I was kind of surprised when Eric of Bud Cosmetics wanted to send me these new products for review. Maybe he read that I was looking for a new shampoo and shower gel for my son after I finally gave up on Baby Bee? Anyway, it’s no secret that I share stuff with my son, particularly his shower gels. He doesn’t use my stuff though because well, he’s still a kid ya so those I use may not be suitable for him. But whatever he uses on his skin is good enough for me. (^_^)
Natural & Organic cosmetic certified according to ECOCERT standard
Buds for Kids by the way, is made in Malaysia. Yep! It’s from the same people who made Buds Baby products. Nearly 100% of the total ingredients in these products are from organic farming and so the products are all certified by ECOCERT Greenlife conforming to ECOCERT standard. The first thing that caught my eye was the design on the packaging – so colorful and cheery!
Buds for Kids: Orange Shower Gel 250ml S$17.95
Okay, I gotta admit that I love this too. Well, citrus is a favorite scent of mine and this one is really full of the smell because it contains pure organic sweet orange essential oil. It’s a great scent for that perk-me-up either in the morning or after a long, sweaty day. It foams really well too so when I used this on my son and myself, we both felt really fresh and clean afterwards. Plus, my skin didn’t feel dry too so it’s truly nice.
Buds for Kids: Orange Shampoo 250ml S$19.50
I didn’t try this because I think my hair needs a “more specific” type of shampoo. In any case, this one feels similar to the shower gel. In fact, the ingredients are very close and I thought they must as well just combine two in one because that’s so much more convenient and cost effective. But I guess there’s an obvious commercial reason for having two separate products huh?
Buds for Kids: Lavender Conditioner 100ml S$19.50
The orange shower gel and shampoo are for the boys while there is a lavender range for the girls. However, the company only made one conditioner in lavender for both boy and girls. The real deal is, young boys don’t really need to use a hair conditioner as often as girls for their short hair is naturally quite soft. In addition, the shampoo is quite mild so it doesn’t dry nor tangle up the hair either. However, I did use the conditioner for my son and he loves the lavender scent too. More importantly, he loves how smooth and soft his hair felt afterwards. I can also use this too for it works well for my short hair.
Build eco awareness in kids
According to the company, Buds for Kids is a range of toiletries created just for the environmentally aware kids of today. Well, seriously, I don’t know about that because I don’t think my son is really environmentally aware because I’m the one making all the decisions as to what products he should use. I started him on organic bathing products since he was a baby but I’ve never bothered to educate him about it. So he has no idea what ECOCERT means of course and he doesn’t care for the ingredients; the only thing that affects him is the smell. He loves this range because he said they make him smell like a walking orange. In his words, “I’M A FRUIT!”
Personally, I enjoyed bathing him in these products primarily because of the scent. Plus, they feel gentle to the skin and yet, foams well enough to remove all the dirt and perspiration. Definitely good for smelly little boys! The range, in my opinion, also isn’t so pricey. In fact, I would say the prices are reasonable compared to other organic range for kids and so I’ll be happy to replenish these in time to come for him and me. (~_^)
Buds for Kids is available in Singapore from Bud Cosmetics located at #03-32 Mandarin Gallery or #01-66 Square 2 in Novena. And of course the products are available at various locations in Malaysia. For a list of where to purchase in Malaysia, look up details on the Buds website.