Episencial Skin Care - Review & Giveaway



{This giveaway has closed: Congrats to #243, Cindy} We all want to use the best products for our children - and that includes what we put on their bodies as well as what goes into them. In the spirit of choosing healthier products, I was recently able to review the healthy skincare line from Episencial.

As you may have guessed, the products are all natural and sustainable. They're also gentle and safe for babies. Episencial is healthy for kids, babies, and the planet.

I had a chance to review the following products:
Playful Foaming Wash
Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath
Better Body Butter
Protective Face Balm

Here's what I thought: I love, love, loved the Protective Face Balm. It went on without being greasy and was something I felt good using daily on my children. My only concern was the low SPF. Since my kids don't wear anything in the winter or for short outings, I thought SPF6 was better than nothing (our usual plan) and provided great moisturization and wind protection. I really, really liked it.

Similar to the face balm, I really liked the Better Body Butter. I wasn't a huge fan of it's scent, but it wasn't over powering or overly terrible. I just preferred the other scents.

I really liked the bubble bath. Really, what parent wouldn't want a better, more natural bubble bath. It smelled great, it bubbled, my kids loved it.

I was happy with the Playful foaming wash as a body wash, but wasn't as thrilled with it as a shampoo. My kids have gotten to the point where a conditioner, and unfortunately, a non-tear free shampoo is kind of necessary. So I had a tough time with it as a shampoo (especially for my long haired daughter). It smelled great though and would be awesome for babies.

But it gets better: you can find Episencial at Target. Yep, Target kind of rules for natural and organic products. ;) Right now Episencial is even running a contest for a FREE Target Gift Card on their facebook page.

Those are my 2 cents. How would you like to try the Episencial products for yourself? Well, you're in luck. They are offering one Suburban Jungle reader the same products I reviewed above.

To Enter this contest: Visit Episencial and leave a comment about something you learned on their site.

Extra Entries:
5 Extra Entries for blogging about this contest
2 Extra Entries for tweeting about this contest (1 extra for daily tweets)
2 Extra Entries for becoming an Episencial Facebook Fan
1 Extra Entry for following @suburbanjung on twitter
1 Extra Entry for being a public google friend on this blog

This contest will end on June 4, 2010 at 9:00 PM EST. The winner will be selected by random.org and contacted by email. No compensation was received for this review but I did receive the products mentioned above for review purposes.

243 comments:

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frosty said...

Probably number one never wins but I went to the website and learned that the product is immunity enhancing which is pretty cool.

frosty said...

I am a public follower.

frosty said...

I blogged about your giveaway. Do I leave 4 more comments to get my 5 extra? mylovehatewithpackinglunches@blogspot.com
(I'm new at this)

Beth said...

I LOVE that it's manufactured with solar power!

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

1 Episencial Facebook Fan (Beth Book Review).

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

2 Episencial Facebook Fan (Beth Book Review).

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a Twitter Follower (BethsBookReview).

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

Beth said...

I'm a Google Friend Connect follower.

bethsbookreviewblog2 AT gmail DOT com

skgaff said...

I learned that they add scents to their products with real fruit juice extracts, not fragrances
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

follow you on twitter @skgaff
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

skgaff said...

public google friend
glass.stephanie(at)gmail(dot)com

Denise said...

I learned that its manufactured using solar power.

The Taylor Household said...

Its manufactured using solar power
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

facebook like 1
joni taylor
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

facebook like 2
joni taylor
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

twitter follower
jonitaylor2010
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

The Taylor Household said...

gfc follower
jonilynntaylor at gmail dot com

Amber said...

I learned that they use no synthetic additives!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber said...

I am a public google friend!
Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

I learned that these are secented with real fruit extracts instead of synthetic fragrances and actually boost baby's immune system.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

tweet #1 http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/14712566846
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

tweet #2 http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/14712566846
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow you on twitter @Aerated
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

I follow with google friends connect.
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Their products do not contain harsh chemicals.

Trudy
onlyjustine at yahoo dot com

Jay said...

I learned that they are made under solar power and I couldn't get the store locator to work.
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

hallieann said...

I learned that they use all natural ingredients, and listed the ingredients they use, like honey, raspberries, rose water, and more good stuff! Thanks!

hallieann1 @live.com

hallieann said...

I'm a fan of Episencial on facebook! Thanks! #1

hallieann1 @live.com

hallieann said...

I'm a fan of Episencial on facebook! Thanks! entry #2

hallieann1 @live.com

coliebear said...

I like the fact that it contains no harsh chemicals.
lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

jemscout425 said...

It's a high quality skin product that is affordable
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

jemscout425 said...

follow on gfc
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

jemscout425 said...

follow on twitter jemscout425
pksanddancer(at)yahoo(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I learned that they add scents to their products with real fruit juice extracts and that is a great idea in my eyes
babybunny1983@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

I like there are no harsh chemicals. Our family has sensitive skin
captainharper06@yahoo.com

sandra said...

So cool that the products are scented with real fruit juice extracts! Thanks for the giveaway!
sandramasters1@bellsouth.net

linett said...

There are not harsh chemicals in their products

brandy said...

I love that they use real fruit!!

girlforgotten81@aol.com

Laura said...

I learned that foods can decrease the risk of sunburns

laura.katz.121@gmail.com

Tracey said...

Episencial skin care products are based upon clinically effective formulas and technologies relied on by skin care professionals in spas and clinics for more than thirty years. Our products are designed to support the skin’s role in the body’s immune system to promote health and wellness as well as beauty.
traymona[at]aol.com

Anonymous said...

HORTON111@AOL.COM

is baby safe for the most sensitive skin – ages 0 to 150

wildcat32 said...

I learned that it is immunity enhancing with doctor recommended, clinically effective formulas.
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

wildcat32 said...

follow you on twitter @5memb
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

wildcat32 said...

tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/14760793590
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/14765476805
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

betsy said...

I love that they are going to help support preschools.

betsy_349(at)hotmail(dot)com

intensev5 said...

I found out that one of their fav. ingredients is Beeswax because it is naturally protective against environmental irritants and is used to support the skin’s protective barrier without leaving a greasy residue, replacing petroleum byproducts with a natural ingredient to create a fabulous product feel and texture. Thanks for the chance to win

betsy said...

Episenical FB fan.

betsy_349(at)hotmail(dot)com

rainmommy said...

I learned that the products are actualy made with real fruit juice extracts!
lynnnjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

rainmommy said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/LynnAnnMatthews/status/14789842461
entery #1
lynnnjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

rainmommy said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/LynnAnnMatthews/status/14789842461
entery #2
lynnnjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

rainmommy said...

i am your facebook fan
lamatthews
entery #1

rainmommy said...

i am your facebook fan
lamatthews
entery #2

rainmommy said...

i follwo you on twitter
@LynnAnnMatthews

rainmommy said...

i follow via friend connect

Valancia said...

I learned- Episencial products are professional quality at an unbeatable price.

skyxsky27(at)gmail.com

Stephanie said...

I learnt that Episencial is the first skin care company to receive the endorsement of the prestigious Childbirth and Postpartum Professional Association through which Episencial will provide education and awareness on topics ranging from skin during pregnancy, care and development of infant skin, products for infant massage and enhancing the baby bonding experience. The CAPPA membership is comprised of the professionals to whom women turn for guidance through the transformative experience of pregnancy and new motherhood. Naturally, their endorsement of Episencial’s Epicuren Baby skin care line is a significant validation of our work.
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #1
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/suburban-jungle-episencial-giveaway.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #2
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/suburban-jungle-episencial-giveaway.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #3
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/suburban-jungle-episencial-giveaway.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #4
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/suburban-jungle-episencial-giveaway.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I blogged #5
http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/05/suburban-jungle-episencial-giveaway.html
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Tweet #1:
http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/14792474722
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Tweet #2:
http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/14792474722
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I'm an Episencial Facebook Fan (Stephanie Petty-Grant) #1
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I'm an Episencial Facebook Fan (Stephanie Petty-Grant) #2
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I follow @suburbanjung on twitter @sgrant2005
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Stephanie said...

I follow via GFC!
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

llinda29 said...

I learned Do you Drop Ship?
No.

Anonymous said...

I love that it's based on Eric Carle--Who doesn't love Hungry Hungry Caterpiller?

Christie
Ropp(dot)5@wright(dot)edu

409cope said...

Episencial is the first company to develop an all natural baby skin care line with green values.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like Episencial on facebook.Shari D entry #1 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I like Episencial on facebook.Shari D entry #2 cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow you on twitter as 409cope.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I follow through google friend.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

mandala said...

Learned that Episencial uses botanical, sustainably farmed, & certified organic ingredients; and does not engage in animal testing.

mandalarctic(at)gmail(dot)com

mandala said...

Blog follower

mandalarctic(at)gmail(dot)com

mandala said...

Following via Twitter (@mandalarctic)

mandalarctic(at)gmail(dot)com

julis55 said...

I LOVE that it's manufactured with solar power

Wehaf said...

Episencial's packaging is free of pthalates and bisphenol A.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Shannon said...

"adorned with art beloved by children for generations, Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar" I knew I recognized that caterpillar!
love_mybabies2009@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

like episencial on FB
love_mybabies2009@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

like episencial on FB
love_mybabies2009@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

follow suburbanjung on twitter
@one_crazy_momma
love_mybabies2009@hotmail.com

Shannon said...

follow on google friend connect
love_mybabies2009@hotmail.com

arrowheadmac said...

I learned their products are made exclusively with all natural ingredients and lots of organics.
suzette@stewartphillips.ca

Anonymous said...

I learned that Episencial’s philosophy and products are endorsed by professional organizations like Healthy Child Healthy World.

plur268 at yahoo dot com

Huguette E. said...

I learned that it's immunity enhancing with doctor recommended, clinically effective formulas.

henglish(at)nb(dot)sympatico(dot)ca

Huguette E. said...

http://twitter.com/henglish/status/14826660130

Huguette E. said...

http://twitter.com/henglish/status/14826660130 #2

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/14835985204
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Their products are immunity enhancing, and they have sunscreen without harmful chemicals

emr209(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ranny said...

I learned they use fruit not artificial fragrances. so cool.

Anonymous said...

I learned that it is baby safe - for ages 0 - 150?
abrennan09@hotmail.com

corey said...

I leraned that they use recycled and recyclable materials.
coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/14907153728

Jessica-MomForHim said...

immunity enhancing

Jessica-MomForHim said...

public google friend

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/14927988358
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

fresh.blooms said...

I learned that Episencial products are manufactured with solar power... which is just too cool.
fresh.blooms@yahoo.com

fresh.blooms said...

I follow you on twitter

Katie said...

I learned that they are scented with fruit juice extracts!
katiekarr at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I learned that no synthetic additives are used in their products...

plur268 at yahoo dot com

rainmommy said...

daily tweet!
http://twitter.com/LynnAnnMatthews/status/14983073366
lynnnjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

giveawaydarling said...

I learned the use real fruit juice extracts not fragrances.

giveawaydarling said...

I'm following you on twitter giveawayjunkie.

giveawaydarling said...

I'm a follower on Google Friend Connect!

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/15006985987
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

mar said...

I learned that real fruit extracts are used in their products!

LWons@HotMail.com

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/15052731077

Huguette E. said...

Following blog

Huguette E. said...

Like Episencial on facebook ~ Huguette En

Huguette E. said...

Following on twitter ~ @henglish

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/15127693484

sarah said...

I learned that they only use all natural ingredients. I love it!

blondiesarah23@yahoo.com

Leandrea at Coupons Are Great said...

I love that is is made with solar power. That is really neat! leandrea246(at)hotmail.com

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/15151474472
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Alicia said...

WOW- FRUIT JUICE EXTRACTS!!! AWESOME!

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/15183453237
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/15203513888

Benita said...

Their products enhance immunity. Now, I've never heard that before!

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Benita said...

follower via gfc.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

1955nurse said...

I learned that the products are scented with fruit juices instead of artificial fragrances.

Wonderful giveaway, love to win this for my Grandkids who have Very sensitive skin ;-)

1955nursehjc4me(at)myway(dot)com

1955nurse said...

I'm a brand-new follower via Google friend connect, publicly!
Thanks for the chance to win - great blog ;-)

1955nursehjc4me@myway.com

iplaytrack1224 said...

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!
=]

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/15244475787

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/15253925623
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

giveawaydarling said...

http://twitter.com/giveawayjunkie/status/15264907209

Erin said...

I learned that their products are manufactured under solar power. How cool! Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

Erin said...

Tweet #1

http://thesuburbanjungle.blogspot.com/2010/05/episencial-skin-care-review-giveaway.html

Erin said...

Tweet #2

http://twitter.com/SewMuchStuff/status/15295932982

Erin said...

I follow you on twitter (@sewmuchstuff)

Erin said...

I follow you via google friend connect.

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/15318448055

wwe11 said...

I had learned that they add scents to their products with real fruit juice extracts.
erma6323@sbcglobal.net

Kimberly said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/15324593852
kirbycolby at gmail dot com

tdean30 said...

They do have a Sunny Sunscreen SPF 35 that you might like better than the SPF 6.

tdlsfm(at)gmail(dot)com

Laura Woods said...

I learned it's manufactured with solar power. That's pretty darn cool.
laurawoods23x(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kendyl said...

I learned that Healthy Child Healthy World is one of Episencials nonprofit partners.

kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kendyl said...

FB fan of Episencial - Kendyl S. (1)

kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kendyl said...

FB fan of Episencial - Kendyl S. (2)

kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Kendyl said...

Following via GFC - username "K" with picture of dandelion

kendylann3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

jsc123 said...

I learned that Episencial is Baby Safe for most sensitive skin from ages 0-150.
Thank you so much for the chance to win.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a fan of Episencial via Facebook as Jill Myrick.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am a fan of Episencial via Facebook as Jill Myrick #2.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Twitter as jlsc123.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

jsc123 said...

I am following via Google Friends Connect.

jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

diesel51 said...

The product is immunity enhancing. This is so important because of healthy problems in my family.

Vanessa said...

I learned that they add scents to their products with real fruit juice extracts. I love that!

jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

wildcat32 said...

daily tweet http://twitter.com/5memb/status/15354934911
monster6236(at)gmail(dot)com

Kara said...

Their products are made with at least 50% organic ingredients.

bulgargirl@gmail.com

idahomom said...

The have a kit for sun protection - Episencial Sunblock Kit

idahomom said...

Kathy n Scott likes Episencial Skin Care on facebook

idahomom said...

idahomom7 is following you on twitter

idahomom said...

idahomom is a google friend connect follower

idahomom said...

http://twitter.com/idahomom7/status/15357659321

ewhatley said...

manufactured under solar power - wow

ewhatley at embarqmail dot com

Louixx said...

I learned that they are from Los Angeles, CA

Louixx said...

I like Episencial Skin Care on FaceBook (louis huff) :)

Louixx said...

I like Episencial Skin Care on FaceBook (louis huff) :) 2

Louixx said...

following SuburbanJung on twitter (rosidentevil)

Louixx said...

following your blog on Google Friends Connect

tina reynolds said...

they manufacter with solar power thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

tina reynolds said...

I follow your blog on gfc

DEBIJOT said...

Their products are baby safe for the most sensitive skin.

DEBIJOT said...

GFC follower

Hbomb said...

I learned that the products have real fruit juice extracts, not fragrences. :)
xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

Hbomb said...

Follow via GFC
xbeautifulcoma at yahoo dot com

Huguette E. said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/henglish/status/15402584165

Michelle B said...

I learned that Episencial skin care products are based upon clinically effective formulas and technologies relied on by skin care professionals in spas and clinics for more than thirty years.
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

Tweeted entry 1
https://twitter.com/86_angel/status/15408888250
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

Tweeted entry 2
https://twitter.com/86_angel/status/15408888250
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

an Episencial Facebook Fan angels abode
entry 1
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

an Episencial Facebook Fan angels abode
entry 2
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

following suburbanjung on twitter 86_angel
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

Michelle B said...

Following your blog on GFC
angelsspot(at)hotmail(dot)com

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

Hi Angela, I learned Episencial Skin Care products are made exclusively with all natural ingredients and lots of organics like raspberry juice, cucumber extract, orange extract, and avocado oil.

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I follow via GFC

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I tweeted.
http://twitter.com/3Boys_OldLady/status/15416596329

3 Boys and an Old Lady said...

I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.
http://twitter.com/3Boys_OldLady/status/15416596329

rainmommy said...

daily tweet
http://twitter.com/LynnAnnMatthews/status/15417856999
lynnnjoe(at)hotmail(dot)com

susan1215 said...

I learned they add scents to their products using real fruit juices

susan1215 said...

follow you via twitter susan1215

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/15419340939

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/15419340939 #2

susan1215 said...

follow via GFC

susan1215 said...

Episencial Facebook Fan #1

susan1215 said...

Episencial Facebook Fan #2

FDP 4 Life said...

i learned that i want to try the Better Body Butter

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

their fb fan tony l smoaks #1
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

their fb fan tony l smoaks #2
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

following you on twitter @fdp4life
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

FDP 4 Life said...

follower on gfc
susansmoaks at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I learned this VERY important fact: "Episencial does not test products on animals, and does not have animal testing conducted on our behalf."
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/15425546379
-1-
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/FotoMacro/status/15425546379
-2-
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I am their FB fan, Tofu Fairy
-1-
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I am their FB fan, Tofu Fairy
-2-
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow you via Twitter as FotoMacro.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

angie lilly said...

I follow you via GFC.
Angie
one 4 earth at aol dot com

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