Aquaphor vs Baby aquaphor
Aquaphor ointment is widely used by many households for various skin discomforts, such as a rash, blemishes or simple itching. However, for baby’s delicate skin, there is also aquaphor healing ointment for babies. The baby ointment is a petroleum based ointment, which is a protectant to the baby’s skin. It is a thick, unscented lotion containing mineral oil, lanolin alcohol, ceresin, glycerin, bisabolol and panthenol.
The original aquaphor ointment does not contain glycerin, which acts as a lubricant, panthenol, which is a moisturizer, and bisabolol, which is naturally scented with floral flavors, and has skin irritation reducing properties as well. This regular aquaphor ointment also comes in a different jar from the baby aquaphor. While the baby ointment comes in a jar of 14 oz and tubes of 3 oz, the regular ointment comes in a jar of 3.5 oz and 1.75 oz tubes.
On the baby ointment jar, there are blocks with the word ‘baby’ spelled out; however, the baby ointment seems to have no major special ingredient that really differentiates it from the regular aquaphor formulas.
Notably, the aquaphor baby ointment seems quite effective against baby diaper rashes. With just a few rubs of the ointment onto the affected area, it should look much better. The thick ointment will stay on the skin for longer periods, protecting it from the irritating dampness of baby diapers. If applied to stay overnight, the rash may clear, but it is advised to continue use of the ointment in the area until the suspected irritant has vanished completely.
Generally speaking, it is not easy to notice any difference in the healing power of either formula, as both the baby formula and the regular one work surprisingly well against rashes, especially baby rashes, and they also protects cheeks from getting irritated by the wind. Both formulas are quite sticky and greasy, and even though they are claimed to contain ingredients with natural floral scents, their sticky petroleum smell remains very noticeable.
While the baby formula could be slightly better for baby rashes, the regular formula works well on cracked feet. Applying aquaphor ointment on cracked feet over night for a few nights, will, with its super softening ingredients, clear away the cracks. It will also act well on excessively dry skin and other common skin challenges. While that is the case with aquaphor ointment, it is not usually preferred for regular or daily application, because of its stickiness and somewhat unpleasant smell.
Aqauphor regular ointment doesn’t contain glycerin and bisabolol, while baby aquaphor contains both ingredients.
Baby aquaphor is better for baby diaper rashes, while regular aquaphor acts well on cracked and dry skin.
Baby aquaphor is packaged in 3.5 oz jars and 1.75 oz tubes, while regular aquaphor comes in 14 oz jars and 3 oz tubes.