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A 30-year-old female asked:

I'm pregnant and i have been using this lip gloss since day one of pregnancy.. i just found out it has retinyl palmitate can that harm my fetus?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Topical retinoids: Topical retinoid products are considered category "c" , or relatively safe during pregnancy while the pills are considered dangerous. You might drop the gloss out of caution but i consider the prior use as unlikely to have produced any problem.
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