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sammysam Mon 13-Aug-07 15:44:15

Can anyone recommend some skincare products for me and my dd:
Moisturiser for me
Shampoo/body wash for dd
Suncream for dd and me

NannyL Mon 13-Aug-07 15:53:33

waitrose do a nice organic suncream.

actually waitrose do lots of ncie organic products

Jenkeylovesdazzy Wed 15-Aug-07 23:02:35

We use African black soap - as a soap, shower gel substitute and shampoo sub for dd (it is very moisturising so good for dd's very curly hair). It has only two ingrediants, Shea butter and plantain lye (ashes) - for moisturiser we all use 100& pure unrefined shea butter - it has one ingrediant! shea butter.

We get it from akamuti.com - it is amazing stuff and we will never cover ourselves with chemicals again - well worth a try.

Bewilderbeast Wed 15-Aug-07 23:09:30

we use little me baby organics for DS
I alternate between neal's yard and Dr HAushka

Bewilderbeast Wed 15-Aug-07 23:09:31

we use little me baby organics for DS
I alternate between neal's yard and Dr HAushka

EvilStepWitch Thu 16-Aug-07 11:03:48

Hi sammysam, hope you are still monitoring this thread. I switched to all organic products a few years ago after a work colleague was diagnosed with breast cancer. The best moisturisers I have found are Origins (the Dr. Weil mushroom one) or much cheaper but equally as effective is Neal's Yard Jasmine Day Cream.

Check out Green People for sunscreens - I buy Natural Health magazine and they constantly come out top for their sun products. They also do a day cream with SPF 15 which I haven't found anywhere else yet that is good for the summer months (assuming the sun shines of course!).

Shampoo, conditioner and body wash - I use J/A/S/O/N, about £5.99 for shampoo and conditioner, I cann't remember how much the body wash is. Top tip - decant the shampoo and conditioner into a pump dispenser (i use the empty body wash dispensers), it lasts so much longer as you use less than just pouring it out of a bottle.

Hope that helps

sammysam Thu 16-Aug-07 14:52:45

thank you everyone for your suggestions-i'm having a look at them all! They all look so good....now which ones to start with!?

Evilstepwitch-do the suncreams stain clothing? Had some nasty niva stuff for dd which has stained everything-won't make that mistake again!

Furball Thu 16-Aug-07 15:04:36

I'll second JASON stuff - absolutely lovely stuff. We have everything JASON in Rosemary and Glycerine.

With the shampoo I use an old JASON squirty soap squirter on the shampoo bottle, they are the same size neck although different shaped body!

sammysam Thu 16-Aug-07 15:09:09

also i thibk i looked at the green people suncream and was put off as it came in a fairly low spf-would it be ok for my 12month old dd?

EvilStepWitch Thu 16-Aug-07 15:12:11

No, just come back from 10 days in Malta and no stains on anything even white teashirts. Put it on about 20-30 mins before you go out in the sun, let it sink in a bit and obviously it isn't waterproof so need to reapply after swimming.

BTW - Origins isn't actually organic but they don't use the nasties like parabens.

EvilStepWitch Thu 16-Aug-07 15:14:59

Hmm, good question about dd. They do a children's sunscrenn, spf 25 but no higher. Sorry, not sure what the recommendation is for very young children. My step-beasts are older so wasn't an issue.

EvilStepWitch Thu 16-Aug-07 15:17:54

Lavera do a spf 30. Also, look at www.theremustbeabetterway.co.uk/Products/Baby_&_Child/Chemical_Free_Baby_Sunscreen.htm the last one on that page is spf 30+ and is water proof - very helpful if your dd takes to the water.

Furball Thu 16-Aug-07 15:22:47

have you got he a sunsuit as well? you can get them for about £10 in next but saves a lotta faff with cream allover just shins arms and head/neck.

FlameBatfink Thu 16-Aug-07 15:35:51

www.thelittlegreennursery.co.uk

She is an MNer too (not me, so no advertising issues are there?!!?), so giving money to an MNer into the bargain

Furball Thu 16-Aug-07 15:37:26

link goes nowhere flame - is this? it

FlameBatfink Thu 16-Aug-07 15:38:45

Oops

www.little-green-nursery.co.uk Try that!

FlameBatfink Thu 16-Aug-07 15:39:01

lol - yup

motherinferior Thu 16-Aug-07 15:40:15

another vote for Akamuti, lovely firm.

kookiegoddess Thu 16-Aug-07 15:43:30

I love liz earle products, they smell lovely and last for ages. www.lizearle.com

mellow2 Thu 16-Aug-07 15:50:06

I use Suki chamomile serum and I've also heard good things about Spiezia

clorper Tue 25-Sep-07 21:00:22

www.ethicalbabe.com

Some fabulous & totally natural bath time products, though mainly for kids.

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