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It’s an understatement that being the Lionheart’s mom can be exhausting. Throw a six-month-old baby brother in the mix, and frankly, this mommy could do with a treat now and then!
Mothers’ Day has come early for me with these luxury spoils from L’Occitane’s Mom & Baby range. How cute are the zoo animals on the label? I’ve been hooked on this classy French brand since January, and keep a travel-size tube of the Shea Butter Hand Cream in my handbag – it’s an extremely rich formula, and the drier the highveld winter air becomes, the more I’ve been using it.
This left both my boys’ skin soft and hydrated; Travis especially as I’ve found his skin gets especially dry in winter, and he has a rough, red patch in the crook of his left arm. I’ve read online reviews that say that the L’Occitane Mom & Baby range works well for kids with eczema as it is hypoallergenic and the shea butter is moisturising, so it should clear it right up. For baby Ryan, I usually use the same product all over him in the bath, and this cleansing gel is for hair and body – I worried the shea butter might leave his thin hair oily, but it foamed gently, washed out and his hair was extra fluffy afterwards.
L’Occitane Mom & Baby Hydrating Lotion (R400 for 300ml)
My first thought was: “Wow! This costs the same as my favourite champagne!” Now THIS is what I call a treat. The bottle says for ‘mom and baby’, but I’ve got to confess, I almost didn’t want to share. With 5% shea butter content, I was expecting the hydrating lotion to be as heavy as the hand cream, but it’s lightweight and has almost no fragrance. It also contains liquorice extract, which has soothing properties, and it absorbed quickly into Ryan’s skin when I massaged it in after bath time.
Win! Win! WIN!
I have an L’Occitane Mom & Baby duo to give away to one of the Lionheart readers. All you have to do to be entered into the competition is comment below, telling me what your wind-down ritual is after a long day. If you like, you can also...
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Terms and conditions: This competition is open to SA citizens only. The winner needs to be able to collect her prize from one of L’Occitane’s stores in Hyde Park, Melrose Arch, Menlyn Mall, Gateway, V&A Waterfront and Cavendish. The winner will be drawn randomly, and announced on Friday 25 May at noon.