A great product for those who love zinc oxide-based diaper rash creams, Beautycounter Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream works well, is mostly scent free, is mostly organic, and is free from questionable ingredients.
Things We Love
- Works Like a Charm: This stuff works. Many prefer zinc oxide-based diaper creams for their water repellant capabilities. Apply at the first sign of a rash, and–assuming you’ve addressed the core issue (friction, chemical/food sensitivity, illness, and/or wetness)– baby’s bottom will be better in no time.
- Mostly Scent-Free, Smells Vaguely Like Sunscreen: This cream does not have an obvious or overwhelming scent, though because it is zinc oxide-based, it does still smell a bit like natural sunscreen. If that’s not a scent you can tolerate, zinc oxide-based creams are probably not for you.
- Mostly Organic; One Somewhat Questionable Ingredient: Only the zinc oxide, beeswax, silica, and tapioca starch are not organic. The Beautycounter diaper cream contains no sketchy chemicals whatsoever. Although it seems a bit odd to have silica (sand) in a rash cream that’s supposed to help prevent friction, the ingredient helps control the product’s viscosity and make it easier to spread on baby’s bottom,. Since the vast majority of those who use this cream absolutely swear by it, the silica is clearly in amounts that are not counterproductive to the rash cream’s main purpose.
- Technically Cloth Diaper Safe: This diaper balm is technically “cloth diaper safe” because it doesn’t contain any petroleum-based ingredients. Zinc oxide does tend to stain cloth diapers a yellowish hue, though these stains can be removed with a little time in the sun. For this reason, we recommend using a diaper liner (we like these) to protect your cloth diapers, especially if you use diapers with synthetic microfiber pads.
Things We Don't Love As Much
- More Expensive and More Difficult to Buy Than Alternatives: Beautycounter products are not available on Amazon Prime, and must be ordered from Beautycounter's website where shipping is not free, or from a store that sells Beautycounter, of which there are few. This cream is also about a $1.50 more per ounce than Badger Zinc Oxide Diaper Cream, which works as well, is organic, and is equally sketchy-ingredient-free.
Ingredients & EWG Rating
- Beautycounter Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Cera Alba/Beeswax/Cire d'abeille, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*,Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil*, Silica, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*,Tapioca Starch (*certified organic ingredient)
- Beautycounter Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream EWG Overall Rating: 1
- Beautycounter Baby Calming Diaper Rash Cream – $18 for 3 ounces ($6.00/oz)