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5 reasons to choose natural and organic skincare for children


When Coraline was born we discovered that she had Down's syndrome and two holes in her heart. Her sensitive skin also reacted badly to many products which claimed to be 'natural' and suitable for kids. Coraline is almost 7 years old and her skin still reacts badly to any skincare product which contains synthetic chemical preservatives and fragrances. For example, when Coraline was under two years old we applied what we thought was a natural sunscreen and half of Coraline's face immediately went red, and took a couple of hours to return to subside.

We tried everything out there and we couldn’t find what we were looking for, so we decided to create our own range of organic, natural and vegan skincare to help Coraline to have happy skin.

5 benefits to choosing organic skincare for children's skin:

1:   Peace of mind: Children's skin is thinner and more permeable making it more susceptible to absorbing whatever you put on it. This can easily trigger allergic reactions and disrupt the delicate pH balance which can cause irritation, allergies, and disrupt hormonal balance. Opting for organic, natural skincare ensures that chemical exposure is minimised, reducing the risk of any adverse effects. Our organic skincare products are all waterless and therefore we don't need to use any synthetic chemicals, fragrances, or artificial colours that may be found in conventional products (as any products containing water require a chemical preservative and emulsifier).

2:   High quality ingredients: Our products are waterless, meaning every drop contains only natural, high quality ingredients sourced from organic, or wild-harvested origins. These ingredients are nutrient dense and rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, providing nourishment and hydration to children's sensitive skin without the exposure to synthetic additives or pesticides.

3:   Gentler formulations to soothe and repair sensitive skin: We have researched and hand-picked gentle, plant-based ingredients that are less likely to cause allergic reactions or exacerbate existing skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis. Their natural properties work to heal the skin barrier. For example the hemp seed oil in our Saving Grace Body Balm contains a wide and varied range of essential fatty acids and healing compounds which repair damaged skin. Saving Grace's shea butter base naturally contains vitamins A and E. Vitamin A is important for improving a number of skin conditions, including dry, itchy skin, eczema and dermatitis. The tamanu seed oil, which has been used for thousands of years, is good for eczema and the calophyllolide from this oil can relieve histamine induced inflammation. 

4:   Environmentally conscious production: Our products are not just gentle on skin, but on the planet too - supporting sustainable and eco-friendly practices for generations to come. Our balm pots are biodegradable and compostable. Our organic ingredients are grown to meet high standards of farming that prioritise soil health, biodiversity, and water conservation.

5:   Long-Term health benefits: Using organic skincare from a young age can instill healthy skincare habits that children can carry into adulthood. Avoiding exposure to chemicals and opting for natural alternatives, promotes long-term skin health and overall well-being. Additionally, our organic skincare products contain a wealth of ingredients which promote skin resilience and repair, potentially reducing skin disorders later in life. For example the Sesame Seed Oil in our Soothe and Smooth Body oil carries healing properties to all three layers of skin. It is rich in linoleic and oleic acids which help dry skin or eczema. Vitamins A and E in the Apricot Kernel oil calm itchy skin. 

5 Coraline Skincare products that are great for young skin:

Calming Chamomile Soap Bar - gentle and the soap we have used on Coraline since she was a baby.  We use it to wash her hair and body.

Nettle Settle Soap Bar - also gentle and unscented and a great soap for little ones.

Botanical Balance Calming Facial Tonic - great to calm any facial skin irritations and also fantastic for nappy rash and other skin irritations.

Saving Grace Repair and Replenish Body Balm - can be used all over the body for eczema, dry patches and grazes.  Also fantastic on the face for drool rash, dry patches etc.

Soothe and Smooth Nourishing Body Oil - fantastic for baby massage and general moisturising or for eczema or dry skin.  Apply to damp skin (or Botanical Balance) after bath or shower.


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