Sorry for bumping...just my two cents...
Many times advertising convinces us to buy products that we do not even need. Babycare products especially fall into this category. Our skin actually naturally cleans itself – that is the role of sebum (a waxy/oily substance produced by our skin). Most babies do not need to be washed with soap on a daily basis. Water is sufficient unless they have been playing in the sand/mud or exploring mum’s make-up drawer. If you want you can add a couple of drops of olive oil to their bath as natural oils cleanse the skin – not too much so that it is not too slippery. Alternatively, you can make up some chamomile tea, let it cool slightly and add that to the bathwater – chamomile soothes and softens the skin and protects against bacterial and fungal infection. Both of these ‘cleansers’ are particularly good if your baby (or child) has any kind of rashes or eczema. As for moisturizer, it is only needed if baby’s skin appears dry and then you can simply use a small amount of a light oil like almond oil. If you are going to purchase babycare products to use then ensure they contain only natural ingredients and minimal or no fragrance. Baby’s smell beautiful just the way they are and they need their delicate senses to be unclouded so that they can breathe in the smell of their primary caregivers.
Older children do get a bit grubbier and often need a soap wash – although again not necessarily if they have just been pottering around inside all day – then just a freshen up with water is fine. Harsh soaps and chemical shower gels disturb the skins natural oils and acid mantle and it is good to try and keep this in good order for as long as possible as this creates healthy skin. Try using natural soaps which come in bar or liquid form and teach children to only use soap where they are dirty – this has the added advantage of making the soap last longer and saving you money.
My little girl had eczema as a newborn, so we washed her with either just water, or a sensitive wash called 'Purity' https://giftedkiddie.com/best-shampoo-kids/
(we just put the soap in the bath water, rather than directly on her skin). It has oats & aloe, and is cruelty free. I think it may just be an Australian company though.
On Youtube, there are a lot of interesting videos on children's products. I will leave one of them here, I hope someone will help in the future. Good luck, Parents!