Baby face: soothing wellness products for kids

Natural skincare and beauty items are reimagined for a pint-sized audience

Bottles of coloured and fragranced bubble solution
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Dr. Barbara Sturm skincare

Dr. Barabra Strum baby skincare kit with matching carrying case against grey background

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Dr. Barbara Sturm developed the Mini Molecular Collection after the birth of her own daughter sent her looking for a range of products that worked on sensitive young skin. When she couldn’t find it, the renowned skin therapist decided to create her only line of baby skincare. The non-irritating and fragrance-free products are available as bathing milk, shampoo, body cream, bum cream, and face cream, all of which can be kept in a matching suitcase that provides extra room for diapers and wipes. 

Francis Kurkdjian bubbles

Bottles of coloured and fragranced bubble solution

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Francis Kurkdjian has one of the most impressive resumes in perfumery. He is the creator of one of the world’s best-selling perfumes, Le Male for Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as being the nose behind fragrances for Dior, Acqua di Parma, Burberry, and his own line Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

Kurkdjian certainly takes his craft seriously (as his last discussion with Wallpaper* makes clear), but that doesn’t mean his projects aren’t often infused with experimentation and occasionally even whimsy. His past collaboration with Sophie Calle is one example as is, on a slightly less high-brow note, his range of perfumed bubbles for children.

Kurkdjian designed the bubbles to be an engaging introduction to scent for young children (as well as an entertaining distraction for adults). Available in a range of colours and fragrances, Kurkdjian’s bubbles leave a lasting impression up until the last pop.

Bulgari perfume

Bulgari children's perfume and body lotion with matching bunny carrying case

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Bulgari first launched its Petits et Mamans fragrance in 1997. Inspired by the ‘precious moments between mothers and children,’ the scent is sophisticated enough to appeal to adults but delicate enough that it won’t irritate the sensitive palate of a younger audience. While a perfume for young children risks tipping into the realm of dubious extravagance, Petits et Mamans’ subtle blend of mandarin, white peach, and vanilla creates a soothing aroma that is more therapeutic than superficial. 

Bambini Furtuna ointments

Bambini Furtuna ear rescue drops and ear trouble massage oil against grey background

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Bambini Furtuna’s topical wellness products are crafted from organically-sourced ingredients grown at the La Furtuna Estate in Sicily. Developed by the estate’s owner, and mother of four, Agatha Relota Luczo and pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, Bambini Furtuna’s products provide natural solutions to common health-issues like earaches, upset tummies, itchy skin, and irritated eyes making them herb-based alternatives for parents who would rather avoid pharmaceutical alternatives.


Writer and Wallpaper* Contributing Editor

Mary Cleary is a writer based in London and New York. Previously beauty & grooming editor at Wallpaper*, she is now a contributing editor, alongside writing for various publications on all aspects of culture.