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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Renée Rouleau

Can you use Renee Rouleau while pregnant?
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 Renée Rouleau as of 1/28/2022. 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 Renée Rouleau

Anti Bump Solution
Balancing Skin Tonic
Bio Calm Repair Masque
Dual Enzyme Softening Peel
Elderberry Soothing Toner
Energy Boosting Toner
Firm + Repair Overnight Serum
Mint Renewal Cleanser
Moisture Protecting Cleanser
Night Time Spot Lotion
Pro Remedy Oil
Purifying Face Wash
Rapid Response Detox Cleanser
Skin Drink Concentrate
Skin Recovery Lotion
Soothing Aloe Cleansing Milk
Soothing Eye Makeup Remover
Total Eye Repair Creme

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
BHA Clarifying Serum: Glycolic Acid, Salicylate, Licorice Root
Daily Mattifying Solution: ? Stem Cells
Daytime Blemish Gel: Salicylate, Licorice Root
Glow Enhancing Creme: Licorice Root
Hydraboost Rescue Creme: Licorice Root
Intensive Firming Neck Creme: ? Stem Cells
Overnight Eye Serum: Glycolic Acid
Phytolipid Comfort Creme: Licorice Root
Pore + Wrinkle Perfecting Serum: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Post-Breakout Fading Gel: Glycolic Acid
Pro Results Power Serum: Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Pure Radiance Creme Masque: Licorice Root
Rapid Response Detox Masque: Salicylate, Licorice Root
Rapid Response Detox Toner: Salicylate
Rapid Response Maskne Spray: Salicylate
Redness Care Firming Serum: Licorice Root
Skin Correcting Serum: Salicylic Acid
Smoothing Body Serum: Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Triple Berry Smoothing Peel: Mandelic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid
Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum: Glycolic Acid
Vitamin C Eye Brightener: Licorice Root
Vitamin C&E Treatment: Licorice Root

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Advanced Resurfacing Serum: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Energizing Cleansing Masque: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Mint Buffing Beads: Retinoid
Moisture Infusion Toner: Retinoid
Sheer Moisture Lotion: Retinoid
Vitamin-Infused Cleansing Emulsion: Retinoid
Weightless Protection SPF 30: Retinoid, Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root

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  1. 4.8.19
    MillsClover said:

    is this safe during pregnancy?

    SugarBaby Radiance Wash Off Bronzing Moisturizer Cream


    • 4.8.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  2. 5.28.19
    Kiki said:

    Renee Rouleau Total eye repair cream now has licorice root in it : https://www.reneerouleau.com/collections/eye-care-treatments/products/total-eye-repair-creme

    • 5.28.19
      15mins said:

      So it actually isn’t listed in the ingredients list, just on the “key ingredients”, which in my experience isn’t always correct. I’ll reach out to them and see!

      • 5.28.19
        15mins said:

        I emailed and already heard back! This was a fantastic response, I’m very pleased with Renée Rouleau! This was Polina, their lead customer service rep, she’s also an esthetician. Great to know that if you email them you’ll get great advice from an esthetician as well 🙂

        Thanks for bringing this to our attention! I did some investigating and spoke with our lab in regards to the ingredients in our Total Eye Repair Creme and it looks like it was listed on our product page by mistake. I’m currently working with our web team to correct this!

        We pride ourselves on providing others with transparent information about what is in our skincare products, so we apologize for any confusion that this may have caused. Please let us know if you have any further questions. As always, we are here to help!

        So, it looks like the licorice root was mistakenly listed under the key ingredients. It can stay under the “pregnancy safe” category!

  3. 8.25.19
    Mariana Stori said:

    Licorice Root is actually not listed on the ingredients from the Pure Radiance Creme Masque on their website.. https://www.reneerouleau.com/products/pure-radiance-creme-masque

    • 8.25.19
      15mins said:

      Yes it is, it is the Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate.

  4. 12.21.19
    Rachel said:

    Hi there! Have you reviewed the rapid response detox cleanser? https://www.reneerouleau.com/collections/cleansers/products/rapid-response-detox-cleanser
    It looks like you’ve only done the mask. Thank you!!

    • 12.22.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  5. 6.7.20
    Jessica said:

    Hello, I appreciate how you’ve put all of this together! I’ve been referring to it quite a bit. However, I am a bit confused. On their website in the FAQs section, it’ll say if it’s pregnancy safe. For example, the Vitamin-Infused Cleansing Emulsion, Vitamin C Eye Brightener, and the Ultra Gentle Smoothing Serum. I bought these in the beginning of my pregnancy due to them having this info on their website. Can you clarify why they would be so sure that something is safe if you’re staying it’s not? Thank you!

    • 6.7.20
      15mins said:

      The studies we need to perform to know if these things are actually safe are unethical to perform. So we make assumptions and sometimes extrapolate from other types of studies, or from studies in animals. My list is pretty conservative, but mostly based upon what I’ve read in the medical literature (I’m a pediatrician, we get training in what is ok during nursing, the same books also list what is fine while pregnant and it’s the same process. OB gets the same training). There’s some more in depth discussion about this in this post: pregnancy beauty FAQ

  6. 7.16.21
    Colleen said:

    Hi! I have been using the Sheer Moisture Lotion bc it says its safe for pregnancy on their website, I don’t see retinoid listed as one of the ingredients.. can you clarify?

    • 7.16.21
      Christine said:

      These are the full ingredients:

      Water, Cetyl Alcohol (non-drying thickener), Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Cetyl Esters, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Ahnfeltia Concinna Extract (Red Marine Algae), Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Extract, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Stem Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Plumeria Rubra Flower Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Rose Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol (water-binding humectant), Sodium Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin (skin conditioner) , Polysorbate 80, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Isohexadecane, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer (mild stabilizer)

      The retinoid is the Retinyl Palmitate, which is in the full ingredients but NOT the list of “key ingredients” they chose to call out.

      This discussion might be helpful:
      Why does X Brand say this product is safe but you don’t think it is safe? (or Vice Versa)

      • 7.19.21
        Colleen said:

        thank you Christine! wow so tricky!

  7. 9.10.21
    Abby said:

    Hi, I was wondering if the Mint Renewal Cleanser is safe? https://www.reneerouleau.com/products/mint-renewal-cleanser?_pos=2&_sid=54a7cf211&_ss=r

    Ingredients: Water, Stearyl Behenate, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Jojoba Esters, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Lactic Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Menthoxypropanediol, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Phytic acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA Copper.

    • 9.10.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 12.26.22
    Maybay12 said:

    A new scrub was just released. Is it safe for pregnancy/nursing?

    Triple Berry Smoothing Scrub:

    Water, Jojoba Esters, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Blueberry) Fruit, Isononyl Isononanoate, Lactobacillus, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Candelilla/Jojoba/Rice Bran Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Lactic Acid, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hydroxide, Lycium Barbarum (Goji Berry) Fruit Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit, Malic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Tartaric Acid, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Wine Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Pink Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Bromelain.

    • 12.26.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to malic acid, mandelic acid, tartaric acid

  9. 6.4.23
    westside said:

    Hi for Skin Correcting Serum – ingredient on website show Salicylic acid – is it still safe in pregnancy?
    “Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Phospholipids, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Tremella Fuciformis Polysaccharide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Trehalose, Xanthan Gum, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Sucrose Laurate, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Oil. “

    • 6.4.23
      Christine said:

      oh no! I think that’s new. Thanks for spotting it, I’ve fixed the list.