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Non-Toxic Face Paint for Kids
This Halloween, Beware of Toxic Chemicals in Kids Face Paint
Halloween is approaching, and for many children this means Face Painting. Face painting is a fun activity year round, and can greatly enhance any Halloween outfit. Before you pick up a face painting kit at the local drugstore, take a minute to educate yourself on some of the common chemicals found in, and issues surrounding some of the kits sold in chain stores.
In 2009 the FDA issued a recall of one brand after reports of swelling, rashes and itchiness and burning occurred after a children's event with face painting. Many of these commonly found kits - which are usually made in China - contain chemicals such as lead, arsenic, mercury, cadmium and antimony. These substances can cause problems with the brain, kidneys, nervous, immune and reproductive systems as well as the symptoms reported at the event mentioned above.
So what is a parent to do? Kids love face paint, so don't deny them. Just shop the brands below which are committed to making face painting fun AND Safe for everyone.
Stick with reputable brand names like Snazaroo
Water-Based Non-Toxic Paints for a Happy Halloween
There are lots of brands of face paint on the market, and many of them are cheap imports from China. Stick with reputable brands such as Snazaroo whose products are made using only ingredients fully compliant with EU & FDA toy and cosmetic regulations, and are non-toxic. Additionally, Snazaroo face paints are fragrance free and water based - perfect for sensitive skin.
Best of all, when dress-up time is over, these paints come off easily without all the rubbing and irritation of the other brands.
Planing for a school carnival or fair? The Snazaroo Mini Starter kit has everything you need and can paint up to 300 faces!
This smaller Snazaroo kit is all you need to get the kids out the door on Halloween.
Luna Organics Costume Makeup Products - Face Paint with Confidence with these Safe and Organic Options
The Luna Organics line of face paint products are produced with stringent guidelines. This line of costume makeup is all natural, hypo-allergenic and contains no toxins or BPA. It is also easy to apply and remove. Use it for Halloween, and then feel comfortable letting your daughter use it to "play makeup" year round.
Luna organics makeup kits are great for face painting for a special event, or just letting your child play and enjoy the fun of discovering "make-up" for the first time.
Safety Tips for Face Painting
When applying costume makeup, especially the conventional chain store brands, always follow these safety precautions:
* Only use water based face paints.
* Avoid applying face paint around the eyes and mouth.
* Keep face paint off kids hands - to make sure they do not ingest it.
* Avoid prolonged exposure - remove face paint once you return home from your party or trick or treating.
* Do not use any face painting products which include glitter or fluorescent colors.