Did you know that in the United States there has been little oversight into personal care companies, their ingredients, or their effects on consumers until now in 2023?  The Cosmetics Ingredient Review Panel (a non-governmental body that shares offices with the Cosmetics Industry Trade Association) has been in charge of determining whether ingredients are safe but companies have been free to ignore their recommendations with no repercussions.

In fact, the last time safety standards surrounding cosmetics/personal care products were updated was 1938. First introduced in 2015, the Personal Care Products Safety Act finally made headway and had provisions adopted in the fiscal year 2023 government funding bill.

One of the companies running roughshod through this time period was Johnson & Johnson (now simply referred to as Johnson’s).  The company has paid billions of dollars in lawsuits for victims who developed cancer due to exposure from their products, talc being one of the most prevalent. The most common use for talc? Baby powder

In 2015, Jaqueline Fox died from ovarian cancer that was linked to her daily use of talcum-based Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Her family was awarded $76 million after it was determined that Johnson’s knew about the link between talc and cancer for decades and didn’t warn consumers.

It wasn’t until 2020 that Johnson’s discontinued talc-based products in US and Canadian markets. In 2023, Johnson’s announced it would stop selling talc-based products globally; meaning that even after Jackie’s death they continued to sell talc-based products in the United States for another five years and in other parts of the world for eight.

More than 40,000 lawsuits (many from women with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma) have accused Johnson & Johnson of selling talc baby powder while being aware of its links to potential health risks such as asbestos contamination.

The moral of the story is that huge companies often put profit over people and that you as the consumer must do your homework about which companies can be trusted to bring safe, healthy products into your home.

It’s vital to be able to trust the products that you’re putting on your body, and your baby’s body. Morrocco Method has been creating all-natural wild-crafted products for over fifty years and we believe in transparency: all of our ingredients can be found on our website with many articles disclosing how are ingredients are derived.  The difference is obvious, especially when our products are compared side by side (see a comparison of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and Baby Oil compared to Morrocco Method’s Sea Essence Baby Shampoo and Sun Essence Baby Oil below).

 Note: All Johnson's ingredients have been obtained from the Johnson's website.

JJ Baby Shampoo
JOHNSON'S® Baby Shampoo Ingredients:
Water, Decyl Glucoside & Lauryl Glucoside (wheat-based surfactants), Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Benzoate, PEG-150 Distearate, Citric Acid (derived from corn, sugar, or starch), Fragrance (Benzyl Acetate, Ionone Beta, Methyl Ionones, Peach Pure, Phenyl Ethyl Alcohol, Tropional)

Sea Essence Kids Shampooo
Morrocco Method Sea Essence Baby Shampoo Ingredients:

Water, Aloe, Green Tea, Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Bentonite Clay, Xanthan Gum (from non-GMO corn), Prickly Pear Extract, Hemp Seed Oil, Flax Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Phenylpropanol (derived from fermented alcohol), Salicylic Acid (derived from White Willow bark), Algae Extract, Spirulina, Vetiver Root Oil, Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Wintergreen Leaf Oil, Clary Sage Oil, Rosemary Flower Oil, Glycerin (from Palm Oil), Sea Salt, Bitter Orange Extract, Sweet Orange Peel Extract, Mandarin Orange Peel Extract, Lactic Acid (derived from beet sugar), Ascorbic Acid (from oranges and/or lemons), Citric Acid (from oranges and/or lemons)

Baby Oil
JOHNSON'S® Baby Oil Ingredients

Mineral Oil*, Fragrance.
*A synthetic oil obtained from refining crude oil and other petroleum products vs. MM's 8 seed/nut oils and no added fragrance

Sun Essence Baby Oil
Morrocco Method Sun Essence Baby Oil Ingredients

Sunflower Seed Oil, Macadamia Seed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Almond Seed Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, Hazel Seed Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil

As you can see, our products don’t contain harmful petroleum-based chemicals or synthetic fragrances! Our products are gluten free, soy free, GMO free, and synthetic chemical free. Morrocco Method products are vegan* and cruelty-free; we never test on anyone but ourselves!

Shop Morrocco Method's Kids products for healthy, happy hair and skin.

*Exceptions: Pomade and Curl Power, which contain sustainably harvested beeswax.