Choosing the right baby lotion for your child can be very tricky, fret not, this blog will help you with the points you need to keep in mind to get the best baby lotion for your baby. Baby skin is very delicate when compared with adult skin; therefore you need to be very specific when choosing products for your baby.
You need a product that is free from toxins, rich in natural ingredients and provides long-lasting moisturization to your baby’s skin.
Look Out for Ingredients
You’ll find countless baby lotions in the market claiming to be the best, but most of them do not have the key ingredients that help in fighting dry skin. When you check the label of the product you wish to buy, make sure that the product is rich in ingredients like Colloidal Oatmeal and Calendula Oil as they help in locking in moisture within the skin and enhance the skin barrier. Calendula Oil in particular has regenerating, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties that help in wound healing.
Aloe Vera Gel is another ingredient that is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, it will help soothe your baby’s dry and irritated skin. Besides these, make sure the product is made of toxin-free ingredients.
Check for Lab-test Approvals
Since a baby’s skin is sensitive, you should always look for clinical lab test labels or dermatologically tested/hypoallergenic tested labels on the product.
Clinical lab test approvals ensure that the product composition is thoroughly tested under different conditions and it will not cause skin irritation or other side effects. Thus, a baby lotion that is clinically tested will relieve you from the stress of any side effects on your baby’s skin.
The most important thing that you should keep in mind when buying baby lotion for dry skin is to choose a product that is made of natural ingredients and is toxin-free. Products that are toxin-free, paraben-free, synthetic fragrance-free, among other certifications are safe for your baby’s skin, here’s what each of these means:
Toxin-Free: The term toxin-free is a label that represents a product being free from any potentially toxic, poisonous or harmful ingredients. It also indicates that the product is 100% natural and is not formed using any chemical components.
Paraben-Free: Parabens are synthetic chemicals that are derived from para-hydroxybenzoic acid (PHBA) and are used to extend the shelf life of a product. A product labelled ‘paraben-free’ is free from any synthetic chemicals. The role of parabens is to prevent the product from fungi and other microorganisms. But research has suggested that parabens can cause skin irritation, can be potentially cancer-causing, and might have an impact on the reproductive systems of both men and women. Thus companies are trying to formulate compositions that can help them increase the shelf life of products naturally. If you find a baby lotion that has any of the following components, it has paraben and you should opt an alternative.
Synthetic Fragrance-Free: As the name suggests this label indicates that the product is free from any synthetically created fragrance. Products that are labelled synthetic fragrance free mostly have essential oils-based fragrances as an alternative. It is important for you to choose a synthetic fragrance-free baby lotion for dry skin because products with synthetic fragrance are not only the leading cause of contact dermatitis but they also cause redness, eczema, irritation among other skin problems.
What do we offer?
We cover all the points mentioned above. All products at The Moms Co. are toxin-free, paraben-free, sulphate-free, and synthetic fragrance-free as well. We ensure the highest of quality standards because we know how delicate your skin is, you can read more about our formulation and testing process here.
We use natural and organic ingredients that are gentle to the skin. Our Natural Sensitive Skin Lotion has natural ingredients like 1% Colloidal Oatmeal, Calendula Oil, Organic Aloe Vera Gel, Shea Butter among others, these ingredients ensure that your baby’s skin is moisturized throughout the day. The product is clinically tested and helps in skin redness and rashes as well. To know more about our baby lotion’s ingredients and benefits check out our product here.