I remember that a month after I gave birth to my daughter Bianca, she developed severe skin rashes all over her face, neck and body.  I couldn’t bear seeing her like that at that time as I can only imagine how uncomfortable it made her feel. It didn’t help also that three months after, the skin on her head started peeling off together with her tiny cap of baby hair too.
Being a young fist time mom then, I was at a complete loss on what to do. Good thing her Pedia was very patient with me. It turned out that early onset of asthma started manifesting itself on her skin.She recommended for us to use lactacyd blue diluted in water for her bath as she is too young to use steroidal creams. But then that didn’t work and I didn’t like using it on her.  I wasn’t comfortable with the thought that it contains strong chemicals as it has a very strong scent. We also tried using Johnson’s baby bath and later on Cetaphil but even those failed to satisfy me as the rashes didn’t completely disappear.
My mom’s friend who’s working in the states, upon learning about Bianca’s condition, sent over a box full of baby skin care products for us to try.  She sent me an Aveeno Soothing Bath Treatment, Aveeno Anti-Itch Cream  and some Mustela products which include  Mustela Hair & Body Wash, Baby Shampoo, Stelatopia Emollient Cream and  Stelatopia Cleansing Cream.  I didn’t know where she got them but I was glad that she did send the Mustela products over because after using the stelatopia creams and the hair and body wash, Bianca’s face and body cleared out of rashes. Even her cradle cap softened and gently peeled off.  That was my first introduction to Mustela and I have since become a great fan of the product. I actually felt extremely sad when our Mustela supply ran out as they were not available locally back then.

Mustela is a 60 year old French brand whose mission is to provide moms and babies with the safest skin care products that would address their specific skin needs. Since protection of mommy and baby’s skin is Mustela’s ultimate concern, it uses only ingredients of natural origin and leaves out harmful chemicals typically found in many skincare ranges such as parabens, phenoxyethanol and phthalates.
Mustela products are tested and formulated under strict medical supervision.  They were developed under close collaboration with healthcare professionals (e.g. pharmacist, dermatologist, allergologist, toxicologist and gynaecologist) so they are guaranteed safe to use on newborns, babies and children. Now on its 60th year, Mustela continues to improve itself by coming up with new innovation and scientific breakthroughs in skin care treatment for babies and mothers.  And because of this it has now become the leading skin care product for moms and babies in Europe.
Mustela’s complete range of products  caters to the specific skin care needs of  not just newborns, babies, and children but of new and expectant mothers as well.  All of its four skin care range are hypoallergenic and tested following the strictest standards of quality, high tolerance, and optimum safety.
Mustela 9 Months
This range is specially formulated to accompany mothers during the pregnancy and post-pregnancy periods where the skin undergoes delicate changes. This is the perfect Baby Shower gift that you can give to a preggy friend.

Mustela Bébé
This complete range of dermo-cosmetic products are  specifically formulated to protect newborn and baby’s sensitive skin during daily hygiene, bath time, diaper change and skin protection routine. I remember bathing Bianca using the hair and body bath, and it was such pleasurable experience. And since my daughter and I can’t tolerate very strong perfume due to our asthma, we absolutely love the alcohol-free Musti Eau de Soin from this range. The scent is light and tender, not too overpowering.

Mustela Dermo-Pediatrics
This range answers the specific skin problems of newborns, babies and children such as dry skin with eczema, hypersensitive and intolerant skin, irritated areas, nappy rash and cradle cap. It will be good to always have a stock of Stelatria cream on hand as it is the perfect home cure for sudden rash breakouts, burns, chicken pox and insect stings.

Mustela Sun Protection
The Mustela Sun Protection range protects the fragile and intolerant skin of babies and children against those harmful UV rays. They also contain 100% mineral or organo-mineral screens. Perfect as go to skin protection during hot summer days.

There’s always a Mustela product that would answer your baby’s skin care needs.  And what’s good about it is that now, they are available locally.  You need not ask your relatives from overseas to purchase them for you. I greatly recommend Mustela products to anyone as I saw for myself how they have effectively cured my daughter’s skin problem.  I always believe that since it is good for the babies, it is  good for adults too (*wink*wink) like the Stelatopia creams, the Musti spray, the skin freshner etc. 🙂 You can now grab them at the following shops:
1.  Ayala Trinoma, 1st level (near Cafe Mary Grace)
2.  Robinson’s Manila, 1st Level Midtown Wing (beside Topshop)
3.  Glorietta 4, 3rd level (near Mary Grace)
4.  Megamall A, 2nd level (in front of Esprit)
5.  Shangri-la Mall, 4th level (in front of Mothercare)
6.  The Shops, Greenhills Shopping Center 1st level (in front of Watson’s and Mary Grace)
7.  Alabang Town Center, near ( Near Havin’ a Baby and Face Shop)
Also distributed at the following:
1.  Purebeauty, 2nd Floor, Serendra, BGC
2.  All Landmark Department Stores
3.  All Rustan’s Department Stores
Now the good news, Mustela Philippines is giving away 1 dermo cleansing gel 200ml worth P540 and 1 skin freshener worth P490  to one lucky follower of Blancnotes and Mustela Philippines.

Skin Freshner (200 ml)

Dermo Cleansing Gel (200 ml)

This giveaway is open to moms and even to those who are not moms yet so long as you have a baby in mind you want to give the products to.  You can also join if you want to use these baby products yourself like me (*wink*wink). Winner must be able to claim the prize in any Mustela branch of her choice though. To join the giveaway, simply follow the mechanics below (remember to do all 4 steps):

  1.  Like Mustela Philippines in facebook.
  2.  Like Blancnotes in facebook.
  3.  Share this giveaway on your facebook status with the following message: “@Mustela Philippines and @Blancnotes are giving away Mustela skin care products. Join now @friend1, @friend2, and @friend3. Giveaway ends on July 25! #mustela #blancnotes” (Don’t forget to properly tag Mustela, Blancnotes, your 3 friends.)
  4.  Answer the question, “What do you love about Mustela?”, using  the comment box below. Don’t forget to leave your complete name, email add, URL of your facebook post, city, and preferred branch together with your answer.

You can send in your entries until 11:59 pm of July 25. I will pick the winner thru random.org. Goodluck!:)

About Me

I am better known as Nan’s widow, Bianca Angela’s mom, and Woodrose’s Mrs. Dela Cruz.  I am a full time teacher and mentor, a freelance writer for various print and online publications, a marathoner, and a curator of inspiring faith stories.
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