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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from May Lindstrom

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from May Lindstrom

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.

Here you’ll find every pregnancy safe skincare product from May Lindstrom as of 3/9/2024. 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.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from May Lindstrom

the blue cocoon
the clean dirt
the jasmine garden
the problem solver
the youth dew

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

the good stuff: Salicylate
the happy galaxy: Salicylate
the honey mud: Salicylate
the pendulum potion: Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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  1. 2.10.20
    Michelle said:

    Hi! Thank you so much for your very helpful pregnancy safe skincare guidance. I bought May Lindstrom’s The Problem Solver and the ingredient list looks safe (looks like you agree from above). However, the description of the product states: “The Problem Solver delivers antioxidant carotenes, flavonoids, and high concentrations of vitamins A, C, and E.” Where is the Vitamin A coming from and isn’t that an ingredient to avoid (i.e. retinoid)? Here’s the website description: https://www.maylindstrom.com/products/the-problem-solver

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      It’s in one of the extracts I think, though none of them pop out as a source of a lot of vitamin A. When it’s included in extracts, oils, etc it’s considered ok, it often isn’t exactly the same as a retinoic acid derivative.

  2. 8.27.20
    Whitney said:


    Thank you so much first for providing such great informations. My question is about the Blue Cocoon. It says it has Myrrh in it and when I have found conflicting evidence that Myrrh isn’t safe (even topically) during pregnancy. Is there a reason this product is marked as safe? Is it because it’s highly diluted? Appreciate your response in advance.

    • 8.27.20
      Christine said:

      There isn’t enough evidence that the medical community is concerned about it being topically currently. If it concerns you I would avoid it, simply because I don’t think skincare is worth losing sleep over. 🙂
      Things I screen out (and why) explained here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      • 8.27.20
        Whitney said:

        Thanks so much for your reply. I am having a hard time finding a clean product that doesn’t have essential oils (specifically, the ones listed to avoid) and/or licorice root. Is there a product you recommend for a facial moisturizer? Thanks so much in advance.

        • 8.27.20
          Christine said:

          Did you look at the big list of pregnancy safe brands? Most people have a different idea of what they mean by clean, but there are a lot of options from there. I would likely check out BeautyCounter first 🙂

  3. 11.19.20
    Jill said:

    Could you take a look at the newly formulated Honey Mud for your take on if it is pregnancy safe? May has made changes to the ingredients and this is what they are now:
    Kaolin (White Halloysite), ***Honey, †Water, Theobroma Cacao Extract, *Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Colloidal Silver, Titanium Dioxide,*Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Oil, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Oil, **Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Oil, *Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Peel Extract, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, †Sodium Chloride, Potassium Sorbate, +Benzyl Benzoate, +Limonene, +Linalool

    *Certified Organic
    **Wild Harvested
    ***Raw, local honey with bee pollen & propolis
    † Sodium Chloride and Water as saltwater
    +Component of Essential Oil

    • 11.19.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  4. 12.12.20
    Heather said:

    Hello! Thank you for this list. It’s truly a saving grace. I am a huge May Lindstrom fan and have used their products for several years. Recently I went back through their ingredient lists as I know May has updated some products. I wanted to let you know that both the new ‘Honey Mud’ formula and ‘Jasmine Garden’ facial spray have Colloidal Silver in their ingredient list. I know you list this as “Not pregnancy safe, but ok for nursing” on the Naturopathica product listing page. I hope this is helpful.

    • 12.12.20
      Christine said:

      It’s not an ingredient that I am currently screening out after discussion with other physicians.

  5. 1.26.23
    Jill said:

    May is doing a limited release of an old product called the good stuff. Is it safe for pregnancy?

    *Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, *Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Seed Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Kernel Extract, *Cananga Odorata (Ylang-Ylang) Flower Oil, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Bulgarian Rose) Flower Oil, Theobroma Cacao Extract, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Propylene Glycol, +Linalool, +Limonene, +Citronellol, +Benzyl Benzoate, +Geraniol, +Benzyl Salicylate, +Farnesol, +Benzyl Alcohol, +Isoeugenol, +Eugenol

    • 1.27.23
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate