I am weary of the skincare industry.
In fact, I tend to shy away from anything that says “anti-aging” or “sonic technology” or has scary-sounding ingredients that I can’t pronounce or demystify.
I prefer to use homemade soap for my body and face. When I need to use sunscreen or lotion, I often opt for the same kind that my baby uses. I don’t use anti-wrinkle cream or firming lotion or astringent (Should I be? Do you?).
For my girls, I use body wash/shampoo and conditioner in the bathtub, lotion as needed, and sunscreen sparingly (We prefer to stay out of the sun in peak periods, to cover up with clothing, and to stay in the shade).
I recently discovered Episencial and I am impressed by their mission and their product line. It’s a a Los Angeles-based, parent-owned company that sells all-natural and sustainable skincare products for young children (ages 0-5). Their products are:
- made exclusively with all natural ingredients; the majority of which are organic
- manufactured under solar power
- beautifully packaged in recycled and sustainable materials featuring art that inspires
Sounds pretty terrific, don’t you think? I can support those philosophies – for both me and my girls.
They currently offer Playful Foaming Wash ($8.99), Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath ($8.99), Soothing Cream ($10.99), Better Body Butter ($9.99), Protective Face Balm ($5.99), Nurturing Balm ($9.99), and Sunny Sunscreen ($14.99).
YOUR TURN: What skincare products do you use for yourself and your children? Which brands are your favorite?
WIN IT! One winner will receive one of each of the products in Episencial‘s line. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Monday, March 8th at 11:59 p.m. (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.).
* I received a product for review purposes.
*UPDATE* The winner is #38 Jill. Congratulations!