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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Shani Darden Skincare

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Shani Darden Skincare

Pregnancy safe beauty products can be super difficult and confusing. I have an entire guide devoted to what products are safe to use while pregnant including information on what ingredients to avoid while pregnant and a huge list of pregnancy safe skincare products.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from Shani Darden Skincare as of 4/15/2023. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

Pregnancy & Nursing Safe Products from Shani Darden Skincare

Cleansing Serum (at Sephora)
Hydra Prep Gel (at Sephora)
Hydration Peptide Cream (at Sephora)
Intensive Eye Renewal Cream (at Sephora)
Sake Toning Essence (at Sephora)
Weightless Oil-Free Moisturizer (at Sephora)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Lactic Acid Serum (at Sephora): Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Gluconolactone
Triple Acid Signature Peel (at Sephora): Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Retinol Reform® Anti-Aging Serum (at Sephora): Retinoid

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  1. 2.8.21
    Kristen Barry said:

    Hi! Is the Intensive Renewal Eye Cream okay?
    Thank you so much!

    Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diheptyl Succinate, Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Darutoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Castanea Sativa (Chestnut) Seed Extract, Sorbitan Stearate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Pea Protein, Lecithin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Phytosterols, Squalane, Ceramide NP, Propanediol, Physalis Angulata Extract, Tocopheryl (Vitamin E) Acetate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Chlorphenesin.

    • 2.8.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for pregnancy and nursing!

  2. 5.13.21
    RAchel said:

    Thank you so much for this! What about her Facial Sculpting Wand?
    It’s supposed to use sound wave tech?https://www.sephora.com/ca/en/product/shani-darden-facial-sculpting-wand-P471097?icid2=just%20arrived_ca_skugrid_ufe:p471097:product

    Thank you so much!

    • 5.13.21
      Christine said:

      It’s recommended to avoid these kind of machines in pregnancy. Brushes like the Clarisonic are ok (though you obviously can’t get one now, since they’re gone), but those are ok. This has some sort of ultrasonic wave it says.

  3. 1.8.22
    Jenny said:

    Thanks so much for all of this information! Can you please review the Shani Darden Lactic Acid Exfoliating Serum? I believe it’s relatively new. Thank you!

    Water / Aqua / Eau, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Heptyl Undecylenate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Panthenol, Tocopherol, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract, Glyceryl Oleate Citrate, Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Pentylene Glycol, Citric Acid, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Isostearate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycolic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Caprylyl Glycol, Gluconolactone, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 1.9.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to tartaric acid, malic acid, gluconolactone

      • 1.10.22
        Jenny said:

        Thanks so much!!

  4. 2.12.23

    Can you kindly review the Shani Darden Skin Care Triple Acid Signature Peel? Thank you!!

    • 2.12.23
      Christine said:

      As mentioned in the post, I need a full ingredient list to review your product as I’ve reviewed all of the ones I have access to. More info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety. Note, I do not follow links from readers, I need the actual list. Thanks!

      • 2.12.23
        Sarah Mariucci said:

        Sorry, here is the list!!

        Step 1 Triple Acid Exfoliating Solution:
        Aqua/Water/Eau, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Glycolic Acid, Propanediol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Mandelic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Acacia Senegal Gum, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Pulp Extract, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Extract, Spondias Mombin Pulp Extract, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Pulp Extract , Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Xanthan Gum, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate/Caprate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Benzoic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.

        Step 2 Kaolin Clay Neutralizing Mask:
        Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Bicarbonate, Kaolin, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Ether, Bentonite, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Allantoin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Sodium PCA, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydroxyproline, Proline, Xanthan Gum, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Decyl Glucoside, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

        • 2.13.23
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to glycolic acid, mandelic acid

  5. 3.17.23
    MJ said:

    Hi Dr! Is this new Shani Darden product pregnancy safe? Thank you! 🙂

    Water / Aqua / Eau, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Propanediol, Squalane, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Niacinamide, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Polyglyceryl-3 Stearate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Ceramide NG, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Plukenetia Volubilis Seed Extract, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp Extract, Tocopherol, Tribehenin, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Betaine, Erythritol, Sodium Hydroxide, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 3.17.23
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing