Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Episencial Review and Giveaway

I am so excited to share with you some amazing products that I have just discovered!!!  Both of my children have very sensitive skin.  I can't use scented soaps, perfumes, or bubble baths with either of them.  We have to stick with Dove soap and unscented lotions to help avoid red, itchy skin and rashes. 

When I was contacted by Episencial to review their products, I was very hesitant.  I didn't want to use anything on my kids that would irritate or cause skin problems.  Well, I'm happy to say that Episencial delivered on every claim and is one company that I can safely use with Mallory and Jack.  The most wonderful part of this discovery is that Episencial products can be found at TARGET!!!  I don't have to special order them.  They are available on the shelves of my local Target store.  How wonderful is that?!?!?  Want to know if your local target carries Episencial products?  Click HERE!

I was given the opportunity to review 4 different Episencial products: Protective Face Balm, Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath, Better Body Butter, and Playful Foaming Wash.
  •  Protective Face Balm - 
Organic aloe vera, coco butter, and shea butter, for soothing protection from dry, chapped skin.


Zinc SPF 6 for healing protection from sun, wind, and pollution.

Fortified with vitamins A, D, E, and C to help restore and repair skin balance and texture.

Packed with organic raspberry juice, cranberry extract, and grape seed to revitalize skin.


  • Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath (Mallory's personal favorite) is a bubbly gel concentrate.  We LOVED the smell of it!!  The fragrance is made from fruit juice extracts, not perfumes!  It won't irritate eyes or sensitive places.  Won’t irritate eyes or sensitive places.

    Enhanced bubbles from natural, sugar derived surfactants. Sulfate free!

    Organic avocado oil and soothing oat extract to hydrate skin.

    Organic ginko biloba, green tea extract, and mandarin orange.

    Organic lavender oil with plum and peach extracts help wind down for a peaceful night’s rest.

  • Better Body Butter is a silky soft hydrating lotion which also smelled delicious!!! 
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.


  • Playful Foaming Wash is an ultra pure cleanser for hair and body.  It is safe and gentle.  It is made with soothing oat, thyme, ginkgo, and calendula. 
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.

 
 
 
Episencial was developed by second generation skin care expert, and LA-based mother of two, Kim Walls. Each product was created to specifically and gently address the special needs of baby and kid skin. Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s favorite fruits from The World of Eric Carle, these high-quality products were also designed with green values in mind.
 
Sound WONDERFUL to you, too?!?!?  Listen to THIS!!  Episencial has a FREE Target Gift Card promo going on right now on their Facebook Page!  Spring Into Target, Shop Episencial and Get a Target Gift Card!

Here's how:

Click here to find the Target store near you that carries Episencial - Actively Healthy Skincare for Babies, Kids and Planet!

Go to Target and shop Episencial.

Email a copy (scan or photo) of your receipt showing your Episencial purchase at Target, along with your name, mailing address and email address to promo@episencial.com.

Once we verify your receipt, we will mail you a $5 Target Gift Card!

OR.... YOU CAN WIN IT!!!

Episencial is offering one Burkett Blessings reader the same four wonderful products I reviewed!!

Here's how to enter:

Main entry:  Leave a comment and share your biggest skincare concern and which Episencial product you would love to try.  (Make sure you leave your email address, or have it visible in your profile, so I can contact you if you win.)

Extra Entries: (please leave a separate comment for each extra entry)
- Become a Facebook Fan of Episencial (1 entry)
- Follow Episencial on Twitter @babyskincare (1 entry)
- Follow my blog via Google Friends Connect (1 entry)
-Subscribe to my blog via email (1 entry)
-Grab my button for your blog (2 entries)
- Blog about this giveaway and link back to this post (3 entries)

This giveaway will end Tuesday, April 27th at 9:00pm CST.  The winner will be chosen via random.org and will be notified through email as well as announced on this blog. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to my email or another winner will be chosen.
Good luck!!!

***Disclaimer - I received these products for review purposes only. The opinions expressed are my own and were not influenced in any way.***

53 comments:

Heather! said...

The main skin care issue we have in this household is dryness, so we use a lot of moisturizing products. We also have occasional patches of eczema (three of us get it!), so we're also very careful about the products we use to avoid irritating inflamed and itchy skin. These products look great for sensitive skins of all ages!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

Heather! said...

FB fan of Episencial!
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Heather! said...

Following Episencial on Twitter as hybroanglid.
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Heather! said...

Following your blog via GFC.
(I'm #101!! Whoo-hoo!)
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Jennifer said...

My skin likes to dry out around the edges and I like the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath

Jennifer said...

I follow via google friend connect

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MelissaStuff said...

I have three children with three different skin types. I would like to find skin care items that will work well on all three at the same time.

MelissaStuff said...

Episencial Twitter Follower

MelissaStuff said...

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Michelle said...

We have battled eczema with Cade for 6 years now and haven't found ANYTHING (including prescription creams) that are really wonderful. So, we'd love to try something new! We'd especially like the Better Body Butter!

Michelle said...

Became a fan of Episencial Skin Care on Facebook

Jennifer said...

I follow Episencial on Twitter (@jkgorcery)

Linda Kish said...

I have itchy skin especially in winter. The Soothing cream would be helpful.


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Linda Kish said...

Follower

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Donna said...

My granddaughter's legs is so dry, I would love to try the better body butter on her.

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

Donna said...

I'm a Episencial Skin care facebook fan.

Donna Hufman Warrington
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Donna said...

I follow your blog.

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Donna said...

I subscribe through e-mail.

Donna
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The Pooley Tribe said...

My youngest has excema and we need products that are gentle. I'd love to try to foaming wash, or the bubble bath. kapfife at gmail dot com

The Pooley Tribe said...

Follower! kapfife at gmail dot com

Melissa Miller said...

Mandy it all sounds wonderful!

I hope you find the tray. Let us see wht you buy at Pier 1!

*Blessings & Smiles* ~Melissa :)

SharpTeethOfLove said...

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Dryness and sensitive skin are definitely a concern- I think the Better Body Butter sounds wonderful.

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Evie's Story said...

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Tina S. said...

My main issue is dryness!
I would love to try the Protective Face Balm to help solve my problem!
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Tina S. said...

I am an email subscriber!
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Melissa said...

im a follower invisible_fairy_05@yahoo.com

Felicia said...

My biggest concern is all the chemicals in products on the market these days!

I would love to try the Playful Foaming Wash. :)

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Felicia said...

I am a fan on FB

Felicia B.

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Felicia said...

I am following @babyskincare on twitter @tigpooh1516

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Felicia said...

I am following via GFC

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I am subscribed via email

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Felicia said...

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Karen G said...

My biggest skin care concern is putting creams on my dry face - it tends to break out easily. I would like to try the protective face balm.

granthamkk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen G said...

http://freeformyfamily.blogspot.com/2010/04/episencial-product-giveaway-at-burkett.html

just blogged about this giveaway

Bonus entry 1 of 3

granthamkk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen G said...

http://freeformyfamily.blogspot.com/2010/04/episencial-product-giveaway-at-burkett.html

just blogged about this giveaway

Bonus entry 2 of 3

granthamkk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen G said...

http://freeformyfamily.blogspot.com/2010/04/episencial-product-giveaway-at-burkett.html

just blogged about this giveaway

Bonus entry 3 of 3

granthamkk(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy and crew said...

With all these windy days and warm sun, I would be most interested in the protective face balm, especially for Caboose. They all sound great! Fun giveaway!

Cindy and crew said...

I am a follower!

Cindy and crew said...

I have your button on my blog.

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Katie said...

I struggle with eczema so the Soothing Cream would be perfect for me!
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Anonymous said...

The authoritative point of view, curiously..

Anonymous said...

I hope, it's OK

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