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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Coola

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Coola

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 products from Coola as of 3/4/2020. 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.

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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 Coola 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 Coola

ER+ Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion
Mineral Face Organic Matte Finish Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
Mineral Face Organic Matte Tint Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Classic Body Organic Sunscreen Spray SPF 70 Peach Blossom: Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Classic Body SPF 50- Guava Mango: Chemical Sunscreens
Classic Face Sunscreen SPF 50 White Tea: Chemical Sunscreens
Dawn Patrol™ Classic Makeup Primer SPF 30: Licorice Root, Salicylate, Stem Cells, Chemical Sunscreens
Daydream™ Mineral Primer SPF 30: Stem Cells (I think? They don’t flat out say that but the wording in the ingredients is consistent with other products they say have stem cells)
Full Spectrum 360° Sun Silk Drops Organic Sunscreen SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
Liplux SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Makeup Setting Spray Organic Sunscreen SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreens
Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 30: Salicylate
Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 50: Salicylate
Mineral Face Matte Tint Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreens (I’ve gotten emails about this product. I don’t know why it’s called mineral when it’s only chemical sunscreens, I’m not Coola)
Mineral Sun Silk Crème SPF 30: Stem Cells
Mineral Sunscreen Spray SPF 30: Salicylate
Organic Sunless Tan Anti-Aging Face Serum: Sunless Tanners, Stem Cells
Rōsilliance™ Organic BB+ Cream SPF 30: Stem Cells
Scalp & Hair Mist Organic Sunscreen SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreens (note, this should be fine in pregnancy if you just keep it to your hair and not on your scalp)
Sunless Tan Dry Body Oil Mist: Sunless Tanner, Gluconolactone
Sunless Tan Express Sculpting Mousse: Sunless tanners
Sunless Tan Firming Lotion: Sunless tanners, Gluconolactone
Sunless Tan Luminizing Body Serum: Sunless tanners (note, the full ingredient list isn’t available, so there might be more ingredients to watch out for)
Sunless Tan Luminizing Face Compact: Sunless Tanners, Stem Cells, Gluconolactone

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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35 Comments

  1. 5.3.19
    L said:

    Hello! I noticed you have the Mineral Sun Silk Crème under “not safe”; however, I don’t see an ingredient called out specifically. Are you able to please advise?

    Thanks!

    • 5.3.19
      15mins said:

      It just got pasted into the wrong spot (hence, no ingredient called out). When I work on these posts they’re in html form and sometimes it’s chaotic looking! It’s safe for pregnancy

      • 5.14.19
        L said:

        Perfect; thanks so much for the reply! And for all of the useful info throughout your site. 🙂

  2. 5.3.19
    Alex said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I was thinking about purchasing the Coola Mineral Sun Silk Creme SPF 30. It is included in your picture collage (which usually corresponds to products that you list as pregnancy-safe), but it is listed under the “not safe for pregnancy, ok for nursing” category. Will you please clarify if it is safe for pregnancy?

    Thank you!
    Alex

    • 5.3.19
      15mins said:

      It was just pasted into the wrong area (hence no ingredient called out) it’s safe for pregnancy

      • 5.4.19
        Alex said:

        Got it – thank you so much! 🙂

  3. 7.7.19
    Jen said:

    Hi. I read online that Zinc Ozide and Titanium Dioxide are safe during pregnancy which are the active ingredients in Mineral Body Sunscreen SPF 50. And it is not on your Pregnancy Safe List.

    • 7.7.19
      15mins said:

      There are salicylates in the rest of the formulation which also need to be avoided during pregnancy. The Mineral Body Sunscreen is on the ok for nursing but not pregnancy list, I specifically call out each “problem” ingredient.

  4. 7.16.19
    Anne said:

    Hi Dr.,

    Great site and super helpful!
    I’ve been on the hunt for a pregnancy-safe SPF lip balm (as we probably end up eating a good amount of it). You don’t list this one so it may be new, or simply unsafe.
    Anything funky in here? THANK YOU!

    Mineral Liplux Organic Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (SUNSCREEN):Titanium Dioxide – 3.6%, Zinc Oxide – 3.0%
    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (ORGANIC Carnauba) Wax, Flavor, Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Octyldodecyl PCA, Olea Europaea (ORGANIC Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (ORGANIC Avocado) Oil, Polyglycerin-3, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Red 33 Lake, Red 7, Red 7 Lake, Rosmarinus Officinalis (ORGANIC Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil (ORGANIC)*, Silica, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Theobroma Cacao (ORGANIC Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter (ORGANIC), Triethoxycaprylylsilane

    • 7.16.19
      15mins said:

      OMG YOU FOUND A PREGNANCY SAFE SPF LIPBALM!! This is like a holy grail. YEAH!!! I don’t think I’ve found one yet with SPF! And I agree, we likely eat a ton of lip balm.

  5. 3.1.20
    Louise said:

    I couldn’t find the Mineral Sport Sunscreen Stick. They may have reformulated it or discontinued it. I did find a sport tinted stick instead. Is that one pregnancy and breastfeeding safe? I’m trying to find a safe sun stick.

    COOLA: Mineral Sport SPF 50 Tinted Sunscreen Stick

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide: 20%
    Inactive Ingredients: ORGANIC Beeswax, Bisabolol, ORGANIC Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), ORGANIC Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Seed Oil, ORGANIC Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, ORGANIC Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Flavor, ORGANIC Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Laminaria Digitata Extract, ORGANIC Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Ozokerite, ORGANIC Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, ORGANIC Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, ORGANIC Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, ORGANIC Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, ORGANIC Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract, ORGANIC Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, ORGANIC Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, ORGANIC Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol, Trihydroxystearin Organic Ingredients Avocado Oil Beeswax Carnauba Wax Castor Seed Oil Cocoa Seed Butter Coconut Oil Jojoba Seed Oil Linseed Oil Raspberry Seed Oil Salvia Officinalis Leaf Extract Sesame Seed Oil Shea Butter Sunflower Seed Oil Sweet Almond Oil Tamanu Seed Oil

    • 3.2.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

      • 3.2.20
        Louise said:

        Thanks!

  6. 3.10.20
    Sarah said:

    I see that when you first posted this list, the Coola Mineral Sun Silk Crème was pregnancy safe, but now it’s updated as NOT safe because of stem cells. So it’s officially considered not safe now? Thanks for these lists btw, they are Lifesavers!

    • 3.10.20
      15mins said:

      They very recently updated the formula, it didn’t have stem cells before. I *just* updated these lists so this is very current.

  7. 3.12.20
    Macayla said:

    You have the COOLA Rōsilliance™ Organic BB+ Cream SPF 30 listed as NOT SAFE. However, I do not see Stem Cells listed in the ingredients. Did they update their ingredients or is it listed as something else but its still stem cells?

    -Titanium Dioxide 5.6%: Provides physical sun protection.

    Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (ORGANIC Safflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water, Cocoglycerides, Commiphora Myrrha Leaf Cell Extract, Cucumber Sativus (ORGANIC Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Oil (ORGANIC), Flavor, Glycerin ORGANIC, Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Extract, Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Iron Oxides, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Oryza Sativa (ORGANIC Rice) Bran Oil, Plankton Extract, Propanediol, Rosa Alba Leaf Cell Extract, Rosa Centifolia Leaf Cell Extract, Rosa Damascena Leaf Cell Extract, Rosa Gallica Leaf Cell Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (ORGANIC Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Sodium Citrate, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum.

    • 3.12.20
      15mins said:

      It’s confusing because the way in which brands label stem cells is not consistent. Some times it is cells and sometimes it’s just actual just of a stem or something.
      For this product it is these ingredients: Rosa Alba Leaf Cell Extract, Rosa Centifolia Leaf Cell Extract, Rosa Damascena Leaf Cell Extract, Rosa Gallica Leaf Cell Extract
      I look at what the brand is advertising for the product, and if it is confusing I email/call them. Sephora doesn’t say it on their site, but when you look at Coola’s site: https://coola.com/products/mineral-face-spf-30-rosilliance-tinted-organic-sunscreen-lotion#
      Scroll down and you’ll see this under all start ingredients:
      BOUQUET OF ROSE STEM CELLS
      • Revive Commiphora and Rose from Damas gives skin it’s bounce back. • Purify Apothecary’s Rose promotes health and nutrition of skin cells. • Smooth Lightening White Rose provides protection against daily environmental aggressions. • HydraGeneration Pale Rose hydrates the skin.

      • 3.12.20
        Macayla said:

        Thank you for the quick response! I just really want to find a great tinted BB cream with SPF for the summer. I was hoping this would be a good option so that’s a bummer. Can you recommend something from Sephora that would be safe for pregnancy that is similar to this product?

  8. 3.16.20
    Lya said:

    Hi,

    can you tell me if this sunscreen ” Mineral Sunscreen Baby Organic Unscented LSF 50 ” is pregnancy safe? I urgently need a sunscreen that is pregnancy safe for my face and body that i don’t need to rub off crazily when i’m showering.

    Ingredients:
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ZINC OXIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, BISABOLOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER, CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL, COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA, JOJOBA ESTERS, ORYZANOL, PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL, PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL, SESAMUM INDICUM OIL, SILICA, THEOBROMA CACAO BUTTER, TOCOPHEROL, AQUA, CERA ALBA

    thanks and kind regards
    lya

    • 3.16.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  9. 4.23.20
    Lauren R said:

    HI! Thank you so much for providing this incredible research!!

    I just bought Mineral Body Organic Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 b/c it was listed on many sites as being pregnancy safe, but you have it here listed as unsafe because of the Butyloctyl Salicylate. My confusion is that it’s listed as an inactive ingredient, just like, for example, in Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30, which you have as one of your safe sunscreens. Could you explain the difference?

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

    COOLA

    Active Ingredients (Sunscreen):

    Zinc Oxide 14.0%

    Inactive Ingredients:

    Acacia Senegal Gum, Algae Extract, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Water

    BABO Clear Zinc Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 (from the Babo Botanicals website)

    Active Ingredients:
    Zinc Oxide 16.0%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol*, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract*, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Water (Aqua).
    * Certified Organic Ingredients

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      The active vs inactive ingredient term is misleading as that’s a term the FDA uses to differentiate ingredients that are treated as a drug. Ingredients that fall under “inactive ingredients” still do things and count toward pregnancy and nursing safety. My list is more conservative than a few others, but the salicylates are pretty universally something that should be avoided while pregnant. More here: pregnancy beauty FAQ

  10. 6.5.20
    Audrey said:

    Hi Christine,

    You’re doing great work here!

    I was wondering if you could evaluate the COOLA Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Cucumber Matte Finish (available in Canada).

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen) 3.2%, Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 1.8%

    Inactive Ingredients: Aluminum Hydroxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Polyamide-5, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Silica Silylate, Stearalkonium Hectorite.

    Thanks so much!

    • 6.5.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  11. 6.23.20
    Haemi Kim said:

    Hi 🙂 Thank you for always giving us the best information in terms of pregnancy safe products. I truly appreciate it!

    Coola has the Full Spectrum 360° Refreshing Water Mist Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 18,, and I wonder it’s safe for pregnancy. Thank you 🙂

    Active Ingredients (Sunscreen):

    Avobenzone 2.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octisalate 5.0%, Octocrylene 5.5%

    Inactive Ingredients:

    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (ORGANIC), Anisaldehyde, Benzyl Acetate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water (ORGANIC), Delta-Decalactone, Didecyldimonium Chloride, Ethyl Butyrate, Gamma-Nonalactone, Gamma-Octalactone, Heliotropine, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Leaf Cell Extract, Juniperus Mexicana, Methyl Benzoate, Methylpropanediol, Nerolidol, Polyquaternium-80, Propanediol, Schinus Molle Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Tridecane, Triethyl Citrate, Undecane, Vanillin, Water

    • 6.23.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  12. 7.7.20
    Kait said:

    Mineral Matte Tint Face SPF 30 Unscented

    ACTIVE
    Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen) 3.2%
    Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 1.8%

    INACTIVE
    Aluminum Hydroxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Iron Oxides, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Titianium Triisostearate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Mica, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Polyamide-5, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Silica Silylate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Synthetic Wax

    Infused With
    Cucumber Fruit Extract
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Linseed Seed Oil
    Rose Hip Oil
    Shea Butter

    • 7.8.20
      Christine said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  13. 7.28.20
    Blaire said:

    hello! would this be OK to use?

    COOLA Mineral Liplux Organic Tinted Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 30?

    Skinny Dip Inactive Ingredients: Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (ORGANIC Shea Butter), C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Caesalpinia Sappan Bark Extract, Cocos Nucifera (ORGANIC Coconut) Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (ORGANIC Carnauba) Wax, Flavor, Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Iron Oxides, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Octyldodecyl PCA, Olea Europaea (ORGANIC Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (ORGANIC Avocado) Oil, Polyglycerin-3, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Rosmarinus Officinalis (ORGANIC Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Schinziophyton Rautanenii Kernel Oil (ORGANIC)*, Silica, Stevia Rebaudiana Extract, Theobroma Cacao (ORGANIC Cocoa) Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter (ORGANIC), Tin Oxide

    • 7.29.20
      Christine said:

      Liplux is already listed under ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  14. 9.28.20
    Ashley said:

    Hello,
    Just stumbled upon your website while doing research to edit things out of my skincare and body products before I start trying to get pregnant. The Coola Mineral Face Organic Matte Finish Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 you list on this page was one of my choices to replace my daily facial sunscreen. I also looked at the ingredient list myself and found an ingredient that sounded similar to salicylates. After some googling, I couldn’t find the answer. Could you help me figure out if ‘Calcium Sodium Phosphosilicate’ is a salicylate?

    Thanks!

    • 9.29.20
      Christine said:

      It’s not, it’s basically similar to a piece of glass. The salicylates all actually say salicylate, this is Silicate 🙂

  15. 10.3.20
    Iva said:

    Dear Doctor, is COOLA
    Full Spectrum 360 Sun Silk Drops Organic Face Sunscreen SPF 30 Pregnancy safe? Ingredients:
    Active Ingredients: Homosalate @ 10.0%, Octocrylene @6.0%, Octisalate @ 5.0%, Avobenzone @ 2.0%

    Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Gluconolactome, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Water (Aqua), Nylon-12, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorious (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Benzoate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Extract, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Leaf Cell Extract, Plankton Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Cintrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Schinus Molle Extract

    Thank you!

    • 10.4.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy