This post may contain affiliate links. Purchasing through affiliate links helps to support this website.

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Clinique

What products from Clinique are safe to use while pregnant?

Pregnancy safe skincare 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 every pregnancy safe skincare product from Clinique as of 1/4/2019. 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 note, it can take up to an hour to review the ingredient lists of each product. I review with my own list of pregnancy safe criteria. I obtain my ingredient lists from the brands and major retailers (typically Nordstrom and Sephora), and I review the US versions. Please do not ask me to re-review the same products over and over, I do not have the time to do so, and many people have been rude about this. For more brands, please head over to the list of pregnancy safe products.

**Please note Clinique has a lot of products, I’m currently in the process of going through the entire brand, but haven’t finished yet. I decided to publish my work in progress and will keep updating it until it is done.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Clinique

2-in-1 Cleansing Micellar Gel + Light Makeup Remover
7 Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula
All About Eyes™
All About Eyes™ Rich
All About Eyes™ Serum De-Puffing Eye Massage
City Block Purifying™ Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub
City Block Purifying™ Charcoal Cleansing Gel
Clarifying Lotion 2
CliniqueFIT™ Post-Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes
CliniqueFIT™ Post-Workout Mattifying Moisturizer
CliniqueFIT™ Workout Face + Body Hydrating Spray
Deep Comfort™ Body Butter
Deep Comfort™ Body Moisture
Deep Comfort™ Body Oil
Deep Comfort™ Body Wash
Deep Comfort™ Hand and Cuticle Cream
Dramatically Different™ Hydrating Jelly
Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Cream
Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Gel
Dramatically Different™ Moisturizing Lotion+
Even Better Eyes™ Dark Circle Corrector
Facial Soap
Facial Soap With Dish – Mild
Happy™ Body Cream
Happy™ Body Wash
Happy™ Gelato Cream For Hands
Liquid Facial Soap
Moisture Surge™ 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
Moisture Surge™ Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief
Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Lotion
Moisture Surge™ Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
Moisture Surge™ Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask
Naturally Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Pep-Start™ Double Bubble Purifying Mask
Pep-Start™ Eye Cream
Pep-Start™ Pout Perfecting Balm
Pore Refining Solutions Charcoal Mask
Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator
Redness Solutions Soothing Cleanser With Probiotic Technology
Repairwear™ Anti-Gravity Eye Cream
Repairwear™ Intensive Lip Treatment
Repairwear Laser Focus™ Night Line Smoothing Cream
Repairwear Laser Focus™ Smooths, Restores, Corrects
Repairwear Laser Focus™ Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream
Repairwear™ Uplifting Firming Cream
Rinse-Off Eye Makeup Solvent
Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
Smart Night™ Custom-Repair Moisturizer
Smart™ Treatment Oil
Sparkle Skin™ Body Exfoliator
Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm
Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Milk
Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Oil
Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
Take the Day Off™ Micellar Cleansing Towelettes for Face & Eyes

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Acne Solutions BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Acne Solutions™ Cleansing Bar For Face and Body
Acne Solutions™ Oil-Control Cleansing Mask
Acne Solutions™ Clarifying Lotion: Salicylic Acid
Acne Solutions™ Cleansing Bar For Face and Body: Salicylic Acid
Acne Solutions™ Cleansing Foam: Salicylic Acid
Acne Solutions™ Cleansing Gel: Salicylic Acid
Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
All About Lips™: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root (Glycyrrhizic Acid)
Aromatics Elixir™ Body Smoother
Aromatics Elixir™ Body Wash: Salicylate
Blackhead Solutions 7 Day Deep Pore Cleanse & Scrub: Salicylic Acid
Blackhead Solutions Self-Heating Blackhead Extractor: Salicylic Acid and Licorice Root
Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Sunscreen Body Cream: Chemical sunscreen
Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Virtu-Oil Body Mist: Chemical sunscreen
Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen Targeted Protection Stick: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
City Block Purifying™ Enzyme Powder Cleanser + Exfoliator: Salicylic Acid
Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice A Day Exfoliator: Salicylic Acid
Clarifying Lotion 3: Salicylic Acid
Clarifying Lotion 4: Salicylic Acid
Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C: Salicylic Acid
Even Better Clinical™ Dark Spot Corrector : Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Even Better Clinical™ Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer: Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Even Better™ Skin Tone Correcting Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 20: Chemical sunscreen, salicylate, salicylic acid, licorice root
Even Better™ Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20: Chemical Sunscreen, salicylic acid, licorice root
Exfoliating Scrub: Salicylic Acid
Extra Gentle Cleansing Foam: Salicylic Acid
Foaming Sonic Facial Soap: Licorice Root
Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%: Salicylic acid
Happy™ Gelato Cream For Body: Salicylate
Liquid Facial Soap Tube: Licorice Root
Mineral Sunscreen Lotion For Body SPF 30 : Salicylate
Moisture Surge™ CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Pep-Start™ 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser: Salicylic Acid
Pore Refining Solutions Correcting Serum: Salicylic Acid
Redness Solutions Daily Relief Cream With Probiotic Technology: Salicylic Acid
Repairwear Laser Focus™ Line Smoothing Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15: Chemical sunscreen
Repairwear™ Uplifting Firming Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 15: Chemical sunscreen
Self Sun™ Body Tinted Lotion Light/Medium: Sunless tanner
Self Sun™ Body Tinted Lotion Medium/Deep: Sunless tanner
Smart™ Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Custom-Repair Moisturizer: Chemical sunscreen, salicylate
Smart™ Custom-Repair Serum: Salicylic acid, licorice root
Smart™ Custom-Repair Eye Treatment: Licorice Root (Glycyrrhetinic Acid)
Sparkle Skin™ Body Exfoliating Cream: Salicylic Acid
Superbalm™ Lip Treatment: Licorice Root (Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate)
Superdefense™ Daily Defense Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20: Chemical sunscreen, salicylate
Turnaround™ Accelerated Renewal Serum: Salicylic acid, licorice root
Turnaround™ Overnight Revitalizing Moisturizer: Salicylic acid

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.

Is my skincare safe to use during pregnancy?
Read this post before commenting to ask about your product

how to know which beauty products are safe in pregnancy
Sign up to learn the latest in pregnancy safe beauty, get the upcoming pregnancy skincare book (free) and more!

Affiliate Links



  1. Tatiana
    January 24, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    Hi, what about CLINIQUE Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm? Is it ok?
    Ethylhexyl Palmitate , Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate , Polyethylene , Peg-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate , Water , Tocopherol , Phenoxyethanol
    Thanks! 😉

    • 15mins
      January 24, 2019 / 2:52 pm

      This is fine

  2. Roschelle Eusebio
    February 13, 2019 / 8:38 pm

    Hi! Your posts are very helpful… Just wanted to ask though about Clinique Moisture Surge 72-hr Replenishing Hydrator. It’s listed as safe but it has Tocopheryl Acetate (a form of Hydroquinone) and I read in one of your posts that Hydroquinones are not safe during pregnancy…

    Also, is Clinique Even Better Powder Makeup Water Veil safe?
    Synthetic Fluorphlogopite , Titanium Dioxide , Boron Nitride , Hdi/Ppg/Polycaprolactone Crosspolymer , Nylon-12 , Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate , Dimethicone , Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract , Squalane , Tamarindus Indica Seed Extract , Caffeine , Stearic Acid , Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract , Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Diisostearyl Malate , Hydrogen Dimethicone , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract\Extrait D’Orge , Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract , Glyceryl Caprylate , Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract , Ethylhexylglycerin , Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract , Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract , Algae Extract , Artemia Extract , Ergothioneine , Biotin , Sodium Lactate , Tocopherol , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Glycerin , Butylene Glycol , Pentylene Glycol , Sodium Pca , Trehalose , Sucrose , Acetyl Glucosamine , Saccharomyces Ferment Filtrate , Jojoba Esters , Peg-32 , Caprylyl Glycol , Peg-6 , Polysorbate 20 , Dextrin , Cetyl Alcohol , Sodium Hyaluronate , Hexylene Glycol , Glyceryl Stearate , Water\Aqua\Eau , Aluminum Hydroxide , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Silica , Sodium Hydroxide , Citric Acid , Hydroxyethylcellulose , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol , [+/- Mica , Iron Oxides (Ci 77492) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77499) , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)]

    • 15mins
      February 13, 2019 / 8:41 pm

      Tocopheryl Acetate isn’t hydroquinone, it’s Vitamin E and definitely ok during pregnancy.
      Also, no need to worry about powders.

  3. Nina
    February 18, 2019 / 11:47 pm

    Hi, thank you for all your work, it is so helpful to have this resource. In the spirit of being helpful, I just wanted to point out that the Clinique Acne Solutions Oil-Control Cleansing Mask listed as safe here has Salicylic Acid in it. Strangely, it’s not on the ingredients list, but if you look at the photo of the tube on the Clinique website (the link you provided), it says Salicylic Acid Acne Medication at the bottom. I have used it in the past and it had Salicylic Acid on the ingredients list that comes with the product. Thanks again for all your amazing work!

    • 15mins
      February 19, 2019 / 1:47 pm

      Arg!! Yes, it isn’t listed in the ingredients on any website, and when I made this list it wasn’t on the front of the packaging either (which was strange because it WAS on the front of the others), so I figured maybe it just wasn’t in this one. I’m just going to move it down. Thanks!

  4. Nicole S.
    February 19, 2019 / 1:50 pm

    I just wanted to say THANK YOU!!! I was so happy to check back and find you recently updated the Clinique list. I have been avoiding some of my favorites and am glad to see they made the safe list. Thanks for doing the research.

  5. M
    March 6, 2019 / 3:45 pm

    Thanks so much. This is so helpful and helps reduce a bit of anxiety. I notice that the Clinique Mineral Suncreen 30 spf body is a no-no. I was shocked. What about the Clinique mineral sunscreen fluid for face? I have been using it everyday since TTC thinking it was a safer option. Thanks so much.

    • 15mins
      March 6, 2019 / 6:23 pm

      If you mean this one, I would avoid it due to the Salicylate.

      • M
        March 6, 2019 / 8:08 pm

        Thank you!!! I will have to consult your list of “safe” sunscreens. I just assumed it would be okay because it was a mineral sunscreen.

        This is my new favorite blog!!!

        • 15mins
          March 6, 2019 / 8:37 pm

          It honestly drives me crazy when a mineral sunscreen isn’t safe. So close!!
          There are a bunch of sunscreens in the brand list now too. 🙂

  6. Maria
    March 12, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    Some of the Clinique creams listed as safe contain Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul’S Wort) Extract. I looked it up and found conflicting information. In this case I wouldn’t be ingesting it, but still. Why are you not concerned about it? Thanks!

    • 15mins
      March 12, 2019 / 2:18 pm

      I actually specifically asked several OBs about it and none of them were concerned. They will have their patients take it orally sometimes (obviously under a physician’s direction) while pregnant and the exposure topically is much smaller than taking it by mouth.

  7. Karolina
    March 15, 2019 / 7:56 pm

    Hello! May i ask about pregnancy safeness of Clinique CITY BLOCK SHEER OIL FREE DAILY FACE PROTECTOR SPF 25 ,

    Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 7.30% , Zinc Oxide 6.90%Water , Trioctyldodecyl Citrate , Butylene Glycol , Cyclopentasiloxane , Dimethicone , C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate , Steareth-2 , Stearyl Heptanoate , Silica , Lecithin , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract , Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract , Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait D’Orge , Betula Alba (Birch) Bark Extract , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Saccharomyces Lysate Extract , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake , Sodium Hyaluronate , Sorbitan Tristearate , Linoleic Acid , Polyquaternium-51 , Caprylyl Methicone , Sorbitol , Sodium Rna , Peg-40 Stearate , Caprylyl Glycol , Tocopheryl Acetate , Phytantriol , Stearic Acid , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Cellulose , Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Stearyl Dimethicone , Ascorbyl Tocopheryl Maleate , Nordihydroguaiaretic Acid , Linolenic Acid , Pantethine , Bisabolol , Ceteth-2 , Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone , Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate , Steareth-20 , Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate , Propylene Glycol Dicaprate , Sodium Stearate , Nylon-12 , Citric Acid , Aluminum Hydroxide , Nylon-6 , Hexylene Glycol , Xanthan Gum , Disodium Edta , Bht , Phenoxyethanol , Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891) , Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499). Thank you for your time! And thank you for this blog.

    • 15mins
      March 16, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Looks ok

    March 16, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    Thank you v much for reply and thank you for creating this blog

  9. Maja
    March 17, 2019 / 3:09 pm

    What about Clinique Age Defense Bb Cream
    contains Octinoxate, Octisalate, Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide as active ingredients.

    • 15mins
      March 17, 2019 / 3:17 pm

      No, not with the chemical sunscreens. Sorry!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *