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Wednesday, January 21, 2015Around babies

Baby ranges: how to make the difference?

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How can one distinguish a baby cosmetics brand from all the (numerous) competitors trying to make a name for themselves in this segment? David Tyrrell, of the Mintel Beauty Team, highlights a few key points based on the example of the new range by Sophie la Girafe, a brand that successfully shifted from teething rings to baby skin care.

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Key points

 1. Ecocert certification shines well on Sophie La Girafe’s brand extension into baby skincare
 2 .Evidence-based gentleness claims differentiate the brand from the crowd
 3 .Tea benefits extend to the youngest consumer

From teething rings to baby skincare

Sophie La Girafe baby teether was created in 1961 and is widely recognized to help nurture babies’ development. The company has personalized its manufacturing with a focus on safe and natural ingredients and is transitioning that philosophy to baby care with a launch of a line of skincare products. The Ecocert-certified natural and organic product line consists of baby hair & body wash, bubble bath, face cream, protection cream, baby body lotion and baby oil with white tea across the board. According to a testimonial on Real Mum Reviews , the product is beautifully scented, needs only a small amount of product per use – making it long lasting, is non-irritating and would also make a great gift for new mums.

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