When your baby is born, you of course want to make sure they are looked after from head-to-toe and that includes ensuring their skincare is gentle yet effective. There are lot’s of questions and myths around whether natural skincare really is better than synthetic skincare, so it’s time to set the record straight and prove why natural is best.

Natural SkincareNatural Skincare  products are formulated with ingredients found in nature, often from plants, such as botanical oils. •Natural skincare doesn’t include polethylene glycol (PEG), sulphates or  parabens, which are well known skin irritants. • •Natural skincare is naturally fragranced meaning there are no ‘nasties’ involved in the making the products smell nice.

Synthetic SkincareSynthetic Skincare means products incorporate laboratory and scientifically derived ingredients. The formulas are made using chemical copies of natural ingredients. • •Synthetic skincare often includes incredients like polethylene glycol (PEG), sulphates or  parabens, which are well known skin irritants. •Often synthetic skincare contains synthetic fragrances and perfumes which can cause skin irritations and reactions.

Why is Natural Skincare better for your baby? •A baby’s skin is new and more permeable than an adult’s. Not only are babies more prone to infections, but they’re also more susceptible to reactions from products that contain harsh chemicals. The health of their skin will benefit more from very gentle and nourishing ingredients. •Parents are often weary of introducing their baby to new foods, so as to avoid allergic reactions or at least precisely pinpoint what caused a reaction. We should act the same way with the types of skincare we use on our babies. The fewer ingredients, the better, especially if they’re ones you can identify and pronounce!  • •A baby’s skin gets dry, very easily. Using products full of chemicals defeats the purpose of keeping skin properly hydrated as many of the synthetic ingredients in baby skincare is drying. Instead, look for gentle, nourishing, natural ingredients that will moisturize skin the right way. •And finally, natural products exist more seamlessly in the environment – so choosing natural products for your little one is just another way to do your part in being eco-friendly.

Introducing All Natural Family Skincare Brand, Petit Jovial

Expertly created by Certified Skincare Formulator Tania Veignat, using only the finest natural ingredients and no nasties, Petit Jovial skincare is gentle enough for babies, yet so effective their parents love to use it too. Each small batch of Petit Jovial is produced by hand, to guarantee purity and freshness and is registered by the Vegan Society. Discover the signature products now at, priced from £22.

Nourishing Multi-Purpose Balm for Face & Body, £25

A luxurious multi-purpose, rich balm made with 100% natural butters – Shea Butter, Rosehip Oil, soothing Lavender and Calming Chamomile. The balm is the perfect barrier for sensitive bottoms, to soothe nappy rash and to moisturise and dry areas.

It also works wonders for breastfeeding Mothers, as a nipple balm to soothe cracked and painful nipples, and to nourish dry cuticles and lips. It can also be used as a cleaning balm. This nappy, and beauty bag essential is a true versatile essential for any new, or experience parent.

Body & Scalp Massage Oil £22

This gentle blend of 100% natural oils is formulated with Safflower, Sesame, Jojoba and Wheatgerm Oils. The pure blend helps to soothe your baby when massaged gently unto their skin, which can benefit their digestion, ease wind, and strengthen the bonding process between you.

It is equally as effective as a scalp oil to help ease cradle cap, and as a moisturising body oil for all ages.

Nourishing Bath Oil, £23

This lightly moisturising 100% natural bath oil is made with skin-loving Sunflower oil, relaxing lavender, Geranium and Clary Sage to help soothe and relax your baby, as well as the rest of the family. The Bath Oil nourishes delicate skin as it gently cleanses, leaving skin feeling soft and loved. You can also apply the oil post-soak directly onto the skin, to lock in moisture.

Petit Jovial also offer ‘The Essential Bundle’ which contains all three products, priced at £63