The tweens are a really special time, when, among a bajillion other changes, a girl might start exploring the beautiful world of skincare. To help our junior bellas and their mums navigate these first steps, we’ve released a limited edition tween box just in time for Christmas! Created in collaboration with junior skincare brand Girl Lane, ‘My Skincare Secrets’ box is packed with $70 worth of skin-protecting value, for just $29.95!
Perfect for girls aged 10 to 14, this very special box contains four skincare starter essentials: Girl Lane Gentle Cleansing Wipes, Everyday Face Moisturiser SPF 50, High Protection Sunscreen SPF50, and Tinted Moisturiser with Natural Sunscreen. All formulated to be gentle and non-congesting for young skins and to protect against the harsh Aussie sun. And it all comes in a super cute pencil case/ makeup pouch from Pavement, too!
If you want to start to teach your daughter about first steps skincare, this is a really great place to start. Here’s what mum and daughter-duo Carmel and Harper had to say about their experience…
Q: How do you feel about Harper starting to use skincare products?
A: It was really important to me for Harper to learn to look after her skin properly at a young age. My husband and I made it a priority to teach her to apply her own sunscreen to protect her skin, so it therefore made sense to encourage her to use age-appropriate skincare products, such as wipes and moisturisers to establish a good skincare regime.
Q: When did you get into skincare? Do you wish your mum had taught you more?
A: As a teenager in the eighties, I was a sun worshipper and never looked after my skin properly. Unfortunately, I did not receive very much skincare guidance from my mum so, embarrassingly, it took me until my late twenties to develop a skincare regime that actually suited my complexion. And by that time, a lot of skin damage was already done.
Q: Why do you like the Girl Lane products and think they’re appropriate for tweens?
A: I like Girl Lane products because:
1) They are developed by mums (just like me) in conjunction with a qualified Pharmacist, so I trust them.
2) They’re natural and are specifically created for tweens and the hormonal changes in their skin.
3) The products are backed up by strong education, that even allows parents to submit questions to their website about specific skin and hair care problems that their tween may be experiencing, (which is amazing because sometimes as a mum you don’t always have all the answers!).
4) The packaging is bright and fun and my daughter loves it! She is proud she has skincare just for her, which means she will use it.
Daughter (Harper, 12-years-old)
Q: Have you used skincare products before?
A: Yes. I have used miceller water wipes to wash my skin and clean my face.
Q: What did you like about the Girl Lane products?
A: My favourite thing about the Girl Lane products is the softness of the products on my skin, as well as the pretty, bright packaging.
Q: Would you recommend them to your friends?
A: I would definitely recommend them to my friends because they are great products that leave your skin feeling fresh and healthy.
Q: Which was your favourite product?
A: My favourite product would be the tinted moisturiser because it’s a bit like a light foundation that moisturises your skin.