I was recently asked to review the NEW Mustela baby skincare range and jumped at the idea. I had never tried their products before however I remembered seeing the brand in France on our recent trip and funnily enough brought some Mustela products back for my French friend here in Sydney!
Mustela was founded in France 60 years ago and over the years has grown a great following and has now become the number 1 baby dermo-cosmestic brand in Europe. Mustela found that a baby's skin which seems beautiful and soft is actually very fragile between the age of 0 to 2 years old.
Mustela as a result has now taken their range to the next level with their new generation of hygiene and skincare products adapted to all skin types from birth on with a 'normal skin', 'dry skin' and 'eczema-prone skin' care and all aimed at protecting a child's fragile skin.
If you have been following the blog for a while, you'd know by now that I am a firm believer in only using natural products on my children and more importantly products that are free from nasty chemicals. Mustela's new baby skin care range is just that - natural and free from paraben, phthalate and phenoxyethanol. I love that it has the natural ingredient of Avocado Perseose, which has been designed to reinforce the skin barrier to preserve its richness. I just love the Avocado smell on the products!
At the time of the review, we spent the weekend in Melbourne so I took a few essential Mustela products with us to try - Hydra Bébé Facial Cream, 2-in-1 Cleansing Gel and the Vitamin Barrier Cream for nappy changes and nappy rash.
Mustela Hydra Bébé Facial Cream is light, non-greasy and within one application turned the skin very soft. I tried it on both little Miss and little Mister and they both didn't mind me applying the cream on them which surprises me as they can't stand when I put sunscreen on them. I touched their skin afterwards and it felt like they were little bubs again with that ever soft skin.
Coincidentally and unlucky for me, Little Mister had a crazy nappy one afternoon we were there so we tried the Mustela 2-in-1 Cleansing Gel to rinse him off. It has a pearl-like consistency and is very soft when you apply it to the skin whether it be in the shower or as a quick sponge bath. I also used as a bath gel and you can too if like me you don't want to bring more than an already 34 kgs suitcase with you (for a 4 day trip to Melbourne)! Don't tell the kids but I have now claimed this Mustela 2-in-1 Cleansing Gel as my own, that avocado smell is divine for my morning shower now!
The Mustela Nappy Change Vitamin Barrier Cream was the perfect thing after the crazy nappy incident as it helped calm the redness on little Mister's sore bum.
A great shower combo can be the Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel and the Mustela Newborn Foam Shampoo. The Mustela Gentle Cleansing Gel is great to use in the shower or in the bath for gently cleansing your little one's body or hair. It also has that pearl-like effect on the gel and smells great for that quick yet moisturising clean.
Mustela Newborn Foam Shampoo is easy to apply to your little one's hair from birth and can be used on older kids too to avoid a quarter of a shampoo bottle on your kid's hair when you're busy with their sibling! (As little Miss experienced when she decided to pour her shampoo on herself!). The mousse is easy to apply and spread all over the hair and easy to rinse off too in a few goes. It didn't cause any irritation to little Mister's hair or eyes and gave him soft hair afterwards. It also helps prevent and remove cradle cap. Little Mister still has a bit of cradle cap so we will have to apply the shampoo a few more times to see if we can remove what's left.
We also tried the Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath which comes out blue but produces nice white bubbles. It smelt great and left the kids' skin soft afterwards too. It made lots of bubbles and the kids had a great time in the bath so that's always a great indicator of a baby/kid's product.
Follow up your child's bath with the Mustela Hydra Bébé Body Lotion which is a light and non greasy body lotion which is super easy to spread on bub after the bath to protect their gentle skin and can be used for a cute little massage on them too.
Last but not least, we tried the Mustela No Rinse Cleansing Water which is a super light, non greasy, non sticky. This no rinse cleansing water is designed to clean your baby's face, eyes and nappy area. It's great to use on your little one's nappy area if you are trying a different alternative to baby wipes. It's easy to apply - just squirt some cleansing water on a cotton pad and remove away! And the best thing is you don't need to rinse. I now use it as an alternative to hand sanitizers too.
You can find the whole Mustela range of products at Chemist Warehouse, Babies "R" Us, Amcal, Chemmart Terry White, Priceline and all good pharmacies. Prices range from $7.95 - $34.95 RRP.
Babies each have different types of skin with different needs so make sure you choose the right skin care for your baby's skin type. Choose from either 'normal skin', 'dry skin' or 'eczema-prone skin'.
This post is not sponsored however products were provided to us for this review.
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