Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Live Clean Baby Review & Giveaway

I am always on the lookout for new, environmentally-friendly products, but at the same time I am always cautious when new products appear in mainstream drugstores.  There are so many products out there labeled as "green", "natural" and "environmentally-friendly" and sadly these terms are not regulated.  Any company can make these claims without any back-up required.

When I first saw Live Clean Baby in my local London Drugs, I picked up the packages, read through them, sniffed the bottles and put them back on the shelf.  I wasn't particularly in need of any personal care products for the boy and I'm always hesitant to try new products before doing a little bit of research (which is likely how you landed here).

But when Live Clean Baby offered me a chance to try out their products for the purposes of this review, I was more than happy to take them up on the offer.  Live Clean Baby is a Canadian Company that "promises performance with natural, gentle ingredients - caring for baby's delicate skin using plant based formulations enriched with certified organic botanicals that are safe for baby and safe for the earth."  I had the chance to try out three products from the Live Clean Baby line: the Fragrance Free Bar Soap, Moisturizing Body Lotion and the Non-Petroleum Jelly.  

I personally hate shower gel, so I was super excited to try a bar soap out on the boy.  The newest addition to the line, Live Clean Baby Bar Soap left us both feeling squeaky clean; no slimy residue on the skin, the soap lathered easily and all without any skin redness, itchiness or irritation.  The boy loves playing with the bar of soap, chasing it all around his ducky bath.  He cried momentarily when he rubbed his soapy hands in his eyes, but I probably would have too.  In terms of the environment, Live Clean Baby bar soap is made from 99% plant ingredients, SLS and sulfate free, paraben and preservative free, hypoallergenic and pediatrician tested.  And at only $6.99 for three bars, its definitely in my price range.
 
When it comes to creams and lotions I hate it admit it, but I'm an addict.  I have tons of half-full bottles of lotion floating around the house.  Live Clean mouisturizing baby lotion is 98% plant based, including extracts from Chamomile, Lavender and Aloe.  Although the lotion is thinner than I prefer, it absorbed quickly and left my skin feeling hydrated and cool with a gentle scent that reminded me of baby powder.  The boys skin felt moisturized in the morning, when applied after his evening bath, but it didn't seem to affect his eczema, for better or worse. 

The final product we tested out was the Live Clean Baby Non-Petroleum Jelly.  We use Aquaphor on a regular basis and I had hoped that this product might be able to tackle the boys eczema itch in the same way.  Unfortunately, this was not the case.  The Non-Petroleum jelly is made from 100% natural and sustainable ingredients and is smoother and not quite as sticky as either Vaseline and Aquaphor.  I used it primarily on the boys' chest and chin as a barrier; it seemed to help minimize rashes and drool discomfort from all the teething he's been subject to these days. I think Live Clean Baby Non-Petroleum Jelly has great potential as a barrier cream for diaper rash, fortunately I didn't have the need to test this theory out.

On the whole I was impressed with Live Clean Baby Products; they lived up to their claims, performed their functions well and with an average price of $6.99, Live Clean Baby products are available at a price that most of us can afford, while keeping the best interests of the Earth in mind.  I give Live Clean Baby products a 4/5.

Want to try Live Clean Baby out yourself?  We're giving away two full sets of the Live Clean Baby Collection!

Enter To Win:
The Full 'Live Clean Baby' Collection
(two to be awarded)

The First Entry is mandatory; all other entries will be disqualified if it is not included.  Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  

First Entry: Visit the Live Clean website and tell us which product you'd like to try.

Second Entry: Follow the Momma Stuff Blog via Google Friend Connect (left sidebar)

Third Entry:  Like the Momma Stuff Blog on Facebook


Fourth Entry: Follow the Momma Stuff Blog on Twitter and retweet this giveaway (once per day - leave a link) 

'Live Clean Baby' products are good for your babe and the environment - enter the #Giveaway @mommastuffblog #CMTT http://bit.ly/aCtpdg
 
Giveaway closes Sunday August 15th at 8pm.  Winner will be determined by a random number generator. Winner will be notified via email and the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new name will be drawn and contacted.

Contest is now closed.
Congratulations to our Winner - Comment #6 Jeanine

54 comments:

  1. I would definitely love to try the moisturizer - my son has sensitive skin and I'm always looking for gentle alternatives.

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  2. I would love to try the baby lotion.

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  3. I would like to try the tearless shampoo & wash. It looks like a good shampoo for my wiggly kids lol

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  4. I like you on FB (Jd drenchek-Scavo)

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  5. I follow and tweeted

    http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/19910904489

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  6. momma chong here would like to try the bar soap for when the boy comes to play at my house..checked out the site

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  7. Following on twitter & tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/crunchymamato2/status/19996977976

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  8. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20005789561

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  9. I would love to try the Live clean bar soap for my little one! Thanks for the chance

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I'm your newest GFC follower!

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I became a fan of Mommastuff blog on Facebook!
    Belinda Parker

    hottmomma_03(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20058870591

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  13. I would love to try the lotion. My oldest daughter has a constant rough patch of skin on each arm that doesn't seem to be helped by any other lotion. Maybe this would help

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  14. tweeted http://twitter.com/Miss_Scarlett99/statuses/20081036329

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  15. The baby wash, my son loves to play with bubbles in his bath!

    (lil_grrl_13@hotmail.com)

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  16. I am a Facebook fan!

    (lil_grrl_13@hotmail.com)

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  17. https://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20145961284

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  21. I would love to try the live clean bar soap for my babies because they do have sensitive skin.

    Thanks!
    princess.ella@live.ca

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  22. Following via GFC!

    Thanks
    princess.ella@live.ca

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  23. Daniella V likes you on facebook!!

    Thanks
    princess.ella@live.ca

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  24. Following and tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/PrincessaElla/status/20431321934

    Thanks
    princess.ella@live.ca

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  25. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20485799801

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  26. I have been wanting to try the soap!

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  27. https://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20558204453

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  28. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20639227945

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  32. http://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/20988109809

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  33. I would love to try the Tearless Shampoo and Body Wash

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  34. I would love to try the moisturizer and baby soap because my son has such sensitive skin.

    suzanneculp@gmail.com

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  35. I follow you on google friend connect.
    suzanneculp@gmail.com

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  36. I like The Momma Stuff Blog on facebook (Suzanne Culp-Veldpaus)

    suzanneculp@gmail.com

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  37. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/sveldpaus/statuses/21070230898

    suzanneculp@gmail.com

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  38. https://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/21081019934

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  39. I'd love to try the moisturizer ..my lil one is super sensitive and has some hard to get rid of dry patches :)

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  40. I follow you on twitter and tweeted
    http://twitter.com/SueBooBadoo/status/21121596531

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  41. https://twitter.com/mellanhead/status/21156502124

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  42. I would like to try the sweet pea - moisturizing liquid hand soap - debbielemaire@hotmail.com

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  43. I like the Momma Stuff Blog on Facebook
    ---by the way the google friend connect doesn't work right now...10:26 p.m. - August 14

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  44. I follow you on Twitter...here is my tweet!
    http://twitter.com/debbie7875/status/21196492481
    debbielemaire@hotmail.com

    I forgot to give my e-mail address for comment 51

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  45. I would love to try
    moisturizing baby bath

    sweetone62406 at hotmail.com

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  46. I follow and tweeted @sweetone624

    http://twitter.com/sweetone624/status/21236487831

    sweetone62406 at hotmail.com

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