It’s September! Fall is that delicious time when summer ends (boo hoo) but it’s just about to get cool enough to break out your new fall clothes. It’s also time for all the kids to go back to school. Backpack, pencils, notebooks and …skincare? Budding brand Ottilie & Lulu has created a skincare system especially for tweens (8-12 year olds as they are known to parents) which is targeted at creating good habits of self care, as well as trying to prevent some of the issues that may come up when they enter puberty officially.
The Morning & Night Gel Cleanser ($10) is a step up from regular bar soap and baby shampoo. It’s a mix of aloe vera juice, witch haze extract and mandarin essential oil. It’s a non-abrasive, gentle cleanser for delicate skin. This should be followed up by a smoothing on a little dab of the Morning Pure Facial Moisturizer ($14.50), which features softening shea butter and calendula extract. Moisturizer may seem a bit frou frou for a kid, but how different is using this when some people smooth on vaseline or baby oil on a child’s skin to moisturize and protect? This way, they can imitate older siblings and parents with their own beauty products and feel confident in taking care of themselves. Win-win!
As your little beauty maven gets older, you can add in the Spot Blemish Treatment ($14.50) which uses tea tree oil and white willow bark among other things to deal newly forming pimples. The oil free, PABA free, water-resistant, non-irritating formula used in the Everyday Facial Moisturizer & Sunscreen ($18.50) is perfect for protecting young skin from harmful UV rays. It is never too young to learn about sunscreen, and skin cancer protection.
If you buy nothing else from the new Ottilie & Lulu skincare collection, start with a purchase of the Clean Skin Face Wipes ($10) which your tween can keep in their bathroom or gym locker. It could be the gateway product to realizing that properly cleaned skin makes you feel confident and attractive. Kids are already used to adults wiping their faces, but this gives them the responsibility and makes it their own ‘thing’.
Make sure to check out the brand at www.OttilieandLulu.com to get more info and to purchase products.
xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian