Top 3 Pregnancy-safe Night Creams

We loved our go-to overnight moisturizers, but wondered if any of those plumping and smoothing ingredients might be considered off limits while expecting. After some research, we shelved our retinols, set aside anything with salicylic acid, and for greater peace-of-mind, reached for more natural moisturizers that left us feeling hydrated and soothed. Here are the Top 3 pregnancy-safe night creams that made it into the rotation. (We love using face oils as our nightly moisturizers, too!)

best pregnancy-safe night creams

What criteria did we use to select our top three pregnancy-safe picks? Learn about our process here


CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream

Why we love it:

When we visited the dermatologist for the first time, she recommended CeraVe as a moisturizer, which made us trust the quality of this brand. This particular formula is made without any questionable ingredients and is completely fragrance-free, it's reasonably priced, and sold at drugstores, Ulta, and Target. It's a great basic, pregnancy-safe moisturizer that gets the job done.

night cream farmacy sleep tight firming night balm

Farmacy Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm

Why we love it:

Farmacy is an up-and-coming natural skin care brand that sells non-toxic products made with naturally-derived ingredients without any parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde or artificial coloring. The unique packaging helps contribute to the elevated feel of the brand, which is sold on Amazon and Sephora. We like the unique formula of this lightweight balm - that transforms into a gentle face-oil - to moisturize, firm, tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles (without retinol).


Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream

Why we love it:

The beauty experts we spoke with at both Follain and Credo recommended we try the Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream as an overnight moisturizer. The fast-absorbing formula is easy to apply and rub in completely, it felt extremely hydrating and soothing on the skin, and it has a light scent.

Need More Options?

Hyper-sensitive pregnancy nose giving you a red light on any of these products’ scents? Or don’t care for the consistency? Here are a few more of our favorite night creams to try: 



Please email us at with any pregnancy-related beauty questions or to suggest your favorite pregnancy-safe products for our Top 3 lists!

(Remember, every pregnancy is different, and we are not medical professionals, so if you’re concerned about any product we mention, please talk to your doctor to make sure you’re 100% comfortable with what you’re using on your body. We did our best to sort out what we feel are the best pregnancy-friendly options out there by conducting extensive research, including: talking with our own doctors, scouring the internet, sifting through product reviews, and chatting with other moms-to-be. We hope our research helps you find products that make you feel great!)