We’ve been fans of Babo Botanicals’ all-natural kids’ skin- and hair-care products for a few years now (as have moms Kate Hudson, Kourtney Kardashian, and Amy Adams), so we’re especially excited about the line’s newest additions for summer, including a clear zinc sport stick and SPF 30 mineral lotion for face and body.A year after being the first natural skincare brand to debut clear zinc (the most effective ingredient for blocking harmful UV rays) products, Babo’s added these fragrance-free versions to cater to extra-sensitive skin.
Created by Babo founder Kate Solomon—Scarsdale mom of five, Harvard grad, and former product-development exec for L’Oréal, Kérastase, and Avon—with top botanists and made on an organic farm upstate, both sunscreens are lightweight and quickly absorbed when rubbed in. (Parents magazine reviewed them as “safest.”) Ingredients include antioxidant-rich green tea and rose hip, and jojoba to moisturize and protect.Also new are the Swim & Sport Conditioner, developed to moisturize and protect hair dried out and damaged by long days in the sun and pool; and a Smoothing Conditioner that softens and detangles. Both are organic, vegan, and gluten-free, with none of the typical sulfates and chemicals — AKA, you might start using them on yourself.
Find Babo Botanicals at local Whole Foods, Fairway, Buy Buy Baby, Mrs. Green’s, and Ulta stores.