When it comes to children’s personal care products, I have a pretty stringent list of requirements. I want the products to be fun for my children. I want them to work great. And above all else, I want them to be natural. So when I learned about TruKid, a phenomenal company that provides natural products for all of a child’s personal care needs, I knew I had to learn more. I was thrilled when I was given a chance to review the line for myself.
I received a sensational box of TruKid products containing the TruKid shampoo, conditioner, body wash, detangler, face wash, hand wash, hand lotion, sunscreen lotion tube and sunscreen stick to review. As I pulled the products out, I immediately noticed the bright and cheerful colours of the bottles. TruKid products are ingeniously colour-coordinated so that grabbing the right bottle at wash-up time is quick and easy. The blue colour is used for cleansing products like shampoo and hand wash, green is used for nourishing products like conditioner and lotion, and orange is used for sun protection. In addition to the cleverly coloured bottles, simple symbols on the labels let pre-readers know whether products are meant for hands, face, body or hair.
I absolutely loved the cute names that each product boasted. From Silly Shampoo to Dancing Detangler, the names were energetic and very child-friendly. My personal favourite was the Helping Hand Wash. What a friendly way to label a child’s hand soap!
The packaging had definitely impressed me, but the products themselves were what I really wanted to experience. All of the TruKid products are formulated without SLS, parabens, 1-4 Dioxane, BPA, phalates or gluten. The natural ingredients sounded wonderful, so I really wanted to see just how effective the formulations were.
TruKid products are known for their incredible smell, and I knew why as soon as I opened one of the bottles. The entire line smells absolutely edible! Both Zackary and Benjamin immediately insisted on applying the Happy Face & Body Lotion and it smelled so good as I dabbed small amounts on their hands that I just had to use it as well! The lotion absorbed quickly, left my hands nice and soft and delighted me with its fruity aroma for at least an hour after I applied it.
The shampoo and conditioner both smelled just as wonderful, and Zackary enjoyed the scent so much that he has insisted on using the TruKid haircare for every single bath he has had since receiving the products. I also use the Bubbly Body Wash as bubble bath, and I have been very impressed by the high amount of long-lasting bubbles that the product creates. Often natural body wash and bubble bath tends to produce fewer bubbles, but that definitely wasn’t the case with the TruKid body wash!
The Helping Hand Wash and Friendly Face Wash are a great way to start teaching children about routine hygiene. Zackary currently rebels against washing his face, so I usually just dab a little face wash on a wet washcloth and wipe his face gently. The hand wash is sensational and Zackary uses it multiple times throughout the day. I especially like that both the face wash and hand wash feature a pump-top dispenser so that even young children can wash their hands and face all by themselves!
Since I have two boys, I didn’t have a child that could test the Dancing Detangler. So I stepped up and decided to take on the job myself. Am I ever glad that I did! My long hair tends to get horribly tangled at the back overnight (I think it gets caught on my necklace as I sleep), and I often have to spend a full five minutes brushing out the tangles each morning. The Dancing Detangler made the job so much quicker and easier, and I got to enjoy the great fruity scent too!
Here in snow-covered Saskatchewan we don’t have a need for sunscreen just yet, but I did apply a small amount of sunscreen on Benjamin’s arms and face to test the ease of application. The Sunny Days Face & Body Stick is especially easy to apply. I completely love the twist-up stick of sunscreen and it makes applying the product to the face (never an easy task with children) so much easier. In fact, Zackary found the application process so novel that he insisted on putting sunscreen on each of his cheeks just for fun! Both products absorbed nicely without a heavy, greasy feel.
It’s official. Our entire family loves the TruKid product line. Zackary enjoys the great smell and fun packaging, while I enjoy the gentle, natural effectiveness. Even my husband occasionally uses the TruKid products; he loves the smell of the hand wash and hand lotion as much as the kids! For children’s personal care products that get children excited about washing up and give parents peace of mind, check out TruKid today!
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