Newborn and infant skin call for the gentlest and most natural of products, while kids with eczema-prone skin also need special care. In our hot and humid climate, it’s all too common to see little ones plagued by itchy skin and chronic eczema. Fortunately, there are products that can help, and they’re often made just for children, with specific formulations that are safe and effective for kids. Here are eight brands to try.
1. A Tapir’s Tale
A new player on the local kids’ skincare scene, homegrown clean beauty brand A Tapir’s Tale is a premium pediatric skincare line that’s nasties-free and gentle enough for newborns, made with high-quality nature-derived botanicals like sakura leaf extract, green tea and scutellaria baicalensis root extract. Formulated by Singaporean aesthetician and skincare trainer Charlene Ng and made in Japan, you can also find familiar skincare ingredients such as aloe vera and jojoba oil. Cute story behind the brand’s unusual name: It came about when Charlene noticed that the white lower half of the tapir resembles a baby wearing diapers. It’s also an homage to the brand’s Southeast Asian roots. A Tapir’s Tale launched in August with four products, which have already received rave reviews. The Gentle Wash is a hair and body cleanser that won’t strip skin’s natural moisture, and the Moist Milk has become a favourite with mums, who use this on their kids as well as on themselves, as a skincare moisturiser. The oil-free Aqua Gel is great for younger kids and active tweens just getting started on daily skincare.
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