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Pregnancy Safe Products from Monat

Pregnancy Safe Products from Monat

Pregnancy safe beauty products can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Monat as of 11/5/2020. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

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

Which hair products do you need to worry about?

Technically, none. Most OBs will tell you not to worry about any hair products. Your hair is a dead protein, and it can not absorb anything. It’s amazing how pregnancy brain can take over and we forget that simple fact!

Personally, I screened products that would sit on my scalp for a few minutes (aka- shampoos, scrubs, etc). My thought process was that those products would be similar to a face wash, even if washed off right away it sits there for a bit. So, on this list you’ll find products that sit on your scalp. This is shampoo, scalp treatments and root styling products. Other styling products should just be on the hair shaft, and if you’re worried about sprays being inhaled, I recommend holding your breath while you spray and then step away a few feet. Conditioner and treatment masques don’t usually touch your scalp, though I have screened a few masques that people sometimes apply up to their roots. If you apply any of these further from the scalp, they’re all safe (even if I screened them as not safe).

How to Request a Product Review

I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about Monat on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Monat

30 Second Miracle™ Instant Perfector
ADVANCED HYDRATING CONDITIONER
ADVANCED HYDRATING SHAMPOO
Be Balanced™ Lightweight Moisturizer
Be Gentle™ Nourishing Moisturizer
CLARIFYING SHAMPOO
Eye Smooth™
HAIR TRANSFORMATION MASQUE
INNER FORCE RESTRUCTURING SERUM
INTENSE REPAIR CONDITIONER
INTENSE REPAIR SHAMPOO
INTENSE REPAIR TREATMENT
LASH & BROW ENHANCING SERUM
MONAT BLACK SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER
MONAT JUNIOR GENTLE CONDITIONER
MONAT JUNIOR GENTLE DETANGLER
MONAT JUNIOR GENTLE SHAMPOO
MONAT STUDIO ONE™ BLOW OUT CREAM
REJUVABEADS
REJUVENIQE light
REJUVENIQE Oil Intensive
RENEW SHAMPOO
REPLENISH MASQUE
RESHAPE ROOT LIFTER
RESTORE LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
RESTRUCTURING PRE-WASH CONDITIONER
RESTRUCTURING SHAMPOO
RESTYLE INSTANT SCULPTING TAFFY
Rewind™ Age Control Nectar
SMOOTHING DEEP CONDITIONER
SMOOTHING SHAMPOO
Sun Veil™ Daily Mineral Protection SPF 30
SUPER MOISTURE MASQUE
SUPER NOURISH™ OIL CRÈME CONDITIONER
SUPER NOURISH™ OIL CRÈME SHAMPOO
THE CHAMP™ CONDITIONING DRY SHAMPOO
The Moxie Magnifying Mousse
VOLUMIZING REVITALIZE CONDITIONER
VOLUMIZING REVIVE SHAMPOO

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Be Balanced™ Foamy Cleanser: Glycolic Acid
Be Gentle™ Creamy Cleanser: Glycolic Acid
Berry Refined Scrub™: Glycolic Acid
C. Radiance™ Illuminating Serum: Licorice Root
Makeup Vanishing Balm™: Glycolic Acid
Night Haven™ Overnight Age Control Cream: Licorice Root
Purifying Vinegar Shampoo: Glycolic Acid
Scalp Purifying Scrub: Glycolic Acid
Skin Revitalizing Essence™: Glycolic Acid
THICKENING SPRAY: Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Botanic Bakuchiol Vegan Retinol Alternative Lotion: Bakuchiol, Retinoid

 

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I’m a doctor, a mommy and a bit of a beauty addict. If you let me, I can take 2 hours to get ready in the morning. Really. I'm on a quest for faster beauty that works!

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12 Comments

  1. 1.17.21
    Rachel said:

    Hi Doctor- I do usually put Monat’s Charcoal Gelée Hair Masque up to my scalp; do you think it looks okay? Thank you!

    Ingredients:
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Stearamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Coco-Caprylate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydroxypropyl Bis-Hydroxyethyldimonium Chloride, Cetyl Phosphate, Charcoal Powder, Charcoal Extract, Tocopherol, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Fragrance/Parfum, Glycerin, Potassium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene

    • 1.17.21
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 1.22.21
    Kristin Davi said:

    Hi doctor,
    What about monat skincare products?

    • 1.22.21
      Christine said:

      They’re all in the list also. I’ve gone through the entire site.

  3. 2.13.21
    Megan said:

    Hi there,

    Can you comment on the potential infertility Monat causes because of red clover traces in the products?

    • 2.13.21
      Christine said:

      It’s actually known for pro-fertility benefits, but not to the point that even orally it’s considered effective by the medical community. Traces in a topical product (in this case for your hair, which can’t absorb anything) isn’t considered something you need to avoid.

  4. 2.23.21
    Angela said:

    Hi Doctor-

    Would you please review Monat’s new oily skin skincare line for pregnancy and nursing safety? It’s Be Purified and there’s a cleanser, clay mask and moisturizer in the line. Thank you!

    • 2.23.21
      Christine said:

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

  5. 3.3.21
    Danielle Allsbrook said:

    Can you review the new Monday Be Purified Line

    • 3.3.21
      Christine said:

      I don’t see a line like that on their site.

  6. 3.3.21
    Kris said:

    I saw multiple “claims” of miscarriage and bleeding while using Monat hair products claiming to be due to the red clover. I’m really interested in trying their hair care but it made me nervous. May I know your thoughts? I value your opinion and refer to your page for every product I’ve used so far throughout my pregnancy. Thank you!

    • 3.4.21
      Christine said:

      I don’t find those claims to be very credible. Hair can’t absorb anything, the amount of an ingredient (that hasn’t been strongly linked to issues in the past, it isn’t something we say to avoid) in shampoo is unlikely to have suddenly caused a rash of issues to this extent. Actual miscarriages are much more likely to be related to something like a genetic issue, which again, isn’t linked to shampoo. Unfortunately, I think this is a case of “true true unrelated”, and people are looking for something to blame for an unfortunate event.
      If using the shampoo makes you nervous, then I would change to something else. It isn’t worth losing sleep over something like shampoo. But I’m not concerned about these reports.

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