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Pregnancy Safe Products from Medik8

Pregnancy Safe Products from Medik8

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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Medik8 as of 3/10/2024. 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 Medik8

ADVANCED NIGHT CERAMIDE (at DermStore, Amazon)
ADVANCED NIGHT EYE (at DermStore, Amazon)
C-TETRA® EYE (at DermStore)
C-TETRA™ Lipid Vitamin C Radiance Serum (at DermStore, Amazon)
C-TETRA™ DAY CREAM (at DermStore, Amazon)
C-TETRA™ LUXE (at DermStore, Amazon)
CLARITY PEPTIDES (at DermStore)
EYE PEPTIDES (at DermStore, Amazon)
GENTLE CLEANSE™ (at DermStore)
H.E.O.® MASK (at DermStore)
H.E.O.™ BALM (at DermStore)
HYDR8 B5 INTENSE™ (at DermStore, Amazon)
HYDR8 B5™ (at DermStore, Amazon)
ILLUMINATING EYE BALM™ (at DermStore)
LIPID-BALANCE CLEANSING OIL (at DermStore, Amazon)
MICELLAR MOUSSE (at DermStore)
SUPER C FERULIC (at DermStore, Amazon)
ULTIMATE RECOVERY BIO-CELLULOSE MASK

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

CLARIFYING FOAM (at DermStore, Amazon): Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid
EYES & LIPS MICELLAR CLEANSE (at DermStore): Gluconolactone
LIQUID PEPTIDES™ (at DermStore, Amazon): Glycolic Acid
OXY-R PEPTIDES (at DermStore, Amazon): Gluconolactone
PORE REFINING SCRUB (at DermStore): Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid
PRESS & CLEAR (at DermStore, Amazon): Salicylic Acid, Chemical Sunscreen
PRESS & GLOW™ (at DermStore, Amazon): Gluconolactone
SLEEP GLYCOLIC™ (at DermStore, Amazon): Glycolic Acid
SURFACE RADIANCE CLEANSE (at DermStore, Amazon): Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

BAKUCHIOL PEPTIDES (at DermStore): Bakuchiol
CALMWISE™ COLOR CORRECT (at DermStore): Bakuchiol
CRYSTAL RETINAL 1 (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
CRYSTAL RETINAL 3 (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
CRYSTAL RETINAL 6 (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
CRYSTAL RETINAL 10 (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
CRYSTAL RETINAL 20 (at DermStore): Retinoid
CRYSTAL RETINAL® CERAMIDE EYE 3 (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
CRYSTAL RETINAL® CERAMIDE EYE 6 (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
CRYSTAL RETINAL® CERAMIDE EYE 10 (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
INTELLIGENT RETINOL EYE TR™ (at DermStore): Retinoid
INTELLIGENT RETINOL™ 3TR (at DermStore): Retinoid
INTELLIGENT RETINOL™ 6TR (at DermStore): Retinoid
INTELLIGENT RETINOL™ 10TR (at DermStore): Retinoid
NIGHT RITUAL VITAMIN A™ (at DermStore): Retinoid
R-RETINOATE® DAY & NIGHT (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
R-RETINOATE® DAY & NIGHT EYE SERUM (at DermStore, Amazon): Retinoid
R-RETINOATE® ULTIMATE NIGHT (at DermStore): Retinoid

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  1. 2.14.21
    Nazia Farookhi-Bailey said:

    Hi Doctor.
    Thank you for all your time and efforts compiling these lists, they have been my go to! I was advised at the beginning of my pregnancy that Bakuchiol was safe and have been using the Medik8 serum. I’ve just seen it in list of ingredients to avoid and feeling very worried. How dangerous is it?
    Thank you!
    Nazia

    • 2.15.21
      Christine said:

      There are a lot of unknown things with bakuchiol, I have some discussion here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy
      We really don’t know how danger it is, but I recommend avoiding it until we have more info. There’s some discussion here: You’ve been using a product with a “bad” ingredient

      • 8.7.21
        Marie Claire said:

        Hi, could you kindly advise whether the Physical sunscreen 50+ is safe during pregnancy and nursing? I’m noticing that the ingredient list is different from the one listed above. Thanks a lot and well done for the initiative!

        Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Coco-Caprylate/​Caprate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, GlycerinCetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Phenoxyethanol,Isostearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Carnosine, Ergothioneine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin

        • 8.7.21
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

        • 6.28.23
          Morgen said:

          Hi there, can you please check the ingredients for the C Tetra Luxe serum as the ingredients have changed. Thank you!!!

          Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dimethicone, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ethyl Linoleate, Passiflora Edulis (Maracuja) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panax Ginseng Root Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Limonene.

          • 6.28.23
            Christine said:

            Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 7.1.21
    Evie said:

    Is this safe? Physical sunscreen from medik8

    Zinc Oxide 12% Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Coco-Caprylate, Propanediol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Tridecyl Salicylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Behenate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Polyester-7, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Silica Silylate, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Isodecyl Salicylate, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Allantoin, Bisabolol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Phenylpropanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

    • 7.1.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

  3. 8.15.21
    Meghan said:

    Hi Christine, is this sunscreen from Medik8 okay for pregnancy?
    Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Phenoxyethanol, Isostearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Carnosine, Ergothioneine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    • 8.15.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  4. 10.15.21
    H T said:

    Hi there, I just wanted to double-check the suitability for the following product in pregnancy: MEDIK8 C-TETRA® LUXE (PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS C-TETRA INTENSE – 30ML – I know that’s listed above as ok, but the ingredients list on the link was slightly different). Thanks!

    C-Tetra® Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Limonene. C-Tetra® Intense Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dimethicone, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ethyl Linoleate, Passiflora Edulis (Maracuja) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panax Ginseng Root Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Limonene.

    • 10.15.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  5. 12.31.21
    Emily Jones said:

    Hi! Is this safe for nursing? It’s the advanced night ceramide.

    Thanks!!
    Water, Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Phytosterols, C12-16 Alcohols, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Ceramide NP, Cetearyl Olivate, Linoleic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Olivate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Amelanchier Alnifolia Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acetyl Glucosamine, Citric Acid, Sorbitol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Hylocereus Undatus Fruit Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Disodium EDTA Ceteareth-25, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenic Acid, Ceramide NS, Ferric Hexapeptide-35, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

    • 12.31.21
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 1.3.22
    Kelly said:

    Hi! Can you please let me know if Oxy-R Peptides is say when prego or nursing:
    Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Artocarpus Lakoocha Wood Extract, Gluconolactone, Acetyl Glycyl Beta-Alanine, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tetrapeptide-30, Hydroxyresveratrol.

    • 1.4.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to gluconolactone

      • 5.15.22
        Mo said:

        Hi Christine,

        Is the Tetra-C radiance serum safe for pregnancy?

        Many thanks in advance,
        Stella

        Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol.

        • 5.15.22
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  7. 2.7.22
    Jelens said:

    Hi,

    Is Sleep Glycolic safe for breastfeeding:
    Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Cyclodextrin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Sucrose Stearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Lespedeza Capitata Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Propanediol, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate.

    Thank you!

    • 2.7.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid

  8. 2.26.22
    Mee said:

    Hi Dr,

    Please review the liquid peptides, i think the ingredients slightly changed.

    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Inulin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Carnosine, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium Benzoate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Tetrapeptide-21, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Pantolactone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Phenylpropanol, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum.

    • 2.26.22
      Christine said:

      You’re right, it did!
      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid. I’ve fixed it in the list.

  9. 3.14.22
    Katie Humphreys said:

    Hi, is the balance moisturiser and the glycolic activator safe to use while breastfeeding?

    Thanks

    Balance Moisturiser: Aqua (Water), Saccharide Isomerate, Polyacrylamide, Glycerin, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Cocoglycerides, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Nylon-12, Capryloyl Glycine, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Ethyl Linoleate, Lauric Acid, Laureth-7, Sarcosine, Potassium Sorbate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Propylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Lactobacillus Extract Filtrate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Beta-Glucan, Caprylyl Glycol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral.

    Glycolic Activator: Aqua (Water), Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA.

    • 3.15.22
      Christine said:

      #1 Safe for pregnancy and nursing
      #2 Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid

  10. 5.27.22
    Betty Bonett said:

    Hello Doctor,
    I bought the Nourishing Body Cream because I saw it in your list. I am comparing the ingredients list on my box to those on the official site, and I can see that there are some ingredients that are different. Is it still safe to use during pregnancy, please? Thank you.

    Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Saccharide Isomerate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter,
    Glycerin, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetearyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Benzyl Alcohol,
    Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Parfum (Fragrance), Laureth-7, Triethanolamine,
    Ethylhexylglycerin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Hydroxyisohexyl 3- Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Limonene, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Citronellol, Sorbic Acid, Hydroxycitronellal, Citral.

    • 5.27.22
      Christine said:

      Yours is still safe 🙂

  11. 8.14.22
    Sarah said:

    Hi, thanks for this useful information. Is the C-Tetra Luxe pregnancy safe?

    • 8.14.22
      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. Thanks!

      • 8.23.22
        Sarah said:

        Thank you! The full ingredient list is below:

        Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol.

        • 8.26.22
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  12. 8.18.22
    Chelsea said:

    Hello!

    I believe they have changed some of their formulation for their vitamin c serums. Can you share if the Super C Ferulic is safe?

    Ingredients
    Methoxymethylbutanol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Ferulic Acid, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Aqua (Water), Tocopheryl Acetate.

    • 8.18.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  13. 9.1.22
    SP said:

    Hello Dr Christine, hope you are well..many thanks for all you do- keep coming back to your website and lists- during both pregnancies and breastfeeding🙏 Big thank you! Wonder please if you can review the “liquid peptides” seems its been updated again;
    Thank you🙏💓

    Liquid peptides;
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Inulin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Carnosine, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Dunaliella Salina (Green Algae) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium Benzoate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Tetrapeptide-21, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Pantolactone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Phenylpropanol, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum.

    • 9.1.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to Glycolic Acid

      • 9.1.22
        SP said:

        Thank you SO much🙏 Really appreciate all you do💓

  14. 11.6.22
    Den said:

    Hello doctor. I’m not sure if the ingredients for the eye lift peptides have changed. Would you mind reviewing the list please? Thanks a lot

    Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Tribehenin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Benzyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Steareth-20, Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone, Ceramide NG, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Sodium Benzoate, Superoxide Dismutase, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Chrysin, Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Polysorbate 20, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Tocopherol.

    • 11.6.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  15. 12.5.22
    Sam Broom said:

    Hi! I think medik8 changed their heo mask, still okay when pregnant?

    Step 1 – Gel: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Glyceryl Glucoside, Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Sodium PCA, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Crambe Maritima Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Gardenia Florida Extract Step 2 – Cream: Aqua (Water), Squalane, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide NP, C12-16 Alcohols, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Xanthan Gum, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lactic Acid, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide, Acetyl Glucosamine, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate

    • 12.5.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  16. 2.8.23
    Laura said:

    Hi

    Is the following Medik8 product safe for nursing?

    Squalane, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Dimethicone, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Ethyl Linoleate, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Panax Ginseng Root Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Geraniol

    • 2.8.23
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  17. 4.24.23
    Mimi said:

    Hi Doctor, is this product safe?

    OXY-R PEPTIDES™:
    Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Artocarpus Lakoocha Wood Extract, Gluconolactone, Acetyl Glycyl Beta-Alanine, Glycerin, Lactic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Edta, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Gluconate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tetrapeptide-30, Hydroxyresveratrol.

    • 4.24.23
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to gluconolactone

      • 6.28.23
        Morgen said:

        Hi there,

        Are these ingredients okay? thank you so much!

        INCI – Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acetyl Glucosamine, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Zinc PCA, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dimethicone, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Carnosine, Tocopherol, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-10, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone.

        • 6.28.23
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  18. 5.3.23
    Sam Broom said:

    Hi! I was wondering if you could tell if their new product Press & Clear is safe:

    Aqua (Water), Propanediol, Glycereth-26, Salicylic Acid, Tranexamic Acid, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Cyclodextrin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate, Lecithin, Oryza Sativa Lees Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pullulan, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, Buteth-3, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Benzotriazolyl Butylphenol Sulfonate, Tributyl Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid.

    • 5.3.23
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylic acid, chemical sunscreen

      • 5.5.23
        Sam Broom said:

        Thanks!!

  19. 5.31.23
    Izolda said:

    Hello Doctor,
    Thank you so much for your valuable reviews and advice.
    I’d like to check if Medik8 Liquid Peptides serum is safe during pregnancy. Thank you so much!
    List of ingredients:
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Inulin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Carnosine, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Dunaliella Salina (Green Algae) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Sodium Benzoate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Tetrapeptide-21, Pentapeptide-18, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Pantolactone, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Phenylpropanol, Copper Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-14, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum.

    • 5.31.23
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid

  20. 11.11.23
    B said:

    Just wanted to thank you for these lists! I checked a few products I’m interested in (to replace pregnancy no-no ones) and a few for fun and was shocked to see some had retinol I never knew abt! So thank you so much!

  21. 12.4.23
    Julia said:

    Hi Christine!
    Could you please check if CRYSTAL RETINAL® CERAMIDE EYE is safe during nursing?

    Key ingredients:
    0.03%-0.1% Twin-Encapsulated Retinaldehyde, Patent-Pending Retinal Stabilisation System, Ceramides, Hyaluronic Acid Filling Spheres, Chamomile Extract

    • 12.4.23
      Christine said:

      Avoid in pregnancy and nursing due to retinoid

  22. 1.10.24
    Mihaela said:

    Hi Doc! First off, love your website!!! Used it religiously during 1st pregnancy and now refreshing my memory while prepping for second one!

    Just wanted to check why the retinol eye patches made to safe for pregnancy list. Is this a mistake perhaps?

    • 1.10.24
      Christine said:

      They actually didn’t have a retinoid on the ingredient list (odd, right?? I checked like 5 places) but now the link doesn’t work and it looks like they’re reformulated. So, likely a moot point.

  23. 3.10.24
    Lana said:

    Hi Christine
    Thanks a lot for your huge work on this site. It’s a diamond <3

    Could you be so kind to check those 2 products with SPF if some of them is safe for pregnancy and nursing

    ADVANCED DAY TOTAL PROTECT
    Aqua (Water), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dibutyl Adipate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Ceteareth-6 Olivate, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Coco-Glucoside, Carnosine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Phosphate, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil Expressed, Hydroxyacetophenone, Citric Acid, Ectoin, Theobroma Cacao Seed Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Benzoic Acid, Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Amara Leaf/Twig Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Disodium EDTA, Pelargonium Graveolens Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Superoxide Dismutase, Tromethamine, Juniperus Virginiana Wood Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract, Boswellia Carterii Oil, Salvia Sclarea Oil, Acacia Decurrens Flower Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Limonene, Citronellol, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral.

    ADVANCED DAY ULTIMATE PROTECT
    Aqua (Water), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dibutyl Adipate, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Isododecane, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Blueberry) Seed Oil, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Carnosine, Disodium EDTA, Coco-Glucoside, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Plankton Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Parfum, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Linalool, Citral.

    • 3.10.24
      Christine said:

      Both are Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to due to chemical sunscreens

  24. 3.10.24
    Lana said:

    Hi, Christine
    Could you please help me , in our country we have ADVANCED NIGHT RESTORE creame instead of ADVANCED NIGHT CERAMIDE

    I can’t understand is it the same product or no? Here is the list of ingredients

    ADVANCED NIGHT RESTORE
    Aqua (Water), Squalane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Phytosterols, Stearic Acid, Propylene Glycol, C12-16 Alcohols, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceramide NP, Ceramide 3, Palmitic Acid, Linoleic Acid, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Ceramide NS, Ceramide AP, Cholesterol, Hylocereus Undatus (Dragon Fruit) Fruit Extract, Acetyl Glucosamine, Amelanchier Alnifolia (Saskatoon Berry) Fruit Extract, Ferric Hexapeptide-35, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Olivate, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Phytosphingosine, Sorbitan Olivate, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Sorbitol, Tremella Fuciformis (Snow Mushroom) Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Vetiveria Zizanoides (Vetiver) Root Oil, Behenic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Herb Oil, Carbomer, Ceteareth-25, Cetyl Alcohol, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool.

    • 3.10.24
      Christine said:

      This is Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  25. 3.16.24
    Lana said:

    Hi, Christine

    Could you please review this toner?

    Medik8 – Daily Refresh Balancing Toner
    Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Glycerin, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Beta-Glucan, Caprylyl Glycol

    • 3.17.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  26. 4.24.24
    Ozgen said:

    Hello Doctor,
    Is this TOTAL MOISTURE DAILY FACIAL CREAM safe for pregnancy?
    Ingredients;
    Aqua (water), glycerin, dimethicone, squalane, caprylic/capric acid triglyceride, bis-Peg-18 methyl ether-dimethylsilane, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, propanediol, arachidyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol, inulin, behenyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, arachidyl glucoside, tocopheryl acetate, Caprylyl glycol, linoleic acid, Saccharomy ces ferment filtrate , glyceryl glucoside, sodium hyaluronate, acetyl heptapeptide-4, linolenic acid, cetearyl glucoside, sodium polyacryloyl dimethyl taurate, diglycerin, ceramide NP, sodium PCA, urea, carbomer, disodium EDTA, hydrogenated polydecene, ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium hydroxide, Lactic acid , Lysine, PCA, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trideceth-10, Tocopherol, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Allantoin, Oryza Sativa Read Extract.

    • 4.24.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  27. 4.26.24
    Ally said:

    Hi Christine,

    Thank you so much for putting up a blog with a mountain of information!! I couldnt see this sunscreen reviewed on your page and was hoping you could help me. In australia, they are si strict with sunscreen that every single sunscreen you listed as safe is not available here 😭.

    I found this physical sunscreen from medik8

    Ingredients;
    Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Phenoxyethanol, Isostearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Cetearyl Glucoside, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Carnosine, Ergothioneine, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    Thank you

    • 4.26.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  28. 4.29.24
    Lana said:

    hi, doctor! could you please check this one?

    Ultimate Recovery – Skin Restoring Moisture Locking Cream

    Aqua (Water), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cera Microcristallina, Squalane, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Cera, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Methoxy PEG-22/Dodecyl Glycol Copolymer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Alcohol Denat., Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Caffeine, Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Polyglycerin-3, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Polyphenols, 1,2-Hexanediol, Beta-Glucan, Caprylyl Glycol, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate

    • 4.30.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing