The case of the disappearing boo-boos

My daughter is in the beautiful beginning stages of tree-climbing, which has left her with the usual variety of not-at-all-serious scrapes and bruises. I think she loves finding a new boo-boo to cover up with a Band-Aid as much as she loves trying to climb the tree. 

Problem is, we just discovered she has a mild latex allergy–her favorite bandages are now off-limits. Luckily, there’s something new for her to use on her miniature bumps and bruises.

Boo-Boo Cover-Up has
the healing power of ointment mixed with the camouflaging capabilities
of a bandage. It looks like a tube of concealer, but this tube is filled
with good stuff that’s also good for healing your skin: aloe,
chamomile, green tea, tea tree oil, and vitamin E. So when my daughter
put it on (supervised, naturally), I felt pretty assured that she wasn’t
patting random chemicals onto her barely-there boo-boo. 

Boo-Boo
Cover-Up isn’t for open wounds; it’s made for minor ouches. Right now,
it comes only in a medium shade (light and dark are in the pipeline),
but I tested it on one of those weird mystery leg bruises that we moms
often end up with (seriously, where do they come from?), and it blends evenly, so you can almost fake it if your skintone is a bit lighter or darker.

The one drawback: at $19.99, it costs more than a box of Band-Aids. But for my latex-free,
tree-climbing girl (and her obviously accident-prone mama), it’s
nice to have another option. -Lexi

Get a tube of Boo-Boo Cover-Up for bumps and bruises at Soap.com and Amazon.

Lexi Petronis is a freelance writer, blogger for Glamour.com, editor of Albuquerque Magazine, and former contributor to Cool Mom Picks

2 Comments

  • Reply August 2, 2011

    Kate

    What about people of different races? “Medium” doesn’t fit everyone!

  • Cool Mom Picks
    Reply August 3, 2011

    Cool Mom Picks

    Completely agree Kate! That’s why we mentioned that other shades are being created.

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