Best Products for Baby Sensitive Skin

Navigating the world of baby care products can be a daunting task, especially when your little one has sensitive skin. Babies are incredibly delicate, and their skin requires extra attention and care. To help you on your journey to find the best products for your baby’s sensitive skin, we’ve compiled a comprehensive list of top recommendations.

From the best bath essentials to the most gentle lotions, barrier creams, shampoos, and even laundry detergents, our guide is designed to make sure your baby’s skin stays soft, smooth, and irritation-free.

Best Bath Wash for Baby

QV Baby Gentle Wash

QV Baby Gentle Wash

QV Baby Gentle Wash is a trusted choice for your baby’s skincare needs, as it is specifically designed to cater to delicate and sensitive skin. This soap-free formula is pH-balanced and enriched with Vitamin B3 to support a healthy skin barrier while preserving its natural protective properties.

  • Paediatrician recommended: This product has the seal of approval from healthcare professionals who understand the unique needs of baby skin.
  • Vitamin B3 for healthy skin: Formulated with Vitamin B3, it actively contributes to maintaining a strong and resilient skin barrier.
  • Soap-free formula: Unlike traditional soaps, it won’t strip away the skin’s natural oils, ensuring a gentle and nurturing cleanse.
  • pH balanced and low-irritant: This formulation is gentle on the skin, free from color, fragrance, propylene glycol, and lanolin, making it suitable for daily use and for those with skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
  • Dermatologically tested: It has undergone rigorous dermatological testing to ensure its suitability for sensitive skin, dry scalp, and cradle cap, providing you with peace of mind when caring for your baby’s skin.

Available in 250g and 500g – RRP $10.99 – $19.49

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Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel with Avocado

Mustela Gentle cleansing gel with avocado

This Gentle baby cleansing gel cleanses the face, body, and hair of newborns and children. Its gentle formula with avocado protects and respects children’s skin and can be used daily, from birth on*. High-tolerance, it soothes and compensates for the drying effects of bathing.

  • Enriched with avocado for gentle cleansing of face, body, and hair
  • Leaves a delicate and lasting scent on your baby’s skin
  • Contains an avocado-derived active ingredient to safeguard delicate skin
  • Promotes environmental sustainability through biodegradability, vegan ingredients, recyclable packaging, and reduced plastic usage (12%-14% less since 2010, based on French sorting criteria).
  • Available in 500ml pump-dispenser bottles and 200ml flip-top cap bottles

RRP $27.95 (500ml)

Dermaveen Calmexa Soap Free Wash and Shampoo

DermaVeen Baby Calmexa Soap-Free Wash & Shampoo 250ml

DermaVeen Baby Calmexa Soap-Free Wash & Shampoo is a gentle and comprehensive solution for your baby’s hair and body care.

  • Clinically tested to be gentle, Non-drying, pH friendly and tear free
  • Dermatologically Tested
  • Hypoallergenic & Fragrance Free
  • Over 87% naturally derived ingredients
  • Free from soaps, fragrance, parabens, sulphates, phthalates, alcohol, silicone, mineral oil, phenoxyethanol, artificial colours.

RRP $17.99 (250ml)

QV Baby Bath Oil

QV Baby Bath Oil

QV Baby Bath Oil is a non-greasy, clear and water dispersible bath oil to cleanse and moisturise daily. The formulation with added Vitamin E helps to visibly rejuvenate sensitive skin. It is free from fragrance, soap and colour. Suitable for use with eczema-prone skin, dermatitis and psoriasis.

  • Paediatrician recommended bath oil.
  • QV Baby Bath Oil is a clear, non-greasy formula now with added Vitamin E, helps visibly rejuvenate large areas of dry or sensitive skin.
  • Suitable for use every day and with conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
  • Low-irritant formulation, free from fragrance, colour, lanolin and propylene glycol.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin types, baby rash, dry scalp and cradle cap.

Available in 250g and 500g – RRP $12.49 – $17.49

Best Moisturiser or Lotion

QV Baby Moisturising Cream

QV Baby Moisturising Cream

QV Baby Moisturising Cream is a rich and highly-moisturising formulation designed for use with dry, sensitive and delicate skin. Formulated with three types of moisturising ingredients, the non-greasy cream is easily absorbed and provides up to 24hr hydration.

  • Contains Squalane, a component found in the skin’s natural oil, helps seal in the skin’s own moisture.
  • Formulated with 3 types of moisturising ingredients (Emollient, Humectant and Occludent) to offer rich and complete moisturising to baby’s skin.
  • Non greasy, easily absorbed and long lasting – 24 hour moisturising/hydration.
  • Vegan Friendly – contains no animal derived ingredients.
  • Cream suitable for sensitive skin, baby eczema and nappy rash.
  • Dermatologically tested.

Available in 250g and 500g – RRP $16.49 – $23.49

Mustela Soothing Moisturising Lotion

Mustela Soothing moisturising body lotion

This soothing moisturising lotion is fragrance-free and specially formulated for children with very sensitive skin – even newborns*. Its light texture delivers immediate and long-lasting hydration and soothes red and tingling spots. Its high tolerance formula, mad with schisandra and avocado extracts, contains 97% ingredients of natural origin.

  • Fragrance-free soothing lotion for sensitive baby skin
  • Provides immediate and long-lasting hydration
  • Leaves a protective second skin on your baby
  • Contains schisandra, a natural active ingredient from responsible and sustainable supply chains
  • Soothes skin redness, tingling, and tightness
  • Delightful, light, and smooth texture for a shared moment of pleasure for parents and baby.

RRP $17.95

Dermal Therapy Little Bodies Eczema Moisturising Lotion

Dermal Therapy Little Bodies Eczema Moisturising Lotion

Dermal Therapy Little Bodies Eczema Moisturising Lotion is a gentle formula designed to relieve symptoms of mild eczema and dermatitis in children. Suitable for young children aged 0-12 as an everyday moisturiser, it’s the best body lotion for eczema in children, to relieve skin dryness, irritation, and itchiness.

RRP $14.99

Best Barrier Cream

QV Baby Barrier Cream

QV Baby Barrier Cream, recommended by paediatricians is a soothing, rich formula  that creates a protective barrier guarding baby’s skin against water, detergents, chemicals, and irritants, ensuring a non-sticky, non-greasy experience with its low-irritant and pH-balanced composition.

  • Designed for even the most sensitive areas of the body, it also features a moisturising base to rehydrate skin and prevent moisture loss.
  • Forms a protective barrier against water, detergents, chemicals, and irritants.
  • Non-sticky and non-greasy for comfortable use.
  • Low-irritant and pH balanced for gentle skin care.
  • Vegan-friendly, free from animal-derived ingredients.

Available in 50g and 125g – RRP $12.49 (125g)

Weleda Calendula Nappy Change Cream

Calendula Nappy Change Cream

Protect baby’s most sensitive area with the gentle natural support of organic calendula. Soothes irritated skin and reduces redness from day one.

  • Protects and cares for delicate skin of the nappy area.
  • Calms irritated skin and reduces redness, supports skin regeneration.
  • Protects against dampness.
  • Free from synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colourants or raw materials derived from mineral oils.
  • Dermatologically tested highly skin-friendly even for sensitive skin.
  • Recommended by paediatricians.

RRP $17.95 (75mls)

WotNot Nappy Rash Cream

WotNot Nappy Rash Cream

This multi-purpose natural nappy rash cream is a 3-in-1 balm that helps soothe and heal nappy rash, bug bites and abrasions. It is the only baby cream that combines the powerful benefits of 2% colloidal oatmeal in a 100% natural base containing over 60% Certified Organic Aloe Vera.

  • Multi-purpose healing balm
  • Certified organic aloe vera as the first ingredient
  • Colloidal oatmeal and pawpaw to soothe and nourish
  • Suitable for newborns as well as babies and children with sensitive skin, including eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis
  • Free from sulphates, petrochemicals, parabens, caustics, glycols, artificial fragrances and preservatives
  • Enriched with certified organic linseed oil – one of nature’s richest sources of omega-3 and omega-6

RRP $16.99 (90ml)

Best Baby Shampoo

QV Baby 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner

QV Baby 2 In 1 Shampoo & Conditioner

QV Baby 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner is a gentle, tear-free foaming formula, suitable to use daily for cleansing and conditioning baby’s hair and scalp.

  • Fragrance, colour, soap, and tear free
  • pH Balanced
  • Propylene glycol free
  • Non-irritating

RRP $12.49 (200g)

Cetaphil Baby Shampoo

Cetaphil Baby Shampoo

Perfect for baby’s hair and delicate skin, Cetaphil® Baby Shampoo is hypoallergenic, pH balanced and tear free. It’s dermatologically tested for safe use as well, even for newborn baby’s hair.

  • Tear and soap free
  • Hypoallergenic
  • With natural chamomile
  • Formulated to be gentle enough for newborn’s and baby’s skin
  • Dermatologically tested

RRP $6.30 (200ml)

MooGoo Natural Sensitive Shampoo

MooGoo Baby Gentle Shampoo 250ml

This natural shampoo is designed to be very gentle on the delicate scalp and skin of babies and young children as well as leaving hair silky soft. MooGoo use the most gentle natural cleansers and steer clear of synthetic preservatives. It’s also more gentle if accidentally washed into eyes.

  • A natural shampoo that is gentle on delicate baby skin and scalps
  • Suitable for all ages (including newborns) and skin types (including sensitive skin)
  • Can be used on dry scalps and children sensitive to harsh detergents
  • Made with a combination 4 natural cleansers to make it more gentle
  • Free from harsh detergents (SLS) that can sting if washed into eyes. Tear-free formula.
  • Piroctone Olamine helps maintain and control the microflora of the scalp

RRP $13.90 (250ml)

Best Sensitive Laundry Detergent

Ecostore Ultra Sensitive Laundry Powder

Ecostore Ultra Sensitive Laundry Powder

The concentrated plant and mineral-based Laundry Powders powerfully cut through dirt, then rinse away without residue, leaving your laundry looking clean and smelling fresh. Formulated for sensitive skin.

  • Approved by Sensitive Choice®
  • Free from fragrance and colourants
  • Safer for those with allergies or asthma

Available in 1kg, 2kg & 4.5kg – RRP $10.50 – $37.50

Best for Cradle Cap

GAIA Natural Baby Cradle Cap Lotion

GAIA Cradle Cap

The GAIA Natural Baby Cradle Cap Lotion is a gentle lotion that helps remove flakes associated with cradle cap, keeps scalp moisturised and helps minimise future flaking. Made with 98% natural ingredients, the Cradle Cap Lotion contains soothing organic Calendula, organic Chamomile and Grapeseed Oil.

  • An oil in lotion formula that helps remove flakes associated with cradle cap, keep scalp moisturised and help minimise future flaking
  • Organic chamomile helps soothe inflamed skin
  • Organic calendula provides antioxidant protection, soothes skin and reduces discomfort
  • Grapeseed oil contains high amounts of omega fatty acids and vitamin E to maintain moisture and support skin’s natural healing process
  • Soft, built-in silicone massage brush-tip that eliminates the need for a separate brush
  • Dermatologically tested and suitable for sensitive skin
  • Cruelty-Free and lovingly Australian owned and made.

RRP $14.99 (75ml)

*Babies out of NICU