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Pregnancy Safe Products from Curel

Pregnancy Safe Products from Curel

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 Curel as of 8/15/2020. 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.

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 and Nursing Safe Products from Curel

Daily Healing Lotion (at Target)
Dry Skin Therapy (at Target)
Dry Skin Therapy Itch Defense Hydra Silk Moisturizer (at Target)
Foot Therapy Cream
Fragrance Free Lotion (at Target)
Hydra Therapy Itch Defense Wet Skin Moisturizer (at Target)
Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer (at Target)
Intensive Moisture Facial Cream (at ULTA)
Itch Defense® Body Wash
Itch Defense® Lotion (at Target)
Moisture Eye Zone Essence (at ULTA)
Moisture Facial Lotion Enrich (at ULTA)
Moisture Facial Milk (at ULTA)
Ultra Healing® Lotion (at Target)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Foaming Facial Wash (at ULTA): Licorice Root
Makeup Cleansing Gel (at ULTA): 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 for more discussion.

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11 Comments

  1. 8.16.20
    Jessica said:

    Hello and thank you for your site!!

    You listed that it’s okay to use Curel Ultra Healing Lotion. But there are multiple types of parabens in the ingredients. I thought parabens were a no no whether or not you are pregnant.

    WATER, GLYCERIN, PETROLATUM, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, CETYL-PG HYDROXYETHYL PALMITAMIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, METHYLPARABEN, BENZALKONIUM CHLORIDE, ETHYLPARABEN, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) MEAL EXTRACT, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS LEAF EXTRACT, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, GELATIN,.

  2. 8.19.20
    Kris said:

    Hello Christine, could you please check whether the uv protection face cream is pregnancy safe? Thank you!

    FULL INGREDIENTS

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 18.10%

    Other Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Methicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Glyceryl Undecyl Dimethicone, Dextrin Palmitate, PEG-32, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Tocopherol

    • 8.19.20
      Christine said:

      Doh! It has licorice root. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy 🙁

      • 8.19.20
        Kris said:

        Oh no 🙁 I’ll have to find another sunscreen.

  3. 9.22.20
    Anne said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Can you help to review this product? I would like to know if it is pregnancy safe. Thank you for your time.
    Uv Protection Milk Spf50
    Ingredients
    Dimethicone, Water(Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Polymethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrated Silica, Dextrin Palmitate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinat, Alumina, Silica, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane, Tocopheral, Cl 77891, Cl 77947

    • 9.22.20
      Christine said:

      This part of the ingredients looks ok, but you’ve left out the active ingredients which are the sunscreens and will determine the safety. I can’t view the link you’ve provided as I’m in the US, I get booted out.

      • 9.23.20
        Anne said:

        Hi Doctor,

        Thank you for your reply. Will you please view this link for the ingredients again? Thank you for your time.

        Ingredients: Thujopsis Dolabrata BRANCH Extract,Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate,Dextrin Palmitate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Squalane,Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate,Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract,Water,Butylene Glycol,Trimethylsiloxysilicate,Hydrated Silica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, BIS-METHOXYPROPYLAMIDO ISODOCOSANE,Tocopherol ,Alumina,Dimethicone,Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Silica,Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide

        • 9.23.20
          Christine said:

          This has licorice root, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

          • 9.24.20
            Anne said:

            Hi Doctor,

            Thank you very much for your reply. There are a few more products I would like your help to review.

            Moisture Cream
            Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Allantoin (0.5%)
            Inactive Ingredients: Water(Aqua), Glycerin, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Polysorbate 60, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trisiloxane, Squalane, Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane, Cholesteryl Isostearate, Dimethicone, PEG-5 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Butylene Glycol, Succinic Acid, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Dextrin Palmitate, Sodium Hydroxide, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Methylparaben

            Intensive Moisture Care Wrinkle Moisture Essence
            Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Allantoin
            Inactive Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, PEG-32, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Dimethicone, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Extract, Ceramide 3, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-52, Glutamic Acid, Parabens

            Moisture Lip Care Cream
            Ingredients: Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ceresin, Microcrystalline Wax, Octyldodecanol, Phytosteryl/​Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Squalane, BHT, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract

            Aging Care Moisture Cream
            Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Allantoin (0.50%)
            Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cetyl-Pg Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Squalane, Butylene Glycol, Phytosteryl/​Isostearyl/​Cetyl/​Stearyl/​Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Phytosteryl/​Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, PEG-3 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cholesteryl/​Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Magnesium Sulfate, Dextrin Palmitate, Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether, Succinic Acid, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Methylparaben

            Whitening Moisture Cream
            Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl -Pg Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Squalane, Trisiloxane, Polydimethylsiloxane, PEG-3 Dimethicone, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Butanediol, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Hydroxyl Methyl Benzene, Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether, Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane

          • 9.24.20
            Christine said:

            All of these are fine for pregnancy and nursing