When looking for products for your baby’s skin, parents can get easily overwhelmed by the sheer amount of options on the market. Not all baby care products are created equal. Some companies are even able to work their way around regulations and use ingredients that aren’t proven safe. Some others use labels like “organic” and “all-natural”, even though their ingredients don’t match up to their claims. Finding quality skin care products that are safe for sensitive baby skin shouldn’t be so difficult. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best ingredients for baby skin that every parent should look for when shopping for their little one.
Organic sunflower oil
Sunflower oil is full of vitamin E and antioxidants that nourish and moisturize sensitive skin. Plus, it’s great at locking in moisture and improving the skin barrier. If your baby ever experiences acne, dryness, or inflammation, products with sunflower oil will help repair and restore their healthy skin. This is especially helpful when dealing with diaper rash, since irritation and redness go hand in hand with this common skin condition. NOLEO 3-in-1 Diaper Rash Cream is formulated with organic sunflower oil to restore the skin barrier, heal irritation, and moisturize the delicate skin in the diaper area.
Organic olive oil
You might already cook with olive oil, but did you know that it has plenty of benefits for our skin? Organic olive oil nourishes skin with the help of fatty acids. These acids, oleic acid and linoleic acid, also play a role in improving the skin barrier and healthy development of maturing baby skin. We formulate our Diaper Cleanser and Moisturizer with organic olive oil to deliver the best nourishment straight to sensitive baby skin. Best of all, organic olive oil is completely natural, so it’s a great choice for parents looking to moisturize their little one’s sensitive skin.
Some baby care products designed to clean the skin use harsh chemicals that actually disrupt their skin microbiome. This creates an imbalance that can present itself as irritation. Since a baby’s first years are critical for the development of their skin microbiome, it’s important to choose products that cleanse gently without interfering with their microbiota. Limewater does just that — cleans skin effectively, yet balances pH to maintain healthy skin. In addition, limewater is especially great for cleansing the diaper area since it neutralizes acidic urine, which is why limewater is one of the key ingredients in our Diaper Cleanser and Moisturizer.
Beeswax acts as a natural salve that soothes and creates a protective layer on sensitive skin. As a result of its humectant properties, it also attracts water, which is perfect for retaining moisture in the skin. It’s important to note that there’s no need to worry about pollen or bee allergies in regards to beeswax in baby care products. As a skincare ingredient, beeswax is completely safe and allergen-free. We use beeswax in our 3-in-1 Diaper Rash Cream to hold in moisture and create a barrier that protects little one’s sensitive skin.
What should you avoid in baby care products?
As a rule of thumb, look for products that are free of parabens, sulfates, alcohols, fragrances, and phenoxyethanol. These harsh chemicals can cause irritation in the short-term and health complications in the long-term, so it’s best to avoid them altogether. Stick to products that are natural, nourishing, and formulated with only what’s necessary, like NOLEO 3-in-1. Short ingredient lists and minimal formulations are typically the best way to go when choosing baby care products.
Understanding which products deliver benefits to sensitive baby skin is helpful for any parent. Whether you are expecting or simply looking to switch up your baby’s skin care, keep this list in mind when vetting your options. Don’t want to do the searching for a product that ticks every box? We’ve done the hard work for you! NOLEO 3-in-1 Diaper Rash Cream is formulated with 5 simple ingredients: organic sunflower oil, organic olive oil, limewater, beeswax, and glyceryl stearate. It cleanses, moisturizes, and treats and prevents diaper rash. Minimal yet effective, NOLEO 3-in-1 is a fantastic option for parents seeking a natural alternative to traditional diaper care.