No Nasties

Why we have no nasty chemicals

ECZEMA (also known as atomic dermatitis) is most common in infants where it occurs in around 1 in 5 children under 2 years of age. Chemicals are one of the most common cause of irritant contact dermatitis of the hands and can trigger flares of eczema. Eczema in Australian children has increased from 3% to more than 20% in the past generation. Around 60% of people with eczema develop the skin disease within the first 12 months of life.

SENSITIVE SKIN means different things to different people. Although we don't have an exact definition, researchers generally agree that it's a condition in which skin is delicate and highly reactive to many different kinds of irritants. If you have sensitive skin, you might experience redness, itchiness, tingling, tightness, stinging, dryness, or other uncomfortable sensations. You might be affected by all of these symptoms, or just one or two.

Lots of different things can trigger a skin reaction. We make sure it is not from your babies nappy. It can be frustrating to identify exactly what's irritating your skin. The most common things that cause a sensitive skin reaction are chemicals, and fragrances, heat, cold, stress, sun exposure, pollution, wind.

 

UNSAFE CHEMICALS TO LOOK OUT FOR

Sodium Laureth Sulphate
Cocamidopropyl
Betaine
Phenoxyethanol
Petrolatum
Methylparabens
Fragrance
PEG’s (Polyethylene glycol) (Ethylene Glycols)
TEA’s (triethanolamine)
DEA’s (diethanolamine)
MEA’s (monoethanolamide)
Propylene Glycol
Sodium Benzoate

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