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Pregnancy Safe Products from SkinBetter Science

Pregnancy Safe Products from Skin Better Science

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. The list has gotten so large that I’ve decided to start listing brands in their own individual posts.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from SkinBetter Science as of 8/25/2021. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. If they release a new product that is not listed here, please comment below and I will add it. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

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I try to review all of the products that I can when I publish a list. Note, I am in the US and I only have access to US products. Please don’t be rude if I skipped your favorite cleanser, when items are out of stock sometimes they aren’t on the brand’s site, or maybe you are in Asia and I am in the US.

I reserve the comments on each post for reviews of product from that brand, this makes it easier for others to find products later. Please only ask about SkinBetter Science on this post, I will delete other product questions. You can find other brands here. If your brand is not included, please ask on the brand list post.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from SkinBetter Science

Cleansing Gel
Hydration Boosting Cream
Instant Effect Gel EYE
InterFuse® Intensive Treatment LINES
InterFuse® Treatment Cream EYE
InterFuse® Treatment Cream FACE & NECK

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Alto Defense Serum™: Stem Cell (? not 100% sure, but labelled like it), Licorice Root
Detoxifying Scrub Mask: Glycolic Acid
Oxygen Infusion Wash: Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Malic Acid
Solo Hydrating Defense™ MEN: Licorice Root, Stem Cells (Not sure, but labelled like them), Salicylic Acid
sunbetter® SHEER SPF 56 Sunscreen Compact: Salicylate
sunbetter® SHEER SPF 56 Sunscreen Stick: Salicylate
sunbetter® SHEER SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion: Salicylate
sunbetter® TONE SMART SPF 68 Sunscreen Compact: Salicylate
sunbetter® TONE SMART SPF 75 Sunscreen Lotion: Salicylate
Trio Rebalancing Moisture Treatment™: Salicylic Acid

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

AlphaRet® Clearing Serum: Retinoid, Salicylic Acid
AlphaRet® Exfoliating Peel Pads: Retinoid, Salicylic Acid, Glycolic Acid
AlphaRet® Overnight Cream: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root
EyeMax AlphaRet® Overnight Cream: Retinoid, Gluconolactone
Even Tone Correcting Serum™: Arbutin
Intensive AlphaRet® Overnight Cream: Retinoid, Glycolic Acid, Licorice Root

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  1. 9.27.21
    Jaimie said:

    I see that you listed the Interfuse Treatment Eye Cream as safe but it contains a neuro calming peptide which I saw that you mentioned in another post that there isn’t enough research on. So I’m just wondering if this product is actually safe or you are labeling it safe because there isn’t enough research on the neuro peptide?

    • 9.27.21
      Christine said:

      It’s technically safe based on current research, but neuropeptides seem iffy to me since we’re saying they absorb enough to cause effects locally, and how do we know they’re not going systemic and going to baby (they’re definitely going systemic if they’re absorbing deeply enough to cause those local effects). So, technically safe now, it would not surprise me if more evidence comes out at some point to make them considered unsafe.

  2. 12.19.21
    Luci said:

    Hi there, Skinbetter has recently added products to their line and I’m specifically wondering if the Techno Neck Perfecting Cream is safe for pregnancy.

    Aqua/Water, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Jojoba Esters, Glycerin, Cetearyl Olivate, Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate, Sodium Lactate, Sorbitan Olivate, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Polyglycerin-6, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Magnesium Gluconate, Arginine, Heptapeptide-7, Nicotiana Benthamiana Hexapeptide-40 sh-Polypeptide-76, Hydrolyzed Eragrostis Tef Seed Extract, Adenosine, Carnosine, Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Epigallocatechin Gallate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Linoleic Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate, Linolenic Acid, Squalane, Sodium PCA, Tremella Fuciformis (Mushroom) Extract, Tocopherol, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Cetyl Alcohol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Propanediol, Silica, C9-12 Alkane, Pullulan, Xanthan Gum, Triheptanoin, Sclerotium Gum, Sorbitan Oleate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Calcium Gluconate, Polyurethane-100, Lecithin, Gluconolactone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Phytic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide.

    Thank you for all you do! This is impossible to navigate…I’ve tried consulting 2 dermatologists and two REIs and I get conflicting responses.

    • 12.20.21
      Christine said:

      I would avoid this one in pregnancy due to the gluconolactone. Ok for nursing.
      This discussion isn’t 100% relevant, but is pretty similar to why you’re likely getting conflicting responses: Why does X Brand say this product is safe but you don’t think it is safe? (or Vice Versa)

      Note, this isn’t something we have great info on. Some of us in the medical field are more conservative than others (I’m conservative). But…. it’s a neck cream. It’s not something like chemo. There are many other neck creams out there. I would just get a different product. That’s my 2 cents.

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