Many skin care products on the market containing synthetic fragrances and potentially harmful ingredients that can have adverse reactions, including skin irritation, rashes, respiratory issues, and more.
Natural skin care ingredients are also readily available and provide an easy and effective solution. These ingredients can have the same great qualities as the harmful onces.
Top 10 Ingredients to Look for in your Child's Hygiene Products
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.
Shea butter is rich, creamy, and packed with essential fatty acids to keep your baby’s skin happy and protected. It’s a great natural choice to use in babies’ daily skin care routine to reinforce their skin’s natural barrier. Besides making the skin incredibly soft, shea butter contains antifungal properties. It’s high in vitamins A and E, and helps promote collagen production in the skin.
Coconut oil is a natural ingredient known for its versatility. Fast-acting, absorbent and lightweight, it can do wonders by strengthening the outer layer of your baby’s skin. High in vitamin E and lauric acid, it can be used daily to moisturize every part of your baby’s skin and even condition your little one’s hair.
A fantastic hypoallergenic skin healer, chamomile is treasured for its soothing, calming and anti-inflammatory properties, thanks in part to its azulene compound found in chamomile flower buds. Night baby lotion to help soothe and protect your little one’s dry, sensitive or itchy skin for a good night’s sleep. With its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties it can calm inflammation related to eczema, burns, sunburns and other skin irritations.
We all know the health benefits of eating avocados, but using avocado oil on your baby’s skin can be equally beneficial: it’s an excellent emollient and skin softener.
Blueberry leaves are rich in vitamins and minerals and are known for their remarkable soothing, protective and antioxidant properties. Ideal for babies, they offer natural protection for even the most delicate skins.
The biggest benefit is that it helps the skin retain moisture. When applied to the skin, colloidal oatmeal reinforces the protective skin barrier. But in addition to acting as an emollient, its anti-inflammatory properties soothe dry or irritated skin. This makes it a perfect solution for treating issues like insect bites, contact dermatitis, chickenpox, eczema, atopic dermatitis, acne, and psoriasis.
The antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents in avocado oil help your skin stay smooth, strong, and elastic. You can buy avocado oil in any health or grocery store and use it to: calm itchy skin, heal chapped skin, replenish dry skin, hydrate and moisturize skin, shield skin from ultraviolet radiation, protect against skin damage.
An effective skin mineral, zinc is used in diaper creams to create a physical, impermeable barrier over your child’s delicate skin to protect against humidity. Used daily, it will protect your baby’s delicate bottom after diaper changes and baths. Also used in physical sunscreen for kids, zinc oxide forms a physical barrier on your baby’s skin to naturally deflect UVA/UVB rays.
Those busy bees sure know a thing or two about brilliant skincare ingredients. Honey aside (a great ingredient for your facial skincare), beeswax is the queen at locking in moisture, acting as a natural protective barrier to lock it in. Because of this, this natural wax not only keeps moisture in but keeps nasties out – making it a must-have ingredient for baby products like salves, moisturisers and ointments.