24 Aug 2022 | 3 min Read
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Artificial fragrances are chemical combinations that provide a unique scent to certain skincare products including baby care products. Research suggests that about 95% of the ingredients in them are derived from petrochemicals. The commonly used chemicals contain phthalates, benzine derivatives, and aldehydes that have adverse effects on the adult’s skin, let alone a baby’s skin that’s thinner than an adult’s.
Therefore, it is advisable to look out for artificial fragrance on the ingredient label when choosing a baby’s wipes, massage oil, sunscreen, diaper rash cream, shampoo, hair oil and other personal care products.
Medical studies show that inhalation exposures to fragrance compounds act as respiratory irritants or sensitisers in infants and older kids. Read on to know more.
Artificial fragrances like phthalates are additives that are used in several baby care products including baby washes. According to studies, exposure to artificial fragrances might lead to a wide variety of health issues in babies including hormonal imbalance. Therefore, it is advisable to opt for a baby wash that’s formulated using natural ingredients and is devoid of artificial fragrances and other nasties that can irritate your baby’s skin.
Some of the other reasons to look out for artificial fragrances in your baby’s products are:
So, the next time you opt for a baby’s skincare product, don’t forget to look out for artificial fragrance on the ingredient label.
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