Little Toe Toes ® has created a natural and organic skin care line specially formulated for babies, infants and those with sensitive skin.
We take a raw...natural...and pure approach to the creation of our formulations which contain no harsh chemicals or artificial dyes. We pride ourselves in using gentle, mild, natural ingredients...safe for babies to use every day. Our original line has been created free of scent as recommended for babies and people with sensitive skin.
Our Products are packaged in recyclable materials.
Made in North America
Our products are formulated WITHOUT the use of Sodium Laurel Sulfates, Propylene Glycol, Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral Oils, OR Talcum Powder. Why you ask? Please read the information below which we sourced from wikipedia...
Phtalates (pronounced THA-lates) are a common class of chemicals used in many household products and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic to improve flexibility, and in cosmetics to bind fragrance to the product. Different types of phthalates include diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), dibutyl phthalate (DBP), butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP), di-isodecyl phthalate (DIDP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP), di-n-octyl phthalate (DNOP), and many others. Global phthalate production is estimated at 11 billion pounds per year. It is thought that of the adverse health effects of phthalates include: Early puberty in girls, Premature delivery, Impaired sperm quality and sperm damage in men, Genital defects and reduced testosterone production in boys, Genital defects and testicular cancer. (Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phthalates )
Parabens are a group of chemicals widely used as preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are effective preservatives in many types of formulas. These compounds, and their salts, are used primarily for their bacteriocidal and fungicidal properties. They can be found in shampoos, commercial moisturizers, shaving gels, cleansing gels, personal lubricants, topical/parenteral pharmaceuticals and toothpaste. They are also used as food additives. Animal experiments have shown that parabens have weak estrogenic activity therefore sending up a flag with researchers. In one controversial study parabens were found in breast tumors. This study has fueled the belief that parabens in underarm deodorants or other cosmetics migrated into the breast tissue and contributed to the development of the tumors. The cosmetic industry holds steady that parabens are safe for general population use, but its hormone mimicking properties have proven enough of a "what if" that consumers are opting now for paraben-free products and cosmetics. (Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parabens )
Sodium Laurel Sulfate is found in many beauty products. Mainly in shampoos and body washes, but also in toothpaste, mouthwash, and detergents to name just a few. SLS's are a foaming agent and give shampoos and the like that thick "luxurious" foam that makes it seem like you're getting cleaner when you're really not. SLS's are also a penetration enhancer, and known skin irritant. They also run the risk of being contaminated with the possible human carcinogen 1,4 dioxane. (Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_laureth_sulfate</a> )
Propylene glycol is a thickening/filling agent derived from glycerin and is in everything from store bought hair dyes to many of your natural deodorants. Propylene glycol has been determined as "generally safe for use" by the FDA for both food and cosmetic use, yet it raises your risk of cancer, carries toxins that affect reproduction, is a known allergen and eye irritant and can also be toxic to your immune system. (Source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyethylene_glycol )
Disclaimer: Little Toe Toes® is not offering this material as opinion or fact, just as a brief overview of what each item is, what the possible concerns are that are associated with them, and where to find more information.