This is a sponsored post. Live Clean Baby provided me with their products for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.
Growing up, I had the most sensitive skin. I was allergic to pretty much everything: dyes, perfumes, lotions, soaps, detergents. I couldn’t wear jewelry unless it was real gold. Certain fabrics literally rubbed me the wrong way. I couldn’t even lay in grass, lest I wanted to then contend with the huge hives that would pop up almost immediately. Luckily, the worst it ever got was a pretty bad rash, and most of my sensitivities have tapered off as I’ve gotten older. I still can’t use some products, and any time I have an allergic reaction to something it manifests itself on my skin first, but it’s not the constant presence it was during my childhood.
Still, when I was pregnant with Dylan, I fretted quite a bit about passing my skin issues onto her. It’s never fun to be overly sensitive to so many things in your daily life, but it’s REALLY stressful when you’re trying to protect your newborn from the same dangers. So we were very proactive, and only purchased all natural, organic, hypoallergenic products to use on her. I didn’t want to take any chances, so we just never used anything else. The problem with that is, some of that stuff can be pricey. California Baby, Shea Organics, Burt’s Bees: great products, with a price tag to match. But it’s your kids, you bite the bullet and spend the big bucks, right? No question.
So when Live Clean Baby offered to send me their line of all natural, eco-friendly, AFFORDABLE baby products to try, I was thrilled! The same gentle, natural goodness on my baby’s butt for less money? Why yes, I would enjoy that very much, thank you.
Live Clean is a popular line of eco-friendly personal care products widely available (and very popular) in Canada. It’s been made available exclusively at Walgreen’s in the US, both online and in stores. The products are made using only natural, plant based ingredients, and are free of many of the harsh chemicals found in so many of the things we use on our (and our baby’s!) skin, like parabens, preservatives, phthalates, and phosphates. Live Clean Baby is also vegan and cruelty free (no animal ingredients are used, and none of the products OR their ingredients are tested on animals), and all of the packaging is made of “virgin” materials, making them easier to recycle than other plastics. Everything about this line put me at ease, and I couldn’t wait to plop Dylan down in a bath and lather her up.
We received the full line (Tearless Shampoo and Wash, Moisturizing Baby Bath, Moisturizing Baby Lotion, Non-Petroleum Jelly, Diaper Ointment, and Moisturizing Bar Soap), but only had a chance to use the shampoo, baby wash, baby bath, and lotion for this review. I loved them all. Seriously. LOVED. They were so gentle on Dylan’s skin, and left it so soft and not at all dry. They lathered well, which is surprising for products that contain no sodium laurel sulfate or diethanolamine (common chemicals used to build lather and viscosity. Ewwww, right?), and rinsed clean with no residue left on the skin. They have a very light scent, almost undetectable, like what you’d expect from the plant based ingredients they use (think rosehip or lavender), not at all perfumey or heavy. I’ve been using the lotion on my own old, dry skin, and I love it. Not greasy, goes on very light, no scent, super moisturizing. I couldn’t be more excited to continue to use the line, both on Dylan and myself. And the best part? Every product is $7.99. That’s it. And you get PLENTY of product for the price too, not some dinky little bottle that’ll last 2 baths. Plus, the bottle has a cute little duck on it, and you’ll get a kick out of your newly verbal kid say “quack, quack” over and over and over again during bath time. Trust me.
All-natural, chemical-free, cruelty-free, environmentally friendly, AND wallet friendly? Really, even if you don’t have a kid, you should be using Live Clean Baby. Don’t let the kid have all the fun and good skin. Mommy needs a soft butt too.
*If you go to Walgreen’s website now, you’ll save 30% on the entire line of Live Clean Baby products. So go. You’re welcome.