Dry skin sucks. There are no two ways about it. And it doesn’t matter if you are an adult, a child or a baby. My one-year-old has dry skin periodically and while it isn’t a daily issue, I feel bad for her when it is dry.
We have tried so many different creams, lotions and oils to help keep her skin hydrated and moisturised and most seem to work, for a while. But finding one that isn’t too oily, too thick, scented too strong, etc. is where the difficulty comes in. We have been giving the Mustela dry skin range a try for the past month so we wanted to share our first thoughts.
Mustela skincare and research
If you haven’t heard of Mustela before, they are the first skin care company globally to embark on a research program that analyses the physiology of babies and children’s skin from outer layers of the epidermis all the way to the deepest epidermal layers.
As a result of their research, they have discovered that each baby is born with a specific skin type and have formulated skincare to provide the most effective care for each child and baby. Children are born with either: Normal skin that needs to be hydrated daily; Dry skin that needs to be hydrated and nourished, and Extremely dry/eczema-prone skin, subject to extreme dryness and sensations of itching, that needs to be hydrated, soothed and replenished daily. But more than that, Mustela® developed patented specific natural ingredients – clinically proven under dermatological and/or paediatric supervision – to be effective for each type of skin.
Mustela dry skin range
As I mentioned, my daughter has dry skin so naturally, that is the range I have been putting to use. Here are my thoughts on each of the products in the Mustela dry skin range.
Mustela Nourishing Cleansing Gel with Cold Cream
We have used this in both the bath and the shower. I have found it to clean her hair and body gently but effectively. It is soap-free and her skin is definitely softer when she has finished her bath. The Mustela Nourishing Cleansing Gel with Cold Cream comes in a convenient 300ml pump style bottle making it easy for use in the shower or bathtub.
RRP $19.95 – 300ml
Mustela Bath Oil
This was the first Mustela product I ever used and it had me sold on trying the rest of the range. It is lightly scented and left my daughters’ skin soft and nourished.
RRP $19.95 – 300ml
Mustela Nourishing Face Cream with Cold Cream
I would say this cream has a medium thickness to it; it’s not runny but it’s not too thick either. The Mustela Nourishing Face Cream rubs in quickly and doesn’t leave your skin oily which is something I struggle to find in skincare. You can immediately feel the skin is softer, has more moisture in it and it makes the skin on my daughters’ cheeks feel smoother. I could probably take or leave this product as the lotion (below) works just as well and you get more of it but the product itself is lovely.
RRP $14.95 – 40ml
Mustela Nourishing Body Lotion with Cold Cream
This lightly scented lotion is runnier than the face cream which I assume is because you use it over a larger area. Surprisingly though it leaves your skin just as nourished and soft. I use this on Audrey once a day and her skin no longer looks dry and she doesn’t get itchy as a result of dry skin. I even use this Mustela Nourishing Body Lotion on my hands and legs after my shower and the difference in my skin has been amazing!
RRP $19.95 – 200ml
Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream
Like everyone, we have our go-to brands for nappy rash and barrier creams but this one is not thick like a lot of other creams so if you prefer a thinner option that is easy to spread this might be just what you are looking for. I do love that the Mustela Vitamin Barrier Cream comes in a tube as opposed to a tub because it means I don’t get the lotion under my fingernails.
RRP $9.95 – 100ml
I keep this product in my handbag as it is great for protecting cheeks and lips on windy days. It doesn’t take much wind for my daughters’ skin to dry out and the Mustela Hydra-stick has been a lifesaver! If your little one gets windburn or dry cheeks, GET THIS!
RRP $14.95 – 10ml
After using these products I would definitely use them again. Some of them I would use more than others but each of them has hydrated and nourished my daughters’ skin without causing any reactions. The Mustela dry skin range do exactly what they are supposed to do and they cost about the same as I would normally pay for baby products, I would definitely buy them again!
If you have any questions about any of the Mustela dry skin products or want to know more, please just leave a comment below and I’ll answer it ASAP.
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Disclosure: I received the above Mustela Dry Skin range for the purpose of this review.
All opinions are my own.