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27 Inexpensive Beauty Products That Are Safe Enough For Kids To Use

You can find most of them on Amazon for less than $20.

It can be a challenge to find kid-appropriate beauty products that are safe to use, but won’t bust your budget. Whether you’re shopping for bubble bath for your toddler or helping your teen shop for their very first “official” lip color, these kids’ beauty products are not only safe and effective, but they’re practical and affordable.

When should kids start using beauty products?

While the term “beauty product” can refer to an array of makeup and skin care items ranging from shampoos to deodorant and even nail polish, one of top questions for parents is at what age can kids start using skin care products.

Dr. Ife Rodney, dermatologist and founder of Eternal Dermatology says that kids should start using cleaners or facial washes “as early as possible,” typically around the ages of 8 or 9 years old. Rodney recommends a “gentle, fragrance-free cleaner” for kids and notes that other than this, “most kids should not use other beauty skin care until their early teens.”

“Most beauty-focused skin care products can impact the aggressive hormone changes happening at 12 and above,” Rodney says. “The safer route is to avoid these and focus on a cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. A little older (age 15 plus) you can try face masks, makeup, and makeup removers.” If your child needs to use makeup for a specific reason such as a stage performance for dance or theater, Rodney tells Romper that “this is fine as long as the makeup is free of dangerous ingredients and is washable.”

What to know before shopping for kids’ beauty products

Rodney recommends that parents read kids’ beauty product labels carefully and take note of potentially harmful ingredients including synthetic fragrances, glitter and dyes (“A particular challenge as glitter and dyes are used to attract kid,” he says.), sodium laurel sulfate (SLS), parabens, talc, phthalates, and formaldehyde. These ingredients can “impact the skin’s PH or affect the skin’s acid mantle,” and should be avoided.

Instead, Rodney says to “look for ceramides, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs)” when shopping for all types of kids skin care products.

Just like when you buy a skin care product for yourself, there may be some trial and error involved in purchasing beauty products safe enough for children to use. This doesn’t mean, however, that you can just buy any adult-formulated product and assume that it will be safe for your child. “Adult products are not made for children’s skin,” Rodney tells Romper. “Don’t purchase a brand-name product or use one that works for you, assuming it will work for the child. The concentration of ingredients may damage the child’s skin.”

Your child may need to test multiple products before they find one that works for them or change products as they grow. “Keep in mind that skin changes, especially with age,” Rodney says. “In early teens, hormone changes can cause more acne. The over-the-counter products may be insufficient to treat acne so they may need to see a dermatologist for more support.”

Especially for the tween and teens out there who just can’t wait to start experimenting with makeup, face masks, and other beauty items, below are some of the safest products for kids to use.

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A kid-safe cheek and lip color combo

From Honest Beauty, this combination creme cheek and lip color is a kid-safe beauty product, perfect for those who are starting to wear makeup for the first time. The light creme formula blends seamlessly with skin to create a sheer and blend-able, but dewy look. Available in four shades, it can be applied with just the fingertips so that the color builds with each swipe. It’s made with fruit extracts and free from petrolatum, paraffins, silicones, mineral oil, and synthetic fragrances. Certified by the Environmental Working Group, this dermatologist and physician-tested product is vegan and cruelty-free.

Review: “I was really concerned at first how a blush that looks like such a bright orange color would look on me, but after blending it’s a really nice peach color. A little goes a long way! It lasts all day for me as well.”

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Organic lip balm

For kids who are constantly licking their lips are live in a climate where chapped lips are a fact of life, a good lip balm is a kids’ beauty essential. EOS 100% natural shea lip balm is USDA-certified organic, hypoallergenic, derma-tested, and gluten-free. This two-pack from Amazon is available in strawberry or pomegranate-raspberry flavor options. All ingredients are sustainably-sourced, never tested on animals, and free from parabens and phthalate. Moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, jojoba oil, and beeswax help it go on smooth and even to lock in hydration. The balm itself is clear, so for tweens and teens who are using lip color, this can be applied over the top as a protective layer.

Review: “EOS is the best! The ingredients are so moisturizing. I started out using the little ‘ball’ chapsticks years ago, but this organic lip balm feels like an upgrade! Goes on smoother, due to the slightly different formula. Thank you for making it Certified Organic! What you put on your body goes into your body.”

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An easy-to-use brush cleaner

One essential part of any kid-safe beauty routine is regularly cleaning any makeup brushes they use. To make this process a little easier, you can use a simple, inexpensive brush cleaning mat like this one from Norate. Made from flexible silicone, this circular pad has four types of textured areas to clean various types of makeup brushes. It also features a suction cup on the back to keep it firmly in place. To use, add cleaning solution (or any mild soap) to the pad, move brush gently against the pad’s surface to remove debris, and rinse clean. Measuring approximately 4 inches in diameter, this is a small beauty essential to add to your child’s collection that can make a big difference.

Review: “I thought I was getting my brushes clean before, but now I know I was so wrong. I put a little bit of soap on here and just worked the brush over it until the water ran clear. I cannot believe how much stuff came out of my brushes and how clean they came! I thought they were stained, but actually, I just wasn't getting them all that clean before. Ewe. Problem solved!”

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A kid-safe makeup set

Unlike the harsh glitters that some children’s makeup is made with, this Klee Kids makeup kit for kids has a shimmery appearance that comes from all-natural mineral ingredients. The subtle sparkle is just perfect for little ones who want to experiment with makeup because it’s safe and non-irritating. From cosmetic brand Luna Star Naturals, each product in this set is made without talc, parabens, petrochemicals, artificial dyes, or artificial preservatives. Made in the U.S., Klee Kids products are cruelty-free and never tested on animals.

Intended for use by kids ages 3 and up, the sparkle fairy kit includes certified organic raspberry sugar and pink lemonade lip shimmer, fairy purple mineral eye shadow, and enchanted glow mineral blush, as well as a child-sized blush brush and dual-tipped eyeshadow brush. For a bolder look, there are six additional kit colors to choose from including ballet star, pom pom fairy, rainbow fairy, rock star, snowy stat, and sunshine fairy.

Review: “My newly 6-year-old loves her make up! She loves the shimmer, and I do, too. I love that it doesn't make her look like a miniature adult. The color is very subtle and pretty. Mostly though, I love that I can trust the ingredients. The only small issue I have is that the eyeshadow and blush are loose powders and can make a mess, however I knew this before I ordered the product. So I help my daughter instead of letting her do it herself, which I'd do anyway. 100% would buy this again.”

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A non-toxic nail polish

For your little one’s next mani-pedi, kid-safe nail polish brand Piggy Paint has a plethora of bright, colorful options to add to your lineup of kids’ beauty products. Their non-toxic, water-based formula is made without harmful ingredients commonly found in other nail polishes such as formaldehyde, toluene, diButyl Phthalate (DBP), bisphenol A, ethyl acetate, camphor, or acetone. Made in the U.S., Piggy Paint is virtually odorless, cruelty-free, vegan, and made from natural ingredients. The paint dries hard and shouldn’t peel off easily, but for best results, use with Piggy Paint base and top coat (sold separately) and use a blow dryer to thoroughly dry each layer.

Bonus: Piggy Paint nail polishes are also safe to use during pregnancy and while nursing.

Review: “Love this! My toddler is obsessed with my nail polish and constantly wants me to do hers. I love that these are safe for her! She adores the colors and walks around showing off her nails to anyone who asks. I was also amazed at how long it lasts on her nails. So fun!”

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Volumizing mascara for kids

Petite ’N Pretty Fully Feathered Volumizing Mascara is a non-toxic formula that thickens and defines lashes. This kid-safe beauty product is made without phthalates or parabens, is non-toxic, vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and is never tested on animals. The applicator is a petite-sized hourglass shape that’s designed specifically to fit smaller faces of kids, tweens, and teens. The high-quality mascara formula is pediatrician-, ophthalmologist-, and dermatologist-approved.

Review: “Excellent mascara choice for adults and not just teens or tweens. The formula is really gentle and doesn't irritate eyes. Lashes are given body to make them look fuller without being super clumpy. A few swipes of this mascara after curling your lashes, then a quick pass of a mascara comb/spoolie will give you lashes that look natural and full. This version isn't waterproof, but it does stay on well even with oily lids. Very little flaking or smudging throughout the day, including after I inevitably rub one of my eyes. The price is a few dollars more than similar mascara such as L'Oreal Lash Paradise, but it is just as good. I prefer the smaller brush that comes in this mascara as well since it allows me to get right to the roots and the corners.”

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Sheet masks for sensitive skin

When it’s time for your big kid to enter their teen years, they may be interested in using more “grown up” beauty products like face masks. Everyday Sheet Masks from Facetory are safe to use on all skin types and gentle enough for daily use to keep skin smooth and hydrated. Made without harsh chemicals or artificial fragrances and never tested on animals, this package of eight high-quality Korean sheet masks contain plant-based ingredients that are safe for sensitive skin. Each mask targets a different area of support for skin such as purification or brightening, so your teen can see which one works best for them with this sample pack.

Review: “I received this first as a birthday gift and was surprised to find I like them. I thought I might not based on the cutesy design. There is no fragrance or alcohol in the ingredients which can be hard to find without spending more. Perfect for quick skincare routine, but maybe when you want a little more find something a little more money. These are great stocking stuffers, quick gifts to mail, for a quick trip or sleepover! I used them every week.”

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Moisturizing lip gloss for kids

Lip gloss is probably one of the very first beauty products for kids that tweens and teens wear on a regular basis when they first start to wear makeup. Lip Quip from ITEM Beauty by Addison Rae is a sheer color lip oil made with clean ingredients and provides a high-shine finish that’s glossy and hydrating without being sticky. Made with vegan and cruelty-free ingredients like jojoba and almond oils, camellia, and shea butter, it’s safe for kids. Part of the Clean at Sephora product collection, it’s formulated without harmful ingredients like mineral oil, parabens, acrylates, phthalates, petroleum, or synthetic fragrances. This 3.8 mL tube comes in four shades including sheer rose, sheer cherry red, sheer pink raspberry, and sheer violet blackberry.

Review: “I was very skeptical to try an influencer makeup product but I am in love with this one. It goes on like a gloss and stays in place, but is silky smooth and hydrating like an oil. No stickiness at all and looks so pretty on! I just wear it on its own and have gotten so many complements. Will buy in the other shades”

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A neutral eye shadow palette

One of the best ways to help your child find the right eyeshadow color combinations for them is to purchase a palette with multiple options. The Athr Beauty Rose Quartz Eyeshadow Palette comes complete with four eyeshadows in varying tones to help your teen build a beautiful look. Of the cosmic-inspired shades included in this set, there is one matte shadow (rose), one duo chrome shadow (rose gold/peach), and two metallic shadows (light pink and rose). The palette itself measures approximately 2.18 inches square, so it’s perfect for a girl who’s on-the-go. Plus, it’s made with clean, planet-positive ingredients that are safe for both your child’s skin and the environment.

Review: “This palette is the perfect size for traveling. I have the newer full sized rose quartz palette, but this quad has managed to pick four perfect versatile shades from that color story that make this palette a great choice for on the go. I love how this palette can easily be used for a more natural everyday look, but also has the capability to spice things up with the glittery solstice shade. I usually prefer a look that is subtle with a bit of shimmer, and this palette delivers. As usual with Athr palettes, the texture is quite buttery. Of the quads Athr has released, this one by far is my favorite.”

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A shimmery multipurpose color stick

If you’re looking for a kid-safe makeup product that can add some shimmer and a hint of subtle color to your child’s lips, cheeks, or eyelids, consider the e.l.f. Monochromatic Multi Stick. Available in glistening peach and sparkling rose, this cream-to-powder stick glides on effortlessly and is easy to blend into skin with the fingers. It gives a sparkly glow, but is made without phthalates, paragons, nonylphenol, ethoxylates, triclosan, triclocarban, and hydroquinone. It’s also cruetly-free and vegan, so you can feel good about your child using it.

Review: “I use a variety of e.l.f. products. These were purse size which is great for traveling. I love the rose color. The other peach color was very light and did not show up on my skin tone, so I use it as a lip gloss or a highlighter. e.l.f. products are always reasonably prices.”

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The kid-safe shampoo for curly hair

Shea Moisture Kids Extra-Nourishing Mango and Carrot Shampoo is a kid-safe beauty product formulated specifically for little ones with curly hair. Carrot, mango, and citrus extracts combined with coconut and olive oils work to enhance your child’s curls by keeping them well-hydrated and soft. Though it is not tear-free, it’s safe to use on kids of all ages. The shampoo’s cruelty-free formula is made without silicones, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, or petroleum.

Review: “We absolutely love this shampoo! I have two boys with very different hair. The oldest is 6 and has thick, wavy hair that doesn’t usually dry out. My younger son is almost two, and has curly, dry hair that needs moisture and a very sensitive scalp. I was looking for something “more” than Johnson & Johnson and all of the other baby shampoos out there because my younger son’s hair was feeling fried constantly. I bought this two months ago and it works GREAT for both boys! My younger son’s hair is moisturized and healthy — and bonus — he hasn’t had any scalp irritation whatsoever since we started using this! My older son likes the smell and it leaves his hair soft and healthy looking. The smell of this shampoo is also divine!”

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A highlighter duo palette

All of the makeup options from the brand Petite ’N Pretty are specifically formulated to be kid-safe beauty products. They’re pediatrician- and dermatologist-approved, made in the U.S., cruelty free, and made without talc, nuts, phthalate, parabens, or gluten. The 9021-GLOW! cheek and highlighter duo is a set of simmering highlighter and bronzer together in a 2.4-inch-long by 3.12-inch-wide compact with a built-in mirror. A swipe of the bronzer adds a blush of sun kissed color while the shimmering highlighter works to illuminate the face.

Review: “My little girl has become interested in makeup so I bought her this so she has non toxic, natural makeup to play with. She absolutely loves it. And we like that it comes with a mirror, too. The palettes do get very powdery so I have to keep wiping or blowing the excess powder into the garbage so it doesn't get all over the floor. Small price to pay for my girl having fun.”

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Smudge-proof eyebrow pencils

Brow shapes may come in and out of style, but if you’re on the hunt for a kid-safe eyebrow pencil so that your child can learn how to fill in her brows, Brow Chow from ITEM Beauty by Addison Rae is a standout option. This dual-ended brow pencil comes in four colors to define and shape brows with a fine pencil tip on one end to apply color and a paddle brush on the other to smooth and fluff brows. It’s made with clean ingredients, is 100% vegan, and cruelty-free.

Review: “This is honestly one of the best eyebrow pencils I have ever used. I was pleasantly surprised as soon as I used it. The product is very pigmented and easy to blend. The pencil is easy to hold an easy to control. I also really love the unique brush used to brush the brows, it works really well. definitely a re-purchase and definitely recommend.”

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Kid-safe makeup remover wipes

When your kid starts using makeup, having something on hand to safely remove beauty products from their skin is essential to keeping their skin healthy. Honest Beauty makeup remover wipes are made with all-natural, cruelty-free, ingredients, including a blend of olive and grape seed oils to nourish and soften skin. Made without parabens, phthalates, silicones, or synthetic fragrances, these wipes are dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and ideal for all skin types. Each packages comes complete with 30 single-use makeup remover wipes that can be used with or without rinsing afterward.

Review: “My search is over! I feel like I’ve been to every local beauty store on the hunt for truly organic all natural face wipes. All the others have some type of fragrance or super intense hormone disrupting chemical, even the ones that try to trick you with paraben free or natural, still had terrible chemicals. So glad these popped up in my Google search.”

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A gentle face cleanser

For older kids and teens who need a gentle face wash to remove daily dirt and debris, Neutrogena Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser is a mild, fragrance-free option. Formulated by dermatologists specifically for sensitive skin, this cleanser is oil-free, soap-free, and hypoallergenic. It is free from parabens, phthalates, and sulfates, so it won’t strip skin of natural moisture, but will leave the face clean, smooth, and soft. For less than $6, this 5.8-ounce bottle is an inexpensive, but safe addition to your kid’s beauty arsenal.

Review: “This product does what it is advertised to do: Gently cleanses skin without drying, no harsh, overpowering scent (A+), and easily rinses away without residue or over-drying. I have extremely oily skin, but I am also very sensitive to chemicals. I have to be so careful about products I use. This one is perfect: Does the job, inexpensive, leaves skin clean but not ‘mask-dry,’ and does not create a ‘rebound’ oil flow like so many harsher products.”

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The best face & body lotion for kids

The Honest Company’s Sweet Almond Face and Body Lotion is a fast-absorbing lotion made with shea butter, jojoba, and almond oils, to nourish and soften skin. Safe to use on kids and babies, this dermatologist-tested formula is made from naturally-derived ingredients without silicone, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, or dyes, and is not tested on animals. Suitable for all skin types, this light lotion is gentle enough for daily use.

Review: “I absolutely love the Honest Company brand for babies and toddlers. High quality ingredients for all skin types. I use their bath products on my daughter who has eczema and her skin stays cleared up so it's perfect for even the most sensitive skin. Light pleasant smells. Creamy texture, easy to apply. I use this lotion everyday on my daughter after a bath. Worth every penny! Highly recommend!”

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A 3-in-1 wash for kids

Developed with the help of pediatric dermatologists, Dial Kids 3-in-1 wash is a combination body wash, hair cleanser, and bubble bath liquid that is hypoallergenic, gentle, and tear-free. Made without parabens, phthalates, silicones, or dyes, it’s safe and effective. Available in peach and lavender scents, this kids’ skin care product is ideal for children ages 2 and up to use during bath time. The 32-ounce bottle is 100% recyclable and made from 50% post-consumer plastics.

Review: “Very nice preach smell, love the big size for all our kids! We don’t use anything with synthetic dyes, nice to find an inexpensive option!”

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A hair styling foam under $10

If you’re looking for a kids’ beauty product that will help keep your little’s locks healthy, smooth, and tangle-free, SoCozy Kids Sensitive Styling Foam checks all the boxes. It can be hard to find kid-safe hair styling products that don’t contain ingredients like sulfates or parabens that can strip a child’s hair of its natural moisture, but this lightweight mousse gets the job done without any of the yucky stuff involved. Safe to use as early as 6 months of age, it’s made with keratin, rosemary extract, and soy protein, so it gives kids with all hair textures a natural-looking hold and a bit of volume without causing flaking, dryness, itching, or irritation.

Review: “One of my toddlers has really fine straight hair that ends up tangled and messy almost immediately after combing it. I’ve only had this foam for about a week, but I put it in her hair last night after her evening bath, and this morning when we got up there were hardly any tangles. No frizz, no fluff, no ‘rats nest.’ I just combed through it with my fingers and it looked great! It also smells good and doesn’t leave her hair crunchy or stringy. Aside from less tangles, you can’t even tell I’ve put anything in her hair. This stuff is amazing.”

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Kid-safe, unscented deodorant

Before I had my own boys, I had zero idea that some kids need deodorant well before their teen years. (Little ones can get super stinky armpits, too — who knew?) TBH Kids Deodorant is a natural, unscented deodorant stick made without harsh chemicals including phthalate, aluminum, and parabens. A mix of charcoal, arrowroot powder, witch hazel, and coconut oil works together to neutralize body odors and aid in keeping a child’s underarm skin dry. The two-ounce stick softens upon contact with the skin’s warmth, so it’s easy to apply.

Review: “I was very hesitant getting deodorant for my 7-year-old son, however knowing it was scent-less and had no harsh chemicals sold me. My son has been using this for a few weeks now and he hasn’t been ripe under the arms much and the smell hasn’t worsen as common deodorants would.”

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A reef-safe sunscreen stick

If you’re looking for a kid-safe sunscreen that’s easy to use daily, Blue Lizard Mineral Sunscreen Stick is a top-choice that’s both effective and affordable. Ideal to use on sensitive skin, it provides SPF 50+ protection from UVA and UVB rays and is water and sweat-resistant for up to 80 minutes. The unscented formula is free from fragrances, parabens, and dyes and is 100% vegan. With no chemical active ingredients, oxybenzone, or octinoxate, it’s reef-safe sunscreen choice.

Review: “Blue Lizard came highly recommended from the dermatologist and now I know why. Excellent for fair, sensitive skin and littles with eczema. I could not recommend this enough. There is literally no better brand of sunscreen.”

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A kid-safe pressed powder

PÜR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup is a vegan powder foundation that provides SPF 15 sun protection and is made with a combination of ingredients that are naturally inclined to improve skin’s appearance. This organic, hypoallergenic pressed powder is available to order in 25 colors and provides a light to medium layer of coverage that’s perfect for young wearers. The straightforward packaging means that this compact is easy to use and perfect for beginners just starting to wear makeup.

Review: “This stuff is awesome. This is my third compact of this foundation, and I won't be switching to anything else any time soon. It gives awesome coverage, does not break me out (and yes, I have sensitive and acne-prone skin), and it isn't full of nasty chemicals. The color 'light' is perfect for my skin tone (very fair with freckles and rose undertones). In the winter I switch to 'porcelain' and this is the only brand that is actually very very light in color when it is called porcelain. It does a great job of covering redness, spots, but also not too crazy heavy that it covers all my freckles and leaves them ashy. It has never been cakey on me and it's easy to build up to whatever coverage you like. Will be repurchasing.”

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Small shower loofahs for kids

A mesh shower pouf like these from JIEFU are a fun and functional addition to your child’s beauty product collection. These sponges are small — about 4 inches in diameter — so they’re ideal for little hands to use while bathing. Many reviewers on Amazon state that they lather well and are long-lasting. Your purchase comes with eight different colors including white, red, orange, blue, purple, yellow, green, and pink. With eight poufs included, you’ll have enough to keep them on hand for the whole family for just a few cents more than $1 per loofah.

Review: “I'm picky about my loofahs and like them to be soft and suds up well. These did not disappoint. They are small, perfect for my 4-year-old, but could be used while traveling also for adults. They definitely do suds up well with body wash and are soft!”

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An easy-to-hold detangling brush

Another essential tool to include in your child’s beauty product collection is an easy-to-use hair brush. For a brush that is inexpensive, but effective at removing stubborn knots with ease, the Knot Genie Detangling Hair Brush for kids is a solid choice. The unique bristle mix works through hair of all lengths and textures (when wet or dry) to gently remove tangles and smooth hair. Developed by a mom, this brush is designed specifically to help increase your child’s independence and self-confidence during their beauty routine.

Review: “My daughter has long and curly mixed textured hair. This is the only brush I can use on her dry hair without causing her tears. It is a unique shape with short bristles, I do small sections at a time but it has cut back on about 90% of the pain and my 8-year-old daughter loves it. She has asked me to buy a few more Knot Genie brushes as backups so she will always have one. I highly recommend this brush.”

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A kid-safe hair & skin refresher spray

One of my favorite beauty products as an adult is a refresher spray that I can use anytime I feel like my dry skin needs a little pick-me-up. A kid-safe option that acts similarly to adult skin refreshers is Mustela Baby Hair and Skin Freshener spray. Made with chamomile water and natural avocado perseose, this hypoallergenic formula is safe to use from head to toe on even the youngest children. Dermatologist and pediatrician tested, this spray is free from harmful ingredients like parabens, phthalates, and phenoxyethanol.

Review: “Love this spray! I bought it for my 2-month-old daughter. I love using it on her hair to tame some of the crazy pieces that stick up. I also like using it on her hair and skin to make her smell fresh between baths. Since she is so young I’ll spray a little in my hands and the rub it on her, rather than spraying it directly on her. The scent is hard to describe, it’s very fresh and not too floral. I find myself smelling my daughter’s head constantly! I read some reviews that mention a sticky residue, but I haven’t noticed that on either her hair or skin. I also love knowing that this product is safe to use. Overall, I would highly recommend this product and will absolutely buy it again once it runs out!”

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An effective detangler for post-swim hair

For active little ones who need kid-safe beauty product to keep their hair healthy through the summer season, Fairy Tales Sun & Swim Coco Cabana After-Sun Spray is the best way to detangle and re-hydrate their locks after swimming. Free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic dyes, this conditioning spray is made from naturally-derived ingredients that are also gluten, soy, dairy, and nut-free. Simply spray on your child’s hair after washing to help remove salt or chlorine build-up and restore their strands’ natural softness.

Review: “This stuff smells great and my daughter loves using it. She has very long, fine textured hair and days in the pool can result in a tangled frayed mess. This spray really helps us keep her hair in good condition. I like to use it when I braid her hair to keep everything smooth and tangle-free as I'm braiding.”

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Kid-safe bubble bath

Alaffia kids bubble bath is made from a plant-based, vegan formula that is free from parabens, sulfate, silicones, phthalates, and artificial dyes. Safe and gentle for all kids skin types, the inclusion of fair-trade, unrefined shea butter keeps your little one’s skin soft and moisturized long after bath time is through. This liquid bubble bath comes in a 32-ounce container with a light, refreshing scent formulated with all-natural lemon balm and lavender oil and no artificial fragrances.

Review: “I have been on the hunt for some good bath time bubbles for my toddler. She has very sensitive skin and these have been wonderful. I can't say they smell that great. I personally don't smell much at all. Probably for the best as far as the sensitive skin thing goes though. A little of these bubbles go a long way and they are truly lasting her entire bath time! I will definitely be repurchasing this brand when we run out!”

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Mineral sunscreen spray for the whole family

Babo Botanical Sheer Zinc sunscreen spray provides water-resistant SPF 30 protection that lasts up to 80 minutes and is safe for the whole family to use. This kid-safe sunscreen made with 100% non-nano zinc to provide a lightweight, fast-absorbing way to protect skin from both UVA and UVB rays. The hypoallergenic formula is safe for sensitive skin, reef-friendly, made without oxybenzone or octinoxate, and free from artificial fragrance.

Review: “My long, long search for a safe sunscreen is over! I've been very discouraged by finding all the really safe ones tend to be pasty and white and require a lot of rubbing. This product does go on white, but is rubbed completely in in about two swipes. And the white means you can see where it landed when you sprayed it. Once you rub it in, it is very light, completely non-oily. I've never liked using sunscreens under makeup or applying it just to go out for a walk, but this is light enough that the skin can still breathe and I forget I am wearing it almost immediately.”

From the top of their heads to the tips of their toes, a parent’s instinct is to nurture and protect every single inch of their child. These practical and affordable kid-safe beauty and skin care products can help you do exactly that.

Source interviewed:

Ife Rodney, MD, FAAD, dermatologist, dermatopathologist, founding director of Eternal Dermatology