Guest Blogger

Kim Walls

Kim Walls

Kim Walls, M.S., is the CEO of Episencial® and creator of the Epicuren® Baby and Episencial skincare products and philosophy. A second-generation skincare expert from the family that developed the world- renowned Epicuren® anti-aging skincare products, she now combines her environmental activism with expertise in clinical skincare and nutritional science to develop green, effective skincare for pregnant women and children. For more than a decade, Walls has honed her perspective focusing on botanically-based skincare and transdermal nutrient absorption as a pathway to improved health and beauty for women and children. She shares her experience internationally with dermatologists and estheticians, as well as childbirth and postpartum professionals, underscoring the relationship between optimum health and skincare. Now through Episencial, she is dedicated to sharing that knowledge with new and growing families to support the enhanced health and immunity that effective, all natural products can provide.

Kim’s strong, personal commitment to organic and environmentally-responsible living is at the core of Episencial’s high standards for green manufacturing and product development. As the mother of two young boys, she has coupled her innate understanding of the importance of sustainability with her post-graduate work in biochemical and nutritional sciences to establish a new standard in skincare research and products that supports lasting health for today’s families.

Kim is a spokesperson not only for Episencial, but for her broader mission to support actively healthy parenting for a new Vivid Green Generation™. A sought after industry advisor to leading health advocacy organizations, a featured speaker on television and at industry events, a contributor to high-traffic websites such as www.drgreene.com, and www.mindfulmama.com, and as an author of articles for published books and periodicals, Kim offers her more than 15 years experience in the health and wellness industry to generate environmental skincare awareness in support of Episencial’s mission.

Website:

episencial.com

Blog Posts by Kim Walls

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    pH and Common Baby Skin Conditions

    Nearly every baby will experience some form of rash in the first year – ranging from baby acne to eczema and diaper rash. While there are varying causes of these problems, some known and many unknown, one thing we know for sure is that a skin problem is nearly always associated with an imbalance in […]

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  • Probiotics and Skin pH

    Probiotics and Skin pH

    Baby’s skin is literally teaming with micro-flora (bacteria) within 48 hours after birth. That is a good thing! While most of our internal body cavities are functionally sterile, the health of those areas that come into direct contact with the outside world – such as through the air we breath and food we eat – […]

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  • Tear Free Cleansers and pH

    Does My Baby Need “No More Tears”™ Shampoo?

    Skin pH, while a hugely important topic for baby skin health, can be one of the least understood subject matters by new parents. This is a scenario where some of our most basic tenets of healthy body function can be overlooked due to the influence of popular marketing ideas, combined with a solid dose of […]

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  • Baby Skin - From Water to Air

    Baby Skin – From Water to Air

    Baby skin is significantly different from adult skin. It can be five times thinner than adult skin and its basic functions – from producing protective skin oils to making enough melanin to provide natural sun protection – haven’t fully kicked in. In fact, skin is one of the few organs that isn’t fully developed at […]

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  • Personal Care to Support Optimal Skin pH

    Personal Care to Support Optimal Skin pH

    One of the most important factors to consider when choosing personal care products for baby is the pH of those products. pH refers to the acid-base scale, with water and most internal body fluids being at or near a pH of 7. Acids are low on the scale and bases are high on the scale. […]

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  • skin to skin breastfeeding

    Skin to Skin to Support Breastfeeding

     The first hour after birth is often referred to as the “Magical Hour.” A baby placed on her mother’s chest right after being born tends to show nine distinct stages of bonding including relaxation and rooting to suckle. Studies have shown that this beautiful early bonding correlates to babies who breastfeed more easily and often. […]

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    The Micro Flora Element of Skin to Skin

    When it comes to your skin, squeaky clean is not necessarily best. Although it’s easy to equate a good lather with good health, the well-being of our entire system is dependent upon the right balance between good bacteria and potentially harmful bacteria. Our bodies contain literally millions of healthy micro flora (otherwise known as bacteria) […]

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  • Skin to Skin After a C-Section

    Skin to Skin After a C-Section

    In the United States Cesarean sections are performed on about a third of women giving birth, more than in any other country. The routine practice after surgery is to separate the mother and baby which interferes with skin-to-skin contact. Even after a C-section, there are many benefits to having mom hold her baby as early […]

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  • Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    Skin to Skin Benefits for Postpartum Depression

    It’s not uncommon to experience the “baby blues” after giving birth. The sudden shift in hormones, the lack of sleep and the transition into parenthood can all contribute to feelings of anxiety – even sadness, or being overwhelmed. Postpartum depression can be more than just a serious case of the blues; it can interfere with […]

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  • What is skin to skin

    What is Skin to Skin Care?

    The most classic definition of ‘Skin-to-Skin Care’ (which is the same as ‘Kangaroo Care’) refers specifically to sessions of 60 minutes of continuous touch between baby and mom in the first moments, hours and days after baby is born. First, baby is placed on mother’s chest immediately after birth, where the cascade of normal hormonal […]

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