Skincare Made Just For The Baby Set
Skincare for the little ones was once limited to Johnson’s Baby Lotion and Desitin, but times have certainly changed… Today, the tot who has it all needs luxurious products developed with their delicate skin in mind, and these high-end brands’ ingredients and formulas rival those used by their skin-minded moms and dads.
Noodle & Boo
This burgeoning brand’s tagline is “When only the best will do,” and this definitely rings true when it comes to the special needs of babies’ skin. Offering fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologist-approved products ranging from staples like lotion, bubble bath and sunscreen to effective yet worry-free treatments for eczema and diaper rash (as well as mommy-centric solutions for pregnancy-related swelling, stretch marks and breastfeeding side effects), Noodle & Boo has delicate skin covered from head to toe.
A French-pharmacy favorite, Mustela has been tending to the skincare needs of newborns, babies, children and moms for more than 60 years. This expansive range of natural, dermatologist-developed products includes pregnancy- and breastfeeding-safe formulas for the mamans, as well as specific collections for normal, dry, very sensitive and eczema-prone baby skin. You’ll also want to explore the baby-safe options for cradle cap, colds, massage, on-the-go cleansing and more.
For those more apt to shop for skincare at Whole Foods than fancier purveyors, Weleda is often at the top of the list. This botanically-based holistic range from Germany offers a dedicated “Baby Love” collection that centers around the soothing properties of the calendula plant, and the Shampoo & Body Wash, Body Lotion, Face Cream and Diaper Care Cream are formulated to nourish and protect baby’s delicate skin—and all ingredients are natural and organic. P.S. Weleda also has a stretch mark oil and nursing tea for new moms, and all of their products are safe for using during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Skincare-savvy parents are likely to have at least one Kiehl’s product in their medicine chest, and their pint-sized counterparts can get in on the action as well. Made just for baby (and mom, too), the Gentle Hair & Body Wash, Moisturizing Cream, Nourishing Body Oil and Lip Balm are packed with gentle, hydrating ingredients like shea butter, apricot kernel oil and olive fruit oil—and no fragrances, parabens or silicone—to leave skin soft and smooth as a baby’s you-know-what.
Très chic moms have fallen for this organic line, and this baby-friendly offshoot of the Chantecaille makeup and skincare brand consists of the Wild Moss Rose Body Lotion, Flower Petal Hair & Body Wash and Orange Blossom Face Cream. Each of these luxurious formulas are allergy- and dermatologist-tested as well as free of soy, wheat, gluten and chemical additives. The packaging is almost as sweet as the products’ delicate orange blossom and mandarin scent, and this range is also ideal for sensitive skin of all ages.