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Sensitive skin? Head to the kids' aisle

Sensitive skin? Head to the kids' aisle

If you're a big beauty fan you probably know the aisles of your local chemist like the back of your hand, pouncing on a new lipstick display quicker than you can say 'this season's shade is blackberry'. Unfortunately, the shelves don't update as often as you might like - but we can help with this, as there's a whole section of the shop you're probably overlooking: the area for children.

Stick with us on this one. Products for babies and kids are usually created with a strict 'no nasties' policy, which makes them an excellent choice for anyone who has sensitive skin or skin which reacts.

Daniel Galvin Jr.'s new haircare range Dubble Trubble is a case in point. This is a range of two-in-one shampoos and body washes (as well as a detangler) which is organic and free from SLES, SLS and parabens. There are five scents (strawberry, watermelon, cherry bomb, bananaberry and cool cucumber), which all smell good enough to eat. And better yet, they are kind to your hair. The detangler also has a cucumber smell and helps keep knots at bay, whether in adult or children's hair.

Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream is supposed to be a moisturiser which is natural enough for kids, as well as being soothing. It's light and non-greasy, meaning it's also the perfect option for anyone who has combination or oily skin.

If you want a cleanser or something for your bath, check out the large range from Mustela. All of it was created with babies in mind, so it couldn't be kinder on the skin, but it packs a surprisingly good cleaning punch too - the cleanser will even take off heavy make-up and SPF.

In terms of a body wash, look no further than Orico London, said to be one of Britain's Duchess of Cambridge's favourite brands. The Little Love soothing body wash has a delicate smell and includes only ingredients which won't irritate, so it's perfect for sensitive skin or adults who hate anything overly perfumed.

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