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Pregnancy Safe Products from MoroccanOil

Pregnancy Safe Products from MoroccanOil

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 Pregnancy Safe Skincare from MoroccanOil as of 4/25/2020. 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.

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 MoroccanOil 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.

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. Conditioners, masks and other hair shaft treatments are only on your hair, so I do not screen those products  (and please don’t ask me to do so). 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.

Pregnancy Safe Products from MoroccanOil

• Body Buff: Fragrance Originale, Fleur d’Oranger, Fleur de Rose
• Body Butter: Fragrance Originale (at Sephora), Fleur d’Oranger (at Sephora), Fleur de Rose
Body Polishing Scrub (at Sephora)
• Body Soufflé: Fragrance Originale (at Sephora), Fleur d’Oranger (at Sephora), Fleur de Rose (at Sephora)
Clarifying Shampoo
Curl Cleansing Conditioner
Dry Body Oil (at Sephora)
Dry Shampoo Dark Tones (at Sephora)
Dry Shampoo Light Tones (at Sephora)
• Hand Cream: Fragrance Originale (at Sephora), Fleur de Rose
Intense Hydrating Treatment (at Sephora)
• Moisture & Shine Shampoo: Fragrance Originale (at Sephora), Fleur d’Oranger (at Sephora), Fleur de Rose
Moisture Repair Shampoo (at Sephora)
Moroccanoil Treatment (at Sephora)
Night Body Serum (at Sephora)
Oily Scalp Treatment (at Sephora)
Pure Argan Oil (at Sephora)
Shimmering Body Oil (at Sephora)
Shower Gel (at Sephora)
Smoothing Shampoo (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Color Continue Shampoo (at Sephora): Tartaric Acid
Curl Enhancing Shampoo: Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen
Dry Scalp Treatment (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Root Boost: Chemical Sunscreen

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.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Extra Volume Shampoo (at Sephora): Retinoid
Hydrating Shampoo (at Sephora): Retinoid

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38 Comments

  1. 5.10.20
    Julia said:

    I use mainly bare minerals , Charlotte Tilbury(mascara, powders,brow gel,feline flick eye liner,tinted moisturiser,lip stick) , Redken hair products(All soft,anti snap), Moroccan oil. I can’t seem to find anything about them and whether or not they are pregnancy safe . Ever reviewed these products ?

    • 5.10.20
      15mins said:

      I’m still working on Redken, but the other brands are found in the main list of pregnancy safe brands (which is linked in the post here)
      A lot of makeup you do not need to worry about such as powder, mascara, eye liner, etc. Please refer to this post: Pregnancy Safe Makeup

  2. 5.12.20
    Priyanka said:

    Hi,

    I read that you say not to use the Morocco hydrating shampoo during pregnancy. Could elaborate? Ive used it once im 23 weeks pregnant. Do you suggest i stop and switch to another range?

    • 5.13.20
      15mins said:

      There are ingredients in it to avoid, I would switch to something else.
      There’s info in this post on if you’ve been using a product with ingredients that aren’t safe
      pregnancy beauty FAQ

  3. 6.7.20
    Anna Huynh said:

    Hi,
    Is the curl defining cream ok? Here are the ingredients. Thank you!
    Key Ingredients : Argan Oil: Extremely rich in tocopherols (Vitamin E), essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this natural oil helps to nourish.
    Polyquaternium-11: An anti-static agent; forms lightweight film around hair that holds curl.
    Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein: Coats porous strands and split ends.

    All Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCOL STEARATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONE, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, CETEARETH-20, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, HYDROLYZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL, PPG-1 TRIDECETH-6, POLYQUATERNIUM-11, POLYQUATERNIUM-37, POLYQUATERNIUM-72, PROPYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, C10-40 ISOALKYLAMIDOPROPYLETHYLDIMONIUM ETHOSULFATE, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, EUGENOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LINALOOL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE. MOCDC01

    • 6.7.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine, but as it only goes on the hair you don’t need to worry about it

      • 6.7.20
        Anna Huynh said:

        Thank you!

  4. 9.10.20
    Kristen said:

    Hi! Is the blonde perfecting purple shampoo safe? I let this sit on my head for a while so I’m concerned. Thanks!

    AQUA/WATER/EAU, SODIUM C14-16 OLEFIN SULFONATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, COCAMIDOPROPYLAMINE OXIDE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PEG-150 DISTEARATE, GLYCOL STEARATE, HYDROXYACETOPHENONE, ALGIN, GLYCERIN, CHITOSAN, TRIDECETH-9, C12-13 PARETH-9, C11-15 PARETH-7, C12-16 PARETH-9, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, TRIDECETH-12, CITRIC ACID, COCONUT ACID, COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM GLYCOLATE, CI 60730 (EXT. VIOLET NO. 2), TRIMETHYLSILOXYAMODIMETHICONE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CHLORPHENESIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, ALPHA-ISOMETHYL IONONE, LINALOOL. MOPPS02

    • 9.10.20
      Christine said:

      It’s ok 🙂

  5. 10.6.20
    Marni said:

    You listed the Smoothing Shampoo is ok but didn’t see the Smoothing Conditioner on the list. Is that safe?

    • 10.6.20
      Christine said:

      It can take a long time to review each product, so I don’t review product categories that you don’t need to worry about, which includes conditioners. Please read the section above about which hair products you need to worry about.

  6. 1.9.21
    Alisa Davis said:

    Hi there, Is the Moroccanoil Blow-Dry Concentrate okay for pregnancy?

    Ingredients
    Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Parfum/Fragrance, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Citrate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Beta-Sitosterol, Glyceryl Linolenate, Lecithin, Hydrogen, Dimethicone, Squalene, Propylene Glycol, Ci 26100 (Red 17), Ci 47000 (Yellow 11).

    • 1.9.21
      Christine said:

      It’s fine, but read the paragraph about about which products you need to worry about.

  7. 1.14.21
    Kate said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,
    I’m struggling with kerotosis pilaris that’s gotten much worse during pregnancy. I read about Morrocan Oil the hair treatment being a miracle help for KP when a few drops are added to a bath or applied to the skin. Do you think this is safe during pregnancy?

    Ingredients:
    Argan Oil: Extremely rich in tocopherols (vitamin E), essential fatty acids, and antioxidants that hydrate and nourish the hair.
    -Linseed Extract: Derived from flaxseed, a good source of alpha linolenic acid; an essential fatty acid that helps improve the health of hair.
    -Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Fragrance, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Extract, CI 26100 (Red 17), CI 47000 (Yellow 11).

    https://www.elle.com/beauty/makeup-skin-care/advice/a27002/keratosis-pilaris-bumpy-skin-cure/

    • 1.14.21
      Christine said:

      It’s pregnancy safe, but I have real doubts it would clear up KP. Much more likely to be helpful with some slightly dry skin, but it’s mostly silicones. But it won’t hurt anything!

  8. 1.25.21
    Taylor Pendergast said:

    Is this hydrating styling cream from Moroccan oil safe?

    Water, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, CI 15985 (Yellow 6), Eugenol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone

    • 1.26.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing
      Keep in mind that you only need to worry about products if they’re being applied to your scalp (see the post for more info)

      • 2.28.21
        Patricia said:

        Is this product okay to apply to scalp as well?

        • 2.28.21
          Christine said:

          It’s fine if it’s pregnancy safe.

          • 3.1.21
            Patricia said:

            Thank you! And the product she listed, is pregnancy safe? Sorry just want to make sure! I plan to put in my scalp and ends . Thank you so much for answering these questions.

          • 3.1.21
            Christine said:

            Yes, I had answered ok for pregnancy and nursing.

  9. 3.2.21
    Nicole cooper said:

    Hello Dr,

    I was wondering if Moroccan oil intense hydrating mask is safe for pregnancy and nursing.

    Thank you

    P. S: here is the list of ingredients, God bless you for helping thousands of mothers to be out there. ❤️🌹

    AQUA/WATER/EAU, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, GLYCERIN, DIMETHICONE, CETRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, CETYL ALCOHOL, BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, DMDM HYDANTOIN, CITRIC ACID, CI 19140 (YELLOW 5), LINUM USITATISSIMUM (LINSEED) SEED EXTRACT, CI 15985 (YELLOW 6), BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, HYDROXYISOHEXYL 3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, LINALOOL, ALPHA-ISOMETHYLIONONE. MOIHM01

    • 3.2.21
      Christine said:

      It’s fine, but remember it’s a mask, very similar to a conditioner. You shouldn’t be applying next to your scalp, it will weigh your hair down. And since it’s not next to your scalp, you don’t need to worry about it.

      • 3.3.21
        Nicole cooper said:

        I’m sorry doctor I’m a bit confused, as you know the mask will obviously get in contact with my scalp since my hair is super dry and don’t get me started on my roots hehehehe, not gonna lie to you Doctor but i do apply the mask from root to the end of my hair, is that a problem? I mean you said it’s fine then you recommend that the product shouldn’t get in contact with the roots and that’s what confused me. Thank you so much 🥰❤️

        • 3.3.21
          Christine said:

          It’s not usually recommended to apply hair masks from the roots, it’s usually similar to conditioner, which is apply mid-shaft and down. Application to the roots typically weighs the hair down due to ingredients left on the hair, unless the product is formulated to be used this way (many are not, check the directions). There are other hydrating products that might help more without weighing down the hair, such as Darshana.

          • 3.4.21
            Nicole cooper said:

            Thank you so much for your quick and precise reply, my main concern is not about my hair being weighed down cuz i have super frizzy dry hair and kinda need my hair to be tamed. My main concern actually is on the chemical formula of the mask, if let’s say some product stays on my hair or gets absorbed by the scalp, would that be a cause of concern for pregnancy or is it safe overall if ever let’s say some ingredients get absorbed into my body. I hope i have been clear and im sorry if i have confused you in a way or another
            you’re a saint for doing this for all of us out there .Thank you so much for your help i truly appreciate cuz I’m on panic mode now if you know what i mean. 🌹🥰❤️

          • 3.4.21
            Christine said:

            Yes, and I responded that the formulation of this product is fine for pregnancy and nursing. However, most people do NOT apply near their scalp. The product is not meant to be used that way.

            However, many people still ask me to screen products that have no way of being absorbed into their body (because your hair can’t absorb anything) because they are in that panic mode. I’m saying that if you’re not using the product on your scalp you don’t need to worry about it. And if you’re finding a lot of this to be highly anxiety provoking, I would discuss with your physician. Postpartum anxiety is very common, but it doesn’t only need to start postpartum, it also starts while you’re still pregnant. And I see that in my readers who continually insist on having me spend a lot of time screening products that can’t be absorbed, such as mascaras or hair products that don’t come anywhere near the scalp.

  10. 4.9.21
    Carline Andrews said:

    Please can you tell me if this is safe? Moroccanoil volumising mist. Thank you.

    Ingredients:-
    Sd Alcohol 40-b (alcohol Denat.), Aqua/water/eau, Vp/va Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20, Argania Spinosa (argan) Kernel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (green Tea) Leaf Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Rice Amino Acids, Wheat Amino Acids, Soy Amino Acids, Arginine Hcl, Serine, Threonine, Algin, Chitosan, Pullulan, Trehalose, Xylitylglucoside, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Sorbitol, Glucose, Sea Salt/maris Sal, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Panthenol, Polyquaternium-11, Polyquaternium-16, C12-13 Pareth-9, Citric Acid, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Parfum/fragrance, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol

    • 4.9.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  11. 5.19.21
    Kristina said:

    Hi! Thank you for reviewing all these products! Is this hair treatment safe?

    silica, beeswax, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, camellia oil, sorbitol, kaolinite, hydrolyzed silk protein, shea butter extract, VP/VA copolymer, phenoxyethanol, water, C.I. 19140, fragrance

    • 5.19.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  12. 5.19.21
    Kristina said:

    Hello! I was wondering if this hair treatment was safe for pregnancy?

    silica, beeswax, jojoba oil, evening primrose oil, camellia oil, sorbitol, kaolinite, hydrolyzed silk protein, shea butter extract, VP/VA copolymer, phenoxyethanol, water, C.I. 19140, fragrance

    • 5.19.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  13. 6.15.21
    Ashley Hawkins said:

    Is the hydrating styling creme okay for pregnancy?

    Water, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Caprylyl Glycol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Citric Acid, CI 15985 (Yellow 6), Eugenol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone.

    How about the dry body oil?

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Coco-Caprylate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, BHT, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Eugenol, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde.

    Thanks so much!

    • 6.16.21
      Christine said:

      Both are Safe for pregnancy and nursing

      • 6.18.21
        Ashley Hawkins said:

        Thank you!

  14. 9.14.21
    Meredith said:

    Hi! Thank you for taking the time to review all of these products. Is it correct to assume the Moroccan oil luminous hairspray strong finish is safe because it is a hairspray?

    If that is not the case and you need to see the ingredients, they are: ARGAN OIL, SD ALCOHOL 40-B (ALCOHOL DENAT.), HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A, VA/CROTONATES/VINYL NEODECANOATE COPOLYMER, OCTYLACRYLAMIDE/ACRYLATES/BUTYLAMINOETHYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, AMINOMETHYLPROPANOL, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL. MOLHSUS01

    Thank you!!

    • 9.14.21
      Christine said:

      Yes, exactly. You don’t need to screen it.

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