More and more parents are aware of the benefits of natural and organic skin care products and that fragrances (perfume) and preservative agents (parabens) are the most important contact allergens (substances that induce an allergy). After all, your child’s immune system is not fully developed until the age of 6 so it makes sense that until that time you would take a precautionary approach and not expose your children to too many unnecessary chemicals.

Whereas parents take good care of their baby’s fragile skin in the first 1-2 years, when they turn into kids their skins are often overlooked. It is extremely important for kids to protect their skin, which can suffer from hydration issues and environmental factors that can cause eczema or other skin problems. Teaching children between the ages of 3 and 12 of how to care for their skin, allows them to understand the importance and value in keeping healthy skin throughout their lives.

The skin is a complex organ and different ages mean different skin types. It’s an extremely effective barrier which protects us from exposure to certain chemicals while actually intensifying the effects of others. The different seasons affect the ability of our skin to deal with different chemicals. It’s probably best to ask yourself whether you want some of these chemical compounds there in the first place and don’t forget that a kid’s skin is thinner than that of an adult. The skin isn’t a sponge and some ingredients that we apply to our own and the kids’ bodies may or may not make it into the bloodstream, but that’s impossible to estimate.

We think it is sensible to apply a precautional approach, read the labels and try to limit the use of conventional synthetic skin care for children wherever you can. After all, your daughter or son is going to be exposed to thousands of chemicals throughout their lifetime, so why give them a head start? Our personal preference goes out to beneficial plant-derived skin care. If you know what you are using is good for you or even edible, you are generally going to be less concerned about applying these products on children.

In general, one can say that conventional cosmetics mainly use fragrances and polyethylene glycols (PEGs) as emulsifiers which are inexpensive and easy to process and are suspected of making the skin more permeable to pollutants. RINGANA deliberately does not use PEG emulsifiers and mineral oil-based raw materials, but uses special emulsifiers and emulsion types which increase skin moisture rather than lower it. Read their labels and you’ll find out that all ingredients are natural and chemical-free, the full 100%.

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