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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Dermalogica

What products from Dermalogica 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 Dermalogica as of 3/22/2018. 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.

On my next review I will add every other product to the other categories so you’ll know why I didn’t consider them to be safe.

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.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Dermalogica

After Sun Repair
Age Smart Super Rich Repair
Antioxidant HydraMist
Barrier Defense Booster
Breakout Control
Calm Water Gel
Charcoal Rescue Masque
Daily Superfoliant
Dermal Clay Cleanser
Intensive Moisture Cleanser
Lip Renewal Complex
Multi-Active Toner
Nightly Lip Treatment
Phyto Replenish Oil
PowerBright TRx C-12 Pure Bright Serum
PreCleanse
Precleanse Balm
Pure Night
Rapid Reveal Peel
Skin Hydrating Booster
Skin Hydrating Masque
Skin Prep Scrub
Skin Resurfacing Cleanser
Sound Sleep Cocoon
Special Cleansing Gel
Stress Positive Eye Lift
Super Sensitive Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Total Eye Care SPF15
UltraCalming Barrier Repair
UltraCalming Serum Concentrate

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Active Moist: chemical sunscreen (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate)
Skin Smoothing Cream: Salicylate

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.
Intensive Moisture Balance: Retinoid


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  1. Court
    January 17, 2019 / 10:15 am

    Here is a new dermalogica product I’m wondering about! Thank you!

    Intensive moisture cleanser:

    ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Astrocaryum Murumuruate, Ceramide NP, Phytosterols, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Hydrogenated Coconut Acid, Hydrolyzed Cottonseed Protein, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, C12-13 Pareth-3, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Leaf Oil, Myristic Acid, Trideceth-12, Jasminum Officinale(Jasmine) Oil, Linoleic Acid, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Martini Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Decyl Glucoside, Canarium Luzonicum Gum Nonvolatiles, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Flower Oil, Guaiacum Officinale Wood Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Disodium EDTA, Equisetum Arvense Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Pinus Sylvestris Cone Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Hexylene Glycol, Linolenic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Chloride, Sodium, Isethionate, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 6:50 pm

      The cleanser is ok

      • Court
        January 23, 2019 / 12:27 pm

        THANK YOU KINDLY 🙂

  2. Court
    January 17, 2019 / 10:25 am

    Another new dermalogica product I’m wondering about, thank you!

    Intensive moisture balance

    ingredients:

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Caprylate, Stearic Acid, PEG-8, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-100 Stearate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Ceramide NP, Phytosterols, Centella Asiatica Extract, Linoleic Acid, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Extract, Palmitic Acid, Myristic Acid, Rosa Centifolia Flower Extract, Lactic Acid, Linolenic Acid, Propanediol, Tocopherol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Carbomer, Hydroxystearic Acid, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 6:52 pm

      This ingredient list is ok, though note the list on US ULTA website has a retinoid in it which I woulda void. So it depends on where you got this list from and where you are located. It appears it might not be complete?

      • court
        January 23, 2019 / 12:21 pm

        Oh gee, that isn’t good! I will avoid this one, thank you so much! I am in Canada, shopping the dermalogica.ca website, but better safe than sorry. Thank you so much for your time!

  3. Court
    January 17, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    Okay, last question! What about dermalogica active moist? Thank you!! Trying to find new products since becoming pregnant. Didn’t realize I was using such unsafe stuff 🙁

    Active moist ingredients

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Lactamide MEA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sambucus Nigra Flower Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Parietaria Officinalis Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Saponaria Officinalis Leaf/Root Extract, Silk Amino Acids, Glycolipids, Sodium Hyaluronate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Palmitoyl, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Lecithin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Allantoin, Panthenol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Aminomethyl Propanol, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Lavandula Hybrida Oil.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 17, 2019 / 6:42 pm

      The Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate is a chemical sunscreen, I would avoid it.

  4. Tien Truong
    January 21, 2019 / 9:12 am

    Hi, can you check Sebum Clearing Masque. The staff of Dermalogica suggest that I can use it in pregnancy, but I see the ingredient contains Salicylic Acid (0.5%). Thanks a lot.

    Active: Triclosan (0.2%)
    Inactive: Water (Aqua), Kaolin, Bentonite, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Salicylic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Spiraea Ulmaria Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Bisabolol, Lauryl Laurate, Ethyl Menthane Carboxamide, Methyl Diisopropyl Propionamide, Methyl Lactate, Farnesyl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Niacinamide, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Propylene Glycol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Capryloyl Glycine, Sarcosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Camphor, Hydroxyethyl Behenamidopropyl Dimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Hydroxyethylcellulose, 1, 2 Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tropolone, Disodium EDTA, Chlorphenesin, Menthol, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 21, 2019 / 11:48 am

      I’ve reviewed the entire line and included the safe ones here. Salicylic acid isn’t safe during pregnancy.

  5. Mimi
    January 22, 2019 / 7:45 am

    Hi, is pure light spf50 broad spectrum safe to use in pregnancy?
    Active ingredients: Avobenzone (3.0%) Octinoxate (7.5%). Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polysorbate 80, Dimethyl Capramide, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Lavendula Spica (Lavender) Flower Oil, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Oligopeptide-34, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide, Zinc Glycinate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Vinyl Dimethicone/ Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Butylene Glycol Behenate, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 22, 2019 / 9:28 am

      Not for pregnancy, it has chemical sunscreens. It’s fine for nursing. Note I’ve already reviewed the entire line and all of the pregnancy safe products are included above.

  6. Jenn
    January 25, 2019 / 10:53 am

    Hello! Is the multivitamin recovery masque safe? Than you very much!

    Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Phospholipids, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Linoleic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Lactic Acid, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Dimethicone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Symphytum Officinale Root Extract, Arctium Majus Root Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Sodium PCA, Allantoin Decylene Glycol, Menthoxypropanediol, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Schlerotium Gum, Disodium EDTA, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Annatto (CI 75120)

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 12:19 pm

      Sorry, this has a retinoid and licorice root. All of the safe Dermalogica products are already included above.

  7. Kaitlyn
    February 10, 2019 / 3:53 pm

    Hello,

    I keep reading not to use essential oils on the skin. I noticed that you approved the barrier defense booster as being ok. Are the oils in the product true essential oils? Just trying to make a decision whether to use or not and there’s just so much information it is a bit confusing. Thank you in advance and thank you for your review of all the products!

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 10, 2019 / 4:18 pm

      A few extracts and oils in products are fine. Even a dab of straight tea tree oil on a blemish is fine too. I wouldn’t mix a ton of them together and spread them on my entire body, but in products it’s ok. I have more in my post on ingredients to avoid in pregnancy.

      • Kaitlyn
        February 10, 2019 / 4:25 pm

        Great, thank you so much for the information!

  8. Anna
    March 2, 2019 / 8:44 am

    Hi there is a new Dermalogica Moisturizer – Prisma Protect I want to use, is this safe?

    Water/Aqua/Eau, Homosalate, Octocrylene, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Coconut Alkanes, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dimethyl Capramide, Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Saccharide Isomerate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Sclareolide, Tocopherol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, PEG-100 Stearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arachidyl Glucoside, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Caprylyl Glycol, Propanediol, Geraniol, Limonene, Citral, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 3, 2019 / 3:56 pm

      Sorry, I see chemical sunscreens in there. I wish they would use only mineral sunscreens!

  9. Natasha
    March 12, 2019 / 6:10 am

    Hi I was wondering if this new essence was ok. There are a couple of ingredients I have never seen before like
    Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Piperonyl Glucoside. Thank you for your help.

    Redness Relief Essence

    ingredients
    Water/Aqua/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, 1,2-Hexanediol PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propanediol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Meal Extract, Hordeum Vulgare Powder, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Piperonyl Glucoside, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Hydroxyacetophenone, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Lavandula Spica (Lavender) Flower Oil, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 12, 2019 / 9:13 am

      The dipotassium glycyrrhizate is a licorice root derivative so I would avoid this during pregnancy. The only info I can find on the Piperonyl Glucoside is that it is included in these products, I’ve never heard of it before.

      • Natasha
        March 12, 2019 / 11:14 am

        Thank you so much for your help.

  10. Kyla Robinson
    March 18, 2019 / 1:29 pm

    Hello!

    I see Daily Superfoliant. What about Daily Microfoliant?

    Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Oxide, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Colloidal Oatmeal, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Allantoin, Papain, Salicylic Acid, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, PCA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Cyclodextrin, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Limonene, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citric Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) , Hexylene Glycol.

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 18, 2019 / 2:13 pm

      Not this one, it has salicylic acid and licorice root. It’s ok for nursing though.

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