This year I become a teenage mom (a mother of a teen if you need clarity) and next year I’ll no longer have any kids in the house, just a teen and a tween!
As I enter this whole new phase I’ll not be able to share as much of my parenting journey (because of privacy issues and teens who don’t like having their info on the internet!) But I will still be able to share some awesome products and places that get their vote!
One such new product we’ve recently discovered is a range of toiletries for tweens called Motley Crew.
This cool, funky and affordable range is designed with tweens in mind – in fact all the fragrances, formulas and designs have been chosen by tweens themselves!
Created to help your kids, aged between 8 and 13, to follow a good hygiene routine Motley Crew as an assortment of products including bath stuff, hair care products, roll-on deos and skincare for sensitive tween skin.
The locally-made range of products is a great choice for tweens who want to use a range of toiletries suited to their style and NOT the products their moms use!
The bright, fresh packaging speaks to all sorts of tweens and was designed to be gender neutral, fun and cool. Something Tweens would be proud to pull out of their sports bag or display in their bathroom! The gentle formulas are clinically tested, cruelty free and pH balanced to ensure problem-free skin. The carefully selected ingredients include Shea butter to moisturise and Aloe vera to protect while the face wash is soap and sulfate free.
“Tweens between the ages of 8 – 12 find themselves in a “toiletry vacuum” where they don’t quite identify with the Barbie and Superman products any longer but aren’t ready for, or engaged with toiletry products aimed at teenagers with specific skin requirements.” – Co-founder, Luisa Mala
With this in mind, founders Stella Bischoff, Luisa Malan and Karin Hopkinson, all with kids of their own and struggling to find appropriate products for them, set about developing and creating a range that was all inclusive, funky, age appropriate and wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg.
“Motley Crew offers kids choice. It provides them with an identity and sense of ownership. It helps raise their cool factor and makes them feel important”. Co-founder, Stella Bischoff.
Motley Crew range of products
- FOMO HAIR SHAMPOO: enriched with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera for all hair types.
- HAIR GLARE CONDITIONER: enriched with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera for all hair types.
- GLO UP FACE WASH: suitable for Sensitive Skin, Soap and Sulphate Free. Clinically Tested.
- UNSCRAMBLE MY TANGLE DETANGLER: developed for curly and frizzy hair and enriched with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera.
- PEACE MODE (LIGHT HOLD) HAIR GEL: non-sticky gel with a natural hold. Suitable for all hair types.
- ROCK HARD (STRONG HOLD) HAIR GEL: non-sticky gel with a strong hold Suitable for all hair types.
- ROLL ON in VANILLA SUNSHINE, FLOWER POWER, COOL CTRL & FUNKY FRESH: Odour Control Deodorant.
- SO FRESH BODY WASH: enriched with Shea Butter and Aloe Vera.
- WHASSUP FACE CREAM: a light, oil-free moisturiser with soothing Aloe Vera for Tweens’ gentle skins. This product is fragrance free with a super light feel that isn’t sticky.
- KHOKHO BODY CREAM: Enriched with Shea Butter and Coconut oil for Normal to Dry Skin. It’s rich, yet quickly absorbed without leaving any residue.
View the full range HERE.
I asked a few tweens and teens in my life their thoughts about the range….
Which skin and body products do you currently use?
Hair products, face wash sometimes (Boy 13);
Shampoo, conditioner, face wash and deodorant (Girl, 11);
Shampoo and conditioner, soap, sometimes deodorant, lip ice (Girl 10)
What do you think of the Motley Crew packaging
It’s good. Catches your eye. Looks fun (Boy 13);
I like the colours and design (Girl 11);
Would you like to use these products
Possibly, ya (Boy 13);
Ya (Girl 11);
I like it. It looks nice (Girl 10)
Would your friends like to use these products?
Ya, maybe (Boy 13);
Yes (Girl 11);
Maybe (Girl 10)
Which product catches your eye the most?
Face cream and body lotion (Boy 13);
The body cream (Girl 11);
The body cream (Girl 10)
Which product do you want to try first?
Face cream, roll on deo (Boy 13);
The hair gel for my hip hop concerts (Girl 11);
The body cream (Girl 10)
Which roll on deo do you like the most?
Funky fresh (Boy 13);
Vanilla sunshine one (Girl 11);
Vanilla sunshine (Girl 10)
Which products do you want to use in your routine
The body cream, hair gel, face wash and face cream (Boy 13);
The Vanilla sunshine roll on, the face wash, the hair gel and the body cream (Girl 11);
The body cream, the Vanilla sunshine roll on, the face wash and the face cream (Girl 10)
Motley Crew is sold exclusively at selected Clicks stores nationwide. Prices range from R19,95 to R64,95. They are currently on a 3 for 2 special at Clicks which makes this the perfect stocking filler for the tweens and younger teens in your life!
WIN a hamper from Motley Crew
To win a hamper of Motley Crew products for the tween in your life enter this fab competition!
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