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Pregnancy Safe Products from Rodan & Fields

pregnancy safe products from rodan and fields

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. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Rodan & Fields as of 3/16/2021. 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 refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, brow products, etc. I do not review these products.

A note about this list in particular:
• I am not affiliated with Rodan and Fields. I do not sell their products. I do not have insider info. When they tell sales reps they are going to update a formula, I don’t get notice, and I certainly do not get a full ingredient list.
• Yes, they recently updated a bunch of formulas. As soon as this was announced (and before any changes were made to their website), I had about 10 people commenting on this post, wanting to know if products were safe. Ingredients weren’t out there. I had no info. Oh, and by the way, most of these people were beyond rude and calling me horrible names. This has NEVER happened with any other brand. (I didn’t publish any of them, so don’t go giving side eye to anyone currently in the comments, they were fine.)
THAT IS WHY COMMENTS ARE TURNED OFF. I will not answer any questions about R+F any longer. I will not answer in other posts, and I will not answer on email. I was very close to just deleting this post, but then I’ll have to explain over and over what happened. I will update this on occasion, but I’m over talking about this brand.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Rodan & Fields

Active Hydration Body Replenish
Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex
Active Hydration Serum
ESSENTIALS Daily Body Moisturizer
ESSENTIALS Complete Eye Makeup Remover
ESSENTIALS Instant Makeup Remover Wipes
Radiant Defense Perfecting Liquid SPF 30
RECHARGE 3-in-1 Super Cleanser
RECHARGE Ultra Boost Moisturizing Treatment
REDEFINE Daily Clay Cleanser
REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum
REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream
REDEFINE Pore Refining Toner
REDEFINE Rejuvenation Mask
SOOTHE Gentle Cream Wash
SOOTHE Moisture Replenishing Cream
SOOTHE Rescue Mask
SOOTHE Sensitive Skin Treatment
UNBLEMISH Clarifying Mask

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Brow Defining Boost: Prostaglandin Analogue: a word about this product. It’s basically a mascara. If you’re applying it like a mascara to your brows it really is probably fine in pregnancy, but a lot of people told me they’re smearing it all over their brow area. In which case I wouldn’t use it while pregnant.
ESSENTIALS Face + Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreen
Micro-Dermabrasion Paste: Licorice Root
R + F Lash Boost: Stem Cells, Licorice Root, Prostaglandin Analogue
RECHARGE Protect + Blur Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen: Salicylate
REDEFINE Daily Foaming Cleanser: Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
REDEFINE Triple Defense Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate, Gluconolactone
REDEFINE Triple Defense Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Gluconolactone
REVERSE Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ Sunscreen: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
REVERSE Deep Exfoliating Wash: Glycolic Acid
SOOTHE Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Licorice Root
SPOTLESS Acne Clearing Treatment: Benzoyl Peroxide
SPOTLESS Daily Acne Wash: Benzoyl Peroxide
UNBLEMISH Clarifying Toner: Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone
UNBLEMISH Dual Intensive Acne Treatment: Benzoyl Peroxide
UNBLEMISH Invisible Matte Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
UNBLEMISH Refining Acne Wash: Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

ESSENTIALS Foaming Sunless Tan: DHA, Retinoid
REDEFINE Intensive Renewing Serum: Retinoid
REDEFINE Overnight Restorative Cream: Bakuchiol, Glycolic Acid
REDEFINE Overnight Reparative Lotion: Retinoid, Malic Acid
REVERSE Dual Active Brightening Complex: Kojic Acid, Retinoid, ? Stem Cells (not obvious), Licorice Root
REVERSE Intensive Brightening Toner: Kojic Acid, Licorice Root, Salicylic Acid
REVERSE Radiance Mask: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid


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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!


  1. 11.3.20
    Anna-Liisa Dehner said:

    Hey Doc! Just wanted to let you know all the Redefine line ingredients were updated, and new products added about a week after this post (on 10/17/2020).

    Here is the new regimen with products and ingredients: https://www.rodanandfields.com/shop/redefine-regimen/p/HAAGR

    And here is the Multi Function Eye Cream:

    • 11.4.20
      Christine said:

      Of course they did! LOL Thanks!

  2. 11.11.20
    Rachel Elizabeth Kim said:

    thank you for putting in the work to do this list!! You are amazing!

  3. 2.15.21
    Sara said:

    I see that you listed several products that are NOT safe due to Glycolic Acid content. Is this due to the acid itself or the amount? I was under the impression that Glycolic and Lactic Acid were safe in pregnancy. Thanks!

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