Category Archives: Little Butterfly

November 13, 2017

soothing mum and baby

The bond between a mother and her newborn baby is one of the strongest connections in nature, but the influx of hormones, and sheer exhaustion of motherhood can wreak havoc on new mum’s skin. Looking after a young child is a huge stress on your body and this releases the hormone cortisol into the body, weakening the skin and causing issues, such as loss of radiance and dryness.

Here at Little Butterfly London, we pride ourselves on using quality natural ingredients that help combat skin issues that new mums face daily whilst ensuring each ingredient used is safe to use, even when breastfeeding.

soothing new mum’s skin – our hero ingredients

Our ‘cocoon of bliss stretchmark butter’ helps soothe and calm itchy skin by using its powerful formula that includes rooibos and arnica flower. Arnica flower extract helps to reduce cell inflammation and enhances circulation, which is ideal for mums with stressed out, red and itchy skin.

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Fuelled with powerful botanical extracts, vitamins and minerals, our ‘scent of seas toning body serum’ uses roobios extract to help protect, heal and soothe the skin of new mothers and mums-to-be.

This high-performance serum assists in restoring elasticity and returns bounce to over-stretched or slack skin, whilst leaving a feeling of instant lightness.

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soothing baby’s skin – our hero ingredients

Calm your babies skin with mandarin essential oil. Our 100% ecocert certified organic ‘love eternal baby massage oil’ is filled with a luxurious oil blend that pampers baby with soothing mandarin oil alongside nourishing peach and protective rosehip oils.

With quite a history dating back thousands of years to traditional Chinese medicine, mandarin is known to be the sweetest and the most calming of all citrus essential oils. Our baby massage oil is lightly infused with mandarin and orange pure essential oils, to calm, soothe and lend a subtle sweet fragrance.

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Our best selling ‘soft as moonlight nappy change cream’ features oat kernel extract which is a super skin soothing, natural ingredient. Our unusually rich and generous blend of ingredients within our award winning nappy cream includes 18 carefully selected ingredients such as nurturing mango seed butter, comforting calendula and camomile to relieve discomfort. Cocoa, shea butter and buttermilk nourish and protect, while peach kernel and cucumber seed oil maintain the skin’s healthy moisture levels.

Treat your little one to this beautiful nappy change cream, with added oat kernel extract, zinc oxide, vitamin C and E to promote healing and natural protection. Rich with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, it is beautifully calming as it melts into the skin.

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October 20, 2017

eczema in babies

Eczema is a dry, itchy skin condition that affects up to one in five children. It usually appears for the first time before your child is two years old.

The good news is that most children who have eczema will grow out of the condition by the time they are in their teens. Eczema can’t be cured, but it can be controlled with the right treatments.

eczema tips that may help your little one’s skin condition

Keep your baby’s nails short to help prevent skin irritation from scratching.

Cotton clothing may help, whereas woollen and synthetic fibres may worsen the condition.

With all forms of skin products, you should look for the ones that are natural, unscented and dye-free, so that you don’t further irritate your baby’s skin.

Our 100% natural soft as moonlight nappy change cream effectively supports very dry and eczema-prone skin.

Try to keep your baby’s bedroom cool as getting hot and sweaty can make their eczema worse.

support eczema prone skin

At Little Butterfly London we always have baby’s best interest at heart, which is why all our products have been specifically formulated for newborns and the most sensitive of skins.

Made of the most precious natural and organic ingredients with highly nourishing, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, they gently care for delicate skin with a tendency to irritation, inflammation, dryness and itchy eczema-patches.

bubbles in the breeze top to toe wash (200ml)

Light and refreshing as bubbles in the breeze, our organic-certified top to toe wash gently cleanses both body and hair, whilst creating a delicately fragrant bath. Beautifully mild and soothing, it gently cares for the even most delicate, dry and irritation-prone skin.

soft as moonlight nappy change cream (50ml)

Deeply nourishing and calming, our organic-certified and 100% natural nappy change cream is the hero product amongst our range. It efficiently supports healing and protects baby’s most delicate areas from excess moisture. It also acts as a powerful healing balm to protect and repair any areas of irritated, dry and cracked skin, working equally well on mature skin.

October 10, 2017

what causes the pregnancy glow?

There are many physiological changes and common concerns that comes with pregnancy such as nausea, fatigue, or swelling. However, the pregnancy glow is one of the physiological changes many women look forward to while they are pregnant. The pregnancy glow is one of the skin changes that is caused by the changes and increase of hormones during pregnancy. If you are experiencing the pregnancy glow, count yourself blessed and enjoy it while you can.

what causes the pregnancy glow?

The specific cause for the pregnancy glow is not concrete, but there is solid educated explanations that suggest it is related to a couple of physiological changes that occur during pregnancy. As noted above, many of the skin changes are attributed to the influx of hormones. These hormones cause your glands to produce more oil, which makes your face more shiny.

Another contributing factor is the increase in blood flow. During pregnancy, your body increases the production of blood by approximately 50%.  The proposed theory is that this increase in blood flow and circulation leads your face to be brighter, or more fuller.

how can you manage the pregnancy glow?

The pregnancy glow is a natural part of pregnancy. Most women appreciate the glow or shine that is revealed in their faces. Many people call this physiological change one of the blessings of pregnancy. However, the increase in oil can make your skin too oily and sometimes trigger acne, also known as pregnancy acne. If this proves to be the case, you should be using an oil free moisturiser such as our Blossoms in Spring Illuminating Day Cream which is lightweight in texture, but powerfully formulated.

This deliciously light, ultra-hydrating day moisturizer penetrates the skin with powerful and scientifically proven botanical extracts and vitamins to optimise skin rejuvenation and vitality – leaving a velvet-matte finish as beautiful as blossom petals.

Hopefully, you will be able to display your pregnancy glow and avoid the mask of pregnancy. Unfortunately, one of the physiological changes during pregnancy is the change in pigmentation of skin. This “mask of pregnancy” involves brownish spots or patches that develop around the neck and face. Many women find these to be less desirable than the pregnancy glow.

Our day moisturiser diminishes skin pigmentation and evens out skin tone thanks to one of it’s key ingredients, collagen-enhancing Actipone® Mulberry GW. This scientifically proven botanical extract to effectively address hyper-pigmentation issues and uneven skin tone.

Massage daily in upward motions to a cleansed face and neck.

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Compiled from the following resources:
(1994). Robert V. (Ed.), Mayo Clinic Complete Book of Pregnancy & Baby’s First Year (281).  New York, NY: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Cunningham, F. Gary, Leveno, Kenneth J., et al (2005).  Maternal Physiology in Williams Obstetrics 22nd edition (126). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

September 18, 2017

how Little Butterfly London took flight

It is now 5 years since Gudrun, the founder of Little Butterfly London, was first inspired to create an exquisite, organic-certified baby skincare range after the birth of her little boy, Lucas.  Being a new mother, it was crucial for her to nurture his delicate skin with the utmost gentle yet effective ingredients whilst ensuring that their pampering time together was truly magical.

Having a strong passion for luxury skincare since she was a teenager, Gudrun’s expectations for her son’s babycare products were extremely high, so she spent many years researching and put all her knowledge, efforts and resources into creating Britain’s first organic-certified skincare range especially formulated for babies and later also for mothers and mothers-to-be.

Gudrun’s Guiding Principals

Ingredients are key. Gudrun always chooses the precious over the ordinary. She only works with the most premium natural and organic plant ingredients available, which must always be ultra-safe and gentle, yet equally effective for delicate, potentially reactive and eczema-prone skin.

The products must be 100% pure and free of any potentially harmful or questionable ingredients such as mineral oil, paraffins, parabens, SLS, DEA, TEA, PEGs and artificial fragrances, which is also why she has chosen to work with Ecocert, the world’s most renowned natural and organic certification body giving the consumer reassurance and confidence that the products are consistently manufactured to the highest quality and ‘clean’ standards.

All our baby skincare formulas address common baby skin problems and conditions like dryness, extreme sensitivity, reactions and eczema, whilst our skincare products for mothers are truly effective yet naturally also safe to use during pregnancy and the breastfeeding period.

Whilst quality is paramount, Gudrun believes that pregnancy and early days of motherhood is a precious time in your life that passes in a fleeting moment and therefore should be enjoyed and treasured with products, that not only nurture, but also look stunningly beautiful and enhance the emotional experience and lift the mood.  This is reflected in the extreme attention to detail that has gone into the packaging and the overall luxurious feel and presentation of the range.

As passing visitors of this beautiful planet we have a responsibility to not only look after ourselves and our children, but also our environment, which is why all our packaging must be recyclable and only sourced from trusted suppliers using sustainable and responsible production methods.

September 1, 2017

the basic principles of the Ecocert standard

Ecocert was the very first certification body to develop standards for “natural and organic cosmetics” and we are proud that each formula within the Little Butterfly London range has been certified organic by Ecocert.

We strongly believe in the high-standards of Ecocert since it reassures parents that our products have been formulated to the highest ethical, organic and safety standards without the risk of containing harmful ingredients.

the basic principles of the Ecocert standard

The absence of GMO, parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles, silicon, PEG, synthetic perfumes and dyes.

All packaging must be biodegradable or of a recyclable nature.

Ecocert standard imposes that a minimum of 95% of the total ingredients comes from natural origins.

All processes and every entity involved in the production of certified cosmetics undergo a rigorous audit procedure once a year.

Ecocert is against animal testing and only authorises the use of animal by-products that do not directly question animals’ lives such as beeswax and honey.

July 15, 2015

and the awards goes to…

LL AwardsIt is remarkable to see how well children respond to praise to reinforce good behavior. We can see by observing our children’s innocent reactions, how it is in our DNA to welcome positive reinforcement to grow as a person…. And I have to admit, that even as an adult I’m not impartial to it either…

LBP Award 2014 Logo MASTER

Little Butterfly London has received eight award nominations since our launch, last year in September 2014. I was very pleased to see that our baby skincare line is getting so strongly recognised. It has confirmed and even boosted my ambition to continue the journey I have started, and has made me reflect on how far we have come in such a short time. It is a pleasure to see our meticulously designed products and brand, reflected in the appreciation of this competitive market and hear people’s admiration for Little Butterfly London. I am amazed to see it travel from a light bulb idea, onto to the shelves of the country’s leading retailers.

tgp_nba_2015_silverWe were delighted to see our ‘bubbles in the breeze’ top to toe wash win the Silver Award in The Green Parent magazine awards. The formulation is beautifully delicate and enriched with pure organic plant extracts such as meadowsweet, cucumber and oat kernel extract. Alongside this, our hero product, the ‘soft as moonlight’ nappy change cream, which contains more than 18 precious ingredients, has been nominated for five LBP (Loved By Parents) Awards. Our “fall into dreams” mother & baby massage oil, which contains only the most precious and selected ingredients, has been shortlisted for a FreeFrom Skincare award, and our entire range has been shortlisted for the “best infant skincare range” in the Little London Awards.

In many of these categories we are undeniably the smallest and youngest brand, competing Shortlist 15 RGB 72dpiwith strong established players, which have been on the market for many years. We hope however, that what we lack in years on the market, we are making up with unparalleled quality in skincare formulations, all delicately packaged and presented.

Finally, receiving awards is wonderful, but it is only a confirmation that we are on the right track, not the end of the road. We are very grateful for the excellent response we have had from the media and will continue to strive for British excellence, and to provide only the best and safest skincare for the most precious skin of all, that of our little ones.


September 17, 2014

Finally here!

gudrun_106I always feel September is a month of transition; holidays are finally over, autumn is just on our doorstep and children go back to school. Maybe it is no coincidence then that it took until this September to finally announce the launch of my beautiful baby skincare brand. What started as a vague idea has blossomed into a proper business and it is incredibly exciting that the Little Butterfly products are now available to purchase from selected London stockists and from our e-commerce website.

The story of Little Butterfly is a very personal one. In spring 2012, when my son was a year old, I realised there were no organic-certified luxury baby skincare ranges available. There were some products out there, but none of them quite ticked all the boxes. I wanted something that was made of precious ingredients and presented with an air of elegance … essentially products that I would love to pamper my own baby with.

The road from idea to business is one that starts with lots of research. I spent many hours and days looking into the finer details of the skincare industry: how organic cosmetics were made, what products were on the market, what ingredients they contained and eventually found my own vision for Little Butterfly, the brand I decided to create.

So here we are – thanks to many amazingly talented (and patient!) people, who helped me along the way – Little Butterfly, Britain’s first organic-certified (by Ecocert) luxurious skincare range for babies, has finally taken flight …

All products are absolutely free from mineral oil, paraffin, parabens, silicones, SLS, DEA, TEA, PEGs and artificial fragrances. Created lovingly in England, with imaginative blends and only the most precious ingredients, the range is hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested and formulated to the very highest standards.

I hope you will enjoy discovering the world of Little Butterfly, just as I did creating it…