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Pregnancy Safe Products from MERIT Beauty

Pregnancy Safe Products from MERIT Beauty

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 MERIT Beauty as of 4/3/2021. 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 MERIT Beauty

Day Glow Highlighting Balm (at Sephora)
Flush Balm Cream Blush (at Sephora)
Shade Slick Tinted Lip Oil (at Sephora)
Signature Lip Lightweight Lipstick (at Sephora)
The Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

• None

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

• None

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17 Comments

  1. 4.8.21
    Allison said:

    Thank you for reviewing these! I’ve been curious. 🙂

    • 10.5.22
      Rachel said:

      Safe for nursing?

      Great Skin (ingredient list appears to differ from the comment above also asking about it….)

      Water, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isononyl Isononanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Dextrin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate

      • 10.6.22
        Christine said:

        Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 2.28.22
    Katie said:

    Thanks for all the work you do! Any thoughts on merit’s new lipstick – https://www.sephora.com/product/merit-signature-lip-lightweight-lipstick-P481403?skuId=2512739

    • 2.28.22
      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. I have people attempting to hack me through links nearly daily. Thanks!

      • 3.2.22
        Katie said:

        Got it! Sorry I missed that & thanks. Here’s the list if you have time —

        Squalane and Sunflower Seed Oil: Lock in long-lasting moisture.
        -Papaya Fruit Extract: Soothes lips.
        -Raspberry Oil: Moisturizes and adds a soft aroma.

        Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Isostearyl Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Tribehenin, C10-18 Triglycerides, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera [Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax], Copernicia Cerifera Cera [(Carnauba) Wax], Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Beta-Sitosterol, Squalene, Phenoxyethanol, Tropolone, Aroma (Flavor). May Contain (+/-): CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6)

        • 3.2.22
          Christine said:

          Looks fine for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

          • 10.22.22
            Amanda Naccarato said:

            Hello! Wondering about the merit great skin instant glow
            Thanks!!

            Hyaluronic Acid: Targets multiple layers of skin to lock in hydration for all day moisture.
            -Niacinamide: Helps to visibly brighten skin and refines texture for a smooth, visibly glowing complexion.
            -Cacao Seed Extract: Caffeine-rich antioxidant helps to stimulate blood flow for a plump effect.

            Water, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isononyl Isononanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Coptis Japonica Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Dextrin, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate.

          • 10.23.22
            Christine said:

            Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 7.12.22
    Stephanie said:

    Hi there, I was wondering if the Merit mascara is safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    Here are the ingredients:

    Water, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Oryza Sativa (rice) Bran Wax, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Stearyl Esters, Stearic Acid, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Acacia Senegal Gum, PVP (Polyvinylpyrrolidone), Tromethamine, Glycerin, Alcohol, Steareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Simethicone, Steareth-2, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol.

    Thank you!

    • 7.12.22
      Christine said:

      This is a mascara, which you don’t need to worry about and therefore I do not review. Please refer to this post: Pregnancy Safe Makeup Post.

  4. 8.30.22
    Justine Wright said:

    Hello! It appears that they’ve updated the “Minimalist Perfecting Complexion Foundation and Concealer Stick.” Could you please advise if this new product is safe for pregnancy and/or nursing?

    Here are the ingredients: Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cire de Carnauba), Synthetic Wax, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Sorbitan Isostearate, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glycerin, Aqua (Water, Eau), Mica, BHT, CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide).

    Thank you so much!

    • 8.31.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  5. 9.16.22
    Rae said:

    Hello Doc!
    I was wondering if this product from Merit is pregnancy and breastfeeding safe. Thank you!!

    Merit
    Bronze Balm Sheer Sculpting Bronzer

    Full ingredients
    -Microfine Pigments, Fatty Acids, Octy|dodecyl Myristate, Isononyl Isononanoate,
    Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Synthetic Wax,
    Disostearyl Malate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Bis-DiglycerylPolyacyladipate-2, Diisostearoyl
    Polyglyceryl-3 Dimer Dilinoleate, Caprylic/Capric
    Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-2
    Triisostearate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Microcrystalline
    Wax, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Lecithin,
    Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum
    Hydroxide, Water, BHT. May Contain (+/-): Titanium
    Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide Yellow (CI 77492), Iron
    Oxide Red (CI 77491), Iron Oxide Black (CI 77499).

    • 9.16.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 9.22.22
    Gillian S said:

    Hi Doctor,

    MERIT GREAT SKIN

    Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Polyethylene, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cera Carnauba (Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Cire de Carnauba), Synthetic Wax, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Sorbitan Isostearate, Pancratium Maritimum Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glycerin, Aqua (Water, Eau), Mica, BHT, CI 77491/77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)

    • 9.22.22
      Christine said:

      Looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

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