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Pregnancy Safe Products from Kiehl’s

Pregnancy Safe Products from Kiehl's

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 pregnancy safe products from Kiehl’s as of 3/29/2020. I have reviewed every product. All of the products listed meet my pregnancy safe criteria. I link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

I have reviewed the US versions of these products. Note that international Kiehl’s products sometimes have different ingredients, so you will need to compare ingredient lists against the ones I have reviewed.

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 Kiehl’s

Age Defender Eye Repair (at Sephora)
Age Defender Power Serum (at Sephora)
Avocado Nourishing Hydrating Mask
Baby Lip Balm
Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion (at Sephora)
Body Fuel Deodorant & Antiperspirant
Butterstick Lip Treatment (at Sephora)
Cactus Flower & “Tibetan Ginseng” Hydrating Mist (at Sephora)
Calendula & Aloe Soothing Hydration Mask (at Sephora)
Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash (at Sephora)
Calendula Herbal Extract Alcohol-Free Toner (at Sephora)
Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream (at Sephora)
“Close-Shavers” Squadron™ Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream – White Eagle (at Sephora)

Creme de Corps (at Sephora)
Creme de Corps Nourishing Dry Body Oil (at Sephora)
Creme de Corps Smoothing Oil-to-Foam Body Cleanser (at Sephora)
Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Whipped Body Butter (at Sephora)
Creme d’Elegance Repairateur
Cucumber Herbal Alcohol-Free Toner (at Sephora)
Daily Reviving Concentrate (at Sephora)
Dermatologist Solutions™ Centella Sensitive Cica-Cream
Dermatologist Solutions™ Centella Sensitive Facial Cleanser (at Sephora)
Epidermal Re-Texturizing Micro-Dermabrasion (at Sephora)
Eye Fuel (at Sephora)
Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub (at Sephora)
Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer
Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm
Gentle Hair & Body Wash
Ginger Leaf & Hibiscus Firming Mask (at Sephora)
• Herbal-Infused Micellar Cleansing Water (at Sephora)
Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate (at Sephora)
Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask (at Sephora)
Intensive Treatment and Moisturizer for Dry or Callused Areas
Lip Balm #1 (at Sephora)
Love Oil For Lips Glow-Infusing Lip Treatment (at Sephora)
Magic Elixir
Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil (at Sephora)
Midnight Recovery Eye (at Sephora)
Midnight Recovery Concentrate (at Sephora)
Mom & Baby Nurturing Body Oil

Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate (at Sephora)
Nurturing Baby Cream for Face & Body
Oil Eliminator Refreshing Shine Control Toner (at Sephora)
Original Musk Body Lotion
Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub
Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum (at Sephora)
Powerful-Strength Line Reducing Concentrate (at Sephora)
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream (at Sephora)
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream (at Sephora)
Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask (at Sephora)
Rare Earth Pore Minimizing Lotion
Rosa Arctica Lightweight Cream (at Sephora)
Scented Lip Balm #1
Skin Rescuer
Super Multi-Corrective Cream (at Sephora)
Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant
Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion
Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask (at Sephora)
“Ultimate Man” Body Scrub Soap (at Sephora)
Ultimate Strength Hand Salve (at Sephora)
Ultra Facial Cleanser (at Sephora)
Ultra Facial Moisturizer (at Sephora)
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Cleanser (at Sephora)
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream (at Sephora)
Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner (at Sephora)
Ultra Facial Overnight Hydrating Mask (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Activated Sun Protector Water-Light Lotion For Face & Body: Chemical Sunscreen
Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Age Defender Moisturizer (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid Derivative
Amino Acid Shampoo (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser: Salicylate
BB Cream – Actively Correcting and Beautifying with SPF 50 PA+++ (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Blue Herbal Acne Cleanser Treatment (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
• Blue Herbal Moisturizer (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Blue Herbal Spot Treatment (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Body Fuel Hair & Body Cleanser (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Breakout Control Acne Treatment Facial Lotion (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Breakout Control Targeted Acne Spot Treatment (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Butterstick Lip Treatment SPF 30 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Exfoliating Daily Cleanser (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Clearly Corrective™ Brightening & Soothing Treatment Water (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid, Licorice Root
Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado (at Sephora): Salicylate
Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey Body Polish (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid

Damage Repairing & Rehydrating Shampoo (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion with Aloe Vera & Oatmeal (at Sephora): Salicylate
Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for Men (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Facial Fuel Energizing Tonic (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Facial Fuel SPF 20 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub: Salicylate
• Glow Formula Skin Hydrator (at Sephora): Willow Bark
Grooming Solutions Nourishing Shampoo + Conditioner (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Lavender Foaming-Relaxing Bath (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Line-Minimizing Targeted Triangle Patch-Masks: Salicylic Acid
Liquid Hand Soap: Salicylate
“Made for All” Gentle Body Cleanser: Salicylic Acid
Micro-Blur™ Skin Perfector (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Nourishing Olive Fruit Oil Shampoo (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
• Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Oil Eliminator Deep Cleansing Exfoliating Face Wash (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Original Musk Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream SPF 30 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen

Precision Lifting & Pore-Tightening Concentrate (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Rare Earth Deep Pore Daily Cleanser (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Rare Earth Pore Refining Tonic (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Rice and Wheat Volumizing Shampoo: Salicylic Acid
Richly Hydrating Scented Hand Cream: Salicylate
Rosa Artica Youth Regenerating Cream (at Sephora): Glycolic Acid
Smoothing Oil-Infused Shampoo: Salicylic Acid
Sunflower Color Preserving Shampoo (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid, Chemical Sunscreen
Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+ (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Super Fluid UV Mineral Defense Titanium Dioxide Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ (at Sephora): Salicylate
Super Multi-Corrective Cream SPF 30 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylic Acid Derivative
Super Multi-Corrective Eye-Opening Serum (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid Derivative
Ultra Facial Cream (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Ultra Facial Cream SPF 30 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylic Acid Derivative, Salicylic Acid
• Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm (at Sephora): Salicylic Acid
Ultra Facial Moisturizer SPF 30 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Ultra Facial Toner (at Sephora): 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.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Cleanser: Hemp, Salicylic Acid
Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil Herbal Concentrate (at Sephora): Hemp
Youth Dose Eye Treatment (at Sephora): Retinoid

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225 Comments

  1. 1.8.19
    Chloe said:

    Hi there the centella recovery skin salve safe to use? I am currently suffering with Psoriasis and I have heard that this is great for it

    • 1.8.19
      15mins said:

      Only products that are safe to use are included in this list. I have reviewed the entire brand as stated in the post, as of the date listed above.

  2. 1.28.19
    Liss said:

    Hi Doctor!

    Just curious, why is the Ultra Facial Toner not safe? Thanks!

    Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Oleate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Peg-100 Stearate, Potassium Sorbate, Triethanolamine, P-Anisic Acid, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Sodium Hyaluronate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Sweet Almond Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil / Apricot Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil.

    • 1.28.19
      15mins said:

      The Salicylate

      • 7.8.19
        Thanh Duong said:

        Is Salicylate same as Salicylic acid? I read from this article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3114665/. It said that even a small portion is absorbed into the skin, it is unlikely to pose any risk to a developing baby. What do you think?

        • 7.8.19
          15mins said:

          In the US we recommend avoiding ALL salicylates (Salicylic acid is just one of many types), even if there is a small risk it is still a risk and we don’t know how small of a risk is actually “ok”. Especially when you consider there are so many other face products on the market, it’s pretty easy to avoid them by swapping to another product.

          • 11.4.19
            Audrey said:

            Just a heads up that you currently have the Ultra Facial Toner on the pregnancy safe list. Should it be moved to the not-safe list?

          • 11.5.19
            15mins said:

            This question was re: an international version of the product. My lists are for the US. Kiehl’s has different versions for most of their products in the US vs other countries. They do like to reformulate frequently though.

          • 11.11.19
            Audrey said:

            Ah I see, Thank you. I’m In Canada so Ethylhexyl Salicylate is unfortunately in the formulation available to me. Thanks for replying to my comment!

          • 11.16.19
            15mins said:

            Yeah, they love to add salicylate to non-US versions 🙁

  3. 1.29.19
    Lar said:

    Oil cleanser:
    Ethylhexyl Palmitate
    Zea Mays Germ Oil/Corn Germ Oil
    Isopropyl Myristate
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
    Polyglyceryl-10 Dioleate
    Polyglyceryl-6 Dicaprate
    Oenothera Biennis
    Oil/Evening Primrose Oil
    Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate
    Squalane
    Coriandrum Sativum Seed Oil/Coriander Seed Oil
    Phenoxyethanol
    Lavandula Angustifolia Oil/Lavender Oil
    Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate
    Dicaprylyl Ether
    Dicaprylyl Carbonate
    Geranium Maculatum Oil
    Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil/Rosemary Leaf Oil
    Linalool
    Tocopherol
    Citronellol
    Geraniol
    Limonene
    Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil
    Glyceryl Stearate Citrate

    Thanks!!

    • 1.29.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  4. 1.29.19
    Anja said:

    Hello,
    Would you also provide information about why Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado is not safe to use?
    Thank you

    • 1.29.19
      15mins said:

      It has a salicylate

  5. 1.29.19
    Kerry said:

    The ultra facial cream is safe despite the salicylic acid? Is it less than 2% and therefore ok?

    Ultra Facial Cream

    AQUA / WATER
    GLYCERIN
    CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
    SQUALANE
    BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE
    SUCROSE STEARATE
    STEARYL ALCOHOL
    PEG-8 STEARATE
    MYRISTYL MYRISTATE
    PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE
    PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL / APRICOT KERNEL OIL
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL / AVOCADO OIL
    GLYCERYL STEARATE
    CETYL ALCOHOL
    ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL / RICE BRAN OIL
    OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL / OLIVE FRUIT OIL
    CHLORPHENESIN
    STEARIC ACID
    PALMITIC ACID
    DISODIUM EDTA
    ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
    CARBOMER
    PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL / SWEET ALMOND OIL
    XANTHAN GUM
    ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    TOCOPHEROL
    GLYCINE SOJA OIL / SOYBEAN OIL
    PSEUDOALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT
    MYRISTIC ACID
    HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE
    BHT
    SALICYLIC ACID
    CITRIC ACID

    • 1.29.19
      15mins said:

      Ack! They changed it! On the Sephora site and others there’s no Salicylic Acid. My jar doesn’t have it on there (I bought it last winter), and the Kiehl’s site says “New Improved Formula” and that’s definitely a new ingredient. You’re right, it isn’t safe. I’ve moved it in the list above and added the note about the reformulation.

      • 3.3.19
        June said:

        Does that means if the ultra facial cream I bought with no Salicylic acid listed in the ingredients, then it’s safe to use ? I got one bottle bought last spring and I already use it for a while 🙁

        • 3.3.19
          15mins said:

          Yes! It does.

  6. 2.1.19
    Chen said:

    Hi
    The Calendula Deep Clean Foaming Face Wash and is safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients:
    Water, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coco-Betaine, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Limon Peel Oil/Lemon Peel Oil, Limonene, Sodium Hydroxide, Tetrasodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Citral, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Citric Acid.

    Thanks

    • 2.1.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  7. 2.24.19
    shilpi said:

    Hi Doctor. Is it safe to use the below mentioned sunscreen?

    Super Fluid Daily UV Defense SPF 50+

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
    AVOBENZONE 3%
    HOMOSALATE 10.72%
    OCTISALATE 3.21%
    OCTOCRYLENE 6%
    OXYBENZONE 3.86%

    COSMETIC INGREDIENTS
    WATER
    CYCLOPENTASILOXANE
    ALCOHOL DENAT.
    SILICA
    DICAPRYLYL ETHER
    STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
    PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
    DIMETHICONE
    CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
    POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE
    NYLON-12
    DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE
    SODIUM CHLORIDE
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    PEG-8 LAURATE
    POLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE
    DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
    TOCOPHEROL
    ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL
    p-ANISIC ACID
    DISODIUM EDTA
    DODECENE
    POLOXAMER 407

    • 2.24.19
      15mins said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens

  8. 2.24.19
    Jane said:

    Thank you for all your hard work! Is the Rosa Artica Youth Regenerating Cream safe?

    Water, Ethylhexl Palamitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Beet Root Extract, PEG-100 Stearate, Carnauba Wax, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glycolic Acid, Sorbic Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Adenosine, Yeast Extract, Haberlea Rhodopensis Leaf Extract.

    • 2.24.19
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately this has glycolic acid

  9. 3.2.19
    JC said:

    Can you share your thoughts on their Creme de Corps lotion? (Thank you so much in advance – your site has been a life saver!)

    AQUA/WATER
    SQUALANE
    HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
    GLYCERIN
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    PEG-100 STEARATE
    GLYCERYL STEARATE
    STEARYL ALCOHOL
    MYRISTYL ALCOHOL
    PPG-5 PENTAERYTHRITYL ETHER
    PEG-5 PENTAERYTHRITYL ETHER
    DIMETHICONE
    SESAMUM INDICUM SEED OIL/SESAME SEED OIL
    BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER/SHEA BUTTER
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    ISOPROPYL PALMITATE
    CITRIC ACID
    OZOKERITE
    PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
    POTASSIUM SORBATE
    ARGILLA/MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE
    CHLORPHENESIN
    XANTHAN GUM
    GLYCINE SOJA STEROLS/SOYBEAN STEROLS
    SODIUM PCA
    ALLANTOIN
    OLEA EUROPAEA OIL/OLIVE FRUIT OIL
    PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL/SWEET ALMOND OIL
    PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL/APRICOT KERNEL OIL
    THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER/COCOA SEED BUTTER
    PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL/AVOCADO OIL
    TOCOPHEROL
    GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL
    LECITHIN
    HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL/SUNFLOWER SEED OIL
    ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE POWDER
    CI 75130/BETA-CAROTENE

    • 3.3.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine, I hadn’t reviewed any of their body products, just facial products

  10. 3.2.19
    Ally said:

    Hi, really grateful you make these articles. You have helped me with a few products, thank you! Just wondering why the Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer is not deemed safe?

    Aqua/Water, Glycerin, Squalane, Propanediol, Undecane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Tridecane, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-20 Stearate, Mannose, Lauroyl Lysine, Cetyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Tocopherol, P-Anisic Acid, Ectoin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Xanthan Gum, Ceteareth-25, Acetyl Dipeptide-1 Cetyl Ester, Rosa Gallica Extract/Rose Gallica Flower Extract, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Ceramide NP, Behenic Acid, Cholesterol, Ceramide NS, Chamomilla Recutita Extract/Matricaria Flower Extract, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide EOS, Caprooyl Phytosphingosine, Caprooyl Sphingosine, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide Fmla 685607 18 F.I.L.

    • 3.3.19
      15mins said:

      I think this was released after I reviewed all of the products. This looks ok to me

  11. 3.3.19
    Marina said:

    Hello doctor!

    I just bought Ultra Facial mosturizer and it has more ingredients then it had when you reviewed it – now it has Ethylhexyl Salicylate. Does it mean it has salicilic acid?

    Thank you!

    • 3.3.19
      15mins said:

      The international versions from Kiehl’s are different than the US versions, but I would avoid salicylates. Sorry!

  12. 3.10.19
    Tanu Basar said:

    Please suggest me best sunscreen for pregnancy

  13. 4.6.19
    Jessica said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Thank you very much for your website and your work on this. It is much appreciated and I’m very grateful for this information. I know the Super Multi Corective cream is safe to use, but I wanted to check in on the Super Multi Corrective cream with SPF 30. I’m just not sure if it was part of the line at the time of your review on 12/27/17 so just wanted to check. Apologies if you did review and I’m missing it. I’ve listed the ingredients below:

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
    AVOBENZONE 3%
    HOMOSALATE 5%
    OCTISALATE 5%
    OCTOCRYLENE 7%

    COSMETIC INGREDIENTS:
    WATER
    GLYCERIN
    DIMETHICONE
    GLYCERYL STEARATE
    HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL
    SILICA
    PEG-100 STEARATE
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE
    STEARIC ACID
    DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE
    CETYL ALCOHOL
    PALMITIC ACID
    CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    XANTHAN GUM
    DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
    FRAGRANCE
    DISODIUM EDTA
    TOCOPHEROL
    SODIUM HYALURONATE
    ADENOSINE
    LINALOOL
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    JASMINUM OFFICINALE (JASMINE) FLOWER EXTRACT
    CITRONELLOL
    GERANIOL
    CITRAL
    BENZYL ALCOHOL
    CITRIC ACID

    • 4.6.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, I wouldn’t use this with the chemical sunscreens.

  14. 4.7.19
    Sian said:

    Hello, a quick question.
    Hace you had the chance to review pregnancy safe products from Perricon MD? I think I have read through most of your article and have not seen them. Could you please confirm?
    Thank you so much in advance for all your help 🙂

    • 4.7.19
      15mins said:

      I haven’t had a chance to look at them yet.

  15. 4.15.19
    Pin said:

    Hi! Is the Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution safe?

    Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Dipropylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Propanediol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Silica, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Menthyl Lactate, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Acrylates Copolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Fragrance, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Phytate, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract, Yeast Extract, Sorbitol, Alcohol, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ci 42090 (Blue 1), Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Phosphate.

    • 4.15.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  16. 4.15.19
    Joanne said:

    Hi Doc, I’m hopping over from the Laneige page. I also have Kiehl’s BB and CC cream on hand. Can you please advise if they are both safe to use during pregnancy and/or nursing? Thank you. Appreciate your time and opinion.

    1) Kiehl’s BB Actively Correcting BB Cream ingredients:
    – Aqua/Water, Homosalate, Dicaprylyl Ether, Glycerin Alcohol Denatured, Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Ascorbyl Clucoside, Silica, Nylon-12, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tribehenin, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Sodium Chloride, Phenxyethanol, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Adenosine, Aluminium Hydroxide. May contain: Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499/Iron Oxides F.I.L. D54108/1.

    2) Kiehl’s CC Cream ingredients:
    Aqua, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, CI 77891, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Isocetyl Stearate, Alcohol Denat, Propylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Stearic Acid, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Tocopherol, Palmitic Acid, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Cellulose, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/
    Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Citric Acid, Isohexadecane, Xanthan Gum, CI 77163, Myristic acid, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Orange, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Litchi chinensis pericarp extract, Adenosine, Polysorbate 80, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Sorbitan isostearate, Sorbitan Oleate, Polysorbate 60, BHT, Linalool, Sodium chloride, Citral, Fmla 685753 12 code F,
    D 208651/1

    Thank you once again! I’m in a fix now as I’ve come to realise that the sun protection products I’ve been using from Clarins, Laneige and Lancome are not making the cut to be pregnancy safe. =(

    • 4.17.19
      15mins said:

      These aren’t safe due to chemical sunscreens, sorry!

      • 4.18.19
        Joanne said:

        Thank you so much, Doctor! Your site has been extremely helpful. Your effort taken to answer all our qns is impressive and very much appreciated by all the mummies out there. Thank you again.

  17. 4.17.19
    Joanna T said:

    Hi doctor, please help me to review if these ingredients is safe for pregnancy and nursing.
    Thank you so much!!! <3
    Water, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, PEG-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, PPG-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Benzophenone-3, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Methylparaben, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja Sterols/Soybean Sterols, Sodium PCA, Propylparaben, Allantoin, Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, BHT, Lecithin, Butylparaben, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, CI 75130/Beta-Carotene, Citric Acid.

    • 4.17.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  18. 4.17.19
    Josephine Lin said:

    Super multi-corrective cream lists capryloyl salicylic acid. Is that ok or should it be on the no list ?

    • 4.18.19
      15mins said:

      I’ve screened the US versions of these products, the websites I consulted (Sephora and Kiehl’s) as well as my own jar don’t list that ingredient. If there has been a reformulation it hasn’t been reflected in those resources. that is an ingredient to avoid for sure, but I can’t verify that it is actually in there….

      • 4.18.19
        15mins said:

        I just looked further, I think you are referring to the SPF VERSION which has that ingredient as well as sunscreens. The non-SPF version linked here to the Kiehl’s site and above to Sephora (with identical ingredient lists) do NOT have that ingredient. Which is the version I have listed as safe. You are referring to a different product than what I have listed, which is why products are linked directly. Kiehl’s also makes an eye serum version which has a salicylic acid derivative in it and isn’t safe.

  19. 4.17.19
    Amber Cami said:

    Not a question, just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to put together these list, they’re very helpful & I’m really appreciative <3

  20. 4.23.19
    Mori said:

    Hiii

    Iris Extract Activating Treatment Essence safe ?? Thank you

    AQUA / WATER
    BUTYLENE GLYCOL
    GLYCERIN
    DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
    ALCOHOL DENAT.
    METHYL GLUCETH-10
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    PPG-6-DECYLTETRADECETH-30
    CHLORPHENESIN
    PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
    CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID
    TETRASODIUM EDTA
    IRIS FLORENTINA / IRIS FLORENTINA ROOT EXTRACT
    SODIUM HYALURONATE
    XANTHAN GUM
    CITRIC ACID
    SODIUM CITRATE
    ADENOSINE
    LIMONENE

    • 4.23.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has salicylic acid

      • 4.24.19
        Mori said:

        Thankyou very much

  21. 5.3.19
    Loriann L said:

    Hi!!

    Wondering about this Calendula Serum Infused Water Cream:) TIA!!!!

    Aqua/Water
    Dimethicone
    Glycerin
    Propylene Glycol
    Propanediol
    Panthenol
    Dimethicone/ PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer
    Bisabolol
    Diisopropyl Sebacate
    Sodium Chloride
    Phenoxyethanol
    Polymethylsilsesquioxane
    Chlorphenesin
    Citrus Limon Peel Oil/Lemon Peel Oil
    Sodium Citrate
    Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
    Limonene
    PEG-10 Dimethicone
    Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
    Calendula Officinalis Flower
    Citric Acid
    Dipropylene Glycol
    Geranium Maculatum Oil
    Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil/Matricaria Flower Oil
    Citral
    Citronellol
    Geraniol
    Farnesol
    Linalool
    Tocopherol
    Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil
    Artemisia Absinthium Extract

    • 5.3.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  22. 5.7.19
    Amy said:

    Hi doctor,

    Would like to know if the new release sunscreen product from Kiehl’s below okay for pregnancy and nursing? Thank you.

    Ultra light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++
    Ingredients : Aqua/water, alcohol denat, diisopropyl sebacate, isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate, ethylhexyl triazone, propylene glycol, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, titanium dioxide, glycerin, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, drometrizole trisiloxane, tocopheral, stearic acid, phenoxyethanol, cetyl alcohol, palmitic acid, styrene/acrylates copolymer, ceteth-10, caprylyl glycol, menthoxypropanediol, dextrin palmitate, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, aluminium hydroxide, ammonium polyacryloydimenthyl taurate, butylene glycol, potassium hydroxide, PEG-8 laurate, disodium EDTA, adenosine, myristic acid, gentiana lutea root extract, pentylene glycol, mentha piperita extract/peppermint extract, butyrospermum parkii seedcake extract/shea seedcake extract, rosa gallica flower extract, sorbitol, moringa oleifera seed extract, disodium phosphate, citric acid.

    • 5.7.19
      15mins said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens you need to avoid while pregnant.

  23. 5.11.19
    Kate said:

    Hi, Dr.
    Is this product safe for pregnancy?

    Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream

    Aqua/Water
    Dimethicone
    Glycerin
    Propylene Glycol
    Propanediol
    Panthenol
    Dimethicone/ PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer
    Bisabolol
    Diisopropyl Sebacate
    Sodium Chloride
    Phenoxyethanol
    Polymethylsilsesquioxane
    Chlorphenesin
    Citrus Limon Peel Oil/Lemon Peel Oil
    Sodium Citrate
    Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract
    Limonene
    PEG-10 Dimethicone
    Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
    Calendula Officinalis Flower
    Citric Acid
    Dipropylene Glycol
    Geranium Maculatum Oil
    Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil/Matricaria Flower Oil
    Citral
    Citronellol
    Geraniol
    Farnesol
    Linalool
    Tocopherol
    Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil
    Artemisia Absinthium Extract

    Thank you very much

    • 5.11.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  24. 5.18.19
    Ana Lima said:

    Hi doctor,

    Thank you so much, you help us a lots.

    I have a doubt,usually, I use in my daily routine the Calendula deep cleaning and the toner. However, now I’m pregnant and I tried to understand if I need to change my daily routine! In internet I read that the Calendula isn’t safe during the pregnancy, is it or not?

    Thanks,

    Ana

  25. 5.19.19
    Priyanka said:

    Hi Doctor
    I’am close to my due date and have extremely dry skin. Could you advise if it is safe to use Kieh’s Ultra Facial Cream now and during nursing?please find the ingredients below given on the product I have taken in Paris.

    Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Squalane, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sucrose Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-8 Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethlhexanoate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernal Oil / Apricot Kernal Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil / Rice Bran Oil, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil / Olive Fruit Oil, Chlorphenesin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer , Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil / Sweet Almond Oil, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Glycine Soybean Oil / Soybean Oil, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Myristic Acid, Hydroxypalmitol Sphinganine, BHT, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid.

    • 5.19.19
      15mins said:

      This version has salicylic acid and should be avoided during pregnancy but is ok for nursing

  26. 5.23.19
    Jenny said:

    Hi,

    I’d like to know why Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is considered not safe? – I could not find salicylic acid in it.

    The ingredients are:

    Water, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Squalane, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sucrose Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Peg-8 Stearate, Urea, Myristyl Myristate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Persea Gratissima Oil, Olea Europaea Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Stearic Acid, Methylparaben, Chlorphenesin, Palmitic Acid, Disodium Edta, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Propylparaben, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydroxypalmitoyl Sphinganine, Caprylyl Glycol.

    Thank you!

    • 5.23.19
      15mins said:

      The list directly from Kiehl’s now has salicylic acid in it. Previously it did not (I used it while pregnant), I believe this was a reformulation. There are likely 2 versions out there currently, and the list you posted is fine but I strongly suggest checking the actual container your product comes in to make sure it is this version.

      • 5.23.19
        Jenny said:

        I see… so there are 2 versions.

        I was puzzled because my version has no salicylic and I just checked Kiehl’s website – there is indeed salicylic!

        Thank you so much for your help!

  27. 5.24.19
    Hallie said:

    Ingredients listed below. Thank you!

    Water (Aqua), Octyldodecanol, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Polyisobutene, PPG-3 Myristyl Ether, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Anogeissus Leiocarpus Bark Extract, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, 7-Dehydrocholesterol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Beta-Carotene, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PEG-75 Stearate, Sodium Citrate, Propanediol, Cyclodextrin, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Octadecyl Di-t-Butyl-4-hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal.

    • 5.24.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

    • 12.2.19
      G said:

      Hi!

      What product is this? Is carrot seed oil (Vit A) okay?

      If that’s okay, can I use carrot seed oil alone ? (Hair and scalp).

      Thank you!!

      • 12.2.19
        15mins said:

        Carrot oil is ok!

  28. 5.26.19
    Rebecca Chuah said:

    Hello,

    Hi there, I just purchased the Calendula Serum-Infused Water Cream today from Kiehls. I was told that it’s safe to use during pregnancy and I am pregnant! I just checked the ingredients and Dipropylene Glycol concerns me. Is it pregnancy safe? Thanks.

    • 5.26.19
      15mins said:

      It is

  29. 5.26.19
    Heidi said:

    Hi – I thought aluminum in anti-perspirants was not good for pregnancy. The Superbly Efficient Anti-Perspirant and Deodorant has Aluminum Chlorohydrate and other companies use Aluminum chloride hexahydrate, and Aluminum Zirconium. Is all aluminum bad?

    Thank you!!

    • 5.27.19
      15mins said:

      They’re considered safe, this is a pretty good overview. Note you typically get a lot more exposure with a lot of different foods, especially fish.

  30. 5.26.19
    Kristine said:

    Hi. Are parabens safe for pregnant women? You got in your list the kiehl’s ultra facial cleanser and moisturizer which both contain propylparaben and methylparaben. Thanks.

    • 5.27.19
      15mins said:

      they are safe, there more info in my post on ingredients to avoid during pregnancy.

      • 5.27.19
        Kristine said:

        Thank you.

      • 11.28.19
        G said:

        Thank you. Think I finally found a good/safe facial moisturizer.
        The Ultra facial cream has Salicylic acid, however.

        • 11.28.19
          15mins said:

          Yes, it’s already listed above as having Salicylic Acid…

  31. 5.29.19
    Joanna said:

    Hi doctor,

    Please check if this face cream ingredient list is safe during pregnancy or nursing mother?

    Water, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Propanediol, Panthenol, Dimethicone/ PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Bisabolol, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Chlorphenesin, Citrus Limon Peel Oil/Lemon Peel Oil, Sodium Citrate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Limonene, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Calendula Officinalis Flower, Citric Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Oil/Matricaria Flower Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Linalool, Tocopherol, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Artemisia Absinthium Extract.

    • 5.30.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  32. 6.1.19
    YURI JANG said:

    Hi Christine,

    I’m a big fan of your blog, thank you for all your work in helping women stay safe with the chemicals in their skincare and make-up.

    I remember finding and reading your personal skincare products during your pregnancy, and they were mostly Kiehl’s products. I can’t find that paragraph anymore. Was it edited out? If so, would you mind sharing it again?

    Sincerely,

    Yuri

    • 6.1.19
      15mins said:

      It had to be edited out because my favorites were all discontinued or reformulated and are no longer safe 🙁 A couple of days ago someone asked me to create a post on what I would use now if I was currently pregnant, do you think that would be helpful?

      • 6.2.19
        Yuri said:

        Hi Christine,

        Yes, I think that would be very helpful! I also wrote to you about Beautycounter’s Touchup Concealer pen having gluconolactone and being worried because I used it during my 1st trimester. I prefer to lean on the conservative side as well and would find your current choice list reassuring. Don’t know how you keep track of it all with all the known and unknown substances that can possibly effect a baby.

        What area of your website can I find it once you complete it?

        Thank you very much!

        Yuri

        • 6.3.19
          15mins said:

          I have finally adjusted to have a list of things to look for in my head, but when something is unfamiliar I have to google a lot, or sometimes I ask my husband (he has a PhD in Chemical Engineering). There’s so much there isn’t known, it’s hard! I’ll work on a list, it will be under the pregnancy guide but will appear on the main part of the blog too

          • 6.3.19
            Yuri said:

            Great, thank you so much! Your Beautycounter “Not Pregnancy Safe” list, just helped me see that other products I have from them are not safe. I’m glad I haven’t used them yet. I’m sure there are many women (and infants!) who appreciate your work!

            When should I check back for your new personal pregnancy safe list?

          • 6.4.19
            15mins said:

            I’m working on it! Hopefully in the next week or so

          • 6.27.19
            YURI J JANG said:

            Hi Christine,

            Just following up on your post about pregnancy safe skincare products you would choose. I looked around on your main blog page and didn’t see it, did I miss it? If not, no pressure!

          • 6.27.19
            15mins said:

            It’s partly done, I think I’m over thinking it! I have like…. a million products on it. What I’d use for this or that… I should likely just simplify and be done LOL

          • 6.28.19
            YURI J JANG said:

            Oh no worries, please take your time. I’m just thankful for your helpful work!

            I’ll check back again in a week or two.

            Sincerely,

            Yuri

  33. 6.5.19
    Shweta said:

    Hey… you’ve done such a fantastic job! I had so many products from different brands I was confused about (CT, Khiel’s, La Mer..) you’ve cleared my confusion in minutes! Thank you so much.. I will definitely save your post to share with my friends! Really appreciate it.

  34. 6.20.19
    Lauren said:

    Is glycolic acid not safe for pregnancy? I thought it was safe?

    • 6.21.19
      15mins said:

      Not everyone agrees about it’s safety. Please read my post on pregnancy skincare ingredients to avoid, it discusses glycolic acid.

      • 7.1.19
        Yana said:

        Hi Cristine! Thanks for your amazing Job
        The new version of Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate with 12.5 vitamin C and
        Reducing Concentrate

        PROPYLENE GLYCOL
        DIMETHICONE
        GLYCERIN
        ASCORBIC ACID
        ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
        CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE
        DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER
        ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
        CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
        HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID
        LAUROYL LYSINE
        ACRYLONITRILE/METHYL METHACRYLATE/VINYLIDENE CHLORIDE COPOLYMER
        POLYSILICONE-11
        ADENOSINE
        HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID
        LIMONENE
        ISOBUTANE
        CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL
        CITRUS LIMON PEEL OIL / LEMON PEEL OIL
        CITRAL
        PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL
        HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE

        It’s a safe to use everyday during pregnancy?
        Thanks alot.

        • 7.1.19
          15mins said:

          It still looks good!

  35. 7.4.19
    Anita said:

    Hi!! I was wondering about the Age Defender eye cream from Kiehl’s…it is from the men’s line but I borrow it from my husband often and just wanted to make sure as a few depuffy eye treatments are a no-go…. thank you!!!

    Age Defender Eye Repair

    AQUA / WATER
    GLYCERIN
    DIMETHICONE
    ALCOHOL DENAT.
    THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER / COCOA SEED BUTTER
    BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER
    POLY C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE
    HYDROGENATED POLYISOBUTENE
    SUCROSE STEARATE
    STEARIC ACID
    PALMITIC ACID
    HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID
    SYNTHETIC WAX
    SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    NYLON-12
    PENTYLENE GLYCOL
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
    SECALE CEREALE SEED EXTRACT / RYE SEED EXTRACT
    CAFFEINE
    CHLORPHENESIN
    XANTHAN GUM
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE
    HYDROLYZED LINSEED EXTRACT
    DIMETHICONOL
    TOCOPHEROL
    MICA
    MYRISTIC ACID
    PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
    ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE
    ADENOSINE
    GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN / SOYBEAN PROTEIN
    VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS FRUIT EXTRACT
    SODIUM BENZOATE
    SACCHARUM OFFICINARUM EXTRACT / SUGAR CANE EXTRACT
    SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
    CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FRUIT WATER / ORANGE FRUIT WATER
    CITRUS LIMON FRUIT EXTRACT / LEMON FRUIT EXTRACT
    ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN
    TIN OXIDE
    ACER SACCHARUM EXTRACT / SUGAR MAPLE EXTRACT
    POTASSIUM SORBATE
    CITRIC ACID

    • 7.4.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine! Check out this cream for lots of depuffing too 🙂

      • 7.8.19
        Anita said:

        Thanks!!! I will check that out…much cheaper too!!

  36. 7.6.19
    Anghela said:

    Hi doctor, I was reading that Creme de Corps contains Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, is this cream safe to use? Please advise.

    • 7.6.19
      15mins said:

      There’s no concern about topical use of magnesium.

  37. 7.24.19
    Julia said:

    Dear Doctor, I’m so happy I found your blog, really amazing and so helpful! Huuuge thanks for all the work!

    Could you please advise on this one: Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Mineral Defense,

    Aqua/Water, Titanium Dioxide, Isododecane, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Undecane, Styrene/ Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Nylon-12, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Silica, T r i e t h y l h e x a n o i n , Isohexadecane, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499/ Iron Oxides, Aluminum Stearate, PEG-8 Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopherol, Propylene Carbonate, Benzoic Acid, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, PEG-9

    • 7.24.19
      15mins said:

      That’s the same as the super fluid mineral UV defense, already listed above

      • 7.24.19
        Julia said:

        thank you so much, got it 🙂 trying to find products in the Netherlands is such a challenge…

  38. 8.6.19
    Elisabeth said:

    This post is AMAZING. I just bought quite a few products from Kiehl’s and have been loving the results, however was very intimidated on how to even start with knowing what was safe for my nursing. Thank you so much for taking the time to review what seems like thousands of products that Kiehl’s offer.

  39. 8.9.19
    Carmen said:

    Dermatologist Solutions™ Centella Cica Cream is this safe for pregnancy?
    INGREDIENTS:
    Aqua/Water
    Glycerin
    Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter
    Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter
    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
    Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesame Seed Oil
    Glyceryl Stearate
    Panthenol
    PEG-100 Stearate
    Sorbitan Stearate
    Carbomer
    Cetearyl Alcohol
    Phenoxyethanol
    Stearic Acid
    Madecassoside
    Palmitic Acid
    Caprylyl Glycol
    Ceteareth-20
    Chlorphenesin
    Sodium Hydroxide
    Tocopheryl Acetate
    Xanthan Gum
    Polysorbate 20
    Dimethicone
    Disodium EDTA
    Myristic Acid
    Dimethiconol
    Citric Acid

    • 8.13.19
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  40. 8.10.19
    Crystal said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Thank you so much for your hard work!!! It does help a lot when I choose products. Just one question, I am not pregnant yet but I am planning it. At this stage, do I need to avoid all products with Salicylic acid???

    • 8.13.19
      15mins said:

      The precautions cover all of pregnancy, it isn’t broken down by trimester. It’s less restrictive when you’re only nursing and no longer pregnant

  41. 8.30.19
    Lulu said:

    Hi,

    thank you for all your info, it’s so helpful. I was using Kiehl’s ultra facial cream for the first 2 months of my pregnancy and then switched to cethaphil. It’s odd because on the sephora webiste, it doesn’t list salicylic acid as one of the ingredients (which is why i was using it), but on the kiehl’s website they have salicylic acid as the last ingredient. Would this mean it is safe to use the one from sephora? Not sure if you would know the answer to this, but now i’m worried that i used it for the first 2 months.

    thank you,

    • 8.30.19
      15mins said:

      I have info in my Pregnancy Beauty FAQ about what to do/think if you’ve been using a product that isn’t “safe”.

      Kiehl’s seems to reformulate their products frequently (more than other brands). I doubt that the Sephora version is different, they likely haven’t updated the ingredient list on the Sephora site. I would check the container, that’s the only way to know which version you have. I’m sorry!

  42. 8.30.19
    Liddy said:

    Ugh, looks like the Ultra facial oil-free cleanser now has salicylic acid too. Shoot, I thought that one was safe. Thanks for all the valuable research, time & info. I’ll be checking a few other products too.

    • 8.30.19
      15mins said:

      Yeah, the updates are constant with Kiehl’s! I especially recommend checking your container with this brand. I love their products, but I wish it was more consistent.

  43. 9.1.19
    Veron See said:

    Hi is METHYLPARABEN safe?

  44. 9.3.19
    Vivi said:

    Hi. In calendula toner have methylparaben . Is it safe for pregnancy?

  45. 10.28.19
    Hava Muka said:

    Hello,

    Thank you very much for all your efforts providing us with this helpful information. I have been using kiehls products for a while now but I couldn’t find my suncream in your list.
    Can you please have a look at it:

    Ultra light daily UV defense, mineral suncream SPF 50+++

    Non-comedogenic, paraben-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, chemical filter-free.

    Ingredients

    ACTIVE INGREDIENT: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 15.00% COSMETIC INGREDIENTS: WATER, ISODODECANE, DIMETHICONE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, UNDECANE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL METHICONE, NYLON-12, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, PHENETHYL BENZOATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, SILICA, TRIETHYLHEXANOIN, ISOHEXADECANE, TRIDECANE, DICAPRYLYL ETHER, TALC, DIMETHICONE/PEG-10/15 CROSSPOLYMER, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, IRON OXIDES, ALUMINUM STEARATE, PEG-8 LAURATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ALUMINA, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TOCOPHEROL, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, BENZOIC ACID, DISODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, PEG-9.

    Kind Regards

    • 10.28.19
      15mins said:

      It’s actually in the list, it’s under the full name which starts with Super Fluid. I would avoid this one due to the salicylate. It’s ok for nursing

  46. 10.29.19
    Karla said:

    Is the Super Multicorrective Cream without SPF safe on pregnancy. I ask because they one with SPF has different ingredients. Thank you!
    AQUA / WATER
    GLYCERIN
    DICAPRYLYL ETHER
    BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER
    HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL
    ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
    ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    SODIUM TETRAHYDROJASMONATE
    CETYL ALCOHOL
    DIMETHICONE
    BEHENYL ALCOHOL
    DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL
    STEARIC ACID
    GLYCERYL STEARATE
    PALMITIC ACID
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    CETEARYL ALCOHOL
    CARBOMER
    ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    PEG-100 STEARATE
    XANTHAN GUM
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
    STEARYL ALCOHOL
    HYDROLYZED HYALURONIC ACID
    DISODIUM EDTA
    ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL / ROSEMARY LEAF OIL
    ADENOSINE
    LIMONENE
    PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
    LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
    CUCUMIS SATIVUS FRUIT EXTRACT / CUCUMBER FRUIT EXTRACT
    CURCUMA LONGA EXTRACT / TURMERIC ROOT EXTRACT
    SCLAREOLIDE
    ROSA SPP / ROSE FLOWER OIL
    JASMINUM OFFICINALE EXTRACT / JASMINE EXTRACT
    CITRIC ACID

    • 10.29.19
      15mins said:

      Without sunscreen is already listed above in pregnancy safe, the sunscreen version is not pregnancy safe.

  47. 11.11.19
    G said:

    Hello!!

    Thank you so much. Can you please confirm if the Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Reparative Hair Pak is safe during pregnancy?

    Ingredients:

    -Avocado Oil: Helps to restore natural moisture; natural source of amino acid proteins, vitamins A, D, and E, and potassium.
    -Lemon Extract and Essential Oil (Expressed from the Peel): Have astringent and antiseptic qualities that freshen, stimulate, and rejuvenate, adding shine to hair.
    -Olive Fruit Oil: Contains a high level of healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and antioxidant vitamin E that moisturize, protect, and nourish.

    Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Cetyl Esters, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Pca, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Trideceth-6, Olive Fruit Oil, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride, Lemon Peel Oil

    • 11.16.19
      15mins said:

      It is only applied to your hair, which can’t absorb anything. You only need to worry about things applied to your scalp 🙂

  48. 11.12.19
    G said:

    Could you please review Aveda skin products as well?

    Would you please let us know if Kiehl’s Magic Elixir(applied on scalp) is safe during pregnancy??

    Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Oil/Safflower Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Peg-45 Palm Kernel Glycerides, Sorbitan Oleate, Ppg-5-Ceteth-10 Phosphate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil/Rosemary Leaf Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Phytantriol, Limonene, Linalool, Aloe Barbadensis Extract/Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract.

    • 11.17.19
      15mins said:

      Aveda is on my list already
      this product is pregnancy safe 🙂

      • 11.19.19
        G said:

        Thank You so much!! This is so relieving. It was so frustrating to talk to nurses that would never give a straightforward answer. They asked to check with the manufacturer of the product!!!!

        Would you please mind looking into Kiehl’s Magic Elixir (applied to the scalp)? Ingredients above. Please and thank you!!

        • 11.19.19
          15mins said:

          The product is pregnancy safe

          • 11.21.19
            G said:

            Thank You!!

      • 11.21.19
        G said:

        Aveda’s Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Rich Creme.

        Please review <3

        • 11.24.19
          15mins said:

          Do you have an ingredient list?

          • 11.24.19
            G said:

            Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau , Glycerin , Heptyl Undecylenate , Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter , Propanediol , Stearic Acid , Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Cetyl Alcohol , Dimethicone , Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil , Algae Extract , Chlorella Vulgaris Extract , Salicornia Herbacea Extract , Caffeine , Cholesterol , Sea Salt\Maris Sal\Sel Marin , Lauroyl Lysine , Salicylic Acid , Hydrolyzed Algin , Sodium Hyaluronate , Tocopherol , Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate , Hydrogenated Lecithin , Glyceryl Stearate , Sodium PCA , PEG-100 Stearate , Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate , Behenyl Alcohol , Xanthan Gum , Caprylyl Glycol , Sodium Hydroxide , Fragrance (Parfum) , Farnesol , Linalool , Citronellol , Citral , Limonene , Benzyl Benzoate , Geraniol , Sodium Citrate , Phenoxyethanol

          • 11.26.19
            15mins said:

            I would avoid this during pregnancy due to the salicylic acid. ok for nursing

  49. 11.17.19
    Maria said:

    Hi! Can you please check if the Avocado eye cream is safe for pregnancy? Thank you so much!

    Water, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Butylene Glycol, Tridecyl Stearate, Isodecyl Salicylate, Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Persea Gratissima Oil / Avocado Oil, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Propylene Glycol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Pca, Ozokerite, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Disodium Edta, Copper Pca, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Zea Mays Oil / Corn Oil, Beta-Carotene.

    • 11.17.19
      15mins said:

      It’s in the list above under the full name, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. It isn’t safe for pregnancy.

  50. 11.19.19
    nann said:

    Hi Doctor, are they safe for using during pregnant?
    Thank you

    1. By Terry – Hyaluronic Hydra Primer

    Aqua / Water / Eau, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Mica, Boron Nitride, Titanium Dioxide, Talc, Dimethicone Peg-7 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Methylparaben, Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium Edta, Aluminum Hydroxide, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Ethylparaben, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hexylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Tromethamine. (T3302D1)

    2. Biologique Recherche Lait Vip O2

    Water (Aqua), Squalane, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/​Dicaprate, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Glyceryl Stearate, Amniotic Fluid, Perfluorodecalin, Peg-20 Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Cetyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol Denat, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ethyl Oleate, Polyperfluoromethylisopropyl Ether, Ethyl Linolenate, Poloxamer 188, Laureth 7, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hydrolyzed Gelatin, Niacinamide, Lactic Acid, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Hydrolyzed Silk, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​Vp Copolymer, Yeast Extract (Faex Extract), Sodium Benzoate, Embryo Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Vinegar (Acetum), Tea-Lactate, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Alcohol, Sorbitol, Ethyl Linoleate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Bark /​ Leaf /​ Twig Extract, Papain, Myrtus Communis Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Hypericum Perforatum Flower/​Leaf/​Stem Extract, Serine, Urea, Allantoin, Rhizobian Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Chlorphenesin, Thiamine Hcl, Pyridoxine Hcl, Sodium Salicylate, Sorbic Acid

    • 11.19.19
      15mins said:

      #1 is ok for pregnancy and nursing
      #2 has Salicylic acid and a salicylate to avoid during pregnancy, and something called “embryo extract” that I’m not sure what that’s from. It’s probably fine for nursing.

    • 11.30.19
      G said:

      Thank you for your consistent response. Reassurance is such a nice thing to have! Please review:

      Moroccanoil RootBoost(applied and massaged into scalp:

      Key Ingredients : Argan Oil: Extremely rich in tocopherols (Vitamin E), essential fatty acids and antioxidants, this natural oil helps to nourish.
      PVP/VA Copolymer: Extends hair’s ability to hold a style by preventing moisture from being absorbed by the hair shaft.
      Polyquaternium-7: An anti-static agent.

      All Ingredients: AQUA/WATER/EAU, HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A, DIMETHYL ETHER, VP/VA COPOLYMER, PVP, PEG-45 PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, BENZOPHENONE-4, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PPG-5-CETETH-20, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CARBOMER, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, POLYSORBATE 20, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, LINALOOL, LIMONENE. MORBNTHFC01 AQUA/WATER/EAU, HYDROFLUOROCARBON 152A, DIMETHYL ETHER, VP/VA COPOLYMER, PVP, PEG-45 PALM KERNEL GLYCERIDES, ARGANIA SPINOSA (ARGAN) KERNEL OIL, POLYQUATERNIUM-7, BENZOPHENONE-4, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PPG-5-CETETH-20, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CARBOMER, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, POLYSORBATE 20, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE. MORBNTHFC02

      • 12.1.19
        15mins said:

        Unfortunately, that benzopehnon-4 is a chemical sunscreen. I’d avoid that while pregnant.

        • 12.1.19
          G said:

          Thank You!!

        • 12.2.19
          G said:

          The best substitute would be Oribe Thick Dry Finishing Spray I suppose? Major flat hair issues 🙁

          • 12.2.19
            15mins said:

            Probably! I like that one, make sure you hit it with heat after using, most people skip that step not realizing you need to have the heat to activate the product. Kerastase also has a volume in powder spray that I like a lot

  51. 11.20.19
    Kelsey said:

    Hi there!
    In the Kiehl’s midnight recovery are the use of essential oils okay? (I know if is included in safe but I read something about essential oils so just wanted to confirm)
    Thank you 🙂

    • 11.21.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, essential oils are fine as long as they’re in moderation really

  52. 11.21.19
    G said:

    I’ve had tremendous hair loss in the past few months. I’m afraid I’ll develop baldness although there’s no family history. I’m desperately looking for hair growth products/supplements. I’m continuing the prenatals as some suggest they help with hair growth. Is “The Ordinary” brand good to use in general?

    Specifically, the Multi-peptide Serum for Hair Density:

    REDENSYL™ *(Givaudan): Targets stem cells and human fibroblasts from the dermal papilla to improve hair density.
    -Procapil™ (Sederma Inc.): Increases blood flow in the scalp which allows the hair to be well nourished, resulting in appearance of thicker hair.
    -BAICAPIL™ (Provital, S.A): Increases hair density.

    Water, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Caffeine, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Larix Europaea Wood Extract, Pisum Sativum Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Triticum Vulgare Germ Extract, Glycine Soja Germ Extract, Trifolium Pratense Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Apigenin, Oleanolic Acid, Arginine, Glycine, Calcium Gluconate, Zinc Chloride, Lactic Acid, Gluconolactone, Dextran, Maltodextrin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan gum, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Polysorbate 20, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

    I’m also thinking about using just Squalane.

    Please let me know. Thank you for all your help. <3

  53. 11.29.19
    Irene said:

    Hello Doctor

    A friend recommended botanics line and I was wondering if you can review for us if safe for pregnancy

    Botanics All Bright Radiance Concentrate Serum ingredients are Aqua (Water), Vaccinium myrtillus fruit/leaf extract, Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, Glycerin, Butylene glycol, Saccharum officinarum (Sugar Cane) extract, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus limon fruit extract, Citrus aurantium dulcis (Orange) fruit extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Sodium benzoate, Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) extract, Tetrasodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Dipropylene glycol, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin.

    Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub ingredients are Aqua (Water), Prunus amygdalus dulcis (Sweet almond) oil, Glycerin, Cetearyl alcohol, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Tribehenin, Theobroma cacao (Cocoa) seed butter, Prunus armeniaca (Apricot) seed powder, Cetearyl olivate, Juglans regia (Walnut) shell powder, Sorbitan olivate, Phenoxyethanol, Xanthan gum, Hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, Parfum (Fragrance), Caprylyl glycol, Sodium benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dipropylene glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric acid, Tocopheryl acetate, Benzoic acid, Dehydroacetic acid.

    • 12.1.19
      15mins said:

      Both look ok

  54. 12.2.19
    G said:

    If you’ve provided a review on lip products, please provide the link here. I use several lip sticks/stains from Sephora, Byte, Tom Ford, Kylie Cosmetics etc,

    Should I in general avoid daily use or reduce to few days a week?

    Here are the ingredients: 1. Byte Lip Primer: Lauroyl lysine – amino acid derived from plant sources
    Silica – natural alternative to silicone, helps smooth

    Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Rosinate, Silica*, Coconut Alkanes*, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Coconut Oil, Shellac Wax*, Hydroxystearic Acid*, Bismuth Oxychloride*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride*, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax*, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Aroma (Flavor), Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract*, Coco Caprylate/Caprate*, Tocopherol*, Resveratrol*, Gardenia Tahitensis Flower Extract*, Ascorbyl Palmitate*, Momordica Grosvenorii Fruit Extract*, Cylindrotheca Fusiformis Extract*, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Skin Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract* +/- May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Tin Oxide*.

    *natural, **organic

    Just switched to Kiehl’s Buttermask. Thanks to your amazing list!! <3

    • 12.2.19
      15mins said:

      Avoid in general. the lip products are already all included under their correct brands. This product is ok

      • 12.7.19
        G said:

        Thank You!!

        Is Morphe setting spray okay?

        Water, glycerin, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, carica papaya (papaya) fruit extract, Vitisvenifera (grape) seed extract, pathenol, phenoxyethanol, tocopheryl acetate, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit water, Disodium EDTA, PEG-40 Hydrogenated castor oil, PPG-26-buteth-26, rosa cenifolia flower extract, Enantia chlorantha bark extract, oleanolic acid, PVP, isododecane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, propanediol, decyl glucoside, fragrance.

  55. 12.3.19
    G said:

    Please Review:

    Water, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Vitisvenifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Pathenol, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Disodium Edta, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ppg-26-Buteth-26, Rosa Cenifolia Flower Extract, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Pvp, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propanediol, Decyl Glucoside, Fragrance.

    Thank You <3

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  56. 12.3.19
    Marina said:

    Hello Doctor 🙂

    Your page helped me tremendously during my pregnancy, and now I’m going through it while nursing as well.

    I can see that Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is on your list of safe for nursing, but the one I bought doesn’t have the same ingredients as the one you linked on your website. The reason is probably that I’m not in the States. Could you please check the one I bought?

    Ultra Facial Cream

    Ingredients:
    AQUA / WATER
    GLYCERIN
    CYCLOHEXASILOXANE
    SQUALANE
    BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE
    SUCROSE STEARATE
    STEARYL ALCOHOL
    PEG-8 STEARATE
    UREA
    MYRISTYL MYRISTATE
    PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE
    PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL / APRICOT KERNEL OIL
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    PERSEA GRATISSIMA OIL / AVOCADO OIL
    OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL / OLIVE FRUIT OIL
    ORYZA SATIVA BRAN OIL / RICE BRAN OIL
    GLYCERYL STEARATE
    CETYL ALCOHOL
    IMPERATA CYLINDRICA ROOT EXTRACT
    STEARIC ACID
    METHYLPARABEN
    CHLORPHENESIN
    PALMITIC ACID
    DISODIUM EDTA
    ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER
    PROPYLPARABEN
    CARBOMER
    TRIETHANOLAMINE
    PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL / SWEET ALMOND OIL
    XANTHAN GUM
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    TOCOPHEROL
    PSEUDOALTEROMONAS FERMENT EXTRACT
    HYDROXYPALMITOYL SPHINGANINE
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL

    Thank you :)))

    Marina

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  57. 12.6.19
    G said:

    Hello Doctor,

    Would you please review Becca products? Here’s one:

    Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcristalline), Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, C30-45 Alkyldimethylsilyl Polypropylsilsesquioxane, Isohexadecane, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Punica Granatum Extract, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sorbitan Oleate, Menthoxypropanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Octyldodecanol, Paraffin, Silica, Aqua (Water/Eau), Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butylene Glycol, Neopentanoic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides).

    Thanks so much!!

    • 12.8.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  58. 1.5.20
    Evelyn said:

    Hi doc, why is this product listed as non safe product due to salycilate? I can’t find salycilate in the ingredients. Or is there any other name for salycilate that im not aware of. Thank you!

    Avocado creamy eye treatment
    Aqua/Water
    Butyrospermum Parkii
    Butter/Shea Butter
    Butylene Glycol
    Tridecyl Stearate
    Isodecyl Salicylate
    PEG-30
    Dipolyhydroxystearate
    Tridecyl Trimellitate
    Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil
    Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate
    Propylene Glycol
    Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
    Sorbitan Sesquioleate
    Magnesium Sulfate
    Phenoxyethanol
    Hydrogenated Castor Oil
    Sodium PCA
    Ozokerite
    Methylparaben
    Tocopheryl Acetate
    Isopropyl Palmitate
    Disodium EDTA
    Copper PCA
    Butylparaben
    Ethylparaben
    Propylparaben
    Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil
    CI 75130/Beta-Carotene
    Tocopherol
    Citric Acid

    • 1.5.20
      15mins said:

      It’s ingredient #6 in this list, Isodecyl Salicylate.

      • 1.27.20
        Evelyn said:

        Ok doc thanks for pointing that out. What happen if i already used
        this product everyday for a month in the past?

    • 5.21.20
      amanda said:

      Is it safe to use a product with parabens during pregnancy/nursing ?

  59. 1.9.20
    Honeylet said:

    Hi doctor,

    Can you please review if below is safe while breastfeeding?

    Herliaison Lashbond and Browbond:

    Ingredients:
    Purified water
    Sodium chloride
    Polypeptide
    Disodium Phosphate
    Cellulose gum
    Hyalauronic Acid
    Citric Acid
    Belzalkonium Chloride
    Active Factor

    • 1.13.20
      15mins said:

      I’m not sure what “active factor” is? That isn’t consistent with FDA packaging rules, which state you need to give the name of the ingredients.

      • 1.19.20
        Honeylet said:

        Hi Doctor,

        I just saw the full list of the ingredients from Herliaison Lashbond & Browbond. Appreciate if you can review this.

        Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1
        Deionized Water
        Cocos Nucifera
        Xanthan Gum
        Glycerin
        Polysorbate 80
        Propylene Glycol
        Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
        Sesame Oil
        Lactobacillus
        Acacia Senegal Gum
        Diazolidinyl Urea
        Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
        Disodium EDTA

        • 1.25.20
          15mins said:

          This is fine

  60. 1.27.20
    Ali said:

    Hi,

    You have on your list that the Kiehl’s ultra oil free cleanser is pregnancy safe, however it contains Salicylic acid as per the ingredients on the back of the tube. Could you please advise.

    Thank you

    • 1.28.20
      15mins said:

      You’re located in the UK, and I’m in the US, note this is mentioned in the post above. Many brands, including Kiehl’s, have different international versions for outside of the US. The US version has been reviewed and is safe. Salicylic acid is an ingredient I would suggest avoiding in pregnancy, but note I have not seen this ingredient list (and I can’t view the Kiehl’s UK site, I get booted back to the US site automatically), so I can’t comment further on safety.

  61. 2.5.20
    Illa Afifuddin said:

    Hi Doc! I searched on your comments for this product and couldn’t find anything. Would just like to check whether this Khiel’s sunscreen is safe or not. Also, what ingredients construe to chemical sunscreen? Would just like to know when i am looking through the ingredients in my sunscreen.

    Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF50 PA++++

    Ingredients:
    Aqua/​Water, Alcohol Denat, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Propylene Glycol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide [Nano] /​ Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Tocopherol, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Palmitic Acid, Styrene/​Acrylates Copolymer, Ceteth-10, Caprylyl Glycol, Menthoxypropanediol, Dextrin Palmitate, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, PEG-8 Laurate, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine, Myristic Acid, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Mentha Piperita Extract/​Peppermint Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii Seedcake Extract /​ Shea Seedcake Extract, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Sorbitol, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Disodium Phosphate, Citric Acid

    • 2.7.20
      15mins said:

      I have a post about physical vs chemical sunscreens, anything not zinc or titanium under active ingredients will be a physical sunscreen basically. Sometimes they’ll change to more chemical names, in this case the Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, and Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate. I wouldn’t use this while pregnant but nursing is ok.
      I have a post with pregnancy safe sunscreens (also for body)

  62. 2.8.20
    NB said:

    Hi and thank you for your work. You’re a gem! I just read through the ingredients of the Kiehl‘s Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask and one of the ingredients close to the bottom is Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract. Isn’t that from the Neem tree? Just wondering if they changed the ingredients recently.

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      No, Neem is Azadirachta indica, related but not the same

  63. 2.22.20
    Brenda said:

    Hello! Your guide has been so helpful for me so far, so thank you so much!

    Can you please let me know if this Kiehls cleanser is safe for use while pregnant? Thanks!

    Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Pentylene Glycol, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Distearyl Ether, Behenyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Laureth-2, Propylparaben, Sodium Methylparaben, Squalane, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.

    • 2.26.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  64. 2.29.20
    Elif said:

    Hello, thank you for the priceless information and for your patience. I am a bit confused at some points. Are the products listed under the ‘ok for pregnancy’ also ok for nursing?

    • 2.29.20
      15mins said:

      Yes they are

  65. 3.12.20
    Cindy said:

    Hello- can you tell me if this new product is safe for use during pregnancy?

    Powerful-Strength Dark Circle Reducing Vitamin C Eye Serum

    Propylene Glycol
    Dimethicone
    Glycerin
    Ascorbic Acid
    Dimethicone Crosspolymer
    Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone
    Cyclohexasiloxane
    Aqua/Water
    Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid
    Lauroyl Lysine
    Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate
    Polysilicone-11
    CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide
    Adenosine
    Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
    Steareth-20
    Chlorhexidine Digluconate
    N-Hydroxysuccinimide
    Sodium Citrate
    Potassium Sorbate
    Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1
    Chrysin
    Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydro-cinnamate
    Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7
    Citric Acid
    Biotin

    Thank you!!

    • 3.12.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  66. 4.8.20
    Nicky said:

    Hi there! Thanks so much for this site – it has been so helpful making the change to pregnancy safe skincare!

    I was wondering if the Rosa Arctica Eye product is safe. Thanks so much!

    AQUA / WATER
    GLYCERIN
    ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE
    SQUALANE
    GLYCERYL STEARATE
    THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER / COCOA SEED BUTTER
    BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER
    CETYL ALCOHOL
    BETA VULGARIS / BEET ROOT EXTRACT
    PEG-100 STEARATE
    COPERNICIA CERIFERA CERA / CARNAUBA WAX
    HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    TOCOPHEROL
    SODIUM POLYACRYLATE
    CHLORPHENESIN
    MICA
    STEARYL ALCOHOL
    MYRISTYL ALCOHOL
    ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
    CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE
    ADENOSINE
    FAEX EXTRACT / YEAST EXTRACT
    HABERLEA RHODOPENSIS / HABERLEA RHODOPENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

    • 4.8.20
      15mins said:

      It’s fine

  67. 4.15.20
    seda said:

    hi doc! thanx for amazing info on products, so grateful! I use Kiehl’s buttermask for lips but couldn’t find it on the list.Any help on this? thanx very much!
    Love & respect

    • 4.15.20
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately the ingredients for that product no longer appear on the Kiehl’s site, Sephora or Nordstrom.
      how to ask about product safety

      • 4.15.20
        seda said:

        I actually found this on user questions , someone answered full ingredients as follows:

        Butter/Shea Butter, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Cera Alba/Beeswax, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil/Castor Seed Oil, Candelilla Cera/Candelilla Wax, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter, Jojoba Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil/Jojoba Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Cera/Sunflower Seed Wax, Irvingia Gabonensis Kernel Butter, Aqua/Water, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Salix Nigra Bark Extract/Willow Extract, Tocopherol, Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera/Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Sorbic Acid, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Glycine Soja Oil/ Soybean Oil, Citric Acid.

        Thank you so much, lots of love for such a hardwork!

        • 4.15.20
          15mins said:

          With the willow bark it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy

          • 4.16.20
            seda said:

            thank you so much!

  68. 4.25.20
    Dasha said:

    Bless you for doing all of this work!!! Thank you, thank you. Your list is easy to reference and so useful.

  69. 4.26.20
    Hillary said:

    Hi there, thank you so much for this! Quick question. I see parabens are on many of your approved product lists. METHYLPARABEN, PROPYLPARABEN, SODIUM METHYLPARABEN are all in the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cleanser which is approved during pregnancy. I see others say to avoid all parabens. Could you tell us your thoughts here?

    Thank you!

  70. 5.1.20
    Erica M. said:

    You are amazing thank you for this. I literally just got my super multi-corrective cream today and was like uh oh is it safe ?. And you’ve done the work for me. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your list. Thank you for taking the time out to make this list. 💙

    • 5.1.20
      15mins said:

      It’s what I used during my last pregnancy! 🙂

  71. 5.7.20
    Stephanie said:

    Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to do this. 🙂
    It’s been super helpful and I’ve already made some changes in order to use safe products for my baber!
    I see that Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel-Cream is listed as safe and I was just about to order it BUT I just realised that the ingredients list is way different than the one in the US. Could you please have a look and let me know if I can purchase this or not?
    Many thanks!

    Aqua/Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Isononyl Isononanoate, Ammonium Polyacryldimethyltauramide/Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Cucumis Sativus Juice/Cucumber Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid.

    • 5.7.20
      15mins said:

      Still looks ok! Kiehl’s is one of those brands that changes a LOT depending on the country.

      • 5.7.20
        Stephanie said:

        Thank you so much! Will order it now 🙂

  72. 5.9.20
    Ally said:

    Thanks again for everthing!! <3
    can you please review Kiehl's Amino Acid conditioner? Thanks in advance for your time!
    AQUA / WATER
    CETYL ALCOHOL
    BEHENTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE
    CETYL ESTERS
    ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    MYRISTYL ALCOHOL
    PARFUM / FRAGRANCE
    STEARYL ALCOHOL
    ALOE BARBADENSIS / ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
    SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS OIL / JOJOBA SEED OIL
    COCOS NUCIFERA OIL / COCONUT OIL
    TOCOPHEROL
    CHLORHEXIDINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE
    HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
    WHEAT AMINO ACIDS
    COUMARIN
    CITRIC ACID

    • 5.10.20
      15mins said:

      You don’t need to worry about conditioners as your hair can’t absorb anything.

  73. 5.13.20
    Yvonne said:

    Hi. I found out the Ultra facial cleanser has sodium Laurent sulphate in it which is harm for pregnancy.

  74. 5.24.20
    laura said:

    Hello, could you kindly advise if the Kiehls “Daily Refining Milk-Peel Toner” is safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil/Safflower Seed Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-40 Glyceryl Cocoate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Coceth Sulfate, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Tromethamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil/Mandarin Orange Peel Oil, Adenosine, Limonene, Caprylyl Glycol, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Leaf/Nut/Stem Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract/Sweet Almond Seed Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Silybum Marianum Extract, Tocopherol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactic Acid.

    thank you for all your work and for these excellent resources!

    • 5.24.20
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylic acid

  75. 6.3.20
    Hui Min said:

    Hi, May I know if this product is safe for pregnancy and nursing please?

    Vital Skin-Strengthening Hyaluronic Acid Super Serum

    AQUA / WATER
    DIMETHICONE
    GLYCERIN
    ALCOHOL DENAT
    HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA WATER / WITCH HAZEL WATER
    PROPANEDIOL
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    TOCOPHEROL
    AMMONIUM POLYACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE
    SCHISANDRA CHINENSIS FRUIT EXTRACT
    CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    XANTHAN GUM
    PEG-60 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL
    PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT
    SODIUM ACETYLATED HYALURONATE
    PEG-20 METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE
    DISODIUM EDTA
    OCIMUM SANCTUM LEAF EXTRACT
    CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS PEEL OIL / ORANGE PEEL OIL
    LIMONENE
    ADENOSINE
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    METHYLDIHYDROJASMONATE
    CITRIC ACID
    EUGENOL
    SODIUM BENZOATE
    PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
    CITRAL
    POTASSIUM SORBATE
    LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL / LAVENDER OIL
    CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
    CITRONELLOL
    LINALOOL
    GERANIOL
    ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL / ROSEMARY LEAF OIL

    • 6.4.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylic acid derivative. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  76. 6.9.20
    Irene said:

    Hi Doctor,

    First of all, thank you for giving information, since I just found out that I’m pregnant so I couldn’t throw all skincare that I have been used. By the way, those lists are safe which any month of pregnancy, like first trimester? And I read some article mentioned about rosemary is not safe, I see rosemary leaf oil in Midnight recovery concentrate. Please advice.

    Thanks a million for your time!

    • 6.9.20
      15mins said:

      We don’t have info to differentiate between months of pregnancy, so it’s true for the entire pregnancy.
      We don’t have evidence to really support avoiding rosemary. For things that you can also eat, if you’re allowed to eat it then it should be fine topically (as eating is a bigger exposure). I hope that helps!
      skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      • 6.10.20
        Irene said:

        understandable and Thank you for your reply!
        P.s. thanks for the link too, it’s helpful.

  77. 6.12.20
    Tracy Kwok said:

    Hi,
    Could you please help to review if Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense CC Cream SPF 50 PA++++ is safe for pregnancy?
    1. Aqua/Water,
    2. Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
    3. CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide
    4. Butylene Glycol
    5. Glycerin
    6. Dimethicone
    7. Drometrizole Trisiloxane
    8. Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid
    9. Titanium Dioxide
    10. Isocetyl Stearate
    11. Alcohol Denat
    12. Propylene Glycol
    13. Triethanolamine
    14. Stearic Acid
    15. Potassium Cetyl Phosphate
    16. Tocopherol
    17. Palmitic Acid
    18. PEG-100 Stearate
    19. Glyceryl
    20. Stearate
    21. Phenoxyethanol
    22. Cetyl Alcohol
    23. CI 77491
    24. CI 77492
    25. CI 77499/Iron Oxides
    26. Cellulose
    27. Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
    28. Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
    29. Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
    30. Aluminium hydroxide
    31. Caprylyl Glycol
    32. Sodium Cocoyl Sarcosinate
    33. Carbomers
    34. Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract/Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract
    35. Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer
    36. Citric Acid
    37. Isohexadecane
    38. Xanthan Gum
    39. CI 77163/Bismuth Oxychloride
    40. Myristic acid
    41. Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil
    42. Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil
    43. Disodium EDTA
    44. Limonene
    45. Litchi Chinensis Pericarp Extract
    46. Adenosine
    47. Polysorbate 80
    48. Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate
    49. Citronellol
    50. Geraniol
    51. Sorbitan isostearate
    52. Sorbitan Oleate
    53. Polysorbate 60
    54. BHT
    55. Linalool
    56. Sodium chloride
    57. Citral

    • 6.12.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  78. 6.15.20
    Natalia said:

    Thank you so much for this information! It is extremely important and time consuming. Your efforts are appreciated by this momma! Thank you!

  79. 7.5.20
    Kate said:
    • 7.6.20
      Christine said:

      I can’t view that page as I get automatically redirected to the US site.

  80. 7.10.20
    Twee said:

    Hi,
    Would you be able to let me know if this is safe during pregnancy?
    Kiehls Powerful Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate 12.5% VITAMIN C + Hyaluronic Acid

    Ingredients: Propylene Glycol Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Cyclohexasiloxane, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine. Acrylonitrile/Methyl Methacrylate/Vinylidene Chloride Copolymer, Polysilicone-11, Adenosine, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Lumonene, Isobutane, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon Peel Oil/ Lemon Peel Oil, Citral, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Fmla
    With 10.5% Pure Vitamin C, and 2% Vitamin C

    Thanks Dr
    Much appreciated

    • 7.10.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 7.11.20
        Twee said:

        Thank you for taking time to respond. Bless you!
        Have a wonderful weekend Dr. 🙂

  81. 7.12.20
    Allison said:

    Sorry I think I posted my comment in the wrong spot and I didn’t submit an ingredient list. I have a question about the Kiehl’s Creme de Corps. On the product label it says it has Benzophenone-3, which is also known as Oxybenzone, or a chemical sunscreen. I’m not sure why it is not disclosed on the ingredients list on their website. It is on the ingredients list on both Ulta and Sephora sites though. Here is the ingredient list from Ulta:

    Aqua/Water, Squalane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Peg-100 Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Peg-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, Ppg-5 Pentaerythrityl Ether, Sesamum Indicum Seed Oil/Sesame Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Benzophenone-3, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Methylparaben, Argilla/Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja Sterols/Soybean Sterols, Sodium Pca, Propylparaben, Allantoin, Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/Sweet Almond Oil, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil/Apricot Kernel Oil, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter/Cocoa Seed Butter, Persea Gratissima Oil/Avocado Oil, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Bht, Lecithin, Butylparaben, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Ci 75130/Beta-Carotene, Citric Acid

    Does that make the lotion not pregnancy safe? Please advise thank you!

    • 7.13.20
      Christine said:

      It’s likely undergoing a formulation change, kiehl’s does that a LOT and it drives me crazy. The most up to date version is usually the one on their website, and I always defer to the brand website, esp for Kiehl’s. You’re right, if the Benzophenone-3 is there it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy, I would check on your actual product to see which version you have.

      • 7.13.20
        Allison said:

        Ok thank you! I haven’t purchased yet. I was doing some research before buying. I’m going to hold off for now since I can’t be sure. Thank you!!!

  82. 7.18.20
    Hayley said:

    Hi, please could you review Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Ultra alight Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel:

    Aqua/Water
    Alcohol Denat
    Diisopropyl Sebacate
    Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate
    Ethylhexyl Triazone
    Propylene Glycol
    Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
    Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate
    Titanium Dioxide
    Glycerin
    Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer
    Drometrizole Trisiloxane
    Tocopherol
    Stearic Acid
    Phenoxyethanol
    Cetyl Alcohol
    Palmitic Acid
    Styrene/Acrylates
    Copolymer
    Ceteth-10
    Caprylyl Glycol
    Menthoxypropanediol
    Dextrin Palmitate
    Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
    Aluminum Hydroxide
    Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate
    Butylene Glycol
    Potassium Hydroxide
    PEG-8 Laurate
    Disodium EDTA
    Adenosine
    Myristic Acid
    Gentiana Lutea Root Extract
    Pentylene Glycol
    Mentha Piperita Extract/Peppermint Extract
    Butyrospermum Parkii Seedcake Extract/ Shea Seedcake Extract
    Rosa Gallica Flower Extract
    Sorbitol
    Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract Disodium Phosphate
    Citric Acid

    • 7.18.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  83. 8.18.20
    Amanda said:

    Hi! Thank you for all of your research! It is so helpful! You might already know this but just in case I wanted to mention it… the Super Multi Corrective Cream has a new formula now. I clicked the link you attached for the product and “CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID” was listed in the ingredients. It even says “new” next to the product now and many reviews have complained about them changing the formula. I’m assuming it’s no longer safe to use? All ingredients are listed below for reference. Thanks again for everything. Your posts are amazing!

    Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream
    AQUA / WATER / EAU
    GLYCERIN
    DICAPRYLYL ETHER
    BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER / SHEA BUTTER
    HYDROXYPROPYL TETRAHYDROPYRANTRIOL
    ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL
    ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE
    CETYL ALCOHOL
    DIMETHICONE
    BEHENYL ALCOHOL
    CANDELILLA CERA / CANDELILLA WAX / CIRE DE CANDELILLA
    GLYCERYL STEARATE
    STEARIC ACID
    HYDROXYETHYLPIPERAZINE ETHANE SULFONIC ACID
    PALMITIC ACID
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    CETEARYL ALCOHOL
    CITRIC ACID
    CARBOMER
    CAPRYLOYL SALICYLIC ACID
    SODIUM HYDROXIDE
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    PEG-100 STEARATE
    VIGNA ACONITIFOLIA SEED EXTRACT
    TOCOPHEROL
    XANTHAN GUM
    CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
    SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE
    SODIUM HYALURONATE
    DISODIUM EDTA
    PENTYLENE GLYCOL
    JASMINUM OFFICINALE FLOWER EXTRACT / JASMINE FLOWER EXTRACT
    MYRISTIC ACID
    ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL / ROSEMARY LEAF OIL
    ADENOSINE
    INONOTUS OBLIQUUS (MUSHROOM) EXTRACT
    LIMONENE
    LINALOOL
    PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS FLOWER OIL
    LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL / LAVENDER OIL
    ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER OIL

    • 8.19.20
      Christine said:

      Arg….. Kiehl’s drives me bonkers because they are CONSTANTLY reformulating. They’ll reformulate the same product over and over… like, >1 x/year it feels like. Yes, I would avoid in pregnancy now, but ok for nursing. I’ll re-review the entire line again now.

      • 8.20.20
        Amanda said:

        Thank you for getting back to me! Formula changes are so frustrating! Thanks again for all that you do.

  84. 8.22.20
    Ttc said:

    Hi dr,
    I read online that calendula extract is not good for pregnancy and ive been using in my body was all this time. Is it ok? Or do i have to change body wash?

  85. 9.9.20
    Anna said:

    Just wanted to say thank you, I’m super grateful for this list! As someone who wants to make good decisions for my baby but gets overwhelmed by all the information out there, I really appreciated this!

  86. 9.10.20
    LiquidWeb2020 said:

    test

  87. 9.15.20
    nathalia said:

    Hi.
    Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream SPF 50 is safe for pregnancy?

    Active Ingredients:
    Homosalate 10%,
    Octisalate 5%,
    Octocrylene 5%,
    Titanium Dioxide 1.63%

    Cosmetic Ingredients:
    Water,
    Dicaprylyl Ether,
    Glycerin,
    Alcohol Denat.,
    Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate,
    Ascorbyl Glucoside,
    Silica,
    Nylon-12,
    Disteardimonium Hectorite,
    Tribehenin,
    Peg-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate,
    Sodium Chloride,
    Phenoxyethanol,
    Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate,
    Adenosine,
    Aluminum Hydroxide May Contain:
    Titanium Dioxide,
    Iron Oxides

    • 9.15.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens so is ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  88. 9.17.20
    Georgina said:

    In a post you state that Glycerin is not safe to use during pregnancy. But in the list you included many products with Glycerin like for example Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve. Could you please double check?