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TIPS-tested baby lotions


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graphicBest of the Best and Top product - Weleda Baby Calendula Lotion
graphicBest organicWeleda Baby Calendula Body Cream

graphicBest budget - Earth Friendly Baby organic Chamomile baby lotion
graphicMust-have - Weleda Baby Calendula weather protection Cream

graphicBest unscented & Editor's Choice - Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream and Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Body Lotion
graphicBest Organic - Organic Babies Dry Skin Baby Lotion - Scent Free
graphicBest eco-friendly - Baby Boo Organic Lavender baby lotion
graphicHighly commended - Aromababy Pure Baby Moisture Lotion

graphicHighly commendedHalos N Horns Baby Moisturising Lotion
graphicHighly commended - Earth's Best Everyday lotion lavender

 

 


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Weleda Baby Calendula Lotion

RRP: £7.50 for 200mls
Price per ml:  3.75p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk
Tested October – December 2009

All products in the Weleda range contain natural raw materials mostly grown organically or biodynamically – this growing method takes into account the seasons and the rhythms of the planets. One Tester described the scent as ‘absolutely delicious’. All Testers praised the creamy consistency of this lotion, saying it was a pleasure to dispense with a little going a long way. Weleda Baby Calendula Lotion is non-greasy and goes on easily leaving beautifully soft silky skin. Even when used on skin affected by eczema it was soothing and caused no irritation. This product works perfectly as a moisturiser or a cleanser for the nappy area.

This is what some of the Testers said:

  • The consistency is just right, not too thick and not too runny
  • To be honest I had never heard of Weleda before so when I read the leaflet my initial feeling was it sounded like a really good brand – I have to say it did not disappoint at all.
  • I would be happy to buy this for myself too and it is well worth the extra money


Award:  Best of the Best and Top product

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Weleda Baby Calendula Body Cream

 

RRP: £8.95 for 75mls
Price per ml:  12p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk 
Tested August -October 2016

 

Weleda Baby Calendula Body Cream is a rich, smoothing cream. It contains organic sesame oil, extracts of organic calendula, hyperallogenic lanolin and unbleached beeswax. This gives the product a consistency thicker than that of a lotion, so it provides intensive care for dry areas, helping to reduce skin moisture loss.
All products in the Weleda range contain natural raw materials mostly grown organically or biodynamically – this growing method takes into account the seasons and the rhythms of the planets. Weleda's ethical and environmentally-friendly credentials are second to none, which Parent Testers really appreciate.
Weleda Baby Calendula Body Cream is easy to apply to the face and body but Parent Testers also found this useful to treat dry skin patches, and it can be used in the nappy area. Parent Testers agreed this gentle cream had a delicate scent that was not overpowering. It also proved ideal for older children, and adults in need of some pampering.
We are delighted to award this versatile cream a TIPS Best organic.

This is what some of the Testers said:

  • my favourite feature [is] the smell, leaves a lovely soft and subtle scent
  • it was effective and was also very soothing for mosquito bites
  • definitely worth spending a little extra on this natural high-quality product
  • the ingredients are more natural and less likely to cause any harm.

 

Award: Best organic

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Earth Friendly Baby organic Chamomile baby lotion

RRP: £4.99 for 250mls
Price per ml:  1.99p
Supplied and manufactured by www.earthfriendlybaby.co.uk
Tested October – December 2009

Earth Friendly Baby is committed to developing high quality products at a price that everyone can afford. Each product in this comprehensive range contains natural ingredients - these are plant-derived where possible and biodegradable. Earth Friendly Baby do not use artificial colours, synthetic fragrances, parabens or sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate (SLS or SLES). The body lotions are ideal to use all over baby's body, and come in Organic Chamomile, relaxing Organic Lavender and fresh Organic Mandarin.
Testers praised the handy pump action lid which makes dispensing easy, although some suggested a ‘close-lock’ might be useful to avoid spills when travelling. Not only is this product reassuringly natural but the fragrance is fresh and calming. It absorbs easily into the skin leaving it soft and well moisturised. This was the best value baby lotion making it the obvious choice for our ‘Best budget’ award.


This is what some of the Testers said:

  • This consistency was very smooth and absorbed into my baby’s skin very quickly without the need to rub it in
  • Very easy to dispense, I liked the pop-up pump which keeps the lotion fresh
  • It did not cause any reaction to my skin – I have dermatitis – it was also a pleasure to use on my baby


Award:  Best Budget

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Weleda Baby Calendula weather protection Cream

RRP:  £5.50 for 30mls  
Price per ml:  18.3p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk
Tested October – December 2009

This unique cream is not exactly a lotion or a nappy balm so it was difficult to know which category of products it should be tested with. In the end, we decided to test it with baby lotions. This is because Weleda Baby Calendula Weather Protection Cream provides a skin-friendly barrier protection which is especially useful in the winter months when chapped lips and wind-swept faces are all too common.
The 100% natural formulation is based on sweet almond oil, hypoallergenic lanolin and beeswax, with the trademark scent of calendula flower. This product is obviously useful for chapped hands and lips, but Testers found many other uses for this innovative rescue remedy, including sore noses and weather damaged cheeks. Parents d suggested this would be great for winter trips and outdoor activities. In fact so handy was this product that Testers voted it a ‘Must-have’ award.

This is what some of the Testers said:

  • This little tube was full of magic – what a lovely product!
  • It sinks into your skin beautifully leaving you feeling like there is a barrier but without looking greasy or shiny
  • Value for money as a tiny amount goes a long way

Award:  Must-have

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Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream

 

RRP:  £9.95 for 50mls 
Price per ml:  20p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk 
Tested April - May 2014

 

Weleda's ethical and environmentally-friendly credentials are second to none. The information provided with Weleda baby products is excellent. Weleda advise using water only when bathing baby during the first month of life - this is in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. Products in the Weleda Baby Calendula range have already won numerous TIPS Awards, including Top brand. So when I became aware of plans to launch the brand new Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow range of fragrance-free products, I was keen to ask Parent Testers to review these.

The Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream is 100% certified natural by the international association NATRUE. It is formulated with 97% organic ingredients, including white mallow, pansy, coconut, sweet almond, sesame, safflower, sunflower, and borage oils. There are no added perfumes so this gentle cream is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Although this product is fragrance free, the delicate scent of the white mallow and coconut lingers on the skin - this is a pleasant change from other unscented ranges. Parent Testers agreed this delicate (but rich in texture) face cream was also effective on mummy hands and baby’s body. It left their baby’s skin feeling soft and smooth.
We also tested the Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Body Lotion (see below). We will also be testing the Baby Derma White Mallow Nappy Change Cream when it is launched this summer. The Baby Derma White Mallow collection is a welcome addition to the Weleda brand - a range of top quality skincare products. So we are delighted to award Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream not one but two TIPS Awards: Best unscented and Editor’s choice.

This is what some of the Testers said:

  • I very much loved the feel and texture, and it moisturised the skin well.
  • I used it on my hands and my 3 year olds body after bath time and his skin felt soft and smooth after use.
  • My favourite features were its effectiveness after using it for a short period of time; it is non greasy; it spreads and absorbs easily
  • It’s a nicer product than my usual brand, more natural I think. Really great product. I had a try of the product on myself too and its fab for very pregnant dry faced mums-to-be.

Awards:  Best unscented and Editor's choice

 

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Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Body Lotion

 

RRP:  £11.95 for 50mls 
Price per ml:  6p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk 
Tested April - May 2014

 

Weleda's ethical and environmentally-friendly credentials are second to none. The information provided with Weleda baby products is excellent. Weleda advise using water only when bathing baby during the first month of life - this is in line with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. Products in the Weleda Baby Calendula range have already won numerous TIPS Awards, including Top brand. So when I became aware of plans to launch the brand new Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow range of fragrance-free products, I was keen to ask Parent Testers to review these. 

The Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Body Lotion is 100% certified natural by the international association NATRUE . It contains 95% organic ingredients, including the same great oils used in the Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream. Additionally, it contains healing cocoa butter and squalane (suitable for vegetarians). There are no added perfumes so this gentle lotion is suitable for even the most sensitive skin types. Although this product is fragrance-free, the delicate scent of the white mallow and coconut lingers on the skin - this is a pleasant change from other unscented products. Parent Testers agreed this delicate body lotion (lighter than the face cream but by no means runny) was light and effective, and left skin feeling soft and smooth.
We also tested the Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream (see above). We will also be testing the Baby Derma White Mallow Nappy Change Cream when it is launched this summer. The Baby Derma White Mallow collection is a welcome addition to the Weleda brand - a range of top quality skincare products. So we are delighted to award Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Body Lotion not one but two TIPS Awards: Best unscented and Editor’s choice.

 

This is what some of the Testers said:

  • Yes the product is effective and I noticed the effect the cream had on my daughter’s skin after 2 days. My daughter had dry skin on her tummy area and this cleared up after a few days of using the cream.
  • I really like it, the thickness and oiliness really suits my son’s skin. It soaks in well, leaves a slight shine and residue but is just lovely
  • I would buy this because I absolutely loved it. I've been looking for a good natural moisturiser and now I've finally found one!
  • It felt nice when using it and really left a lovely feeling on my baby’s skin

Awards:  Best unscented and Editor's choice

 

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Organic Babies Dry Skin Baby Lotion - Scent Free

 

RRP: £9.95 for 150mls
Price per ml:  7p
Supplied and manufactured by www.greenpeople.co.uk
Tested October – December 2009

All products in the Organic Babies range are handmade in small batches using the most natural and organic ingredients. They are suitable for vegetarians and certified by the Organic Food Federation. Testers were impressed by the eco-friendly and ethical credentials of this company, including their policy to donate 10% of their profits to ‘green’ issues.
This organic moisturiser was thick and creamy to the touch, but light enough to apply easily and absorb well. It seemed to help soothe dry skin with one Tester commenting that it was also a ‘fantastic facial moisturiser’. Although one of the more expensive lotions, Testers agreed that a little really does go a long way, making this particular lotion cost-effective.


This is what some of the Testers said:

  • It cleared up my daughter’s horrible bumpy skin!
  • I like that I have to use very little for it to be effective and the fact that it did not leave skin feeling greasy or sticky
  • The instant moisturisation I felt on both my own and my son's skin

Award:  Best Organic

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Baby Boo Organic Lavender baby lotion

RRP: £10 for 200mls
Price per ml:  5p
Supplied and manufactured by www.babyboo-organics.co.uk  
Tested October – December 2009

Baby Boo is the new baby on the block. It offers a range of affordable products containing Soil Association accredited organic ingredients. The range originally included a baby bodywash, shampoo and foaming cleanser, more recently Baby Boo launched a bottom balm, a baby lotion and massage oil.
This organic lotion contains apricot and orange oil with added vanilla and bergamot extract – these ingredients provide a subtle but enjoyable scent. Overall Testers were impressed with the quality of the ingredients and the feel of the lotion on baby skin. Testers were sent a pre-production sample so were unable to try the pump action dispenser although they did agree this was a great idea.
Testers were impressed with the eco-friendly credentials of this new brand and with overall satisfaction rates high we are delighted to recognise this with our ‘Best eco-friendly’ award.



This is what some of the Testers said:
  • I really liked the texture and consistency of this product. It was a rich moisturising cream, not too think but absorbed well
  • I was pleasantly surprised, it had a much nicer smell than I had expected
  • Its eco-friendly and ethical credentials are a big plus; I would buy this again in the future.
Award:  Best eco-friendly

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Aromababy Pure Baby Moisture Lotion

RRP: £8.50 for 125mls  
Price per ml:  6.8p
Supplied and manufactured by www.aromababy.com  
Tested October – December 2009

Founded in 1994 by Catherine Cervasio, Aromababy specialises in pure, natural, organic-rich baby skincare products. These are formulated for pregnancy, for baby and for the entire family. Manufactured using only sweet almond oil, cocoa butter with a touch of organic rosehip oil this baby lotion was praised by all Parent Testers. The light consistency absorbs easily into the skin. Completely free of additives and perfume this product is ideal for even the most sensitive skin. On their website and with their products, Aromababy advise to wash babies in plain water for the first month - this is refreshing and should be applauded.
Products in this range scored less because they are imported from Australia - this increases their carbon footprint for UK customers. However, Aromababy fully deserve to get a TIPS award in acknowledgement of their ongoing commitment to research and development of innovative, high quality skincare care products for mother and child.

This is what some of the Testers said:
  • The white graphics illustrates the pureness of the product and I love the traditional image on the tube
  • We used it on the entire family, it helped my sons dry patches, I used it on my hands and my husband used it on his psoriasis and thinks it is wonderful!
  • I love the fact that it is made using certified organic ingredients
Award:  Highly commended

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Earth’s Best Organic Everyday lotion lavender

RRP: £5.99 for 210mls   
Price per ml:  2.85p
Supplied by www.kinetic4health.co.uk
Tested October – December 2009

Kinetic Natural Products Distributors was founded in the early 1990s by brothers Alexander and Kim. Earth’s Best Organic by JASON range is one of the many natural brands available on their website. The product scored less because it is imported from the USA – this increases its carbon footprint for UK customers.
All Testers found the one-handed pump-action dispenser extremely useful, especially when dealing with a wriggly baby. The consistency of the lotion was light and non-greasy. It absorbed well into skin leaving it soft and well moisturised.
It was used by parents and children alike making this a truly family-friendly moisturiser.


This is what some of the Testers said:
  • For a lotion this had an excellent ability to moisturise
  • The graphics were 1950s American style which I liked but some might find too retro
  • I would buy it, as the name suggests; as an ‘Everyday Lotion

Award:  Highly commended

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Halos N Horns Baby Moisturising Lotion

RRP: £4.07 for 250mls 
Price per ml:  1.63p
Supplied by www.halosnhorns.co.uk
Tested March 2012

This light, non-greasy lotion smells fruity and Testers found it very easy to dispense. It absorbed quickly leaving skin soft and moisturised. Halos N Horns advise to avoid using all skincare products on babies for the first month of life - this is in line with guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and used by the NHS. By adopting this groundbreaking approach when the brand was launched, Halos N Horns truly really set the standard for other baby skincare manufacturers. Their website provides parents with quality information about skincare for babies and children.

The new Baby Moisturising Lotion is great value for money. Available in all major supermarkets, Halos N Horns products offer a refreshing approach to the manufacture and marketing of baby and toddler skincare products. 


This is what some of the Testers said:

  • It sinks into the skin really quickly and smells delicious!
  • Loved it, used it as a massage cream after bath time leaving my baby’s skin soft
  • Great if you want a light moisturiser

Award:  Highly commended

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Sharon Trotter©2016

 

Weleda Baby Calendula Lotion

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Earth Friendly Baby organic Chamomile baby lotion

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Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream

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Organic Babies Dry Skin Baby Lotion - Scent Free

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Baby Boo Organic Lavender baby lotion

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