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Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB and CC Creams

Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB and CC Creams

My pregnancy safe makeup and beauty guide has become very popular, and readers have been asking a lot of questions about pregnancy safety! 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.



There’s also a list of pregnancy safe body sunscreens. Here is a post on daily moisturizers with SPF, those are much harder to fine in pregnancy safe versions. There are also a lot of sunscreens included in the big list of pregnancy safe skincare.

Pregnancy Safe

Arcona Reozone Protect SPF 40
BareMinerals COMPLEXION RESCUE™ Tinted Moisturizer
Belli Pure Radiance Facial Sunscreen
Burt’s Bees BB Cream with SPF 15
By Terry Cellularose® CC Cream
Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Colorescience Daily UV Protector SPF 30
Coola Suncare Mineral Face SPF 30 Sunscreen Matte
Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40, also for lighter skin tones
Derma e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion
EltaMD UV Elements Broad Spectrum SPF 44
EltaMD UV Physical Broad Spectrum SPF 41 Sunscreen
EltaMD UV Pure Broad-Spectrum SPF 47
GLOWBIOTICS MD Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30
HydroPeptide Solar Defense Non-Tinted SPF 50
ILIA Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
Naturopathica Daily UV Defense Cream SPF 50
Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid SPF 50
Nia 24 Sun Prevention 100 Percent Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Perricone MD Photo Plasma Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
PRESCRIBEDsolutions Up the Anti Physical Sunblock SPF 30
SkinCeuticals Physical Matte UV Defense SPF 50
SkinMedica Essential Defense Mineral Shield™ Broad Spectrum SPF 32 – Tinted
Suntegrity Skincare 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30
Suntegrity Skincare Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen and Primer SPF 30
SuperGoop CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum SPF 35+ Sunscreen
Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen
VMV Hypoallergenics Armada Baby SPF 50+

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15: Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
Chanel CC Cream: Chemical Sunscreen
Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Suncreen
Cle de Peau UV Protective Cream Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 50+: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Dermalogica Sheer Tint SPF 20: Chemical Sunscreen
Erborian BB Crème au Ginseng – Chemical Sunscreen
Estee Lauder DayWear Sheer Tint Release Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20: Chemical Sunscreens
La Mer The Reparative SkinTint Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Laura Mercier Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen: Chemical Sunscreen
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20: Chemical sunscreen
Lancome Skin Feels Good Hydrating Skin Tint Healthy Glow SPF 23: Chemical Sunscreen
MAC Prep + Prime Beauty Balm SPF 35: Licorice Root, Chemical Sunscreens
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Origins GinZing™ SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer: Chemical Sunscreen
Philosophy renewed hope in a jar skin tint: Chemical Sunscreens
Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35: Chemical Sunscreen
Trish McEvoy Beauty Balm Instant Solutions® SPF 35: Chemical Sunscreen
Yves Saint Laurent Touche Éclat All-in-One Glow: Chemical Sunscreens

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Note I’m including products with retinoids here, as those are a bit iffy. It depends on how conservative you want to be while nursing (still absolutely contraindicated while pregnant). Refer to my post on ingredients to avoid while nursing for more discussion.

Colorescience Tint du Soleil™ SPF 30 Sunscreen Foundation: Retinoid
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 20: Retinoid
Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer – Retinoid
Tarte Beyond BB Perfecting Liquid Foundation – Retinoid

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. Jennifer
    January 7, 2019 / 3:46 pm

    Hello, I am wondering if this is safe facial sunscreen. Thank you for your help!

    Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45

    Active: Zinc Oxide 9.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%.

    Inactive: Butylene Glycol, Caffeine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrelate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Lodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Lactic Acid, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Oleth-3 Phosphate, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Phenoxyethanol, Polyisobutene, Silybum Marianum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water/Aqua/Eau.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 7, 2019 / 9:12 pm

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  2. Bethany Cooper
    January 15, 2019 / 12:47 am

    Volition prismatic luminizing shield

    INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Coconut Alkanes, Isododecane, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Lauryl Dimethicone, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Alcohol, Sophora Flavescens Root Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, CI 77491, CI 77492.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 16, 2019 / 10:34 am

      No, this has licorice root

  3. Grace
    January 19, 2019 / 2:47 am

    Hi Doctor,

    May I know if IT Cosmetic CC cream is safe to use during pregnancy? Thank you so much

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 9.0% ZINC OXIDE 6.3% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER, SNAIL SECRETION FILTRATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, 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, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, 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, CHOLESTEROL, 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, 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
      Author
      January 19, 2019 / 12:54 pm

      It isn’t, sorry

  4. HP
    January 21, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    Good afternoon Dr. –

    What do you think about IT Cosmetics CC cream? Many thanks!

    Ingredients:

    -Collagen: Supports skin elasticity for a youthful, smooth appearance.
    -Peptides: Help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and support natural collagen for the look of smoother, firmer skin.
    -Niacin: Promotes a more even appearance and helps combat the look of blemishes and hyperpigmentation.
    -Antioxidants: Reduce and protect against free-radical damage, which can cause skin inflammation and aging.
    -Titanium Dioxide 9.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.3%: Sunscreen.

    Water, Snail Secretion Filtrate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, 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, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, 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, Cholesterol, 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, 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
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 5:00 pm

      It isn’t safe for pregnancy. It has snail secretion, salicylates and a retinoid. It’s fine for nursing, and it’s one of my favorite BB Creams.

  5. Megan Easley
    January 22, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    Hi there,
    I love your website, thanks for all that you do. I was wondering about Coola Daydream® Mineral SPF 30 Makeup Primer Sunscreen. The ingredients are
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS (SUNSCREEN):
    Zinc Oxide – 4.0%, Titanium Dioxide – 2.3%

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
    Alumina, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Iris Pallida Leaf Cell Extract, Isododecane, Lonicera Japonica Callus Extract, Mica, Nymphaea Alba Leaf Cell Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Trimethylsiloxysilicate

    Thank you for your time.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 3:39 pm

      This is ok

  6. Shi Hui
    January 25, 2019 / 9:30 pm

    Hi Dr,

    First and foremost, thank you for taking this initiative to consolidate these lists so that all expecting mummys can have a peace of mind when selecting skin care/make up products during the course of pregnancy.

    I am currently using this these products and would like to know if the ingredients are safe for use during pregnancy and nursing?

    Also, will ingredients in consealers be absorbed into the skin? Should consealers be a cause of concern?

    SEKKISEI WHITE BB Cream moist SPF40 PA+++

    Water,, alcohol,, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,, propylene glycol dicaprate,, polysilicone-15,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, butylene glycol,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, akebia quinata stem extract,, angelica acutiloba root extract,, coix lacryma-jobi (job’s tears) seed extract,, paeonia suffruticosa root extract,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, melothria heterophylla root extract,, prunus persica (peach) leaf extract,, BHT,, disodium EDTA,, PEG-30 phytosterol,, PEG-5 phytosterol,, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer,, dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer,, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer,, carbomer,, glycerin,, silica,, diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone,, dimethicone,, sodium dilauramidoglutamide lysine,, glyceryl stearate,, cetearyl alcohol,, ammonium silver zinc aluminum silicate,, talc,, potassium hydroxide,, phenoxyethanol,, methylparaben,, fragrance,, mica,, titanium dioxide

    INNISFREE NO SEBUM MINERAL POWDER

    Ingredients, white Mineral Powder: silica, modified corn starch, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, caprylic/capric triglyceride, mica, green tea (Camellia sinensis) leaf extract, mint (Mentha arvensis) leaf extract, mineral salts, ethylhexylglycerin, glyceryl caprylate, dimethicone, ethylene/acrylic acid copolymer, 1,2-hexanediol.

    Thanks!!

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 26, 2019 / 5:54 pm

      The BB Cream has chemical sunscreens so I would avoid it while pregnant, it’s fine for nursing.. Powders you don’t need to worry about. Concealers mostly sit on the surface of the skin, but some likely does get absorbed.

  7. Lena
    January 26, 2019 / 5:08 am

    Hello! What a cool website and an amazing work you do here!
    I have been wondering about the following product

    Missha Flash Up Sun SPF50+ PA++++

    Ingredients:
    Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Artemisia Princeps Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water, Helichrysum Italicum Flower Water, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Water, Ceramide NP, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Bis-PEG/PPG-20/5 PEG/PPG-20/5 Dimethicone, Methoxy PEG/PPG-25/4 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 80, Sorbitan Oleate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Fragrance

    Thank you so much for your time

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 26, 2019 / 11:18 am

      Sorry, i would avoid this due to chemical susncreens

  8. Leni
    January 28, 2019 / 5:35 pm

    Hi Doctor, I really appreciate your time for looking into this one.
    I was wondering if Ethylhexyl Triazone is kind of chemical sunscreen too?

    This is for Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence:

    Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Dibutyl Adipate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Silica, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluornate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 28, 2019 / 10:04 pm

      Yes, it isn’t approved in the US but it’s a chemical sunscreen

  9. Alexanne Moreau
    January 29, 2019 / 1:02 pm

    Hello!
    Is NARS Pure radiant Tinted mosturizer safe?

    WATER, DIMETHICONE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, DIETHYLHEXYL SUCCINATE, GLYCERIN, NYLON-12, CYCLOMETHICONE, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SORBITAN SESQUIISOSTEARATE, STEARIC ACID PHENOXYETHANOL, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TRISODIUM, EDTA, ALUMINUM DISTEARATE, TALC, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYSILICONE-2, VIBRIO ALGINOLYTICUS FERMENT FILTRATE, TOCOPHEROL, ALTEROMONAS FERMENT FILTRATE, MARIS SAL (SEA SALT), HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, BHT, ALGAE (ALGAE EXTRACT), SODIUM METABISULFITE, CURCUMA LONGA [CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT], POTASSIUM SORBATE, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, CITRAL, LINALOOL [+/- (MAY CONTAIN): CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)].

    And how about the Clarins Instant concealer?

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Isononyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Sorbitan Oleate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Chloride, Silica, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Sorbic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Mica, Lysine, Magnesium Chloride, Caffeine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Siloxanetriol Alginate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 29, 2019 / 1:06 pm

      The nars has chemical sunscreens. The Clarins is ok though

  10. Shar
    February 2, 2019 / 7:04 pm

    Hi Christine! Thanks so much for all the helpful information you provide. I’ve been looking for a daytime moisturizer (preferably anti-aging) with sunscreen that’s safe for pregnancy–and I remain a bit confused about what you have posted above. Perricone MD’s Photo Plasma seems to have been discontinued, and Fresh’s Black Tea Age-Delay lotion does in fact contain a chemical sunscreen (I checked the ingredients when I went in to buy it). Are you aware of a daily moisturizer with sunscreen that’s pregnancy-safe? Thanks!

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 2, 2019 / 7:19 pm

      Unfortunately I’m at the mercy of the online ingredient lists, and often there are product reformulations (and Photo Plasma was a best seller at Sephora when I made this list). All of the products on this list were purely mineral based at the time I published. I recommend checking my post on pregnancy friendly skincare products, there are a lot of sunscreens in there.

      • Sam
        February 3, 2019 / 12:16 pm

        I had a similar question as Shar above.

        So there aren’t any pregnancy-safe moisturizers w/sunscreen you know of or would recommend? I am hoping to avoid layering on multiple products. Thank you so much.

        • 15mins
          Author
          February 3, 2019 / 3:03 pm

          This post has an entire list of them above, 1 was discontinued and another may have been reformulated (note I haven’t been able to confirm this with the brand, I’m waiting for an email back as the active sunscreen ingredients are no longer listed on line, but they were when I made this list). I’ll make a separate post of just lotions with sunscreen.

          • Sam
            February 3, 2019 / 7:18 pm

            Wow, thank you that is very helpful.

            Where will I find the post? This page? Thanks!!

          • 15mins
            Author
            February 3, 2019 / 7:27 pm

            I’m writing it now. OMG I looked for forever to find the lotions! Very few are available, you’re absolutely right! I was like… wait there are tons of sunscreens here. But they’re ones you’d need to layer, something that drives me crazy. There’s a good range of price points, a couple of Neutrogenas up to more expensive. Hopefully I’ll have it ready for tomorrow, I’ll come back and post the link here and in the post!

          • Shar
            February 6, 2019 / 9:33 am

            THANK YOU!!

  11. Sammie
    February 3, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Hi Doctor,
    I’m wondering is this safe?
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS Octocrylene 30 mg/g, Ethylhexyl Triazone 20 mg/g, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor 20 mg/g, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 30 mg/g. CONTAINS Phenoxyethanol.

    Thank you so muchhhh ❤️

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 3, 2019 / 3:03 pm

      Sorry this has chemical sunscreens

  12. Ola
    February 7, 2019 / 11:39 am

    Hi dr,

    Can you please tell me if dior skin nude bb is safe during pregnancy?

    AQUA (WATER) – METHYL TRIMETHICONE – DIMETHICONE – ALCOHOL – PEG 9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE – BUTYLENE GLYCOL – PHENYL TRIMETHICONE – ISODODECANE – ACRYLATES / DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER – SILICA – GLYCERIN – PHENOXYETHANOL – ALUMINIUM HYDROXIDE – DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER – MICA – SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE – STEARIC ACID – DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE – TOCOPHERYL ACETATE – CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT – PROPYLENE CARBONATE – TETRASODIUM EDTA – PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) – MALTODEXTRIN – BHT – ASPALATHUS LINEARIS LEAF EXTRACT – SERICIN – LINALOOL – LIMONENE – BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL – HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT – RHODOCHROSITE EXTRACT – MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT – HYDROLYZED LINSEED EXTRACT – CITRONELLOL – BALANITES ROXBURGHII SEED OIL – CITRIC ACID – POTASSIUM SORBATE – SORBIC ACID – AJUGA TURKESTANICA EXTRACT. MAY CONTAIN: CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE) – CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES) – CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE).

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 7, 2019 / 1:44 pm

      This looks ok as long as it isn’t listed to have SPF

      • Ola
        February 7, 2019 / 2:13 pm

        The cover say it contains spf 10 so i can’t use it ?

        Thanks for your help.

        • 15mins
          Author
          February 7, 2019 / 2:40 pm

          It means you’re missing ingredients, there are sunscreens not listed here. They’re often listed separately under “active ingredients” and then the rest under inactive, this is the inactive. In that case I can’t say if it is safe or not, it really depends on what those ingredients are. I’m sorry 🙁

          • Ola
            February 7, 2019 / 3:08 pm

            Thank you soooo much and i am really sorry for the mistake and here is the Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 2.19%; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Alcohol, PEG-9P Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Isododecane, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Silica, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mica, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Maltodextrin, BHT, Aspalanthus Linearis Leaf Extract, Sericin, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Rhodochrosite Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Hydrolyzed Linseed Extract, Citronellol, Balantines Roxburghii Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sorbic Acid, Ajuga Turkestanica Extract. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

          • 15mins
            Author
            February 7, 2019 / 5:50 pm

            It’s fine 🙂

  13. Kristina
    February 8, 2019 / 7:44 am

    Hi,

    I love your posts so much!

    May I know if this is advisable for pregnant women?

    Cancer Society Gel Sunscreen

    SPF 50+ UVA and UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
    Transparent, moisturising clear sun gel – fresh and quickly absorbed
    Coconut Fragrance
    Dermatologically tested – so suitable for sensitive skin
    Added benefits:

    Leaves no residue/no white streaks
    Preservative free (alcohol based)

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
    Homosalate 50mg/g
    Octyl Salicylate 50mg/g
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 40mg/g
    Octocrylene 80mg/g
    Contains
    Ethanol

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 8, 2019 / 8:09 am

      Sorry, lots of chemical sunscreens 🙁

      • Kristina
        February 8, 2019 / 10:38 am

        Shucks! 😓 Thank you for answering!

        May I know if this sunscreen product is okay?

        -Zinc Oxide 20%: Provides powerful UV protection from harmful rays; ideal for all skin types including sensitive.
        -Astaxanthin-rich Algae Extract: A potent antioxidant that provides defense from oxidative damage.
        -Sunflower Sprout Extract: Helps neutralize free radicals and exhibits strong anti-glycation properties.

        Zinc Oxide 20%, Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Steareth-2, Propanediol, Steareth-21, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Silica, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Juice Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Sea Water, Acetyl Glucosamine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glycine, Sucrose, Lecithin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Iron Oxides. (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

        • 15mins
          Author
          February 8, 2019 / 11:28 am

          Looks ok to me!

          • Kristina
            February 8, 2019 / 11:54 pm

            Thank you so so much! You’re a lifesaver! ❤️❤️❤️

  14. Kristina
    February 12, 2019 / 12:17 am

    Hello!
    Is this product okay while pregnant?

    The ingredients are: Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Agar, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis, Citrus Medica Limonum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, Xylitol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance.

    Thanks so much!

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 10:30 am

      Sorry, the Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is a chemical sunscreen

      • Kristina
        February 13, 2019 / 5:13 am

        Gosh! Thanks for that! ❤️

        Is this okay?

        Active: Titanium Dioxide 6%, Zinc Oxide 5%.

        Inactive: titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Undecane, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Methicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Iron Oxides, Peg-8 Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Artemia Extract, Benzoic Acid, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Peg-9

        • 15mins
          Author
          February 13, 2019 / 2:58 pm

          Sorry, this has a salicylate

  15. Lola
    February 12, 2019 / 1:42 am

    Sorry! I might have posted this in the wrong thread but here’s my question again!

    MAYBELLINE
    Dream Fresh BB Cream 8-In-1 Skin Perfector

    Ingredients
    Active: Titanium Dioxide 1.15%. Inactive: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Pentylene Glycol, Octyldodecyl Xyloside, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isohexadecane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 80, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Glycol, Methylisothiazolinone, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 12, 2019 / 10:23 am

      That’s fine!

  16. Sara
    February 13, 2019 / 12:53 am

    Do you have any thoughts on Juice Beauty CC cream? I was under the impression their CC cream was safe for pregnancy but now you are making me wonder. 🙂

      • Sara
        February 15, 2019 / 3:39 pm

        Thank you so much!! I didn’t even realize they had a pregnancy page with items listed. I just took a look at it and this is on it which makes me so happy!

        Thank you again!!!!! 🙂

  17. R
    February 14, 2019 / 10:02 pm

    Hi!
    Could I check if these 2 products are pregnancy safe?
    Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening UV Protector SPF50+/PA++++ Soft Glow No. 1
    (I assume no because of licorice extract?)
    [No.1] WATER, PROPANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, DIETH HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, GLYCERIN, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, HONEY, HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS(HYDROLYZED WHITE GINSENG SAPONINS), OLDENLANDIA DIFFUSA EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, MORUS ALBA ROOT EXTRACT, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, C14-22 ALCOHOLS, CETYL ALCOHOL, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, PEG-100 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, POLYACRYLATE-13, ALUMINA, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYISOBUTENE, C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE, ALUMINUM STEARATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CARBOMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 20, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE

    Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening UV Protector SPF50+/PA++++ Soft Peach No. 2
    This has titanium dioxide and licorice extract, is this a no no as well?
    [No.2] WATER, PROPANEDIOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, GLYCERIN, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, NELUMBO NUCIFERA FLOWER EXTRACT, POLYGONATUM OFFICINALE RHIZOME/ROOT EXTRACT, LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT, REHMANNIA GLUTINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, HONEY, HYDROLYZED GINSENG SAPONINS(HYDROLYZED WHITE GINSENG SAPONINS), OLDENLANDIA DIFFUSA EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHIZA URALENSIS (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT, MORUS ALBA ROOT EXTRACT, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, C14-22 ALCOHOLS, CETYL ALCOHOL, METHOXY PEG-114/POLYEPSILON CAPROLACTONE, PEG-100 STEARATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, POLYACRYLATE-13, ALUMINA, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYISOBUTENE, C12-20 ALKYL GLUCOSIDE, ALUMINUM STEARATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, STEARIC ACID, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, CARBOMER, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, POLYSORBATE 20, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, DISODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), FRAGRANCE

    Also I’m a little confused about what your other posts says, how do I differentiate chemical sunscreens? Is it as long as they have UVA stuff like avobenzone, ecamsule, meradimate, we should stay away from chemical sunscreens?

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 15, 2019 / 7:46 am

      In the post above I discuss what to look for and link to the sunscreen guide for more information. Only zinc and titanium are physical sunscreens, the rest are all chemical sunscreens and unsafe. Both of these have chemical sunscreens (and licorice root) and are unsafe.

  18. Sylvia
    February 17, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    Hi Christine!

    First off, I love this post! Thank you so much for writing this. Could I get your opinion on whether or not this facial sunscreen is safe? Thank you!

    Maelove – Sun Protector

    https://maelove.com/products/the-sun-protector

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 17, 2019 / 3:46 pm

      It has licorice root, but would be safe for nursing

  19. April
    February 19, 2019 / 7:03 pm

    Hi! I was wondering if the Coola classic face white tea spf 50 would be safe? The only ingredients it has listed is avobenzone3.0% and octinoxate 6.25%

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 8:35 pm

      No, those are chemical sunscreens sorry

  20. Agnes
    February 22, 2019 / 10:05 am

    Hello,
    Is LancômeTeint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation safe?
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polypropysilsequioxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl, Polypropylsilsequioxane Silica, Glycerin, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Polyglycerinej-3 Crosspolymer, Sodium Chloride, Nylon-12, Paraffin, Cyclomethione, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disodium Edta, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dipropylene Glycol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Acrylates Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol Chlorphenesin, Ethylparaben, [+/- May Contain CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide].

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 22, 2019 / 10:13 am

      Please refer to the pregnancy safe foundation post, this is already on that list and rechecking duplicates a lot of time and effort for me.

  21. HOSH
    February 22, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    Hi! can you please take a look at this missha bb cream?
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE
    ZINC OXIDE
    OCTINOXATE
    GLYCERIN
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    MEDIUM-CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES
    TALC
    WATER
    CYCLOMETHICONE
    HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE
    FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW
    CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE
    ARBUTIN
    PEG-10 DIMETHICONE
    MINERAL OIL
    TRIS(TRIMETHYLSILOXY)PHENYLSILANE
    also this chanel cc cream
    Octinoxate
    Titanium dioxide
    Zinc oxide
    water • caprylyl methicone • glycerin • PEG-10 dimethicone • dimethicone • phenyl trimethicone • alcohol • methyl trimethicone • butylene glycol • terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract • hydrogenated polyisobutene • triethoxycaprylylsilane • phenoxyethanol • stearic acid • dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer • sodium chloride • alumina • potassium sorbate • fragrance • dimethicone crosspolymer aluminum hydroxide • disteardimonium hectorite • sodium lauroyl glutamate • sodium hyaluronate • lysine • propylene carbonate • hyaluronic acid • silanetriol • magnesium chloride • citric acid • dipropylene glycol • sorbic acid • BHT • tocopherol • (may contain) • ultramarines • iron oxides • titanium dioxide • mica

    thanks in advance!

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 22, 2019 / 3:15 pm

      both have chemical sunscreens

      • Palya
        February 25, 2019 / 11:57 am

        Hi ,
        Is it safe sunscreen if octinoxate 3% and titanium dioxide 4.7%?
        Thanks

        • 15mins
          Author
          February 25, 2019 / 1:03 pm

          No, the octinoxate is a chemical sunscreen. You want the only active sunscreen ingredients to be zinc or titanium.

  22. ann
    February 27, 2019 / 1:16 am

    hello Dr, is this bb cream safe? thank you !

    Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice) Leaf Extract*, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Water / Centaurea Cyanus (Cornflower) Flower Water, (Non-Nano) Zinc Oxide, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride (Derived from Coconut Oil), Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sorbitan Sesquioleate (Derived from Sugar) Titanium Dioxide, Vegetable Glycerin, Stearic Acid (Derived from Coconut), Hydrated Silica, Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Magnesium Stearate (Derived from Salt), Mica (Mineral), Sodium Phytate (Sodium Salt from Plant Seeds), Xanthan Gum (Non GMO), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil / Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Vaccinium Myrtillus Seed Oil / Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry) Seed Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil / Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract / Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Prunus Avium Seed Oil / Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Seed Oil, Prunus Cerasus Seed Oil / Prunus Cerasus (Bitter Cherry) Seed Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil / Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus Seed Oil/ Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Derived from Rice Bran-Non GMO), Benzyl Alcohol (Plant derived), Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate (Salt of Sorbic Acid), Sorbic Acid (Derived from Sugar) May contain: Titianium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 27, 2019 / 12:49 pm

      Looks ok!

  23. megan
    February 27, 2019 / 3:38 am

    hello can you please help with this product? thank you!

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Proplene Glycol, Talc, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Niacinamide, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Isoeicosane, Zinc Oxide, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Algae Extract, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Caviar Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Collagen Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Sisteardimonium Hectorite, Trihydroxystearin, Methicone, Silica, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Stearate, Adenosine, Aminopropyl Dimethicone, Plymethylsilsesquioxane, Gold, Carnosine, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ubiquinone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Lecithin, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Triceteareth-4 Phosphate, Potassium Sorbate, BHT, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (C.I. 77492), Iron Oxides (C.I. 77499), Iron Oxides (C.I. 77491)

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 27, 2019 / 12:48 pm

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate)

  24. Britney
    February 27, 2019 / 2:44 pm

    Hi! Is this facial sunscreen okay?

    Active: Avobenzone – 3.00%, Homosalate – 10.00%, Octisalate – 5.00%, Octocrylene – 10.00%. Inactive: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Hydrated Silica, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Polyester-8, Tocopherol Acetate, BHT, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Methicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethyl Capramide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Trideceth-6, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone.

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 1, 2019 / 8:35 am

      Sorry, I would avoid this with the chemical sunscreens

  25. KIM
    February 27, 2019 / 8:37 pm

    Hi Doc, can you let me know about this product please…

    CALM Redness Relief SPF 15 Mineral Moisturizer for Normal to Dry Skin
    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 3.85%, Zinc Oxide 3.12%.
    Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Isononyl Isononanoate (texture-enhancing/emollient), Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil (apricot oil/non-fragrant plant oil/emollient), Cyclopentasiloxane (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (emollient), PEG-100 Stearate (texture-enhancing), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Pentylene Glycol (hydration), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient), Dimethicone (hydration), Glycine Soja Sterols (soybean/emollient), VP/Eicosene Copolymer (texture-enhancing), Avena Sativa Kernel Extract (oat extract/skin-soothing), Glycerin (hydration/skin replenishing), Sodium Hyaluronate (hydration), Allantoin (skin-soothing), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Hydrogenated Lecithin (skin replenishing), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Superoxide Dismutase (antioxidant), Ubiquinone (antioxidant), Ceramide NG (hydration/skin replenishing), Methicone (hydration), Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 (texture-enhancing), PEG-10 Dimethicone (texture-enhancing), Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract (cucumber extract/skin-soothing), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (emollient), Tribehenin (emollient), PEG-10 Phytosterol (texture-enhancing/emollient), Sorbitan Stearate (texture-enhancing), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture-enhancing), Alumina (stabiliser), Polysorbate 20 (stabilizer), Aluminum Stearate (texture-enhancing), Xanthan Gum (texture-enhancing), Caprylyl Glycol (preservative), Disodium EDTA (stabiliser), Ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), Phenoxyethanol (preservative), Chlorphenesin (preservative).

    Love your blog! Thank you!! : )

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 1, 2019 / 8:21 am

      Looks ok 🙂

  26. isabel
    February 28, 2019 / 10:11 am

    hello may i know if the physicians formula is ok

    Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Perilla Ocymoides Seed Oil, Lysolecithin, Polysilicone-11, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium, Hectorite. Glyceryl Stearate, Laureth-12, Magnesium Silicate, Mica, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 1, 2019 / 8:26 am

      Sorry, the willow bark is a salicylate

  27. Ash
    March 1, 2019 / 12:50 pm

    Could you please check this BB cream:

    Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream – SPF 25

    Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 17.5%
    Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Coconut Alkanes, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Polysilicone 11, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Extract, Cymbopogon Citratus (Lemon Grass) Extract, Xanthan Gum
    May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499),Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 1, 2019 / 1:09 pm

      looks ok!

  28. SHEN
    March 3, 2019 / 10:10 am

    Hey,

    Could you please let me know if this moisturizing cream is safe to use while pregnant?

    Dermor for delicate skin and hypoallergenic:
    Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Octyldodecanol, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Methylparaben, Cholesterol, Propylparaben, Sodium Hydroxide.

    Thank you so much!

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 3:53 pm

      This is fine

  29. Karen
    March 4, 2019 / 2:47 am

    Hi Dr,

    Love your website, you safe us all!!

    Wanna know is it safe to use Elta MD UV Sport Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 during pregnancy?

    Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.50% Octinoxate, 5.0% Octisalate

    Ingredient Insights

    Zinc oxide: Natural mineral compound that works as a sunscreen agent by reflecting and scattering UVA and UVB rays

    Octinoxate: Organic compound that helps increase UV protection

    Tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E): Antioxidant that reduces free radicals to help diminish the visible signs of aging

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 4, 2019 / 11:14 am

      No, that has chemical sunscreens

      • Kristina
        March 14, 2019 / 2:53 am

        Hello,

        Is this Supergoop sunscreen okay to use while pregnant?

        Thank you so much! ❤️

        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, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Water (Aqua), Isostearic Acid, 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, Hydrangea Arborescens Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Resveratrol, Scutellaria Lateriflora Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Pentapeptide-21

  30. sage
    March 6, 2019 / 7:38 pm

    Thank you so much for all that you do and for answering all our questions!
    I’m pretty sure you will tell me there is chemical sunscreen but I just need to check. Thanks again.

    LANEIGE – BB Cushion Hydra Radiance SPF 50
    -Octinoxate 7%
    -Titanium Dioxide 4.15%
    -Zinc Oxide 9.8%
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Niacinamide, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891 , Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chloride, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Aluminum Hydroxide, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Caprylyl Glycol, Yeast Extract, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polysorbate 80, Disodium EDTA, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside.

    LANEIGE – BB Cushion Pore Blur
    -Octinoxate 7%
    -Titanium Dioxide 4.15%
    -Zinc Oxide 9.8%

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Methyl Trimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Niacinamide, Nylon-12, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Fragrance, Stearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Stearyl Acrylate/Dimethicone Methacrylate Copolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Manganese Sulfate, Zinc Sulfate, Ascorbyl Glucoside.

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 6, 2019 / 8:33 pm

      Both have chemical sunscreens so I wouldn’t use them

      • sage
        March 6, 2019 / 8:53 pm

        Thanks and sorry! I just noticed you have both listed in the skin care section. I didn’t see Laneige the first look though. Thank you again for your help and time!

  31. M
    March 6, 2019 / 8:27 pm

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Thanks for answering my question on the Clinique post. I am in Canada, and some of these safe options are not currently available here. I did find this one online. So far, it looks safe. Would you please take a quick look at the ingredients to confirm? Thanks.

    ML

    Everyday Face Sunscreen

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano)

    Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER (0), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (0), CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES(0), SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED) (1), PINE WOOD RESIN (0), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (0), CETYL DIMETHICONE (0), HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL (0), MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT) (0), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL (0), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) (0), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E) (1), OLIVE OIL (0), RASPBERRY SEED OIL (0), CRANBERRY SEED OIL (0), HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE) (0), CURRANT (0), CITRUS PARADISI (0), IRON OXIDE (2) (SKIN DEEP RATINGS CHANGE)

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 6, 2019 / 8:37 pm

      Looks ok to me!

  32. Ash
    March 8, 2019 / 10:37 am

    Is this sunscreen safe?

    Colorescience Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 (PA+++) (1.8 fl oz.)

    Active: Zinc Oxide, 12%.

    Inactive: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Allantoin, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Bisabolol, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Maltodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Betaine, Capryl Glycol, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, PEG-10, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 8, 2019 / 10:51 am

      No, sorry it has a salicylate

  33. Olivia
    March 9, 2019 / 11:21 pm

    Hello! I ran into the Derm Institute Cellular Brightening Daily Defense SPF today at Space NK, patch tested it on my hand and really loved it. I think it is pregnancy safe, as it is a physical sunscreen, but I am newly pregnant and so new to this process. Could you have a look before I invest? Ingredients below:

    AQUA, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, GLYCERIN, SORBITAN OLIVATE, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PROPANEDIOL, DIMETHICONE, TALC, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER, ZINC OXIDE, METHICONE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, ALUMINA, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONOL, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT, BACOPA MONNIERA EXTRACT, ACETYL TYROSINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, RABDOSIA RUBESCENS EXTRACT, TETRASODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, PROLINE, MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT, RESVERATROL, ERGOTHIONEINE, DIMETHYLMETHOXY CHROMANYL PALMITATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN, O-CYMEN-5-OL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, PVP, PEG-35 CASTOR OIL, PEG-12 GLYCERYL LAURATE, LECITHIN, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, C12-15 PARETH-3, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, TOCOPHEROL, DISODIUM EDTA, POTASSIUM SORBATE, XANTHAN GUM, CHONDRUS CRISPUS EXTRACT, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRAL, GERANIOL, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, PARFUM, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 9, 2019 / 11:23 pm

      It looks ok to me!

  34. Olivia
    March 10, 2019 / 6:43 pm

    Great – thanks for the confirmation!

  35. Hanadi
    March 11, 2019 / 6:10 pm

    Hello Dr.
    Can u please advise if the l’oreal bb cream glam nude is safe for pregnancy?
    Thanks a lot

    Aqua / Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasil Oxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methylmethacrylate Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isoeicosane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Hexyl Laurate, Acrylates / Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Methylparaben, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphates / C9-15 Fluoroalcohol, Phosphate, Tocopherol, Panthenol, [+/- May contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides]

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 9:32 am

      This looks ok, though there aren’t any sunscreens listed. If they list an SPF value then those might be listed elsewhere such as under active ingredients or something? Just double check!

  36. Nella
    March 15, 2019 / 6:18 pm

    Hi Christine, I have a quick question that I hope you can answer quickly if you have time…I note that you have Nars sheer glow foundation as a safe for pregnancy foundation. 2 of the ingredients in the foundation are Butylene Glycol and 1-Methylhydantoin. I have read that butyl (Parabens) and hydantoin (formaldehyde) are not safe.
    Are these the same ingredients in the foundation?

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 15, 2019 / 8:20 pm

      Neither of those ingredients are parabens, the parabens all say paraben in the name. They’re fine in pregnancy, please refer to my post on ingredients to avoid during pregnancy for the discussion. Hydantoin is not formaldehyde, though it is chemically related. All are safe.

      • Nella
        March 15, 2019 / 9:28 pm

        Thank you! I really appreciate it!!

  37. Ceren Dam
    March 18, 2019 / 10:05 am

    Hello, your blog is the best ever. Living in Europe kinda makes the list not really work for us because most of the products cannot be found here. I would like to ask if this product looks okay and if it can be used for face too. Thinkbaby, Sunscreen, SPF 50+
    Ingredients;
    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20% (non-nano)
    Inactive Ingredients: purified water (0), aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract (0), capric caprylic triglycerides (0), sorbitan sterate (coconut based) (1), methyl abietate (pine wood resin) (0), vegetable glycerin (0), cetyl dimethicone (0), hydrogenated castor oil (0), magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) (0), sunflower oil (0), jojoba oil (0), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (0), tocopherols (vitamin E) (1), olive oil (0), raspberry seed oil (0), cranberry seed oil (0), hyaluronic acid (made from vegetable ) (0), glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (0), papaja (0).
    (Skin Deep Ratings Subject to Change)

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 18, 2019 / 1:13 pm

      I’m sorry, but I live in the US and about 90% of my readers do as well. I am often booted from international websites over to the brand’s US site, making it basically impossible for me to view ingredient lists from other countries. You seem pretty upset with me about it though…
      This product looks fine.

      • Ceren Dam
        March 21, 2019 / 11:39 am

        Oh no! I am deffinetely not upset if anything I am sad that I can’t use your guide at full potential because it is amazing and you are extremely helpful. Your blog is everything I have been looking for. I am so grateful for all your help. And I am so sorry if I sounded ungreatful. Blame the language barrier please 🙂

        Could you help me with another product please? Is this Rudolph facial sunscreen safe to use? The ingridients are:

        Aqua
        Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract* (Aloe Vera)
        Dibutyl Adipate
        Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Sun Filter)
        Ethylhexyl Triazone (Sun Filter)
        Distarch Phosphate
        Glycerin
        Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Sun Filter)
        Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone (Sun Filter)
        Glyceryl Stearate
        Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water* (Chamomile)
        Pyrus Malus Fruit Water (Apple Extract)
        Ceteareth-20
        Brassica Campestris Seed Oil* (Rapeseed Oil)
        Brassica Napus Seed Oil* (Rapeseed Oil)
        Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer
        Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil (Wheat Germ Oil)
        Cetyl Palmitate
        Ceteareth-12
        Cetearyl Alcohol
        Cucumis Sativus Fruit Extract* (Cucumber Extract)
        Sodium Levulinate
        Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Oil* (Sea Buckthorn Oil)
        Saccharide Isomerate
        Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
        Xanthan Gum
        L-Arginine
        Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein (Wheat Protein)
        Coco-Glucoside
        Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E)
        Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate
        Tocopherol (Vitamin E)
        Parfum (Natural)
        Sorbic Acid
        Citric Acid
        Sodium Citrate
        Sodium Hydroxide
        Phenoxyethanol
        Potassium Sorbate
        Sodium Benzoate
        *Ingredients from organic farming

        63% natural origin of total
        20% of the total ingredients are from organic farming

        And again thank you so much for all your help.

        • 15mins
          Author
          March 22, 2019 / 3:44 pm

          Ok, good 🙂 I’m glad you’re not!
          I wouldn’t use this due to the chemical sunscreens 🙁

          • Ceren Dam
            March 23, 2019 / 10:21 am

            I know I am being too much but can I ask which ones are the chemical Sunscreen in this product that I should avoid. So I can do the same for other so called all natural sunscreens here 🙂
            Thank you.

          • 15mins
            Author
            March 25, 2019 / 8:13 pm

            All the ones that say “sun filter” are chemical sunscreens

  38. March 19, 2019 / 6:15 pm

    Hello Doctor
    Can you see if this is pregnancy safe? Thank you so much!

    MDSolarSciences MD Creme Mineral Beauty Balm
    Active: Titanium Dioxide 2%, Zinc Oxide 17%.

    Inactive: Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polysilicone-15, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxide, Caffeine, Niacinamide, Ubiquinone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Squalane, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract.

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 22, 2019 / 4:00 pm

      Sorry, this has a salicylate that I would avoid during pregnancy

  39. March 19, 2019 / 10:36 pm

    Hi is this pregnancy safe? Thank You!

    Thinksport Safe EveryDay Face Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano)
    Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER (0), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (0), CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES(0), SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED) (1), PINE WOOD RESIN (0), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (0), CETYL DIMETHICONE (0), HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL (0), MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT) (0), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL (0), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) (0), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E) (1), OLIVE OIL (0), RASPBERRY SEED OIL (0), CRANBERRY SEED OIL (0), HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE) (0), CURRANT (0), CITRUS PARADISI (0), IRON OXIDE (2) (SKIN DEEP RATINGS CHANGE)

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 22, 2019 / 3:58 pm

      Looks ok

  40. Shuchita
    March 20, 2019 / 12:03 pm

    First of all, thank you so much for the time and effort you’ve put in to this site. It’s become such a valuable resource for me! I was hoping you could clarify something–on this page you have Philosophy renewed hope in a jar skin tint listed as not safe for pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreen, but on the Philosophy product page (https://www.15minutebeauty.com/pregnancy-safe-skincare-philosophy.html), it’s listed under ‘Pregnancy Safe Products from Philosophy’. Has there been an reformulation of the product or is is truly not safe to use in pregnancy?

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 21, 2019 / 2:30 pm

      That was a mistake (I’m human, I make those too!), I’ve moved it down to where it goes. Thanks!

  41. Karla
    March 20, 2019 / 6:29 pm

    Hi doc,

    I’m practically browsing each page of your blog related to pregnancy 😅
    Do you know any pregnancy safe products from Bath and Body works? Like their BB Creams with SPF and body butters/lotions if they’re ok to apply on the belly?

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 21, 2019 / 2:12 pm

      I’m sorry, I don’t have time to review their entire line currently. Could you be more specific?

  42. Kelly
    March 21, 2019 / 6:06 am

    Hi can I check if this facial sunscreen is safe for pregnancy? Thanks so much.

    Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk

    Ingredients:
    Dimethicone, water, zinc oxide, alcohol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, talc, isopropyl myristate,, polymethyl methacrylate,, cyclopentasiloxane,, isododecane,, octocrylene,, titanium dioxide,, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, glycerin,, diisopropyl sebacate,, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer,, silica,, dextrin palmitate,, xylitol,, trimethylsiloxysilicate,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, PEG/PPG-14/7 dimethyl ether,, sodium chloride,, camellia sinensis extract,, prunus speciosa leaf extract,, rosa canina fruit extract,, sodium acetylated hyaluronate,, potentilla erecta root extract,, aloe barbadensis leaf extract,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, soluble collagen,, PPG-17,, triethoxycaprylylsilane,, isostearic acid,, distearyldimonium chloride,, disteardimonium hectorite,, aluminum hydroxide,, stearic acid,, trisodium EDTA,, BHT,, tocopherol,, isopropyl alcohol,, butylene glycol,, sodium metabisulfite,, phenoxyethanol,, fragrance.

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 21, 2019 / 9:55 am

      This has chemical sunscreens that I would avoid

      • Kelly
        March 25, 2019 / 1:21 pm

        Thanks so much for checking.

        Can I also seek your advice on the following facial sunscreen?

        Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry Touch Spf50+

        Ingredients:
        Water, Zinc Oxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Glycerin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Chlorphenesin, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract

        Thank you!

        • 15mins
          Author
          March 25, 2019 / 7:39 pm

          This looks ok to me

  43. Linda
    March 23, 2019 / 1:42 am

    Hello doctor. Can you please check if this is safe diring pregnancy?

    AQUA
    DIBUTYLADIPATE
    ETHYLHEXYLSALICYLATE
    DICAPRYLYLCARBONATE
    BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOLMETHOXYPHENYLTRIAZINE
    DIETHYLAMINOHYDROXYBENZOYLHEXYLBENZOATE
    PEG-30DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
    ETHYLHEXYLTRIAZONE
    NYLON-12
    NYLON6/12
    ETHYLHEXYLBENZOATE
    GLYCERIN
    PROPANEDIOL
    METHYLENEBIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYLTETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL(NANO)
    DIGLYCERIN
    METHYLMETHACRYLATECROSSPOLYMER
    GLYCERYLBEHENATE
    POLYGLYCERYL-3DIISOSTEARATE
    ZINCPCA
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    CETYLDIMETHICONE
    MAGNESIUMSULFATE
    DIMETHICONE
    TOCOPHERYLACETATE
    PARAFFINUMLIQUIDUM
    DECYLGLUCOSIDE
    POLYGLYCERIN-3
    DISODIUMEDTA
    SILICA
    PROPYLENEGLYCOL
    XANTHANGUM
    SODIUMHYDROXIDE

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 25, 2019 / 8:14 pm

      There are chemical sunscreens in this to avoid

  44. Steph
    March 25, 2019 / 3:02 pm

    Hello,
    I am wondering if the first aid beauty tintend mosuturizer is pregnancy safe?
    Active: Avobenzone 3%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 7.5%. Inactive: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Polysorbate 60, Butylene Glycol, Hexyl Laurate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Tribehenin, Limonene, Tetrasodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Allantoin, Sodium Ascorbate, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492/CI 77499/CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Mica.

    Thank you for your time and effort to help with this!

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 25, 2019 / 7:38 pm

      Sorry, I would avoid this due to the chemical sunscreens and licorice root. Ok during nursing though

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