BEAUTY & PRIZE DRAW
There is plenty of age-appropriate skin and haircare for babies and adults but as Charlotte-Anne Fidler discovered, there was a yawning gap in the market for ages 8-15. ‘I’d been very careful about what I’d used on my child’s skin as a baby but I found there was almost nothing to bridge the gap between baby/young child products and the teen-acne and adult products that were way too harsh for her still delicate, child’s skin’ says Fidler. ‘So, I decided to create the products myself. As a beauty editor, I’d tried a zillion brands; I knew my stuff and I did my research (which wasn’t easy, because there aren’t many studies on this age group). I convinced one of the UK’s best natural manufacturers to take me on. I tested the formulas on my girls (Anouk, now 14, and Bo, 10), their friends and the sons of my friends. After two years of trying and tweaking, Spots & Stripes was born.’
Fidler originally studied Philosophy and Theology at Oxford, followed by twenty years in glossy magazines including Vogue, Marie Claire, ELLE and Glamour. She is now a Creative Director and consultant for several global beauty brands so she can navigate her way around the industry well and really knows all the ins and outs of what goes into beauty products. And it is both this industry expertise together with being a mother that has garnered such brilliant results in Spots & Stripes. The ingredients are of the highest quality, both ethically and sustainably sourced. It’s a very natural brand, made in the English countryside using 100% natural actives with 0% parabens, SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) or phthalates.
Here at A Little Bird, we’ve been trying out Spots & Stripes on our kids and can report that they love them. The products smell good, do a great job and the fun, bright packaging is all appealing. Our tween-age kids particularly liked the shampoos and conditioners but there are also body washes, a styling pomade and – for kids who are hitting puberty – cleansing lotion, an award-winning spot zapper and, coming soon, a completely natural deodorant. It is also cleverly divided into boys and girls ranges so all teenagers are covered.
And we thrilled to say that we have one set of two products (for either boys or girls) to give away to one lucky reader. Just enter your details below and we will pick one lucky reader out of a hat after 5pm on Monday 17th June 2019.