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Red, irritated and just downright annoying patches of eczema and and dry skin are a constant struggle for my 5 year old! Of course, it doesn’t help that we live in FL… and like any child, she loves to run and play! After an hour outside, her little face is sweaty… and the red patches flare up in the creases of her elbows and behind her knees. Now that she is older, she tells me when she needs her eczema cream, so we keep many varieties on hand. It’s always amazing to me when we try a new brand that some that claim not to irritate skin, actually sting and bother her, and we have to wash it off quickly!

ClearLotion Spray 2016

We were recently sent Theraplex® skincare to try, and we couldn’t have been more pleased with the line! Not only is the Theraplex Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Skin Protectant creamy and easy to apply, it does not contain parabens, fragrances, phthalates, gluten, or sodium laurel sulfate. Plus, the line is made in the USA without animal testing. Most importantly, it does not irritate my little girl’s skin any further!

If you have children who don’t stop moving (and who doesn’t!?), try Theraplex ClearLotion. It is a light, fast penetrating emollient oil spray, and when applied to damp skin, it uniquely wraps around water on the skin’s surface, sealing in moisture and replacing the natural oils that water and soap can strip away.

As the summer weather heats up, it is not unusual for people to experience a dramatic increase in perspiration, often causing sensitive skin to “flare up.” This is especially true for children who have eczema. To help keep your child’s skin “cool in the shade,” the experts who make Theraplex® skincare offer summer tips designed to keep sensitivities in check.

Eczema Therapy 2016

Summer Skincare Tips

· To help keep your child feeling cooler and drier, avoid the sun when it is at its’ strongest (from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m).

· Apply a sunscreen SPF 30 or higher. Many pediatric dermatologists recommend physical sunscreens as they may be less irritating than chemical sunscreens.

· If your child has been in the ocean or pool, rinse chlorine or salt off with a gentle cleanser and immediately apply a moisturizer such as Theraplex ClearLotion. ClearLotion has earned the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. After towel drying, ClearLotion leaves skin moisturized for hours without greasiness. And, because ClearLotion is a spray, you will be able to apply it to even the wriggliest of children!

· Make sure your child drinks plenty of fluids and stays hydrated.

· For added protection and comfort any time of day or night, try Theraplex Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Skin Protectant with natural colloidal oatmeal. It also has earned the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance. This enriched moisturizing formula helps to relieve dry skin with superior moisturization that lasts for hours. It soothes your child’s dry, sensitive skin without parabens, fragrances, preservatives, or lanolin.

To learn more about Theraplex® skincare, or to learn additional skincare tips through their Eczema Resource Guide, visit Theraplex.com.

*Company generously provided samples, images, and expert tips for this article. All thoughts on the product line are my own.*

With the longest day of summer officially behind us, treat yourself and your little one to skincare essentials that cleanse, moisturize and soothe. The team at Tiny Green Mom was recently introduced to the following body and skincare lines…and literally has had so much fun soaking them all in! From at home after the bath to after a day spent enjoying the beach, these lines are top picks in our home this summer.

 

Honey Buns Kit

Honey Buns Baby Kit

Leader of all things honeybee, Savannah Bee Company launched the Honey Buns Baby Kit, their first set of soothing and gentle body care products for babies of all ages this year. Designed with the delicate skin of newborns and infants in mind, this kit offers parents a combination of products to care for their little one’s skin. Each kit includes an award-winning Royal Jelly Baby Butter, a Honey Lavender bar soap (which smells dreamy!), a Bumble Balm Salve and a handy go-to guide written by two Savannah, GA board-certified pediatricians, “Baby, MD: The A, Bee, C Guide to Your New Baby.” Packaged in a darling ‘Honey Buns’ embroidered seersucker bag and retailing at $38, the Savannah Bee Honey Buns Baby Kit is perfect for summer travel as it tucks into a diaper bag or backpack with ease!

Belli Skincare Group

Belli Skincare

Whether you are an expecting mom or postpartum mom, your skin will love Belli Skincare, which has been designed for the specific needs of women! To moisturize parched summer skin, apply the luscious All Day Moisture Lotion which has a light, fresh & uplifting scent. We noted immediately how little lotion you need to apply to have a long-lasting effect…perfect for hydrated skin all day long! To help dry, cracked lips – tuck the Sheer Comfort Lip Balm in your beach bag or purse when out and about in the summer heat. In addition to these favorites, the Anti-Blemish Facial Wash has become a daily addition to “Mom’s” morning shower routine. There is nothing quite like starting the day with glowing, clear skin! If you haven’t heard of this line, head over to their website to find out why they are ‘Picky for a Purpose.‘ The Belli Skincare line does not contain artificial dyes or fragrances, and is paraben preservative-free.

Jojoba Company Baby Oil

Jojoba Company Australia Baby Oil

Your little one will love to receive a baby massage right after bathtime with this amazing 100% Natural Baby Oil, an exceptionally pure and gentle formula that absorbs deeply into baby’s skin to soften, soothe and moisturize. Made exclusively with 100% natural Australian jojoba, which is grown, nurtured and harvested on the company’s own farms down under, the 100% Natural Baby Oil contains absolutely no potential irritants including preservatives, artificial fragrances and parabens. The baby oil may be used for massage, as a bath oil, for cradle cap and diaper rash as well as for every day skin softening and soothing. In addition to jojoba, the Baby Oil is comprised of Organic camellia oil, Organic chamomile oil, Organic lavender oil, and Moringa oil. Did we mention it smells lovely?! Interesting to note – baby’s skin “recognizes” jojoba as its own, and allows it to absorb deeply for greater hydrating benefits. This is definitely a must-have skincare essential if you have a newborn or infant in the home!

LIve Clean Baby

Live Clean Gentle Moisture Baby Kit

This 4 piece set is all you need for a clean & happy baby! Having just launched in the US recently, Live Clean harnesses the beautifying power in plant-based ingredients to create gentle and effective products that are safe for you, your baby, and the environment. The Gentle Moisture Baby Kit contains Live Clean® Baby Shampoo and Wash, Baby Lotion, Non-Petroleum Jelly, and Diaper Ointment. We love the Baby Shampoo and Wash – it is silky-soft and cleans baby’s skin so gently! Plus, we appreciate the affordability of the line – all items are $4 – $6, which is a breath of fresh air when seeking high-quality, eco essentials for your family!

All products are Certified Organic, made of 98% renewable and sustainable plant based ingredients, and do not use petro-chemical based ingredients. The Live Clean line free of harsh chemicals, and all products are SLS Free, Phthalate Free, Petroleum Free, Silicone Free, Paraben Free, DEA Free, Phosphate Free, and Dye Free. Biodegradable, recyclable and cruelty-free.

*Companies generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Mom” resides in Florida, where the sun shines most of the time, and protecting her little ones from the effects of sun damage are a big concern! Just in time for Spring break, which means many hours spent at the park, on the beach, and splashing in the pool, DERMA E has launched a new natural mineral sunscreen! Just as important for “Mom” is protecting her children from harsh chemicals, and DERMA E is committed to ethical beauty, meaning they are cruelty-free, GMO-free, gluten-free, soy-free, recyclable, sulfate-free, and paraben-free!

Extremely lightweight, DERMA E’s Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Baby provides gentle sun protection while leaving baby’s skin soft and fortified. Eco-friendly, Non-Nano Mineral Zinc Oxide protects your little one from harmful UVA/UVB rays.

Formulated with calming Chamomile Extract and Vitamin E, the sunscreen helps to leave skin soft and soothed. The tube packs easily in a beach bag or diaper bag when “Mom” is on-the-go in the FL sunshine with her kiddos in tow!

A little goes a long way, and the new Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Baby isn’t just for babies – it can be used by the entire family, and is especially wonderful for those with sensitive skin, like “Mom’s” little girl!

You can learn more about DERMA E’s Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 Baby on their website.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this article. All thoughts expressed herein are my own.*

Just Hatched TrioLook what has recently made its’ debut! A new, all-natural and hypoallergenic baby care line that has all mama hens chirping! Just Hatched is a baby care line by Garcoa Labs that is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, and artificial coloring – we are chirping about that, too!

The collection features an eco-fabulous array of baby care products for your tiny green tot, including Bright Baby Shampoo, Happy Baby Body Wash, Precious Baby Dusting Powder, Love My Baby Body Oil, Butter My Bottom Tushy Cream, Cuddle My Baby Cream Talc and Soft Baby Lotion.

Just Hatched Creamy Baby Talc

Mom” is absolutely loving the new Cuddle My Baby Cream Talc – what a novel idea! It rubs onto baby’s skin like a lotion, but dries to a soft, powdery finish. In addition, the Happy Baby Body Wash will have your little chickadees smelling delightful after their bath. Don’t forget to put a bit of Love My Baby Body Oil on afterwards!

Just Hatched Tushy Cream

What “Mom” loves about this new line is that the products are the handiwork of mommy-professionals who are dedicated to creating quality products for little ones at an affordable price. You can learn more at www.justhatched4babies.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Aveeno Baby WashIf you have little ones with sensitive skin, like “Mom,” AVEENO® Baby is an allergen and paraben-free choice for bath time! The newest formulation, AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo, helps to nourish, soothe and protect baby’s delicate skin. Specially formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients like Oat Extract and Colloidal Oatmeal, “Mom” is loving the light, sweet scent left on her tiny ones’ skin! Plus, it can be used in the bath for some bubbles, as well!

Why choose AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo for your little ones?

· Formulated with ACTIVE NATURALS® Natural Oat Extract (carefully extracted from the oat kernel) is known for its soothing properties

· Blends into a rich, lathering cleanser that cleans without drying

· Gentle enough for everyday use on infants and babies’ sensitive skin

· Lightly scented

· Allergy-tested, soap-free, tear free, and paraben free

· AVEENO® Brand is Pediatrician recommended

Available at food, drug and mass merchandisers nationwide, AVEENO® Baby Wash & Shampoo can also be found online at Aveeno.com.

BabyGanics Mineral SunscreenHeading outside with little ones in tow this summer means proper sun protection is top priority! “Mom” is loving the new Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF from BabyGanics – a super smooth formula that is safe for your children as well as the environment! Simply toss this lotion in your beach bag and let the fun in the sun begin! At “Mom’s” house, that means swinging on the swings in the backyard and spending many hours poolside.

The newest offering from BabyGanics, Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF not only protects your children against the harsh broad spectrum UVA/UVB rays of summertime but also moisturizes their tender skin. Pediatrician and Dermatologist tested and approved, this mineral based lotion retains its waterproof and SPF qualities for up to 80 minutes – even after all the fun outdoors in the backyard, at the beach or poolside! Plus, the new lotion does not contain PABA, Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates, Nano-Particles or Fragrances.

Super simple to apply, this lotion is the best in targeting all of the key areas of protection. Baby Pure Mineral Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion 30+SPF is available in a 4oz. tube can be purchased at Babies R Us, Buy Buy Baby, Babiesrus.com and Diapers.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Lafes Organic Shampoo & WashMom” is absolutely loving the Lafes baby care line for her two young children! From the Lafes Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash to the Lafes Organic Baby Oil – this paraben-free line truly takes the cake. You cannot help but snuggle your little bunny closer after using the Lafes Organic Baby Oil or Baby Lotion as their skin feels extra yummy! For pampering and protection, this eco-responsible line will soon be your favorite, too!

We think it’s fantastic that Lafes uses a “less is more” approach with its all-natural baby products and lists every single ingredient on their labels, many of which are certified organic. Parents can feel good about using Lafes Baby care products on their little ones!

Little ones’ skin needs special attention especially during the cold weather months! Lafes provides the most natural and gentle baby products to clean and soothe the most sensitive of skin, including: 

Lafes Baby Foaming Shampoo & Wash is ultra-gentle and will leave baby’s skin soft and refreshed. Made with certified organic saponified oils of coconut, sunflower seed, olive, and palm, Lafes Baby Foaming Shampoo and Wash effectively cleans without harsh chemicals and is fragrance free.

Lafes Baby Lotion is formulated using all-natural botanicals and will soften and nurture baby’s skin. This product absorbs easily into baby’s skin and offers a long-lasting moisturizing effect. Lafes Baby Lotion contains aloe vera, sunflower, olive, coconut, and hemp oil that are all certified organic.                                                                                                                

Lafes Organic Baby Oil is formulated with USDA certified organic (95%), fragrance-free botanicals, including sunflower, olive, and hemp oils, which moisturize and soothe baby’s skin. It is perfect for daily use and ideal for locking in moisture.       

Why choose Lafes®?

Lafes® is committed to creating skin care and personal care products people can trust to be truly natural and genuinely healthy. The company has a complete line of deodorants, baby care, and hair care products formulated with only natural ingredients and no parabens, propylene glycol, or artificial ingredients. Lafes mission is to educate consumers about healthy alternatives to conventional synthetic, chemical-based products.

To learn more about Lafes baby care products, please visit Lafes.com.*

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

The stars have aligned to bring us a new, all-natural bath and body care line designed just for your own celestial infant or toddler! Combining the astronomic health benefits of natural and organic skincare with astrological aromatherapy, Zodiac Baby has debuted a two-in-one shampoo and wash as well as a moisturizing lotion – in all 12 signs of the zodiac!

Made in the USA, all Zodiac Baby products are bottled in recyclable, harm-free containers, and are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates and polyethylene glycol (PEG). Each zodiac symbol features the aromatic preferences of that particular zodiac sign, creating a truly distinct line for babies and toddlers!

For your little one’s bath, Zodiac Baby’s two-in-one shampoo and wash features natural coconut derived cleansers, soothing organic aloe and ultra hydrating vitamin B for healthy, happy skin.

After the bath, apply Zodiac Baby’s intensely moisturizing lotion, which boasts organic shea butter, jojoba oil, hydrating vitamin B5 and E, and soothing organic aloe to keep your child’s skin soft and smelling heavenly!

Mom” received the Aries Shampoo and Wash as well as the Aries Lotion to try, and both products smelled delightfully of grapefruit and ginger – which are excellent for this adventurous and energetic sign!

Zodiac Baby products are available at retail locations nationwide as well as online at ZodiacBaby.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Shampoo and condition your lustrous locks for a cure! Hair care that not only gives your hair volume, body, shine and protection, but gives back, as well? Endurance Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner by Cureology offers color-treated hair protection against UVA and UVB rays, ozone, pollutants and free radicals. This is a sulfate-free formula that is 100% free of phosphates, waxes, fillers, salts, parabens, harmful petrochemicals and is Cruelty Free!

The best part? Founded by a breast cancer survivor, Cureology is committed to social responsibility! This company is proud to be a 2012 sponsor and is donating a portion of distribution sales to National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. to provide funding for FREE mammograms, education and cancer research.

At Cureology Beauty they adhere to the following principles:

Procure and use only ingredients that are available from renewable sustainable resources when and wherever available.

Use only organically grown ingredients.

They do not add harmful salt or other thickeners to our formulations which are harmful to the hair, hair color and scalp.

Cureology Beauty is the only hair care line that utilizes a Dual Proprietary Sun Screening System to help protect the hair, hair color and hairline from the ravaging effects of UVA and UVB rays as well as Ozone.

Cureology Beauty utilizes a proprietary blend of botanicals, antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and Omega3 to create the most beneficially fabulous hair care line in the world.

Mom” found the Endurance Color Care Shampoo and Conditioner to be an eco-fabulous beauty find, leaving her hair healthier and smelling lovely after each shower. Plus, using it just makes you feel like you are doing something good for yourself and others!

To learn more about Cureology Beauty, please visit cureologybeauty.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*

Providing soothing relief to common ailments wee ones will experience – from rashes, redness (especially under the nose from runny noses!), chapped lips, and extremely dry skin – the new Soothing Balm from Little Green is a must-have for any parent! Its convenient size makes it perfect for tucking in diaper bags, purses, or backpacks, and a little goes a long way when used on baby’s tender skin!

Little Green Soothing Balm has been formulated with Beeswax and Jojoba to moisturize and nourish, and Avocado Oil and Evening Primrose to soothe and protect against summer and winter skin conditions including bug bites, sun & wind burn – making it a wonderful choice through every season. Free of sulfates and paraben, Little Green Soothing Balm can be used all over your child’s body and can even be used by adults with sensitive skin.

To learn more about Little Green, to locate a retailer near you, or to order online, visit LittleGreenCares.com.

*Company generously provided samples and images for this piece.*