ObGyn/Pregnancy issues/Salicylic acid

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I've been occasionally using Clinique Turnaround overnight radiance moisturizer.  I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I looked up the ingredient list today.  There are no medicinal ingredient listed.  In the middle of the no medicinal ingredients they list salicylic acid.  I'm worried I've caused harm to my baby.  Does being listed part way through the non medicinal ingredient list mean that it isn't present in a large enough amount to cause damage or should I be worried?

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Salicylic acid is a common OTC ingredient that helps to slough off the outer layer of (dead) skin cells. I doubt that this ingredient has been absorbed, or that it would cause any harm, but just to double check, ask your dr. at your next prenatal appointment.
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I can answer all questions regarding prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer any questions that are not related to prenatal and postpartum fitness and exercise. I will not answer questions regarding getting pregnant, or signs or symtoms, only fitness and exercise during and after pregnancy. No due dates, medical problems during pregnancy, signs or symtpoms of pregnancy, pregnancy tests, vaginal problems/smells/discharge, periods or ovulation.

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Pre-and-Postnatal Exercise Specialist ACE certified Personal Trainer Author: "Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best" Book Author: "Bounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning" DVD Founder: BeFit-Mom Teacher: Post Pregnancy Exercise Workshops

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IDEA Health and Fitness Association

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numerous regional parenting magazine

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Dancing Thru Pregnancy, Pre/Post Natal Exercise Specialist Certification 2000 Resist-a-Ball Core Program, 1999 American Council on Exercise, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1999 Peak Performance, San Francisco, CA, Pilates Instructor Training Program, 1992 Health and Fitness Institute, Cal State Hayward, Personal Trainer Certificate, 1990 American College of Sports Medicine, Group Exercise Leader, 1989 Boston Conservatory, BFA/Dance, 1982

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´┐ŻBounce Back Fast! Post Natal Core Conditioning´┐Ż, 2005. Winner of the Platinum Award from the Family Review Center, 2007.

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