Anonymous sources on Sesame Street have confirmed that rubber ducky makes bath time lots of fun, and with the new Live Clean Baby line of cruelty-free drugstore baby products, the whole bath time experience is likely to improve.
Yup, for the moms and grandmothers among us — and for those of us who just like soothing, gentle drugstore products in adorable packaging — the six-piece Live Clean Baby collection has made its way from Canada to U.S. Walgreens stores.
The collection includes a Tearless Shampoo & Wash, Moisturizing Baby Bath, Moisturizing Bar Soap, Non-Petroleum Jelly, Diaper Ointment, and a Lotion, each one priced at $7.99.
I went through a phase in high school when I was obsessed with Johnson & Johnson Baby Shampoo and Lotion. They were just so uncomplicated and gentle, and that’s also how I feel about these.
Tabs, as the current “baby” of our family, approves of my use of this line, as the products don’t contain any animal ingredients and weren’t tested on animals. They’re mostly plant-derived and free of many of the harsher synthetic chemicals commonly found in drugstore bath products and lotions, like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), diethanolamine (DEA), parabens and phthalates. The company claims that 98%-100 of the ingredients are plant-derived.
I really like the Baby Bath, Bar Soap and Lotion from the line. The cleansers, in particular, feel gentle but still do a good job without leaving behind an annoying film. And I’m a sucker for baby powder scents when they’re done just right. This one is nice — very simple and soothing.
The first thing I thought when I saw these was, “Great gifts for a new mom,” and then I sat down to draw the cute blue duck.
Grab a few of these, pop them into a gift bag, and voilà — a sweet present for baby and mommy.
I haven’t tried the Diaper Ointment or Non-Petroleum Jelly, so I’m not sure about those, but based on the other products in the line, I have high hopes. I’m planning to give both of them to my newborn nephew (the one whose baptism I’ll be photographing on Saturday), and I’m going to check in with my BFF about how they perform.
Good job, Walgreens, for getting this line. I think it has a lot of great stuff going for it. Plant-derived ingredients, cruelty-free and affordable, too? Yes, please!
PRICE: $7.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Walgreens stores and also online *
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (depending on how well the Diaper Ointment and Non-Petroleum Jelly work)
* SAVINGS ALERT: Most of the items are on sale online right now for $5.59 each
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,