As we all know, a baby’s skin is delicate, so it’s important to consider the products you are using on your little ones. To protect your baby’s skin, opt for a natural baby skincare brand you can trust.

Organic and natural baby skincare

Luxury skincare brand Little Butterfly London was founded by new mother Gudrun Wurm in response to the lack of organic, gentle, and safe baby products on the market. All of Gudrun’s products in the Little Butterfly London range are organically certified by Ecocert, the most established certification body worldwide. The sustainable range by Little Butterfly is free from mineral oil, paraffin, parabens, SLS and silicones, and there are no synthetics or inappropriate strong essential oils when it comes to fragrance.

Gudrun talks us through the benefits of organic, natural baby skincare and the role each key ingredient plays within her products to keep baby’s skin healthy and well protected.

Argan oil

Contains a high proportion of mono and polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid and Oleic acid) together with Vitamin E, phytosterols and squalene. It has a marked antioxidative effect and is traditionally used for skin function disorders, inflammation, etc. It prevents the skin from drying out and is recommended for skin allergies and damaged skin.

Avocado oil

Is rich in vitamins A, D and E, lecithin, proteins, beta-carotene and potassium. It is also high in sterols, which help soften, nourish and moisturise dry, dehydrated, sun or climate damaged skin. Furthermore, it regenerates the tissue and helps to relieve the dryness and itching of psoriasis and eczema.

Borage oil

Is produced from the seeds of the borage, a juicy annual herb, by pressing and subsequent extraction and refining. It is rich in fatty acids, particularly gamma-linoleic acid (approx. 21%) and linoleic acid (approx. 39%), and also contains phytosterols and vitamin E.

Borage oil is recommended for dry skin, itching, and skin disorders with inflammation due to the high proportion of the fatty acids. This oil also has a positive effect on the barrier function of the epidermis, reduces trans-epidermal water loss of the skin and also helps to keep the skin elastic. In addition, it is well suited for the care of inflamed and flaky skin and improves the appearance of dry, scaly skin.

Soft As Moonlight Nappy Changing Cream

A ‘hero’ product in the Little Butterfly range contains 18 natural ingredients. These include calendula, meadowsweet, oat kernel extract, and a series of precious oils and butters.

All ingredients combined create a comforting and healing balm which helps prevent and soothe nappy rash.

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Calendula oil

Has been known for centuries for its soothing and healing effect on skin irritations and inflammations. Plant pharmacological studies have suggested that calendula extracts have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic and anti-inflammatory properties. Calendula in suspension or in tincture is used topically to treat acne, reduce inflammation, control bleeding and soothe irritated tissue.

Cupuacu seed butter

Comes from a tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest in South America and has played an important role in the history of Amazonian cultures for its medicinal and topical uses. It is prized for its rich content of phytosterols that benefit dry or damaged skin, polyphenols that deflect free radicals in the tissues, and fatty acids that protect and moisturise. Also having anti-inflammatory properties, it restructures tissue activity and improves the skin’s moisture barrier for enhanced elasticity.

Comfrey extract

Comes from the broad-leafed garden plant and has a history of use in herbal medicine. Comfrey extract contains allantoin and is known for its skin-healing powers and skin-soothing properties. It helps to protect the lipid linings of skin cells, reduces inflammation and calms sensitive, itchy and dry skin.

Wrapped In Love Calming Anti-Pollution Baby Face Cream

Wrapped in Love includes a patented duo-active from the moringa tree which shields and gently lifts micro-particles to help maintain the skin’s purity and softness. It also includes a natural active from the candeia tree to protect the skin from daily environmental stressors.

Nourishing oils of borage, evening primrose, and calendula add softening hydration and help to relieve dryness, itchiness, and flaking. Comforting and naturally anti-oxidant extracts of horse chestnut and meadowsweet gently sweep away free radicals and help support a baby’s delicate barrier function.

Cocoa butter

With its A, B1, B2, B3, C and E vitamins is an excellent skin moisturiser, often used for the treatment of skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis. Cocoa butter also creates a barrier between sensitive skin and the environment and helps retain much-needed moisture. Cocoa butter is also an antioxidant, which protects the skin from free radicals or toxins that damage tissues at the cellular level.

Cucumber seed oil

Is extracted from cucumber seeds through cold-pressed extraction. It contains a variety of skin-enhancing nutrients, which include phytosterols, tocopherols, oleic and linoleic acids, vitamins B1 and C, sodium, fluorine, potassium, and magnesium. Phytosterols help the skin strengthen its lipid barrier, restoring proper moisture balance, smoothing the skin’s surface and improving skin elasticity.

Phytosterols are also known for their ability to nourish and stimulate the skin cells to encourage regeneration of healthy skin cells. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which protects the skin from free radicals and alleviates potential skin damage. Oleic and linoleic acids, sometimes referred to as omega-6, have anti-inflammatory moisture-retaining properties, which can be particularly effective for treating psoriasis and eczema.

Cupuaçu seed butter

Comes from a tree that grows in the Amazon rainforest in South America and has played an important role in the history of Amazonian cultures for its medicinal and topical uses. It is prized for its rich content of phytosterols that benefit dry or damaged skin, polyphenols that deflect free radicals in the tissues, and fatty acids that protect and moisturise. Also having anti-inflammatory properties, it restructures tissue activity and improves the skin’s moisture barrier for enhanced elasticity.

Bubbles In The Breeze Top To Toe Wash

A light and refreshing, organic-certified top to toe wash, enriched with calming bio-actives, gently cleanses body and hair, while also creating a delicately foaming bath.

Hydrating and soothing, it bestows softening moisture that helps to alleviate irritation, dryness and flakiness, while also providing valuable protection against environmental stressors.

Specifically formulated and dermatologist-approved for sensitive, eczema-prone or reactive skin.

Includes: vitamin-rich aloe and cucumber fruit oil hydrate, oat kernel, meadowsweet, softening buttermilk.

Illipe seed butter

Is regarded by some as the richest of all butters and is renowned for its highly moisturising properties. It contains a high concentration of essential fatty acids (EFAs) to help skin retain flexibility and elasticity, promoting healthy skin from the inside out.

Kokum seed butter

Is a rich emollient butter prized for its essential fatty acid content, antioxidants and vitamin E. It soothes inflamed areas, nurtures damaged skin, moisturises and delivers a supple skin feel.

Mango seed butter

Has natural softening properties, and is full of nourishing antioxidants. It has a protective effect against UV radiation and the effects of weather in general and helps to combat dry skin, eczema and dermatitis. Containing anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties, it is non-greasy and easily absorbed into the skin.

Dewdrops At Dawn Body Lotion

Exquisitely creamy and pampering, this organic-certified body lotion is artfully blended with healing bio-actives and precious oils rich in anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants. Delivering deep nourishment and hydration, it moisturises, nurtures and soothes, while providing valuable protection against environmental stressors. Leaves little one’s skin beautifully soft, cossetted and content.

Specifically formulated and dermatologist-approved for sensitive, eczema-prone or reactive skin.

Includes: cucumber seed oil, cocoa butter, aloe vera, papaya, peach and apricot oils, oat kernel, meadowsweet, anti-oxidants.

Manilkara leaf extract

Contains flavonoids and tannins. It helps to protect against the effects of elastase (an enzyme that breaks down proteins), enhances the synthesis of elastin and improves the skin’s firmness and elasticity. Also contains antioxidants, it deflects skin damage caused by free radicals.

Meadowsweet extract

The fragrant meadowsweet is one of the best-known wildflowers. This pure extract is a natural source of BHA (beta hydroxy acid), which has a reputation for clearing skin and resolving rashes. Meadowsweet extract is rich in flavonoids and vitamin C, salicylic acid and citric acid. It can have anti-inflammatory properties and is used as a skin-conditioning agent.

Oat kernel extract

Contains an abundance of beneficial, natural compounds including polyphenols, beta-glucan and amino acids. One of the specific beneficial polyphenol compounds in oat is called avenanthramide, which is very helpful for soothing and moisturising the skin. The oat kernel extract is composed of saponins (avenacosides A and B, avenacin) and polyphenols and is obtained by grinding the kernels into a fine meal. Those elements provide skin relief thanks to their ability to soothe and heal burns, moisturise and prevent premature ageing. They work as a natural anti-oxidant, an anti-irritant and an anti-inflammatory.

Love Eternal Baby Massage Oil

Lovingly blended, our 100% organic-certified massage oil is rich in vitamins, anti-inflammatories and anti-oxidants. Its beautifully soothing formula nourishes and softens, and helps to calm irritations, and prevent dryness and flakiness. It also provides valuable protection against environmental stressors. Massage gently before bedtime to pamper and help your little one relax for a peaceful sleep.

Specifically formulated and dermatologist-approved for sensitive, eczema-prone or reactive skin.

Includes: oils of peach, jojoba, argan, vitamin-rich rosehip, calendula, gentle grape seed, apricot kernel and anti-oxidants.

Papaya seed oil

Is rich in the omega-9 essential fatty acid. Cold-pressed papaya seed oil has high quantities of oleic acid, up to 74%, and is anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and helps to treat fungal infections. ?Cold-pressed papaya seed oil has an occlusive quality, meaning it has a nourishing, moisturising and water-retaining effect by stopping transepidermal water loss, as it is a soft and smooth oil (emollient). Regular use makes the skin soft and supple. It is also a good oil for treating rashes and minor skin problems.
Historically, Indian healers have made pastes from crushed papaya seeds to treat rashes and other skin problems.

Passionflower oil

Is rich in linoleic acid and other essential fatty acids that condition and nourish the skin. It is a light, easily absorbed and super soft (emollient) oil that is ideal for all skin types, even dry or cracked skin. With anti-inflammatory properties, it works to relieve muscular aches and pains. Passionflower oil also has a calming, sedative effect that helps to promote relaxation.

Rooibos extract

Contains the flavonoid aspalathin and has an anti-inflammatory, protective, healing and soothing effect. Its antioxidant properties help to deflect free radicals and repair damage caused by external pollutants.

Floating On Clouds Bedtime Bath Milk

Cocooning and calming, this luxurious, organic-certified bath milk is formulated with a moisture-replenishing blend of nature’s most treasured ingredients, including healing bio-actives and nourishing pure oils and butters. Designed to deeply nurture, it gently cleanses and hydrates, leaving little one’s skin petal-soft, calm and balanced.

Specifically formulated and dermatologist-approved for sensitive, eczema-prone or reactive skin.

Includes: buttermilk, vitamin-rich avocado oil, vitamin-rich cucumber seed, peach kernel oils, papaya seed oil and oat kernel extract.

Rosehip oil

Is extracted from the seeds of a rose bush that grows wild in the southern Andes. It is unique among vegetable oils in containing retinol (vitamin A), and is also high in vitamin C. Rosehip seed oil is high in the essential fatty acids linoleic acid or omega-6, and linoleic acid or omega-3.

Rosehip seed oil protects the skin from inflammation, helps it to regenerate, prevents advancement of wrinkles and premature ageing, and helps the skin to preserve and regain its natural colour and tone. Furthermore, it contains powerful antioxidants, which shield the skin from damaging free radicals.

Shea butter

Has a high content of fats, which act as a natural skin moisturiser; and is also extremely high in vitamins A, E and F. It enhances cell regeneration and capillary circulation. Shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties, helps stimulate collagen production, is well-known for its properties as a moisturiser and emollient, and is excellent at penetrating the skin.

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All the products in the Little Butterfly London range are made in England specifically for newborn, allergy-prone, eczema-prone, and sensitive skin.

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