If you have been following my social media pages and insta stories, you would know that am raving about a particular skin care brand for kids that am currently using for A&A.
Both my kids have a dry and sensitive skin, that becomes worse during seasonal changes. While choosing any skin care range for them, I put a conscious effort to read the list of ingredients and understand what goes into their making. When I first checked the constituents of GAIA Natural Baby care products, I was quite impressed to read about the use of organic vegetable oils and plant extracts, that are not just safe but also beneficial and nourishing for the baby’s skin. I am happy with the fact that I could find a range of products that is mild, gentle, yet supremely effective on the tender skin of my kids.
About GAIA Skin Naturals
The main mission of GAIA Skin Naturals is to be a brand that people can trust for its ‘clean and green’ high quality products. Michelle Vogrinec, the driving force behind the brand, couldn’t find a single skin care product that is mild enough to suit the sensitive skin of her son who suffered from eczema at just 8 weeks of age. That’s when she decided to create these gentle, non-irritating products that are certified to be pure and free from harmful chemicals.
Launched in 2002 in Australia, GAIA Skin Care products are also available in India. Their Natural Baby range takes into consideration the fact that a baby’s skin is thinner and more sensitive than that of an adult and does not have normal barrier functions when they are born. And so the ingredients used in their products are well researched and sourced through reputable companies. Some of their products are manufactured in ACO Certified Organic processing plants. Most of their products are suitable for all skin types, including those with sensitivities and irritations.
1. All their products are pure, natural and organic.
2. They are free from artificial fragrances, harsh soap, sulphates, petrochemicals, mineral oils, lanolin, paraben preservatives, propylene glycol or phthalates.
3. They have been tailored to suit the sensitive skin of the baby as the ingredients included are known for their low irritancy towards skin.
4. They follow strict GMP practices and all their products undergo quality testing prior to release.
5. Their products are free from animal ingredients. Also they are not tested on animals. All products are CCF accredited.
We are using GAIA Natural Baby since almost a month now. All the three products that we used suited my kid’s skin well.
1. GAIA Natural Baby Bath & Body Wash
Key Ingredients: Contains certified organic avocado, evening primrose oil, sweet orange, purified water, organic chamomile extract.
This bath and body wash is thick in consistency and lathers well. We just use a small amount of wash to the running water and rub across the whole body and it works well. The good thing is it gets washed easily in one go. I don’t find A&A’s skin turning dry or rough after it’s use. Rather it becomes soft and smooth due to the presence of skin-softening organic oils. The natural scent of organic sweet orange and chamomile is pleasing and the kids smell fresh for hours after bath.
2. GAIA Natural Baby Shampoo
Key Ingredients: Contains certified organic chamomile, evening primrose oil, sweet orange, hydrolyzed wheat protein, purified water.
I shampoo my kid’s hair almost everyday and this shampoo is perfect for their little scalp as it’s mild and gentle. It doesn’t cause any irritation on the child’s skin or eyes. We use only a pea-size of this thick liquid and it lathers well covering the entire scalp. It cleanses the hair without stripping the natural protective oil and leaves them soft and shiny after every use.
3. GAIA Natural Baby Moisturizer
Key Ingredients: Contains certified organic shea butter, avocado oil, lavender, soybean oil, cocoa butter, grapeseed oil, etc
This moisturizer is a dense liquid that is easy to apply. It spreads across well and doesn’t require a lot of rubbing. I apply it everyday on my kids face and body after bath and it doesn’t leave any sticky residue on my hands. It contains a blend of natural oils and butters that protect against general dryness and keep the baby’s skin hydrated and moisturized for long.
The products came in neat and sturdy transparent bottles. The packaging clearly included the list of all the essential ingredients used in the product and the directions to use. I personally like transparent bottles as they give me a fair idea about the quantity left. However, I find the lid of the bottles is a little fragile. If your kids are as naughty and mischievous as my twins, there are chances that they can easily break it. Try to keep the bottles away from your child’s reach.
Price & Availability
All the three products are priced at Rs 850 for a 250 ml bottle and are easily available at GAIA Skin Naturals website. They are also available on all leading online stores like Amazon, Flipkart, Hopscotch, BabyChakra and Paytm. People living in Mumbai can find these products at many famous retail outlets like Kamdhenu ( Nepean Sea Road), Kidzone (Powai), Pink Bunny (Malad W), Green Bell (Juhu) etc.
To sum up there are a few things that we really liked about the products-
1. The organic ingredients used in these products are not just safe but also nourishing for the delicate skin of the baby.
2. They involve only natural fragrances that are supremely mild and pleasing.
3. The pricing is not too high as compared to the other international organic brands.
4. They need to be used in very little quantity which means each bottle would last for a longer time period.
5. They leave the child’s skin soft, supple and hydrated for long.
There is nothing disappointing about the products that would keep me away from buying them the next time.
When it comes to the precious skin of my kids, I surely do not want to compromise on any grounds. GAIA Natural Baby gives me all the reasons to be assured for an organic and gentle skin care for my babies. And so, I would surely recommend GAIA Natural Baby products to the fellow parents.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but the views and opinions expressed here are my own. I have personally used these products on my kids for over a period of a month. The review holds my honest opinions and personal experience of using the same.