Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Baby Skincare

I used to wonder why aren't there more brands of baby skincare products aside from the basic mass-market brands? Furthermore, why aren't there skincare products that would provide daily skincare regimen for toddlers/kids? I honestly don't understand why this need is not yet considered in a lot of countries long time ago. As a mother, I definitely want to take good care of my baby's skin. And for a person who has been in branding/marketing for skincare products, all the more that I am very conscious and cautious with what I will put on my son's precious skin. 



Anyway, the good news is that new brands with baby skincare range have arrived in Malaysia. Burt's Bees has ranges for mothers and babies. Come on, admit it, the Baby Bee range is just so cute and adorable. Would you look at that...


I particularly loved Baby Bee Skin Creme, RM62.80. It's meant to soothe all rough spots on the skin. I use this on my son's arms and legs after swimming as the skin gets very dry after. Of course, I cannot forget his precious feet which need extra care so it will stay kissable. And by the way, Burt's Bees products are natural so no need to worry about harsh chemicals, no parabens. It contains sweet almond oil, aloe vera and beeswax which make this cream very rich and soothing plus very nice to smell, too! 


Another new brand that just arrived via Isetan KLCC and 1 Utama is Neal's Yard from London. Very interesting, packaging has the look and feel of organic products, simple yet informative. What caught my attention was this baby balm (ok, have you noticed that I'm quite addicted to baby creams or anything that would keep skin moisturized?). I haven't bought one yet but I might be encouraged to try next time. The Baby Balm protects and calms the skin with a combination of gentle, moisturizing ingredients including olive oil, coconut oil and shea nut butter. It can be applied as required to dry or chafed areas, safe to use on face, body and bottom. The oils lubricate the skin while beeswax and shea nut butter provide a thin protective layer that keeps normal skin moisture in and nappy moisture out. Feels good and smells nice. 


Anyway, one of the products that I am actually looking for is a cream or serum that can actually minimize or brighten those dark spots from mosquito bites and wounds. The thing is my son likes to scratch the bites and I cannot blame him as those can get very itchy. So my quest goes on for new baby products. And in the next few years, I will be looking for kids' skincare products. Is it just me...yah, maybe I'm just too obsessed with skincare.