I was so pleased to be kindly sent this beautiful Storksak organics baby skin care set by yourhealthfoodstore.com.
Storksak are a British luxury changing and travel bag brand, who also offer an award-winning range of organic baby skin care products.
About the Storksak organics baby skin care range
The range is hypoallergenic, Ecocert and Cosmos certified, free from parabens, SLS, mineral oils and synthetic fragrances. All the products in the range are suitable from birth.
The English countryside inspires the beautiful packaging.
Each item in the range has the natural fragrance of English pear, honey, and chamomile.
I received the Storksak little traveller pack, which contains a baby balm, body lotion, hand and face wipes, and baby wash and shampoo in a sturdy travel-suitable wash bag. Other products in the range include baby oil and baby wipes.
I absolutely love this Ecocert certified multi-purpose baby balm. It dries completely non-greasy and non-chalky. An impressive 100% of its total ingredients are from natural origin, and 47% are from organic farming.
We use it as a weather block on Jonah’s cheeks during these bitterly cold November days. It leaves no visible residue on the skin after application.
At nappy changes, the baby balm has helped keep redness and soreness at bay.
To use it, I scoop a little out of the pot and rub it on the back of my hand to warm and soften it before applying.
The balm moisturises and protects with a blend of coconut oil, beeswax, and soothing zinc oxide.
We’ve never used baby lotion on Jonah. His skin has never been dry enough to warrant using it. So I’ve been using this Storksak baby lotion on myself.
This baby lotion has 99% of its total ingredients from natural origin, and 20% from organic farming. It contains soothing organic aloe vera and mineral-rich marine kelp.
Marine kelp is an amazing ingredient in skincare – it can help with controlling flakiness and breakouts, so if baby is a bit dry or spotty, this may well help.
The lotion smoothes on well, sinks in very quickly, and leaves a nice silky feel to my skin. As with the other products, it has a delicate pleasing fragrance.
This isn’t a product I wouldn’t buy regularly, since it contains myristyl myristate, a naturally-derived emollient, and potassium sorbate, a naturally-derived preservative. Looking these ingredients up on EWG, you’ll find they both have amber warnings as suspected irritants and toxicants. These two ingredients show how additives in skincare can be natural, but potentially irritating.
That said, I suffered no irritation with a week of use. The lotion is dermatologically approved, so I wonder if there’s more than meets the eye with these ingredients. For example, the concentrations in the product are way too low to cause irritation. I just don’t know. And that’s why I tend to avoid any ingredients I can’t be sure about – because alternatives always exist. I’m not a skincare expert, but I am very cautious about what I use on my family’s skin. If I see an amber warning for an ingredient on EWG, I worry.
Hand and face wipes
Storksak hand and face wipes are Cosmos certified. These strong organic cotton wipes contain soothing aloe vera. The wipes are easy to remove from the pack, and smell lovely.
The wipes clean really well, and don’t leave a sticky feel afterwards.
Of the total ingredients in the wipes, 99% are from natural origin, and 20% are from organic farming.
Note that the wipes contain benzyl alcohol – a natural constituent of some essential oils. In high concentrations, benzyl alcohol can be irritating. They also contain sorbic acid which can be naturally occurring, but is a suspected skin toxicant or allergen.
This would probably stop me making a regular purchase of these wipes, because I just wouldn’t want to risk irritating Jonah’s skin, although I personally suffered no irritation from the wipes.
Baby wash and shampoo
Storksak baby wash and shampoo has 99% of its ingredients from natural origin, and 10% from organic farming. As with the other products in the range, it is certified by Ecocert.
It contains chamomile flower extract which is great for use in children’s skincare since it soothes and calms.
Foaming and cleaning agents
Cocamidopropyl betaine is actually a naturally-derived product – it’s made from coconut oil and dimethylaminopropylamine (a known skin irritant).
We had a couple of bathtimes with Storksak baby wash and shampoo, and found it to be very effective. Jonah’s hair was very soft and shiny after washing with the shampoo.
I couldn’t commit to using this product long term, since I feel more comfortable with products that don’t contain cocamidopropyl betaine.
Storksak organics baby skin care range – conclusion
This is a beautiful range of baby products! If you love Storksak bags, these make a luxury complimentary skincare range to go with them. The range looks so pretty and really captures the essence of English style.
I love the Storksak organics baby skin care range, but I would only buy the baby balm again. The other products in the range, whilst organic and natural, do contain one or two ingredients I’m not comfortable using.
The Storksak little traveller set costs £20 and you can find the entire Storksak organics baby skin care range at yourhealthfoodstore.co.uk.