Included in my sample pack were foaming shampoo and body wash for baby, diaper therapy cream, all purpose botanical gelee, stretch therapy warming mask, lotion-to-powder, nourishing lotion and finally moisturizing hand sanitizer.
I was pleased with the hand sanitizer because I am so used to having to lather on the lotion after I use hand sanitizer after changing the baby. Since this is moisturizing. I didn't have to add the lotion afterward and my hands didn't have a smelly alcohol type smell to them. That is a major plus in my book!
The items I tried on baby were the nourishing lotion and the lotion-to-powder. The nourishing lotion was particularly silky feeling and although it says it is scent free, I swear it just makes my baby smell fresh and clean and masks that sour vomit smell he seems to always have since he's a reflux baby. If clean were a smell, this is what is smells like.
Now I used the warming stretch mark therapy and after much reading on stretch marks, I am a firm believer that nothing really helps. Sorry that is my honest opinion and studies prove that. I think stretch marks are things that simply improve over time as long as you take care of your skin as a whole, so I'm not convinced the warming stretch mark masque really helps much, but masques are good for your skin and do help pull out toxins.
I twisted the cap open, saw a pump type thing coming from the lid. Closed it, looked at the lid but it didn't look like it pumped anything. I read the directions again, "pull down on cap, and squeeze bottle firmly to create foam". Ok so this bottle is supposed to sit upside down. I finally got that. I pulled on the cap and almost half the container of shampoo falls out all over my clothes. I quickly set the bottle right side up and try to figure out what went wrong and I realize it wasn't twisted back tight enough and indeed the cap does pop up. So it was user error, but I would ask the company to choose another way to dispense this product as I wasted a lot trying to figure out how it worked and I can just see that with a bottle that opens like that, there would be a lot of residue or soap scum that could build up on the lid.
Now just like with the nourishing lotion and lotion-to-powder, the smell of this shampoo, which is the same smell as the lotions (which is fragrant free) is intoxicating! I could sit there and sniff it like glue! What I believe the company to mean by "fragrant free" is that they don't add any fillers to the product to make it smell pretty. The ingredients itself is what smells pretty, if pretty has a smell. The body wash contains chamomile, oat and Calendula. Now I had no idea what Calendula was, so I did a bit of research and it turns out Calendula is a plant in the marigold family and its pharmaceutical purposes have anti-viral, anti-genotoxic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Those are all very good things to have in something that you put on your skin and of course its natural. And just so you know the nourishing lotion and lotion-to-powder contain shea, Jojoba and morning cocoa butters. That is what I think gives it that intoxicating smell.
Overall I give Susan Brown's Baby Products 4 out of 5 stars.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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