Thursday, February 26, 2009

Parabens and SLS

Recently, I was asked a question regarding SLS and parabens. Both of course are a common concern among parents researching safe organic products for the care of their babies.

SLS is a cosmetic surfactant that is used in the industry for years. However, they are known scientifically as more irritating than other surfactants. That is the reason why there are continuing studies to find a cleansing agent that will not have irritation action or are at least negligible.

The ingredients you find in the Earth Baby are called APG surfactants (Sodium Lauryl glucose Carboxylate and Lauryl Glucoside). They are mild products from renewable sources (coconut, palm oil, glucose) containing no solvents or hydrotropes.

Instead of parabens our products are preserved by controlling the surface tension properties with Caprylyl Glycol and Hexandediol system which are materials that also contribute to the moisturizing properties of the products.

All Earth Baby products have been clinically tested. They are hypoallergenic, non-irritating, and non-sensitizing.

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