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Monday, February 15, 2016Around babies

Babies: ingredients to avoid

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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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For a baby, choosing"good" cosmetic products is particularly important, even crucial. Good, that is to say effective and pleasant to use, of course, but above all of a safety above all suspicion and a maximum cutaneous tolerance, so as not to endanger the health of the child nor the balance of his skin so fragile. However, these criteria are not necessarily, and really not even often, identified simply by reading a commercial argument… always positively selling.

Which products to turn to? Those who display"without" labels (without parabens - without mineral oils - without PEG…) without sometimes real relevance, and without always informing on what then makes up the formula? But sometimes, the ingredients that replace those that are decried and thus avoided… are hardly better, when they are not worse! The pharmacy? But some dermocosmetic products still contain some of the most suspicious ingredients such as endocrine disruptors… The bio? But it also sometimes contains substances that are aggressive to the skin and very unsuitable for babies.

So? But you can't settle for love and clean water to take care of your baby! No, of course not. Fortunately, cosmetic solutions that are satisfactory from every point of view exist and …

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