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Pregnancy Safe Products from Sol de Janeiro

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from Sol de Janeiro

Pregnancy safe skincare 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 Sol de Janeiro as of 7/18/2019. 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.

Please note, it can take up to an hour to review the ingredient lists of each product. I review with my own list of pregnancy safe criteria. I obtain my ingredient lists from the brands and major retailers (typically Nordstrom and Sephora), and I review the US versions. Please do not ask me to re-review the same products over and over, I do not have the time to do so, and many people have been rude about this. For more brands, please head over to the list of pregnancy safe products.

Pregnancy Safe Products from Sol de Janeiro

Açaí Body Power Cream
Brazilian Bod Buff Smoothing Scrub ‘N’ Mask
Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist
Coco Cabana Cream
Glowmotions: Copacabana Bronze, Rio Sunset, Samba Sway, Goldie Rocks, Master Flash

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel: Salicylate
Brazilian Bum Bum Cream: Salicylate
Brazilian Touch Hand Cream: Salicylate
Bum Bum Sol Oil SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen
Coco Cabana Body Fragrance Mist: Salicylate, Chemical Sunscreen (but it’s a fragrance…. put it over your clothes) 🙂
My Sol Stick SPF 50: Chemical Sunscreen

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.

There isn’t info out there on the safety of Cannabis used topically during pregnancy or nursing. We do know smoking marijuana with THC has bad effects and should be avoided, though it hasn’t been fully decided if it is just the THC or something else as well.
Note that in theory Hemp and CBD do not have THC in them, it’s breed out of the plant is the official status. However, depending upon how it was processed many CBD oils will test positive for THC. But there are still the unknowns we haven’t decided about. I would not recommend using Hemp or Cannabis products while nursing or pregnant for that reason.

Brazilian Kiss Cupuaçu Lip Butter: Hemp Oil

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20 Comments

  1. 8.3.19
    Joanna said:

    Please help me to review this product If it is safe to use during pregnancy and nursing period?
    Thank you so so much!

    Cupuaçu Butter: Full of fatty-acids, phytosterols, and polyphenols to lock in moisture and help restore skin’s elasticity.
    -Açaí: The antioxidant powerhouse packed into one superfruit helps keep skin looking and feeling young.
    -Coconut Oil: Melts easily into skin to soften, condition, and moisturize.

    Water, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cetearyl Alcoho, Sorbitan Stearate, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Euterpe Oleracea (AçaÍ) Oi, Dimethicone, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aminomethyl propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caramel, Fragrance.

    • 8.3.19
      15mins said:

      Looks ok

  2. 9.16.19
    Jo said:

    Hi is the bum bum cream OK even though it contains an ingrediant that mimics the effect of caffeine?

    -Guaraná: Supports natural circulation, boosts energy, and smooths skin; contains five times the caffeine of coffee.

    Thanks!

    • 9.16.19
      15mins said:

      Yes, caffeine itself is also ok topically. You do need to limit your intake orally (aka- don’t drink an entire pot of coffee), but that is a much bigger exposure than you could get from a cream.

  3. 1.15.20
    Molly said:

    Thank you so much for this–unfortunately I’ve been using the 4 play moisturizing shower gel which has Benzyl Salicylate. I’m 8 weeks pregnant and a bit nervous about it. I can’t find the percentage or anything (I assume because it’s Benzyl Salicylate and not Salicylic Acid?) and I can’t really understand the difference. What is the difference?
    I am switching immediately but should I be worried about exposure I’ve already had?
    Thanks so much

    • 1.15.20
      15mins said:

      You need to avoid all salicylates, the % doesn’t really matter.
      More info here if you’ve been using a product in ingredients to avoid:
      pregnancy beauty FAQ

  4. 2.28.20
    Amanda said:

    Hello!
    First off, your page has been such a tremendous resource when deciding which products to replace or cut out during pregnancy. I appreciate your work so much!

    I have been avoiding using my Brazilian Bum Bum cream and other perfumes due to the coumarin in the ingredient list. I realize this coumarin is not the same as the drug, Coumadin, but I have still read conflicting opinions about the topical use of coumarin in pregnancy. I would love to know your thoughts. Thank you!

    • 3.1.20
      15mins said:

      I haven’t found anything convincing that in smaller doses (and used topically) that it is something that needs to be avoided. I haven’t used Bum Bum Cream, but what is it like and what is it helpful for? Maybe I can recommend an alternative that doesn’t have coumarin. I don’t want you to worry!
      Re: perfumes, (I’m assuming you’re referring to regular spray scents here) I like to advise spraying the perfume onto your clothes. You’ll get the scent but it won’t even touch you 🙂

      • 3.4.20
        Amanda said:

        Great advice on the spray scents! I like the Bum Bum cream because of its scent and the moisturizing effects. It’s marketed as cellulite-reducing but not a miracle worker in my opinion. Certainly nothing that can’t be avoided or replaced. Thanks for your thoughts!

        • 3.4.20
          15mins said:

          Ah! I didn’t realize they marketed it that way. If it helps nothing has been found to actually help cellulite when used topically, so I’d just swap to a different cream

  5. 4.18.20
    Katelyn said:

    Do you recommend a specific self tanning lotion or foam? If so, which one?

    Thanks!

    • 4.18.20
      15mins said:

      I recommend avoiding all self tanning products during pregnancy, the only 2 active ingredient available should be avoided while pregnant.

  6. 6.28.20
    Eloise said:

    Hi there, would love your thoughts on their Brazilian Nude Cream please 😊

    Ingredients
    Aqua (Water/Eau), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate, Dodecane, Cetearyl Alcohol, Passiflora Edulis (Passionflower/Fleur de la Passion) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat/Avoine) Kernel Flour, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuaçu) Seed Butter, Euterpe Oleracea (Açaí/Açaï) Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut/Noix de Coco) Oil, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut/Noix du Brésil) Seed Oil, Ilex Guayusa Leaf Extract, Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Phytate, Squalane, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol.

    • 6.28.20
      Christine said:

      This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

  7. 7.18.20
    Stephanie Bar said:

    Hi you have the bum bum cream as being ok for pregnancy but it has Benzyl salicylate?

    • 7.19.20
      Christine said:

      Oh no! I’m not sure how that happened, if there was a change or I messed up. It’s fixed now, thanks!

  8. 7.22.20
    Lindsay S said:

    Hi. Do you have any recs to eliminate cellulite that is pregnancy safe? Thanks!

    • 7.24.20
      Christine said:

      Nothing topically has ever been shown to be helpful in studies. If I remember correctly, there are some pregnancy safe options that are marketed for cellulite from Clarins (pregnancy safe products from Clarins), but keep in mind that amazing results might not be possible with a topical product.

  9. 8.29.20
    Kristina said:

    Is this shampoo ok: BRAZILIAN JOIA™ STRENGTHENING + SMOOTHING SHAMPOO? If not can you recommend one that is safe? Also a conditioner?

    Aqua (Water, Eau), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Acrylates Copolymer, Coconut Acid, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Mauritia Flexuosa Fruit Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Algin, Sorbitan Oleate, Coco-Glucoside, Tocopherol, Glycol Stearate, Cocamide MIPA, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Isethionate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Chitosan, Carrageenan, Isopropanolamine, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Nitrate, Magnesium Chloride, Benzyl Alcohol, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Limonene, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 15985 (Yellow 6), CI 19140 (Yellow 5).

    • 8.29.20
      Christine said:

      This has a salicylate, so I would avoid in pregnancy, but ok for nursing.
      There are a lot of hair care brands in my list of pregnancy safe brands, I would look at Shea Moisture, Briogeo or Aveda as I know they all have a lot of options. You only need to worry about hair products that get applied to your scalp, and since conditioners are just on the ends I wouldn’t worry about the conditioner.