Children

WHY IS THE CHILD SUNSCREEN ONLY RECOMMENDED FOR 6 MONTHS AND UP ? 

We have carried out specific tests on ALGA MARIS® SPF50+ Organic Baby & Child Cream in order to be able to recommend it for babies and children: hypoallergenicity test and use tests. Subsequently, each product put on the market is evaluated by an independent toxicological expert. As a result, the expert has established that ALGA MARIS® SPF50+ Organic Baby & Child Cream is suitable for children over 6 months. 

We have formulated this children's sun product by rigorously selecting natural ingredients while minimising their number in the formula. We attach great importance to the quality and tolerance of the ingredients used. This organic sun product contains neither perfume nor allergens.

However, we would like to remind you that it is not recommended to expose babies and young children under 3 years of age to direct sunlight.


WHY DOES CHILDREN'S SKIN REQUIRE PARTICULAR CARE ?

A child’s skin has a very similar structure and functions to the skin of an adult, but some functions are not mature. The pH level of a child’s skin is higher and its protective function is less developed ; the child’s surface-to-weight ratio is almost three times higher than the adult’s : the risk of toxicity is therefore higher because the penetration is three times higher. Certain functional anatomical characteristics are different : hyper-plasticity of the skin with a rich vascular dermal network, a thinner horny layer of the epidermis  and melanocytes that are less functional during the first year.

Therefore, creams intended for a child’s skin require a specific formulation because if it is different in its structure, it will also be different in its function. In fact, a child’s skin is more vulnerable and is less able to carry out its natural protective function.


WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT FOR USING THE BABY & CHILD CREAM? 

For sun protection products, we can recommend the use of ALGA MARIS® SPF50+ Organic Baby & Child Cream until the age of 10-12 years, the time of puberty, when the skin changes and becomes less fragile.


WHAT PRODUCT CAN I USE TO PROTECT MY BABY UNDER 6 MONTHS? 

It is not recommended to expose babies and young children under 3 years of age directly to the sun.

In addition, children should be protected, even in the shade, by wearing protective t-shirts, sunglasses and hats with wide brim and avoiding the hottest hours of the day (between 12pm and 4pm).