California Baby & Kids (For Discerning Adults, Too!)

Published: 2016-06-04 by Marlen Elliot Harrison in Bath & body

By: Marlen Elliot Harrison

Don't let the "Baby & Kids" fool you; California Baby is an impressive skincare line for any age!

When the company first contacted me (a 41 yr old dude) I thought, "Ok, our BeautyAlmanac readers would likely enjoy reading about a children's skincare line." But when the products arrived and I tested them out, I was consistently impressed with the ingredients, textures, and wide array of items. From shampoos and conditioners, to gluten-free bath and body care products, California Baby has us covered! Here are four of the products I've been sampling:

SUPERCLEAR FACE WASH

Product description: "Don't freak out, wash up! California Kids® #superclear Face Wash is for mild skin outbreaks using a willow bark-based formula, a natural salicylic acid that leaves skin feeling deep-cleansed and non-oily with pure essential cypress and tea tree oils that smell fresh and dreamy."

Marlen's thoughts: A surprisingly non-drying, fragrance-free cream cleanser that left my skin feeling soft and refreshed. Great with the Konjac Sponge!

Uses: Natural skincare formulated for mild outbreaks and over oiliness

Scent: Tea tree lends a vibrant freshness

Benefits & Features:

No gluten, soy, oat or dairy
No synthetic fragrances
Contains organic and sustainably grown vegan ingredients
Allergy tested
No sulfates, DEA, or numbing agents
Concentrated and biodegradable
No tears, non-irritating, non-stripping formula. Safe and gentle
Vegan. No animal ingredients; not tested on animals
Made in a solar powered, state-of-the art, eco-friendly FDA registered and organic certified manufacturing facility
Our aromatherapy essential oils are tested for purity
California Baby products are free from peanuts and tree nuts such as walnuts, cashews, almonds and pecans. We utilize coconut derived ingredients, which are not typically restricted by those with nut allergies.

 

 

KONJAC FACIAL SPONGE

Product description: This totally natural, pore-cleansing sponge is made from the root fibers of the Konjac plant. It was developed specifically to help cleanse and gently exfoliate, removing impurities such as dead skin cells, blackheads, dirt and excessive oils and is enriched with skin-clarifying bamboo activated charcoal to purify skin, deep cleanse pores and improve the texture of the skin. This amazing sponge is naturally a little bit alkaline, which means it will help balance your skin’s pH as it cleanses. Activated charcoal is an ideal ingredient for oily and acne prone skin types. Derived from Bamboo which is a green, sustainable, eco-friendly material.

Marlen's thoughts: At first I thought it was a pumice. Then I soaked it and realized it was indeed a soft sponge to help purify and cleanse the skin. Worked great with the Superclear Face Wash! The sponge dried quickly and I can hang it on my shower caddy. I bet younger ones would LOVE this.

Uses: For oily and acne-prone skin. For best result, use in combination with California Kids® #superclear Face Wash

After use: Rinse sponge with clean water, gently squeeze excess water. Do not twist, squeeze, stretch or press sponge too hard. Do not expose to direct sunlight or leave in a humid place. Hang to dry.

Tip: To soften, soak in warm water for a few minutes before use.
To keep your sponge in tip-top shape: 1) Rinse and hang dry in a cool place after every use. 2) To sterilize, place sponge in boiling water for 3 minutes at the most and 3) Replace every 2-3 months.

SUPERCLEAR MOISTURIZING CREAM

Product description: Don't let your skin make a cranky face! California Kids® #superclear Moisturizing Cream refines skin tone and texture, and soothes redness with ancient tricks of Mother Nature, calendula and French lavender.

Marlen's thoughts: This one really surprised me, a super-thick cream that absorbs into skin immediately and leaves absolutely no greasy residue. I bet this would work GREAT on bug bites, sunburn and even as an after-shave for sensitive skin (that's how I used it and I loved it). Smells mildly of lavender and tea tree oil.

Uses: Natural skincare formulated for mild outbreaks and over oiliness

Scent: Tea tree lends a vibrant freshness

Benefits & Features:

Cream-to-powder, matte finish
No gluten, soy, oat or dairy
No synthetic fragrances
Contains organic and sustainably grown ingredients
Allergy tested
No sulfates, DEA, or numbing agents
No animal testing
Made in a solar powered, state-of-the art, eco-friendly FDA registered and organic certified manufacturing facility
Our aromatherapy essential oils are tested for purity
California Baby products are free from peanuts and tree nuts such as walnuts, cashews, almonds and pecans. We utilize coconut derived ingredients, which are not typically restricted by those with nut allergies.

NATURAL BUG BLEND REPELLENT

Product description: Pop this conveniently sized bottle into a pocket, purse, backpack or beach bag! Include California Baby Natural Bug Blend Bug Repellent Spray in your fight against bug bites! A safe and natural alternative to toxic bug repellent chemicals. DEET free, natural, hypoallergenic formula repels fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies while it soothes existing bites with organic aloe vera, yucca, Irish moss and herbs that are specific to soothing the skin. Citronella, lemongrass and cedar do not cause harm to humans, pets or the environment. We use only the finest quality, traditionally recommended oils that are safe, gentle, and effective. Our essential oils are sustainably grown. Perfectly sized for trying , traveling or overnight stays. May be refilled. Great as a gift basket stuffer. Repellency is based on scent - reapply generously and often. Garlic capsules also help repel insects, ask your doctor about a natural bug repellent strategy. DEET free! Smells nice! Doesn't have that synthetic citronella candle scent. Contains organic and sustainably grown ingredients

Marlen's thoguhts: WOW! This stuff really works! I live in south Florida and am outside walking dogs throughout the day. Not only did this NOT smell terrible (smells like cedar and lemon), but it actually worked to keep those pesky mosquitoes away. Best of all, I wasn't freaked out about applying this to my face!

Age: Use on children under 6 months of age only with the advice of a physician.

For Use: Head-to-toe. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.

Scent: Citronella, lemongrass and cedar essential oils (known for their safe and effective bug repellent properties).

For Grownups: Hikers and campers will appreciate this convenient productTip:

Where Can I Buy It?: California Baby products are found at natural health food stores like Whole Foods Markets, select gourmet markets and specialty stores, beauty supplies, pharmacies and children's boutiques. You can also find a select mix of California Baby products on the baby aisle at Target stores and Bed Bath Beyond nationwide. Or come and explore and shop at http://www.californiababy.com.

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Marlen Elliot Harrison

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Dr. Marlen Elliot Harrison’s journalism in the fragrance industry has appeared in international print and online publications such as Playboy...(more)


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