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Pregnancy Safe Products from Nivea

Pregnancy Safe Products from Nivea

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 Nivea as of 8/15/2020. 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.

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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 Nivea 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 Nivea

• Aloe In-Shower Body Lotion (at Target)
Aloe Vera Body Lotion
Blackberry Tinted Lip Care
Cherry Blossom & Jojoba Oil Infused Body Lotion (at Target)
Cherry Tinted Lip Care
Cocoa Butter Body Cream (at Target)
Cocoa Butter Body Lotion (at Target)
Cocoa Butter In-Shower Lotion (at Target)
Cool Body Wash (at Target)
Creme (at Target)
DEEP Active Clean Body Wash (at Target)
DEEP Clean Shave Shaving Gel
DEEP Comforting Post Shave Lotion (at Target)
Energy Body Wash
Essentially Enriched Body Cream (at Target)
Essentially Enriched Body Lotion (at Target)
Express Hydration Body Lotion
Fresh Aloe & Lily Body Wash
• Intense Healing Body Lotion (at Target)
Maximum Hydration Body Wash (at Target)
Maximum Hydration Lotion with Aloe Vera (at Target)
Maximum Hydration Moisturizing Post Shave Balm (at Target)
Maximum Hydration Moisturizing Shaving Gel
Men Creme
Milk & Honey Lip Care
Moisture Lip Care (at Target)
Nivea Creme (at Target)
Nourishing In-Shower Body Lotion (at Target)
Nourishing Skin Firming Body Lotion (at Target)
Oil Infused Lotion with Coconut Scent & Monoi Oil (at Target)
Orchid and Argan Oil Infused Body Lotion (at Target)
Original Daily Moisture Body Lotion (at Target)
Peach Tinted Lip Care
Rock Salts Body Wash
Sensitive Body Wash
Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm (at Target)
Sensitive Cooling Shave Gel (at Target)
Sensitive One Stroke Shave Foam
Sensitive Post Shave Balm (at Target)
Sensitive Shaving Foam
Sensitive Shaving Gel (at Target)
Sensitive Skin & Stubble Balm
Sensitive Skin & Stubble Shave Gel
Shea Daily Moisture Body Lotion (at Target)
Shimmer Lip Care
Shower & Shave
Skin Firming & Toning Gel-Cream
Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion (at Target)
Soft Moisturizing Cream (at Target)
Soft Refreshingly Soft Moisturizing Cream
Sport Body Wash
Strawberry Tinted Lip Care
Vanilla & Almond Oil Infused Body Lotion (at Target)
Vanilla Buttercream Lip Care
Watermelon Tinted Lip Care

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Basil & White Tea Body Wash (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
Botanical Blossom Body Wash (at Target): Salicylate
Cocoa & Shea Butter Body Wash: Chemical Sunscreen
Coconut & Almond Milk Body Wash: Chemical Sunscreen
DEEP Cleansing Beard & Face Wash (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
Maximum Hydration Deep Cleaning Face Scrub (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
Maxiumum Hydration Moisturizing Face Wash (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
Maximum Hydration Protection Lotion SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Nourishing Body Wash with Nourishing Serum (at Target): Salicylate
Recovery Lip Care SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Sensitive Protective Lotion SPF 15 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
Shea Butter Body Wash: Salicylate
Smoothness Lip Care SPF 15 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreens
Vanilla & Sweet Cream Body Wash: Chemical Sunscreen
White Peach & Jasmine Body Wash: Chemical Sunscreen
Wild Berries & Hibiscus Body Wash: 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.

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  1. 8.22.20
    Mandy said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Is Nivea Shine Control sunscreen safe during pregnancy and nursing,
    Parfum, Coumarin, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Tapioca Starch, Cyclomethicone, Silica, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Homosalate, Aqua
    Active Ingredients: Homosalate 60mg/g, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 47.5mg/g, Octyl Salicylate 47 5mg/g, Ethylhexyl Triazone 40mg/g, Bemotrizinol 35mg/g, Pheylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid 20mg/g.

    Contains: Ethanol; Phenoxyethanol; Methylhydroxybenzoate

    Many thanks for your help

    • 8.23.20
      Christine said:

      This has a salicylate, licorice root and chemical sunscreens. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  2. 8.26.20
    Cassandra said:

    Hi Doctor, thanks for this post. May I know if NIVEA Extra White C&E Vitamin Lotion is safe for pregnancy?
    Ingredients: Aqua, Distarch Phosphate, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Alcohol Denat., Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamte, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Myciaria Dubia Fruit Juice, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Malpighia Glabra Fruit Juice, Ubiquinone Bisabolol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Propylene Glycol, Trideceth-9, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylamide/Ammonium Acrylate Copolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Alcohol, BHT, Parfum

    Thanks in advance & keep safe 🙂

    • 8.26.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, and licorice root. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 11.5.20
        Yeoh said:

        Another item. I would like to ask is Nivea extra white insta glow lotion.

        Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, Sodium Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonate, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Juice, Ubiquinone, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Malpighia Glabra Fruit Juice, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Trideceth-9, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Oleic Acid, Myristic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Citric Acid, Tapioca Starch, Sodium Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Benzoic Acid, Linalool, Geraniol, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum, CI 77891, CI 15985, CI 16035

        • 11.5.20
          Christine said:

          This has chemical sunscreens, and licorice root. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  3. 8.27.20
    Erica said:

    Hi Doc.
    Nivea Rose & Argan oil safe for pregnancy ?
    Aqua, glycerin, dicaprylyl ether, alcohol denat, glyceryl stearate se, isopropyl palmitate, cetearyl alcohol, argania spinosa kernel oil, dimethicone, carbomer, sodium cetearyl sulfate, sodium hydroxide, trisodium edta, phenoxyethanol, parfum.

    How about
    Nivea Extra White Smooth & Firm ?
    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol,Dimethicone, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Myciaria Dubai Fruit Juice, Malpighia Glabra Fruit Juice, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Ubiquinone, Propylene Glycol, Trideceth 9, Oleic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Sodium Carbomer, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Tapioca Starch, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Phenoxyethanol,Methylparaben,Propylparaben,Parfum,Trisodium EDTA.

    Also Nivea Cherry Blossom &Jojoba Oil?

    Aqua, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Alcohol Denat., Glyceryl Stearate SE, Isopropyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Sodium Hydroxide, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Parfum

    • 8.28.20
      Christine said:

      #1 and 3 are both fine for pregnancy and nursing
      #2 has a chemical sunscreen and licorice root. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  4. 8.31.20
    Ana Lucia Delgado said:

    hi 🙂
    is this nivea lotion safe?
    Water, Glycerin, Myristyl Alcohol, Mineral Oil, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Stearic Acid, Petrolatum, Myristyl Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Dimethicone, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Fragrance, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol

  5. 9.11.20
    Tania said:

    Hi Doctor.
    Your website is very helpful. Thank you.

    Please could you advise whether the Nivea creme wash is pregnancy safe. The ingredients are:
    Aqua, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Methylpropanediol, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Cetyl Palmitate, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit),Octyldodecanol, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben,Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citranellol,BHT, Parfum.

    • 9.11.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

      • 9.11.20
        Tania said:

        Thank you for your quick response 🙂

  6. 9.30.20
    Kateryna said:

    Dear Doctor,
    Is Nivea Protect and Dry sunscreen safe during pregnancy?
    Alcohol Denat., C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Homosalate, Octocrylene, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Tocopherol, Acrylates/ Octylacrylamide Copolymer, Aqua, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Coumarin, Geraniol, Methyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Parfum.
    Thank you in advance

    • 9.30.20
      Christine said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens and salicylates. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  7. 10.4.20
    J said:

    hi, is below products safe for pregnancy?

    NIVEA Deo (F) Roll-On Dry Comfort
    Aqua, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-21, Steareth-2, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Parfum, Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Persea Gratissima Oil, Trisodium EDTA, BHT, Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citral, Benzyl Benzoate.

    NIVEA Deodorant Roll-On Extra Whitening
    Aqua, Aluminum Chlorohydrate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Steareth-2, Steareth-21, Parfum, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Persea Gratissima Oil, Glycerin, Trisodium EDTA

    • 10.4.20
      Christine said:

      #1 has a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 has licorice root, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  8. 10.4.20
    Carla Granda said:

    Hi dr.
    Do you recommend skin firming and toning gel cream for cellulite during pregnancy? For arms and tights. I’m not use it’s safe for belly?

    L carnitine, LOTUS EXTRACT, Q10

    Water, Alcohol Denat., Glycerin, Dimethicone, Carnitine, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Ubiquinone, Glyceryl Glucoside, Chondrus Crispus Extract, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Polyacrylate, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Blue 1

    • 10.5.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing. It wouldn’t matter where on the body you use it.

  9. 10.17.20
    Sabrina said:

    Are the cellulite gel and firming cream safe during pregnancy??

  10. 11.2.20
    Cristina B 🤗 said:

    Hi Doc,
    Thank you for this amazing webpage!
    Could you please let me know if the Q10 firming stretch mark body oil is pregnancy safe from the UK.

    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ubiquinone, Persea Gratissima Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum Seed Oil, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Linalool, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Parfum

    Thank you!

    • 11.2.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 11.5.20
        Yeoh said:

        Hi good day. May I know Nivea extra white radiant & smooth lotion safe for pregnant women?
        Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Cera Microcristallina, Palmitic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glyceryl Glucoside, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Malpighia Glabra Fruit Juice, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Juice, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Trisodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Myristic Acid, Arachidic Acid, Oleic Acid, Citric Acid, Trideceth-9, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Parfum

        • 11.5.20
          Christine said:

          This has chemical sunscreens and licorice root, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  11. 11.6.20
    Su said:

    Hi Doc, Is Intensive Moisture Body Lotion safe? Ingredients:

    Aqua, Alcohol Denat, C15-19 Alkane, Distarch Phosphate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sodium Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Persia Gratissima Oil, Vitis Vinifera, Seed Oil, Parfum.

    • 11.6.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

      • 11.6.20
        Su said:

        Thank you! ❤️

  12. 11.9.20
    Sarah said:

    Hi Doctor. I currently use the nivea creme German formula which is different than US version. Wondering if it is pregnancy safe. Thank you so much!

    Ingredients: Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Cera Microcristallina, Glycerin, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit®), Paraffin, Panthenol, Magnesium Sulfate, Decyl Oleate, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Stearates, Citric Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Limonene, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Parfum. Not included: preservatives.

    • 11.9.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  13. 11.16.20
    Roxanne Seymour-Marsh said:

    Hi Doctor, Love the website, thank you so much, it is a gift to be able to check this!
    Could you please tell me if these products are ok for pregnancy:
    Nivea Q10 Power: Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Methylpropanediol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Octocrylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Synthetic Beeswax, Ubiquinone, Creatine, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Dimethicone, Trisodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene, Parfum

    Nivea Q10 PlusC
    Aqua, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter, Methylpropanediol, Ascorbic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dicaprylyl Ether, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tapioca Starch, Glyceryl Stearate, Panthenol, Ubiquinone, Creatine, 1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Trisodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Parfum

    Wasn’t sure if they contain any phalates or parabens. Thank you so much in advance!

    • 11.16.20
      Christine said:

      #1 has salicylate and chemical sunscreen. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

      • 11.17.20
        Roxanne Seymour-Marsh said:

        Thank you so very much!