Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment

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6-hour visible results

Moisture and healing properties

No smell

Fragrance and dye free


Pediatrician recommended


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Not organic

Not cruelty-free

Toxic if ingested

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Your baby is the most precious thing in your world. Their skin and their health are always going to be a top priority for you as a parent. Unfortunately diaper rash and other skin irritations do happen. Even when you try your hardest to prevent them. The best thing you can do for your little one is to know what to do when those things do happen. The Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is a solution for just about any skin irritation your little one might face. The healing ointment has been around for quite a long time and it is still widely popular and loved by parents. It is a fast acting formula that you can actually see working in as little as a few hours. The soothing and healing formula is designed to heal irritated skin by creating a protective barrier. Plus it makes sure that the whole area stays dry and well moisturized. So your most precious thing will be feeling better very soon. Aquaphor is also free of fragrance and dyes so it is hypoallergenic even though it is not organic. This cream is a great option as an affordable choice for any family.



The Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is a hypoallergenic option for taking care of diaper rash and other skin irritations your little one is bound to face. The ointment contains no dyes and no fragrances, to ensure it won’t irritate your little one’s skin anymore. It is designed out of petrolatum, mineral oil, panthenol, ceresin, glycerin, and bisabolol and a combination of other chemicals as well. The design of the Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is intended to be a single essential solution for many of the skincare needs that your baby will have. The actual product comes in a 14-ounce plastic container and in a pack of 2. The packaging has a large round opening at the top which allows for easy access to the product and no stubborn squeeze package. Aquaphor is specifically designed to create a protective barrier and provide long-lasting and rich hydration to the skin to ensure healing and moisture in the skin. The healing ointment is not cruelty-free, meaning it is tested on animals to make sure it will perform correctly and safely on human skin. Overall the design of the healing ointment is smart because it provides skin with instant relief and fasts acting healing.


Aquaphor is a brand that has been providing over 90 years of skin healing and protection. They were developed in 1925 in America by Herman A. Metz. When Aquaphor was first sold, it was only sold to doctors, hospitals, and pharmacists in large 5-pound containers. It wasn’t until 1982 that Aquaphor was sold directly to consumers for the very first time. Aquaphor has a goal to bring healthy, safe, and affordable skin care to the average consumer in a way that can address more than one skin condition without causing the consumer to purchase many different types of products. In 2013 Aquaphor earned the Good Housekeeping seal. For over 90 years Aquaphor has been trusted by doctors, pediatricians, and other medical professionals ad it has been loved by the average family as well. Aquaphor is an open and honest brand with a great track record for being a healthy and safe brand for families.


The Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is made out of healthy ingredients, but it is not organic. 41% of the ointment contains petrolatum, Ceresin, Bisabolol, mineral oil, panthenol, and glycerin. It is completely free from any fragrance or dye to make it perfectly hypoallergenic for your little one. The remaining 69% of the product has a wide range of chemicals intended only for use externally. The glycerin and petrolatum provide a barrier for your little one’s skin to protect against the harsh material of a diaper and speed up the healing process. The consistency and texture of the product are thick which is essential to provide a healing protectant for your baby’s skin. It is free from fragrance and doesn’t have a distinctive natural smell either. The materials used in the Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment are very safe for your little one’s skin and great at healing and providing moisture to ensure your little one’s skin stays hydrated and healthy.


The last thing you want for your baby is irritated, red, itchy, and painful skin. Unfortunately, skin irritation is something that happens from time to time no matter how hard you may try to avoid it. The best way to provide your little one with needed comfort is by knowing the solution before the problem happens. Aquaphor provides comfort for your little one by being a very fast action cream that protects, soothes, an heals the irritation on your baby’s skin. The cream provides a barrier of protection for your little one against outside sources of irritation which allows the healing process to be much faster so you can see actual progress in a few hours and most rashes will be gone in about a day. The comfort that Aquaphor provides will give your little one the relief they need to sleep, relax, and be soothed. The ability to provide comfort for your little one is priceless especially when you are busy or your little one can’t sleep.


Since the beginning of Aquaphor’s history, it has been used and approved by doctors and pharmacists. The Baby Healing Ointment has been tested by dermatologists and received approval. It is the product of choice for many pediatricians when it comes to treating skin irritation in infants due to the immediate relief it provides an expedited healing process. The product has absolutely no fragrances or dyes in it which makes it hypoallergenic but it is still not an organic product. The wide variety of chemicals used in the product are intended for external use only which means if your baby happens to ingest some of the products you should contact a doctor right way. The product is hypoallergenic but still poses a risk for allergic reactions to specific products use in the cream so you should always monitor the skin while using the healing ointment. The ointment is potent and very thick which is excellent when it comes to providing a protective barrier for your child’s skin. If you want to remove the product from the skin you should use a gentle cleanser or even a mild soap, but after removing the product it is important to treat the skin for moisture so that the irritated area does not get drier and become more uncomfortable or severe. Overall pediatricians and doctors approve and even recommend using Aquaphor to treat skin irritation in babies.
Ease of Use

Ease of Use

Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is not just a safe and healthy product but it is also very easy to use. The packaging has a large circular opening so you can retrieve the product easily without struggling with a squeeze packaging in a tube. The actual product is also very easy and simple to use. All you have to do is simply put the product on the affected area of the skin in a thick way to provide that comforting and healing barrier. The smell is also discreet so you can easily apply this cream anywhere without having to worry about a disruptive or overwhelming smell. Plus the cream is made with a very strong formula so you will not have to reapply it in between diaper changes. Overall it is very easy to see why this product is the first choice for so may pediatricians since it is simple and straightforward to use while still providing high scale healing and protection.


Despite its name, Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is not designed for use only on babies. The ointment is perfect for use by the whole entire family. The cream provides a protective and healing barrier for all kinds of skin irritations. It is also useful to protect and heal cuts, scratches, and even minor burns. The cream is also wonderful when it comes to treating acne, especially if the area is inflamed and red. The ointment is also great to provide protection and moisture against wind and cold brisk weather that can dry out your skin faster than normal. It is a great cream for so much more than just diaper rash, is helps with drool rashes, chapped skin, wind burns, red and sore noses from cold weather or a cold. Aquaphor is a versatile and great product for every member of your family for just about all of their skin care needs.


The actual size of a jar of Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is 3.7 x 3.8 x 3.8 inches and it weighs 1 pound which means that the product is very small and compact. So it can fit easily in a drawer, under the sink, in a purse, or in a diaper bag. It is so portable you can take it with you practically anywhere you go. This means you will always have a soothing and protective ointment at a hands reach in case of cuts, scrapes, or in the case of an ongoing rash. The portability of this product is essential for a busy parent that is on the go but still needs to treat that irritation. Plus Aquaphor makes the same product in all kinds of sizes including travel size in case you need to bring it on a plane. It is simply no wonder why the Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is such a well-loved essential for parents, families, and doctors.
Price Range

Price Range

The price range for this pediatrician recommended item is really low so you don’t have to break the bank in order to get a great product for your baby and for your whole family. The 14 oz. size will last you well over a month even through regular use which is so great for a family on a budget. This product is so smart, especially when considering the value you get for such a reasonable price in a bulk amount. Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is a smart and valuable investment for every family looking to provide a one-step answer to so many skin problems that affect not only babies but every member of the family.


Aquaphor has been providing a solution to skin problems for over 90 years. It is a dermatologist approved and pediatrician recommended item, to ensure your baby’s and your whole family's skin is protected and healed. The Healing Ointment is made from several ingredients that are perfect to provide your family with healthy and fast healing action to make skin rashes a thing answered in a few hours or a day at most. The ointment is not organic but it is hypoallergenic and free from all fragrances and dyes to ensure it is good on sensitive skin. The ointment is not just for use on your baby's skin either - it has great versatility for the whole family. It is great for cuts, scrapes, rashes, small burns, and other skin problems. It comes in a wide variety of sizes to accommodate all of your needs at home or while traveling. The product itself is very portable and has almost no smell which makes it great for use on the go. The longevity of the cream is also wonderful so you can know without a doubt that in between applications the skin is moisturized, protected, and healing. The bottom line about the Aquaphor Baby Healing Ointment is that it is a pediatrician recommended, multi-use cream that is great for use by the whole family. It provides immediate relief and fasts healing action to take care of skin issues quickly. Plus it is very affordable especially when purchased in bulk quantity making it a great option for families on a budget as well.
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