Whether you’re an expecting mom or already have a little one to nurture, you’ll know how important it is to take care of your and their skin. We’ve compiled a handy list of six skincare ranges and products – all packed with natural, nourishing essential oils and other ingredients – so you have one less thing to think about.
Mama & Kids UV Light Veil
With summer fast approaching, mamas and toddlers should never skip the essential sunscreen application in order to shield those harsh rays. It is generally recommended to use sunblock on babies older than six months and to stick to natural ingredients. This Japan-made Mama & Kids Light UV Veil is a great place to start. The milky, lightweight formula is smooth, easy to apply and ideal for daily use in the city.
Mama Butter Face and Body Cream
Mama Butter is a Japanese brand that has recently been getting lots of attention thanks to its organic, non-perfumed products. This face and body cream is made of shea butter and is 100% natural, meaning pregnant women and new mothers can safely use it. It’s also safe for baby’s sensitive skin, which easily gets dry after the bath. While solid at the touch, the shea butter instantly melts when you rub it on the skin. It is recommended to use it on the lips, face, body and even hair to moisturize those dry ends.
¥1,900 (60g), www.bxe.co.jp/mamabutter
Skin Haptics Dry Oil
Baby massage can soothe the little ones and help improve their sleep. It’s also a wonderful way for mothers and fathers to create a bond with baby and make them feel at ease. To relax baby (and yourself), you can gently manipulate their ankles, wrists and fingers, and stroke their back. This dry oil from French company Skin Haptics is enriched with vitamin E and is a great addition to baby’s massage routine. Its thin and light texture is immediately absorbed and is totally safe for their delicate skin. It can also be used to heal dry and cracked skin and even for stretch mark prevention.
¥2,716 (100ml), www.skinhaptics.com
Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash
Free of sulfates, parabens and mineral oils, this calendula shampoo and body wash from Weleda is a smart choice to get baby squeaky clean. Not only is it convenient to use as a two-in-one product for the squiggly little ones, it’s also gentle for their delicate skin and hair. Only fragranced with pure essential oils such as coconut and almond, this is all you’ll need for bath times … and moms won’t be able to resist using it!
¥2,592 (50ml), www.weleda.com
Bamford Hair and Body Wash
Made in England, Bamford baby products are known for their high quality, natural products. Specifically formulated to be kind to babies’ delicate skin, this two-in-one hair and body wash (because with babies, all-in-one is the best way to go!) is ideal for washing newborns. Its gentle cleansing formula, packed with chamomile, lavender, geranium and tea tree, is softly scented and leaves babies (and tired mothers) feeling refreshed, soothed and protected.
¥2,929 (100ml), bamford.co.uk
Mama Mio Tummy Butter
While a baby bump is the cutest part of pregnancy, it can also leave the dreaded stretch marks post-baby. However, with a daily moisture regimen and the right products, it’s possible to leave your belly completely stretch-mark free. Packed with omegas 3, 6 and 9 to build strength and elasticity, this belly butter is blended with argan oil to nourish, coconut oil to soothe and heal, and rosehip oil to regenerate damaged cells.
¥4,090 (120g), www.mioskincare.com