Body Wash & Shampoo by Dr. Robin for Kids

October 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Care, Kids, New Products and Services

Body Wash & Shampoo by Dr. Robin for Kids

Brand: Dr. Robin for Kids

Attributes: Non-Toxic

Description: This Body Wash & Shampoo is gentle for children’s skin, and is able to cleanse effectively and moisturize without the use of chemicals that can potentially be irritants. Specially formulated with organic quinoa, coconut oil, and lavender essential oil, this cleanser is suitable for even sensitive and eczema-prone skin.

Ingredients: Water, Decyl Gucoside (cleanser), Cocoamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine (Coconut Oil-derived cleanser), Sodium Cocoyl Hsetheionate (Coconut Oil-derived cleanser) Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein (organic), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived) Lavander Angustifolia (Essential Oil), Caprylyl Glycol (Humectant), Guar Hydrxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Hair Conditioner).

Dr. Robin for Kids provides gentle and vegan skincare products for babies and children, without unnecessary irritating chemicals, phthalates, parabens or fragrance.

Dr. Robin for Kids products are carried by i-vml, and you can buy the product by visiting their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 2 stars based on 3 points in the following 2 criteria (updated on 21 Oct 2012):

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This product contains no parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, sodium lauryl sulfate, and chemicals that can irritate the skin.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The company uses naturally derived ingredients and essential oils and no irritant chemicals.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

The company does not test its product on animals.

“The lavender smell of this wash is very calming and it’s reassuring to know that it’s due to the lavender essential oils and not a synthetic fragrance. It’s non-drying and even my husband (who is allergic to sodium lauryl sulfate) enjoys using it. So, it’s not just good for babies!”

Agy

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Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash by Estelle & Thild

August 30, 2012 by  
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Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash by Estelle & Thild

Brand: Estelle & Thild

Attributes: Biodegradable, No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: This Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash is specially formulated to cleanse the skin gently while protecting the skin’s moisture balance. Key ingredients include organic orange flower, organic almond oil, and organic pot marigold which are moisturizing and soothing. 100% fragrance free and safe for sensitive skin.

Ingredients: purified water, orange flower*, natural sugar tenside, extract of pot marigold*, almond oil*, plant glycerine, xanthan gum from corn, citric acid, mild food grade preservative. (*ingredients from organic farming)

Estelle & Thild is a Swedish cosmetic company dedicated to creating pure and safe products for the skin, and focuses on using only natural and certified organic ingredients.

Estelle & Thild’s products are distributed by natureLOVA. You can buy from their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 5 stars based on 13 points in the following 6 criteria (updated on 16 August 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

Estelle & Thild believes in using only biodegradable, natural and certified organic ingredients without any harmful chemicals, so as not to harm the environment. The packaging of Estelle & Thild’s products are also recyclable.

3. Does the company have an Environmental Management System?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to have an Environmental Management Programme.

Energy and Climate Change

9. Does the company measure its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

11. Has the company taken steps towards reducing its energy consumption, carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions?

Estelle & Thild’s products are Ecocert certified, and the certification requires the company to develop an energy management plan and increase the use of renewable energy and energy saving measures.

Materials and Waste

14. Is the product biodegradable or acceptable for recycling after use?

The ingredients used in this product is biodegradable. This product is also certified by Ecocert, which requires the ingredients to be biodegradable.

16. Is the product grown in a sustainable manner?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in its natural habitat without degrading the landscape. The ecosystem balance of the area must also be maintained.

17. Is there conservation of the habitat or protection of the biodiversity where the product is grown?

As required by Ecocert, the ingredients of this product must be grown in an area where the ecosystem balance is maintained and endangered species are not harmed.

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses recyclable packaging for its products. This is also one of the requirements for Ecocert organic certification.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Water

22. Has the company taken steps to reduce the water usage or wastewater generated in the production of the product or service?

Estelle & Thild’s products are certified organic by Ecocert, and the certification requires the company to develop a plan for the improvement of the discharge management of wastes from the production (including wastewater).

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

This Baby & Child Delicate Body Wash is formulated using natural and organic ingredients without the use of fragrance and any other harmful chemicals, and therefore suitable for sensitive skin. Read more about the ingredients avoided by Estelle & Thild here.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

The company’s products are certified organic by Ecocert.

Ecocert is a volunteer and independent certification body with strict regulations for natural and organic cosmetic products. To be certified organic by Ecocert, the ingredients of the product must be minimum 95% plant-based in the formula and minimum 10% must come from organic farming by weight. The product must also be free from GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes, and animal-derived ingredients. Ecocert also requires the product to have biodegradable or recyclable packaging.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

Estelle & Thild uses only natural or organic ingredients in its products without any unnecessary additives.

Social and Ethical

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Estelle & Thild is against the use of animal testing on its products.

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Calendula Balm by Green Baby

July 24, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Care, Kids, New Products and Services

Brand: Green Baby

Attributes: No Animal Testing, Non-Toxic, Organic

Description: Green Baby Calendula Balm is an organic balm made of natural plant-based ingredients. Its gentle and moisturizing formula is suitable to protect and calm dry or sensitive skin.

Ingredients: *helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, *carthamus tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, *cera alba wax, *simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) fruit oil, *citrus sinensis (orange) peel oil, *rosa rubiginosa fruit oil, *lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower oil, *cymbopogen martinii (palmarosa) leaf oil, *pogostemon cablin (patchouli) leaf oil, *calendula officinialis flower extract, **linalool, **geraniol, **limonene.

*organically grown ingredient
** natural component of essential oils

Green Baby is a leading baby company in the UK that is exclusively focused on producing organic cotton baby clothing and handmade skincare range that is eco-friendly and ethical.

Green Baby products are distributed by Tinydipity, and you can buy the products by visiting their website.

The product is awarded a Green Rating of 4 stars based on 9 points in the following 4 criteria (updated on 22 July 2012):

Business Sustainability

2. Does the company have a sustainability policy or publish a sustainability report?

The company is committed to producing products in an eco-friendly and ethically responsible manner.

4. Has the company taken steps to implement green practices in the office or reduce the environmental impacts from its offices?

The company minimises the impact at the manufacturing stage by using only environmentally friendly processes. The card used in their packaging and delivery boxes are also recycled.

5. Has the company, product or service won any environmental or sustainability awards?

Green Baby won the Prima Baby 2010 award for the second year running as the best eco range.

Materials and Waste

19. Has the company taken steps to reduce the material and packaging used for the product, or to reduce the waste generated in the production of the product or service?

Green Baby uses recycled cards in their packaging and delivery boxes.

Chemicals and Health

23. Does the product or service use natural ingredients or use no harmful chemicals?

Green Baby Calendula Balm uses ingredients that are organically grown, and also uses natural essential oils. No synthetic fragrance, parabens, and mineral oils are used.

24. Is the product or service certified organic and have a credible third party certification or label?

This product is certified organic by The Soil Association, UK’s largest organic certification body, with standards stricter than those set by the European Union or the UK authorities.

25. Has the company taken steps to reduce the chemicals used in the product or service?

The product does not contain any chemical ingredients or heavy metals. The manufacturing process of the product must also be environmentally friendly and free of harmful materials, according to the standards of the Soil Association.

Social and Ethical

27. Does the company have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy?

Besides its commitment on sustainability, Green Baby also supports fair trade since 1999 in producing their organic cotton in South India. Fair trade is a social movement to help better trading conditions for producers in developing countries, as well as promoting sustainability.

They are also in partner with Panchachuli UK in producing their cashmere blankets. Panchachuli UK is an ethical company that promotes women’s empowerment and enterprise in a rural area of the Himalayas.

28. Is the company against animal testing on its product or service?

Green Baby Calendula Balm is not tested on animals.

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