When it comes to baby care products, consumer distrust of chemical ingredients that may be perceived as potentially harmful becomes crystal clear. The skin of babies and young children is especially fragile and subject to intolerances and allergies. Overly abrasive cleansers can alter the development of the skin’s flora, the many protective bacteria that create a natural barrier for the skin.
Following the considerable success of organic and natural lines such as Melvita’s, whose products are guaranteed to be free of colors and chemical preservatives, major industry players have chosen to completely overhaul their product portfolios. Johnson & Johnson is one such example. The company recently revamped its baby line, from formulas (elimination of colors and sulfates) to packaging (transparent), to win back parents’ trust.