Wednesday, June 6, 2012

TruKid - Healthy Skincare for Kids { Review }



My kids have fair skin like I do. I am always worried about them getting sunburned while outside playing. Especially beings we live in Florida and the sun seems to shine a good majority of the time.

I always make sure to put sunscreen on them to ensure they don't get sunburned.

I also like to put lotion on them to ensure that their skin stays soft and smooth too.

Recently we were introduced a company called TruKid.

We were sent 2 products to review.



About Jennifer


Jennifer Adams Bunkers, CEO

When she first explored the idea of creating a children's skincare product line, Jennifer Adams Bunkers was a mother of five with another on the way, and serving as CEO of her international products manufacturing company, Velocity Source Group. As one can imagine, such a busy lifestyle left little time for a complicated regimen when it came to keeping her children's skin protected and healthy. However, with her children participating in various sports teams under the sun and other outdoor activities, Jennifer realized that using skincare products on her children was absolutely necessary. How could she make sure that all five kids were protected?


My Family


There weren't a lot of children's products on the market for her to choose from, and a lot of the stuff out there was chemical-filled and unhealthy, or smelled "yucky" according to her kids. While Jennifer was hesitant to use those products on her children, the straw that broke the camel's back was when she found them playfully applying her wrinkle cream. She realized that a concoction used to zap crows' feet probably wasn't very suitable for their youthful skin, so she set out to make something that was. Using only natural ingredients, and essential oils to make scents that children love, she created an easy system, made up of products accompanied with fun songs and poems, that kids would want to use themselves. The rest as they say, was [TruKid™] history.


The first item we reviewed was TruKid Sunny Days SPF 30+ Natural Sunscreen: 2.0 oz Tube.

Description from the TruKid website:
Going Scuba Diving or Surfing? TruKid Sunscreens are Gentle on the Earth and are safe for our oceans. Highest Rated on EWG for Safety. This new formula does NOT contain Vit. A. and the Zinc Oxide is Non-Nano, we use micronized particles for our zinc. For best results, reapply every 40 minutes.


We want our customers to have a positive experience with our products, but also know that we are all individuals with individual skin types and needs so we recommend for any new product you try: to first do a Patch Test. A Patch Test is a method used to determine if a specific substance causes allergic inflammation of the skin. Apply the product to a small patch of skin on your forearm. Wait 24 hours to see if there is any reaction to any of the ingredients. We highly recommend doing this if you or your children already have skin sensitivities or are pregnant. If you develop any inflammations, discontinue use.



INGREDIENTS:
Zinc Oxide 20% Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Capric Caprylic Triglycerides (coconut), Sorbitan stearate (vegetable), Polyglyceryl-4 Idostearate, hexyl laurate, Cetyl dimethicone (sand), Dimethicone, Castor Oil, Magnesium sulfate (epsom salt), sunflower oil, jojoba oil, cucumber extract, Camilla sinesis green tea oil, Vitamin E extract, punica granatum extract (pomegranate juice), Hyaluronic Acid, *polyaminiopropyl biguanide ,Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin, Citrus Grandis (grapefruit) Oil, Citrus Junos (yuzu), Citrus Aurantifolia Dulcis (sweet orange) Oil

*polyaminiopropyl biguanide ( extremely mild antimicrobial, no formaldehyde or donors, non-solvent & non-genotoxic)

All Organic Ingredients in this product are listed in BOLD


Our Review:
We loved this item. First off it has a great scent and my kids also commented on it. In the past I have always disliked the feeling of the sunscreen on my hands. I always felt it was sticky and hated to put it on my kids due to this. I didn't feel this way at all about this product. It was very smooth and rubbed in great. My kids were out in the sun for a few hours and it lasted the entire time. They were in and out of the pool and I didn't even have to reapply any sunscreen. I have to admit I was shocked!!!
We love this product and will be using regularly when outside.


The second item we reviewed was the TruKid Happy Face & Body Lotion - new super sensitive formula

Description provided by the TruKid Website:
New TruKid Happy Face and Body lotion is now Super Safe for Sensitive Skin. This moisture-rich lotion uses plants such as cupuacu butter and shea butter, which work to relieve dry skin. This lotion is lightly scented with TruKid natural essential oil blend. There are no parabens, phthalates, SLS, or artificial colors or fragrances in this biodegradable formula. 8oz. BPA Free Bottle.


We want our customers to have a positive experience with our products, but also know that we are all individuals with individual skin types and needs so we recommend for any new product you try: to first do a Patch Test. A Patch Test is a method used to determine if a specific substance causes allergic inflammation of the skin. Apply the product to a small patch of skin on your forearm. Wait 24 hours to see if there is any reaction to any of the ingredients. We highly recommend doing this if you or your children already have skin sensitivities or are pregnant. If you develop any inflammations, discontinue use.

Directions Great anytime, day or night, especially or after a bath or shower. Apply after you have used TruKid Bubbly Body Wash and TruKid Friendly Face Wash, to help your skin feel moisturized and happy.



INGREDIENTS:
Glycerin (vegetable), glyceryl stearate (vegetable), capric/caprylic triglycerides (coconut), cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, octyl palmitate (palm), theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter, cera alba (beeswax),prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, theobroma grandiflorum (cupuacu) seed butter, stearic acid (palm), butyrospermum parkii (shea butter) cetyl alcohol (coconut), sodium cocoyl glutamate (coconut), Vitamin E, sodium carbomer (modified salt), Botanical infusion of: Purified water, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower extract, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, Melissa officinalis (balm mint) extract, achillea millefolium (yarrow) extract, tussilago farfara (coltsfoot) flower extract *polyaminopropyl biguanide, ethylhexylglycerin (vegetable), citrus grandis (grapefruit) oil, citrus junos (yuzu), citrus aurantifolia dulcis (sweet orange) oil
*polyaminiopropyl biguanide ( extremely mild antimicrobial, no formaldehyde or donors, non-solvent & non-genotoxic)
All Organic Ingredients in this product are listed in BOLD


Our Review:
We love the scent and for the life of me I cannot figure out how to describe. I even asked my kids and they said some type of fruity smell. I think a little but not overwhelming. We could be wrong, but that is what we think. No matter what we love it!!!

We use it all the time. I apply it all over their bodies and it rubs on so smooth. I have to admit I hate the feeling of lotion as I personally feel it leaves my hands sticky. I didn't have this problem at all with this product. I actually rubbed the rest into my hands after rubbing it on my children. It left my hands feeling nice and smooth. I even rub some on my feet too. They yell at me though, as they say it is only for kids. NO WAY!!!  LOL I sneak some when they don't look :)

My kids also love that it came with a pump. You can take the top off and apply the pump and they can easily place some on their hands. If you prefer not to use the pump you can keep the top on it. You just push down the one side of the top and the other side pops up. You just squeeze a little out on your hands. The pump is a  bit easier for my kids so they can do it on their own.

Please comment on the one thing you liked best about our review.

They are also offering a special to our viewers. You will get a FREE Dancing Detangler with any order of $30 or more, if ordered on the Trukid Website.
Coupon Code: dancingmom

** 1 use per customer **

Be sure to Enter HERE for your chance to win a set of these products too.

Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Twitter too.

I also invite you to subscribe to the Trukid Mailing List.

 *Disclaimer - I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides concerning the use of endorsments and testimonials in advertising. I received the item(s) mentioned above for free for review purposes. In no way did this alter my opinion of their products. All of my opinions are one hundred percent honest, true and my own.*







4 comments:

  1. I love the TruKid background story! I bet they go through a lot of sunscreen. I know we do and there are only four of us! I would love to switch to something completely natural and TruKid sounds perfect.

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  2. i like that it goes on smooth and comes with a pump...that's a plus!

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  3. Like that smells.good, my kids complain about smell of our lotion all time.
    wcaligirl@gmail.com

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  4. I love the natural ingredients

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