Mustela Bébé

September 2013

I am sure the brand Mustela is no stranger to most mothers. In fact, one of the first few products that Ryan had to use as a baby was the Mustela Stelatria- Purifying Recovery cream. Then, Ryan had some eczema issues on his cheeks and this cream was prescribed by the pediatrician and his skin problems recovered in no time. My second encounter with Mustela was after my first pregnancy when my jamu lady recommended me to use Mustela Post Partum Body and Restructuring Gel. As I have sensitive skin as well, instead of using those jamu ingredients on my body, my jamu lady used the Mustela product instead. Since then, I always like a positive connotation of Mustela.

If you were to read about Mustela’s history, everything started in 1950 when Paul Berthome, the father of the current chairman of Mustela, together with a pharmacist were aware that there was something lacking in the market for babies’ hygiene and skin care. During that time, the only available product to clean a baby was soap, which can be drying and harsh for the skin of babies. With this problem in mind, the two men wanted to come up a product that was suitable for babies’ hygiene and delicate skin. They joined forces to formulate a “2-in-1” product- an emulsion that is cleansing and has softening qualities that is suitable for babies! Since then, Mustela has been taking up the role of a pioneer in skincare for babies and has been continually innovating and updating their formulas in the interest of babies and mothers.

Today, in this blog post, I will be sharing on some of the products in the range called Mustela Bébé.

What is Mustela Bébé?

It is is a complete range of dermo-cosmetic products specially formulated to take care of the delicate skin of newborns, babies and children in terms of daily hygiene, bath time, diaper change and skin protection. The Mustela Mustela Bébé range combines efficacy and safety with sensory pleasure thanks to its uniquely recognisable scent.  One of my main take-aways after testing this range of products for about 2 weeks would be that it is possible for a product to be both sensitive to delicate skins and great smelling! I absolutely love the smell of Mustela Bébé products!

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Gillian’s Bath Time with Mustela

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Bath time is a very special time for me and my babies. Usually, no matter how tired I am, I will make sure I am the one in-charge of bathing the kids. During bath time, it will just me and Baby Gillian or me and Baby Ryan. For Baby Gillian, I will turn on some music(anything I feel like listening, usually pop music) while carrying out the usual bath routine. After using Mustela Bébé for about 2 weeks or more, I realised that Baby Gillian is more aware of bath time and she is discovering a new  and pleasant scent that is unique of Mustela Bébé.

Mustela Bébé Dermo Cleansing is a soap-free cleansing gel. This gel is ideal even for newborns and it gently cleanses the body and scalp. It is of neutral pH for the skin- it respects the hydrolipid film and integrity of the scalp. With its superfatting agents in it, it helps to compensate the drying effects of hard water. Also, this cleansing gel does not sting the eyes. What I love about it is the pleasant scent and how it leaves Gillian’s skin is soft to touch.

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(Usually, I will squirt three pumps of Mustela Bébé Dermo Cleansing to a basin of warm water)

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(There you have beautiful Baby Gillian, soaking in her bath tub. Baby Gillian is one baby who loves her bath time. In fact, she will fuss abit when it is time to get off the bath tub. Heehee.)

Mustela Baby Shampoo is another choice product for us. Thanks to the ultra-gentle plant cleansing base, it gently cleanses  the hair and also respects the delicate balance of the scalp. This shampoo also rinses away easily. Because of how much I love the fragrance, I also use this shampoo for Ryan’s hair. I also notice that this shampoo prevents the formation of small knots in hair. Very very suitable for young girls with long hair.

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(Here’s Baby Gillian, looking so happy with her bath time with Mustela! What is even more awesome is that she smells heavenly!)

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Before going out with the kiddos…

Musti, Eau De Soin is something I always use for Baby Gillian before we go out. It is an alcohol-free scented water with corn flower, hawthorn and linden extracts. These extracts of plants are renowned for skin-softening properties. Musti, Eau De Soin is also hypoallergenic- specially formulated to minimise allergic reactions. It is a baby perfume with fruity and flowery notes and it helps to keep the baby’s skin moisturised. This smells so good that I use it on myself as well! Heehee.

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Mustela PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid

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Mustela PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid is a no rinse cleansing fluid specially formulated for baby’s sensitive skin as it is clinically proven mild. This fluid is perfect for cleaning the face, hands and diaper area especially we are outdoors(beach, parks, zoo, etc). It is a must have in our diaper bag because  it is so convenient to use, especially before meals. Unlike those hand sanitisers in the market, the Mustela PhysiObébé No-Rinse Cleansing Fluid is non drying to the skin as it is enriched with aloe vera to hydrate and saponaria extract to dissolve dirt. It is also light, tear-less, and refreshing. I also use this for Ryan when we are outdoors and he has alot of poop in his diaper. It cleans him up really well and it is refreshing for his skin. A definite must buy!

Mustela Cream for Sensitive Areas SPF50+ for intolerant skin

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This cream is specifically for the sensitive areas of the face of babies and children. Made from formula based on 100% mineral screens, it ensures high UVA and UVB sun protection adapted to sensitive areas. It helps to maintain the skin’s natural defences and prevents eventual cell damage due to exposure of sun. Babies and children’s skin are immature and do not have all the defence mechanism: protecting them from the harsh sun rays is an absolute necessity. As I like to bring the kids outdoors frequently, it is important to always put on Mustela sunscreen for them. The best thing is that it is resistant to water and sweat. This cream comes in mini travel size so it is very convenient to pop it in my bag and touch up for the kids when we are out.

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Before her bedtime/nap

Mustela Soothing Comfort Balm is definitely one of my favourite products! It is a moisturising chest rub with purifying scent. Made with shea butter and honey extracts, it is softening and moisturising for the baby’s skin. I massaged this on Baby Gillian at every night as part of her bedtime routine. This soothing balm is enriched with calming linden and chamomile extracts and using it together with a massage session helps to relax Baby Gillian before her bedtime. This soothing balm is especially helpful as Baby Gillian is having a slight cold and blocked nose. Using the balm really calms her and soothe her during the massage session.

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After using Mustela Bébé for two weeks, I really can’t see myself going back again.

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Mustela Bébé products for this post are kindly sponsored by Spring Maternity.

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