If you think beauty and self care are not a point of concern for kids who are naturally blessed with picture-perfect, flawless skin, you might rethink this. True, these enviable, seemingly poreless little creatures have little to none skin concern, but there’s so much you can do to help them prolong this blissful, naturally-blessed complexion. Sun protection and hydration are essential, hence the need to put on good, organic moisturiser and sunscreen, especially the latter. Remember, we’re living in a city where we see PM2.5 value rising more often that we see a cold day, making the period of good, youthful skin expire much faster than you might think. Prevention is better done at an early age!
SOPHIE LA GIRAFE
Sophie La Girafe has come a long way from being your teething baby’s best friend. The French teether icon has since 1961 expanded into “Sophie La Girafe Baby” — an empire of baby products containing organic ingredients of highest quality, sourced from around the world. From face cream to bubble bath as well as hair and body wash, the range covers all baby needs. Our recommendations are Baby Protection Cream, which helps soothe all nappy rash and skin irritations, and the nourishing, but non-greasy Baby Oil.
World-famous facialist and the woman behind beauty editor’s favourite luxury molecular cosmetics Dr Barbara Sturm brings her golden touch to baby products with the Baby & Kids Set comprising of 5 products formulated without harmful and aggressive irritants: Bathing Milk, Hair and Body Shampoo, Body Cream, Baby Bum Cream and Face Cream. Star ingredients include marigold and almond blossom extract, chamomile, calendula and jojoba oil to soothe, hydrate, and protect sensitive baby skin.
The pioneer of innovative probiotic skincare Aurelia taps into baby and kid market with Little Aurelia. The BioOrganic luxury formula nurtures and supports your little ones’ well-being with gentle and effective botanical ingredients while essential oils are added to calm and settle at bath and sleep time. The Woodland Friends Gift Set features the full range of Little Aurelia skincare products and includes the limited edition Sleep Time Tales book, packaged in an enchanting suitcase set.
Before Dr Barbara Sturm, there’s also another mother who’s motivated by the lack of high quality, well-formulated natural baby products in the market to add the baby and kid line to her luxury green beauty empire: Olivia Chantecaille. The New York-born, French-bred creative director of her eponymous brand brings her beliefs in ground-breaking scientific innovation, meticulous formulation, and purest ingredients to Chantecaille Bébé. All products are all allergy and dermatologically tested, gluten, soy, and wheat-free, PETA certified cruelty-free, and made without any fragrances, chemical additives, phthalates, SLS, or dyes, making them ideal for anyone with sensitive skin especially your babies.
Back years ago, French pharmacies are undeniable the only place to get some nice scents for your young ones. Now, fragrances for kids are everywhere and even the New York-based luxury niche perfume house Le Labo comes up with an alcohol-free edition of their celebrated perfume: Ambrette 9, for the children. The musky scent has a soft and light aroma of fruity notes, which leave a radian, vibrant and refreshing feeling on your clothes and the skin.
FUN IN THE SUN
For the little ones, nothing feel like some fun in the sun. Keep them protected from the harmful UVA and UVB by using sunscreen with gentle and effective formula. Go for mineral organic sunscreen like Erbaviva’s Baby Sunscreen SPF 30, and reapply with Supergoop 100% Mineral Sunscreen Mist.