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Pregnancy Safe Products from Sun Bum

Pregnancy Safe Products from Sun Bum
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 Sun Bum as of 5/3/2020. 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 Sun Bum 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 Safe Products from Sun Bum

After Sun Cool Down Gel
After Sun Cool Down Lotion
After Sun Cool Down Spray
Blonde Shampoo
Browning Lotion
CocoBalm Lip Balm – Aloe Wave
CocoBalm Lip Balm- Banana Cream
CocoBalm Lip Balm – Groove Cherry
CocoBalm Lip Balm- Ocean Mint
CocoBalm Lip Balm – Piña Colada
CocoBalm Lip Balm- Wild Strawberry
Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Lotion
Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm
Mineral SPF 30 Tinted Sunscreen Face Lotion
Revitalizing Detox Shampoo
Revitalizing Dry Shampoo
Revitalizing Hair Mask
Revitalizing Shampoo
Signature SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Coconut Argan Oil: Chemical Sunscreen
Curls & Waves Shampoo: Chemical Sunscreen
Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion: Salicylate
Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray: Salicylate
Mineral SPF 30 Whipped Sunscreen Lotion: Salicylate
Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion: Salicylate
Mineral SPF 50 Sunscreen Face Stick: Salicylate
Original SPF 15 Sunscreen Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen
Original SPF 15 Sunscreen Spray: Chemical Sunscreen
Original ‘Face 50’ SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick: Chemical Sunscreen
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Spray: Chemical Sunscreen
Original SPF 50 Clear Zinc: Chemical Sunscreen
Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Original SPF 50 Sunscreen Spray: Chemical Sunscreen
Original SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen, Licorice Root
Original SPF 70 Sunscreen Spray: Chemical Sunscreen
Scalp & Hair Mist SPF 30: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
Signature SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick: Chemical Sunscreen
Signature SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion: Chemical Sunscreen
Signature SPF 50 Tinted Sunscreen Face Stick: Chemical Sunscreen, Salicylate
SPF 15 Sunscreen Tanning Oil: Chemical Sunscreen
Tinted SPF 15 Lip Balm – Bonfire: Chemical Sunscreen
Tinted SPF 15 Lip Balm – Nude Beach: Chemical Sunscreen
Tinted SPF 15 Lip Balm – Raisin Hell: Chemical Sunscreen
Tinted SPF 15 Lip Balm – Sand Bar: Chemical Sunscreen
Tinted SPF 15 Lip Balm – Sunset Cove: 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.

Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm – Banana: Retinoid, Chemical Suncreen, Willow Bark
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm – Coconut: Retinoid, Chemical Suncreen, Willow Bark
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm – Key Lime: Retinoid, Chemical Suncreen, Willow Bark
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm – Mango: Retinoid, Chemical Suncreen, Willow Bark
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm – Pineapple: Retinoid, Chemical Suncreen, Willow Bark
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm – Pomegranate: Retinoid, Chemical Suncreen, Willow Bark
Original SPF 30 Sunscreen Lip Balm – Watermelon: Retinoid, Chemical Suncreen, Willow Bark

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  1. 6.24.20
    Mel said:

    Hi! What about their revitalizing conditioner?
    Aqua (Water), Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Myristyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Flower Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Peel Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Pulp Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Benzoate, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Citric Acid, Methylchlorisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Fragrance (Parfum), Yellow 5/Cl 19140/Ki4

    • 6.25.20
      Christine said:

      You don’t need to worry about conditioners, your hair is dead protein and can’t absorb anything.

  2. 7.21.20
    LK said:

    Hi! Don’t see this above, sorry if I missed it. Thank you!

    Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50
    Active Ingredient: Zinc Oxide (20%) Other Ingredients: Water, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Diheptyl Succinate, Methyl Dihydroabietate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Sodium Hyaluronate, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Coco-Glucoside, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Cellulose Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citric Acid

    • 7.21.20
      Christine said:

      This one has a salicylate, so I would avoid while pregnant

  3. 7.23.20
    Zainab said:

    Hi dont see this above sorry if I missed it in the list Sun Bum SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion is it safe in pregnancy i attached the link as well i mean I checked on Google read all the ingredients which u should avoid in pregnancy n it doesn’t have any of that ingredients in this so kinda confused
    Thankyou x

    • 7.23.20
      Christine said:

      That’s the original SPF 50 lotion that’s under ok for nursing but not pregnancy.
      These are the chemical sunscreens: octocrylene, homosalate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
      These are the salicylates: ethylhexyl salicylate, butyloctyl salicylate

  4. 8.13.20
    Elle said:

    Would their heat protectant spray be ok? I wasn’t sure if spray hair products were safe or not either in general because a lot of things say to avoid aerosols but this one is just a regular spray bottle.

    Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Hexylene Glycol, Morinda Citrifolia Fruit Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Pulp Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Peel Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Leaf Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Flower Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, PerseaGratissima (Avocado) Oil, Poloxamer184, Polysilicone-15, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Yellow 5, Blue 1 (CI 42090).

    • 8.13.20
      Christine said:

      It doesn’t go on your scalp, only your hair. Your hair can’t absorb anything, it’s dead protein. You only need to worry about hair products that are applied to your scalp.

  5. 10.31.20
    Andrea said:

    Hi, thanks for the list it’s wonderful!!! What is your opinion about the product Sun bum blonde formula hair lightener in pregnancy?

    • 10.31.20
      Christine said:

      You don’t need to worry about hair products that are just applied to the shaft of the hair, not near the roots. Your hair can’t absorb anything. I will say that these kind of sun in type products are really harsh on your hair and the results aren’t very predictable, so I would avoid it and just head to the salon for some highlights.

      • 11.1.20
        Danielle said:

        Different brand, but how about the John Frieda Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray? When I was little I had the lightest blonde hair, and now that I’m older and spend so much less time in the sun, it’s become fairly dishwater – ugh. The top of my hair is of course the worst, so I definitely would be spraying this close to my roots:


        • 11.2.20
          Christine said:

          This is fine for pregnancy and nursing

          • 11.2.20
            Danielle said:

            Thank you!

      • 11.3.20
        Andrea said:

        Thank you very much!!!

  6. 3.7.21
    Lisa said:

    Is the Sun Bum hair lightening spray okay to use on the root of the hair and scalp? Ingredients are: hydrogen peroxide, polysorbate-20, silicon quaternium-8, trisodium ethylenediamine discucinate, phosphoric acid, disodium phosphate, ext. violet 2. Are these ingredients okay to put directly on your scalp all day or even overnight if I don’t wash my hair til the next day?

    • 3.7.21
      Christine said:

      It’s fine. I wouldn’t suggest it though, it’s not good for your hair to use lightening sprays.

  7. 4.7.21
    Thulasi said:

    Hi Doctor,
    You have been amazing and your time and help is very much appreciated. Wanted to run these 3 products by you and check if they are safe for pregnancy.

    1) Kinship
    Supermello Hydrating Gel Cream Moisturizer

    aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, water (aqua), glycerin, isopropyl palmitate, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, sodium acrylates copolymer, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, squalane, caprylic/capric triglyceride, althaea officinalis root extract, lecithin, cocos nucifera (coconut) liquid endosperm, lactobacillus ferment, sodium hyaluronate, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, citrullus lanatus (watermelon) fruit extract, lens esculenta (lentil) fruit extract, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, pyrus malus (apple) fruit extract, vanilla planifolia fruit extract, calophyllum inophyllum seed oil*, tocopherol, phytic acid, sodium lactate, sodium pca, citric acid, tapioca starch, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate

    2) Ilia
    Flow-Thru Radiant Translucent Powder – SPF 20

    mica, zea mays (corn) starch*, zinc oxide, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, kaolin, zinc stearate, aqua/water, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate, hibiscus sabdariffa flower extract, citric acid, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf powder*, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf powder*, thymus vulgaris (thyme) leaf oil

    Moon Juice
    Milk Cleanse Gentle Wash

    water/aqua/edu, coco-betaine, coco-glucoside, betaine, bentonite, lactobacillus, glycerin, coconut alcohol, citric acid, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, polyglyceryl-10 oleate, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, tocopherol, tocotrienols, ganoderma lucidum (mushroom) extract, xanthan gum, tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) peel oil, geraniol, mentha piperita (peppermint) flower/leaf/stem, phenethyl alcohol, rosa damascena flower extract, salvia sclarea (clary) oil, triethyl citrate, vetiveria zizanoides root oil, lonicera caprifolium (honeysuckle) flower extract, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract

  8. 5.18.21
    Tanya said:


    Can you tell me if Sun Bum Baby Bum broad spectrum SPF 30 water resistant sunscreen is pregnancy safe?

    Thank you!!
    Caprylic/capric Triglyceride, vitis vinifera (grape seed oil), silica, butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter), aluminum starch ocenylsuccinate, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, cera alba, glyceryl isostearate, poly-hydroxystearic acid, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba seed oil), tocopherol, carthamus tinctorius (safflower seed oil) cucumis stativus (cucumber) fruit extract, Rosa canina (rose hip fruit oil), persea gratissima, avacado oil, glycine soya (soybean oil), glycerin, water, camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, beta-carotene, parfum.

    Active Ingredient: zinc oxide 22%

    • 5.18.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  9. 8.11.21

    Can you please tell me if the “Baby Bum Mineral Sunscreen Face Stick SPF 50 Fragrance Free” is safe for pregnancy?

    Broad Spectrum UVA / UVB Protection, Vegan, Cruelty Free, Gluten Free, PABA Free, Hypoallergenic, Reef Friendly / Oxybenzone Free & Octinoxate Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, Plant Based, Fragrance Free, Sulfate Free, Dye Free, Preservative Free, Silicone Free, Dermatologist Tested, Chemical Sunscreen Free, Petroleum Free, Talc Free, Formaldehyde Donor Free, Glycol Free, Mineral Oil Free, Pediatrician Tested, Petrolatum Free, Non-Nano Zinc, Propylene Glycol Free, Retinyl Palmitate Free, Water Resistant (80 Minutes), Product of USA

    • 8.11.21
      Christine said:

      Sorry, these are not the ingredients. This is everything they say it is free from. I need the actual list, note I do NOT follow links from readers, more info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety.

      • 8.11.21

        So sorry –
        Zinc Oxide (19.2%), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Wax, Butyloctyl Salicylate, Ozokerite, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oryzanol, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Bisabolol

        • 8.11.21
          Christine said:

          Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylate

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