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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 pregnancy safe products from M-61 as of 12/12/2021. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from M-61

Hydraboost Body Butter (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Body Oil (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Cream (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Eye Concentrate (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Eye Cream (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Face Oil (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost HA Serum Pad (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Hand Cream (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Jelly Cleanse (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Moisturizer (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Rich Cream (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Water Cream Collagen+Peptide (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Water Eye Cream Collagen+Peptide (at BlueMercury)
Hydraboost Serum 2.0 (at BlueMercury)
Perfect Cleansing Cloths (at BlueMercury)
Vitablast C® Body Butter (at BlueMercury)
Vitablast C® Hand Cream (at BlueMercury)
Vitablast C® Serum Pad (at BlueMercury)
Vitablast C® Serum 2.0 (at BlueMercury)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Fast Blast® Cleansing Cloths (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Malic Acid, Willow Bark
Hydraboost Body Butter Gradual Tan (at BlueMercury): DHA
Hydraboost Eye Serum (at BlueMercury): Licorice Root
Hydraboost Face Mist (at BlueMercury): Licorice Root
Hydraboost Gradual Tan Serum (at BlueMercury): DHA, Gluconolactone
Hydraboost HA Cooling Eye Gel (at BlueMercury): Licorice Root
Hydraboost HA Gel Moisturizer (at BlueMercury): Licorice Root
Hydraboost Lip Treatment (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Hydraboost Moisturizer SPF 30 (at BlueMercury): Chemical Sunscreens
Hydraboost Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 40 (at BlueMercury): Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
JetGlow Cleanse (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid
JetGlow Cream (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid
JetGlow Serum (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid
Perfect Cleanse (at BlueMercury): Gluconolactone
Perfect Microdermabrasion Facial Scrub (at BlueMercury): Licorice Root
Power Cleanse (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid
Power Cleansing Cloths (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark, Licorice Root
PowerGlow® Eye Cream (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid
PowerGlow® Moisturizer (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PowerGlow® Peel Gradual Tan (at BlueMercury): DHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PowerGlow® Peel Gradual Tan Body (at BlueMercury): DHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PowerGlow® Peel (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PowerGlow® Peel Extra Strength 20% (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PowerGlow® Toner (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PowerSpot Blemish Lotion (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
PowerSpot Cleanse (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PowerSpot Clear (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
PowerSpot Conceal (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
PowerSpot Moisturizer (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
PowerSpot Pad (at BlueMercury): Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
SuperSoothe E Cream (at BlueMercury): Licorice Root
Vitablast C® Face Oil (at BlueMercury): Licorice Root

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

• PowerGlow® Body Butter (at BlueMercury): Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Vitablast C® 15% Eye Concentrate (at BlueMercury): Kojic Acid, Retinoid
Vitablast C® 20% Cream (at BlueMercury): Kojic Acid, Licorice Root
Vitablast C® Moisturizer (at BlueMercury): Kojic Acid, Licorice Root
Vitablast C® Scrub and Mask (at BlueMercury): Retinoid, Glycolic Acid

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25 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

  6. 3.15.21
    GL said:

    Thank you so much for this site!! It’s saved my sanity 🙂
    Is M61 hydraboost water cream safe ? (Full ingredient list below)
    Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Collagen Amino Acids, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Sh-Heptapeptide-1, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Lecithin, Farnesol, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Hydroxide, Phytic Acid, Disodium Edta, Ethyl Ferulate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Beta-Glucan, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin

    • 3.16.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  7. 4.8.21
    Vicky said:

    Hi! Could you tell me whether M-61- Collagen+Peptide Water Cream is pregnancy safe? Here is the ingredient list:
    Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Collagen Amino Acids, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Sh-Heptapeptide-1, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Lecithin, Farnesol, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Hydroxide, Phytic Acid, Disodium Edta, Ethyl Ferulate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Beta-Glucan, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin

    • 4.8.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 6.14.21
    Dani said:

    Hi: is the Perfect Cleanse ok for pregnancy?

    Ingredients:

    Water, Lauryl Glucoside, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Polysorbate 80, Disteareth-75 Ipdi, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Disodium Edta, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycereth-7 Caprylate/Caprate

    • 6.15.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to gluconolactone

  9. 8.9.21
    Anastasiia said:

    Hello!
    Can You , please, check the Hydraboost Water Eye Cream from m-61.
    Thank you so much!!!
    Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Collagen Amino Acids, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Sh-Heptapeptide-1, Tocopheryl Acetate, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Adansonia Digitata Pulp Extract, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Pca, Farnesol, Hydroxyacetophenone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Sodium Hydroxide, Phytic Acid, Ethyl Ferulate, Disodium Edta, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Beta-Glucan, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin

    • 8.9.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  10. 9.16.21
    Amp said:

    Hi! I’m wondering if M-61’s new Vitablast C 15% eye concentrate is okay during pregnancy. Thank you!

  11. 10.24.21
    Lauren said:

    Is the hydra boost lip treatment safe for pregnancy?

    • 10.24.21
      Christine said:

      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.

      • 10.24.21
        Lauren said:

        Hydraboost Lip Treatment (4 G/0.14 Oz.) Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Microcrystalline Wax, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyethylene, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Glycolic Acid, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Water, Tribehenin, Ceramide Ng, Phytosterols, Peg-10 Phytosterol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol

        • 10.25.21
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid and licorice root

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