L’Occitane Karité Bébé
[productsample/affiliate] Oh, it’s been such a long time since I reviewed or even looked at any baby products so this is completely a treat! Karité Bébé is a new collection from L’Occitane – karité means shea so the products are based around that particular ingredient and for us it’s called Shea Baby.
First up, Cuddles & Bubbles Foaming Cream – a gentle and creamy body and hair wash. Everything is made to a 95% natural ingredient recipe, although ‘tested under paediatrian supervision’ is a bit woolly for my liking. I’d have preferred to see something with a bit more authority but I think we can be reassured that no brand in the world wants skin reactions on babies so it’s all fine for your average baba. The scent (and yes, it does contain a little bit) is soft, comforting and clean – like line dried washing. Lovely & Gentle Moisturizing Milk smells a bit more of shea – I can’t smell anything other than that milky-skin kind of note with a dot of sweet freshness and my goodness, it’s softening on the skin. That needs putting in an adult format pronto!
My favourite thing is the Shea Baby Fragranced Water – it’s alcohol free obviously. No surprise that it contains orange blossom notes which I love, alongside neroli, linden blossom and mimosa. It’s a fresh linen, clean sheets and cotton wool kind of a thing … it’s how you wish babies still smelled after they start putting fromage frais in their hair and jam on the dog.
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