10th March 2015

A Guide to Mustela

Mustela

Re-Branded Signature (Emma) copy

Get the skincare expertise of the La Pharmacie for your little one. The beloved French baby brand Mustela has launched at Escentual, and each tactile, stimulating and sensorial texture is set to change the way you think about baby toiletries.

Created especially for new mums, mums-to-be, babies, toddlers and children, this gentle and effective collection of skincare is optimised to take good care of vulnerable skin. The majority of Mustela products are created with more than 75% natural ingredients, and you’ll find no parabens here; just a strong heritage of dermatological and paediatric innovation, and high tolerance, hypoallergenic formulas. There’s a reason why Mustela is one of the bestselling baby brands in France!

Mustela follows every stage of motherhood, from the moment you find out that you’re pregnant right through to your little one’s first years. Here are the products you need to know about…

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Mustela Instant Comfort Legs

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Mums-to-Be and New Mums

During Pregnancy
Your body changes so much during pregnancy, and we’re not just talking about your beautiful new shape. Your body is affected by a change in hormone levels, heightened sensitivity and tender, swollen limbs, which can have you feeling out of sorts. Mustela 9 Months is a range dedicated to properly supporting your skin through all of these changes, making sure that you feel as comfortable as possible.

Try these:
Instant Comfort Legs, an immensely cooling formula that those prone to tired legs will adore.
Specific Support Bust, a cream that soothes feelings of tightness and reinforces your skin, working to prevent loss of elasticity.

 

After Pregnancy
After you’ve had your baby, it’s all about caring for and repairing your skin port-partum. With a new baby in the house, you’ll be wanting a skincare regime that’s simple, effective and safe to use during breastfeeding, and Mustela ticks every box.

Try these:
Stretch Marks Intensive Action, the most concentrated formula for stretch marks from Mustela, specifically formulated for use after giving birth and when the appearance of marks is most pronounced.
Nursing Comfort Balm, a rich, protective and non-sticky balm that nourishes even the most sensitive nipples both during and after breast feeding.

 

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Newborns and Babies

Hygiene
Great hygiene is so important for young skin, especially during nappy changes. Making sure that skin is clean and fresh will make your baby much more comfortable, and Mustela has a variety of cleansing products that will do just that, from wipes and washes to no-rinse formulas for those sensitive to water.

Try these:
Dermo Cleansing, the bestselling Mustela product renowned for its ability to very gently cleanse your baby’s skin, face and hair with a gentle soap-free lather – it even compensates for the drying effects of hard water.
Physiobebe No Rinse Cleansing Water, a micellar water… for babies! This ultra gentle fluid can be used any time, anywhere to refresh baby’s skin. A word of warning – you’ll likely want to steal this baby powder-scented cleansing water for your own routine.

 

Skincare
Once your baby’s skin is clean and fresh, you’ll need to strengthen it with protective skincare. All-over care needs to be lightweight and comfortable, whilst the nappy area needs special attention with a rich, emollient barrier cream.

Try these:
Hydrabebe Body Lotion, this silky lotion soothes your baby’s skin from their very first days – and like much of the Mustela range, it can even be used to protect the skin of premature babies.
Vitamin Barrier Skin Discomfort 1-2-3, optimised for nappy changes, this 98% natural formula offers intense comfort whilst reducing inflammation and continuously moisturising the skin.

 

The Add-Ons
These pampering extras aren’t essential, but they’re wonderful for stimulating your baby’s senses and aiding relaxation. Fragrance plays a huge part in your baby’s development and creates a tender moment of bonding with you and your baby.

Try these:
Musti Eau de Soin, a 92% natural, alcohol-free fragrance that scents your baby’s skin and their nursery with the pretty baby powder aroma of the Mustela range.
Skin Freshener, a nappy bag essential, this stimulating water spray refreshes your baby’s skin when you’re on the go, and is particularly good for lightly styling your little one’s hair.

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Specialist Care

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Mustela is famous for its suncare as it performs quite the feat for young skin: each organo-mineral sunscreen is hypoallergenic, offers broad-spectrum protection and can be used on your baby from birth. And as an added bonus? No parabens, nanoparticles, alcohol or perfume. Your baby’s in great hands.

Try these:
Very High Protection Sun Spray SPF50+, a versatile spray that can be used from any angle – a great plus when trying to properly apply the cream to your wriggly baby or toddler!
Very High Protection Sun Lotion for Face SPF50+, a comfortable, creamy formula created with 86% natural ingredients. Pair with a hat and a parasol for ideal protection from the sun’s rays.

 

Atopic and Reactive Skin

When your baby, toddler or child suffers from dry, irritated, atopic and eczema-prone skin, making sure they’re comfortable is your number one priority. Mustela has a comprehensive range of soothing hygiene and skincare products for all vulnerable skin, suitable for use from birth.

Try these:
Stelotopia Milky Bath Oil, an extremely nourishing wash that has an immediate impact on your child’s comfort during bathtime. Dispense a small amount into running bathwater (but be careful with their slippery body).
Stelatopia Lipid-replenishing Balm, after bathing, make sure moisture is locked in with this intensely replenishing balm, which makes even the driest skin feel so soft.

 

Cradle Cap

Cradle cap occurs in about two-thirds of babies, causing discomfort, dryness and a flaky scalp. Although it’s relatively harmless, it can become infected if left untreated, so it’s best to sort it sooner rather than later with specialised products.

Try these:
Stelaker Cradle Cap, a purifying cream that limits the spread of micro-organisms, regulates an overproduction of serum and intensely soothes your baby’s scalp. Leave on overnight for best results.
Foam Shampoo for Newborns, the perfect partner for Stelaker Cradle Cap, this extremely gentle foam removes every last trace of the cream the morning after.

 

Discover Mustela with 1/3rd off RRP throughout March at Escentual

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