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Weleda Calendula Shampoo & Body WashWeleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash
gently cleans and cares for delicate hair and skin

Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash is made with golden calendula petals, grown organically to ensure the very best quality and freedom from contamination by chemical fertilizers and sprays. Calendula is renowned for soothing damaged or irritated skin. A natural antiseptic, calendula also contributes gentle antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties - the perfect ingredient for a baby body wash.

These healing properties of calendula are harnessed through an oil extraction with sweet almond oil which is particularly soothing and gentle, and especially suited to the care of sensitive skin. The high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids in almond oil protects the skin from drying out by improving the skin's barrier function. In addition, organic sesame oil helps protect against moisture loss. Sesame also contains precious nutrients, anti-oxidants, free-radical scavengers, and tocopherols (vitamin E) for nourishing skincare.

The natural fragrance is provided by gentle essential oils - just enough to preserve the product naturally without stimulating the skin. There's a fresh-lavendery top note, an underlying fruitiness, and a floral base note that leaves little ones delicately fragrant without overpowering that adorable baby smell.

Baby experts and midwives recommend that no cleansing products are used in the first few months and that young babies are bathed in plain water. After this early stage, the body wash can be used for partial cleansing such as the nappy area. Use on a moistened cloth - as an eco-friendly and skin-friendly alternative to baby wipes - for topping and tailing, to deal with particularly grubby areas when necessary.

When baby starts to feed herself, crawl around, and generally ends up a mucky little pup with hair full of mashed banana, it's time for an all-over wash with Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash. It is at this age that the first baby hair is usually replaced by thicker, stronger hair and Weleda's body wash can be used as a shampoo too. Even then, infant hair should not be washed every day, to protect the delicate balance of sebum production in the scalp. Care must also be taken to rinse the shampoo out thoroughly in order to look after the scalp.

Weleda's Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash has been dermatologically-tested on infant skin prone to eczema and dermatitis, to ensure it is suitable for highly sensitive skins and scalp. These tests revealed that the product can help improve dry skin conditions. The shampoo & body wash is approved by paediatricians and dermatologists. The product has also been tested to ensure it is very kind to eyes (on adult volunteers).

Calendula Body Wash & Shampoo has a skin-friendly pH. The genuinely natural cleansing agents are made from sugar and coconut, quickly and entirely biodegradable and ecologically-sound even for aquatic life. Weleda's Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash is endorsed by the BDIH scheme as a certified natural cosmetic.

The skin's protective acid mantle only starts to form after a few months. Over-frequent bathing or the use of standard soaps can destroy the growing protective layer and the skin dries out. This is particularly the case with atopic dermatitis or acute nappy rash, where the structure of the stratum corneum is disturbed. Skin care products containing oils help preserve moisture and improve the impaired barrier function of the stratum corneum. The scalp is also very sensitive in the first year. As allergies become increasingly common, Calendula Body Wash & Shampoo is also great for adults with sensitive skin or scalp.

Weleda Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash is free from mineral oils (such as petroleum or paraffin) and synthetic additives of any kind including colours, perfume or artificial preservatives such as parabens. Packaged in recyclable and eco-friendly PE.

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