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Pregnancy Safe Products from Ouai

Pregnancy Safe Products from Ouai

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 Ouai as of 1/9/2022. 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 Ouai

AIR DRY FOAM (at Sephora)
CURL CRÈME (at Sephora, fragrance free at Sephora): North Bondi and Fragrance Free
HAND LOTION (at Sephora)
LEAVE IN CONDITIONER (at Sephora)
TEXTURIZING HAIR SPRAY (at Sephora)
VOLUME SPRAY (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

BODY CLEANSER (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
BODY CRÈME (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
DETOX SHAMPOO (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
FINE HAIR CONDITIONER (at Sephora): Salicylate
FINE HAIR SHAMPOO (at Sephora): Salicylate
FINE TO MEDIUM HAIR TREATMENT MASQUE (at Sephora): Gluconolactone
FINISHING CRÈME (at Sephora): Salicylate
HAIR OIL (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
HAND CRÈME (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
HAND WASH (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
HEAT PROTECTION SPRAY (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
MATTE POMADE (at Sephora): Salicylate
MEDIUM HAIR CONDITIONER (at Sephora): Salicylate
MEDIUM HAIR SHAMPOO (at Sephora): Salicylate
• Melrose Place Body Cleanser (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
MELROSE PLACE BODY CRÈME (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
ROSE HAIR & BODY OIL (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
SCALP & BODY SCRUB (at Sephora): Salicylate
SUPER DRY SHAMPOO (at Sephora): Salicylate
THICK HAIR CONDITIONER (at Sephora): Salicylate
THICK HAIR SHAMPOO (at Sephora): Salicylate
THICK HAIR TREATMENT MASQUE (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
WAVE SPRAY (at Sephora): Gluconolactone

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

CHILL PILLS (at Sephora): Hemp

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26 Comments

  1. 5.13.20
    Jamie said:

    Hi! Is the body cleanser really not safe for pregnancy? I can’t seem to find the chemical sunscreen ingredient.
    Thank you!

    • 5.13.20
      15mins said:

      A lot of products include chemical sunscreens to prolong product stability and therefore shelf life, but they don’t include enough to bother going through the expensive testing needed to be able to proclaim SPF value.
      In this product it is benzophenone-4, that’s one of the more common ingredients used for this purpose.

  2. 7.9.20
    Michelle said:

    Hi! Is the treatment masque safe for pregnancy?

    • 7.10.20
      Christine said:

      Masks are like conditioners and only touch your hair, which can’t absorb anything.

  3. 7.16.20
    Zainab said:

    Hello!

    Ouai has what looks like a new product for thinning hair. Can you tell me if this is pregnancy safe? Below are the ingredients listed on Sephora. Thank you so much!

    -MSM: A sulfur-based compound known to increase hair growth.
    -Ashwagandha: Naturally helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol in the body.
    -Amino Acids: An essential element in keratin production.
    -Biotin: Accelerates natural hair growth.

    Omega 3 and 6, Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid) 75 mg 125%, Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) 1,000 IU 250% Vitamin E 0.136 IU <1% (as mixed Tocopherols supplying alpha, beta, gamma and delta tocopherols), Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamin mononitrate) 1 mg 67%, Riboflavin (as vitamin B2) 10 mg 588%, Niacin (as niacinamide) 25 mg 125%, Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 50 mg 2,500%, Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin) 25 mcg 417%, Biotin 100 mcg 33%, Pantothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 25 mg 250%, Calcium (as dicalcium phosphate) 100 mg 10%, Iron (as ferrous fumarate) 5 mg 28%, Phosphorus (as dicalcium phosphate) 78 mg 8%, Zinc (as zinc sulfate) 5 mg 33%. MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) 100 mg, Omega 3 Complex (6% EPA & 4% DHA) (fish oil) 50 mg, Horsetail Extract (standardized to 7% silica) 50 mg (Equisetum arvense) (herb), Ashwagandha Extract 50 mg (std. to 1.5% withanolides) (Withania somnifera) (root), Silica Bamboo Extract (Phyllostachys viridis) (leaf and steam) 2 mg, L-Tyrosine 2 mg, L-Methionine 2 mg, L-Cysteine (as L-cysteine hydrochloride) 2 mg, L-Arginine (as L-arginine hydrochloride) 2 mg. Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Calcium Silicate, Silicon Dioxide, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, Hypromellose, Polydextrose, Titanium Dioxide, Maltodextrin, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Carnauba Wax. Contains: Sardine, Anchovy, Salmon.

    • 7.16.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok

  4. 8.22.20
    Breah Whitmer said:

    What about the leave in conditioner?

    • 8.22.20
      Christine said:

      Please read above about conditioners and which hair products you need to worry about. As leave in conditioners are made just for application on the ends of your hair and NOT the scalp, you don’t need to worry about them.

  5. 9.1.20
    Stephanie said:

    Hi! Is the detox shampoo safe for pregnancy? Posting the ingredients below. Thank you sooo much

    Aqua (Water, Eau), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamide Mipa, Parfum (Fragrance), Polysorbate 20, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydroxypropyl Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Vinegar, Peg-150 Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Glycerin, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium Edta, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol, Ci 14700 (Red 4), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5), Ci 61570 (Green 5).

    • 9.1.20
      Christine said:

      No, it has a chemical sunscreen. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  6. 12.13.20
    Lucy said:

    Can you please review which ‘skinfix’ products are safe for pregnancy? ( available at Sephora)

    • 12.13.20
      Christine said:

      It’s on my to do list!

  7. 12.25.20
    Lauren said:

    Hi there! Are the following two new Ouai products safe for pregnancy?

    1) Ouai Hand Wash:

    Water / Aqua / Eau, Glycerin, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Jojoba Esters, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamide Mipa, Polyquaternium-7, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Polysorbate 20,Peg-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Peg-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Disodium Edta,Benzophenone-4, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium Edta, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Propylene Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance / Parfum, Ci 60730 (Ext. Violet 2), Citronellol, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.

    2) Ouai Hand Lotion:

    Water / Aqua / Eau, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Aminomethyl Propanol, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance / Parfum, Citronellol, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Citral.

    Thanks!

    • 12.26.20
      Christine said:

      #1 has chemical sunscreen, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  8. 1.15.21
    Katie said:

    Hi! Are the following two new Ouai products safe for pregnancy?

    North Bondi Eau De Parfum: Alcohol Denat., Parfum (Fragrance), Aqua (Water, Eau), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoy- Methane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, CI 60730 (Violet 2), CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 42090 (Blue 1), Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Citronellol, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Citral.

    North Bondi Body Creme: Aqua (Water, Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Isododecane, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Glycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium, Acryl-Oyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Lactobacillus Ferment, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 60, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tocopherol, Sodium Phytate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Benzophenone-4, Sodium Chloride, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Citral, Hydroxycitronellal, Citronellol, CI 60730 (Ext Violet 2).

    • 1.15.21
      Christine said:

      Info here: Perfume during pregnancy (yours has chemical sunscreen)

      The body cream also has a chemical sunscreen, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  9. 1.30.21
    mel said:

    Hi! I was looking through the Ouai rose oil ingredients and I don’t know if they have changed but I can’t find benzophenone-4 or the other chemical sunscreen ive been able to google. Is it possible to have a list of what ingredients are considered chemical sunscreens? I really don’t know them very well (at all) 🙁

  10. 3.12.21
    Kay C. said:

    Hi, is Quai Wave Spray safe for nursing moms? The ingredients are: Aqua (Water, Eau), Isobutylene/Ethylmaleimide/Hydroxyethylmaleimide Copolymer, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Polysorbate-20, Propanediol, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Glycerin, Panthenol, Phyllostachis Bambusoides Juice, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Cystoseira Compressa Extract, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Seed Protein, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Arginine, Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Threonine, Phytic Acid, Aspartic Acid, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, PCA, Sodium Polystyrene Sulfonate, Cystine Bis-PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Propyl Silanetriol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Parfum (Fragrance), Polysilicone-15, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Pentylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Citronellol, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Yellow 6 (CI 15985)
    Thank you!

    • 3.12.21
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing, but read the section on which products you need to worry about. Wave spray isn’t used on the scalp, that’s why I didn’t screen it previously.

  11. 8.7.21
    Stephanie said:

    Q: I noticed you put the ouai fine shampoo as not safe. Can I ask why? I’m looking at getting it but I follow all your guides. But I read that hemp seed extract is fine for lactating moms?

  12. 9.22.21
    Pawlak said:

    Hello doc!
    Is this spray pregnancy and breastfeeding safe?

    OUAI X BYREDO MOJAVE GHOST LEAVE IN CONDITIONER-
    Tamarind Seed Extract: Weightlessly hydrates.
    -Panthenol and Vitamin E: Condition and detangle.
    -Hydrolyzed Proteins: Protect against damage.

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Quaternium-91, Fragrance/Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrolyzed Rhodophyceae Extract, Tamarindus Indica Extract, Panthenol, Cetearamidoethyldiethonium Succinoyl Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Histidine, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Cetrimonium Chloride (Anti-Static Agent/Agent Antistatique), Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Polysilicone-29, Behentrimonium Chloride (Anti-Static Agent/Agent Antistatique), Myristyl Myristate, Silicone Quaternium-16, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Undeceth-11, Butyloctanol, Guar Hydroxypropyl- Trimonium Chloride, Undeceth-5,3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Phenylalanine, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Acetic Acid, Isopropyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, BHT, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Farnesol.

    • 9.22.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid

  13. 10.4.21
    Usha said:

    Hi doctor, is the ouai hair oil safe to use?

    Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Ethylhexyl Olivate, Dimethiconol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Coconut Alkanes, Kaempferia Galanga Root Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polysilicone-15, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Beta-Carotene, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Methyl 2-Octynoate, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol.

    • 10.4.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen, salicylate

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