To begin with, you need to figure out what children's cosmetics are. The name of this type of cosmetics is not given by chance, "children's" in translation from the language of the manufacturer means - harmless. Cosmetics for children, like those for adults, have their own classification:
- hygienic cosmetics (shower gels, shampoos, soaps);
- decorative cosmetics (lipsticks, lip balms, nail polishes);
- medicinal (powders, creams).
Little girls love more than anything else to adopt their mother's habits, including the habit of painting. We have studied several women's forums dedicated to motherhood and this is what women think about their daughters' desire to “be beautiful”, and about children's cosmetics in general.
A small number of mothers encourage the "cosmetic" desire of the child and willingly go to buy decorative cosmetics. Some of them say that the composition on the packaging can be deceiving, and they came across tubes on which some of the components were indicated in Russian, and the full composition in a foreign language. This raised doubts, but, nevertheless, did not refrain from buying, since the brand had been known for a long time in the market.
As it turned out, most of the forum participants repeatedly watched programs on TV that talked about the "terrible" consequences of using children's cosmetics. At the same time, only a small part of mothers decided to partially remove it from use, the rest said that they did not have such problems in reality.
There were very few of those who are strongly opposed to children's cosmetics, but there were such representatives.
At the next stage, we decided to find out the opinion of dermatological specialists regarding children's decorative cosmetics. Some approve of its use from 5 years old, others from 10-12. The latter explain their decision by the fact that children's skin quickly absorbs everything that gets on it and, in the case of a large number of chemical components in the composition, this will not benefit it. And, unfortunately, or fortunately, deep cleansers for children have not yet been invented.
Nevertheless, there is always a way out and, therefore, if you do not want to deny your child the pleasure of using cosmetics, learn to choose it carefully.
- If you do not understand the composition of the tool, use the dictionary on your phone, why neglect progress, if what you want to buy is also part of it.
- Try to buy cosmetics for your child in pharmacies - they will immediately be able to advise you and explain the properties of each component!
- If you nevertheless decide to purchase cosmetics in a perfume store, then, in addition to the composition, be guided by the smell and texture of the product.
- Remember that everything is good in moderation. Make your children happy, but only within reasonable limits.
Beauty brands producing cosmetics for children
There are various brands that specialize in making products exclusively for children. We have selected some of the most famous of them.
Country of origin: USA
Products: Johnson's Baby cosmetic line is manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. The company specializes in the production of hygienic cosmetics for children. The line of care products includes: shampoos, shower gels, oils, baby creams, etc.
Country of origin: France
Products: For over 60 years, the company has specialized in the development of cosmetic products for children from the moment of birth. Mustel has recently teamed up with leading international companies to launch a research program dedicated to the study of the skin of newborns from the first days of life. The line of products produced by Mustel includes: creams, shampoos, wet wipes, bath foams, etc.
Country of origin: Netherlands
Products: The Avent series is a derivative of Philips, which has been manufacturing products for children and their mothers for many years. From cosmetics, the company produces mainly hygienic care products.
Country of origin: (USA)
Age: from 5 years old
Products: In the production of cosmetics, Disney cooperates with a variety of manufacturers, such as Nestle, Kimberly-Clark. Procter & Gamble. The cosmetics produced by the company are very diverse! You can find literally everything in the assortment, from shampoo to lip balm.
Country of origin: (USA)
Age: from 5 years old
Products: Bratz cosmetics manufacturer - MGEntertainment company, which is one of the world's largest manufacturers of products for children. The line of Bratz cosmetics includes: nail polishes, eye shadows, lip glosses and balms, hair sprays, shower gels, deodorants, eau de toilette, etc.
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