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California Baby - Calendula Cream - 2 oz.
California Baby- Calendula Cream- 2 oz.
California Baby Calendula Cream is excellent for use on general diaper area and may be used on face and body for extra-dry or sensitive skin. Botanically based, light and fluffy Calendula Cream contains the ingredient of Calendula, which has been used to soothe the skin for centuries. California Baby Calendula Cream offers deep hydration, absorbs completely, and leaves skin feeling satiny smooth. Use daily for everyday protection and especially when the air is dry and baby's skin needs relief. The entire family can benefit from this soothing, multipurpose cream.
Frequently Asked California Baby Product Questions
What is the best way to store my California Baby products?
California Baby products are made in small batches with the finest, freshest natural ingredients. Store creams and oils in a cool, dry dark place away from direct sunlight and heat. This especially important if you are 'stocking up' by buying multiple products. The bathroom is not the best place to store your products but the hall or bedroom closet is.
When purchasing gallons, California Baby suggests you refill into a smaller bottle and keep it out of the shower unless it will be used completely within one month. If you are reusing your pump or bottle, they suggest you sanitize it with rubbing alcohol between uses. Here's how: pour a small amount into your bottle and shake, pump out or squeeze thru the dispensing cap. Leave it to dry completely (overnight is best) on paper towels. The alcohol will evaporate without a trace of residue.
Do California Baby use organic ingredients? Are any of their products certified organic?
The California Baby FDA registered manufacturing facility is also Certified USDA NOP Organic. Whereas many skincare companies function without any regulation and often say whatever they want about their products, California Baby follows strict set regulatory protocols (checked and certified by a 3rd party) so that you receive only the best and safest products. To operate a FDA registered facility (licensed to make drugs) is huge and the organic certification is the icing on the cake!
California Baby continues to lead the way in the purchasing and contracting with organic farmers in the USA. They work closely with them and purchase years in advance so that the farmer knows he has a home for his organic crop avoiding the fluctuations in market conditions. Jessica, California Baby founder & developer, also works closely with raw material suppliers to increase their organic content and pushes for innovation in Green Chemistry production process. However, sometimes, due to their strict allergen standard, organic might not be the best option. For example, they require that their vegetable oils be processed in a nut-free facility. If the only organic option for vegetable oil is one that comes from a facility that also processes nuts, they will chose the non-organic option-so that they are guaranteed allergen free material thus avoiding cross contamination. California Baby customers can always rest assured that they are continuously using and updating their formulas with organic material that also meets their strict allergen profile so that you receive the healthiest, most natural ingredients available.
Do California Baby test on animals?
California Baby does NOT conduct product or ingredient tests of any kind on animals. They test in vitro or on humans.
Are California Baby products safe for pregnant women to use?
California Baby Super Sensitive products (no fragrance) are an excellent choice for use during pregnancy. California Baby recommends that any expectant mother check with her physician before changing her skin care routine with their products, or any other line of products.
The product I purchased is a little darker (or lighter) than my last bottle, is this normal?
Natural products can vary in scent, color and to some extent texture. As natural ingredients are crop based, there are many [natural] factors that can affect the look of a product based on the growing season, the time of year the ingredient was harvested/processed, etc. These variances are what make natural products unique. Products can darker over time as the herbs become more pronounced; herbs may fall to the bottom of the bottle (simply shake to mix). Essential oils are volatile (evaporate as they release their scent) and you may notice a slight change in the blend. This is normal. California Baby essential oil blends are complex and expected to be enjoyed in each stage of the "opening" of their high purity oils.
Are California Baby products paraben free?
Yes, all California Baby are free of parabens.
I have multiple sensitivities; are California Baby products free of common allergens?
California Baby products are free of common allergens such as milk, egg, peanut, walnut, cashew, almond and pecans, fish, shellfish, soy, and wheat. California Baby products are also free of gluten and casein.
What is "Natural" fragrance and what do you mean by No Fragrance?
California Baby Super Sensitive products do not contain any added scent or scent masking agents to make them smell like nothing. California Baby products do not contain clear formula chemicals (for many other products to be completely clear, chemicals must be added to cut through the natural cloudiness of the formula). Natural products will have their own natural scent-this is to be expected and tells you that no scent masking agents have been added. When a product smells like absolutely nothing, it is time to be suspicious!
Meet Jessica, California Baby's Founder
Born to make waves
Growing up in southern California, Jessica spent much of her free time playing in the ocean and many summers harvesting vegetables at a family farm. In her early 20s, as a top buyer for a French fashion designer in Beverly Hills, she was constantly on the go. So when she became pregnant with her first child, it didn't occur to her to slow down. Some say she sped up.
Answering the new baby wake-up call
Like many expecting moms, Jessica started scrutinizing her lifestyle. Okay, she took it farther than most! Jessica initiated what has become an ongoing endeavor to purify body, home, and way of life with a mission to raise her family in a natural, eco-friendly environment. She became a vegetarian, eating only locally grown, organic foods purchased from her local farmer's market. She stocked up on organic cloth diapers for her newborn and devoted herself to breastfeeding. She started gardening and composting. And for the first time in her life, she began scrutinizing labels.
Unable to decipher some of the ingredients in the baby shampoo she found in a local health food store, Jessica consulted a chemical dictionary at the library and found that many of the cleansing agents and synthetic fragrances listed were not only harsh on the skin, but suspected carcinogens.
The story of California Baby begins
Determined to come up with a gentle, safe baby wash, Jessica began cold-calling chemists. For the next few years, her kitchen became her lab. She experimented with organic herbs and plants, essential oils, waxes, and powders until she discovered a key ingredient: Decyl Polyglucose, a gentle, biodegradable cleansing and bubbling agent derived from renewable and biodegradable plant sources. Here was an effective, organic replacement for the damaging cleansers found in the so-called "natural" brands at the time. Jessica's blends contained no harsh or harmful ingredients, no synthetics, no common allergens, and no pesticides. Scented solely with aromatherapy quality essential oils to promote baby wellness - a concept she pioneered in the baby products sector - she knew she was onto something good.
Finding a groove, and an audience
By the time her second son was born, Jessica had turned her kitchen experiments into a thriving business. Introduced in 1995 with a single hit product - Calming Shampoo & Bodywash - California Baby now encompasses over 50 pediatrician and dermatologist recommended products that span hair care, diaper care, mineral-based suncare, bath fun, wellness, and more. Celebrity moms such as Julia Roberts, Halle Berry, Katie Holmes and Courtney Cox, to name a few, are fans of the brand and it's achieved cult status in corners of the globe from Singapore to Switzerland. Jessica is proud to say that California Baby continues to innovate and grow, going beyond green and committing to developing completely sustainable practices from formulas to processing to packaging and even the materials used in their LA showroom. California Baby has since set a standard far beyond what was possible when Jessica started in her kitchen.
2013 NAWBO Leadership Award
Jessica is proud to have been recently recognized by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) with a Leadership Award. The organization selects exemplary women entrepreneurs who are leaders and role models within their industry and community. The award specifically honed in on what they have done at California Baby to go "outside the box," taking risks, creating and then leading the market to ever higher standards for purity and sustainability in both ingredients and processes. It was indeed a great honor for her.
For general use and intensive moisturizing, apply as needed. Always start with clean hands before applying.
Water and calendula officinalis flowers (calendula flower) infusion, caprylic/capric triglyceride*, glyceryl stearate*, cetearyl aclohol*, glyceryl caprylate*, calendula officinalis extract (calendula) in vegetable glycerin, cetyl alcohol*, canola oil, safflower seed oil polyglyceryl-4 easters, stearic acid*, aloe barbadensis leaf juice (aloe vera), yucca schidigera root extract (yucca), viola tricolor extract (pansy), carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes, allantoin, levulinic acid, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, rosmarinus officalis (rosemary) leaf extract**, xanthan gum USP, p-anisic acid, pure essential oils lavandula angustifolia (French lavender), and salvia sclarea (clary sage), phytic acid (rice origin)
Growing a green business
California Baby continues to innovate and grow. They are proud that California Baby is the only complete natural baby line to make the jump from a niche market to a nationally recognized brand that is sold in top retail stores like Whole Foods, Babies R’ Us and Target. California Baby works with leading raw material suppliers to create and pioneer safe, new and improved green ingredients. True to their sustainability-focused roots, they steer clear of Diethanolamine (DEA), sulfates, dyes, numbing agents, and ingredients that can trigger allergies in young ones or chemically sensitive adults, including synthetic fragrances, dairy, soy, peanuts and gluten. Their strict standards ensure that all of their products are CA Prop 65 compliant, which means they contain no carcinogens such as 1-4 Dioxane or phthalates. California Baby's essential oils are third party tested for purity.
Beyond green – go sustainable
California Baby understands the anxiety that accompanies the steady stream of toxic and environmental crises in the news -- phthalates in fragrances and sippy cups, arsenic in talcum powder, pharmaceuticals in our water. That is why they’ve been committed to sustainable business practices from the get-go, using sustainable and biodegradable ingredients and recyclable packaging for their products. Eager to take green to the extreme, California Baby is converting all aspects of business and manufacturing processes to earth-first, zero waste, solar power and recyclable systems.
Their eco-friendly California Baby showroom, featuring such sustainable materials as cork flooring and zero or low VOC paint, serves as a learning laboratory to the public, teaching parents and others how to embrace the earth-first, natural lifestyle they’ve cultivated for more than 20 years—encouraging others to learn from their experience.
Spreading the love
Their efforts to protect future generations extend beyond their Los Angeles facilities. An active member of the Organic Trade Association, California Baby serves on a task force committee to recommend organic and safe cosmetics standards in the cosmetics industry. California Baby also collaborate with leading groups and companies to initiate congressional action that will establish federal legislation demanding safe cosmetics. They believe that their mission extends far beyond creating products that are safe for children and healthy for the environment. They strive to educate and enlighten parents to the simple principles of natural living, adhering always to their founding philosophy: what’s good for the environment is good for families.