Pththalate Free Little Forest Products

If you are worried about he Pththalate that is in plastic bottles then you do not have to fear it from Little Forest Products. This is a company that has created a line of botanical based products including shampoo, a daily botanicals lotion and therapeutic shampoo for babies with sensitive skin that is prone to eczema. All of the products are made from pleasant smelling botanicals that are 100% organic.

I find that using organic products is best for my baby simply because you never know what has been sprayed on an herb that has not been grown organically. The last thing I want to do is rub pesticide on my baby's skin accidentally. The notion that I could be accidentally doing this absolutely sickens me, yet I guess that is the darkness that we work in every time we buy a bottle of something that is not labeled organic or phthalate free.

The idea that this company has put together products that combat the condition of eczema will be of some note to some moms who have little ones with a chronic case of inflammation. Eczema can turn up in all kinds of nasty places on a baby including on the arms, legs and of course on the baby's rear. We know this as diaper rash.

The most exciting thing that this company has done lately is developing a line of products for the great outdoors. A Baby Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is available and it is free of artificial colors and fragrances and is also water resistant. An SPF of 30 is harder to get baby, especially organic ones.

The company also makes a mineral resistant formula that can be put on the face, lips and nose of the is a stronger physical block and can help protect your baby's sensitive new skin from the harsh rays of the sun. Your baby can be painted all up like a circus clown with this stuff.

The line of outdoor products is topped of with a Bug Block that is DEET free and a Soothing Cooler gel that helps provide relief to sunburned baby skin. These products are very expensive, at over fifteen dollars per four ounces or so from this company but worth it because they are so high quality.

Of course the big thing is that this line of products for babies does not come in bottles that are tainted with the cancer causing phthalate in the plastic. This can't be said of all companies who make organic products for babies. I have always wondered what the point is of packaging all of this organic stuff in bottles only to organic too is because the companies that tend to make them, like Little Forest, tend to just be more conscientious about their packaging in general.

About Sun Spot Lighteners

It's definitely the time of year when you might start to see sun spots. Some people call them age spots, which is silly because they don't really have much to do with age. They are an autoimmune response to the rays of the sun.  They are also called liver spots or brown spots.  They are caused by hyperpigmentation of the skin.  

Do you need age spot lightening cream or 'age spot corrector?' This may be dependent on how dark your age spots are. If they just look like freckles they might be attractive and give you a kind of outdoorsy sun-kissed look.  If they are irregularly shaped or very dark  then it might be time to put some kind of correcting cream on it. Usually find them in the sun-exposed areas of your body such as on your face and hands. Extra melanin, (the technical term for the pigment in skin) causes the discoloration. Age spot corrector creams and lotions  target these areas. 

However the best solution when it comes to developing sun spots is to practice prevention. To aovid skin discoloration, wear sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight especially between noon and 2 pm when the sun is at its strongest. This way your body will not be triggered to produce the melanin that discolors the skin in the first place.  Prevention is practical in this case as sunscreen is less expensive then the creams that are used to lighten the color of sun spots. Usually a  sun spot lightening cream  contains hydroquinone. This is the most effective of chemicals for bleaching the skin. However it can also caused irritations and scarring. 

One of the newer ingredients that is found in sun spot corrector creams and lotions is Kojic Acid. It is made from a rare type of fungi. Although it is slower acting it gentler on the skin that an application of hydroquinione. You will also find alpha-hydroxy acids in a high quality age spot corrector or age spot lightening cream. These acids are derived from milk or fruit that help gently remove your outer skin cells. Alpha-hydroxy acids also remove dead skin cells so that the other ingredients in the cream can penetrate more effectively. 

Creams and correctors can actually  make your sun spots worse if you decide to apply them and then go out in the sun. If you are in an active program of using these lotions and creams then you need to make sure that you are making use of sunscreen products at the same time.  This is because the alpha-hydroxy acids traumatize your skin and it may stimulate the immune system to produce more melanin. This can result in darker, more intense pigmentation that can only be removed by expensive dermabrasion or chemical peels that are done in a dermatologist's office. Keep in mind too that using spot lightening cream and age spot corrector is a temporary fix for these problems. Once you stop using these creams the problem comes back.

However continual use of these products along with a light but effective moisturizer with a high SPF level should help you against the UVB and UVA rays that cause these sometimes unattractive brown spots in the first place.