Product reviews

What’s inside…? Aveeno Baby range

This week’s analysis looks at products from the Aveeno Baby range. The colloidal oatmeal (fine milled oats) used in all of Aveeno (owned by Johnson & Johnson by the way) products has recognised skin-soothing properties, especially beneficial for those with dry and eczema-prone skin. But let’s scrutinise the other ingredients. As with my previous analyses, I’m looking for feedback on how useful these […] Read more…

Byron Bay Skincare – A Review

I’m always on the lookout for new natural skin care products and now that I am a busy (not to mention sleep-deprived!) Mum of two, buying a new facial oil, face mask or body butter is my biggest treat.  I’m also at that stage (and age!) in my life when I know I need to put in a bit […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… baby wet wipes

It’s time for my weekly analysis of ingredients. This week, I’m looking at five sets of baby wet wipes of the most popular brands. Many parents opt for the convenience of using wet wipes on their babies, either as part of a regular nappy changing routine or when out and about. As this type of product comes so […] Read more…

Analysing ingredients in… stretch mark products

It’s time for my weekly analysis of ingredients in a selection of skin care products. This time, I’m looking at creams, oils or other skin care products aimed at pregnant women who want to prevent stretch marks. Whether you believe that stretch marks can be prevented or not, I suspect that you are likely to reach […] Read more…

Two hand care essentials for a busy Mum

It’s a sure bet that a day in every busy Mum’s life includes a lot of hand washing – what with all the nappy changing, washing-up endless kids’ bowls and plates or trips to the loo with a toddler going through potty training. However, frequent hand washing, even if you may be using a gentle detergent-free […] Read more…

My newborn’s skin care routine (part 2 – products analysis)

My newborn’s skin care routine (part 1 – lessons learnt)

As I await my little man no. 2, I have already looked into what skin care routine I would like to follow to make sure his delicate skin is nourished from the outside. Whilst many products designed for babies promise to be gentle and soft to babies’ delicate skin, having analysed ingredient lists of some […] Read more…

Keep away from children – ingredients to avoid in skincare products for babies and children

When it comes to babies and children, all parents have one thing in common – we all want to give them the best things in life. This, I’m sure, applies to all aspects of care, including skin care. But as babies’ and children’s skin is much more sensitive than ours, it is especially important to make […] Read more…

Skin care ingredients to avoid when pregnant and/or breastfeeding

Most expectant Mums are well-informed about which foods to avoid when pregnant, however very few pregnancy guides or books offer advice on skin care products and ingredients which should equally be avoided or not used at all, due to their potential to harm an unborn baby. Some skin care ingredients have the ability to cross […] Read more…

6 golden rules for deciphering skincare labels

My six golden rules for deciphering skin care labels & ingredient lists

The regulations behind cosmetics safety are more than a complex issue so this post, along with others that will follow, can only attempt to scratch the surface of the topic but I hope it/ they will offer a useful starting point for those of you who want to pay a bit more attention and want […] Read more…

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