California Baby Moisturizing Handwash Kills Germs Naturally
Photo credit: California BabySwine flu or no swine flu, personal hygiene should be numero uno on your daily must-do list. But you don't need a furor of hand sanitizers, antibacterial wipes, and Triclosan-infused soaps—a veritable pandemic-fueled cottage industry these days—to hold back the germy tide; good old-fashioned soap and water will do just fine.
If you've been scrubbing your hands raw, California Baby's new moisturizing handwash, formulated for babies, kids, and sensitive grownups, makes frequent sudsing a less-dry affair. Fragrance-free (and absent of scent-masking agents), the pH-balanced concentrate squashes bacteria with naturally antiseptic witch hazel, while keeping skin moisturized and soothed with organic or sustainably derived coconut oil, aloe vera, and calendula.
Besides eschewing parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol, or phenoxyethanol (which even the most conscientious eco-friendly beauty products frequently include), the biodegradable soap also gives common allergens such as nut oils, gluten, soy, oat, and dairy the brush off, so kiddies, the chemically sensitive, and the immune-impaired can lather up with peace of mind.
Need an extra sumpthin' sumpthin' in your pump? The handwash also comes in versions spiked with pure essential oils, including an antibacterial blend of tea tree, lemon, and ravensara. Bugs be gone!
More eco-friendly beauty productsJosie Maran Cosmetics: Green or Greenwash?Desert Essence Organics Fragrance-Free Bath and Body Products Nothing to Sniff AtRMS Beauty Offers Natural Radiance That Goes Beyond Skin DeepKiehl's Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion Gets Limited-Edition Makeover, Supports Waterkeeper AlliancePeacock Republic Chai Tea Latte Soap is a Good BrewJurlique Is a Science of Natural BeautyWholearth by Danny Seo Body Wash and Body Lotion Do a Body Good, But UnderwhelmTeens Turning Green: Skincare for Teens and TweensKahina Giving Beauty Boasts Moroccan Beauty SecretTarte Be Good To Your Mother (Earth) Natural Lip Sheers and Reusable Tote SetPomega5 Skincare Made From Biodynamic Pomegranate Seed OilTrillium Organics Body Polish is Still a FavoriteDr. Andew Weil for Origins Night Health Ilumina Organics Head-to-Toe Baby WashOrganic Wear Eye Shadow from Physicians Formula