Hypoallergenic Face Cream for Kids and Babies

How are you taking care of your child’s face?


For the past few years, I’ve been using Sebamed Baby Protective Facial Cream on my son’s face. It’s a great product, I have no complain at all. 

However, my son is now turning 9 years old, not a baby anymore. So I thought it could be time to switch to a cream intended for children, not necessarily for babies. I saw  this Physiogel moisture cream while Sebamed was out of stock so I decided to give Physiogel a try. 


Physiogel Hypoallergenic
Daily Moisture Therapy Cream
Price: RM45.90 / 75ml
Where to buy: Guardian Pharmacy

My son has been using this cream for 3 months now and it has been good. His skin is smooth and supple, still like a baby’s. He doesn’t develop rashes on the neck from sweating and no dry patches. 

The cream itself  is milky, easy to apply and easily absorbed by the skin, does not leave an oily film. 



This cream:
Is for normal / dry sensitive skin
Provides long-lasting moisture
Makes skin less sensitive
Is clinically proven to strengthen and repair the skin’s moisture barrier
Has no preservatives, perfumes, colorants
Is suitable for face and body


Daily use moisturizing cream for normal / dry sensitive skin that can feel tight, rough or uncomfortable. Also suitable for babies and children. Clinically tested by dermatologists. Non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.

Proven results:
Nourishes and repairs the moisture barrier even in sensitive skin
Restores skin’s elasticity
Promotes long-lasting moisturization to protect against recurring dryness, with regular use
Softens and smoothens for visibly healthier skin

How to use:

Apply to clean skin twice daily
Apply on face and neck


Baby Sebamed Protective Facial Cream

How do you take care of your kids’ skin?


I’m a big skincare junkie and I sure am cautious about my son’s skin as well. He’s been experiencing rashes or prickly heat a few months ago, probably caused by dryness and sweat on his neck area. My son is very active, always busy with something, loves to cycle and play, and he’s always sweating on the forehead and neck. 

I tried to heal the rashes on his neck with antiseptic powder, calamine lotion and cream, alternate.  He didn’t really like the calamine lotion smell but I still manage to apply it when needed. The rashes disappear for a while but appear again after a few days after discontinued use of cream. So I thought if I need to apply something regularly, I’d better use a mild skincare product meant to improve his skin’s health.

I’ve gone through pharmacies and I picked Baby Sebamed Protective Facial Cream. I apply this cream twice daily, after shower, on my son’s face and neck. In just 1 day of use, I’ve seen improvement on his neck rash. We’ve been using this for 3 months now and it’s a great cream! He never had rashes on the neck (or anywhere on his head) again even with changing hot, humid or rainy weather. 

This cream protects against irritation, soothes irritated skin, provides effective hydration, is safe for delicate skin and does not leave any greasy finish. I’d recommend it to parents who have babies or kids with delicate skin that is prone to redness, dryness or rash on face and neck. 

Baby Sebamed Protective Facial Cream
Size: 50ml
Dermatologically – tested
Made in Germany
Ideal for delicate skin
Where to buy: Guardian or Caring Pharmacy
Price: RM50 

What this cream does:
  • Moisturising complex with vitasqualene
  • Soothes skin with Pantheon
  • Prevents dryness with effective hydration 
  • Panthenol and lipid compound protect against irritation around the mouth from saliva
  • Vitamin E safeguards against harmful environmental influences
  • Non-occlusive
  • Rich in panthenol and allantoin to soothe and regenerate irritated skin
  • Easy to apply and readily absorbed
  • Oil-in-water emulsion

  • Protective moisturizing complex – vitasqualane, lipids and the natural moisture-retaining ingredients allantoin and hyaluronic acid prevent dryness, enhance the barrier function against noxious substances and soothe the skin
  • The lipid compound and pantheon safeguard against dryness around the mouth from saliva
  • Easy to apply and rapidly absorbed without any greasy residue
  • Consolidates the resistance of baby’s delicate skin
  • With the pH value of 5.5 Baby sebamed is clinically proven to promote the development of the acid mantle
  • Free from nitro-mochus compounds, formaldehyde, nitrosamines, dioxan

Mucus Away with Pureen Clinzo Isotonic Sterilized Seawater Spray

Do you deal with congested nose of your kids or anyone else in the family? This product may be a great companion for you to soften tough mucus in the nose.  


My son catches flu or colds every now and then; I guess most kids do. Before my son started going to school, it wasn’t that bad. But going to school gets kids exposed to a lot of other elements and other people so the frequency of having colds, coughs or flu has increased. I do give him regular vitamins to boost his immune system but getting sick somehow cannot be totally avoided. And did you know that there are over 200 virus strains of the common cold? You may be immune to 1 or more but as you get exposed to another type of virus, you will still fall sick.
One of the toughest to deal with among kids who get flu or colds is the mucus inside their nose. Kids don’t know how to blow their nose yet so the mucus gets trapped inside, preventing them to breathe properly and making them extremely uncomfortable, especially when sleeping. My son would cry at night because he feels so uneasy and finds it difficult to sleep. What I do before was to make him sleep on his side while I rub his back to ease him until he falls asleep. But he would wake up again in the middle of sleep because of breathing difficulty. Although I try to clean his nose and remove the mucus, sometimes those things get really hard and stiff. When this happens, it becomes painful for him when I try to remove it.
Then I stumbled across this Pureen spray in one of the pharmacies and decided to give it a try. 

Pureen Clinzo Isotonic Sterilized Seawater Spray
Price: RM22.90 for 50ml
100% Natural Sterilized Seawater
Preservative free
Rich in minerals and trace elements from the sea
Environmental friendly
It comes in a tube with spray and plastic cap, packed in a card box (toy car here not included). Size is just nice because you can bring it to travel without fear of confiscation from hand carry luggage inspection. I just find the spray a bit hard to press at times because of its shape.
How Does Pureen Clinzo Work?
  • Gently cleans & clears nasal passageways
- Effectively washes away bacteria that cause infections and simulates nose blowing.
  • Hydrates the nasal mucosa
- Its spray nozzle provides even distribution of Pureen Clinzo to the ensembles of the nose, thus maintain the nose’s natural moisture condition.

Special Features:
  • Safe
- Safety nozzle developed for use in infants, children and adults.
- Anti-reflux valve: preventing the bacterial contamination of the solution.
  • Easy
- Safety ergonomic dispensing system for easy administration.
- Suitable for all age groups.
  • Gentle spray pressure
  • Washable nozzle

When To Use Pureen Clinzo
  • Pollution
  • Cold
  • Allergies And Rhinitis
  • Weather Changes
  • In Combination With Other Nasal Preparations
  • In Air-Conditioning Area
  • In The Airplane
  • During Sports
  • Before Bed

I don’t use it regularly, only when my son’s nose is clogged with tough mucus.

How to Use Pureen Clinzo
  • Tilt the head to one side;
  • Gently insert the end of the nasal tip into the upper nostril;
  • Exert a short, sharp pressure;
  • Tilt the head to the other side and repeat the procedure in the other nostril;
  • Straighten the head again to allow any mucous to drain out;
  • Wipe away any excess with a tissue or blow the nose;
  • Repeat the procedure several times a day if necessary.

My son is very fussy and doesn’t really allow me to insert the tip into his nose to spray. What I do is to spray the water onto a cotton bud that I then use to clean his nose. Using Pureen Clinzo is a lot more effective than just using water to wet the cotton bud. And with Clinzo, I’m also sure that the water is clean and sterilized.
This spray can be used on adults, too, by the way. So if you regularly deal with flu and colds, it might be worth it for you to keep a bottle of Pureen Clinzo in the house. It just makes mucus a lot easier to clean and eliminate. 

Egyptian Magic Cream – Why do celebrities and models love this?

There must be a good reason why this cream seems to be the rave of a lot of Hollywood celebrities and models…but I have to try it for myself

Is it really possible for 1 cream to solve concerns on the body, face, lips, eyes and hair? I’ve heard of all-purpose cream for making salads and desert, or all-purpose flour for pancakes but an all-purpose skin cream? Hmmm, this is new to me.
My first question was, why “Egyptian”? I checked the jar, it is not made in Egypt; it’s actually made in the USA. The answer lies in the rich, influential history of the Egyptians when it comes to body care and skin care. The Egyptians are probably the most abundant in ancient practices for beauty and cosmetics. As early as the time of the pyramids or even before that, the ancient Egyptians used soaps that contain olive oil for their cleansing rituals. They also used honey to moisturize their skin and protect it from the arid climate. The scorching heat of the sun and windswept sands caused a lot of skin problems and infections for them so the Egyptians put very high importance to skincare regimen. And men even rubbed oils on their hair to fight baldness and promote hair growth!


There is no doubt that the rituals of ancient Egyptians still apply as reliable science for skincare today. The use of certain oils and honey are very beneficial to the skin and even hair. Isn’t it amazing how the ancient tradition still is a relevant practice at this age and time?


6 Natural yet Powerful Ingredients inside Egyptian Magic Cream

And so I opened my Natta Cosme box containing a carefully-bubble-wrapped Egyptian Magic Cream. The box itself is filled with paper shredding to absorb impact and protect the product from shock. It also contained tip cards indicating how to use the cream and more information.


I excitedly unwrapped and unsealed my new Egyptian Magic Cream, looking forward to know what the celebrities are raving about. The cream itself reminds me of petroleum jelly, but the Magic Cream is more solid and not very sticky like the former. The color is of light yellow wax, without fragrance or scent. It just smells of clean, fresh oil.

How do you use it?
Step 1 – Scoop out the balm
Step 2 – Gently rub the balm on your palm
Step 3 – Apply on desired area
Just to show you how the product looks like (I didn’t rub on my palm), I scooped a small amount onto the back of my hand here. At first, the product itself seems very solid but once it gets in contact with the heat of your fingers, it will melt naturally. 

Upon rubbing it onto the skin, here you can see that my hand has a film of moisture. The Egyptian Magic Cream is a great solution to those with dry, chapped hands. I’m the type of person who constantly needs hand cream, especially after washing my hands or the dishes or any activity that involves getting my hands wet. My hands easily get dry but applying this magic cream on my hands at night before going to sleep does magic!
Of course I gotta try it on my legs, too! Since it claims that it can be used on the body, I have to test it. I also tend to have dry skin on my legs and it can get very itchy and uncomfortable. But applying EMC on my legs calms down the discomfort and moisturizes my skin well. If you apply it during the day in this tropical weather, it might feel a bit oily so I use it at night before I sleep. We use air conditioner in our room so I really need to apply body lotion to bed. And the Egyptian Magic Cream does a great job in keeping my legs (and arms) hydrated through the night.


I also apply it on my son’s feet before he sleeps and it makes his feet even more kissable!

You can try applying it on your face, too. The Egyptian Magic Cream provides an instant hydration and gives the skin a healthy glow. Here I applied it on my face right after washing. No toner, no serums, no moisturizer. Just the magic cream. Make sure you just apply a thin film. 


Left: Right after washing, no skincare
RIGHT: With Egyptian Magic Cream on bare face

I didn’t need much convincing to understand why celebrities and models love this product. It’s really amazing, I discovered 8 great benefits from the Egyptian Magic Cream:
  1. It’s multi-purpose! You can apply it on
  2. a.     Eye area
    b.     Lips
    c.      Neck
    d.     Arms
    e.     Legs
    f.      Hands
    g.     Feet
    h.     Hair
    i.   Face
  3. It contains all-natural healing ingredients. Olive oil + honey + royal jelly + beeswax + bee pollen + propolis in 1 balm.
  4. It’s a great moisturizer, making it a powerful anti-aging balm that works on several areas of the body and face.
  5. It can be used on children, too!
  6. It’s a travel companion. Since you can use it on almost everywhere on the body and you can use it on your kids, it’s simply convenient to bring the Egyptian Magic Cream with you.
  7. If you love to go swimming, it’s a great after-sun lotion to soothe the skin and sunburns.
  8. It simply works it magic. You’ll wake up to hydrated skin in the morning.
  9. It gives dry hair an instant shine. 
Some tips:
  • If you plan to use on different parts of the body, you might want to separate the balm into few containers, probably a small jar for eye area, a mini jar for the lips, a jar for face, a jar for hair use, and a jar for body.
  • For optimized results, dab appropriate amount on the area and follow with gentle massage to allow the balm to be absorbed faster into your skin.
So who are some of the celebrities who swear by the benefits of the Egyptian Magic Cream?



Where to get this multi-purpose magic cream?
Natta Cosme at www.nattacosme.com
Price: RM125 (around USD39) for 118ml / RM89.90 (around USD28) for 59ml

Why you should buy from Natta Cosme:
Money-back guarantee within 14 days! When you order your EMC (Egyptian Magic Cream), it will arrive with a FREE 3ml sachet for you to try first. If you’re not happy, just send back the unopened jar and Natta Cosme will refund your money (excluding postage fees).

Natta Cosme at www.nattacosme.com
Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream “The People’s Choice” is made with the following pure ingredients: olive oil, bees wax, honey, bee pollen, royal jelly, bee propolis and Divine love. Gynecologists, plastic surgeons, homeopathic physicians, chiropractors from all over the world sell Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream “The People’s Choice.”
Surveys show that about 35% of the clients using Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream “The People’s Choice” had eczema and psoriasis. When they found that conventional skin creams could not solve their problems, these clients turned to natural health food stores and to their delight discovered Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream “The People’s Choice.”
Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream “The People’s Choice” is today’s all-purpose skin cream of choice, recommended and used because of its all-natural pure super healing ingredients and its phenomenal results. Even pharmaceutical companies secretly acknowledged that products derived from all pure natural living sources are better than those products derived from chemicals. Today, scientists in the Amazon are finding the most powerful solutions from the rain forest.

Be Green Bebe – choice of eco-friendly wear for babies and kids

We hear about organic items all around and on almost any product. We’ve heard of celebrity moms like Gwyneth Paltrow, Nicole Richie, Julia Roberts and Nicole Kidman who are nourishing their children with organic food. We’ve encountered organic skincare and body care products in shopping malls and probably used some. The rise of organic products for healthier living has become a strong trend in the market as more and more people have become conscious of its benefits. 

But I bet organic clothing is something new to you. As a mother, I find this very interesting and worth exploring. Has your child experienced rashes or skin allergies and you’re not sure what caused it? Have you ever thought that maybe our kids need some safer, child-friendly clothing?


Be Green Bebe, a multi-label online shop at www.begreenbebe.com, was recently launched and introduced a world of organic and eco-friendly baby and children’s clothing to the Asian market.
Caryn Lim, founder of Be Green Bebe, has returned home to Malaysia from years abroad in London and realized there was a lack of chic and organic children’s wear in Malaysia. She wanted to introduce a range of clothing that was both sustainable and stylish, whilst remaining practical and most importantly comfortable for babies and kids.


The luxury baby and children’s brands are handpicked from USA, Europe and Australia. The collection includes clothing in both clean and contemporary colours and fresh and fun prints, including brands like Aravore, Babysoy, Broken Tricycle, Go Gently Baby, Indikidual, Kate Quinn Organics, Kickee Pants, La Queue Du Chat, Mini Rodini, Old Rectory, Organic for Kids, Red Urchin, Rosy Cheek Cosy, Piccalilly and Purebaby.
Be Green Bebe challenges the misconception that all organic clothing is pricey, out of reach and produced in dull, boring colours. Many customers are often pleasantly surprised to see that Be Green Bebe’s clothing come in vibrant hues and learn of comparable prices and value offered at Be Green Bebe. In addition to organic clothing, Be Green Bebe also carries a range of must-have accessories for babies and children, including organic muslin swaddles, baby blankets, backpacks and lunchboxes.
What does organic clothing mean?
According to the Organic Trade Association, organic refers to the way agricultural products are grown and processed. Organic production is based on a system of farming that maintains and replenishes soil fertility without the use of toxic and harmful pesticides and fertilizers.
Organic cotton is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment, without the use of toxic pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. It is free from toxins and chemicals during the production process (chlorine bleach, heavy metal dyes and petroleum based pigments and ink), all of which may cause a range of illnesses ranging from asthma to cancer.
Non-organic cotton is responsible for a quarter of global insecticide use each year and Be Green Bebe believes that going organic makes a real difference. The use of pesticides on non-organic cotton also has serious health implications. The World Health Organization has estimated that 20,000 people die each year as a result of unsafe pesticide use, mainly in developing countries. Many small farmers also become dangerously indebted to pesticide and fertilizer companies. Aside from these costs, there are environmental problems associated with non-organic cotton growing such as reduced soil fertility, eco system imbalances and water pollution. Organic farming methods can help address these problems.
Why should I buy organic clothing for my child?
  • Organic clothing is extremely soft and breathable and offers excellent absorbency
  • Our children’s immune systems are extremely delicate and sensitive. As conventional cotton clothing retains harmful toxic residues this can cause allergic reactions and 
eczema on sensitive skin. With organic clothing, we reduce the risks of these diseases, especially when our children are still at a very young age.
  • Organic clothing offers great value given that it is more durable and washes extremely well. 
By choosing to buy organic, we are collectively doing our best to provide a cleaner, greener future for the next generation.

And so I checked out the items at Be Green Bebe…they are so adorable! Here are some of my top picks:
A. For our precious little babies

Long Sleeve Kimono Bodysuit – “Berry” | Kate Quinn Organics
RM80.00 (around USD25)
Pink kimono style long sleeve bodysuit in a berry print. This bestseller is incredibly soft, easy to put on and stylish to boot.

MIBO Giraffe Onesie and Bib | Coqenpate
RM110.00 (around USD34)
Madeleine Robinson, the British designer of MIBO paper toys in recycled paper and vegetable ink has put her designs on Coqenpate onesies in 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. Set includes a coordinating organic cotton bib.

Henley Growsuit Anchor Print | Purebaby
RM110.00 (around USD34)
Short sleeve growsuit with all-over anchor print. Features a contrasting dark blue trim and poppers on the inner leg for easy dressing. Nautical inspiration is all the rage for your little tyke!
B. For our precious toddlers/ kids

Cherry Pink Playsuit – The “Stella” | La Queue Du Chat
RM160.00 (around USD50)
Fun cherry pink playsuit with one of LQDC’s latest prints – the grey hen. Features thin adjustable straps and beautiful smocking detail on the neckline and waistband.

Fringed ‘Meow’ Tee | Mini Rodini
RM120.00 (around USD37)
Black short sleeved tee featuring a bright ‘meow’ emblazoned on the front and a long fringed hem. A fun throwback to the 80s!

Nautical Checked Shirt | Purebaby
RM140.00 (around USD43)
Adorable nautical-inspired checked shirt with an anchor logo on the front pocket. Versatile and features roll up sleeves to make it a must-have for all seasons. Looks great matched with shorts or jeans.

Striped Button Down Shirt | Purebaby
RM140.00 (around USD43)
Classic and versatile button down shirt in cream with stripes. Perfect for those days when your little boy loves to dress up or look preppy.
C. Gift Items and Accessories for the little ones


Backpack – Penelope | Beatrix NY
RM149.90 (around USD46.50)
Meet Penelope the octopus!
Embroidered with beloved forest creatures, these sturdy little packs hold everything a child needs for a busy day. Constructed from durable nylon and easy-to-clean laminated canvas. The large interior contains a smaller zipped pocket. Padded back panel and padded shoulder straps. Designed for ages 2 to 5. PVC free, lead free, phthalate free & BPA free. (9 x 12 x 5.5”)

Backpack – Percival | Beatrix NY
RM149.90 (around USD46.50)
Meet Percival the dino!
Embroidered with beloved forest creatures, these sturdy little packs hold everything a child needs for a busy day. Constructed from durable nylon and easy-to-clean laminated canvas. The large interior contains a smaller zipped pocket. Padded back panel and padded shoulder straps. Designed for ages 2 to 5. PVC free, lead free, phthalate free & BPA free. (9 x 12 x 5.5”)

MIBO Giraffe Backpack | Coqenpate
RM150.00 (around USD46.50)
Madeleine Robinson, the British designer of MIBO paper toys in recycled paper and vegetable ink has put her designs on canvas Coqenpate backpacks with 100% GOTS certified organic cotton lining. An ideal backpack for snacks, a change of clothes or teddy… great for baby showers or a 1st day of school gift!
Size (cm): 23 x 23 x 7.5
Details: 2 magnetized clasps, inside pocket, adjustable shoulder straps and handle
Care instructions: Wash 30°C inside out
For more information, visit Be Green Bebe at

Baby Skincare

I used to wonder why aren’t there more brands of baby skincare products aside from the basic mass-market brands? Furthermore, why aren’t there skincare products that would provide daily skincare regimen for toddlers/kids? I honestly don’t understand why this need is not yet considered in a lot of countries long time ago. As a mother, I definitely want to take good care of my baby’s skin. And for a person who has been in branding/marketing for skincare products, all the more that I am very conscious and cautious with what I will put on my son’s precious skin. 

Anyway, the good news is that new brands with baby skincare range have arrived in Malaysia. Burt’s Bees has ranges for mothers and babies. Come on, admit it, the Baby Bee range is just so cute and adorable. Would you look at that…
I particularly loved Baby Bee Skin Creme, RM62.80. It’s meant to soothe all rough spots on the skin. I use this on my son’s arms and legs after swimming as the skin gets very dry after. Of course, I cannot forget his precious feet which need extra care so it will stay kissable. And by the way, Burt’s Bees products are natural so no need to worry about harsh chemicals, no parabens. It contains sweet almond oil, aloe vera and beeswax which make this cream very rich and soothing plus very nice to smell, too! 
Another new brand that just arrived via Isetan KLCC and 1 Utama is Neal’s Yard from London. Very interesting, packaging has the look and feel of organic products, simple yet informative. What caught my attention was this baby balm (ok, have you noticed that I’m quite addicted to baby creams or anything that would keep skin moisturized?). I haven’t bought one yet but I might be encouraged to try next time. The Baby Balm protects and calms the skin with a combination of gentle, moisturizing ingredients including olive oil, coconut oil and shea nut butter. It can be applied as required to dry or chafed areas, safe to use on face, body and bottom. The oils lubricate the skin while beeswax and shea nut butter provide a thin protective layer that keeps normal skin moisture in and nappy moisture out. Feels good and smells nice. 
Anyway, one of the products that I am actually looking for is a cream or serum that can actually minimize or brighten those dark spots from mosquito bites and wounds. The thing is my son likes to scratch the bites and I cannot blame him as those can get very itchy. So my quest goes on for new baby products. And in the next few years, I will be looking for kids’ skincare products. Is it just me…yah, maybe I’m just too obsessed with skincare.