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Pregnancy Safe Products from Vanicream

Pregnancy Safe Products from Vanicream

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 Vanicream as of 8/24/2021. 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 Vanicream

Anti-perspirant / Deodorant (at Amazon)
Cleansing Bar (at Amazon)
Conditioner (at Amazon)
Daily Facial Moisturizer (at Amazon)
Dandruff Shampoo (at Amazon)
Deodorant (at Amazon)
Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 (at Amazon)
FREE & CLEAR™ Liquid Cleanser (at Amazon)
Gentle Body Wash (at Amazon)
Gentle Facial Cleanser (at Amazon)
Gentle Wash for Baby (at Amazon)
Hair Gel (at Amazon)
Hair Spray (at Amazon)
HC 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream (at Amazon)
Lip Protectant / Sunscreen (at Amazon)
Liquid Cleanser (at Amazon)
Moisturizing Cream (at Amazon)
Moisturizing Cream for Baby (at Amazon)
Moisturizing Lotion (at Amazon)
Moisturizing Ointment (at Amazon)
ROBATHOL™ Bath Oil (at Amazon)
Shampoo (at Amazon)
Shave Cream (at Amazon)
Z-Bar Medicated Cleansing Bar (at Amazon)

Not Safe for Pregnancy, Ok for Nursing

Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50+: Salicylate
Sunscreen Sport Broad Spectrum SPF 35: Salicylate

Not Safe for Pregnancy or Nursing

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16 Comments

  1. 12.13.21
    Jen said:

    Curious about Vanicream Free and Clear Shampoo and Conditioner?

    • 12.13.21
      Christine said:

      As mentioned in the post, I need a full ingredient list to review your product as I’ve reviewed all of the ones I have access to. More info here: why I need an ingredient list to comment on product safety. Note, I do not follow links from readers, I need the actual list.

      • 12.15.21
        P said:

        Here’s the ingredients for the shampoo I was wondering the same thing.

        INGREDIENTS:PURIFIED WATER, LAURYL GLUCOSIDE, COCO GLUCOSIDE, ACRYLATES COPOLYMER, DISODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, SODIUM COCOYL GLYCINATE, GLYCERIN, SUCROSE COCOATE, PANTHENOL, PENTYLENE GLYCOL, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, SODIUM COCOYL GLUTAMATE, DISODIUM EDTA, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, SODIUM CHLORIDE

        • 12.16.21
          Christine said:

          Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  2. 1.28.22
    Evelyn said:

    Hi – Thanks so much for this great resource. I am interested in the Free and Clear Vanicream Conditioner but wanted to check if it is OK for pregnancy. The ingredient list is:

    Ingredients
    Purified water, cetearyl alcohol, hydrogenated polydecene, propanediol, distearoylethyl dimonium chloride, glycerin, ceteareth-20, panthenol, 1,2-hexanediol, arginine, caprylyl glycol

    Thank you!

    • 1.29.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  3. 3.5.22
    megan said:

    Hi – is Vanicream’s dandruff shampoo okay? Thank you!

    ACTIVE INGREDIENT:

    Pyrithione zinc 2%

    Inactive Ingredients:

    purified water, lauryl glucoside, coco-glucoside, acrylates copolymer, panthenol, pentylene glycol, glycerin, sucrose cocoate, disodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, behenyl alcohol, sucrose stearate, cetyl palmitate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, 1,2-hexanediol, sodium hydroxide, caprylyl glycol, sodium chloride

    • 3.6.22
      Christine said:

      Safe for pregnancy and nursing

  4. 3.20.22
    Beach said:

    Is the vanicream spf 50 safe? Thank you for doing this!

    Ingredients
    Active Ingredients

    zinc oxide 12%
    Inactive Ingredients

    allantoin, butyloctyl salicylate, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, caprylyl glycol, dimethiconol/propylsilsesquioxane/silicate crosspolymer, glyceryl behenate, glyceryl dibehenate, glyceryl stearate, isodecyl salicylate, isopropyl isostearate, lecithin, neopentyl glycol diheptanoate, 1,2-hexanediol, polyester-7, polyglyceryl-3 polyricinoleate, propanediol, silica silylate, sodium chloride, squalane, tribehenin, tridecyl salicylate, water

    • 3.20.22
      Christine said:

      Ok for nursing but not pregnancy due to salicylates

      • 3.20.22
        Beach said:

        Thank you!!!

  5. 3.22.22
    Beach said:

    Hello – it looks like Vanicream just released a new product – it wasnt on their site last week! Could your please review it? Thank you!

    Facial Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30
    “NEW! Lightweight, mineral sunscreen face moisturizer formulated with ceramides and non-nano zinc oxide to provide broad spectrum SPF 30 protection from both UVA/UVB rays. ”

    Active Ingredients
    zinc oxide 19.5%

    Inactive Ingredients
    purified water, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, isopentyldiol, squalane, glycerin, coco-caprylate/caprate, bis-octyldodecyl dimer dilinoleate/propanediol copolymer, glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, polyhydroxystearic acid, cetearyl alcohol, sucrose stearate, ceramide EOP, ceramide NG, ceramide NP, ceramide AS, ceramide AP, carnosine, phytosterols, hydrogenated lecithin, dimethicone, triethoxycaprylylsilane, polyacrylate crosspolymer-11, caprylyl glycol, 1,2-hexanediol

    • 3.22.22
      Christine said:

      This one is fine for pregnancy and nursing.
      I just went over to their site and there are a TON of new products! I’ve just gone through and added them all to the list. I was really surprised!

      • 3.23.22
        Beach said:

        Excellent!! Thank you for reviewing all of them!

  6. 10.23.22
    Silvia said:

    Hello, I just had a question about the Vanicream Moisturizing Lotion. The ingredients are listed as the following:
    purified water, petrolatum, propylene glycol, cetearyl alcohol, sorbitol, ceteareth-20, simethicone, glyceryl stearate, PEG-30 stearate, sorbic acid, BHT
    However, I was wondering if petrolatum, propylene gylcol, PEGs, and BHT are safe for pregnancy since I’ve read that petrolatum should be avoided during pregnancy, propylene glycol is a penetration enhancer and surfactant that is classified as a skin irritant, PEGs are silicone thickening agents classified as a toxicant that may interfere with fetal growth, and BHT are synthetic antioxidants used to extend shelf life. They are carcinogenic, disrupt hormones, and can cause liver damage. I’d love to know your thoughts on this product and I’d truly appreciate it if you could please let me know! Thank you so much!

    • 10.23.22
      Christine said:

      You can pretty much find info out there about avoiding everything possible, much of which isn’t based on much. My list of ingredients that I screen out is very conservative and it’s here: skincare ingredients to avoid during pregnancy. If I don’t include an ingredient on that list (which is every one you’ve listed) I don’t think that the actual evidence in the medical literature and my discussions with other physicians mean you should avoid an ingredient. It’s worth mentioning that dumping a very large amount of an ingredient into a petri dish doesn’t mean much when that ingredient can’t even be absorbed through the skin (and the skin’s main function is to be a barrier. And it’s good at it.)

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