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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. 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 Medik8 as of 2/2/2021. 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 refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, brow products, etc. I do not review these products.

How to Request a Product Review

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 Medik8 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 and Nursing Safe Products from Medik8

Activated Charcoal Refining Mask
Advanced Night Eye
Advanced Night Restore (at SpaceNK)
Breakout Defence + Age Repair
Brightening Serum
C-Tetra (at SpaceNK)
C-Tetra Cream
C-Tetra Eye
C-Tetra® Intense (at SpaceNK)
Calmwise Serum
Calmwise Soothing Cleanser (at SpaceNK)
Clarity Peptides (at SpaceNK)
Copper PCA Peptides (at SpaceNK)
Cream Cleanse
Daily Refresh Balancing Toner
Eyelift Peptides (at SpaceNK)
Gentle Cleanse
H.E.O. Mask
Hydr8 B5 (at SpaceNK)
Hydr8 B5 Intense (at SpaceNK)
Illuminating Eye Balm (at SpaceNK)
Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil (at SpaceNK)
Liquid Peptides (at SpaceNK)
Micellar Mousse (at SpaceNK)
Mutiny
Nourishing Body Cream
r-Retinoate Dissolvable Micro-Channel Eye Patches
Super C30
Super C30 Intense (at SpaceNK)
Ultimate Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask
Ultimate Recovery Intense

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Advanced Day Eye Protect (at SpaceNK): Chemical Sunscreen
Advanced Day Total Protect (at SpaceNK): Chemical Sunscreen
Balance Control Pads (at SpaceNK): Salicylic Acid
Blemish SOS (at SpaceNK): Salicylic Acid
Clarifying Foam (at SpaceNK): Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Daily Radiance Vitamin C (at SpaceNK): Chemical Sunscreen
Eyes & Lips Micellar Cleanse: Gluconolactone
Natural Clay Mask: Willow Bark
Pore Cleanse Gel Intense: Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Pore Minimising Tonic (at SpaceNK): Mandelic Acid
Pore Refining Scrub: Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Press & Glow (at SpaceNK): Gluconolactone
Pure C15: Tartaric Acid
Surface Radiance Cleanse (at SpaceNK): Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Bakuchiol Peptides (at SpaceNK): Bakuchiol
Calmwise Colour Correct (at SpaceNK): Bakuchiol
Crystal Retinal 1 (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
Crystal Retinal 3 (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
Crystal Retinal 6 (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
Intelligent Retinol 3TR: Retinoid
Intelligent Retinol 3TR Intense (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
Intelligent Retinol 6TR: Retinoid
Intelligent Retinol 6TR Intense (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
Intelligent Retinol 10TR Retinoid
Intelligent Retinol 10TR Intense: Retinoid
Night Ritual Vitamin A (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
r-Retinoate (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
r-Retinoate Day & Night Eye Serum (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
r-Retinoate Intense (at SpaceNK): Retinoid
Retinol Eye TR: Retinoid

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8 Comments

  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 🙂

  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

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