My Top Picks for Baby Moisturizers

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Last updated on November 30th, 2016

I Read Labels For You Top Picks for Baby Moisturizers

I believe less is more – especially when it comes to a baby. For example, your baby does not need to have a bath with soap every day. And if you use one of those moisturizing soaps/body washes I told you about in my Seven Safest Shampoos/Body Washes List, chances are you might not need to use any baby moisturizers at all. I speak from my own experience.

Generally, for baby moisturizers, I prefer baby oils instead of creams and lotions. Why? I believe oils are safer and more beneficial for the baby’s skin. Here are my three reasons to think that.

 

Preservatives in Baby Moisturizers

Creams and lotions are made with water, and as a result they need preservatives. Some preservatives are better than others but overall a lot of preservatives have some health concerns. To find out which preservatives are okay and which to avoid, head over here.

 

Emulsifiers in Baby Moisturizers

Cream and lotions need emulsifiers to bind the ingredients and keep the creams and lotions smooth and easy to apply. For example, I noticed that a lot of natural creams and lotions – even those with organic ingredients – carry polysorbate 20 as an emulsifier.

In its original form, polysorbate is a harmless sorbitol, or sugar alcohol. However, for its use in personal care products, it is treated with 20 parts of carcinogenic ethylene oxide. The problem with any ingredient treated with ethylene oxide is that it can then become contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a carcinogen, too. Therefore, even though 1,4-dioxane will not be listed as an ingredient, it still could be present in the baby cream or lotion. Do you want to take that chance? I don’t.

 

What works best

 

I recently switched from creams to facial oils. When I did that, I noticed a big improvement in my skin – I had no more peeling on my nose. I believe that oils are better at protecting the skin to hold moisture. And this is what we want. We want the skin to learn to hold moisture as opposed to rely on cream and lotion to keep it hydrated, which makes it more sustainable – and a money saving option to boot.

 

 

My Top Picks for Baby Moisturizers

 

With that said, here are two top picks for baby moisturizers. They are both made with 100% certified organic ingredients and nothing else.

 

Badger Organic Baby Oil, $15.99 for 4 oz

Ingredients: *Olea Europaea (Extra Virgin Olive) Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, CO2 Extract of *Calendula Officinalis (Calendula), and Essential Oil of *Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile). *Certified Organic

 

My Comments: I like this oil. It is certified organic by the USDA. The ingredients are not only pure but also are least likely to cause any allergy. Calendula and chamomile have anti-inflammatory and healing properties. I also like that this baby oil is packaged in glass.

 

Where to Buy: Badger website or Amazon or check your local health store

 

 

Angel Baby Oil, $12.99 (right now only $7.77) for 4 oz

Ingredients: Vitis vinifera (grape) seed oil, Simmondsia chinensis (organic jojoba) seed oil, Calendula officinalis (organic calendula) flower extract

 

My Comments: This is another baby oil made with 100% organic ingredients. There are only three ingredients and all of them are great for the baby’s skin.

 

Where to Buy: Earth Mama Angel Baby website or Amazon

 

This concludes my recommendations for the best baby moisturizers that you can use for your baby. I would love to hear from you. Let me know in the comments what baby moisturizers you use and why. And let me know how you liked it if you give one of these baby oils a try.

 

I Read Labels For You Top Picks for Baby Moisturizers

13 Responses

  1. Claudia

    Thank you for this Irina! What do you think of the Aura Cacia Calming Baby Oil? There are the ingredients: rganic Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Organic Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Organic Origanum Majorana (Sweet Marjoram) Oil, Organic Chameamelum Nobile (Roman Chamomile) Oil, Organic Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil.
    It is certified organic and cheaper at $8/4 oz – I have gotten it cheaper on Amazon!

  2. Coral

    I love your blog and have been reading since before my little one was born. I decided to use organic coconut oil, organic extra virgin olive oil and organic sweet almond oil mixed together with a couple drops of lavender and chamomile essential oil. It’s worked amazing.

  3. Nessie

    Hi Irina, have you seen the Earth Mama Angel Baby Baby-Lotion? It doesn’t have listed any polysorbate 20 in the ingredients. Would you recommend it?

  4. Lauren

    I was using Acure Bare Baby Lotion on my little one and it worked so well. All of a sudden, one day, he got a hot and bright red rash from it. Any thoughts as to which of the ingredients could cause a reaction? It says “allergy tested” on the bottle. Thought it looked safe!

    • Irina Webb

      Hi, Lauren: thank you for asking the question. I do not see any obvious common irritants. But babies are so gentle that even good ingredients may cause irritation, that’s why I recommend using oils. They have just a few ingredients and they are pure. By the way, I am coming out with a free e-course on how to buy baby products. Make sure you are signed up receive a notification. ~Irina

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