How to Ask Questions About Pregnancy Safety

Is my skincare safe to use during pregnancy?

Read this before commenting to ask about your product

If you have questions about pregnancy safety in skincare, please follow these guidelines. I have answered thousands of questions, and checking in the right spot means you are more likely to find your answer immediately.

Ask in the right spot

The entire Pregnancy and Nursing Skin Care Guide has links to the posts, this is a good place to start if you are confused.

If you have a question about ingredients to avoid while pregnant or nursing, please ask on those posts.

If you have a question regarding a specific skincare product, please start on the big list of pregnancy safe skincare where you’ll find brand specific pages. If your brand is not included, feel free to ask on the page itself. For makeup, please start on the pregnancy safe makeup post, where you’ll find information on which products to check and links to product pages.

Note, that if you have multiple products to ask about, you may need to make several comments. Please don’t consolidate your questions into the same comment. I have people asking about skincare on the foundation post, when I’ve answered their question. This is incredibly frustrating, I am duplicating the same work over and over. People do not even bother to look in the right spot, despite links in the posts. Please ask in the right spot so you can refer to the information on those pages.

Please read the page before commenting

This is particularly true for the brand pages listing pregnancy safe skincare products. I have already reviewed the entire product lines for all brands with their own page, and I currently list the date I completed my review and the pregnancy safe products. I will come back and fill in why certain products didn’t make the cut, but all of the safe products are there. If your product is left off then there was a reason.

Please provide information

Please understand that I only have so many hours a day, and this is a service for which I do not get paid. Please save me time by providing an ingredient list is you are asking about product safety. Please try to limit yourself to a few products. I get comments asking about 6 or 7 products frequently. This is a lot of work.

Please be respectful

Please do not ask me to re-review products, clarify why something isn’t included, etc. I have reviewed thousands of products. I don’t remember off hand why a specific product was not included. Having people ask over and over about a product that I’ve already specifically included (or not included) in the safe list means I need to go over the product again. That could take me an hour. I am a person with a life. I have a job and kids. I receive many rude comments each day, people get annoyed that I haven’t checked their favorite products or if it takes me a few hours to write back. Please be mindful that I have many people contacting me each day, I have already reviewed thousands of products for you to pick from, and I have not purposefully ignored your favorite product.

Comments are moderated

I get thousands of spam comments a day, so all comments are moderated. Please keep that in mind, your comment will not appear on the site until I have read and approved it. People have gotten very rude about this toward me in the past, but without the moderation I can not find your comment on the site, it would be lost in the spam. If you are rude to me about this I will just delete your comment.

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  1. Molly
    January 22, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    Hi! I just wanted to say that I’ve followed your blog for a long time, and I can’t believe the amount of work you’ve put into answering everyone’s questions about pregnancy safe skincare! You are really a rock star, and you have handled some pushy comments with grace. Blessings to you!

  2. SC
    January 22, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    Do you (or anyone else out there) know of a way to search *within* the comments on one of your posts? Some of your posts have hundreds (thousands!) of comments and I haven’t found a way to effectively search through them other than clicking on “older comments”. Entering a product/brand in the search function doesn’t seem to do it … so I’m hoping there’s a way. Fingers crossed!! And thank you for all of your posts — I referred to them throughout my pregnancy and always mention it to friends that are expecting! : )

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 24, 2019 / 2:56 pm

      If you use command F in most browsers it will search the page (including the comments) for you. Unfortunately that’s all I have. šŸ™

  3. January 25, 2019 / 5:22 pm

    Would you please review these two products from Tata Harper and let me know if these are safe to use during pregnancy? Thank you in advance!

    Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream:
    Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Aqua/Water, Carthamus tinctorius (safflower) Oleosomes*, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/leaf/stem Water*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil*, Propanediol, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Cetearyl alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract*, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Cetearyl glucoside, Pheonix Dactylifera (Date) Seed Extract, Menyanthes Trifoliata Leaf Extract, Polygonum fagopyrum (Buckwheat) Seed Extract, Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender) Extract, Narcissus tazetta (Daffodil) Bulb Extract*, Arnica montana (Arnica) Extract*, Borago officinalis (Borage) Leaf Extract*, Medicago sativa (Alfalfa) Extract*, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract*, Calendula officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Salix alba (Willow) Bark Extract, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Leuconostoc ferment filtrate, Superoxide Dismutase*, Soybean Peroxidase*, Aroma**, Sorbitan Olivate, Oryza sativa (Rice) Extract*, Sclerotium gum, Cetyl Palmitate, Sodium hyaluronate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend

    Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask:
    Aloe barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Sclerotium gum, Aqua/water, Lactobacillus Ferment, Maltooligosyl Glucoside, Lactobacillus/Punica granatum Fruit Ferment Extract, Leuconostoc Ferment Filtrate, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Beta vulgaris/Beet Root Extract, Kaolin (Rose Clay), Sodium Phytate, Aroma**, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool *Ingredients from Organic farming **Clinical grade essential oils blend

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 25, 2019 / 7:33 pm

      Neither of these are safe due to willow bark (contains a lot of salicylates)

  4. Lily
    January 30, 2019 / 12:04 am

    Hello!! Can I ask if I can use this product to my face Timeless B5 Hydratione Serum? : Vitamin B5 (Calcium Pantothenate); Hyaluronic Acid, Water, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid

    And Timeless Hyaluronic Acid Vitamin C Serum? : Water, Ethoxydiglycol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Alpha Tocopherol, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Ferulic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Benzylalcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid.

    Thank you!

    • 15mins
      Author
      January 30, 2019 / 7:51 am

      Both are ok

  5. Nelli
    February 16, 2019 / 6:54 pm

    Hello! Thank you for helping us make safe decisions about our skin care products while pregnant. Are these products safe to use? These are Emme Diane skin care products. Thanks so much!

    Gentle Cleanser
    Ingredients:
    Water, Mixed Isopropanolamines Myristate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Cellulose Gum, Methylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Proplyparaben, BHA, BHT, Trisodium EDTA

    Calm Down Toner
    Ingredients:
    Purified Water, Aloe Vera,
    Glycerin, SymbiOx Oxygen Electrolytes

    Skin Quencher
    Ingredients:
    Deionized Water, Aloe Vera, Methyl Gluceth-20, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Chamomile, Dimethicone Copolyol, Allantoin, Panthenol, PCA, Hyaluronic Acid, Carbomer, Miscellized Vitamin A & E, Xanthan Gum, Squalane, Cucumber Extract, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Chloroxylenol, Triethanolamine

    HydraLuxe
    Ingredients:
    Deionized Water, Aloe Vera (Whole Leaf), Safflower Oil, Sorbitan Esters, Glyceryl Stearate PEG-100 Stearate, Ceramides, PPG-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Octyldodecanol, Lecithin, Arachidyl Propionate, Arachidonic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linoleic Acid, Retinyl Palmitate, Oleth-2, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chloroxylenol.

    Clarifying Serum SS
    Ingredients:
    Purified Water (Aqua), Zemea Propanediol (100% Natural), Mandelic Acid, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Niacinamide, Sodium PCA, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20

    Acne Eraser 5%
    Drug Facts:
    Benzoyl Peroxide 5%
    Also Contains:
    Purified Water, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Chloroxylenol, Sodium Hydroxide.

    Tinted Mineral SPF
    Drug Facts:
    Titanium Dioxide 8%
    Zinc Oxide 3%
    Inactive Ingredients:
    Alumina, Cyclohexasiloxane Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol, Iron Oxide (CI77491), Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Methicone, PEG-10 Dimethicone

    • 15mins
      Author
      February 16, 2019 / 7:51 pm

      Hydraluxe has a retinoid, Clarifying serum has mandelic acid, Acne eraser has benzoyl peroxide. But the others are fine

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