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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Milk Makeup

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Milk Makeup

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. 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 Milk Makeup as of 12/24/2019. 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 note, it can take up to an hour to review the ingredient lists of each product. I review with my own list of pregnancy safe criteria. I obtain my ingredient lists from the brands and major retailers (typically Nordstrom and Sephora), and I review the US versions. Please do not ask me to re-review the same products over and over, I do not have the time to do so, and many people have been rude about this. For more brands, please head over to the list of pregnancy safe products.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Milk Makeup

Blur Liquid Matte Foundation
Blur Stick
Cooling Water
Cooling Water Eye Patches
Eye Pigment
Flex Concealer
Flex Foundation Stick
Glitter Stick
Glow Oil Lip + Cheek
Highlighter
Holographic Lip Gloss
Hydrating Oil Stick
Lip + Cheek
Lip Color
Lip Metal
Long Wear Gel Eyeliner
Luminous Blur Stick Primer
Matcha Cleanser
Matcha Toner
Matte Bronzer
Sunshine Oil
Vegan Milk Moisturizer
Watermelon Brightening Face Mask

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Holographic Stick: Chemical Sunscreen
Matcha Detoxifying Face Mask: Salicylic Acid
Sunshine Skin Tint SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Hydrating Face Mask: Hemp
Hydro Grip Primer: Hemp, Chemical Sunscreen
KUSH Growhouse Lash + Brow Serum: Hemp
KUSH Lip Balm: Hemp
KUSH Lip Glaze: Hemp
Watermelon Brightening Serum: Retinoid

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  1. 2.17.20

    Vegan Milk CLEANSER

    Glycerin, Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Diheptyl Succinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Agastache Mexicana Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Propanediol, Gluconolactone, Coco-Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Xyloside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Calcium Gluconate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Sebacoyl Bis-Lauramidolysine, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

    • 2.18.20
      15mins said:

      This has gluconolactone, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  2. 2.27.20
    Ali O'Donnell said:

    Is this safe during pregnancy

    Vegan milk cleanser

    Glycerin, Water (Aqua, Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Diheptyl Succinate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Agastache Mexicana Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Adansonia Digitata Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Propanediol, Gluconolactone, Coco-Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Octyldodecanol, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Xyloside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Calcium Gluconate, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium Sebacoyl Bis-Lauramidolysine, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

    • 2.27.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to gluconolactone

  3. 3.30.20
    Arular said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I’m curious about your thoughts on the Milk Makeup Kush Mascara, since you’ve previously mention that mascara doesn’t penetrate the skin. Their Kush Mascara contains hemp-derived cannabis oil.

    Water, Paraffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Synthetic Beeswax, Stearic Acid, Acacia Senegal Gum, Butylene Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Polybutene, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ozokerite, Aminomethyl Propanol, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Stearyl Stearate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Nylon-6, Papaver Somniferum Seed Oil, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dipteryx Odorata Seed Extract, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Cera Carnauba/Copernica Cerifera (Carnuaba) Wax, Silica, Tropolone, Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract, Helichrysum Italicum Extract, Iron Oxide (Ci 77499).

    • 3.30.20
      15mins said:

      Mascara is only applied to your lashes, which are dead protein. I don’t feel comfortable saying that hemp/cannabis is safe when it can be absorbed, but your lashes can’t absorb anything so it shouldn’t matter there.

  4. 4.27.20
    Jess said:

    I’m confused about the Hydro Grip Primer analysis. Milk doesn’t state that there are any sunscreen properties on their site or the bottle, but this list states there’s a chemical sunscreen in it. Could you confirm, please? Here is the ingredient list, is one of these technically a sunscreen?

    -Hemp-Derived Cannabis Seed Extract: Hydrates and smooths the look of skin, while providing antioxidant benefits.
    -Blue Agave Extract: Forms an invisible layer to grip makeup, smooth the look of texture, and seal in moisture.
    -Prickly Pear Cactus Extract and Aloe Water: Hydrates, soothes, and calms skin.

    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water, Water, Glycerin, PEG-150 Distearate, Alcohol Denat., Polyglyceryl-10 Eicosanedioate/Tetradecanedioate, Diglycerin, PVP, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitol, Pullulan, Inositol, Betaine, Carbomer, Maltose, Xylitol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Phytate, Benzophenone-4, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Agave Tequilana Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Niacinamide, Propylene Glycol, Panthenol, Vegetable Amino Acids, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) Seed Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Prunus Avium Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Benzoic Acid, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Red 33 (Ci 17200).

    • 4.27.20
      15mins said:

      Benzophenone-4 is also known as Sulisobenzone and is a chemical sunscreen. Frequently brands will include sunscreens even without an SPF value to help improve product photostability and shelf life.

      • 4.27.20
        Jess said:

        Thanks for that info. Unfortunately I have used it a few times already. I hope I haven’t done damage.

        Does this alternative primer look okay?
        Aqua / Water / Eau, Polysorbate 80, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, PEG-150 Distearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-150 Stearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Panthenol, PVP, PEG-150, Stearic Acid, Quercus Suber Bark Extract, Sodium Phytate

        • 4.27.20
          15mins said:

          It’s probably fine, more info in this post on these situations: pregnancy beauty FAQ

          This primer looks fine to me

  5. 5.8.20
    Cassie said:

    MELATONIN OVERNIGHT SERUM:

    Water (Aqua, Eau), Butylene Glycol, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sodium Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, PEG-100 Stearate, Oleth-2, Melatonin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Rubus Villosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Ipomoea Batatas (Sweet Potato) Root Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Sea Water (Maris Aqua, Eau de Mer), Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 40 (CI 16035).

    • 5.8.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 8.12.20
    Christina R said:

    Hi. I was wondering if the Milk Makeup Gel Brow is safe?

    Dimethicone, synthetic wax, octyldodecanol, polybutene, cetearyl behenate, disteardimonium hectorite, sorbitan olivate, propylene carbonate, synthetic beeswax, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, synthetic fluorphlogopite May contain: titanium dioxide, ferric ferrocyanide, iron oxides Pale Ale: Dimethicone, synthetic wax, octyldodecanol, polybutene, synthetic fluorphlogopite, cetearyl behenate, disteardimonium hectorite, sorbitan olivate, propylene carbonate, synthetic beeswax, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate, iron oxides, ferric ferrocynanide

    • 8.12.20
      Christine said:

      This is the same as mascara and you don’t need to worry about it. It’s ok though.

  7. 8.15.20
    Courtney said:

    Hi there, is the Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask okay for pregnancy? Thanks so much!

    Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Aqua/Water/Eau, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Diisostearyl Malate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Tribehenin, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Pentylene Glycol, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil/Huile Végétale Hydrogénée, Melatonin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Rubus Villosus (Blackberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Ipomoea Batatas (Sweet Potato) Root Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Gluconolactone, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Sorbitan Oleate, Butylene Glycol, Isostearyl Alcohol, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol

    • 8.15.20
      Christine said:

      This has gluconolactone, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  8. 8.26.20
    Michelle said:

    Is the Matcha Toner ok for nursing?

    Water/eau/aqua, butylene glycol, Bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane, sodium stearate, pentylene glycol, glycerin, oleth-2, stearic acid, hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) leaf extract, rice ferment filtrate (sake), saccharmomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment, opuntia ficus-indica stem extract, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, camellia sinensis leaf extract, lens esculenta (lentil) seed extract, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol, yellow 10/CI 47005, blue 1/CI 42090

    • 8.26.20
      Christine said:

      Yes, everything ok for pregnancy is also ok for nursing