Friday, May 13, 2011

REVIEW: Episencial Protective Face Balm & Soothing Cream

A while back, I posted a review of the Episencial® Sunny Sunscreen. Now, I have the pleasure of sharing two more products from this awesome company for my Sun Safety Series

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Active Ingredients
Protective Face Balm: Zinc Oxide
Soothing Cream: Oat Kernel Extract
What you won't find: synthetic additives  

Made In

Protective Face Balm $5.99/0.75oz
Soothing Cream $10.99/4oz

Current Promotion
Episencial® is partnering with in an effort to spread the word about Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Get 15% off all Episencial® products with the purchase of Episencial® Sunny Sunscreen! Use Promo code: DSSUNNY. This offer is valid from May 16-23 only.

Similar to the Sunny Sunscreen, the Protective Face Balm and Soothing Cream were easy to apply, not thick or greasy. Both have a very faint fragrance, but nothing noticeable after application.  My son and I used the face balm on our lips, and you do have to rub it in a little bit so that you don't see a residue. As an Eric Carle fan, I love all the packaging for Episencial® products. My son noticed the caterpillar right away on the soothing cream and face balm tubes. I think that seeing the caterpillar made him excited to try the products. In addition to oat extract, the soothing cream has calendula; it's my number one trusted ingredient for treating my son's rashes. Although designed for dry, itchy, irritated skin, the cream can also be used soothe after sun exposure.
I used the Sunny Sunscreen on my son's face and used the face balm on his lips. I have been looking for a natural lip balm for my son and was glad to have this to try. He kept licking his lips after I put it on (I've tasted it, it's not flavored), since this product is made from all natural ingredients, I was not concerned at all. I also used the face balm on my very chapped lips. After about 48 hours of use, on and off, my lips were once again smooth. Unfortunately for my son, he got a very mild rash on his bottom. We've been using briefs for potty training for the last few weeks, so it's not a diaper/pull-up rash. Whatever it was, it was gone after 1 "treatment" of the soothing cream. I am a fan. 

These are a bit pricey, but definitely comparable to other natural, organic products on the market. 

We have not had any safety issues with this product. Both my son and I have tasted the face balm and no reaction.

Thanks to Episencial® for sponsoring my giveaway.

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. I received the products for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this post are solely mine. I was under no obligation to provide a positive review. I received permission from the company to use their trademarked brand in my blog. Facebook is not associated, in any way, with this giveaway.