Monday, June 09, 2008

Lactoperoxidase is Milk.

Lactoperoxidase is a new, natural preservative system that is approved for use in organic products. Consumers will start to see this ingredient listed on ingredient panels in natural and organic skincare products. What you may not know, and what I haven't seen any claim as of yet, is that lactoperoxidase is an enzyme derived from milk.

For those with dairy allergic children, this is a real concern. BABYBEARSHOP is at an impasse with the formulation of our Baby Wash due to this ingredient. As mothers of true milk-allergic children, we cannot use this ingredient in our products that we strive to create as organic and allergen- free as possible. My child breaks out in an intense rash from the formulations we attempted using lactoperoxidase as well as from a very popular brand of 'Bee's' which contains this ingredient and no allergy warning. I have yet to see a 'contains milk' warning on products using lactoperoxidase... so for all those children with lactose, casein, whey and dairy allergies, use caution and READ your labels!