Choosing a two-in-one shampoo for children seems very practical, can solve the bath and shampoo at the same time. However, due to children’s skin, once allergies or skin irritation, consequences may be more serious than adults.
On the market, “moderate” “weak acid” “tears” is really “gentle stimulation”? Products “No preservatives, no colonies, no fragrance, no alcohol” products, can really support a “protective umbrella” for your child’s health?
In February 2019, “Consumer Report” sent to third-party authoritative testing agencies, the Johnson Baby Skick-shaped shampoo, Shiba baby bubble shower gel, pigeon baby shampoo bathing two in one (foam type), loose Baby mountain tea oil shampoo, Ai Wei Aveeno baby daily shampoo shower gel, Harogos Sanosan baby net protection two-in-one shampoo, Qiji Baby shampoo (2) , Crocodile baby baby shampoo shower gel, frog prince children’s Daily shampoo shower gel, good boy baby olive nourish shampoo shower gel, red small elephant child shampoo shower gel, baby gold water wash shower gel (2 in 1), Wonderful Mustela shampoo, honey-born, two-in-one shampoo, such as shaded shower gel, etc.
Compare the safety indicators such as preservative, dioxane, formaldehyde, colonies, and pH, active content and other performance indicators, and confused with scientific data.
Evaluation Report 1: Good boy, crocodile baby, honey, start, frog prince preservative content far exceed EU standards!
“Children’s Cosmetics Declaration and Review Guide” clearly, children’s cosmetics refer to cosmetics for children under 12 years old (including 12 years old). With the improvement of people’s living standards, cosmetics use the penetration rate, children’s cosmetics have also become daily necessities of many families.
At present, all major daily companies want to take a piece of cosmetics in the field of children’s cosmetics. However, the safety of the current child cosmetics is still worrying, and foreign research has found that a 1-month-old infant has an average of 18 to 48 chemicals.
This time, “consumers report” test results show, honey, start, good boy, crocodile baby, frog prince, baby gold water, etc. 6 children shampoo shower gear detection can be sensitive preservative MIT and / or CIMT, Among them, 5 MIT contents such as honey, enlightenment, good boy, crocodile baby, prince of frogs beyond the EU standards 4 to 6 times.
In addition, in addition to honey, the remaining 13 children were shaped, and there were no caravanne dioxane.
Preservative MIT content: 5 super EU standards 4 to 6 times
Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) is a preservative that is widely used in cosmetics and personal care products industry, with another organic halide-methyl chloride-methyl chloride-methyl chloride-methyl chloride which belongs to strong sensitizers. (CMIT) is often used together, and the mixing ratio is 1: 3 is called “Qos”.
The isothiazolinone preservative has potential contact sensitivity, and common adverse reactions include skin itching, rash, and can lead to contact dermatitis.
At the same time, the isothiazolinone preservative is also one of the preservatives used in the country strictly limited. The skin-sensitive baby or the adult with a creative in the skin is best to avoid contact, so as not to cause skin allergies.
my country’s “Cosmetics Safety Technical Specifications” (2015 Edition) (hereinafter referred to as “Specifications”) stipulates that MIT does not exceed 0.01% (100 mg / kg) in cosmetics, and the concentration upper limit of the calculus is used for the elimination of the product. 0.0015% (15 mg / kg) and cannot be used simultaneously with MIT.
Based on the strong sensitivity of the substance, according to the EU Consumers Safety Science (SCCS) in December 2015, the use of 15mg / kg, the use of the lywheat product is safe. .
On July 6, 2017, the EU Cosmetics Regulation EC 1223/2009 Appendix V was revised, and the use of more and more allergic events reduced the limitation of methylisothiazolinone (MIT), which was reduced from 100 mg / kg to 15mg / kg, only for illy cosmetics.
In addition, MIT and Caosun were banned in the EU to resident cosmetics.
The test results show that 14 children shampoo, honey, enlightenment, good boy, crocodile baby, frog prince, baby gold water, etc., can accomplish the sensitive preservative MIT and / or CIMT, the content is in line with my country ” Specification requirements, you can use it with confidence.
However, honey, junior, good boy, crocodile baby, 5 frog prince detected Mit content of 68 ~ 94mg / kg, exceeding the EU cosmetics standard 4 to 6 times.
Among them, honeybreaking, two-in-one shampoo shower gel detected the highest MIT content, 94 mg / kg, close to the “norm” requirements, and exceeding the EU cosmetics standards more than 6 times.
Based on the test results, the baby’s gold water simultaneously detects 0.8mg / kg mit and 2.5mg / kgcmit, and Mit: cmit is approximately 1: 3, so it may be added to the preservative “calss”, but the total amount has not exceeded “Specifications” The required 15 mg / kg belongs to a safe qualified product.
However, even if the product detected, the preservative content is in line with national standards, and many parents are still worried that they will not be good for children.
Gao Jinna, director of the cargo market, said to this magazine: “The skin of the infant only has a thickness of adult skin. The skin’s own protection barrier has not been improved, and the epidermis is a single layer of cells, and adults are multi-layer cells, leather There is less collagen fiber, lack of elasticity, not only easy to be infiltrated by external objects, but also a strong response to sensitizable substances. “
She suggested that children’s washing supplies, especially infants, and should pay more attention to preservatives, avoiding preservatives such as carp, methylisothiazolinone, formaldehyde release body in adult products.
It is worth noting that 6 children’s shampoo to detect isothiazolinone preservatives, honeybearing baby two-in-one shampoo shower gel detects high MIT, but not in their packaging Name, does not meet the national requirements, is listed in this publication as a non-standard product.
▲ honeybreak two-in-one shampoo shower gel (turtle) ingredient tag (not indicated with methylisothiazolinone)
GB 5296.3-2008 “Consumer Goods Instructions – Cosmetics General Labels” stipulate that the name of all ingredients of cosmetics should be true on the visual surface of cosmetics sales packaging.
An industry engineer said to this issue: “At present, if the formula contains methylisothiazolinone without identifying a violation.”
The full ingredients are marked on the cosmetic packaging, which can help consumers get corresponding component information to reduce sensitization risk.
Preservatives are an important part of cosmetics is unquestionable because children can seriously affect skin health once the child uses deteriorating cosmetics.
However, the use of premium or improper use of cosmetics is one of the main causes of adverse reactions such as allergic and dermatitis in the skin.
The child is soft and tender, and the external irritation is strong, it is more vulnerable to cold, heat, moist, dry, sun sunshine and other external damage. In addition, children’s skin surface area and volume ratio are much larger than adults, more likely to cause less common or severe systemic toxicity reactions in adults.
Given the particularity of children’s skin, it will react to sensitizes in the product more intense, so children’s cosmetics should be different from adult cosmetics, choose safer, low-stimulated raw materials.
The State Market Supervision Administration (the Administration of Food and Drug Administration) was established in 2012, in 2013, “Children’s Cosmetics Declaration and Commentary Guide” stipulates that when selecting flavors, colorants, preservatives and surfactants, It should adhere to a less useful basis, without principles, and pay attention to the potential sensitization of it may exist.
This magazine is not recommended for skin-sensitive babies using a shampoo containing methylisothiazolinone preservative.
Dioxane: 蜜 检 检 出 微
Dioxane is mainly used as a solvent, emulsifier, detergent, etc., which is irritating to the skin, the eye, and the breathing system, and may cause damage to the liver, kidney and nervous system.
According to the classification of the International Cancer Institute (IARC), dioxane is listed as 2B-stage carcinogens, which is possible to cause carcinogenicity to human beings, and there is a clear carcinogenicity for animals.
In fact, dioxane in shampoo in the bathing gel is mainly by-products that are brought by surfactants in the manufacturing process, which can be said to be an impurity.
my country’s “specification” stipulates that dioxane is 30 mg / kg, and the EU Consumer Safety Science (SCCS) pointed out that the dioxane safety content in cosmetics should be no more than 10 mg / kg.
The test results showed that 14 children were shaped in shower gel, only honey was detected 4.1 mg / kg dioxane, in line with my country’s “norms” and the EU SCCS requirements and recommendations.
However, considering that the baby’s skin is more embarraid, sensitive than adults, and the development of immune system has not been perfect, the body’s defense barrier system is not completely mature, and it is easy to be sensitized or may cause the carcinogens. It is not recommended that parents contain two children. Cleaning supplies of alkane.
Evaluation Report 2: Baby, honey, crocodile baby, Songda pH is more suitable for baby use, Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno’s total live content
Many children shampoo on the market declared that “moderate” “weak acid” “tears” is designed for your baby’s delicate skin.
The best children’s shampoo should be gentle, can achieve cleaning purposes, will not stimulate skin or dry your baby’s skin.
At the same time, the “cleaning” “mild” is reached, and there is less than the two important roles of pH and active content.
This time, “consumer report” test results showed that 14 children were shaped in shower gel, Schba, honey, crocodile baby, Songda pH is close to 5.5, more suitable for infant use; Johnson, Ai Wei Nu Aveeno The active content is high.
pH: Schma, honey, crocodile baby, Songda is more suitable for infant use
Bath is the best time to relax and maternal and child communication, and it is essential for skin health.
World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that 6 hours after birth should be carried out for the first time, and wash the best cleaning method with water. This has been recognized as a nursing method for newborn babies by many countries in the UK.
However, the buffering capacity of water is questioned because it enables the pH of the skin to 5.5 to 7.5, and it is not considered to be an effective cleaning method because it cannot clean the oil and sebum. dirt.
The United States recommends mixing with warm drinking water to mix gentle cleaners (pH 5.5 ~ 7.0) suitable for human skin.
The pH of the skin surface is weakly acidic and is an important factor in which it can resist microbes, and this is the core of the skin barrier function and the core of the repair process.
“Children in different ages are different.” Gao Jinna, director of the cargo market, said that the baby’s skin structure has not yet developed, and there is at least 3 years of time to develop, it takes at least 3 years. During the period, the pH of the baby is always changed, gradually growing to 18 months, the skin is close to the pH 5.5, the baby’s sebaceous glands and sweat gland will gradually become mature. “
Baby born baby is close to neutrality, for 6.3 to 7.5, two weeks, pH fall to about 5 or so, during the second week and fourth week, pH gradually acidic, about 4.2 to 5.9.
Therefore, in addition to requiring pH to be weakly acidic, the pH of a good washing product must be close to 5.5.
The test results show that 14 children’s shampoo pH is weakly acidic, among them, Schba, honey, crocodile baby, Songda pH is close to 5.5, more suitable for newborn babies more than two weeks.
The surface pH of the skin is formed by the skin secreted sebum, the discharged CO, and sweat, etc., which is an important indicator for evaluating the normal or not of the skin barrier function.
Newborns have an unparalleled role in their growth process, which help regulate body temperature, exchange gas, maintain moisture and regulate immunity; in addition, its weakly acidic environment can kill pathogens.
If this natural barrier is destroyed, the pathogenic bacteria will have the opportunity to use blood to infect baby, especially in the immune system. Studies have shown that the baby’s skin remains in birth by year later, and there is still a big difference between composition, structure, function, and anti-infection and adults.
Gao Jinna said: “Although the pH value of infant children in different ages is different, the pH variation is not large. In the process of infant skin dynamics, the skin is basically weakly acidic. This stage pH 5.5 is a closer baby skin. Micro-state balance healthy development of acid and alkali. “
She believes that mothers should pay attention to weakly acidic protection whenever they choose to wash their products or skin care products.
Therefore, consumers should choose tolerant supplies according to the skin characteristics and age of infants and young children.
Currently, children’s washing products are divided into “infant children” (applicable to children aged 0 ~ 3 years old) and “children’s class” according to the age of children’s growth.
In the 14-child shampoo of this magazine, in addition to the baby’s golden water, there is no obvious manner, the red small icon, the frog prince and the wonderful music 3 mark children apply, and the remaining 10 are indicated by infants and young children.
Total live active: Johnson, Ai Nuo Aveeno content is high
Most of the cleaning effects of shampoo on the shampoo depends on the active content of the surfactant.
Due to the two-in-one products, the child shampoo is more than two products, it is necessary to meet the product standards of the shampoo and shower gel.
GB / T 34857-2017 “Bathing agent” stipulates that the total effective material of children’s feet (ordinary type) should be ≥5%; GB / T 29679-2013 “Shampoo, shampoo” stipulates that the effective object content should be ≥8.0 %.
The test results show that 14 children shampoo shower gel are in line with national standard requirements. Among them, Johnson & Johnson, Aveeno’s total live active content is higher than the remaining 12, and the cleaning effect is better.
CCR Comprehensive Evaluation: Schma, Songda is better; do not recommend honey
Children’s products are different from adult products, and safety must exceed the functionality.
“Consumer Report” This time I assigned 14 children shampoo shower gel, test indicators including preservative, dioxane, formaldehyde, colonies, etc., and function indicators such as pH, active content.
The comprehensive test results show that 5 MIT contents such as honey, rumored, good boy, crocodile baby, prince, etc. beyond the EU standard 4 ~ 6 times, and honeybred baby two-in-one shampoo shower gel detected higher content Mit did not marke in its packaging, not in line with national requirements, was listed as a non-standard product; honeycomb baby two-in-one shampoo shower gel detected trace of carcinogene.
In addition, 14 children’s shampoo pH is weakly acidic, among them, Schba, honey, crocodile baby, Songda pH is close to 5.5, more suitable for infant use; Johnson, Ai Wei Aveeno’s total live active content is relatively High, clean effects may be better.
In the CCR Evaluation Index, Schma, Songda performs excellent, safe and functional two aspects; and honey is detected more MIT preservatives and not marked, not recommended by this magazine.
Q & A
Q1. Why can’t you use adult shampoo to shampoo?
Adult shampoo relative to the baby’s cleaning ability is stronger, and it will stimulate the baby’s skin and eyes. Similarly, adults should not use baby to wash water, because children’s washing is weak, and they cannot meet adult clean demand.
Q2. There are many “two-in-one” children shampoo on the market, this kind of product is more suitable for children than simple “shampoo” “shower gel”?
Gao Jin Na, director of the cargo market, believes that whether it is “two-in-one” shampoo or simple shampoo and shower gel, as long as it is a gentle baby special product, you can use it with confidence.
Because the demand in shampoo and bathing is not adult in shampoo, whether the two are not different from the child. Although the two have no difference in use, the highlight of “two in one” shampoo is its convenience, you can take a bath, the shampoo is used in simultaneous use, which is convenient and does not account for place. Therefore, for babies with small age, lots of hair, the two-in-one products are deeper than their mothers.
Q3. Why do someone say that “the baby doesn’t have to take a bath, can you use it without a shower gel 6 months ago?
Gao Jinna does not agree with this approach. She explained that because the baby’s new metabolism is fast, the daily living will also be stained, if not washed, remain in the bacteria of the baby’s skin, and dirty will irritate the skin to produce inflammation. Therefore, 6 months ago, it is very necessary to give your baby a bath to use baby special shower gel.
But frequent bathing will also destroy your baby’s skin, especially for newborns, the skin’s grease is protective, so if your baby is not particularly dirty, you don’t have to take a bath. After your baby is taken, you can apply a baby-specific moisturizer.