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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.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

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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  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.


  2. 8.19.20
    Kris said:

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


    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
    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

          • 1.31.21
            Gloria said:

            Hi, I want to know which ingredient contains licorice root ?

            Thank you.

          • 1.31.21
            Christine said:

            Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate

  4. 5.8.21
    Summer said:

    Hello doctor, please let me know if Curel Intensive Moisture Care Shampoo is safe. I usually apply it directly to my scalp so I’m a bit worried.

    Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauryl Hydroxysultaine, Decyl Glucoside, Laureth-16, PPG-7, Polyquaternium-10, Cocamide MEA, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Citric Acid, PEG/PPG-20/22 Butyl Ether Dimethicone, Alcohol, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, Trisodium EDTA, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Polyquaternium-7, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, BHT, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

    Thank you.

    • 5.8.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

      • 5.9.21
        Summer said:

        Thank you doctor.

        What about Curel BB Face Milk SPF 28 PA++?
        Water, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, glycerin, cetyl PG hydroxyethyl palmitamide, hydrogenated polyisobutene, PEG-12 dimethicone, polysilicone-9, Asunaro branch extract, Eucalyptus leaf extract, BG, Mg sulfate, glyceryl undecyl dimethicone, Palmitate dextrin, phenoxyethanol, methyl paraben, titanium oxide, zinc oxide, polymethylsilsesquioxane, iron oxide, alumina, silica, mica, methicone, aluminum hydroxide Al

        • 5.9.21
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing
          Just double check that you don’t see any other “active ingredients” listed for the sunscreen. Both titanium oxide and zinc oxide are listed here and are likely the sunscreens, but I just always get paranoid that there are more listed!

  5. 7.3.21
    Sammie said:

    Hi Doctor, I would like to check this sunscreen from Curel Japan. Thanks in advance!

    Ingredients overview
    Dimethicone, Water, Zinc Oxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Cetyl-PG Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Hydrated Silica, Dextrin Palmitate, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Alumina, Silica, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Bis-Methoxypropylamido Isodocosane, Tocopherol

    • 7.4.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 10.15.21
    Mimi said:

    Hi is Curél Makeup Cleansing Oil safe for pregnancy and nursing? Thank you.

    Mineral Oil/Paraffinum Liquidium, Isononyl Isononanoate, Peg-12 Laurate, Octyldodecanol, Polysorbate 80, Sorbeth-20 Tetraoleate, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Cetyl Dimethylbutyl Ether, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Polysorbate 85, Isotearyl Glyceryl Ether, Water/Aqua, Sorbeth-60 Tetraoleate, Dipropylene Glycol, Myristyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Peg-5 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Chloresteryl Isostearate, Isostearyl Glyceryl Pentaerythrityl Ether, Peg-6 Sorbitan Oleate, Sorbeth-40 Tetraoleate, Peg-10 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Succinic Acis, Bht, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 10.15.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

  7. 3.14.22
    Aqua said:

    Hi Dr,
    Can i ask Uv Protection Milk Spf50+ Pa+++ ?

    Major Ingredients:

    Stearyl glycyrrhetinate, dimethicone, purified water, cyclopentasiloxane, low temperature calcined oxide, fine particle Ti oxide, zinc oxide, asunaro extract, cyclodimethicone, POE • dimethicone copolymer, BG, squalane, neopentyl glycol dicaprate, liquid isoparaffin Hexadecyloxy PG hydroxyethyl hexadecanamide, methyl siloxane network polymer, silicon-coated zinc oxide (S), glycerin, long-chain dibasic acid bis 3-methoxypropylamide, eucalyptus extract, hydroxylated AL, methyl hydrogen Polysiloxane, trisiloxane, oxidized AL hydrate, silicified titanium oxide, hydrous silicic acid, dextrin palmitate, cross-linked dimethicone

    • 3.14.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

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