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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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11 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.