7 Ultra-Clean Baby Skin Care Products
- Editors of FitBump
- Apr 22 2015
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When it comes to baby skin care, simple is best. So we pulled together seven products that feature natural, often organic ingredients and effective formulations that do the job—from soothing diaper rash to moisturizing rough patches—without causing you to think twice. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself using them, too.
TriDerma Daily Healing Moisturizer
Medical-strength TriDerma sold its skin care products to doctors, medical supply stores and plastic surgeons exclusively when it began in 1992—so you know its formulations mean business. We are particularly smitten with the Daily Healing Moisturizer ($10). The silky formulation features TriDerma’s proprietary aloe complex (loaded with naturally occurring antiseptics, anti-inflammatories and analgesics) and avocado oil and contains no animal products, parabens, phthalates, gluten or fragrance. It softened our newborn’s rough ankles and feet during the winter like a charm. triderma.com.
Capri Clear Coconut Oil Spray
Coconut oil is having a moment and Capri Clear Coconut Oil Spray (1.9 ounces, $11; 5.2 ounces, $20) is one of the easiest ways we’ve found to make use of it. Using fractionated coconut oil (literally a fraction of the complete oil) as its sole ingredient, the light, odorless spray is hypoallergenic and cleaner than clean (no PABA, phthalates, mineral oil, gluten or parabens). It earned the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance and can be used on scars, sensitive skin, nails and even hair. capriclear.com.
Bayberry Naturals Simple & Soothing Baby Shampoo and Bodywash
Founder Nancy Liddell hatched Bayberry Naturals when she had twins and wanted to keep their environment as pure as possible. The result? A collection of products not tested on animals and free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, artificial fragrances and dyes. The Simple & Soothing Shampoo and Bodywash ($16.95) contains calming chamomile oil, vitamins B and E, jojoba and rosehip-seed oils and glycerin and is 78 percent organic. bayberrynaturals.com.
Acure Yummy Baby 4-in-1
Fiddling with a bunch of bottles at bathtime is less than ideal. Organic skin care line Acure’s Yummy Baby 4-in-1 ($10)—bubble bath, baby wash, shampoo and hand soap all in one—helps cut the clutter. The line steers clear of estrogenic compounds, which studies have shown may disrupt early hormonal development; the compounds are found synthetically (in sulfates, parabens and phthalates) and naturally in some plants and oils, such as soy and lavender. The Acure baby collection, which also includes a diaper balm and a lotion, will be available in May. acureorganics.com.
The Jojoba Company 100% Natural Baby Oil
Few things are better for a baby’s skin than what protects it naturally. The Jojoba Company’s 100% Natural Baby Oil ($24.95) comes close by using jojoba, which contains wax esters that make up a large part of the lipids in skin cells. Free of parabens, mineral oil and animal products, the oil is packed with moringa (rich in vitamins A, C and E), chamomile (an anti-inflammatory) and soothing camellia oils. It's also super versatile: Use on everything from cradle cap to diaper rash, or as a massage oil. thejojobacompany.com.
Fairhaven Health Happy Bottom Baby Balm
Happy Bottom Baby Balm ($14.95) contains exactly 12 ingredients, all of which are comfortingly recognizable—just how Fairhaven Health, which specializes in products for fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding, likes it. Shea and cocoa butters, colloidal oatmeal and olive oil moisturize; coconut and tea tree oils and grapefruit seed extract fight infection; and herbal extracts heal and soothe. It is also gluten free and has a pleasant scent. fairhavenhealth.com.
Sophie la Girafe Cosmetics Protection Cream
The company behind the beloved Sophie la Girafe teether also produces a line of natural and organic baby skin care products. The Protection Cream for face and body does just what its name promises: protects, with a lineup of organic ingredients including antioxidant-rich white tea; karanja oil, which acts as a natural UV barrier (though for true sun protection pair it with a product with an SPF); macadamia wax and shea butter that provide a permeable but protective layer on skin; and thyme and tea tree extract to prevent inflammation. True to form, the packaging is oh-so cute. sophielagirafecosmetics.com.