Although no medical studies have been conducted on the topical use of salicylic acid during pregnancy, it is generally medically advised to abstain from using skincare products that contain more than 2% salicylic acid during pregnancy out of an abundance of precaution. Also, a number of large studies have been published in which researchers examined the outcomes of women who had taken low-dose acetylsalicylic acid orally during pregnancy and there was no increase in the baseline risk of adverse events, such as major malformations, preterm birth, or low birth weight.
Beautycounter screens every single ingredient for safety, and we take the concentration and route of exposure into account when selecting ingredients. We are committed to full disclosure of the ingredients in our products so that the consumer can make the best, most informed choices for their health. As always, we advise that you consult your physician about any specific ingredient concerns before using any product.