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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 2/2/2021. 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 Medik8

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)
Micellar Mousse (at SpaceNK)
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
Liquid Peptides (at SpaceNK): Glycolic Acid
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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  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!

    • 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

  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.

    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,

        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:


    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?


    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 🙂

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