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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Fresh

What skincare products from Fresh 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 Fresh as of 4/9/2020. 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 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 Fresh

Black Tea Age-Delay Body Cream
Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Concentrate
Black Tea Age-Delay Firming Serum
Black Tea Age-Delay Instant Infusion Treatment Toner
Black Tea Corset Cream Firming Moisturizer
Black Tea Firming and De-Puffing Eye Cream
Black Tea Firming Eye Serum
Black Tea Firming Corset Cream
Black Tea Firming Overnight Mask
Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask
Black Tea Kombucha Antioxidant Essence
Black Tea Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence
Brown Sugar Body Polish Exfoliator
Citron de Vigne Bath & Shower Gel
Citron de Vigne Body Lotion
Citron de Vigne Oval Soap
Cocoa Body Exfoliant
Cocoa Exfoliating Body Soap
Crème Ancienne
Crème Ancienne Eye Cream
Crème Ancienne Face Oil Elixir
Crème Ancienne Infusion Toner
Crème Ancienne Ultimate Nourishing Honey Mask
Elixir Ancien
Fresh Life Body Lotion
Fresh Life Body Oil
Fresh Life Oval Soap
Hesperides Grapefruit Body Lotion
Hesperides Grapefruit Oval Soap
Kombucha Antioxidant Facial Treatment Essence
Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream
Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream with Super 7 Complex
Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer
Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion
Lotus Youth Preserve Rescue Mask
Mangosteen Oval Soap
Moisturizing Hand Cream
Patchouli Oval Soap
Rice Dry Oil
Rose & Hyaluronic Acid Deep Hydration Moisturizer
Rose Cleansing Foam
Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum
Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
Rose Face Mask
Rose Floral Toner
Rose Hydrating Eye Gel Cream
Rose Hydrating Gel Cream
Seaberry Exfoliating Soap
Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil
Seaberry Nourishing Hand Cream
Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster
Seaberry Skin Nutrition Cleansing Oil
Soy Face Cleanser
Soy Face Cleansing Milk
Sugar Cream Tinted Lip Treatment: Blush, Pink, Baby, Buff, Gilt, Pearl
Sugar Face Polish Exfoliator
Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower Gel
Sugar Lemon Body Lotion
Sugar Lemon Sugarbath
Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator
Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy
Sugar Lychee Body Lotion
Sugar Lychee Soap
Sugar Lychee Sugarbath
Sugar Oval Soap
Sugar Roll-on Deodorant Antiperspirant
Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash
Sugar Ultra-Nourishing Body Oil
Sugar Wonder Drops Lip Primer
Umbrian Clay Mattifying Serum
Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Exfoliator
Umbrian Clay Pore Purifying Face Mask
Umbrian Clay Purifying Treatment Bar
Vitamin C Glow Face Mask
Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Mist
Vitamin Nectar Vibrancy-Boosting Face Mask

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Black Tea Age-Delay Lotion Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20: Chemical Sunscreen
Brown Sugar Bath & Shower Gel: Glycolic Acid
Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Crème Ancienne Soft Cream: Salicylate
Crème Ancienne Supreme Eye Serum: Salicylate
Crème Ancienne Supreme Face Serum: Salicylate
Fresh Life Bath & Shower Gel: Glycolic Acid
Hesperides Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel: Glycolic Acid
Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream: Salicylate
Peony Brightening Moisture Face Cream: Licorice Root
Peony Brightening Night Treatment Mask: Licorice Root
Peony Instant Brightening Face Serum: Licorice Root
Rice Sake Bath: Salicylate
Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment: Licorice Root
Sugar Hydrating Lip Balm: Licorice Root
Sugar Lemon Hydrating Lip Balm: Licorice Root
Sugar Lip Caramel Hydrating Balm: Licorice Root
Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreen
Sugar Mint Rush Freshening Lip Treatment: Licorice Root
Sugar Peach Hydrating Lip Balm: Licorice Root
Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Umbrian Clay Purifying Facial Toner: Salicylic Acid
Vitamin C Glow Moisturizer: Salicylate
Vitamin Nectar Vitamin C Brightening Powder: Salicylate
Zodiac Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy: Chemical Sunscreens

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.

Black Tea Age-Delay Cream: Retinoid
FreshFace Instant Glow Luminizer: Retinoid
Lotus Eye Gel: Retinoid
Umbrian Clay Oil-Free Lotion: Retinoid

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86 Comments

  1. 1.28.19
    Lyla said:

    Hi there,

    Thank you so much for making this amazing post! You’ve helped me so much.

    Fresh came our with a new cream recently. Could you please check if this one is safe please?

    Its Lotus Youth Preserve Dream Night Cream

    Here is the full ingredients list:
    Water, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, C10-18 Triglycerides, Diglycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), PEG-100 Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Nelumbo Nucifera Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Leaf Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Behenyl Alcohol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Cocoglycerides, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, T-Butyl Alcohol, Sodium Metabisulfite, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Citral.

    Thank you!

    • 1.29.19
      15mins said:

      This was left off of the list due to the salicylate

  2. 2.14.19
    Devon said:

    Thank you so much! I love their line and this is so helpful.

  3. 3.8.19
    June N said:

    Hi
    Many thanks for the post! Could you advise if the peony range from Fresh is safe for pregnancy please?
    Thank you
    June

    • 3.8.19
      15mins said:

      Can you mention a specific product you’re interested in and find the list of ingredients? I’m on call constantly and don’t have time to review the entire range again currently.

      • 3.8.19
        June N said:

        It’s the peony brightening toner. Here’s the ingredient
        AQUA (WATER),GLYCERIN,PENTYLENE GLYCOL,ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE,XANTHAN GUM,GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT,PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT,LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT,SODIUM HYALURONATE,TOCOPHEROL,TROMETHAMINE,PEG-150,SODIUM CITRATE,PPG-26-BUTETH-26,BUTYLENE GLYCOL,PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL,PARFUM (FRAGRANCE),CITRIC ACID LIMONENE,PHENOXYETHANOL

        Many thanks

        • 3.9.19
          15mins said:

          Sorry, this has licorice root

      • 3.9.19
        June said:

        It’s the peony brightening moisurising facial toner. Here’s the ingredients. Many thanks.
        AQUA (WATER),GLYCERIN,PENTYLENE GLYCOL,ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE,XANTHAN GUM,GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT,PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT,LILIUM CANDIDUM BULB EXTRACT,SODIUM HYALURONATE,TOCOPHEROL,TROMETHAMINE,PEG-150,SODIUM CITRATE,PPG-26-BUTETH-26,BUTYLENE GLYCOL,PEG-40 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL,PARFUM (FRAGRANCE),CITRIC ACID LIMONENE,PHENOXYETHANOL
        DISCLAIMER: FRESH PRODUCT INGREDIENT LISTINGS ARE UPDATED PERIODICALLY. BEFORE USING A FRESH PRODUCT, PLEASE READ THE INGREDIENT LIST ON THE PACKAGING OF YOUR PRODUCT TO BE SURE THAT THE INGREDIENTS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR PERSONAL USE.

        • 3.9.19
          15mins said:

          This has licorice root, sorry

          • 3.10.19
            June said:

            Thank you so much 🙂

  4. 3.16.19
    Allison said:

    Hello Dr

    I noticed you haven’t included their lip treatment and am guessing it’s become of the chemical spf, but could you please have a look of

    Advanced therapy lip treatment? This one doesn’t contain SPF

    Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Hydrogenated Methacrylate, Polymethyl Methacrylate,Mica, Trimethylsiloxyphenyl Dimethicone, Cera Microcristallina, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Cera Alba, Copernica Cerifera Cera, Tin Oxide, Amethyst Powder, Tourmaline, Nephrite Powder, Coral Powder, Pearl Powder, Ruby Powder, Amber Powder

    Many thanks

    • 3.16.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, the others aren’t there due to the SPF. This one looks ok though!

  5. 3.25.19
    June said:

    Hi Dr
    Was wondering if the new Fresh soy face exfoliant safe during pregnancy. Many thanks. June

    Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Stearyl Alcohol, Kaolin, Rosa Canina Seed Powder, Butylene Glycol, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Seed, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Xanthan Gum, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Benzoic Acid, Lecithin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol

    • 3.25.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  6. 3.28.19
    Annie said:

    Hi doctor,
    I would like to know if the skin care cream contains these ingredients are safe for pregnancy? Those ingredients are Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, and Phenoxyethanol. Because I find some articles said they are not safe. Could you please advise? Thank you so much !!

    • 3.28.19
      15mins said:

      I don’t have evidence that they are not safe and haven’t heard of any concerns.

  7. 3.30.19
    Ruth Tabordan said:

    Can you pls help.can I use this product?im 5 months pregnant.thank u

    Fresh Skin Lab Jeju Ice Aloe Soothing Gel Lotion
    Ingredients
    Aqua; Aloe barbadensis Leaf Water; Alcohol; Butylene Glycol; Glycerin; Cyclopentasiloxane; Panthenol; Palmitic Acid; Stearic Acid; Glyceryl Stearate; PEG-100 Stearate; Sodium Polyacrylate Starch; Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer; Phenoxyethanol; Parfum; Methylparaben; Disodium EDTA; C14-22 Alcohols; C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside

    • 3.31.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

      • 4.1.19
        Ruth Tabordan said:

        Thank you so much

  8. 4.1.19
    Dee said:

    Hi !

    I was wondering if FRESH – Vitamin C Glow Moisturizer pregnancy safe?

    Ingredients are below:
    -Vitamin Fruit Complex: A proprietary complex of vitamins C, E, and B5; lemon and orange fruit extracts; and revitalizing minerals helps promote a glowing complexion.
    -Glucosyl Hesperidin: A naturally derived flavonoid found in citrus fruits that helps combat tired skin.

    Water, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Esters, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylyl Methicone, Polyglycerin-3, Propanediol, Glucosyl Hesperidin, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteth-20, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearic Acid, Steareth-21, Steareth-25, Caprylyl Glycol, Tromethamine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Tetrasodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Caramel, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate.

    Thank you so much for this!

    • 4.1.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, there’s a salicylate that I would avoid during pregnancy in this.

  9. 4.16.19
    Lauren said:

    Yes, I know you have the soy fresh face cleanser.. but I noticed it now has a palmitate and wanted to confirm safe or not based on this.. not sure if in the past it had this.

    Water, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 GlycerylCocoate, Xanthan Gum, Soybean Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Soybean Sterols, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Mallow Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PEG-120Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Benzoic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Caramel, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 4.16.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  10. 4.16.19
    Lauren said:

    One question I do have.. What are you throughts on hair products, and lip products? I do know some of my hair leave in sprays have a salycilate ingredient, and some of my plumping lip glosses have retinyl palmiatate. I’m assuming leave off the lip gloss, and I would assume the leave in treatments, if they have this ingredient (saly..) but what about shampoos etc? Does the same go for them as well?

    • 4.16.19
      15mins said:

      Lip products you actually eat, so they have more exposure than most other skincare products. Hair products you don’t need to worry about unless you’re leaving them on your scalp for an extended period of time. Hair spray for example I wouldn’t worry about, but a treatment shampoo that you’re leaving in for 5 minutes or so I would.

  11. 5.20.19
    Meagan said:

    Hi there. Wondering if this item was pregnancy safe.

    https://www.frankbody.com/ca/products/coconut-coffee-scrub/

    • 5.20.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  12. 6.4.19
    Tina said:

    Hello

    Im curious about the new Sugar Strawberry exfoliating face wash

    -Blend of White Sugar Crystals: Help smooth and soften skin’s appearance.
    -Strawberry and Black Currant Fruit Extracts: Maintain a healthy-looking complexion.
    -Grapeseed Oil: Helps maintain hydration.

    Glycerin, Sucrose, Butylene Glycol, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Fruit Extract, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit Juice, Sapindus Mukorossi Peel Extract, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance), Water, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, BHT, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Citral, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool.

    • 6.4.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  13. 6.20.19
    Lindsay said:

    Thank you so much for doing this! After my cousin told me she had to stop using most of her skin care I was surprised. Just trying with husband at the moment and clearing out my products. You saved me, I was going insane looking down the massive list of things.

    • 6.20.19
      15mins said:

      It’s so overwhelming when you first see the list of stuff, right??

  14. 7.10.19
    Sabrina Graziani said:

    Hello,
    Is the Fresh Umbrian clay oil free lotion safe during pregnancy? Thank you!
    Fresh Umbrian Clay® Ingredients:

    Water, Caprylic/Capric/ Succinic Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol, Steareth-21, Glycerin, Fuller’s Earth (Solum Fullonum), Polyacrylamide, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Porphyridium Cruentum Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Fagus Sylvatica Extract, Manganese Gluconate, Sea Water (Maris Aqua), Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Xanthan Gum, Steareth-2, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Laureth-7, Propylene Glycol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Isobutylparaben, BHT.

    • 7.10.19
      15mins said:

      This has a retinoid to avoid during pregnancy for sure, and some avoid it during nursing as well, so it depends on how conservative you are.

  15. 7.10.19
    Sam said:

    Please let us know about the new VITAMIN NECTAR GLOW JUICE ANTIOXIDANT FACE SERUM.

    View All Ingredients

    Aqua (Water), Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Water, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Alcaligenes Polysaccharides, Amodimethicone, Panthenol, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Beta-Carotene, Copper Gluconate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate

    • 7.10.19
      15mins said:

      I’d avoid this due to the salicylate. Ok for nursing.

  16. 7.23.19
    Olivia said:

    Hi doctor,

    Would like to check if the following scrub is safe to use during pregnancy..

    SOFT FACE BIOPEELING INSTANT SMOOTHNESS

    Soft non-aggressive microspheres.
    Marine Bio-saccharides (Alginates).
    Long lasting biological Keratolytic complex.
    Enzymatic complex.
    Complex of epidermis emollient, softening, protective agents.
    Aqua (Water), Coco-Caprylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Kaolin, Glycerin, C15-19 Alkane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, PEG-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyacrylamide, Algin, Jojoba Esters, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bacillus Ferment, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Propylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, PEG-8, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Mineral Oil, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal.

    Thank you so much!

    • 7.23.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  17. 8.1.19
    Sbrnakiss said:

    G’day Dr, Is BHT safe for pregnancies? I’ve found mixed arguments for and against. I’d definitely trust the argument of a doctor though.
    Kindest Regards,
    Sabrina

    • 8.1.19
      15mins said:

      I haven’t found anything definitive either way, but that’s true of most ingredients. There aren’t really reasons to think it would cause problems based on what we know of it, and it’s almost always at the bottom of the ingredient list.

  18. 8.10.19
    Kimberley Lalonde said:

    Hi Dr.

    Thank you so much for all of your help! I am so grateful for your time:

    What are your thoughts on the below ingredients during pregnancy:

    Water, Glycerin, Zanthoxylum Piperitum Fruit Extract, Pulsatilla Koreana Root Extract, Usnea Barbata(Lichen) Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Lauryl Glucoside, Tartaric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) peel oil

    Thank you so much!

    • 8.13.19
      15mins said:

      This looks pregnancy and nursing safe to me

  19. 8.11.19
    Lauren said:

    Is the new Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Face Serum ok as well?
    Aqua (Water)

    Isononyl Isononanoate

    Glycerin

    Pentylene Glycol

    Propanediol

    Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil

    Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Water

    Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice

    Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract

    Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract

    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

    Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract

    Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract

    Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract

    Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract

    Tocopheryl Acetate

    Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate

    Tocopherol

    Carbomer

    Parfum (Fragrance)

    Sodium Hydroxide

    Disodium EDTA

    Alcaligenes Polysaccharides

    Amodimethicone

    Panthenol

    Magnesium Aspartate

    Zinc Gluconate

    Ethylhexylglycerin

    Beta-Carotene

    Copper Gluconate

    Chlorphenesin

    Potassium Sorbate

    Phenoxyethanol

    Limonene

    Linalool

    Citral

    Benzyl Salicylate

    • 8.12.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due the the salicylate, it’s ok for nursing.

  20. 8.31.19
    Hanifa Shaikh said:

    I bought a fresh soy face wash that face wash has amino acid is it safe during pregnancy?

    • 9.1.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, amino acids are fine. That’s what proteins are made of, they’re not “acids” like most people think of an acid.

  21. 9.2.19
    Sarah said:

    Your page is so helpful, and well organized. With all the every day tasks there is being a parent, finding the time to research all the ingredients is such an added chore. Then I’d second guess myself wondering if I read the ingredients correctly or missed something. I never post any comments on any sites but had to say thank you!!!

    Sarah

  22. 9.9.19
    Isaza said:

    Sugar Lip Treatment: Candy

    Active Ingredients : Octinoxate 6.74% Inactive Ingredients : Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Vanillin, BHT, Tin Oxide, Propyl Gallate, Limonene, Citral, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Geraniol, [May Contain : CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7, Red 7 Lake) , CI 15985 (Yellow 6, Yellow 6 Lake) , CI 19140 (Yellow 5, Yellow 5 Lake) , CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake) , CI 45410 (Red 27, Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides) , CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide)]

    • 9.11.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this during pregnancy due to chemical sunscreens and a licorice root extract. Ok for nursing

  23. 12.6.19
    Mohita said:

    Hello just wondering if the herb rosemary leaf extract is safe in facial oils like the fresh seaberry moisturizing oil ? I am using it but read online that rosemary leaf extract is an essential oil not to be used during pregnancy – any idea ?

    • 12.8.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t bathe in it necessarily, but you can still eat Rosemary, which is a much higher level of exposure than use in topical products like these.

  24. 12.8.19
    Shatha said:

    Hi,

    Thank you for all the amazing information you provide for all the akin brands that are safe or not, very useful. I have question about the new vitamin nectar glow juice antioxidant face serum from fresh!

    Ingredients:
    Aqua (Water), Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Water, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopherol, Carbomer, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Alcaligenes Polysaccharides, Amodimethicone, Panthenol, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Beta-Carotene, Copper Gluconate, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Benzyl Salicylate.

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid while pregnant due to the salicylate, but ok for nursing

  25. 12.12.19
    eunikag said:

    Hi! Is this safe to use?

    FRESH VITAMIN NECTAR GLOW JUICE ANTIOXIDANT FACE SERUM

    ingredients:

    Aqua. Isononyl isononanoate. Glycerin. Pentylene glycol. Propanediol. Cocos nucifera oil. Zingiber officinale water. Polymnia sonchifolia root juice. Cichorium intybus root extract. Vaccinum myrtillus fruit extract. Helianthus annuus seed oil. Saccharum officinarum extract. Citrus aurantium dulcis fruit extract. Citrus limon fruit extract. Acer saccharum extract. Tocopheryl acetate. Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. Tocopherol. Carbomer. Parfum. Sodium hydroxide. Disodium edta. Alcaligenese polysaccharides. Amodimethicone. Panthenol. Magnesium aspartate. Zinc gluconate. Ethylhexylglycerin. Beta-carotene. Copper gluconate. Chlorphenesin. Potassium sorbate. Phenoxyethanol. Limonene. Linalool. Citral. Benzl salicylate.

    • 12.12.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this while pregnant due to the salicylate, but ok for nursing

  26. 12.23.19
    Mikayla said:

    This guide is SO HELPFUL! I do have one product I am not sure if it is safe or not. Can you check on the No 7 Youthful eye serum? This has been my go to and I am not sure if it is ok to use during pregnancy. Thanks so much!!

    • 12.23.19
      Mikayla said:

      These are the innactive ingredients.

      Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Isononyl Isononanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Cross Polymer, Butylene Glycol, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Octyldodecanol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Isohexadecane, Boron Nitride, Hydrolyzed Manihot Esculenta Tuber Extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 80, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Saccharomyces Cerevisiae Extract, Ethylparaben, Polysorbate 20, Silica, Tetrasodium Edta, Tetrapeptide-21, Tocopherol

      • 12.23.19
        15mins said:

        I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the retinoid, and if you’re conservative I would avoid it during nursing as well

  27. 1.14.20
    Karen said:

    Hello! Is this cleanser safe for use during pregnancy? Thanks so much!

    Water, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Benzoic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Caramel, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 1.14.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

      • 1.17.20
        Karen said:

        Thank you!

        I am just wondering if this cream from lush is also pregnancy safe?

        Dream cream

        Oat Milk (Avena sativa) , Rose Water (Rosa centifolia, Aqua) , Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Olea europaea) , Fair Trade Organic Cocoa Butter (Theobroma cacao) , Glycerine , Stearic Acid (Stearic acid) , Triethanolamine , Fragrance , Tincture of Benzoin (Styrax benzoin) , Rose Absolute (Rosa damascena) , Chamomile Blue Oil (Matricaria chamomilla) , Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) , Lavender Oil (Lavandula Angustifolia) , Cetearyl Alcohol , Benzyl Alcohol , *Benzyl Benzoate , *Citronellol , *Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Methylparaben , Propylparaben .

        • 1.18.20
          15mins said:

          Looks ok 🙂

  28. 2.14.20
    s.pnika said:

    amazing posts ever, trying to research for pregnancy safe skin care, and i found your post. thank you for doing this. lots of love from cambodia

  29. 2.15.20
    Dana Donnelly said:

    Hi Dr – this is the only page I’ve been able to find help with during my pregnancy – thanks so much!

    Fresh recently changed the ingredients for the lotus youth preserve face cream with super 7 complex – any concerns about the ingredients listed now? It’s a staple for me but before I buy the new one: lotus youth preserve moisturizer (new)! Thanks so much!

    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Pentylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Betaine, Steareth-21, Nelumbo Nucifera Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Averrhoa Carambola Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Silica, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Sodium PCA, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Tromethamine, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Lauroyl Lysine, Adenosine, Glucose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfite, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Citral.

    • 2.16.20
      15mins said:

      Yes! The new one is still fine 🙂

      • 2.22.20
        Dana Donnelly said:

        Thank you!!! 🙂

  30. 3.10.20
    Christina said:

    Thank you for sharing your amazing site with us! I just have a quick question -I was at Sephora today purchasing the Rose line and I mentioned this site to the rep. She said that she was surprised to see the products as safe as they have Phenoxyethanol which is not safe for breast feeding. Just checking your thoughts on this ingredient. Thanks!

    • 3.10.20
      15mins said:

      This is the first time I’ve heard that one mentioned to avoid in nursing (and I spend a lot of time as the newborn nursery doctor)…. I’m not sure where she got that one from.

  31. 4.16.20
    Carol said:

    Hi,
    This is a new product could you please have a look? Thanks in advance

    Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum

    Aqua (Water)

    Rosa Damascena Flower Water

    Coco-Caprylate/Caprate

    C9-12 Alkane

    Propanediol

    Ethylhexyl Palmitate

    Pentylene Glycol

    Glycerin

    Squalane

    Rosa Damascena Flower Extract

    Rosa Damascena Extract

    Camelina Sativa Seed Oil

    Rosa Rubiginosa Seed Oil

    Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract

    Rosa Damascena Flower Oil

    Tocopherol

    Sodium Citrate

    Sodium Chloride

    Ethylhexylglycerin

    Xanthan Gum

    Citric Acid

    Caprylic/Capric Tri-glyceride

    Sorbitan Sesquioleate

    1

    2- Hexanediol

    Caprylyl Glycol

    Sodium Benzoate

    Potassium Sorbate

    Citronellol

    Geraniol

    • 4.16.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  32. 4.16.20
    Shu said:

    Dear Doctor,
    Fresh just launched a new product: Rose Deep Hydration Oil-Infused Serum. Its ingredients are quite simple and I am not sure if it’s complete. See its ingredients here: Plant-derived squalane, Rosewater, damask rose extract, a blend of oils—rose flower, camelina, rosehip, and squalane. Source: https://www.fresh.com/us/rose-deep-hydration-oil-infused-serum-H00005424.html
    Thank you!

    • 4.16.20
      15mins said:

      It’s ok for pregnancy and nursing

  33. 4.26.20
    Yvonne said:

    Dear Doctor,

    I have read many concerns about essential oils during pregnancy. I wonder if plant oils used in many of Fresh products here are safe?

    An example is the Seaberry Moisturising Face Oil – seaberry oil, cranberry seed oil, camellia seed oil, grape seed oil and sweet almond oil.

    Thank you.

    • 4.26.20
      15mins said:

      I address that in this post: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      Essentially, as long as you’re not bathing in large amounts of oils (which won’t happen when small amounts are in these formulations, even if you’re applying to your entire body every day) it’s ok.

  34. 4.27.20
    Terese Hope said:

    Hello,
    Thank you so much for doing this! Would you mind checking my Dr Organics face cream:
    rose otto flower water, rose otto flower extract, rose otto flower oil, aloe vera leaf juice, rice bran oil, shea butter, borage seed oil, argan kernal oil, menyanthes leaf extract, passionflower extract, linden flower extract, calendula flower extract, matricaria flower extract, geranium flower oil, clove bud oil.
    Thank you so much!

    • 4.27.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  35. 5.21.20
    Jasmine said:

    Hey, I hope you’re well and keeping safe during this time !

    Thanks so much for all your help so far, it’s been super useful.

    I wanted to please know about the Vitamin Nectar Antioxidant Serum, I know some of the Vitamin Nectar range was safe during pregnancy but some not? I have listed the ingredients below and I’m very sorry if you have already reviewed it and I missed it.

    Thank very much, I really appreciate it.

    Aqua (Water)
    Isononyl Isononanoate
    Glycerin
    Pentylene Glycol
    Propanediol
    Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
    Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Water
    Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice
    Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Extract
    Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract
    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
    Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract
    Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract
    Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract
    Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
    Tocopheryl Acetate
    Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate
    Tocopherol
    Carbomer
    Parfum (Fragrance)
    Sodium Hydroxide
    Disodium EDTA
    Alcaligenes Polysaccharides
    Amodimethicone
    Panthenol
    Magnesium Aspartate
    Zinc Gluconate
    Ethylhexylglycerin
    Beta-Carotene
    Copper Gluconate
    Chlorphenesin
    Potassium Sorbate
    Phenoxyethanol
    Limonene
    Linalool
    Citral
    Benzyl Salicylate

    • 5.21.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 5.31.20
        Jasmine Yusuf said:

        Thank you for letting me know!

  36. 7.5.20
    Roro said:

    Hello, I came across a new item launched in April 2020 in the Fresh series – Rose Petal Soft Lip Cream.
    Could you please kindly check if this one is safe?

    Ingredients –
    -Rose Flower Oil: Helps to hydrate and soothe dry skin.
    -Blend of Emollient Oils: Helps to visibly soften and moisturize lips.
    -Vitamin E: Helps to protect.

    Isononyl Isononanoate, C10-30 Cholesterol/Lanosterol Esters, Bis-Diglyceryl Poly-acyladipate-2, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Polybutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Co-polymer, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silica Silylate, Benzo-triazolyl Dodecyl p-Cresol, Parfum (Fragrance), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinna-mate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), BHT, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Aqua (Water), Trimethylolpropane Triisostearate, CI 15850 (Red 7), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), Propyl Gallate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene.

    Thank you 😀

    • 7.6.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok to me for pregnancy and nursing

  37. 8.13.20
    Léa said:

    Hello doctor please is this cream safe during breastfeeding the ingredients is : Ingredients

    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Silica, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Squalane, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Sucrose Palmitate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Zinc Pca, Glyceryl Linoleate, Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chlorphenesin, Pentylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Laureth-12, Sodium Chloride, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phospholipids, Pistacia Lentiscus (Mastic) Gum, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Saccharide Isomerate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Citrate, T-Butyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Achillea Millefollium Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glucose, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Sodium Anisate, Potassium Chloride, Calcium Chloride, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Magnesium Sulfate, Glutamine, Sodium Phosphate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Tocopherol, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Acetate, Lysine Hcl, Arginine, Alanine, Histidine, Valine, Leucine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Glycine, Polysorbate 80, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Serine, Deoxyadenosine, Cystine, Cyanocobalamin, Deoxycytidine, Deoxyguanosine, Deoxythymidine, Glutathione, Asparagine, Aspartic Acid, Ornithine, Glutamic Acid, Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide, Proline, Aminobutyric Acid, Methionine, Taurine, Hydroxyproline, Glucosamine, Coenzyme A, Glucuronolactone, Sodium Glucuronate, Thiamine Diphosphate, Sodium Uridine Triphosphate, Disodium Flavine Adenine Dinucleotide, Retinyl Acetate, Inositol, Methyl Deoxycytidine, Niacin, Niacinamide, Pyridoxal 5-Phosphate, Pyridoxine Hcl, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Riboflavin, Tocopheryl Phosphate

    • 8.13.20
      Christine said:

      This has a neuropeptide (not technically on my avoid list, but it always makes me a little nervous for pregnancy), gluconolactone and a retinoid. Avoid in pregnancy for sure and if you’re conservative some would avoid in nursing as well.

  38. 9.11.20
    Emily said:

    Hi doctor. Thank you for all amazing information. I’m just wondering some fresh skincare products contain fragrance, is that safe to use during pregnancy? I’ve heard that pregnant should avoid it. Thank you so much!

    • 9.12.20
      Christine said:

      You can use it, but note that the usual advice to avoid fragrance during pregnancy is because it is a sensitizing time, meaning you’re more likely to develop a reaction to an ingredient.

  39. 9.30.20
    Liora said:

    hi Doc, can you please advise regarding this Fresh’s lip treatment –

    Cera Alba (Beeswax), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, C10-18 Triglycerides, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Parfum (Fragrance), Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PEG-6 Isostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Trihydroxystearin, Hesperetin Laurate, Vanillin, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Citral, Benzyl Alcohol, Linalool, Geraniol

    • 9.30.20
      Christine said:

      This has licorice root, ok for nursing but not pregnancy