Hello Winter? If you live the in northeast, you’re probably starting to contemplate months of dry, cracked skin right now. Finding a decent moisturizer (or face wash for that matter) that isn’t loaded with chemicals has been a challenge, but I’m covering new territory now that I have a baby. There’s no reason big babies can’t use little baby products.
Up until now, I’ve been a Burt’s Bees Radiance Cream user but it just isn’t cutting it and it’s only November 1. We’ve also been using Burt’s Baby Bee Fragrance Free Lotion which is okay but it doesn’t seem to do anything for the little one.
Happily, we were given this fabulous Mustela Newborn Set as a gift and have loved the products so far. They are paraben and phthalate free, which is a great start. The No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid as come in handy when my pumpkin drenches himself in his breakfast, lunch and dinner and we just can’t manage a bath.
Part of what we love, however, is that wonderful scent, which is regretfully in that vague and ominous category of “fragrance” and “parfum.” I have noticed my three week old’s skin getting a bit dry and irritated (the winter before Halloween didn’t help) and haven’t wanted to put parfumed products on him (shouldn’t really be putting any on him actually). Most of these things clear up on their own but if your looking for a safe(er), fragrance free, colorant free skin care line (that is also free of parabens and preservatives), try the Mustela Dermo Pediatrics Stelaprotect line for sensitive skin. Actually they call it the line for “intolerant and reactive skin” but that sounds sort of hostile. They also make paraben, phthalate, fragrance and colorant-free lines to treat Eczema, cradle cap, severe diaper rash, etc.
We just discovered the StelaProtect body milk and face cream (which I highly recommend buying for yourself as well). The regular body cream does have petroleum in it so read the ingredients for each product before you buy. So far, we’re fans.