My two butterballs have rather lovely soft squidgy skin – not an easy thing as small children are always prone to rashes, blotches and so on. Big H had his bout of eczema which got quite bad but for the time being it is under control. But I have always used good quality products on my kids – none of the heavily scented, mineral oil dense rubbish for my babies.
When I visited Paris last year it was heaven for products for kids – lots of pharmacy brands for babies plus offers with massive bottles of products and multi packs.
Mustela is one of those French Pharmacy brands with lots of products for children and expectant mothers. The brand has existed for more than 60 years and have a number of paraben free, lightly scented and increasingly natural innovative products. It is good for delicate skin types.
I purchased some cleanser (Micellar water) from Paris when I was there last year, and then I purchased three more items online, THEN I was sent two more items from a PR from the brand! God wants me to use Mustela! God wants my kids to use Mustela!
The three items I bought for little H from Landy’s Chemist because they offer free shipping for purchases over £15 – worked out cheaper than buying from Amazon.
I got the Foam Shampoo for Newborns (£6.49) – this is because little H’s hair looked greasy but I didn’t like the thought of using any shampoo or overly foamy product on his head yet. This foam shampoo is excellent because it is so light – you just apply it and leave it for a minute then rinse off – it is not HARD to rise off which is good because he is still so small. It leaves his hair fluffy and smelling great. I adore this product.
I also got the Facial Cleansing Cloths (£3.95 for 25) which is quite pricy for just 25 wipes BUT I do not use bum wipes on my kids faces – they are so harsh, and I do think they dry out delicate skins. I do not do it, even plain water is better than using a bum wipe of a child’s face. Therefore these are a good investment as it saves me pulling out a cotton pad and micellar water, which isn’t very handy. These are very gentle on the skin and I haven’t noticed a drying effect.
The Hydra Stick – (£7.49) was a big of a gimmick purchase on my part (I spotted loads of these in Paris but I didn’t buy one because I had bought SO MANY things already). It’s kinda pricey for a 11ml product – it’s basically a solid stick moisturiser which I kinda like as it glides on the skin and can be used on dry patches, cheeks and lips too. I can use this on little H because he can’t stop me yet, but the larger child wouldn’t let me smear a moisturising stick on his face thats for sure. I like how handy this product is really and I am a ‘just in case’ packer!
I was also sent the Multi-Sensory bubble bath and Hydra Bebe Face Cream.
The Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath (comes in 2 sizes, £13.49 for the larger 750ml size, around £4.75 for the 250ml size) is a blue tinted, 95% natural, lightly scented bath. It is soap free, tear free (well, depending on your child!) and has marine extracts and is paragon free. It smells very nice, sort of like how babies should smell…clean and soft without being too much. I have tried many baby baths I am using this one at the moment for little H because it feels like it isn’t too overpowering for his young skin.
Hydra Bebe Facial Cream (£5.95) is a daily face cream. I tend to use a separate body and face cream on the kids but it depends on the product. I don’t like overly scented creams for the face (although the L’Occitane one – now discontinued – smells amazing).
Both of my boys don’t like me applying cream to their faces for some reason! They didn’t protest too much with this one which is good news – it’s a thickish white cream (I like because they both have dry skin) which sinks in relatively fast (much faster than a balm) but is substantial enough to provide long moisture and protection. This contains a combination of oils such as jojoba and almond, and is composed of 97% ingredients of natural origin. It certainly feels like it is very soothing and I didn’t see any rashes or redness afterwards on their skin. I like this very much, I am very fussy about the kids face creams.
I am happy to recommend Mustela baby products and I’ve spotted other products I’d buy for the kids for sure. The products are reasonably priced, some items come in massive quantities (like the bubble bath and micellar water too) so should last a while. It’s more of a subtle brand – some kids brands are very bright and heavily scented, this is a nice brand for more understated skincare and especially for those with more sensitive skin.
*Mixture of PR/Purchased items