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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Alpha-H

Can you use Alpha-H skin care 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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe skincare product from Alpha-H as of 9/6/2022 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.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Alpha-H

Absolute Lip Perfector 
Balancing Cleanser (at Sephora)
Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask
Essential Hydration Cream
Firming Eye Cream
Generation Glow Daily Resurfacing Essence
Hyaluronic 8 Serum
Hyaluronic 8 Super Serum
• Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream (at Sephora)
Melting Moment Cleansing Balm
Triple Action Cleanser (at Sephora)
Vitamin B Serum with 5% Niacinamide (at Sephora)
Vitamin E Serum with 1% Ceramide Complex

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

24 Hour Moisture Repair Cream: Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone, Stem Cells
Balancing Moisturizer & Gentle Exfoliant: Glycolic Acid
Clear Skin Daily Face and Body Wash: Salicylic Acid
Clear Skin Daily Hydrator Gel: Salicylic Acid
Clear Skin Tonic: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
• Essential Skin Perfecting Moisturizer with SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Golden Haze Face Oil: Salicylate
• Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment with Glycolic acid (at Sephora): Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Liquid Glycolic Acid 5%: Glycolic Acid, Licorice Acid
Micro Super Scrub: Glycolic Acid
Vitamin C Serum with 10% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid: Licorice Root

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Beauty Sleep Power Peel (at Sephora): Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone
Liquid Gold Midnight Reboot Serum (at Sephora): Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Vitamin A Serum with 0.5% Retinol (at Sephora): Retinoid

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  1. 10.21.19
    Annie said:

    Hi Christine

    Could you kindly have a look at this Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask to see if it’s safe for use in pregnancy & nursing?

    Alpha-H Clear Skin Blemish Control Mask
    Aqua (Water), Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Zea Mays (Corn) Seed Flour, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Fucus Vesiculosus (Bladderwrack) Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Limonene, Ci 77947 (Zinc Oxide).

    • 10.23.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

      • 9.12.20
        Fai said:

        Hi Christine
        Thx so much for spending time doing this
        Just wonder why liquid gold is a NO for pregnant woman. Their official website said is ok. Is it because AHA?

        • 9.13.20
          Christine said:

          Each product has the specific ingredients that are an issue listed. You can learn more about those ingredients here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

          My list of ingredients to avoid is fairly conservative for the mainstream medical community, but brands seem to be all over the place in what they consider “safe”. More on those situations here:
          pregnancy beauty FAQ

  2. 2.1.20
    Leah mc Carthy said:

    Can I use alpha h liquid gold when pregnant

    • 2.2.20
      15mins said:

      It’s under not safe for pregnancy but ok for nursing

  3. 6.10.20
    Malvika said:

    Hi Christine,

    Is the Vit C Serum from Alpha H Safe during pregnancy?

    Ingredients –

    Aqua (Water), Methyl Gluceth-20, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (3-O Ethyl Ascorbic Acid), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium Bisulfite.

    • 6.10.20
      15mins said:

      No, it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to the licorice root

  4. 10.25.20
    Cindy said:

    Hello dr,

    Is this safe during pregnancy and nursing
    On there website they say it is safe, but I’d like to double check.

    Alpha-H Protection Plus Daily SPF50+

    Aqua, Octocrylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Benzophenone 3, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulphonic Acid, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Sorbitan Stearate, Pinus Radiata Bark Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium Edta, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

    • 10.25.20
      Christine said:

      I would avoid it in pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreens, but it is ok for nursing.

  5. 4.15.21
    Sarah said:


    Could you please review the Vitamin C with Grape Seed Serum

    Aqua, Methyl Gluceth-20, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Sodium Bisulfite.


    • 4.16.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

  6. 9.14.21
    Natalia Pier said:

    Hi Christine,

    Can AlphaH Age Delay Hand and Cuticle Cream be used during pregnancy and nursing?

    Aqua, glycolic acid, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, ceteth-20, dimethicone, potassium hydroxide, stearic acid, phenoxyethanol, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, persea gratissima oil, citrus limon fruit oil, caprylyl glycol, citrus aurantium amara fruit extract, tocopheryl acetate, chamomilla recutita flower extract, c18-36 acid triglyceride, hydrolysed keratin, lysine hcl, hydrolysed soy protein, aniba rosaeodora wood oil, rosa flower oil, pelargonium graveolens flower oil, limonene, linalool, citral, citronellol, geraniol.

    Thank you,

    • 9.15.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid

  7. 4.29.22
    Jill said:

    Hi Christine,

    This is a new product of Alpha H. Can I use this during pregnancy? Thanks a lot

    Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Dodecane, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 80, Isohexadecane, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tocopherol Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Lactic Acid, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Extract, Acer Saccharium (Sugar Maple) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Sorbitan Oleate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Benzoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Decyl Glucoside, Lauryl Glucoside, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract, Pogostemon Cablin Leaf Extract, Rose Extract, Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate, Saccharomyces Lysate.

    • 4.29.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 6.14.22
    Mandy said:

    Their website reply says says safe for pregnancy. Is licorice root vs licorice root extract different?
    Vitamin C Serum with 10% Ethyl Ascorbic Acid

    Aqua (Water), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Methyl Gluceth-20, Propanediol, Sodium Citrate, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citric Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Polysorbate 20, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Tasmannia Lanceolata (Pepperberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Ci 75120 (Annatto).

  9. 6.24.22
    Kendra Chang said:

    Hi Christine,
    I looked up their website and your list, it seems some products had changed their name, not sure if they had changed the ingredients too. Could you help to look up these serum again?

    Vitamin B:
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Niacinamide, Methyl Gluceth-20, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Sodium Pca, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Ferulic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Wheat Amino Acids, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, Lactobacillus Ferment, Copper Tripeptide-1, Hydroxyproline, Ci 42090 (Blue 1) (Fdc Blue #1-Aluminum Lake).

    Vitamin E Vital ETTM and 1% Ceramide Complex:
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Methyl Gluceth-20, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Phenoxyethanol, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Citric Acid, T-Butyl Alcohol.

    • 6.24.22
      Christine said:

      Both are Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 6.26.22
        Kendra Chang said:

        Thank you Christine! your blog has became my guideline before I purchasing facial care!

  10. 10.30.22
    Tamlyn said:

    Hi Could you please tell me if these ingredients are safe for pregnancy? Thanks!

    Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
    Purified Water, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerol, Nicotinamide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Polyurethane-62, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Hexasodium Fytate, Soya Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Daucus Carota, Carnosine, Trideceth-6, Terminalia Ferdinandiana, Ethanol, Gamma-Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus, Delta-Tocopherol, D-Alpha-Tocopherol, Ceramide 2, Ceramide 3, Beta-Tocopherol, Superoxide Dismutase, Trometamol, Betacarotene.

    • 11.1.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

  11. 1.24.23
    Sanya said:

    Can I use the alpha h golden haze face oil while pregnant?


  12. 4.21.24
    Ujaala Wallis said:

    Hi are you able to check the ingredients on their new High Tide Water cream?

    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Squalane, 1,2-hexanediol, Betaine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Panthenol, C13-15 Alkane, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Mentha Australis (River Mint) Leaf Extract, Urea, Trehalose, Xylitol, Allantoin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Citric Acid, Malachite Extract, Glucose, Sodium Phytate, Pentylene Glycol, Serine, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Erythritol, Disodium Phosphate, Pullulan, Sodium Hyaluronate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Algin, Sodium Levulinate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Anisate, Hibiscus Sabdariffa (Red Sorrel) Fruit Extract

    • 4.22.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 4.23.24
        Ujaala Wallis said:

        You’re a legend! Thank you so much.