Episencial Babytime! Active Repair Skin Protectant Cream - 2 oz. (59ml)
Bring comforting relief to dry, irritated, inflamed, cracked or eczema-prone skin without the use of steroid creams. Episencial Babytime! Active Repair uses 95% organic ingredients like healing calendula, zinc and ceramides to soothe, protect and moisturize severely bothered skin. Formulated to create a barrier and promote fast-acting healing, Episencial Babytime! Active Repair will help improve the quality of life with the first use. Episencial Babytime! Active Repair helps to reduce itching and overall irritation. Moms and dads can be confident that this gentle yet effective formula will safely and effectively protect and repair your little guy or gal's skin and can be used on babies and kids of all ages.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about Episencial products?
Babytime! By Episencial is the only company to make baby-safe, all-natural skincare products that support skin immunity and help soothe common skin conditions, like eczema, cradle cap and common dehydration. With clinically effective formulas designed to support the health and development of both the skin and body, Babytime! By Episencial provides a protective barrier to insulate vulnerable skin, offset environmental contaminants and help keep children healthy!
At what age do they recommend using Episencial products?
Babytime! By Episencial products are perfect for sensitive skin at any age – from 0 to 100! As always, check with your doctor before you use any products on your infant.
Why is it important to use organic products in skincare products?
They use organic ingredients for Episencial skin care products because they are better for the environment, but also because they are better for the skin. Organic ingredients have more nutritional value with greater antioxidant capabilities than their non-organic counterparts. This is important because of the skin’s transdermal properties. Many nutrients applied to the skin are absorbed into the bloodstream and distributed throughout the body. Unfortunately, the same is true for harmful chemicals that are remarkably prevalent in personal care products – even those marketed for children. So, as a parent, you can make well-considered choices about personal grooming products for your children in order to help protect them and the planet from environmental pollution.
What does “made with organic ingredients” really mean?
All Episencial products are at least 50% organic. Some are a much higher percentage of organic. What is important is that the RIGHT ingredients are organic. Some plants, like thyme for example, are very hardy in nature and don’t require the use of pesticides and fumigants. Others, like peaches are sweet and delicious and often do require insecticides and such for commercial production. To keep the products affordable, they have selected the ingredients with the highest likelihood of contamination and specifically chosen organic alternatives so to avoid potential contaminants. Also, the natural condition of organic crops is that they are not as reliable as those that are grown under the techniques of mainstream agribusiness. If a crop goes bad due to infection or weather, they have to seek other sources for that particular raw ingredient. So, the actual organic ingredients may vary slightly from batch to batch depending upon what was available in an organic form at the time of production
Do Episencial products contain preservatives?
No, Episencial does not use preservatives in any of their products. They never use, parabens, phenoxyethanol, or other unhealthy chemical preservatives that may act like estrogens in the body or donate toxins such as formaldehyde, and 1-4 dioxane. Episencial’s formulas include a patented blend of botanicals to keep the products fresh and stable for upwards of two years. Their all natural approach to product freshness includes glycerol caprylate (made from grapeseed, palm nut or coconut) and natural fruit esters. Because of their decades of experience working with natural ingredients, they know that Capryl Hydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin – primarily used as moisturizers and humectants in their products – also work, in their exclusive formula, to naturally and safety stabilize the product; in effect “preserving” the product without the use of synthetic preservatives they know to be both unnecessary and potentially unhealthy.
Do Episencial products expire?
Their products are stable for at least two years from the manufacturing date… and they manufacture the products many times each year to be sure they are always fresh. That means you always have more than a year and a half for any given product!
Why is the ingredient listing on my product different from the listing on the Episencial site?
As they continue to refine their formulas, including raising the organic ingredient content and improving the efficacy of the products themselves for certain conditions, the most up to date ingredient lists will be posted on their website. You may note discrepancies between the bottle in your hand and the lists on this site. Their website is constantly updated as new formulas are produced which is happening all the time.
Does Episencial test on animals?
Episencial does not test products on animals, and does not have animal testing conducted on their behalf. They ensure the safety of their products by using gentle ingredients that have been used reliably for many years in addition to clinical testing in the laboratory setting
Why do Episencial products contain so many ingredients? Isn’t fewer ingredients better?
The length of the ingredients is a positive! It is a feature of the products as those ingredients are beneficial to the developing and sensitive skin types. They specifically select actively healthy ingredients – as many of them as possible, while still keeping the price affordable.
Is it true that Episencial is a green company? What exactly does this mean?
They believe their products and business practices are opportunities to effect positive change for their world. When they say they are “green” it is because sustainability is at the very core of how they conduct business:
- They use botanical, sustainably farmed, and certified organic ingredients.
- They do not engage in animal testing.
- They support alternative energy development. Their products are manufactured in a solar-powered production plant.
- Their plastic containers are recycled, food-grade, non-leaching, with no residues of dioxins, BpA, phthalates, or other xenoestrogens.
- Their paper packaging is manufactured from recycled sources or comes exclusively from certified sustainable resources.
- Their containers and boxes are beautifully designed and sturdy enough to encourage re-use and re-purposing.
Is Episencial packaging recyclable?
Yes, their packaging is recyclable and much of it is recycled too! Their packaging comes from certified sustainable resources. In addition their products are biodegradable and produced in a solar powered manufacturing facility. Before you throw anything away, they encourage you to reuse it to make potions, for paint or any other creative thing you can think about.
Why does Episencial use plastic containers?
The Episencial containers are made of recycled food grade, PET 1 plastic that does not leach toxic chemicals. Children’s personal care products may not be sold legally in glass containers. Glass is considered a safety hazard by the government. Aluminum and other types of packaging have their own set of problems. There are new materials under development that will be ready for use at some point, but the manufacturers of these products are not yet ready for large-scale distribution and there has not been enough safety testing on those materials to warrant use. Their plastic containers are recycled, recyclable, reusable, produced in a solar powered manufacturing facility, sturdy, safe, and ergonomically friendly.
With Episencial, skin care is health care. One hundred percent of babies will experience dermatitis in their first year of life. Episencial combines advanced skin care technology with Actively Healthy™ ingredients including probiotics, neem oil and botanically-sourced essential fatty acids and antioxidants to enhance skin immunity and defend against daily environmental challenges from water, sun and air.
They are first and foremost a skincare company.
The Episencial 3-step signature system is designed to cleanse, nourish and defend with Step 1: Playful™ Wash, Step 2: Soothing Cream, and Step 3: Sunny™ Sunscreen SPF 35. Tailor the system to your needs with Episencial Peaceful Bubbles, Snuggly Lotion and Nurturing Balm for diaper care! Always all natural Episencial skincare products are loaded with the good stuff and free from the bad stuff.
With industry-leading 70% and 95% organic formulas, the entire Episencial skin care system is safe for newborns and good for the planet. Moving beyond the “greenwashed” approach typical of natural products, they manufacture in the U.S. using solar power and recycled and sustainable packaging. Episencial products are available nationwide. To find a retailer near you, please visit the newly revampedhttp://www.episencial.com.
But they are also parents.
Episencial was founded by Kim Walls, M.S., a second-generation skin care expert from the Epicuren family, who couldn’t find skin care products for her babies that met her professional standards for quality and care for the environment – so, she created her own with the help of several moms and dads.
- high quality skincare that is affordable
- for the most sensitive skin of young children ages 0 to five
- made exclusively with all natural ingredients; the majority of which are organic
- no unhealthy chemicals, ever
- manufactured under solar power
- beautifully packaged in recycled and sustainable materials featuring art that inspires
- smell terrific using juice extracts – not fragrances
And they believe in the Vivid Green Generation.
Kids learn to take care of themselves at bath time in a fun and familiar way. Take that teachable moment and expand it to the care and cleansing of the planet and you’ve got the makings of something powerful — a Vivid Green Generation. Their kids will be the generation that takes environmentalism from a trendy cause and marketing gimmick to a cultural and corporate norm. They can help them make that happen. Because actively healthy can and should be fun. With Episencial products you can begin to instill green values from day one. Sharing these fun and inviting products — and the care and consideration that goes into making them — with your children can serve as a building block for making actively healthy choices for themselves and the planet. They have been extremely fortunate to showcase like-minded artists; famed photographer Anne Geddes for their professional Epicuren Baby line and celebrated children’s author Eric Carle for the new Episencial products, so you and your children can enjoy them with all of your senses.
So you may be wondering why they updated their name. There are great reasons behind this new and improved branding decision and they’re happy to share them with you!
While they love and are proud of their name (Episencial), it is hard to remember and difficult to spell. But “baby-time” is something as parents we all know and love! Babytime! by Episencial makes it easier for you to be able to remember, share and search for Episencial products – making life just a little bit easier!
They took a step back and thought about what is really important. Those everyday moments between mom and baby matter – they are what make the parenting journey fun, poignant and memorable. They are the stuff of life and they’re proud of the fact that, in your hands, their products (like baby washes, lotions, diaper care, sunscreen and natural baby bug repellent) become part of those celebrations.
Babytime! by Episencial simplifies choosing effective, natural, safe skincare for your baby so you can focus on the little memories that are made during the most unexpected times. When changing a diaper, giving a bath, massaging baby to sleep or prepping for the outdoors, Babytime! by Episencial is there to help you Enjoy Every Moment!
Kim Walls, M.S.
Kim Walls, M.S., is the CEO of Episencial™ and chief formulator the company’s skincare products and philosophy. A second-generation skin care expert from the family that developed the world renowned Epicuren™ anti-aging skin care products, she now combines her activism for health and environmentalism with expertise in clinical skin care and nutritional science to develop green, effective skin care for pregnant women and children. An esthetician with more than a decade of experience, Walls has honed her perspective focusing on botanically-based skin care and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skin care. Now through Episencial, she is dedicated to sharing that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.
Kim’s strong, personal commitment to organic and environmentally-responsible living is at the core of Episencial’s high standards for green manufacturing and product development. Having grown up on ranches in the Pacific Northwest and now the mother of two young boys, Kim marries her innate understanding of the importance of sustainability, her birthright in luxury skincare with her post-graduate work as a nutritionist to establish a new standard in skincare research and products that support lasting health for today’s families.
Kim is a spokesperson not only for Episencial, but also for her broader mission to support actively healthy choices for a new Vivid Green Generation™. She is a sought after industry advisor to leading health advocacy organizations including Healthy Child, Healthy World, Infant Massage USA, the Childbirth and Postpartum Professionals Association and Pregnancy Awareness Month. Kim is often a featured speaker on television and at industry events, a contributor to high-traffic websites such as Ecomom.com, www.drgreene.com, and www.mindfulmama.com. Kim is currently writing two books on healthy lifestyle parenting and has authored articles for periodicals in the health and wellness industry to create awareness of skincare as a health issue in support of Episencial’s mission.
- They exist to serve families, especially moms. For us “to serve” is to partner, to support families along the way, through life’s changes and challenges in real, tangible and practical ways.
- They are mindful and considerate. They are concerned about the fundamental connection between our health and our environment. They ask the hard questions about how our choices and actions influence each other for good and for ill. They seek to find new ways to open communication and dialogue about the present and the future of our children, families and our planet.
- They provide real value – economically, emotionally, and actually, through our products. Actions speak louder than words.
- They are contributors - authentic, sincere, and transparent in actions. They are proactive: They want to solve problems and become a part of solutions, initiate new ideas and develop new products.
- They are perfectionists. They embrace and maintain the highest standards for performance and product quality. They hold ourselves individually and as a group to those standards. Their motto is flawless execution.
- They co-exist as a community… as a village. They rely and depend upon one another. They ask each other open and honest questions. They try always to keep our word and honor our promises, and strive to maintain open-hearts and cultivate compassion. They show up when and where they are needed.
- They work hard and with self-discipline. They are goal-driven, and results and outcome oriented. They believe that working smart is better than working long. But at the end of the day, if there is a job to do, they will make sure it gets done properly and completely.
- They think. They are thoughtful, sentient people who think freely, debate openly and often. They are people of good-will. They listen to and think about each other’s arguments and points of view whether they agree with them or not. They respect each other’s differences as much as they acknowledge our similarities.
- They are powerful. They understand and believe each and every person has the unique ability and an individual responsibility to influence the world around us in a myriad of positive ways… and our power is exponentially magnified through a cooperation and communication which leads to new visions and collective efforts.
- They are optimists. They truly believe that anything is possible…truly; anything is possible for the good if they keep our focus and our connections.
- They are peaceful. Ultimately, they create and work toward balance and peace within ourselves, with our families, our environment, and the world around us.
Episencial is committed to making animal friendly, all natural products packed with organic ingredients that have NOT been tested on animals, ever. Episencial makes vegan products for babies and kids with the intent of helping parents make actively healthy choices for their families and planet. Episencial has always formulated and manufactured without any testing on animals.
The Sunny Sunscreen , Protective Face Balm and Nurturing Balm use the water-resistant protection of beeswax and the Soothing Cream is formulated with a lysate from yogurt culture for probiotic benefits. The other products are 100% vegan. They look for animal friendly opportunities in every aspect of their operation, and offer their products at very affordable prices so everyone can benefit. Episencial’s vegan products include Playful Foaming Wash, Better Body Butter, and Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath.