Having a sensitive baby means that I am always on the look-out for products that are both gentle and effective. I recently discovered Live Clean and their new line of plant-based products for baby. This collection includes a gentle shampoo and wash, bar soap, diaper ointment, a baby lotion and a a non-petroleum jelly.
Executive Vice President Michelle Sparrock, remarked about the line, "we strive to make our products as natural as possible.'? Adding, '??Our formulations are constantly evolving as we discover better alternative ingredients.'?
The Live Clean Baby products are both environmentally responsible and highly effective. Formulated without free of Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), a common chemical surfactant used in most shampoos, as well as Diethanolamine (DEA), a common ingredient used for rich lather and viscosity building, Live Clean is 100% Natural, sustainably sourced ingredients (of which 93% are plant ingredients). The formula is also free of parabens (preservatives used to extend the shelf life of personal care products) and other harsh additives, as well as phthalates (chemicals commonly used to make fragrances last longer).
Live Clean is also 100% vegan with no animal products or animal by-products used in the formulations, Live Clean Baby is also cruelty-free; none of the products or their ingredients have been tested on animals. In its sensitivity to the environment, Live Clean is also free of phosphates, known contributors to water pollution.
It was clear that the products and the company's green mission stacked up. The real test would be using them on my baby. I tested out the Shampoo & Wash, which I initially loved for its 2-in-1 appeal. This tearless product is designed to gently clean without causing drying or irritation. I loved how it left my baby's skin feeling soft while also looking clean without any bumps or redness afterwards. Formulated with purified water and enriched with certified organic botanicals of Chamomile, Lavender and Aloe, the formula was the perfect addition to her bath time that I felt great about letting her suds up with.
After bath time, I used the gentle Baby Lotion that was the perfect skin soother for winter. I applied it over her skin and loved the sweet and mild scents of Chamomile and Lavender that provided extra moisture to her delicate skin. As a non-greasy and plant-based formula, it quickly absorbed and left her skin soft and refreshed. To also treat dry skin, I used the Non-Petroleum Jelly. This unique blend, made from castor seed oil, provided a fantastic moisture barrier to protect both my baby and older daughter's skin. I even use it as a lip soother to treat my chapped winter lips.
Finally, rashes are pretty standard when you have a baby. To combat this, I tried the Diaper Ointment, a rich formula with beeswax, castor seed oil, zinc oxide and flower extract to both treat and protect. I also loved how quickly it worked and calmed redness from her diaper.
There are many baby products on the market that are packed with unnecessary chemicals and toxins that go right into our babies skin. As parents we have to learn (beforehand) about the ingredients in a product as well as its affects - both long-term and immediate - on our babies skin. Live Clean Baby makes that easier by providing a line that is eco-friendly, made from plant-based ingredients and all natural - which are "as good for the earth as they are for your babies body."
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