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I saw Method's new line for baby products... So far I haven't been too impressed with the ingredient list in most of the Method products I have seen, so I was doing some checking on these new items. They claim they are 95% natural, so can someone help me with which ingredients are no good?<br><b>Diaper Cream</b><br>
Active ingredient: Zinc Oxide 10%<br>
Inactive ingredients:<br>
athaea officinalis extra<br>
caprylic/capric triglyceride<br>
cetyl alchol<br>
cetyl<br>
hydoxyethylcellulose<br>
decylene glycol<br>
dimethicone<br>
glycerin<br>
helianthus annuus seed oil<br>
oryza sativa bran extract<br>
oryza sativa<br>
germ oil<br>
phenoxyethanol<br>
polysorbate 60<br>
sorbitane stearate<br>
water<br>
xanthan gum<br><br><b>Baby Lotion</b><br>
water<br>
sucrose stearate<br>
cetyl alcohol<br>
isostearyl neopentanoate<br>
olea europaea fruit oil<br>
sclerotum gum<br>
glycerin<br>
dimethicone<br>
athaea officinalis extract<br>
oryza sativa germ oil<br>
oryza sativa bran extract<br>
gluconolactone<br>
sodium benzoate<br>
calcium gluconate<br>
parfum<br><br>
I went through and looked each of these ingredients up, but, I can honestly say that it confused me even more. What are the red flags in products?
 

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for me dimethicone. polysorbate 60, and fragrance/parfum are red flags here.<br>
i don't understand how some companies can market thier products as natural and still contain these ingredients .
 

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i don't understand how some companies can market thier products as natural and still contain these ingredients .</div>
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Thanks for the advice! Before I started learning about all the harmful toxins, if I read that a product was natural on the label- I believed it! Now I am trying to read all labels and target harmful ingredients. The are big words though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> And a little hard to learn which are which!
 

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You can look up each ingredient at <a href="http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/" target="_blank">http://www.cosmeticdatabase.com/</a> and it will give you the potential hazards and studies about it's safety/non-safety. They have MANY products in their database already and for those, you don't have to look up each ingredient. But, it doesn't seem like the Method Baby line is there yet, so you'll have to do it one by one....
 
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