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TIPS-tested face creams

Follow the links below to find out more about the face creams we tested:

graphic Best of the best - Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream

graphic Best unscented and Editor's choice -Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream

graphic Must-have - Weleda Baby Calendula Weather Protection Cream

graphic Must-have - Organic Babies Dry Skin Baby Lotion - Scent Free

 

Face creams is a new category of TIPS-tested baby skincare products.
We had previously tested Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream and Organic Babies Dry Skin Baby Lotion - Scent Free as baby lotions (for face) and Weleda Baby Calendula Weather Protection Cream as an ointment. The fourth product in this category is Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream. Find the detailed reviews below.

 

  

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Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream

RRP: £7.95 for 50mls
Price per ml: 16p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk 
(Tested 2015)

Weleda's ethical and environmentally-friendly credentials are second to none. Our Parent Testers were especially impressed with the excellent information provided on pack, in pack and online. 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. 

This face cream is the latest of numerous Weleda Baby Calendula products to achieve a TIPS Award. Formulated for the delicate skin of babies and toddlers, it is also ideal for adults with sensitive skin. The formulation is made with extracts of pure natural organically produced calendula plant extract, skin-friendly lanolin and organic almond oil. People with extra sensitive skin may prefer to use the unscented face cream from the Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow range. Our Parent Testers loved the delicate scent of this face cream, which was easy to apply and absorbed well. It exceeded expectations and scored the highest of the three face creams we have reviewed so far. This is why we are delighted to award it our Best of the best Face cream!

This is what some of the Testers said:

  • Texture is just right and feels amazing after a few minutes wearing it (even on the tip of my fingers too)

  • Yes [the cream was effective]!  The product helped my children's skin after only one use

  • I used it on myself and afterwards I felt like I had had a spa treatment.  My skin felt lovely and soft and smelt really nice.

  • The cream seems to be of such good quality, I now feel less comfortable using other usual body creams on my baby's face.

Award: Best of the Best

 

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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 2014 as a baby lotion (for face) and Face cream RT 2015)

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 - you can read the reviews here [link]. 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.

AwardsBest unscented and Editor's choice

 

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Weleda Baby Calendula Weather Protection Cream

RRP: £8.95 for 30mls
Price per ml: 30p
Supplied and manufactured by www.weleda.co.uk 
(Tested 2014 as a baby lotion (for face) and Face cream RT in 2015)

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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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 2009 as a baby lotion (for face) and Face cream RT in 2015)

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

Sharon Trotter©2015

 

Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream

 AW best-of-the-best face-cream

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Weleda Baby Derma White Mallow Face Cream

AW best-unscented face-creamAW editors-choice face-cream

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Weleda Baby Calendula Weather Protection Cream

AW must-have face-creamproduct photo weleda logo blue

 


Organic Babies Dry Skin Baby Lotion - Scent Free

AW must-have face-cream

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