Mustela Bébé 123 Vitamin Barrier Cream, R150 (available on Dermastore)
What they say: Mustela Bébé 123 Vitamin Barrier Cream has been specially formulated to tackle the factors that trigger irritations and redness at their source thanks to a unique combination of patented natural active ingredients, thus guaranteeing three-fold effectiveness and complete skincare for nappy area:
PREVENTS irritations and redness at each change
RELIEVES from the 1st application
The 123 Vitamin Barrier Cream has been clinically tested in extreme conditions, so you can safely use it every day. Formulated using 98% ingredients of natural origin that are fragrance-free and do not contain preservatives, it guarantees maximum tolerance right from birth.
What I say: I have used this on Jools since she was a few weeks old. I had been using a natural, organic product, but she had developed a rash from it (probably from the lavender in the formula). This cream completely cleared it up in just two applications. I’ve been using it on her ever since (3 months) and she hasn’t had even a hint of another rash – almost unheard of in newborns.
The formula is thick, but spreads easily and it actually feels like it creates a barrier between your baby’s skin and the nappy. I find that some others apply like a body cream and absorb into the skin, this stays put on the surface of the skin and protects it, which is what you want from a bum cream.
I’d highly recommend it and I’ve already bought three back up tubes in case stock runs low over the festive season! Also, it’s available on Dermastore, so it’s easy to get hold of – just order online.