From the time a baby is born, a parent is encountered with millions of choices, and decisions as simple as which body lotion to use seems difficult.
But that’s probably because of the overload of information. Plus the variety available in the market is mind-boggling.
Whether your baby has dry skin or oily, normal or combination, there is a skin care product available in the market for every little bundle of cuteness.
The choice of which product to buy predominantly depends on 3 factors:
- Your philosophy: Would you like something that is natural and organic or hypoallergenic but synthetic, something that has Ayurveda ingredients, or something that is a combination of natural and chemical ingredients, something that is locally made, or something that has been flown down from miles away.No choice is right or wrong, its just what you think is right for your baby.
- Your baby’s skin type: While most baby skin products are designed around moisturizing the baby’s skin since baby’s skin loses moisture 5 times faster than ours, there are specific products for different skin types available in the market too.
- Skin reaction: Being sensitive, different baby’s react differently to different skin care products. No one formula works for all babies.
And since no one wants to mess with the gentle skin of their babies, here we are to make the choice a little simpler for you.
Keeping in mind, different requirements of parents, we have shortlisted top 10 baby skin care product brands that are a combination of natural, organic, chemical but scientifically tested, Indian and international.
Enjoy the selection and take your pick!
Table of Contents
- 1. Himalaya Baby Cream
- 2. Mama Earth insect repellent
- 3. Aveeno Moisturising Cream with Active Naturals Colloidal Oats extract
- 4. Krya bath ubtan for kids
- 5. Mustela body lotion
- 6. Chicco Body wash and shampoo
- 7. Sebamed Diaper rash cream
- 8. Johnson & Johnson top to toe wash
- 9. Biotique Bio Aloe Vera Baby Sun Block
- 10. Baby Dove massage oil
1. Himalaya Baby Cream
The Himalaya brand is synonymous with safe and efficacious herbal products and their Baby Cream is no different.
Specially formulated to protect your little one’s chapped cheeks, ‘crawler’s knee’, tender nose and rubbed elbows, the cream protects against irritating wetness and windburn.
It contains olive oil, enriched with Vitamin E,that nourishes, protects and softens skin and prevents chafing.
It has soothing properties, which keeps baby’s skin healthy and soft. The Country Mallow contained in the cream helps protect baby’s skin due to its skin conditioning and antioxidant properties.
Containing natural ingredients, the Himalaya Baby Cream is free from parabens, mineral oil, and synthetic colours, and is available in an easy to use tube packaging.
Application: Face, knees and elbows
Key Ingredients: Olive Oil, Country Mallow and Licorice
Key benefits: Effective for dry and scaly skin, protects and nourished skin
Usage: After every bath
Parabens free: Yes
Packaging: 50ml, 100ml and 200 ml tube
Price: Rs 121 for 100 ml
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2. Mama Earth insect repellent
In India, we just can’t do without a good insect repellent for our little angels. The mosquitos here are so stubborn that the mosquito patches have a very limited effect. So here is a solution that you cannot go wrong with.
Made with all things organic and natural, the Mama Earth insect repellent is not just effective its perfect for our little angels whom we don’t want to expose to too many chemicals.
A Deet free formula with natural, essential aromatic oils like Citronella, Peppermint & Lemon Eucalyptus, the Mama Earth Insect repellent protects our little angels skin from flies and mosquitos gently.
Its 100% toxin-free and comes in an easy to spray packaging we love!
Application: Can be applied on exposed skin or clothes
Key Ingredients: Purified water, Cold pressed Soybean oil, Cold pressed Castor oil, Citronella oil, Cedar oil, Lemon eucalyptus oil, Peppermint oil, Enriched with our Secret Mama’s Love oil.
Key benefits: Protects from mosquitos and flies
Usage: Apply before stepping outdoors
Parabens free: Yes
Packaging: 100ml spray
Price: Rs 299 for 100 ml
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3. Aveeno Moisturising Cream with Active Naturals Colloidal Oats extract
Aveeno brought to India by Johnson and Johnsons, is a world class brand of skin care that is carefully created using select natural ingredients.
The products follow high standards of ingredient selection, formulation and manufacturing, with processes that retain the strength and purity of such ingredients. No wonder their Baby creams are fabulous!
The Aveeno Moisturising Cream with Active Naturals Colloidal Oats extract gently moisturises the baby’s skin for 24 hours and is ideal for dry and sensitive skin. Its easy to apply, fragrance-free and hypoallergenic.
Application: Gently moisturises Baby’s Skin for 24 Hours
Key Ingredients: Active Naturals Colloidal Oats
Key benefits: Keeps skin moisturised, soothes and protects from dryness
Usage: Daily apply after bath
Packaging: 227 gms tube
Price: Rs 999 for 227 gms
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4. Krya bath ubtan for kids
There is nothing like the goodness of nature to enrich the skin of your little angels.
With century-old recipes, Krya products are organic and use natural ingredients to create skin care products for kids.
The Krya Bath Ubtan is formulated keeping in mind the needs of the sensitive skin of our little ones especially during cold and dry winters.
Packed with skin cleansing and detoxifying herbs, that have been chosen for their “warming” properties according to Indian traditional medicine, the formulation is soap free, SLS & SLES free, Paraben free and synthetic free.
The Krya fragrant ubtan for Kids contains no artificial fragrances, colours, fillers, thickeners or preservatives.
Application: Rub on entire body to cleanse it gently
Key Ingredients: Natural herbs
Key benefits: Cleanses and detoxifies skin
Packaging: 200 gms powder
Price: Rs 460
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5. Mustela body lotion
An American brand, Mustella is a favourite amongst moms for their products suit Indian babies with sensitive skin very well.
Their bestselling product is the Mustela’s Hydra BÃ©bÃ© Body Lotion that provides immediate and long-lasting moisture for dry baby skin.
Formulated with an elixir of plant-based ingredients including Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vitamins E and F, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter, and their signature Avocado Perseose, the Hydra BÃ©bÃ© Body Lotion protects, moisturizes and strengthens your baby’s skin.
Its non-greasy formula penetrates immediately, leaving the skin silky-smooth.
Paraben, phthalate, and phenoxyethanol free, this lotion is hypoallergenic, and specially formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions.
Application: Apply on entire body after bath to retain the moisture
Key Ingredients: Jojoba Oil, Sunflower Oil, Vitamins E and F, Sweet Almond Oil, Shea Butter and Avocado Perseose
Key benefits: Moisturises and strengthens dry skin
Usage: Daily after bath
Packaging: 400 ml dispenser bottle
Price: Rs 1,599
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6. Chicco Body wash and shampoo
Chicco’s Baby Moments range of products is parabens free, delicate, hypoallergenic and clinically tested making it usable for new born babies as well.
The Chicco Gentle Body Wash and shampoo formula gently cleanses baby’s delicate skin with its soothing and softening oat properties, while the no-tears formula does not irritate the eyes.
The absence of parabens, SLS and SLES guarantees extra-care for the delicate skin of newborns and the ISO -lachrymal neutral pH (pH 7) is ideal for little babies, and very gentle on their skin.
Application: Apply on entire body and hair
Key Ingredients: Oat Properties
Key benefits: Gentle on the skin, n o-tears formula
Usage: Daily bath
Packaging: 100, 200 & 500 ml format (500 ml with dispenser)
Price: Rs 129 for 100 ml
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7. Sebamed Diaper rash cream
Sebamed is a German skin care expert with over 50 years of experience in medicinal skin care.
All Sebamed products are developed and tested in co-operation with European universities and dermatological clinics.
The Sebamed Baby Rash Cream is a rich emollient water in oil formula and is indicated for prevention and relief from diaper rash.
The pH value of 5.5 of Sebamed Baby is clinically proven to promote the development of skin’s acid mantle which protects the skin from entry of harmful bacteria and prevents moisture loss.
It contains titanium dioxide that forms a protective barrier against aggressive substances that cause inflammation of the baby’s delicate skin. 35% oils helps to hydrate, soothe and moisturize the irritated skin.
Moreover, Sebamed Baby Rash Cream is free from Formaldehyde/ Nitrosamines/ Dioxan making it the most sought after choice for moms to keep their baby’s diaper area skin free from rash.
Application: Apply on diaper area at every diaper change
Key Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Allantoin
Key benefits: Protects and heels rash
Usage: Every diaper change
Packaging: 100 ml tube
Price: Rs 510
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8. Johnson & Johnson top to toe wash
JOHNSON’S® baby TOP-TO-TOE® wash is an ultra-mild cleanser designed for your baby’s delicate skin and sensitive eyes.
It is a safe baby wash product, milder than a baby soap, and can be used to shampoo hair as well. It claims to be as gentle to the eyes as pure water that soothes your baby during bath time.
Its dye-free, soap-free and hypoallergenic besides being a paraben-free and phthalate-free formula.
Application: Apply on body and hair for bath
Key Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Sodium Trideceth Sulfate, PEG-150 Distearate, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.
Key benefits: Cleanses gently without hurting eyes
Usage: Every bath
Packaging: 500 ml Pump pack 200 ml 100 ml 50 ml
Price: Rs 222 for 500 ml
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9. Biotique Bio Aloe Vera Baby Sun Block
Biotique is synonymous with natural skin and hair care developed from Ayurveda and their baby care range is a perfect pick for mothers who are looking to use herbal products with natural ingredients for their babies.
The Biotique Bio Aloe Vera Baby Sun Block SPF 20 UVA/UVB Sunscreen lotion is perfect for daily use.
The comforting, nutrient-rich sun cream is blended specially for baby’s tender skin with nurturing pure aloe vera, sunflower and safflower oils.
It keeps the skin soft, safe and moisturized in the sun and nourishes the skin while doing so.
Application: Apply on all exposed body parts
Key Ingredients: Aloe Vera, Sunflower and Safflower oils
Key benefits: Protects skin from sun
Usage: Every 2-3 hours when outdoors
Packaging: 50 gms tube
Price: Rs 132
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10. Baby Dove massage oil
Dove as a brand has been known to be gentle to our skin and their baby range is a step towards helping you protect and nourish your baby’s supple skin.
A baby massage is a time for a mother to spend one on one time with the baby and also show care towards his/her skin.
Baby Dove’s moisture rich massage oil is specially formulated to lock in moisture and soothe dry baby skin.
Its very easy to use since its has a light, non-greasy and fast absorbing formula that keeps baby’s skin feeling soft and moisturized all day long.
Application: Gently massage entire body
Key benefits: Moisturizes and nourishes baby’s skin
Usage: Every day after bath
Packaging: 200 ml bottle
Price: Rs 149
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Take your pick, and remember before using any new skin care product on your baby, do a patch test.
If it suits your baby, avoid changing the product too often and give the product some time to show its effect.
Most importantly, remember more than the product, its your love and care that will enrich the baby and its skin, so make baby’s skin care routine a fun exercise rather than a chore. Enjoy!