Baby care buys that mums love too

Words: Jaymie Hooper

If your little one could boast, chances are they’d be the first to tell you how smooth their skin is and just how soft their hair feels. They’re the proud owners of the two most coveted beauty assets, but their silky skin and strands aren’t totally unobtainable. If you’ve ever borrowed a little baby oil or shampoo from your kid’s bathroom, then you’ll know what we’re talking about. And if you stock up on these soothing balms, gentle washes and (surprisingly anti-aging) creams, you’ll have a glowing complexion and precious locks like bub in no time.

Weleda Fragrance Free Calendula Baby Oil, $23.95
If your regular moisturiser is leaving your bod a little high and dry, rub a dollop of Weleda’s Calendula Baby Oil into damp skin and you’ll be left feeling soft and supple. Free from mineral oils and artificial fragrances, this lotion packs a hydration punch and will combat fine lines and dryness.

Mustela Bébé Facial Cleansing Cloths, $12.99
Still on the hunt for cleansing wipes that won’t wreak havoc on your sensitive skin? Search no more, ladies, because these tender cloths from Mustela work a treat. Enriched with calming aloe vera and purifying saponaria leaf, these wipes will banish impurities and hydrate your skin with every swipe.

Burt’s Bees Dusting Powder, $19.95
Give your can of dry shampoo a miss and borrow a pinch of baby powder instead. Free from talc and other nasties, this one from Burt’s Bees relies on a fusion of cornstarch and slippery elm bark to soak up excess moisture and reenergise your lacklustre locks.

Gaia Baby Shampoo, $11.50
Want tresses to rival Rapunzel’s? Then add this sulphate free shampoo to your haircare routine. Rich in antibacterial sweet orange and brightening chamomile, this softening mix gently cleanses your strands and gives your scalp a little TLC with a dose of evening primrose oil.

L’Occitane Mum & Baby Cream, $29
With a delish mix of shea butter and sweet almond oil, this conditioning cream will cure bub’s nappy rash woes and leave your own skin with a velvety texture. Massage a small amount into irritated areas, or smooth a fine layer over your face to fight ageing and sun damage.

Aiden + Anais Soothing Ointment, $22.68
Not only a pro at soothing rashes and windburn on little ones, this nappy bag staple is a miracle worker when it comes mum’s stubborn dry spots and cracked skin, too. Its potent blend of healing papaya and beeswax will repair chapped lips, smooth dry heels and give your skin a moisture boost.