We have had great feedback about our vegan balm which is excellent for eczema, or where skin is dry, red, itchy and inflamed.
A careful blend of plant oils, that nourish, soothe and calm inflammation and help with itching.
Does not sting, unlike many creams and lotions.
Does not contain chemicals or steroids.
Calendula flowers have been macerated in organic high oleic sunflower oil. Calendula is known for its healing qualities as it has antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties that stimulate the immune system and enhance the body's fight against infection. It quickly helps skin tissue repair and minimises scar formation.
Seabuckthorn berries have anti-inflammatory properties and are full of nutrients including vits A, K, E, C, B1, B2, folic acid, essential fatty acids and minerals.
Starflower oil also known as borage oil is even higher in gamma linolenic acid (GLA) than evening primrose oil. People with eczema often have difficulties converting linoleic acid (LA) into GLA which is needed to create prostaglandins which strengthen cell membranes and therefore the immune system. When not enough prostaglandins are produced the skin becomes very dry and wrinkled and therefore itchy. Topically applied GLA has a positive impact on chronic dry skin and other skin conditions.
Apricot kernel oil is great for sensitive skin which is dry and inflamed. It has B17 and enhances skin elasticity, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Tea tree oil helps to prevent infection and reduce itching.
Peppermint oil is cooling and used to treat general itchiness and hives. It contains anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties when applied to skin.
Lavender oil has calming, cooling, soothing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Directions: Use topically two or three times a day. It is especially important to use after showering which can dry out the skin.
This is not a medicine or drug. If symptoms persist, seek professional assistance.
We have added this link to the BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-11564662 for your interest. It raises the issue of aqueous cream that is frequently recommended by doctors for eczema as inappropriate, because its main ingredient SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), is a known skin irritant and also thins the skin by 10%. It also contains liquid paraffin (mineral oil) which creates a barrier on the skin, which blocks the pores and does not allow the skin to breathe and so toxins are not released.