As a mother, I now realise how fortunate I was to grow up in a family where skin concerns were a priority. My father co-founded the skincare company, Dermaveen and often brought home new products and ingredients for us to test. This instilled in me the value of key ingredients in formulating skincare products, although it wasn't until a friend gave me Certified Organic Baby products for my first child, that I became convinced of the value of using natural and organic products for the family. It's this experience that I want to share.
It's concerning that almost one in three children is affected by some form of dry skin condition and that the ingredients in some of the most popular and affordable skin care products are often responsible for dry skin.
I only use products free of parabens, sulphates and preferably certified organic as I find these are far gentler on the skin, less irritating and less likely to cause negative long-term impact on my skin and the environment.