05/07/2012 03:16 pm ET | Updated Oct 11, 2012

Best Baby Products That'll Make You More Beautiful (Really!)

A few weeks ago, I was getting off of the subway with a friend of mine when she offered me some hand sanitizer. I paused, because as much as I knew I needed it after touching turnstyles and handrails on my underground journey, I hate the way hand sanitizer smells, and even worse, how dry it makes my hands feel. "No," my friend assured me, "you're going to love this one. It's safe for babies!"

She passed over a tiny bottle of Thymes Essentials Instant Hand Cleanser, which is approved for use for those who are in contact with babies. The organic formula left my hands softer than hand lotion while keeping them clean. I even liked the way it smelled.

This discovery got me thinking about the benefits of using baby-safe products: if they are gentle enough for a baby's sensitive hair and skin, wouldn't they work for an adult as well? I started asking my friends if they had ever used baby products. I'll admit to sometimes putting baby powder in my hair, but some of my friends were a little more creative.

Take a peek in our gallery below for some of the baby products I tried and more. Have you ever tried baby products in lieu of regular (i.e. adult) ones?

Baby Products

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