Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm

Product Reviews Approval Seal

Best for Parents looking for a diaper rash cream that soothes immediately and works fast
Top benefits Creates an effective barrier, soothes redness, works quickly, fragrance-free
Considerations Contains petrolatum
Bottom line Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm soothes redness and creates a protective barrier between baby’s skin and irritants to help clear up diaper rash quickly

Features

  • Free of parabens, phthalates, wheat and tree nuts
  • Formulated with 20% zinc oxide, allantoin, jojoba oil and sunflower oil
  • Fragrance-free
  • BPA-free

Tech Specs

Sizes available
  • 60 g (2 oz.)
  • 120 g (4.2 oz.)
Ingredients
  • Medicinal Ingredients: zinc oxide 20%, allantoin 1%
  • Non-medicinal ingredients: aloe barbadensis leaf juice, beeswax, buxux chinensis (jojoba) oil, glycine soja (soybean) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil, liquidambar orientalis (oriental sweetgum), myroxylon balsumum (balsam tolu) resin, paraffin, petrolatum, styrax benzoin resin extract (benzoin), tocopherol

Review

Any parent who’s dealt with diaper rash knows those painful red bumps have to be addressed as soon as they appear, so it’s a good idea to always have a diaper rash cream on hand. One of our top picks for clearing up diaper rash is Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm. This made-in-Canada cream is formulated with zinc oxide and allantoin (an EWG-approved skin conditioning agent) to soothe and heal, and it also contains jojoba and sunflower oils for added moisture.

Creamy and thick, with a bit of a luxurious feel, Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm both soothes irritation and protects baby’s skin. All of our parent testers agreed that this balm provides an effective barrier between their child’s skin and diaper, and they saw results right away. Their child’s diaper rash was noticeably less irritated immediately after applying this balm, and they were happy with how quickly the diaper rash improved after using this cream. Most of our parent testers felt that Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm is better than other diaper rash creams they’ve tried. In fact, some even found that their babies were calmer and less irritable after applying the cream.

In our lab tests, we found Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm spreads well over the skin, without any tugging on skin—super important when your baby has a painful rash. It does leave a semi-opaque white film on the skin, but that’s to be expected with a product that contains 20 percent zinc oxide. And hey, your babe’s bum is under wraps anyway, so what does that matter? Our testers were pretty neutral on the sunflower-meets-zinc smell of this balm (though one of our editors found it less than appealing), and none found it difficult to wash off their hands after applying it to their little ones.

The cream is thick but it spreads well. My baby’s bum was very red one evening, so I applied this balm and the next morning it was noticeably less red.” Lindsay, mom of one

Our editors also found the flip-top lid is easy to open and close with one hand, making for a mess-free application. The compact tube is also thick and strong, so you can toss it in a diaper bag without any worries about a messy leak.

Price is always a concern for families, and we found that Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm is priced similarly to other diaper rash creams—in fact, gram for gram, it’s pretty budget-friendly. Plus, the majority of our parent testers agreed that the soothing properties of this diaper rash cream add to its value, and most felt a little bit goes a long way. All but one of our testers rate the value of this diaper rash balm as good or very good.

FINAL WORD

When it comes to diaper rash cream, parents want a product that works well and quickly, and Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm delivers on both fronts. None of our parent testers would hesitate to recommend this diaper rash cream to other parents and they all felt that it deserved the Today’s Parent Approved seal. Testers were also happy with the overall ease of use and value. Plus, our editors were impressed with how easily this cream dispensed, cleaned up and the the high concentration of active natural ingredients.

Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm

diaper rash cream

Photo: Skinfix

Does your baby or toddler suffer from painful diaper rashes? Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm creates a protective barrier that uses zinc oxide and healing botanicals to quickly soothe redness. It also replenishes moisture and provides protection with jojoba and sunflower oils. In a clinical study, 90 percent of parents reported their kiddo’s diaper rash improved with the first use of this balm, which is free of gluten, parabens, fragrance, nuts and phthalates.

Skinfix Diaper Rash Balm, $7, skinfixinc.com

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