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Pregnancy Safe Vitamin C Skincare

Pregnancy Safe Vitamin C Skincare

Vitamin C is highly underrated in skincare. For real. It acts as an antioxidant, helps increase collagen production (this is music to my ears as I seem to continually be marching into my 40’s) and it even helps fight hyperpigmentation. I have an entire post about how Vitamin C works in skincare, if you want to learn more about it.

One of the beautiful things about Vitamin C is that it is pregnancy safe. So many of the best skincare ingredients need to be avoided during pregnancy, such as retinoids. Vitamin C fights a lot of common skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, it increases collagen production and prevents skin damage from reactive oxygen species.

I’ll be adding to this list of pregnancy safe Vitamin C products over time, but for now here are a few of my favorites. You’ll also find options in the big brand list of pregnancy safe products.

My current favorite of these products is the Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Serum. It has light hydration and sinks into my skin very quickly! There’s no residue left behind, so it works great under makeup. I apply it nightly for sure, but I’ll use it after spending a couple of hours outside.

Note, the most up to date safety info for these products is always found on their brand pages in the case of a reformulation.

Avéne A-OXitive Antioxidant Defense Serum
Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil
Caudalie Vine[activ] 3-in-1 Vitamin C Anti-Wrinkle Moisturizer
Derma E Vitamin C Concentrated Serum
Kate Somerville Mega-C™ Dual Radiance Serum
Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
L’Oreal Revitalift Derm Intensives Vitamin C Serum
REN Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream
Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask
Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Serum Brightening Skin Corrector
Volition Beauty Strawberry-C Serum

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  1. 11.5.19
    SJ said:

    Hello. Is TruSkin Vitamin C Serum safe?

    Ingredients:
    Organic Deionized Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Botanical Hyaluronic Acid (Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide), Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana), Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Kosher Vegetable Glycerol, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Organic Gotu Kola, Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Dandelion, Wildcrafted Organic Geranium, Organic Jojoba Oil (Organic Simmondsia Chinensis), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerol

    Thank you for your help and for providing this information! It’s been such a great resource!

  2. 11.8.19

    Is this vitamin c okay during pregnancy? Revision C+ Correcting complex 30% the ingredients are as follows:
    Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Eruca Sativa Leaf, Glycerin, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cetearyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Acetyl Zingerone, Palmitoyl Glycine, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Caprylate, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract, Diglucosyl Gallic Acid, Squalane, Sodium Carboxymethyl Beta-Glucan, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Ergothioneine, Punica Granatum Extract, Tocopherol, Ubiquinone, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, PPG-12/SMDI Copolymer, Xanthan Gum.

    Thank you so much.

    • 11.8.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  3. 11.13.19
    sandra youssef said:

    Hi doctor,

    i found this product which says to be good because it has both vitamin c and e together i would like to know if it is pregnancy safe.

    product name : timless 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid Serum

    20% L-ASCORBIC ACID
    Proven to visibly reduce signs of ageing and even skin tone by encouraging collagen production.

    FERULIC ACID
    Enhances Vitamin C’s antioxidant power, while stabilising the formula to ensure freshness in every drop.

    ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL
    More famously known as Vitamin E, it nourishes the skin and boosts Vitamin C’s antioxidant abilities.

    HYALURONIC ACID
    This amazing molecule can hold 1000x its weight in water, perfect for keeping skin glowy and hydrated.

    PANTHENOL
    Also known as Vitamin B5, Panthenol conditions and moisturises skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines.

    Full Ingredients: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Alpha Tocopherol, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid

    • 11.13.19
      15mins said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

    • 5.5.20
      Sarah said:

      For its skin vc power effect

      Water, hydrolyzed extensin, butylene glycol, glycerin, polyglutamic acid, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, carbomer, triethanolamine, methylparaben, peg-60 hydrogenated castor oil, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, ppg-26-buteth-26, disodium edta, chlorphenesin, fragrance

      Thank you so much in advance

      • 5.5.20
        15mins said:

        This is fine

  4. 11.27.19
    Saera said:

    Ole Henricksen Truth serum has yellow 6 in the ingredients..
    Is that still safe to use while breastfeeding????

    • 11.28.19
      15mins said:

      It’s fine

    • 2.21.20
      Marija said:

      Is it okay to use The Body Shop Vitamin C?
      All Ingredients:
      Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Ascorbic Acid, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Glycerin, Parfum, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Polysilicone-11, Linalool, Limonene, Silica, Benzyl Benzoate, Citral, Aqua, Hexyl Cinnamal, Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract, Citronellol, CI 77891

      • 2.21.20
        15mins said:

        Yes! That’s fine for pregnancy and nursing

  5. 12.13.19
    Spoo said:

    Hi, can you please let me know if Maelove The Glow Maker serum is safe for pregnancy and nursing? I tried copy-pasting their ingredients list here but they only have it as an image and it wouldn’t let me paste that – you can check ingredients on their website though! Sorry for the inconvenience.

    • 12.14.19
      15mins said:

      I can’t view their website in the US.

      • 1.1.20
        aimee said:

        Also curious about the Maelove Glow Maker. Found these ingredients on their site:

        “Vitamins C (15% L-ascorbic acid), E and Ferulic Acid for superb antioxidant protection. Hyaluronic Acid for long-lasting hydration.

        And a proprietary botanical blend (Vitis Vinifera, Aloe, Aurantium Dulcis and Magnolia) for extra nourishment and easy makeup application.“

        Thank you so much for your work!! There should be some kind of an app out there for pregnancy… Scan the barcode and figure out what is safe for your stage of mommyhood. You just don’t realize how many products your body comes into contact with on a regular basis!

        • 1.4.20
          15mins said:

          That’s just a description of ingredients unfortunately, I can’t comment on pregnancy safety.

          • 3.28.20
            Megan said:

            Maelove Glow Maker Ingredients:

            Water (Aqua), Ascorbic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Lecithin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Ferulic Acid, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Callus Culture Extract, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Metabisulfite, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyglycerin, Maltodextrin, Tocopherol.

            My OB said she wasn’t sure about Ferulic Acid. You think it’s safe? Thank you!!!!!

          • 3.29.20
            15mins said:

            It’s fine for pregnancy and nursing

  6. 1.9.20
    Danielle said:

    My friend gave me Tree of Life Vitamin C serum and I was wondering if it was safe during pregnancy.
    Ingredients:
    Aqua (Delonized Water), Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Organic Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Xanthem Gum, Simmondsia Chinensis seed Oil (Organic Jojoba), Scierotium Gum, Caesalpina Spinoza Gum (Tara), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

    Thank you so much for your time!

    • 1.13.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok to me

  7. 1.25.20
    Rawan Ibrahim said:

    Hi Doctor, what about fair and white silky vitamin C gel?
    INGREDIENTS : Cyclopentasiloxane, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Parfum (Fragrance), Cetearyl Isononanoate, Ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.

    And their AHA body lotion,
    Aqua(water), paraffinum liquidum (moneral oil), sodium lactate, glycerin , cetearyl alcohol, PEG-100 stearate , lactic acid, ceteareth -33, cyclopenta-siloxane, trietyanolamine, imidazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, parfum (fragrance), alpha-lsomethyl lonone, benzyl benzoate, benzyl salicylate, butylphenyl methylpropional, citronellol, isoeugenol.

    Thanks a lot

    • 1.25.20
      15mins said:

      The first is ok, though there’s more perfume than vitamin C in that product so I would switch to something else probably.
      The AHA has salicylate in it, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  8. 1.29.20
    Laura E said:

    Thoughts on LilyAna Naturals Vitamin C Serum while nursing? Thanks so much!

    Aqua, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid (5%), Vitamin C (20%), MSM, Organic Aloe Leaf Juice, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Vitamin E, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Extract, Wild Geranium Extract, Organic Dandelion Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

    • 2.10.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok for nursing and pregnancy

      • 7.1.20
        Laura E said:

        What about Coachella Vitamin C Serum?
        D.l. water, glycerin, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, hydroxyethylcellulose, camellia sinensis leaf (green tea) extract, panthenol, citric acid, borago officinalis (Borage) oil, tocopheryl (vitamin E) acetate, allantoin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin

        • 7.4.20
          Christine said:

          Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  9. 2.3.20
    Zakiya said:

    Hi is this pregnancy and nursing safe? Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

    Ingredients: Water Deionized, Vitamin C (Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Alkyl Benzoate, Vegetable Glycerin, Water, Glycerin, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Clary Sage (Salvia Sclarea), Grapefruit (Citrus Grandis), Hyaluronic acid, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Vitamin E (Tocotrienol), Ferulic acid, Chamomile Flower Extract (Recutita Matricaria), Sodium Phytate, Xanthum Gum, Hydroxyethylcellulose.

    • 2.7.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine, it is included here: Mad Hippie Pregnancy safe products

    • 6.12.20
      Sammie said:

      Hi I was wondering if we are ok to use hyaluronic acid during nursing as lots of vitamin C included those ? Thank you!

      • 6.12.20
        15mins said:

        It’s fine for pregnancy and nursing

  10. 2.20.20
    Rawan said:

    Hello, is ” Systeme 41 Spa Strength Vitamin C Serum” safe for nursing?
    Ingredients: – Aloe vera leaf juice, caprylic/capric triglyceride, tetra-hexyldecyl ascorbate, ethyl ascorbic acid, heptyl undecylenate , glycerin, cetearyl olivate, hyaluronic acid, sorbitan olivate, squalane, cetearyl alcohol, safflower oleosomes , ethylhexyl olivate, pomegranate fruit extract, chamomile flower extract, calendula flower extract , rosehip fruit extract, green tea leaf extract , gotu kola extract, arnica flower extract, cetyl palmitate, sorbitan palmitate, pichia / resveratrol ferment extract, hysrolyzed algin , chlorella vulgaris extract , sea salt, tocopherol acetate , retinyl palmitate , ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, niacinamide, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, cholecalciferol, thioctic acid, zinc, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, natural fragrance, ubiquinone, dimethylamenoethanol, xanthan gum, sodium phytate, sodium hydroxide.

    Thanks a lot!

    • 2.20.20
      15mins said:

      With the retinoid definitely not ok for pregnancy, some would avoid in nursing, it depends on how conservative you are.

      • 2.21.20
        Rawan said:

        Thanks for your reply.
        But I thought topical use of retinoid is fine during nursing , isn’t?

        • 2.21.20
          15mins said:

          Previously yes, but the thought in the medical community (OBs and Pediatricians) has been trending more towards avoidance during nursing as well. I don’t know why exactly (no new evidence in the literature that I’ve seen), but the more conservative thought has been to avoid in nursing as well. This is why I started screening out retinoids with the disclaimer that you might want to consider avoiding them in nursing as well. For the last year or so they’ve appeared under “not safe in pregnancy or nursing” in my product lists.

  11. 2.24.20
    Valli said:

    Hi! Thank you a lot for all of your advices!
    Would you mind to check this one for me?

    Oznaturals Vitamin C Facial Serum

    Aqua/Water/Eau, Propanediol, Glycerin, Hammamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C20), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Rosa Canina Fruit Extract (Rose Hips Extract), Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic Acid), Astaxathin (Astaxanthin), Eisenia Bicyclis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Bixa Orellana Seed Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenylpropanol, Caprylyl Glycol, p-Anisic Acid

    • 2.26.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  12. 2.26.20
    Kath said:

    Hi.. is dear klairs freshly juiced vitamin drop okay for pregnant woman? Thank you for answering

    Also mandelic acid, is it ok to use while pregnant? Please help me..

    • 2.26.20
      15mins said:

      Mandelic Acid is ok while nursing but I would avoid while pregnant as it is an AHA.
      Pregnancy safe products from Klairs are here

  13. 3.2.20
    Ida said:

    Hi Dr,
    Is Rodial Vitamin C moisturiser and Rodial Soufflé safe during pregnancy?

    Moisturiser:
    Aqua (Water), Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Tapioca Starch, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Water, Polyacrylamide, Xylitylglucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Anhydroxylitol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Xylitol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Sulfite, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Laureth-7, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dehydroacetic Acid, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

    Soufflé:
    Aqua, Isoamyl Laurate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Octyldodecanol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ/Bran Oil, Squalane, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Behenate, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Tribehenin, Parfum (Fragrance), Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Limonene, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Sulfite, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Linalool, Laureth-7, Alcohol, Lecithin, Ectoin, Citral, Citronellol, Amyl Cinnamal, Cyclotetrapeptide-24 Aminocyclohexane Carboxylate

    Thanks

    • 3.2.20
      15mins said:

      The moisturizer has 2 chemical sunscreens, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy.
      The Soufflé is ok for nursing and pregnancy

  14. 3.4.20
    Alma said:

    Hi Dr.

    I wanted to know if these were safe for pregnancy and nursing…THANK YOU!!!!

    E.L.F. Beauty Shield Vitamin C Serum

    INGREDIENTS:

    Water (Aqua), Ethoxydiglycol, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid (Vc), Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Ve), Sodium Hyaluronate, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Coceth-7, PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol Ether, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Disodium EDTA, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum)

    eB5 Vitamin C Serum

    INGREDIENTS:

    Water/ Glycerin, Magnesium Ascobyl Phosphate, Propylheptyl Caprylate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulis (Sweet Almond) oil, Camellia Oleifra (Green Tea) Leaf Eextract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Sodium Citrate, Hydoxyethyl Acrylate/ Sodium Acryloydimethyl Taurate Coplymer, Bethaine, Isohexadecane, Glyceryl Acrylate/ Arylic Acid Coplymer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Xanthan Gum, Aminimethyl Propanol, Potassium Sorbate, Polysorbate 60, Propylene Glycol, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 3.4.20
      15mins said:

      Both look fine

      • 3.4.20
        Alma said:

        Thank you so much!!!!! 😊

  15. 3.8.20
    Tee said:

    Is the skinceuticals C E ferrulic safe while breastfeeding and pregnant ?

  16. 3.8.20
    Alma said:

    Hi Dr.:

    How about this Vitamin C product?

    TIMELESS 20% VITAMIN C + E FERULIC ACID SERUM 1 OZ

    Ingredients: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Alpha Tocopherol, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.

    • 3.8.20
      15mins said:

      This is fine

  17. 4.8.20
    Danielle said:

    Hi! Thank you so much for your site- I love it and it has been so helpful.

    How does this vitamin C serum from Austra* look:

    Organic Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (20% Vitamin C), Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Botanical Hyaluronic Acid), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel), D-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino – 5- Guanidinopentanoic Acid, Ferulic Acid, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil), Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

    • 4.8.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok!

  18. 4.10.20
    Tala said:

    Hi! Is this pregnancy safe?

    Ursa Major Brighten Up Vitamin C Serum

    Ingredients:
    Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice*, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, glycerin, cocoglucoside, coconut alcohol, populus tremuloides (aspen) bark extract, ascorbic acid/orange/citrus limon/citrus aurantifolia polypeptide, rosa canina (rose hip) seed extract*, butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut butter*, leontopodium alpinum (edelweiss) meristem cell culture, hydrogenated lecithin, glyceryl caprylate, sclerotium gum, rosa damascena (rose) flower oil*, citrus sinensis (blood orange) peel oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, bisabolol, sodium anisate, lactic acid, xanthan gum (* denotes organic)

  19. 4.16.20
    Stephanie said:

    Hi! How about Fleur & Bee’s Nectar of the C Natural Vitamin C Serum?

    Full Ingredient List: Deionized Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Hydrolyzed Tara Gum, Tara Gum, Ferulic Acid, Matricaria (Chamomile) Extract, Glyceryl Caprylate, Xanthan Gum, Sd Alcohol 40-B, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Pink Grapefruit Peel Oil, Clary Sage Flower Oil

    • 4.16.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine to me!

  20. 4.17.20
    Samantha Hamilton said:

    Hi There!

    I noticed that the Ole Henriksen Truth Serum is on this list as safe for pregnancy, but is not safe on the list of specific Ole Henriksen products. Just wanted to clarify before I buy in the Sephora sale!

    Thanks!

    • 4.17.20
      15mins said:

      I *just* updated the Ole Henriksen list this week. The brand lists are almost always more up to date, so go with that one. I was disappointed that it moved 🙁

      • 4.17.20
        Samantha l said:

        Bummer! Thanks for clarifying!!!

      • 4.21.20
        Claudia said:

        Hi there wanted to know why it moved. I used this list to screen my products during my pregnancy, I gave birth December 2019. so I used the truth serum throughout because it was listed as safe. Has the formula changed recently?

        • 4.21.20
          15mins said:

          I think so. Because it was ok before, I just reviewed everything again though.

  21. 4.22.20
    Roma said:

    Hi there! Is All Natural Advice Vitamin C Serum safe to use?

    Aqua (Deionized Water), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hamamelis Virginiana Water (Witch Hazel), Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Plant Based Hyaluronic Acid), Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Organic Aloe), Ferulic Acid, Glycerin (Kosher, Vegetable), Simondsia Chinensis Oil (Organic Jojoba), Centella Asiatica Extract (Organic Gotu Kola), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Taraxacum Officinale Extract (Dandelion), Geranium Maculatum Extract (Wild Geranium), Arginine, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate Crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin Sweet Orange Peel Oil

    Thank you

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  22. 4.22.20
    Shiv said:

    Hi there I have 2 serums I haven’t found any pregnancy info for online.

    Liz K Super First C Serum 13%

    Water, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Alcohol, Propanediol, Propylene Carbonate, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Arbutin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Extract, Ferulic Acid, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Aronia Arbutifolia Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Sparassis Crispa Extract, Hericium Erinaceum (Mushroom) Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Tagetes Erecta Flower Extract, Cudrania Tricuspidata Bark Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Cudrania Tricuspidata Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Thioctic Acid, Xanthophylls, Melatonin, Caffeic Acid, Glutathione, Nicotinoyl sh-Pentapeptide-19, Caffeine, Ubiquinone, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Levan, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Acetyl Cysteine, Polysorbate 60, Allantoin, Panthenol, Octyldodeceth-25, Decyltetradeceth-25, Octyldodeceth-16, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Propyl Gallate, Tocopherol, Pentylene Glycol, Adenosine, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Tromethamine, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carnitine, Arginine, Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Carbonate, PVP, Fullerenes, sh-Oligopeptide-1, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Lecithin, Sodium Phosphate, FragranceWater, Butylene Glycol, Ascorbic Acid, Alcohol, Propanediol, Propylene Carbonate, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Arbutin, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Extract, Ferulic Acid, Pinus Pinaster Bark Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Extract, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Aronia Arbutifolia Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Sparassis Crispa Extract, Hericium Erinaceum (Mushroom) Extract, Phellinus Linteus Extract, Lentinus Edodes Extract, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Cordyceps Sinensis Extract, Phaseolus Radiatus Seed Extract, Tagetes Erecta Flower Extract, Cudrania Tricuspidata Bark Extract, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Cudrania Tricuspidata Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Rubus Coreanus Fruit Extract, Superoxide Dismutase, Thioctic Acid, Xanthophylls, Melatonin, Caffeic Acid, Glutathione, Nicotinoyl sh-Pentapeptide-19, Caffeine, Ubiquinone, Hydroxycinnamic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Levan, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Acetyl Cysteine, Polysorbate 60, Allantoin, Panthenol, Octyldodeceth-25, Decyltetradeceth-25, Octyldodeceth-16, Boerhavia Diffusa Root Extract, Propyl Gallate, Tocopherol, Pentylene Glycol, Adenosine, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Tromethamine, Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Carnitine, Arginine, Glycine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Carbonate, PVP, Fullerenes, sh-Oligopeptide-1, PEG-240/HDI Copolymer Bis-Decyltetradeceth-20 Ether, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Sodium Metabisulfite, Lecithin, Sodium Phosphate, Fragrance

    2nd serum:
    Neogen real vita C serum (wasn’t listed on your Neogen page)

    Water, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (10%), Isopentyldiol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Malpighia Emarginata (Acerola) Fruit Extract, Citrus Unshiu Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Ascorbic Acid(12Ppm), Citric Acid, Octyldodeceth-16, Xanthan Gum, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Sodium Metabisulfite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Coptis Japonica Extract, Dextrin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate(0.1Ppm), Panthenol, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Linalool

    Thank you 🙂

    • 4.24.20
      15mins said:

      The first has arbutin, which definitely needs to be avoided in pregnancy and nursing. I stopped reading the giant list at that point, but I’m sure there’s other ingredients to avoid in there.
      The neogen Looks ok for nursing and pregnancy

  23. 5.6.20
    Cristina said:

    Hello

    Could you please check the below Zelens Vitamin C ingrediatents if they are safe for pregnancy

    Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Caprylyl Caprylate/Caprate, Isoamyl Laurate, Linoleic Acid, Isoamyl Cocoate, Phospholipids, Glycolipids, Actinidia Chinensis (Kiwi) Fruit Extract, Brassica Oleracea Acephala (Kale) Extract, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Extract, Malpighia Emarginata (Cherry) Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Ribes Nigrum (Blackcurrant) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Lipids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linolenic Acid, Tocopherol, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool

    • 5.6.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  24. 5.9.20
    Michelle said:

    Hi,

    On this list you put Truth Serum by Ole Henriksen on the pregnancy safe list but then on the Ole H page you listed it not safe because licorice root. Do you know which is correct? Thanks!

    • 5.10.20
      15mins said:

      There was a reformulation, the most up to date info is in the brand lists.

  25. 5.13.20
    JC said:

    Is Naturium Vitamin C Serum 22% safe?

    Water, Glycerin, Propanediol, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Ascorbic Acid, Gold, Glutathione, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Citrus Glauca Fruit Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit Extract, Microcitrus Australasica Fruit Extract, Microcitrus Australis Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Beta-Glucan, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Carbomer, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Sorbitol, Algin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Sorbic Acid.

    Thanks!

    • 5.13.20
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  26. 5.14.20
    Sweetbae said:

    Hi there really appreciate what you’re doing for all the pregnant women out there ♡ I wanted to get my sister who’s expecting the TIA’M My Signature C Source Vitamin C Serum is it pregnancy safe
    INGREDIENTS LIST :
    Water, Ascorbic Acid, Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Xanthan Gum, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​Vp Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Glycerin, Zinc Pca, Panthenol, Niacinamide, T-Butyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Ubiquinone, Diisopropyl Adipate.
    thanks in advance

    • 5.14.20
      15mins said:

      Looks fine to me

  27. 5.14.20
    Deepti said:

    Search Results
    Featured snippet from the web
    Ingredients: Purified water, sodium ascorbyl phosphate (vitamin C, stay-C® 50), glycerin (vegetable derived) , sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid; Actimoist® BIO-1), organic camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, propanediol (vegetable derived), microcrystalline cellulose (plant derived), cellulose gum (plant …is this ingredent sfe during pregnancy

    • 5.14.20
      15mins said:

      All of this is ok

      • 5.14.20
        Sweetbae said:

        Thank you so much ♡

  28. 5.14.20
    Nisha said:

    Timeless vitamin c serum 20% Ingredients: Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Alpha Tocopherol, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.is this safe

      • 5.30.20
        Tina said:

        Hi,
        I wanted to know if this Nip and fab vitamin c is safe for pregnancy:

        Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat. (SD Alcohol 40-B), Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Carbomer, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tapioca Starch, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Laureth-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Benzyl Salicylate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Juice, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

        And also is Soap and glory face wash:
        Aqua (Water), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Methyl Isethionate, Synthetic Wax, Dipropylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Zinc Laurate, Limonene, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polyquaternium-7, Benzophenone-4, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citric Acid, Linalool, Magnesium Nitrate, Citral, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Methylisothiazolinone, Maltodextrin, CI 73360 (Red 30), CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

        • 5.30.20
          15mins said:

          Nip and fab has a salicylate
          Soap and glory has a chemical sunscreen
          Both are ok for nursing but not pregnancy

          • 6.11.20
            TINA said:

            Thank u so much. Ur a star x

  29. 5.14.20
    Skincarejunkie said:

    Hi there really appreciate what you’re doing for all the pregnant women out there ♡ please help me find out if the ingredient list to this serum is pregnancy safe “TIA’M my signature c source vitamin C serum ” Ingredients list : Water, Ascorbic Acid, Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Butylene Glycol, Glucose, Peg-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Xanthan Gum, Diethoxyethyl Succinate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​Vp Copolymer, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Flower Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Glycerin, Zinc Pca, Panthenol, Niacinamide, T-Butyl Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Beta-Glucan, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Ubiquinone, Diisopropyl Adipate
    I hope my comment gets posted everytime I try to post it disappears 🙁
    Thanks in advance

    • 5.14.20
      15mins said:

      It’s likely going into the spam area (I get thousands of spam comments a day), because this is the first I’ve seen from you.
      this one looks ok to me.

  30. 5.15.20
    Andrea said:

    Hi! I tried to post a question the other day but I think it must have went to your spam, I’m going to try again! I’m sorry if you see my name again! Thank you so much for taking the time to look into so many products. I just bought this product called Rohto Melano CC – a vitamin C serum. Does it look okay?
    Ascorbic Acid (Active Vitamin C), Tocopherol Acetate (Vitamin E Derivative), Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Isopropyl Methylphenol, Vitamin C Tetraisopalmitate, Ethoxydiglycol, Alpinia Catfish Seed Extract (Alpinia White), BG, Edet Acid Salt, Viscosity Modifier, Perfume

    • 5.16.20
      15mins said:

      Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate is a licorice root derivative. So, ok for nursing but not pregnancy

    • 5.19.20
      Odalys Martinez said:

      Hi I’ve been wondering if I can still use my Drunk Elephant C-Firma which has L-Ascorbic and the C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream which I really haven’t been able to find all the ingredients. Please advise. Thank you so much for all your help.

  31. 5.29.20
    TINA said:

    Hi, hope u are well I wanted to find out is this safe or pregnancy?

    Ingredients ”
    Dimethicone, Ascorbic Acid, Polysilicone-11, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Silica Silylate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate
    Kind Regards
    Tina

    • 5.29.20
      15mins said:

      This looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

  32. 6.1.20
    clara said:

    Hello, I was wondering if Balance active formula, Vitamin C brightening serum is ok for pregnancy? The ingredients are: AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE,PHENOXYETHANOL, CARRAGEENAN, POLYSORBATE 20, ASCORBYL GLUCOSIDE, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) LEAF EXTRACT, ZINC PCA, DISODIUM EDTA, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, ASCORBIC ACID, LINALOOL, LIMONENE.
    Many thanks

    • 6.1.20
      15mins said:

      This looks ok for pregnancy and nursing

      • 6.1.20
        clara said:

        Thank you so much!!!

  33. 6.10.20
    Shaeda Isik said:

    Hi,
    I wanted to know if this Nip and fab vitamin c is safe for pregnancy:

    Aqua (Water), Alcohol Denat. (SD Alcohol 40-B), Butylene Glycol, Polysilicone-11, Carbomer, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tapioca Starch, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Dehydroacetic Acid, Limonene, Laureth-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Benzyl Salicylate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Garcinia Mangostana Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Juice, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

    And also is Soap and glory face wash:
    Aqua (Water), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco-Glucoside, Glyceryl Oleate, Lauric Acid, Sodium Methyl Isethionate, Synthetic Wax, Dipropylene Glycol, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Zinc Laurate, Limonene, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Polyquaternium-7, Benzophenone-4, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citric Acid, Linalool, Magnesium Nitrate, Citral, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Lecithin, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Tocopherol, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate, Methylisothiazolinone, Maltodextrin, CI 73360 (Red 30), CI 77891 (Titanium dioxide), CI 42090 (Blue 1).

    Thank you
    Kind Regards
    Shaeda

    • 6.10.20
      15mins said:

      #1 has a salicylate and #2 has a chemical sunscreen. Both are ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  34. 6.26.20
    Rosemary said:

    Is the Melano CC serum safe for pregnancy?

  35. 6.28.20
    Deepti said:

    Skindeva vitamin c+e serum
    Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L- Absorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Vitamin E, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.

    • 6.28.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

      • 8.7.20
        Laura E said:

        My comment keeps disappearing…sorry if this comes through a few times. What about Coachella Naturals Vitamin C Serum?
        D.l. water, glycerin, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, hydroxyethylcellulose, camellia sinensis leaf (green tea) extract, panthenol, citric acid, borago officinalis (Borage) oil, tocopheryl (vitamin E) acetate, allantoin, disodium EDTA, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin

        • 8.7.20
          Christine said:

          Your comments disappear because they must go through moderation. I don’t allow all comments to just appear on the blog as I get thousands of spam comments every day. So, I have to go through and approve and answer each one manually. I’m a person with a life, a job, a family. I’m not sitting here to automatically answer comments within a few seconds. So, things can take a little time to be approved and answered.
          This product is fine for pregnancy and nursing.

  36. 7.5.20
    Natasha Yasin said:

    Hello! Is banish scars vitamin c creme ok? Thank you so much! Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Rosa Canina (R
    osehip) Fruit Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Ester), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Organic Cranberry) Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Organic Red Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Vaccinium Corymbosum (Organic Blueberry) Fruit Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Salix Alba (Organic White Willow) Bark Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Organic Neem) Seed Oil

    • 7.6.20
      Christine said:

      With the willow bark this is ok for nursing but not pregnancy

  37. 7.9.20
    Meghan said:

    Would you consider the Glowmaker by Maelove a good vitamin c choice for pregnancy? Thanks!

  38. 7.10.20
    swathi said:

    hi doc, is the below product is safe during pregnancy ?

    TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

    Ingredients:
    Organic Deionized Herbal Infusion, Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf (Aloe), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane), Botanical Hyaluronic Acid (Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide), Witch Hazel (Hamamelis Virginiana), Vitamin E (d-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate), Kosher Vegetable Glycerol, Carbomer, (2s)-2-Amino-5-guanidinopentanoic Acid, Organic Gotu Kola, Wildcrafted Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail), Wildcrafted Dandelion, Wildcrafted Organic Geranium, Organic Jojoba Oil (Organic Simmondsia Chinensis), Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerol.

    • 7.10.20
      Christine said:

      Looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

      • 7.26.20
        Monika said:

        Hello! Is Medik8 C-TETRA SERUM ok? Thank you so much!

        Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopheryl Acetate, PPG-12 / SMDI Copolymer, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Limonene.

        • 7.26.20
          Christine said:

          Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  39. 8.5.20
    LK said:

    Hi! Is this safe for pregnancy? The Body Deli VITAL C SERUM
    Ingredients: Antioxidant Micro-Clustered Water, *Jojoba Oil, *Meadowfoam Seed Oil, *Virgin Coconut Oil, Fresh Cells of Pomegranate, Pumpkin & Carrot, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Rovisome Vitamin C (Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate), Alpha Lipoic Acid, DMAE, Coenzyme Q10, Retinol Palmitate, Olive Squalane, *Evening Primrose Oil, Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta Fructan, Beta-Glucosamine, *Chamomile, Citric Acid, Essential OIls of Mandarin, Sweet Orange, Ylang-Ylang, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Natural Perservative Systyem).

    Thanks so much!

    • 8.5.20
      LK said:

      Also, is this safe, NUTRA PEPTIDE SERUM. Thank you!!

      Ingredients: Antioxidant Micro-Clustered Water, *Jojoba Oil, *Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Fresh Cells of Pomegranate, Pumpkin & Carrot, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Sea Buckthorn Oil, *Olive Leaf Extract, Tripeptide-5, *Gingko Biloba Extract, *White Tea Extract, *Green Tea Extract, Retinol Palmitate, Amino Acid Complex, Wasabia Japonica Extract, Niacinamide, Allantoin, Olive Squalane, *Evening Primrose Oil, Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta Fructan, Beta Glucosamine, Citric Acid, Essential Oils of *Rosemary, Bulgarian Rose, Ylang-Ylang & Luconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate (Natural Preservative System).

      • 8.5.20
        Christine said:

        Also has a retinoid, avoid in pregnancy and while nursing if you’re conservative

    • 8.5.20
      Christine said:

      This has a retinoid, avoid in pregnancy and in nursing if you’re conservative

  40. 8.5.20
    havina said:

    hi doc! it’s me again.. so I just bought The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Sphere 2% (which is on your list of pregnancy safe products) but then I read somewhere that Vit C + Sodium Benzoate is carsinogenic and I just double checked my moisturizer/facial wash and it has Sodium Benzoate in it. what do you think about it?

    • 8.6.20
      Christine said:

      I think it’s fine. The list of things I’m worried about is here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy
      Note that my list of ingredients is very conservative for the mainstream medical community.
      I would not be screening things as safe if I was worried about them.

  41. 8.7.20
    Nusrat said:

    Can this product be used during pregnancy and nursing?
    MELANO CC ESSENCE-
    Ingredients: ASCORBIC ACID, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, DIPOTASSIUM, O-CYMEN-5-OL, ETHOXYDIGLYCOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, WATER, ACRYLATES/ C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, FRAGRANCE, ASCORBYL TETRAISOPALMITATE, ALPINIA KATSUMADAI SEED EXTRACT, DISODIUM EDTA

    • 8.7.20
      Christine said:

      Looks ok to me

    • 8.8.20
      Nusrat said:

      Sorry to disturb you once again – other sites .. such as amazon … listed these ingredients as active ingredients of this product. Are these ingredients are safe to use during pregnancy and nursing.
      Active elements:
      Ascorbic acid (active vitamin C), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E derivative), dipotassium glycyrrhizinate, isopropylmethyl phenol
      Other ingredients:
      Vitamin C tetraisopalmitate, ethoxydiglycol, alpinia cuttlefish seed extract (alpinia white), BG, edetate, viscosity modifier, perfume

      • 8.8.20
        Christine said:

        I would avoid this in pregnancy due to the licorice root. Ok for nursing though.

  42. 8.28.20
    Eve said:

    Hello! Thank you so much for all of the help. Very much appreciated! Can you please tell me if this is safe for pregnancy:

    BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner

    Ingredients:
    Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, L-Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C), Isocetyl Stearate, Squalane, Polysilicone-11, Petrolatum, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Pure Egcg Green Tea), Tartaric Acid

    • 8.28.20
      Christine said:

      This is ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to tartaric acid