What’s the main difference between babies skin and adult skin? Why do we have to treat it differently?
Newborn skin is delicate, tender and sensitive as the epidermis is still developing making it incredibly fragile. In fact, newborn skin is approximately 30% thinner than adult skin and takes approximately 12 months to fully develop. Babies also have a much higher surface area to weight ratio making them far more sensitive to external influences, like heat, or fabrics like wool etc. Water-handling properties in baby skin is also still developing which means they are far more prone to dehydration which can lead to redness and irritation.
Can I use Gro-To on my newborn?
Our range is specifically formulated for infant skin, which can be very thin, very delicate, and very easily irritated. Gro-To products are pH-balanced, exclude soap, parabens, synthetics, sulphates, dyes and petroleum, and are packed with natural ingredients to calm and nourish even the touchiest, fussiest skin. Some of our products do include nut oils! The seed and nut oils in Skin Wizard (sweet almond oil, macadamia seed oil and jojoba) and Super Softy (sweet almond oil) are all refined and hugely beneficial for infant skin. Refining tree nut oils reduces the protein that may cause a reaction. However, if you're concerned about a nut allergy, we'd always recommend seeking further information around ingredients from your pediatrician or medical practitioner. You can find a full list of ingredients on each product page.
Can I use Gro-To for baby acne?
We recommend you seek medical advice for skin issues like this one. Our products should not be used in place of therapeutic products, which may be more appropriate to specifically address these types of skin conditions.
Can I use Gro-To for baby eczema?
Eczema is extremely common in babies and young children, however it is difficult to diagnose, and treat. We recommend you seek medical advice for skin issues such as suspected eczema. Our products should not be used in place of therapeutic products, which may be more appropriate to specifically address these skin conditions.
If your child’s skin is dry or itchy, Super Softy can be applied immediately to lightly-dried skin to moisturise and calm the skin.
Why do you use seed and nut oils in your products?
The seed and nut oils that we have chosen to in Skin Wizard are hugely beneficial for infant skin. There’s a combination of nourishing, soothing and hydrating ingredients which are mild, non-irritating and won’t strip the skin of its natural oils making it perfect for sensitive baby skin. It’s great to use in the bath, and also all over the body directly after the bath.
As with anything being applied to infant skin, we do recommend patch testing before use. Even a child who is not allergic to ingested almonds may have a reaction to topical almond oil.
Where can I find a full list of ingredients?
Check our Ingredient Glossary for a full breakdown of each ingredient and known allergens.
Can I use Gro-To products on my body?
Are Gro-To products tested on animals?
No. Gro-To is completely cruelty free, and we have the CFF accreditation to prove it.
As with Go-To, Zoë tests everything on herself, and in this case, her children. And her friend’s children. And any other children she could find as she was testing and trialing version after version.
What is the shelf life of Gro-To products?
Each product has an expiry of 2 years of manufacture and should be used within 12 months of opening.
Is your packaging recyclable?
- Skin Wizard bottles are made from PET which can be recycled via your local kerbside collection
- Sud Bud bottles are made from HDPE which can be recycled via your local kerbside collection, unfortunately the pump is not accepted by your kerbside recycling service.
- Super Softy are made from EVOH tubes, and unfortunately most council’s kerbside collection don’t recycle soft plastic.
- Bad Dream Buster’s bottle and cap are made from PET which can be recycled via your local kerbside collection
I find the fragrances in Gro-To strong; will it irritate my baby’s skin?
Gro-To products contain a mixture of very mild, natural ingredients that contribute to the overall fragrance of the products. As with all topically applied, cosmetic products, we always recommend patch testing before first use. Bad Dream Buster contains natural lavender essential oil, however this is a room spray and should not be applied directly to the skin.
My baby accidentally swallowed some Gro-To product… Should I call the poison helpline?
Please consult a medical professional or call the 24/7 Poisons Information hotline 13 11 26.
Gro-To is designed to be safe for little ones and swallowing small amounts is unlikely to cause long term harm. However if larger amounts have been swallowed or if you’re concerned we recommend you contact the number above.