Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Episencial Actively Healthy Skincare Review and Giveaway CLOSED





My husband and I are cautious of bath products that we use on Wiggle Bean.  We do not like all the chemicals in traditional soaps and shampoos.  We try to find more natural alternatives for her, and we need lots of them because I think she is half fish.  She LOVES her bath time.

When I was approached by Episencial to review their natural products, I jumped at the chance.  I received four Episencial products: Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath, Playful Foaming Wash, Better Body Butter, and Protective Face Balm to test out.  I tried them first (always try Wiggle's products on myself before she uses them) and then Bean tried them.

Episencial was created by founder, Kim Walls – a skin care expert from the Epicuren family – because she couldn’t find products for her young sons that met her standards.  She, and many other parents, was looking for products that are:
Episencial is the first skin care company to develop all natural and sustainable products specifically for today’s actively healthy families and their green values.  Their products are designed to support the skin’s role in the body’s immune system to promote health and wellness as well as beauty.  Each product was created to address the special needs of baby and child skin and is inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar's favorite fruits from Eric Carle.

Better Body Butter



I love lotions but decided to put most of mine away when Wiggle came along because I did not want her to ingest or absorb any of the chemicals they contained.  The Better Body Butter is made from Organic olive oil, shea butter, and sunflower seed oil to restore natural skin lipids (Helps prevent cradle cap and scaly skin);  Organic lavender and geranium oils to sooth and calm the skin, as well as preserve product freshness; Calming oat extract to boost skin immunity; and Organic jojoba and avocado oils to help replenish essential fatty acid levels for proper hydration.

Many lotions dry out my skin rather than moisturize but I did not have that problem at all with the Episencial Better Body Butter.  Bean liked it too, it was so cute when she held out her hands for a drop and said Rub?


Playful Foaming Wash
The Playful Foaming Wash is an ultra pure hydrating hair & body cleanser.  It won’t irritate eyes or sensitive places, it is sulfate free, Fragrance free (Organic orange extract is used for the mild and fresh scent).

I love the scent of this wash so much that I put my own bottle of soap away so that I could share this one with my daughter.  She love it also.  It is light and rinses clean with no soapy residue feeling afterward.  






Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath
This was by far Wiggle's favorite.  She loves bubble baths and we found this bubble bath to have a great scent and a good amount of bubbles.

The long lasting bubble gel is enhanced  from natural, sugar derived surfactants. It contains organic avocado oil, soothing oat extract, organic ginko biloba, green tea extract, mandarin orange, organic lavender oil with plum and peach extract.

The lavender oil is great for a nice calming bath before bed time!It helps her relax and prepare for sleepy time.




Protective Face Balm with SPF 6


The Protective Face Balm provides all-over relief for chapped skin & lips.  It contains organic aloe vera, coco butter, and shea butter, for soothing protection for dry, chapped skin. It also has Zinc SPF 6 for healing and protection from sun, wind, and pollution. The Protective Face Balm is fortified with vitamins A, D, E, and C to help restore and repair skin balance and texture. The balm is also packed with organic raspberry juice, cranberry extract, and grape seed to revitalize skin.

Since we are in the Pacific Northwest, there is not a lot of wind (or sun yet!) to chap skin but I tend to get chapped lips in the winter.  I have found the Episencial Protective Face Balm to be great for preventing chapped skin.  It is light enough to use daily and does not have an overbearing scent.


Where to Buy
Episencial can be purchased at various online retailers as well as 450 Target stores nationwide that have been selected to be part of the initial product launch.  Visit the store locator to see if your local Target is included!

SPECIAL PROMOTION!!!
 
As an added bonus! They would love to give my some of my fans a FREE Target Gift Card just for shopping Episencial! All the details are here

WIN IT!
One Over Thirty Mommy reader will win a set of the following
Episencial products: Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath, Playful Foaming Wash, Better Body Butter, and Protective Face Balm
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Winner will be chosen via a Random Drawing.  Winners that I am unable to contact or one who does not claim their prize within 72 hours of being sent their winning email notification will forfeit their prize.

Giveaway ends midnight PST on May 31st


**Disclaimer: I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.  I received  set of 4 Episencial products for the purpose of the review  This is solely the opinion of Over Thirty Mommy. Other people may have different experiences with the product.**  

68 comments:

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I liked the nurturing balm the best. It has tea tree oil in it, so it should work really well.
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I'd like to try the protective face balm because it is for 'all over' including chapped lips!

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love to try the soothing cream on my sensitive skin!

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The Soothing Cream is my favorite!
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I love the Protective Face Balm any SPF is better than none!
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I'd love to try the bubble bath

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Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35 is my Fave

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I liked the nurturing balm the best

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I like to use products that don't have harmful chemicals! We could use the Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35.

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Jenn S. said...

I like the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath the best, especially the fact that it won’t irritate eyes or sensitive places.

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i like the protective face balm.

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chlorinebrain said...

My favorite product is the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath

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I like Soothing Cream

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Sarah said...

The soothing cream is my favorite.

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My favorite is the Better Body Butter.

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Jennifer Neal said...

Protective Face Balm!

Gianna said...

Playful Foaming Wash

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Better Body Butter is my favorite product. garrettsambo@aol.com

 

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