Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Kim Taylor

A baby’s young skin requires gentle, unsullied products, as does the sensitive, ever-changing skin of teens and pregnant women. Here’s a recommended roster of skin-friendly products for freshening up on the home front.

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What could be more kid-friendly than goat’s milk? Alabu goat milk soap has inspired legions of testimonials from eczema-prone users who finally found a solution for their itchy, sensitive skin. Babies and children will benefit from this line’s all-natural ingredients, and teens will love their Tea Tree Lotion Stick for acne. Visit www.alabu.com and order by the dozen!

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Tess (Teen Everyday Skincare System) is the first complete skincare line designed to meet the unique skincare needs of teenage girls, as well as to inspire and educate them. This lovely line was created by a mom with help from her teenage daughter, so she knows of what she speaks. Paraben-free and rife with fruit, vitamins and botanical extracts, the Tess line includes day and night moisturizers, natural lip gloss, a cleanser, a blemish stick and a toner. Find Tess at Sephora Times Square or at www.sephora.com or www.tessskin.com.

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Pregnant and new moms will want to indulge themselves in one of the finest pregnancy skincare lines on the market: Basq. This is a line with integrity, as the products address genuine pregnancy-related issues, such as dry and itchy skin, frazzled nerves, fatigue and stretch marks. What’s more, Basq products smell wonderful and take a serious stance on safety – you’ll find no chemicals, harsh additives or questionable additions in these products. Try the rebalancing facial cleanser, resilient belly oil, soothing foot relief, citrus sugar body polish and aromatherapy offerings. Order them at www.basqnyc.com or ar Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus Stores.

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California Baby offers a calming, French-lavender Spritzer that is downright addictive. Crafted for babies, kids and sensitive adults, there are no parabens and other nefarious additives in this line, so you can spritz with impunity. Not only does this fresh-smelling spritzer neutralize a nursery or diaper pail, but it has anti-bacterial properties that will help out during flu season. Visit www.californiababy.com for the complete product lineup.

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Love, Chic Baby presents a line of luxurious, fresh-baby scents for little boys and girls (and parents too) in delicate floral for little princesses and a fresh, clean scents for little princes. Allergy and dermatology-tested, this line is also ideal for teens and tweens and expecting moms. With whimsical, delicate packaging and sturdy attractive bottles, this is a great gift from aunts, grandparents and friends. Read more at www.lovechicbaby.com.

From newborns to teens to “glowing and pregnant” new moms, there’s something here for everyone to love.

Originally published November 2007
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