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safer baby skin care

05 Jan

BEST CHOICES: SafeMama’s Top Picks

The following brands are, according to the latest ingredient information, 100% chemical free. They also rate well in the EWG Skin Deep Cosmetics database and are responsible companies. These are listed in alphabetical order for each rating group and not in a preferential manner. [Key: Brand Name, (Skin Deep rating range for baby items only, if available – Skin Deep ratings start at 0 being the best and goes up to 10 being the most hazardous)]

BETTER CHOICES

These are also really GREAT Choices: All baby care items are free of Parabens, Phthalates, PEG’s, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol,Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Benzoate, Dimethicone, SLS and a bevy of other chemicals I won’t bother listing. Brands exhibit a very respectable ingredients list. (Note: In some brands cases they carry several products that are chemical free however have one or two items that were not.) I personally use many items from brands in this section.

GOOD CHOICES

Brands are Paraben, Phthalate, Propylene Glycol, PEG, Propylene Glycol Free though had one or more products containing cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium benzoate, dimethicone, and/or phenoxyethanol. Some of these brands had traces of just one questionable ingredient and others had several, or contained more chemically processed ingredients than we were comfortable with. These are still far better choices than most mainstream baby products and would recommend them. You will need to investigate the products yourself and make a judgment call. 

Gluten Free Brands

These brands are gluten free according to their informational materials, for those needing to avoid gluten in their skin care. (Not comprehensive)

  • 100% Pure Kids
  • California Baby
  • Episencial
  • Nature’s Paradise Organics
  • TruKid Skin Care

Basic Skin Care Tips:

Read labels carefully. Beware of the basics -paraben, fragrance, PEG’s, and propylene glycol. Use our list as a guide.

Shopping at a “natural” store doesn’t mean everything is paraben and phthalate free. Read labels, know how to decipher the ingredients and don’t be fooled by the word “natural” or “organic” on the label. These words are not regulated the way food is… just because it says natural/organic doesn’t always mean it is.

Be wary of the term “fragrance”. Synthetic fragrances are a phthalate culprit so if you can, try to use products with organic or natural essential oils only if you are unsure. Unscented products can also contain phthalates by using a fragrance masking agent.

Use less products. This seems like a no-brainer but many people use way more than they need. Babies are born with the most perfect skin (usually) and it will never again be as perfect as it is when they’re babies.  Their sin is also sensitive and susceptible.  They don’t need to be slathered in lotions and powders. A little warm water and a washcloth is all they really need. When kids get older and grimier (like mine) a little soap and warm water does the trick and you can spot treat any dry skin problems or rashes.

Make Your Own: Some Castille Soap and water goes a long way!

Note: We support all the brands listed above regardless of what rating they have received.  We also realize everyone has their own standard of “greenness” and feel that there is a product to suit the needs of every child.  Experiment and mix and match until you find which brands work best for you, your family and your budget.  If there is a brand you think is missing from this list, please contact us and let us know and we would be happy to review it for inclusion.

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gw udah lama nyoba2in berbagai skin care yg dijual di spm2 sini sgala merk, dan gw cobain daftarin produk2 tsb ke sini, daaan ga ada satu pun yg aman (dalam range low hazard 0-2), bingung kannnn? gmn cara para produsen babies skin care itu ga aware sama bahan2 kimia yg mereka masukin ke produk2 mereka?

akhirnya gw pribadi setuju sama pernyataan di atas, kulit bayi udah sempurna, ga perlu losion/bedak2 gt, jd bagi gw pribadi lebih concern ke baby wash en balm, gw pake produknya earth mama angel baby, beli di OLS. gw pake si balm ini dari mulai diape rash sampe gigitan serangga en merah2 dikulitnya fira, en sangat memuaskannn, ruam ilang, bau enak gt (bukan karena tambahan parfum, tapi wangi nya dari herbal), en worry free hahaha (hazard 0/ zero toxin).

 
1 Comment

Posted by on January 5, 2011 in Green living

 

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One response to “safer baby skin care

  1. Anindita

    March 11, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    ahh thank you buat daftar nama produknya! sangat membantu🙂

     

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