California Baby was founded by Los Angeles resident Jessica Iclisoy out of her desire to provide “cleaner” and more organic skin care items for babies, kids, and adults. All the products are geared to those with sensitive skin (or those of us who want to treat our skin sensitively). The products range from SPF sunscreens, bug repellents, bath washes and shampoos, to lotions and creams. There really is something for all of us! None of the products are tested on animals (woo hoo!) and contain organic and/or sustainable ingredients. I tested out the Calming Everyday Lotion and Calming Botanical Moisturizing Cream.
But to expand on the yumminess… both products really delivered in the moisture department. The lotion is a bit thinner (of course) than the cream. I found the cream handy on my hands (hee), my elbows, knees, feet and lips (wow!). It settled into my skin quickly, did not leave me greasy and moisturized immediately. The lotion was outstanding on my arms, hands, and even my face! Both products are from California Baby’s aromatherapy line and contain french lavender (you can also get unscented products).
As a bonus, neither product contains nut oils, gluten, soy, oat or dairy products. They are also thankfully lacking in parabens, sodium benzoate, benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol (incredibly drying) or phenoxyethanols. With all these baddies out, these lotions and creams can be used safely by pregnant women and would be beneficial for those suffering from eczema.
The packaging is cutesy, yet subtle and very sturdy. I dropped both products on my floor to test them (since I am a self-confessed klutz) and neither broke. Pricing is actually affordable for this line (which is often where organic or natural-type skin care falls out of most of our ranges).
The scents are perfect for me- the smell very natural and the french lavender comes through. These products were beyond great when layered with my Herbaria Soaps. I didn’t have to use perfume, and yet I didn’t smell like a walking bouquet.
Overall, I highly recommend these Bionic products!
You can purchase online at California Baby (and have a look at their specials and the entire product roundup; at Drugstore.com or californiababy.com):
California Baby Calming Everyday Lotion, get a 6.5 oz pump bottle for $10.00 .
California Baby Calming Botanical Moisturizing Cream, $13.50 for a 4 oz tub.
If you are lucky, some Target and Publix stores carry the California Baby line, so have a look next time you’re in the store.