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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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Nécessaire as of 6/24/2021. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from Nécessaire

The Body Bar
The Body Lotion (at Sephora): Fragrance Free
The Body Oil (at Sephora)
The Body Serum (at Sephora): Fragrance Free
The Body Wash (at Sephora): Fragrance Free, Sandalwood, Eucalyptus, Bergamot
The Conditioner
The Hand Cream (at Sephora)
The Neck Serum
The Shampoo

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): Eucalyptus and Fragrance Free- Mandelic Acid
The Deodorant Gel (at Sephora): Eucalyptus and Fragrance Free- Mandelic Acid, Gluconolactone

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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32 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!

    • 11.29.21
      Audrey youn said:

      Hi! Do you know how much salicylic acid is in the necessaire exfoliator? I realized I used it a couple of times and didn’t realize it had this in it.

  4. 2.26.21
    Sarah Kovtun said:

    Are the fragranced lotion/serums (eucalyptus, sandalwood) not pregnancy safe? It looks like you only recommended the fragrance-free versions.

    • 2.27.21
      Christine said:

      They’re in the list under ok for nursing but not pregnancy, the reasons why are listed.

  5. 3.3.21
    Lauren said:

    Have you reviewed the new necessaire fragrance free deodorant yet? Is it safe?

    • 3.4.21
      Christine said:

      It’s already in the list under not safe for pregnancy.

  6. 6.2.21
    Sarah said:

    Hi Doctor, thank you for adding this brand. They just released The Body Oil:

    Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Calophyllum Inophyllum Seed Oil, Corylus Avellana (Hazelnut) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil

    Is this one safe you use?

    • 6.2.21
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  7. 6.24.21
    Valerie Stiver said:

    What about the vitamin A?

    • 6.24.21
      Christine said:

      None of these products contain direct Vitamin A or derivatives. They may have some ingredients that are naturally higher in Vitamin A, but as they’re not retinoids directly added to the formulation they’re considered safe.

  8. 6.29.21
    Navi said:

    Hi,

    Thanks for your work on all this! it’s such a helpful resource.

    I was wondering if the Necessaire Deodorant is safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    Necessaire
    The Deodorant – With AHA

    -AHA/Mandelic Acid: Deodorizes.
    -AHA/Lactic Acid: Soothes.
    -Mineral Complex: Comforts.

    Water, Tapioca Starch (Non-GMO), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Sustainable Palm Source), Behenyl Alcohol, Maranta Arundinacea Root Extract (Non-GMO), Lactic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Non-GMO), Mandelic Acid (Non-GMO), Pentylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (Sustainable Palm Source), Silica (Non-Nano), Palmitic Acid (Vegan), Potassium Hydroxide Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Kaolin, Zinc Oxide (Non-Nano), Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Magnolia Grandiflora Bark Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Tocopherol (Non-GMO), Stearic Acid (Vegan), Lysolecithin, Sclerotium Gum (Non-GMO), Hydroxyacetophenone, Sodium Benzoate, Cetyl Alcohol (Vegan), Lauryl Alcohol (Sustainable Palm Source), Lecithin (Non-GMO), Myristyl Alcohol (Sustainable Palm Source), Pullulan (Non-GMO), Xanthan Gum (Non-GMO), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Phytate, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Abies Sibirica (Siberian Fir) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil.

    • 6.29.21
      Christine said:

      It’s in the list under ok for nursing but not pregnancy, sorry.

  9. 8.11.21
    Allie said:

    Hi! Could you let me know if the company’s new shampoo is pregnancy safe? Thank you so much!

    Aqua/Water/Eau
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
    Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate
    Cocamidopropyl Betaine
    Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate
    Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
    Propanediol
    Niacinamide
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    Panthenol
    Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Extract
    Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
    Glycerin
    Disodium Cocoyl Glutamate
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
    Citric Acid
    Caprylhydroxamic Acid
    Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
    Sodium Chloride
    1,2-Hexanediol
    Caprylyl Glycol
    Sodium Benzoate

    • 8.11.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  10. 9.7.21
    Carissa said:

    Hello!

    Is their new conditioner pregnancy safe?

    CONDITIONER:

    Aqua/Water/Eau
    Cetearyl Alcohol
    Glycerin
    Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
    Behentrimonium Methosulfate
    Niacinamide
    Panthenol
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    Apium Graveolens (Celery) Seed Extract
    Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
    Hydroxyethylcellulose
    Citric Acid
    Caprylhydroxamic Acid
    Glyceryl Caprylate
    1,2-Hexanediol

    • 9.7.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  11. 1.26.22
    Jessica said:

    Hey for nessessaire, you have the body wash ‘ Eugcalyptus’ as safe but the deodorant as unsafe and one of the two ingredients there is ‘ Eugcalyptus’ .. do you mean the only deorderant that’s not safe is the Eugcalyptus one because of the acid ingredient ? Thanks!!!

    • 1.26.22
      Christine said:

      No, it’s a typo, but it’s saying that the Eucalyptus version has mandelic acid in it and not safe. At the time of my review the unscented was out but I didn’t have access to the ingredient list. I needed to point out that the 1 version wasn’t safe (though I must have typed it quickly, sorry I had a typo!). The unscented version’s ingredients are on the website now, so I’ve just added it.

  12. 3.29.22
    Monica said:

    Hi there! Thank you so much for this guide, it has been really helpful.

    I realised the packaging for the Body Lotion states Vitamin A. After doing some research, I am assuming the source of abundant Vitamin A it is coming from the ‘Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil’, which has 3x more natural Vitamin A than Rosehip Oil.

    Would you say this oil is okay to use during pregnancy? Can you also explain the difference between natural Vitamin A and retinol? Thank you so much!!

  13. 5.8.22
    Jen said:

    Is the necessarie body lotion in eucalyptus scent pregnancy safe? I see here it says the unscented body lotion is but I’m wondering about the new eucalyptus scent thanks

    • 5.9.22
      Christine said:

      As mentioned in the post, I need a full ingredient list to review your product as I’ve reviewed all of the ones I have access to. More info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety. Note, I do not follow links from readers, I need the actual list. Thanks!

      • 5.9.22
        Jen said:

        Sharing the ingredients:

        Aqua/Water/Eau
        Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
        Dicaprylyl Carbonate
        Glycerin
        Shea Butter Glycerides
        Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
        Cetearyl Olivate
        Niacinamide
        Cetearyl Alcohol
        Glyceryl Stearate
        Sorbitan Olivate
        Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine
        Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminonhydroxybutyrate
        Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil
        Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil
        Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
        Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract
        Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
        Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
        Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract
        Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract
        Tocopherol
        Linoleic Acid
        Linolenic Acid
        Propanediol
        Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6
        Caprylhydroxamic Acid
        Caprylyl Glycol
        Oleic Acid
        Palmitic Acid
        Stearic Acid
        T-Butyl Alcohol
        Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil
        Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
        Abies Sibirica (Siberian Fir) Oil
        Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil
        Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
        Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil
        Limonene
        Linalool

        • 5.10.22
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  14. 5.9.22
    Jen said:

    Is necessarie the body lotion in the new eucalyptus scent safe for pregnancy? I see here you have the unscented listed as safe but specifically wondering about the eucalyptus scent of the body lotion. Here is the list of ingredients:

    Aqua/Water/Eau
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
    Dicaprylyl Carbonate
    Glycerin
    Shea Butter Glycerides
    Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
    Cetearyl Olivate
    Niacinamide
    Cetearyl Alcohol
    Glyceryl Stearate
    Sorbitan Olivate
    Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine
    Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminonhydroxybutyrate
    Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil
    Caryodendron Orinocense Seed Oil
    Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil
    Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract
    Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
    Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
    Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract
    Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract
    Tocopherol
    Linoleic Acid
    Linolenic Acid
    Propanediol
    Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6
    Caprylhydroxamic Acid
    Caprylyl Glycol
    Oleic Acid
    Palmitic Acid
    Stearic Acid
    T-Butyl Alcohol
    Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil
    Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
    Abies Sibirica (Siberian Fir) Oil
    Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil
    Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
    Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil
    Limonene
    Linalool

    • 5.10.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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