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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from COSRx

What products from COSRx 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 COSRx as of 3/25/2019, note this is being worked on, this is my work in progress!

If a product 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.

How to Request a Product Review

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 COSRx 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 Safe Products from COSRx

AC Collection Acne Patch
AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum
AC Collection Ultimate Spot Cream
Aloe Vera Oil-free Moisture Cream
Balancium Comfort Ceramide Cream
Centella Blemish Ampule
Centella Blemish Cream
Centella Water Alcohol-Free Toner
Cooling Aqua Facial Mist
Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence
Galactomyces Alcohol-Free Toner
Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream
Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence
Hyaluronic Acid Intensive Cream
Light Fit Real Water Toner To Cream
Oil Free Ultra Moisturizing Lotion with Birch Sap
Propolis Light Ampule
Ultimate Moisturizing Honey Overnight Mask
Ultimate Nourishing Rice Overnight Spa Mask

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

AC Collection Calming Foam Cleanser: Salicylic Acid
AC Collection Calming Liquid Mild: Salicylate, Gluconolactone
AC Collection Calming Liquid Intensive: Glycolic Acid, Salicylate
Advanced Snail 92 All in One Cream: Snail Secretion
Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence: Snail Secretion
AHA 7 Whitehead Power Liquid: Glycolic Acid
AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner: Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate), Salicylate
Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++: Chemical Sunscreens, Licorice Root
BHA Blackhead Power Liquid: Willow Bark (Salicylate), Salicylate
Blackhead Remover Mr.RX: Licorice Root in step 1, Glycolic Acid in step 2
Low pH BHA Overnight Mask: Salicylate
Low Ph Good Morning Gel Cleanser: Salicylate
Low pH PHA Barrier Mist: Gluconolactone
Mela 14 White Ampule: Glycolic Acid, Salicylate
Natural BHA Skin Returning Emulsion: Salicylate
Natural BHA Skin Returning A-Sol: Glycolic Acid, Salicylate
One Step Green Hero Calming Pad: Lactobionic Acid
One Step Moisture Up Pad: Salicylate
One Step Original Clear Pad: Willow Bark (Salicylate), Salicylate
PHA Moisture Renewal Power Cream: Gluconolactone
Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser: Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Shield Fit All Green Comfort Sun SPF50+ PA++++: Salicylate, Snail Secretion
Shield Fit Snail Essence Sun SPF50+ PA+++: Snail Secretion, Chemical Sunscreens
Two in One Poreless Power Liquid: Salicylate, Willow Bark (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.
• None

Not Sure?

Clear Fit Master Patch, Acne Pimple Master Patch: The last ingredient in these patches is something called Tetrakis Methane, which is an unknown. No one online seems to know what it is, how it works and there’s no information regarding safety.

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  1. 5.1.19
    CJS said:

    Thank you so much for all of your expertise and guidance! My question is about the safety during pregnancy of the CosRX Triple C Lightning Liquid. It’s full ingredient list is: Aronia Melanocarpa fruit extract (Black Chokeberry), Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Butylene glycol, Sodium lactate, Licorice root extract, 1,2- Hexanediol, Pullulan, Sodium hyaluronate, Cassia obtusifolia seed extract, Allantoin

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    • 5.1.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid during pregnancy due to the licorice root, but it is ok for nursing.

      • 5.13.19
        farzana said:

        what is with licorice root.. i have searched everywhere after your suggestion…
        but could nit find anuthing to say that it topically disturbs anything……

        • 5.13.19
          15mins said:

          There’s more information in my post on skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy. It is thought to act via some of the same mechanisms as other skin lighteners such as hydroquinone. Most of the ingredients we say to avoid are more theoretical reasons to avoid rather than hard evidence that they are unsafe. I added licorice root to the list because an increasing number of my OB friends were concerned about this ingredient during pregnancy. As I call out the ingredient of concern for every product, if you’re ok with Licorice root it is very easy for you to still use those products.

  2. 6.7.19
    Reese Fernando said:

    Hi! I just bought CosRx Hyaluronic Acid Hydra Power Essence which is listed as pregnancy safe here, but saw that it has snail secretion filtrate. I’m not sure if it’s a new formulation. Should I still use it?

    • 6.8.19
      15mins said:

      I see the same ingredients listed on every site I check (US and international) and there’s no snail secretion in it.

      Hippophae Rhamnoides Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Ethyl Hexanediol

      Are you sure you have the same product?

      • 6.11.19
        Reese Fernando said:

        Hi Doc! You are right, I just got the package today and no snail secretion filtrate indicated on the list of ingredients. I think the online shop where I got it from just typed it by mistake. Thank you so much for your posts, you are a gem to preggy skincare addicts like me! 🙂

        • 6.11.19
          15mins said:

          Yeah!! I’m glad it wasn’t in there. Enjoy!

    • 2.8.20
      Ema Farhan said:

      Hi doctor! Need your advise on CosRX newly released Propolis Synergy Toner. Is it safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

      Propolis Extract, Honey Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Betaine, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

      • 2.10.20
        15mins said:

        This is ok

        • 2.18.20
          Ema Farhan said:

          Thank you doctor. I hope you don’t mind advising me on another newly released by cosrx. It’s the Propolis Light Cream.

          Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Honey Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Allantoin, Arginine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

          • 2.18.20
            15mins said:

            This is fine

  3. 6.17.19
    Di said:

    Hello! Could you please tell me if this low ph milk gel ok for nursing and pregnancy?
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Olive Oil Littlewonderland.nl, PEG-7 Esters, Littlewonderland.nl, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Littlewonderland.nl, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Arginine, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Butylene Glycol, Cyclomethicone, Disodium EDTA, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract

    • 6.18.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

  4. 7.16.19
    Emmalyn said:

    This is cushion from COSRx, it contains broad spectrum SPF 47 UVA/UVB. Is it considered as Chemical sunscreen or is it ok to use during pregnancy?

    Titanium dioxide, centella asiatica leaf water, cyclopentasiloxane, phenyl trimethicone, butylene glycol, cyclohexasiloxane, ci 77492, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, niacinamide, diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, peg-10 dimethicone, disteardimonium hectorite, sodium chloride, aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, 1,2-hexanediol, ci 77491, triethoxycaprylylsilane, caprylyl glycol, ci 77499, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, adenosine, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, centella asiatica leaf extract, water, ethylhexylglycerin, madecassoside

    Thank you Christine

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this list doesn’t have the sunscreens listed. Are they listed separately under active ingredients maybe?

      • 7.22.19
        Emmalyn said:

        They didn’t mention in the website. I found another ingredient list on YesStyle. Does this one say anything?
        Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Water, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Water, Black Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), PEG-10 Dimethicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Niacinamide, Sodium Chloride, Adenosine, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Red Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492), 1,2-Hexanediol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Madecassoside

        • 7.26.19
          15mins said:

          Looks ok to me!

  5. 8.1.19
    Lulu G said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    WHat are your thoughts on the COSRX Green Tea Aqua Soothing Gel Cream?

    Water, Propanediol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Panthenol, Tromethamine, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Allantoin, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Lupinus Albus Seed Extract, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract

    • 8.1.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  6. 9.23.19
    Charmaine said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I just recently purchased COSRX Light Fit Real Water Toner to Cream and COSRX Oil Free moisturizing lotion with birch sap. I know these products are on the list of safe skincare as stated above. But I would like clarify regarding specific ingredients such as BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, NIACINAMIDE, SODIUM HYALURONATE. Are these really safe for pregnant ladies? Just making extra sure. Thanks

  7. 11.16.19
    AE said:

    Hi, is the Hydrium Triple Hyaluronic Moisture Ampoule from cosrx safe for pregnancy?

    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methyl Gluceth-10, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Panthenol, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Gluconolactone, Lactobionic Acid

    Thank you!

    • 11.17.19
      15mins said:

      No, this has gluconolatone. It’s ok for nursing though

  8. 11.25.19
    MommyIcha said:

    Hi doctor,

    I have use Cosrx Advanced Snail 92 all in one everyday during my first pregnancy until now (24w) is it ok? what should i do? why snail secretion is not safe for pregnancy doc? I am worry with my pregnance, 🙁

  9. 12.9.19
    MoMo said:

    Hello Doc!! Can I ask if I can use this product to my face Hydrium Centella Aqua Soothing Ampoule from CosrX new release.
    Full List of Ingredients
    Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Dipropylene Glycol,Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine, Chondrus CrispusExtract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract,Pentylene Glycol, Octanediol, AmmoniumAcryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Xanthan Gum,Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Madecassoside, Panthenol.

    Thank you .

    • 12.9.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  10. 1.15.20
    Sori said:

    Do you have any scientific or medical ground for saying snail secretion filtrate is harmful during pregnancy and nursing? I’ve asked to COSRX about the safety of snail secretion, and they answered it is safe to use it during pregnancy and nursing. They also have confirmed that there is no glycolic acid in snail secretion filtrate

    • 1.15.20
      15mins said:

      My argument is here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      Basically it boils down to we don’t know for sure what is in there fully and it has no safety data. That’s all, so I call it out as something to watch out for but it’s really up to you if you feel ok using it or not.

    • 2.8.20
      Ema Farhan said:

      Hi doctor! Need your advice on CosRX newly released Propolis Synergy Toner. Is it safe for pregnancy and nursing?

      Propolis Extract, Honey Extract, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Betaine, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Panthenol, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride

      • 2.10.20
        15mins said:

        Looks ok

        • 3.5.20
          Ema Farhan said:

          Thank you doctor. How about the CosRX Propolis Light Cream

          Ingredients are:
          Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Honey Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium

          Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cassia Obtusifolia Seed Extract, Cetearyl Olivate, Beeswax, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Allantoin, Arginine, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum

          • 3.5.20
            15mins said:

            Looks ok!

  11. 2.8.20
    LPR said:

    Hi! Just want to check if this product is safe to use during pregnancy? It might be a new launch from COS Rx:

    Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream

    Ingredients include:
    Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Vinyl Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Arachidyl Alcohol, Propolis Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Tromethamine, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Stearate, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycosphingolipids, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid

    • 2.9.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  12. 2.9.20
    Marinel said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Is Two in one poreless power liquid safe for pregnancy?
    Full Ingredients List:
    Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Butylene Glycol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Water, Pentylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Betaine Salicylate, Arginine, Betaine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Allantoin, Panthenol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Cassia Obtusifolia (Chinese Senna) Seed Extract, Menthyl Lactate, Mentha Haplocalix (Mint) Extract.


    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      No, this has a salicylate and willow bark. It’s already listed under safe for nursing but not pregnancy.

  13. 2.12.20
    Emy Le Stensaas said:

    Hi doctor,

    I am wondering if COSRX Triple C Lightning Liquid is safe for nursing?

    Vitamin C, Black Chokeberry, Licorice Root Extract

    Full List of Ingredients
    Aronia Melanocarpa fruit extract (Black Chokeberry), Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Butylene glycol, Sodium lactate, Licorice root extract, 1,2- Hexanediol, Pullulan, Sodium hyaluronate, Cassia obtusifolia seed extract, Allantoin


    • 2.12.20
      15mins said:

      Yes, it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy. It’s already here in the comments 🙂

      • 2.12.20
        Emy Le Stensaas said:

        Thank you so much!!! 🙂

  14. 2.21.20
    Dawn said:

    I just want to THANK YOU! I’m a nursing Mom of a 2 yrs old. I have been using most of the CosRx products but I wasn’t aware of the ingredients. I got scared when I realize that I should have checked them before using. The first thing I googled is if CosRx is safe for nursing moms, then your blog came up and now I can relax knowing that most of the products I use is ok. You don’t know how relive I am. Imagine if your blog is not available. Most of us would be panicking right now. Again THANK YOU!

  15. 2.26.20
    Cleo said:

    Hi again doc,
    I’m wondering if this cream safe for pregnancy
    Beauty of joseon dynasty cream
    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Dipentaerythrityl Hexa C5-9 Acid Esters, Dimethicone, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polysorbate 20, Hydrogenated Lecithin, C14-28 Alkyl Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Adenosine, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Ceramide NP, Trehalose, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Leaf Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Cucurbitaceae (Gourd) Extract, Orchid Extract, Honey Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phytosphingosine, Ceteareth-20, Glyceryl Citrate/Lactate/Linoleate/Oleate, Fragrance

    • 2.26.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing and pregnancy

  16. 4.1.20
    Jean said:

    Hi doc,
    I have Mentholatum Acnes Clear Whitening Foaming Wash, Is it safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?


    Aqua (Water), Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methylaminoproplonate, Alcohol, Lauric Acid, Myristic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 80, Palmitic Acid, Octyldodecanol, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Propylparaben, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, o-Cymen-5-ol (Isopropylmethylphenol), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

    thank you

    • 4.5.20
      15mins said:

      This has licorice root, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  17. 4.1.20
    Jean said:

    hi again doc!
    how about this ingredients doc?

    Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Betaine, Hydroxyacetophenone, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Carnosine, Octadecyl Di-t-butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sericin, Colloidal Gold, Acetyl Heptapeptide-9, Fragrance, Methylparaben, CI 19140

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    • 4.5.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  18. 5.4.20
    Elena said:

    Hello there, First, just wanted to say Thank You for all your hard work that you do for us! And wanted to double check with you about COSRX BHA Blackhead Power Liquid that contains 4% natural BHA component of Betaine Salicylate which is (according google info) twice as gentle as salicylic acid, i.e. a 4% betaine salicylate product is similar to a 2% salicylic acid one. And they say that products with 2% and lower are safe to use during pregnancy. Just wanted to know your thoughts about this. I am 37 weeks pregnant never used this before.

    • 5.4.20
      15mins said:

      It still isn’t safe. There’s more on this thought process in this post: https://www.15minutebeauty.com/pregnancy-safe-beauty-faq.html

      First, there’s no studies regarding safety during pregnancy for most ingredients, and we can’t do those studies as they’re actually unethical.

      Second, given we don’t know if things are actually safe or not, we also don’t have exact cut offs for when something is actually safe. I can’t do a study to say 1% salicylic acid is safe but 4% isn’t. A “natural” version like you’re talking about is chemically the same regardless of where you have sourced it.
      Along those same thoughts, would a higher percent be ok if you applied to only half of your face? What about if it is your body? Which trimester, but then what if you have your dates wrong? What if you have an eczema flare up and your skin is absorbing ingredients more easily? It kind of goes on and on. We can’t study any of this.
      Because of those reasons, if there’s enough reason to think an ingredient is unsafe, we recommend complete avoidance. There’s not really a gradient of this, it’s an all or nothing thing. If you’re comfortable with it that’s fine, it’s your body and your choice, but I won’t recommend it as safe on my site.

  19. 5.9.20
    Rosemarie Debuque said:

    Hi Doc. Is Galactomyces 95 Tone Balancing Essence safe for my pregnancy? Thank you for the response.

    • 5.9.20
      15mins said:
      • 5.9.20
        Rosemarie Debuque said:

        Features & details:
        Effect of natural fermentation getting into the skin, awakening with whitening skin
        It is formulated with 95% high concentrate of the best yeast for the skin
        Made up of fermented component with a structure similar to skin

        Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Niacinamide,Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Panthenol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Ethyl Hexanediol, Adenosine.

        • 5.9.20
          15mins said:

          Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

          • 5.9.20
            Rosemarie Debuque said:

            Thank you so much Doc.

            How about the Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence

            Ingredients: Snail Secretion Filtrate, Betaine, Butylene Glycol,1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Arginine, Allantoin, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol.

          • 5.10.20
            15mins said:

            This is already in the list above as ok for nursing but not pregnancy

          • 5.16.20
            Kristina said:

            Hi Doctor, just some confusion. The betaine in the ingredients of the pregnancy safe products including the galactomyces toners is a salicylate. Does this mean it is unsafe? The product contains a warning about not using it if you have an aspirin allergy (despite absence of word salicylate after betaine in ingredient list).

          • 5.17.20
            15mins said:

            It isn’t closely related enough to be considered one of the ones to avoid in pregnancy, it needs to undergo too many transformations to be of a concern

  20. 5.28.20
    Kimberley Mendes said:

    Hi there,

    I was on their website and saw some new products wasnt sure if theyw ere okay for pregnancy

    1. COSRX Pure Fit CICA Cream
    centella asiaticaextract, centella asiatica leaf extract, centella asiaticaroot extract, butylene glycol, glycerin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, 1,2-hexanediol, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, macadamia ternifolia seed oil, beeswax, panthenol, cetearyl alcohol, cyclomethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, ethylhexylglycerin, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl tauratecopolymer, arginine, allantoin, carbomer, water, pinus pinaster bark extract, asiaticoside, asiatic acid, madecassicacid, madecassoside, sodium hyaluronate

    2. COSRX Pure Fit CICA Cleanser
    water, sodium cocoyl isethionate, glycerin, glyceryl stearate, stearyl alcohol, coco-betaine, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium chloride, coco-glucoside, caprylyl glycol, glyceryl caprylate, citric acid, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, disodium edta, ocimum basilicum (basil) oil, 1,2-hexanediol, quillaja saponaria bark extract, propanediol, centella asiatica extract, centella asiatica leaf extract, centella asiatica root extract, saccharomyces ferment, ethylhexylglycerin, asiatic acid, asiaticoside, madecassic acid, madecassoside, pinus pinaster bark extract.

    • 5.29.20
      15mins said:

      Both look ok for pregnancy and nursing

  21. 6.13.20
    B said:

    Hi! First off, thank you for helping all of us beauty lovers out! There is a new toner by COSRX. Would this be ok to use while pregnant:

    Refresh ABC Daily Toner – AHA BHA Vitamin C

    NET WEIGHT: 50ml bottle
    INGREDIENTS: Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Hylocereus Undatus Fruit Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Water, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Water, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Sodium Lactate, Water, Glycolic Acid, Allantoin, Panthenol, Adenosine, Betaine Salicylate, Ascorbyl Glucoside

    Thank you!

    • 6.14.20
      15mins said:

      This has willow bark and glycolic acid and a salicylate. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  22. 6.18.20
    Elle said:

    Hi, thank you so much for your information packed blog. It has been very helpful to me and I’m happy I found it while I was pregnant. I have some new products from Cosrx and my question is regarding snail mucin. I see you have some products listed as “safe for nursing/not safe for pregnancy” due to snail secretion and salicylate, but under “not safe for pregnancy or nursing” you have other products with snail secretion and salicylate. I feel confused by this and am wondering if the snail mucin essence I have is safe while I am breastfeeding. Thank you

    • 6.18.20
      Christine said:

      I think that’s honestly a formatting error. When putting these lists together on my view I do it in html, that makes it easier to put everything in for the link to go to the correct location. But it gets busy looking and sometimes things are in the wrong spot. Both should be fine for nursing, but not pregnancy. I fixed it now.

  23. 7.8.20
    Hee Eun said:

    Hi there, love your site! I have a few COSRX products I am curious about. Thank you for your work in advance-so helpful!

    Triple Hyaluronic Moisturizing Cleanser:
    Water, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Myristic Acid, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide,Palmitic Acid, PotassiumCocoylGlycinate, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate,Fragrance(Parfum), Polyquaternium-7, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl AcrylateCrosspolymer, SodiumCocoylIsethionate, Arachidic Acid, Disodium EDTA, 1,2-Hexanediol, Oleic Acid, Sodium Benzoate,QuillajaSaponaria Bark Extract, CitricAcid, Butylene Glycol, Panthenol, Hyaluronic Acid,Ethylhexylglycerin, HydrolyzedHyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate

    Hydrium Watery Toner:
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Allantoin, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate

    • 7.8.20
      Christine said:

      Both look ok for pregnancy and nursing

  24. 7.23.20
    Tamanna said:

    Hi, doctor, is salicylic acid daily gentle cleanser cosrx safe for planning pregnancy or durning pregnant?

    • 7.23.20
      Christine said:

      Not for pregnancy/planning for sure. I can’t comment on nursing without an ingredient list

  25. 7.27.20
    Ms Sheen Pee said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Is this safe for pregnant women?

    INGREDIENTS: Water, Propanediol, Dipropylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycereth-26, Titanium Dioxide (CL 77891), Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Pentylene Glycol, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract, Potassium PCA, Potassium Sorbet Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein, Maltodextrin, Glutathione, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolysed Hyaluronic Acid, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, PEG-8, Carbomer, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Extract, Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Hyrdoxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Dimethiconol, Polysorbate 80, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbitan Oleate, Adenosine, Diosodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance

    Thank you so much! Really Appreciate it!

    • 7.27.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 8.3.20
        Ms Sheen Pee said:

        The Dipropylene Glycol and Glutathione wont be a problem, Doctor? Thank you so much for helping us pregnant women❤️

        • 8.3.20
          Christine said:

          My list is very conservative for the medical community. Everything I’m worried about and screen for is here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy
          I have no concerns about any other ingredients, if I did I would be screening them out. Not saying products with those ingredients are safe.

  26. 8.6.20

    I recently came across this CosRx cream and I’m wondering if it’s safe to use during pregnancy and nursing? Thank you!

    CosRx – Pure Fit Cica Cream

    Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Leaf Extract, Centella Asiatica Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan, Olivate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Beeswax, Panthenol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Arginine, Allantoin, Carbomer, Water, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Madecassoside, Sodium Hyaluronate

    • 8.6.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  27. 8.29.20
    Samantha Bozinovski said:


    I just want to first say thank you for doing all this research. It has helped me tremendously throughout my entire pregnancy and breastfeeding journey for the last three years.

    I couldn’t find this product in the list or in the comments already.

    COSRX – Balancium B5 D-Panthenol Ampoule Set

    Water, Panthenol, Dipropylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, C12-14 Pareth-12, Carbomer, Diphenyl Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Butylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate

    Thank you so much again!

    • 8.29.20
      Christine said:

      This looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

  28. 8.30.20
    Catherine said:

    Good day..

    I hope you could double check this for me please.

    It’s Nacific phyto niacin essence

    Bambusa Vulgaris Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Lemon Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, 3-o-ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Alcohol, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Hydroxide.

    And also, can it be used together with Vitamin C.

    Thank you in advance.
    Keep safe. ❤️

    • 8.30.20
      Christine said:

      Looks fine, no reason that I know of that it can’t be used with a safe vitamin C product.

      • 8.31.20
        Catherine said:

        Thank you so much

  29. 10.22.20
    Sarai said:

    Hi! I am just trying to understand… I thought a chemical sunscreen is safe as long as it doesn’t contain “oxybenzone” which Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF50 PA+++ doesn’t have. Why is still not safe?
    Thank you!

    • 10.22.20
      Christine said:

      Oxybenzone is just the one with the most evidence against it (it was recently linked to Hirschsprung’s Disease), but I recommended avoiding all chemical sunscreens before that. They’re all absorbed into the body and some are salicylates (which need to be avoided for other reasons). More info here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

  30. 11.10.20
    Anthonette said:

    Hello Dr. Hope you’re doing well.

    Can you check this for me please.

    3w clinic moisture peeling gel


    water, glycerin, cellulose, quaternium-60, propylene glycol, carbomer, camellia leaf extract, aloe extract, Ascent Centella extract, honey extract, propolis extract, hydrolyzed collagen, disodium EDTA.

    • 11.10.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  31. 11.17.20
    Catherine said:

    Hi again Dr.
    Can you help me with this one please.

    Snody propolis honey ampule light

    Aloe Vera Leaf Water, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethanol, Niacinamide, Propolis Extract (1%), Red Ginseng Extract, Green Tea Extract, Mulberry Bark Extract, Honey Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Lavender Flower Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Salvia Extract, Peppermint Leaf Extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrhizate, Fragrance

    Thank you

    • 11.17.20
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

      • 11.18.20
        Catherine said:

        Thank you ❤️