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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. 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 skincare product from Alpha-H as of 3/10/2020. 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.

How to Request a Product Review

I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about Alpha-H on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Alpha-H

Balancing Cleanser
Essential Hydration Cream
Liquid Gold Firming Eye Cream
Triple Action Cleanser
Vitamin B Serum

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Balancing Moisturizer & Gentle Exfoliant: Glycolic Acid
Instant Facial: Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
Liquid Gold: Licorice Root, Glycolic Acid
Liquid Gold Ultimate Perfecting Mask: Glycolic Acid
Micro Cleanse Super Scrub: Glycolic Acid

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 for more discussion.
Beauty Sleep Power Peel: Glycolic Acid, Retinoid
Vitamin A Serum: 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

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