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Posted on Sep 25, 2013 in Health, Healthy Living | 0 comments

Skin Safe Products

As I am a mommy-to-be, I have become very aware of what I use very early on in my pregnancy.   Suddenly, I have to start shopping for products for the baby too.  It makes me even more careful as babies have even less immunity than we do.   Every single product I look at from diapers to wipes to shampoo and lotion, I’m carefully considering every option and health safety.

 

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One site I came across that I love is EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.   It allows me to search and quickly glance over the safety rating of the product I’m consider on a Healthy Scale of 0-10.   With 0-2 being the safest options.   There are products that I did not find in there.  But overall, its coverage is pretty comprehensive.   This greatly helped as they also broke things down into different category for me, such as Baby Shampoo, Baby Wipes, Baby Lotion, and etc.   Now, of course, you can’t rely on just this site alone.  You have to consider other factors, such as those 0 rating lotion and why they rate so well.   (It may be because they don’t have any preservatives, which might be too bad because it will last no more than 3 days).    So, I also rely on other resource such as Amazon Reviews to backup my final purchase decision.

At the end of the day, if you are trying a new product that you are not 100% sure you will love.  Don’t bulk buy!  Test first and make sure you love it before stocking up!  🙂

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