The Goodness of Baby Balm: Why Balm Is Better Than Lotion or Cream for Your Baby's Skin

The Goodness of Baby Balm: Why Balm Is Better Than Lotion or Cream for Your Baby's Skin

Nothing’s worse than when your baby’s grumpy because of  diaper rash, cradle cap, dry skin, or other skin irritations. In their first few months, newborns are prone to skin irritation, and dryness. 

A baby's skin is thinner and more sensitive than an adult's, so it loses moisture more rapidly, leading to dryness, itching, rashes, cracking, and peeling. Treat your baby's skin with a gentle moisturizer to keep dryness and irritation at bay.

With an array of baby products on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are best for your little one. When it comes to skin moisturization, many moms wonder which is better for their babies: creams, lotions, or something else that can work wonders.

Body lotions are the lightest type of moisturiser. They are primarily composed of water and a small amount of oil, having limited moisturising capabilities, resulting in a runny consistency. Lotions are not powerful enough to compensate for the absence of oil on a baby's skin. The lotion does not penetrate deep into the skin and only lasts a few hours on the top layer. According to studies, lotions can cause skin irritation such as rashes, itching, and other skin problems if used repeatedly.

Body creams are thicker than lotions. They are made of water and oil in about equal proportions. They have a medium consistency and hydrate at a medium level. Creams are oilier than balms, leaving the skin oily and sticky. On the other hand, creams and lotions include strong fragrances, which might induce an allergic reaction to a baby's skin.

Let us introduce you to the body balms that have the thickest formula, which can keep your baby’s skin hydrated the whole day. They are made of natural oils, Shea Butter, and Vitamin E, making them ideal for intensive hydration and nourishment. They offer long-lasting moisturization that penetrates deep into the skin. Shea Butter not only keeps the skin hydrated but also aids in treating eczema and soothes dry skin. It also possesses anti-inflammatory qualities, which help prevent rashes and other skin irritations (including insect bites).

Baby body balm for newborns is an excellent choice for moisturization and nourishment because baby skin is sensitive and prone to dryness.

CITTA's Moisturizing Baby Balm For Face & Body is India's first Natural Moisturising Baby Balm, with a unique texture that provides long-lasting moisturization and protection to the baby's skin. It is rich in Shea Butter and Vitamin E and has the magic of seven oils: Coconut Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Olive Oil, Almond Oil, Basil Oil, Camphor Oil, and Turmeric Oil. It is gentle, mild, and safe for your little one's skin.

All these natural components contribute value to the product on their own. Coconut oil is a natural moisturiser for the skin that is high in vitamins and healthy lipids. It contains anti-microbial and antioxidant characteristics that preserve and fortify skin while also assisting in the battle against dryness. It has medicinal qualities and helps wounds heal. It can help to increase skin elasticity, making the skin supple and soft.

Rice Bran Oil is a nutritious oil that is good for a baby's skin. It has profound hydrating characteristics that help to combat dry skin. Rice bran oil includes Oryzanol, an antioxidant, and substantial levels of Linoleic acid (Omega-6), an essential fatty acid that can reduce inflammation and restore skin function. Rice bran oil's key advantage for the skin is its incredible deep-moisturizing power. Tocopherol and Tocotrienol, two forms of the potent antioxidant Vitamin E, are also abundant in the oil. Rice Bran Oil can penetrate deeply into the skin layers, feeding it from the inside and leaving it smooth and velvety.

The Hydrogenated Soybean Oil found in this balm contains linoleic acid (the primary dietary omega-6 fatty acid usually derived from plant-based elements such as sunflower oil and flaxseed, which is essential for good health and baby skin. It provides fatty acids that help maintain the skin barrier, prevent water loss, and promote skin hydration) and Vitamin E (which provides antioxidant and environmental protection for the skin).

Olive oil contains phenolic antioxidants, oleic acids, healthy fats, and squalene. It moisturizes and protects the skin. It's a natural moisturizer with Omega 6 and Omega 9 in it. Because of its numerous advantages, it is also known as “liquid gold”.

Almond oil is high in vitamins A, B2, B6, D, and Vitamin E which help to prevent skin issues such as eczema, soreness, and rashes.

The anti-inflammatory qualities of Basil oil aid in relieving skin irritations, minor wounds, and sores. Basil leaves provide a soothing effect that aids in the cure of eczema. Vitamin C improves the metabolism and suppleness of skin cells. This oil also serves as a form of protection.

The anti-inflammatory effects of Camphor oil are supposed to ease inflammation, itching, and discomfort.

Turmeric Oil protects the skin while also acting as a healer and rejuvenator. It has anti-microbial properties.

Shea Butter is an emollient that is hydrating and helps to prevent dryness. Shea Butter contains some of the primary components like oleic acid, stearic acid, and linoleic acid. Because it melts at body temperature, the skin absorbs it easily. Its hydrating and therapeutic capabilities help reduce various skin problems. It contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial qualities, making it useful for various diseases. It also includes vitamins A and E, which keep the skin healthy while protecting it from sun damage and UV rays. Shea Butter has a mild Sun Protection Factor (SPF) effect because of these ingredients.

Olea Europaea wax (a white, odorless, solid wax collected from different fragments of olive oil, which is natural and is an excellent moisturising ingredient) used in the balm provides a velvety sensation to the skin because of the presence of flavonoids, squalene, and polyphenols. It is an effective emulsifier and thickening agent in the balm that absorbs well into the skin. It nourishes and hydrates the skin.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects skin from free radicals and the harmful effects of sun.

All ingredients are combined carefully after extensive research, testing, and stringent quality checks to create this unique product. CITTA’s manufacturing process involves rigorous testing and quality checks to ensure maximum safety. It is a sustainable and cruelty-free brand that does not test its products on animals. We cherish the relationship between a mother and her baby across species.

It has an IFRA (The International Fragrance Association) approved allergen-free mild fragrance. 

The balm has a skin-friendly pH and is free from toxins, mineral oil, parabens, silicones, and sulphates (SLS/SLES). It is also FDA (Food and Drug Association) approved. 

Advantages of using CITTA’s Moisturizing Baby Balm For Face & Body:

  • It fights dryness.
  • Shea Butter provides deep moisturization and a soothing effect on the baby’s skin.
  • It makes the skin soft and supple.
  • It has anti-microbial properties.
  • It has longer-lasting moisturization.
  • It is a blend of 7 nourishing oils that provide nourishment, protection, and replenishment.
  • It has natural antioxidants and natural vitamins.
  • Its natural ingredients are gentle on the baby’s skin.
  • It is enriched with natural Vitamin E.
  • CITTA Baby products are crafted with extreme care and love.
  • It includes NATURAL ingredients for the safety of your baby.
  • CITTA products are gentle, natural, safe, and tested.
  • All the ingredients are mentioned on the product label.

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