Taking care of your child's skin the sustainable way
Establishing a steady skincare regime for children early on helps them deal with skin issues in their growing years. Be it choosing the best body toning oil or the most skin friendly diapers, the primary focus is on finding non-toxic products made using natural materials. At Amala Earth, we understand your concern about selecting only the best, chemical-free brands for your child’s sensitive skin. We have curated a range of premium-quality, organic skincare products that can be used safely on kids. Read on to learn more about our conscious children’s items under different categories.
Skincare products tailor-made for children
A child’s skin has a thinner upper layer compared to adult skin. This makes it a lot more porous. Furthermore, it leads to frequent episodes of dryness. Hence, it is important to use customised products suited for delicate skin. It is common for kids to develop skin rashes and allergies in response to harsh, synthetic ingredients. Therefore, at Amala Earth, we deal with only the most trusted, organic brands in the skincare industry. Like you, we believe that there is no compromise when it comes to children’s skincare.
Criteria for selecting child-friendly skin products online
Here are some basic guidelines to keep in mind while shopping for skincare items for your children:
Avoid synthetic fragrance:
Keep away from powders and lotions labelled with exotic fragrances like “cherry blossom” or “musky notes of vanilla”. Chances are they may be a gateway to allergies, skin reactions and respiratory issues. It is advisable to choose fragrance-free moisturisers and wipes.
Go for paraben-free and sulphate-free products:
Parabens are chemical preservatives used in cosmetics to increase their shelf-life. At the same time, these chemicals are a major cause of skin irritations, disruption in hormones and even cancer. Paraben exposure must be avoided at all costs, especially when it comes to your child’s skincare.
Sulphates are a big no-no because they tend to remove excessive oil from the skin, depleting its natural barrier. This leads to dry, itchy skin and rashes. Using sulphate-free products helps maintain the skin’s natural oils and lock in moisture.
Always check the ingredients despite the “natural” tag:
Don’t get fooled by the “natural” label. Explore the ingredients yourself and decide. Products that are labelled “100% natural” are not necessarily free of chemicals and additives. If you are not sure about some of the ingredients listed, research their safety before zeroing in on the product.
Use pH-neutral and hypoallergenic products:
Hypoallergenic products trigger the least allergic reactions. These are gentler and are well-suited for children’s fragile skin. Ingredients having too high or too low pH may be harmful for skin and cause it to break out into rashes and itches. Thus, choosing products adapted to the pH of the skin is very crucial.
Steer clear of sunscreens loaded with chemicals:
Avoid sunscreens containing ingredients like avobenzone, octinoxate, PABA, homosalate and benzophenone. These chemicals supposedly absorb ultraviolet light, but the limits and dangers are unknown. Over exposure to these substances raises toxicity concerns.
Popular kid-friendly skincare products at Amala Earth
Massage and body toning oils
Ever heard your child complaining of frequent leg pain, in the absence of any substantial reason? These are harmless, muscular aches known as growing pains. They occur during children’s growth spurts and subside within a few days. Infused with herbal ingredients, the Ayurvedic massage oil for children not only moisturises their skin, but also helps in improved blood circulation and stronger bones. The antioxidant and antibacterial properties of the virgin coconut massage oil make it a great choice to prevent skin infections.
For mothers aiming to tone their bodies post delivery, we have safe-to-use body toning oils. The Vitamin-E and coffee body toning oil is specially formulated to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and even skin tone.
Cold pressed almond oil
Suitable for use on both the face and the body, the cold-pressed sweet almond oil is a great antidote for dry skin. It is non-toxic and has a soothing effect on children. Its anti-inflammatory properties help keep the skin soft and supple.
Skin friendly diaper rash creams
Frequent usage of diapers may lead to rashes and redness. Reduce the effects by applying this coconut balm, during every diaper change. The sustainable, skin-friendly ingredients used in the balm relieve the irritation in the safest possible manner.
Aloe vera soothing gels - the natural moisturisers
The all-purpose aloe vera soothing gel for face, skin and hair is one of the best picks. Its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties calm the skin. The best part is that it is fragrance-free and safe to use on children’s delicate skin. It can be used as a natural remedy for sunburns. You may also opt for the neem, basil and aloe vera infused soothing gel that takes care of most of the skin issues that your child faces due to pollution and harsh climate.
Relaxing body butters
These offer the ultimate moisture-locking mechanism and can be used for natural sun protection. It forms a protective barrier over the skin and heals damaged skin cells. Shop from our range of moisturising body butters that are safe on children’s skin as well. We also have vitamin-E enriched belly rub butters for moms and expecting moms, to keep stretch marks at bay.
Healthy hair goes hand in hand with healthy skin. Made using natural ingredients, the organic coconut hair oil is best suited for children’s hair. It offers protection from environmental damage and promotes hair growth. For the times when children make it a dreaded task to comb their frizzy hair, use the detangler hair serum. Infused with grapeseed and avocado oil, it helps detangle your child’s hair effortlessly and makes it more manageable.
Additional skincare concerns and more
Apart from skincare concerns, we even have kid-friendly products to deal with aches and pains. These all-natural products are safe to apply on your child’s skin and provide maximum respite.
For instant relief from nasal and chest congestions, use the organic cold relief roll-on. Made using essential oils, this clears your child’s nasal pathway and promotes sound sleep.
To relieve your child’s colic pains and indigestion issues, use the specially formulated, herbal tummy roll-on. Infused with natural substrates like hing and ginger oil, this is an absolute must-have.
Constipation is a common issue in children. To provide relief, use the haemorrhoids and fissure oil gel. Prepared using all-natural ingredients like avocado oil, beeswax and karanja oil, the soothing formula alleviates constipation-related issues.
Thinking of what to give a new mom as a gift? Shop for our all-in-one essentials kit. The mommy essential kit comprises products to relieve muscle pain and headache, common in new mothers. The dear baby kit constituting kid-friendly body wash, shampoo, body and face butter, and hair serum serve as a great idea for sustainable gifting. Shop for the bedtime kit to experience a sound sleep and wake up feeling refreshed.
Best online store to shop for child-safe skincare products
At Amala Earth, we have curated the most sustainable, organic brands under one roof. Choose from our range of natural skincare products for children, made using mild and nourishing ingredients, ensuring soft and supple skin. Enriched with superior quality, plant-derived oils, these skincare items help moisturise sensitive skin and stimulate blood circulation.
We undertake stringent research to ensure that the products available on our website are organically sourced, allergen-free and completely herbal. We can assure that they are safe for your child’s skin.
Choose sustainable skincare products and sensitise your children towards an eco-friendly way of life. Be a part of the clean and green beauty trend. Shop at Amala Earth for a wide variety of non-toxic, cruelty-free, eco-certified skincare products, perfectly suited for your child’s tender skin. Contact us for order-related queries. Alternatively, you may write to us for further assistance.
Frequently asked questions
Which is the best sunscreen choice for children?
Always choose sunscreens having mineral-based ingredients like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, as they are relatively safer to use. Avoid spray-type sunscreen lotions, as they may be accidentally inhaled by children.
What are some common skin conditions ailing kids and pre-teens?
Skin irritation or inflammation (dermatitis), acne, hives, eczema and rashes are some common skin-related ailments in children.
What are some must-have skincare products for my child?
Opt for soap-free liquid cleansers and pH-neutral body butter creams for children having extremely sensitive skin. Fragrance-free moisturisers infused with herbal oils are great for hydrating your child’s skin, keeping it healthy and supple. If at all, you are investing in bubble bath gels, make sure they are made of organic ingredients and are free of chemicals.
Does the clothing material affect my child’s skin conditions?
Yes, the type of material that comes in contact with your child’s skin influences their skin condition. It is best to opt for cotton when it comes to children’s apparel. Cotton absorbs moisture and sweat, ruling out the chances of rashes and skin irritations. Synthetic materials may be abrasive to the skin and are best avoided if your child has sensitive skin.