Just Charlie G

We love Childs Farm in our house. With two kids that suffer eczema, one of them quite badly, it’s really important that products we use on them don’t aggravate their skin. It’s been great to try out a few more products from the range. This time the Childs Farm 50+ SPF Sun Cream and After Sun Lotion.

Childs Farm 50 SPF Sun CreamChilds Farm are a Hampshire based company who specialise in natural “free-from” ingredients and essential oils to create toiletries that are gentle and beautifully scented, suitable for the hair and skin of even the most sensitive of children. All of their problems are extensively tested to make sure they are suitable for everyone, even those with sensitive and eczema prone skin.

My kids both have a little tube of the sun screen in their school bags. With an SPF of 67 this cream acts as a barrier, using titanium dioxide, protecting skin from UVA and UVB rays. It’s not only protecting their skin but hydrates too, and both of the girls have found there’s been no adverse reaction to their skin when using it which is fantastic, particularly as we’ve had some issues with sun screens in the past. It is quite thick, but my tip is to rub it between your hands first, it spreads more easily and sinks in leaving little to no greasy residue.

The After Sun Lotion contains soothing aloe vera, and moisturising shea and cocoa butters. It moisturises beautifully and I can’t tell you how gorgeous it smells, all of the coconut! It’s so soothing and moisturising, I could be tempted to use this every day on my own skin, not just my kids after the sun!

I’d recommend these products to anyone, but particularly children who have sensitive or eczema prone skin. They have caused Chloe no reaction whatsoever and she does suffer really quite badly.

The Childs Farm SPF Sun Cream is £10.99 for 100ml and the Childs Farm After Sun Lotion is £4.99 for 100ml.

Purchase yours from Boots and Waitrose stores or online from http://www.childsfarm.com/

*Products received free of charge for review purposes

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We’re already fans of Childs Farm in this house, having tried the Shampoo and Conditioner we were smitten. Chloe suffers with Eczema and Lola can be prone to it too, so it’s important to  us what we put on their skin.

Childs Farm take great care in their production to make sure that their products are suitable for sensitive and eczema prone skin. Even newborns.

The Childs Farm Hand Care Gift Set* seemed to be a hit before we even opened it and tested the products.

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Look at that (slightly deranged) excited little face! The set comes in a lovely little zip up pouch and contains two full size products, a hand wash and a hand and body lotion. The scent of both is Grapefruit and Organic Tea Tree and I must confess, I wasn’t sure the scent would appeal to kids. I was quite wrong though the kids LOVE it. I’ve never seen them so keen to wash their hands and stocks are already depleting fast. I must admit I’ve not used the body lotion on Chloe as she has prescription creams but I have used it on Lola, and not only does she smell gorgeous, her dry patches already look improved.

The entire range is suitable for all ages, and sensitive skin and don’t contain parabens, SLS’s, mineral oils or artificial colourings and are never tested on animals. If that wasn’t enough 10% of all profits of sales go to the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association). A truly good choice for your family.

Unlike many natural or organic ranges, prices are very reasonable, with this set retailing at £7.95.

Childs Farm products are available from the Childs Farm website as well as Boots, Ocado, John Lewis and Waitrose. A full stockist list is available on the site.

*Product provided free of charge for review purposes.

07. 02. 2013

 

Childs Farm Review

First of all I must apologise for the stock image there…I could have sworn I’d taken photos of the actual products…turns out I hadn’t and now they’ve all been used up…so I could stop this post there, the worlds shortest review, can there be any better review than “so good we used it all up”….

Anyhow, I’ll start at the beginning. Childs Farm is a truly British brand of bathtime goodies for children. The products are affordable, organic and free-from, with beautiful packaging that really appeals to kids. This is the first kids’s range to include argan oil  and my little monkeys both have lovely soft shiny hair as a result (actually they had lovely soft shiny hair in the first place, but dare I say it, they look a bit softer and shinier).

We tried out the shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath and all were given the big thumbs up by Chloe and Lola. They were both particularly taken with the scents… the shampoo and conditioner are both Strawberry & Organic Mint…. it’s definitely more strawberry milkshake than mint though, and the bubble bath is Organic Tangerine and gave us a lovely amount of bubbles (with sodium coco-sulfate as the foaming agent.

All in all this is a jolly good range and I should add that both of my girls suffer with eczema, one considerably worse than the other, and the products didn’t seem to affect the skin condition in any adverse way.

All the products are £4.69 and as well as the shampoo, conditioner and bubble bath there’s also a body wash in Organic sweet orange. Yum

Also available are various gift sets.

The range is available from John Lewis as well as www.childsfarm.com

*Dislcosure – PR Samples*