Baby care endocrine disruptors
Endocrine disruptors in baby care
"Hypoallergenic", "dermatologically tested", "natural formula", "for sensitive skin", etc ... These claims are unfortunately not enough to guarantee the absence of harmful substances in baby care products. While certified organic products are free of endocrine disruptors , we must not be less vigilant. It is important to trust the Ecocert and Cosmebio type labels, but also to check the compositions yourself. As a reminder, endocrine disruptors are substances of natural or artificial origin which have the capacity to interfere with the hormonal system (reproductive systems, thyroid, adrenal glands, pancreas, etc.). While they are present in most conventional products for adults, the baby department is not spared!
They are found in washing products, creams, milks, wipes and even liniment. However, the skin of toddlers is particularly fragile and sensitive to the absorption of endocrine disruptors. If the baby has this special smell, it is also because of the absence of a lipid film in his epidermis. After birth, it takes up to a year for babies for their skin to be completely protected from external "aggressions", which is why it is important to favor organic care for baby's toilet . In order to protect your baby's skin, below is a list of endocrine disruptors commonly used in baby care products. Note: the vast majority of these endocrine disruptors act as preservatives in formulas, such as phenoxyethanol, BHA, BHT, parabens or triclosan.
List of endocrine disruptors in baby care
- BHA (or butylated hydroxyanisole)
- The BHT
- Parabens (Butylparaben, Propylparaben or Propyl parahydroxybenzoate)
- The triclosan
- Phthalates (diethyl phthalate or fragrance if product not certified organic)
- Alkylphenols (nonylphenol, nonoxynol)
- Lilial (or butylphenyl methylproponial, lilyal, protectol pp)
Good to know : if endocrine disruptors are the # 1 ingredients to avoid in baby care products, some brands play with words, such as parabens for example. The mention "paraben-free" does not mean that the product is safer because this preservative is replaced by two other synthetic preservatives with high allergenic and skin irritant potential: methylisothiazolinone and methylchloroisothiazolinone. Vigilence therefore!
At MyOrganicStuff, we are committed to offering you healthy alternatives for baby care with brands such as: Naty, Néobulle, Cattier, Weleda, Lavera or Tidoo Care.