Having a daughter with sensitive skin means that I try to avoid products with fragrance and chemicals. This is getting easier thanks to more mainstream products that do not contain any irritating or harmful additives. This generally means a product is organic and uses natural ingredients that are safe for sensitive skin. Since not all organic products are the same I was excited to test out various skincare and bath products from Maclaren, the popular stroller company, who recently extended their beginning collection with six new organic products.
Offering everyday personal care items for the whole family (mothers, fathers, babies and children), the new collection of beginning'?¦.everyday products includes a range of massage oils, body lotions, shampoo, conditioner, lip and cheek balm, body butter and face and body wipes. This includes a range of natural and gentle holistic bath and body care products that are based on holistic aromatherapy practices as well as made from the purest ingredients.
It sounded amazing on paper but the real test would be when I used them on myself, my baby and my older daughter.
For myself, I loved the amazing Replenishing Body Lotion. This rich and super moisturizing formula was just what this mama needed to start her day and saturate on my dry. Enriched with avocado, almond and chamomile oils, this water-based lotion has anti-aging benefits as it boosts the skin'??s defenses against the damaging effects of UV rays while soothing the skin. I also loved the Indulging Body Butter that was ridiculously smoothing as it calmed by winter skin. It also had a light scent thanks to the Cocoa Butter and Almond Oil that was gentle and not overpowering - perfect to wear any time of the day. Another favorite was the Gentle Cleansing Face and Body Wipes that were perfect to wipe off the grit and grime from my day. Made from soft organic cotton and lightly scented with organic lavender essential oil, these alcohol free cleansing wipes have anti-bacterial and soothing properties, lavender essential oil leaves skin clean, fresh and stress free.
For my older daughter and my baby, I tested out the Soothing Delicate Soap whose name sums it all up. I loved its gentle formula of Jojoba, Aloe and Lavender that is designed to soothe, moisturize and calm. For me, it's delicateness was proven when my daughter didn't get any rashes or red spots on her skin.
For the baby, I also loved their Protecting Nappy Change Balm that I applied to her bottom after a diaper change. The balm includes Aloe, Shea, Cocoa, organic Lavender and German Chamomile that soothe irritated skin while also nourishing and protecting it. I also love their Comforting Room Mist, an spray containing Lavender, Chamomile and Mandarin that is said to calm a baby. Having a not-so-great sleeper, I was excited to try this aromatherapy mist by gently spraying in throughout her room. I sprayed this about an hour before her nap where I enjoyed the sweet and natural smells. This has become a little ritual of ours where I spray her room, read a book and put her down for a nap. The line also includes a fun travel kit for baby complete with a mini cocooning massage oil, absorbing dusting powder, nappy change balm, comforting room mist, calming bath milk and soothing delicate soap so that parents can easily travel with this collection of safe and natural products.
On top of offering organic skincare products, Maclaren is deeply committed to organic purity and ecological responsibility in both formulation and packaging. All essential oils and exotic butters are sourced through fully sustainable, traceable partnerships. The packaging is made from raw, uncoated, recyclable material with uncoated paper labels made from recycled paper.
A collection of natural and organic products, beginning'?¦.everyday by Maclaren is a fantastic line committed to organic practices while also providing products that include natural and pure ingredients for the most sensitive skin types.
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