I visited here recently one of my old friend. We studied once together and brought her hard work to our wilderness. As usual, they don’t go on a visit with empty hands, so she brought to my beauty 4-year-old the most necessary – children’s cosmetics.
Nail polishes, lip gloss, eye shadow, perfume – in general, everything is as it should be, in an adult way.
Having thanked with all my heart, I heartily hid the whole thing higher, so that I could look more closely. And for good reason.
What promise manufacturers of children’s cosmetics
Fairy tales that, like mom, only better heard, probably all. Young actresses are broadcasting from a blue screen that every girl is simply obliged to have her own cosmetic bag and a whole arsenal of tools.
Moreover, all these means are supposedly adapted for children’s skin, they are hypoallergenic and wonderful from all sides.
And I probably would have believed in these promises and calmly gave my daughter cosmetics, if not for the opinion of programs that specialize in product testing.
What control purchases say
If it was one program – I would have missed the ears. But the same information was repeated from time to time in many issues of different channels.
It was argued that children’s cosmetics simply does not have the right to be called. What is actually the content of all these beautiful packages with fairies and cartoons is not just the same as in adults, but often at times worse.
The question arose: who to believe?
I am not a chemist. I also cannot take a gift to the laboratory – too long, dreary and, frankly, expensive is a pleasure. Therefore, I decided to play the role of a guinea pig. And I must say, for good reason.
1. Shampoo. Feelings are just awful. I, of course, understand that the hair of a child and an adult differ very much, but … The shampoo turned out to be terribly unpleasant when applied, frankly smelly and hardly washable. It seemed that the hair was just covered with some kind of oil. Having decided to try it on a child after all, I made sure that she did not like her either. The awful smell in the bathroom lasted a few more hours.
2. The shower gel turned out to be slightly better – there are practically no complaints about it, except for the smell. He is still sharp, suffocating. Comparing the composition, published on the bottles with children’s and adult shower gel … I found no differences. Generally, in principle. Is that in the perfumes – my gel smells like orange, her – chewing gum. Otherwise they are the same.
The same claims were to spirits. One pshik – and you dream of a respirator.
3. Eye shadows stood firmly — even, perhaps, longer and better than adults, but then their eyes itched afterward as if it were glass wool. For removal it took much more washes than ordinary shadows. Why are children such a corrosive beauty I do not understand.
A separate word deserves sponge for application. Remember the cheapest shade in the 90s? In my opinion, the brand was called Ruby rose and everyone changed the sponges immediately after the purchase, because they scratched their eyes? Well, here is about the same.
In terms of composition, I will not say anything, because My cosmetics is all in French and Japanese, and the nursery is written in a very small print.
4. Lip gloss. It was just a song. I will not claim 100%, but the sensations reflecting elements in glitters are nothing but finely chopped confetti. Roughly speaking – foil. They could be hooked with a thin needle and removed. It seemed that lips were rubbing sandpaper.
But the funny thing is not in it! The glitz was not filmed at all, in general! Even after 24 hours, the taste was on his lips! Neither soap, nor washing from waterproof cosmetics could not remove this monster from the lips!
I just had a shadow brush, but this (oddly enough) was quite good – I decided to wash it and keep it. Not here it was! Soap, makeup remover, dishwashing detergent and even (it just became interesting already) liquid comets did not wash it.
Having tested the gifts in this way, I had no choice but to just quietly throw all this magnificence of colors into the garbage. Give use to the child? Yes, no life. Such a crap that scary to remember.