Metro Mama & Metro Baby

By Stephanie Ila Silver-Silberstein

The first thing we do with an infant in our arms is inhale that baby powdery newborn smell. And the second thing we do is marvel at just how ridiculously soft their skin is. But sadly, this perfect skin does not last long and throughout the years, we need to change our kids’ (and our own) skincare regiments to coincide with our changing needs. Here are some products to help keep you and your children’s skin baby soft right through to retirement!

Philip Kingsley PK Baby

Keeping our babies safe is of utmost importance to any mom but with constant recalls and breaking news reports about harmful chemicals found in our favorite products, it’s hard to know who to trust. One of those trusted companies is Philip Kingsley. PK Baby is an ultra mild shampoo and body wash for daily use. Created specifically for infants and children, its easy rinse formula contains Chamomile extract to soothe the scalp and Amaranth protein to gently moisturize both the skin and hair. PK baby is colorless, has a non-allergenic fragrance and is paraben, SLS & SLES free. Visit http://www.philipkingsley.com/pk_baby.

Celadon Road

Busy moms can literally do all of their shopping online. But now you can purchase organic and natural products safe for the whole family in a fun and social setting (a.k.a. Tupperware party style) with Celadon Road. Be sure to check out their Green Alligator Bubble Bath, Baby Wash & Shampoo and Baby Lotion. These products use soothing blends of Certified Organic, wild-crafted and sustainably grown, therapeutic grade essential oils and ingredients formulated specifically with baby’s well-being in mind. Plus, with 100% recyclable packaging for many of their products and their commitment to organic and sustainable farming, Celadon Road makes it easy to rub-a-dub-dub your way to a healthier environment and baby! Visit http://www.celadonroad.com.

Zodiac Baby

This idea for a company is as brilliant as a star. Zodiac Baby delivers an astrological range of gentle shampoos & washes and lotions, all of which are 99% natural. Throughout her extensive research, developer Teny Kureghian has studied each individual zodiac symbol and their perspective traits. With this knowledge, Teny has uncovered the aromatic preferences of each zodiac sign. For example, the adventurous and energetic Aries sign boasts exhilarating notes of grapefruit and ginger. The Libra, known to be harmonious and charming, finds solace in warm caramel and vanilla scents. All Zodiac Baby products are specially designed to be pH balanced, Paraben, Sulfate, Phthalate and PEG free and bottled in recyclable, harm-free containers. This perfect Birthday-specific newborn baby gift can be purchased at http://www.zodiacbaby.com.

geoGirl

We all hope our own little girl will be the last of her friends to discover makeup…and shaving her legs, and boys, etc. But when the inevitable occurs, turn to geoGIRL. GeoGiRL™ shows Gen Zers how to give their appearance a healthy, natural outer glow that is appropriate for their lifestage and their complexion. From sunblick to SPF lip balm, from face refreshers to body mists, this company knows just what makes you and your little girly girl happy. Discover the “UP in makeUP” at http://www.geogirl.com.

Budhi Tweens

It’s not easy being tween, especially when it comes to skincare. But with Budhi™, your middle schoolers won’t be hiding in their lockers. This skin and hair care line is specifically formulated for teens and combines the highest quality ingredients nature and science have to offer. Budhi products are dermotologist, allergy and clinically tested, they are gluten and fragrance free and non-comedogenic. Loaded with antioxidants and free of any parabens, sulfates, dyes and other potentially irritating and harmful substances, Budhi can solve a myriad of tween-specific skincare issues safely and effectively. Visit http://www.budhiskincare.com and http://www.drugstore.com to purchase.

Skin Authority

It’s hard to slow down your tween and teenagers. To keep their skin glowing from one activity to the next, check out the GO! Teen kit from Skin Authority. Perfect for school, the kit fits into backpacks, lockers, etc. and contains four effective products that are geared specifically toward teens’ skin issues. Banish breakouts, redness, and spots. In just a few steps, skin will look and stay clear and smooth, without feeling too oily or too dry. To learn more about this kit and an array of helpful products visit http://www.skinauthority.com/GO-Teen-Kit.

Likewise Skincare

Don’t think we forgot about you, moms! Parenthood can take a toll on our skin and it’s never too early to start the search for the fountain of youth. Likewise Skincare, an anti-aging skincare line developed by Dr. Julie Pena in response to a growing concern for her patients who showed signs of severe sun damage—wrinkling, hyper-pigmentation, melasma, skin cancer—that may have been prevented by the daily application of a sunscreen. Each Likewise formula contains anti-aging antioxidants, vitamins, toners, micronized zinc oxide and SPF 50 broad-spectrum sunscreen for maximum sun protection. Other products include an ultra hydrating hand cream and refreshing body wash containing shea butter, amino acids and alpha and beta hydroxy acids. To learn more, visit: http://www.LikewiseSkincare.com.

Originally published November 2012
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