I have really sensitive skin. Really dry, sensitive and at the minute scaly skin. Gross right! It all started one week when despite wearing factor 50 suncream I managed to get all manner of dodgy tan lines whilst round at Cas Del Sue’s place (the mothers). Yep I burnt. I burnt in the area on my chest right next to my arms. In the following weeks the redness subdued and I was left with the most irritating, dry, itchy patches (identical places as well) known to man.
It was hideous. It looked bad and it felt bad. Then the guys over at Mustela sent me some products to help out with my mummy skin woes. Mustela create products that are suitable for mums, mums to be and baby alike. My baby might be 10 but my skin is still as delicate as a newborns at time and I was curious as to how or if their products could help a girls out and provide me with some relief from itchiness.
I received some f50 suncream as it is now blatantly obvious that I need it. Some vitamin barrier cream and cleansing milk.
I know what you are thinking, you don’t have a baby how are going to fully test them out? But who ever said baby products were just for babies? Sure the barrier cream comes in handy as would the cleansing milk and you wouldn’t even dream of taking your baby out in the sun without the highest spf on you can find but, sometimes us mums need that bit of skincare tlc too don’t we.
Who are Mustela and why should you trust their products for your yourself and your baby? Mustela are committed to providing the safest products for you and baby. Working in collaboration with healthcare professionals Mustela’s products are hypoallergenic, high-tolerance and do not contain any parabens, phenoxyethanol, phtalates or alcohol.
How did they fare?
Those dry scaly itchy patches I referred to earlier………gone. Seriously. I popped a little bit of barrier cream on and after 1 application it was pretty much cleared up. It isn’t greasy despite it being a thick cream when you apply it and soaks into the skin really well. If it can work wonders on a bit of dry skin imagine what it can do at nappy change time. Recommended for use at every nappy change Mustela Barrier Cream can not only help to prevent any skin discomfort is is also suitable to use to soothe any irritation and repair any damage caused by irritation. If it works well on nappy rash as it did on my problem area, you can feel safe that your baby is always protected.
I actually used the cleansing milk in place of my usual cleanser for a few days. Whilst it’s not for your heavy duty make up removal my skin felt soft and fresh afterwards. I did need to use moisturiser afterwards but I do suffer from really dry skin. You literally just apply with a cotton pad and clean off. Again no reaction, no tightening of skin and burning sensation around my eyes. I honestly can’t tell you how many ‘sensitive’ products leave my face and eyes feeling burnt (High end products too!)
Last but not least (only because the sun has been awol for like, ever) is the f50 sun lotion. A nice, cool, creamy milk that absorbs easily and quickly into the skin. Although you still get that sticky sun cream feeling on your hands after application my skin felt moisturised if a little tacky at first but this is standard of all sun creams really isn’t it. My favourite part is that there were no misshapen, odd looking, finger sized suntan lines. Result!
While Mustela products may be slightly more expensive than I am personally used to buying they are not overly expensive. Barrier Cream £5.75 online at Essentials Pharmacy, Cleansing Milk £6.50 for 200ml and Sun Lotion £14.95 for 100ml. If you are looking for the best products to use on baby’s delicate skin, I would say you can’t go far wrong with Mustela. For me they are only available to buy online but there are many UK stockists. I had no problem using them on own highly sensitive skin and for me the best product is the barrier cream. I got results after just 1 application with long lasting results too.
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