Friday, July 8, 2011

No More Dirty Looks

Cameron turned me on to their blog, and let me know when NuboNau had it as a free gift with purchase. I started reading it in the tub, so when they started in on contaminants and byproducts, I grabbed the Johnson's moisture care baby wash I had been using on Evelyn before we switched to California Baby products. Here is their ingredient list and some concerns based on the Environmental Working Group's Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. Keep in mind that the closer the ingredient is to the top, the more of it is in the product.

Cocamidopropyl Betaine
PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate Violation of industry recommendations - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Not safe for use on injured or damaged skin
Sodium Trideceth Sulfate
Acrylates Copolymer
Glycol Distearate
Fragrance The word fragrance...represents an undisclosed mixture of various scent chemicals and ingredients used as fragrance dispersants such as diethyl phthalate. Fragrance mixes have been associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system.
Lauryl Methyl Gluceth-10 Hydroxypropyldimonium Chloride
Laureth-4 Due to the presence of PEG, this ingredient may contain potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane.
Phenoxyethanol high concerns for eye, skin, and lung irritation; moderate concerns for organ system toxicity
Methylparaben Methylparaben is in the paraben family of preservatives used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.
Propylparaben ibid
Tetrasodium EDTA
Mineral Oil
Tocopheryl Acetate One or more animal studies show tumor formation at high doses. Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative (uncertainty in environmental toxicity or persistence/bioaccumulation).
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Red 33
May Also Contain: Sodium Hydroxide

So the no-nos it contains include instances of PEG, fragrance, parabens. I am mortified that I have been putting this on my baby girl!

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