The Perfume Foundation: Babies perfume need better regulation

The Perfume Foundation asks the EU Commission to review the Cosmetic Directive for babies perfume

The Perfume Foundation, Europe’s first association dedicated to the protection of consumer health in proposing new global standards for perfumes, cautions that the perfumes for babies need better regulation. The Perfume Foundation asks the EU Commission to review the Cosmetic Directive.

“We cannot consider a baby perfume as a cosmetic. Even perfumes are not cosmetics. Cosmetics are put on the skin, and perfumes are liquid gas. They are not supposed to be put on the skin. They mix with the air and we breathe them, they go to our lungs, our blood, and our organs, just like the air we breathe,” alerts The Perfume Foundation in the official statement.

“Many scientific mistakes in regulation are showing the economic priority given to the EU Cosmetic Directive. The Perfume Foundation would like to see the way these baby perfumes were tested and scientifically approved to be safe for babies,” adds The Perfume Foundation.

Animal testing on skin is not the right way; it is bad for animals and also not good enough to be considered safe for human. The Cosmetic Directive also considers isolated molecules and ignores completely cocktails of molecules. The finished product should be tested, as cocktail of molecules react completely differently.

The Perfume Foundation knows that many new brands understand their responsibility in causing environmental and consumer health problems and ask for a better regulation allowing them to create good products…

Luxury fashion firm Dolce & Gabbana is one of the latest to launch a baby perfume. Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance for tots is avertised as “A perfumed cologne with no alcohol to cuddle and pamper every little boy and girl”. “We all know that children smell beautiful, and there’s no need to cover up their natural scent, in fact the Dolce&Gabbana Baby Fragrance has been designed to accentuate that natural baby smell, making them even more irresistible, and heart meltingly sweet,” said the luxury fashion mocked in the international press for selling perfume for babies.