the NGO Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) has screened 341 Baby cosmetics in July and August 2015 sold in pharmacies, drugstores, supermarkets and organic shops in France.

based on scientific studies and assessments of the health authorities of the European Union (scientific Committee on consumer safety SCCS) and French (national Agency of drug safety , ANSM), this NGO has classified the ingredients these products in three categories: “high risk”, “moderate risk” and “low-risk or unidentified”

the results of this survey show that. a vast majority of products (299) are composed of high-risk ingredients. “There are three ingredients or ingredients classified in families ‘high risk’ products in 299: an allergen contact (methylisothiazolinone) in 19 products, including seven wipes; conservative suspicion of toxic effects on reproduction (phenoxyethanol) in 54 products including 26 wipes; perfumes in 226 products involving potential risk of allergies, “explains WECF in a statement.

The NGO also found four ingredients or ingredients classified families to “moderate risk” products in 181: EDTA, a compound present in the foam products (shampoos and bath), sulphates (laureth and lauryl sulfate), which are potentially irritating foaming agents, mineral oils from the oil chemistry can be contaminated with impurities and nanoparticles.

the NGO, which relies on a network 150 international environmental and women’s organizations in 50 countries, calls “the prohibition of the three high-risk ingredients in all cosmetics intended for children under three years.”