After decades of using the same formula, Johnson & Johnson has updated the ingredients in their iconic Baby Shampoo – but not just for the fun of it. Turns out, the chemicals used in their No More Tears shampoo produce an undesirable consequence: two carcinogens, formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane. J&J has been saying for years that these chemicals weren’t concentrated enough to be considered harmful, but an increasingly educated public decided enough was enough. The formula needed to be updated.
The newly formulated Baby Shampoo has hit store shelves, but Johnson & Johnson’s problems are not over. Their next task is to remove the parabens – a common preservative for personal care products – from their merchandise. It took 2 years to reformulate the Baby Shampoo. Good luck J&J!
Luckily for Vermont Soap users, these kinds of concerns and problems don’t exist. We never use chemicals that are potentially dangerous, so you don’t have to worry about washing your baby and we don’t have to worry about reformulating any products. It’s a win-win situation! Our baby wash is gentle, unscented, and 100% organic; the perfect combination for baby’s band new, sensitive skin.
The New York Times covered this story. Read the full article here.