A Better Skin Care Option for Babies
I shared my own experience as a new mom on our Facebook page a couple weeks back. I am sharing it on the blog today as I would like to take a more in-depth look at the products new parents are sent home with along with their diaper cream and formula samples.
When I had my older son, he stayed in the special care nursery a bit longer because he was a preemie.
I was worried about everything as a new mom - from whether I was swaddling him properly to whether he was eating enough. I was just beginning to be aware of the lack of quality ingredients in most children's skin care.
I was sent home with a bag of baby body care samples.
I thought that if the hospital was sending me baby samples, they must be good, right?
Not really. I looked at the labels and the baby cleanser contained sulfates and parabens and had a number to the Poison Control Center.
Ingredients matter. Your little ones deserve great products with better ingredients.
Our new Good to Grow Fragrance Free Body Wash contains a gentle, sulfate free cleanser and is enriched with shea butter. This is a product that is ideal for baby's skin.
Why does it matter? Your skin and my skin as a 40 year old are not nearly as delicate as a baby's skin. Baby's skin is almost ten times thinner than the skin of an average adult. It is much more sensitive and more easily damaged. It needs to be treated with the utmost care.
Sadly, the most readily accessible baby products are full of irritating ingredients.
Worse yet, the products new parents are sent home contain ingredients that people do not want to use -- but on babies, it is even more disconcerting.
There is a "gentle skin cleanser" that is often sent home with new moms. It begins with a C. Here are the ingredients in this cleanser:
Water, cetyl alcohol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, stearyl alcohol, methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben
This cleanser contains three different parabens, sulfates, and propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is a petrochemical (derived from petroleum).
Let's look at Seed Good to Grow Fragrance Free Body Wash:
Water (Aqua), Coco-glucoside, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauroyl Lactalyte, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Glycerin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Glycol Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Panthenol, Xanthan Gum, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, andTocopherol (Vitamin E)
Another product featured in the newborn "swag bag" is a "baby lotion" in a pink bottle. We all know the one. And lotion is a must have product for wee ones to nourish and protect their delicate skin. Here is the ingredients listing for that lotion:
Water, Isopropyl Palmitate, Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Fragrance, Carbomer, p-Anisic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Pentaerythrityl Tetraditbutyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Red 33
Take a gander at the above ingredients. Do you see anything in there jumping out at you that you know is beneficial to the fragile skin of babies? There is silicone, artificial fragrance, artificial dyes to name just a few less than stellar ingredients.
Now, let's take a look at the ingredients in Seed Fragrance Free Body Lotion:
Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Emulsifying Wax NF, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf (Green Tea) Extract, Cetyl Alcohol, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Tapioca Starch, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Children are precious. Their skin deserves the best -- and YOU deserve the peace of mind that what you are putting on their skin is safe. Please take a look at the ratings of our products in the Skin Deep Database and shop with confidence. Both our Fragrance Free Body Wash and Fragrance Free Lotion earned a super safe score of 1 in Skin Deep.
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We cannot believe that it's already the second week of December. While the calendar technically still says Autumn, your skin is likely showing the effects of winter temperatures.
With the changing seasons comes a need to adjust your skin care routine a bit.
Winter is the ideal time to repair and renew your skin. The long, hot summer temperatures -- and extra sun exposure that you experienced -- likely did a bit of damage to your skin, so now is your opportunity to do a bit of repair and prep your complexion for the winter months ahead.Here at Seed, we are sharing our expert tips for soft, healthy looking skin all winter long.
Still having a hard time finding the perfect gift for the holidays? No need to look any further, because our limited-edition Luxe Lemon Ginger Body Cream is just what you've been looking for.
It can be difficult choosing body care for people. Many people find scented products to be too strong. In fact, artificial fragrance is linked to everything from allergies and asthma to chronic headaches. Our body creams are scented only with 100% natural essential oils and are subtle and beautiful. There is something so very special about this particular body cream.
It's like a comforting cup of tea.
Not only is the formula pure luxury with its decadent, rich texture, but the ingredients sink right in to pamper even the driest of skin types. Enriched with sunflower seed oil, grape seed oil, coconut oil, shea butter, antioxidant green tea, and more, our cream makes your skin feel as smooth as satin. Did we mention the aroma of the pure oils? It is honestly like a cup of herbal lemon ginger tea. It is comforting and warm, spicy and a bit tart. It is just stunning. Treat yourself -- or someone you love -- to Luxe Lemon Ginger Body Cream from Seed.
Did you know that this cold, dry winter weather can have a major impact on your skin care routine? Our friends near the Great Lakes are seeing significant amounts of snowfall. My friend Lauren in West Seneca, New York has more than five FEET of snow. Let’s take a look at the low humidity and frigid temperatures affect your skin.
Itchiness and a tight feeling are common skin issues related to dry air, but there are some skin care tips you can use to help tackle the problem.
- Be gentle on your skin. When you dry off after bathing, be sure to pat your skin dry. Don’t rub.
- Always follow your shower or bath with a rich cream layered over body oil.
- Look for cream formulations instead of lotions and fluids for facial hydration.
- Avoid ingredients such as alcohol and sulfates, which will cause more dryness.