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Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

Full Spectrum Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

One of the hardest to find products in pregnancy safe skincare is sunscreen. Today I’m sharing the results of an exhaustive search for pregnancy safe sunscreens.

All of these sunscreens are physical sunscreens, with Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide. If your sunscreen as anything else listed under “Active Ingredients” then I would not use it.

Learn more about full spectrum UV coverage here, pregnancy safe facial sunscreens are here.



Note, I have not tried all of these products. Once I started finding products that were full spectrum and pregnancy safe, I decided I would just list every product that I found! I know this list will be helpful to many of my readers. If you have tried any of these products, let me know how you liked it in the comments below. There’s also a list of pregnancy safe facial sunscreens.

You can find many more pregnancy safe sunscreens listed in my big list of pregnancy safe skincare products. Please look there for your brand before commenting.
Aveeno
Babo Botanicals
Blue Lizard
Clarins
Coola
Coppertone
EltaMD
La Roche-Posay
Neutrogena
Shiseido
Sol de Janeiro
Sun Bum
SuperGoop
Vichy Laboratories

Pregnancy Safe Sunscreens

• Babyganics SPF 50+ Sunscreen Stick (at Target)
• Badger Baby Sunscreen Cream, SPF 30 (at Amazon, Target)
• Badger Clear Zinc Face Stick – SPF 35 (at Target)
• Badger Sport Broad Spectrum Sunscreen – SPF 35 (at Target)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

• Babyganics BKid’s SPF 50+ Sunscreen Lotion (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Babyganics BKid’s SPF 50+ Non-Aerosol Sunscreen Spray (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Babyganics SPF50+ Sunscreen Lotion (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Babyganics SPF50+ Sunscreen Spray (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50+ (at Amazon, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Black Girl Sunscreen Broad Spectrum – SPF 30 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen – SPF 30 (at Amazon, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Weightless Clear Spray Sunscreen – SPF 30 (at Amazon, Target): Chemical Sunscreen
Kiehl’s Super Fluid Daily UV Defense Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
• Lancome UV Expert Aquagel Defense Primer & Moisturizer SPF 50 (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen
Tacha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ (at Sephora): Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
• Up&Up Kids Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Kids Sunscreen Sticks – SPF 55 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray – SPF 30 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Lip Balm – SPF 50 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 30 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50  (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Sticks – SPF 55 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, 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.

Murad City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ (at Sephora): Retinoid
• Up&Up Kids Sunscreen Spray SPF 50 (at Target): Retinoid, Chemical Sunscreen
• Up&Up Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray – SPF 50 (at Target): Chemical Sunscreen, Retinoid

Best Sunscreen Information
Find more information about how sunscreens work, application tips and product reviews in my sunscreen guide

Guide to Skin Care while Pregnant or Nursing
Don’t forget to check out the other articles in my Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide!
Pregnancy Safe Skin Care– Check the brand pages for your sunscreens as well!
Pregnancy Safe Facial Sunscreens, BB & CC Creams

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  1. 5.5.18
    Brenda said:

    Hi! Thanks a lot for this article! I was wondering why did you leave out from the pregancy safe sunscreens the one from La Roche Antihelios mineral sunscreen? I see you mention it in another article (8 Full Spectrum Facial Sunscreens) but not on the safe pregancy ones. Is there an ingredient unsafe for pregnancy in it

    Thanks in advance

    • 5.5.18
      15mins said:

      Yes, it has Butyloctyl Salicylate.

      • 7.24.18
        Victoria said:

        Thanks for your information. I am in the first month of pregnancy. I was wondering if this sunscreen is safe for my baby. Sunpro for kids SPF +50 from Orion Pharma: Aqua, zinc oxide (nano), cyclopentasiloxane, titanium dioxide (nano), butyloctyl salicylate, isoamyl laurate, lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 methicone, PEG-10 dimethicone, polyhydroxystearic acid, isostearic acid, jojoba esters, silica, sodium chloride, argania spinosa kernel oil, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract, helianthus annuus seed oil, biosaccharide gum-4, guaiazulene, bisabolol, disodium uridine phosphate, ethyl ferulate, lauryl polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, methicone, alumina, polyglyceryl -2 sesquiisostearate, aluminum hydroxide, polyglyceryl-5 trioleate, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, caprylyl glycol, cyclohexasiloxane, tocopheryl acetate, phenoxyethanol, dihydromyrcenol, xanthan gum.

        • 7.24.18
          15mins said:

          Sorry, this has salicylates

      • 8.11.18
        Di said:

        I am a little concerned as another website has listed blue lizard and aveeno suncreams as unsafe in pregnancy???

        • 8.11.18
          15mins said:

          Both brands do have products that aren’t safe. I’m not sure which ingredients they’re looking at to say these are unsafe, as I’m already more strigent than most people. Note as well, I screened these products with the US ingredients, the UK versions (as I can see you’re in the UK) might be different.

  2. 5.5.18
    Spenser Bailey said:

    Would this be a pregnancy safe sunscreen?

    Beauty Counter Protect All Over Sunscreen SPF 30

    Zinc Oxide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d’abeille, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Sinensis (Sweet Orange) Fruit Extract, Coco-Caprylate, Decylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Ferment Filtrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora (Mimosa) Bark Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Aqua/Water/Eau

    • 5.7.18
      15mins said:

      This one is fine!

      • 9.22.20
        Filia said:

        Hi, i want to asking about “Anessa Perfect UV Skin Care Gel a”, this sunscreen is still under shiseido company.. The ingredients : To water, ethanol, dimethicone, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethylhexyl salicylate, bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyltriazine, diisopropyl sebacate, silica, ethylhexyltriazone, diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoic acid Titanium xyl oxide, glycerin, caprylyl methicone, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, PEG / PPG-14 / 7 dimethyl ether, glycyrrhizic acid 2K, cha extract, tolmentilla root extract, acetyl hyaluronic acid N ,, water-soluble collagen, PPG-17, (acrylamide / DMAPA acrylate / methoxyPEG methacrylate) copolymer (palmitic acid / ethylhexanoic acid) dextrin, alkyl (C30-45) methicone, hydrous silica, olefin (C30-45), triethoxycaprylyl Silane, Carbomer, K Hydroxide, Canten, (Acrylate / Alkyl Acrylate (C10-30)) Crosspolymer, Distearyldimonium Chloride, BG, Dextrin Palmitate Stearate, BHT, Edelweiss Extract, Tarku, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.. So it is safe for pregancy and breastfeeding mom? Thanks

  3. 5.13.18
    Dana said:

    My kids use the target brand Up kids sunscreen 50 SPF, would this be considered safe during pregnancy?

    • 5.13.18
      15mins said:

      I don’t have the ingredients so can’t comment

  4. 5.17.18
    Nina Nguyen said:

    I use sunscreen thinkbaby when i’m pregnant. Is it good for me ?

    • 5.18.18
      15mins said:

      I don’t know the Thinkbaby sunscreen.

  5. 5.26.18
    Cheny said:

    What about the Anessa Perfect UV SPF with these ingredients?

    Original (gold bottle): Dimethicone, Water, Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Isopropyl Myristat, Talc, Isododecane, Octocrylene, POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL/PPG-9 Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Diisopropyl sebacate, VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, Dextrin palmitate, Xylitol, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, PEG/PPG-14/7 dimethyl ether, Sodium chloride, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Isostearic Acid, Aluminum hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Distearyldimonium chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Sodium Metabisulfite, Fragrance

    • 5.26.18
      15mins said:

      Not safe, sorry

      • 5.28.18
        Cheny said:

        Thank you!!

      • 9.12.18
        Nini said:

        Will it be safe for nursing mom?

        • 9.12.18
          15mins said:

          It will be!

          • 9.23.18
            NiNi said:

            Thank you 🙂

  6. 5.26.18
    Arielle said:

    Rocky Mountain Soap Company recently came out with a sunscreen that is organic, non-nano and mineral. Is it safe for pregnant women as well? Here are the ingredients:

    Medicinal ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20.1% Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aqua, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glycerin*, Coco-Glucoside, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Natural Vanilla Flavour/Aroma, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Hectorite, Natural Coconut Flavour/Aroma, Xanthan Gum. *Organic

    https://www.rockymountainsoap.com/collections/body-care/products/natural-sunscreen

    • 5.26.18
      15mins said:

      This look good!

  7. 5.26.18
    olga said:

    Hi, what safe sunscreens you can recommend for face? Thanks!

  8. 5.26.18
    olga guriyanova said:

    Hi, are these too bad?

    SkinMedica
    Total Defense + Repair SPF 50

    Active: Homosalate 6.0%, Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, Zinc Oxide 10.0%.

    • 5.28.18
      15mins said:

      Yes, those are chemical sunscreens and should be avoided in pregnancy.

  9. 5.29.18
    Erica said:

    OMG! Thank you for this website. Easy to read and super informative! Question: The sunscreens you have posted for safe use for body. Are these products safe to use DAILY on FACE as well??

    Thank you!
    ~New Mom. First Trimester

  10. 6.3.18
    Nicole said:

    Hello would you please let me know if the following is safe ? Thanks. Coola Classic Face SPF 30 – Unscented Ingredients
    -Avobenzone 2%, Octinoxate 2.1%: Deliver broad-spectrum sun protection.

    Caprylohydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (ORGANIC Safflower) Oleosomes, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Euterpe Oleracea Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Extract, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANIC Linseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (ORGANIC Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Propanediol, Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate,Trideceth-10, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum.

    • 6.3.18
      15mins said:

      Coola’s sunscreens pretty much all have chemical sunscreens and aren’t safe.

  11. 6.4.18
    Nikki said:

    Hi. I am currently using an asian sublock by Biore. These are the ingredients.\

    Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Agar, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis, Citrus Medica Limonum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, Xylitol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance.

    is this safe for me to use? Thank you so much in advance.

    • 6.5.18
      15mins said:

      It isn’t, sorry it has chemical sunscreens in it

      • 6.6.18
        Nikki said:

        Thank you so much!!!!

  12. 6.6.18
    Nikki said:

    Sorry…may i ask if you could kindly check this other sunblock as well?

    Klairs MID-DAY BLUE SUN LOTION SPF40/PA++

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Niacinamide, Polysorbate 60, Zinc Oxide, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Betaine, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Lactobacillus Ferment, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Guaiazulene, Centella Asiatica Extract, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8

    This would be greatly appreciated.

    thank you again in advance.

    • 6.7.18
      15mins said:

      Not safe, it has chemical sunscreens

      • 6.7.18
        Nikki said:

        Aww, man. Okay. Thank you again so much.

        May I know which ingredient I am looking out for as I normally just look for the oxybenzone and when I dont see it, I assume its safe.

        • 6.8.18
          15mins said:

          Typically they have the active ingredients in a separate area (as they’re considered over the counter drugs) you want to see only zinc and titanium listed there. This list is more complicated as it isn’t separated out (which is actually against the FDA’s labelling guideline), and a more atypical chemical name was used, in this case it was the Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate.

  13. 6.14.18
    eve said:

    Can you also tell if Daylong™ Protect&care Lotion SPF 50+ is safe? Thank you very much!

    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (nano), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dibutyl Adipate, Pentylene Glycol, Alcohol, Sorbitol, Dimethicone, Cetyl Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Tocopherol, Decyl Glucoside, Lecithin, Acrylic Acid/VP Crosspolymer, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder

    • 6.14.18
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately it isn’t 🙁

      • 6.15.18
        Eve said:

        thank you very much for your quick reply. can you also tell what is not good so i can be careful when i buy one?

        and there is the one from Weleda Edelweiss Sonnenmilch LSF 30:
        Water (Aqua) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Titanium Dioxide Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Glycerin Alcohol Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate Polyhydroxystearic Acid Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables Stearic Acid Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract Magnesium Sulfate Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil Glyceryl Caprylate Alumina Fragrance (Parfum) (1) Limonene (1) Linalool (1) Citronellol (1) Benzyl Benzoate (1) Benzyl Salicylate (1) Geraniol (1) Citral (1) Farnesol (1)
        (1) from natural essential oils

        • 6.15.18
          15mins said:

          The Benzyl Salicylate

  14. 6.15.18
    dan le said:

    Hello
    Thank you so much for your helpful informations. I’ve read on other website that Larose posay ANTHELIOS XL FLUID is safe for pregnant but I still confused, would you pls check these ingredients :

    AQUA / WATER
    DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE
    ALCOHOL DENAT.
    GLYCERIN
    DIMETHICONE
    ISOHEXADECANE
    BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
    OCTOCRYLENE
    SILICA
    DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE
    ISONONYL ISONONANOATE
    ZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCH
    C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE
    STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER
    ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE
    PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
    BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE
    ISODODECANE
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE
    TEREPHTHALYLIDENE DICAMPHOR SULFONIC ACID
    SILICA SILYLATE
    LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE
    PEG-8 LAURATE
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
    TRIETHANOLAMINE
    DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE
    TOCOPHEROL
    DISODIUM EDTA
    DODECENE
    PROPYLENE CARBONATE
    POLOXAMER 407
    ZINC GLUCONATE
    PERLITE

    • 6.15.18
      15mins said:

      This isn’t safe, it has chemical sunscreens in it.

  15. 6.18.18
    Ally Lingel said:

    Hey, I have found this sunscreen and was wondering if you could tell me if it is pregnancy safe or not:
    K’Pure Beach Babe Body Cream
    Ingredients: organic coconut oil, organic shea butter, organic (non-GMO) soybean oil, non-nano uncoated zinc oxide (20%), organic hemp seed oil, organic beeswax, and Vitamin E.

    • 6.18.18
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

  16. 6.20.18
    Stephanie said:

    Hi! First of all, I’m sharing this site with all my pregnant friends because this is so incredibly helpful! Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    I was wondering if all the SUPERGOOP sunscreens are safe during pregnancy? Specifically, the SUPERGOOP!
    Everyday Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50? Here’s the ingredient list:

    Homosalate 10%: Sunscreen.
    -Octinoxate 7.5%: Sunscreen.
    -Octisalate 5%: Sunscreen.
    -Avobenzone 3%: Sunscreen.

    Water, Isododecane, Polyester-8, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Lauryl Lactate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Diethylhexyl, Syringylidenemalonate, Acrylates Copolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Chlorphenesin, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Behenic Acid, Cetyl Behenate, Isostearyl Isostearate, Lauryl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Limonene, Allantoin, Disodium EDTA, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Lecithin,Pentylene Glycol, Panthenol, Sodium Hydroxide, BHT, Cassia Alata Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin, Geraniol, Citral, 1,2-Hexanediol, Beta-Glucan, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate.

    *Also, is this Purlisse bb cream safe? (ingredients below)

    Ingredients: active ingredients: ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate 6.5%, titanium dioxide 4.24%, zinc oxide 3.5%
    ingredients: water, cyclopentasiloxane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, titanium dioxide, butylene glycol, zinc oxide, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, caprylic/capric triglyceride, sorbitan sesquioleate, titanium dioxide (ci 77891), dimethicone, sodium chloride, iron oxide (ci 77492), beeswax, stearalkonium hectorite , magnesium aluminum silicate, phenoxyethanol, iron oxide (ci 77491), ozokerite, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, peg-10 dimethicone crosspolymer, iron oxide (ci 77499), cyclotetrasiloxane, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, gentiana lutea root extract, artemisia absinthium extract, portulaca oleracea extract, acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract

    • 6.20.18
      15mins said:

      Neither of those are safe due to the chemical sunscreens. Pretty much all of the supergoops are out. Sorry!

  17. 6.24.18
    Nicolette said:

    Hi there 🙂 I’ve just discovered this physical sunscreen from Korea with awesome review. I wonder what is your take on it?

    1. MAKEP:REM UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Cream – Sunscreen

    Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dibutyl Adipate, Caprylyl Methicone, 1, 2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pullulan, Octyldodecanol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Betula Alba Juice, Dipropylene Glycol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Glucose, Tocopherol

    2. MAKEP:REM UV Defense Me Blue Ray Sun Gel

    Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate,Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Propanediol, Niacinamide, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract,Centella Asiatica Extract,Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fructooligosaccharides, SaccharideHydrolysate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine,Pullulan, Adenosine, 1,2-Hexanediol,Betula Alba Juice,Dipropylene Glycol,Butylene Glycol,Xylitylglucoside,Sodium Palmitoyl Proline,Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract,Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol,Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract,Glycerin, Glucose, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Alcohol, Lecithin, Sodium Dilauramidoglutamide Lysine, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Phytosterols, Hydrogenated Lecithin,Lysolecithin,Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract,Sodium Hyaluronate,Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate,Potassium Sorbate,Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance​

    The cream and the gel has slightly different ingredients, but I heard that both of them are good for face. Can you please help?

    • 6.24.18
      15mins said:

      The first is ok. The second has chemical sunscreens so I wouldn’t use it while pregnant.

      • 3.25.19
        Cindy said:

        Hi ! Would the second one be okay to sue while breastfeeding ?

        • 3.26.19
          15mins said:

          Ok while nursing!

  18. 6.25.18
    Mary said:

    Hi,

    Thanks for all the info you are sharing.
    Could I please have your thoughts on those two sun cream please? many thanks for your help!

    Crème Radieuse SPF 50
    Aqua (Water), Octyldodecanol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Glyceryl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-6 Palmitate/Succinate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium Cetearyl Sulfosuccinate, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Bixa Orellana Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Alumina, Potassium Sorbate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Levulinate, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum* (Fragrance), Xanthan Gum

    Rose Petal Infused Water, Purified Water, Zinc Oxide Sun Filter, Coconut Derived Emollient, Castor Oil Derived Emulsifier, Mica, Golden Organic Jojoba Oil, Sugar Beet Derived Emollient, Roucou Oil, Kahai Oil, Extracts of Kakadu Plum, Illawarra Plum and Burdekin Plum, Vitamin E, Epsom Salts, Titanium Dioxide, Plant Emulsifier, Sunflower Seed Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Plant Glycerin, Gentle Preservative System, Sun Filter Dispersants, Sugar Beet Lactic Acid, Iron Oxide Pigments

    Skin Shade Mineral Sun Protection
    INGREDIENTS (INCI):
    rosa centifolia petal infusion, aqua, zinc oxide, isoamyl laurate, coconut alkanes, coco-caprylate/caprate, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, mica, simmondsia chinensis seed oil, isoamyl cocoate, bixa orellana seed extract, caryodendron orinocense nut oil, terminalia ferdinandiana fruit extract, podocarpus elatus fruit extract, pleiogynium timorense fruit extract, tocopherol, magnesium sulfate, titanium dioxide, isostearic acid, helianthus annuus seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, phenethyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, caprylyl glycol, polyhydroxystearic acid, triethoxycaprylylsilane, lactic acid
    may contain: [+/- iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)]

    • 6.26.18
      15mins said:

      The first has chemical sunscreens and should be avoided, the second is fine

  19. 6.27.18
    Soli said:

    Hi!

    Thank you so much for helping us to choose the right products!

    What about Image Skincare?
    PREVENTION+ daily matte moisturizer SPF 32+
    KEY INGREDIENTS:
    9% Zinc oxide
    7.5% Octinoxate
    DNA Protection Complex:
    Photosomes (plankton extract)
    Roxisomes (arabidopsis thaliana)
    Ultrasomes (micrococcus lysate)
    Micro-sponge technology
    Malus domestica fruit cell culture extract
    (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate)
    Thiotaine (ergothioneine)

    • 6.29.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has a chemical sunscreen so I wouldn’t use it.

    • 6.29.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, it has chemical sunscreens, so I wouldn’t use it.

  20. 6.29.18
    Soli said:

    Hi,

    Thanks a lot for helping us to choose the right products.

    What about Image Skincare?
    PREVENTION+ daily matte moisturizer SPF 32+
    KEY INGREDIENTS:

    9% Zinc oxide
    7.5% Octinoxate
    DNA Protection Complex:
    Photosomes (plankton extract)
    Roxisomes (arabidopsis thaliana)
    Ultrasomes (micrococcus lysate)
    Micro-sponge technology
    Malus domestica fruit cell culture extract
    (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate)
    Thiotaine (ergothioneine)

    • 6.29.18
      15mins said:

      No, sorry it has a chemical sunscreen and isn’t safe.

  21. 7.2.18
    Brittany said:

    Hello,
    Botanical Sunscreen 30 by Australia gold claim to be chemical sunscreen free. Is it safe for pregnancy?
    ••ingredients removed to help the page load faster

    Thank you!

    • 7.2.18
      15mins said:

      Looks safe to me!

  22. 7.7.18
    Robin said:

    Hi! I was wondering if this is safe to use during pregnancy.
    Alba botanical very emollient™ body lotion daily shade broad spectrum spf 15

    Active Ingredients: Homosalate 7.5%, Ethylhexyl Salicylate 5.0%, Octocrylene 3.0%, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 2.0% Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract(1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract(1), Ascorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lecithin, Panthenol, Polysorbate 60, Potassium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol(1), Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum). (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

    Thanks!! ☺️

    • 7.7.18
      15mins said:

      No, sorry, this has both chemical sunscreens and a salicylate.

  23. 7.9.18
    Nathalia said:

    Hi, im from Brazil and im in love you blog, congrats! (Sorry my english)
    Do you know if this is safe also?

    Skinceuticals

    PROTECT PHYSICAL FUSION UV DEFENSE SPF 50
    Zinc oxide sunscreen for face
    This microfine zinc oxide is a mineral filter that reflects sun rays to provide broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. The particle size and distribution characteristics spread evenly and provide a non-whitening effect on skin.

    See all ingredients
    titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, water, dimethicone, isododecane, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/peg-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, caprylyl glycol, iron oxides, peg-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, artemia extract, benzoic acid, c9-15 fluoroalcohol phosphate, peg-9

    Thank you so much! Nathalia

    • 7.9.18
      15mins said:

      No, sorry it isn’t.

    • 7.9.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, it has chemical sunscreens.

  24. 7.14.18
    Andy said:

    First off, your blog is amazing and all the tips on pregnancy safe products are truly incredible – thank you for helping so many women!

    I’ve been looking into Reef Safe Sunscreen (yay Hawaii!) and while they look super awesome either natural ingredients, many have a lot of essential oils which I love but know can be questionable during pregnancy.

    The 2 Maui brands I’m looking at have Shea butter, coconut oil, beeswax, jojoba, vitamin E, zinc, carrot seed oil, almond oil. Then one has lavender, peppermint and eucalyptus essential oils. The other has raspberry seed oil, rosehip seed oil, frankincense, elemi, germanium, Jasmine, sandalwood, myrrh, and ylang ylang.

    Are either safe with the essential oils? Thanks so much!

    • 7.14.18
      15mins said:

      They should be ok! Note all of the pregnancy safe sunscreens here are also reef safe 🙂 I’m planning to do a post about it.

      • 7.18.18
        Andy said:

        Awesome thank you!!

  25. 7.15.18
    GeraldineQ said:

    Hello! 🙂 Is the Biore UV Aqua Rich Water Essence Sunscreen safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients:
    Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Agar, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis, Citrus Medica Limonum, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis, Xylitol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance.

    Thank you! 🙂

  26. 7.15.18
    Un said:

    Hi.

    Can the COOLA Mineral Baby SPF 50 Organic Sunscreen Lotion – Unscented be used on the face? I have sensitive, acne-prone skin. Thank u!

    Also, is Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunscreen preg safe? Here are the ingredients:
    -Active: Titanium Dioxide 5, Zinc Oxide 3%.
    -Inactive: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Trisiloxane, Dimethicone, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Ppg-12/Smdi Copolymer, Bisabolol, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dmdm Hydantoin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Bht.

    • 7.15.18
      15mins said:

      The Neutrogena is fine. You can definitely try any body sunscreen on the face, it’s up to your own skin if it will tolerate it or not. Usually they aren’t formulated very differently, I use body sunscreen on my face (I have rosacea) all the time! I also have this list of pregnancy safe sunscreens for the face.

  27. 7.16.18
    Ruby Johnson said:

    Hey, your blog is amazing and all the tips on pregnancy safe products are truly incredible. Thanks a lot for helping us to choose the right products. I also think you helping so many women! Keep it up.

  28. 7.16.18
    Kaitlyn said:

    Can you take a look at iope uv shield sun protector ex spf 50+ pa++++? Thanks!
    INGREDIENTS
    Purified water, propanediol, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, titanium dioxide, cyclopentasiloxanem, arbutin, dimethicone, silica, cyclohexasiloxane, cichorium intybus root extract, tocopheryl acetate, gossypium herbaceum extract, BIFIDA ferment lysate, methoxy PEG-114/polyepsilon caprolactone, stearic acid, butylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, PEG-100 strearate, glyceryl stearate, trisiloxane, nylon-12, C14-22 alcohol, polyacrylate-13, aluminum stearate, polyhydroxystearic acid, polyisobutene, C12-20 alkyl glucoside, polysilicone-11, carbomer, adenosine, polysorbate20, alumina, glyceryl caprylate, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium EDTA, fragrance

    • 7.16.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, that has chemical sunscreens

  29. 7.17.18
    Daniela said:

    So happy to have found this post! It’s amazing and have just saved my summer. I have used a sunscreen that I bought in Japan, Shiseido Sun Medic UV Day Protect Mild Cream SPF50 + PA + + +
    I’m guessing it’s ingredients are not pregnancy safe? Not using it right now.

    Water, Cyclomethicone, ethylhexyl methoxy cinnamate, butylene glycol, Pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, dimethicone copolyol, glycerin, Disteardimonium Hectorite, xylitol, Dextrin palmitate, Aluminum hydroxide, stearic acid, Sodium metaphosphate, BHT, tocopherol, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide

    • 7.17.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, it has chemical sunscreens

  30. 7.22.18
    Alaknanda Atara said:

    Hi thank you so much for the info. We are all really greatful.
    Can you check below mentioned sunscreens.

    Kama Ayurveda nutural sun protection : contains zinc oxide , titanium dioxide , natural glycerin , nutmeg , Shea butter
    It has spf 21 is it sufficient ??

    Neutrogena ultra sheer sun block :
    Contains Water, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Silica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl, Phosphate, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyglycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Stearate, BHT, Trideceth-6, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone, Diethylhexyl 2, 6-Naphthalate.

    Thank you

    • 7.23.18
      15mins said:

      The Neutrogena isn’t safe, the other is but SPF 21 does seem low to me.

  31. 7.23.18
    Muge said:

    Hello,

    Is “Daylong Face Spf50+ Sensitive Gel Fluid” safe during pregnancy?

    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dibutyl Adipate, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Dimethicone, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Cyclodextrin, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (nano), Tocopherol, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Silica, Decyl Glucoside, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Lauryl Glucoside, BHT, Propylene Glycol.

    Thanks a lot.

    • 7.23.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, it isn’t

      • 7.24.18
        Muge said:

        Thanks a lot for your response may I ask you an additional sunscreens its called “Solante Pregna”? It says it is suitable for pregnant women, but there are so many ingredient which are seem chemical to me. You may see the ingredients below. Thanks in advance.

        Water Aqua, Matricaria Chamomilla Recutita Water, Dibutyl Adipate, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Oxide CI 77947, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Panthenol, Glycerin, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Petrolatum, Meadowfoam Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, PVP / Eicosene Copolymer, Mentha Piperita Flower / leaf Water, Steareth-20, Steareth-2, Methylene Bis-Berzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Bitter Orange Flower Water, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Grape Seed Vitis Viriifera Oil, Melon Cucumis Melo Seed Extract, Horse Chestnut Aesculus Hippocastanum Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisostearate, C3G-45 Olefin, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Ethylhexylglycerin, PVP, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Maltodextrin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Chlorphenesin, Sodium Benzoate, Phospholipids.

        • 7.24.18
          15mins said:

          This looks ok to me actually!

          • 7.24.18
            Muge said:

            Thank you sooo much.

  32. 7.24.18
    Margaret said:

    I’m sorry if you’ve mentioned this elsewhere but I don’t see it on this page. Is this MURAD
    City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen pregnancy safe?

    -Titanium Dioxide 2.7%
    -Zinc Oxide 10%

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyurethane-35, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Xanthophyll, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Bisabolol, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Hydroxyphenyl Propamidobenzoic Acid, Silica, Tapioca Starch, Sucrose, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Sodium Propoxyhydroxypropyl Thiosulfate Silica, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Iron Oxides (CI 77491).

    • 7.24.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has retinoids

  33. 7.26.18
    Rannia said:

    hi, first of all thank you for making such a great content for pregnancy skincare & make up. It is very helpful since many of ingredients to avoid comes in many different names which sometimes can be very overwhelming .

    Just wondering if the sunscreen below is safe during pregnancy

    ISNTREE SENSITIVE BALANCING SUNCREEN

    Water,Cyclomethicone,Zinc Oxide,Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891),Dicaprylyl Carbonate,Propanediol,Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone,Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,1,2-Hexanediol,Disteardimonium Hectorite,Magnesium Sulfate,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract,Centella Asiatica Extract,Fructooligosaccharides,Saccharide Hydrolysate,Pullulan,Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract,Sodium Palmitoyl Proline,Dipropylene Glycol,Allantoin,Hydrogen Dimethicone,Aluminum HydroxidePolyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate,Glycerin,Camellia Japonica Flower Extract,Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil,Sodium Hyaluronate,Ceramide NP,Phytosphingosine,Butylene Glycol,Hydrogenated Lecithin,Stearic Acid,Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Phenyl Trimethicone,Ethylhexylglycerin

    thanks!

    • 7.26.18
      15mins said:

      This looks ok

  34. 7.26.18
    Huong Nguyen said:

    Hi,

    Is this one safe for pregnancy? Many thanks

    CELLULAR SWISS UV
    PROTECTION VEIL SUNSCREEN BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50
    Component as in this link:
    https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=a9db7908-2576-4b1f-9940-7fd8ca14d3e3

    • 7.26.18
      15mins said:

      No, sorry this has chemical sunscreens

      • 7.27.18
        Huong Nguyen said:

        Many thanks!

  35. 7.29.18
    Christine Nguyen said:

    Hi, thanks for your post, I’d like to ask if Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50 is safe during pregnancy or not? Thank you!

    Active ingredient: Zinc oxide 21.6% (sunscreen).
    Inactive ingredients

    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/leaf/stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/bis-vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

    • 7.29.18
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  36. 8.11.18
    nancy said:

    Thanks so much for your post!
    La Roche Posay Anthelios Mineral Body sunscreen
    Aqua / Water, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl, Benzoate, Isohexadecane, Talc, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Isododecane, Caprylyl Methicone Dicaprylyl Ether, Triethylhexanoin Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dimethicone/Peg-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide Stearic Acid, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol Alumina, Aluminum Stearate Caprylyl Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate Peg-8 Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Citrate, Tocopherol.

    • 8.12.18
      15mins said:

      There are a few products with this/similar names so I’m not sure which one you mean. But this isn’t a complete list of ingredients, it is missing the sunscreen ingredients.

      • 8.13.18
        Nancy said:

        You are right! I didn’t even realize! Sorry about that, here it is

        ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
        Titanium Dioxide 6% (sunscreen) • Zinc Oxide 5% (sunscreen)

        INACTIVE INGREDIENTS
        Water • dimethicone • isododecane • C12-15 alkyl benzoate • undecane • triethylhexanoin • isohexadecane • nylon-12 • caprylyl methicone • butyloctyl salicylate • phenethyl benzoate • styrene/acrylates copolymer • silica • tridecane • dicaprylyl carbonate • dicaprylyl ether • talc • dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer • aluminum stearate • pentylene glycol • PEG-9 olydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone • alumina • polyhydroxystearic acid • phenoxyethanol • magnesium sulfate • propylene glycol • caprylyl glycol • PEG-8 laurate • disteardimonium hectorite • triethoxycaprylylsilane • diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate • tocopherol • propylene carbonate • cassia alata leaf extract • maltodextrin • benzoic acid • PEG-9

        • 8.13.18
          15mins said:

          Sorry, this one has a salicylate 🙁

  37. 8.16.18
    Min said:

    Hi
    Below is from Biore UV Perfect Face Milk ingredients, are they safe to use?
    THANKS a bunch

    Ingredient
    Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
    Cyclopentasiloxane
    Zinc Oxide
    Lauryl Methacrylate/
    Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer
    Titanium Dioxide
    Cyclomethicone
    Lauryl Methacrylate/
    Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer
    Talc
    Glycerin
    Methicone
    Mica
    PEG-12 Dimethicone
    PEG-3 Dimethicone
    Aluminum hydroxide
    Silica
    Iron Oxides
    BHT
    Aluminum dimyristate

    • 8.16.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens.

  38. 8.16.18
    Janelle said:

    Hi your blogposts are amazing!
    May I ask please how about the KIEHL’s SUPER FLUID UV DEFENSE
    active ingredients:

    -avobenzone
    -homosalate
    -octisalate
    -sotocrylene
    – oxybenzone

    Thank you for your reply!

    • 8.17.18
      15mins said:

      No, that isn’t safe.

  39. 8.17.18
    Kimmy said:

    Hi . I just wondering if this sunscreen is safe. Thank you so much

    Ingredients: water propylene glycol, PVP hexadecene copolymer ,octocrylene,phenyltenximidazole sulfonic acid, cetyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, triethanolamine, cetearyle alcohol and ceteareth-20 glyceryl stearate and PEG-100 stearate, isopropyl myristate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane,dimethicone,propylene glycol and diazolidinyl urea and methyl paraben and propyl polysorbate 80,fucis sp., laminaria sp, extract,fragrance,magnesium aluminum silicate,allantoin,xanthan gum,tetrasodium EDTA

    • 8.17.18
      15mins said:

      No, that has chemical sunscreens

  40. 8.17.18
    Min said:

    Alright.
    I will stop using it. Thanks ❤

  41. 8.20.18
    Amanda Santiago said:

    Hello, is HELIOCARE 360 GEL OIL FREE SPF 50 safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients are:
    Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Arginine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Hexylene Glycol, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Nylon-12 Myristyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Phenoxyethanol, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, Ferulic Acid, Caffeic Acid, Physalis Angulata Extract, Ceteareth-25, Caprylyl Glycol, Melanin, Myristyl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Alumina, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phytosphingosine HCL, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL, Panthenyl Triacetate, Parfum, Simethicone, Oxothiazolidine, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Ethyl Linoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene.

    How about The Face Shop Natural Sun SPF 40?

    Ingredients: Ingredients Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Alcohol Denate., Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Tromethamine, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Panthenol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Seed Extract, Plankton Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Acrylates/Vinyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Trisodium EDTA, Menthyl PCA, Butylene Glycol, Silica, Sodium Polyacrylate, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium PCA, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum

    • 8.20.18
      15mins said:

      No, those are both based on chemical sunscreens

  42. 8.21.18
    Huong Nguyen said:

    Hi

    Is this one safe to use during pregnancy?

    https://www.shiseido.com/urban-environment-oil-free-uv-protector-spf-42-9990000000141.html

    Thanks very much!

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Purpose OCTINOXATE 4.9% – Sunscreen OCTOCRYLENE 3.0% – Sunscreen ZINC OXIDE 12.5% – Sunscreen INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER, DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, SD ALCOHOL 40-B, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL/PPG-9/1 COPOLYMER, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, XYLITOL, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, THIOTAURINE, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, PAEONIA ALBIFLORA ROOT EXTRACT, ONONIS SPINOSA ROOT EXTRACT, ECTOIN, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, ALUMINA, BHT, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, SYZYGIUM JAMBOS LEAF EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, PHENOXYETHANOL, BENZOIC ACID, FRAGRANCE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MICA

    • 8.21.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, it isn’t with the chemical sunscreens

      • 8.21.18
        Huong Nguyen said:

        Many thanks!

  43. 8.22.18
    Durga said:

    Hi..I am using Fixderma Shadow SPf 30+ gel and I m pregnant..ingredient Aqua, Octinoxote, Propylene Glycol ,Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane ,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride , Benzophenone-4 ,Triethenolamine, Zinc oxide ,Phenoxyethanol , Ethylhexyglycerin ,Sodium Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer and Hydrogenated Polydecene and Lauryl Glucoside , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer ,Tocopheryl Acetate , Disodium EDTA, Butylated Hydroxytoluene ,Fragrance. is it safe?

    • 8.23.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry that has chemical sunscreens

  44. 9.1.18
    Juliana said:

    Hi there, just enquiring about the babo spf. I see it has sea buckthorn, but I had heard to avoid that in pregnancy?
    Thanks!

    • 9.1.18
      15mins said:

      Sea buckthorn is fine

  45. 9.13.18

    Hello,

    Thank you for this. Super helpful and I’m sure time consuming for you so I appreciate it.This is the product, its a sunscreen. Let me know if it’s safe to use when you have a moment:

    MURAD
    City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++
    ••ingredients removed to help page loading

    • 9.13.18
      15mins said:

      No, sorry this has a retinoid

  46. 9.14.18
    E U N I C E said:

    Hello again. Can you also help me if this sunscreen for face and body is also safe for pregnant? Thank you.
    Cetaphil Sun Light Gel spf50+
    ••ingredients removed to help page loading

    • 9.14.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  47. 9.14.18
    Dina samy said:

    Hello,

    Thank you for this. Super helpful and I’m sure time consuming for you so I appreciate it.This is the product, its a sunscreen. Let me know if it’s safe in pregnancy

    Clear Face Liquid Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 55 | Neutrogena :
    ••ingredients removed to help page loading

    • 9.14.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, that has chemical sunscreens

      • 9.14.18
        Dina samy said:

        Hello again, I used the product Clear Face Liquid Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 55 | Neutrogena not every day till the seven month of my pregnany … is this effect my pregnancy or the baby boy

        • 9.14.18
          15mins said:

          A lot of women never check their products, and this isn’t a retinoid (which has the most evidence for avoidance). At this time I would recommend swapping to another product, talk to your doctor if you are really worried, but likely it isn’t worth losing sleep over.

  48. 9.14.18
    E U N I C E said:

    Hi.:) will humbly ask again for your help with one of our local products – GT Carrot lotion SPF60. Hopefully this one is safe. Here are the ingredients:
    glycerine, titanium dioxide, isopropyl myristate, mineral oil, triethanolamine, stearic acid, distilled monoglyceride, cetyl alcohol, carrot extract, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, fragrance, CI 17200, and CI 11920

    Thanks a lot!

    • 9.15.18
      15mins said:

      This looks ok

  49. 9.14.18
    Prachi said:

    Hi dear,
    Is this eucerin spf 50 anti age sunscreen ok to use during pregnancy
    Ingredients
    Aqua, Homosalate, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Alcohol Denat, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cetearyl Alcohol, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Tapioca Starch, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Glycyrrhiza Inflata Root Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol
    Read more at https://www.boots.com/eucerin-sun-anti-age-face-fluid-spf50-50ml-10208443p#MdzJU0srdf0MGA5K.99

    thank you

    • 9.15.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  50. 9.18.18
    Nicole said:

    Hello, I am from Brazil and a lot of sunscreens recommended here is not avaible for me to buy. I am doing a research and the one that I foud that seems safe is:
    Mineral Lotion Solar Eau Thermale da Avène
    Ingredients:
    Avene thermal spring water (avene aqua); titanium dioxide; isodecyl neopentanoate; triethylhexanoin; C12-15 alkyl benzoate; cyclomethicone; glycerin; polyglyceryl-4 isostearate; C30-45 alkyl methicone; cetyl PEG/ PPG-10/ 1 dimethicone; hexyl laurate; alumina; water (aqua); stearic acid; caprylic/capric triglyceride; caprylyl glycol; disodium EDTA; iron oxides (CI 77492); iron oxides (CI 77491); octyldodecanol; pentaerythrityl tetra-di-t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate; silica dimethyl silylate; sodium chloride; sodium myristoyl glutamate; sorbic acid; tocopheryl glucoside; triethoxycaprylylsilane; xanthan gum

    Hopefully this one is safe! Congrats on your blog, this post have been helping me a lot and is the most complete information that I could find.
    Thank you!

    • 9.18.18
      15mins said:

      Hi there!
      This one looks ok to me

  51. 9.24.18
    Alison Sedgewick said:

    Hi! I was using Heliocare 360 spf 50 on my face every morning until I was 8 weeks pregnant, I’d read a few articles where people used it ( recommended to avoid Melasma). However I got worried and stopped using it. I’m nearly 11 weeks now. The ingredients are below, could I have done any damage?

    Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Arginine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Hexylene Glycol, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Nylon-12 Myristyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Phenoxyethanol, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, Ferulic Acid, Caffeic Acid, Physalis Angulata Extract, Ceteareth-25, Caprylyl Glycol, Melanin, Myristyl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Alumina, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phytosphingosine HCL, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL, Panthenyl Triacetate, Parfum, Simethicone, Oxothiazolidine, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Ethyl Linoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene.

    • 9.24.18
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this due to the chemical sunscreens. Note the rest of the ingredients look fine, I wouldn’t lose any sleep over it.

      • 9.25.18
        Alison Sedgewick said:

        Thank you – I’ll avoid it now but won’t stress about having used it before. It’s such a minefield, I’d never have known! I live in the UK and it’s coming into winter anyway so I probably won’t see much sun until the baby is born now!!

        • 9.25.18
          15mins said:

          Probably not much! I know that feeling living in Michigan, our climate is similar.

  52. 9.24.18
    Huong Lan said:

    Hi my friend,

    Could you please let me know if this one is safe for pregnancy?

    https://www.sk-ii.com.sg/product/sunscreen/atmosphere-uv-emulsion-spf-50

    Thanks!

    • 9.25.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, it has chemical sunscreens

  53. 9.28.18
    Shants said:

    Hi Christine,
    I am Shanthini and am 14 weeks pregnant.. you website is my life saviour. Could you pls tell if the following 2 products are safe to use during pregnancy?
    Thank you in advance 😊

    1. Institut Esthederm Photo reverse

    Ingredients :

    Aqua/Water/Eau*, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Mothoxycrylene, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Homosalate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tribehenin PEG-20 Esters, Butyl Methoxydibenzolymethane, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Dipropylene Glycol, Caprylyl Methicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, Creatine, Glyceryl Stearate, Glycrrhetinic Acid, Mannitolm PEF-100 Stearate, Pentylene Glycol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, C20-22 Alcohols, Hydroxymethyl Accrylate/Sodium Acryloylddimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cerium Oxide, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Benzotriazolyl Dodecyl P-Cresol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Squalane, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Potassium Sorbate, Andrographis Paniculata Leaf Extract, Soidum Hydroxide, Polysorbate 60, Proylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Aminoethanesulfinic Acid, Silica, Carnosine, Artemia Extract, Algae Extract, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Red 33 (CI 17200), Hexapeptide-2 [ES874]. *Cellular Water (Aqua/Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate/Carnosine/Mineral Salts)

    2. Skii Facial Treatment Mask

    Full Ingredients
    Water, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate*, Butylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Salicylate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA. *PITERA™

    • 9.28.18
      15mins said:

      I’m sorry, the first has chemical sunscreens and salicylates. The second has salicylates (note all of the SK-II products that are safe can be found in my pregnancy safe skin care products list)

  54. 10.5.18
    ms.dewanti said:

    Hi, greetings from Indonesia. I’m currently using a local product named Wardah. Could you tell me from its ingredients whether it’s safe for pregnancy? Thanks a lot! 🙂

    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor, Acrylates Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, Polyacrylamide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dimethicone, Triethanolamine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Laureth 7, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Fragrance, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone

    • 10.5.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, the 2nd ingredient is actually a chemical sunscreen

  55. 10.8.18
    Sharade said:

    Hello, good day mam. I am using Mary Kay CC cream up until I am 5 months pregnant because my OBsaid it is safe to use cc cream and/or foundation, however when i searched the ingredients it has the following active ingredients (please refer below). I am very worried, I hope I can hear from you soon. Thank you so much.

    Mary kay cc creams key ingredients are:

    Active ingredients include;
    Homosalate 5%
    Octinoxate 6.5%
    Oxybenzone 1.2 %

    Niacinamide and ascorbyl glucoside are known to help skin’s tone look more even and brighten the look of skin.
    Vitamin E and a botanical extract help calm and soothe skin.
    Willow bark extract contains a natural source of salicylic acid.
    Emollients help hydrate skin, providing nourishing comfort without feeling oily or greasy.
    Powerful antioxidants, including vitamin E and silymarin extract, help defend against skin-damaging free radicals.

    Inactive ingredients are;
    water
    Cyclopentasiloxane
    butylene glycol
    glycerin
    PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone
    niacinamide
    mica
    PEG-9 dimethicone
    magnesium sulfate
    ascorbyl glucoside
    silybum marianum fruit extract
    Tocopheryl acetate
    Salix nigra (willow) bark extract
    salicylic acid
    adenosine
    dimethicone/PEG-10/15 cross polymer
    disodium stearyl glutamate
    xanthan gum
    dipropylene glycol
    disodium EDTA
    Cyclohexasiloxane
    sodium citrate
    Tocopherol
    ascorbic acid
    sodium benzoate
    benzyl alcohol
    aluminum hydroxide
    titanium dioxide
    iron oxides

    • 10.8.18
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this with the salicylic acid, willow bark and chemical sunscreens.

  56. 10.8.18
    LC said:

    Hello,
    When you get a moment can you please tell me if Burt’s bees baby nourishing mineral sunscreen spf 30 is pregnancy safe?

    Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 2.8%; Zinc oxide 13%.
    Inactive Ingredients: Water, dicaprylyl ether, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, beeswax, cetyl alcohol, nelumbo nucifera flower wax, phenoxyethanol, isostearic acid, polyhydroxystearic acid, alumina, lecithin, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, gluconic acid, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract, sodium benzoate, stearic acid, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, sodium phytate, prunus armeniaca (apricot) fruit extract, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, tocopherol, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, coffea arabica (coffee) seed extract, dipteryx odorata seed extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, alcohol, potassium sorbate

    Thanks!!!

    • 10.8.18
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  57. 10.8.18
    LC said:

    Hello,

    I’m sorry i just asked about the burt’s bees but i have one more i’d love for you to check. It is called Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30.

    Ingredients
    Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 19% Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Decylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract.

    Thanks again!!!

    • 10.8.18
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

  58. 10.15.18
    Nathalia said:

    Hi, I am from Brazil and many of sunscreens here is not avaible here,
    Can you check this for me?!
    AVÈNE MINERAL FPS 50+
    ZINC OXIDE [NANO]. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. ISOPROPYL PALMITATE. ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. ISODODECANE. ISOHEXADECANE. PTFE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. DICAPRYLYL ETHER. PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) (CI 77491) (CI 77499). MICA. ALUMINA. STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER. SILICA. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE. GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. POLYAMIDE-3. SODIUM CHLORIDE. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. WATER (AQUA).

    Thanks!

    • 10.15.18
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  59. 10.18.18
    Didem Ferah said:

    Hi Christine,

    Does this sun-protector is safe to use during pregnancy?
    Thank you so much for your effort!

    Glo Oil Free SPF 40+
    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (7.5%), Octinoxate (7.5%), Octisalate (2.5%)

    Inactive Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Glycereth-26, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Allantoin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, Panthenol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

    • 10.18.18
      15mins said:

      No, sorry this has chemical sunscreens

      • 10.18.18
        Didem Ferah said:

        Thank you for information 🙂

  60. 10.21.18
    Joy said:

    Hi is Neutrogena Ultra sheer spf 50+ safe for pregnant?

    This are the ingredients..
    Water, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Silica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl, Phosphate, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyglycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Stearate, BHT, Trideceth-6, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone, Diethylhexyl 2, 6-Naphthalate.

    Thank you very much for your answer.

    • 10.23.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  61. 10.21.18
    Joy said:

    Hi, these are the ingredients of my sunscreen,,
    Is this safe for pregnant? Thank you

    Water, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Silica, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Potassium Cetyl, Phosphate, Beeswax, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyglycerin, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Fragrance, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Stearate, BHT, Trideceth-6, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Methylisothiazolinone, Diethylhexyl 2, 6-Naphthalate.

    • 10.23.18
      15mins said:

      No, there are chemical sunscreens and salicylates in this

  62. 10.25.18
    Tobi said:

    Hello, Is this a safe sunscreen? La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF50+

    New Ingredients EU 2018:•AQUA / WATER•DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE•ALCOHOL DENAT.•GLYCERIN•DIMETHICONE•ISOHEXADECANE•BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE•OCTOCRYLENE•SILICA•DROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANE•ISONONYL ISONONANOATE•ZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCH•C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE•STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER•ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE•PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE•BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE•ISODODECANE•PHENOXYETHANOL•ISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATE•TEREPHTHALYLIDENE DICAMPHOR SULFONIC ACID•SILICA SILYLATE•LAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONE•PEG-8 LAURATE•CAPRYLYL GLYCOL•TRIETHANOLAMINE•DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE•TOCOPHEROL•DISODIUM EDTA•DODECENE•PROPYLENE CARBONATE•POLOXAMER 407•ZINC GLUCONATE•PERLITE *****Previous Ingredients EU: AQUA / WATERDIISOPROPYL SEBACATEALCOHOL DENAT.GLYCERINDIMETHICONEISOHEXADECANEBUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANEOCTOCRYLENESILICADROMETRIZOLE TRISILOXANEISONONYL ISONONANOATEZEA MAYS STARCH / CORN STARCHC12-15 ALKYL BENZOATESTYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMERETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONEPEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATEBIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINEISODODECANEPHENOXYETHANOLISOPROPYL LAUROYL SARCOSINATETEREPHTHALYLIDENE DICAMPHOR SULFONIC ACIDSILICA SILYLATELAURYL PEG/PPG-18/18 METHICONEPEG-8 LAURATECAPRYLYL GLYCOLTRIETHANOLAMINEDISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITETOCOPHEROLDISODIUM EDTADODECENEPROPYLENE CARBONATEPOLOXAMER 407ZINC GLUCONATEPERLITE

    • 10.30.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  63. 10.25.18
    Tobi said:

    Hello again, I have another brand that I am not sure about- The invisible zinc range. Can you please check

    1. Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+: Active ingredients: zinc oxide 18% w/w. Preservatives: phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol.

    2. invisible zinc junior: Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol

    I can not seem to find a full ingredients list anywhere.

    • 10.30.18
      15mins said:

      I can’t comment without a full ingredients list, sorry.

  64. 11.7.18
    Karri said:

    Hello,

    I’m wondering about the Coola spf 50 white tea sunscreen? It says on their website all of their sunscreens are pregnancy safe? Here is the ingredient list:

    Avobenzone – 3.0%, Octinoxate – 6.2%

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

    Acacia Farnesiana (ORGANIC Acacia) Extract, Acrylates Copolymer, Amaranthus Caudatus Seed Extract (ORGANIC), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (ORGANIC), Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cirtus Aurantium Dulcis (ORGANIC Orange) Fruit Water, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Euterpe Oleracea (ORGANIC Acai) Fruit Oil, Flavor, Fragaria Vesca (ORGANIC Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (ORGANIC), Helianthus Annuus (ORGANIC Sunflower) Seed Extract, 1,2-Hexanediol, Linum Usitatissimum (ORGANIC Linseed) Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (ORGANIC Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Salvia Hispanica (ORGANIC Chia) Seed Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Water, Xanthan Gum

    • 11.7.18
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, so I wouldn’t use it. There are brands that are very liberal in what they consider safe, I’m more conservative.

  65. 11.9.18
    Yeannie Wong said:

    Hello Dr.Christine,

    Hope you could help to check the ingredients for this sunscreen.

    Product name: V-Magic UV Protection Cream
    Ingredients: octylmethoxy cinnamate, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, titanium dioxide, polymethylsilsesquioxane, niacinamide, panthenol, calendula officinalis flower extract, codium tomentosum extract, saccharide isomerate, olive leaf extract.

    Thank you!

    • 11.9.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  66. 11.12.18
    Sue said:

    Hi Dr Christine, is this sunscreen safe for pregnancy?

    Orbis Sunscreen on face Light
    WATER (AQUA), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, GLYCERIN, BEHENYL ALCOHOL,CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 TRISTEARATE, HYDRATED SILICA,HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, METHYLPARABEN, TALC, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, SODIUM COCOMONOGLYCERIDE SULFATE, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, CITRIC ACID, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), PROPYLPARABEN, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TOCOPHEROL, SILICA SILYLATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), SORBITAN SESQUIISOSTEARATE, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, TIN OXIDE, TRIMETHOXYSILYL DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, ZINC OXIDE, SILVER OXIDE

    Thank you so much, appreciate your help!

    • 11.13.18
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  67. 11.15.18
    Talana said:

    Hi There,

    What about Coola ECO LUX SPRAY. Please see ingredients list below?

    INGREDIENTS
    ALCOHOL DENAT. (SD ALCOHOL 40-B)*, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, OCTOCRYLENE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, METHYL DIHYDROABIETATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GAMMA-NONALACTONE, RUBUS IDAEUS SEED OIL*, ISOAMYL ACETATE, GLYERIN*, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, ANISALDEHYDE, BENZALDEHYDE, GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, ALGAE EXTRACT*, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT*, FRAGARIA VESCA FRUIT EXTRACT*, CITRIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL *CERTIFIED ORGANIC

    • 11.17.18
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this one. The ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate and octocrylene are both chemical sunscreens, the ethylhexyl salicylate is a chemical sunscreen and salicylate.

  68. 11.15.18
    TALANA BESTALL said:

    Hi There,

    Is the Coola mineral sports moisturiser ok? Which exact chemical are you looking for which deems it not acceptable.

    COOLA
    SPF 30 Citrus Mimosa Moisturiser( 90ml )£36.00

    Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide (Sunscreen) 4.8%
    Zinc Oxide (Sunscreen) 3.1%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil (Organic Kukui), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Organic), Alumina, Arnica Montana (Organic) Flower Extract, Bentonite, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Organic Orange) Fruit Water, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Oil, Glycerin (Organic), Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein / PVP Crosspolymer, Jojoba Esters, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Persea Gratissima (Organic Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (ORGANIC Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water, Xanthan Gum.

  69. 11.19.18
    Rade said:

    Hello Mam, it is me again. Good day! I would like to ask if the fit me powder w/ sunblock protection safe? I hope you could help me 🙂

    Below are the list of the product’s ingredients:
    TALC ●
    SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE ●
    NYLON-12 ●
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE ●
    DIMETHICONE ● DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIPHENYL DIMETHICONE/SILSESQUIOXANE
    CROSSPOLYMER ●
    POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE ●
    ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE ●
    CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE ●
    ZINC OXIDE ●
    DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE ●
    SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE ●
    VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER ●
    CAPRYLYL GLYCOL ●
    ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN ●
    LAUROYL LYSINE ●
    HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE ●
    PERFLUOROOCTYL TRIETHOXYSILANE ●
    METHICONE ●
    HYDROGENATED PALM OIL ●
    ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE ●
    [+/- MAY CONTAIN
    MICA ●
    CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE ●
    CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 / IRON OXIDES ●

    Hoping to hear from you soon.
    Godspeed & besr regards!

    • 11.20.18
      15mins said:

      You don’t need to worry about powders.

  70. 11.26.18
    May said:

    Hi Christine,
    Can you check these for me:

    Sunsense Sensitive spf 50+ Sunscreen
    Ingredients: 15% Zinc Oxide. Contains Niacinamide (Physical only, no chemical filters), Hydroxybenzoates, light liquid paraffin

    Ombra SPF50+ Sensitive Sunscreen
    Ingredients (active)- octocrylene, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethan, zinc oxide, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor, contains phenoxyethanol

    Thanks so much!

    • 11.27.18
      15mins said:

      I don’t think either of these lists are complete, so I can’t call either of them safe. The Ombra won’t be safe due to chemical sunscreens.

  71. 11.27.18
    ATD said:

    Could you please check the following Cancer Council zinc sunscreen:

    Classic Sunscreen SPF50+
    $14.95

    Product code : 126675

    QUANTITY

    1

    Add to cart

    Product Description+
    Ingredients-
    Preservatives:
    Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Hydroxybenzoates

    Actives:
    Zinc Oxide 200mg/g, Octocrylene 80mg/g, Bemotrizinol 20mg/g, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate 20mg/g, Octyl Methoxycinnamate 50mg/g.

    • 11.27.18
      15mins said:

      No, this has a chemical sunscreen

  72. 11.29.18
    ATD said:

    Could you please check that the following sunscreen is safe for pregnant women;

    Nivea Sun Light Feel
    Sunscreen SPF30 Lotion 200ml

    Ingredients
    Contains: Ethanol, Phenoxyethanol and Hydroxybenzoates Ingredients: Octocrylene (90mg/g), Titanium Dioxide (60mg/g), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (45mg/g), Bemotrizinol (20mg/g)

    • 11.29.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  73. 11.29.18
    ATD said:

    Hello,

    It would be much appreciated if you could confirm if Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Clear Face Sunscreen Liquid-Lotion SPF30 is safe to use during pregnancy.

    Active Ingredients: Octocrylene 3.0% w/w, Octyl Salicylate 4.0% w/w, Oxybenzone 4.0% w/w, Homosalate 5.0% w/w, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 2.5% w/w.

    • 12.1.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this isn’t safe due to the chemical sunscreens

      • 1.19.19
        Hong Nguyen said:

        Hi, i have been using this chemical sunscreen for months and I’m currently 6months pregnant now. Do I need to worry about those chemicals in my blood stream will affect my baby? I’m abit nervous now. Thank you.

        • 1.19.19
          15mins said:

          There’s no evidence that they cause harm, but they’re known to be absorbed. My recommendation to avoid if possible is very conservative, I wouldn’t worry about it, just swap to a different product.

  74. 11.29.18
    Linh Nguyen said:

    Hellor Doctor,

    I would like to know whether this type of sunscreen “KOSE KOSE Medicated Sekkisei Sun Protector SPF 50+ PA+++” is safe for pregnancy?. Ingredients as per below. Thank you very much.

    Cyclomethicone, water, alcohol, zinc oxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, isododecane, polymethylsilsesquioxane, propylene glycol dicaprate, polysilicone-15, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, dimethicone, akebia quinata stem extract, angelica acutiloba root extract, tocopherol, coix lacryma-jobi (job’s tears) seed extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, paeonia suffruticosa root extract, melothria heterophylla root extract, prunus persica (peach) leaf extract, butylene glycol, BHT, disodium EDTA, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, glycerin, sorbitan sesquiisostearate, cetyl dimethicone, zerolite, talc, triethoxycaprylylsilane, butyl polydimethylsiloxy ethoxypropyl phosphate, boron nitride, fragrance, mica.

    • 12.1.18
      15mins said:

      Sorry, I would avoid this due to the chemical sunscreens

  75. 12.2.18
    RK said:

    Hello Dr. Christine,

    I am keen to know if sunscreens containing OCTOCRYLENE are safe to use during pregnancy. Can you please comment if the following is a chemical sunscreen thus not safe to use.
    BIODERMA Photoderm MAX Aquafluide SPF 50+
    Its ingredients are:
    AQUA/WATER/EAU, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, OCTOCRYLENE, METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO], BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, GLYCERIN, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, C20-22 ALKYL PHOSPHATE, C20-22 ALCOHOLS, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CELLULOSE GUM, RHAMNOSE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, ECTOIN, TOCOPHEROL. [BI 642]

    Can you please recommend a mineral sunscreen (preferably Matte). I have looked at several sunscreens but they have some form of Salycylic acid. Is there any form of Salycylic acid which is safe to use during pregnancy?

    Please advise.

    Many thanks.

    P.S. Your website is a life saviour!

    • 12.2.18
      15mins said:

      Octocrylene is a chemical sunscreen and should be avoided. There is no form of salicylic acid that would be considered safe. This entire post is full of pregnancy safe sunscreens, I also have a post (linked above several times) for pregnancy safe facial sunscreens.

  76. 12.2.18
    RK said:

    Hello Dr. Christine,

    I am keen to know if Micellar water is safe to use during pregnancy. As this is No rinse. I am using the following:
    Bioderma Sensibio H2O. Its list of ingredients are:

    NGREDIENTS – COMPOSITION
    AQUA/WATER/EAU, PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES, FRUCTOOLIGOSACCHARIDES, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, RHAMNOSE, CUCUMIS SATIVUS (CUCUMBER) FRUIT EXTRACT, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CETRIMONIUM BROMIDE, DISODIUM EDTA. [BI 446]

    Please advise.

    Thanks again.

    • 12.2.18
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  77. 12.9.18
    RK said:

    Dear Dr. Christine,

    I tried posting this comment in the Pregnancy skincare guide but it doesn’t seem to be picking up, thus posting this on this page even though this is sunscreen information. I hope you can help me with the details below:

    Thank you for all the effort and a chance to review so many details in one website.

    I have acne prone skin and keen to know if the following items are safe to use during pregnancy especially during the 1st trimester. These are:

    LA ROCHE POSAY PRODUCTS. Both are non rinse:

    * SEROZINC Face mist for Oily Skin: Can this be used daily to prevent breakout when pregnant, how often should it be used?

    water, healing zinc sulphate (0.10%) and astringent sodium chloride (0.75%).

    * Effaclar Micellar Water for Oily Skin. Can this be used daily as it has Zinc sulfate in it?

    AQUA / WATER • PEG-7 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES • POLOXAMER 124 • POLOXAMER 184 • PEG-6 CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC GLYCERIDES • GLYCERIN • POLYSORBATE 80 • ZINC PCA • SODIUM HYDROXIDE • DISODIUM EDTA • BHT • MYRTRIMONIUM BROMIDE • PARFUM / FRAGRANCE.

    I believe the water is La Roche Posay Thermal spring water. Please include La Roche Posay and Bioderma products in your lists if possible.

    * BIOSCREEN GINKOLIS Protective Moisturising gel: Can this be used twice a day. Is this safe? Please see the Ingredients in the links below, I am unable to copy and paste it are:

    http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_7ac0350808.html

    https://www.skincarisma.com/products/bioscreen/protective-moisturizing-gel/ingredient_list#info-section

    * My final question. Your previous post said it is best to avoid Citric Acid when pregnant and you did so in your 1st two trimesters.

    Is this the case even in face wash or gel/ cleanser, which will be rinsed off after washing, as most of them come with Citric Acid.

    Looking forward to your response.

    Many thanks

    • 12.9.18
      15mins said:

      You happened to post your comment right after I had already responded to comments yesterday. This blog is a hobby (I make enough from ads to cover hosting, I don’t make a living or anything close to it), so I spent the day with my family, I had a full day with my girls. So I didn’t get to it until this morning, about 27 hours after you had asked. I’m sorry, but not sorry as I do need to spend time with my family, I answer comments about once every day to day and a half.

      If you read the ingredient post, I explain that Citric acid was on a lot of lists and I avoided it in my first 2 trimesters with my first daughter and then I realized how silly it was, as I get more exposure from a glass of OJ. A LOT more. Don’t worry about citric acid. The products you posted are fine.

      • 12.10.18
        RK said:

        Sorry, if it seemed like, but I didn’t mean to chase you on this and I surely respect your time. I thought that the questions pick up on the page prior to you response and this didn’t, thus I reposted.Anyway, it’s a wonderful thing you are doing and I am very grateful for your guidance. Thank you and God bless!

  78. 12.12.18
    Lily said:

    Hello, Thank you so much for an amazing website. Just wondering if Zoe Foster Go-To Skincare range ZINCREDIBLE SPF 15 is safe:
    Ingredients –
    Water, zinc oxide, caprylic/capric triglyceride, propanediol, cetostearyl alcohol, betaine, shea butter, coco-glucoside, sorbitan olivate, natural fragrance (geranium and pomegranate), glycerol isostearate, beeswax, lecithin, milk thistle ethyl ester, coenzyme Q10, vitamin e, saccharide isomerate, polygonum aviculare extract, glycerin, sunflower oil, xanthan gum, sodium chloride, glyceryl caprylate, polyhydroxystearic acid, cerium oxide, stearic acid, caprylhydroxamic acid.

    • 12.12.18
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  79. 12.12.18
    Britney said:

    I know this thread is about sunscreen. I was wondering if you know about any pregnancy safe mosquito repellants. Any recommendations?

    Thanks!

    • 12.12.18
      15mins said:

      I don’t have a specific rec, I do know a lot of OBs have some they like.

  80. 12.16.18
    Lisa said:

    Hi Dr Christine, is this safe for pregnancy?
    DR. JART+ Cicapair Derma Green-Cure Solution Recover

    Here is the ingredients
    Dr.Jart+ Cicapair Re-cover SPF 30/PA++
    https://www.sephora.sg/products/dr-jart-cicapair-re-cover-spf-30-slash-pa-plus-plus/v/default?acn=iosshareurl

    Thankyou so much

    • 12.21.18
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  81. 12.26.18
    Melissa said:

    Thank you so much for creating this article. I would love your opinion on the following item. Thank you again!

    Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Face Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    Active ingredient:
    Zinc oxide 21.6% (sunscreen).

    Inactive ingredients:
    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone,Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

    • 12.30.18
      15mins said:

      looks ok

  82. 1.1.19
    Linh Nguyen said:

    Hello Doctor,

    I just want to ask the following products are safe for pregnancy. Thanks a lot!

    1. Hydro-Dynamic™ Ultimate Moisture

    Ingredients:
    Water (Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Glyceryl Behenate/Eicosadioate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Myristate, Cetyl Alcohol, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Stearic Acid, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Yeast Extract (Faex), Algae Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Polysorbate 60, Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Panthenol, Jojoba Alcohol, Potassium Jojobate, Polysorbate 80, Urea, Glucosamine HCl, PEG-8, Bisabolol, Sorbitan Oleate, Cetearyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Retinyl Palmitate, Allantoin, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol

    2. Rapid Collagen Infusion

    Winged Kelp

    A traditional treat from the sea for people living at the edge of the North Atlantic, Winged Kelp is also treasure trove of superstar skincare ingredients. This edible brown algae is rich in antioxidant polyphenols which help protect skin from damage caused by sun, smog and stress; Ceramides and Fatty Acids which calm and soothe irritated, inflamed skin; and complex elements that, when used in prescription cosmetic fillers, boost collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid production to plump skin.

    Other Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Sorbitan Olivate, Butylene Glycol, Honey (Mel), Urea, Yeast Amino Acids, Trehalose, Inositol, Taurine, Betaine, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Sodium Hyaluronate, Collagen Amino Acids, Citrullus Vulgaris (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Zinc Gluconate, Ascorbic Acid, Chitosan, Propyl Gallate, Polysorbate 20, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Linalool, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

    • 1.1.19
      15mins said:

      #1 is not, it has licorice root. #2 is ok

  83. 1.1.19
    Sally said:

    Hi there
    I have been using DERMALOGICA OIL FREE MATTE SUNSCREEN SPF30 for around 5 months. Ingredients below:

    Active ingredients: Avobenzone 3.00%, Homosalate 8.00%, Octisalate 4.00%, Oxybenzone 5.00%. Other ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Homosalate, Benzophenone-3, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Nylon-12, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Polysorbate 80, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Sodium DNA, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Carbomer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Limonene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Sorbitan Stearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silesquioxane Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA.

    I am now 11 weeks pregnant, and have only now learned of the risks of some of the active ingredients in this product (namely oxybenzone and avobenzone from your posts). Are you able to briefly explain the potential risks on the pregnancy, and the likelihood of consequences? I have only used the product on my face and neck. I know a number of other pregnant women searching for this information, too.

    Thanks so much!

    • 1.3.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this due to the chemical sunscreens.

      We don’t know the potential risks really, we know that many of these ingredients (including the chemical sunscreens) do get into the body and haven’t been proven to be safe. The studies to prove what they do and how much you need to be exposed to will never be done, they are unethical to perform. I’m on the more conservative side and say to avoid all chemical sunscreens (some of them are also salicylates, so multiple reasons to avoid them). However, not all physicians do say to avoid. Many women never consider their skincare while pregnant and everything turns out fine. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, just swap to another product.

  84. 1.2.19
    Mary said:

    Hello,

    Is Supergood Defense Refresh Setting Mist with SPF 50 pregnancy safe?
    Active Ingredients:
    Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 4.0%, Octinoxate 6.0%, Octisalate 3.0%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Alcohol Denat., Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isododecane, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Stem/Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, PVP, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Silica Silylate, Water

    • 1.2.19
      15mins said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens

  85. 1.7.19
    Amanda said:

    Hello, there is this locally (small batch) made sunscreens being sold in Manila. The brand is Skinlabnaturals. They confirmed this is SPF 75 invisible sunscreen with no white cast and no chemical sunscreen ingredients. What do you think? Is this safe for pregnancy and nursing? Last ingredient is titanium dioxide – do you think this will be effective as sunscreen?

    Ingredients are:

    Seaweed Base, Fruit Stemcell, Fermented Okra, Fermented Aloe Vera, Soy Protein, Plant Squalanex Centella Asiatica Extract, Avocado Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Macadamia Oil, Hazel Nut Oil, Astaxantin Extract, Titanium Dioxide.

  86. 1.8.19
    Amanda said:

    Thank you for flagging that!

  87. 1.13.19
    Luiza said:

    Hello Dr,

    I read all the suncream to check if mine was here before I post it as I know you are a busy mama, and I don’t want to waste your time.
    The one I’m currently using is called Biore Uv perfect Milk spf 50+

    The ingredients are…
    Cyclopentasiloxane,, water,, alcohol,, zinc oxide,, dimethicone,, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,, lauryl methacrylate/sodium methacrylate crosspolymer,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, C12-15 alkyl benzoate,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, titanium dioxide,, polymethylsilsesquioxane,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, talc,, methicone,, PEG-12 dimethicone,, PEG-3 dimethicone,, polysilicone-9,, alumina,, silica,, sodium hyaluronate,, phenoxyethanol,, fragrance.

    Thank you 🙏🏻

    • 1.13.19
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, so I wouldn’t use this.

  88. 1.16.19
    Fany said:

    Hello Dr,

    My name is Fany. I’ve sent you a message before but when i double checked, i think it failed as i don’t see my own post. Just in case double very sorry.

    I just want to thank you for your superb post! It help a lot and def giving to knowledge to first mom to be. Many thanks. Regarding sunscreen topic, would you help check this Colorescience mineral sunscreen ingredients? Is it safe to use during pregancy and breastfeeding?

    Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Water, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercus Robur (Oak) Wood Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Maltodextrin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-4, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    Thank you!

    • 1.16.19
      15mins said:

      this is fine for pregnancy and nursing!

  89. 1.18.19
    Natalie said:

    Hi Dr.

    I am curious if this supergoop product is safe during pregnancy. Thank you. 🙂

    Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 40

    Ingredients
    -Octinoxate 7.5%: Sunscreen
    -Zinc Oxide 10.1%: Sunscreen
    -Olive Polyphenols

    Water, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Adipic Acid/Diethylene Glycol/Glycerin Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ceteareth-20, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower), Seed Oil, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Chlorphenesin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Oleth-3, Phosphate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Polysorbate 60, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Extract, Euterpe, Oleracea Fruit Extract, Methylisothiazolinone, Tocotrienols.

    • 1.19.19
      15mins said:

      No, I would avoid this due to the chemical sunscreen

  90. 1.22.19
    Anna said:

    Hello,
    First of all, thank you for all the information you are writing and sharing here.
    I have two questions, if you have the time:
    1. What is your opinion about parabens? I am asking because I was thinking about avoiding the Kiehls ultra facial moisturizer because it has the methylparaben and one other paraben. It could be due to country (I’m in Europe)

    2. Could you let me know if the following sunscreen is safe?
    Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Tinted Face SPF 50 Mineral Lotion Non-Greasy

    Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 4%, zinc oxide 4%. Inactive Ingredients: Alumina, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, caprylyl glycol, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone crosspolymer, disodium EDTA, disteardimonium hectorite, eucalyptus globulus leaf extract, glycerin, hexyl laurate, iron oxides, panthenol, PEG-10 dimethicone, phenoxyethanol, polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, polymethylsilsesquioxane, porphyra umbilicalis (red algae) extract, silica, squalane, stearic acid, terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum) fruit extract, tocopheryl acetate*, triethoxycaprylylsilane, water.
    *Vitamin E

    Thank you very much.

  91. 1.24.19
    Afsana said:

    http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_b39e390234.html
    Can you please tell me if its safe doctor?

    • 1.25.19
      15mins said:

      No, it has chemical sunscreens

  92. 1.26.19
    Michele said:

    Hi you mentioned before what all over body bronzer you recommend since self tanning isn’t safe and I can’t find the comment anymore. What are the all over bronzers you would use in place of self tanners? Thank you!

    • 1.26.19
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately the one I was using was discontinued. I’ll start trying some new ones!

  93. 1.26.19
    Erica said:

    Hello,

    I see you have commented on some Coola products, but I do not see Mineral Face SPF 30 Matte Tint Moisturizer.

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide – 3.2%, Zinc Oxide – 1.8%

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
    Aluminum Hydroxide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Iron Oxides, Isopropyl Myristate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Mica, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract, Polyamide-5, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Carbonate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Silica Silylate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Synthetic Wax

    • 1.26.19
      15mins said:

      This one is fine

  94. 1.28.19
    Katrina said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I live in New Zealand. Wearing sunscreen is highly recommended in here and I was researching online and came across your website.
    I would like to ask if these products are safe for pregnancy:

    1. Ultra Sheer® Dry-Touch Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 100+
    Active ingredients

    Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 15%, Octisalate 5%, Octocrylene 10%, Oxybenzone 6%

    Inactive ingredients

    Water, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Beeswax, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance, Chlorphenesin, Triethanolamine, Diethylhexyl 2,6-naphthalate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Methylisothiazolinone.

    2. Brush on Block Translucent Mineral Powder Sunscreen

    Active Ingredients
    Titanium Dioxide (15%) and Zinc Oxide (12%)
    Inactive Ingredients
    Alumina, Boron Nitride, Chamomile Flower Extract, Green Tea Extract, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Iron Oxides, Mica, Rice Lipids, Rice Starch, Safflower Oil, Silica, Stearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylsilane

    Thank you.

    • 1.28.19
      15mins said:

      The first I would avoid due to the chemical sunscreens. The 2nd has ingredients that are fine, but note to get the advertised SPF value you’ll need 17g of product for your face….

      • 1.30.19
        Katrina said:

        It is advertised as Broad Spectrum SPF 30.

        • 1.30.19
          15mins said:

          Yes, but to reach the 30 you need to have the testing amount of powder on your face. For powders to reach that concentration you need 17g, most products are only 30 grams. and it is physically impossible to apply that much product.

  95. 1.28.19
    Leslie said:

    Hello! Is Thinkbaby sunscreen safe?

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20% (Non-nano)
    Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER (0), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (0), CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES(0), SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED) (1), PINE WOOD RESIN (0), VEGETABLE GLYCERIN (0), CETYL DIMETHICONE (0), HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL (0), MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT) (0), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL (0), ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C) (0), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E) (1), OLIVE OIL (0), RASPBERRY SEED OIL (0), CRANBERRY SEED OIL (0), HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE) (0), GLUCOSE & GLUCOSE OXIDASE AND LACTOPEROXIDASE (0), PAPAYA (0)

    Thank you!

    • 1.28.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  96. 1.29.19
    Anja said:

    Hello,
    Is it safe to use Heliocare Advanced Gel SPF 50 having below ingredients?
    Thank you in advance!
    Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Octocrylene, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Polyacrylamide, PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Laureth-7, Cetyl Dimethicone, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dichlorobenzyl Alcohol, Mycrococcus Lysate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Alumina, BHT, Simethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Parfum, Linalool, Limonene.

    • 1.29.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  97. 2.4.19
    Desiree said:

    Are these safe to use?

    1. Klairs soft airy uv essence

    Water (Aqua), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Dibutyl Adipate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, 1,2-Hexanediol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Silica, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate, Panthenol, Beta-Glucan, Disodium EDTA, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Adenosine, Sodium Hyaluornate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil

    2. Neogen

    Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Zinc Oxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hexanediol, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus(Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Carbomer, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Wood Oil, Disodium Edta, Potassium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Oil, Aluminum Stearate.

    Thanks!😊

    • 2.4.19
      15mins said:

      Both have chemical sunscreens

  98. 2.8.19
    Jed said:

    Hi! just wondering if these products are safe for a pregnant woman to use.

    Garnier Skin Active BB cream

    Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 3%, Titanium Dioxide 4.7%. Inactive Ingredients: Water, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Nylon-12, Cyclohexasiloxane, Propylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Stearyl Alcohol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Caffeine, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Cellulose Acetate Butyrate, Polyphosphorylcholine Glycol Acrylate, Citral, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Fragrance; May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

    Etude House Sunprise Natural Corrector SPF 50+

    WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947), HEXYL LAURATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, LAURYL PEG-10 TRIS(TRIMETHYLSILOXY)SILYLETHYL DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, NIACINAMIDE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SILICA, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, QUATERNIUM-18 BENTONITE, BEESWAX, MAGNESIUM STEARATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, SORBITAN SESQUIOLEATE, TILIA PLATYPHYLLOS FLOWER EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, GLYCERIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DISODIUM EDTA,CAREX HUMILLIS ROOT EXTRACT, POTASSIUM SORBATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ADENOSINE, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, LECITHIN, ALCOHOL, POLYGLYCERYL -3 POLYRICINOLEATE, MALPIGHIA PUNICIFOLIA (ACEROLA) FRUIT EXTRACT, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, MALTODEXTRIN, EUTERPE OLERACEA FRUIT EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, FRAGRANCE, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499

    Thank you in advance!

    • 2.8.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, they both have chemical sunscreens and salicylates

      • 2.19.19
        Jed said:

        Awww! Thank you for your reply.
        I have one more product to ask though.

        Madeca derma Centellian 24

        Ingredients:
        Glycerin 2.0%, Niacinamide 2.0%, Centella Asiatica Leaf Water, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Alcohol Denat., Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Hydrogenated Poly(C6-14 Olefin), Glyceryl Stearate, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric/Myristic/Stearic Triglyceride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Pentylene Glycol, Synthetic Beeswax, Cyclohexasiloxane, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyacrylate-13, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Phenoxyethanol, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Polyisobutene, Caprylyl Glycol, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Bark Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Raspberry Seed Oil/Tocopheryl Succinate Aminopropanediol Esters, Polydecene, Dipropylene Glycol, Copaifera Officinalis (Balsam Copaiba) Resin, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Oil, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Rose Flower Oil, Camellia Japonica Flower Extract, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ferula Galbaniflua (Galbanum) Resin Oil, Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Oil, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, PEG-8, Carpinus Tschonoskii Leaf Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Fruit Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Alchemilla Vulgaris Extract, Primula Veris Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Veronica Officinalis Extract, Sodium Polyacrylate, Hedera Helix (Ivy) Leaf/Stem Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower/Leaf Extract, Carbomer, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Phytic Acid, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract, Morus Bombycis Wood Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract, Iris Versicolor Extract, Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Rose Extract, Freesia Refracta Extract, Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus (Daffodil) Flower Extract, Monarda Didyma Leaf Extract

        • 2.19.19
          15mins said:

          Looks ok

          • 2.20.19
            Jed said:

            Thank you so much dr. 😊

  99. 2.9.19
    Linh T. Pham said:

    Dear Doctor Christine,

    Would the following be a safe sunscreen? it claims to be sensitive for mom AND babies 🙂

    Thank you with gratitude!

    Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk

    Ingredient list:
    Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Diisopropyl sebacate, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Aqua, Cetearyloctanoate, Pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Butylene Glycol, Diethylhexyl succinate, Titanium(IV) Oxide, Dimethicone, Glycerol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dextrin palmitate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, BisEthylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, PEG/PPG-14/7 dimethyl ether, Sodium chloride, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Aluminum hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Pyrosulfite, vitamin E

    • 2.9.19
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately this has chemical sunscreens

      • 2.10.19
        Linh T. Pham said:

        Thank you Doctor! <3

  100. 2.10.19
    Anh Pham said:

    Dear Doctor,

    Could you pls tell me if the following sunscreen safe?

    Thanks a lot.

    UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

    EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

    Active Ingredients: 9.0% Zinc oxide, 7.5% Octinoxate

    EltaMD UV Clear Inactive Ingredients: Purified Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Niacinamide, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lactic Acid, Oleth-3 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

    • 2.10.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, that has chemical sunscreens

  101. 2.13.19
    Sarah said:

    Hi there, thanks so much for this information, it’s super helpful!

    Is Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer ok for pregnancy? Here are the ingredients:

    Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (4%), Zinc Oxide (14%). Other ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Diisopropyl Adipate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Silica, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Water/Aqua/Eau, Arginine/Lysine Polypeptide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyroyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Silanetriol, Hydrolyzed Pearl, Lavendula Spica (Lavender) Flower Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Sodium PCA, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Stearic Acid, Aluminum Hydroxide, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, PEG/PPG-20/15 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI77491), (CI77492), (CI77499).

    Thanks so much!

    • 2.13.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  102. 2.16.19
    Hazel said:

    Dear Doctor,

    Could you pls tell me if the following sunscreen safe?

    Thanks a lot.

    Bioderma – Photoderm MAX Aquafluide SPF 50+

    AQUA/WATER/EAU, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, OCTOCRYLENE, METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO], BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE, GLYCERIN, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, HDI/TRIMETHYLOL HEXYLLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER, C20-22 ALKYL PHOSPHATE, C20-22 ALCOHOLS, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE CITRATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, C30-45 ALKYL CETEARYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, DISODIUM EDTA, XANTHAN GUM, MANNITOL, XYLITOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, CELLULOSE GUM, RHAMNOSE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, ECTOIN, TOCOPHEROL. [BI 642]

    • 2.16.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry this has chemical sunscreens

  103. 2.16.19
    Mai Phan said:

    Dear Dr,

    I’m using Clarins suncreen product, could you help to take a look if it is safe to use?

    Clarins
    Sunscreen Multi-Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 50

    Ingredients
    -Exclusive Organic Alpine Sanicle Extract: Helps strengthen skin’s resistance to free radicals.
    -Cantaloupe Melon Extract: Helps protect skin cells from oxidative stress caused by UVA/UVB rays and pollution.
    -Organic Blackcurrant extract helps prevent the appearance of redness and tightness caused by UVA/UVB rays and pollution.
    -Exclusive Anti-Pollution Complex: Helps screen out environmental aggressors that compromise skin’s beauty.
    -Titanium Dioxide 10.9%, Homosalate 4%, Octocrylene 4%, and Oxybenzone 1.5%

    Water, Dimethicone, Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Nylon-12, Peg-12 Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium Edta, Sanicula Europaea Extract, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Maltodextrin Crosspolymer, Thermus Thermophillus Ferment, Lapsana Communis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ribes Nigrum(Black Currant) Bud Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cucumismelo (Melon) Fruit Extract, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate.

    Appreciate your great help and advices to us with all useful information.

    • 2.16.19
      15mins said:

      It isn’t due to the chemical sunscreens

      • 2.16.19
        Mai said:

        Thanks so much for your advice Doctor

  104. 2.21.19
    Lisa Greco said:

    Hi! First off I want to thank you for doing this! I have a question about whether my current sunscreen is safe
    Heliocare 360° Gel Oil-free SPF 50

    the Ingredients:
    Aqua, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Arginine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Disodium Phenyl Dibenzimidazole Tetrasulfonate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Hexylene Glycol, C14-22 Alcohols, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Nylon-12 Myristyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Phenoxyethanol, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, Ferulic Acid, Caffeic Acid, Physalis Angulata Extract, Ceteareth-25, Caprylyl Glycol, Melanin, Myristyl Glucoside, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Caprylyl Methicone, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Alumina, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether Benzoate, Disodium Ethylene Dicocamide PEG-15 Disulfate, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Xanthan Gum, Phytosphingosine HCL, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL, Panthenyl Triacetate, Parfum, Simethicone, Oxothiazolidine, Disodium EDTA, Silica, Ethyl Linoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Linalool, Limonene.

    Thank you!

    • 2.21.19
      15mins said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens.

  105. 2.24.19
    Annie said:

    Hi. Thank you so much for the inside on skincare for pregnancy. I have been using your website a lot since I become pregnant. Is the following sunscreen ok to use during pregnancy? Thank you so much!

    SHISEIDO
    Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum Face Sunscreen SPF 42

    -Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Octinoxate 4.9%, Octocrylene 3%, and Zinc Oxide 12.5%: Sunscreen.
    Water, Dimethicone, Isododecane, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Dipropylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Polybutylene Glycol/Ppg-9/1 Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Xylitol, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Thiotaurine, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Ononis Spinosa Root Extract, Ectoin, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alumina, Bht, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Syzygium Jambos Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Mica.

    • 2.24.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens. I think pretty much all of the ones from Shiseido do 🙁

  106. 3.1.19
    Andrea said:

    Hey Doc,

    Is this safe? Everyday Resting Beach Face sunscreen serum:

    Active Ingredients: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 3%, Homosalate 8%, Octyl Salicylate 4%, Octocrylene 2%

    Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ceteareth-20, Polypropylene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Spinacia Oleracea Leaf Extract, PEG-40 Stearate,Triacontanyl PVP, Silica, Butylene Glycol, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Triethanolamine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/ VP Copolymer, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Cetyl Dimethicone, Xanthan Gum.

    • 3.1.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this with the chemical sunscreens

      • 3.1.19
        Andrea said:

        Thank you, appreciate your help!

  107. 3.5.19
    Karen said:

    Hello Dr,

    I got a new sunscreen from Neutrogena, is it safe during pregnancy?

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Zinc Oxide 21.6%

    PRESERVATIVES: Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol

    Thank you so much!!

    • 3.5.19
      15mins said:

      I can’t say without a full ingredient list, sorry

      • 3.5.19
        Karen said:

        Sorry Dr. I have found their full list of ingredients from their website.

        Active ingredient

        Zinc oxide 21.6% (sunscreen).

        Inactive ingredients

        Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone,Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tocopheryl Acetate, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

        THANK YOU!

        • 3.6.19
          15mins said:

          Looks ok

          • 3.7.19
            Karen said:

            Thank you, appreciated!

  108. 3.12.19
    ATD said:

    Hello, could you recommend a sunscreen that is pregnancy safe and can be purchased in Australia ?

    • 3.13.19
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately I’m based in the US and am not familiar with many of the brands available to Australia, not to mention I usually get automatically rerouted back to the US versions of sites from international versions. I recommend looking for sunscreens that have only zinc or titanium in them as sunscreen ingredients, and I can screen any you want from there 🙂

      • 3.14.19
        ATD said:

        Thanks, could you please check;

        NEUTROGENA® Sheer Zinc Face Lotion SPF50 59 mL

        ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Zinc Oxide 21.6% w/w. CONTAINS: Preservatives: Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol.

        • 3.14.19
          15mins said:

          Sorry, this isn’t a complete ingredient list. What does the inactive list look like?

  109. 3.12.19
    ATD said:

    Please could you confirm if Biore Baking Soda Pore Cleanser is safe to use whilst pregnant ?

    INGREDIENTS
    AQUA, GLYCERIN, SORBITOL, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, LAURETH-4 CARBOXYLIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, JOJOBA ESTERS, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM BENZOATE, SALICYLIC ACID, PARFUM, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-39, DISODIUM EDTA.

    • 3.13.19
      15mins said:

      Not while pregnant due to the salicylic acid. Ok while nursing

      • 3.14.19
        ATD said:

        Thanks for your reply, could you please check;

        Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water 700ml

        Aqua / Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Octocrylene,Niacinamide, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Isostearate, Ptfe, Alcohol Denat, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Parfum / Fragrance, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Steareth- 25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetyl Alcohol, Mannitol, Dimethiconol, Peg-100 Stearate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Methylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil / Apricot Kernel Oil, Disodium Edta, Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch, Laureth-7, Carbomer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Linalool, Silica [Nano] / Silica, Benzyl Salicylate, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Limonene, Pentylene Glycol, Stearyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Isoceteth-10, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Citral, [+/- May Contain Ci 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499 / Iron Oxides]. (F.I.L B188669/1).

        • 3.14.19
          15mins said:

          Sorry, this has salicylate so I would avoid it while pregnant. It’s ok while nursing.

  110. 3.14.19
    Ib said:

    Dear,

    Can you please tell me if these sunscreens are safe during pregnancy?

    naïf sunscreen (spf 50) 
    Aqua/water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isohexadecane, Titanium dioxide [nano], Zinc Oxide[nano], Cera Alba, Methylpropanediol, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Parfum (Fragrance), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed oil, Simmondsia Chinensis Ceed (Jojoba) Oil, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Zinc Stearate, Isostearic Acid, Tocopherol, Phenylpropanol, Sucrose Stearate, Glyceryl Gaprylate, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Stearic Acid.

    Eco Cosmetics Baby & Kids zonnebrandcrème SPF50+
    Titanium Dioxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua, Glycine Soja Oil*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter*, Glycerin, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil*, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract*, Punica Granatum Extract*, Glyceryl Oleate, Canola Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil*, Rosa Moschata Oil*, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Mica, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis Oil*, Magnesium Sulfate, Oenothera Biennis Oil*, Lecithin, Macadamia Ternifolia Oil, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Stearic Acid, Alumina (Corundum), Parfum *Uit biologische teelt

    • 3.14.19
      15mins said:

      the first is fine, the second has licorice root and I wouldn’t use it while pregnant, but it is ok while nursing

  111. 3.15.19
    Allison said:

    Hi Doctor

    Could you please review this one

    ULTRASUN SPF 30 FAMILY

    Aqua, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Nano), Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Glycerin, Squalane, Cocoglycerides, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, C8-22 Alkyl Acrylates/Methacrylic Acid Crosspolymer, Decyl Glucoside, Silica, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Propyl Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Ferulate, Polyglyceryl-5 Trioleate, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Lecithin, T-Butyl Alcohol, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Disodium Uridine Phosphate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Ubiquinone.

    Thank you

    • 3.15.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens that I would avoid while pregnant.

  112. 3.15.19
    Camila Funatsu said:

    Hello doctor. What do you think about this? (Japanese sunscreen)

    Isehan Japan & Whitening UV Cream Spf50

    (Active ingredient) Glycyrrhizinic acid 2K, Placenta extract (1)
    (Other ingredients) Cyclopentasiloxane, low temperature calcined zinc oxide, dimethicone, methyl hydrogen polysiloxane, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, fine particle titanium oxide, hydroxide Al, isostearic acid, alkyl polyacrylate, distearyldimethyl ammonium hectorite, POE · dimethicone copolymer, glyceryl triethylhexanoate, vegetable squalane, purified water, sodium chloride, sodium L-glutamate, sodium hyaluronate, PG, phenoxyethanol, concentrated glycerin, polyglyceryl oleate, tri (caprylic capric acid) glyceryl, soybean phospholipid, rice bran oil, rice bran glycosphingolipid

    Thanks

    • 3.15.19
      15mins said:

      The Glycyrrhizinic acid is a licorice root derivative I would avoid while pregnant

      • 3.15.19
        Camila Funatsu said:

        Thank you, doctor!

  113. 3.15.19
    Allison said:

    Thank you!

  114. 3.16.19
    Justine said:

    Hi Doctor! My current sunscreen is thr Shisheido Anessa UV Sunblock. Id like to ask for your confirmation if this is pregnancy safe. EWG and CIR have said these are in the “low risk” category but i will be more at ease if the confirmation came from you! Thanks so much!

    Shisheido Anessa UV Sunscreen
    Active Ingredients: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate 7.494% Zinc Oxide 8.360% Octocrylene 3.000% Polysilicone-15 3.000% Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate 1.000% Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine 0.500% Ingredients: Cyclomethicone, water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, zinc oxide, alcohol, dimethicone, ethylhexylpalmitate, talc, isododecane, polymethylsilsesquioxane, octocrylene, polysilicone-15, titanium dioxide, polybutylene glycol/PPG-9/1 copolymer, trimethylsiloxysilicate, methyl gluceth-10, diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, nis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, C9-15 flouroalcohol phosphate, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, gentiana urnula flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, thymus serpillum extract, potentilla erecta root extract, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, acrylates/ dimethicone copolymer, isostearic acid, sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate/ methyacrylamindolauric acid copolymer, disteardimonium hectorite, alumina, butylene glycol, triethoxycaprylylsilane, trisodium EDTA, BHT, phenoxyethanol, fragrance

    • 3.17.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use this due to the chemical sunscreens and licorice root

  115. 3.18.19
    Steffi said:

    Hi Doc,

    I’d just like to know if the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Clear Face Sunscreen Liquid Lotion SPD 30 is safe to use.

    Active Ingredients: Octocrylene 3.0% w/w, Octyl Salicylate 4.0% w/w, Oxybenzone 4.0% w/w, Homosalate 5.0% w/w, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane 2.5% w/w.

    Contains: As Preservative: Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol and Hydroxybenzoates.

    Thanks!

    • 3.18.19
      15mins said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens

  116. 3.19.19
    VT said:

    Hi Doctor, are these 3 sunscreens pregnancy safe? Thank you!

    – Australian Gold BOTANICAL SPF 50 TINTED FACE SUNSCREEN LOTION

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 4% Sunscreen, Zinc Oxide 4%
    Inactive ingredients
    Alumina, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Iron Oxides, Panthenol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Silica, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water
    *Vitamin E

    – MYCHELLE Sun Shield Liquid SPF 50 Non-Tinted

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide – 20.5%
    Inactive Ingredients: Bentonite, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oleosomes, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Diheptyl Succinate, Galactoarabinan, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Jojoba Esters, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopherol, Water
    Full disclosure ingredients according to PCPC standards

    – C’est Moi: Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    Active ingredient Zinc Oxide 19%
    Inactive ingredients: 1,2-Hexanediol, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Beeswax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Coco-Caprylate, Decylene Glycol, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract*, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract*, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Squalane, Tocopherol, Water.
    *Organic/Biologique

    • 3.22.19
      15mins said:

      The first and third are ok, but the 2nd has a salicylate

  117. 3.19.19
    Bernadette Tanjutco said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Could you please review the Sun Bum Original SPF 50 sunscreen lotion?

    Ingredients:
    Avobenzone 3.00%, Homosalate 10.00%, Octisalate 5.00%, Octocrylene 10.00%, Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Hydrated Silica, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Polyester-8, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Trideceth-6, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Fragrance, Sodium Polyacrylate, Behenyl Alcohol, Dimethyl Capramide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Xanthan Gum, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Tocopheryl Acetate, BHT, Disodium EDTA, Methylisothiazolinone

    Thanks!

    • 3.22.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this during pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreens

  118. 3.19.19
    Rachel said:

    Hi there,

    Just wondering your thoughts on this Clinique Pep Start Daily UV Protection

    Active: Titanium Dioxide 6.3%, Zinc Oxide 4.0%. Inactive: Water\Aqua\Eau, Dimethicone, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polydiethylsiloxane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Methyl Trimethicone, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Silica, Laureth-4, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dipentaerythrityl Tri-Polyhydroxystearate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/Pvp Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone Silylate, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Isostearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer-3, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492).

    Thanks!

    • 3.22.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the salicylate

  119. 3.20.19
    btv said:

    Hi are these pregnancy safe? Thank you

    Goddess Garden Face the Day – Daily SPF 30 Moisturizer & Firming Primer
    ACTIVE: Zinc Oxide 19.0%
    INACTIVE: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aqua, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Protein, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cetearyl Olivate, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Oligosaccharides, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil, Isoamyl Cocoate, Isoamyl Laurate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum (*Certified Organic Ingredient)

    Goddess Garden Facial SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen
    ACTIVE: Zinc Oxide 19%
    INACTIVE: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Water, Xanthan Gum *CERTIFIED ORGANIC

    • 3.21.19
      15mins said:

      Both look ok

  120. 3.20.19
    Kay said:

    Hi Doc,

    Can you check these sunscreens if they are safe for pregnancy and lactating?

    •Belo Tinted Sunscreen SPF50++++
    Ingredients:
    Water, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Aluminum hydroxide, Lauroyl lysine, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Bee Venom, methicone copolymer, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, methylsilsesquioxane resin, Niacinamide, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Ceteareth-20, Ceteareth-12, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl palmitate, Ethylhexyl, Methoxycrylene, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, hydrogenated dimer dimethylcarbonate copolymer
    Octocrylene, Butyrospermum Parkii, Sorbitan palmitate, Sorbitan Olivate, iron oxides Cl 77492, Fragrance, CI 77491, CI 77499, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Bisabolol, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA,
    Benzylidene Dimethoxydimethylindanone

    •Biore Aqua Rich watery essence Sunscreen SPF50+++
    Ingredients:
    Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/, Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Acrylates/C10-30 Acrylate Crosspolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, Agar, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Sodium, Hyaluronate, Grapefruit, lemon & Orange extract] Citrus, Grandis, Citrus medica Limonum, Citrus aurantium dulcis, Xylitol, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium, Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance

    Thank you so much for sharing your knowlege!

    • 3.21.19
      15mins said:

      I would not use either while pregnant due to the chemical sunscreens, but they are ok while nursing

  121. 3.21.19
    Joy Reisha said:

    Hai dear..
    Could you please tell us if this product is safe to use during pregnancy?
    Thank you 😊
    COSRX Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50 PA+++
    Ingredients :
    Water, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Bis-Ethylhexyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Ethanol, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, C14-22 Alcohols, Poly(methyl methacrylate), Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Arborescens Leaf Extract (1,100ppm), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PEG-100 Stearate, Silica, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Triethanolamine, Sodium Hydroxide, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA

    • 3.21.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has licorice root and chemical sunscreens

  122. 3.22.19
    Linh Nguyen said:

    Hi doctor, thank you for the helpful list which helps me alot to find suitable sunscreen. Can you please advise me if this one is also safe to use during pregnancy? Thanks very much

    ACO SUN FACE FLUID SPF 50+

    AQUA
    DIBUTYLADIPATE
    ETHYLHEXYLSALICYLATE
    DICAPRYLYLCARBONATE
    BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOLMETHOXYPHENYLTRIAZINE
    DIETHYLAMINOHYDROXYBENZOYLHEXYLBENZOATE
    PEG-30DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE
    ETHYLHEXYLTRIAZONE
    NYLON-12
    NYLON6/12
    ETHYLHEXYLBENZOATE
    GLYCERIN
    PROPANEDIOL
    METHYLENEBIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYLTETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL(NANO)
    DIGLYCERIN
    METHYLMETHACRYLATECROSSPOLYMER
    GLYCERYLBEHENATE
    POLYGLYCERYL-3DIISOSTEARATE
    ZINCPCA
    PHENOXYETHANOL
    CETYLDIMETHICONE
    MAGNESIUMSULFATE
    DIMETHICONE
    TOCOPHERYLACETATE
    PARAFFINUMLIQUIDUM
    DECYLGLUCOSIDE
    POLYGLYCERIN-3
    DISODIUMEDTA
    SILICA
    PROPYLENEGLYCOL
    XANTHANGUM
    SODIUMHYDROXIDE

    • 3.22.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this due to the salicylate and chemical sunscreens

  123. 3.22.19
    Lisa P said:

    Hi Dr.,

    Is thinkbaby safe:

    Ingredients: Active Ingredient: Zinc oxide 20% . Inactive Ingredients: Purified water (0), aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract (0), capric caprylic triglycerides (0), sorbitan stearate (coconut based) (1), methyl abietate (pine wood resin) (0), vegetable glycerin (0), cetyl dimethicone (0), hydrogenated castor oil (0), magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) (0), sunflower oil (0), jojoba oil (0), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (0), tocopherols (vitamin E) (1), olive oil (0), raspberry seed oil (0), cranberry seed oil (0), hyaluronic acid (made from vegetable) (0), glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidate (0), papaya (0).

    Thank you!

    • 3.22.19
      15mins said:

      This one is fine

  124. 3.23.19
    Nguyen said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Are these sunscreen safe:
    1. Moogoo Natural sunscreen SPF 40
    Ingredients: Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Zinc Oxide (For Sun Protection), Coco Caprylate (Coconut-Based Conditioner),Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate (Olive-Based Emulsifier), Glycerin (Sugar Alcohol), Lecithin (Soy), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxyystearate (Emulsifier), Galactoarabinan (Emulsifier), Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate (Emulsifier), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (Emulsifier), 1,2-Hexanediol (Moisturiser), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioner), Tropolone (Skin Soother), Cetyl Phosphate (Emulsifier), Sodium Chloride (Salt), Oleic Acid (Emulsifier)

    2. PC HYDRALIGHT Shine-Free Mineral Complex SPF 15
    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 6%; Titanium Dioxide 2.32% (sunscreens).
    Other Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Polysorbate 80 (texture enhancers), Caprylyl Methicone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollients), Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer (texture enhancesr), Isohexadecane (dry-finish solvent), Cetyl Alcohol (emollient), Propylene Glycol (moisture-binding agent), Polyglyceryl-6 Isostearate (emollient), Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (antioxidant), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (soothing agent),Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (antioxidant), Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (water-binding agents), Allantoin (soothing agent), Glycerin, Panthenol (skin-replenishing ingredients), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Caprylyl Glycol (emollient), Alumina, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (texture enhancers), Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone (skin-conditioning agent), Diethylhexyl Carbonate (emollient), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), Disodium EDTA (chelating agent), Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

    3. PC DEFENSE Essential Glow Moisturizer SPF 15
    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 5.25%; Zinc Oxide 6.12%.
    Inactive Ingredients: Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (emollient), Glycerin (skin-replenishing), Isononyl Isononanoate (emollient), Butylene Glycol (texture enhancer), Cetearyl Alcohol (emollient/texture enhancer), Potassium Cetyl Phosphate (emulsifier), Dimethicone (hydration), Glyceryl Stearate (texture enhancer), Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract (skin-soothing), Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract (antioxidant), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil (non-fragrant antioxidant plant oil), Tetrapeptide-30, Linoleic Acid (skin-restoring agents), Resveratrol (antioxidant), Ascorbyl Glucoside (vitamin C/antioxidant), Niacinamide (skin-restoring), Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin E/antioxidant), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (vitamin C/antioxidant), Bisabolol (skin-soothing), Tocopherol (vitamin E/antioxidant), Phospholipids, Lecithin (skin-restoring agents), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols (antioxidant/hydration), Xanthophylls (antioxidant), Pullulan (texture enhancer), Sodium Gluconate (hydration), Xanthan Gum, Sclerotium Gum, Alumina (texture enhancers), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (skin-replenishing), Citric Acid (pH adjuster), Triethoxycaprylylsilane (texture enhancer), C13-14 Isoparaffin (solvent), Acrylates Copolymer (film-forming agent), Polyhydroxystearic Acid (dispersing agent), Caprylyl Glycol (hydration), Polyacrylamide (film-forming agent), Ceteareth-20, Aluminum Stearate (texture enhancers), Laureth-7 (emulsifier), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol (preservatives).

    Thank you very much.

    • 3.27.19
      15mins said:

      #1 is fine
      #2 and #3 have licorice root, they’re ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  125. 3.26.19
    Hang Nguyen said:

    Good morning, Doctor! Can you please check if these products are pregnancy safe? Thank you so much.

    Innisfree perfect UV protection cream long lasting (for oily skin)
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Homosalate, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Magnesium Sulfate, Mica, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer,Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate , Fragrance, Methicone, Propanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Octyldodecanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides, Butylene Glycol , Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Orchid Extract, Citric Acid ,Potassium Sorbate ,Sodium Benzoate.

    Innisfree green tea cleansing oil
    Isopropyl Palmitate, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, pentaerythritol tetraisostearate, phage-20 glyceryl triisostearate, pentaerythritol tetrahexyl hexanoate, caprylic / capric triglyceride, (91 ppm), green tea (65 ppm), dextrin palmitate / ethyl hexanoate, butylene glycol, ethanol, propanediol , Ethylhexyl glycerin, 1,2-hexanediol, fragrance, green tea root extract (1 ppm).

    • 3.26.19
      15mins said:

      The first has chemical sunscreens, so I wouldn’t use it during pregnancy. The 2nd is ok.

  126. 3.27.19
    kayleen said:

    Hi,
    Thank you for all the great information! I was wondering if you knew of any tanning lotions vs sunscreen that were safe during pregnancy?

    Thanks!

    • 3.27.19
      15mins said:

      What do you mean by tanning lotion? Do you mean sunless tanners?

  127. 4.1.19
    mandy said:

    Hi doctor, can you help to check if this sunscreen is safe? Thank you for all your great information!

    Neutrogena sensitive skin face liquid sunscreen

    Active ingredients
    Titanium dioxide 4.9%, zinc oxide 2.9%

    Inactive ingredients
    Water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, dimethicone, trisiloxane, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, PPG-12/SMDI copolymer, bisabolol, aluminum hydroxide, caprylyl glycol, stearic acid, magnesium sulfate, DMDM hydantoin, triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT

    • 4.1.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  128. 4.1.19
    Reala Ahmed said:

    Hi. Is la Roche posay anthelios pigmentation safein pregnancy. Full ingredient list is

    Aqua/Water, Glycerin, C12-15 Alykyl Benzoate, Propanediol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Bis, Ethylhexyloxphenol, Methoxphenyl Triazine, Alcohol Denat, Titanium Dioxide, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ci 77891/Titanium Dioxide, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Ci 77491, C1 77492, Ci77499/Iron Oxides, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Dimethicone, Zea Mays Starch / Corn Strach, Propylene Glycol, Synthetic Wax, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Tocopherol, Aluminium Hydroxide, Ammonium, Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Shea Butter, Caprylyl Stearate, Hydroxypropyl Methycellulose, Myristic Acid, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Palmitic Acid, Peg-100 Stearate, Peg-8 Laurate, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine (Code F.I.L C216177/1).

    • 4.1.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this isn’t due to the salicylate and chemical sunscreens.

  129. 4.3.19
    Ann V said:

    Hi doctor,
    Im looking for a lip sunscreen and an eye cream that have spf because the weather is getting so hot. My baby is due this April and I wanted the one that is safe for pregnancy and also nursing. I found some product from Sephora, can you please tell me if it’s safe or not? Also, do you have any recommendation?

    I also want to confirm about the product you post in this web that says: “safe for pregnancy”, does its automatically safe for nursing too?

    Thank you so much doctor!

    #1
    Shideido
    UV Lip Color Splash Broad Spectrum SPF30
    -Octinoxate 4.9%, Octcrylene 3%, Avobenzone 2.5%, and Oxybenzone 2%: Provide sunscreen protection.
    Triethylhexanoin, Diisostearyl Malate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Triisostearin, Phytostearyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Dextrin Palmitate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Dipropylene Glycol, Glyceryl Diisostearate, Tocopherol, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Simethicone, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Methicone, Tetradecene, Sucrose Tetraisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polysilicone -2, Silica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6, Red 7.

    #2
    FRESH
    Sugar Lip Treatment
    -Sugar: Prevents moisture loss.
    -Blend of nourishing oils, including meadowfoam seed, black currant seed, avocado, and jojoba: Deeply moisturizes dry areas.
    -Grapeseed Polyphenols: Protect, smooth, and soften.
    -SPF 15 UVA/UVB: Provides protection from avobenzone and octinoxate.

    Cera Alba (Beeswax), Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Limnanthes Alba, (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Passiflora Incarnata Seed Oil, Ribes Nigrum (Black Currant) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopherol, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Persea Gratissima, (Avocado) Oil , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vanillin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Propyl Gallate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), Ci 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Limonene, Citral, Linalool, Benzyl Alcohol, BHT.

    • 4.3.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, safe for pregnancy means safe for nursing automatically. On my pages things are listed in order of nursing, you’ll see safe for pregnancy, then ok for nursing but not pregnancy and then safe for neither.

      Neither of these are safe for pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreens in #1 and the licorice root extract and retinoid in #2. I don’t know of any lip products with SPF that are pregnancy safe off of the top of my head, but you can check out the big list of pregnancy safe skincare products, and there might be some in there I forgot.

  130. 4.5.19
    Sara S said:

    Is Elemental Sun Balm safe for pregnancy?
    Active Ingredient: non-nano Zinc Oxide (20%). Ingredients: *Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, *Prunus Cerasus (Cherry Kernel) Oil, *Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), Guar Gum, *Oxides Gold. *Organic

    • 4.5.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  131. 4.6.19
    Rae said:

    Dear Dr Christine,

    Would the following sunscreen be safe for use during pregnancy ?
    Many thanks for your help !

    DIOR PRESTIGE LIGHT-IN-WHITE

    #11544/A AQUA (WATER) • BUTYLENE GLYCOL DICAPRYLATE/DICAPRATE • ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE • GLYCERIN • METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL • DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE • BUTYLENE GLYCOL • DIMETHICONE • CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) • DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE • BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE • CETYL ALCOHOL • LIMNANTHES ALBA (MEADOWFOAM) SEED OIL • POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE • PROPANEDIOL • HDI/PPG/POLYCAPROLACTONE CROSSPOLYMER • GLYCERYL STEARATE • PEG-100 STEARATE • PHENYLBENZIMIDAZOLE SULFONIC ACID • PHENOXYETHANOL • SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE • DECYL GLUCOSIDE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER • POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE • PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) • LAMINARIA DIGITATA EXTRACT • SILICA • XANTHAN GUM • ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE • SODIUM HYDROXIDE • TETRASODIUM EDTA • AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/VP COPOLYMER • SODIUM HYALURONATE • MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) EXTRACT • CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES) • CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES) • ADENOSINE • ALUMINA • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • BHT • ROSA CANINA FRUIT OIL • BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) SEEDCAKE EXTRACT • FAEX (YEAST EXTRACT) • TIN OXIDE • HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED EXTRACT • ROSA MULTIFLORA FRUIT EXTRACT • CITRIC ACID • ROSE EXTRACT • ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE • SACCHAROMYCES LYSATE EXTRACT • SODIUM BENZOATE • STEARIC ACID • ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN • POTASSIUM SORBATE • TOCOPHEROL • ASCORBYL DIPALMITATE

    • 4.7.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens to avoid. Should be ok while nursing though.

  132. 4.10.19
    Sherly said:

    One more Doctor
    How about Missha all around safe block?

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Silica, Zinc Oxide, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(Trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Isopropyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Caprylyl Methicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Alcohol Denat., C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Helichrysum Arenarium Extract, Quaternium-18 Bentonite, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Dimethicone, Magnesium Sulfate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Glycerin, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Potassium sorbate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Limonia Acidissima Extract, CI 77492, CI 77491, Rosa Davurica Bud Extract, Psidium Guajava Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Abronia Villosa Leaf Extract, Cinchona Succirubra Bark Extract, Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer

    Thank you Doctor

    • 4.11.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens

  133. 4.16.19
    Dieu said:

    Dear Doctor
    Could you tell me the Vichy Anti-Dark Spots SPF50 is good for pregnant
    Here its ingredient
    Aqua, CI 77891, Homosalate, Silica, Ethylhexyl salicylate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Octocrylene, Pentylene Glycol, Styrene/acrylates copolymer, Iron Oxides, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Parfum, Caprylyl Methicone, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Aluminum hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, PEG-8 Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Poterium Officinale Root Extract, Stearic Acid, Stearyl Alcohol, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherol, Triethanol amine, Xanthan Gum, Zingiber Officinale Root Extract
    Thank you so much

  134. 4.16.19
    Dieu said:

    Please can you tell me this suncream Innisfree Perfect UV Protection Cream Triple Care SPF 50 PA+++ is good for pregnant
    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Dipropylene glycol, Butylene Glycol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Isodecyl neopentanoate, Niacinamide, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Mica, Dimethicone, Magnesium sulfate, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Aluminum hydroxide, Glyceryl caprylate, Fragrance, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Adenosine, Iron Oxides, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Leaf Extract, Orchid Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Opuntia Coccinellifera Fruit Extract, Saccharomyces Ferment Lysate Filtrate

    • 4.17.19
      15mins said:

      looks ok if the zinc oxide is the active sunscreen ingredient, those are usually listed separately per the FDA guidelines

  135. 4.17.19
    Andrea said:

    Hi, is BeautyCounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 ok to use during pregnancy?

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 19%

    Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Decylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract.

    • 4.17.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, ok for pregnancy and nursing

  136. 4.21.19
    May said:

    Hello Doctor,
    Please can you let me know if the below is ok?
    SOLEIL TOUJOURS
    Mineral Sunscreen SPF30
    Zinc Oxide 18.6%
    Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol , Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, PEG-8, Carbomer, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Algae Extract, Cetyl Alcohol , Lecithin, Ubiquinone, Bisabolol, Tocopherol , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Artemesia Vulgaris Extract, Citric Acid , Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance*, Citral, Limonene.. it says it is 100% but I thought I double check with you first!
    Many thanks!

    • 4.21.19
      15mins said:

      It has licorice root down at the very end, so I would not use this during pregnancy. It’s ok for nursing though

  137. 4.25.19
    nezam said:

    Dear Doctor

    is this safe? Thanks a lot and regards.

    DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, AQUA (WATER), ROSA DAMASCENA FLOWER EXTRACT*, CERA ALBA*, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, POLYGLYCERYL-3 DIISOSTEARATE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 STEARATE, GLYCERIN, SESAMUM INDICUM OIL*, PORPHYRA UMBILICADIS EXTRACT, BISABOLOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL,TOCOPHEROL, SORBITAN CAPRYLATE, SODIUM BENZOATE, POLYGLYCERYL-6 BEHENATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CERATONIA SILIQUA GUM, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID.

    • 4.25.19
      15mins said:

      This looks ok

  138. 4.27.19
    chabby taguinod said:

    hi is this safe chemicals?
    AQUA . PROPYLENE GLYCOL . STEARYL ALCOHOL . SHEA BUTTER . GLYCERIN . CETYL ALCOHOL . ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE . TITANIUM DIOXIDE . FRAGRANCE . BHT

    • 4.28.19
      15mins said:

      Not safe for pregnancy, there are chemical sunscreens

  139. 4.29.19
    Alexis said:

    Dear Dr,

    Good day. May i know if the product with ingredients below are safe for pregnancy?
    Curel UB sunscreen milk for dey and sensitive skin.
    Dimethicone,, water,, cyclopentasiloxane,, zinc oxide,, titanium dioxide,, thujopsis dolabrata branch extract,, cyclomethicone,, dimethicone copolyol,, butylene glycol,, squalane,, neopentyl glycol dicaprate,, hydrogenated polyisobutene,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, cetyl-PG hydroxyethyl palmitamide,, polymethylsilsesquioxane,, glycerin,, bismethoxypropylamido isodocosane,, eucalyptus globulus leaf extract,, aluminum hydroxide,, hydrogen dimethicone,, trisiloxane,, alumina,, silica,, hydrated silica,, dextrin palmitate,, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer.

    Thanks!

    • 5.1.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me!

  140. 4.30.19
    Tina said:

    Suncream:
    kanebo allie extra uv gel:

    I know this has chemical sunscreen, but is the ingrediens list safe for me if i’m not pregnant right now and for small children? And what ingrediens is worst to use in sunscreens?Thanks!

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (9.2%) ⓘ, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (7.5%) ⓘ, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (2.5%) ⓘ, Octocrylene (0.2%) ⓘ
    Inactive Ingredients: Water (Aqua) ⓘ, Alcohol ⓘ, Octyldodecyl Myristate ⓘ, Butylene Glycol ⓘ, Dimethicone ⓘ, Sodium Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer ⓘ, Glycerin ⓘ, Isohexadecane ⓘ, Triethoxycaprylylsilane ⓘ, Methicone ⓘ, Polysorbate 80 ⓘ, Nylon-12 ⓘ, Xanthan Gum ⓘ, Polyglyceryl-10 Diisostearate ⓘ, Sorbitan Oleate ⓘ, Disodium EDTA ⓘ, Sodium Hyaluronate ⓘ, Ectoin, Algae Extract ⓘ, BHT ⓘ, Soluble Collagen ⓘ, Averrhoa Carambola Leaf Extract ⓘ, Phenoxyethanol ⓘ, Royal Jelly Extract

    • 5.1.19
      15mins said:

      We pediatricians recommend mineral based sunscreens rather than chemical for young children.

  141. 5.6.19
    Sal said:

    Hi Doc, and another sunscreen for you to check please when you have time. I know you’ve said that chemical sunscreens are to be avoided but does that apply to all chemical sunscreens or just the likes of oxybenzone? Thanks so much.

    Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer,
    Cyclopentasiloxane, Silicone, Water, Diisopropyl Adipate, Diethyl Sebacate, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate,
    Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Oxide, Diethylhexyl Succinate, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Dextrin Palmitate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, PEG/PPG-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Sodium Chloride, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Thymus Serpillum Extract,
    Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Silica, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Sodium Citrate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)

    • 5.6.19
      15mins said:

      It applies to all chemical sunscreens. They are absorbed into the body, some are salicylates and there’s emerging evidence that they are harmful. This also has licorice root in it.

      • 5.6.19
        Sal said:

        thank you! And what about the one in the comment above? Is that safe for pregnancy?

        • 5.6.19
          15mins said:

          No, it has chemical sunscreens and licorice root

          • 5.6.19
            Sal said:

            Sorry, I posted comments for 2 sunscreens but it seems that one has not come
            Through. Is this one below ok for pregnancy? Thanks so much.

            CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE, WATER, METHYL TRIMETHICONE, IRON TITANIUM OXIDE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ISOSTEARYL NEOPENTANOATE, DIMETHICONE, CERIUM OXIDE, HYDROGENATED ROSIN, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, GLYCERYL GLUCOSIDE, CENTELLA ASIATICA (GOTU KOLA) EXTRACT, ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE, PYRUS COMMUNIS (PEAR) FLOWER EXTRACT, MALVA SYLVESTRIS (MALLOW) FLOWER EXTRACT, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAETHYLHEXANOATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, DIMETHICONE/ VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, SILICA, AMORPHOUS, ZINC CHLORIDE

          • 5.6.19
            15mins said:

            This has licorice root (glycyrrhetinic acid) that I would avoid during pregnancy, but it is ok while nursing.

  142. 5.7.19
    Amy said:

    Hi doctor,

    Would like to know sunscreen product below okay for pregnancy & nursing. Thank you.

    BabyGanics, Mineral-Based Sunscreen Spray, SPF 50 +
    Ingredients : Zinc oxide 11.2% Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 5.0%, water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, vp/hexadecene copolymer, glyceryl stearate, hexaglyceryl polyricinoleate, polysorbate 80, phenethyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, hexaglyceryl polyricinoleate, polysorbate 80, phenetyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, sodium magnesium silicate, xanthan gum, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethytaurate copolymer, citric acid, squalane, solanum lycopersicum (tomato) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, lecithin, polysorbate 60, vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, nigella sativa (black cumin) seed oil, sorbitan isostearate.

    • 5.7.19
      15mins said:

      It’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreens

  143. 5.15.19
    Agnes said:

    Dear Doctor,

    Is this product safe during pregnancy ?

    Thank you.

    Ultrasun Mineral Face (Sun Lotion) SPF50
    Ingredients :
    Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Isocetyl Stearate, Coconut Alkanes, Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), Silica, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Undecane, Titanium Dioxide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Tridecane, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Magnesium Sulfate, Hectorite, Ectoin, Zinc Stearate, Cetyl Phosphate, Maltodextrin, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus Sprout Extract.

    • 5.15.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

      • 5.18.19
        Abi said:

        Hi Doc,

        Do you think that the Aveeno baby sunscreen spf50 is safe to use during pregnancy?

        Ingredients are:

        Active Ingredients: TITANIUM DIOXIDE 6.0%, ZINC OXIDE 3.0%; Inactive Ingredients: WATER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CETYL DIMETHICONE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, PEG-8, BEESWAX, DIMETHYLIMIDAZOLIDINONE RICE STARCH, POLYAMIDE-5, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, DIMETHICONE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, TRISILOXANE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE, GLYCERIN, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, XANTHAN GUM, CITRIC ACID, BISABOLOL, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, PPG-15 STEARYL ETHER BENZOATE, CHLORPHENESIN, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SQUALANE, DIPOTASSIUM GLYCYRRHIZATE, POLYAMINOPROPYL BIGUANIDE, SODIUM CITRATE, HYDROXYPHENYL PROPAMIDOBENZOIC ACID, POLYSORBATE 60, AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT.

        Thank you

        • 5.19.19
          15mins said:

          It’s #2 on the safe list above.

  144. 5.18.19

    Dear Doctor
    If you can check on one more for me please:

    Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen fragrance free spray spf 35 broad spectrum. Also is there a difference between lotion and spray?

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide – 14.5% (sunscreen), Titanium Dioxide – 2.0% (Sunscreen) Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (1), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (1), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Magnesium Sulfate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol. (1) Certified Organic Ingredient

  145. 5.19.19
    Rovelyn Joy Gupit said:

    Dear Dr.

    May I check with you if tDr. zein obagi’s VITAMIN c Multi protrct UV milk is safe for pregnant women like me? This is the full list of ingredients.

    Cyclopentasiloxane, water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethanol, zinc oxide, ascorbyl glucoside, (HDI / trimethylol hexyl lactone) crosspolymer, isononyl isononanoate, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, titanium oxide, glycol dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, BG, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl benzoate, hydrous silica, ascorbyl tetrahexyldecanoate, glyceryl ascorbic acid, tocopherol, chrysanthemum extract, archichoke leaf extract, Caesalpinia spinosa fruit extract, Kappa Ficus alvarage extract, DPG, trimellitic acid Triethylhexyl, polystyrene, polyvinyl alcohol, hydrogen dimethicone, triethoxysilylethyl polydimethyl siloxane Siethylhexyl dimethicone, dimethicone, Al hydroxide, silica, (acrylate / alkyl acrylate (C10-30)) crosspolymer, iron oxide, oxide (Al / Ca / manganese), citric acid, sodium citrate, TEA, hydroxide Na, EDTA-2Na, BHT, bisethylhexyl oxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, perfume

    • 5.19.19
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens that should be avoided during pregnancy. It would be ok for nursing.

  146. 5.21.19
    Lulu said:

    Hi Doctor!

    Would this be a safe sunscreen for pregnancy? Thank you so much!

    Avene Very High Protection Spray 50 SPF

    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. METHYLENE BIS-BENZOTRIAZOLYL TETRAMETHYLBUTYLPHENOL [NANO]. DIISOPROPYL ADIPATE. WATER (AQUA). BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE. DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE. POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE. GLYCERIN. BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE. DECYL GLUCOSIDE. BENZOIC ACID. BUTYLENE GLYCOL. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. FRAGRANCE (PARFUM). HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). HYDROXYCAPRIC ACID. LAURYL GLUCOSIDE. OXOTHIAZOLIDINE. PROPYLENE GLYCOL. SODIUM BENZOATE. SODIUM CITRATE. SODIUM LAURYL. GLUCOSE CARBOXYLATE. SORBIC ACID. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. XANTHAN GUM.

    • 5.22.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this while pregnant due to the chemical sunscreens. Should be ok for nursing.

      • 5.23.19
        Lulu G said:

        Thank you!!

  147. 5.21.19
    Natalia said:

    Hello Doctor, can you please review the ingredients on this sun screen.

    •Avène Mineral Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+

    Ingredients:
    ZINC OXIDE [NANO]. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE. ISOPROPYL PALMITATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. ISODODECANE. ISOHEXADECANE. PTFE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. DICAPRYLYL ETHER. PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE. ALUMINA. STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER. SILICA. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE. GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. POLYAMIDE-3. SODIUM CHLORIDE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. WATER (AQUA).

    • 5.22.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine

      • 5.22.19
        Natalia said:

        Thank you!!

  148. 5.22.19
    marvz said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I love your website it is very useful.

    I would like to ask you whether these three products are safe to use during pregnancy.

    1. Avene XeraCalm A.D. Lipid – Replenishing Cream

    AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER, GLYCERIN, MINERAL OIL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, OENOTHERA BIENNIS OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE, AQUAPHILUS DOLOMIAE EXTRACT, ARGININE, CARBOMER, EVENING PRIMROSE OIL/PALM OIL AMINOPROPANEDIOL ESTERS, GLYCINE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TOCOPHEROL, WATER.

    2. XeraCalm A.D. by Eau Thermale Avene Lipid – Replenishing Cleansing Oil

    AVÈNE THERMAL SPRING WATER, GLYCERIN, PEG-7 GLYCERYL COCOATE, DISODIUM LAURETH SULFOSUCCINATE, SODIUM COCOAMPHOACETATE, PEG-25 HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, CETEARETH-60 MYRISTYL GLYCOL, PEG-200 HYDROGENATED GLYCERYL PALMATE, LAURETH-3, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, AQUAPHILUS DOLOMIAE EXTRACT, ARGININE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CITRIC ACID, EVENING PRIMROSE OIL, SORBIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL.

    3. MUSTELA MATERNITY STRETCH MARKS PREVENTION CREAM

    NCI formula: Aqua / water / water, di-c12-13 alkyl malate, ethylhexyl cocoate, cetearyl alcohol, dicaprylyl carbonate, hydrolyzed soy protein, butylene glycol, cera alba / beeswax / beeswax, laureth-23, galactoarabinan, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, glyceryl stearate, 1,2-hexanediol, cetyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl caprylate, perfume (fragrance), xanthan gum, cetyl palmitate, cocoglycerides, sclerotium gum, zinc gluconate, pentylene glycol, helianthus annuus (sunflower seed oil, sophora japonica fruit extract, hydrolyzed avocado protein, maltodextrin, citric acid, lupine albus seed extract, tocopherol.

    Many thanks

    • 5.22.19
      15mins said:

      These all look ok

      • 5.23.19
        marvz said:

        Thanks alot. What about Uriage Dépiderm Anti-Brown Spot Daytime Care 30ml?

        AQUA (WATER, EAU)

        ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE

        DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE

        ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE

        ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE

        DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE

        DIMETHICONE

        BUTYLENE GLYCOL

        BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE

        ISONONYL ISONONANOATE

        TAPIOCA STARCH

        POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE

        ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE

        GLYCERIN

        STEARETH-2

        STEARETH-21

        PHENOXYETHANOL

        HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER

        MALTODEXTRIN

        CETYL ALCOHOL

        GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID

        CHLORPHENESIN

        SUCROSE DILAURATE

        o-CYMEN-5-OL

        TOCOPHERYL ACETATE

        XANTHAN GUM

        SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE

        POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE

        POLYSORBATE 60

        SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE

        PISUM SATIVUM EXTRACT (PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT)

        CITRIC ACID

        PROPYLENE GLYCOL

        BHT

        CI 75470 (CARMINE)

        TOCOPHEROL

        SODIUM CITRATE

        Thanks alot

        • 5.23.19
          15mins said:

          I wouldn’t use this while pregnant due to the salicylates and chemical sunscreens, but it would be ok to use while nursing.

  149. 5.22.19
    marvz said:

    Hi Doctor,

    is this safe please to use during pregnancy? I use it for dark pigmentation on my face. If it is not safe, what would you suggest to use during pregnancy please?

    Thank you

    Uriage Depiderm Anti-Brown Spot Daytime Care SPF50+ 30ml

    AQUA (WATER, EAU) ● ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE ● LACTIC ACID ● BUTYLENE GLYCOL ● MALTODEXTRIN ● ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE ● SALICYLIC ACID ● STEARETH-2 ● STEARETH-21 ● SODIUM HYDROXIDE ● SUCROSE DILAURATE ● GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID ● POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6 ● POLYACRYLATE-13 ● TOCOPHERYL ACETATE ● SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE ● POLYISOBUTENE ● XANTHAN GUM ● PISUM SATIVUM EXTRACT (PISUM SATIVUM (PEA) EXTRACT) ● POLYSORBATE 20 ● SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE ● CARAMEL ● t-BUTYL ALCOHOL

    Thanks,

    • 5.22.19
      15mins said:

      This has salicylic acid and licorice root in it which you should avoid during pregnancy. The sunscreen ingredients also aren’t listed, but those may also be unsafe. I’d look for a vitamin C serum, check the big list of pregnancy safe products, I’m pretty sure there are options from Paula’s Choice, Murad and Dermalogica?

      • 6.22.19
        Kathleen C. said:

        Hi! May i know if these ingredients are safe for pregnant and or for nursing.

        SCENTIO MILK PLUS FACIAL FOAM
        Aqua (water), Glycerine, Stearic acid, Lauric Acid, Propylene Glycol, Potassium Hydroxide, Lyristic Acid, Glycol Disterate, Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Milk Protein, Propylparaben, Alcohol, Lecithin, Capyrylic/capric triglyceride, Ubiquinone (Co-enzyme Q10), Diisopropyl Adipate, Nicotinamide.

        BIORE WATERY ESSENCE
        Ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/​Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bisethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitol, Dextrin Palmitate, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-9, Glyceryl Stearate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Vinyl Dimethicone/​Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Agar, Isoceteth-20, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Polyvinyl Alcohol, C30-45 Olefin, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Royal Jelly Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Edta 2Na, Bht, Fragrance

        Thank you!

        • 6.22.19
          15mins said:

          The first is ok
          The Biore has a chemical sunscreen to avoid while pregnant. It is ok for nursing.

    • 9.26.19
      Nix said:

      Hi Dr. Christine, is this pregnancy safe?

      Thanks for your help and effort 😊

      SafeProtect SPF30 Sunscreen

      Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, hydrogenated castor oil, zinc oxide, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dicaprylyl ether, Cera alba (beeswax), Glycine soja (soybean) oil, fragrance (all-natural), glyceryl caprylate, tocopherol (vitamin E), p-anisic acid

      • 9.26.19
        15mins said:

        Looks good to me!

  150. 5.22.19
    Lulu G said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Trying to explore my options for pregnancy safe sunscreen! Can you please review these ingredients?

    1. Etude House Mild Watery Light SPF 50+

    Water Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Octocrylene, C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate, C20-22 Alcohols, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetyl Alcohol, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Leaf Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Glyceryl Stearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyisobutene, Carex Humillis Root Extract, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Cellulose Gum, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Isoceteth-10, Isoceteth-25

    2. Innisfree Triple Care Sunscreen SPF 50+
    SEE FULL INGREDIENTS
    WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE (CI 77947), DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE, NIACINAMIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, MICA (CI 77019), DIMETHICONE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, METHICONE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, STEARIC ACID, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, ADENOSINE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, SACCHAROMYCES FERMENT LYSATE FILTRAT

    3. Innisfree Long Lasting Sunscreen SPF 50+
    WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ZINC OXIDE (NANO), ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, HOMOSALATE, GLYCERIN, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, MAGNESIUM SULFATE, MICA, CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, METHICONE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, POLYGLYCERYL-6 POLYRICINOLEATE, PROPANEDIOL, OCTYLDODECANOL, FRAGRANCE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CHROMIUM OXIDE GREENS (CI 77288), CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM FLOWER/LEAF/VINE EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF EXTRACT, CITRUS UNSHIU PEEL EXTRACT, CAMELLIA JAPONICA LEAF EXTRACT, OPUNTIA COCCINELLIFERA FRUIT EXTRACT, ORCHID EXTRACT, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE

    4. Mamonde Everyday Aqua Sun Cream

    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Propanediol, Cinoxate, Iron Titanium Oxide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Stearic Acid, Silica, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Carbomer, Polyacrylate-13, Polyisobutene, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance

    • 5.24.19
      15mins said:

      #1, 3, 4 have chemical sunscreens, #1 and 3 both have salicylates otherwise. So, lots of reasons for all of those to be avoided during pregnancy, but they’re all ok for nursing.
      #2 looks pregnancy safe to me! Winner! LOL

      • 7.31.19
        Ayu Ungsi said:

        Very helpful doctor!!! May God bless u for your kindness to replying tons of question..

  151. 5.22.19
    Lulu G said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Is this pregnancy safe?

    NEOGEN Day Light Protection Sunscreen SPF 50

    Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Zinc Oxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hexanediol, Isoamyl P-Methoxycinnamate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Phyllanthus Emblica Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus(Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Carbomer, Lippia Citriodora Leaf Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Angelica Archangelica Root Extract, Beta-Glucan, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Artemisia Absinthium Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Alumina, Gentiana Lutea Root Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Cedrus Atlantica Wood Oil, Disodium Edta, Potassium Hydroxide, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis(Orange) Oil, Aluminum Stearate.

    Thank you 🙂

    • 5.23.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens which I would avoid during pregnancy. Ok for nursing though.

  152. 5.26.19
    Maryanne said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Please can you review below sunscreen if okay to be used while pregnant.

    Neutrogena Sensitive Skin Face Liquid Suncreen

    Active ingredients

    Titanium Dioxide 4.9%, Zinc Oxide 2.9%

    Inactive ingredients

    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Trisiloxane, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Bisabolol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, DMDM Hydantoin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT

    • 5.26.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  153. 5.29.19
    Lulu G said:

    Hi Dr. Christine!

    Still on a hunt for a safe pregnancy sunscreen. What do you think of Shigaisen Yohou non chemical uv cream 50 Spf? Thank you!

    Ingredients:
    2019 Formulation
    Water,, cyclopentasiloxane,, ethylhexyl palmitate,, zinc oxide,, butylene glycol,, titanium dioxide,, dimethicone,, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone,, sodium chloride,, disteardimonium hectorite,, hydrolyzed collagen,, sodium acetylated hyaluronate,, acerola fruit extract,, aloe barbadensis leaf extract,, scutellaria baicalensis root extract,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, chamomilla recutita flower extract,, vitis vinifera (grape) fruit extract,, morus bombycis bark extract,, saxifraga sarmentosa extract,, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone,, sorbitan sesquiisostearate,, phytosteryl/isostearyl/cetyl/stearyl/behenyl dimer dilinoleate,, aluminum hydroxide,, stearic acid,, PEG-3 dimethicone,, diglycerin,, trimethylsiloxysilicate, hydrogen dimethicone,, phenoxyethanol,, glycerin.

    • 5.30.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  154. 6.2.19
    Emy Le said:

    Hi Doctor Christine,

    Would you please check these ingredients for me, if it’s safe for pregnancy?
    Thank you!

    PACK EVERYDAY BOUNCY FACIAL MASK

    Water, MethylPropanediol, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Arginine, HydroxyEthylCellulose, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Honey Extract, Propolis Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Propylene Glycol, PVM/MA Copolymer, Trehalose, Panthenol, Allantoin

    • 6.3.19
      15mins said:

      This has licorice root, I wouldn’t use it while pregnant but it is ok for nursing

      • 6.19.19
        Valeria said:

        Hello, as I have not seen any reviews for Nuxe cosmetics, I want to ask if the Nuxe Sum Melthing Spray High Protection SPF50 is safe during pregnancy. The ingredients are as follows :
        AQUA/WATER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, DIBUTYL ADIPATE, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, GLYCERIN, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, DIMETHICONE, TOCOPHEROL, CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE, PHENOXYETHANOL, CITRIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, EICHHORNIA CRASSIPES EXTRACT, P-ANISIC ACID, SODIUM GLUCONATE, SODIUM LAURETH SULFATE, DIMETHICONOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, ETHYL FERULATE, POLYGLYCERYL-5 TRIOLEATE, SOLANUM LYCOPERSICUM (TOMATO) FRUIT EXTRACT, FAGRAEA BERTEROANA FLOWER EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, DISODIUM URIDINE PHOSPHATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL, COUMARIN [N2613/A].

        Thank you in advance! Also thank you for all the pregnancy safe review!

        • 6.19.19
          15mins said:

          I would avoid this while pregnant due to the chemical sunscreens and salicylate. It’s ok for nursing though.

  155. 6.3.19
    Cindy said:

    Hi Doctor,

    I have been using this one, can you tell me if it’s safe for pregnancy?

    Supergoop! Smooth & Poreless 100% Mineral Matte Screen SPF 40

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 0.7%, Zinc Oxide 17%Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Coco-Caprylate, Isododecane, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dimethicone/Bis-Isobutyl PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tocopheryl Acetate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Water (Aqua), Isostearic Acid, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Propanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Bisabolol, Alumina, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Buddleja Officinalis Flower Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Hydrangea Arborescens Root Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Polysorbate 20, Resveratrol, Scutellaria Lateriflora Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Pentapeptide-21
    Thank you.

    • 6.3.19
      15mins said:

      This one is ok, there’s a full list of pregnancy safe products from SuperGoop

      • 6.14.19
        Yelena Rosalia said:

        Hi I’m just curious why is this product just “ok”. Is there a questionable ingredient?

        • 6.14.19
          15mins said:

          If there was a questionable ingredient I would tell you. I’ve told thousands of people, I’m not sure why you think I would keep that information from you specifically. Ok means it is fine to use….

  156. 6.4.19
    Jill said:

    Hi there! I love this page and am so glad I found it. Currently on the search for a usable sunscreen, and I actually own #3 above, the Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin, Broad Spectrum SPF 50. I’ve had it for a while but haven’t used it because it lists “C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate” as the second inactive ingredient, after water. Is it still safe? Thanks!

    Here’s my full ingredient list for reference
    Active Ingredient:Zinc oxide 21.6% (sunscreen)Inactive Ingredients:Water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, octyldodecyl citrate crosspolymer, phenyl trimethicone, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, dimethicone, polyhydroxystearic acid, glycerin, ethyl methicone, cetyl dimethicone, silica, phenethyl alcohol, colloidal oatmeal, chrysanthemum parthenium flower/leaf/stem juice, caprylyl glycol, glyceryl behenate, sodium chloride, acrylates/dimethicone copolymer, cetyl dimethicone/bis-vinyldimethicone crosspolymer, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol.

    • 6.4.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, it’s safe

  157. 6.9.19
    Brittney said:

    Hi,
    I was wondering if Pacifica mineral bronzing sunscreen coconut probiotic spf 30 is safe to use during pregnancy?

    Zinc oxide 12%

    Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caffeine, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Heptyl Undecylenate, Iron Oxide, Jojoba Esters, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Parfum (natural), Silica, Sodium Phytate, Water

    • 6.9.19
      15mins said:

      No, it has a salicylate I would avoid while pregnant. It’s ok for nursing.

  158. 6.18.19
    Cindy said:

    Hello, i was unable to find the brand Biore listed in your big list of skincare so i would like to ask about my sunscreen – Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence.

    The ingredients list is as follows:
    Ingredients: Water, Alcohol,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/​Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bisethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine,Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate,Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitol, Dextrin Palmitate, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Polysilicone-9, Glyceryl Stearate,Aminomethyl Propanol, Vinyl Dimethicone/​Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Agar, Isoceteth-20,C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Polyvinyl Alcohol, C30-45 Olefin, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol,Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Royal Jelly Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract,Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract,Phenoxyethanol, Edta 2Na, Bht,Fragrance

    Is this safe for use during pregnancy?

    • 6.18.19
      15mins said:

      No, sorry. It has chemical sunscreens that I would avoid while pregnant. It’s ok for nursing though.

      • 6.20.19
        Cindy said:

        Thank you for informing! I really appreciate your hard work and effort in collating such a massive database of products!!

        Once again, thank you!!!

      • 10.6.19
        Michelle said:

        Eek… I used this while pregnant. Does that explain why he has baby acne? I feel so bad! Or fussy? What happens when you use this while pregnant?

        • 10.6.19
          15mins said:

          None of those are related to anything you used while pregnant, all of what you’re describing is normal, healthy baby stuff.
          More info here: pregnancy beauty FAQ.

  159. 6.21.19
    Yin Yin said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Could you help to check if below sunscreens are safe?

    Thank you so much.

    1) Avene Day Protector UV EX SPF30 PA+++ Ingredients :
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, OCTOCRYLENE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, CYCLOMETHICONE, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, POTASSIUM CETYL PHOSPHATE, BENZOIC ACID, BETA-SITOSTEROL, BHT, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CARBOMER, CHLORPHENESIN, DISODIUM EDTA, GLYCERIN, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT, HYDROGENATED COCO-GLYCERIDES, LECITHIN, PEG-32, PEG-400, PHENOXYETHANOL, POLOXAMER 188, SODIUM CHONDROITIN SULFATE, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE, XANTHAN GUM

    2)AVENE
    Very High Protection Mineral Cream SPF50 50ml
    Ingredients
    Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Titanium Dioxide, Isodecyl, Neopentanoate, Triethylhexanoin, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclomethicone, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Alumina, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Water (Aqua), C30-45 Olefin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Stearic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium Edta, Iron Oxides (Cl 77492), Iron Oxides (Cl 77491), Octyldodecanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Sorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerithrityl, Tetradibutyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

  160. 6.24.19
    Michelle said:

    Hi doctor,
    Really appreciate this article as pregnancy safe sunscreens are so hard to find! Could you please advise if these products are safe?
    1) Mecca SPF30 mineral sunscreen:
    Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide [3.00%w/w], Methylene Bis-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol [2.25%w/w], Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate [1.600%w/w]. Free from parabens, sulfates, preservatives, fragrance, alcohol, gluten, mineral oil and talc. Vegan.
    2. Neutrogena Sheer Zinc SPF50
    Active ingredient – Zinc oxide 21.6% (sunscreen).
    Inactive ingredients – Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/leaf/stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/bis-vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.
    3) Sukin toner
    Water (Aqua), Rosa Damascena Flower Water (Rose), Glycerin, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (Chamomile), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

    Many thanks!

    • 6.24.19
      15mins said:

      #1 isn’t a full ingredient list, but has 2 chemical sunscreens already listed and won’t be pregnancy safe. I can’t comment on nursing safety.
      #2 and 3 are fine

  161. 6.25.19
    jamie said:

    Hello! Is the following Sunblock safe during pregnancy? Cell Fusion C Sunblock

    WATER, DIBUTYL ADIPATE, PROPANEDIOL, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, POLYSILICONE-15, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL, SILICA, ARACHIDYL ALCOHOL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL, ROSE FLOWER OIL, JUNIPERUS MEXICANA OIL, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, SALVIA HISPANICA SEED EXTRACT, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, HOUTTUYNIA CORDATA EXTRACT, CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUM FLOWER/LEAF/VINE EXTRACT, ARACHIDYL GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, CETYL ALCOHOL, OCTYLDODECANOL, SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 CAPRATE, PANTHENOL, POLYACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER-6, SACCHARIDE HYDROLYSATE, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, SUCROSE STEARATE, XANTHAN GUM, STEARIC ACID, ALLANTOIN, ALUMINA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, SQUALANE, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, CERAMIDE NP, CHOLESTEROL, CHOLESTERYL MACADAMIATE, PALMITIC ACID, SACCHARIDE ISOMERATE, HYDROLYZED LUPINE PROTEIN

    • 6.26.19
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens and a salicylate that I would avoid during pregnancy. Should be ok during nursing

  162. 6.28.19
    Missy said:

    Hello,

    Can you please see if these are safe? Thank you!

    1. Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen

    Zinc Oxide (20%), Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Coco-Glucoside, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid

    2. Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion

    Zinc Oxide 20.0%, Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Coco-Glucoside, Tocopherol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Bisabolol, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.

    3. Sun Bum Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray

    Zinc Oxide 14.0%, Water, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bentonite, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Fragrance, Cetearyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Gum, Cocoglucoside, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Jojoba Esters, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid.

    • 6.29.19
      15mins said:

      All of these have a salicylate that I would avoid during pregnancy. Ok for nursing.
      As an aside, I used #1 on my girls (and myself) to go swimming this week and threw the tube away afterwards. We were outside about an hour and my 4 yo and myself were really burnt, it looked like we hadn’t used anything! I’m peeling like crazy now.

      • 6.29.19
        Missy said:

        Oh no! I’m sorry! I won’t be trying this brand now. Thank you.

  163. 6.30.19
    Tiffany said:

    Is Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion safe?

    Active Ingredients

    Titanium Dioxide 4%

    Zinc Oxide 4%

    Inactive ingredients

    Alumina, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Panthenol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Silica, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Water

    *Vitamin E

    • 7.1.19
      15mins said:

      Looks fine to me

  164. 7.1.19
    Mary said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Can you please let me know if the below sunscreen’s are safe to use during pregnancy. Thank you!

    1) Sun Bum Mineral Tinted SPF 30:

    Active Ingredients- Titanium Dioxide 3.2%, Zinc Oxide 1.8%

    Inactive Ingredients Cyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyamide-5, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-11, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Plankton Extract, Glycerin, Mica, Iron Oxides, Propylene Carbonate, Synthetic Wax, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Isopropyl Titianium Triisostearate, Aluminum Hydroxide , Silica Silylate.

    2) CVS Clear Zinc Lotion SPF 50

    Active Ingredients: Octocrylene (4.0%), Zinc Oxide (5.0%).

    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Beeswax, Isohexadecane, Sodium Chloride, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.

    • 7.1.19
      15mins said:

      Both look ok to me

      • 7.1.19
        Mary said:

        Thank you! I noticed that the CVS Clear Zinc Lotion SPF 50 sunscreen has Octocrylene (4.0%), is that OK? Thanks for your help.

        • 7.2.19
          15mins said:

          Ack! I honestly read the ingredients list but skipped over the active ingredients, I must have been talking to my daughter who was home with me. sigh. You’re right, that makes it ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

      • 8.12.19
        Christabel said:

        Hi doctor,

        Can you pls check this for me.

        Active Ingredients: Purpose Octinoxate 7.4%, Sunscreen Octocrylene 3.0%, Sunscreen Titanium Dioxide 4.6%, Sunscreen; Inactive Ingredients: Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Peg/Ppg-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Silica, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Trehalose, Dextrin Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyquaternium-51, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Thymus Serpyllum Extract, Hydrolyzed Silk, 2-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Uncaria Gambir Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Bark Extract, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Bupleurum Falcatum Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Conchiolin Protein, Ppg-17, Hydrated Silica, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Butylene Glycol, Trisodium Edta, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polysilicone-2, Alcohol, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Bht, Tocopherol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Talc, Theanine, Methylparaben, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

        Thanks:)

        • 8.13.19
          15mins said:

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

  165. 7.11.19
    Sarah.pm said:

    What about this one? Thanks!

    Fotoprotector ISDIN®Fusion WaterSPF 50+
    Presentación.
    Envase de 50 ml, textura Fusion Water.

    Ingredientes.
    Aqua (water). Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate. Butylene glycol. Propylene glycol. Polymethyl methacrylate. Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane. Dimethicone. PEG-8. Ethylhexyl triazone. Silica. Phenoxyethanol. Titanium dioxide. Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer. Tocopheryl acetate. Allantoin. Ethylhexylglycerin. Parfum (fragrance). Sodium hyaluronate. Sodium hydroxide. Carbomer. Disodium EDTA. Tocopherol. BHT. Ascorbyl palmitate. Ascorbic acid. Citric acid.

    • 7.11.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has a chemical sunscreen so I wouldn’t use it while pregnant. It is ok for nursing.

      • 8.22.19
        paloma said:

        Hello! I was searching for information about sunscreens by ISDIN as they are sold in pharmacies here, but I have only found this comment. I fear that I may have purchased and been using something that may not be suitable for pregnancy. If so, that is quite deceptive due to where I purchased it and the website stating “Daily photoprotection for all skin types. Suitable for the whole family.”

        https://www.isdin.com/en/product/fotoprotector-isdin/gel-cream-spf-50-spf-30-eng

        Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat., Octocrylene, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Dibutyl Adipate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Tromethamine, Cyclohexasiloxane, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol [Nano], Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Polyacrylamide, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, C13-14 Isoparaffinn, Carbomer, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Decyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Retinyl Palmitate, Laureth-7, BHT, Linalool, Propylene Glycol, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Tocopherol, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides).

        If it does contain chemical sunscreens, can you tell me which ingredient in the above is the chemical sunscreen so I will be able to know what to look for in the future? I know you must be busy…thank you for your kind assistance.

        • 8.22.19
          15mins said:

          There are a couple of chemical sunscreens in this product. Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Avobenzone), Octocrylene, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Tinosorb S), Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol all jump out at me immediately.

  166. 7.11.19
    Arin said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Would you help me to confirm that this product is safe for a pregnant woman.

    MADAGASCAR CENTELLA ASIATICA CREAM
    Ingredients:
    Water, Centella Asiatica Extract, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Niacinamide, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Squalane, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tromethamine
    Panthenol, Sodium Carbomer, Erythritol, Trehalose, Betaine, Butylene Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Adenosine, Xanthan Gum, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Madecassoside, Biosaccharide Gum-1, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sprout Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Ceramide NP, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Linoleic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Linolenic Acid

    Thank you

    • 7.14.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this during pregnancy due to the licorice root. It’s ok for nursing though.

  167. 7.11.19
    Samantha said:

    Hello! Im wondering about the brand BALIBODY and their BB creams.

    Here is the ingredients:
    Water (Aqua), Propylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tapioca Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Olivate, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Marine Collagen, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides.

    Actives: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene.

    • 7.14.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use it while pregnant due to the chemical sunscreens. It is ok for nursing though.

  168. 7.12.19
    Princess Sakura said:

    Hi Doc! Is the following safe to use while pregnant?
    Thank you.
    1. BELO ESSENTIALS SUNEXPERT transparent mist
    ingredients: Water, Ethyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Mynstate, Methoxycinnamate, C-12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane,Glycerin, Cyclotetrasiloaxane, Chamomile Extract, Extract Menthol, Methyl Lactate Fragrance, Benzylidene, Benzyl AlcoholMethylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
    2. Belo Sun Expert Hair and Scalp Shield
    Capric/Caprylic/Lauric Triglyceride; Isopropyl Myristate; Cyclotetrasiloxane; Cyclopentasiloxane; Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride; Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil; Benzophenone-3; Fragrance; Ethylhexyglycerin; Tocopheryl; Acetate; Benzylidene Dimethoxydimethylindanone
    3. Hada Labo Gokujyun Uv White Gel
    ​Water, ​Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, ​Isononyl Isononanoate, ​Dimethicone, ​Alcohol, ​Butylene Glycol, ​Peg-12 Dimethicone, ​Pentylene Glycol, ​Polysilicone-15, ​Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, ​Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, ​Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, ​Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, ​Sodium Hyaluronate, ​Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, ​Polysilicone-13, ​Phenoxyethanol, ​Carbomer, ​Triethanolamine, ​Polystyrene, ​Polyvinyl Alcohol, ​Hydroxyethylcellulose, ​Disodium Edta, ​Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, ​Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, ​Titanium Dioxide, ​Ammonium Acrylates Copolymer, ​Hydrated Silica, ​Aluminum Hydroxide, ​Hydrogen Dimethicone, ​Methylparaben

    • 7.14.19
      15mins said:

      #1 and #3 both have chemical sunscreens to avoid during pregnancy, ok for nursing.
      #2 doesn’t seem to have any sunscreens? Does it have SPF on the label?

      • 7.15.19
        Princess Sakura said:

        Hi doc,
        First of all thank you for your reply. To answer your question, no it only says with UV filters. 🙂

        • 7.18.19
          15mins said:

          Huh…. Ok, I have to admit I find the whole “uv filters” thing a bit odd. There are some other ingredients that the FDA hasn’t recognized as actual sunscreens yet, but do have some of that benefit (Mango is one of them actually). As long as there aren’t other ingredients that we’re missing! That’s my main concern.

  169. 7.17.19
    Missy said:

    Hello,

    Can you please let me know if this is safe during pregnancy?

    Thank you!

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 16% (Non-nanoparticle)

    Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Arachidyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Behenyl Alcohol, Bisabolol*, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Diheptyl Succinate, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil*, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Extract*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Tocopherol, Water.

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid it due to the salicylate. Should be ok for nursing though.

  170. 7.17.19
    Esther said:

    Hi Dr,

    i am so glad that i found your website, especially for a new mom to be like myself.
    can you please advise if the below SHISEIDO sunscreen is save to use while pregnancy.
    SHISEIDO
    Sports BB SPF 50+

    Purpose Octinoxate 4.9%, Titanium Dioxide 15.0%, Silica, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Trimethylsiloxysilicate/Dimethiconol Crosspolymer, Isopropyl Myristate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Isostearic Acid, Dextrin Palmitate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3, Lauroyl Lysine, Peg/Ppg-14/7 Dimethyl Ether, Pca Dimethicone, Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Lecithin, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sucrose Tetrastearate Triacetate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Alumina, Polysilicone-2, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Bht, Ethylparaben, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Mica.

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use it while pregnant due to chemical sunscreens and licorice root. It is ok for nursing.

  171. 7.18.19
    Stephanie said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    I absolutely love your site! Is this safe for pregnancy?

    Tizo3 Primer/Sunscreen Tinted SPF 40

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
    Titanium Dioxide 8%
    Zinc Oxide 3.8%

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
    Alumina, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxide (CI77491), Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18-Hydrogen Dimethicone, Hydrogen Dimethicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Tetrahexldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate

    Thank you so much!!

    • 7.18.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  172. 7.20.19
    Haemi said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Can you please review this sunscreen stick? Thank you:)

    Banila Co Hello Sunny Essence Sunscreen Stick Aqua (Moist) – SPF 50+

    Octyldodecanol , Propylheptyl Caprylate , Octocrylene , Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate , Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate , Dicaprylyl Carbonate , Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide , Ethylhexyl Salicylate , Dextrin Palmitate, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide , Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate , Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine , Silica Silylate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Bisabolol , Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil , Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil , Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil , Dehydroacetic Acid , Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil , Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil , Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil , Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables , Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract , Tocopherol , Water, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice , Butylene Glycol , Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract , 1,2-Hexanediol , Hypnea Musciformis Extract , Ulva Lactuca Extract , Ecklonia Cava Extract , Codium Tomentosum Extract, Agarum Cribrosum Extract , Enteromorpha Compressa Extract , Laminaria Japonica Extract , Dunaliella Salina Extract , Sargassum Fulvellum Extract , Sargassum Muticum Extract , Porphyra Yezoensis Extract , Fucus Vesiculosus Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Spirulina Maxima Extract , Jania Rubens Extract , Gelidium Amansii Extract , Euglena Gracilis Extract , Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract , Kjellmaniella Gyrata Extract , Codium Fragile Extract , Kelp Extract, Cladosiphon Okamuranus Extract , Chlorella Ferment , Chlorella Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract , Salicornia Herbacea Extract , Phenoxyethanol , Plankton Extract , Pikea Robusta Extract , Hydrolyzed Ulva Lactuca Extract , Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract , Laminaria Digitata Extract , Disodium EDTA , Ethylhexylglycerin , Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Protein , Hydrolyzed Enteromorpha Compressa

    • 7.20.19
      15mins said:

      I’d avoid this while pregnant due to the chemical sunscreens. It’s ok for nursing

      • 7.22.19
        Haemi said:

        Thank you very much for the reply 🙂 Your website is a HUGE help hands down. I appreciate it!

  173. 7.22.19
    mala said:

    Hi,
    I wanted to know if this sunscreen could be safe to use during pregnancy. This is an Indian brand and product.

    Aroma Magic Sunblock Lotion SPF++30 UVA/UVB

    Ingredients list:
    Purified Water, Organic Beeswax, Zinc Oxide, Daucus Carota Seed Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Tritium Vulgare Germ Oil, Camellia Simensis Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Simmondsia Chinesis Seed Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Essential Oil, Ascorbic Acid, Helichrysum Flower Essential Oil, Calendula Officinalis Essential Oil, Sodium Ribofavin Phosphate, Panthenol.

    • 7.22.19
      15mins said:

      This looks ok to me

  174. 7.25.19
    SEMA said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Can you please tell if Ultrasun produsts are safe to use during pregnancy? for example the ones below:

    Ultrasun Mineral Body SPF 30

    Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Coconut Alkanes, Isocetyl Stearate, Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Undecane, Silica, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Sulfate, Hectorite, Tridecane, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Zinc Stearate, Maltodextrin, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus Sprout Extract.

    Ultrasun Extreme SPF50

    Aqua, Octocrylene, Alcohol, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzolymethane, Titanium Dioxide (Nano), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dibutyl Adipate, VP/Eicosense Copolymer, Diethylhexyl Butamida Triozone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Bisabolol, Lactoperoxidase, Lecithin, Superoxide Dismutase, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentadecalactone, Silica, Dimethicone.

    Thank you,
    Sema

    • 7.25.19
      15mins said:

      The first is ok, but the 2nd has chemical sunscreens and I would avoid it while pregnant. Ok for nursing.

  175. 7.26.19
    Barbara said:

    Hi Christine,
    Can you please tell me if The bare Minerals Prep Step SPF 50 pregnancy Safe ?

    Inactive Ingredients: Coconut Alkanes, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Water, Squalane, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Silica, Glycerin, Propanediol, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Isostearic Acid, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Triethoxy-caprylylsilane, Gentiana Urnula Flower Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Hydroxide, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Polyester-1, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disodium Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

    • 7.26.19
      15mins said:

      This list of ingredients looks ok, but there aren’t sunscreens here. What do they list as the active ingredients?

  176. 7.28.19
    Susan said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Is this product safe for pregnancy?
    Dr. G Green Mild Up Sun SPF50+ PA++++

    Ingredients:
    Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Marrubium Vulgare Extract

    Thank you!

    • 7.28.19
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  177. 7.28.19
    Hang Nguyen said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Can you please tell if this sunscreen produs is safe to use during pregnancy or nursing?
    Anessa whitening uv sunscreen gel
    Cinoxate
    Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
    Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol
    Ethylhexyl Triazone
    Tranexamic Acid
    Diisopropyl Sebacate
    Alcohol
    Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
    Dimethicone
    Butylene Glycol
    Sucrose Distearate
    Hydrated Silica
    Glycerin
    PEG-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
    Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate
    Dimethylacrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer
    PEG-12 Dimethicone
    Isostearic Acid
    BHT
    Succinoglycan
    Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether
    Leontopodium Alpinum Extract
    Camellia Sinensis Seed Extract
    Prunus Speciosa Leaf Extract
    Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
    Potentilla Erecta Root Extract
    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
    Soluble Collagen
    Phenoxyethanol
    Fragrance
    Zinc Oxide

    Thank you.

    • 7.29.19
      15mins said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to chemical sunscreens

      • 7.31.19
        Hang Nguyen said:

        Thank you so much. I love this sunscreen a lot. I intended to witch to Sheer Zinc of Neutrogena in your list of safe sunscreens. 🙂

  178. 7.29.19
    Nhi said:

    Hello, Is this sun stick safe?

    AHC Natural Perfection Fresh Sun Stick SPF50+/PA++++

    Ingredients:
    Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate ,Cetyl Ethylhexanoate ,Polyamide-8 ,Octocrylene ,Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate , ,Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate ,Ethylhexyl Salicylate ,Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide ,Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide ,Dipropylene Glycol ,Diisostearyl Malate ,Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine ,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride ,Silica Silylate ,Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Leaf Extract ,Pentylene Glycol ,Adenosine ,Carboxymethyl Chitin ,Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) ,Niacinamide ,Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract ,Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract ,Butyl Lactate ,Water ,Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 ,Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate ,Diaminopropionoyl Tripeptide-33 ,Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5 ,Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate ,Panthenol ,Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) ,Sea Water ,Carbonated Water ,Oxygen ,Mineral Water ,Ethylhexylglycerin

    Thank you!

    • 7.29.19
      Nhi said:

      I found the full ingredient list. Is this product ok?
      This product has a lot of ingredients:

      Octyldodecanol, butyleneglycol dicaprylate / dicaprylate, cetylethylhexanoate, polyamide-8, octocrylene, ethylhexylmethoxycinnamate, diethylaminohydroxybenzoylhexylbenzoate, Polyamide-3, ethyl hexyl hexyl silicate, dibutyl ethyl hexanoyl glutamide, dibutyl lauroyl glucamide, dipropylene glycol, diisostearyl maleate, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl Triazole, caprylic / capric triglyceride, orange peel oil, silica silylate, soluble licorice extract, pentyleneglycol, adenosine, lavandin oil, tocopheryl acetate, niacinamide, Butyleneglycoly, Purified water, Bombyx mori extract, Spanish licorice root extract, Hwanggi root extract, Chrysanthemum root extract, Broiler tree bark extract, Siberian root extract Ginseng root extract, ginseng root extract, ginseng extract, bamboo shoot root extract, gherkin root extract, sorghum rootstock extract, American morning glory seed extract, mulberry root extract, silkworm extract, fructan, 1,2-hexanediol, Extracts, Root Extracts, Golden Extracts, Matricaria Leaf Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract, Bacillus / Apricot Seed Extract, Red Bean, Bean, Mushroom extract, mushroom extract, mud mushroom extract, mulberry bark extract, mushroom extract, mushroom extract, mushroom extract, mushroom extract, mushroom extract, mushroom extract, mushroom extract, fermented mushroom extracts, sunflower seed oil, yeast / green tea / Ganoderma lucidum / ginseng fermented filtrate, , Root Extract of Ganoderma lucidum, Laemmosa Root Extract, Black Sesame Extract, Root Extract of Chrysanthemum angustifolia, Extract of Rootgrape Callus, Noni Leaf Cell Culture Extract, Broccoli Extract, Lucerne Extract, Cabbage Extract, Wheat Embryo Extract, Rapeseed Extract, Radix Extract, Echinacea Leaf / Stem / Fragmented Cell Culture Extract, Taiwan Golden Dragon Extract, Argan Kernel Oil, Coconut palm oil, tocopherol, aloe vera leaf extract, glycerin, notidark extract, everlasting extract, hydrogenated vegetable oil, rosemary fire extract, woolleaf leaf / root / stem extract, mulberry extract, horsetail kelp extract, yam Root Extract, Lactobacillus / Pomegranate Extract, Camucame Fruit Extract, Edelweiss Extract, Ibrite Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Fig Extract, Mulberry Fruit Extract, Bank Extract, Peppermint Extract, Red Ginseng Extract, Salvia Leaf Extract, Speedwell Extract, Acetyl hexapeptide-8, caprylyl glycols, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzyl amide diacetate, diaminopropionyl tripeptide-33, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, panthenol, Retinyl palmitate, cucumber grass root extract, lotus extract, mugwort extract, rice extract, yeast Extract of mother liquor, Lemon balm extract, Usnia extract, Heather extract, Barbados cherry extract, Itejaya fruit oil, Propolis extract, Ice water, Sea water, Carbonated water, Oxygen, Mineral water, Ethylhexyl glycerin, Buckwheat extract, buckwheat seed extract, buckwheat leaf extract, magnolia branch / flower / leaf extract, magnolia flower extracts, sugarcane extract, sugar pumpkin seed extract, sugar pumpkin seed extract, dodok root extract, mulberry bark extract, mulberry leaf extract, Extracts, Magnolia bark extract, Mugunghwa bark extract, Mugunghwa seed extract, Apple bark extract, Apple tree flower extract, Apple tree leaf extract, Apple cell culture extract, Apple seed extract, Apple extract, Root Extract, Burdock Seed Extract, Manchuria Birch Bud Extract, Manchuria Birch Oil, Birch Leaf Extract, Pellet Tree Branch / Leaf Extract, Sandalwood Herb Extract, Charm Bud extract, sesame oil, sesame extract, Angelica gigas Nakai extract, tomato extract, Calyx, tomato fruit / leaf / stem extract, tomato leaf cell extracts, tomato extracts, Extracts of Hovenia dulcis, Lycopersicon esculentum, Leaf Extract, Hwanggi Leaf Extract, Leaf Extract, Potato Extract, Potato Extract, Potato Extract, Capsicum Extract, Green Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Extract , Yellow leaf cosmos flower / leaf / stem extract, strawberry extract, porcine potato root extract, strawberry extract, quercetin / fruit / leaf extract, lavender flower / leaf / stem extract, lavender flower extract, prickly tree bark extract, Extract of Ash, Leaf Extract of Kishi, Leaf Extract of Kishi, Leaf Extract of Kishi, Leaf Extract, Leaf Extract, Leaf Extract, Wheat Extract, Leaf Extract, Leaf Extract, Ashley Leaf Extract, Ashley Extract, Wheat Extract , Baekseong leaf extract, Chamaecyparis obtusa / leaf / stem extract, Cyperaceae root extract, Cyperaceae extract, Pine bark extract, pine tree bark extract, pine bark extract, pine bark extract, pine bark extract, pine bark extract, cerulata bark extract, cerulata bellflower extract, Hydrangea root extract, Hydrangea leaf extract, Spruce cucumber extract, Rhizome extract, Syrup extract / stem extract, Spinach extract, Siberian bark extract, Mulberry bark extract, Mulberry root extract, Mulberry tree stem extract, Extracts, cucumber extracts, corn chestnut extract, corn oil, corn leaf extract, corn stalk extract, corn kernel extract, wild geranium extract, Wang Cherry tree branch / leaf extract, Manganese extract, manganese leaf extract, yulmu seed extract, crude extract, azalea flower extract, minced flower / leaf / stem extract, Extract, Toona sinensis sprout extract, Toona sinensis leaf extract, gardenia flower extract, gardenia leaves the cell extract, gardenia extract, chicory flower extract, chicory root extract, Walnut Extract, Walnut Extract, Walnut Extract, Azalea Extract, Dahlia Root Extract, Acanthopanax sp. Extract, Chrysanthemum Leaf Extract, Mugwort Extract, Persimmon Extract, Persimmon Extract, Persimmon Leaf Extract, Persimmon Extract, Kidney Bean Extract, Dogwood Mugwort Extract, Dogwood Leaf Extract, Dogwood Leaf Extract, Mistletoe Fruit Extract, Mistletoe Leaf Extract, Mistletoe Extract, Extract of mung bean, extract of mung bean, extract of mung bean, extract of mung bean, mung bean extract, mung bean extract, mung bean extract, mung bean extract, mung bean extract , Buttercup extract, bonsai flower extract, bonsai extract, bonsai extract, bee casualty fruit extract, Extract of beet, extract of beetroot, extract of apricot leaf, apricot tree leaf, extract of beech tree leaf, extract of beech tree leaf, extract of radish tree leaf, peach extract, balsam flower extract, balsam leaf extract, leek seed extract, Extracts, Apricot Tree Leaf Extract, Western Syrup Extract, Lobule Leaf Extract, Lobule Seed Extract, Lobster Extract, Lobule Extract, Lobster Extract, Solanum pine Extract, Solanum bark Extract, Solanum tuberosum Extract, Solanum tuberosum Extract, Pollen Extracts, Watermelon seed extract, Watermelon extract, Apple mint leaf extract, Anchovy tree fruit extract, Sheep blackcurrant seed extract, Sheep blackcurrant tree fruit extract, Sheep blackcurrant leaf extract, Yanghwa extract, Youngsan mulberry extract, Pea seed extract, ginger extract, motherwort flower / leaf / stem extract, silk tree bark extract, silk tree flower extract, silk tree stem / leaf Chulmul, milk vetch seed extract, milk vetch extract, peony flower extract, plantain extract, fruit extract Xanthium strumarium, carnation flower extract, kale leaf extract, cotton flower extract, Cotton root extract, Cotton seed extract, Cotton extract, Grape skin extract, Grape root extract, Grape seed oil, Grape seed extract, Grape leaf oil, Grape leaf extract, Grape stem extract, Grape juice extract, Grape extract, Extracts, Oriental root extracts, Oriental root stem extract, Oriental root extract, Oriental japanese extract, Japanese Magnolia bark extract, Radish extract, Rose flower extract, Rose extract, Sweet potato root extract, Sweet potato leaf extract, Extracts, Carrot Extracts, Peanut Extracts, Peanut Shell Extracts, Peanut Extracts, Garlic Extracts, Fennel Extracts, Ramifrass Extract, Ramis Grass Extract, Cedar Branch / Leaf Extract, Cedarwood Extract, Cedar Leaf Extract, Cedar Bark Extract, Spain Licorice leaf extract, Spanish licorice stem extract, rice leaf / stem extract, rice leaf extract, rice bran oil, rice bran extract, rice Onion extract, onion extract, onion extract, chrysanthemum / leaf / stem extract, 칡 root extract, 칡 roots extract, tarry root extract, taro leaf extract, papaya fruit extract, papaya leaf extract, clove extract Leaf Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Seed Extract Plum Extract, Aralia root Extract, Araliaceae Leaf Extract, Red Chalk Berry Extract, Plum Tree Branch Extract, Plum Tree Flower Extract, Plum Tree Root Extract, Plum Tree Extract, Plum Tree Seed Extract, Plum Tree Leaf Extract, Plum Extracts, peony branches / flower / leaf extracts, peony bark extracts, peony extracts, peony root extracts, fig bark extracts, fig tree bud extracts, Flower / Leaf / Stem Extract, night shoots vice vulgaris extract, chestnut vice vulgaris leaf extract, chestnut vice vulgaris stem extract, raspberry seed extract bokbunja, Bamboo leaf extract, bamboo leaf extract, bamboo leaf extract, bamboo leaf extract, wild strawberry leaf extract, wild strawberry extract, cabbage bud extract, yuzu fruit extract, yuzu extract, ginkgo root extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract Extract of bamboo shoots, extract of bamboo shoots, extracts of bamboo shoots, extracts of mushrooms, extracts of mosses, extracts of mosses, extracts of rosemary, extracts of rosemary extract, Extracts of orange marigold, extracts of pot marigold, pot marigold extract, guava fruit extract, guava leaf extract, tangerine peel extract, tangerine peel extract, citrus leaf extract, mandarin orange extract, green tea flower extract, green tea root extract, green tea bud extract, Green tea seed extract, Evening primrose root extract, Evening primrose seed extract, Evening primrose extract, Evening primrose extract, Petal extract, Camellia seed mist extract, Camellia seed oil, Camellia seed extract, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Lemon juice extract, Low sweet blueberry leaf extract, Low sweet blueberry extract, Rosemary flower extract, Rosemary extract, Mango seed extract Mango leaf extract, mango extract, mango pulp extract, banana flower extract, banana leaf extract, banana extract, banana pulp extract, bottle grass / leaf / stem extract, bottle grass root extract, bottle grass leaf extract, barley root extract, barley seed extract Leaf extract, broccoli sprout extract, broccoli sprout extract, broccoli sprout extract, Biparanthus japonica extract, Biparacho leaf extract, Mugwort extract, Dead mugwort flower extract, Mulberry leaf extract, Mulberry leaf extract, Seed Oil, Western Rapeseed Extract, Western Rapeseed Flower Extract, Rapeseed Extract, Daffodil Stem Extract, Daffodil Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Aloe Vera Extract, Candida Extract, Phalaenopsis Extract, Tangerine Tree Extract, Citron Bark Extract, Citron Extract, Citron Extract, Extract of Vinegar, Extract of Vine Vine, Extract of Vine of Vine, Extract of Vine Vine, Extract of Vine Vine, Extract of Vine Vine, Extract of Vine Vine, Extract of Skeet, Extract of Skeet Seed, Extract of Skeet, Extract of Extract of Squeeze, Extract of Extra Seed, Extracts of kiwi, kiwi extract, whitish branch / leaf extract, linseed oil, linseed oil extract, sunflower flower extract, flower extract, cochinil cactus fruit extract, cola bean extract, soybean bark extract, Sunflower seed extract, sunflower seed extract, sunflower leaf / stem extract, sunflower extract, periwinkle root extract, siberian sprout extract, rhododendron root extract, myrtle leaf extract, myrtle extract, myrrh extract, Tree root extract, Gugija leaf extract, Gugija tree trunk extract, Gugija callus extract, Gugija extract, oat flour Water, Oat Extract, Oat Protein Extract, Oat Leaf Extract, Oat Straw Extract, Oat Kernel Extract, Phytophthora Blossom / Leaf / Stem Extract, Phytophthora Blossom Extract, Leaf Tree Leaf Extract, Darwin Tulip Flower Extract, Tulip Extract Basil extract, Basil extract, Basil extract, Cone mint flower, Perilla leaf extract, Perilla oil extract, Perilla oil extract, Perilla oil extract, Perilla extract, Mandra flower extract, Mandrake extract, Melon seed extract, Melon extract, Basil root extract Leaf / Stem Extract, Cone Mint Leaf Extract, Chestnut Bark Extract, Chestnut Branch / Leaf Extract, Chestnut Flower Extract, Chestnut Tree Extract, Chestnut Extract, Chestnut Extract, Baishan Tea Extract, Currant Bark Extract, Currant Extract, Lettuce Extract, Mulberry Leaf Extract, Mulberry stem extract, Western Songak Leaf Extract, Western Songrok stem Extract, Western Songak Extract, Pepper flower / Leaf / Stem Extract, Thistle Flower / Leaf / Stem Extract, Lotus Flower Embryo Extract Water, lotus root extract, lotus seed extract, lotus seed extract, lotus leaf extract, okra seed extract, okra fruit extract, lacquer shell extract

      • 7.29.19
        15mins said:

        Ok, this looks like someone listed out every extract that it is possible to put into 1 product! I cracked up when I saw this list 🙂 Thank goodness there are a couple of chemical sunscreens in the first line (so it isn’t pregnancy safe), I couldn’t read the list anymore after that because I was going cross eyed (insert face palm emoji here!) I do have to admit that I’m curious about the “lobster extract” I saw listed at one point!

    • 7.29.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this while pregnant due to chemical sunscreen, salicylate, retinoid and licorice root. It is not ok for nursing due to the retinoid.

  179. 7.29.19
    Diana said:

    Hello doctor!

    Can you please tell me if all the ingredients in this sunscreen are pregnancy safe?

    Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen Face Tinted Mineral Lotion SPF50
    Ingredients:
    Cyclopentasiloxane, Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Zinc oxide, Titanium dioxide, Silica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, Disteardimonium hextorite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PEG-10 dimethicone, Hexyl laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 isostearate, Dimethicone crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Stearic acid, Caprylyl glycol, Iron oxides (CI 77492), Alumina, Tocopheryl acetate*, Panthenol, Butyrospermum parkii shea butter, Squalane, Iron oxides (CI 77491), Disodium EDTA, Iron oxides (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Porphyra umbilicalis (Red algae) extract, Eucalyptus globulus leaf extract, Terminalia ferinandiana (kakadu plum) Fruit extract.

    Thank you a lot in advance!

    Sincerely regards, Diana.

    • 7.31.19
      15mins said:

      This looks ok to me! I’m assuming that the zinc oxide and titanium dioxide toward the beginning of the list are the sunscreens

  180. 7.30.19
    Kari said:

    Hi, Dr. Christine,

    Is Colorescience SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ BODY SHIELD SPF 50 safe to use during pregnancy?

    Thank you!

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 12%

    Inactive Ingredients: Dimethicone, Behenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica Silylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Bisabolol, Physalis Angulata Extract, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, C16 Alpha Olefin, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 7.30.19
      15mins said:

      I wouldn’t use it while pregnant due to the salicylate. It is ok for nursing.

  181. 7.31.19
    Ayu Ungsi said:

    Very helpful doctor!!! May God bless u for your kindness to replying tons of question..

  182. 8.6.19
    Joan said:

    Hi Doctor, are these safe for pregnancy
    1)Mary Kay sun protector spf35
    WATER, HOMOSALATE, DIMETHICONE, OCTISALATE, OXYBENZONE, STYRENE/ACRYLATES
    COPOLYMER, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, OCTOCRYLENE, AVOBENZONE, GLYCERIN, CETEARETH-25, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER,
    MAGNESIUM ALUMINUM SILICATE, DIPROPYLENE GLYCOL DIBENZOATE, ACRYLATES/C12-22 ALKYL METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, DISODIUM ETHYLENE
    DICOCAMIDE PEG-15 DISULFATE, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, TOCOPHERYL
    ACETATE, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, XANTHAN GUM, PPG-15 STEARYL ETHER
    BENZOATE, DISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLENE BRASSYLATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-4 LAURATE, SORBIC
    ACID, ISOBUTYL METHYL TETRAHYDROPYRANOL, IODOPROPYNYL BUTYLCARBAMATE, ETHYL
    LINALOOL, METHYLENEDIOXYPHENYL METHYLPROPANAL, AMMONIUM HYDROXIDE, PHENYLISOHEXANOL, CYCLAMEN ALDEHYDE.

    Thank you

    • 8.7.19
      15mins said:

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

  183. 8.11.19
    Belle said:

    Hi dr ,

    Can you help me check this one , canmake mermaid uv gel, thanks 🙂 -Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (Aka Octinoxate), Butylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (Aka Uvinal A Plus), Zinc Oxide, Methylheptyl Ester Of Lauric Acid, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Bis Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (Aka Tinosorb S), Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Sodium Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer Diisostearyl Malate, Hydroxide Al, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxiethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearyl Acid, Jojoba Ester, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Hyaluronic Acid, Alpha-Glucan, Phytic Acid, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Glucosylceramide, Cherry Leaf Extract, Job’s Tears Seed Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Onethera Biennis Seed Extract, Silver Oxide, Queen Of The Meadow Flower Extract, Bilberry Leaf Extract, Artichoke Leaf Extract

    • 8.12.19
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens that I would recommend avoiding during pregnancy. But ok for nursing

  184. 8.16.19
    Mitchell Santos said:

    Hi Dr. Thank you for the great info. It is very helpful. Can you please review the content of this lipstick if it is safe for pregnancy? Thank you so much for your help 🙂

    Jefree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick

    Ingredients: lsododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Synthetic Beeswax, Kaolin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.
    May Contain (+/-) Mica (CI 77091) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), lron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140)”

    • 8.16.19
      Mitchell said:

      Kindly please check also these products. Thank you…

      1. Vaseline Intensive Care Advance Repair Unscented Body Lotion

      Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Paraffinum Liquidum, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate, Petrolatum, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Methylparaben, Triethanolamine, Propylparaben, Stearamide AMP, Disodium EDTA, Isopropyl Myristate, Cedrol.

      2. Vaseline Lip Therapy
      Ingredients: Petrolatum, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate.

      3. Pond’s Age Miracle BB Cream
      Ingredients: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide, Glycerin, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Potassium Chloride, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Magnesium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Cholesterol, Bisabolol, Perfume, DMDM Hydantonin, Dimethicone, Sucrose Distearate, Ammonium Lactate, Acetamide MEA, Disodium EDTA, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, BHT, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) root extract, Isomerized Linoleic Acid, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499

      • 8.17.19
        15mins said:

        #1 and 2 are pregnancy safe
        #3 has chemical sunscreens and a retinoid, so avoid for sure during pregnancy and during nursing if you’re being conservative

    • 8.17.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has a chemical sunscreen. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  185. 8.19.19
    Trista Tang said:

    Hi Doctor,
    1. Is this a prenancy safe suncreen?
    NAME: Rosa Seoul Rose Perfect Whitening S+ Cream SPF 35 PA+++
    INGREDIENTS: Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Isohexadecane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysorbate 80, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Morus Alba Bark Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Arbutin, Glutathione, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Dimethiconol, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Adenosine, Water, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Fragrance.
    2. I have acnes and acne scars during pregnancy, I’m in the first trimester, what ingredients will help me please Doctor? Is centella essence ok?
    Thanks a lot for replying me!

    • 8.19.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid that sunscreen during both pregnancy and nursing. It has chemical sunscreens, but the real issue is the Arbutin.
      Centella Essence is ok. I have a post on pregnancy acne that might help

  186. 8.25.19
    J said:

    Hello. Thank you for such a comprehensive website for pregnancy safe skincare products!

    I did my best to make sure you had not already reviewed this product elsewhere. Wondering if this appears safe for pregnancy:

    Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50

    Active: Zinc Oxide, 12%.

    Inactive: Water, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isododecane, Lauryl PEG-8 Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Allantoin, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Bisabolol, Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Lauryl PEG-10 Tris(trimethylsiloxy)silylethyl Dimethicone, Maltodextrin, Sodium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Betaine, Capryl Glycol, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Hexylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, PEG-10, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    Thank you!

    • 8.25.19
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate that I would avoid during pregnancy.

  187. 8.28.19
    Katherine said:

    Hi Dr. Christine, would you please let me know if this is a safe body sunscreen during pregnancy? Thank you!
    Australian Gold Botanical Sunscreen SPF 70 mineral lotion. Ingredientes:
    Active: Titanium Dioxide 4%, Zinc Oxide 4%. Inactive: Alumina, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Eucapyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Fragrance, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Panthenol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymthylsilsesquioxane, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Silica, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Water (aqua).

    • 8.28.19
      15mins said:

      Looks good!

      • 8.30.19
        Katherine said:

        Great! Thank you!!

  188. 8.30.19
    Chen Ling said:

    Hi Dr, can u pls review the below sunscreen is safe to be used during pregnancy:
    1) Heliocare 360 Mineral Tolerance Fluid SPF 50 PA++++
    Aqua (Water), Dimethicone, Isododecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated polydecene, Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide, Butyl octyl salicylate, Alumina, Styrene/Acrylates copolymer, Phenethyl benzoate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsilixyethyl dimethicone, Nylon-12, Polypodium Leucotomos leaf extract, Ethyl hexyl ferulate, Ferulic acid, Caffeic acid, Physalis Angulata Extract, Caprylyl glycol, Melanin, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, 3-O-Ethyl ascorbic acid, Isohexadecane, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Phenylpropanol, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Magnesium sulfate, Tocopheryl acetate, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer, Propanediol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene carbonate, Caprilic/Capric triglyceride, Panthenyl triacetate, Butylene glycol, Ethyl linoleate, Oleyl alcohol, Pentylene glycol, Oxothiazolidine, Dipropilene Glycol, Sodium citrate, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin/Clycerin crosspolymer, 1,2-hexanediol, Lecithin, Sodium benzoate, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated lecithin, CI77492, CI77491, CI77499.

    2) Purito Comfy Water Sun Block
    Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol,
    Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Sodium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Cetearyl Olivate,
    Sorbitan Olivate, Madecassoside, Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lauroyl Lysine, Disodium EDTA,
    Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Adenosine, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

    Thanks.

    • 8.30.19
      15mins said:

      #1 has a salicylate to avoid during pregnancy, but ok for nursing.
      #2 is pregnancy and nursing safe

      • 8.31.19
        Chen Ling said:

        Thank you so much for the reply. Love from Malaysia!

  189. 9.3.19
    CB said:

    Dr. C,

    Is this sunscreen safe to use during pregnancy ? Your effort, time, and valuable advice are sincerely appreciated!

    This is a mineral formulation from COTZ, called Pure botanicals SPF45 Lightly Tinted. Are any of the inactive ingredients consisting of essential oils and plant formulations of any serious concern?

    Active Ingredients:
    • Titanium Dioxide 3.0%
    • Zinc Oxide 10%

    Purpose: Sunscreen

    Inactive Ingredients:

    • Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Shea Tree Extract)
    • C Alkyl Benzoate (from Cranberries & Coconut)
    • Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract (Japanese Green Tea)
    • Capric/Caprylic Triglyceride (From Coconut)
    • Glyceryl Caprylate (From Coconut),
    • Glyceryl Undecylenate (From Castor Bean & Coconut),
    • Iron Oxides (Natural Mineral),
    • Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Extract (Natural Herb),
    • Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters (From Glycerin & Olive Oil),
    • Polyglyceryl-6 Oleate (From Glycerin & Olive Oil), Polyhyroxystearic Acid (From Castor Plant),
    • Propanediol (From Corn),
    • Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract (Natural Herb),
    • Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract (Natural Herb),
    • Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil (Tree Fruit Extract),
    • Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba), Esters (From Natural Plant),
    • Sodium Chloride (Natural Mineral),
    • Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate (From Coconut & Amino Acid),
    • Tetradecane (Derived from Vegetable Oil),
    • Tocopherol (From Mixed Fruit & Seed Extracts),
    • Tocopheryl Acetate (From Mixed Fruits & Seed Extracts),
    • Water

    Thank you very much!

    • 9.4.19
      15mins said:

      Nothing here is of concern to me: ) Enjoy!

      • 9.4.19
        CB said:

        Thank you for such a quick response! I was worried about the Rosemary oil because there is a suggestion( that it induces uterine contractions and/or can be teratogenic, haven’t seen any scientific papers on the subject). I am guessing the amount must be rather minuscule to be of real concern.

        Thanks once again for the great clarity you provide in navigating the complexities of pregnancy!

        • 9.4.19
          15mins said:

          I think you need extremely large amounts to induce any of those issues. Topical use is much less exposure than you’d be getting by eating Rosemary, and OB is ok with that.

  190. 9.5.19
    ATD said:

    Hello,

    Could you please confirm if the below sun screen product ‘Natural Instinct Kids Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 200g’ is safe to use whilst pregnant? Many thanks.

    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 220 mg/g Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vitis Vinifera (Grape seed) Seed Oil, Silica, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla wax), Cera Alba, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) Seed Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Glycerin, Water (Aqua), Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green tea) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil.

    • 9.5.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

      • 9.18.19
        Belle said:

        Hi doctor ,

        Can you please look at this sunscreen for me .

        Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk ,

        Ingredients

        DIMETHICONE, WATER (AQUA), ZINC OXIDE, ALCOHOL, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, TALC, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, ISODODECANE, OCTOCRYLENE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, GLYCERIN, DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, SILICA, DEXTRIN PALMITATE, XYLITOL, PPG-17, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, STEARIC ACID, TRISODIUM EDTA, PEG/PPG-14/7 DIMETHYL ETHER, SODIUM CHLORIDE, FRAGRANCE (PARFUM), BHT, TOCOPHEROL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM METABISULFITE, CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, PRUNUS SPECIOSA LEAF EXTRACT, ROSA CANINA FRUIT EXTRACT, SODIUM ACETYLATED HYALURONATE, POTENTILLA ERECTA ROOT EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT,PHENOXYETHANOL, SOLUBLE COLLAGEN,

        Thanks 🙂

        • 9.19.19
          15mins said:

          Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens that I would avoid during pregnancy. It is ok for nursing

  191. 9.20.19
    Stevie Hale said:

    Hello , I was unfortunately using a daily moisturiser with chemical sunscreen ( and a salicylate ) nearly everyday for the first five months of my pregnancy and then one for all over my body on holiday . It just didn’t occur to me that these may not have been pregnancy safe !

    I the fact that you’ve put the time in to help women navigate the thousands of products and all their ingredients .

    Do you know what damage I could of potentially of caused ? There is little in the way of information about that on the net.

    I’m being much more scrupulous now but it’s hard not to have anxiety with wondering what I may have done to the tiny thing .

    Any advice greatly welcome .

    Many thanks

    Stevie

  192. 9.20.19
    Janice said:

    Hi Christine,

    Your posts have been very helpful! I am wondering if the following sunscreen is safe for pregnancy.

    Shiseido Perfect UV Protector Sensitive

    Ingredients:

    DIMETHICONE, ZINC OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, WATER, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, GLYCERIN, POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE, DIISOPROPYL SEBACATE, HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, CYCLOMETHICONE, PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, BIS-BUTYLDIMETHICONE POLYGLYCERYL-3, ALUMINUM DISTEARATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, PEG-6, ISOSTEARIC ACID, PEG-32, PEG/PPG-14/7 DIMETHYL ETHER, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, HYDRATED SILICA, SODIUM METAPHOSPHATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, DEXTRIN PALMITATE, STEARIC ACID, SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) FRUIT EXTRACT, TOCOPHEROL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, THYMUS SERPILLUM EXTRACT, SYZYGIUM JAMBOS LEAF EXTRACT.

    Thank you,
    Janice

    • 9.21.19
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  193. 9.24.19
    Lauren S. said:

    Hi Dr. Christine,

    Is this sunscreen pregnancy safe? Thank you so much for your help. =)

    Cetearyl Olivate/ Sorbitan Olivate/ Dimeticone/ Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter)/ Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine/ Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoxyl Hexyl Benzoate/ Octyl Triazone/ Octylmethoxycinamate/ Butilhidroxi tolueno/ Tocopheryl acetate/ Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride/ Canola Oil/ Oliva Oil/ Titanium Dioxide/ Xanthan Gum/ Dissodium EDTA/ glycerin/ Panthenol/ Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer/ Cyclomethicone and Dimethicone Crosspolymer/ Ciclimeticone/ Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol/ Aminomethylpropanol/ Water

    • 9.25.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens that I would avoid while pregnant. Ok for nursing

  194. 10.5.19
    ZiYing said:

    Hello!

    Could you help to review if the following product is pregnancy safe, please. Thanks a lot!

    #1 Rovectin Aqua Soothing UV Protector Sun Cream SPF50 + PA ++++

    purified water, cyclomethicone, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, propanediol, polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, dibutyl adipate, niacinamide, caprylmethicone, 1,2- Hexanediol, Disteadimonium hectorite, Adenosine, Tocopherol, Trehalose, Centella asiatica extract, Chia Seed Extract, Fish Herb Extract, Balloon Vine Flower / Leaves / vine Extract, Undecane, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkylcetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2dipolyhydroxystearate, Tridecane, Stearic Acid, Fructooligosaccharide, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Ethylhexylglycerine, Pullulan, Octyldodecanol, Sunflower Seed Oil non-compound, biosaccharide gum-4, magnesium sulfate, hydrogen methicone, blueweed seed oil, sunflower seed oil, lavender oil

    #2 Rovectin Double Tone-Up UV Protector Sun Cream SPF50 + PA ++++

    purified water, cyclomethicone, zinc oxide, titanium dioxide, propanediol, polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, dibutyl adipate, niacinamide, caprylmethicone, 1,2- Hexanediol, disteadimonium hectorite, magnesium sulfate, hydrogendimethicone, aluminum hydroxide, C30-45 alkylcetearyldimethicone crosspolymer, polyglyceryl-2dipolyhydroxystearate, styrene / Acrylate Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Diisostearyl Maleate, Lavender Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Iron Oxide, Octyldodecanol, Adenosine, Red Iron Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Blue With seed oil, Chia seed extract, Centella asiatica extract, Fish vinegar extract, Polyhydroxystearic acid, Fructooligosaccharide, Saccharide hydrolysate, Pullulan, Pung Tulip Flower / Leaves / Vine Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil Non-Glybate, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Tocophero

    Appreciate greatly.

    • 10.9.19
      15mins said:

      Both look ok to me

  195. 10.6.19
    Jp said:

    Hi doctor,

    Please check this product for me whether it is pregnancy safe or not. Thank u so much.

    Bare skin face and body sun mist
    INGREDIENTS: DI Water, Rose Water, Octyl Methoxycinnamate, Octyl Salicylate, Zinc Oxide, Niacinamide, Vitamin B3, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Aloe Vera Extract, Isopropyl Myristate, Phenoxythanol, Benzophenone 4, Ppg, Citric Acid, Glycerine, Matricaria Recutita, Benzophenone 3, Avobenzone, Ethyl Hexyl Triazone, Titanium Dioxide, Octocrylene, Grape Seed Oil, Fragrance, Color

    • 10.6.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens and salicylate. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

  196. 10.8.19
    Annie said:

    Hi Christine

    Would you mind having a look at the ingredients of the following sunscreen please

    Medikaid sunscreen

    Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Carnosine, Coco-Glucoside, Cera Microcristallina, Ergothioneine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyquaternium-10, Alumina, Xanthan Gum, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Coumarin, Citric Acid.

    • 10.9.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

  197. 10.13.19
    Paula said:

    Hi,

    Can you help me review these ingredients whether they’re safe for pregnancy?

    Water
    Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
    Titanium dioxide
    Aluminum hydroxide
    Lauroyl lysine
    Cyclotetrasiloxane
    Cyclopentasiloxane
    Cetyl alcohol
    Glyceryl stearate
    Ceteareth 20
    Ceteareth 12
    Cetearyl alcohol
    Cetyl palmitate
    Butylene glycol
    Bee venom
    Dimethicone
    Cetearyl dimethicone crosspolymer
    Methylsisesquioxane resin
    Niacinamide
    Alumina
    Simethicone
    Ethylhexyl methoxycrylene
    Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
    Butyrospermum parkii
    Hydrogenated dimer dilinoleyl
    Dimethylcarbonate copolymer
    Octocrylene
    Sorbitan palmitate
    Sorbitan olivate
    Benzyl alcohol
    Glyceryl caprylate
    Glyceryl undecylenate
    Iron oxides c177492
    Fragrance
    CI 77491
    CI 77499
    Bisabolol
    Tetrasodium EDTA
    Citric Acid
    Benzylidene Dimethoxydimethylidanone

    • 10.13.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this during pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreens. Not sure about that bee venom really either, but with the chemical sunscreens avoid it for sure. Ok for nursing though.

  198. 10.17.19
    LeeLoo said:

    Hi doctor, thanks for the very useful info! Can you please review the following? Thank you!

    Forever Living Protecting Day Lotion
    Ingredients:
    Aqua, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Tricaprylin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Zinc Oxide, Hemisqualane, Glycerin, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Coconut Alkanes, Stearyl Alcohol, Brassica Campestris/Aleurites Fordi Oil Copolymer, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Callus Extract, Anastatica Hierochuntica Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) seed oil, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA , Allantoin, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Ascorbic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Galactoarabinan, Hydrogenated Phosphatidylcholine, Panthenol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Gluconolactone, Pyridoxine Cyclic Phosphate, Calcium Gluconate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Myristic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate

    • 10.17.19
      15mins said:

      This looks fine

  199. 10.24.19
    dian said:

    Hello doctor, is it this product safe during pregnancy?
    1. Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence
    Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Prunus Domestica, Rosa Roxburghii Fruit Extract, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Acrylates Copolymer, Polysorbate 60, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Silica, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polystyrene, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Disodium EDTA, Xantham Gum, Alumina, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, CI 73360, CI 42090, Fragrance.
    2. ANTHELIOS TINTED MINERAL SUNSCREEN FOR FACE SPF 50

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE 11%(SUNSCREEN)

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS
    WATER • ISODODECANE • C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE • DIMETHICONE • UNDECANE • TRIETHYLHEXANOIN • ISOHEXADECANE • STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER • NYLON-12 • CAPRYLYL METHICONE • BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE • PHENETHYL BENZOATE • SILICA • TRIDECANE • DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE • DICAPRYLYL ETHER • TALC • DIMETHICONE/PEG 10/15 CROSSPOLYMER • ALUMINUM STEARATE • PENTYLENE GLYCOL • C9-15 FLUOROALCOHOL PHOSPHATE • TOCOPHEROL • PHENOXYETHANOL • STEARIC ACID • DIETHYLHEXYL SRYINGYLIDENEMALONATE • PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE • MAGNESIUM SULFATE • PEG-8 LAURATE • PEG-9 • POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID • MALTODEXTRIN • BENZOIC ACID • IRON OXIDES • PROPYLENE GLYCOL • PROPYLENE CARBONATE • CAPRYLYL GLYCOL • DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE • CASSIA ALATA LEAF EXTRACT • ALUMINA • ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE

    thank you

    • 10.26.19
      15mins said:

      #1 has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      #2 is ok for pregnancy and nursing

    • 9.16.20
      Felicia said:

      Hi. Been wanting to try this sunscreen. Do u thinks its ok for pregnancy?

      It’s Dr. G, a korean brand.
      Ingredients :
      Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Marrubium Vulgare Extract, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil Unsaponifiables, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil Unsaponifiables, Glycerin, Tagetes Erecta Flower Extract, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Pollen Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Pinus Pinaster (Maritime Pine) Bark Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Cholesterol, Phytosphingosine, Ceramide EOP, Ceramide NS, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

      • 9.16.20
        Christine said:

        Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  200. 11.12.19
    J said:

    Hi!
    Thank you for all the amazing, time consuming advice. I am becoming well versed in the good and the bad. Question, you recommended MyChelle Solar Defense in the secondary most of approved above. But the ingredients lists: Malic Acid. – Isn’t that on the bad list?
    And is ’BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE‘ different from the bad Salicylate? (It’s listed on #2 below in a reader’s question. Thank you for the clarity as always!

    • 11.16.19
      15mins said:

      Both of those are, I suspect there was either a reformulation since my last review, or some brands will have different formulations for different countries too.

  201. 12.2.19
    Sharon said:

    Hi Dr, below is Cetaphil Sun Kid ingredients. Is it ok to use for pregnant ladies?

    Aqua, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dibutyl Adipate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Pentylene Glycol, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (Nano), Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Alcohol, Cetyl Phosphate, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Decyl Glucoside, Carbomer, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, BHT, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder.

    • 12.2.19
      15mins said:

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

  202. 12.4.19
    D said:

    Hello,
    Is “La Roche-Posay Anthelios Shaka Fluid SPF50+” safe ? If not, i would be glad if you could tell me why.
    Thank you!
    Ingredients
    Aqua / Water, Alcohol Denat, Diisopropyl Sebacate, Silica, Isopropyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, C12-22 Alkyl Acrylate/Hydroxyethylacrylate Copolymer, Propanediol, Drometrizole Trisiloxane, Perlite, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid, Triethanolamine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Code F.I.L C227022/1.

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      No, it has chemical sunscreens (Ethylhexyl Triazone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Drometrizole Trisiloxane) and a salicylate (Ethylhexyl Salicylate), ok for nursing though

  203. 12.4.19
    Jane said:

    Hello doctor! I hope you will help me.
    Is this safe for pregnancy:

    1. BIODERMA MINERAL SUNSCREEN:
    DECYL OLEATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, ZINC OXIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, COCOGLYCERIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINA, TOCOPHEROL. [BI 694]

    2. AVENE MINERAL SUNSCREEN
    AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. GLYCERIN. CYCLOPENTASILOXANE. POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE. CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE. HEXYL LAURATE. ALUMINA. C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE. WATER (AQUA). C30-45 OLEFIN. CYCLOHEXASILOXANE. STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492) (CI 77491). OCTYLDODECANOL. PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE. SODIUM CHLORIDE. SODIUM MYRISTOYL GLUTAMATE. SORBIC ACID. TALC. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. XANTHAN GUM.

    Thanks a lot!

    • 12.8.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  204. 12.4.19
    M said:

    Dear Doctor,
    What do you think about this one, is it safe?

    Aqua, Dicaprylyl Ether, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Zinc Oxide, Butylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclomethicone, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cetyl PEG_PPG-10_1 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit), Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Dimethicone, Trimethoxycaprylylsilane, Magnesium Sulfate, Glycine, Hexamidine Diisethionate, Phenoxyethanol

    • 12.4.19
      M said:

      Or this one?

      DECYL OLEATE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, ZINC OXIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, COCOGLYCERIDES, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, HYDROGENATED PALM GLYCERIDES CITRATE, STEARIC ACID, ALUMINA, TOCOPHEROL. [BI 694]

      Thanks a lot!

      • 12.8.19
        15mins said:

        Looks ok!

    • 12.8.19
      15mins said:

      It is! what is it?

      • 12.9.19
        M said:

        Those are Bioderma Mineral Spf 50, and the second one is Eucerin Kinds Mineral sun lotion 30. Thanks a lot!!

  205. 12.10.19

    Hi Dr

    We live in South Africa and it is quite hard to find pregnancy safe beauty products .

    May you please let me know if the sunscreen below would be considered ‘pregnancy safe’..

    Thank you
    Elmarie

    Eli & You Sunscreen is certified by the Photobiology Laboratory, Sefako Makgatho University.

    Zinc oxide protects against UVA & UVB rays by creating a physical barrierBeeswax provides a natural waterproof barrier & locks in moistureCoconut oil promotes skin healing & blocks the damaging effects of UV rays & free radicalsCarrot seed oil has natural sun protection properties, plus it stimulates the growth & repair of damaged cellsMoringa oil is packed with protective antioxidants & rich in oleic acid, which feeds & hydrates the skin

    Ingredients

    Coco caprylate/caprate, calendula & olive leaf infused in sunfower oil, organic coconut oil, organic jojoba seed oil, organic moringa oil, organic zinc oxide, natural soft mineral beeswax, wild harvested candelilla & carnauba wax, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate isostearic acid, natural vitamin E, natural carrot seed essential oil

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  206. 12.11.19
    Esther said:

    Hi,

    thankful for your website.

    i am currently using ‘Avene’ Very High Protection Fluid SPF 50+

    Ingredients
    Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol [Nano]. Water (Aqua). Diisopropyl Adipate. Isodecyl Neopentanoate. Silica. Dicaprylyl Carbonate. Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine. Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone. Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate. Butyl Ethoxydibenzoylmethane. Potassium Cetyl Phosphate. Decyl Glucoside. 1,2-Hexanediol. C10-18 Triglycerides. Vp/Eicosene Copolymer. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer. Benzoic Acid. Butylene Glycol. Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride. Disodium Edta. Fragrance (Parfum). Glyceryl Behenate. Glyceryl Dibehenate. Glyceryl Stearate. Oxothiazolidine. Peg-100 Stearate. Propylene Glycol. Sodium Benzoate. Tocopherol. Tocopheryl Glucoside. Tribehenin. Xanthan Gum.

    Please advise if usable.

    Thanks!

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this while pregnant due to the chemical sunscreens, but it’s ok while nursing

  207. 12.11.19
    Esther said:

    hi doctor,

    please advise if the followings ingredients safe for pregnancy use

    its a taiwan/china brand primer

    Aqua, Propylene Glycol, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate Aqua Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sipropylene Glycol, Glycoproteins, Valine, Threonine, Glutamic Acid, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Orbignya Olefera Seed Oil, Tranexamic Acid, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract,m Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Saxifrage Sarmentosa Extract, Acetyl Tyrosine, Arbutin, Glutathione, 3-Aminopropyl-L-Ascobylphosphate, Hexanoyl-Tripeptide-1, Lecithin, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol Aqua, Citrus Reticulata Peel Extract, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Ceteary Alchol, Malus Domesica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Santhan Gum, Glycerin, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol Aqua, Creatine, Ceramide 3, Lecithin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lithospermum Officinal Root Extract, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Lees Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexlgklycerin, Sodum Acrylates Copolymer, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Chlorphenesin, Allantoin, Perdume, o-Cymen-5-ol

    hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks so much

    • 12.11.19
      15mins said:

      I would not use this while pregnant or nursing due to the arbutin

  208. 12.14.19
    Sisca said:

    Hi! Thankyou for the extensive research and information,

    I do have a question, i’m using this local brand that might be physical sunscreen and yet not greasy (very rare) but i’m not sure if they’re really pregnancy safe, would you take a quick look?

    CRE Marrakech Sunscreen

    Water, Methylene bis-benzotriazolil tetramethylbutyl phenol, Ethyl Hexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethoxylated fatty alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Titanium DiOxide, Stearic acid Octadecanoic Acid, Glyceryl Monostearate, Dimethicon, Cethyl Alcohol, propylene glycol, Glycerine, Sodium Lactate, DMDM Hydantoin, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Disodium Ethylenediaminetetracetatedihydrate, Fragrance oil rosa

    Thankyou so so much

    • 12.15.19
      15mins said:

      No, this is chemical sunscreens. I would avoid it in pregnancy, but ok in nursing

  209. 12.16.19
    Hang Nguyen said:

    Hello doctor,

    I’m using Australian Gold suncreen. Can you please let me know if it is safe for pregnancy? Thank you so much.

    Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, Alumina, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium Edta, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Iron Oxides, Panthenol, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymethysilsesquioxane, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Silica, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Water

    • 12.18.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

    • 3.29.20
      Natalia said:

      Hi Doctor,
      I’m using Mecca Cosmetica sunscreen
      Ingredients:
      7%w/w octocrylene, 3% w/w oxybenzone, 2,5% w/w butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, 2% w/w phenybenzimidale sulfonic acid,

      Thank you !

      • 3.29.20
        15mins said:

        This is only the list of the sunscreens in it, but it won’t be safe for pregnancy. I can’t comment on nursing safety.

  210. 12.17.19
    Anna said:

    Is this sunblock safe for pregnant women?

    CVS Health SPF 30 Zinc Sheer Lotion, 3 OZ

    water”,”C12-15 alkyl benzoate”,”styrene\/acrylates copolymer”,”caprylic\/capric triglyceride”,”dimethicone”,”phenyl trimethicone”,”cetyl PEG\/PPG-10\/1 dimethicone”,”polyhydroxystearic acid”,”glycerin”,”dipropylene glycol dibenzoate”,”cetyl dimethicone”,”silica”,”chrysanthemum parthenium (feverfew) flower\/leaf\/stem juice”,”glyceryl behenate”,”phenethyl alcohol”,”caprylyl glycol”,”acrylates\/dimethicone copolymer”,”PPG-15 stearyl ether benzoate”,”sodium chloride”,”phenoxyethanol”,”chlorphenesin

    • 12.18.19
      15mins said:

      The sunscreen ingredients aren’t listed, is this the full ingredient list?

      • 12.18.19
        Anna said:

        The active ingredient is zinc oxide.

        • 12.19.19
          15mins said:

          Good! I was worried we were missing a bunch. It’s ok for pregnancy and nursing then 🙂

    • 2.18.20
      Vivi said:

      Hi doctor,
      Could you please kindly tell me if this beautybarn sunshield is safe for pregnancy? The ingredients listed are as follow: Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Organic Glycerin (from Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruity, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (from Palm Kernel), Cetearyl Alcohol (from Vegetables), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Sodium Anisate (from Fennel), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Kaempferia Galanga (Kencur) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Piper Betle (Betle) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate (from Fruits), Benzoic Acid.

      Many thanks in advance

      • 2.19.20
        15mins said:

        This is ok!

        • 2.19.20
          Vivi said:

          Thanks so much

  211. 12.27.19
    Jen said:

    Good day Doctor, I would like to check if this item is safe during pregnancy:

    Uriage bariesun minerale
    DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE – TITANIUM DIOXIDE[NANO] – AQUA (WATER,EAU) – ZINC OXIDE[NANO] – NEOPENTYL GLYCOL DIHEPTANOATE – PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE – SODIUM CHLORIDE – BUTYLENE GLYCOL – NYLON-12 – POLYGLYCERYL-3-DIISOSTEARATE – ALUMINA – STEARIC ACID – DIMETHICONE – GLYCERIN – OCTYLDODECANOL – MAGNESIUM SULFATE – TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE – CERA ALBA (BEESWAX) – GLUCOSE – XANTHAN GUM – DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE – HYDROGENATED POLYDECENE – TOCOPHERYL ACETATE – TREHALOSE – PROPYLENE CARBONATE – ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE – CITRIC ACID

    • 12.27.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

      • 12.27.19
        Jen said:

        Thanks for your fast reply. Very helpful of =)

  212. 12.27.19
    A said:

    Hi!
    Is this sunscreen pregnancy safe?

    ** ISDIN Fusion Water SPF50+

    Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Dimethicone, Peg-8, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Tocopherol, Bht, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Citric Acid

    Thanks!!

    • 12.27.19
      15mins said:

      Unfortunately this has chemical sunscreens. ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  213. 12.29.19
    Megan said:

    Hi doctor, are you able to tell me if this is safe for pregnancy?

    Anessa Mild Milk sunscreen:

    Cyclopentasiloxane,, zinc oxide,, diisopropyl sebacate,, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer,, water,, cetyl ethylhexanoate,, pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate,, triethylhexanoin,, butylene glycol,, diethylhexyl succinate,, titanium dioxide,, dimethicone,, glycerin,, polymethylsilsesquioxane,, dextrin palmitate,, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone,, ethylhexyl triazone,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, disteardimonium hectorite,, trimethylsiloxysilicate,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, PEG/PPG-14/7 dimethyl ether,, sodium chloride,, dipotassium glycyrrhizate,, angelica acutiloba root extract,, thymus serpyllum extract,, rosa roxburghii fruit extract,, sodium hyaluronate,, PEG-10 dimethicone,, aluminum hydroxide,, stearic acid,,

    Thank you!

    • 12.29.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry, this has chemical sunscreens. ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 1.4.20
        wawa said:

        hello there, i see you posted skinceuticals ultimate spf 30 is included in the pictures that shows safe to use during pregnancy, but in other article you said it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy? so it’s best recommend not to use it during pregnancy?

        • 1.4.20
          15mins said:

          Sometimes things update in between the posts like this where it is a product roundup and the brand page’s latest update. I’m sorry, i simply can’t redo every image on my site when there are updates. Please only look at the lists and EVERY post has a date. The most recent date is the most updated. Brands love to do frequent reformulations.

  214. 1.16.20
    Maddy said:

    Hello, I’d like some help checking this list of ingredients for SunSense Sensitive SPF50+ Sunscreen:

    ABIL WE 09 (ARTG No 2212) ALUMINIUM OXIDE
    C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE CASTOR OIL – HYDROGENATED CETYL DIMETHICONE CYCLOMETHICONE NICOTINAMIDE
    PARAFFIN – LIGHT LIQUID POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID
    SODIUM METHYL HYDROXYBENZOATE SODIUM PROPYL HYDROXYBENZOATE STEARIC ACID
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE
    WATER – PURIFIED
    ZINC OXIDE

    Thank you so much! Your website has been very helpful to me.

    • 1.16.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  215. 1.16.20
    Phebe said:

    Thank you for the wonderful informations. Please check Is it ok to use for pregnant ladies?
    Acne-UV gel sunscreen
    Ingredients: diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Octyl Methoxycinnamte, Titanium Dioxide & Silica & Dimethicone, Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidene Malonate, Cyclopentasiloxane & Dimethicone Crosspolymer & Dimethicone & Fragrance

    • 1.16.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens. It’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  216. 1.16.20
    Aaradhana said:

    Hello doctor, is this product safe during pregnancy?

    Frulaatte vitamin C moisturizing cream.
    Ingredients:
    Water (Aqua), Isononylisononanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol & Cetearyl Glucoside, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin & Hydroxypropyl Cvclodextrin & Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Squalene, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Hexylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Myristyl Myristate, Silica, Butylene Glycol & Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract & Oleanolic Acid, Cetearyl Ollvate & Sorbitan Olivate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Fragrance, Dehydroacetic Acid & Benzoic Acid & Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile) Extract, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopherol (Vit. E), Allantoin, Tetrasodium EDTA

    • 1.16.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  217. 1.16.20
    Christina said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Is this product safe to use during pregnancy?

    Product Name: Suntique I’m Pure Cica Suncream
    Ingredient List: Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dibutyl Adipate, Caprylyl Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Pentylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate,P ullulan, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Madecassoside, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Cyclomethicone, Undecane, Tridecane, Tocopherol, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone

    • 1.17.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  218. 1.17.20
    Nurulhuda said:

    Hello Doctor, is this sunscreen safe for pregnancy? Thank you in advance!

    Bioessence Bio Energy Complex
    Bio-Water
    Sensitive pH

    Sunscreen SPF50+PA++
    Hydrating

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol Denat, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Benzophenone-3, Butylene Glycol, Phospholipids, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Stearic Acid, Aluminium Hydroxide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Aluminium Stearate, Propanediol, Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Carbomer, Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide, Euglena Gracilis Extract, Glycerin, Tocopherol, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Allantoin, Disodium Edta

    • 1.18.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens that I would avoid during pregnancy. Ok for nursing.

  219. 1.21.20
    Michelle said:

    Hi. Can you say if this is ok? Elf beauty shield with spf 50
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Zinc Oxide (nano) 25%

    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Cyclopentasiloxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Water (Aqua), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Silica, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Beta-Carotene, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vc), Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Chloride

    MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)

    • 1.25.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok

  220. 2.2.20
    Victoria Ferrara said:

    Hello Doctor,

    Was wondering if this tinted moisturizer with sunscreen by W3ll People is pregnancy and nursing safe! Thank you so much!

    Active Ingredients:
    Zinc Oxide 20%

    Other Ingredients:
    Water, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Silica, Castor (Ricinus Communis) Oil, Glycerin, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Magnesium Sulfate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Gluconolactone, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil

    Contains 1% or less of each of the following: Tocopheryl Acetate, Isoamyl Laurate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil*, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Benzoate, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Tribehenin, Punica Granatum (Pomegrante) Seed Oil*, Bisabolol, Isoamyl Cocoate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Phytic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Ceramide NG, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Panax Quinquefolium Root Extract*, Calcium Gluconate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextin, Algae Extract, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12

    *Certified Organic

    May Contain (±): Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499)

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      This has gluconolactone, which I would avoid in pregnancy and nursing

  221. 2.4.20
    Amy said:

    Hi,

    Would you please tell me if Sukin Sunscreen with these ingredients is safe for pregnancy?
    Active: Zinc Oxide 210mg/g Inactives: Aqua, Isoamyl Laurate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Isostearate, Xanthan Gum, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Sucrose Cocoate, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract

    • 2.7.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

      • 2.11.20
        Amy said:

        Thank you very much : )

  222. 2.4.20
    Chantel said:

    Hello!

    I am based in the UK and was wondering if this would be a pregnancy safe facial sunscreen:

    https://www.net-a-porter.com/gb/en/product/1200552/Susanne_Kaufmann/face-broad-spectrum-protection-sunscreen-spf30–50ml

    Ingredients: Aqua Purificata (Water) Zinc Oxide Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Coco-Caprylate Pentylene Glycol Nat. Jojoba Esters Lactic Acid Cetearyl Olivate Polyhydroxystearic Acid Sorbitan Olivate Cetearyl Alcohol Ectoin Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract Tocopheryl Acetate Xanthan Gum Glycerin Squalane Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract Carrageenan Polygonum Aviculare Extract Alcohol Plant Tocopherol Cardiospermum Halicacabum Extract Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil Potassium Sorbate Sodium Benzoate Parfum (Fragrance From Natural Scents

    Thanks so much!

    • 2.7.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  223. 2.10.20
    Issa said:

    Hello, Doctor!
    What do you think of Korean Mineral Sunscreens? Generally, are they OK to use for pregnancy if they say they’re Mineral?

    I’d like to know if this is okay. This is the MAKE P:REM UV DEFENSE ME BLUE RAY SUN SCREEN SPF 50+ PA ++++

    Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Betula Alba Juice, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Hyaluronate

    Super appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      They’re not always safe, they include ingredients to avoid just as often as non-Korean products.
      This product looks ok to me

      • 2.11.20
        Issa said:

        Thanks so much for replying to all of us! X

  224. 2.10.20
    Amy said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Would you please check the ingredient list of Dermobay Sunscreen? Is it safe for pregnancy?

    Ingredients:
    Water, Caprylyl dimethicone ethoxy, Glucoseide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Cyclomethicone, C12-15, Alkyl benzoate, Glycerin, Zinc oxide, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Cetyl dimethicone, Silica dimethyl silylate, Aluminium/Magnesium hydroxide stearate, Corn starch modified, Sodium chroride, Tocopheryl acetate, Iron oxides (CI 77499), Alumina, Propylene, Glycol, Ethylparaben, Simethicone, phenoxyethanol, Iron oxides (CI 77492), Allantoin, Fragrance (Parfum), Iron oxides (CI 77491), Methylparaben, Limonene, Linalool, Butylphenyl, Methylpropional, Methylpropional, Hexylcinnamal, Citral.

  225. 2.17.20
    Lin said:

    Hi , may I know if this product is pregnancy safe ? They mentioned it’s a physical sunscreen.

    But there’s a few other ingredients and essential oils that I’m not sure if they are pregnancy safe. Thank u for helping to look through.

    Full list:
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Glycerin, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Dipropylene Glycol, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Niacinamide, 1,2-Hexanediol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Stearic Acid, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lauroyl Lysine, Disodium EDTA, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Adenosine, Ceramide NP.

    https://sigiskin.com/products/sunscreen#shopify-product-reviews

    • 2.18.20
      15mins said:

      This looks ok to me

  226. 2.17.20
    Maria Coney said:

    Hi is this tarte mineral SPF I would greatly appreciate your feedback.

    Ingredients: Polymethylsilsesquioxane, silica, jojoba esters, caprylyl glycol, alumina, sodium dehydroacetate, phenoxyethanol, vanillin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hexylene glycol, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, aluminum dimyristate, triethoxycaprylylsilane, disodium stearoyl glutamate, mica, iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), zinc Oxide (CI 77947), titanium dioxide (CI 77891).

    • 2.17.20
      15mins said:

      This part of the list looks ok, do they list anything else? The zinc and titanium dioxide are listed at the end, which should indicate they’re in the lowest %…. I just want to make sure there isn’t anything listed separately under active ingredients.

      • 2.17.20
        Maria Coney said:

        formulated without:

        parabens
        mineral oil
        phthalates
        sodium lauryl sulfates
        gluten

        This is what it says after the list of ingredients

        • 2.18.20
          15mins said:

          sounds ok then

  227. 2.19.20
    Vivi said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Thank you so much for creating this page, it has bern such a great help to me. Could you please kindly help me to cheek if these products are Ok for pregnancy? Thank you very much in advance.

    1. Colorescience SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ BRUSH-ON SHIELD SPF 50
    Ingredients are:
    Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%
    Inactive Ingredients:
    Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Water, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercus Robur (Oak) Wood Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Maltodextrin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-4, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    2. Beauty barn mom- sunshield essence, ingredients are : Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Organic Glycerin (from Vegetable), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruity, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (from Palm Kernel), Cetearyl Alcohol (from Vegetables), Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Sodium Levulinate (from Corn), Sodium Anisate (from Fennel), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Organic Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil, Kaempferia Galanga (Kencur) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Piper Betle (Betle) Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate (from Fruits), Benzoic Acid. https://beautybarnindonesia.com/products/beautybarnmom-sunshieldessence

    Many thanks in advance

    • 2.19.20
      15mins said:

      #1 is a powder and you don’t need to worry about that (ingredients are fine anyways)
      #2 is also ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 2.19.20
        Vivi said:

        Many thanks Doc, thank you so much for being such a great help

  228. 2.19.20
    cheav said:

    Hi Doctor. Is this sunscreen safe during pregnancy?
    DERMA BY WS
    Advanced Sun Water Cream Gel SPF50+ PA+++
    Ingredients: Aqua, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water,
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Butylene Glycol,
    Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone,
    Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyacrylamide

    • 2.20.20
      15mins said:

      With the chemical sunscreens it’s ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  229. 2.20.20
    Apple said:

    Hi there, thank you so much for your articles on pregnancy beauty. This has been so helpful!

    I tried searching for Beauty Counter, which is a clean beauty brand but didn’t see it. Specifically, I wanted to know if this sunscreen was okay to use for pregnancy:

    Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
    https://www.beautycounter.com/product/countersun-mineral-sunscreen-lotion-spf-30

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 19%

    Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Nonanoate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/Polyhydroxystearate/Sebacate, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Magnesium Sulfate, Beeswax, Phenoxyethanol, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Decylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, 1,2-Hexanediol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Eschscholzia Californica Leaf Cell Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract.

  230. 2.21.20
    Alisa said:

    Hello, Doctor, love your site, thank you for giving information about safe ingredients and actual products to choose. I have ordered a sunscreen Coola Sun silk lotion and currently pregnant. Can you , please, tell if ingredients are safe? I don’t quite understand if “Jasminum Sambac Leaf cells extract is safe?
    Zinc Oxide 15 %, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Didecyldimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Jasminum Sambac Leaf Cell Extract, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, PEG-7 Trimethylolpropane Coconut Ether, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyisobutene, Polyquaternium-80, Propanediol, Schinus Molle Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Extract

    • 2.21.20
      15mins said:

      To me that sounds like they basically made leaf juice? I think it’s likely safe 🙂

  231. 2.29.20
    Eve said:

    Hi doc i cant find the list of products listed in the place im staying.

    Is this suitable during pregnancy?

    Skinlabs Natural Active Sunscreen SPF 50+

    Aqua, Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco Glucoside, Sodium Polyacrylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Cetearyl Glucoside, Oxokerite, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol and Ethylexylglycerin

    • 3.1.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  232. 2.29.20
    Eve said:

    hi doc ,
    I come across this in my mart today is this suitable for pregnant women?

    Cancer council sensitive sunscreen 50spf+

    Ingredients+
    Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide 5% w/w, Bemotrizinol 2.5% w/w, Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol 2.5% w/w, 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor 1% w/w

    Preservatives: Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol

    • 2.29.20
      15mins said:

      No, it has chemical sunscreens. I can’t comment on nursing safety as this is only a partial ingredient list, but it isn’t pregnancy safe.

  233. 3.1.20
    Suzan said:

    Hello Dr,

    Thank you for all your advice on this website. I am 5 moths pregnant and have found the information you provide invaluable. I recently purchased Suntegrity Impeccable Skin Moisturizing Face Sunscreen by accident, instead of the 5 in 1 tinted moisturizer. Are these ingredients safe?

    zinc-oxide (non-nano), aloe barbadensis leaf juice, purified water, caprylic/capric triglyceride, c13-15 alkane, glycerin, lauroyl lysine, polyglyceryl-2 oleate, polyhydroxystearic acid, c12-15 alkyl benzoate, stearalkonium hectorite, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, dipalmitoyl hydroxyproline, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocopherol, kappaphycus alvarezii extract, caesalpinia spinosa fruit extract, melanin, bisabolol, hyaluronic acid, camellia sinensis leaf extract, phospholipids, polyglyceryl-2 stearate, sodium chloride, propylene carbonate, isopropyl titanium triisostearate, titanium dioxide (c.i.77891), iron oxides (c.i.77492, c.i. 77491, c.i.77499)

    Thank you,
    Suzan

    • 3.1.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  234. 3.2.20
    Tanya said:

    Hello Doctor,
    Is this product safe during pregnancy?
    Pai Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30

    Ingredients:
    Aqua – Purified Water
    Zinc Oxide (21%) – Mineral UV Filter
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Emollient
    Cetearyl Alcohol – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
    Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil – Karanja Oil
    Glycerin – Organic Derived Vegetable Glycerine
    Dodecane – Emollient
    Coco Glucoside – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
    Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Callus Culture – Cotton Extract
    Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil* – Jojoba Oil
    Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
    Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax – Sunflower Seed Wax
    Polyhydroxystearic Acid – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
    Acacia Senegal Gum – Gum Arabic
    Decane – Emollient
    Bentonite – Stabilizing Clay
    Xanthan Gum – Xanthan Gum
    Lecithin – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
    C18-21 Alkane – Emollient
    Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract* – Vanilla Extract
    Diethyl Sebacate – Emollient
    Isostearic Acid – Naturally Derived Emulsifier
    Tocopherols – Natural Vitamin E
    Beta-sitosterol – Naturally Derived Stabiliser
    Citric Acid – pH Regulator
    Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil* – Mandarin Oil
    Squalene – Emollient
    Quartz – Quartz
    Benzyl Alcohol – Benzyl Alcohol
    Lactic Acid – pH Regulator
    Sodium Hydroxide – pH Regulator
    Phenethyl Alcohol – Multifunctional Skin Conditioner
    Limonene – Naturally Occurring in Essential Oil
    Linalool – Naturally Occurring in Essential Oil

    Thank you

    • 3.2.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  235. 3.3.20
    Fai said:

    Hi Doc.

    I’m still struggling in finding the right and safe skincare to use during this pregancy. There are so many options. And most of my Innisfree products are not safe for pregnancy because of arbutin 🙁

    Do you mind to check this sunscreen ingredients? I’m not using any sunscreen right now, and it’s not good.

    It’s from Some by Mi.

    Water, cetyl ethylhexanoate, butylene glycol, glycerin, dipropylene glycol, zinc oxide, silica, 1,2-hexanediol, niacinamide, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf water, titanium dioxide(ci 77891), sodium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, stearic acid, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel oil, lauroyl lysine, disodium EDTA, acrylates/c10-30 lkyl acrylate crosspolymer, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil, adenosine, centella asiatica extract, artemisia vulgaris extract, caprylyl glycol, madecassoside, asiaticoside, asiatic acid, madecassic acid.

    Thank you so much.

    • 3.4.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  236. 3.6.20
    Arular said:

    Hi!

    While you already have a Cotz product up there, I was wondering if this was safe for use during pregnancy as well. Thank you!
    CoTz Flawless Complexion SPF 50

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 20% (Sunscreen) Inactive Ingredients: C Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1-Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Iron Oxide, Methicone, Microcrystalline Wax, PEG-10 Dimethicone, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearate Acid, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Chloride, Stearyl Dimethicone, Tetrahexadecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water.

    • 3.6.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  237. 3.7.20
    Angela said:

    Hi doctor,

    Wondering is this product safe during pregnancy?
    Sun Bum-Broad Spectrum SPF50

    Active Ingredients:
    Avobenzone 3.00%, Homosalate 5.00%, Octisalate 3.00%, Octocrylene 2.75%, Oxybenzone 4.00%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Behenyl Alcohol, BHT, Butyloctyl, Salicylate, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Capramide, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrated Silica,Methylisothiazolinone, PEG-100 Stearate, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Polyester-8, Sodium Polyacrylate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trideceth-6, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Water, Xanthan Gum

    Thank you!

    • 3.8.20
      15mins said:

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

  238. 3.8.20
    Nurul said:

    Hi, Doc!
    Is it safe for pregnancy?

    Vivlas blacktea vital sunblock spf 50+/ PA+++

    Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate Ethylhexyl Ethylhexanoate, Octocrylene, Tromethamine, Stearyl Alcohol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate , Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Polymethyl Methacrylate Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose Sorbitan Isostearate, Polysorbate 60, Disodium EDTA, Saccharomyces/Grape Ferment Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Squalane, Tagetes Erecta Flower Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum, (Tomato) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Xanthan Gum Lactobacillus/Wasabia Japonica Root Ferment Extract, Lactobacillus/Punica Granatum Fruit Fermnent Extract, Lactobacillus/Acerola Cherry Ferment, Lactobacillus/Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Ferment Filtrate, Origanum Vulgare Leaf Extract, Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Extract, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Saccharomyces/Xylinum/Black Tea Ferment, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Serine, Alanine, Proline, Sodium Phosphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Perfume

    Thank You!

    • 3.8.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens and willow bar (which counts as a salicylate), so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  239. 3.10.20
    Lucy said:

    Hi!
    Thank you for your advice! Is this safe for pragnancy?

    HELIOCARE® 360° Mineral Fluid SPF 50+
    Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide (nano), Titanium Dioxide (nano), Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Dibutyl Adipate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Nylon-12, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Cyclohexasiloxane, Magnesium Sulfate, Phenoxyethanol, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, Ferulic Acid, Ca_eic Acid, Physalis Angulata Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Melanin, Camelia Sinensis Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenyl Triacetate, Parfum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ethyl Linoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Oleyl Alcohol, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Glyceryl Stearate, Disodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, Oxothiazolidine, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Limonene.

    Thank you

    • 3.10.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine 🙂

  240. 3.13.20
    Yea said:

    Good day, dr. Could you please help me to review these 2 products? Are the safe for pregnancy?

    1) Make P:rem UV Defense Me. Blue Ray Sun Cream SPF50+ PA++++
    Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Pentylene Glycol, Magnesium Sulfate, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Betula Alba Juice, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Hyaluronate

    2) Make P:rem UV Defense Me. Blue Ray Sun Fluid SPF50+ PA++++

    Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Propanediol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Salvia Hispanica (Chia) Seed Extract, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Pullulan, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Betula Platyphylla Japonica Juice, Dipropylene Glycol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Rubus Arcticus Callus Extract, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Nymphaea Alba (White Water Lily) Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Glucose, Tocopherol, Sodium Hyaluronate

    Thank you very much😊

    • 3.14.20
      15mins said:

      Both look ok to me!

  241. 3.14.20
    Chan chan said:

    Dear Doctor,

    Sincere thanks to Doctor for reading and advising me on this question. I plan to get pregnant this year and I am very interested in sunscreen for pregnant women. However, there are sunscreens that you mentioned on the website are quite difficult to buy in Vietnam, so please advise me whether this sunscreen can be used for pregnant women or not because This company has introduced this is a physical sunscreen. And I would like to ask about the company’s shampoo and conditioner products as follows:

    1. THINK NATURE NO – SEBUM SUN CREAM 50ML

    Octyldodecanol, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Dibutyl Ethylhexanoyl Glutamide, Dibutyl Lauroyl Glutamide, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Acrylates Copolymer,Ceresin, Dibutyl Adipate, Dextrin Palmitate, Silica, Polyethylene, Axit Polyhydroxystearic, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Rose tangerine peel oil, Bergamot essential oil, Orange essential oil, Black elderberry oil, Jasmine wax, Evening primrose extract, Long leaf pine needles extract, Forest kudzu root extract, Elm tree root extract Japan, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Water, Butylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol.

    2. Himalaya Pink Salt Think Nature Shampoo
    Aqua, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Cocamide Mea, Natri Lauroyl Glutamate, Lauryl Betaine, Decyl Glucoside, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Natri Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Orange essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Rose tangerine peel oil, Lavender essential oil, Salicylic Acid, Panthenol, Sodium Benzoate, Kali Sorbate.

    3. Himalaya Pink Salt Think Nature Hair Conditioner
    Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Butylen Glycol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Orange essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Peppermint essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Rose tangerine peel oil, Lavender essential oil, Steartrimonium Chloride, Glyceryl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Zinc Pyrithione, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Naphthalenesulfonate, Axit Citric, Arginine.

    I contacted this brand to ask about the safety of these products for pregnant women, because I found Butyloctyl Salicylate in Think nature sunscreen, and Salicylic Acid in shampoos and conditioners, but The company claims that the three products are 100% safe for pregnant women because the % of the above chemical is very small, does not affect anything on pregnancy. The brand also launched many activities for pregnant women in Vietnam, and thousands of pregnant women in Vietnam participated in using these products..

    However, when reading doctor’s site, I was quite worried because you repeatedly said these substances should not be used for pregnant women. I look forward to the advice of yours in these 3 products. Sincerely thank you very much. Hope you have a good day.

    • 3.14.20
      15mins said:

      #1 has a salicylate, so not for pregnancy but ok for nursing.
      The shampoo has salicylic acid so also ok for nursing not pregnancy
      Hair conditioner isn’t one you need to worry about, your hair can’t absorb anything.

      In the US we don’t look at how much is in these things, if it’s there we advise to avoid during pregnancy.

      • 3.15.20
        Chan chan said:

        Dear Doctor

        I have just found another sunscreen of this brand, which is committed to being 100% physical and mineral sunscreen and usable for pregnant women. I also do not see salicylate or salicylic acid in the ingredients. However, I do not believe in the company’s commitment and only believe in the advice of yours, please kindly review the ingredients and give me advice, with the following ingredients, can I safely use during pregnancy or not:

        Aqua/Water, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Butylene Glycol, Acrylates Copolymer, Alcohol, Axit Polyhydroxystearic, Beheneth-25, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Rose tangerine essential oil, Bergamot essential oil, Orange essential oil, Black elderberry essential oil, Jasmine wax, Evening primrose extract, Long-leaf pine needles extract, Forest cassava root extract, Japanese elm root extract, 1,2-Hexanediol.

        Besides, I’d love to say thank you to you. I just got to know your website yesterday, and this is a real treasure for those who are preparing or being pregnant. I know which products are safe for myself and my babe’s health. I am currently using La Roche – Posay products, including Effaclar Gel Facial Wash for Oily Skin, Micellar Water Ultra, Serozinc Face Mist, Ultra-Fine Face Scrub, and I have seen your confirm these products are safe for pregnancy, I feel more secure and safer than ever. I just need to find out a standard and safe sunscreen product for pregnant women, which many types that you have proposed is difficult to find in Vietnam or it will be easy to buy fake goods. I am very worried and hope to find a suitable sun protection soon.

        Thank you very much, Doctor. I look forward to your reply <3

        • 3.15.20
          15mins said:

          This product looks ok to me! 🙂

  242. 3.14.20
    EG said:

    Trader Joe’s zinc oxide sunscreen , safe ? It’s the best mineral sunscreen I’ve used been looking for years

    Active: Zinc oxide 20.5%. Inactive: Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Glycerin, Sorbitan Laurate, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Sodium Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate, Lauryl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Dilauryl Citrate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Phytate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Aloe Barbendensis Leaf Juice, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Populus Tremuloides Bark Extract, Tocopherol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Gluconolactone, Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Bambusa Arundinacea Stem Extract.

    • 3.14.20
      15mins said:

      It’s ok 🙂

      • 3.14.20
        Eg said:

        Great! Is this ok too?:

        Blue lizard sensitive face

        ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide 1.0%, Zinc Oxide 7.8% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Beeswax, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Caffeine, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Cyclomethicone, Dimethoxydiphenylsilane, Isostearyl Alcohol, Laureth-7, Lauryl PEG/PPG 18/18 Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Purified Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane

        • 3.14.20
          15mins said:

          This is fine

  243. 3.14.20
    Rae said:

    Is this sunscreen safe?

    Soleil Toujours Organic Set + Protect micro mist SPF 30

    Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%

    Abies Siberica Needle Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Aurantifolia Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citrus Grandis Peel Oil, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata Leaf Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Ethyl Vanillin, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Ferula Galbaniflua Oil, Glycerin, Hyaluronic Acid, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Mentha Piperita Stem/Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis Leaf Oil, Myristica Fragrans Kernel Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Polyester-8, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea Oil, Santalum Spicata Wood Oil, SD Alcohol 40-B, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Thymus Vulgaris Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethyl Citrate, VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Vanillin, Water

    • 3.15.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens so ok for nursing not pregnancy

      • 3.15.20
        Rae said:

        Thank you!!
        How about this one?

        Soleil Toujours
        100% Mineral Sunscreen for Face SPF 45 (1.35 fl. oz.)

        Titanium Dioxide 4.8%, Zinc Oxide 5.0%

        Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Aqua (water), Bisabolol, Camellia Oleifera (green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Chondrus Crispus, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantifolia Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata Leaf Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Oil, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Geraniol, Glucose, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Magnesium Sulfate, Mentha Piperita Stem/leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis Leaf Oil, Methylpropanediol, Myristica Fragrans Kernel Oil, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, Panthenol, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea Oil, Santalum Spicata Wood Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis, (jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Bonzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Thymus Vulgaris Oil, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ubiquinone, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (grape) Seed Oil, Zinc Stearate. *Organic Sunscreen Ingredients

        • 3.15.20
          15mins said:

          This is good!

  244. 3.17.20
    Jasmin said:

    Dear Doctor,

    After researching like crazy and trying to overhaul my skincare routine, it’s hard to find sunscreens that look good on a deeper skintone.

    Please let me know if these two make it in!

    Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen
    Ingredients:
    Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (10%), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (3%), Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (2.5%), Aqua, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Nylon 6/12, Ceteareth-20, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Silica, Saccharide Isomerate, Decyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Parfum, Triethanolamine, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, l-carnosine, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499

    PURITO Centella Green Level Unscented Sun (Korean)
    Ingredients:
    Water, Butylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Dibutyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Triazone,
    Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Cetearyl Olivate, Cetearyl Alcohol,
    Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Sorbitan Stearate,Centella Asiatica Extract(4315ppm), Madecassoside,Asiaticoside, Madecassic Acid, Asiatic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Disodium EDTA, Adenosine,
    Hyaluronic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopherol

    Thank you so much for all this information 🙂

    • 3.17.20
      15mins said:

      #1 has chemical sunscreens and #2 has those and a salicylate. I would avoid in pregnancy but ok for nursing

      • 3.18.20
        Jasmin Javier said:

        Thank you so much for taking the time to reply!

  245. 3.18.20
    Yea said:

    Good day, dr. Could you please help me to review this sunscreen? Is it safe for pregnancy? It has some changes in ingredients as this is the latest version I got, so would like to know if it is safe.

    1) make p:rem UV defense me. Blue ray sun cream
    Water, Cyclomethicone, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891),Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dibutyl Adipate, Ca prylyl Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Stearic Acid, Fructooligosaccharides, Saccharide Hydrolysate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pullulan, Octyldodecanol, Centella Asiatica Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Salvia Hispanica Seed Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Betula Alba Juice, Dipropylene Glycol, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Xylitylglucoside, Sodium Palmitoyl Proline, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract, Butylene Glycol, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Glucose, Tocopherol
    Thank you for your help.

    • 3.19.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  246. 3.20.20
    Jacelyn said:

    Hi Doctor,

    May I know is below sunscreen product suitable for pregnancy?

    1. Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Water (Aqua), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprate, Squalane, Talc, Cetyl-pg Hydroxyethyl Palmitamide, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Methicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Glycerin, Aluminum Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Petrolatum, Peg-3 Dimethicone, Dextrin Palmitate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Dimethicone/vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysorbate 60, Thujopsis Dolabrata Branch Extract, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Bht

    2. Deionized Water, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Ethylhexyl Methoxycynnamate, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Titanium Dioxide, Isopropyl Myristate, Ginseng (Panax Ginseng) Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Ganoderma Atrum Extract, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Polyacrylamide (and) C13-14 Isoparaffin (and) Laureth-7, Sodium Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloyldimetyl Taurate Copolymer, Thanakha (Limonia Acidissima) Extract, Licorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra) Extract, Pomelo (Citrus Grandis) Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Propylparaben, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Fragrance, Ascorbic Acid.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Thank You

    • 3.21.20
      15mins said:

      #1 is ok
      #2 has chemical sunscreens so ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 3.21.20
        Jacelyn said:

        Thank you so much ❤️
        You’re really great at what you’re doing!

  247. 3.21.20
    Rae said:

    Hey doc!
    Is this sunscreen safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding?

    EltaMD
    UV Replenish Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 (2 oz.)

    Ingredients
    Active: Zinc, 10%; Titanium, 5.5.%.

    Inactive: Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C15-19 Alkane, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Dimethicone, Sorbitan Olivate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sodium Hyaluronate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate.

    Thanks!

  248. 3.26.20
    Cesarina said:

    Hello Doctor,

    Are these products safe to use during pregnancy?

    1. The Perfect Sunscreen by Consonant
    Water, Zinc Oxide & Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba Oil) & Glyceryl Isostearate & Polyhydroxy stearic acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Titanium Dioxide & Aluminum Hydroxide & Lauric Acid, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil (Grapeseed Oil), Glycerin, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil (Rice Bran Oil), Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Cetearyl Olivate / Sorbitan Olivate, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil (Olive Oil) & Curcuma Longa Root (Tumeric Root) & Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) & Calendula Officinalis Flower (Marigold) & Ginkgo Biloba, Cetearyl Alcohol, Benzyl Alcohol & Salicylic Acid & Glycerin & Sorbic Acid, Citric Acid, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil (Sea Buckthorn Oil), Citrus Paradisi Oil (Grapefruit Oil), Mica Powder, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil (Buriti Oil), Xanthan Gum, Iron Oxide Yellow, Potassium Sorbate, Tapioca Starch, Iron Oxide Red, Iron Oxide Black.

    Active: Titanium Dioxide 6%; Zinc Oxide 10%.
    100% Natural.

    2. HydrExtreme by Consonant
    Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide, Vegetable Glycerine.

    Thank you so much

    • 3.26.20
      15mins said:

      #1 has salicylic acid, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy.
      #2 is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  249. 3.28.20
    Diana said:

    Hello doctor,
    Can you please tell me if this sunscreen is pregnancy safe? Thank you in advance!

    PAI SKINCARE – Hello Sunshine Sensitive Sunscreen SPF 30

    Aqua – Purified Water, Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Glycerin, Dodecane, Coco Glucoside, Gossypium Herbaceum (Cotton) Callus, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Acacia Senegal Gum, Decane, Bentonite, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, C18-21 Alkane, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract*, Diethyl Sebacate, Isostearic Acid, Tocopherols – Natural Vitamin E, Beta-sitosterol, Citric Acid, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil*, Squalene, Quartz, Benzyl Alcohol, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenethyl Alcohol, Limonene, Linalool

    Thank you,
    Diana

    • 3.29.20
      15mins said:

      This part looks ok, but you’re missing the active sunscreen ingredients.

      • 4.4.20
        Diana said:

        Is not the zinc oxide the active ingredient? Should there be more or others? Thank you in advance for your reply.

        • 4.6.20
          15mins said:

          Sometimes but not always, the ingredients they depend upon for the SPF value should be listed under active ingredients and they’ll sometimes put others in the full ingredient list. Not all readers copy and paste the active ingredients if they’re there so I usually mention it just in case

          • 4.7.20
            Diana said:

            Thank you for your reply doctor.

            This is what I found: Zinc Oxide (21%) – Mineral UV Filter, and is listed as the second ingredient.
            Do you think is this ok? I mean, would I get enough sun protection using this product?

            Thank you in advance.

          • 4.7.20
            15mins said:

            You would! It’s ok 🙂

  250. 3.30.20
    Jasmin said:

    How much sunscreen do you put on your face? 1/4 tsp is the standard but it seems like so much. Do you reapply every two hours? What if you’re wearing makeup? Do you take it all off and reapply sunscreen+makeup during the day (I don’t know if anyone has the time for that).

  251. 4.8.20
    Kara said:

    Hi! Wanted your thoughts on these if you don’t mind 🙂

    Thinkbaby: Active ingredients Zinc Oxide (20%) (Non-Nano)

    Purified Water (0), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Extract, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (0), Sorbitan Stearate (Coconut Based) (1), Methyl Abietate (Pine Wood Resin) (0), Vegetable Glycerin (0), Cetyl Dimethicone (0), Hydrogenated Castor Oil (0), Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt) (0), Sunflower Oil (0), Jojoba Oil (0), Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (0), Tocopherols (Vitamin E) (1), Olive Oil (0), Raspberry Seed Oil (0), Cranberry Seed Oil (0), Hyaluronic Acid (Made From Vegetable) (0), Glucose Oxidase & Lactoperoxidase (0), Currant (0), Citrus Paradisi (0) (Skin Deep Ratings Subject To Change).

    And both of these Neutrogena sunscreens I wanted to double check since some companies reformulate since the post is 2yrs old.

    Neutrogena Pure & Free Baby Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50
    Active ingredients: Zinc Oxide (21.6%). Inactive ingredients

    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

    Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Sunscreen Lotion – SPF 50
    Active ingredients :Zinc Oxide (21.6%
    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

    And do you have a recommendation on just face sunscreen? Or if these are ok they will work fine? Thank you, thank you!

  252. 4.9.20
    Siriporn Taokaew said:

    Hello doctor,
    Is the product below safe for pregnancy and nursing?

    Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++
    Ingredients
    Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cross-polymer of (lauryl methacrylate / sodium methacrylate), alkyl benzoate (C12-15), bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoate, dimethicone, ethylhexyl triazone , Dimethylsilylated silica, DPG, xylitol, dextrin palmitate, (acrylates / alkyl (C10-30)) crosspolymer, (dimethicone / vinyldimethicone) crosspolymer, polysilicone-9, glyceryl stearate, AMP, Vinyl dimethicone / methicone silsesquioxane) crosspolymer, agar, isoceteth-20, alkyl (C30-45) methicone, polyvinyl alcohol, olefin (C30-45), sodium hydroxide BG, PG, hyaluronic acid Na, royal jelly, orange fruit extract, grapefruit fruit extract, lemon fruit extract, phenoxyethanol, EDTA-2Na, BHT, perfume

    Thank you very much

    • 4.9.20
      15mins said:

      This has a chemical sunscreen. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

  253. 4.9.20
    Julia said:

    Hi again, and thanks again for providing this hard to find information for everyone!

    Sun Bum Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion

    Zinc Oxide 20.0%, Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Fragrance, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Coco-Glucoside, Tocopherol, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Bisabolol, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid.

    • 4.9.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 4.9.20
        Julia said:

        Bummer. I hope you don’t mind checking one more 🙂 Thanks!!

        Sun Bum Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Lotion

        Titanium Dioxide 5.3%, Zinc Oxide 2.4%, Casecyclopentasiloxane, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer,Polyamide-5, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Polysilicone-11, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,Tocopherol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Propylene Carbonate, Silica Silylate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone

        • 4.9.20
          15mins said:

          This is fine

  254. 4.17.20
    Christina said:

    Hi,

    Can you please let me know if my sunbetter® TONE SMART SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact is safe to use during pregnancy?

    Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide 8.4%, Zinc Oxide 10.0%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    1,2-Hexanediol, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Alumina, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Bisabolol, Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Sterols, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cerium Oxide, Cetylhydroxyproline Palmitamide, Dimethicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexyldecanol, Himanthalia Elongata Extract, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Laureth-25, Laureth-3, Mica, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Ozokerite, Phenethyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Plankton Extract, Polyethylene, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Silica, Simethicone, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tribehenin, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Water, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract.

    • 4.17.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  255. 4.18.20
    Maria said:

    Hello doctor! Is there a chance you could review the Babo botanicals Lip Tint?
    Ingredients list for Wild Rose:

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 1.7% Zinc Oxide 0.7% Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Carmine, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Mica, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryzanol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopherol Certified Organic Ingredients

    Ingredients for Plum Rose:
    Ingredients
    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 1.7%, Zinc Oxide 0.7%Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Natural Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryzanol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Carmine, Tocopherol

    Ingredients for Crimson Rose:
    Ingredients
    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 1.7%, Zinc Oxide 0.7%Inactive Ingredients: Beeswax, Bisabolol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Natural Fragrance, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Iron Oxides, Jojoba Esters, Nasturtium Officinale Flower/Leaf Extract, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Oryzanol, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil , Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Carmine, Tocopherol

    • 4.18.20
      15mins said:

      These all look fine

  256. 4.18.20
    EG said:

    Hello I looked for dha free self tanners what do you think?

    The chemistry brand glow oil

    https://chemistrybrand.com/product/glow-oil?ccm=6afb414ca0a748bd85ed7ead6c4e6729f133993f2fd49d2697d9aa1f3700dc05f70102cb1d00da802a8fe86a4f7a904b2cc58b019d79610ab89b7e00b33f328bc753a4096d6833cfdfd104393f7b6d2ef0cb88e08319db063e11584d2d36ba485ad4ff233ba78888aa20ce7fdbab30e33fad40993f35db0f4ffbe6a89376e06ee30e9ca777ae7a61c81457c67af6d3b6

    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Erythrulose, Olive Oil PEG-7 Esters, PEG-10 Sunflower Glycerides, PEG-16 Macadamia Glycerides, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Dimethyl Isosorbide, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Acetyl Hexapeptide-1, Superoxide Dismutase, Polypodium Vulgare Rhizome Extract, Cetraria Islandica Thallus Extract, Sphagnum Magellanicum Extract, Dextran, Citric Acid, Phytic Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Ethoxydiglycol, Tin Oxide, Caprylyl Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool.


    Handmade chocolate body butter from Etsy

    vanilla essential oil, shea butter, cocoa, and cocos nucifera oil

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/254548980/chocolate-body-butter-self-tanning?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=natural%20self%20tanner&ref=sc_gallery-1-1&plkey=6075850c9fb3b1f9b6e3d53376c0e6431a5f15f5:254548980

    • 4.18.20
      15mins said:

      The erythrulose is still an ingredient to avoid for the self tanner.

      The body butter is fine

  257. 4.21.20
    Tasha said:

    Hello, is this sunscreen safe to use during pregnancy?
    Babo Botanicals mineral sunscreen SPF 50

    Thankss in advance 😊

    Active Ingredient Purpose
    Zinc Oxide 20% Sunscreen
    Inactive Ingredients: Arachidyl alcohol, arachidyl glucoside, behenyl alcohol, bisabolol*, butyloctyl salicylate, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), calendula officinalis flower extract*, caprylhydroxamic acid, caprylyl glycol, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, cellulose gum, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract*, citric acid, coco-glucoside, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, glycerin, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, methyl dihydroabietate, microcrystalline cellulose, nasturtium officinale flower/leaf extract*, polyhydroxystearic acid, pueraria lobata root extract*, sodium gluconate, sodium hyaluronate, sodium stearoyl glutamate, spiraea ulmaria flower extract*, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, tocopherol, water (aqua).

    • 4.21.20
      15mins said:

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

  258. 4.23.20
    sandra youssef said:

    is this sunscreen ( swedish brand aco ) one pregnancy safe?

    Aqua, Dibutyl Adipate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (nano), Tapioca Starch, Silica, Perlite, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Glycerin, Propanediol, Diglycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Zinc PCA, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Dimethicone, Decyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polyglycerin-3, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol.

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens and a salicylate. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy.

  259. 4.24.20
    Maria Coney said:

    Hello Doctor do you think this is pregnancy and breastfeeding safe? Thank you ❤️
    This is REN Clean Skincare
    Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30

    Active: Zinc Oxide, 22%.

    Inactive: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Propanediol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Oryza Sativa Starch, Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Behenyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Passiflora Edulis Fruit Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Oleate, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Chloride, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Cinnamomum Camphora Linalloliferum (Ho Wood) Leaf Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Glucose, Parfum* (Fragrance), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosmary) Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

    *100% Natural Fragrance

  260. 4.26.20
    Sruthi Madabushi said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Thank you for the resources. Could you please provide your feedback on the below product?

    Soleil Toujours Extrème UV Face Mineral Sunscreen SPF 45

    Ingredients:

    Titanium Dioxide 7.36% Zinc Oxide 5.14%

    Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Alumina, Aluminum Stearate, Aqua (Water), Bisabolol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Chondrus Crispus, Citric Acid, Citrus Aurantifolia Fruit Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata Leaf Oil, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Oil, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Geraniol, Glucose, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Magnesium Sulfate, Mentha Piperita Stem/Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis Leaf Oil, Methylpropanediol, Myristica Fragrans Kernel Oil, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-11, Panthenol, Pogostemon Cablin Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Salvia Sclarea Oil, Santalum Spicata Wood Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis, (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Bonzoate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Thymus Vulgaris Oil, Tocopherol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ubiquinone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Zinc Stearate.

    *Organic Sunscreen Ingredients

    • 4.26.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  261. 4.27.20
    Sara said:

    Hello! I am wondering if these two types of sunscreen are safe for pregnancy:
    Goddess Garden Facial Natural Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
    Ingredients:
    ACTIVE: Zinc Oxide 19% INACTIVE: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Helichrysum Italicum (Immortelle) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavender) Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sorbitan Oleate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Water, Xanthan Gum *CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT

    Goddess Garden Sport Natural Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 30
    Ingredients:
    ACTIVE: Titanium Dioxide 8.0%, Zinc Oxide 5.0% INACTIVE: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aluminum Hydroxide, Bentonite, Bisabolol*, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Seed Oil*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco Glucoside, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Phenylpropanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pongamia Glabra (Karanja) Seed Oil*, Propandiol, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Water *Certified Organic Ingredient

    • 4.29.20
      15mins said:

      Both look ok

  262. 4.27.20
    Siobhan said:

    Hi, slightly different product than I’ve seen on this page/comments. Is this sunscreen safe to use during pregnancy?
    Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Facial Sunscreen SPF 40 Fragrance Free

    Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, *Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Rose Hip Fruit Oil, Green Tea, *Sunflower Seed Oil, Myristyl Alcohol, Myristyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco Glucoside, Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed, Hydrogenated Glyceryl Abietate, *Castor Oil, *Beeswax, Persea Gratissima Oil (Avocado Oil), Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pongamia Pinnata Seed Oil, *Shea Butter, *Jojoba Oil, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate, Sodium Acryloyl Dimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Glycerin, White Tea Extract, Rose Flower Extract, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Dehydroxanthan Gum

    • 4.28.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

  263. 4.29.20
    Stephanie said:

    Hello Doctor, thank you for your help! Can you please let me know if either of these are safe?

    Alba Botanica Sensitive Mineral Sunscreen, Fragrance Free Lotion
    Ingredients: Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 14.5 %, Titanium Dioxide 2.0 % Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl, Palmitate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid.

    Alba Botanica Baby Mineral Sunscreen Fragrance Free
    Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Aqua (Water), Coconut Alkanes, Mica, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-2 Sesquioleate, Brassica Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Glyceryl Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol (1), Anisaldehyde, Benzyl Acetate, Biosaccharide Gum-1, C10-18 Triglycerides, Cetearyl Olivate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Quartz, Sodium Anisate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Levulinate, Sorbitan Olivate, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

    • 4.29.20
      15mins said:
      • 4.29.20
        Stephanie said:

        Thank you! And I’m sorry I have one more – looks to be a different variation from other ones posted so just want to make sure:

        Babo Botanicals Daily Sheer Moisturizing Mineral Tinted Sunscreen SPF 30
        Ingredients :
        Active ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6.0%, Zinc Oxide 6.0% Inactive Ingredients: AloeBarbadensisLeaf(Aloe Vera Gel) Juice, Aqua (Deionized Water), Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Beeswax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C13-14 Alkyls Benzoate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Caryodendron Orinocense (Kahai) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Undecylenate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Iron Oxides, Lecithin, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Butter, Phenoxyethanol, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Saccharide Isomerate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Xanthan Gum, Zemea (Corn) Propanediol.

        • 4.29.20
          15mins said:

          Looks ok!

  264. 5.1.20
    Emily said:

    Hello Doctor,
    Can you kindly advise if “Cell Fusion A Cure Sunscreen 100 50ml / 1.69oz SPF 50 PA+++” is pregnant safe? Thank you very much in advance!

    Key ingredients
    – Guaiazulene : Ingredients from chamomile oil
    – Blue essence for sensitive skin

    All ingredients : Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Homosalate, Alcohol Denat., Ethylhexyl Salicylatea, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dipropylene Glycol,Polymethylsilsesquioxane,Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine , Butylene Glycol , Dibutyl Adipate,Polysilicone-15, Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Oil,Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein , Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer,Pentylene Glycol , Caprylyl Methicone ,Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Sodium Acr ylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Caprylyl Glycol,PEG-12 Dimethicone/PPG-20 Crosspolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Polysorbate 80,Guaiazulene, Sorbitan Oleate , Maltodextrin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP ,Sucrose Stearate , Cholesterol, Cholesteryl Macadamiate, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid,Hydrolyzed Lupine Protein, Saccharide Isomerate, Disodium EDTA, Flavor

    • 5.1.20
      15mins said:

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

  265. 5.2.20
    dhea said:

    Hi Doctor!
    Would you recommend Neutragena Hydro Boost SPF 30 for pregnant women?
    Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Alcohol Denat., Blue 1, Caprylyl Methicone, Chlorphenesin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Hydroxyacetophenone, Parfum, Pentylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyurethane-62, Silica, Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Trideceth-6, Water (eau).
    Thank you!!

  266. 5.2.20
    Lisa said:

    Hi again Doc!

    I just wanted to say thank you for all of this information! I was feeling really overwhelmed when trying to figure out what products were still safe to use during pregnancy and your website has been THE MOST helpful source of information I have found, and a lot of the products I use you have already reviewed!

    When you get a chance, could you please look over the sunscreen I currently love and let me know if it is still safe to use?

    Kypris Pot of Shade: Heliotropic
    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 20%
    Inactive Ingredients: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isoamyl Laurate, Coconut Alkanes, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Lecithin, Glycerin, Isostearic Acid, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Glyceryl Caprylate, Damask Rose Flower Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Coco-Caprylate/ Caprate, Polyglyceryl-6 Polyricinoleate, Sodium Chloride, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Maltodextrin, Orris Leaf Cell Extract, Indian Walnut Seed Oil, Algae Extract, Alexandrian Laurel Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Squalane, Xanthan Gum, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Pomegranate Seed Oil, Creosote Bush Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ascorbyl Palmitate

    • 5.2.20
      15mins said:

      This is safe for pregnancy and nursing 🙂 I added Kypris to my list of brands to check out, thanks!

  267. 5.2.20
    Liza Friske said:

    HydraTint Pro Mineral Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 36? is this safe for pregnancy?

  268. 5.4.20
    Eg said:

    Is this pregnancy safe?

    Neutrogena sensitive skin face

    Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide (4.9%), Zinc Oxide (2.9%) Purpose Sunscreen Inactive Ingredient: water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, dimethicone, trisiloxane, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, polyglyceryl-4 diisostearate/polyhydroxystearate/sebacate, PPG-12/SMDI copolymer, bisabolol, aluminum hydroxide, caprylyl glycol, stearic acid, magnesium sulfate, DMDM hydantoin, triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT

    • 5.5.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  269. 5.4.20
    Yvonne said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Please review if ingredients below are safe.

    Babo Botanicals, Daily Sheer Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 40, 1.7 fl oz (50 ml)

    Active Ingredients:
    Titanium Dioxide 5.9%
    Zinc Oxide 3.3%

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Aloe vera (aloe barbadensis) leaf juice*, aluminum hydroxide, beeswax*, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)8, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, cetearyl alcohol, coco-glucoside, dehydroxanthan gum, dicaprylyl carbonate, ethylhexylglycerin, glycerin helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, hydrogen dimethicone, hydrolyzed wheat protein/pvp crosspolymer, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer, methyl dihydroabietate, myristyl alcohol, myristyl glucoside, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, phenethyl alcohol, pongamia pinnata seed oil, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, rosa canina fruit extract, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, triethoxycaprylylsilane, water (aqua).
    *Certified Organic Ingredients

    • 5.5.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine

  270. 5.6.20
    Yvonne said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Please check if ingredients below are safe, it is slightly different from the US version.

    Thinkbaby Sunscreen SPF 50+, 6 fl oz (177 ml)

    Active Ingredients:
    Zinc Oxide 20% (non-nano)

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Purified water (0), aloe barbadensis leaf juice extract (0), capric caprylic triglycerides (0), sorbitan sterate (coconut based) (1), methyl abietate (pine wood resin) (0), vegetable glycerin (0), cetyl dimethicone (0), hydrogenated castor oil (0), magnesium sulfate (epsom salt) (0), sunflower oil (0), jojoba oil (0), ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (0), tocopherols (vitamin E) (1), olive oil (0), raspberry seed oil (0), cranberry seed oil (0), hyaluronic acid (made from vegetable ) (0), glucose oxidase & lactoperoxidase (0), papaja (0).
    (Skin Deep Ratings Subject to Change)

    Thank you once again! 🙂

    • 5.6.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

  271. 5.6.20
    Andrea said:

    Hi! Love your website! It’s been so helpful! Would you mind to check this sunscreen by Limelife? The primary ingredient is zinc, but it also has chicory root and I don’t know much about its safety. Thanks!
    Zinc Oxide: Protects against UVA and UVB light rays and is often used as a natural, non-toxic sunscreen to prevent sunburns and damage from the sun.

    Chicory Root: Contain beta-carotene that helps increase our production of collagen. Collagen production increases the elasticity of your facial features and helps to fill in lines and wrinkles, plump and hydrate cheeks, and create a more youthful look.

    Vitamin B3: Helps reduce wrinkles, reduce uneven skin tone, help heal acne and reduce hyperpigmentation.

    Active Ingredients

    Zinc Oxide 19.0%

    Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Buddleja Davidii Extract, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Cetearyl Olivate, Cichorium Intybus (Chicory) Root Oligosaccharides, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Helichrysum Italicum Oil, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Isoamyl Cocoate, Isoamyl Laurate, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida Oil*, Niacinamide (Vitamin B3), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Sorbitan Olivate, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Water, Xanthan Gum

    Ingredients in bold are Certified Organic

    57% of the total ingredients are from Organic Farming

    pH level = 7.5 – 8.5

    • 5.6.20
      15mins said:

      All of this looks safe to me

  272. 5.8.20
    Olivia Langford said:

    I was going to buy the Babo Botanicals sunscreen listed as #1 on this list but it appears to contain salicylate. It’s not listed in the ingredients on the amazon page, but if you click on the photo and read the ingredients listed on the back of the bottle it clearly states that it contains salicylate.

    • 5.8.20
      15mins said:

      This post is actually under review as it is a few years old. In many locations I state that the most up to date info is found in the brand lists, I can’t hunt down every product in round ups. I *Just* completed a full review of Babo Botanicals

  273. 5.11.20
    elina b said:

    Thank you SOOO much for this incredible website! I was looking for pregnancy safe spray sunscreen and didn’t come across any on here. I was wondering if either of these 2 are fine:
    1) All Good Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 30
    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide 14% (Non-nanoparticle). Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe) Leaf Juice*, Bentonite, Bisabolol*, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower*, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil*, Jojoba Esters, Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil*, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Fruit Extract*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract*, Tocopherol, Water. *Organic

    2) Goddess Garden Everyday Natural Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
    Active: Titanium Dioxide 6.4%, Zinc Oxide 6.0%. Inactive: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aluminum Hydroxide, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Lavandula Hybrida (Lavandin) Oil*, Polyglyceryl-10 Decaoleate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Water, Xanthan Gum. *Certified Organic

    • 5.13.20
      15mins said:

      The first has a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      The 2nd is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  274. 5.14.20
    Adriana said:

    Hi Doctor!

    I’ve been searching around your site but I haven’t been able to find any reviews for this sunscreen. Can you let me know whether or not it’s safe for pregnancy? Thank you!

    MDSolar Sciences Mineral Crème SPF 50

    Ingredients
    Actives: 2% Titanium Dioxide / 17% Zinc Oxide
    Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Isostearate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Silica, Dimethicone/ Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Polysilicone-15, Iron Oxides, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract.

    • 5.14.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 5.14.20
        Adriana said:

        Thank you!!

  275. 5.14.20
    Maria said:

    Hi, Could you please let me know if the Alba Botanica Soothing Sunscreen Lotion, Pure Lavender, SPF 45 is safe during pregnancy? Thank you so much and i look forward to hearing back!

    Full ingredient list is: Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3.0%, Homosalate 10.0%, Octyl Salicylate 5.0%, Octocrylene 10.0%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Se, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Myroxylon Pereirae (Balsam Peru) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sorbitan Olivate, Vanillin, Xanthan Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene, Linalool

  276. 5.17.20
    EML said:

    Hi Doctor, This website has been a saviour!
    I have used the Alumier MD Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 40 in the past, and now that I’m pregnant I’m wondering if I can continue to use.
    Thank you in advance!

    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS – TITANIUM DIOXIDE (7%), ZINC OXIDE (6.28%)
    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS – WATER/AQUA/EAU, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, PROPANEDIOL, BUTYLOCTYL SALICYLATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, ALUMINIUM STEARATE, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PEG-100 STEARATE, LECITHIN (SYN.PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE), VITIS VINIFERA SEED EXTRACT, RESVERATROL, GLUTATHIONE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, MAGNESIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, SYNTHETIC WAX, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, CETEARETH-20, ALUMINA, MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, XANTHAN GUM, CELLULOSE GUM, C20-40 PARETH-10, HYDROXYETHYL BEHENAMIDOPROPYL DIMONIUM CHLORIDE, POLYQUATERNIUM-67, DISODIUM EDTA, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL.

    • 5.17.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 5.17.20
        Eml said:

        Thank you very much!

  277. 5.17.20
    Sam said:

    Hi, thank you so much for all your helpful info. Can you please let me know if this product is pregnancy safe.
    Thank you!

    SOLEIL TOUJOURS
    organic sheer sunscreen mist spf 30

    Active Ingredients: Avobenzone 3%, Homosalate 7.5%, Octisalate 5%; Inactive Ingredients: Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Artemesia Pallens Flower Oil, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Citrus Aurantifolia Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis Flower Oil, Citrus Sinensis Peel Oil, Ethyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetoacetate Gamma Undecalactone, Ferula Galbaniflua Resin Oil, Glycerin, Heliotropine, Hyaluronic Acid, Isoamyl Acetate , Isobutyl Acetate, Jasminum Sambac Oil, Opoponax Oil, Polyester-8, Porphyra Umbilicalis Extract, Salvia Sclarea Oil, SD Alcohol 40-B, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, VA/Butyl Maleate/Isobornyl Acrylate Copolymer, Water.

    • 5.17.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

      • 5.18.20
        Sam said:

        Thank you so much!

  278. 5.18.20
    Vanessa M. said:

    Wondering about these two Lip SPFs?
    Green Cricket SPF 30 Lip Balm:
    Ingredients: Zinc oxide/Oxyde de zinc 20 % Non-Medicinal ingredients/Ingrédients non médicinaux : beeswax/ cire d’abeille, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter/Beurre de Butyrospermum Parkii (Karité), caprylic/capric triglyceride/ Triglycéride caprylique/caprique, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil/Huile de Cocos Nucifera (noix de coco), copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax/Cire de Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba), euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax/Cire de Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla), isoamyl cocoate/Cocoate d’isoamyle, persea gratissima (avocado) oil/Huile de Persea gratissima (Avocat), ricinus communis (castor) seed oil/Huile de graine de Ricinus communis (ricin), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil/Huile de graine de Simmondia Chinensis (Jojoba), tocopherol/Tocophérols, Iron oxide/oxyde de fer

    And

    Green Beaver Sunscreen Lip Balm SPF 15:

    Active Ingredient Actif (W/W): Zinc Oxide / Oxyde de zinc 6.5%

    Non-Medicinal Ingredients/Ingrédients non médicinaux : Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Beeswax*, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, Isostearic Acid, Lecithin, Mica, Silica, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil*, d-alpha Tocopherol, beta-Sitosterol, Squalene.

    *Ingredients from Organic Farming.
    * ingredients from Organic Farming * ingrédients issus de l’Agriculture Biologique

    Thanks a lot!!!! Your site has been saving me 🙂

    • 5.19.20
      15mins said:

      I believe these are fine, but note I only speak english and most of these chemical names are in french.

  279. 5.22.20
    Claudia Clarke said:

    Hello,

    Would you be able to tell me if Origins VitaZing™ SPF15 Energy-Boosting Moisturiser, 50ml nursing friendly.

    INGREDIENTS
    active ingredients: avobenzone 3.00%; octisalate 3.00%; octocrylene 2.70% ingredients: water\aqua\eau; citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower water, anthemis nobilis (chamomile) flower extract; ethyl macadamiate; butylene glycol; methyl trimethicone; hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer; lauryl peg-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone; peg-100 stearate; butyloctyl salicylate; jojoba esters; glyceryl stearate; barosma betulina leaf oil*, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil*, eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus) leaf oil*, abies sibirica (pine) oil*, prunus amygdalus amara (bitter almond) kernel oil*, mentha arvensis (field mint) leaf oil*, rosa damascena (rose) oil*, limonene; panax ginseng (ginseng) root extract; cordyceps sinensis extract; garcinia mangostana peel extract; castanea sativa (chestnut) seed extract; hordeum vulgare (barley) extract\extrait d’orge; triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract; laminaria saccharina extract; mangifera indica (mango) seed butter; butyrospermum parkii (shea butter); caffeine; cholesterol; potassium cetyl phosphate; glyceryl polymethacrylate; cetyl alcohol; isopropyl myristate; trehalose; ethylhexylglycerin; linoleic acid; squalane; polymethyl methacrylate; dehydroxanthan gum; ascorbyl tocopheryl maleate; sodium hyaluronate; caprylyl glycol; ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer; citric acid; stearic acid; silica; sodium dehydroacetate; phenoxyethanol; mica; iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499); titanium dioxide (ci 77891)

    • 5.22.20
      15mins said:

      I would avoid this in pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreen and salicylate, but should be ok for nursing.

  280. 5.22.20
    Sabryna Torres said:

    Hello is Eucerin Daily Protection Face Lotion Broad Spectrum SPF 30 safe to use during pregnancy?
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
    Ensulizole 2.0% , Octinoxate 7.5% , Octisalate 4.5% , Titanium Dioxide 2.4% , Zinc Oxide 4.8% (Sunscreens)
    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS

    Water Glycerin C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate Dimethicone Cyclomethicone Methylpropanediol Cetearyl Alcohol Cetyl Alcohol Ceteareth-20 Phenoxyethanol Glyceryl Stearate SE Sodium Lactate Lactic Acid 1-2-Hexanediol Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides VP-Hexadecene Copolymer Xanthan Gum PEG-40 Castor Oil Sodium Hydroxide Trisodium EDTA Alumina Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate Triethoxycaprylylsilane Simethicone

    • 5.22.20
      15mins said:

      Not during pregnancy due to the chemical sunscreens. ok for nursing

      • 5.23.20
        Sabryna Torres said:

        Thank you so much

  281. 5.22.20
    Audrey said:

    Is this ok for pregnancy?

    Uriage BARIÉSUN INVISIBLE STICK SPF50+

    Ingredients
    OCTYLDODECANOL ● DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE ● POLYETHYLENE ● BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2 ● DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE ● ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE ● SILICA ● ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE ● CERA ALBA (BEESWAX) ● CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX) ● ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE ● BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE ● SYNTHETIC WAX ● METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER ● DIPENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAHYDROXYSTEARATE/TETRAISOSTEARATE ● CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE) ● BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER ● TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM ● HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL ● TOCOPHERYL ACETATE ● ASCORBYL PALMITATE ● BHT ● TOCOPHEROL ● CI 75470 (CARMINE) ● MALTODEXTRIN

    • 5.23.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens and a salicylate, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  282. 5.22.20
    Aud said:

    Hi, Is this ok for pregnancy?

    Uriage Bariesun SPF 50 Plus Mineral Stick

    Ingredients: Octyldodecanol, Titanium Dioxide, Polyethylene, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Butylene Glycol Cocoate, Zinc Oxide, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, CI77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Synthetic Wax, Dipentaerythrityl Tetrahydroxystearate/Tetraisostearate, Amuminia, Aqua, Stearic Acid, Mica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Triethoxycaprylsilane, Ascorbyl Palmiate, Bht.

    Thank you!

    • 5.23.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  283. 5.23.20
    Yea said:

    Hi, doctor, could you please help me to review this sunblock? Is it safe for pregnancy and nursing?
    Yadah Oh My Sunblock
    -Water, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopenasiloxane, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Titanium Dioxide, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octocrylene, Cyclohexasiloxane, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Citrus
    Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Water, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Diospyros Kaki Leaf Extract, Glycol stearate, Triceteareth-4 phosphate, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium cetyl phosphate, PEG-100 Stearate, PEG-2 STEARATE, Silica, Acrylates/ C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Glyceryl caprylate, Aminomethyl propanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Propylene Glycol, Ethyl Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Opuntia Humifusa Flower/Stem Extract, 1, 2-Hexanediol.
    Thank you.

    • 5.23.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  284. 5.26.20
    WhiteLady said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Do you plan to update this page soon? I’m having real trouble trying to find pregnancy-approved sunscreen in Switzerland since many of the well known american brands are not available.
    I ask so I don’t pester you with a million sunscreens in the next month trying to find one if you are planning to update the page soon.
    In the meantime I’d appreciate if you could look at this please:

    Soleil Toujours 100% mineral sunscreen SPF30
    Active Ingredients:
    Zinc Oxide 18,6%;

    Inactive Ingredients:
    Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cyclohexasiloxane, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sorbitan Stearate, Dimethicone, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol , Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Hexylene Glycol, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, PEG-8, Carbomer, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Triethoxysilylethyl Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Hexyl Dimethicone, Laureth-7, Algae Extract, Cetyl Alcohol , Lecithin, Ubiquinone, Bisabolol, Tocopherol , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid, Artemesia Vulgaris Extract, Citric Acid , Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Linoleate/Oleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Fragrance(1), Citral, Limonene.

    • 5.26.20
      15mins said:

      I’m mostly updating frequent sunscreen brands, there are so many that they each have their own page and are linked above. I JUST updated this, it makes more sense to have the 20 coppertone sunscreens on their own page, rather than in 1 list here. As I live in the US I screen US products, I don’t target other countries specifically as I can’t even view brand websites often.
      This product has licorice root, ok for nursing not pregnancy.

      • 5.29.20
        WhiteLady said:

        Thanks for the uupdate and of course I understand you cover US products. Yeterday I went to three stores trying to find something pregnancy safe higher than SPF30 with no luck.
        I would really appreciate it if you had a moment to check these:

        Avène Fuide Mineral SPF50+
        ZINC OXIDE [NANO]. AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE. ISOCETYL STEAROYL STEARATE. ISOPROPYL PALMITATE. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. ISODODECANE. ISOHEXADECANE. PTFE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. DICAPRYLYL ETHER. PEG-30 DIPOLYHYDROXYSTEARATE. ALUMINA. STEARIC ACID. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. PEG-45/DODECYL GLYCOL COPOLYMER. SILICA. BENZOIC ACID. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. DISODIUM EDTA. DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE. GLYCERYL BEHENATE. GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE. HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL (HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL). PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. POLYAMIDE-3. SODIUM CHLORIDE. TOCOPHEROL. TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. TRIBEHENIN. TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE. WATER (AQUA).

        Avène Lait solaire Minéral SPF50+
        AVENE THERMAL SPRING WATER (AVENE AQUA). TITANIUM DIOXIDE [NANO]. ISODECYL NEOPENTANOATE. TRIETHYLHEXANOIN. TITANIUM DIOXIDE. C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE. GLYCERIN. CYCLOPENTASILOXANE. POLYGLYCERYL-4 ISOSTEARATE. ALUMINA. CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE. HEXYL LAURATE. STEARIC ACID. CYCLOHEXASILOXANE. C30-45 ALKYL METHICONE. C30-45 OLEFIN. CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE. CAPRYLYL GLYCOL. DISODIUM EDTA. IRON OXIDES (CI 77492). (CI 77491). OCTYLDODECANOL. PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE. SILICA DIMETHYL SILYLATE. SILK AMINO ACIDS. SODIUM CHLORIDE. SORBIC ACID. TALC. TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891). TOCOPHERYL GLUCOSIDE. WATER (AQUA). XANTHAN GUM

        Weleda Edelweiss Crème Solaire Sensitive SPF50 (it’s not on your Weleda page yet)
        Water (Aqua) Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Titanium Dioxide Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Glycerin Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil Alcohol Polyhydroxystearic Acid Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables Stearic Acid Alumina Leontopodium Alpinum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract Magnesium Sulfate Glyceryl Caprylate Hydrogenated Rapeseed Oil

        Thanks a million again!

        • 5.29.20
          15mins said:

          All 3 are good for pregnancy and nursing!

          • 5.31.20
            WhiteLady said:

            yaaaay! Thanks so much, you’re a star 🙂

  285. 5.26.20
    Priscila said:

    Hello!!! In the UK I am not locating “physical”sunscreens; instead I am
    Finding “mineral” – are they equivalent? Also, could you please review this Bioderma sun cream for pregnancy? What about its vitamin E?
    Ingredients:

    Decyl Oleate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cocoglycerides, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Stearic Acid, Alumina, Tocopherol. [Bi 694].

    Thank you!!

    • 5.27.20
      15mins said:

      Yes, brands will often label them as mineral.
      This product is ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 5.28.20
        Priscila said:

        Thank you very much! Unfortunately the reviews I have been reading are terrible for this sunblock. Could you please have a look on this one for pregnancy? What are your thoughts about alcohol as an ingredient? Thanks again!!!

        Jason mineral 30

        Ingredients
        Active Ingredient Purpose
        Titanium Dioxide 2% ……………………………………….Sunscreen
        Zinc Oxide 14.5% …………………………………………..Sunscreen

        Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Isostearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Tocopheryl Acetate, Alcohol(1), Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

        • 5.28.20
          15mins said:

          This is fine for pregnancy and nursing. Alcohol is ok as an ingredient, though I’m just cautious personally when it is high in an ingredient list as it can be irritating and drying, my skin doesn’t respond well to that.

  286. 5.27.20
    Melissa said:

    Thanks for your very helpful website. I’ve been looking for a pregnancy safe sunscreen in the UK and everything’ seems to have something dangerous. Mustela baby sunscreen works great and is apparently safe from birth and doesn’t use nanoparticles.

    Mustela very high protection sun lotion

    AQUA (WATER), CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, DICAPRYLYL CARBONATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE, BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE, DIETHYLHEXYL BUTAMIDO TRIAZONE, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE, C20-22 ALKYL PHOSPHATE, C20-22 ALCOHOLS, ARGININE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL, TOCOPHEROL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, XANTHAN GUM, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) FRUIT EXTRACT.

    Thank you!

    • 5.27.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  287. 5.27.20
    Sarah said:

    Hi,

    I was just wondering if the below sunscreen would be considered safe in pregnancy.

    Baby Bum (By Sun Bum) – SPF 30 Premium Natural Sunscreen Lotion

    Ingredients

    Zinc Oxide 22.00%, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Beeswax, Betacarotene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Glyceryl Isostearate, Glycine Soya (Soybean) Oil, Parfum, Persea Gratissima (Avocado Oil), Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil

    Thanks

    Sarah

    • 5.27.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  288. 5.28.20
    helloglace said:

    Hello doctor, could you pls tell me if these main active ingredients in a peptide sunscreen would be safe for pregnancy? Thank you so much!
    Active Ingredients: Octylmethoxy Cinnamate 10%, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate 3%.
    Other ingredients – Eater, Cyclopentasiloxane, Titanium Dioxide, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone Sorbitan Oleate, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-5 Diaminobutyloyl Hydroxythreonine, Palmitoyl Dipeptide-6 Diaminohydroxybutyrate, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-15, Pentapeptide-18, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Oligopeptide-68, Nonapeptide-1, Tetradecyl Aminobutyroylvalyaminobutyrix Urea Trifluoroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate

    • 5.28.20
      15mins said:

      No, this has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  289. 5.29.20
    Phuong said:

    Hi doctor
    I would really appreciate if you could tell me whether these 2 sunscreens are pregnancy safe. Thank you so much!

    1. ULTRA VIOLETTE – Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Skinscreen SPF 50+
    Active ingredients: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (10%), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (3%), Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (2.5%)
    Inactives: Aqua, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Nylon 6/12, Ceteareth-20, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Silica, Saccharide Isomerate, Decyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Parfum, Triethanolamine, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, l-carnosine, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499

    2. ULTRA VIOLETTE Queen Screen Luminising Sun Serum SPF 50+
    Active ingredients: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (10%), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (5%), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (4%), Methylene Bis-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (2%)

    Inactives: Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Silica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Saccharide Isomerate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Mica, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Iron Oxide, l-carnosine

    Thanks
    Phuong

    • 5.29.20
      15mins said:

      Both have chemical sunscreens, they’re safe for nursing but not pregnancy

  290. 5.29.20
    Moony Hang said:

    Hello,

    Please help me check the ingredients of this product are safe for pregnancy or not. This is multi-functional product as the moisturizer and UV protection sun gel.
    Thank you so much in advance!

    Shiseido Senka Perfect Gel Morning Spf50+ PA++++

    #fragrance & essentialoil-free

    Key Ingredients:
    Antioxidant: Tocopherol
    Skin-identical ingredient: Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate
    Sunscreen: Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polysilicone-15, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine
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    Other Ingredients:
    Antimicrobial/antibacterial: Alcohol
    Antioxidant: Bht
    Buffering: Citric Acid
    Colorant: Zinc Oxide
    Emollient: Caprylyl Methicone, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate
    Moisturizer/humectant: Peg-8, Glycerin, Xylitol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Silk
    Preservative: Bht, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol
    Solvent: Water, Peg-8, Alcohol
    Viscosity controlling: Alcohol, Silica, Dimethylacrylamide/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Stearoxy Ether

    • 5.29.20
      15mins said:

      This has chemical sunscreens and won’t be safe for pregnancy. I’m not certain if all of the ingredients are listed in this format, so I won’t comment on safety during nursing.

  291. 5.29.20
    Sam said:

    Hello!

    I would really appreciate your input on the Colorscience: SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ BODY SHIELD SPF 50.

    https://www.colorescience.com/products/sunforgettable-total-protection-body-shield-spf-50

    Ingredients-
    Dimethicone, Behenyl Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Neopentanoate, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica Silylate, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsesquioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Trilaureth-4 Phosphate, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Bisabolol, Physalis Angulata Extract, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, C16 Alpha Olefin, Isoceteth-10, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

    • 5.29.20
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate (and is missing sunscreens), but won’t be safe for pregnancy. I can’t comment on nursing safety.

  292. 5.30.20
    Melissa said:

    Thank you again for your help. I’m wondering if this sunscreen is safe for pregnancy? I need one for the whole family so I don’t have to worry about applying to my daughter. Should I worry about the malic acid?
    Mustela Mineral
    ACTIVE INGREDIENTS: ZINC OXIDE (24%)
    _____________________________________
    INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: WATER, C15-19 ALKANE, GLYCERIN, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE,
    ETHYL MACADAMIATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE,
    STYRENE/ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, STEARYL/OCTYLDODECYL CITRATE
    CROSSPOLYMER, LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL
    DIMETHICONE, PROPANEDIOL, POLYHYDROXY STEARIC ACID,
    TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, HYDROXY ACETOPHENONE,
    MAGNESIUM SULFATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID,
    TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, TOCOPHEROL, MALIC ACID

    • 5.30.20
      15mins said:

      With the malic acid I would avoid it in pregnancy, but ok for nursing.

      • 5.30.20
        Melissa said:

        Thank you! It’s a bit of a minefield. The Avène one you have reviewed seems to be a facial one – would you mind taking a look at this one which seems to be ok for the body too to make sure it’s pregnancy safe?

        Avène mineral lotion/ mineral milk
        Avene Aqua, Titanium Dioxide, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Triethylhexanoin, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclomethicone, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, C30-45 Alkyl Mmethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Alumina, Aqua, Stearic Acid, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, CI 77492, CI 77491, Octyldodecanol, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Sodum Chloride, Sodium Myristoyl Glutamate, Sorbic Acid, Tocopheryl Glucoside, Triethoxycaprylysilane, Xanthan Gum, Tetra Dibutyl Pentaerithrityl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate.

        • 5.30.20
          15mins said:

          This is fine

  293. 5.30.20
    Stephanie said:

    Hi doc! Wondering if this after sun is pregnancy safe. Thank you!!

    Nivea Moisturizing After Sun Lotion

    Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Gel, Tocopheryl Acetate, Persea Gratissima Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Linalool, Limonene, Parfum

    • 5.30.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  294. 5.30.20
    Jenna said:

    Hi! Is this pregnancy safe?
    Think Sport Kids 50+ sunscreen

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (Non-nano) 20%
    Inactive Ingredients: PURIFIED WATER, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CAPRIC CAPRYLIC TRIGLYCERIDES, SORBITAN STEARATE (COCONUT BASED), PINE WOOD RESIN, VEGETABLE GLYCERIN, CETYL DIMETHICONE, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, MAGNESIUM SULFATE (EPSOM SALT), SUNFLOWER OIL, JOJOBA OIL, ASCORBIC ACID (VITAMIN C), TOCOPHEROLS (VITAMIN E), OLIVE OIL, RASPBERRY SEED OIL, CRANBERRY SEED OIL, HYALURONIC ACID (MADE FROM VEGETABLE), GLUCOSE & GLUCOSE OXIDASE AND LACTOPEROXIDASE, PAPAYA 0

    Or

    Alba Botanica Very Emollient Sunscreen

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 14.5 %, Titanium Dioxide 2.0 % Inactive Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(1), Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil(1), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil(1), Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract(1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract(1), Magnesium Sulfate, Silica, Sodium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid. (1)Certified Organic Ingredient

    Or

    Neutrogena sheer zinc dry touch sunscreen

    Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 21.6%, Inactive Ingredients: Water, c12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl peg-ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Silica, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice, Glyceryl Behenate, Phenethyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin

    Thank you!

    • 5.30.20
      15mins said:

      All 3 look ok for pregnancy and nursing

  295. 5.30.20
    Christa said:

    Hi Doctor! Thanks for all your help. Can you tell me if Australian Gold Botanical 30 sunscreen is safe for pregnancy?
    Active Ingredients – Titanium Dioxide 3%, Zinc Oxide 3%
    Ingredients – cyclopentasaliloxane, water, glycerin, silica, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1, Dimethicone, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Fragrance, Polyglyceryl – 4 Isotearate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, stearic acid, caprylyl glycol, alumina, tocopheryl acetate, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter, panthenol, squalane, disodium edta, eucalyptus globulus leaf extract, porphyra umbilicalis extract, terminalia ferdinandiana (kakadu plum) fruit extract
    Thank you!

    • 5.30.20
      15mins said:

      This looks ok to me for pregnancy and nursing

  296. 6.3.20
    Juliana said:

    Hello doctor,
    Thanks a lot for your time. I am pregnant and will truly appreciate your advice on the safety of the following products.

    1) Sesderma Repaskin Pediatrics Mineral Baby
    Ingredients: ZINC OXIDE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, AQUA, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO), BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-10 DIMETHICONE, GLYCERYL ISOSTEARATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, SILICA, SODIUM CHLORIDE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, TRITICUM VULGARE GERM OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, BENZOIC ACID, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER EXTRACT, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, CERAMIDE 3, DIMETHICONE, GENISTEIN GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERIN, GLYCINA SOJA OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, GLYCINE SOJA SEED EXTRACT, GLYCYRRHETINIC ACID, HYDROGENATED LECITHIN, OLEA EUROPAEA OIL UNSAPONIFIABLES, PARFUM, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, POLLEN EXTRACT, RESVERATROL DIMETHYL ETHER, SQUALENE, TRIETHYL CITRATE.

    2. Sesderma AZELAC RU Luminous Fluid SPF50
    Ingredients: AQUA ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE BUTYLENE GLYCOL PROPYLENE GLYCOL ETHYLHEXYL TRIAZONE ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE CYCLOPENTASILOXANE BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE BELLIS PERENNIS FLOWER EXTRACT MICA ISOSTEARYL ALCOHOL TITANIUM DIOXIDE (NANO) TITANIUM DIOXIDE ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER NICOTIANA BENTHAMIANA HEXAPEPTIDE-40 SH-POLYPEPTIDE-2 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID 4-BUTYLRESORCINOL ALCOHOL ALCOHOL DENAT ASCORBYL PALMITATE AZELAIC ACID BHT BUTYLENE GLYCOL COCOATE CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE CAPRYLYL GLYCOL CARBOMER CITRIC ACID DECYL GLUCOSIDE DIACETYL BOLDINE DIMETHICONE DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE DISODIUM EDTA DISODIUM PHOSPHATE ETHYLCELLULOSE ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN GLYCERIN GLYCERYL OLEATE GLYCERYL STEARATE HEXYLENE GLYCOL LECITHIN MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT PARFUM PHENETHYL ALCOHOL PHENOXYETHANOL POLYSILICONE-11 POLYSORBATE 20 POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE SILICA SODIUM CHLORIDE SODIUM CHOLATE SODIUM HYDROXIDE TOCOPHEROL TRANEXAMIC ACID UNDECYLENOYL PHENYLALANINE

    3) Heliocare 360 ° MINERAL TOLERANCE FLUID SPF 50
    Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone,Panthenyl Triacetate; Butylene Glycol, Isododecane, Ethyl Linoleate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Oleyl Alcohol, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Oxothiazolidine, Zinc Oxide (nano), Dipropylene Glycol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Sodium Citrate, Alumina, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin / Glycerin, Crosspolymer, Styrene / Acrylates Copolymer, 1.2-Hexanediol, Phenethyl Benzoate, Lecithin, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Sodium Benzoate, Nylon-12, Tocopherol, Polypodium Leucotomos Leaf Extract, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ethylhexyl Ferulate, CI 77492, Ferulic Acid, CI 77491, Caffeic Acid, CI 77499, Physalis Angulata Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Melanin Camelia Sinensis Extract, Arabidopsis Thaliana Extract, 3-0-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Isohexadecane, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Phenylpropanol, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Dimethicone / PEG-10 / 15 Crosspolymer.

    4) SkinCeuticals Mineral Radiance SPF50
    Ingredients: Aqua/Water, Titanium Dioxide [Nano], Isododecane, Dimethicone, Undecane, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Nylon-12, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Phenethyl Benzoate, Tridecane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Silica [Nano], Triethylhexanoin, Isohexadecane, Dicaprylyl Ether, Talc, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Aluminium Hydroxide, Stearic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethanol, Dimethicone, CI 77492, Aluminium Stearate, PEG-8 Laurate, Phenoxyethanol, Magnesium Sulfate, Caprylyl Glycol, Alumina, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Disteardimonium Hectorite, CI 77491, Diethylhexyl, Syringyldenemalonate, Tocopherol, CI 77499, Propylene Carbonate, C9-15 Fluoroalcohol Phosphates, Artemia Extract, Benzoic Acid, PEG-9.

    5) Coola Mineral face SPF30 matte cucumber
    Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Isopropyl Myristate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Dimethiconecrosspolymer, Polyamide-5, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Aqua / Water / Eau, Zinc Oxide (Ci 77947), Silica Silylate, Propylene Carbonate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Rosa Canina Seed Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Plankton Extract.

    Thanks a lot for your help doctor.

    • 6.3.20
      15mins said:

      A few of these are likely included in their brand posts. The full list of brands is listed above in the post.
      Skinceuticals
      Coola

      Only #5 is ok for pregnancy and nursing, the rest are only ok for nursing.
      #1- licorice root
      #2- Chemical Sunscreens, Salicylate
      #3- Salicylate
      #4- Salicylate

      • 6.4.20
        Juliana said:

        Thanks a lot doctor!
        Hope you have a wonderfull day.

  297. 6.4.20
    Tatyana Stanoykova said:

    Hello Christine and thank you for such an informative and useful website!

    Would appreciate if you could let me know if these products are safe to use during pregnancy:

    Medik8 REFINING MOISTURISER
    Ingredients:
    Aqua (Water), Isododecane, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sucrose Distearate, Sucrose Stearate, Isohexadecane, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Distarch Phosphate, Mandelic Acid, Trifolium Pratense (Clover) Flower Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethyl Linoleate, Isopentyldiol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Butylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Limonene.

    Medik8 PHYSICAL SUNSCREEN
    Ingredients:
    Aqua (Water), Zinc Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Polyacrylate, Carnosine, Lecithin, Polyquaternium-10, Xanthan Gum, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Ergothioneine, Dipteryx Odorata (Tonka) Bean Extract, Cera Microcristallina, Cetearyl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Alumina, Phenoxyethanol, Isostearic Acid, Disodium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Coumarin, Citric Acid.

    Thank you very much in advance!

    • 6.4.20
      15mins said:

      The moisturizer has Mandelic Acid, an AHA. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy.
      The sunscreen is ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 6.5.20
        Tatyana Stanoykova said:

        Thank you, much appreciated!

  298. 6.9.20
    L. G. said:

    Hello,
    Your website is SO helpful. Thank you! Hoping you can tell me if this is safe for pregnancy:

    BARE REPUBLIC MINERAL SPORT SUNSCREEN SPRAY SPF 30

    Active Ingredients

    Non-Nano Zinc Oxide –14.0 %
    Inactive Ingredients

    Bentonite, Butyloctyl Salicylate, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, C14-22 Alcohols, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Coco-Glucoside, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Jojoba Esters, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mimosa Tenuiflora Bark Extract, Octyldodecyl Oleate, Polyester-8, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Shea Butter Ethyl Esters, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Water

    • 6.9.20
      15mins said:

      With the salicylate I would avoid in pregnancy, but it is ok for nursing

  299. 6.9.20
    Poala said:

    Hi Doctor! Thank you for a very helpful and informative site. I’m interested if this sunscreen is pregnancy safe

    Product: Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV Spf 50 (Clear)
    Ingredients: Water,, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,, butylene glycol,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, zinc oxide,, methylheptyl laurate,, titanium dioxide,, dimethicone,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, polymethylsilsesquioxane,, cyclopentasiloxane,, sodium hydroxyethyl acrylate/acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer,, diisostearyl malate,, aluminum hydroxide,, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil,, stearic acid,, phenoxyethanol,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone,, polyhydroxystearic acid,, jojoba esters,, xanthan gum,, arginine,, sodium hyaluronate,, alpha-glucan,, phytic acid,, saxifraga sarmentosa extract,, glucosyl ceramide,, prunus yedoensis leaf extract,, coix lacryma-jobi (job’s tears) seed extract,, morus alba root extract,, oenothera biennis seed extract,, silver oxide,, spiraea ulmaria flower extract,, vaccinium myrtillus leaf extract,, cynara scolymus (artichoke) leaf extract

    • 6.9.20
      15mins said:

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

  300. 6.9.20
    Poala said:

    Hi Doctor! Thank you for a very helpful and informative site. I’m interested if this sunscreen is pregnancy safe

    Product: Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV Spf 50 (Clear)
    Ingredients: Water, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylene Glycol, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Zinc Oxide, Methylheptyl Laurate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Jojoba Esters, Xanthan Gum, Arginine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alpha-Glucan, Phytic Acid, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, Glucosyl Ceramide, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract, Coix Lacryma-Jobi (Job S Tears) Seed Extract, Morus Alba Root Extract, Oenothera Biennis Seed Extract, Silver Oxide, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract

    • 6.10.20
      15mins said:

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

  301. 6.10.20
    Kate said:

    Hello,
    Just wondering if these sunscreens are safe to use during pregnancy?

    Think Baby Sunscreen:
    Water (Purified), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Capric Caprylic Triglycerides, Cranberry seed oil, Dimethicone, Hyaluraonic acid (made from vegetables), Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Magnesium sulfate (Epsom salt), Methyl abietate (Pine Wood resin), Olive Oil, Polyglercerol-10 Laruate (Vegetable glycerin), Raspberry seed oil, Sorbitan Stearate (coconut based), Sunflower Oil, Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Papaya

    Ombrelle Mineral:

    Mexoryl® Technology737296/5 – Active Ingredients: Octisalate: 5% ● Titanium Dioxide: 4.6% ● Drometrizole Trisiloxane (Mexoryl® XL): 4.5% ● Avobenzone: 3% ● Octocrylene: 2.5% ● Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid (Mexoryl® SX): 1%. Others: Aqua ● Cyclohexasiloxane ● C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate ● Glycerin ● Propylene Glycol ● Stearic Acid ● Triethanolamine ● Potassium Cetyl Phosphate ● Panthenol ● Pentylene Glycol ● Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate ● Phenoxyethanol ● Cetyl Alcohol ● PEG-100 Stearate ● Glyceryl Stearate ● Dimethicone ● Aluminum Hydroxide ● Methylparaben ● Caprylyl Glycol ● Ethylparaben ● Tocopherol ● Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose ● Disodium EDTA. Code F.I.L.: K44128/2

    Attitude:
    Medicinal ingredient: Zinc oxide (20%)
    Non-medicinal ingredients: Aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl glucoside, glyceryl isostearate, glyceryl stearate, C10-18 triglycerides, glycerin, polyhydroxystearic acid, ethylhexylglycerin, caprylyl glycol, xanthan gum, sodium gluconate, pentadecalactone (fruit), linalyl acetate (floral), hexyl salicylate (floral).

    Live Clean:
    aqua, caprylic/capric triglyceride (coconut oil emollient), isoamyl laurate (skin conditioning), coconut alkanes (coconut oil emollient), polyglyceryl-2 sesquioleate (skin conditioning), glycerin (humectant), polyglyceryl-3 ricinoleate (skin conditioning), crambe abyssinica seed oil (skin conditioning), aloe barbadensis leaf juice* (skin soothing), polyhydroxystearic acid (suspending agent), echinacea purpurea extract (coneflower skin soothing), polygonum aviculare extract (knotweed plant antioxidant), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E antioxidant), butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter (emollient), camellia sinensis leaf extract* (green tea antioxidant), ginkgo biloba leaf extract* (antioxidant), alumina (absorbent), coco-caprylate/caprate (skin conditioning), magnesium sulfate (texture enhancer), sodium chloride (thickening agent), sorbitan sesquioleate (emulsifier), stearic acid (emulsifier), benzyl alcohol (preservative), phenoxyethanol (preservative), ethylhexylglycerin (preservative), potassium sorbate (preservative), citric acid (pH adjuster).

    Green Beaver:
    Zinc Oxide Titanium Dioxide Sunflower Seed Oil * Dicaprylyl Carbonate Beeswax *
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Karanja Seed Oil Raspberry Seed Oil Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters Polyhydroxystearic Acid Jojoba Esters Aqua Water Eau Trihyroxystearin
    Tocopherol Alumina Beta-sitosterol Isostearic Acid Squalene Polyglyceryl-3 Polyricinoleate Lecithin

    • 6.10.20
      15mins said:

      Think baby and live clean missing the actual sunscreen ingredients, so I can’t comment on them
      Ombrelle Mineral has chemical sunscreens, ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      Attitude and Green Beaver: Ok for pregnancy and nursing

  302. 6.11.20
    Cesarina said:

    Hello Doctor,

    Just wondering if this sunscreen is safe to use during pregnancy?

    Badger SPF 35 Clear Zinc Face Stick

    Active Sunscreen Ingredient: Uncoated Zinc Oxide 22.5%

    Inactive Ingredients: *?Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopherol (Sunflower Vitamin E). *=Organic ?=Extra Virgin Olive Oil

    • 6.11.20
      15mins said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  303. 6.11.20
    Tracy said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Please advise me about this product

    Ultra Violette :NEW Clean Screen SPF 30 Fragrance Free Weightless Gel Skinscreen

    ACTIVES:
    Clean Screen is a partial mineral/physical (or non-organic) sunscreen containing

    Active Ingredients: Titanium dioxide 3%, Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol 2.25%, Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate 1.6%

    Inactive ingredients: 
    Aqua/Water/Eau, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Titanium Dioxide, Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol, Silica, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Saccharide Isomerate, Decyl Glucoside, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Dimethicone,  Sodium Chloride, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

    Thanks so much Doctor,

    • 6.11.20
      15mins said:

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

      • 6.13.20
        Chris said:

        Hi Dr,
        These two products are also from the same company, would you be able to confirm if they are safe to use:

        1. Queen Screen SPF 50+ Luminising Sun Serum
        Active ingredients: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (10%), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (5%), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (4%), Methylene Bis-benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (2%)

        Inactives: Aqua, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Glycerin, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Silica, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone, Hydroxyacetophenone, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Saccharide Isomerate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Mica, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Pentylene Glycol, Titanium Dioxide, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Iron Oxide, l-carnosine

        2. Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen
        Active ingredients: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (10%), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (3%), Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (2.5%)

        Inactives: Aqua, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Nylon 6/12, Ceteareth-20, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-40 Stearate, Silica, Saccharide Isomerate, Decyl Glucoside, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Polysorbate 60, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Pentylene Glycol, Parfum, Triethanolamine, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, l-carnosine, CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499

        Thank you!

        • 6.13.20
          15mins said:

          Both have chemical sunscreens and #1 also has a salicylate. Neither are safe for pregnancy, but they’re ok for nursing.

  304. 6.21.20
    Chris said:

    Hi Doctor,
    Would you be able to let me know if the following products are safe to use? Thank you in advanced!
    1. Face Wipes
    Water, lactic acid, aloe vera, ethanol, propanediol, polysorbate 20, fragrance (natural mandarin and lemon), dehydroacetic acid, benzyl alcohol, sodium citrate, potassium sorbate.

    2. Face Hero
    Almond oil, jojoba oil, macadamia oil, brazil nut oil, apricot kernel oil, evening primrose oil, buriti oil, rosehip oil, calendula extract, arnica extract, kiwi fruit seed oil, vitamin e, totarol, rosemary leaf extract, natural fragrance (orange blossom & rose gardenia).

    3. Face Cream
    Water, shea butter, sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, glyceryl oleate citrate, amla berry extract, arachidyl alcohol, behenyl alcohol, avocado oil, sunflower oil, mango butter, milk thistle ethyl ester, benzyl alcohol, coenzyme Q10, arachidyl glucoside, vitamin e, sodium citrate, lysolecithin, sclerotium gum, xanthan gum, pullulan, dehydroacetic acid, natural fragrance (fig and oriental rose).

    Appreciate your help!

    • 6.21.20
      Christine said:

      These all look fine to me

  305. 6.23.20
    Mimi said:

    Hi Please could you let me know if the following sunscreens are ok for pregnancy and nursing? Thanks a lot.

    1. OMI – Verdio UV Moisture Gel SPF 50 PA++++

    Water, BG, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, cetyl ethylhexanoate, diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, titanium oxide, silica, cotton seed extract, tea leaf extract, aubergine root extract, horseradish seed extract, aloe vera leaf extract, Glycerin, PEG-12 dimethicone, ethylhexyl triazone, bisethylhexyl oxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, stearyl dimethicone, triethoxy caprylylsilane, (acrylic acid Na / acryloyl dimethyl taurine Na) copolymer, aluminum hydroxide, polyglyceryl distearate-3 Methyl glucose, tocopherol acetate, xanthan gum, isohexadecane, hydrous silica, polysorbate 80, sorbitan oleate, tocopherol, 2Na phosphate, cu Phosphate, BHT, phenoxyethanol

    2. Canmake – Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++

    Water, ethyl hexyl methoxycinnamate, BG, titanium oxide, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl benzoate, zinc oxide, methyl heptyl laurate, dimethicone, (hydroxyethyl acrylate / acryloyl dimethyl taurine sodium) copolymer, cyclopentasiloxane, bisethylhexyloxy Phenolmethoxyphenyltriazine, diisostearyl malate, octyldodecanol, Al hydroxide, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, stearic acid, phenoxyethanol, polyhydroxystearic acid, jojoba ester, xanthan gum , Trihydroxystearin, alumina, silica, arginine, sodium hyaluronate, α-glucan, phytic acid, saxifrage extract, glucosylceramide, sodium Mayo yoshino leaf extract, adlay seed extract, magwa root bark extract, Japanese primrose seed extract, silver oxide, oilseed flower extract, bilberry leaf extract, arch chalk leaf extract

    • 6.23.20
      Christine said:

      They both have chemical sunscreens. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  306. 6.26.20
    Michelle said:

    Hi,

    May I know if the following sunscreen is safe for pregnancy?
    ORBIS SUNSCREEN ON FACE MOIST

    WATER (AQUA), CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, GLYCERIN, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, CYCLOHEXASILOXANE, DIPHENYLSILOXY PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 PENTASTEARATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE, POLYGLYCERYL-10 TRISTEARATE, HYDRATED SILICA, HYDROGEN DIMETHICONE, METHYLPARABEN, TALC, SODIUM STEAROYL LACTYLATE, SODIUM COCOMONOGLYCERIDE SULFATE, XANTHAN GUM, SODIUM POLYACRYLATE, CITRIC ACID, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492), PROPYLPARABEN, ACRYLATES/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491), TOCOPHEROL, SILICA SILYLATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MICA (CI 77019), SORBITAN SESQUIISOSTEARATE, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, TIN OXIDE, TRIMETHOXYSILYL DIMETHICONE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, ZINC OXIDE, SILVER OXIDE

    • 6.26.20
      Christine said:

      Looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

  307. 6.26.20
    Jessica said:

    Hello!

    I was wondering if this was safe:

    Aveeno Positively Mineral
    Water, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Octyldodecyl Citrate Crosspolymer, Phenyl Trimethicone, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Glycerin, Ethyl Methicone, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Behenate, Sodium Chloride, Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer, Chlorphenesin, Phenethyl Alcohol, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Dimethicone/Bis-Vinyldimethicone Crosspolymer, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice

    Thanks you!

    • 6.26.20
      Christine said:

      This does’t have the sunscreen ingredients included.

      Pregnancy safe products from Aveeno

      • 6.26.20
        Jessica said:

        It’s just Zinc Oxide: 21.6% – which I already read was safe? Just wanted to check if the other ingredients were ok. Thanks!

        • 6.26.20
          Christine said:

          Chemical sunscreens aren’t safe, and sometimes they’re still present even in mineral sunscreens. This one is fine for pregnancy and nursing!

  308. 6.27.20
    Ciara said:

    Is this spray sunscreen by Bare Republic okay?

    Active: Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 15.0% Titanium Dioxide 4.3%

    Inactive: Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alumina, Allyl Heptoate, Bentonite, Bisabolol, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Cellulose Gum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Coco-Glucoside, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Gamma Decalactone, Gamma-Nonalactone, Gamma Octalactone, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Heliotropine, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polyester-8, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polysorbate 20, Propanediol, Raspberry Ketone, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Silica, Sodium Gluconate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Tocopherol, Triethyl Citrate, Vanillin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Water

    • 6.27.20
      Christine said:

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

  309. 6.30.20
    A. Toner said:

    Hello Doctor,

    The ISDIN suncreen below was recommended by the “What to expect when you’re expecting ” site. Is it really as safe as they claim? Also rough how much chemical sunscreen would someone have to wear daily in order for it to seep into the blood stream and be a risk for a fetus?

    Thank you for compiling this site; it’s a big help in deciding what facial products to use as I embark on motherhood!

    Eryfotona Actinica contains the following ingredients: Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide (11%) as a Sunscreen.
    Inactive ingredients: Water, Diethylhexyl Carbonate, Dibutyl Adipate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Alcohol Denat., Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Nylon-12, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glyceryl Stearate, Fragrance, Bisabolol, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Panthenol, PEG-8, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Plankton Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ascorbic Acid,and Citric Acid.

    • 6.30.20
      Christine said:

      We don’t know exactly how much you need to use of anything for it to be an issue during pregnancy, those studies are unethical to perform.
      This product looks ok to me for pregnancy and nursing

  310. 6.30.20
    Megan said:

    Is the Thank you Farmers Sun Project Water Sun Cream safe for pregnancy?
    WATER, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, HOMOSALATE, ETHYLHEXYL SALICYLATE, DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYLBENZOATE, OCTOCRYLENE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, CYCLOMETHICONE, ALCOHOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, METHYL METHACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, PEG-100 STEARATE, SODIUM ACRYLATE/SODIUMACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, PHENOXYETHANOL, ISOHEXADECANE, ALUMINUM STEARATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, PROPANEDIOL, OCTYLDODECANOL, FRAGRANCE, XANTHAN GUM, POLYSORBATE 80, BAMBUSA VULGARIS WATER, ALUMINA, ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL, VISCUM ALBUM (MISTLETOE) LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) LIPIDS, CENTELLA ASIATICA EXTRACT, SODIUM HYALURONATE, PORTULACA OLERACEA EXTRACT, CARDIOSPERMUM HALICACABUMFLOWER/LEAF/VINE EXTRACT, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OILUNSAPONIFIABLES, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PLUKENETIA VOLUBILIS SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

    • 7.2.20
      Christine said:

      This has chemical sunscreens and a salicylate. Ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  311. 7.3.20
    Forty said:

    Hi Doctor,

    Please advise if the Axis-Y Complete No Stress Physical Sunscreen is safe for pregnancy. Ingrediets are:

    Water, Cyclohexasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Propanediol, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Dibutyl Adipate, Niacinamide, Caprylyl Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Betaine, Magnesium Sulfate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Inositol, Aluminum Hydroxide, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyglyceryl-2 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Octyldodecanol, Adenosine, Glycerin, Squalane, Allantoin, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Water, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, Artemisia Capillaris Extract(0.005%), Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil Unsaponifiables, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Tocophero

    Thank you

    • 7.4.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  312. 7.7.20
    Callie Glass said:

    Hi there, is Bare Republic Mineral Body Sunscreen Gel-Lotion SPF 30 safe while pregnant? Thank you!

    Active: Non-Nano Zinc Oxide 18.2%

    Inactive: Acrylates Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Alpha-Ionone*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Coccinia Indica Fruit Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Decanal*, Delta-Dodecalactone*, Didecyldimonium Chloride, Dimethicone, Dimethyl Heptenal*, Ethyl Ferulate, Gamma-Nonalactone*, Gamma-Octalactone*, Gamma-Undecalactone*, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, 3-Hexenol*, Hexyl Acetate*, Juniperus Virginiana Oil*, Lauryl Glucoside, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Methylpropanediol, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Olive Oil Polyglyceryl-6 Esters, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polyquaternium-80, Polysilicone-11, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Oil, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Sorbityl Laurate, Tridecane, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Triethyl Citrate*, Undecane, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Water, Xanthan Gum

    • 7.8.20
      Christine said:

      This is ok for pregnancy and nursing

  313. 7.9.20
    Megan said:

    Are the following sunscreens from make p:rem safe to use during pregnancy?

    UV Defense Me. Blue Ray Su