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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from PCA Skin

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from PCA Skin

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 PCA Skin as of 1/15/2022. 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 PCA Skin

Anti-Redness Serum (at DermStore)
Après Peel® Hydrating Balm (at DermStore)
C&E Advanced (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
CliniCalm™ 1% (at DermStore)
Collagen Hydrator (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon)
• Daily Cleansing Bar (at DermStore)
Daily Cleansing Oil (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
Daily Defense Mist (at DermStore)
Daily Exfoliant (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
Detoxifying Mask (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
Dual Action Redness Relief (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
ExLinea® Pro Peptide Serum (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon)
Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon)
Hyaluronic Acid Overnight Mask (at DermStore)
Hydrating Mask (at DermStore)
Hydrating Toner (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon)
• Makeup Removing Wipes (at Nordstrom)
Overnight Lip Mask (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
Pore Minimizer Skin Mattifying Gel (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
Purifying Mask (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
ReBalance (at DermStore, Nordstrom)
Resveratrol Restorative Complex (at DermStore)
Revitalizing Mask (at DermStore)
Silkcoat® Balm (at DermStore)
Smoothing Toner (at DermStore)
Vitamin b3 Brightening Serum (at DermStore, Nordstrom)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Acne Cream (at DermStore, Nordstrom,): Benzoyl Peroxide
Acne Gel (at DermStore): Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45 (at DermStore): Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Active Protection Body Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (at DermStore): Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Blemish Control Bar: Salicylic Acid
Body Therapy (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Gluconolactone
BPO 5% Cleanser (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Benzoyl Peroxide, Gluconolactone
C-Quench® Antioxidant Serum (at DermStore): Stem Cells
Creamy Cleanser (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Stem Cells
Daily Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50+: Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Dry Skin Relief Bar® (at DermStore): Salicylic Acid
ExLinea® Peptide Smoothing Serum (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Gluconolactone, Licorice Root
Facial Wash (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Willow Bark
Facial Wash Oily/Problem (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Gluconolactone
• Hydrating Serum (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Gluconolactone
Hydrator Plus Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Ideal Complex® restorative eye cream (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Stem Cells
Ideal Complex® Revitalizing Eye Gel (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Stem Cells
Nutrient Toner (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Salicylate
Pore Refining Treatment (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Mandelic Acid
Rejuvenating Serum (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Stem Cells, Gluconolactone
Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45 (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Salicylate
Sheer Tint Eye Triple Complex Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Salicylate
• Skin Procedure Ointment (at DermStore): Licorice Root
Total Strength Serum (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Gluconolactone
Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45 (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

C&E Hand Renewal (at DermStore): Bakuchiol
C&E Strength Max (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Retinoid
Clearskin Moisturizer (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Retinoid
HydraLuxe (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Retinoid
Intensive Age Refining Treatment® (at DermStore, Nordstrom): 0.5% pure retinol: Retinoid, Stem Cells
Intensive Brightening Treatment: 0.5% pure retinol (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Retinoid
Intensive Clarity Treatment®: 0.5% pure retinol & salicylic acid (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Retinoid, Bakuchiol, Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root, Stem Cells
Perfecting Neck and Décolleté (at DermStore, Nordstrom): Retinoid, Stem Cells, Licorice Root
Pigment Bar®: Kojic Acid
Pigment Gel® HQ Free (at DermStore, Nordstrom, Amazon): Kojic Acid
Retinol Treatment for Sensitive Skin (at DermStore): Retinoid

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  1. 8.27.19
    jennifer d said:

    Curious why you have the Pigment Bar under not safe for pregnancy or nursing. I keep seeing articles from various skincare companies and bloggers that Kojic Acid is very safe to use during pregnancy.

    • 8.27.19
      15mins said:

      I have more information about specific ingredients in my ingredients to avoid during pregnancy, but as Kojic Acid works very similarly to hydroquinone, all the dermatologists and OBs I have spoken with feel that it should be treated like hydroquinone and avoided during both pregnancy and nursing.

      Note, companies have a different take on ingredients during pregnancy. Some will view everything as a liability and say to avoid everything, but others just want to sell you thinks and will state that everything is safe, when clearly not everything is. As a physician, I discuss with other physicians, read the literature, etc. There isn’t much out there specifically on Kojic Acid, but that doesn’t mean that it is safe. We know that it has a similar mechanism of action to Hydroquinone and we know it is absorbed. There’s a theoretical risk there that we can never really study, as the needed studies would be unethical to perform. Instead it is easier to tell people to avoid use during this time. If you really need to treat hyperpigmentation, you can do so with vitamin C, which is pregnancy safe.

      • 8.27.19
        Jennifer D said:

        Got it! And what about Niacinamide?

        • 8.27.19
          15mins said:

          That’s also fine for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 9.21.19
    Stephanie Thomas said:

    Is the Daily Cleansing Oil safe?


    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, PEG-20 Glyceryl Triisostearate, Isopropyl Isostearate, Tocopherol, Fragrance, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycerin, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Triethyl Citrate, Cornus Ofcinalis Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Dipteryx Odorata Seed Extract, Gardenia Jasminoides Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Communis (Pear) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract.

    • 9.21.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has a retinoid. Avoid it during pregnancy for sure and while nursing if you are conservative.

  3. 11.20.19
    Nika said:

    Just wanted to double check the Collagen Hydrator because it has Alkyl Benzoate and I wanted to make sure that had nothing to do with Benzoyl Peroxide! Here is the full list of ingredients:

    Shea butter – softens the skin and maintains moisture without greasiness.
    Sweet almond fruit extract – adds a smoothing film to the skin that firms while infusing nutritive benefits.
    Olive fruit oil – a rich source of powerful antioxidants to protect the skin.

    Water/Aqua/Eau, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Butryrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycol Distearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Tocopherol, Xanathan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA

    • 11.20.19
      15mins said:

      Nope, it’s fine 🙂

      • 3.5.23
        Amy said:

        Hi! Is the PCA Hydrating Serum Safe during pregnancy? See ingredient list below. Thank you!!!

        Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium PCA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lactate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Wheat Amino Acids, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Panthenol, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Hydroxyproline, Fructose, Glycine, Inositol, Niacinamide, Urea.

        • 3.5.23
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to gluconolactone

  4. 3.24.20
    Nika said:

    What’s the issue with gluconolactone? I can’t find much about it, but have read that it’s safer than bother salicylic and glycolic acid?

    • 3.25.20
      15mins said:

      It’s a polyhydroxy acid, so similar to an AHA/BHA but it penetrates further into the skin and likely is more absorbed systemically. It’s thought to be less irritating so likely the source of the “safer” online, but there’s no info regarding pregnancy safety.

  5. 4.3.20
    Christina said:

    Hi! I didn’t see anything about Dual Action Redness Relief serum. Is it safe? Thank you for your time!

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Glycerin, PEG-12 Glyceryl Dimyristate, Tapioca Starch Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Sulfone, Pentylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Panthenol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, PEG-23 Glyceryl Distearate, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ceramide NP, Xanthan Gum, Chlorphenesin, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Sodium Citrate, Trideceth-6, Disodium EDTA, Decyl Glucoside, Aminomethyl Propanol.

    • 4.3.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  6. 4.16.20
    Steph said:

    How about their Resveratrol Restorative Complex?

    Water, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate, Polysilicone-11, Dimethyl Sulfone, Silica, Maltodextrin, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hexylresorcinol, Resveratrol, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Tocopherol, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Chlorphenesin, Propyl Gallate, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Coenochloris Signiensis Extract, Lecithin

    • 4.16.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

      • 8.6.20
        Stephanie said:

        Thank you for creating this.. I was trying to search by ingredients and got super confused lol. I have oily acne prone skin and have been using the PCA facial wash and clear skin moisturizer. Do you have any advice on what PCA products would work best and are safe for me? Thanks so much!

        • 8.6.20
          Christine said:

          I would likely use something gentle like the Daily Cleansing Bar, add in the Skin Revitalizing Mask a few times a week, and Pore Minimizer Skin Mattifying Gel if you’re really shiny. ReBalance is great for night, but I’m not sure if it would be too hydrating during the day? The problem with oily skin is that sometimes it is actually dried out skin, and the skin is ramping up oil production in an effort to improve hydration.

  7. 10.28.20
    Stephanie Thomas said:

    What about the limited edition C+E Antioxidant Treatment with 20% L-ascorbic acid, 5% tocopherol?

    Cyclopentasiloxane, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Polysilicone-11, Tocopherol, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hexylresorcinol, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract, Hordeum Distichon (Barley) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Silica, Phellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract

    • 10.28.20
      Christine said:

      Ok for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 12.5.20
    Stephanie Thomas said:

    Hi!! How about these two products?

    1. Total strength serum

    Water, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Glycosaminoglycans, Alcohol, Alcohol Denat., Gluconolactone, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan Gum, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Juice, Adenosine, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Menthyl Lactate, Santalum Austrocaledonicum Wood Oil, Silybum Marianum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Totarol, Tocotrienols, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Citric Acid, Phospholipids, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, sh-Oligopeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38

    2. ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Gluconolactone, Aminomethyl Taurate Copolymer, Gluconolactone, Aminomethyl Propanol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Santalum Austrocaledonicum Wood Oil, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Granis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Propolone, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Phytosterols Tocopherol, Tocotrienols, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax, Squalene.

    Thank you!!

    • 12.6.20
      Christine said:

      Both have gluconolactone and #2 also has licorice root. Ok for nursing, not pregnancy.

  9. 1.12.21


    Hello! What about this one? Pregnancy safe or not? thank you for answering 🙂

  10. 2.12.21
    Kathleen said:


    The Nutrient Toner is listed as pregnancy safe. However, on the PCA skincare website under ingredients is the following:

    Pumpkin wine – produced by fermenting whole pumpkin, this ingredient offers the nutritional benefits of pumpkin, including vitamin A and vitamin C.

    Is the vitamin A in this safe because it’s from feremented pumpkin?

  11. 2.13.21
    aysha muhusin said:

    Hi, thanks for the great advice above, may I check. the product PCA pigment bar is listed as unsafe in pregnancy and nursing as it contains kojic acid? However on checking other sites they list kojic acid as pregnancy safe..so a bit confused…do hope you can clarify, thanks!

  12. 4.12.21
    Ari said:

    The packaging of this product is different in canada then the one you linked i’m not sure if the ingredient list is the same .
    Thank you for all of your help .

    Vitamin B3 brightening serum .

    Water, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Microcrystalline Cellulose, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone/Phenyl Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Cellulose Gum, Chlorphenesin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Leaf Extract, Oligopeptide-51, Dicrateria Rotunda Oil, Ruttnera Lamellosa Oil, Lecithin, Sodium Ascorbate

    • 4.12.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  13. 4.12.21
    Camille said:

    Hi! Is this one safe?
    PCA Skin Active Protection Body Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

    Active: Octisalate, Octocrylene, Zinc Oxide.

    Inactive: Bentonite, Bisabolol, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cucumis Melo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Melo Cantalupensis Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone, Ectoin, Ethyl Ferulate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Passiflora Incarnata Fruit Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Propanediol, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Rose Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Santalum Album (Sandalwood) Wood Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Water/Aqua/Eau.

    • 4.12.21
      Christine said:

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

  14. 6.1.21
    Brandy said:

    Is the Pigment Gel® HQ Free safe during pregnancy?

    Phenylethyl resorcinol – an antioxidant that promotes an even skin tone.

    Azelaic acid – helps promote a clear complexion and an even skin tone.

    Kojic acid – helps promote an even skin tone.

    Full ingredient list:
    Water, Alcohol Denat., Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Lactic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Kojic Acid, Azelaic Acid, Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, BHT, Glutathione, Silybum Marianum Fruit Extract

    • 6.1.21
      Christine said:

      Avoid in both pregnancy and nursing due to the kojic acid

  15. 6.29.21
    Cara said:

    Is the micro peel kit at home kit safe for use while pregnant?

    • 6.29.21
      Christine said:

      I have already reviewed all products in this brand that I have access to their ingredient list, please refer to the post about how to request a product review. I need a full ingredient list to review your product, more info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety

  16. 8.3.21
    Laura said:

    Hi there, I see the PCA skin nutrient toner is listed as safe for pregnancy/nursing but I want to double check in case there has been ingredient update. I see there is zinc salicylate.
    Nutrient Toner Full ingredient list:
    Water/Aqua/Eau, Sucrose, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Propylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Octoxynol-9, Fragrance/Parfum, Gluconic Acid, Yeast, Aminoguanidine HCL, Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Glutathione, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Alcohol Denat., Zinc Salicylate, Aspergillus/Molasses Ferment Filtrate, Glycerin, Potassium Chloride, Benzyl Benzoate, Eugenol, Coumarin, Cinnamal, Isoeugenol, Cinnamyl Alcohol

    • 8.3.21
      Christine said:

      I think you’re right, likely updated.
      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to the salicylate

  17. 8.23.21
    Heather Smith said:

    Sorry if I missed this. Hyaluronic acid overnight mask.

    Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopentyldiol, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Niacinamide, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Panthenol, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Fragrance, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Beta-Glucan, Cellulose.

    • 8.23.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  18. 10.12.21
    raven said:

    Thank you for all of this helpful info.
    What ingredient in this Purifying mask makes it unsafe?
    Water, Pumice, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Kaolin, Montmorillonite, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Phenoxyethanol, Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Hexylene Glycol, Carrageenan, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Thymus Zygis Flower Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glucose, Sodium PCA

    • 10.12.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  19. 10.12.21
    raven said:

    How about clinicalm?
    Hydrocortisone (1%) – a corticosteroid hormone used to relieve topical itching, irritation and discomfort.

    Asiaticoside – a novel ingredient that helps inhibit the enzymes that break down collagen while supporting skin regeneration.

    Hyaluronic acid, honey, phosopholipids and sphingolipids – this blend normalizes water absorption and repairs the lipid barrier of dry and irritated skin; it forms a hydrating film and provides a long-lasting moisturizing effect.

    Active Ingredient:
    Hydrocortisone (1%)

    Other ingredients:
    Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alcohol Denat., Cetearyl Olivate, Squalane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Pentylene Glycol, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, 4-t-Butylcyclohexanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Honey/Mel/Miel, Carbomer, Phospholipids, Asiaticoside, Beta-Glucan, Bisabolol, Lysine HCl, Sodium Hydroxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Ceramide NP, Sorbic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Sphingolipids, Tocopherol, Tropolone, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid

    • 10.12.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  20. 11.30.21
    Coco said:

    Hi! Can you please check the PCA Overnight Lip Mask! Thank you so much!


    Diisostearyl Malate, Polyamide-8, Tribehenin, Squalane, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Unsaponifiables, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Extract, Tocopherol, Sucralose, Flavor.

    • 11.30.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  21. 11.19.22
    raven aviles said:

    How about this professional therapeutic mask for nursing? I would assume nope for pregnancy due to salicylic.

    Clarify: Therapeutic Salicylic Acid Mask Treatment
    Full Ingredient List:
    Water, Salicylic Acid, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Croton Glabellus Bark Oil, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrolyzed Candida Saitoana Extract, Glycol Distearate, Dimethicone, Allantoin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Fragrance/Parfum, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract

    • 11.20.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylic acid 🙂

  22. 11.19.22
    raven aviles said:

    How about this professional therapeutic mask treatment for nursing?
    Retexturizing Pumpkin mask
    Full Ingredient List:

    Water, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin), Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Propanediol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Gluconic Acid (D), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Cinnamomum Cassia (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Aspergillus/Molasses Ferment Filtrate, Alcohol Denat., Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Glutathione.

    • 11.20.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylic acid

  23. 1.26.23
    Stephanie Sivertson said:

    Hi! They have a new resurfacing serum. I want to say this is probably not pregnancy safe but wanted to get your opinion…

    Water, Glycolic Acid, Dimethicone, Lactobionic Acid, Squalane, Coco-Caprylate, Propanediol, Potassium Lactate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Methicone, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, PPG-24-Glycereth-24, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Arginine, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Fruit Extract, Ceteareth-20, Saccharide Isomerate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyacetophenone, Lactic Acid, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Sodium Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Phytate, Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glabridin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract.

    • 1.26.23
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid and licorice root

  24. 4.17.23
    Kiara said:

    What about the Vitamin b3 eye brightening cream? I didn’t see it on any lists.

    • 4.17.23
      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. Thanks!

      • 6.16.23
        Natalia said:

        Also interested in this eye cream. Please see the ingredients list below and thank you in advance!

        Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Bellis Perennis (Daisy) Flower Extract, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Jojoba Oil/Macadamia Seed Oil Esters, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Moringa Oil/Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hieracium Pilosella Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Squalene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Saccharide Isomerate, Iron Oxides, Phytosterols, Coelastrella Vacuolata Oil, Watanabea Reniformis Oil, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide.

        • 6.16.23
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  25. 1.16.24
    Renee said:

    Hi Dear,
    I noticed ExLinea is marked as safe and then marked only safe for nursing. I just wanted to clarify.

    While I’m here, what are your thoughts on PCA Pro-Max Age Renewal growth serum?

    Thank you!

    • 1.17.24
      Christine said:

      They reformulate things over time, so products move.
      I don’t answer without an ingredient list, please read my guidelines on asking about pregnancy safety.

  26. 2.23.24
    Jasmine Walter said:

    Curious about the PCA SKIN Pro-Max Age Renewal Advanced Anti-Aging Serum with Micro Growth Factor Technology

    Water, Polysilicone-11, Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hyaluronate, Florasa, Ethylene Brassylate, Pullulan, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Laureth-12, Carnosine, Tricholoma Matsutake Extract, Phenoxyethanol, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Anigozanthos Flavidus Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Bacillus Ferment, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Acetyl Tripeptide-54 Amide, Acetyl Tripeptide-74 Amide, Palmitoyl sh-Tripeptide-1 Amide, Palmitoyl sh-Tripeptide-3 Amide, Ergothioneine

    • 2.23.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  27. 5.6.24
    Dana said:

    Hi, Christine! Was wondering about this cream HydraMatte

    Full Ingredient List

    Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Lactate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Phenoxyethanol, Propanediol, Sodium PCA , Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Decylene Glycol, Erythritol, Trideceth-6, Carrageenan, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Hydrolyzed Rice Bran Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Schinus Molle Extract.

    • 5.7.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing