Simple and natural is always best when it comes to caring for your baby’s delicate skin. Right from birth, our little ones are exposed to daily irritants — from environmental pollutants to skin care and household products — all of which can have adverse effects on their health, as well as their delicate and highly absorbent skin.
Many personal care products available on the market contain potentially harmful ingredients and artificial fragrances that can cause rashes, allergic skin reactions, eczema outbreaks and other skin irritations*. The good news is that opting for natural and hypoallergenic ingredients in their skin care routine with natural, plant-based ingredients is one of the best ways to care for and prevent certain skin conditions, as well as protect and nourish your baby’s soft sensitive skin. So which natural ingredients are best suited for your little one, and what exactly does your baby’s skin need? Read on to find out the 9 best natural ingredients for your baby to protect and reinforce the skin’s outer layer. (Please note: As babies’ skin is highly sensitive, before using any of the natural ingredients listed below, we recommend applying a small amount to your baby's skin first to prevent any allergic reaction.)
Also known as marigold and used in skin care treatments for centuries, the calendula flower has many benefits. It has been revered for its calming, regenerative and antibacterial properties. Not only is it a wonderful skin conditioning agent, it also has anti-inflammatory properties to help speed skin healing. A natural calendula baby body cream can be used daily to soothe dry and itchy skin, especially if it’s prone to eczema, leaving it hydrated and silky soft to the touch.