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Skincare Products & Services to Avoid During Pregnancy

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Whether you’re expecting, nursing, or planning for the future, it’s probably no surprise to learn that there are certain products and services that should be avoided during pregnancy and nursing. As a medical spa, we offer a variety of skincare products and skincare services that are more active than services you might receive in a standard salon or spa environment. Due to this, we make it our priority to provide education and transparent information on pregnancy safe skincare products and pregnancy safe skincare services to keep expectant mothers and their babies pampered AND safe. While we discuss needs and concerns individually with our patients at each visit, we’ve compiled a list of pregnancy do’s and don’ts regarding products and services to help inform and allow you to plan your next trip to Coco Med Spa with confidence.


At Coco Med Spa, we offer incredible skincare products with powerful ingredients. Some of these ingredients must be avoided during pregnancy and/or nursing. Here is our list of do’s and dont’s for our bestselling brands.


Safe For Pregnancy:

- Advanced Pigment Corrector

- A.G.E Eye Complex

- Age Interrupter

- Antioxidant Lip Repair

- Biocellulose Restorative Masque

- C E Ferulic

- Discoloration Defense

- Gentle Cleanser

- Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight

- Glycolic Renewal Cleanser

- H A Intensifier

- Hydrating B5 Gel

- Hydrating B5 Masque

- Micro Exfoliating Scrub

- Phloretin Cf

- Physical Fusion Uv Defense Sunscreen

- Phyto Corrective Gel

- Phyto Corrective Masque

- Phyto Essence Mist

- Redness Neutralizer

- Resveratrol B

- Simply Clean Gel

-Mystro Active Balance Serum

-( plated )™ DAILY Serum

-( plated )™ INTENSE Serum

Not Safe For Pregnancy:

- Blemish + Age Defense

- Clarifying Clay Mask

- Conditioning Toner

- LHA Cleanser

- Silymarin Cf

- Retinol .03

- Retinol .05

- Retinol 1

- Silymarin C F

- Tricep Tide-R Neck Repair

- Triple Lipid Restore


Safe for Pregnancy:

- Advanced mineral sunscreen

Safe for Nursing, NOT Pregnancy:

- Alto Defense Serum

- Oxygen Infusion Wash

- Sun Better Sheer Spf 56 Stick

- Sun Better Sheer Spf 56 Sunscreen Compact

- Sun Better Sheer Spf Sunscreen Lotion

- Sun Better Tone Smart Spf 68 Sunscreen Compact

- Trio Balancing Moisture Treatment

Not Safe for Pregnancy:

- Alpharet Clearing Serum

- Alpharet Exfoliating Peel Pads

- Alpharet Eye Max

- Alpharet Overnight Cream

- Intensive Alpharet Overnight Cream

- Rejuvenate Regenerating Overnight Cream

- Alpharet Overnight Cream

As a general rule, skincare ingredients like salicylic acid, AHA’s, retinol, rosemary, and chemical sunscreens should be avoided during pregnancy. **This list is not exhaustive. Please check with your OBGYN Provider if you have any questions about new products that you’d like to add to your regimen.


When it comes to spa services during pregnancy, some services are avoided due to known contraindications, and others are not performed due to a lack of hard evidence regarding the effects of those treatments on a pregnancy. While pregnant, expect to avoid services like:

- Injectable neurotoxins and fillers

- Laser and IPL treatments

- Microneedling

- Certain types of peels

Luckily, glycolic and lactic acid peels have been deemed to be pregnancy safe. Facials are also a great way to treat your skin and yourself during pregnancy. If you’re a dedicated waxing client, keep your appointments! Waxing is generally accepted as pregnancy safe as well.

Since each pregnancy and pregnant person is totally different and unique, it is always important to seek and defer to the advice of your OBGYN Provider. At Coco Med Spa the safety of our clients is paramount and we ask about pregnancy prior to any contraindicated services. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us for more information or confirmation of an approved service prior to booking.

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