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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. 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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 11:41 am

      No, this has licorice root

    • Lucy
      January 2, 2019 / 5:38 pm

      Hello Dr.

      Is La Mer the fort fluid long wear foundation SPF 20 safe during pregnancy?

      Octinoxate 7.5%, Titanium Dioxide 1.9%, Declustered Water (-)/Aqua/Eau De-Structuree (-), Declustered Water (+)/Aqua/Eau De-Structuree (+), Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Silica, Algae (Seaweed) Extract, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed Powder, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed Meal, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Sodium Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Calcium Gluconate, Magnesium Gluconate, Zinc Gluconate, Tocopheryl Succinate, Niacin, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Powder, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Peel Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D’Orge, Molasses Extract/Saccharum Officinarum/Extrait De Melasse, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Silybum Marianum (Lady’S Thistle) Extract, Whey Protein/Lactis Protein/Proteine Du Petit-Lait, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Sucrose, Glycerin, Cholesterol, Eryngium Maritimum Extract, Laminaria Digitata Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Acetyl Glucosamine, Caffeine, Sorbitol, Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’S Wort) Extract, Tourmaline, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexyl Laurate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, C12-16 Alcohols, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Trehalose, Yeast Extract/Faex/Extrait De Levure, Dimethicone Silylate, Propylene Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Yeast Polysaccharides, Caprylyl Glycol, Triethyl Citrate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Palmitic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Methicone, Propylene Glycol Dicaprate, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Sodium Chloride, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hexylene Glycol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance, Alcohol Denat., Disodium Edta, Bht, Phenoxyethanol, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499)]

      Thanks!

      • 15mins
        Author
        January 2, 2019 / 5:38 pm

        No, that has chemical sunscreens.

  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
      Author
      November 5, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      looks fine

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

    Hello Dr,

    IT COSMETICS
    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
      Author
      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
          Author
          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?
    Ingredients:
    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
      Author
      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: https://www.sephora.com/product/black-label-detox-bb-beauty-balm-P374568

    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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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?

    TITANIUM DIOXIDE, 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, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA
    (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, ALOE
    BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT; MAY CONTAIN:
    IRON OXIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE

    • 15mins
      Author
      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
      Author
      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.

    Ingredients:

    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
      Author
      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

    and

    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
      Author
      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.

    Ingredients:
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA).
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE.
    ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE.
    TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE.
    CYCLOMETHICONE.
    C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE.
    GLYCERIN. POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE.
    CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE.
    HEXYL LAURATE. ALUMINA.
    WATER (AQUA).
    STEARIC ACID.
    CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE.
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL.
    DISODIUM EDTA.
    IRON OXIDES (CI 77492).
    IRON OXIDES (CI 77491).
    OCTYLDODECANOL.
    PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE.
    SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE.
    SODIUM CHLORIDE.
    SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE.
    SORBIC ACID.
    TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE.
    TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE.
    XANTHAN GUM.

    • 15mins
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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?

    COLORESCIENCE SUNFORGETTABLE SPF50
    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
      Author
      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?

    AQUA (WATER),ISONONYL ISONONANOATE,CETEARYL ISONONANOATE,HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE,BUTYLENE GLYCOL,GLYCERIN,PENTYLENE GLYCOL,STEARETH-21 JOJOBA ESTERS,ALPINIA GALANGA LEAF EXTRACT,ALGIN,SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT FILTRATE CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT,LYCIUM CHINENSE FRUIT EXTRACT,RUBUS FRUTICOSUS (BLACKBERRY) LEAF EXTRACT,LITCHI CHINENSIS SEED EXTRACT,SORBITAN LAURATE SODIUM HYALURONATE,HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE,ADENOSINE,ACETYL DIPEPTIDE-1 CETYL ESTER TOCOPHERYL ACETATE,TOCOPHEROL,MYRISTYL MYRISTATE,BEHENYL ALCOHOL,CETYL ALCOHOL STEARYL ALCOHOL,GLYCERYL STEARATE,DECYLOXAZOLIDINONE,DIMETHICONE DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE,PARFUM (FRAGRANCE),POLYACRYLAMIDE ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER,C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN,XANTHAN GUM SORBITOL,TROMETHAMINE,MALTODEXTRIN,DIMETHICONE/PHENYL VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER,LAURETH-7,POLYVINYL ALCOHOL ,BHT,CELLULOSE GUM CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE,CITRIC ACID ,SODIUM BENZOATE,SODIUM CITRATE POTASSIUM SORBATE,BIOTIN,PHENOXYETHANOL,LINALOOL,CITRONELLOL,GERANIOL
    HOW TO USE
    Apply to the face and neck daily, morning and night.

    • 15mins
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
      Author
      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
    ingredients:
    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
      Author
      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
          Author
          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.

    • Jobelle Jalandoni
      December 17, 2018 / 7:27 pm

      How about this….. Is this safe? Super BB Moist Matte Cream
      NET WEIGHT: 30ml
      INGREDIENTS: G827442 – Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Isododecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Cetyl Peg/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- May Contain CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides] (F.I.L B204752/1)

      • 15mins
        Author
        December 18, 2018 / 7:53 pm

        As listed it is ok, but I think this product is actually advertised to have a sunscreen and I don’t see one listed here (or on the maybelline site)….

  31. Portia Wells
    December 14, 2018 / 11:32 am

    Hello!

    Thanks so much for your site! I’ve been using your list whenever I go to Sephora.

    I think Josie Maran Sunscreen is okay, but would you mind giving it a look over?

    -Zinc Oxide 9.4%** and Titanium Dioxide 5.9%*: Provide sunscreen protection.
    -100 Percent Pure Argan Oil: Hydrates and moisturizes skin with antioxidants and vitamin E.
    -SunBoost ATB™: Supports sun protection while conditioning and nourishing the skin.
    -Jojoba: Smooths and softens.
    -Green Tea: Nourishes for youthful-, radiant-looking skin

    Water**, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride**, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate**, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil**, Glycerin**, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Methicone, Alumina, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Chloride**, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Fragrance**, Bisabolol, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Laureth-12, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Citric Acid**, Potassium Sorbate**, Sodium Benzoate**

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 6:44 pm

      Looks ok!

  32. Deb
    December 16, 2018 / 1:27 pm

    Is Dr Dennis Gross Sun Defense Sunscreen Broad spectrum SPF 50 Ok for pregnancy?

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (4.9%) Zinc Oxide (4.42%) Inactive Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Pentylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Coconut Alkanes, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Melatonin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Glycolic Acid, Sodium PCA, Zinc PCA, Oleanolic Acid, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Acrylates/Carbamate Copolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Bis-Ethylhexyl Hydroxydimethoxy Benzylmalonate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, BHT, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Sodium Hydroxide, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Carbomer, Propanediol, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Tromethamine, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 7:04 pm

      Looks ok

      • Deb
        December 22, 2018 / 9:43 am

        Thank you!

  33. Nick
    December 16, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Hi Doc! Thanks so much!! What about Clinique City Block Sheer SPF 25

    Titanium Dioxide 7.30% , Zinc Oxide 6.90%Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Trioctyldodecyl Citrate , Butylene Glycol , Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethicone , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Steareth-2 , Stearyl Heptanoate , Silica , Lecithin , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge , Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Saccharomyces Lysate Extract , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Sodium Hyaluronate , Sorbitan Tristearate , Linoleic Acid , Polyquaternium-51 , Caprylyl Methicone , Sorbitol , Sodium Rna , Peg-40 Stearate , Caprylyl Glycol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Phytantriol , Stearic Acid , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Cellulose , Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Stearyl Dimethicone , Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate , Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid , Linolenic Acid , Pantethine , Bisabolol , Ceteth-2 , Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone , Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate , Steareth-20 , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Sodium Stearate , Nylon-12 , Citric Acid , Aluminum Hydroxide , Nylon-6 , Hexylene Glycol , Xanthan Gum , Disodium Edta , Bht , Phenoxyethanol , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 6:54 pm

      looks fine

  34. Jobelle Jalandoni
    December 17, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Hey just wanted to ask if iwhite bb holic safe to use when pregnant.. Thank you in advance!

    Active Ingredients: Niacinamide; Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract; Portulaca Oleracea Extract; Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract; Adenosine

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 7:55 pm

      This is ok

  35. Irene
    December 18, 2018 / 1:09 am

    Hi,
    Would this be safe?

    Shiseido – Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk (For Sensitive Skin) SPF 50+ PA++++

    Thank you

    Cyclopentasiloxane,, zinc oxide,, diisopropyl sebacate,, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer,, water,, cetyl ethylhexanoate,, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate,, triethylhexanoin,, butylene glycol,, diethylhexyl succinate,, titanium dioxide,, dimethicone,, glycerin,, polymethylsilsesquioxane,, dextrin palmitate,, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone,, ethylhexyl triazone,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, disteardimonium hectorite,, trimethylsiloxysilicate,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, PEG/PPG-14/7 dimethyl ether,, sodium chloride,, dipotassium glycyrrhizate,, angelica acutiloba root extract,, thymus serpyllum extract,, rosa roxburghii fruit extract,, sodium hyaluronate,, PEG-10 dimethicone,, aluminum hydroxide,, stearic acid,, silica,, sodium citrate,, sodium metabisulfite,, tocopherol.

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 18, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Sorry, this has licorice root extract as well as chemical sunscreens

  36. Laia
    December 19, 2018 / 4:33 am

    Hello,
    Thank you for all the information, doctor. I went to my pharmacy and asked for a mineral sunscreen. I am nursing my 1 year old and they gave me this one: Topicrem Ultra-hydratante SPF 50. They said it was mineral and I could use it on my baby too. In the packaging it doesn’t say it’s mineral but it does say it’s good for babies, children and adults. Could you tell me if it’s safe?

    Ingredients:
    AQUA (WATER) . DIBUTYL ADIPATE . DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE . HOMOSALATE . GLYCERIN . C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE . ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE . TRIDECYL SALICYLATE . DIMETHICONE . POLYGLYCERYL-3 METHYLGLUCOSE DISTEARATE . POLYSILICONE-15 . POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE . BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE . UREA . BEHENETH-25 . 1,2-HEXANEDIOL . METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER . PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL) . POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE . CETYL ALCOHOL . XANTHAN GUM . ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN .POLYSILICONE-11 . CHLORPHENESIN . C12-13 ALCOHOLS . TOCOPHEROL . SILICA . SODIUM HYDROXIDE . PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)

    Thank you.

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 6:31 pm

      This does have chemical sunscreens (homosalate) and salicylates (tridecyl salicylate) so I wouldn’t use this while pregnant.

  37. Sarah Sim
    December 19, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Hi Dr,

    May I know if this Cle de Peau sunscreen is ok for pregnancy?

    Thank you!

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Purpose OCTINOXATE 7.4% ・・・・・ Sunscreen OCTOCRYLENE 3.0% ・・・・・ Sunscreen ZINC OXIDE 16.4% ・・・・・ Sunscreen INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:WATER・DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL・ISOHEXADECANE・ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE・GLYCERIN・SD ALCOHOL 40-B・LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE・DIMETHICONE・POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE・DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE・POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE・PEG/PPG-14/7 DIMETHYL ETHER・POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL/PPG-9/1 COPOLYMER・MACADAMIA SEED OIL POLYGLYCERYL-6 ESTERS BEHENATE・PEG-6・PEG-32・SILICA・TREHALOSE・TOCOPHERYL ACETATE・POLYQUATERNIUM-51・SODIUM ACETYLATED HYALURONATE・DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE・SAXIFRAGA SARMENTOSA EXTRACT・GINKGO BILOBA LEAF EXTRACT・THYMUS SERPILLUM EXTRACT・CRATAEGUS MONOGYNA FLOWER EXTRACT・HYDROLYZED SILK・2-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID・SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT・UNCARIA GAMBIR EXTRACT・GARCINIA MANGOSTANA BARK EXTRACT・HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT・PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT・BUPLEURUM FALCATUM ROOT EXTRACT・HYDROLYZED CONCHIOLIN PROTEIN・HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE・HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE・ISOSTEARIC ACID・BUTYLENE GLYCOL・TRISODIUM EDTA・TALC・ALCOHOL・BHT・TOCOPHEROL・TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE・THEANINE・PHENOXYETHANOL・FRAGRANCE・IRON OXIDES・TITANIUM DIOXIDE・MICA・

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 6:25 pm

      I would avoid due to chemical sunscreens, sorry!

  38. Angie
    December 21, 2018 / 3:41 am

    Hi Doc, thank you so much for taking the time. These articles and responses are so helpful! Can you help me check the ingredients for Keihl’s BB cream with SPF 50? Thank you so much!!

    As listed on Sephora:

    Vitamin C (L-Ascorbic Acid): Brightens and improves the appearance of skin aging.
    -Combination of Homosalate 10%, Octocrylene 5%, and Ehtylhexyl Salicylate5% plus Titanium Dioxide 1.63%: Act as UV filters to provide high level broad spectrum SPF 50 sun protection.

    Water, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Silica, Nylon-12, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tribehenin, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Adenosine, Aluminum Hydroxide, May Contain, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

    As listed on Keihl’s website:
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
    HOMOSALATE 10%
    OCTISALATE 5%
    OCTOCRYLENE 5%
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE 1.63%
    COSMETIC INGREDIENTS
    WATER
    DICAPRYLYL ETHER
    GLYCERIN
    ALCOHOL DENAT.
    POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE
    ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
    SILICA
    NYLON-12
    DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
    TRIBEHENIN
    PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
    SODIUM CHLORIDE
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE
    ADENOSINE
    ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE
    MAY CONTAIN
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE
    IRON OXIDES

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 21, 2018 / 6:14 pm

      Sorry, this was left off of the Kiehl’s list due to chemical sunscreens

  39. Nathalia
    December 22, 2018 / 7:42 am

    Hi again,
    Can you please take a look at this one:
    Avene MAT PERFECT FPS 60
    WATER (AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO]. DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. SILICA. BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. ALCOHOL. ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. C10-18 TRIGLYCERIDES. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). GLYCERYL STEARATE. PEG-100 STEARATE. POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE. ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER. ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. GLYCERIN. GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. CI 77492. CI 77491. CI 77499. SODIUM HYDROXIDE. STEARYL ALCOHOL. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. XANTHAN GUM.
    Thank you, Nathalia

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 22, 2018 / 3:01 pm

      No, this has chemical sunscreens, sorry

  40. Tamara
    December 23, 2018 / 9:17 am

    Hi! I just came across your blog and find it extremely useful!
    I am wondering if the following product is considered safe:
    LAROCHE POSAY ANTHELIOS MINERAL TINTED ULTRA-FLUID LOTION SPF 50

    Active: Titanium Dioxide 11% (sunscreen).
    Inactive: Aqua, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Undecane, Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Nylon-12, Caprylyl Methicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Silica, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Benzoic Acid, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphate, Caprylyl Glycol, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Magnesium Sulfate, Maltodextrin, PEG-8 Laurate, PEG-9, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol. (Code F.I.L.: K50867/4)

    THANKS!

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 30, 2018 / 8:55 pm

      Sorry, I would avoid this due to the Butyloctyl Salicylate

  41. Melissa
    December 23, 2018 / 11:28 pm

    Thank you so much for this post and website! It’s a bit overwhelming trying to tackle this on my own. Can you let me know if Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Face Lotion (SPF 50) is safe?

    Active ingredients
    ZINC OXIDE (21.6%)

    Inactive ingredients
    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 26, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      Looks ok!

  42. NEIA MAE BINEGAY
    December 27, 2018 / 9:22 am

    Hi doctor.. I just want to ask if Ponds Bb cream is safe for pregnant? How about 2 en 1 or avon lipsticks? Thank you so much doctor. God bless!

    • 15mins
      Author
      December 30, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      I’m sorry, I don’t answer re: safety without a full ingredient list

  43. January 2, 2019 / 4:53 am

    Hi Doctor!

    I’m really happy that I came across your site!
    I’ve been using this product for years but i’m now quite skeptical if it’s safe to use during pregnancy. I would like to seek your expertise here 🙂

    Product brand: IDS Aesthetic
    Name of product: Diamond-dust perfector

    INGREDIENTS:

    Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Titanium Dioxide, Ethanol, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Water, Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Zinc Oxide, Talc, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silyethyl Dimethicone, Polytrimethylsiloxymethacrylate Copolymer, Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Aluminum Hydroxide, Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Mineral Oil/ Paraffinum iquidum, Diamond Powder

    Hoping to get your reply soon! Thank you!!

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 4:26 pm

      Looks ok!

  44. Lucy
    January 2, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    Hi Dr.

    It’s Lucy again.

    Another product wanted to check is Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 10.157%

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Talc, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Peg-400, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Mica, Phenoxyethanol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dextrin Palmitate, Tocopherol, Alumina, Alcohol Den., Damask Rose (Rosa Damascena) Flower Water, Edelweiss (Leontopodium Alpinum) Extract, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Flower/leaf Extract, Butterfly-bush (Buddleja Davidii) Extract, Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Algae Extract, Honeysuckle (Lonicera Japonica) Flower Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Soy (Glycine Soja) Protein, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, P-hydroxyanisole, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

    Thanks!

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 2, 2019 / 5:54 pm

      Looks ok

  45. Ley
    January 4, 2019 / 1:11 am

    Hi Doctor,

    I was wondering if Prestige Creme D’ Escargot B.B cream is safe during pregnancy?

    Ingredients
    Water, snail secretion filtrate, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, glycerin, glycereth-26, arbutin, butylene glycol, cyclomethicone, PEG-10 dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate SE, polysorbate 60, silica, cyclopentasiloxane, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, phenoxyethanol, polymethyl methacrylate, iron oxides (CI 77492), sodium polyacrylate, synthetic fluorphlogopite, fragrance, ethylhexyl stearate, chlorphenesin, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, inulin lauryl carbamate, iron oxides (CI 77491) iron oxides (CI 77499), methicone, grifola frondosa (maitake) mycelium ferment filtrate extract, sh-oligopeptide-1, tricholoma matsutake estract, adenosine, trideceth-6, disodium EDTA.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 4, 2019 / 3:24 pm

      I would avoid this due to the Snail Secretion and Arbutin.

  46. Jennifer
    January 4, 2019 / 6:37 am

    Hi Doctor! So happy to come across your site! I wanted to ask if this sunscreen is safe for pregnancy, it’s so hard to find physical sunscreen in my country. Thank you so much!

    Skin Aqua UV Moisture Milk SPF50
    Ingredients:
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Methicone, Triethoxysilylethyl polydimethylsiloxyethyl hexyl dimethicone, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Butylene Glycol, Triethylhexanoin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauroyl lysine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Hydrolyzed collagen, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 4, 2019 / 4:12 pm

      Sorry, the Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate is a chemical sunscreen and there’s also licorice root in this.

  47. amanda
    January 4, 2019 / 8:11 pm

    I’m so HAPPY to have found you site and truly appreciate you taking the time!
    Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen – safe for pregnancy?

    Active Ingredients:
    Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 8%, Octinoxate 4.5%, Octisalate 5%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    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
      Author
      January 4, 2019 / 8:17 pm

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

      • amanda
        January 5, 2019 / 12:24 pm

        Thank you!

  48. Amanda
    January 5, 2019 / 5:59 pm

    I’m literately going through everything since I found you site! And thank you for the command / F recommendation, a lot of what I intended to ask I found via other readers.

    COOLA
    Classic Face Sport SPF 50 – White Tea
    -Avobenzone 3%, Octinoxate 6.2%: Deliver broad-spectrum sun protection.

    Acacia Farnesiana (ORGANIC Acacia) Extract, AcrylatesCopolymer, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract (ORGANIC), Camellia Sinensis LeafExtract (ORGANIC), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius(Safflower) Oleosomes, Cirtus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water,Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Euterpe Oleracea (ORGANIC Acai) Fruit Oil, Flavor, FragariaVesca (ORGANIC Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Helianthus Annuus(ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANICLinseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (ORGANIC Evening Primrose) Oil, PlanktonExtract, Salvia Hispanica (ORGANIC Chia) Seed Oil, Trisodium EthylenediamineDisuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 5, 2019 / 6:12 pm

      It does help, I swear! I’ve answered so many already. It’s become overwhelming even with that though, hence this week’s project to break it all down by brand. 🙂

      I’d avoid this one due to the chemical sunscreens

      • amanda
        January 5, 2019 / 10:05 pm

        What in this makes it chemical – that way I can stop asking you! hahah

        • 15mins
          Author
          January 6, 2019 / 8:25 am

          Sunscreen that isn’t zinc or titanium is chemical. This one has Avobenzone and Octinoxate

  49. Serena
    January 6, 2019 / 10:38 am

    Hi-
    I looked on your site to see if these had been covered -I only found the Dr Jart BB and CC creams. My apologies if I missed where you previously reviewed the Dr Jart Ceramidin Liquid and Cream. Could you please tell me if these 2 are pregnancy safe?

    Thank you so much for the info you put on this site! It’s so helpful!

    Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid

    Ingredients
    -5-Cera Complex: Deeply moisturizes and strengthens skin.
    -Panthenol: Relieves cracked or flaky skin.

    Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol, Betaine, Propanediol, Glycosyl Trehalose, 1,2-Hexanediol, Erythritol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethylhexanoin, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Icus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Pyracantha Fortuneana Fruit Extract, Carbomer, Cellulose Gum, Sucrose Distearate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methylpropanediol, Disodium Edta, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, C12-14 Pareth-12, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Dextrin, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Cholesterol, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide AS, Ceramide NS.

    Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Cream
    Ingredients
    -5-Cera Complex: Thoroughly moisturizes and strengthens skin.
    -Bifida Ferment Lysate, Beetroot, and Hyaluronic Acid: Keep skin moisturized.

    Water, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Methyl Trimethicone, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Bifida Ferment Lysate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Vegetable Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Ceramide NP, Stearic Acid, Algae Extract, Eclipta Prostrata Leaf Extract, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Butylene Glycol, C12-16 Alcohols, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Malt Extract, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Throbroma Caco (Cocoa) Seed Extract, Curuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, Pteris Multifida Extract, Artemisia Vulgaris Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Pyracantha Fortuneana Fruit Extract, Glycerly Polymethacrylate, Cholesterol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Fructooligosaccharides, Beta-Glucan, Dextrin, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-51, Raffinose, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Folic Acid, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Tromethamine, Ceramide AP, Ceramide AS, Ceramide NS, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Ceramide EOP

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 6, 2019 / 2:43 pm

      The first has licorice root so I would avoid that. The 2nd is fine

  50. January 6, 2019 / 2:58 pm

    Hi Dr,

    I was just wondering if you could help me if this product is safe to use during pregnancy

    Flawless Radiance Derma+
    BB+ Cream SPF 30 PA++

    List of Ingredients,

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Caprylyl Methicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Potassium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sucrose Distearate, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates Crosspolymer, Stearyl Dimethicone, Perfume, Stearic Acid , Magnesium Sulfate, Cholesterol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, DMDM Hydantoin, Octadecane, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, Ammonium Lactate, Disodium EDTA, Acetamide MEA,Retinyl Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, BHT, CI 17200

    Benefits

    Increase your skin’s radiance in 7 days with a formula that brightens and clears up your complexion. Created with GenActiv™ technology, this breakthrough formula reaches deep into your skin to regulate and adapt to the DNA that produces melanin– the first ever skin-lightening cream that adapts to your skin!

    I want to buy this product but concern with the ingredients because i do not know what they are.

    Thank you

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 6, 2019 / 6:07 pm

      The sunscreen ingredients aren’t listed here, but I wouldn’t use this due to the retinoid.

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