnancy. You need to avoid both erythrulose and dihydroxyacetone

  3. 7.12.20
    Amanda said:

    Hello, is the Hydraboost Body Oil safe?

    Water, Pentylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Panthenol, Ascorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Tamarindus Indica Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Laurate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Phytate, Maltodextrin, Isopropyl Myristate, Carbomer, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Tristearin, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Ceteth-20, PEG-75 Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Chlorphenesin, Silica, Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Steareth-20

    • 7.12.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  4. 11.8.20
    Athena said:

    Why would the M-61
    PowerSpot Blemish Lotion not be safe? Is it the glycolic? I read that was ok in small doses?

    • 11.8.20
      Christine said:

      Each product has the problem ingredient listed next to it.

      Here’s my blurb on glycolic acid, it isn’t straightforward.

      First, there’s no studies regarding safety during pregnancy for most ingredients, and we can’t do those studies as they’re actually unethical. Glycolic acid isn’t universally accepted as safe by the medical community, it is highly absorbed (at least 28% in some studies) when used topically, and as it’s fairly small we think it goes systemic very easily.
      Second, given we don’t know if things are actually safe or not, we also don’t have exact cut offs for when something is actually safe. I can’t do a study to say 9% glycolic acid is safe but 11% isn’t. That 10% number isn’t based on actual evidence. Along those same thoughts, would a higher percent be ok if you applied to only half of your face? What about if it is your body? Which trimester, but then what if you have your dates wrong? What if you have an eczema flare up and your skin is absorbing ingredients more easily? It kind of goes on and on.
      Because of those reasons, if there’s enough reason to think an ingredient is unsafe, we recommend complete avoidance. There’s not really a gradient of this, it’s an all or nothing thing.

  5. 11.16.20
    Elle said:

    Hi’ I’m nursing my 10.5 month old, are the power peels safe? Even though they contain glycolic ? Thank you

    • 11.16.20
      Christine said:

      Those are listed under ok for nursing but not pregnancy