15 Mom-approved safe skin care products for little ones

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Bath time can be a fun bonding activity for you and your little one. Make it extra special by choosing safe skin care products that can clean and care for your baby's delicate skin.

Your baby’s skin plays a major role in protecting your little one from irritants and toxins in the environment. Because it is very sensitive, extra care must be given to ensure that your little one’s skin remains healthy and soft.

Choosing safe skin care products for your babies and toddlers is one way of showing him extra love and care. Here are 15 favorites from moms and experts that you can try at bath time.

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The safe skin care products in the Mustela Bebe line contain an exclusive active ingredient, Avocado perseose®, which helps reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. (Image source: Mustela Philippines Facebook)

1. Mustela Bebe 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash

Larissa Campos, a mom of three, loves using Mustela Bebe 2-in-1 Hair and Body Wash for her kids. Apart from being gentle and safe, she loves the mild scent it leaves on her children’s skin.

SRP: 200ml – PHP 520.00

For a list of Mustela outlets, click here

2. Physiogel Cleanser

Physiogel Cleanser is one of the favorite safe skin care products of moms. Portia Mariano, a teacher and mom of two, uses this hypoallergenic, soap-free cleanser for her little ones. It provides gentle cleansing for sensitive skin at drugstore prices.

SRP: 300ml – PHP 325.00, 900ml – PHP 805.00

Available at Mercury Drug, Watsons Personal Care, SM, Landmark, S&R, Rustan’s, and other leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

3. Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash

Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo and Wash is free from harmful ingredients like phthalates, parabens, petrolatum, and sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS, which have been linked to cancer and other illnesses.

SRP: 235ml – PHP 750.00

Available for purchase online and at Burt’s Bees stores

Go to the next page for doctor-recommended safe skin care products for your little one’s bath time.

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Apart from being gentle enough for your little one’s skin, Cetaphil is also affordable and easy to find. (Image source: cetaphil.com.ph)

4. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser

Dermatologist and mom of two, Dr. Aileen Nicolas-Barreiro stresses that finding safe skin care products for your babies and toddlers is indeed important.

She recommends Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser as a body wash for baby. It is made using a pH-balanced, non-soap formula, which has been tested to be safe and gentle on even the most sensitive skin.

SRP: 250ml – PHP 339.00

For a list of stores where Cetaphil is available, click here

5. NOVAS Hypoallergenic Baby Bath Soap

Dr. Barreiro also suggests using NOVAS glycerine-based bath soap is only available in drug stores. Especially formulated to clean and protect baby’s delicate skin, it is mild, hypoallergenic, and naturally scented.

SRP: PHP 115.00

6. Ceraklin Cleansing Bar

Another mild soap that Dr. Barreiro recommends is Ceraklin Cleansing Bar, which is available in drug stores. This is a naturally-scented, ceramide-based soap that is hypoallergenic.

SRP: PHP 165.00

7. Dove White Beauty Bar

Pediatrician and mom of three, Dr. Abigail Pia L. Suntay, MD, DPPS, recommends using a mildly scented white soap, such as Dove White, for kids.

SRP: PHP 240.00 for two

Available in supermarkets, department stores and drug stores nationwide, and on lazada.com.ph

Check out four proudly Pinoy safe skin care products for babies and toddlers on the next page.

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Fun fact: Zenutrients safe skin care products were developed as a remedy for the psoriasis that its founder’s children suffered from. (Image source: facebook.com/zenutrientsofficial)

8. Zenutrients Mild and Gentle Baby Shampoo

Perfect for delicate hair and scalp, Zenutrients Mild and Gentle Baby Shampoo can thoroughly but gently clean your little one’s crowning glory. Mommy Ivy Piedad chooses this as her 2-year old daughter, Mavi’s, shampoo and shares that it also doubles up as a body wash!

SRP: 250ml – PHP 312.00, 500ml – PHP 546.00, 1L – PHP 998.00

Available online at zenutrients.com.ph, and in Zenutrients stores

9. Zenutrients Baby Love Soap

As part of the Zenutrients premium line of safe skin care products, Baby Love Soap is made using only the best organic and natural ingredients, including calendula, milk, virgin coconut oil, sunflower oil, shea butter, and vanilla.

SRP: PHP 185.00

Available online at  zenutrients.com.ph, and in Zenutrients stores

10. Human Nature Natural Baby Wash

Mom of one, Jan-B Blay, uses Human Nature’s Natural Baby Wash for bath time with her son, Noah. It cleanses and soothes with natural ingredients like chamomile, lavender, and rosemary extracts. This hypoallergenic baby bath product is dermatologist-tested.

SRP: 50ml – PHP49.75, 190ml – PHP 149.75, 490ml – PHP 289.75

Available online at humanheartnature.com

11. Human Nature Kids Natural Shampoo and Body Wash

This hypoallergenic shampoo and body wash comes in two formulations that are made for boys and for girls. Free from harmful chemicals, it is made using a unique protein care system, which can help keep your kid’s hair soft and healthy.

SRP: 200ml – PHP 49.75

Available online at humanheartnature.com

Discover four more safe skin care products for your little ones on the next page.

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Messy Bessy is strict about using only natural ingredients for the products that it manufactures. (Image source: messybessy.com)

12. Messy Baby Head-to-Toe Wash

Made using a blend of lavender and chamomile extracts, Messy Bessy’s Messy Baby Head-to-Toe Wash is hypoallergenic, gentle, and natural. This baby bath product is used and recommended by mompreneur Kia Romero-Ferreras for her little one.

SRP: 500ml SRP – PHP 220.00

For a list of Messy Bessy stores, click here

13. Enfant Baby Shampoo

Mommy Janina Zuñiga Mendoza shares that Enfant Baby Shampoo is one of her go-to bath time products for her kids. It is gentle and non-irritating. Formulated with jojoba and avocado oil, this mild shampoo is suitable for daily use.

SRP: 100ml – PHP 89.75, 200ml – PHP 109.75, 400ml – PHP219.75

Click here for a list of stores where Enfant is available

14. Grandma El’s Tear-Free Gentle Baby Wash

Grandma El’s Tear-Free Gentle Baby Wash is enriched with natural aloe vera, Japanese green tea, and cucumber extracts, giving it cooling, healing, and antioxidant properties that benefit baby’s skin.

SRP: 236ml – PHP 465.00

Available at Rustan’s Department Store, Babyland, Robinson’s Supermarket, and Landmark Department Store, and online at cudsly.com

15. Grandma El’s Tear-Free Gentle Baby Shampoo

Go natural with Grandma El’s hypoallergenic and preservative-free baby products. Their Tear-Free Gentle Baby Shampoo is parabens-free and enriched with chamomile and aloe-vera.

SRP: 236ml – PHP 465.00

Available at Rustan’s Department Store, Babyland, Robinson’s Supermarket, Landmark Department Store, and on cudsly.com

What safe skin care products do you prefer for your little ones?

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