Saturday, June 12, 2010

Travel Must Have: Episencial Sunny Sunscreen Review and GIVEAWAY!! **ENDED**

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Eric Carle is my favorite children's book author. When my children were babies, we would read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "The Very Busy Spider" daily.  So, when I saw the children's skincare products created by Episencial, I was smitten! Epinsencial products were developed by a mother who is a second generation skin care expert and passionate environmental advocate. Eric Carle's vibrant artwork inspired her line of healthy skincare created with babies, kids, and the planet in mind.   


Episencial products are:
- professional quality at a great price
- baby safe for the most sensitive skin
- immunity enhancing with doctor recommended, clinically safe formulas
- free from harsh chemicals
- scented with fruit juice extracts, not fragrances
- made with all natural ingredients and lots of organics
- packaged in recycled materials
- manufactured under solar power


I was lucky enough to receive a bottle of Sunny Sunscreen to try. The 4oz bottle retails for $14.99, is SPF 35, and is water resistant. In addition to providing sun protection, the product nourishes and hydrates with green tea extract.

From Episencial: According to the Environmental Working Group database of ingredients for personal care products (http://www.cosmeticsdatabase.com), our all-natural formula has among the highest safety ratings for ingredients that target sun damage and prevent sun-induced heat rash.  For battling sun exposed skin, dehydration and oil-dry symptoms, our Sunny Sunscreen (SPF 35) is the best defense for babies tender skin. Plus it melts into your skin - leaving no thick white residue or greasy feeling.  We know you and your children will fall in love.

Review: My first thought was that I absolutely adore the packaging on this product. My kids immediately recognized the image and realized that this was their sunscreen. When I first went to apply the sunscreen to my kids, I thought that it looked watery and I was concerned that it would be really oily. This was not the case. There is a milkier texture to this product, but it applied quite nicely and did not leave streaks all over my children and rubbed in easier than other products on the market. My daughter and I have very sensitive skin, so I was very pleased that neither of us had a negative reaction to the product. We went swimming with the product on and none of us experienced any burns, so it did prove to be effective and water resistant. I also enjoyed the smell.

Buy it here: You can purchase Episencial products from their website, select stores, and from Amazon.  Diapers.com also sells these products and has a great deal on a Fun Summer Skincare Value Kit. Plus, you can get an additional $10 off coupon to Diapers.com on their Facebook page.

Win it here: One lucky Cake Mom reader is going to win Episencial Sunny Sunscreen!

**Please read the rules**

This is open to US residents only. You must complete the mandatory entry before completing optional entries. Each optional entry needs to be added as a separate comment. Comments that do not follow the rules will not count and will be deleted. PLEASE LEAVE ME YOUR EMAIL IN THE COMMENT!

Mandatory Entry: Browse through the other products offered by Episencial and tell me which one, besides the sunscreen, you would like to try.

Optional entries: Leave an additional comment for each entry. For example, if you blog about this contest, leave 3 separate comments!

1. Follow my blog (publicly)
2. Subscribe to my blog via email and confirm the subscription
3. Grab my button and post a link to your blog
4. Blog about this contest (with a link to my blog) and post a link to your blog (3 entries)
5. Follow me  and Episencial on twitter and tweet about this contest (can be done daily). You must place a link to your tweet.
6. Enter another one of my contests. Enter as many as you like, but this method is only worth 1 entry regardless of how many you enter.
7. Like Episencial on Facebook.
8.  Buy an Episencial product from Amazon using this link to get to Amazon and receive 10 extra entries!!

The winner will be selected on 6/22 via random.org and will be emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to respond.

*I was provided with the mentioned product. The views expressed here are my own. No other compensation was received.

103 comments:

suburban prep said...

I would love the soothing cream. I have very sensitive skin and this looks like it would help me.
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Captain Coupon said...

I would also like to try the foaming body wash.

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Soothing Cream is what I need the most.

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Sarah Lynne said...

Better Body Butter for me please!!!

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Rachel C said...

The Nurturing Balm would be great.
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janetfaye said...

I would like to try soothing cream.


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I am email subscribed.

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vboackle said...

i would like to try the Playful Foaming Wash.

JROCK11 said...

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inoakpark said...

I would love to try the soothing cream for all those summer bug bites and grass allergies.

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K said...

I would love to try the soothing cream!
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K said...

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Entered Dove giveaway.
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Dee said...

Would love to try the Foaming Wash.

llinda29 said...

I want Better Body Butter

Jennifer said...

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bepoia said...

I would like the Protective face balm SPF 6
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pmernick said...

I'd like to try the soothing cream for my sensitive skin

pmernick said...

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pmernick said...

I entered the Truvia contest

bison61 said...

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janetfaye said...

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janetfaye said...

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mar said...

I would like to try the Playful Foaming Wash for my young grandson.

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deb c said...

I'd like to try the Playful Foaming Wash.
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TiffsPixieDust said...

I am interested in Protective Face Balm, SPF 6 and the bubble bath

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I follow via google connect.

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Blogged about it 1

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Blogged about it 2
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Blogged about it 3

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I entered the Sand Gone, Dove chocolate, Truvia contests

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Leandrea at Coupons Are Great said...

The soothing cream looks awesome! leandrea246(at)hotmail.com

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katklaw777 said...

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I'd like to try the Playful Foaming Wash, thanks.

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I subscribe via email.

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Entered DaysAgo. lol

dolls123 said...

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Louis said...

I really like the Nurturing Balm

redfuzzycow said...

i'd like to try the Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath

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Emmi said...

i'd like to try the sweet dreams bubble bath
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Bakersdozen said...

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Peggy said...

I would love the Better Body Butter
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CarrieAnn13 said...

I want to try the sweet dreams bubblebath

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I subscribe by email

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I entered you dove chocolate contest

ECHOSIDE320 said...

I would love to get some of that nurturing balm on my hands. I'm a mechanic, and it might help my dry hands heal up.

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Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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lisa said...

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Breanne said...

I would like to have the Nurturing Balm

Breanne said...

I follow via GFC

FDP 4 Life said...

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dvice said...

I'd like to try the Playful Foaming Wash

Gianna said...

Playful Foaming Wash

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Now following

Sue said...

The Soothing Cream looks great! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Sue said...

Entered the Tropical Traditions giveaway.

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