Kick Ass Baby Products: Mustela Daily Care for Normal Skin
Can we all just agree that deciding which skin care products you are going to use on your baby is actually more difficult than choosing a name. No joke. Trying to find the perfect product that is safe to use from the moment they exist the womb, doesn’t have a really strong scent (but not a weak one either) all while using natural ingredients is really fckn hard. When Mustela reached out to me to see if I would be interested in testing out some of their baby products I literally screamed out loud with excitement and than once they arrived… my excitement level reached an all time high (as seen in my Instagram stories).
Before receiving the products I quickly went to the Mustela USA website and watched the 64 second video to determine what skin type Lincoln had. I was pretty confident he would fall in the “normal skin” category but doubling checking never hurts. Click here to find out whether your baby’s skin type is normal, sensitive, eczema-proned or very dry.
In this post I’m going to give a short HONEST review on each product. You’ll notice some products I love and others I could live without. Soooo let’s just jump right into it.
This shit is hands down my favourite product by Mustela. Y’all need it… like yesterday. This product is designed to gently refreshen and moisturize your baby’s skin in one step and can also be used to cool down your babe during the summer months. Honestly I use it more like a perfume and spray it on Lincoln at least a few times a day because it smells AH-MAY-ZING. It retails for $9 USD and can be purchased here in the US and here in Canada. It’s worth every dang penny. I promise.
The gentle shampoo is tear-free (TG because I can’t be the only mom that gets shampoo in their kids eyes while rinsing it out) and is formulated with 93% plant-based ingredients. It smells amazing, rinses easy and retails for $11 USD and can be purchased here in the US. The product claims to soften and detangle your baby’s hair which I can’t confirm due to the fact Lincoln has very few hairs on his head LOL.
Hydra Bebe Body Lotion/Baby Oil
I’m reviewing both the body lotion($16 USD) and baby oil($12 USD) together simply because I use them together. I can’t promise you this is the “correct” way to use these products but hey.. it’s works and I’m all about breaking a few rules every now and then. I know what you’re probably thinking… “OIL… you use an oil on your baby.. doesn’t that leave your kid like super oil-eeee” and the answer is no. It does an amazing job at soaking into the skin and leaving your babe feeling soft AF. Every night after I bath Lincoln (and yes, I bath him every night because…. well routine and also he freakin loves bath time) I bring him into the nursery and use one pump of the body lotion and three squirts (ew I HATE THAT WORD) of the baby oil into my hand, mix them together and apply over his entire body, even the top of his head because it’s not like he has much hair to get greasy LOL. He loves getting a massage every night and I love the fact he smells so good you could eat his face so it’s a win win. You can purchase the lotion here and oil here in Canada. In the US the lotion can be purchased here and baby oil here.
No Rinse Cleansing Water
The title says it all. It’s a cleansing water composed of 98% plant-based ingredients that retails for $14.50 USD. Sure you could use just water to wash your babies face and body but this stuff leaves them smelling delicious and no one would ever know your kid was just covered in food or had the nastiest smelling poop evaaaa. I use this stuff on the regular because my kid doesn’t understand the concept of opening his mouth wide and only closing ONCE the spoon of food is fully in his mouth so yeah. It can be purchased here in the US.
SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum Mineral Sunscreen Stick
According to the Mustela USA website this sunscreen was rated as the best beach and sport sunscreen by EWG in 2015 and retails for $13.00 USD. It can be purchased here in Canada and here in the US. I don’t have anything to compare it to because I personally decided to wait until Lincoln was 6 months old before using any sort of sun protection but I have used this product a few times and it seemed to work. My kid didn’t turn into a lobster like I do the minute I walk into the sun so #mykidhasnicerskin or #thissunscreenreallyworks. This product has 100% mineral based active ingredients and should be applied 15 minutes prior to going out in the sun and every 2 hours while outside unless your child is swimming or sweating than they recommend every 40 minutes. I’ll be honest though I don’t know how I feel about a stick sunscreen. I know a lot of mom’s prefer this type over lotion or spray but… I just found it very time consuming to apply and I personally think I’m a lotion kinda gal. Also when applying I accidentally got some on Lincoln’s black shirt and was like “whatever it will wash out” and well… it didn’t. Thankfully I was able to scrub the white spots out pretty easily but the washing machine wasn’t able to remove the marks during the hour and fifteen minute cycle butttt at the end of the day it protected Lincoln’s skin from the sun and that’s the most important thing.
After Sun Spray
Anddddd again the name says it all. This product is a soothing lotion-based spray that can be applied all over the entire body after sun exposer. It’s light, non-greasy, extreamly hydrating and retails for $12.50 USD. It can purchased here in Canada and here in the US. This product has quickly became an essential in the diaper bag for the summer months (which side note.. why the F is summer flying by SO fast. MAKE TIME SLOW DOWN! PLZ)
Musti Eau de Soin Spray
This Must Eau de Soin Spray is a fancy word for baby perfume. It’s alcohol-free fragranced water with 92% plant-based ingredients. This is by far my least favourite product I received and that’s simply because I don’t like the smell. I initally enjoyed the smell of the product when I first received it but after using it a few times I grew to highly dislike it. Bummer. This spray can not only be used on the skin, but also on clothing and retails for $30 USD. It can be purchased here in Canada and here in the US. I recently had my mom over and had her smell this spray and she loved it so it’s all personal preference. For me, I would suggest purchasing the Skin Freshener because that shit is the BOMB.COM and pass on the Must Eau de Soin Spray butttttt I’m not your mama so you can make your own choice! LOL
So there you have it. A (not so) quick review on eight Mustela baby products. Feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions regarding any of the products mentioned above. Alsoooooooooooo WordPress is being stupid AF and won’t let me upload anymore photos, UGH. Hopefully I can get things figured out but in the meantime y’all can just enjoy the photos of Lincoln LOL.