Revealing the WINNERS of this year's Junior Design Awards...
Junior Design Awards 2017 for Best Children's Toiletries Collection
Just because the kids are growing up it doesn't mean you shouldn't lavish the same care on their bath time routine as you did when they were babies. School day grime and active weekend dirt need to be washed off with slightly more vigour than baby products can cope with.
Thankfully, there is a whole host of children's toiletries that do just that.
With fruity scents and bold packaging, kids wash days can be brightened up with some sweeter smelling shampoos and conditioners or body washes and sprays that will hopefully encourage good hygiene habits to take them into their tween and teenage years.
Here are some of the best on the shelves today...
THE GOLD AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S TOILETRIES COLLECTION... CURLY ELLIE
Curly Ellie is an innovative range of hair care products that has transformed that daily struggle of knotted hair, frizziness, dry and tender scalps and a grumpy child into a pleasurable experience for everyone.
Using all natural ingredients, Curly Ellie is eco-friendly (all ingredients are sourced in an ecologically conscious way and are vegan and gluten-free) and delivers effective yet gentle cleansing that doesn't irritate tender skin.
The products also provide extra nourishment that curly hair needs to keep it glossy, tangle-free and to tame the dreaded frizz. It cares for hair gently making combing and detangling easier too.
And, how cute is the packaging? As judge Gabrielle Spang from Scandi Mini said in her judging notes "Nice smell. Brilliant design." and Tracey Samuel from The Bonnie Mob added "Great idea, as a curly ellie myself I can see the need for this!"
THE JOINT SILVER AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S TOILETRIES COLLECTION... ORGANIC CHILDREN
Organic Children from Green People is a range of organic products just for little ones aged 3 years and older that provides the purest, natural and organic ingredients for young skin.
As Green People are celebrating their 20th year, the packaging has been given a fresh new design makeover with the addition of new brighter colour ways and Budsie, the cute brand mascot, is joined by some new fruity friends to engage children at bath time.
The collection of 11 products come in 3 sweet fragrances: zingy citrus, calming lavender or sweet and fruity berry smoothie derived from the purest organic essential oils of mandarin, raspberry, apple and lavender.
Judge Pearl Lowe (and founder of Petite Pearl Lowe) commented "Love the simple packaging and clean and pure ingredients."
THE JOINT SILVER AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S TOILETRIES COLLECTION... MINI -U
Mini-U haircare is a collection of hair, body care and hairbrushes for kids and families designed to take the ‘boring’ out of bath time and add some serious style to kids hair with sweet scents including watermelon, mango, summer berry and fresh apple.
Launched in 2010, Mini-U offers safe and effective formulas with no nasties and aims to cover cleansing as well as managing hair tangles with its new detangling hairbrushes and special hair styling products.
We're also big fans of the coloured bubble baths, tablets and fizzy bath bombs.
THE BRONZE AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN'S TOILETRIES COLLECTION... KIND NATURED
The Kind Natured trio of hair care products are made with 97% natural ‘feel good formulations’ that are non-toxic, eco-friendly and mixed with selected plant extracts to deliver a therapeutic pampering experience kids.
These fun, colourful products will turn hair-washing night into a pleasure rather than a chore with deliciously fruity scents: tutti frutti, apple smoothie and jam doughnut fragrances. Here's to banishing bath time tears before bed.