Mayron's Goods' line of body products caught my eye immediately with its packaging: the bold lettering, bright red borders, and 1950s-style illustration of a delivery man and his van are upbeat and distinctive. Although most of Mayron's Goods' nature-based lotions and potions were created with babies in mind, these labels are refreshingly free of ducks, peapods, or naked infants clad in flower petals; moreover, the products themselves are suitable for anyone who needs gentle, lightly scented skincare or just prefers to use products without ingredients such as synthetic fragrance, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfate, or DEA (diethanolamine).
In the final weeks of this long winter, I'm finding Mayron's Goods' Tangerine Massage & Body Oil especially soothing and effective on my dry, rough arms and legs. It includes an assortment of botanical oils for moisture and it sinks quickly into the skin; even more importantly, it has a tangerine-mandarin fragrance that feels like orange juice for the soul. Chapstuff for Cheeks and Lips, my other favorite from the line, is a balm blended from cocoa butter, beeswax, soybean oil, and other natural ingredients. It smells like oranges and milk chocolate, in a subtle, non-artificial way, and it adds a little bit of fun to dealing with winter-ravaged skin. Chapstuff is packaged in a push-up container like a travel-size deodorant stick, which makes it neat and convenient for elbows, heels, or any other dry areas; I like it best as a lip balm and a cuticle healer. According to Mayron's Goods, it's a particularly popular item with skiers and other people who spend a lot of time outdoors in chilly, windy climates.
Mayron's Goods also offers Astonishing Hydrating Body Milk, a light lotion with a citrus-herbal aroma, and Our Best Diaper Cream, a zinc-based formula enhanced with aloe and calendula, and scented with lavender essential oil. (The Diaper Cream is also useful for adult-skin irritations.) None of the products have been tested on animals, and a percentage of the company's profits is donated to women's health research. Anything from the line would make a cheerful, useful gift for a new mother and baby, or just for yourself.
Mayron's Goods Tangerine Massage & Body Oil (2 oz for $14), Chapstuff for Cheeks and Lips (.95 oz for $14), Astonishing Hydrating Body Milk (4 oz for $14), and Our Best Diaper Cream (2 oz for $12), as well as other products, are sold through the Mayron's Goods website.