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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Mad Hippie

Which products from Mad Hippie are ok to use when you are pregnant?

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 Mad Hippie as of 4/11/2019. 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.

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 Mad Hippie

2-Minute Polishing Mask
Cleansing Oil
Cream Cleanser
Eye Cream
Face Cream
Facial SPF
Hydrating Nutrient Mist
Vitamin C Serum

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Exfoliating Serum: Stem Cells, Glycolic Acid

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 or Hemp 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 Hemp does not have THC in it, it’s breed out of the plant basically. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using hemp while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Vitamin A Serum: Retinoid
Antioxidant Facial Oil: Hemp oil

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  1. 4.15.19
    Kaity said:

    I’ve read that pregnant women should avoid Clary Sage oil until labor and the Vitamin C Serum contains clary sage oil. Is it safe to use because it is so diluted? I have some of the serum and want to use it but I’m nervous to. Thanks!

    • 4.15.19
      15mins said:

      Clary sage is fine

  2. 4.16.19
    swapnil narwaley said:

    Hi ! you have amazing knowledge that you have gathered up for your readers ! thank you soo much for this hard work!
    wanted to know if this sunscreen is safe during breastfeeding- > The Beet Shield

    Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dibutyl Adipate, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Alcohol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Polysilicone-15, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Methylpropanediol, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polysorbate 80, Lithospermum Erythrorhizon Root Extract, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sorbitan Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Butylene Glycol, Resveratrol

    • 4.16.19
      15mins said:

      For nursing it is ok, but not while pregnant

      • 4.16.19
        swapnil said:

        thank you so much !

  3. 4.16.19
    swapnil narwaley said:

    another one, Pyunkang Yul – Essence Toner

    Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Arginine

    • 4.16.19
      15mins said:

      ok also

  4. 4.16.19
    swapnil said:

    I am really into korean skin care
    Pyunkang Yul – Moisture Ampoule

    Coptis Japonica Extract, Polysorbate 60, PEG-150 Distearate, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glyceryl Caprylate

    • 4.16.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

      • 9.23.20
        Ali Evry said:

        I love and appreciate your information. Do you know if the MadHippie makeup line is safe during prefnancy?

        • 9.23.20
          Christine said:

          I don’t have any information on those products, sorry

  5. 4.17.19
    swapnil said:

    hi is safe to use during breastfeeding ?
    MUD by the DECIEM

    Aqua (Water), Montmorillonite, Kaolin, Bisabolol, Silica Cetyl Silylate, Isodecyl neopentanoate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Potassium Azeloyl Diglycinate, Argilla, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Resveratrol, Naringenin, Arginine, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Perfluorodecalin, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Glycosphingolipids, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Mica, Quartz, Sucrose Palmitate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

    • 4.17.19
      15mins said:

      Ok for pregnancy too!

  6. 4.17.19
    swapnil said:

    Pyunkang Yul ATO Cream Blue Label

    Water, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Glyceryl Stearate, Beeswax, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitan Stearate, Cellulose Gum, Ceramide NP (Ceramide 3), Guaiazulene, Yeast Beta-Glucan, Copper Tripeptide-1, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Powder, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Octyldodecanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Citric Acid, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Myrtus Communis Extract, Tropaeolum Majus Extract, Tromethamine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin

    • 4.17.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  7. 4.17.19
    swapnil said:

    Also, is this cleanser safe for breastfeeding
    Pyunkang Yul] ACNE Facial Cleanser

    Water Cocamidopropyl Betaine Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate PEG-75 Acrylates Copolymer Glycerin Disodium cocoamphodipropionate PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate Dimethyl Sulfone Pyridoxine HCl Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract Forsythia Suspensa Fruit Extract Butylene Glycol Centella Asiatica Extract Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract Sodium Chloride Copper Tripeptide-1 Allantoin Citric acid Potassium Hydroxide Sodium Benzoate Phenoxyethanol Disodium EDTA

    • 4.17.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the willow bark and licorice root but it is ok for nursing

      • 4.17.19
        swapnil said:

        would you say it’s better to continue using pregnancy safe products only for breastfeeding ? to be on a safer side ?

        • 4.17.19
          15mins said:

          It’s always better to be more restrictive with what you’ll expose the baby too, or potentially expose. And if you have a skincare routine that is pregnancy safe and working for you, no need to rock the boat!

          • 4.18.19
            swapnil said:

            would you say this is a better choice then ?
            Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser

            Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Water, Glycerin, Coco-Betaine, Methyl Gluceth-10, Ethoxydiglycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Methylpropanediol, Sodium Chloride, Butoxydiglycol, Diglycerin, Glycereth-26, Xanthan Gum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Powder, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Diethoxydiglycol, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Decyl Glucoside, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Butylene Glycol, Octanediol, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium PCA, Disodium EDTA

            * Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser contains 40% of Matcha and is formulated with pH of 5.0-6.0 (pH may vary by batch). All KraveBeauty products are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and formulated without fragrance, essential oil, colorant. The color of the product might vary by batch or even change over time. Rest assured, this will not affect the product’s effectiveness; it remains completely safe for your skin.

          • 4.18.19
            15mins said:

            Here’s my typical blurb about Hemp/Cannabis products:
            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 Hemp does not have THC in it, it’s breed out of the plant basically. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp/Cannabis while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

            Otherwise I don’t see anything of concern here

          • 4.25.19
            swapnil said:

            this is awesome info ! so grateful for this, i didn’t even realize about the cannabis. thank you so much !!

  8. 4.27.19
    Naz said:

    Thank you so much for the review. Your site is really helpful.
    Mad Hippie cream cleanser has Sodium Hyaluronate as an ingredient. Is it safe to use while pregnant or nursing ? Just wanted to confirm before I use it. Thank you so much for your help.

  9. 7.16.19
    Zoe said:

    Hi Dr,
    I’ve been using the Exfoliating serum from Mad Hippie for 6 weeks at night time (not really every night) as it was a suggestion from a beauty blogger online, she was using it while she was pregnant.
    I am now 16 weeks pregnant. Could you please tell me what will be the worst case happen to my baby? I definitely stop using it from now on.
    Thank you Dr.

    • 7.16.19
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately there are people out there recommending products that aren’t safe during pregnancy, there’s one fashion blogger in particular (married to a doctor!) that just had a baby and it took everything I had not to write her an email to stop recommending sunless tanner and retinoids!
      I have a little write up for what to do/worry about if you have been using an unsafe product during pregnancy, it’s in my pregnancy beauty faq.

  10. 10.27.19
    Kerrie Blackman said:

    Hi There

    Is the vitamin C serum and cream facial cleanser safe while breastfeeding as well? My baby is 3 weeks old.

    • 10.27.19
      15mins said:

      anything safe for pregnancy is also safe for nursing, but not the other way around. Pregnancy is much more restrictive than nursing.

  11. 11.9.19
    Alyse said:

    I use the Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum but it has Konjac root which is also outlined on your list of ingredients to avoid. Has this been updated and is it still safe to use? Thank you!

    • 11.10.19
      15mins said:

      No, that’s Kojic Acid, Konjac Root is something else.
      skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      • 7.28.20
        Natalie said:

        Hi! I think the Mad Hippie face cream may have been changed or at least the link you have is no longer available. Are these ingredients safe for pregnancy still?:
        Water, Aloe (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice), Cetearyl Alcohol, Matrixyl Synthe ‘6 (Peptide: Glycerin-Aqua-Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin-Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38), Safflower Seed Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil), Glycerin, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Niacinamide Syntacks (Peptide: Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl-Hydroxythreonine-Palmitoyl Dipeptide-6 Diaminohydroxybutyrate), Glyceryl Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Pca, Sorbic Acid, C10-18 Triglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa Oil), Potassium Sorbate, Resveratrol, Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera Oil), Citric Acid, Green Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract), Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Acai Extract (Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), White Tea Extract (Camellia Sinensis Extract), Pomegranate Seed (Punica Granatum Seed Extract), Vitamin E (Tocotrienol), Steam Distilled Lime Extract (Citrus Aurantifolia Extract)

        And in the vitamin c serum it has ferulic acid, that ok?

        Also, what about products that have essential oil/plant extracts, should those be avoided in pregnancy?

        Thank you so so much!

  12. 11.20.19
    Naseemah said:

    Hi there I just wanted to know if the following products are safe for breastfeeding:

    Phunkang Yul Cleansing Foam:
    Saposhnikovia Divaricata Root Extract, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycol Distearate, Lauramide DEA, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sodium Polyacrylate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance

    Isntree Hyaluronic Acid Toner:
    Sodium Hyaluronate, Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Trehalose, Betula Alba (Birch Sap) Juice, Beta-Glucan, Soluble Collagen, Althaea Rosea Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadenis Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Panthenol, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Extact, Usnea Barbata (Lichen) Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose

    Cosrx oil free moisturizing lotion:
    Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Betaine, Cetearyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Allantoin, Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethyl Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil

    • 11.21.19
      15mins said:

      They’re all fine for pregnancy and nursing

  13. 11.22.19
    Tania said:


    Can you review Mad Hippie Triple C night cream when you get a chance? It’s new. Thanks!

    • 11.24.19
      15mins said:

      Do you have an ingredient list?

      • 11.25.19
        Skylar said:

        Mad Hippie Triple C Night Cream

        Deionized Water (Aqua), Organic Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Ascorbyl Glucoside (Vitamin C), Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate (and) Glyceryl Stearate (and) Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Inonotus Obliquus (Chaga Mushroom) Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi Mushroom) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Seed Oil, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum, Steam Distilled Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate Acid (Hyaluronic Acid), Tocotrienol (Vitamin E), Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Chlorella Pyrenoidosa Extract, Allantoin, Ceramide 3, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)

        • 11.26.19
          15mins said:

          Looks ok

  14. 7.27.20
    Katie said:

    Hi! I’ve been using Mad Hippie products and one of the products you don’t have listed is the Triple C Night Cream. I just wanted to make sure that these ingredients are safe to use while pregnant too.
    The Ingredients include:
    Deionized Water, Organic Carthamus Tinctorius(safflower)seed oil, Isopropyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate(Vitamin C), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate(Vitamin C), Ascorbyl Glucoside(Vitamin C), Cetyl Alocohol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate and Glyceryl Stearate and Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Inonotus Obliquus (Chaga Mushroom)extract, Ganoderma Lucidum(Reishi Mushroom)extract, Butyrospermum Parkii(Shea)Butter, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Rubus Chamaemorus(Cloudberry)fruit extract, Ribes Nigrum(Blackcurrant)Seed Oil, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum, Steam Distilled Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Sweet Orange) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate Acid (Hyaluronic Acid), Tocotrienol(Vitamin E), Curcuma Longa(Tumeric) Root Extract, Allantoin, Ceramide 3, Riboflavin(Vitamin B2).

    • 7.27.20
      Christine said:

      This looks ok to me for pregnancy and nursing

  15. 9.14.20
    Christina said:


    The Vitamin A serum you link to in the nursing section looks different than the one I see on the Mad Hippie website.

    I was hoping you could tell me if the one on the website is safe for pregnancy. Thanks in advance!

    Here is the link:

    And the ingredient list:
    Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Oat Beta-Glucan, Hydrolyzed Soybean Palmitate (Phytoceramide), Acetyl Glucosamine, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citric Acid

    • 9.14.20
      Christine said:

      This has a retinoid, Avoid in pregnancy and in nursing if you’re conservative

      • 9.14.20
        Christina said:

        Thank you!!

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