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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Renée Rouleau

Can you use Renee Rouleau while pregnant?

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 Renée Rouleau as of 4/6/2019. 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 Renée Rouleau

Anti Bump Solution
Balancing Skin Tonic
Bio Calm Repair Masque
Daily Mattifying Solution
Dual Enzyme Softening Peel
Elderberry Soothing Toner
Energy Boosting Toner
Firm + Repair Overnight Serum
Intensive Firming Neck Creme
Moisture Protecting Cleanser
Night Time Spot Lotion
Phytolipid Comfort Creme
Pro Remedy Oil
Purifying Face Wash
Skin Correcting Serum
Skin Recovery Lotion
Soothing Eye Makeup Remover
Total Eye Repair Creme

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

AHA/BHA Blemish Control Cleanser: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid
BHA Clarifying Serum: Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Daytime Blemish Gel: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Glow Enhancing Creme: Licorice Root
Hydraboost Rescue Creme: Licorice Root
Luxe Mint Cleansing Gel: Licorice Root
Overnight Eye Serum: Glycolic Acid
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: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Redness Care Firming Serum: Licorice Root
Skin Drink Concentrate: Salicylic Acid
Smoothing Body Serum: Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid
Triple Berry Smoothing Peel: Mandelic Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Salicylic 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

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

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

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11 Comments

  1. 4.8.19
    MillsClover said:

    is this safe during pregnancy?

    SugarBaby Radiance Wash Off Bronzing Moisturizer Cream

    WATER (AQUA), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PEG-20 STEARATE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, MACADAMIA TERNIFOLIA SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), AMYL CINNAMAL, BENZYL BENZOATE, GERANIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, TRIETHANOLAMINE, SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77489,CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 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

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