P.R.E.P. face and body lotion for girlsThis is a guest post by Carole Aponte co founder of P.R.E.P cosmetics, a new innovative line of natural skin care products for young girls.

Anyone who has ever had skin cancer or knows someone who has had skin cancer realizes how important it is to keep our children protected. Founders of P.R.E.P cosmetics Carole Aponte, MD and Kelly Barker with children of their own have created a line of skincare products that do exactly that.

In keeping with the American Academy of Dermatology’s recommendations for daily use of at least SPF 30 sun protection, P.R.E.P focuses strongly on sunburn prevention. And every product in the collection is free of parabens, harsh chemicals, and unnecessary additives.

It’s about time we get our pre-teens out of the cosmetic department at Walmart and offer them skincare and cosmetics that are free of dangerous chemicals while protecting them from the dangerous rays of the sun. Gather your girls and read on.

6 Safe Beauty Products For Young Girls

Our mission is to help you look your best today and for years to come! You deserve safe and effective ingredients that you can use everyday to help keep your skin clean, clear, and protected from the sun. Here are 6 safe beauty products for girls that we love!

1. SPF 30 FACE + BODY LOTION

Here at PREP, we think the most important product of your daily beauty routine is a chemical-free sunscreen. Sun damage is what causes wrinkles, freckles, and sunspots, and even being exposed to the sun just a little bit every day adds up over the years. The sun’s rays can even come through the clouds, so you’ll want to make sure your skin is protected every day, even when it’s raining! (CNN) We love our P.R.E.P. SPF 30 face + body lotion because it keeps your skin moisturized throughout the day, helps to curb acne breakouts, and contains natural zinc oxide, which provides built-in sun protection.

2. SPF 15 LIP GLOSS

Although our most important product of your daily beauty routine is a chemical-free sunscreen, it’s just as important to protect your lips. The skin on your lips is very thin compared to the rest of your skin and can easily burn or chap (Skincare News). Using our P.R.E.P. SPF 15 lip gloss can keep the sensitive skin on your lips protected from those UV rays. And because our SPF 15 lip gloss is full of safe, natural ingredients like beeswax and shea butter, your lips will stay hydrated and moisturized throughout the day.

3. PURIFYING DAILY CLEANSER

Every girl should have a safe and gentle daily face wash that she can count on to leave her skin feeling fresh and clean, without having to worry about irritation. In our P.R.E.P. purifying daily cleanser, we’ve left out harsh ingredients like sulfates and parabens that are known to cause skin irritation, dryness, and even breakouts (Livestrong). Instead, we’ve formulated our cleanser to be gentle enough for daily use, so you can wake up every morning with fresh, clean skin.

4. BODY LOTION

It’s great to keep your skin moisturized, but what’s not so great is slathering harmful chemicals all over your body in the process. Look for lotions that don’t contain petrolatum, oils, or parabens. We love our P.R.E.P. body lotion (coming out on June 15!) because it’s free of the junk. We believe in safe ingredients that you can use to moisturize your skin daily.

5. BODY WASH

Along with a great daily face cleanser and moisturizer, every girl should rely on a safe and gentle body wash that won’t damage her skin. Showering and personal hygiene is so important at this age! Choose a body cleanser like the P.R.E.P. body wash (coming out on June 15!) that doesn’t contain harsh ingredients like sulfates or parabens. Ours doubles as a bubble bath, too.

6. LIP GLOSS

Add a little pop of color to your lips with a natural lip gloss that doesn’t contain artificial flavorings, parabens, or petrolatum–ingredients commonly found in many lip glosses– that can cause allergic reactions or skin irritation. We just launched our P.R.E.P. lip gloss colors with natural vanilla as a safe alternative.

GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

You don’t have to choose either beauty or safety–you can have them both! By just taking a little extra time to read the labels on your beauty products, you can make sure everything you’re putting on your skin is safe, gentle, and effective. Here at PREP, we encourage all girls to embrace their beauty and their brains by choosing smart, healthy skincare products.

Stay healthy,

CAROLE APONTE, MD

Founder & Chief Medical Officer