For the first eight weeks of his life, Bean absolutely detested bathing. He screamed for the duration of bath time every night, making it the most anxiety-riddled part of my day. But at around two months old, something changed and Bean suddenly seemed to really enjoy bath time and now, almost five months on, it’s become our favourite time of the day.
As a beauty editor, I’m very aware of what products I use and which ingredients I apply to my son’s sensitive skin, which is why I was so thrilled to receive the gentle, free-from-nasties RR range from Naturals Beauty a couple of months ago.
This paraben-free, sulphate-free, soap-free and allergen-free baby range was created by Tanya du Bois, the founder of Naturals Beauty, for her two children, Ruben and Rebekah (hence the ‘RR’ range) who both have very sensitive skins. The minute I found out that this range was created by a mom for her own children, I was sold. As mothers, we all want what’s best for our children, so if Tanya put all this effort into developing a range of products gentle enough to use on her own children, I knew that the range could be trusted.
As someone who’s a bit obsessed with aesthetics and loves nothing more than a beautifully packaged product, I was smitten with the gorgeous labels from the get-go. It’s not often that you manage to find an effective ‘natural’ product that looks good, too. (The illustrations are by Cape Town based illustrator, Lauren Fowler.) The handy pump bottles also make bath time a breeze – no fiddling with caps and lids while trying to balance a slippery, wriggly baby in one hand! Something else that I found (pleasantly) surprising was the amazing, delicate scent of these products – I’ve always opted for more natural, paraben-free products to use on Bean’s skin and, more often than not, these have a strong, herbal-y scent or are devoid of any scent at all (a good thing, I suppose, but I can’t help myself. I like sweet smelling products!)
But what impressed me most was the sheer luxuriousness of these gorgeous products. Each product has such a lovely texture and leaves Bean’s skin feeling so soft and smooth; I’m a big, big fan of this range and have already ordered my next set from Hello Pretty, where the entire set of three products is on sale for just R200.
The range consists of three products (click on the links to shop these products):