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Pregnancy Safe Products from FaceTheory

Pregnancy Safe Products from FaceTheory

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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from FaceTheory as of 12/27/2022. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from FaceTheory

Amil-C Whip M5
Aventhra Moisturiser M2 for Sensitive Skin
Balancing Rosehip Oil O3
Blusher
Calming Argan Oil O1
Centasoothe Serum S5
Cera-C Pore Reducing Toner T1
Chirosmooth Hand Cream H1
Chirocleanse Hand Wash
Claribar Oil Control Face and Body Bar
Deeply Nourishing Jojoba Cleansing Oil O4
Dewy Cacay Oil O6
Elaquate Serum S11
Emolliating Olive Squalane O7
Freshening Face Wash C4
Green-C Rebalancing Toner T2
Green Tea Face Mask MK2
Hydrating Tamanu Oil O5
Hylafecta 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum S14
Lip Color
Lipabalm Bioactive Lip Balm LP1
Lipade Q10 Oil Booster Serum S6
Lipascrub LP2
Organic Jojoba Oil O2
Organic Marula Oil O10
Pink Clay AHA Face Mask MK1
Plumping Pomegranate Oil O8
Porebright Serum N20 Pro
Regena C20 Vitamin C Serum
Regena C30 Pro Vitamin C Serum
Replenamist T5
Relaxing Night Cream M10
Relaxing Night Cream M10 PRO
Restorasoft Waterproof Makeup Remover C3
Resvera-F Antioxidant Serum S12
Ultraglide Silicone-Free Face Primer P1
Vitamin C Cream Cleanser C1

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Amil-C Whip Daily Defence: Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
BHA Exfoliating Serum S3: Salicylic Acid, Salicylate
BHA Exfoliating Serum S3 Pro: Salicylate, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid
Cera-B Body Cream B2: Salicylate
Clarifying Cleanser C2: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Salicylate
Clarifying Cleanser C2 Pro: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Salicylate
Colloidal-C Anti-Redness Toner T3: Licorice Root
Exaglow Serum S10 5% tranexamic Acid serum: Licorice Root
Foundation: Chemical Sunscreen
Glycolacsal Solution T4: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Glycolic Face Scrub – E1: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid
Glycomide Body Cream B1: Glycolic Acid
Loutrosoak Blooming Bath Oil: Salicylate
Lumizela Azelaic Acid Serum A10: Salicylate
Mandelibright Serum S7: Mandelic Acid, Licorice Root
Ocuwake Eye Cream EYE1: Licorice Root
PolyPep Collagen Boosting Serum S8: Gluconolactone
Porebright Serum N10: Salicylic Acid
Saliatica 2% BHA Exfoliant T6: Salicylic Acid
Sucrafresh Body Scrub B3: Salicylate
Supergel Oil-free Moisturiser M3: Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Bakuluronic Moisturiser M1: Bakuchiol
Ceraquench Renewal Cream M6: Retinoid
Chiromasque Renewing Hand Mask H3: Retinoid
Hyaluret Serum S13: Retinoid, Licorice Root
Regena-C Moisturiser M4: Retinoid
Regena-C Moisturiser M4 Pro: Retinoid
Regenacalm 2% Retinol and Vitamin C Serum S1: Retinoid, Licorice Root, Salicylic Acid
Regenacalm Serum S1 Pro: Retinoid, Licorice Root, Salicylic Acid
Retin-C Vitamin Scar Treatment Oil O9: Retinoid

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46 Comments

  1. 10.23.21
    Vanessa said:

    Hi thanks so much for making a list on facetheroy 🙂 i was just wondering if the
    Amil-C Whip M5 SPF 30 is pregnancy safe.

    Aqua, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (broad spectrum UV absorber), Niacinamide (vitamin b3), Coco-Caprylate (coconut-derived solvent), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-conditioning agent), Glyceryl Stearate (vegetable emulsifier), Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate (emulsifier), Microcrystalline Cellulose (emulsion stabiliser), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilised vitamin c), Lactic Acid (alpha-hydroxy acid), Cetyl Alcohol (naturally derived non-drying coconut fatty acid), Tocopherol (natural vitamin E), Glycerin (humectant), Sodium Anisate (preservative derived from aniseed), Sodium Levulinate (preservative derived from sugar cane), Glyceryl Caprylate (emollient), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (stabilised vitamin c), Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate (natural emulsifier), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Gellan Gum (rheology modifier), Sodium Phytate (natural chelator), Xanthan Gum (rheology modifier).

    Many thanks

    • 10.23.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreen, salicylate

  2. 12.16.21
    ALICIA said:

    Hi Doctor, could you please review this product?:

    Replenamist T5 Toner, ingredients:

    Aqua, Propanediol (emollient derived from corn), Betaine (natural moisturiser), Niacinamide (vitamin B3), Glycerin (humectant), Sodium Levulinate (preservative derived from sugar cane), Sodium PCA (natural moisturising factor and humectant), Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Lactic Acid, Sodium Phytate (stabilizing agent), Pentylene Glycol (humectant), Sodium Lactate (humectant derived from sugar), Cereus Grandiflorus (Cactus) Flower Extract, Opuntia Ficus-Indica (Prickly Pear) Stem Extract, PCA (humectant), Serine, Alanine, Glycine, Glutamic Acid, Lysine HCl, Threonine, Arginine, Proline, Potassium Sorbate (preservative).

    • 12.16.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 1.7.22
    Lisa said:

    Hi,

    Your website is amazing and so helpful!

    I just wanted to double check the Polypeptide Collagen Boosting Serum S8 (it’s on the safe list). Here are the ingredients from the UK website:

    Aqua, Propanediol, Gluconolactone, Urea, Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Dextran, Caprooyl Tetrapeptide-3, Sodium Phytate, Lactobionic Acid, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate

    Do these ingredients look okay and is gluconolactone safe to use in pregnancy and nursing?

    Thanks,
    Lisa

    • 1.7.22
      Christine said:

      I think they redid it! The US website says NEW on it now, and has the same ingredients as the UK. It’s Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to the gluconolactone, thanks for noticing that.

      • 1.10.22
        Lisa said:

        Thanks so much for getting back to me, I’ll save that product for after pregnancy.

        Thanks again for providing so much helpful info on your website!

  4. 2.13.22
    Barbara said:

    Hello doc,
    I know you have reviewed the Face theory Green Tea Face Mask MK2 as safe for pregnancy. However when I purchased it I could see the ingredients differ slightly from what was on the site. Can you please confirm that the ingredients are still safe.

    Ingredients:
    aqua, kaolin, glycerin, montmorillonite, cetyl alcohol, butyrospermum parkii butter, glyceryl stearate SE, argania spinosa seed oil, persea gratissima oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, stearic acid, panthenol, tocopherol, oryza sativa bran oil, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, sodium anisate, sodium levulinate, glyceryl caprylate, lactic acid, xanthan gum, camellia sinensis leaf extract, chamomilla recutia flower extract

    Thanks!

    • 2.13.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

  5. 3.28.22
    Shani said:

    Face theory extraglow serum safe during pregnancy?

  6. 4.10.22
    Jennifer said:

    Hello, I purchased Regena C20 Serum 20% after seeing it was on your pregnancy safe list. When I received the box, I noticed it says, “if pregnant, consult your doctor before use.” Just wanted to double check this product is pregnancy safe. Ingredients listed on the website are as follows:
    Propanediol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Ferulic Acid.

    Thanks for confirming.

  7. 4.19.22
    Pranita said:

    Hi Doctor, Is the Exaglow Serum S10 pregnancy safe?

    Aqua, propanediol (humectant from corn syrup), tranexamic acid (derivative of amino acid lysine), niacinamide (vitamin B3), lactic acid (AHA, vegan source), sodium ascorbyl phosphate (stabilised vitamin C), glycerin (humectant), sodium anisate, (preservative from star anise), sodium levulinate (preservative from sugar cane), glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) root extract, gellan gum (gelling agent), sodium phytate (natural chelator), sodium hyaluronate (salt of hyaluronic acid), citric acid (pH adjuster), potassium sorbate (preservative).

    • 4.19.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

  8. 5.27.22
    Sara said:

    Hi,

    Is the Facetheory Sunfragma ZnO SPF50 Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen pregnancy safe?

    Here’s the ingredients list:

    Coco-Caprylate (coconut-derived solvent), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-conditioning agent), Zinc Oxide (broad spectrum sunscreen agent), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (broad spectrum UV absorber), Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (organic UV filter), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (dispersing agent), Hydrogenated Castor Oil (emollient), Silica (texture-enhancing), Corn Starch Modified (texture-enhancing/mattifying agent), Stearic Acid (fatty acid)

    Many thanks in advance, I really appreciate all the work you’ve put into this 🙂

    • 5.27.22
      Christine said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens and salicylate. It’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

  9. 6.26.22
    Abby Bartlett said:

    Are you able to check the Amil-C Whip SPF 30 please? I’ve tried but it’s very confusing!! Thank you

  10. 7.13.22
    Michaela said:

    Hi Please can you let me know why the SPF version of the Amil C cream isnt safe:

    Aqua, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (broad spectrum UV absorber), Niacinamide (vitamin b3), Coco-Caprylate (coconut-derived solvent), Butyloctyl Salicylate (skin-conditioning agent), Glyceryl Stearate (vegetable emulsifier), Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate (emulsifier), Microcrystalline Cellulose (emulsion stabiliser), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (stabilised vitamin c), Lactic Acid (alpha-hydroxy acid), Cetyl Alcohol (naturally derived non-drying coconut fatty acid), Tocopherol (natural vitamin E), Glycerin (humectant), Sodium Anisate (preservative derived from aniseed), Sodium Levulinate (preservative derived from sugar cane), Glyceryl Caprylate (emollient), 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (stabilised vitamin c), Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate (natural emulsifier), Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Extract, Gellan Gum (rheology modifier), Sodium Phytate (natural chelator), Xanthan Gum (rheology modifier). Scented version contains Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil (Limonene: 0.475%).

    • 7.13.22
      Christine said:

      Well, it isn’t included in the post so I didn’t review it. I review everything I can that’s on the site, but I have a job and a family and there are hundreds of brands, soooo…. it hasn’t been reviewed.
      Having said that, this has a chemical sunscreen and salicylate, so it’s fine for nursing but not pregnancy.

  11. 7.13.22
    Michaela said:

    Hi, thank you for doing this page, its been so so helpful. Can I also ask why the eye cream isnt safe:

    Ocuwake Eye Cream EYE1
    qua, coco-caprylate, urea, glyceryl stearate, bacillus ferment, cetyl alcohol, argania spinosa (argan) seed oil, tocopherol, polyglyceryl-6 stearate, stearic acid, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, hexylresorcinol, glycerin, sodium anisate, sodium levulinate, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, lactic acid, glyceryl caprylate, polyglylceryl-6 behenate, gellan gum, ferulic acid, glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice) root extract, sodium phytate, chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extract, xanthan gum, citric acid, potassium sorbate.

    • 7.13.22
      Christine said:

      This one has licorice root and is fine for nursing but not pregnancy.

  12. 8.28.22
    Marta said:

    Hello Christine and thank you so much for the time you spent and spend in all these reviews!
    I saw a new serum from FaceTheory, i checked the INCI and seems fine but hope you’ll have time to check:
    Hylafecta 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum S14:
    Aqua, Pentylene Glycol (humectant derived from sugar cane), Hyaluronic Acid (humectant), Sodium Hyaluronate (salt of hyaluronic acid), Cistus Incanus Flower/leaf/stem extract (skin conditioning ingredient), Sodium Benzoate (preservative), Benzoic Acid (preservative), Sodium Phytate (chelating agent), Phenylpropanol (preservative), 1,2 – Hexanediol (preservative)

    Moreover, i noticed that on facetheory website there is a https://eu.facetheory.com/pages/routine-pregnancy-safe
    There are very few products, i would try to ask them how they make this list, why so restrictive.

  13. 12.9.22
    Laura said:

    Hello! Will you please tell me why is the Lumizela not safe for pregnancy? As fas as I know, azelaic acid is safe for pregnancy, is there other active in the formula that should be avoided?

    • 12.9.22
      Christine said:

      Every product notes what the problem ingredient is. In that case it’s a Salicylate.

    • 12.9.22
      Laura said:

      Ingredients list is aqua, propanediol (humectant from corn syrup), butyloctyl salicylate (ester of salicylic acid), azelaic acid (10%, derived from wheat), polyglyceryl-6 stearate (vegetable emulsifier), glycerin (humectant from rapeseed), polyglyceryl-4 oleate (vegetable emulsifier), avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, glyceryl caprylate (emulsifier) , sodium anisate (preservative from aniseed), sodium levulinate (preservative from sugar cane), polyglyceryl-6 behenate (vegetable emulsifier), rosa canina fruit extract (rosehip), cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose (vegetable thickener), xanthan gum (rheology modifier), sodium phytate (salt of phytic acid), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract

      • 12.9.22
        Christine said:

        Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

  14. 12.9.22
    Laura said:

    Thank you for your response. Also, do you know if the Resvera-F Antioxidant Serum is pregnancy safe? the ingredients list is : Propanediol (emollient derived from corn), Dimethyl Isosorbide (sugar based solvent), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Glycerin (humectant), Ferulic Acid (antioxidant from rice), Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-4 Esters (olive oil derived ester/emollient), Micah® (Bis(Cyano Butylacetate) Anthracenediylidene), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide (gelling agent), Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide (gelling agent).

    Micah®* is a skin protectant with anti-radical properties, not to be confused with the mineral Mica.

    • 12.9.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  15. 1.26.23
    Alisha said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Could you please let me know if exoglow serum that has licorice root is ok to use while trying to conceive and if it won’t interfere with pre conception supplements like CQ10 , pregnacare pre conception etc

    Thank you very much.

  16. 3.9.23
    Norah Ana Burchardt said:

    Is ferulic acid a safe ingredient during pregnancy? 16 weeks pregnant here, have been using the Relaxing Night Cream M10 since before conception, and just read on a website that this ingredient should be avoided…freaking out here!

    • 3.9.23
      Christine said:

      You can pretty much find info out there about avoiding everything possible, much of which isn’t based on much. It’s not considered an ingredient to avoid by the medical community. My list of ingredients that I screen out is very conservative and it’s here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      • 3.10.23
        Norah said:

        Thank you so much for the reply! This is super helpful =)

  17. 3.13.23
    Evi said:

    I read lumizela azelaic acid serum a10 is okay.

    Now I have lumizela azelaic acid serum a15, with 15% azelaic acid. Is this one also okay? Ingrediënts are:

    Aqua, propanediol (humectant from corn syrup), butyloctyl salicylate (ester of salicylic acid), azelaic acid (15%, derived from wheat), polyglyceryl-6 stearate (vegetable emulsifier), glycerin (humectant from rapeseed), polyglyceryl-4 oleate (vegetable emulsifier), avena sativa (oat) kernel flour, glyceryl caprylate (emulsifier), sodium anisate (preservative from aniseed), sodium levulinate (preservative from sugar cane), polyglyceryl-6 behenate (vegetable emulsifier), rosa canina (rosehip) fruit extract, cetyl hydroxyethylcellulose (vegetable thickener), xanthan gum (rheology modifier), sodium phytate (salt of phytic acid), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract.

    Is the salicylic acid in it okay for everyday use? I read online that it is only okay for short periods of time.

    Thanks in advances!

    • 3.13.23
      Evi said:

      * for breastfeeding I mean

    • 3.13.23
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

  18. 11.17.23
    Rola said:

    I’m relieved to have found this site!

    What about the new Ocuwake Eye Cream EYE1 PRO?

    Aqua, Urea, Glycerin, Bacillus Ferment, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Coco-Caprylate, Tocopherol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hexylresorcinol, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Lactic Acid, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ferulic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Seed Oil, Sodium Phytate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Sambucus Nigra (Elderflower) Flower Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

    • 11.18.23
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  19. 2.24.24
    Bri said:

    It looks like the Cera – B body cream
    has a new formula. Is this now safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients:
    Aqua, Coco-Caprylate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate , Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Olive Glycerides, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ceramide NP, Citral, Limonene, Linalool.

    • 2.25.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  20. 7.13.24
    Nina Parmar said:

    Hello,
    Is the face theory Jojoba purifying oil cleanser suitable for use in pregnancy and when breastfeeding please?
    Thanks so much in advance 🙂
    Ingredients are below:
    Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin, Tocopherol.

    Thanks, Nina

    • 7.14.24
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 7.15.24
        Nina Parmar said:

        Great thanks Christine 😊