Disclosure: I was provided BabySpa 3-in-1 Shampoo, Body Wash & Moisturizer, BabySpa Baby Cologne, BabySpa Soothing Face Cream, and BabySpa Bubble Bath Milk and Mumsie Acne Cleansing Facial Wash, Stretch Mark Relief Cream and Stretch Mark Relief Oil to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% my own.
Your skin has unique needs throughout various stages in your life. From the delicate skin of newborns to the sensitive skin of new and expecting mothers, proper care and TLC will keep you and your baby feeling soft, smooth and perfect year round. Here are two of my favorite skincare brands for Mom and Baby!
Mumsie Maternal Skin Care
When it comes to prenatal and postpartum skincare, women have a lot to deal with. Not only must we battle sensitive, dry (and sometimes itchy) skin, hormonal breakouts and stretch marks, we must also be mindful of what ingredients are in the products we use. Not all skincare products are created equal, and many mainstream products contain ingredients that could be potentially harmful to Baby during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Luckily, there are products on the market that are designed with a mother’s special needs in mind, and are totally safe for both Mom and Baby.
Mumsie Maternal Skin Care was developed to care for a woman’s skin throughout the phases of pregnancy. Mumsie products are created with all-natural, often organic, ingredients that are free of scary chemicals, parabens, phthalates and sulfates, making them 100% safe for Baby too. I was lucky enough to test the new line of Mumsie products, and I am over the moon with the results.
I have never had problematic skin, but sometimes my face can become sensitive when using new products. I generally use bar soap on my face to avoid any potential sensitivity issues. After reading about the gentle, natural ingredients in Mumsie’s Acne Cleansing Facial Wash, I was excited to give it a try. It is full of yummy natural ingredients like willowherb and black tea leaf extracts, and has a wonderful, light fragrance that smells like springtime. Given my past love/hate relationships with other facial cleansers, I was a little apprehensive about trying a new facial wash, but I fell hard for Mumsie! It’s light, bubbly lather is invigorating, leaves even the most sensitive skin feeling clean and fresh, and the best part? Zero chemicals or yucky stuff.
The Mumsie Stretch Mark Relief Cream is phenomenal. The non-greasy cream quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving it smooth and feeling instantly toned. I have always been fairly skeptical of stretch mark creams, but Mumsie’s Stretch Mark Relief Cream packs a very effective punch. Within a week or two, I saw a noticeable difference in not only the texture of my skin, but also – and this may sound weird – the quality of my skin. My few stubborn stretch marks have been drastically reduced, and my skin is sooooo smooth and soft! This could be due to the darutoside, which is an organic complex that naturally promotes tissue regeneration. Whatever the reason, Mumsie’s Stretch Mark Relief Cream WORKS.
I coupled the Stretch Mark Relief Cream with the Stretch Mark Relief Oil, which is…heavenly. Between you and me, I use this oil everywhere – arms, legs, tummy, chest, feet, hands – as soon as I get out of the shower. My skin has truly never felt more amazing. Truth be told, body oils have always scared me. I worry that they will leave my skin greasy and rub off of on my clothing. I can’t speak for other body oils, but Mumsie’s Stretch Mark Relief Oil absorbs instantly, leaving my skin feeling incredibly soft and smooth and not the least bit greasy. It’s full of fabulous natural ingredients like avocado oil, jojoba seed oil and vanilla bean extract, which give it a hardly noticeable yet absolutely delicious natural fragrance. The Stretch Mark Relief Oil has definitely improved the texture and tone of my skin, especially when paired with the Relief Cream for extra oompf!
I’m so glad to have Mumsie in my skincare arsenal. I remember being pregnant with my first child and reading about all the ingredients in every day products that are potentially harmful to babies in utero. I was horrified, and immediately made some serious lifestyle changes. Now with Mumsie in my corner, I am prepared for babies to come with the safest, purest products available.
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Just as new moms have special skincare needs, so do our little ones! Baby skin is soft, delicate, and often sensitive, which makes it extra important to use only the most gentle products. BabySpa offers specialized all-natural products that soothe, comfort, and care for the delicate skin of newborns to preschoolers, and has quickly become one of my favorite skincare brands for children. BabySpa products are organized by category: Stage 1, designed for newborns through crawlers, and Stage 2, designed for walkers through pre-schoolers. Stage 1 products are meant to nourish and hydrate Baby’s extra sensitive skin, while Stage 2 incorporates natural SPF elements and is meant for active toddlers more frequently exposed to the elements.
My kids (and I) tried the Soothing Face Cream (Stage 1), the 3 in 1 Tearless Shampoo, Moisturizer and Body Wash (Stage 1), the Bubble Bath Milk (Stage 2), and the Lullaby Pampering Cologne (All Stages). The Soothing Face Cream was a major lifesaver during our brutal winter and seasonal change to spring. My little guy’s skin has always been beautiful, but the harsh winter air dried out the skin on his sweet little face. The Soothing Face Cream’s natural skin conditioners DID soothe his skin, and after just one use his skin was back to its usual softness. As the weather began to transition to spring, his little cheeks once again got dry. Out came our Soothing Face Cream and all was well once more. We now use the cream each day and night for extra softness and nourishment.
The 3 in 1 Tearless Shampoo, Moisturizer and Body Wash has an amazing fresh scent and is bursting with all-natural cleansing, soothing and hydrating ingredients. Not only does this wash get my little man clean from head to toe, it leaves his hair and skin extra soft and snuggly. It has a soft, foamy lather and is incredibly gentle on sweet baby skin.
The Bubble Bath Milk was equally impressive. Soothing ingredients like lavender, ylang ylang, olive oil and sweet almond oil smell fabulous while giving Baby’s skin the extra moisture it needs to stay soft and smooth. As an added bonus, a soak in BabySpa’s Bubble Bath Milk works wonders to soothe diaper rashes! And, if I’m being totally honest, it also works wonders to soothe Mommy’s aching body after a long day.
The last product we tried was the Lullaby Pampering Cologne. Truthfully, if you had asked me 4 months ago what I thought about cologne for babies, I would probably have been pretty skeptical. Babies already smell so sweet, right? Why on earth would a baby need cologne? And then I tried BabySpa’s Pampering Cologne. It’s an extra gentle spray that nourishes and hydrates Baby’s skin, leaving it extra soft and smelling especially sweet. BabySpa’s Cologne is a regular part of our nighttime routine, and goes on right before pajamas. It’s light on the skin, absorbs quickly, and doesn’t leave behind any oil or residue.
BabySpa strikes a particular chord with me because it is all-natural, free of yuckies like parabens, phthalates, and sulfates, eco-friendly and completely safe for babies and kids. Your babies are the sweetest things on the planet…shouldn’t what you put on their skin be too?
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