Baby Care: Disney Daily Renewal “Naturals” Contain Synthetic Ingredients

disney not naturalThe world of “natural” skin care is difficult to navigate.  I have reviewed hundreds of products, and yet I still become befuddled by ingredients and marketing terms like “naturals”.

We were recently sent some products I viewed with trepidation, as they bear the Disney label, one of my least favorite companies.  True Disney brought magic to my own childhood and continues to do so for children today, but the marketing of products today goes beyond the magic of Walt envisioned.

We were sent some baby products from Disney’s Daily Renewal Naturals line.

These products, although marketed as “natural”, contain synthetic ingredients.

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Toxic Johnson’s Baby Shampoo: No More Tears: As Gentle to Eyes as Pure Formaldehyde

I grew up on “No More Tears”, yet Johnson’s Baby Shampoo was never allowed to touch my babes, well accept when nurses used it on my son after open heart surgery, but that is another story.   Unfortunately, such assurances as “No More Tears” give parents false assurances as to the safety of Johnson’s baby products.  In fact, a new report by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reveals shocking formaldehyde-Releasing preservatives in this ubiquitous baby product.

The slogan “No More Tears:  As gentle to eyes as pure water” is nothing but a lie!

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Major Chinese Grocer Pulls Johnson & Johnson from Shelves

In the wake of EWG’s report that found formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane in “gentle baby products, a major Chinese grocery chain is pulling Johnson & Johnson baby products from their shelves.

Nonggongshan Supermarkets Corporation (Bless you!), based in Shanghai, said the concern over carcinogens pushed them to make the choice.

We have to be responsible to consumers and suspend sales of these products until they are proved safe.

Anyone else think it’s ironic that a store in China is making the move to protect consumers faster than any here in the States?

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Johnson And Johnson’s "Big Bubblin' Stars" Campaign Promotes Toxic Baby Products?

With much fanfare Johnson and Johnson has announced their “Big Bubblin’ Stars” Campaign to promote their baby bath products. And boy, are they all over the place!

The company is launching a “Big Bubblin’ Stars” contest on YouTube behind its recently launched bubble-bath product, offering a grand prize of $10,000 and a chance for the winner to become host of a channel launched in 2005. To enter the contest, moms upload three-minute videos of their kids.

They’ve recruited hundreds of Mommy bloggers through Mom Central and, included the Wal-Mart Eleven Moms to promote the campaign.

Problem is…just this month The Campaign For Safe Cosmetics released a report, “No More Toxic Tub”. Lab test conducted by EWG found both Johnsons’ Baby Shampoo and two of their Baby washes include formaldehyde or 1,4-dioxane, both ingredients linked to cancer and skin allergies.

Problem is…just this week a major supermarket, in CHINA of all places, pulled J&J products from their shelves over concerns about carcinogens and parents in China are REALLY upset!

Problem is…should J&J be going ahead with this campaign? J&J issued a carefully crafted statement to the 69.4 percent of Chinese parents who said THEY WOULD NOT BUY Johnson & Johnson baby products and 65.6 percent said they believed the products contained toxic ingredients. Yes, Johnson’s Baby Shampoo meets FDA regulations, but, well…do I need to go there? [Read more...]