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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Paula’s Choice

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Paula's Choice

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 every pregnancy safe skincare product from Paula’s Choice as of 4/20/2019. 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 Paula’s Choice

All Over Hair & Body Shampoo
C15 Super Booster
C25 Super Booster
CALM Redness Relief Cleanser
CALM Redness Relief Cleanser for Normal to Dry Skin
CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer Normal to Dry Skin
CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer Normal to Dry Skin
CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Moisturizer
CLINICAL Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter
DAILY Replenishing Body Cream
DEFENSE Nightly Reconditioning Moisturizer
EARTH SOURCED Antioxidant-Enriched Natural Moisturizer
EARTH SOURCED Perfectly Natural Cleansing Gel
Gentle Cleansing Cloths
Hyaluronic Acid Booster
HYDRALIGHT Moisture-Infusing Lotion
Lip & Body Treatment Balm
MOISTURE BOOST Hydrating Treatment Cream
MOISTURE BOOST One Step Face Cleanser
Omega+ Complex Moisturizer
Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask
Perfect Cleansing Oil
Rehydrating Moisture Mask
RESIST Anti-Aging Clear Skin Hydrator
RESIST Moisture Renewal Oil Booster
RESIST Omega+ Complex Serum
RESIST Optimal Results Hydrating Cleanser
RESIST Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser
RESIST Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum
SHINE STOPPER Instant Matte Finish
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Reducing Cleanser
SKIN RECOVERY Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
SKIN RECOVERY Softening Cream Cleanser
Soft Matte Lipstick in Persistent Pink
Unscrub

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

10% Azelaic Acid Booster: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
10% Niacinamide Booster: Licorice Root
Acne Body Spray 2% BHA: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
CALM Redness Relief 1% BHA Lotion Exfoliant: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
CALM Redness Relief Moisturizer for Normal to Oily Skin: Licorice Root
CALM Redness Relief Repairing Serum: Licorice Root
CALM Redness Relief SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer Normal to Oily: Licorice Root
CLEAR Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid: Salicylic Acid
CLEAR Oil Free Moisturizer: Licorice Root
CLEAR Pore Normalizing Cleanser: Salicylic Acid
CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution with 2% Salicylic Acid: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
CLEAR Ultra-Light Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 30+: Chemical Sunscreens
DEFENSE Antioxidant Pore Purifier: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 30: Licorice Root
DEFENSE Hydrating Gel-to-Cream Cleanser: Licorice Root
EARTH SOURCED Power Berry Serum: Licorice Root
GENTLE TOUCH Makeup Remover: Licorice Root
HYDRALIGHT One Step Face Cleanser: Chemical Sunscreen
HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Daily Mineral Complex SPF 30: Licorice Root
LIPSCREEN SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreen
Peptide Booster: Licorice Root
RESIST Advanced Pore-Refining Treatment 4% BHA: Salicylic Acid
RESIST Advanced Smoothing Treatment 10% AHA: Glycolic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
RESIST Anti-Aging Eye Cream: Willow Bark (Salicylate), Licorice Root
RESIST Anti-Aging Eye Gel: Willow Bark (Salicylate), Licorice Root
RESIST Anti-Aging Lip Gloss SPF 40: Chemical Sunscreen
RESIST BHA 9 Treatment: Salicylic Acid
RESIST Daily Pore-Refining Treatment 2% BHA: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
RESIST Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% AHA: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
RESIST Skin Restoring Moisturizer with SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30: Willow Bark (Salicylate)
RESIST Youth-Extending Daily Hydrating Fluid SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreens
SKIN BALANCING Invisible Finish Moisture Gel: Licorice Root
SKIN BALANCING Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreens, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant: Salicylic Acid
SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant: Salicylic Acid
SKIN PERFECTING 2% BHA Lotion Exfoliant: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Gel: Glycolic Acid
SKIN PERFECTING 8% AHA Lotion: Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
SKIN RECOVERY Replenishing Moisturizer: Licorice Root
Skin Revealing Body Lotion 10% AHA: Glycolic Acid
RESIST Smoothing Primer Serum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate, Licorice Root
Weightless Body Treatment 2% BHA: Salicylic Acid

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.

1% Retinol Booster: Retinol, Licorice Root, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Eye Cream: Retinoid, Licorice Root
CLINICAL Ceramide-Enriched Firming Moizurizer: Retinoid, Licorice Root
CLINICAL Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 2% BHA Gel: Hydroquinone, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
EXTRA CARE Non-Greasy Sunscreen SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreen, Retinoid
Moisture Boost Daily Restoring Complex SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Retinoid
RADIANCE Renewal Mask: Arbutin, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer: Retinoid, Licorice Root
RESIST Intensive Repair Cream: Retinol, Licorice Root
RESIST Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum: Retinoid
RESIST Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment: Retinoid
RESIST Triple-Action Dark Spot Eraser 7% AHA Lotion: Hydroquinone, Glycolic Acid
SKIN BALANCING Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum: Retinoid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
SKIN BALANCING Oil-Absorbing Mask: Willow Bark (Salicylate), Retinoid
SKIN RECOVERY Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum: Retinoid
SKIN RECOVERY Hydrating Treatment Mask: Retinoid

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58 Comments

  1. 4.21.19
    Joan said:

    Hi Doctor is this safe for pregnancy?
    1)mizon hydration serum
    Ingredients:Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Copper Tripeptide-1, Butylene Glycol, Sclerotium Gum, 1,2-octanediol, Ethylhexyl-glycerin, Tropolone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Carppyl/capric Triglyceride,Hydrogenated Lecithin, Stearic Acid, C12-c20alkyl Glucoside, C13-22 Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cholesteryl Hydroxystearate, Cholesterol, Ceramid 3, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Betula Platpyhlla Japonica Juice, Portaluca Oleracea Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Astragalus Membranaceus Root Extract, Amica Montana Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Rasberry) Fruit Extract, Beta-Glucan, Adenosine, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Disodium EDTA

    • 4.21.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

      • 4.21.19
        Joan said:

        Okay thank you 🙂

  2. 5.4.19
    yida said:

    how about peptide booster

    • 5.5.19
      15mins said:

      It’s listed above under nursing safe but not safe for pregnancy due to licorice root.

  3. 5.22.19
    Andra Cocolos said:

    Hi! I wish to know about PC Skin Balancing Pore reducing toner if it is safe to use during pregnancy!thank you so much!

    Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 20, Adenosine, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Oleth-10, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 5.22.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

      • 5.22.19
        Andra Cocolos said:

        Thank you so much!

  4. 5.27.19
    Jess said:

    Thanks so much for this list! Paula’s Choice has just released a new serum in the Earth Source range – Power Berry Serum. I was wondering whether this was pregnancy safe?

    • 5.27.19
      15mins said:

      I just added it to the list above! It has licorice root, so it falls under ok for nursing, but not for pregnancy.

  5. 5.29.19
    Q said:

    Hi,
    Ive read that alot of web sites say glycerin is not safe for pregnancy, what is your thought on this ingredient, alot of my skincare has this.

    Thank you

    • 5.29.19
      15mins said:

      That’s a new one to me. I’m of the opinion that it’s safe and I haven’t had it mentioned to avoid by any sources that I trust.

  6. 7.15.19
    Giang said:

    Hi Doctor. Is this safe for pregnancy? Thanks so much.

    Paula’s Choice CALM SPF 30 Mineral Moisturizer Broad Spectrum Sun Protection, 2 Ounce Tube, for Normal Oily and Combination Sensitive Skin-For
    Redness Relief

    https://www.amazon.com/Paulas-Choice-Moisturizer-Protection-Combination/dp/B01ATYTOYE

    Ingredients :
    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 2.32%, Zinc Oxide 6% (sunscreens); Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (emollient), Cyclomethicone (hydration), Dimethicone (hydration), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Caprylyl Methicone (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture enhancing), Polysorbate 80 (texture enhancing), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancing), Isohexadecane (texture enhancing), Cetyl Alcohol (texture enhancing), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (texture enhancing), Propylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Chamomilla Recutita Matricaria Flower Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract/skin-soothing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Alumina (stabilizer), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (hydration/skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration), Panthenol (skin-replenishing), Algae Extract (skin-replenishing), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture enhancing), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (texture enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Butylene Glycol (hydration/penetration enhancing), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (stabilizer), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative)., and other

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      I think this is the same one as the CALM SPF 30 listed above under not for pregnancy but ok for nursing. It has licorice root to avoid during pregnancy.

  7. 7.15.19
    Anca said:

    Hello doc,

    Can you please tell me if the below are pregnancy safe?

    1. Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Repairing Toner – Weightless Advanced Repairing Toner
    Aqua, Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Ethoxydiglycol (hydration), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Acetyl Glucosamine (hydration/skin replenishing), xilaS Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Resveratrol (grape-derived antioxidant), etanorulayH muidoS (hydration/skin replenishing), Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restoring), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (skin-restoring), Phospholipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Carnosine (skin-restoring), Genistein (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Carbomer (texture-enhancing), Tetrasodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

    2. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Moisturiser SPF 30

    AAqua, Homosalate (7%, sunscreen agent), Benzophenone-3 (Oxybenzone, 4%, sunscreen agent), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone, 3%, sunscreen agent), Silica (texture-enhancing), Octocrylene (2%, sunscreen agent), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (hydration), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Phospholipids (skin-restoring), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (antioxidant/skin-soothing), Colloidal Oatmeal (skin-soothing), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Ginkgo Biloba (Ginkgo) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), xilaS Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Cetyl Dimethicone (hydration/texture-enhancing), Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate texture-enhancing), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Titanium Dioxide (texture-enhancing), Sorbic Acid (preservative), Sodium Hydroxide (pH balancing), Steareth-21 (texture-enhancing), Steareth-2 (texture-enhancing), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

    3. Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging Moisturiser SPF 30

    Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Zinc Oxide (Nano, broad spectrum sunscreen agent), PEG-12 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), Lauryl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent), Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Trihydroxystearin (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone Crosspolymer (suspending agent), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Quercetin (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), xilaS Alba (willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Haematococcus Pluvialis (Astaxanthin) Extract (antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Hydrolyzed Silica (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient texture enhancer), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Hexylene Glycol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499) (colorant), Phenoxyethanol (preservative).

    Thank you 🙂

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use any of these while pregnant, but they are all fine while nursing
      #1 has willow bark (a salicylate) and licorice root
      #2 has chemical sunscreens and willow bark (a salicylate)
      #3 has willow bark (a salicylate)

  8. 9.11.19
    Janet said:

    I’m so happy that I found your website! Can you please review this Paula’s Choice product for me:

    SKIN RECOVERY
    ENRICHED CALMING TONER

    Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Glycereth-26 (hydration/texture-enhancing), Dimethiconol (hydration), Oenothera Biennis Oil (evening primrose oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (borage oil/non-fragrant oil/antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidants), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidants), Ascorbyl Palmitate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Panthenol (skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Niacinamide (vitamin B3/skin-restoring), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emollient), Linoleamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate (stabilizer), Laureth-4 (texture-enhancing), Laureth-23 (texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Sorbic Acid (preservative).

    • 9.13.19
      15mins said:

      Looks good

  9. 11.4.19
    April said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Is this Paula’s Choice sunscreen safe for pregnancy? Thanks.
    Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30

    Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), PEG-12 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone (texture enhancer), Lauroyl Lysine (skin-conditioning agent),Sodium Chloride (stabilizer), Trihydroxystearin (texture-enhancing), Dimethicone Crosspolymer ( suspending agent), Resveratrol (antioxidants), Quercetin (antioxidants), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidants), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract (skin-soothing), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract (antioxidant), Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract (astaxanthin/antioxidant), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Polysorbate 80 (texture-enhancing), Hydrated Silica (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient texture enhancer), Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (preservatives), Hexylene Glycol (preservatives), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservatives), Iron Oxide (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

    • 11.5.19
      15mins said:

      I’d avoid this during pregnancy due to the willow bark. The sunscreens aren’t listed here, but even without that info I wouldn’t use it. Ok for nursing though.

  10. 11.12.19
    Shirleen said:

    Hi Doctor, is this ingredients safe for pregnancy? Since this product have not mentioned yet in your article above.
    Paula Choice : RESIST – advanced replenishing toner with hyaluronic acid
    Ingredients: water(aqua), cyclopentasiloxane, glycerin, glycereth-26, polysorbate 20, dimethiconol, linoleic acid, oleic acid, linolenic acid, phospholipids, carnosine, epigallocatechin gallate, genistein, sodium hyaluronate, sphingolipids, ferulic acid, laurdimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolized soy protein, glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract, acetyl glucosamine, quercetin, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed extract, lecithin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hydrolyzed corn starch, hydrogenated lecithin, palmitic acid, butylene glycol, acrylates/C10-30, alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, xanthan gum, laureth-23, laureth-4, aminomethyl propanol, disodeum edta, sodium benzoate, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, chlorphenesin, benzoic acid, sorbic acid

    • 11.17.19
      15mins said:

      This has licorice root to avoid, but it is ok for nursing.

  11. 12.5.19
    Jasmine said:

    Hi Doctor,

    So lucky for me to find your website. I would consult you that: I used PC Resist Daily Pore-Refining Treatment BHA 2% from 28 Oct, 2019 twice daily, my ovulation was 21 Nov then and found pregnant sign on 30 Nov. i stopped using it as of 02 Dec. is there any risks for my baby, please? Thank you so much

    Water (Aqua), Dipropylene Glycol, Salicylic Acid (beta hydroxy acid exfoliating agent), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Polysorbate 20 (texture-enhancing), Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 (skin-restorings), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate (skin-soothing), Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid (antioxidant), Oleanolic Acid (skin-soothing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Trehalose (hydration/skin replenishing), Panthenol (skin-conditioning agent), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), PEG-60 Almond Glycerides (texture-enhancing), Sodium Metabisulfite (stabilizer), PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer (solvent), Methyl Gluceth-20, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane (hydration/texture-enhancing), Glycereth-26 (emollient texture-enhancing), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Carbomer (gel-based texture-enhancing), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Caprylyl Glycol (skin-conditioning agent).

  12. 12.9.19
    Keerthi said:

    Hello- what about PC Omega + Complex Moisturiser please?

    LINOLEIC ACID
    Unsaturated omega-6 fatty acid found corn and sunflower oils. Used as an emollient and is effective as a skin-restoring, an antioxidant and as a skin-soothing agent.

    CHIA SEED
    This non-fragrant plant oil is a rich source of omega fatty acids and antioxidants.

    FLAX SEED
    Linseed, (also known as Falx seed oil) contains antioxidants. Linseed is also a rich source of linolenic acid, an important fatty acid.

    INGREDIENTS:
    Aqua, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (emollient/antioxidant), Ceteareth-6 Olivate (hydration/texture enhancer), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/hydration), C13-15 Alkane (solvent), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate (emollient/emulsifier), Decyl Oleate (emollient), Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil (flax seed; non-fragrant omega 3, 6, and 9 plant oil), Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil (non-fragrant omega-3 plant oil), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil (non-fragrant omega-6 plant oil), Borago Officinalis Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil/skin-soothing), Hydrogenated Olive Oil (emollient plant oil), Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables (hydration), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring fatty acid), Linolenic Acid (skin-restoring fatty acid), Oleic Acid (non-fragrant omega-9 fatty acid), Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí) Sterols (emollient), Ceramide AP (skin-replenishing/skin-restoring ingredient), Ceramide EOP (skin-replenishing/skin-restoring ingredient), Ceramide NP (skin-replenishing/skin-restoring ingredient), Serine (amino acid/hydration), Alanine (amino acid/hydration), Glycine (amino acid/hydration), Proline (amino acid/hydration), Lysine HCl (amino acid salt/hydration), Threonine (amino acid/hydration), Arginine (amino acid/hydration), Squalane (emollient), Cholesterol (skin-replenishing), Phytosphingosine (skin-restoring), Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract (rose of Jericho/skin-soothing/antioxidant), Lecithin (skin-restoring), etanorulayH muidoS (skin-replenishing), Sodium Lactate (hydration), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), enisonedA (skin-restoring), Phytic Acid (chelating agent), Glutamic Acid (amino acid/hydration), Betaine (hydration), Pullulan (texture enhance/film-forming agent), PCA (skin-replenishing), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing), Carbomer (thickener), Sodium Polyacrylate Starch (texture enhancer/stabilizer), Sclerotium Gum (plant-derived thickener), Xanthan Gum (plant-derived thickener), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (emulsifier), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

  13. 12.13.19
    Megan H. said:

    Can you review the product Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner? I am nursing and would like to know if this product is safe. Thank you!

    • 12.13.19
      15mins said:

      Do you have an ingredient list?

  14. 12.23.19
    JulyMom said:

    Hi doctor. Please review below products thank you!!!

    Product: Paula’s Choice C15 Super Booster
    Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Ascorbic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Ethoxydiglycol, Glycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexanoyl Dipeptide-3 Norleucine Acetate, Lecithin, Ferulic Acid, Panthenol, Bisabolol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Propyl Gallate, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    Product: Maelove GlowMaker
    Ingredients: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1919/1971/files/GM_Ingredient_2019.png?8568

    • 12.23.19
      15mins said:

      The C15 super booster is already listed above under safe
      The link doesn’t open anything so I can’t comment on that product

  15. 1.9.20
    Danielle said:

    Hi! Is Paula’s Choice Smooth Finish Conditioner safe for pregnancy? Here are the ingredients:

    Water, Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (hair softening), Behentrimonium Chloride (anti-static hair conditioning agent), Stearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture-enhancing), Phenyl Trimethicone (hair smoothing agent), Butylene Glycol (texture-enhancing), Panthenol (hair conditioning), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (hair conditioning), Glycol Stearate (emollient/texture-enhancing), Polyquaternium-10 (emollient/texture-enhancing), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative), Sorbic Acid (pH adjuster).

    Thank you!

    • 1.9.20
      15mins said:

      They’re fine, but note since conditioner only goes on the hair shaft (which can’t absorb anything, it’s mostly dead cells and protein) you don’t need to worry about it

      • 1.9.20
        Danielle said:

        Thank you! I should have mentioned, I also use my conditioner as shave lotion in the shower, and I do sometimes put it on my scalp (if it’s dry), so my conditioner does come in contact with a fair amount of my skin. Still ok when pregnant?

        • 1.9.20
          15mins said:

          Ha! Ok, yes I get it then. 🙂 And yes, still works!

          • 1.10.20
            Danielle said:

            Thank you!

  16. 1.17.20
    Payton Clotiaux said:

    Resist Advanced Replenishing Toner

    • 1.17.20
      Payton Clotiaux said:

      Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Glycerth-26 (emollient), Polysorbate 20, Dimethiconol (texture-enhancing), Linoleic Acid (skin replenishing omega fatty acid), Oleic Acid (skin replenishing omega fatty acid), Linolenic Acid (skin replenishing omega fatty acid), Phospholipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Carnosine (skin-restoring), Epigallocatechin Gallate (antioxidant), Genistein (antioxidant), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration/skin replenishing), Sphingolipids (hydration/skin replenishing), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant), Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Soy Protein (skin replenishing), Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (licorice extract/skin-soothing), Acetyl Glucosamine (hydration/skin replenishing), Quercetin (antioxidant), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil (non-fragrant plant oil), Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Extract (antioxidants), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Hydrolyzed Corn Starch (texture enhancer), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin-restoring), Palmitic Acid (skin-replenishing omega fatty acid), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Laureth-23 (cleansing), Laureth-4 (texture-enhancing), Aminomethyl Propanol (pH adjuster), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin (preservatives), Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid.

      • 1.18.20
        15mins said:

        I would avoid this during pregnancy due to the licorice root. Ok for nursing.

  17. 1.22.20
    Lenuta Grama said:

    Hello, is skin recovery Replenishing Moisturizer from Paula’s Choice ok to use during pregnancy ? This are the ingredients : Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycereth-26, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone, Panthenol, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium PCA, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Linoleic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Allantoin, Rosa Moschata Seed Oil, Polysorbate 20, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Sodium Citrate, Trisodium EDTA, Batyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid

    • 1.25.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice

  18. 2.25.20
    Tasia said:

    is this safe for pregnancy and/or nursing?

    Paula’s choice water infusing electrolyte moisturizer:
    Water (Aqua,) Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Dimethicone (hydration/texture enhancer), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Propanediol (hydration), Stearic Acid (texture enhancer), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient/emulsifier), Isohexadecane (texture enhancer), Potassium PCA (mineral electrolyte/skin-replenishing), Magnesium PCA (mineral electrolyte/skin-replenishing), Calcium PCA (mineral electrolyte/skin-replenishing), Ethylhexyl Olivate (hydration), Polyglyceryl-4 Olivate (emollient/emulsifier), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Laminaria Saccharina (Brown Algae) Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Biotin/Folic Acid/Cyanocobalamin/Niacinamide/Pantothenic Acid/Pyridoxine/Riboflavin/Thiamine/Yeast Polypeptides (skin-restoring), Garcinia Mangostana (Mangosteen) Peel Extract (antioxidant), Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Squalane (emollient), Ceramide EOP (skin-replenishing), Ceramide AP (skin-replenishing), Ceramide NP (skin-replenishing), Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract (antioxidant), Phytosphingosine (skin-replenishing), Cholesterol (skin-replenishing), Acetyl Hexapeptide-37 (skin-restoring), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract (hydration/antioxidant), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Creatine (skin-restoring), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Sorbitol (hydration), Inositol (skin-replenishing), Xylitol (hydration), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Sodium Levulinate (skin-softening/preservative), Behenyl Behenate (thickener), Tribehenin (hydration), Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate (thickener/emulsifier), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Sodium Acrylates Copolymer Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer (film-forming agent), Carbomer (thicknener), Sodium Hydroxide (pH adjuster), Tetrasodium EDTA (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).

    • 2.26.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing and pregnancy 🙂

  19. 3.9.20
    Alice said:

    Hello,

    Do you know if there are any moisturisers with SPF for combination/oily skin that are safe in pregnancy?

    Thanks so much and especially for creating such a great resource!

    Alice

  20. 5.8.20
    Savannah said:

    Hey Doctor,

    Paula’s Choice just added a “newer” moisturizer to their collection. I wanted to let you know, so you can add it to your fantastic list. Your website has been amazing. I am not pregnant, but I wanted to prepare my skincare beforehand. You have been a godsend!

    PROBIOTIC NUTRIENT MOISTURIZER

    Water (Aqua), Isoamyl Laurate (emollient), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Sodium Polyacrylate Starch (texture enhancer/stabilizer), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Lauroyl Lysine (texture enhancer/hydration) Lactobacillus/Rye Flour Ferment (probiotic/skin-soothing), Lactobacillus Ferment (probiotic/skin-soothing), Bifida Ferment Lysate (probiotic/skin-soothing), Glucomannan (prebiotic/hydration), Saccharomyces Lysate (postbiotic/hydration), Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (probiotic/skin-soothing), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Acetyl Hexapeptide-1 (skin-restoring/skin-soothing), Palmitoyl Dipeptide-10 (antioxidant/skin-restoring), Ceramide NG (skin-replenishing), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Palmitoyl Proline (amino acid/hydration), Glycine (amino acid/hydration), Serine (amino acid/hydration), Threonine (amino acid/hydration), Alanine (amino acid/hydration), Valine (amino acid/hydration), Arginine (amino acid/hydration), Proline (amino acid/hydration), Lysine HCl (amino acid/hydration), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract (prebiotic/antioxidant), Niacinamide (skin-restoring/skin-replenishing), Adenosine (skin-restoring), Lecithin (skin-restoring), Phytic Acid (chelating agent), Yeast Extract/Faex (prebiotic/postbiotic/hydration), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Sodium PCA (skin-replenishing) Sodium Lactate (postbiotic/hydration), PCA (skin-replenishing), Magnesium Palmitoyl Glutamate (skin-softening), Sodium Palmitoyl Sarcosinate (skin-softening), Isopropyl Palmitate (emollient), Glutamic Acid (amino acid/hydration), Betaine (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer/emulsifier), Hydroxyacetophenone (antioxidant/hydration) Sodium Acrylates Copolymer (texture enhancer), Ceteth-20 (solubolizer), Steareth-20 (emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (emulsifier), PEG-75 Stearate (cleansing agent), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Propylene Glycol (texture enhancer), 1,2-Hexanediol (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).

    • 5.8.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

  21. 5.15.20
    Elena said:

    Dear Doctor,
    Please take a look at CALM MINERAL MOISTURIZER SPF 30 (NORMAL TO DRY SKIN) – is it ok for pregnancy? Thank you very much :

    Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Isononyl Isononanoate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Titanium Dioxide (3,85%, Nano, sunscreen), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil (non-fragrant plant oil/emollient), Zinc Oxide (3,12%, Nano, sunscreen), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Dimethicone (hydration), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (emollient), Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract (skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), etanorulayH muidoS (hydration), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Tocopherol Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin replenishing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Ceramide NG (hydration/skin replenishing), Methicone (hydration), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (texture-enhancing), PEG-10 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract (skin-soothing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Tribehenin (emollient), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture-enhancing/emollient), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Alumina (stabilizer), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Aluminum Stearate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabilizer), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

    • 5.16.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me for pregnancy and nursing

  22. 5.22.20
    K said:

    I have seen conflicting things about pregnancy and astragalus root, but noticed you have given the okay to products with it in the ingredients. Is it just not recommended to take orally during pregnancy? Thanks!

    • 5.23.20
      15mins said:

      I’ve never heard even to avoid eating that while pregnant.

  23. 5.31.20
    Leila said:

    Dear Doctor,

    You listed Paula’s Choice – C15 Super Booster – 20 ml and Paula’s Choice – Resist Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum – 30 ml as safe products during pregnancy, however they both have Ferulic Acid as one of the ingredients. I’ve read that this ingredient is better to avoid during pregnancy. Can you please let me know what do you think about that?

  24. 7.16.20
    Oda said:

    Hi,

    Is sweet almond oil safe for pregnancy?

    Also, Is NONI RADIANT EYE OIL safe during pregnancy? The ingredient list is as follows: Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia Nut) Oil*, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract*, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Coffee Arabica Seed Extract, Squalane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Tocopherol, Squalene, Beta-Sitosterol, Quartz. *Ingredient from Organic Farming.

    Thank you in advance.

    • 7.16.20
      Christine said:

      Sweet Almond Oil is fine.
      Please check the Kora Organics page for the Noni eye oil. I have reviewed many brands, re-reviewing products over and over will take a lot of extra time each day.

  25. 7.30.20
    Linh Tran said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Is this 20% Niacinamide safe for pregnancy?
    Water (Aqua), Niacinamide (skin-restoring/skin-replenishing), Pentylene Glycol (solvent/texture enhancer), Butylene Glycol (slip agent/hydration), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Acetyl Glucosamine (skin-replenishing), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing/antioxidant), Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract (antioxidant), Portulaca Oleracea (Purslane) Extract (antioxidant), Camellia Japonica Flower Extract (antioxidant), Epigallocatechin Gallate (green tea-derived antioxidant), Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract (skin-soothing), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Lecithin (skin-replenishing), Pullulan (texture enhancer), Panthenol (hydration), Silica (absorbent), Xanthan Gum (thickener), Sclerotium Gum (thickener), Propanediol (hydration), Sodium Phytate (chelating agent), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative).
    Thank you in advance.

    • 7.30.20
      Christine said:

      This has licorice root, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  26. 9.18.20
    Katherine Baltrush said:

    Hello Dr. I wonder if a newer product – the Probiotic Nutrient Moisturizer – would be considered pregnancy safe. Thank you for creating this incredible resource!