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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Elemis

What products from Elemis are pregnancy safe?

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 every pregnancy safe skincare product from Elemis as of 5/5/2020. 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 Safe Products from Elemis

Absolute Eye Mask
Absolute Eye Serum (at Dermstore)
Aching Muscle Super Soak (at Dermstore)
Balancing Lavender Toner
Balancing Lime Blossom Cleanser (at Dermstore)
BIOTEC Skin Energizing Cleanser (at Dermstore)
BIOTEC Skin Energizing Day Cream
BIOTEC Skin Energizing Day Cream Sensitive
BIOTEC Skin Energizing Night Cream (at Dermstore)
Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules (at Dermstore)
Cellutox Active Body Oil (at Dermstore)
Cellutox Herbal Bath Synergy (at Dermstore)
Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads (at Dermstore)
Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash (at Dermstore)
Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask
Frangipani Monoi Body Oil (at Dermstore)
Frangipani Monoi Salt Glow (at Dermstore)
Frangipani Monoi Shower Cream (at Dermstore)
Gentle Foaming Facial Wash
Gentle Rose Exfoliator (at Dermstore)
Herbal Lavender Repair Mask
Hydra-Boost Day Cream
Hydra-Boost Serum
Ice-Cool Foaming Shave Gel (at Dermstore)
Instant Refreshing Gel (at Dermstore)
Japanese Camellia Oil Blend (at Dermstore)
Musclease Active Body Oil (at Dermstore)
Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil (at Dermstore)
Papaya Enzyme Peel (at Dermstore)
Peptide4 Adaptive Day Cream (at Dermstore)
Peptide⁴ Antioxidant Hydra-Serum (at Dermstore)
Peptide4 Eye Recovery Cream (at Dermstore)
Peptide4 Night Recovery Cream-Oil (at Dermstore)
Peptide⁴ Overnight Radiance Peel (at Dermstore)
Peptide4 Plumping Pillow Facial (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Eye Renewal (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Hydra-Gel Eye Masks (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Ultra-Rich (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Marine Mask
Pro-Collagen Marine Oil (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Neck & Décolleté Balm (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Quartz Lift Serum (at Dermstore)
Pro-Collagen Super Serum Elixir (at Dermstore)
Pro-Radiance Cream Cleanser (at Dermstore)
Pro-Radiance Illuminating Eye Balm
Rehydrating Ginseng Toner (at Dermstore)
Sensitive Cleansing Wash
Sharp Shower Body Wash (at Dermstore)
Skin Nourishing Milk Bath (at Dermstore)
Skin Nourishing Shower Cream (at Dermstore)
Smart Cleanse Micellar Water (at Dermstore)
Soothing Apricot Toner (at Dermstore)
Superfood AHA Glow Booster (at Dermstore)
Superfood Berry Boost Mask (at Dermstore)
Superfood Blackcurrant Jelly Exfoliator (at Dermstore)
Superfood Cica Calm Booster (at Dermstore)
Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing Foam (at Dermstore)
Superfood Cica Calm Hydration Juice (at Dermstore)
Superfood Facial Wash (at Dermstore)
Superfood Kefir Tea Mist (at Dermstore)
Superfood Night Cream (at Dermstore)
Superfood Vital Veggie Mask (at Dermstore)
Tea Tree S.O.S. Spray (at Dermstore)
ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Eye Treatment Duo (at Dermstore)
White Flowers Eye & Lip Make-Up Remover (at Dermstore)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Daily Defense Shield SPF 30 (at Dermstore): Chemical Sunscreen
Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream SPF30 (at Dermstore): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask (at Dermstore): Glycolic Acid
Dynamic Resurfacing Night Cream (at Dermstore): Salicylate, Malic Acid
Dynamic Resurfacing Serum (at Dermstore): Malic Acid, Tartaric Acid
Frangipani Monoi Body Cream (at Dermstore): Salicylate
Hydra-Nourish Night Cream (at Dermstore): Salicylate
Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask (at Dermstore): Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Pro-Collagen Definition Day Cream (at Dermstore): Stem Cells, Salicylate
Pro-Collagen Definition Face & Neck Serum (at Dermstore): Stem Cells,
Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 (at Dermstore): Chemical Sunscreens
Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix (at Dermstore): Glycolic Acid
Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream (at Dermstore): Malic Acid
Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm (at Dermstore): Salicylate
Pro-Collagen Rose Facial Oil (at Dermstore): Salicylate
Pro-Definition Eye & Lip Contour Cream (at Dermstore): Stem cells, Salicylate
Pro-Definition Facial Oil (at Dermstore): Stem cells
Pro-Definition Night Cream: Stem cells, Salicylate
Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm (at Dermstore): Salicylate
Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser: Salicylate
S.O.S Emergency Cream: Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Superfood Day Cream (at Dermstore): Lactobionic Acid
Superfood Facial Oil (at Dermstore): Salicylate
ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Aqua Infusion Mask (at Dermstore): Salicylate
ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Complex 12 Serum (at Dermstore): Salicylate, Glycolic Acid
ULTRA SMART Pro-Collagen Enviro-Adapt Day Cream (at Dermstore): Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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61 Comments

  1. 6.8.19
    Mackenzie said:

    Hi doctor,

    Could you please let me know if the Elemis Japanese Camilla body oil blend is safe?

    Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Eugenol.

    Thank you kindly!

    • 6.8.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

      • 3.14.20
        Zora said:

        Dear Dr.

        Thank you so much for this wonderful website!

        Could you please help me check if this product safe for pregnancy?

        Ingredients of Hydra-Balance Day Cream
        Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Betaine, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 60, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Steareth-21, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Benzoic Acid, Steareth-2, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Myrtus Communis (Myrtle) Leaf Extract, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil*, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil**, Sodium Benzoate, Polysorbate 80, Geraniol, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, CI 75810 (Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex). *Neroli ** Petitgrain

        Thank you!
        Zora

        • 3.14.20
          15mins said:

          Looks ok!

  2. 6.8.19
    Tara said:

    Hi!!
    First if all: THANK YOU X
    Next…why is the dynamic resurfacing facial wash okay during pregnancy; but, rest of the range of dynamic resurfacing is not? Is that a typo?
    Thank you!!
    Tara

    • 6.8.19
      15mins said:

      No, it isn’t a typo. Each product has the ingredient of concern noted, I’ve specifically placed each product under what I think they are safe for. It isn’t unusual to have different products of the same line be safe while others are not.

      • 6.13.19
        Tara Gregory said:

        Thank
        You SO much x

  3. 6.17.19
    Lisa said:

    Hi is the new elemis peptide adaptive day cream ok? Ingredients below
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mica, Dicaprylyl Ether, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Lunaria Annua (Honesty) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Chlorphenesin, Lecithin, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), Capsanthin/Capsorubin, Limonene, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Juniperus Mexicana Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Buddleja Davidii (Butterfly Bush) Leaf Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Eugenol, Linalool, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Polianthes Tuberosa Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Flower Oil, Cymbopogon Nardus (Citronella) Oil, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Flower Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Myrocarpus Fastigiatus Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil.

    • 6.18.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

  4. 6.17.19
    Jennie said:

    Hi Dr.,
    Could you please review Elemis Superfood Vital Veggie Mask?

    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Kaolin, Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Illite, Phenoxyethanol, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Fragrance (Parfum), Alcohol Denat., Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limonene, Tocopherol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Caramel, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Maltodextrin, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Juice, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Passiflora Edulis (Passion Fruit) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Geraniol, Linalool, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Leaf Extract, Triticum Aestivum (Wheat) Leaf Extract, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Lecithin, Benzyl Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Fruit Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Sodium Bisulfite.

    Thank you!

    • 6.18.19
      15mins said:

      This looks ok

  5. 10.12.19
    Sylvia said:

    Hi Christine,

    Can you review the Elemis Pro-Collagen Insta-Smooth Primer?

    INGREDIENTS:
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2, Coco-Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Propylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Mica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Olivate, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Linalool, Citronellol, Tropolone, Geraniol, Bacillus Ferment, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Limonene, Fucus Vesiculosus (Sea Oak) Extract

    Thanks!

    • 10.13.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  6. 10.26.19
    EK said:

    Hello,
    This site has been unbelievably helpful – thank you so much for your hard work. I am wondering about the product Elemis Skin Buff.

    Ingredients of Skin Buff
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Silica, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxyacetophenone, Xanthan Gum, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’Abeille, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Carnauba Wax/Cire de Carnauba, Chlorphenesin, Ceteareth-20, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Citronellol, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower/Leaf Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Fruit/Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowseet) Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Polysorbate 80, Linalool, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Tocopherol, Sodium Levulinate, Potassium Sorbate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beta-Carotene, Sodium Hydroxide.

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
    Phytoplankton , Hops, Chamomile Extract, Meadowsweet.

    • 10.26.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  7. 12.19.19
    Ximena said:

    Hello Doctor.
    Elemis is one of my favorite brands, and I was glad to see that all the products I own were listed as safe in your list.
    I would like to give it a try during this winter to this lip balm:

    *ULTRA-CONDITIONING LIP BALM, 10 ML
    Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Mango Butter Dimer Dilinoleyl Esters / Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Octyldodecanol, VP / Hexadecene Copolymer, Cera Alba / Beeswax / Cire D’abeille, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Myristyl Myristate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aroma (Flavor), Arachidyl Alcohol, Euterpe Oleracea (Acai) Sterols, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyacrylate-13, Hydroxyacetophenone, Phenoxyethanol, Rubus Chamaemorus (Cloudberry) Seed Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Arachidyl Glucoside, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Oil, Polyisobutene, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Mentha Spicata Herb Oil, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Trihydroxystearin, Linoleic Acid, Caramel, Tocopherol, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Citral, Oleic Acid, Saccharin, Linolenic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Geraniol, Sodium Hydroxide, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Bark Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Glucomannan, Citric Acid.

    Could you pls tell me if this lip balm is safe to be used during pregnancy and nursing?

    Thank you kindly 🙂

    • 12.19.19
      15mins said:

      Ok for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

      • 1.31.20
        Ximena said:

        Thank you for your reply.

        I have also this other mask from Elemis.
        What would be your advice on the pregnancy and nursing safety of it?

        Thanks in advance for your time.

        *ELEMIS FRUITS ACTIVE REJUVENATING MASK

        Aqua/Water/Eau, Kaolin, Propylene Glycol, Olus Oil/Vegetable Oil/Huile Vegetale, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Ethoxydiglycol, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum),2-Bromo-2-Nitropropane-1,3-Diol, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Citric acid, Actinidia deliciosa (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, BenzylAlcohol, BenzylBenzoate, Limonene.

        • 1.31.20
          15mins said:

          This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  8. 12.22.19
    Tata said:

    Hi Dr.
    Could you please inform us about Elemis Pro-Collagen ROSE FACIAL OIL safety?

    Ingredients:
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Cocoate, Coco-Caprylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate, Rose Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract.

    • 12.22.19
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate that I would avoid while pregnant but it is ok for nursing

  9. 12.28.19
    Lana said:

    Hi Dr.,

    Thank you so much for such an incredible work you doing and for the very valuable information of beauty products that you are sharing on this website.

    Can you please review Peptide⁴ Plumping Pillow Facial (Hydrating Sleep Mask)?

    Ingredients:
    Aqua/Water/Eau, PEG-8, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Buglossoides Arvensis (Star AvensisTM) Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Maltodextrin, Limonene, Lithothamnion Calcareum Extract, Tocopherol, Veronica Officinalis (Speedwell) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Dehydroacetic Acid, Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis (Indian Night Jasmine) Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    Thanks again!

    • 12.28.19
      15mins said:

      Looks fine!

  10. 2.19.20
    Evelyn said:

    Hi Doctor,

    ELEMIS is one of my favourite brands. Would these be alright to use? Thank you for everything you do

    1) Frangipani Monoi Hand & Nail Cream

    Aqua/Water/Eau. Propylene Glycol, Glycerl Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Octyldodecanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-12, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Panthenol, Ceteareth-20, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Chlorphenesin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Linalool, Caramel, Tocopherol, Plumeria Rubra (Frangipani) Flower Extract, Plumeria Alba (Frangipani) Flower Extract, Amyl Cinnamal, Hydroxycitronellal, Gardenia Tahitensis (Tiare) Flower Extract, Benzyl Salicylate.

    2) Revitalise-Me Hand and Body Lotion

    Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Parfum (Fragrance), Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Eugenol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool.

    • 2.19.20
      15mins said:

      #1 has a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 is pregnancy and nursing safe

      • 2.21.20
        Evelyn said:

        Hi Doctor, thank you for replying so quickly!!

        Could you tell me which ingredient(s) is the salicylate so if I spot it anywhere else I’d be able to rule it out in the future without troubling you.

        • 2.21.20
          15mins said:

          The salicylates all actually say “salicylate” in the name, usually the 2nd word.

          • 2.24.20
            Evelyn said:

            Thank you for your patience with me Doctor for explaining the obvious

          • 2.24.20
            15mins said:

            🙂 That one was easy, some of them are hard to figure out!

  11. 3.4.20
    Liva said:

    Hello!

    Can you please tell if Elemis Cellutox active body oil is ok to use?

    Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Limonene, Parfum, Tocopherol, Citral, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Extract, Citrus Limon Peel Extract, Thymus Vulgaris Flower/Leaf Oil, Linalool, Juniperus Communis Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Geraniol, Citronellol, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract

    • 3.4.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  12. 3.7.20

    Hello, is it possible for you to review the RE9 skincare line by Arbonne? I eat their protein powder and some other products and would like to try their skincare. I don’t see any major issues with it but I’d love a second set of eyes on it. Thank you!!

    • 3.7.20
      15mins said:

      I’ll add it to my to do list

  13. 3.11.20
    Amy said:

    Hi Dr,

    What are your thoughts on the elemis superfood Cica Calm hydration juice?
    These are the ingredients listed:
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Aqua/Water/Eau, PEG-8, Glycerin, Urea, Sodium Polyacrylate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trideceth-9, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Coconut Alkanes, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Propylene Glycol, Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Lithothamnion Calcareum Extract, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Rhizobian Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Centella Asiatica (Cica) Extract.
    Thank you so much!

    • 3.11.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  14. 3.26.20
    Amelie Luna said:

    Hi doctor,
    Could you please let me know if the Elemis Pro-Collagen rose facial oil is safe?

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Cocoate, Coco-Caprylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Benzyl Salicylate, Rose Extract, Salicornia Herbacea Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract .
    *This ingredient list is subject to change, customers should refer to the product packaging for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

    • 3.27.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  15. 4.24.20
    Samantha said:

    What about the Cica Calm Booster?

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Octyldodecanol, Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Fragrance (Parfum), Agave Americana (Agave) Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Limonene, Sodium Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Lavandula Hybrida Grosso Herb Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Linalool, Geraniol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Citral, Citronellol, Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Lactobacillus/Soybean (Kefir) Ferment Extract, T-Butyl Alcohol, Centella Asiatica (Cica) Extract.

    • 4.25.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  16. 4.30.20
    Lindsey said:

    Hello! I have a few questions on products. Elemis claims all their FACE products are now safe for pregnancy and nursing moms. One product I use I do not see on here, and the other is on the “not safe” list, but I am not seeing the ingredient listed. I am curious if they may have changed their formula since last year or if I am missing something? They are:

    -Pro-Collagen Eye Revive Mask -the only ingredients I can find on their site is plant derived hyaluronic acid, padding pavonica, and watermelon snow algae.
    -Superfood Facial Oil- broccoli oil, flax seed oil, daikon radish seed extract, cucumber oil, macadamia seed oil, rice bran oil, poppy seed oil, Rosehips fruit oil, meadow foam set oil, squalean

    For both I am unable to find on their site the complete ingredient breakdown lists. The internet lists this, but none seem to be consistent, therefore I do not know whether to trust them or not 🙂 Any help is appreciated!

    • 4.30.20
      15mins said:

      This is the list for the eye mask (via Revolve, which is a retailer I trust):
      Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Propanediol, Maltodextrin, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Sodium Polyacrylate, Lespedeza Capitata Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Lactic Acid, Serine, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitol, Urea, Rhizobian Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Chlorphenesin, Plankton Extract, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Sodium Chloride, Coenochloris Signiensis Extract, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Allantoin.

      It looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

      The oil (also via Revolve):
      Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Papaver Somniferum (Poppy) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Squalane, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Seed Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Oil, Geraniol, Linalool, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Farnesol, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

      this has a salicylate and I would avoid it in pregnancy, but it’s ok for nursing.

      There isn’t a universally accepted list of safe vs unsafe ingredients for pregnancy, but salicylates are pretty universally accepted as an ingredient to avoid. More discussion on that here: pregnancy beauty FAQ

      I hope that helps!

  17. 5.2.20
    Melody said:

    Thanks for your help!!!

    How does the ELEMIS Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing formula look?

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Coco-Betaine, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Chloride, Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Inulin, Citric Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium PEG-7 Olive Oil Carboxylate, Propylene Glycol, Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Disodium EDTA, Saccharomyces/Rice Ferment Filtrate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Candida Bombicola/Glucose/Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Agave Americana Leaf Extract, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Lavandula Hybrida Grosso Herb Oil, Linalool, Sodium Mangoamphoacetate, Geraniol, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Butylene Glycol, Citral, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Centella Asiatica (Cica) Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean (Kefir) Ferment Extract.

    • 5.2.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok! Good for both pregnancy and nursing

  18. 5.3.20
    Katie S said:

    Hi,
    Can you please let me know if this version of the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is safe for pregnancy? (It looks like it’s the version made in the UK)

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Extract, Rosa Centifolia (Rose) Flower Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylate-13, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Polyisobutene, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Citronellol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cuminum Cyminum Seed Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Limonene.

    • 5.3.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

  19. 5.4.20
    Viktoria said:

    Hi again,

    I also love Elemis and can see that most of my products are safe. I can see that the ordinary balm is ok but I am using the balm version with rose, is this ok to use?

    ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm 105g

    Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-8 Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Stearate, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Seed Oil, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Fragrance (Parfum), Silica, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Cera (Wax), Glycerin, Lecithin, Borago Officinalis (Starflower) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Acacia Decurrens (Mimosa) Flower Wax, Rosa Multiflora (Rose) Flower Cera (Wax), Tocopherol, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Salicylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rose Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Extract, Padina Pavonica Thallus Extract, Citric Acid.

    • 5.4.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy, sorry!

  20. 5.5.20
    michelle said:

    Hi doc, if you could let me know if this product is safe for pregnancy & thank you so much.
    Peptide⁴ Plumping Pillow Facial
    Hydrating Sleep Mask

    Aqua/Water/Eau, PEG-8, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyacetophenone, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Buglossoides Arvensis (Star AvensisTM) Seed Oil, Benzyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Maltodextrin, Limonene, Lithothamnion Calcareum Extract, Tocopherol, Veronica Officinalis (Speedwell) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hexyl Cinnamal, Dehydroacetic Acid, Nyctanthes Arbor-Tristis (Indian Night Jasmine) Flower Extract, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Kernel Oil, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Leaf/Twig Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Peel Oil, Coriandrum Sativum (Coriander) Fruit Oil, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    • 5.5.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok! I was on the Elemis site this am, so many of their newer products don’t have ingredient lists available, I’m planning to go through Dermstore or somewhere reliable to look them up in the next few days.

  21. 5.14.20
    WhiteLady said:

    Hi Doctor!
    First of all, THANKS for your website, it’s being a tremendous help in figuring out what’s safe to use and what isn’t, rather than having to check every single product’s ingredients and still be unsure since some are not easily spotted.
    In the few days I’ve been reading you I’ve had to put aside most of my lipbalms and the only one I have left is Elemis but not listed here, could you please let me know if safe?
    THANKS again!

    Elemis Minty moisture lipbalm
    Petrolatum, Paraffinum liquidum, Cera Alba (beeswax), Paraffin, Ozokerite, Isopropyl Myristate, Aroma (flavour), Mentha Piperita (peppermint) oil, BHT, Limonene

    • 5.14.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok 🙂

      • 5.14.20
        WhiteLady said:

        Yay! Thanks so much 🙂

  22. 5.21.20
    Lauren said:

    Hi Dr. – as everyone else has said, thank you so much for all your help navigating pregnancy and the beauty world! Can you let me know if the below is safe? Thank you!!

    Ingredients of Total Glow Bronzing Body Lotion:

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Hexyldecanol, Hexyldecyl Laurate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Dihydroxyacetone*, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Myristyl Myristate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Behenyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Fragrance (Parfum), Arachidyl Glucoside, Chlorphenesin, Polyisobutene, Crambe Abyssinica (Abyssinian) Seed Oil, Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Seed Oil, Hexyl Cinnamal, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sorbitan Isostearate, Alpha-isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Tocopherol, Jania Rubens (Algae) Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Geraniol, Limonene, Benzyl Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil.
    *Vegetan

    • 5.21.20
      15mins said:

      No, this has Dihydroxyacetone. All sunless tanners need to be avoided in pregnancy as there aren’t any active ingredients that are safe.
      I have a list of pregnancy safe body bronzers if you really need to have a tan.

  23. 5.25.20
    Megan said:

    Hi Dr.

    Thank you so much for sharing the information. I literally checked all the products at home with your website. Really appreciate your time and efforts, for me and my baby.

    Can you help check whether this shampoo is safe to use? Thanks!

    Ingredients of Revitalise-Me Shampoo
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Fragrance (Parfum), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Blue Chamomile) Flower Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Linalool.

    • 5.26.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 5.26.20
        Megan said:

        Thank you very much! Have a good day!

  24. 8.3.20
    Emma Chapman said:

    Hi,
    Thank you so much for doing this. I’m searching through all my stuff to find something I can actually use !

    Would you be able to tell me if this is ok to use ? Thank you

    Elemis liquid layer

    Ingredients:
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA.

    • 8.3.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  25. 8.4.20
    FM said:

    Hi Doctor:

    Can you please confirm that the Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Pads remain safe to use during pregnancy? Thank you!!!

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Polysorbate 20, Methyl Gluceth-20, Lactic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance (Parfum), Dehydroacetic Acid, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Papain, Saponins, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Poria Cocos Extract, Protease, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Subtilisin, Tocopheryl Acetate.

    • 8.4.20
      Christine said:

      Yes! Still ok