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Be Kind to Eczema

Five common skincare ingredients to avoid

Stacey Baker

Five common skincare ingredients to avoid
When my daughter Dani was a baby, I could use just about anything on her skin. I loved products that smelled delicious and as a graphic designer, I was always drawn to beautiful, creative packaging. I have to admit to you, I never read the ingredients (!) I just trusted that if they are on the market, they must be safe. My journey with Vinnie’s eczema opened my eyes to what is actually in our skincare, even skincare designed for babies. In today's post, I share with you my top five common skincare ingredients to look for and avoid.

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