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Pregnancy Safe Products from Nécessaire

Pregnancy Safe Products from Nécessaire

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 Nécessaire as of 6/23/2020. 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.

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 Nécessaire 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 Nécessaire

The Body Lotion (at Sephora): Fragrance Free
The Body Serum (at Sephora): Fragrance Free
The Body Wash (at Sephora): Fragrance Free, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus, Bergamot

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

The Body Exfoliator (at Sephora): Fragrance Free, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus; all have Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Gluconolactone
The Deodorant (at Sephora): Eugcalyptus; Mandelic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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6 Comments

  1. 7.23.20
    Kristen said:

    I just wanted to say a very belated ‘thank you’ for posting about Nécessaire!! Excited to try some of these products!

    Merci!!

  2. 8.23.20
    Jan said:

    Love this website, thanks for putting it together.

    Is this Nécessaire Hand Cream safe to use during pregnancy?

    Ingredients:
    Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Trigliceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Squalane, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Sorbitan Olivate, Gylceryl Caprylate, Niacinamide, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Acetyl Heptapeptide-4, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Caprylyl Glycol

    • 8.23.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 10.6.20
    Taylor said:

    Hi! I was wondering the difference between Vitamin A in these products and the Retinol A I know you are supposed avoid during pregnancy. Why is Vitamin A safe? Thank you! 🙂

    • 10.6.20
      Christine said:

      There’s some discussion about retinoids/Vitamin A in here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      In general, products that call out Vitamin A as a key ingredient don’t always have it in their ingredient lists. Often it’s something in an extract for example, and ingredients aren’t really thought to “count” in that form, typically they’re of a much lower concentration and often in a very different chemical form. Vitamin A is considered to be “dangerous” when in a retinoid form, as the oral version has been strongly linked to birth defects. There’s been some effort to figure out if you need to worry about topical forms, but the best studies to determine this would be unethical to perform. And since retinoids are absorbed through the skin to circulate throughout the body (and absorption can increase under conditions like skin irritation), we advise that it is best to avoid all retinoids during pregnancy.

      There’s some evidence out there that the other version of Vitamin A, Beta-Carotene, is actually safe in pregnancy. It’s rarely used alone in skincare products, but you don’t need to worry about that one. Typically the vitamin A found in extracts is actually beta-carotene.

      • 10.6.20
        Taylor said:

        Thank you so much!