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Mom” is a HUGE fan of calendula, especially when it comes to tender baby skin. This newest product just making its’ debut from natural skincare company, Weleda, is made with a formulation of sweet almond oil and Biodynamic® calendula flower extract, creating a rich, soothing cream to protect against the elements.

Designed for babies and adults with sensitive skin, the Calendula Weather Protection Cream is made to shield facial skin and lips when outdoors in the wintertime. Long-lasting, the cream absorbs well and is not greasy – it glides on smoothly and offers maximum protection and relief from stressed skin. “Mom” loves that it also offers protection from a common baby phenomenom – drool!

Coming to a Whole Foods Market near you starting in March 2012, you can learn more about Calendula Weather Protection Cream and the other all-natural products offered by Weleda at Weleda.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Mom” recently had the distinct pleasure of being introduced to Melvita, the #1 organic-certified beauty brand from France. This lovely collection of organic products for both mothers and their babies is specifically formulated to be hypoallergenic, alcohol-free and oil-free – perfect for cleansing, soothing and protecting even the most sensitive skin.

Tested by pediatricians and dermatologists, Melvita has created a full line for baby which includes: Shampoo Shower, Cleansing Milk, Moisturizing Milk, Changing Cream, Cleansing Water, Massage Oil, Nappy Change Milk, and Cold Cream Soap.

Mom” especially found the Cleansing Water to be a unique concept – this refreshing water for babies can be applied with a cotton pad or washable wipe, and leaves tender skin clean and smelling sweetly without having to immerse your little one in water. Perfect for times when you need to clean up baby quickly, especially while on-the-go! Another favorite is the Massage Oil, which contains Calendula, Argan and Carrot Oils. This light, relaxing oil glides on without feeling greasy and is wonderfully soothing to baby.

For mothers, Melvita offers 3 fabulous products: Stretch Mark Prevention, Body Milk, and Nipple Balm. The Nipple Balm is both food-based and organic, and does not need to be washed off before breastfeeding baby, as it is safe for ingestion. (a BIG improvement over petroleum-based products!)

This organic line makes a wonderful baby shower gift for both the mama-to-be and her eagerly awaited child. To learn more about Melvita, or to order their organic products for baby & mum, please visit their website.

About Melvita

Melvita offers skin, hair and personal care for the whole family as well as nutritional supplements and its own line of organic honey, that retail between $3 and $56. Founded in the Ardèche, France by beekeeper and biologist Bernard Chevilliat in 1983, Melvita (meaning “honey and life” in Latin) has always been a passionate advocate for the complete organic lifestyle. Each of Melvita’s products carries the prestigious ECOCERT certification, certifying its products are organic and ecological, including packaging and company practices. For more information and to view an inspirational video that explains the heritage and mission of Melvita, visit http://usa.melvita.com.

*Company generously provided samples & images for this review.*

Lavanila Laboratories proudly announces the birth of its newest addition, The Healthy Baby Collection. Created according to the most exacting clinical and natural standards, Lavanila’s 100% Natural Baby products are not only chemical-free, but the first to deliver 30 essential vitamins and minerals specifically formulated to support the health and development of delicate baby skin, the gateway to infection. These vitamin rich formulas blend the highest quality all-natural and organic ingredients with immune supporting botanicals for a luxuriously healthy collection that clinically benefits the unique needs of baby skin. Pediatrician tested and approved, the 100% Baby Safe formulas are completely free of harsh chemicals and clinically proven to be gentle enough for daily use by newborns, kids and sensitive adults. Launching exclusively in Sephora stores nationwide, this luxurious collection will be the only in-store baby offering and a breakthrough category for the prestige beauty leader.

The natural, clinically tested ingredients in the Healthy Baby Collection are carefully selected to nurture, soothe and hydrate delicate skin. The ingredients include:

NONI JUICE (Nourishes, Soothes and Heals)

This ancient Polynesian botanical is prized for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and rapid healing properties. Packed with a potent concentration of vitamins, Noni Juice works to build healthy skin while calming and soothing irritation.

ORGANIC CALENDULA FLOWER (Heals and Protects)

Used for centuries to aid in the rapid recovery of wounds and irritation, this gentle and nourishing botanical possesses powerful healing and anti-inflammatory properties that protect the skin against infection and promote strong skin.

ORGANIC ALOE (Nourishes and Hydrates)

This highly moisturizing extract from the aloe plant provides cellular nutrition and skin hydration. Because of its naturally antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory attributes, Aloe is easily absorbed and works to soothe irritated skin.

The Healthy Baby Collection features the following 5 products:

Healthy Baby Wash ($16): This 100% natural two-in-one shampoo and body wash gently cleanses without stripping skin of essential moisture. The pH-balanced, tear-free formula soothes and calms skin with organic vanilla and chamomile as noni leaf and calendula promote healthy skin and protect against infection. While traditional baby wash uses sulfates, petrochemicals, formaldehyde and other harsh chemicals that can accumulate in the bloodstream and strip sensitive skin of moisture, the Healthy Baby Wash is completely free of chemicals and infused with 30 essential vitamins and minerals.

Healthy Baby Lotion ($15): Providing daily nourishment and hydration, this weightless, fast-absorbing lotion strengthens and supports the development of healthy skin with 30 vitamins and minerals. Organic vanilla and chamomile soothe and calm as noni leaf and calendula nourish and protect. Free of synthetic preservatives and chemicals that can irritate babies’ sensitive skin like parabens, silicone and petrochemicals, the 100% natural hydrator includes a natural preservative system.

Healthy Baby Bottom ($15): Developed to calm irritation and soothe redness, this 100% natural formula provides superior protection and prevention of diaper rash with natural zinc oxide instead of petrolatum, a harsh chemical derived from oil wells during gasoline production. Safe for newborns and up, the fragrance-free formula helps prevent future outbreaks as noni leaf and calendula promote healing and protect against infection.

Healthy Baby Butter ($14): Providing ultra-rich hydration to soothe dry skin and calm redness, this 100% natural nourishing butter is formulated with 30 vitamins and minerals selected to strengthen and support the development of healthy skin. Pure shea and cocoa butters soften and comfort instantly, while noni leaf and calendula heal and organic vanilla and chamomile calm. The formula trades harsh chemicals and preservatives for 100% healthy, skin compatible botanicals and oils.

Healthy Baby Block ($20): Combining titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, this chemical-free, healthy sunscreen protects delicate skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays to provide 100% natural SPF 40 protection. Formulated with shea butter, calendula and noni juice, the biodegradable, fragrance-free formula hydrates, moisturizes, and replenishes vitamins and minerals. While standard sunblocks contain harsh chemicals like PABA, parabens, phthalates, nanoparticles and synthetic fragrances, the Healthy Baby Block forms a physical barrier to safely protect babies’ delicate skin. Consult your physician for use over six months.

To purchase the Healthy Baby Collection, please visit Sephora, Sephora.com, and Lavanila.com.

*Images and information were provided by the company for this article.*

Natural Nipple Butter by Earth Mama Angel Baby is truly a dream cream for dry, cracked and just plain sore nipples! It is formulated without lanolin, so it is certified Vegan, plus it is 100% Organic and safe for both mommy and baby. It is made with organic calendula, cocoa butter, shea butter and mango butter. Sounds good enough to eat! www.earthmamaangelbaby.com.

*Earth Mama Angel Baby sent sample for review.*