Some of these products are not only genius (like mineral powder sunblock) - but they are so inexpensive you can afford to purchase all of them together for what you'd typically spend on one adult product!
Here's a few of the items they featured that I have tried and those that I am going to try...
This is the product that really started the whole steal-products-from-your-baby trend! Moms who wanted to protect their kids from the sun without any of the harsh chemical blockers that usually accompany sunscreens tried this on themselves and never turned back. The lack of extra additives (no fragrance) combined with the effectiveness of sun protection make this a mom fave! And, because it goes on fairly matte, it's great for under makeup. ($39.99, Californiababy.com)
Putting sunblock on your baby can be a lot like wrestling a worm, so this brush-on powder makes short work of that. But moms, almost more than babies, can benefit from this innovative delivery system. ($35.00, Tickletimesunblock.com)
Weleda Calendula Face Cream
Many anti-inflammation products are very thick and potentially pore clogging, but calendula is known for its anti-acne as well as anti-inflammatory properties. A win win! It's also effective in soothing already damaged tissue and treating dermatitis-a common itchy skin rash in people of any age. ($12.50, Weleda.com)
The Honest Co. Healing Balm
For babies, you'd use this on diaper rash. And, as a mom, you know how irritating those can be. So if they can fix that, they fix virtually anything: eczema patches, rashes, painfully dry skin, rough cuticles cracked heels, razor burn, etc. The list is endless. It's made with sunflower oil, tamanu oil, chickweed oil, and olive oil and has no preservatives or synthetic fragrances. ($12.95, Honest.com)
Mustela Hydra Stick
Made with all natural ingredients, this is the most nourishing lip-balm ever. While you can use it all over to hydrate and moisturize the skin, it's perfect for the gentle skin on your lips. Plus, the super compact packaging makes this easy to travel with and find in your bag. Makeup artists swear by it as a lip primer before applying lip color. ($9.50, Babiesrus.com)
L'Occitane Mom & Baby Lotion
L'Occitane's collection for Mom & Baby offers high-quality skincare products that are mild enough to nourish and protect the most delicate newborn skin and ideal for mom's sensitive skin as well. So it's really made for both mom's and babies. The lotion is a little lighter than the cream. Both will help to comfort, nourish and protect your body from damaging effects of environmental stresses. The perfect regimen for any age! (Lotion-$24.00 Cream-$18.00, usa.loccitane.com)
Burt's Bees Baby Shampoo
This gentle shampoo is perfect for color treated or extremely dry hair as it doesn't contain the surfactants that most "adult" shampoos do. It cleanses without stripping hair, leaving it healthier and shinier, while protecting your salon investment. ($15.00, Diapers.com)
VMV Hypoallergenics Grandma Minnie's Oil's Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil
This is only made with two ingredients, but is endlessly useful. Coconut oil is great for soothing babies' skin, but for mom this is a true all-over oil. Specifically, it's great as a super-moisturizing hair serum. It provides an unparalleled shine and tames even the most stubborn flyaways. Or, you can also use it as a leave-in conditioner or a detangler. Plus, for skin, it has natural antiviral properties too. ($35.00, vmvhypoallergenics.com)