When my daughter was born, the pediatrician alerted us that she suffered from baby eczema. We were instructed to apply baby lotion daily and to use products that were of the utmost sensitive to her delicate skin condition. We adhered to her instructions, and within a few short months her skin had completely cleared up. We thought we had triumphed through this phase of “baby eczema” but as it turns out, the eczema returned shortly after we celebrated her second birthday. Following a visit to the pediatrician with, what we thought was, a severe rash, we learned that our precious daughter would most likely struggle with eczema and skin sensitivity for the rest of her life. This is when I began my quest for the best, most gentle, eczema baby/toddler skincare line. And that’s how I discovered California Baby.
California Baby products are locally made within the US from natural and organic ingredients. Best of all, they actually do what they are designed to do! Unlike other brands of baby products that use dyes, numbing agents, toxins and sulfates, California Baby products avoid those entirely.
Within a matter of days after starting with the California Baby Eczema Creme, the harsh, red, irritated bumps and scales on my daughter’s skin disappeared and her itching dissolved. We were more than thrilled with the products. Even though the products are priced a little on the steep side, I am a firm believer in quality over quantity, especially when it comes to skin care. It’s a small price to pay to keep my baby’s skin from flaring up and causing her discomfort.
Every night, even though the flare up has subsided, we apply the Eczema Cream immediately following her bath. During her bath, we have replaced her previous brand with the Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash. We even purchased the Bubble Bath to removed any suspicion of doubt. Whenever we are going to be out in the sun for an extended period of time, we now use the broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen. Above all, this product lineup has remedied our eczema issues and I couldn’t be more pleased.
As a whole, California Baby claims that their products:
Contain organic and sustainably grown ingredients
Non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores)
PABA, BPA, PVC, and phthalate free
Plant based ingredients
Non-irritating, non-chemical formula
From the moment I pumped out the lotion, I loved this cream. It’s thick enough that one pump spreads over most of my toddler’s body, and it does so without making a greasy mess. I even pump out a small amount into her tiny hands and let her apply on to her own arms. It’s scented just slightly and leaves the skin feeling moisturized and clean. It soothes cracked skin and doesn’t block pores. Most importantly, it relieves eczema flare ups.
Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash
Even though this body wash does not lather up as quickly as some other baby soaps I’ve tried, it suds up enough that one squirt from the pump can fill a small loofah or wash cloth plenty for a small child’s needs. Most nights, I will pump out a dime size and lather in my hands over her head to wash her hair. Once I massage in into her hair and scalp, I am left with enough lather to completely work over her entire body using my hands. It gently cleans her hair, face and body without irritating her skin. It’s also gentle enough that it does not cause tears if dripped into her eyes. It is slightly scented with aromatherapy quality essential oils, but doesn’t contain synthetic fragrances. It’s concentrated, so a little bit goes a long way. Unlike other big brands, it is free of sodium sulfate, DEA and numbing agents.
Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen
This broad spectrum sunscreen is thick and highly concentrated. Believe me when I say that a little will go a loooonnng way. I tend to stick with the dot method of applying sunscreen, and I highly recommend it with this particular formula. It’s water resistant up to 80 minutes, natural, vegan, and tear free. It also contains no gluten, soy, oat or dairy. Most importantly, it doesn’t cause breakouts or irritate the skin.
As you can tell, I am very fond of the products that I’ve sampled. I’m even looking into acquiring more products from their line. Stay tuned and I’ll tell you all about how I like them. I have a feeling they won’t disappoint.
Do you have a perfect skincare product that you feel supremely satisfied about?