Since I’ve run out of my trusty La Mer lip balm, I’ve decided to give Mustela’s Hydra-Stick a try. This, my friends, is great for both mama and baby. Lightweight, creamy, and, best of all, works to keeps lips and cheeks soft (plus, it’s hypoallergenic). Surprisingly, it’s a bit more creamy than the La Mer balm. Max was getting little flakes of dry skin on his cheeks and the Hydra-Stick took care of it straight away. Verdict: perfect for dry winter skin and/or chapped lips and/or cheeks.
I am just about done with gathering all of the baby stuff in preparation of my due date (Christmas Day). In doing so, I’ve had to compare two lines of baby toiletry lines: Noodle & Boo and Mustela. Both lines rinse off well. Both lines are supposed to be hypoallergenic. However, both also have very distinct fragrances.
Noodle & Boo smells quite sweet–I would describe the scent as “very sweet almond oil.” “Sweet” is the operative word here. Perfect for girls but not so much for boys (in my opinion). Mustela (although I believe almond oil is one of the ingredients) smells “cleaner” and less fruity/sweet. So, I’ve decided to stick with Mustela and, so far, my favorites are the Mustela Cleansing Fluid for Newborns and Mustela Baby Lotion. I like them so much that I’ve started to use them myself (especially the lotion).