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Feb. 15, 2016 | All about babies

Babies: ingredients to avoid

How to choose good cosmetic products for baby? Just by reading a list of ingredients, it is not always easy to find your way around. To help you make the right choices (and avoid some bad ones), here is a checklist, prepared by the experts at the Observatoire des Cosmétiques.

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15 Feb. 2016 All about babies

Babies: ingredients to avoid

How to choose good cosmetic products for baby? Just by reading a list of ingredients, it is not always easy to find your way around. To help you make the right choices (and avoid some bad ones), here is a checklist, prepared by the experts at the Observatoire des Cosmétiques.

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25 Jan. 2016 All about babies

Which cosmetics while pregnant?

Pregnancy is a time for many disruptions, in the mother-to-come body as well as in her daily life habits. This deals also with cosmetic ritual. What precautions are needed? What are the peculiar needs of the skin that shall be answered? Some reminders and advice by the CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des ...

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15 June 2015 All about babies

Stretch marks: new means of cosmetic action

They affect more than one woman out of two and represent the most worrying skin problem for pregnant women: although they look ugly and often prove irreversible when they are established (on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, hips…), stretch marks are not necessarily inevitable. The processes involved in their formation are ...

11 June 2012 All about babies

For baby's toilet: water, milk or liniment?

Baby ranges are constantly increasing their references. If the offer is large, only a few essentials are enough to wash her baby. But for the young mother, what difference is there in the formulation and use of a cleansing water, a cleansing or moisturizing milk and a liniment? Review of ...

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05 Jan. 2012 All about babies

How many cosmetics for our babies?

Few are the best! Many dermatologists say it over and over again: the less the baby is in contact with cosmetic products and ingredients, the lower the risk to be in contact with a substance likely to produce an allergy and an irritation. The more we let nature do its ...

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07 Nov. 2011 All about babies

Headquarters care

They are practiced after every bath and every diaper change… which can happen 6 to 10 times a day during the first months of a child's life. And on a sensitive area if there are any, and moreover with very specific characteristics: its hydration rate and pH different from the skin of the ...

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10 June 2011 All about babies

Our baby's skin and its very specific properties

A baby’s skin requires specific cares and meticulous attentions; but do you know why? The skin of a very young child, even more an infant’s, has very specific characteristics, all in frailty, sensitivity and lack of protection. A picture of a baby’s skin … to help you choose ...

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29 April 2011 All about babies

The seven first steps needed to choose accurately a cosmetic product for Baby

For our babies, we want only the best. Further, as never before, we are ready to compromise with the principle of precaution. One is sure to do his best: nevertheless, choosing a suitable cosmetic product is not that easy. What are the data available to help us decide of its ...

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11 Nov. 2010 All about babies

The right baby care program

Good cosmetics, spotless formulae, suitable for Baby’s needs … The equipment (a small bathtub, a changing table or as our South African readers say, a changing station, cotton wool, nappies/diapers … etc!) are absolute requirements … There is only one thing left to do: use all this equipment the right way ...

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04 Oct. 2010 All about babies

Organic cosmetics for babies: a good idea?

For him, only the best is acceptable. For more and more mothers, using organic products seems to be the best way. Nevertheless, does an organic product give all the guarantees that a cosmetic shall deliver? Is it, always, the best for him?

27 Aug. 2010 All about babies

How do you perceive your child's skin?

Presented during the 9th Scientific and Technical Exchange Day organized by Cosmed (the cosmetics industry association), on October 9 in Montpellier, a meeting of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Board of the Montpellier cosmetics industry was held;tude de L'Institut des Mamans, the specialist in studies and advice on pregnant women, mothers ...

15 May 2010 All about babies

Safety of cosmetics for babies: Rcommendations of the French Afssaps

This is the second part of the answer given by the French Agency for sanitary safety of health products (Afssaps; also responsible for the control and the safety of cosmetics) to the topic initiated in 2008 by the Committee for a sustainable development of health products (C2DS, as per its French acronym ...

27 Oct. 2009 All about babies

Cosmetics for Babies: The Response of Afssaps to the C2DS

The ‘anti-kit’ campaign, started by the C2DS (Committee for Sustainable Development in Health) in autumn 2008, made a lot of noise and alerted the public. This group of doctors, chemists, oncologists, directors of health care institutes and maternity clinics, then claimed that the kits offered at birth to young mothers represented ...

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12 Oct. 2009 All about babies

Do we wash our babies too much?

It is customary to wash babies in the first moments of their life in the maternity ward, then to repeat the process at least once per day afterwards. But what if our desire for hygiene and cleanliness is going too far? This question, which might seem to go against what ...

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27 Jan. 2009 All about babies

Nappy (diaper) rash: what to do?

Diaper rash affects about one baby out of two, between seven and twelve months. It is an acute dermatitis, with rash, inflammation and discomfort, even pains more or less acute for the baby. It appears less on the bottom itself than on the convex surfaces, such as the rolls of ...