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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Mario Badescu

What products from Mario Badescu are ok to use while pregnant?

Pregnancy safe skincare can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find every pregnancy safe skincare product from Mario Badescu as of 1/25/2019. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

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

Pregnancy Safe Products from Mario Badescu

After Sun Cooling Gel
A.H.A Botanical Body Soap
A.H.A. & Ceramide Moisturizer
Almond & Honey Face Scrub
Aloe Lotion
Aloe Vera Toner
Azulene Body Soap
Bee Pollen Night Cream
Botanical Exfoliating Scrub
Botanical Facial Gel
Buffering Lotion
Buttermilk Moisturizer
Calma Mask
Carnation Eye Make-up Remover Oil
Caviar Day Cream
Cellufirm Moisturizer
Ceramide Eye Gel
Ceramide Herbal Eye Cream
Chamomile Cleansing Lotion
Citrus Body Cleanser
Cleansing Milk With Carnation & Rice Oil
Control Moisturizer for Oily Skin
Corrective Complex Emulsion
Cream Soap
Cucumber Cleansing Lotion
Cucumber Cream Soap
Cucumber Make-Up Remover Cream
Cucumber Tonic Mask
Drying Cream
Drying Mask
Elasto-Seamollient Hand Cream
Enzyme Cleansing Gel
Enzyme Protective Cream
Eye Make-Up Remover Cream
Eye Make-Up Remover Gel (Non-Oily)
Facial Spray with Aloe, Chamomile and Lavender
Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea
Facial Spray With Aloe, Herb and Rosewater
Formula 200 Body Lotion
Ginkgo Mask
Healing & Soothing Mask
Herbal Hydrating Serum
Honey Moisturizer
Hyaluronic Day Cream
Hyaluronic Eye Cream
Hydro Moisturizer With Vitamin C
Kiwi Face Scrub
Lip Balm
Make-up Remover Soap
Oil Free Moisturizer
Olive Eye Cream
Orange Cleansing Soap
Orange Protective Cream
Orange Tonic Mask
Protective Day Cream
Raspberry Body Scrub
Revitalin Day Cream
Revitalin Moisturizer
Rolling Cream Peel with AHA
Rose Hips Mask
Rose Hip Nourishing Oil
Seaweed Bubble Bath And Shower Gel
Seaweed Cleansing Soap
Seaweed Night Cream
Silver Powder
Special Cleansing Lotion C
Special Cleansing Lotion O
Special Eye Cream V
Special Cucumber Lotion
Special Healing Powder
Special Mask for Oily Skin
Strawberry Face Scrub
Super Collagen Mask
Temporary Lifting Mask
Vitamin C Serum
Vitamin E Body Lotion
Vitamin E Night Cream
Walnut Body Lotion
Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Acne Facial Cleanser: Salicylic Acid, Salicylate
Anti Acne Serum: Salicylic Acid
Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
Alpha Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion: Salicylate
Collagen Moisturizer SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
Cuticle Cream: Salicylic Acid
Drying Lotion: Salicylic Acid
Elbow & Heel Smoothing Cream: Salicylic Acid
Flower & Tonic Mask: Salicylate
Ginseng Moist Cream: Salicylate
Glycolic Acid Toner: Glycolic Acid, Chemical Sunscreen (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate), Salicylate
Glycolic Grapefruit Cleansing Lotion: Glycolic Acid, Salicylate
Glycolic Eye Cream: Glycolic Acid
Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Glycolic Acid
Glycolic Gel: Salicylate, Glycolic Acid, Chemical Sunscreen (Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate)
Hyaluronic Moisturizer SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
Hydrating Hand Cream: Salicylate
Kera Moist Cream: Salicylate
Kera Moisturizer: Salicylate
Keratoplast Cream Soap: Salicylate
Moisture Magnet SPF 15: Chemical Sunscreens
Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17: Chemical Sunscreens
Oil Free Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreens
Peptide Renewal Cream: Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Peptide Renewal Serum: Willow Bark (Salicylate)
Seaweed Cleansing Lotion: Salicylate
Super Rich Olive Body Lotion: Salicylate
Whitening Mask: Kojic Acid, Licorice Root

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.

Apricot Super Rich Body Lotion: Retinoid
Cellufirm Drops: Retinoid
Chamomile Eye Cream: Retinoid
Cream X: Retinoid, Salicylate, Salicylic Acid
Dermonectin Eye Cream: Retinoid
Elasto-Collagen Night Cream: Retinoid, Salicylate
Enzyme Revitalizing Mask: Retinoid
Fruit and Vitamin A Hand Cream: Chemical Sunscreen, Retinoid, Salicylate
Hydro Emollient Cream: Retinoid
Protein Night Cream: Retinoid
Revitalin Night Cream: Retinoid
Skin Renewal Complex: Retinoid
Special Hand Cream with Vitamin E: Retinoid
Summer Shine Body Lotion: Retinoid
Vitamin A-D-E Neck Cream: Salicylates, Retinoid


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17 Comments

  1. TJ
    January 3, 2019 / 5:50 pm

    Hi. Are evening primrose oil and castor seed oil (in skin care products) safe for pregnancy? I ordered a few of the Mario products listed above and see these are part of the ingredients. Thanks!

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 3, 2019 / 8:42 pm

      Those ingredients are fine

      • TJ
        January 5, 2019 / 10:58 am

        Thanks so much. The service you provide is such a blessing. This skin care thing has really overwhelmed me but you’ve helped so much.

  2. Brit
    January 4, 2019 / 12:22 am

    Is the green tea Mario Badescu facial spray safe?

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 4, 2019 / 3:25 pm

      Currently this list is everything that is safe from Mario Badescu. I’ve looked at ALL of their ingredient lists.

  3. Barbie
    January 24, 2019 / 1:11 am

    Dear Christine ,

    The Mario Badescu Lip Balm is not mentioned in this list so I can’t tell if it was purposefully left out . I have included the ingredients below. Please let me know if it is okay to use during pregnancy . Thank you for your time .

    Mario Badescu Lip Balm
    Ingredients – Hydrogenated Polydecene, Cocoglycerides, Dimethicone, Brassica Glycerides, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Glyceryl Behenate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Silica Silylate, Silica, Cera Alba (Beeswax, Cire d’abeille), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Raspberry Seed Oil /Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Glyceryl Rosinate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Acacia Decurrens Flower Cera, Tocopherol, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Polysorbate 80, Polyglycerin-3, Linoleic Acid, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sucralose, Flavor, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Linolenic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 2:53 pm

      It was purposefully left off. I have reviewed this entire brand, only the safe products are here. As noted above, I will fill in the other categories on my next review.

      • Barbie
        January 24, 2019 / 10:58 pm

        Thank you

        • Barbie
          February 8, 2019 / 5:06 pm

          I see that the MB lip balm was added to the pregnancy safe list.

          • 15mins
            Author
            February 8, 2019 / 6:17 pm

            There’s actually about 5 different balms, all called “lip balm” and they seem to have different ingredients on US vs international sites. Too many options! I did find one that was ok though.

  4. Angela
    February 5, 2019 / 12:40 pm

    I noticed a lot of these products have methylparaben is them, I thought parabens were unsafe during pregnancy? I would love to use these products but the methylparaben has me worried

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 5, 2019 / 1:51 pm

      Parabens are fine during pregnancy. There’s an explanation in my post on what ingredients to avoid in your skincare while pregnant. Parabens are certainly much easier to avoid now than they used to be, so if you are worried at all you can avoid them. However I do not screen them out during my process of deciding safe vs unsafe.

  5. Gia
    February 18, 2019 / 1:58 pm

    Hi Christine! I keep reading mixed reviews on other blogs/articles regarding Propylene Glycol and Fragrance/Parfum in skincare products under the “avoid” section when it comes to pregnancy skincare. I noticed that some of the products listed here have both ingredients and are considered safe to use. So I just wanted clarity on why that’s the case to give me a better peace of mind :).

    Additionally do you mind reviewing the below product I have from Avene? Thanks in advance for sharing this wonderful content – love it!

    Product: Avene Cicalfate Repair Cream
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. MINERAL OIL (PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM). HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL. GLYCERIN. ZINC OXIDE. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. POLYGLYCERYL-2 SESQUIISOSTEARATE. PEG-22/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER. ALUMINUM SUCROSE OCTASULFATE. ALUMINUM STEARATE. BEESWAX (CERA ALBA). COPPER SULFATE. MAGNESIUM STEARATE. MAGNESIUM SULFATE. MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA). WATER (AQUA). ZINC SULFATE.

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 19, 2019 / 2:32 pm

      I haven’t been able to find anything about propylene glycol as unsafe, it isn’t listed in any of the trusted sources that I have, it only appears on lists from sites like the EWG, and I do not consider them a reputable source, they are primarily a lobbyist group.
      This avene is fine!

      • Gia
        February 28, 2019 / 3:48 pm

        Thanks so much!! <3

  6. Claire
    March 19, 2019 / 3:49 pm

    Hi! This is so helpful. The caviar day cream is on the pregnancy safe list, is the caviar night cream purposefully left off? Thank you.

    • 15mins
      Author
      March 22, 2019 / 4:01 pm

      I reviewed and included every product on the US website, it might not be available here

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