I have been meaning to write a baby skincare post for a while. Being a new mum and a beauty enthusiast, I am very cautious with what I put on my baby’s skin! So when it comes to everyday baby products , I have tried tons of brands and one of my favorite baby brands in general is by MILK and CO. It’s affordable and it’s an Australian company (founded by the swimmer Michael Klim) with all of their products made in Australia with natural and green ingredients only (paraben free)!
I was drawn to this brand first because of their clean packaging and the brand name MILK – they just seem very pure and organic to me. My favorite product is the MILK baby shampoo and conditioner. It’s softly scented and smells delicious – like a creamy smoothie with a hint of lavender done in a very soothing (not empowering) way. Even my hubby is addicted to the smell, and we just can’t stop sniffing our baby’s hair after washing every time. It’s a shampoo and conditioner in one, so it’s really great for babies who have lots of hair and prone to tangle. I absolutely love this one and have gone through several bottles of this because it’s not expensive but feels and performs way beyond other supermarket brands.
Australia sun is so harsh so I’ve already started using sunscreen on my baby if we go out during the day. It was a struggle for me to find a baby sunscreen that doesn’t smell like a typical sunscreen and not greasy. The MILK Protect Me Sunscreen is still the best I have used so far compared to the others (though it’s still not perfect..). It’s suitable for babies 3 months + with SPF30+ protection, and contains no nasty chemicals. It has a cream texture that is easy to spread and stays put for several hours as well as very water resistant. The trade off was that it is slightly greasy for my liking but as babies naturally have dry skin, maybe this was part of their formulation. It doesn’t leave a white cast on the skin and has a soft milky vanilla scent. Overall I quite like this gentle sunscreen especially made for a baby’s fragile and sensitive skin.
Last but not least, The MILK Body Oil is really fantastic. Designed to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin. As most MILK products are, this product is lightly scented with essential oils of lavender which smells very calming and soothing. I apply this on my slightly damp skin after shower, and this light oil absorbs into my skin within seconds without leaving a greasy film. It makes my skin so soft and moisturized for days! I can get away without apply body moisturizer for the next two days. I also love using it on my baby as a massaging oil as well as a moisturizer. I am absolutely impressed by this product and it will definitely be a bathroom staple for me. Highly recommend this one to anyone who is after a quick and fuss-free body moisturizer application, and also great for preventing stretch marks for the mums-to-be!
I normally stock these products from my local supermarket (the baby section), or they can be found here online and they are currently running a promotion to support the McGrath Foundation.