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

  • Coming Full Circle: Immunity is more than science, it is also a state of mind… and touch

    Coming Full Circle: Immunity is more than science, it is also a state of mind… and touch

    As parents, we know the first five years of a child’s life are the foundation for developing knowledge, skills, behavior and emotions. One of the first ways babies experience the world is through touch – making their tender, delicate skin, and its care, so significant to their overall health and development. The grooming rituals created […]

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  • Immune Support from the Inside and the Outside: 3 Pathways

    Immune Support from the Inside and the Outside: 3 Pathways

    The front line defenses of the immune system are located at the respiratory system (lungs), the digestive system (stomach) and the skin.  These three areas are where harmful elements such as germs, viruses and toxins are introduced into the body, so it is no surprise they are where our body’s strongest defenses are housed.  One […]

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  • Active Ingredients for Healthy Skin Immunity

    Active Ingredients for Healthy Skin Immunity

    As a parent, you can carefully select hydrating, nourishing and protective all-natural ingredients, which specifically and safely help support skin immunity proper moisture and nutritional balance to support skin health.

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  • Immune Functions of Skin

    Immune Functions of Skin

    This year’s flu strain is making headlines.  While the media debates the effectiveness and safety of the upcoming vaccine for our children, we’d like to add to your toolbox with a few natural approaches to preventing sickness and boosting immunity!

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  • Skin Immunity

    Skin Immunity

    is more than a protective cover, its healthy condition is vital to the functions of our whole immune system. In addition to creating a barrier against the elements, the skin houses immune cells and produces antibodies.  It is also one of the body’s 3 main systems for eliminating toxins, along with the lungs and digestive […]

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  • Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?

    Are Your Baby’s Products Free From the Bad Stuff?

    The recent news may cause you to have questions about the products you are using to care for your baby’s skin and hair.  But I urge moms to go beyond the boycott. Choose all-natural products.  But, if you can’t, skip the baby shampoo and just use water and a washcloth.  Pediatricians have long recommended plain […]

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  • Teaching Kids to care about and even embrace Safe Sunscreen practices

    Teaching Kids to care about and even embrace Safe Sunscreen practices

    So the moment of truth arrives.  The reality is, a lot of kids really don’t like and resist applying sunscreen.  I know, I have two boys and sometimes it is a frustrating process.  Patience, as with all things, is key.  So is a bit of understanding and good old fashioned ingenuity.  Here’s a bit of […]

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  • Foods that fight sun damage

    Foods that fight sun damage

    We all have heard the phrase, beauty begins on the inside.  But did you know you can actually decrease the risk of sunburn by loading up on fruits and veggies and other nutrient rich foods?  Its true!

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  • Creating a Healthy Sunscreen Balance -- Vitamin D and Skin Color

    Creating a Healthy Sunscreen Balance — Vitamin D and Skin Color

    Over the past 150,000 years, skin color has evolved depending on the migration patterns of our ancestors.   Skin pigmentation changed to ensure our ability to adapt to new environmental and geographical regions.  As civilizations and technology evolved, making it far easier to move from one place to another, we migrated out toward the poles, dispersing […]

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  • Don’t Shield Yourself from the Truth: Uncovering the Myths about Safe Sunscreen

    Don’t Shield Yourself from the Truth: Uncovering the Myths about Safe Sunscreen

    Today we’re going to define some terms and talk about some of the ugly truths about the sunscreen industry.  Some of it may seem familiar, but read carefully – those labels can be pretty tricky.  Here’s a primer on what to look for which choosing safe, effective products for your little ones.

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