Thursday, 10 June 2010

Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream Reviews

Review of Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream
by Kelly B.

Packaging: The Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream comes in a white metal tube with a plastic lid. Being metal, the tube squeezes very easily and in a controlled fashion so you never squeeze out more than needed. Plus the tube material provides maximum freshness of product and protects the natural oils more than a plastic tube would. The plastic lid has ridges which make opening the tube very easy even with wet or oily hands.
The tube is encased in a vibrant yellow cardboard box in two tone yellow giving the feeling of sunshine and calendula flowers. The packaging is very informative and quickly alerts you to Weleda’s natural ingredients and ethics and a sticker on the front of the box states what to expect from Weleda from the beginning ‘Natural, ethical, eco-friendly’.
Application: The texture of the Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream is very thick and rich yet very easy to apply as it is so rich in oils it just glides onto the skin. In fact you need to be careful on the initial squeeze of the tube as so generous is the natural oil content that it accumulates at the top. After the first squeeze Weleda Nappy Cream is the same consistency throughout the tube. A little goes a long way with Weleda Nappy Cream and a very small amount gives a thick water tight layer. The cream looks white on the skin (like sun block) due to the zinc oxide content. The generous natural oil content means that this product is very creamy and moist on the skin and the oils feel very soothing. It appears to have an anaesthetic effect as I noticed that it took away pain virtually instantly on application. The fragrance of Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream is Calendula flowers with undertones of Chamomile. It is a very clean, fresh and relaxing smell. Despite the thick texture of the cream due to the generous oil content it feels comfortable on the skin. I noticed that it created a water tight barrier which was breathable.
Ingredients: Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream importantly is ‘free of synthetic fragrances, colours, preservatives and raw materials derived from mineral oils’. Which is very comforting to know when many leading nappy and antiseptic creams on the market contain most of the above harmful ingredients.
This natural nappy change cream contains pure Beeswax and hydrating Lanolin which together provide a protective layer on the skin. Whilst being rich in soothing and comforting Almond oil (the second ingredient) and Sesame oil this cream will suit the most sensitive of skins. This product contains biodynamically grown Calendula extract so you know you are getting top quality and super potent Calendula, which is known to be anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal not to mention very soothing. According to the enclosed leaflet Calendula also aids ‘the healing process of small wounds, red inflamed skin and skin infections’. The Weleda Nappy Cream and its ingredients are not tested on animals.

Weleda Baby Calendula Nappy Change Cream (£6.50) and Weleda baby products are available from