9 Baby Skin Care Products That Are Awesome For Adults
You’ve probably noticed that Baby has a cosmetic collection as big as yours, but did you know that those products are incredibly useful--for much more than what it says on the package? Once you know everything these double- and triple-duty products are capable of, you won't be complaining about the size of that baby bag.
Baby oilBaby oil has a multitude of uses (if baby uses it as a moisturizer, so can we!) but the next time you run out of eye makeup remover, grab this in a pinch. (Trust us, you may never go back…)
Johnson’s Baby Oil, $5.
Baby powderAnother “baby” product that raises eyebrows when actually used ON a baby, grab this and shake a little in your hair the next time you feel like skipping a hair wash, or have run out of dry shampoo.
Live Clean Baby Silky Smooth Baby Powder, $6.
Diaper creamDiaper ointment or “barrier cream” is within arms’ reach of any changing table, for daily protection and to heal diaper rash. But when they outgrow diapers don’t throw this out! A high zinc concentration makes it great for cuts, scrapes, burns and can even soothe the irritation from ingrown hair.
Rougier Ihle’s Paste, $6.
Non-Petroleum JellyReally, this should come in vat-size. It treats chapped lips and dry skin like a boss, but did you know it can also highlight your cheekbones, protect your split ends and buff your shoes?
Live Clean Non-Petroleum Jelly, $7.
Nipple creamIf you breastfed you probably have a tube of this lying around. The 100% natural lanolin ointment is strong enough for the driest spots like elbows and knuckles.
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream, $12.
Teething gelAlthough the general consensus is this is probably not safe for baby (at all, there’s often lidocaine in there) that doesn’t mean we can’t use it. Dab some on your eyebrows before you pluck them, it’ll take the sting away.
Orajel Baby Instant Relief for Teething Pain, $6.
Baby shampooGentle enough for baby; gentle enough to clean your makeup brushes. And your lingerie (seriously!).
Baby Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo & Wash, $10.
Cotton swabsDON'T clean your baby’s ears (or your own) with these but DO use them to clean your keyboard, smart phone and delicate jewellery.
Q-Tips Cotton Swabs, $4.
Disposable baby wipesDisposable baby wipes are a contentious issue but one thing’s for sure; they make a great duster, shoe buffer and heavy-duty stain remover all-in-one.
Pampers Sensitive Wipes, $2.