Oriflame Baby Skin Care Range – Review

Before Ben was born we had a stock of all sorts of your standard baby toiletries that people had bought for us.  It turned out we couldn’t really use any of them as a) Ben has really sensitive skin and b) most of them are just not necessary.  By the time Ben was a year old he had already been referred to a dermatologist with the most awful eczema – we were back and forth for a few months using strong prescribed steroids till things were eventually under control. Over the years his skin has settled down and is really well controlled now – I think he has grown out of it to an extent. However he is still prone to occasional flare ups and you can imagine this has made me very paranoid about using anything new – bath products, washing powder and so forth – we know what suits his skin and tend to stick to it.

For the last couple of months we’ve been trying out several items from the Oriflame baby skin care range with Organic Cotton Extract.  The range consists of five paediatrician approved products designed to protect and care for babies’ skin as they grow.  The range has been scientifically developed to gently moisturise skin without causing irritation.  The ingredients are mild, pH-balance and free from parabens – and let’s face it we all do what we can to avoid chemical nasties for our children.

The full range consists of a Baby Talc, a Baby Hair & Body Wash (with tear-free formula), a Baby Moisturising Cream, a Baby Soap Bar and a Baby Oil.

We have used the Baby Hair & Body Wash on all three children – there has been no sign of any irritation to their skin, there’s certainly been no tears when washing their hair and I really love that it is multi purpose – having one product for their hair and skin really does make life much easier, especially when you’re trying to bath three little ones at once.  While we’re on that note the pump action bottle is great too as you can dispense the product with just one hand.  I must admit that I used it on myself in the initial weeks after my operation as it was the most gentle thing I had for cleaning my section wound and the surrounding area.  It’s a really lovely product.

I have never really used a baby oil on the children before but regularly when I remember I do use it on myself after a shower – particularly on my legs and arms.  I have noticed my skin is especially dry at the moment – between general Winter skin woes and trying to stay hydrated enough while breast feeding my skin really isn’t in great condition.  I’ve used the Baby Oil several times myself – it’s easy to use, a nice consistency, isn’t greasy and does the job of helping to lock in moisture.  In terms of using it with the children it will be great for baby massage – but I haven’t quite found the time for that yet!

We moisturise Ben’s skin regularly with a prescribed lotion which he finds very soothing.  I know when we have used other products in the past that have stung and made him sore.  As his skin is really well maintained at the moment (to the point you wouldn’t even know he suffers from eczema) I felt brave enough to try the Oriflame moisturiser and it didn’t bother him at all.  I wouldn’t use it on a regular basis just because I know and trust his prescription lotion however I would happily use it on the girls.

*Disclaimer – we were provided with a selection of products free of charge for review however all thoughts and opinions are my own* 

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  1. December 11, 2013 / 8:56 pm

    2 of my 4 have sensitive skin and 1 has eczema. we use a combo of e45 and balnuim bath

  2. December 11, 2013 / 8:58 pm

    My older does and we tend to use E45

  3. Janet Rawstron
    December 11, 2013 / 9:16 pm

    I am fortunate in that my children have pretty normal skin

  4. December 11, 2013 / 9:34 pm

    Not really although my daughter had cradle cap for a long time i had to use Polytar shampoo for her, it cleared it up eventually.

    • December 11, 2013 / 10:12 pm

      Ben had to be prescribed Ketoconazole shampoo by the dermatologist.
      Chlo still has a bit of craddle cap now though its finally clearing I think.

  5. December 11, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    My babies are terrible for their sensitive skin. These look great, would love to win these xxx

  6. December 12, 2013 / 7:22 am

    yes – I am just careful about what products we use

    Ashleigh

  7. debbie creasey
    December 12, 2013 / 9:52 am

    my children dont have sensitive skin

  8. December 12, 2013 / 3:21 pm

    My children don't but I do like you I've had dry skin due to weather and feeding and I'm using palmers cocco butter oil – goes in the bath and then rubbed over the extra dry areas. It's lovely and my skin feels great again.

  9. katefever
    December 12, 2013 / 5:01 pm

    Yes – both my boys have eczema. We manage it with a combination of oat baths, moisturiser and steroid creams when needed

  10. December 12, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    Sometimes. I try not to use heavily perfumed things like bubble bath.

  11. Sue Buckman
    December 13, 2013 / 12:33 pm

    Son has sensitive skin. He uses plenty of moisturiser

  12. December 15, 2013 / 7:56 pm

    My son doesn't but my skin gets very sensitive over Winter!

  13. Anonymous
    December 16, 2013 / 5:28 pm

    My eldest is ginger-haired so we have to put more suncream on him – but nothing special otherwise
    Spencer Broadley
    s.broad@hotmail.co.uk

  14. December 16, 2013 / 5:39 pm

    my youngest have sensitive skin and i use e45

  15. December 16, 2013 / 6:10 pm

    Only if something really artificial is used on her skin.

  16. December 16, 2013 / 6:27 pm

    I get a bad rash on my arms when stressed. Not much works for it

  17. December 16, 2013 / 7:18 pm

    Children never has sensitive skin, always have E45 and sudocrem in though

  18. Anonymous
    December 17, 2013 / 2:51 am

    Yes, eczema :- use cream and emollients. Always keen to learn of products for sensitive skin. Have older family members who had good, healthy skin when younger. Though as they have aged have become prone to dry skin, dermatitis on occasions. So always eager to get information regarding good skin care products.

    Rachel Craig

  19. Anonymous
    December 17, 2013 / 3:05 am

    I commented on Selfridges Ice Rink … blog.

    Rachel Craig

  20. Anonymous
    December 17, 2013 / 7:26 am

    my little boy gets eczema so have to be careful what we use. at the moment epaderm and E45 cream works well.
    (Kim Neville)

  21. December 17, 2013 / 9:08 am

    My daughter had terribly sensitive skin as a baby so we could only bathe her a couple of times a week in pure water

  22. sarah van den berg
    December 17, 2013 / 11:03 am

    hi gemma clark, dont forget your godson lol. my son has baby skin still at 3 yrs xx

  23. Samantha Atherton
    December 17, 2013 / 11:26 am

    My little girl has eczema so we have to be really careful what we use on her, she loves bubbles in her bath though and we've yet to find a bubble bath that doesn't irritate her.

  24. Kirsty Mackay
    December 17, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    My children's skin is not too sensitive but we use sudocrem for any rashes that appear.

  25. Anonymous
    December 17, 2013 / 4:21 pm

    Not really by Robby Price

  26. Anita
    December 17, 2013 / 7:00 pm

    Yes I use oilatum or E45

  27. December 17, 2013 / 9:09 pm

    No, my children have normal skin with no problem. Odd nappy rash but only during teething.

  28. Anonymous
    December 18, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Mine have normal skin luckily

  29. December 18, 2013 / 11:06 am

    My son doesn't normally but he sometimes gets hives and so I am extra careful then.

  30. Pam Francis Gregory
    December 18, 2013 / 11:23 am

    E45 & careful about what fragranced products to use

  31. Pam Francis Gregory
    December 18, 2013 / 11:29 am

    I commented on Winter Bucket List – The First Update

  32. Anonymous
    December 18, 2013 / 11:53 am

    don't have particularly sensitive skin

  33. Lucy Carter
    December 18, 2013 / 1:04 pm

    Mine have very sensitive skin, I tend to stick to unscented natural products

  34. Kasia SZ
    December 18, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    One of my boys have very sensitive skin. I try to moisturise dry paces few times a day.

  35. tobys proud mummy toys
    December 18, 2013 / 3:34 pm

    I use extra virgin coconut oil and sometimes almond oil on my little ones skin works a treat xx

  36. December 18, 2013 / 3:48 pm

    sensitive skin runs in the family

  37. December 18, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    My daughter has the Avon range I've found good for her.

  38. Rachael
    December 18, 2013 / 6:34 pm

    My toddler gets dry patches which we use natural creams on.

  39. December 18, 2013 / 8:57 pm

    my eldest has it we use all fragrance free products

    kay panayi

  40. Anonymous
    December 18, 2013 / 11:46 pm

    my daughter has sensitve skin i use organic products

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