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Pregnancy Safe Skincare from True Botanicals

Pregnancy Safe Skincare from True Botanicals

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 True Botanicals as of 2/19/2020. 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.

Please refer to my post on pregnancy safe makeup, where I explain why you don’t need to worry about your mascara, powders, eyeliners, etc.

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 True Botanicals 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 True Botanicals

Antioxidant Booster
Calm Nutrient Mist
Deep Repair Eye Serum
Moisture Lock Overnight Mask
Nourishing Conditioner
Nourishing Lotion
Nourishing Shampoo
Nourishing Wash
Pre Cleanse Oil
Renew Nourishing Cleanser
Renew Nutrient Mist
Renew Repair Serum
Resurfacing Body Mask
Resurfacing Moisture Mask
Vitamin C Booster

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Clear Nourishing Cleanser: Willow Bark
Clear Nutrient Toner: Willow Bark
Clear Repair Serum: Willow Bark

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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.

Calm Pure Radiance Oil: Hemp
Clear Pure Radiance Oil: Hemp
Moisture Lock Lip Balm: Hemp
Pure Radiance Body Oil: Hemp
Renew Pure Radiance Oil: Hemp

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23 Comments

  1. 7.11.20
    Sam said:

    Hi! Thank you for all of your work to compile this info! On True Botanical site they have a list of pregnancy safe products – The Renew Repair Serum is not listed on that list, while they actually have the Renew Pure Radiance Oil as a package for moms to be… curious on your thoughts, and if there are any concerns with the Serum? Namely, Jasmine Oil?

    Their site says that certain products in their collection contain ingredients that some choose to avoid during pregnancy, namely jasmine oil, carrot seed oil, black cumin seed oil, and willow bark extract.

  2. 8.18.20
    Sarah said:

    Hi, wondering about this mask:

    PACIFIC GLACIAL CLAY DETOXIFYING MASK

    undaria pinnatifida (wakame) extract, sea silt (glacial clay), kaolin (white clay), glycerin (vegetable glycerin)*, squalane (from olives), avena sativa (oat) bran extract, citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) peel extract, hydrogenated lecithin, methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), phenethyl alcohol**, ethylhexylglycerin**, lactobacillus ferment, lactobacillus, cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract, allantoin, camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, sclerotium gum, activated (bamboo) charcoal powder, sodium phytate, citric acid

    • 8.18.20
      Christine said:

      Looks fine for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 9.21.20
    Jessica said:

    Hi! Was wondering if the true botanicals renew pure radiance oil is safe while breastfeeding? Also is hyaluronic acid safe while breastfeeding? Thank you!!

    • 9.21.20
      Christine said:

      That oil is already listed above under not safe for pregnancy or nursing
      HA is fine while nursing and pregnant, info in here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy

      • 9.21.20
        Jessica said:

        Oh wow thank you and my apologies! There’s so many products it’s daunting. I appreciate it!!

        • 6.13.21
          IBC said:

          Do you mind looking at the ingredients for their new Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream? I appreciate your input!

          Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream
          INGREDIENTS (*Organic, **Wildly Harvested )

          Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract*
          Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Distillate*
          Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
          Glycerin*
          Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract*
          Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
          Silybum Marianum (Milk Thistle) Ethyl Ester
          Lactobacillus Ferment
          Cetearyl Olivate
          Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil
          Sorbitan Olivate
          Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
          Selaginella Lepidophylla (Resurrection Plant) Extract
          Terminalia Arjuna Extract
          Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract
          Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
          Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Oil**
          Rosa Canina (Rose Hip) Seed Oil*
          Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
          Sodium Hyaluronate
          Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
          Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract
          Lactobacillus
          Oleic Acid
          Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract
          Citric Acid
          Sodium Phytate
          Tocopherol
          Sclerotium Gum
          Lecithin

          • 6.13.21
            Christine said:

            Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to licorice root

  4. 1.19.21
    Lee said:

    Hi, I was wondering about the new:
    RENEW CHEBULA ACTIVE IMMUNITY SERUM

    Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea)*, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Citrus aurantium (Neroli) Distillate*, Glycerin*, Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract, Echinacea purpurea Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract*, Zingiber Officinale Extract, Phenethyl Alcohol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Phytate. *organic

    • 1.19.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok for both pregnancy and nursing

  5. 1.31.21
    Allison said:

    Hi! Really appreciate your site. True Botanicals just released a new Chebula Active Immunity Serum. Wondering your take on whether it’s safe? Full ingredient list below. Thanks!

    Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract
    Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice
    Citrus Aurantium (Neroli) Flower Distillate
    Glycerin
    Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    Xanthan Gum
    Sodium Phytate
    Water
    Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract
    Echinacea Purpurea Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
    Alcohol
    Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract
    Phenethyl Alcohol
    Ethylhexylglycerin.organic

    • 1.31.21
      Christine said:

      Looks ok to me for pregnancy and nursing 🙂

  6. 2.27.21
    Alyson Brown said:

    Hi, I can’t thank you enough for creating this resource. I just took a look at the full ingredient list for the Clear Pure Radiance Oil, and I do not see Willow Bark listed. Perhaps reformulated since your review, or can be found under another name? Just curious if this product is safe, now?

    • 2.27.21
      Christine said:

      Are you referring to a different product? Clear Pure Radiance Oil is under avoid in pregnancy and nursing due to Hemp, not willow bark.

  7. 5.9.21
    Ibc said:

    What do you think about tuberose (polianthes tuberosa callus extract)? It’s in the Deep Repair Eye Serum, which I see that you said is fine. I’m just finding on different websites that it should be avoided while pregnant and nursing but they don’t give any reasons behind them. I was wondering if you have any more information?

  8. 5.18.21

    True Botanicals still advertise that you can use the Calm Pure Radiance Oil while pregnant. Am I missing something?

    • 5.18.21
      Christine said:

      Relevant discussion here: Why does X Brand say this product is safe but you don’t think it is safe? (or Vice Versa)

      And my hemp/CBD info statement here:
      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.

      • 5.19.21
        Jume said:

        Thanks!
        True Botanicals replied to me:

        Hi there! Thanks for reaching out! We use hemp oil that is made by cold-pressing the hemp seeds into omega-rich oil. This oil can be used as a culinary or cosmetic ingredient. Cold-pressed hemp seed oil is pregnancy safe by FDA standards and does not pose harm. Our hemp oil is good grade, FDA approved and is no different than eating hemp seeds or drinking hemp milk.

        Whats your professional opinion on their reply?

        • 5.19.21
          Christine said:

          I think it’s up to you. I know physicians who say hemp needs to be avoided completely during pregnancy/nursing, and I know some who recommend eating it to their patients. Personally I’m in the avoid category, which is why I screen it out for ingredients on my site.

  9. 9.9.21
    Joanna said:

    It looks like True Botanicals renamed and perhaps reformulated ? their Repair Serum, now called Repair Nightly Treatment. Is this version still pregnancy safe? Ingredients below:

    camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*
    aqua/water/eau – As a component of camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract and other natural extracts
    saccharomyces ferment filtrate
    glycerin*
    undaria pinnatifida extract**
    glucosamine
    squalane
    tocopherol
    sodium hyaluronate
    niacinamide
    lecithin*
    magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
    tripeptide-29
    polianthes tuberosa extract
    simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*
    sodium lauroyl lactylate
    laminaria digitata extract
    camellia sinensis (white tea) leaf extract
    haematococcus pluvialis powder*
    decyl glucoside
    ceramide 1
    tocopheryl acetate
    lauryl glucoside
    leontopodium alpinum extract
    tamarindus indica extract
    caesalpinia spinosa gum
    superoxide dismutase
    ceramide 3
    sodium carboxymethyl beta-glucan
    glutamic acid
    glycoproteins
    ubiquinone
    ceramide 6
    cholesterol
    phytosphingosine
    leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate
    carbomer
    palmitoyl tripeptide-5
    carnosine
    citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower oil*
    morinda citrifolia fruit extract*
    pichia/resveratrol ferment extract
    cinnamomum camphora linalooliferum wood oil
    citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower extract
    jasminum sambac (jasmine) flower oil
    jasminum officinale (jasmine) oil
    threonine
    valine
    sodium metabisulfite
    gluconolactone
    canarium luzonicum gum nonvolatiles
    phenoxyethanol
    ethylhexylglycerin
    xanthan gum
    phenethyl alcohol
    potassium sorbate
    sodium benzoate
    ORGANIC INGREDIENTS
    camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*
    glycerin*
    undaria pinnatifida extract**
    lecithin*
    simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*
    haematococcus pluvialis powder*
    citrus aurantium amara (bitter orange) flower oil*
    morinda citrifolia fruit extract*

    • 9.9.21
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to gluconolactone

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