Children’s facial toner review: Bette Green – Advice Eating

  1. Bette Green cleaning stick


    • Easy to use

    • Effective

    • Totally natural

My kids are now at an age where they’re somewhere between grandkids and tweens. I like to call this the “parent sweet spot” because you’ve gotten past the point where you need to help them wipe, but you haven’t gotten to the stage where their most important interactions with you are, you to slam a door in your face.

The only problem with this (mostly great) phase of parenting is that there aren’t many products designed for kids who aren’t babies or toddlers, but aren’t tweens or teenagers either. This is especially true for bath products: they don’t want to use baby soap because “they’re not babies,” but traditional bar soaps are too drying on their still-sensitive skin.

Enter Bette Green, the facial cleanser designed for kids Just for children in this intermediate phase.

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About Bette Green

A girl applies a face wash stick to her check.

Credit: Verified / Lisa Lawrence

Bette Green is easy to use and gentle on sensitive skin.

Technically, Bette Green is a cleansing balm made with all-natural ingredients that gently rids children’s faces of the dirt, sunscreen, food and other filth that they inevitably get covered in – without drying out their skin. Again, there are no synthetic scents, just a mild rose and citrus scent derived from essential oils.

Packaged in a cute twist-bottom plastic tube, Bette Green simplifies the entire facial cleansing process by allowing kids to apply directly to their dry face. No need to worry about a slippery bar of soap or cotton pads that end up in landfills – just apply, rinse, dry and go. While the directions say to remove the soap with a washcloth, my kids are low maintenance (aka lazy), and they simply take their Bette Green sticks in the shower and use the jet of water to rinse.

Each cleaning wand costs $20, plus tax (if applicable) and shipping. Orders over $40 ship for free.

What we like about Bette Green

It’s effective

A boy in a bathrobe holding a washcloth

Credit: Verified / Lisa Lawrence

Bette Green Facial Toner is equally suitable for boys and girls.

Even though they’re not quite old enough to go through puberty, children’s skin is still changing, and for my kids, that meant getting little pimples from time to time. I bought Bette Green Sticks for both of them because I wanted to find a facial cleanser that could (hopefully) erase their blemishes without the harsh ingredients found in teenage face washes. Since they’ve made Bette Green a part of their daily routine, we’ve had a lot fewer issues with their skin.

It’s easy to use for kids

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the past nine years as a parent, it’s that making things easy for kids is the key to getting them to do what you want them to do. It can be tempting to think that your child will follow a three-step skincare regimen, but that’s just not realistic. With just two steps – apply and rinse off – Bette Green is quick, easy and ideal for children who don’t have the patience for something more complicated.

It helps establish a skin care routine

While I certainly don’t expect my 8-year-old daughter to adopt my daily 7-step skincare regimen, I still want her to learn the importance of taking care of herself. Thanks to its ease of use – and how much they like it – Bette Green has become a daily routine for both my kids.

The packaging is great

I love Bette Green’s packaging. In addition to the user-friendly design, each stick of Bette Green Face Balm comes packaged in a branded canvas pouch with a free elasticated hair band. It’s a thoughtful — and useful — touch that’s totally unexpected.

What we don’t like about Bette Green

It’s aimed at girls

That’s a tricky complaint, really, but the only thing I didn’t like about Bette Green is that it’s mostly aimed at girls and isn’t gender neutral. It didn’t matter my Son that it came with a headband – he just gave it to his sister – but I can see how that might discourage other boys from trying it. Since this is a product that works for everyone, regardless of gender, I’d like to see this reflected in the way it’s marketed.

Should You Get Bette Green?


Bette Green is a fantastic product that really manages to meet the skincare needs of children in their infancy through teenage years. If you’ve been looking for a facial cleanser that ticks all the right parenting boxes – all natural, easy to use and effective – while also appealing to children, you’ll love Bette Green.

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  1. Bette Green cleaning stick


    • Easy to use

    • Effective

    • Totally natural

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