Among the wide range of cosmetic products for baby skin care, many mothers often cannot choose the optimal product, each time purchasing an unnecessary product. After reviewing the most popular brands, composition and action of the cream, you can make the right decision as to which drug is ideal for your baby. What are some good baby creams on the market today, and how do they differ?
Types of creams
If we talk about children's cosmetic products in a wide range (use in the inflammatory process, dryness, diaper rash, the need for special care and skin protection), there are six groups of creams:
- Moisturizer. The most common cause of irritation, dryness and peeling is tissue dehydration. The protective function of the child's epidermis is not sufficiently formed, so it is important to moisturize the baby's skin with natural and safe ingredients:plant extracts, natural oils, glycerin. By the way, women often choose baby cream to moisturize their hands, because it has a natural composition.
- Anti-inflammatory cream. The slightest irritation leads to the appearance of an inflammatory process on sensitive children's skin. One of the most common causes of irritation is the use of a diaper. Children are recommended to use anti-inflammatory creams based on panthenol, zinc oxide, chamomile, aloe, string and calendula. The use of a specific type of cream is indicated for diaper rash, inflammation, and for the healing of minor wounds.
- Soothing cream. Irritation can be caused by contact with an allergen, an improperly selected diet, or the influence of weather conditions. In such cases, a sedative will help relieve irritation, prevent inflammation, and relieve the child of discomfort.
- Protective cream. Protective creams are used as a prophylactic against dryness, irritation, inflammation on the skin. They, in turn, are divided into three types: from weather conditions, ultraviolet rays, diaper dermatitis. When choosing a cream, it is important to pay attention to the label indicating age restrictions.
- Universal cream. Modern manufacturers, in order to facilitate the care of children's skin, produce universal creams with a multifunctional effect. They are able to simultaneously moisturize, soothe, nourish and protect the baby's skin. However, pediatricians still advise giving preference to means of directed action.
- Healing cream. A remedy for the treatment of various skin diseases in children is selected only after consultation with the attending physician. After a thorough examination, the doctor selects a drug of directed action. The prescribed remedy allows you to quickly and effectively cure a skin disease without harming the growing body.
Dangerous and useful components in the composition of funds
Ingredients good for baby skin:
- Extract of chamomile, calendula, aloe and other plants.
- Vitamins C, E.
- Coconut, avocado, olive oil.
- Zinc oxide.
- Milk proteins.
When choosing a good baby cream for a newborn, it is important to pay attention not only to components of plant origin, but also to those that may not have the best effect on the skin.
Among the harmful elements in the composition may be:
- SLS, SLES are substances of synthetic origin, which are often added to cosmetics and hygiene products for children. When buying, you should give preference to natural active ingredients that prevent the formation of dry skin.
- Mineral oils. Behind the beautiful name is a product obtained by oil refining. As part of the cream, they are referred to as mineral oil, liquid paraffin. When choosing a cream, you need to focus on the plant base.
- Animal fats, despite their naturalorigin, are considered an undesirable component in the composition of baby creams. Fat is thick and clogged pores over time.
- Parabens are substances that are recommended to be avoided not only in cosmetic products for children, but also for adults.
- Dyes and fragrances often cause allergies in children.
- Preservatives are found in almost all creams, but for children's products they should be safe.
- Alcohols are not the best for baby's sensitive skin, causing dryness and flaking.
If it is impossible to read the composition when buying a baby cream due to poor quality printing or a damaged label, it is quite possible that the product is a fake and has not passed the appropriate quality control.
If you do not know which baby cream is better, when choosing, you should not only study the composition, but also pay attention to other equally important nuances. This is:
- Labeling indicating the useful properties of the cream and contraindications.
- Age restrictions indicated on the packaging, tube or instructions. If there is no information about the age at which it is allowed to use a cosmetic product, it is not advisable to use it for children under 3 years old.
- Expiration date. The shorter the shelf life of the cream, the more natural its composition. It is important to pay attention to the expiration date of the cream: if it is nearing its end, consider the expediency of buying.
- For children, pH neutral products are recommended as baby skinsensitive.
- You can eliminate individual intolerance to the components of a cosmetic product by applying a small amount of cream to the baby's skin.
- The smell and color of the product should be unobtrusive, the product should have a soft texture.
It is advisable to buy cosmetic and hygiene products for a child in specialized stores and pharmacies.
Bepanthen and Sanosan
"Bepanthen" - baby cream with panthenol and one of the most popular drugs that mothers buy even before delivery. The cream has earned good recommendations and has been tested by thousands of women around the world. "Bepanthen" is ideal for the care of sensitive baby skin and is applied under the diaper.
According to the instructions, this remedy has many indications for use: it restores and moisturizes skin cells, heals microcracks and wounds on the nipples formed during lactation, treats allergic manifestations, dermatosis, diaper rash and diaper dermatitis, and also protects the skin from exposure external factors.
The active ingredient is dexpanthenol. It softens, moisturizes and stimulates cell regeneration. Formulated with lanolin and almond oil to help protect delicate skin from dehydration.
Sanosan is also a baby cream with panthenol. It has high protective and moisturizing properties. With regular use, the baby's skin is reliably protected from the negative effects of external stimuli. The cream promotes rapidrestore and hydrate the skin of the child. The composition includes panthenol, vitamin E, oils of vegetable origin, which effectively combat skin irritation.
"Freedom" and "Mustela Baby"
“Freedom for Children” is a product of domestic production. Many parents consider it a good baby cream, the price of which is affordable for most families. It is 80 rubles. per tube 40 g. Used by several generations of mothers in baby skin care throughout the post-Soviet space. Children's cream from the Svoboda factory is characterized as an affordable and safe product with simple but effective ingredients, including vitamin A, chamomile extract, lavender oil. The tool in the shortest possible time soothes irritated and softens sensitive skin, protects against external factors.
Mustela Baby is a high quality universal moisturizing baby cream. It has an oil base, thanks to which it moisturizes and restores the lipid layer of the baby. The cream is applied with light massaging movements after bathing the child, it forms an invisible protective film. The composition of the product includes shea, jojoba and almond oils, which provide the longest possible nutritional effect. The cream is almost instantly absorbed, but contains fragrances.
Sudokrem & Babycoccole
"Sudokrem" is an excellent tool that is suitable not only for children, but also for other family members. It is often recommended by pediatricians as it is considered a good baby cream. Price (average) for 60 g is 300 rubles. The remedy is on salein a pharmacy. The composition includes lanolin, lavender oil, zinc oxide and paraffin. The cream has a pronounced soothing effect, disinfects and softens the skin. "Sudokrem" is indicated for eczema, itching, dermatitis, pain, burns, bedsores.
Babycoccole Baby Cream is hypoallergenic and protective. Its use is recommended during the cold season as a protection for delicate skin from cold, wind and frost. The composition of the product includes natural ingredients: almond proteins, linseed oil, as well as vitamins E and F. With Babycoccole, the baby's skin is protected from frostbite, dehydration and chapping. The cream is gentle on the skin, absorbs quickly, has a neutral pH.
Weleda and Johnson Baby
One of the most sought-after baby skin care creams is Weleda. This is a baby cream with calendula. It is allowed to be used for babies from the first days of life. The tool combines several functions:
- protects against external factors,
- relieves irritation,
- used under a diaper.
Weleda baby cream contains the following ingredients: almond and sesame oil, chamomile and calendula extract, zinc oxide, fatty acids, beeswax and lanolin.
"Johnson baby" - baby cream from the world famous brand Johnson`s Baby. This is a universal remedy that combines moisturizing and protecting sensitive baby skin. It softens the skin of the baby, preventing the formation of diaper rash. The product is approved for use from the first days of life.
All Johnson`s Baby brand cosmetic products are carefully tested, of high quality and suitable for children of all ages. Moreover, the children's cream is suitable for the care of sensitive skin of the face and body of adults. The cream contains panthenol, milk proteins and zinc oxide.
Avanta and Little Siberica
Avanta Chamomile Baby Cream is suitable for use from birth and at any time of the year. The cream has a delicate and light texture, thanks to which it is quickly absorbed without leaving greasy marks, moisturizes and softens dry skin, eliminates the first signs of irritation, and soothes. The composition of the product includes lanolin, vitamins F and A, menthol, eucalyptus oil and chamomile extract. Another advantage of baby cream is its affordable price.
Nature Siberica specializes in the production of cosmetics for adults and children. Little Siberica is considered one of the most popular products in the baby skin care line. The composition of the protective cream is dominated by natural and plant components, including extracts of yarrow, evening, sunflower, marshmallow, juniper, radiola. Among other things, beeswax, glycerin, shea butter and pine nuts, vitamin E. The cream is approved for use by the youngest children. Little Siberica eliminates irritation, relieves diaper rash, moisturizes and nourishes delicate skin, heals minor abrasions and cracks.
La Roche Posay Sunscreen
Many manufacturers of children's cosmetic products produce not only care products, but sunscreen children's body creams. Unlike products for adults, they have a more natural composition and eliminate the risks of allergic and other skin reactions. In addition, they additionally moisturize and nourish the deepest layers of the skin.
Sunscreens for children have a higher level of SPF protection, but do not work immediately, but only after 20-30 minutes after application. One of the most popular products in this category is La Roche Poze cream. According to customer reviews, this tool does an excellent job of protecting sensitive baby skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays.
All La Roche Posay cosmetic products are made using thermal water. The composition includes natural and chemical filters. Sunscreens protect the skin from UV-A and UV-B rays and have high protection rates - 30 and 50 SPF.
La Roche-Posay cosmetics are safe and approved for use by young children, according to experts who conducted a series of quality control tests on La Roche-Posay products. Among the products presented there are products with different textures. So, to protect the skin of the face, a spray is produced. It provides maximum protection, is easy to apply and does not leave a greasy sheen.
Line "My sunshine"
Baby cream"My Sunshine" has long won the trust of thousands of mothers in our country. The line of creams includes products suitable for children of all ages, among them:
- Children's cream with panthenol. Designed for dry, sensitive and irritated skin. Contains 5% D-panthenol, which prevents the formation of diaper rash, redness, itching, diaper dermatitis. After absorption, the cream forms a protective film, eliminating moisture loss and intensively moisturizing the baby's skin. The hypoallergenic composition allows the use of the product for babies from the first days of life.
- "Clean nose". The product is specially designed to facilitate the breathing of the child and care for the skin around the nose. Effectively softens and moisturizes the skin, prevents inflammation, flaking and cracking.
- "Heal on." Children's cream designed for accelerated healing of abrasions, minor wounds and scratches. The composition of the product includes active ingredients that promote the regeneration and restoration of skin cells. After application, the cream quickly relieves pain and inflammation, promotes wound healing.
- Diaper cream is designed with baby's skin in mind. Intensively nourishes and moisturizes the skin, prevents the development of diaper dermatitis. Can be used for baby skin care from the first days of life.
- Powder cream. Once applied, the texture transforms into talcum powder, making it non-sticky and providing long-term protection for baby's skin.
- Cream with chamomile extract. This hypoallergenic product is intended for daily care.behind the baby's skin. Thanks to chamomile extract, the cream deeply nourishes and softens the skin, as well as relieves inflammation.
- Cream "Gentle", suitable for the skin of the face and body of a child. Thanks to D-panthenol and chamomile extract, it deeply nourishes and moisturizes, prevents irritation and inflammation of the skin.
- Cream "Bayu-bayushki". The product is designed to care for baby's skin during sleep.
Pediatricians recommend using baby cream after taking water procedures, when the baby's skin is clean. You need to squeeze out a little and apply it to problem areas. Rub in gently in a circular motion. After opening, the cream packaging can be stored for up to three months, after which it becomes unusable.