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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.

Here you’ll find pregnancy safe products from True Botanicals as of 2/8/2022. If it is not safe, I’ll tell you why. All of the products meet my pregnancy safe criteria. Note I will link to every product directly to avoid confusion. You’ll know exactly which product I mean.

Don’t See Your Product? Read This Before You Ask About It…

Please read the Pregnancy Beauty Guide intro first, where you will learn which products you actually need to worry about (spoiler alert, you don’t need to worry about all makeup or hair products). I will not review products that fall into the “don’t worry about it” categories. If you want to ask about a specific product, I require that you follow these guidelines for asking about pregnancy/nursing safety. You can also learn more about how to use these pregnancy safety lists. I will delete questions that don’t follow the guidelines or are rude.

Pregnancy and Nursing Safe Products from True Botanicals

Antioxidant Booster
Calm Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm (at Nordstrom)
Calm Nutrient Mist (at Nordstrom)
Deep Repair Eye Serum (at Nordstrom)
Moisture Lock Glossy Lip Balm
Moisture Lock Overnight Mask (at Nordstrom)
Nature Bathing Forest Bath Soak Body Love
Nourishing Conditioner
Nourishing Lotion
Nourishing Shampoo
Nourishing Wash (at Nordstrom)
Pacific Glacial Clay Detoxifying Mask (at Nordstrom)
Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Booster (yes, even with retinol in the name! It’s Rosehip, which is safe)
Renew Chebula Active Serum (at Nordstrom)
Renew Chebula Extreme Cream (at Nordstrom)
Renew Nourishing Cleanser (at Nordstrom)
Renew Nutrient Mist (at Nordstrom)
Vitamin C Booster (at Nordstrom)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Body Love Bum Scrub (at Nordstrom): Willow Bark
Body Love Boob Cream (at Nordstrom): Gluconolactone
Body Love Bush Oil (at Nordstrom): Willow Bark
Clear Nourishing Cleanser (at Nordstrom): Willow Bark
Clear Nutrient Toner (at Nordstrom): Willow Bark
Clear Repair Nightly Treatment (at Nordstrom): Willow Bark
Renew Repair Nightly Treatment (at Nordstrom): Gluconolactone
Renew Resurrection Radiance Eye Cream (at Nordstrom): Licorice Root
Resurfacing Moisture Mask (at Nordstrom): Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

Body Love Body Butter (at Nordstrom): Hemp
Calm Pure Radiance Oil (at Nordstrom): Hemp
• CBD 500 Anti-Inflammaging Treatment Oil (at Nordstrom): Hemp, CBD
Clear Pure Radiance Oil (at Nordstrom): Hemp
Pure Radiance Body Oil (at Nordstrom): Hemp
Pure Radiance Sugar Exfoliating Body Scrub (at Nordstrom): Hemp
Renew Pure Radiance Oil (at Nordstrom): Hemp

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  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:


    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
          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
          Oleic Acid
          Populus Tremuloides (Aspen) Bark Extract
          Citric Acid
          Sodium Phytate
          Sclerotium Gum

          • 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:

    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
    Terminalia Chebula Fruit Extract
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    Xanthan Gum
    Sodium Phytate
    Sambucus Nigra Fruit Extract
    Echinacea Purpurea Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract
    Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract
    Phenethyl Alcohol

    • 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:

        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
    undaria pinnatifida extract**
    sodium hyaluronate
    magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
    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
    ceramide 6
    leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate
    palmitoyl tripeptide-5
    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
    sodium metabisulfite
    canarium luzonicum gum nonvolatiles
    xanthan gum
    phenethyl alcohol
    potassium sorbate
    sodium benzoate
    camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*
    undaria pinnatifida extract**
    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

  10. 11.17.21

    Hello! What about their Ginger Turmeric Cleansing Balm?

    helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*
    hydrogenated vegetable oil
    polyglyceryl-4 oleate
    persea gratissima (avocado) oil
    hydrogenated jojoba oil
    cetearyl olivate
    sorbitan olivate
    citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel oil*
    argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*
    avena sativa (oat) kernel oil
    cucumis sativus (cucumber) oil*
    zingiber officinale (ginger) root oil*
    vaccinium myrtillus fruit/leaf extract
    curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract
    saccharum officinarum (sugarcane) extract
    citrus aurantium dulcis (orange) fruit extract
    citrus limon (lemon) fruit extract
    acer saccharum (sugar maple) extract
    yucca schidigera extract
    citrus aurantium (neroli) oil
    azelaic acid
    lactic acid
    phosphoric acid
    sodium benzoate
    aqua/water/eau – As a component of lactic acid and yucca schidigera extract
    helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*
    citrus reticulata (tangerine) peel oil*
    argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil*
    cucumis sativus (cucumber) oil*
    zingiber officinale (ginger) root oil*

    • 11.17.21
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  11. 12.25.21
    Melissa said:

    Hi there. I know you already reviewed the Moisture Lock glossy lip balm, but True Botanicals is advertising the product as “new” on their website so I’m wondering if they changed some ingredients?
    In your review, you classified it as unsafe for pregnancy/nursing due to hemp. However, I’m not seeing hemp in the ingredient list? Here it is:

    Punica Granatum Sterols
    Capryloyl Glycerin/Sebacic Acid Copolymer
    Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil
    Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*
    Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
    HydrogenatedJojoba Oil
    Cetearyl Olivate
    Sorbitan Olivate
    Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil
    Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*
    Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
    Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
    Sodium Hyaluronate
    Eclipta Prostrata Extract
    Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract
    Hydrogenated Castor Oil
    Acmella Oleracea Extract
    Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract
    Rosa Damascena Flower Oil
    Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil

    Thanks for your help!

    • 12.25.21
      Christine said:

      I don’t see it either! They must have taken it out, and hence the “new” 🙂 This is safe for pregnancy and nursing.

      • 1.4.22
        Mel said:

        True Botanicals just released the Chebula extreme cream. Is this safe for pregnancy/nursing ? Thanks for your help!

        camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf extract*
        aloe barbadensis leaf juice*
        mangifera indica (mango) seed butter
        hydrogenated vegetable oil
        hydrogenated ethylhexyl olivate
        cetearyl olivate
        sorbitan olivate
        silybum marianum ethyl ester
        lactobacillus ferment
        terminalia chebula fruit extract
        sodium hyaluronate
        calendula officinalis flower extract*
        rosa rubiginosa (rosehip) seed oil*
        rubus ideaus (raspberry) seed oil*
        hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn) seed oil*
        sclerocarya birrea (marula) kernel oil
        lactobacillus/acerola cherry ferment
        hydrolyzed viola tricolor extract
        persea gratissima (avocado) oil
        simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*
        caprylic/capric triglyceride
        carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil*
        eclipta prostrata extract
        melia azadirachta leaf extract
        moringa oleifera seed oil
        cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract
        populus tremuloides bark extract
        juniperus virginiana oil
        cananga odorata flower oil
        amyris balsamifera bark oil
        juniperus mexicana schiede
        lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oil*
        hydrogenated olive oil unsaponifiables
        leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate
        xanthan gum
        sodium phytate
        phenethyl alcohol
        citric acid
        caprylyl glycol

        • 1.5.22
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  12. 2.8.22
    Andi said:

    Hi there! Is there new product, Phyto-Retinol Vitamin A Booster, safe for breast feeding? Thank you!

    • 2.8.22
      Christine said:

      It’s ok! I was in the process of updating the brand today, you should find everyone on their site up above if you refresh the page.

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