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

  • 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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  • See Through the Smokescreen about Sunscreen to Find Baby-Safe Protection

    See Through the Smokescreen about Sunscreen to Find Baby-Safe Protection

    Parents today are floating amidst a sea of controversy and confusion about proper sun protection for children. Frequent questions range from:  “How much sun protection do children really need?” to “What on earth is a nano-particle anyway?” Many parents know that most sun damage occurs before the age of 18 and that preventing sunburn is […]

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    Immunity – Benefits of Touch & Massage

    Touch is your baby’s most highly developed sense at birth, and was the first sense her brain registered during gestation. Because of this, and because touch is the most ancient sense from an evolutionary perspective, it is known as the mother of the senses. This ancient sense allows you to reassure, nurture and build your […]

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  • Healthier Skin for a Stronger Immune System

    Healthier Skin for a Stronger Immune System

    Proper skincare for baby’s most formative early years is an essential component to health and a proactive approach to enhanced immunity. As the body’s first line of defense against harmful elements, and the producer of important immune chemicals like interleukin and interferon, healthy skin is integral to the strength of the immune system, and actively […]

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    The Functions of Baby Skin

    Though your child’s skin will eventually perform all of the functions of your skin, her skin is quite different from yours in ways that are not immediately evident. The most important difference is that the functional development of baby skin is delayed. It is most vulnerable during the first year, and remains extremely delicate during […]

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    Increased Skin Permeability = Increased Health Risks

    The skin is a selectively permeable membrane. This means the body has some control over what substances pass through the skin’s surface, and what substances are ushered out through sweat. Your baby’s skin becomes more selectively permeable as she grows, but since the most marked difference in thickness seems to occur around the 30th week […]

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