What Ingredients to Avoid in Children’s Skincare

Providing skin care products for children is a lot different than offering them for adults. Take a look at what you need to keep in mind when considering children skin care products, and what ingredients you should avoid.

It’s important to keep in mind that children tend to have weaker immune systems than adults. This means they are more vulnerable to carcinogens or ingredients which can cause poisoning. There’s also the possibility that a curious child can eat something meant for skin or hair such as lotion or soap, so it’s important to be sure that the child won’t be badly hurt.

It can be tempting to look for something that’s labeled as organic or natural. This is an excellent first step, but it shouldn’t be the only thing you do to ensure the kid-friendly products are safe. Organic can still be dangerous, and there is no regulation defining “natural.” Instead of relying on these buzzwords, you should be looking at the ingredient list.

Make sure that these ingredients are avoided:

  • Phthalates—these can cause kidney damage, and there may be a link between phthalates and child obesity. This relationship is still being studied, but it is worth erring on the side of caution when it comes to children.
  • Parabens—some studies link parabens to cancer.
  • Fragrance—this can be a very vague term in an ingredient list, and can often contain allergens or toxins that aren’t required to be listed separately.
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate—this ingredient can irritate skin, especially the thin skin of infants. It can cause eczema in particularly severe cases.
  • Formaldehyde—this can cause respiratory distress, including exacerbating asthma. It also has been linked to menstrual disorders in women and is a proven carcinogen.

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