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Quick guide: what to watch out for in your beauty/personal care and baby products

The quick and dirty ‘Loo break’ version: what you need to know and watch out for when buying cosmetics/personal care and baby products.

Frankly, you need your detective coat and a PhD to really understand how to buy a ‘clean’ cosmetic, personal care or baby product these days. The trouble is, the industry is largely unregulated. As a result, companies can confuse us with lots of terms that give the appearance of a ‘clean’ and toxin free product, but in reality mean very little.

I’m sure you’ve seen ‘natural’, ‘organic’, ‘hypoallergenic’, ‘free from’ etc and thought (like I did) that means they must be safe and toxin free. However, on my research travels I have discovered the following:

Click here for A LOT more detail and science behind this all.

So: what to do when the labelling is set to confuse us? A few simple rules to go by:

Not all products are bad so do not be disheartened – you just need to go looking for the good stuff. Honestly, awareness is 90% of the battle.

Please share any products you think fit the bill!

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