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Though it can be pretty tricky to practice what you preach, we’ve narrowed down our favourite baby skincare products that’ll work wonders on the whole family! Seriously, mamas, you can totally dip into the products on baby’s changing table or make use of multi-purpose items when you’re stepping out with the girls. And some of these are handy for the beach bag or your handbag, too! Whether you’re a first-time mama, or already parenting growing bubs, we’ve made sure it’s no longer daunting to decide which products are worth buying.
Jurlique Baby’s Calming Massage Oil, 100ml, $280
One of our Sassy Mamas was gifted Jurlique’s calming baby massage oil and loved it. Paediatrician and dermatologist tested, it has no nasties lurking in the natural ingredients and the most beautiful smell for both you and baby! Easily absorbed, it’ll keep your skin moisturised for hours.
Babyganics Alcohol-Free Foaming Hand Sanitiser, 250ml, $89
Hand sanitiser is a staple in Hong Kong, especially at the moment. Whether popping out to the shops or returning home, we naturally want to make sure that our little ones are staying nice and clean…especially when they’re putting their little fingers in their mouth every few minutes! This alcohol-free foaming hand sanitiser is a favourite of ours because it gets rid of all the dirt without drying the skin out. Perfect!
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Lotion, Zinc Oxide SPF 50 Sunscreen, $143
Whether you’re relishing the sunshine on the beach, or just strolling around outdoors, we know how important it is to slather on some of that SPF. Aveeno’s sunscreen has got broad spectrum SPF 50, making this baby skincare product perfect for the whole fam to slap on and stay protected. Whilst your little bub’s skin stays safe and soft, you and papa can reap the benefits too. As the product is made with wheat, make sure to do a skin patch test first just to make sure there’s no reaction before using on your little one.
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment, $25
This one’s a staple in our Sassy handbags. We’re always desperate for a tube (or tub!) of Lucas’ Papaw Ointment. This product uses Australian papayas, which naturally cleanse and relieves the skin. Whack it on your lips to keep them extra healthy, or use it for anything from sunburns and scalds to insect bites and splinters. The handy 25gm tube is perfect for slipping into your nappy (or hand) bag!
Sudocrem Antiseptic Healing Cream, 125g, $66
Though traditionally used for bubba’s nappy rashes, this one is an all-time favourite baby skincare product. Even the hubby can use it after his clean and close shave! So whether it’s a tiny breakout, a little burn while cooking dinner or even a paper cut – Sudocrem is a top off the counter antiseptic that won’t break the bank.
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion, Lightweight, 12 fl oz (355 ml), $137.87
This city’s indecisive weather can leave our little darling’s skin feeling dry. Whether you’re treating eczema or a dry patch, this one is definitely safe for baby soft skin. And for mamas? This is a safe option for a flawless, pore-less face! The reality of dry skin in sticky weather is very real, but this cream makes silk seem sandy with its revitalising moisturising capabilities.
Himalaya Baby Lotion, Oils of Almond & Olive, 13.53 fl oz (400 ml), $34.94
This dermatologically tested and hypoallergenic vegan baby lotion is ideal for baby’s super sensitive skin. Not only can you slather it on baby post-bath but you can reach for it as well for silky-soft skin! Enriched with almond oil and olive oil, it’s a go-to for one of our Sassy Mamas.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in September 2016 and updated by Alex Purcell Garcia in August 2020.