Because my little 6 month old nephew is having some skin issues, I thought it would be interesting to do a bit more research on ingredients used in baby balm and moisturizers. So, this weeks This or That series is comparing Beautycounters Baby Balm VS. Johnson’s Baby intense moisture cream. The safer baby balm from Beautycounter was packed with all kinds of natural oils and even the Johnsons had a few too…until I found the following ingredients below..a major one being FRAGRANCE: associated with allergies, dermatitis, respiratory distress and potential effects on the reproductive system…hmmm
JOHNSON’S MOISTURE CREAM
PHENOXYETHANOL: Classified as toxic or harmful. Cosmetic Database rates it as a moderate hazard and notes cancer, allergic reactions, skin, eye and lung irritation, organ and neurotoxicity as possible effects
DIMETHICONE: a silicone oil that blocks the skin’s ability to naturally perform the functions of excretion, absorption, respiration and regulation. It can actually end up drying your skin the more you use it, as it interferes with the natural hydrating processes.
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.
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE: Can be potentially irritating to skin, causing redness, rashes, and potential allergic reactions.
beauty counter baby set
PROTECTIVE BABY BALM: (Here) Provides a layer of protection for dry, sensitive skin for both babies and moms
GENTAL ALL-OVER WASH: (Here) Two-in-one hair and body wash is ideal for delicate skin. The gentle, tear-free formula effectively cleanses and nourishes from head to toe without stripping away moisture
SOOTHING BABY OIL: (Here) A mix of organic coconut, jojoba, and sunflower seed oils, our dry oil soothes and softens skin for a nourishing experience, without feeling greasy.