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Pregnancy Safe Daily Moisturizers with SPF

What daily moisturizer with SPF is safe to use while pregnant?

You may have noticed I have a ton of posts added to my pregnancy safe beauty series lately. I am overwhelmed with emails and comments daily from readers asking me to review their favorite products or suggest a pregnancy safe product.

I was asked recently on the Pregnancy Safe Sunscreen and BB Cream post for my favorite pregnancy safe moisturizers with sunscreen. I was like…. there’s like 15 in this list. But really, those are sunscreens that you would layer over other products. A one step sunscreen in your morning moisturizer is much more my speed.

I searched around and it is actually very difficult to find a pregnancy safe moisturizer with sunscreen. This is primarily because purely mineral based sunscreens are hard to find in a lotion, they tend to give the skin a white cast. (You can read about why I think you need to avoid chemical sunscreens during pregnancy.) I did manage to find some, note the product I used while pregnant has been reformulated. I have tried the Burt’s Bees and the Aveeno here, both are good and lightweight.

Dr. Jart Cicapair ™ Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment SPF 30, more pregnancy safe Dr. Jart products

Acure Radically Rejuvenating Day Cream Facial Moisturizers – SPF 30

Neutrogena Healthy Defense® Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50-Sensitive Skin: Be very careful purchasing this product. There are several very similar appearing products (1 with Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, which is a chemical sunscreen), and another with even more chemical sunscreens. I would buy directly from Neutrogena and check the ingredient list.

Aveeno Ultra-Calming Fragrance-Free Daily Facial Moisturizer for Sensitive, Dry Skin with SPF 30

Burt’s Bees Renewal Day Lotion SPF 30

Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Photo-Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 Changed? Or new ingredient lists up? Regardless, there is now a chemical sunscreen

Paula’s Choice Skin Recovery Daily Moisturizing Lotion SPF30

Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47

Also Safe:

Kypris Pot of Shade Heliotropic Treatment Primer SPF 30: This appears to be a moisturizing primer, not as much of a regular moisturizer, but I wasn’t 100% sure based upon descriptions I found online.

Neutrogena® Naturals Brightening Daily Moisturizer with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 25: Similar to the other Neutrogena product, there are several very similar products. Compare labels very closely after purchase, I would only buy from Neutrogena online.

Please note I will not answer questions on this post regarding product safety. Please head to the big list of pregnancy safe skincare products post and find your specific brand there.

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10 Comments

  1. 2.4.19
    Christian Morales said:

    I thought that supplements and medicine has sensitive to pregnant women because they are all in-take a pill. Also, the beauty products like lotion and sun block cream has sensitive pregnant women. Since these beauty products are external use my question is:

    How sensitive these beauty products to pregnant womens? Kindly enlighten me please.

    • 2.4.19
      15mins said:

      I don’t understand your question?

  2. 3.11.19
    Sam said:

    I’m freaking myself out now, I’m 10 weeks and have been using Laura Mercier spf 30 primer everyday. Should I contact my midwife. Didn’t even think twice about it.

    • 3.11.19
      15mins said:

      No, I would just switch. Remember that your skin is a barrier, it doesn’t actively absorb these things, some of which are found in very small amounts, and many of the things we say are “not safe” it is more of a theoretical thing that we will never be able to prove/disprove with studies (the only ones that could really prove anything are actually unethical to perform). Most women never even think about swapping out their products and things are fine! I would just switch to a different product and not worry about it.

  3. 3.27.19
    Itzel said:

    Hello, Im loving your website, I do have a question about this moisturizer…
    Is it safe?

    BELIF
    THE TRUE CREAM AQUA BOMB

    Lady’s Mantle: Antioxidant-rich herb with pore-minimizing benefits; helps remove free radicals from skin and aids skin turnaround.
    -Malachite: Neutralizes free radical activity.
    -Plantin: Creates moisture seal on skin.
    -Oat Husk: Attracts moisture.

    Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methl Trimethicone, Alcohol Denat, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, 1,2-Hexanediol, Malakite Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, PEG/PPG/Polybutylene Glycol-8/5/3 Glycerin, Alchemilla Vulgaris Leaf Extract*, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract*, Stellaria Media (Chickweed) Extract*, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract*, Plantago Lanceolata Leaf Extract*, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract**, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract**, Nepeta Cataria Extract**, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Leaf Extract**, Baptisia Tinctoria Root Extract**, Dimethiconol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Sodium Acrylate/Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Dimethylacrylamide Crosspolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 60, Ceramide 3, Cholesterol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Phenl Trimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Panthenol, Squalane, Triethylhexanoin, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, PEG-150, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, C14-22 Alcohols, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Carbomer, Tromethamine, Trisodium EDTA, Fragrance+, Citronellol, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool. *Napiers aqua formula. **Napiers original formula. +Fragrances of natural origin.

  4. 3.29.19
    Nicole Whiteman said:

    What about jergens glow face lotion?

    WATER, DIHYDROXYACETONE, GLYCERIN, ALUMINUM STARCH OCTENYLSUCCINATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, POLYACRYLAMIDE, DIMETHICONE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, C12-15 ALKYL BENZOATE, BEHENYL ALCOHOL, PEG-100 STEARATE, C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, STEARETH-2, DMDM HYDANTOIN, METHYLPARABEN, FRAGRANCE, PROPYLPARABEN, XANTHAN GUM, LAURETH-7, CITRIC ACID, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, CARAMEL, ERYTHRULOSE.

    • 3.29.19
      15mins said:

      Sorry I recommend avoiding self tanners during pregnancy.

  5. 3.31.19
    Dalia said:

    Hi! Ty so much for your site! Is this tinted sunscreen safe for pregnancy?
    Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra-Light Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50
    Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 6% (sunscreen), Zinc Oxide 5% (sunscreen). Inactive Ingredients: Water, dimethicone, isododecane, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, undecane, triethylhexanoin, isohexadecane, nylon-12, caprylyl methicone, butyloctyl salicylate, phenethyl benzoate, styrene/acrylates copolymer, silica, tridecane, dicaprylyl carbonate, dicaprylyl ether, talc, dimethicone/PEG-10/15 crosspolymer, aluminum stearate, pentylene glycol, PEG-9 olydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, alumina, polyhydroxystearic acid, phenoxyethanol, magnesium sulfate, propylene glycol, caprylyl glycol, PEG-8 laurate, disteardimonium hectorite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, diethylhexyl syringylidenemalonate, tocopherol, propylene carbonate, cassia alata leaf extract, maltodextrin, benzoic acid, PEG-9

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