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Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB and CC Creams

Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB and CC Creams

One of the major issues I’ve been having in discussing pregnancy safe skincare is sunscreen. I feel like I tell everyone that emails me that their sunscreen is not safe, and they need to find a pregnancy safe sunscreen, and I’m sorry but I don’t have one to recommend. All of the sunscreens I used when I was pregnant have been reformulated and I can no longer recommend them.

I try to not recommend any chemical sunscreens (if you’re not sure what those are, check out my sunscreen guide for more information) as those are actually absorbed by the skin, they’ve even been picked up in urine tests! While many of these ingredients are likely safe, due to ethical reasons it is highly unlikely that clinical trials will ever be completed to prove the safety of these ingredients.

The sunscreens included on this list are all physical sunscreens, with the active ingredient Zinc Oxide, and usually (but not always, check individual products to be sure) Titanium Dioxide as well. This means that all of these products are full spectrum UV coverage.

Note, I have not tried all of these products. Once I started finding products that were full spectrum and pregnancy safe, I decided I would just list every product that I found! I know this list will be helpful to many of my readers. If you have tried any of these products, let me know how you liked it in the comments below. There’s also a list of pregnancy safe body sunscreens.

Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreen List

Pregnancy Safe Tinted Moisturizers, BB and CC Creams

1. Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

2. SuperGoop CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35+ Sunscreen

3. SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50

4. Dr Jart+ Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 (I updated the ingredients to avoid, making this no longer safe)

Additional Tinted Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens

Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40, also for lighter skin tones
EltaMD UV Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 41 Sunscreen
GLOWBIOTICS MD Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30
SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield™ Broad Spectrum SPF 32 – Tinted
Suntegrity Skincare 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30

Untinted Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreen

5. Perricone MD Photo Plasma Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

6. Belli Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen

7. Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20

8. BareMinerals Mineral Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Daily Prep Lotion

Additional Untinted Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens

Arcona Reozone Protect SPF 40
Colorescience Daily UV Protector SPF 30
Coola Suncare Mineral Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Matte
Derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion
EltaMD UV Elements Broad Spectrum SPF 44
EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47
HydroPeptide Solar Defense Non-Tinted SPF 50
Naturopathica Daily UV Defense Cream SPF 50
Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid SPF 50
Nia 24 Sun Prevention 100 Percent Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
PRESCRIBEDsolutions Up the Anti Physical Sunblock SPF 30
Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen and Primer SPF 30
VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Baby SPF 50+

Read this before commenting to ask about your product

If you would like to ask if something is pregnancy safe please provide the product name, an ingredient list and limit yourself to a 2 products. I have readers asking about 20 products sometimes, and as much as I want to help, I simply don’t have enough hours in the day to check so many products. When you comment, please search the comments for your product first (command F will let you search for the name with most browsers) in the comments, I have already answered safety for hundreds of products.

Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide! Please only ask about facial sunscreens, BB and CC creams on this post, you can check other product types on these other posts. I have been getting makeup questions here for the products that are already in these posts. I will no longer answer questions about products on the wrong product type post, it spreads the information out and is a waste of everyone’s time.

Pregnancy Safe Skin Care
Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens
Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB & CC Creams
Pregnancy Safe Foundation Primers
Pregnancy Safe Foundations

Best Sunscreen Information
Find more information about how sunscreens work, application tips and product reviews in my sunscreen guide

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing
Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide!

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  1. Meyvanny Martha
    November 1, 2018 / 12:08 am

    Hello Dr. Christine, Its Meyvanny again, i wonder if this YSL Forever Light Creator CC Cream is safe for Pregnant

    The Avtive ingredients is :

    Octinoxate 5%
    Titanium dioxide 6.3%

    Inactive Ingredients is:
    water, dimethicone, glycerin, alcohol denat., isododecane, PEG-10 dimethicone, dipropylene glycol, pentylene glycol, disteardimonium hectorite, betaine, talc, diisostearyl malate, fragrance, tocopheryl acetate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, hydroxypropyl tetrahydropyrantriol, hydrolyzed prunus domestica, phenoxyethanol, adenosine, magnesium sulfate, magnesium aspartate, ethylhexyl hydroxystearate, ethyl menthane carboxamide, silica, dimethiconol, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, limonene, zinc gluconate, tin oxide, linalool, propylene glycol, copper gluconate, coriandrum sativum (coriander) fruit oil, moringa pterygosperma seed extract, carrageenan, passiflora edulis seed oil, disodium stearoyl glutamate, disodium phosphate, butylene glycol, BHT, citric acid, methicone, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, alumina, aluminum hydroxide; may contain: mica, red 28 lake, red 7, iron oxides, carmine, ferric ammonium ferrocyanide, bismuth oxychloride, titanium dioxide

    Thank you so much…

    • 15mins
      November 1, 2018 / 10:13 am

      Sorry this has chemical sunscreens

  2. Martha
    November 2, 2018 / 1:01 pm

    Hello! I am trying to find a sunscreen that has worked for me in the past under makeup, and am wondering if this one would be safe for my pregnancy:

    Tarteguard 30 sunscreen lotion broad spectrum spf 30

    -Maracuja: Visibly firms, brightens, and smooths with essential fatty acids and vitamin C.
    -Red Algae: Revitalizes and renews for smoother, younger-looking skin.
    -Soybean Extract: Combats signs of aging.
    -Apple Extract: Supplies vitamins and nutrients to act as an antioxidant and toning agent.
    -Honeysuckle Extract: Provides soothing and calming benefits to skin.
    -Sodium Hyaluronate: Retains and delivers moisture for optimal hydration and a refreshed appearance.
    -Vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an emollient and antioxidant.

    Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diheptyl Succinate, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Propanediol, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherols, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Citric Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Fragrance/Parfum, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Algae Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Exopolysaccharides, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Salicylate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate

    • 15mins
      November 2, 2018 / 4:46 pm

      No, it has salicylates

  3. Fadya
    November 3, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Hi, are these ingredients from Missha Near Skin Dustless Defence Sunblock SPF 50 / PA +++ safe to use during pregnancy?

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octinoxate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Octisalate, Zinc Oxide , Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide , Dipropylene Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Fragrance(Parfum), Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydroxyacetophenone, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Extract, Kappaphycus Alvarezii Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extractissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract.

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      November 3, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      Sorry, this has salicylates

  4. May
    November 5, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Hello, from Japan!
    I would like to ask you if the Shiseido’s BB cream Sunmedic 50+ PA++++ is safe during pregnancy. Thank you!

    Active(s): Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate.
    Other Ingredients: Xylitol,, cyclopentasiloxane, water, butylene gylcol, glycerin, octylsilyl titanium dioxide, poly C10-30 alkyl acrylate, triethylhexanoin, dimethicone, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, glyceryl triisostearate,ratzillacosme, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, stearic acid, trimethylsiloxysilicate, aluminum hydroxide, DEA-C8-18 perfluoroalkylethyl phosphate, isostearic acid, aluminum oxide, acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, silica, tetrahydropyran tetramethylcyclotetrasiloxane, sodium metaphosphate, tetradecene, phenoyethanol,
    zinc oxide, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499.

    • 15mins
      November 5, 2018 / 11:41 am

      No, this has licorice root

  5. Alessandra
    November 5, 2018 / 7:06 pm

    Hi, Dr
    The MAMA BUTTER BB Cream is really fine during pregnancy?

    Water, ethylhexyl palmitate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter,, glycerin, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, vaccinium myrtillus leaf extract*, salvia officinalis (sage) extract*, rosa canina fruit extract*, thymus vulgaris (thyme) flower/leaf extract*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, butylene glycol, alcohol, tribehenin, tocopherol, magnesium sulfate, calcium sodium borosilicate, silver oxide, phenoxyethanol (+/−) titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, aluminum hydroxide, talc, stearic acid, iron oxides.
    *ECOCERT® certified organic

    • 15mins
      November 5, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      looks fine

  6. Olivia
    November 8, 2018 / 10:06 am

    Hello Dr,

    Your Skin But Better CC Cream SPF 50+ Is safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    Titanium Dioxide 9.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.3%, Water, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexyl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Calcium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium Edta, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Niacinamide, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Lactobacillus/Honeysuckle Flower/Licorice Root/Morus Alba Root/Pueraria Lobata Root/Schizandra Chinensis Fruit/Scutellaria Baicalensis Root/Sophora Japonica Flower Extract Ferment Filtrate, Perfluorohexane, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cholesteryl, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Perfluorodecalin, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Magnolia Kobus Bark Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sprout Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Pentafluoropropane, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Steareth-20, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Colloidal Oatmeal, Hydrolyzed Silk, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Tocopherol, Thiamine Hcl, Riboflavin, Retinyl Palmitate, Pantothenic Acid, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Niacin, Folic Acid, Chrysin, Carnitine Hcl, Biotin, Ascorbic Acid, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chlorhexidine Digluconate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (Ci 77492, Ci 77491, Ci 77499).

    • 15mins
      November 8, 2018 / 10:48 am

      This has salicylates, licorice root extract, retinoids and snail secretion, so I wouldn’t use it during pregnancy for sure. We don’t know much about the snail stuff, I’m not sure I’d use it while nursing.

      • Linh T.
        November 8, 2018 / 3:43 pm

        OMG thank you Dr! A previous review on Youtube of a pregnant mom said that IT cosmetic cc cream is safe for pregnancy, so I have believed so. Thank you a zillion!

        • 15mins
          November 9, 2018 / 10:09 am

          Yeah, none of them are ok. I was super sad to not use it during my last pregnancy, I love these BB/CC creams!

  7. Linh T.
    November 8, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Hi Dr,

    I Supergoop Smooth and Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen safe during pregnancy?
    Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide 0.7%, Zinc Oxide 17%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Cyclopentasiloxane, Coco-Caprylate, Isododecane, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Water (Aqua), Isostearic Acid, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Alumina, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Buddleja Officinalis Flower Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrangea Arborescens Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Resveratrol, Scutellaria Lateriflora Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Pentapeptide-21

    Thank you so much!

    • 15mins
      November 9, 2018 / 10:08 am

      Looks ok!

      • Linh. T Pham
        November 10, 2018 / 11:46 pm

        Thank you very very much! you’re a life saver!

  8. Emily
    November 10, 2018 / 11:50 am

    Hi there!

    I was wondering about Dr. Jart Black Label Detox Beauty Balm:

    Here are the ingredients:
    -Titanium Dioxide 9.533%
    -Zinc Oxide 3.840%
    -Green Tea and Aloe Vera: Soothe.
    -Caviar: Purifies and regenerates.
    -Arbutin: Brightens dark marks and hyperpigmentation.
    -Portulaca Oleracea Extract: Soothes.

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Arbutin, Iron Oxides, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Calcium Stearate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone, Crosspolymer, Talc, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Propylene Carbonate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethlhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogren Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ozokerite, Diisostearyl Malate Beeswax, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium EDTA, Ubiquinone, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caviar Extract, Propylene Glycol, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Alcohol, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Caprylate, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Sodium Benzoate.

    • 15mins
      November 10, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      I would avoid this due to Arbutin

  9. Cyon
    November 11, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Hi Doc!

    I know this page is not about lipstick but i think you are the only expert i can ask about safe lipsticks during pregnancy. May I know your thoughts about HONEYBEE GARDENS Truly Natural Lipstick?

    Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil *, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Trioctyldodecyl Citrate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf*, Propanediol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Undecyl Alcohol, Tocopherol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Iron Oxide (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499, CI 45410). * = certified organic ingredients

    • 15mins
      November 11, 2018 / 1:21 pm

      Looks ok to me

  10. lina
    November 11, 2018 / 4:50 pm

    Hi – Would appreciate any feedback on Murad City skin age defense spf 50 sunscreen. Is it safe for pregnancy?
    Titanium Dioxide 2.7%
    -Zinc Oxide 10%

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-35, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Xanthophyll, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Silica, Tapioca Starch, Sucrose, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

    • 15mins
      November 12, 2018 / 12:31 pm

      Sorry this has retinoids

  11. Erika
    November 12, 2018 / 8:03 am

    Wondering if this shine cosmetics BB cream is safe during pregnancy?

    Ingredients: water, steareth-20, sorbitan sesquioleate, cyclo- pentasiloxane, ozokerite, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, zinc oxide, dimethicone, ethylhex- yl palmitate, propylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, mica, may contain( /-): titanium dioxide(ci77891), yellow iron oxide(ci77492), red iron oxide(ci77491), black iron oxide(ci77499).

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      November 12, 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  12. Amanda M
    November 14, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Your website is a Godsend! I was going from blog to blog trying to find someone providing evidence-based recommendations for skincare and stumbled upon your site. Thank you for all that you do! Please know it is greatly appreciated.

    I wanted to ask about the ingredients in this face moisturizer with sunscreen. Thank you in advance!

    Aveeno Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
    Active Ingredients:Titanium Dioxide (4.3%), Zinc Oxide (3%)
    Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glyceryl Behenate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Aluminum Stearate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Alumina, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Methyldihydrojasmonate, Squalane, Arachidyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Citrate, Polysorbate 60, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone (and) Methyl Ionones, Ceramide NP, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract

    • 15mins
      November 17, 2018 / 3:51 pm

      Looks ok

  13. Noemi Gomez
    November 16, 2018 / 11:37 am

    Hi! I love your site 🙂

    You mention a couple of the EltaMD Sunscreens above and I was wondering if there is any chance UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 – Skin type Acne Prone, Rosacea & Hyperpigmentation is safe?

    Active: Zinc Oxide 9.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%.

    Inactive: Purified Water, Cyclomethicone, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

    Thank you so much for your time! You are appreciated!

    • 15mins
      November 16, 2018 / 1:15 pm

      No, sorry that one has chemical sunscreens

  14. Heidi
    November 16, 2018 / 4:59 pm

    Hi dr,

    Can you please tell me if Maybelline dream bb fresh is safe during pregnancy?


    • 15mins
      November 17, 2018 / 3:33 pm

      This looks fine

  15. Isa
    November 19, 2018 / 10:07 am

    Hi thanks for all this info! I have been using Aveeno positively radiant daily moisturizer with spf 30 for years, wondering if it is safe for pregnancy

    Active: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 12%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 1.7%, Oxybenzone 3%…..Sunscreen. Inactive: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, Diethylhexyl 2, 6-Naphthalate, Glycerin, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Silica, Panthenol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Aluminum Starch, Octenylsuccinate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Methylparaben, Steareth-2, Fragrance, Polyacrylate-13, Behenyl Alcohol, Steareth-21, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Polyisobutene, Arachidyl Glucoside, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Benzalkonium Chloride, Polysorbate 20, Boron Nitride, Titanium Dioxide, Mica.

    • 15mins
      November 20, 2018 / 10:06 am

      No, it has chemical sunscreens and 2 of them are salicylates.

      • Noemi
        November 26, 2018 / 8:22 pm

        Thank you so much for your response! Appreciate your time!

  16. Nattaporn
    November 20, 2018 / 1:16 am

    Hello Dr,

    Please help me to check MOOGOO-Earth Cream Tinted Moisturiser is safe during pregnancy.


    Aqua (Water), Titanium Dioxide (Food Grade), Cocoglycerides (Emollient), Coco-Caprylate (Coconut-Based Conditioner), Glyceryl Stearate Citrate (Emulsifier), Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax), Taraktogenos Kurzii Seed Oil (Skin Conditioner), Nigella Sativa (Fennel Flower) Seed Oil, Leptospermum Scoparium (Manuka) Branch/Leaf Oil, Potassium Lauroyl Wheat Amino Acids (Skin Conditioner), Palm Glycerides, Capryloyl Glycine (Skin Conditioner), Magnolia Grandiflora (Tree) Bark Extract, Sodium Levulinate (Natural Preservative), Potassium Sorbate (Natural Preservative), Yellow Iron oxide (Pigment), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Brown Iron oxide (Pigment), Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (Glucose-Based Emulsifier), Glyceryl Caprylate (Skin Conditioner), Magnesium Aluminium Silicate (Clay Base), Xanthan Gum (Food Grade Thickener), Red Iron oxide (Pigment), Citric acid (Natural Preservative), Natural Vanilla Fragrance

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      November 20, 2018 / 10:11 am

      looks ok!

  17. IK
    November 21, 2018 / 12:23 pm

    Hello, thanks so much for your pregnancy-safe skincare posts! Please help me check if these two cc creams are pregnancy-safe:

    SUGAO Air Fit CC Cream

    Ingredients:Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, titanium dioxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, triethlhexanoin, polymethylsilsequioxane, triethylhexyl trimellitate, mineral oil, vinyl dimethicone/lauryl dimethicone cross polymer, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, hydrated silica, lauryl dimethicone/polyglyecerin-3 crosspolymer, hydrogen dimethicone, aluminum hydroxide, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, methicone, BHT, iodopropynyl butylcabamate, iron oxides


    MAQUILLAGE Peach Change Base CC

    Ingredients: PEG-10 Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Isostearic Acid, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Iron Titanium Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Glycerin, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Cyclomethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Alumina Magnesium Metasilicate, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Hyaluronic Acid, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer , Acrylonitrile/Methacrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate Copolymer , Soluble Collagen , Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate ,Glucosyl Hesperidin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dextrin Palmitate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite , Zinc Citrate , Stearic Acid, EDTA, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Alumina, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyester-1, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citric Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, BHT, Mineral Oil. Hydrated Silica, Sulfuric Acid, Silica, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Tetradecene, Tin Oxide, Isobutane, Isopentane, Phenoxyethanol, Mica, Barium Sulfate, Iron Oxides

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      November 21, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      Both CC creams have a chemical sunscreen (ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate) so I would avoid

  18. Rere
    November 23, 2018 / 12:47 am

    Hello Dr,

    Please help me to check Avene Very High Protection Mineral Cream SPF50+ whether is safe during pregnancy.

    IRON OXIDES (CI 77492).
    IRON OXIDES (CI 77491).

    • 15mins
      November 23, 2018 / 6:47 pm

      Looks ok

  19. Tara
    November 24, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    Hello Dr. I wanted to ask if this product TATCHA Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ safe to use during pregnancy? Thank you

    -Zinc Oxide 15% and Octisalate 5%: Provide broad-spectrum sun protection; octisalate is an emollient that keeps skin soft and prevents the formula from degrading in the sun. -Japanese Wild Rose: Brings the body back into balance, supports natural circulation, and calms with antioxidants; balances skin and diminishes the look of pores.
    -Hadasei-3: Restores a healthy-looking, youthful radiance with green tea, rice, and algae.

    Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Eriobotrya Japonica Leaf Extract, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Sericin, Algae Extract, Lecithin, Inositol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Tristearate, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Silica, Potassium Sorbate, Beheneth-20, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethiconol, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (Ci77491), Tin Oxide (Ci 77861), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

    • 15mins
      November 24, 2018 / 7:14 pm

      Sorry, it has chemical sunscreens and licorice root extracts

  20. Megan
    November 25, 2018 / 9:52 am

    Two products for you – guessing not okay, but wanted your take… Thanks!!
    1: MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème Broad Spectrum SPF – Actives: 2% Titanium Dioxide / 17% Zinc Oxide
    Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polysilicone-15, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Iron Oxides, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Camellia Sinensis (GreenTea) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract

    2. PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation – Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Butylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-11, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylene Brassylate, Laureth-7, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Maris Sal/Sea Salt/Sel Marin, Methicone, Mica, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Pullulan, Sclerotium Gum, Silica, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Carrageenan, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491,77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

    • 15mins
      November 25, 2018 / 12:24 pm

      #1 has a salicylate so I wouldn’t use it, but #2 is ok

  21. Eleni
    November 27, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    Would love your opinion on Fitglow Beauty’s foundation below. Other than licorice root, do any other listed ingredients alarm you for women trying to get pregnant? Thanks so much.

    Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil *, Cera Alba (Beeswax)* , Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil*, Lauryl Laurate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Phytoelastin PF (Plant Elastin), Water, Phospholipids & Phytonadione (Vitamin K Liposome ) , Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Caffeine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea Extract ) *, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract (Licorice Root) * May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Yellow Iron Oxide, Red Iron Oxide, Black Iron Oxide, Ultramarine Violet, Chromium Oxide Green, Manganese Violet. * Certified Organic Ingredients

    • 15mins
      November 27, 2018 / 1:32 pm

      Only the licorice root to avoid here

  22. Linh Nguyen
    November 28, 2018 / 1:04 am

    Hello Dr., I would like to know whether I can use this sunscreen “KOSÉ SEKKISEI WHITE UV MILK SPF50+/PA++++” during pregnancy. Ingredients are listed below. Thank you so much!

    Cyclomethicone, Water, Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isododecane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Polysilicone-15, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Akebia Quinata Stem Extract, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Ratzillacosme.Com Do.Not.Copy, Tocopherol, Coix Lacryma-Jobi (Job’s Tears) Seed Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Melothria Heterophylla Root Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Disodium EDTA, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Glycerin, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Zerolite, Talc, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Butyl Polydimethylsiloxy Ethoxypropyl Phosphate, Boron Nitride, Fragrance, Mica.

    • 15mins
      November 28, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Sorry, that Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is a chemical sunscreen.

  23. Katy
    December 1, 2018 / 3:51 pm

    Hi! Thank you so much for your time! I am wondering about Physician’s Formula Organic Wear BB Cream.

    The ingredients are as follows:
    Active: Titanium Dioxide 3.9%, Zinc Oxide 1.0%. Inactive: Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Water*, Simmodsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Dodecane, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin+, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate / Polyhydroxystearate / Sebacate, Lecithin*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water*, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Beeswax*, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax*, Glycerin, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Sulfate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract*, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Tocopherol, Water, Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Fragrance. May Contain: Iron Oxides.

    • 15mins
      December 1, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      I’d avoid this due to the willow bark, it’s a big source of salicylates

  24. Evelyn
    December 5, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Hi doc, please help. Is it safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Water, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercus Robur (Oak) Wood Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Maltodextrin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-4, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 15mins
      December 7, 2018 / 11:31 am

      Ok for both 🙂

  25. Misa chow
    December 6, 2018 / 8:29 am

    first of all, really thank you for your time to help us to analyze the products! It takes lots of time to read through the ingredients.

    I remember when I search Eye Creams With Retinol in Sephora website, the Fresh black tea eye cream did show up on the list but when I read the ingredients I can’t find retinol. I wonder is retinol also appear in another name? I have checked Tretinoin and Retin A not in the list, perhaps it’s Sephora mistake or they removed from the products?

    Apply to the face and neck daily, morning and night.

    • 15mins
      December 7, 2018 / 10:43 am

      I think that may have been an error on Sephora’s part. I don’t see any retinol in there and the descriptions on their site and Fresh don’t mention anything. It definitely wasn’t there when I reviewed the ingredient list. So I’m not sure why it showed up in that search. It’s definitely safe to use during pregnancy, and I don’t see hidden retinol 🙂

  26. Suzanne
    December 6, 2018 / 11:18 am

    I’m wondering if La Roche-Posay Toleraine Double Repair Face Moisturizer is ok? Thank you for your help!

    Active ingredients: Avobenzone 3% (sunscreen) / Homosalate 5% (sunscreen) / Octisalate 5% (sunscreen) / Octocrylene 7% (sunscreen). Inactive ingredients: water (La Roche-Posay Prebiotic Thermal Water) / glycerin / silica / dimethicone / niacinamide / PEG-100 stearate / glyceryl stearate / stearic acid / stearyl alcohol / allantoin / ceramide NP / dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer / sodium hydroxide / myristic acid / myristyl alcohol / palmitic acid / ammonium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate / disodium edta / capryloyl glycine / caprylyl glycol / citric acid / xanthan gum / T-butyl alcohol / cetyl alcohol / tocophero

    • 15mins
      December 7, 2018 / 10:39 am

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens.

  27. Marissa Sciulli
    December 7, 2018 / 7:59 am

    Thank you in advance for your review:

    Supergood Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40

    Isododecane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Meadowfoam Estolide, Polyester-8, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lithothamnion Calcareum Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Jojoba Esters, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Mannitol, Olibanum, Lecithin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Diatomaceous Earth, Zinc Sulfate, Silica, Tocopherol.

    • 15mins
      December 7, 2018 / 10:20 am

      You’re missing the actual sunscreen ingredients here, but they’re all chemical ones (Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 8%, Octinoxate 4.5%, Octisalate 5%) and that’s what makes it unsafe. Sorry.

  28. Jasmine
    December 8, 2018 / 7:24 am

    Hi Doc,

    Appreciates yr advice too for JILL STUART
    Airy Tint Watery CC Cream UV Veil containing following ingredients, whether it is suitable for pregnant ladies to use:

    Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Lavender Oil, Avocado Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Lauroyl Lysin

    Is silica, Phenyl Trimethicone/Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane ingredients safe in makeup and facial products too?

    Many thanks!

    • 15mins
      December 9, 2018 / 12:54 pm

      This is ok

  29. Liz
    December 8, 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Hi dr. Please check this bb cream from iwhite korea

    Ingredients :Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Adenosine

    Aroma Herb Complex: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Alchemilla Vulagris Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Helichrysum Arenarium Extract, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract

    Other Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone, Cylopentasiloxane, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Propanediol, Saccharide Isomerate, Allantoin, Hydrolyzed Glycosaminoglycans, Lecithin, Dimethiconol, Methyl Hydrogenated Rosinate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499, Fragrance

    • 15mins
      December 9, 2018 / 12:55 pm

      This looks ok

  30. hina
    December 9, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    hey i wanted to ask if the following are safe for use in preg thanx
    natio Tinted Moisturiser SPF 50
    Water (Aqua), Isopropyl Palmitate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Hydrated Silica, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminium Silicate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Dimethicone, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Methylparaben, Fragrance (Parfum), Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Tetrasodium EDTA. May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Kaolin (CI 77004).

    • 15mins
      December 10, 2018 / 11:44 am

      No, this has chemical sunscreens

      • hina
        December 10, 2018 / 3:58 pm

        may i know which one is it 🙂

        • 15mins
          December 10, 2018 / 8:31 pm

          Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Triazone are all chemical sunscreens. I’m sure there are more after that, but I stopped after seeing those.

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