beauty

The baby products that you can steal and use for yourself.

It’s a win win.

Babies may be small in size, but they also come with big responsibilities that can eat into your daily beauty routine. Luckily, you can save face with these soft and extremely effective beauty solutions, borrowed right from your little one (it’s never too early to teach sharing!).

1. Safe sweep.

Genie in a bottle? Johnson & Johnson’s beloved No More Tears Baby Shampoo, $3.99, chemistwarehouse.com.au, just might be magic with its paraben and soap-free formula. It’s so gentle that the brand compares it to pure water, making it the perfect pick for washing away makeup around the eyes. And unlike other removers that emit harsh chemical odours, it boasts a fresh and soothing scent.

2. Press refresh.

Nature's Child Organic Body Powder Luxury by Miessence, $14.95, natureschild.com.au, offers a healthy take on baby’s first beauty staple with this talc-free alternative that's full lavender, chamomile and tangerine. This BFA organic certified product also serves as a great dry shampoo for absorbing oil and adding volume in between showers. Exactly what a new mum needs!

3. Goo-getter.

Great for the mama on the go! Stash these Yes to Baby Carrots Face and Nose Wipes, $7.95, beautyheaven.com.au, in your nappy bag or purse to keep you free from baby gunk (and embarrassment). In addition to lending a quick, cleansing hand when you need it most, the 98%-natural wonder wipes are soaked with vitamin E and organic carrots so they're extra gentle on skin.

4. Oil change.

If you or your baby are going through a dry patch, try this Weleda Calendula Baby Oil, $23.95, weleda.com.au, that has essential fatty acids (including sweet almond oil) for added moisture. The 99-percent-organic formula can also double as a healthy couples massage oil for when the baby goes to bed.

5. Soothing seal.

Suffering from chapped or cracked lips? Reach for this Mustela Nursing Comfort Balm, $17.95, pharmacyonline.com.au. Typically used for soothing nipples while breastfeeding, it works double duty as an intense lip balm or repair cream for other trouble spots.

6. Essential cover-up.

Because babies aren't the only ones who need protection from rays, we suggest you slather mineral-based sunscreen on yourself as well. This Eco Baby Sunscreen, $19.95, shopnaturally.com.au, is all natural and hypoallergenic. It provides high protection against the sun and helps prevent sunburn while moisturising and nourishing the skin. It contains Shea butter and Jojoba, Avocado and Carrot oil which provide gentle yet effective protection for delicate and sensitive skin.

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7. Smooth operator.

The beauty brand that has a reputation for selling no-fuss products that offer a serious clean (without stripping skin of necessary oils) is now available for baby, too. Stash the paraben and tear-free Jurlique Baby's Gentle Shampoo and Body, $22, jurlique.com.au, in your shower for all of your family’s lathering needs.

8. Sensitive saviour.

If you or your bub have sentive skin that could use some relief, look to this Aveeno Soothing Relief Creamy Wash, $10.99, priceline.com.au. Created to gently cleanse baby skin, it’s formulated with natural colloidal oatmeal and rich emollients.

9. Pep talk.

Who says playtime is just for kids? Next time you need to let off a little steam, try letting loose with this Organic Care Bubblebath, $3.99, naturesorganics.com.au (available at Woolworths). It is enriched with the soothing, calming and moisutrising properties of Chamomile & Shea Butter. This tear-free bubble bath makes for a happy, bubbly bath time leave skin soft and smooth.

10. Essential vitamin.

Ditch all those extra bottles while still ensuring soft skin with this Milk and Co Mosituring Qweam, $9.95, milkandco.com.au. It's non greasy, super absorbent and will cleave you and your bub feeling extra cuddly.

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