Saturday, October 9, 2010

Episencial Skincare Review and Giveaway...



Thanks to Episencial, we recently had the opportunity to review several items from this fabulous kid's skincare line: About Episencial:
"Episencial is the first skincare company to develop all natural and sustainable products specifically for today’s actively healthy families and their green values. Why? Because today everyone knows the importance of making healthy choices for yourself, your family and the planet – but it is not always easy to do, particularly when raising young children. That’s where Episencial comes in.
Kids learn to take care of themselves at bath time in a fun and familiar way. Take that teachable moment and expand it to the care and cleansing of the planet and you’ve got the makings of something powerful — a Vivid Green Generation. Our kids will be the generation that takes environmentalism from a trendy cause and marketing gimmick to a cultural and corporate norm. We can help them make that happen. Because actively healthy can and should be fun. With Episencial products you can begin to instill green values from day one. Sharing these fun and inviting products — and the care and consideration that goes into making them — with your children can serve as a building block for making actively healthy choices for themselves and the planet. We have been extremely fortunate to showcase like-minded artists; famed photographer Anne Geddes for our professional Epicuren Baby line and celebrated children’s author Eric Carle for the new Episencial products, so you and your children can enjoy them with all of your senses."
Playful Foaming Wash:
Ultra pure hydrating hair & body cleanser.
SRP: $8.99/Size: 8oz
Won’t irritate eyes or sensitive places. Rinses off fast!
Gentle and hydrating cleanser using thyme oil and plant-based surfactants. Sulfate free!
Fragrance free. Organic orange extract is our mild and fresh scent.
Organic ginko biloba and calendula extract to sooth the skin.
Organic aloe and soothing oat extract to moisturize naturally
Soothing Cream:
Helps relieve eczema, itches & bothered skin.
SRP: $10.99/Size: 4oz
Fortified with probiotics (acidophilus and bulgaricum), organic cucumber extract and aloe vera to help soothe and comfort bothered skin.
Organic borage seed oil, jojoba seed oil, and oat extract to hydrate and restore natural lipids to help relieve itchy skin.
Organic safflower helps protect from the sun and elements, restoring skin balance and moisture.
Organic green tea, neem oil, and calendula extract to naturally boost skin immunity and help heal from eczema.

Better Body Butter:A silky soft hydrating lotion.
Size: 8oz/SRP: $9.99
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 also boosts skin immunity.
Organic jojoba and avocado oils to help replenish essential fatty acid levels for proper hydration.

What we thought: We loved each one of the Episencial products we tried. First up was the soothing creme. We used this lotion when D had a cold. His poor little nose was red and sore from the continuous wiping. I wasn't sure if it would work or not, but it did! He immediately stopped fussing and the redness gradually went away! We've have since used it on bug bites and it really seems to sooth the itch:) The Playful Foaming Wash was a lot of fun. It does foam up quite nicely and the kids really enjoyed it. We used it on both their skin and hair and it worked really well. Then after their bath we lotioned them up with the Better Body Butter. The lotion was silky smooth and easy to apply. Once we rubbed it in, it left their skin soft to the touch with a non-greasy feel. One of the kiddos favorite things though, are the Eric Carle designs on the bottles. D actually asks for them by the name of the fruit that is on each bottle:) I love that these are so good for the kiddos skin...not only do they "fix" the problem, but they continue to work to boost the skins immunity and replenish the oils needed by our little ones and they do it naturally! I can feel good knowing what I'm putting on their skin isn't going to be harmful:) ABCD Diaries gives the Episencial skin care line an A+!!

Buy It: Find these awesome skincare products at Target or find your nearest retailer here.

Win It: Episencial has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a set of products including the Playful Foaming Wash, Better Body Butter & Soothing Cream - a $30 value and a bonus $5 gift card! To enter, tell us which product you'd love to try!

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Giveaway ends Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. Open to US residents 18+:)


Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a set of Episencial products for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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