I am brand conscious and loyal. When I find something I love I stick with it. One area I am really serious about is skin care for my babies. My 3 little girls have really dry skin and one even has eczema flare ups. Nine years ago when she was born, natural life was very new to me. It was because of her eczema I really started paying attention to the details in our skin care products. I quickly learned that the big baby brands were not going to work because they were filled with fragrances and ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. Back then we didn’t have all the options we have now. At that time I found Burt’s Bees and loved it. They have a Buttermilk soap that really worked for her skin and smelled so nice. We used that from when she was about 3 months until she was 5 years old. It was expensive but I was not willing to compromise my little one’s skin for a few extra dollars.
Fast forward to my one year old. Today there are so many good clean products for your little ones. I’ve tried a few and I have to say I found the brand I love, Shea Moisture. She doesn’t have eczema but her skin can get very dry. We have tried a number of their products for skin care and hair and every time (especially for hair care) I try something else and think I like it, I always end up back going back to Shea Moisture because I like them more. What I really like about Shea Moisture is that they do not use any harmful ingredients. These are often items you don’t want on your skin and especially not on your baby’s (i.e., parabens, phthalates) especially if your baby has eczema.
According to their website, they use “natural, certified organic & ethically sourced ingredients” in their products (i.e., coconut oil, shea butter). It’s a smaller company and they give back to the community and communities where they receive some of their ingredients. I sense that they are not just about profit but quality and making a difference. Currently, our regiment with our little one is very simple and includes using
- Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-To-Toe Wash & Shampoo
- Raw Shea Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Healing Lotion
I’ve used the head-to-toe wash for baths, shampoo and I even used it on my face before. It smells great, lathers up well and washes off clean. I only use the shampoo if I don’t have their Moisture Retention Shampoo near by. I prefer to use the retention shampoo because my little ones hair is very dry and the head-to-toe doesn’t add the moisture we need. The healing lotion is light and goes on so smoothly the baby is able to help me. She loves lotion time. We use this right after a bath and in the mornings (when needed).
During the winter we also use:
- Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Head-To-Toe Ointment
- Raw Shea Butter Chamomile & Argan Oil Baby Eczema
We use the ointment when she was younger and during the winter months. It is thick and layers on well. Her skin will remain moisturizes through the night and throughout the day. I also used this when my older daughter would have eczema flare ups. We used the Baby Eczema during winter months. It didn’t appear very different from the Ointment, except that it comes in a jar which makes using much easier than the tube the ointment comes in. The ointment consistency is more oily than the Baby Eczema.
Since we first started using Shea Moisture they have developed many more lines for little ones. I haven’t used them because I like the Raw Shea line.
- Ultra-Sensitive & Moisturizing Collection
- Olive & Marula Collection
- Red Tea & Babassu Collection
Finally cost, these products are not cheap. On average, prices range from $4.99-$9.99. However, the good news is there is always a sale going on at Walgreens, CVS or Target. Usually the sale is buy 1 get 1 half off. I usually go and stock up when they are on sale. I would absolutely recommend trying and using Shea Moisture’s Raw Shea, Chamomile & Argan Oil Collection for babies. In the future I will be trying Baby Eczema Bar Soap for my oldest. She’s been having some flare ups and I’m sure this will help.
With all the products out there, what are you in love with?
Disclaimer: All items reviewed were purchased by me and are items I use every day with my little ones. I have not received any compensation for reviewing this product.