The” New “Parent Guide for Children’s Skincare By Tami Main of Taslie Skin Care Ltd.

Taslie Products safe for your children     Are you like most new parents, baffled by the array of different children’s skincare products on the market? Do you normally purchase products for your child by well known brand names? As a parent you expect these products to be safe though this is not always the case. Some of the top name brands claim they are “gentle’ and ”safe” can be contaminated with cancer causing chemicals, carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers, degreasers and surfactants. These are all industrial chemicals found by US researchers in personal care products. 
 
     So how do you know if your child’s skincare products are safe?  We  suggest to  read and research  all your labels. If you are unsure about any listed ingredient there is a wonderful website called Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Reviews at www.cosmeticdatabase.com  in which you are able to input any listed ingredient and view its toxicity.
     
Taslie Products safe for your children      Here in Canada companies are not required to disclose all their ingredients. For example “parfum” or “fragrance” is actually a mixture of several different chemicals. Chemically made fragrance can cause allergy sensitization, potential effects on the endocrine system or even reproductive toxicity. A product claiming they are “natural” and DOES contain “parfum” or “fragrance” is   NOT in fact natural. Even baby oil is a  petroleum by- product which has a toxic fragrance added to it. If ingested by a child  it  could result in death. A great natural alternative to baby oil is coconut oil. Look for products that only use essential oil if you love scented products. Check with your physician  if your child suffers from  skin sensitivities before trying any new products,  even if they state they are “natural” and “gentle”.
  
   The below is a quick checklist of ingredients that you do NOT want in your    child’s skincare products:

Sodium Lauryl and Laureth Sulphates:
Used in Shampoo , bubble bath and cleansers. They are skin and eye irritants and may cause allergic reactions and liver toxicity. Harmful to fish and  wildlife.

Parabens are  estrogen-like compounds that can be used as a preservative in personal care items and cosmetics. They can interfere with hormone function and have been associated with breast cancer.

Lanolin is often used by nursing mothers and as a base in cosmetics. It can contain pesticides that can be absorbed into the skin. These chemicals have been associated with cancer.

Triclosan is an antibacterial and antifungal used in products such as hand soap, sanitizers and toothpaste. Antibacterial can cause resistance to antibiotic bacteria and could also cause cancer. Environmental concerns are associated with this chemical.

Synthetic Colors or Fragrances are used to scent and color products and are usually a mixture of chemicals that could cause allergies, asthma, cancer and problems with the nervous system. These ingredients are harmful to the environment.

Phthalates are often used in fragrances. Children exposed can have adverse effects on their developing hormone systems. Commonly, used in shampoos and lotions.

Taslie Products safe for your childrenTami Main of Taslie Skin Care Ltd.:

     As  director of Taslie Skin Care Ltd. we take great pride in using only the best natural ingredients for our children’s skincare products. Our products contain none of the above listed hazardous ingredients. We also work towards a better environment by using recyclable & biodegradable plastics, FSC labels with soy printing for our product labels. Taslie  products are made in Canada and not tested on animals. We participate in the vendor program at BC Children’s and VGH hospitals where partial proceeds are donated to the hospitals. For more information you may contact us direct at www.taslie.com or taslieskincare@gmail.com

Taslie Products       Skincare products can be made without hazardous ingredients and it’s up to us as parents and consumers to  research what we are bathing and lathering up our children with. Less is always best when it comes to your children’s skincare products!