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Pregnancy Safe Products from Trish McEvoy

Pregnancy Safe Products from Trish McEvoy

Pregnancy safe skincare and makeup 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 Trish McEvoy as of 9/6/2019. 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 refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, brow products, etc. I do not review these products.

How to Request a Product Review

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 Trish McEvoy 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 Trish McEvoy

24 hour eye shadow and liner
beauty booster cream
beauty booster eye serum
beauty booster lip and cheek balm
beauty booster lip and cheek color
beauty booster lip and cheek sheer
beauty booster serum
body cream blackberry and vanilla
correct & even full face corrector
correct and brighten
correct and even portable foundation
dry mask
essential balm lip crayon
essential pencil
even skin vitamin c cream
even skin water foundation
eye brightener
fast track face stick bronze
fast track face stick highlight
fast-track eye stick
finish line
flawless lip primer
line refiner
lip color
lip gloss
liquid face color
liquid lip color
long wear lip liner
triangle of light eye mask
veil lip color

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

beauty balm instant solutions spf 35: Chemical Sunscreen
beauty booster spf 15 lip balm: Chemical Sunscreen
correct and brighten® beta hydroxy pads: Salicylic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate)
correct and brighten professional strength multi acid weekly peel: Glycolic Acid, Willow Bark (Salicylate), Mandelic Acid
instant eye lift: Salicylate
instant solutions® tanning drops: Sunless Tanner
lip perfector conditioning balm: Chemical Sunscreen
long wear face and eye makeup remover cleansing water: Salicylate

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.

beauty booster advanced repair retinol eye cream: Retinoid
beauty booster oil: Bakuchiol (retinoid)
beauty booster spf 15 lip gloss: Retinoid, Chemical Sunscreen
eye base essentials: Retinoid
gentle cleansing wash: Retinoid
ultra-wear lip gloss: Retinoid

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  1. 9.9.19
    Jillian Shut said:

    My dermatologist says bakuchiol is pregnancy safe. Would you be willing to explain why it’s not? Thanks in advance!

    • 9.9.19
      15mins said:

      I can’t verify that it is or isn’t. There are NO studies on it. Many brands claim that it “works the same as retinoids”, but I haven’t been able to get anyone to explain that more. It has the same effects? Or the same mechanism of action? So I’ve made the disclaimer repeatedly that until I have more information I’m treating Bakuchiol like a retinoid.

  2. 10.19.19
    Nicole Desrosiers said:

    Will you do a post about KKW beauty or Kylie Cosmetics?

    • 10.19.19
      15mins said:

      I’ll add them to my to do list!

  3. 10.23.19
    Janne said:

    Hi doctor,
    i used foundation in my first trimester containing ethylhexyl methoxycinnamat, and now im very worried.
    I have read on your blog that make up is not supposted to get into skin, and that we need to pay more atention on creams because they are absorbing into the skin. But, im still worried 🙁

  4. 10.24.19
    Erika said:


    Would you consider reviewing Aesop products please? I’m currently using their Lightweight Facial Hydrating Serum but I’m planning to try for a baby soon and wanted to know if their products are safe. Would you be able to tell me if the ingredients in this serum are safe?

    Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Water (Aqua), Sorbitol, PEG-150 Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Panthenol, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Citrate, Disodium EDTA, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Tropolone, Citric Acid, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Farnesol, Geraniol, Eugenol, Isoeugenol.

    • 10.24.19
      15mins said:

      This has a salicylate, so ok for nursing but not pregnancy
      Aesop is on my to do list but it’s a long list!

  5. 10.25.19
    Sarah Altmann said:

    Hello, You are a God-send for pregnant women! You helped me with a question on a product about a year ago and I was hoping you could look at the pregnancy-safety of another product for me. The product is “Eye-Scrub” eyepads by Alcon, and the ingredients list follows: Ingredients. Purified water USP, PEG-300 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, cocoamido propyl amino oxide, PEG-80 glyceryl cocoate, benzyl alcohol and edetate disodium.

    The box lists PEG 200 rather than PEG-300-not sure if it makes a difference. Are these ingredients pregnancy safe?

    • 10.26.19
      15mins said:

      They’re all safe! 🙂

  6. 4.11.21
    Sarah Justice said:

    Can you tell me about the beauty booster rinseable cleansing balm?
    Isopropyl Palmitate, Isopropyl Myristate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil/ Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Glycerin, Aqua/ Water, Rose Extract, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Sucrose Laurate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Argania Spinosakernel Oil, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/ Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil

    • 4.11.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

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