What’s in Your Baby Lotion? Skin Care Ingredients Information

What’s in Your Baby Lotion? Skin Care Ingredients Information

Skincare products, including the Nany Kids Baby Lotion, baby shampoo, and powder, commonly contain chemical additives. A few constituents of concern contain formaldehyde, mineral oil, parabens, and sulfates. I devise my own skin care products and a lot of people have inquired why there is fear about these ingredients. Below is some info I found about these additives usually found in skin care products.

Formaldehyde: A chemical that has been known to cause skin rashes and allergic reactions in people with susceptible skin and babies. Formaldehyde can be absorbed throughout the skin when utilizing personal care products containing it.

Mineral Oil: Commercially produced baby oil usually contains mineral oil which is a by-product of the modification of petroleum to create gasoline. Mineral Oil is said to be next to the sun in causing skin cancer.

Parabens: They are utilized in personal care products as preservatives as they are the cheapest way for manufacturers to manage bacterial growth in their products. Common parabens include methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, and butylparaben. Other parabens include isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, and benzylparaben. There is the worry that parabens may add to the causes of cancer, especially breast cancer by mimicking the female hormone, estrogen and accelerating the expansion of cancerous cells. The usage of parabens in personal care products is banned in Europe and has been banned by all the major organic certifiers in the world including the United States, Australia, and Japan. 

Sodium Laureth Sulfate or Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate (SLES): Chemicals are commonly found in many personal care products because they are inexpensive and effective foaming agents. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), also known as Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate (ALS) are commonly used alternatives to SLES. These chemicals are either known to be or maybe eye and skin irritants. There are so many products in and around our homes that have been linked to cancer and other less serious issues such as skin irritations so it is hard to know what to use or not use and I think it really comes down to personal choice. If you love fragrant lotions and other skincare products, you should purchase those products. I think it is best to purchase those products with the least amount of chemical additives. There are a lot of personal care products available that are almost completely natural.

Most skin care products such as Nany Kids Baby Lotion should hold some type of preservative. You can buy personal care products that are paraben and formaldehyde-free. I make and select skin care products made as natural as probable with paraben-free preservatives. The bottom line… the option is yours. You should ask a qualified health care provider if you have any questions or concerns. When utilizing any new skin care product, testing a little amount on your inner arm to see if any irritation occurs is commended. If exasperation or sensitivities take place, cease use and dilute affected areas with vegetable oil, not water, and dry them to decrease exasperation.

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