Monday, 28 June 2010

GUEST REVIEW: Halos and Horns

Our regular contributor, Emma from Mellow Mummy has been busy reviewing Halo N Horns with her Tot Tester, so what did they think of this affordable range?

I'm a mum to a young daughter with sensitive skin and mild eczema and I became a fan of the Halos n Horns range of children's skincare when she was a small baby as their products are free from the nasty chemicals that are found in many skincare products and so they are much kinder to her skin.

In the past we've used the Halos n Horns Baby Wash, but now that my daughter is a little older, I thought I'd try her with their Mango Melon Mayhem Shampoo & Conditioner. The product is an all-in-one shampoo and conditioner which will be handy as my daughter's hair grows longer. The product is a gentle green colour and it smells like tropical fruit juice which makes bath time great fun for all of us! It is a very effective shampoo and is gentle enough that you can use it as a body-wash as well.

The Mango Melon Mayhem Shampoo & Conditioner is free from SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulphate), Parabens and Pthalates. Designed by the parent of a child with ezcema, all of the Halos n Horns products try to replace as many of these potentially-irritant chemicals with plant-based alternatives to give you peace of mind. In many cases, as with this shampoo, it means that you have to work a bit harder to get a lather than you would with a product containing SLS, but I strongly believe that it is worth the effort.

We have also recently started using the Halos n Horns Toothy Fruity Toothpaste. The toothpaste is SLS-free which means that it doesn't froth in the mouth as easily as a traditional toothpaste, but with 1450ppm of fluoride (the government recommendation) it leaves you with the peace of mind that if your child does swallow any of the toothpaste, they'll not be ingesting so many chemicals.

The Halos n Horns toothpaste is a bright red colour and tastes like strawberry milkshake syrup! It has made my daughter that little bit more interested in tooth-brushing time.

You can buy Halos n Horns products from most big supermarkets. The shampoo retails at around £2.69 and the toothpaste from £2.29.

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