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Pregnancy Safe Products from ELF

Pregnancy Safe Products from ELF

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 ELF as of 1/14/2021. 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 refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, brow products, etc. I do not review these products.

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 ELF 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. Unless otherwise specified, I have reviewed all shades of the products below and all are included.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from ELF

16HR Camo Concealer
All Day Stay Eyeshadow Primer
Antioxidant Booster Drops
Beautifully Bare Lightweight Concealer Stick
Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow
Beauty Shield Magnetic Mask Kit
Beauty Shield Vitamin C Serum
Blurring Primer Serum
Bounce Back Jelly Cleanser
Brightening Lavender Face Primer
Brightening Sheet Mask
Charcoal Hydrogel Under Eye Masks
Clarifying Booster Drops
Coconut Water-Infused Moisturizing Sheet Mask
Color Correcting Stick
Corrective Concealer
Cover Everything Concealer
Cream Blush Palette
Cream Contour Palette
Cream Eyeliner
Daily Face Cleanser
Daily Hydration Moisturizer
elf+ Glow Dewy Mist
elf+ Matte Blotting Mist
Enhancing Lash & Brow Serum
Exfoliating Scrub
Eye Makeup Remover Balm
Eyebrow Kit
Eyeliner & Shadow Stick
Facial Oil Mist: Energizing, Restoring, Loving, Calming, Soothing
Flawless Brightening Concealer
Flawless Finish Foundation
Fragrance-Free Cleansing Cloths
Glitter Primer
Glow Up Primer Serum
Gotta Glow Lip Tint
HD Lifting Concealer
Highshine Liquid Lip Gloss
Holy Hydration! Daily Cleanser
Holy Hydration! Eye Cream
Holy Hydration! Face Cream
Holy Hydration! Face Cream – Fragrance Free
Holy Hydration! Makeup Melting Cleansing Balm
Hydrating Booster Drops
Hydrating Camo Concealer
Hydrating Coconut Mist
Hydrating Primer Mist
Hydrating Primer Serum
Hydrating Water Cleansing Cloths
Hydrating Water Essence
Hydrating Water Sheet Mask
Iris Beilin Mis Amores Lip Palette
Jelly Highlighter
Jelly Pop Face and Eye Gloss
Jelly Pop Juicy Gloss
Jelly Pop Watermelon Cleanser
Keep Your Balance Toner
Kiss It Goodbye Lip Color Remover
Lip Exfoliator
Lip Liner & Blending Brush
Lip Plumping Gloss
Lip Primer & Plumper
Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow
Liquid Highlighter
Liquid Matte Lipstick
Liquid Metallic Eyeshadow
Lock On Liner and Brow Cream
Lock On Lip Primer
Luminous Putty Primer
Makeup Remover Balm Stick
Makeup Remover Cleansing Cloths
Matte Oil-Control Primer
Matte Putty Primer
Metallic Lip Crayon
Metal Matte Liquid Lipstick
Mineral Infused Face Primer
Mint Melt Cooling Face Primer
Mint Melt Gloss
Mint Melt Minty Fresh Cooling Cleanser
Mint Melt No Budge Eyeshadow Stick
Mix to Match Foundation Shade Adjuster
Mix to Match Foundation Undertone Adjuster
Moisture Lock Primer
Monochromatic Multi Stick
No Budge Shadow Stick
Nourishing Facial Oil
Nourishing Night Cream
Oil Control Pink Powder Mask
Oil Control Primer Mist
Pore Clearing Glitter Peel Off Mask
Pore Toner Balm
Poreless Face Primer
Poreless Putty Primer
Prep & Blur Stick
Prep & Hydrate Balm
Prismatic Lip Gloss
Pro Eyeshadow Primer
Putty Blush
Putty Eye Primer
Retro Paradise Dream On Lip Gloss
Retro Paradise Glow Up Body Oil
Retro Paradise Primer Glow Oil
• Say Bye to Dry Hand Cream
Sheer Blurring Under Eye Primer
Sheer Matte Liquid Lipstick
Sheer Slick Lipstick
Soothing Aloe Facial Mist
SRSLY Satin Lipstick
Stardust Glitter Eyeliner
Stay All Night Micro-Fine Setting Mist
SuperClarify Cleanser
SuperHydrate Moisturizer
Tinted Lip Oil
Tone Adjusting Face Primer
Workout Ready Hydration Stick

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Acne Fighting Foundation: Salicylic Acid
Acne Fighting Spot Gel: Salicylic Acid
BB Cream SPF 20: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen
Blemish Control Face Primer: Salicylic Acid
Camo CC Cream: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask: Licorice Root
Detoxifying Bubble Sheet Mask: Licorice Root
elf+ Glow Radiant Moisturizer SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
elf+ Matte Oil-Control Mask: Willow Bark
Facial Oil Mist: Balancing (Licorice Root)
Flawless Concealer: Malic Acid
Gentle Peeling Exfoliant: Licorice Root
Hydrating Bubble Mask: Licorice Root
Hydrogel Under Eye Masks: Licorice Root
In The T-Zone Bubble Mask: Licorice Root
Mattifying Clay Mask: Licorice Root
Mint Melt Whipped Face Mask: Licorice Root
Oil Control Liquid Lotion: Licorice Root, Willow Bark
Oil Control Pore Minimizing Serum: Willow Bark
Pore Refining Regimen Kit: Licorice Root
Post-Workout Cool Down Mist: Licorice Root
Primer Sheet Mask: Licorice Root
Radiant Gel Lip Stain: Chemical Sunscreen
Soothing Primer: Licorice Root
Soothing Sheet Mask: Licorice Root
Sunkissed Booster Drops: Sunless tanner
SuperBrighten Peel Pads: Glycolic Acid
SuperTone Toner: Glycolic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

5 mg CBD Lip Oil: CBD Oil, Hemp
50 mg CBD Body Cream: Hemp
50 mg CBD Moisturizer: Hemp
50 mg CBD Eye Cream: Hemp
100 mg CBD Facial Oil: Hemp
Beautifully Bare Foundation Serum SPF 25: Retinoid
Beautifully Bare Luminous Matte Makeup Primer: Retinoid
Calm Balm: Hemp
Day to Night Lipstick Duo: Retinoid
Dewy Coconut Setting Mist: Retinoid
Happy Hydration Cream: Hemp
Illuminating Mist & Set: Retinoid
Jelly Pop Dew Primer: Retinoid
Lip Kiss Balm: Retinoid
Makeup Mist & Set: Retinoid
Matte Lip Color: Retinoid
Moisturizing Lipstick: Retinoid
Puff Puff Primer: Hemp
Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer: Retinoid
Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter: Chemical Sunscreen, Retinoid

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  1. 2.28.21
    Lacey said:

    Thanks so much for this website! Is the below product pregnancy safe?
    ELF Wow Brow
    Deep Brown: Water (Aqua), Alcohol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, C10-13 Isoparaffin, Glyceryl Stearate, Kaolin, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, PEG-100 Stearate, Mica, C9-11 Isoparaffin, Nylon-66, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Polyacrylate-13, Phenoxyethanol, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Glycerophosphate, Polysorbate 20 MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

    • 2.28.21
      Christine said:

      Brow pencils are just like eyeliners in that they’re a wax that sits on the surface of the skin and you don’t need to screen them. Please refer to the bolded lines about makeup to worry about.

  2. 3.4.21
    Taylor said:

    Is this elf bronzer safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    Talc, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral Oil), Magnesium Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Sodium Dehydroacetate
    May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035)

    • 3.4.21
      Christine said:

      It’s a powder so you don’t need to worry about it. Please refer to the bolded, underlined paragraph about which products you don’t need to screen.

  3. 3.8.21
    ES said:

    First off, thank you for all of this information! I was wondering if the precision liquid eyeliner is ok:

    Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethylcellulose MAY CONTAIN: DC Black 2 (CI 77266)

    • 3.8.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  4. 3.22.21
    Vanessa said:

    Hi does this cleanser look ok.

    Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Panthenol, Boswellia Serrata Gum, Dipropylene Glycol, Allantoin, Sodium Pca, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Triethanolamine, Disodium Edta.

    • 3.22.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  5. 4.12.21
    Alexa said:

    Thank you so much for this information? Is
    the e.l.f. Flawless satin foundation safe? I saw the finish foundation is but wasn’t sure if it was the same thing? Thanks so much!

    • 4.12.21
      Christine said:

      I have already reviewed all products in this brand that I have access to their ingredient list, please refer to the post about how to request a product review. I need a full ingredient list to review your product, more info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety and in the post under the heading, How to Request a Product Review.

  6. 5.29.21
    Bani said:

    Hello Doctor,

    Love your site! Can you please tell me if this lip balm isnok to use while pregnant and/or nursing?

    ELF Ride or Die Lip Balm

    Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2,
    Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil,
    Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina),
    Hydrogenated Castor Oil,
    Fragrance (Parfum),
    Tocopheryl Acetate,
    Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil,
    Soluble Collagen,
    Caprylyl Glycol
    Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891),
    Red Iron Oxide (Ci 77491),
    Yellow Iron Oxide (Ci 77492),
    Black Iron Oxide (Ci 77499),
    Red 6 Lake (Ci 15850)

    Thank you in advance!

    • 5.30.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 5.30.21
        Bani said:

        Thank you so much!

  7. 7.28.21
    CI said:

    Is there a specific mattifying ingredient that makes the matte lip color not safe for pregnancy? It simply says “matte” so just wondering as I do see other matte products on the safe list. Thank you!

    • 7.28.21
      Christine said:

      Sorry, that one has a retinoid

      • 7.28.21
        CI said:

        Ah ok. Thank you for clarifying so quickly!

  8. 10.1.21
    Emma said:

    Hi! Is this product safe for pregnancy?

    ELF Holy Hydration! Face Cream SPF 30
    Avobenzene 3.0%,
    Homosalate 9.0%,
    Octisalate 5.0%,
    Octocrylene 7.0%
    Water (Aqua),
    Polyglyceryl-3 Distearate,
    Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate,
    Stearyl Heptanoate,
    Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1,
    Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,
    Sodium Hyaluronate,
    Butylene Glycol,
    Stearic Acid,
    Cetearyl Olivate,
    Sorbitan Olivate,
    Cetearyl Alcohol,
    Glyceryl Stearate Citrate,
    Acrylates/Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer,
    Disodium Edta,
    Polysorbate 20,
    Fragrance (Parfum),
    Caprylyl Glycol,

    • 10.1.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen

  9. 10.3.21
    Emily said:

    Hi! Thank you for this valuable information. I was wondering about this version of the elf expert liquid eyeliner:

    Water (Aqua),
    Styrene / Acrylates / Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer,
    Ethylhexyl Palmitate,
    Polysorbate 20,
    Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil,
    Pvm / Ma Decadiene Crosspolymer,
    Xanthan Gum,
    Tin Oxide,
    Benzyl Alcohol,
    Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499),
    Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891),
    Dc Black #2 (Ci 77266),
    Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090),
    Manganese Violet (Ci 77742),
    Red 40 Lake (Ci 16035)

    • 10.3.21
      Christine said:

      Please refer to the bolded, underlined paragraph about why you don’t need to worry about eyeliner.

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