Green Room Thursdays: Lavanila Healthy Baby Collection
You don’t need a “baby on board” bumper sticker to appreciate Lavanila’s Healthy Baby collection — heck, it’s not even necessary for you to be a parent. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll be over-the-moon about this range of 100% natural, hypoallergenic, non-toxic, chemical-free, vitamin-rich products. And if you’re a mommy, well, let’s just say those California Baby products might need to sit on the bench for a while.
The Lavanila Healthy Baby collection was developed to address the needs of delicate, irritation-prone baby skin — it therefore includes no harmful chemical (no parabens, synthetic fragrances or dyes, sulfates, or petrochemicals) and features 30 essential vitamins and minerals (among them calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, vitamin B-12, vitamin B-1, vitamin B-2, and vitamin B-3). Each product was approved by a group of American Medical Association-approved pediatricians so as to reassure all of us worry-prone, overprotective mother hen types.
The collection includes five key products: the Healthy Baby Wash, a tear-free, balancing shampoo and body wash; the Healthy Baby Block, which boasts an SPF 40 factor thanks to combination titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, and which includes moisturizing agents like shea butter; the Healthy Baby Bottom, a diaper rash cream that soothes red, inflamed skin and which utilizes zinc oxide instead of petroleum; the Healthy Baby Lotion, a milky, lightweight moisturizer that’s quickly absorbed by the skin; and the Healthy Baby Butter, a rich, certified organic cream that’s ideal for dehydrated or flaky skin.
All of the Lavanila Healthy Baby products feature: noni juice, a healing Polynesian plant; organic aloe, a soothing and moisturizing botanical with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties; organic vanilla, which has a calming effect and boosts circulation; and organic calendula flower, which protects the skin from infection and helps to heal wounds, rashes, and irritations. The baby lotion and baby butter, meanwhile, also include organic shea and cocoa butters to moisturize and soften.
I swear by the Healthy Baby Body Lotion — the vanilla scent is lovely without being too sweet or strong, and the formula is so lightweight that it won’t leave you feeling sticky or greasy. Plus you’ll almost immediately notice a difference in terms of softness.
Lavanila Healthy Baby Wash, $16; Lavanila Healthy Baby Lotion, $15; Lavanila Healthy Baby Butter, $14; Lavanila Healthy Baby Bottom, $15; and Lavanila Healthy Baby Block, $20. Available at Sephora.com