Product Description & Benefits:
We had been promising an eczema cream to our clients for months and, finally, it is ready. It has the best anti-inflammatory actives available and we hope customers will benefit whether fighting psoriasis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, or other problems. Although the causes of skin inflammation in these conditions may be different, inflammation common to all of these afflictions should be alleviated. The cream has a lovely raspberry color, because of the strong color of the vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamine). It contains no fragrance or essential oils of any kind, but none are needed! The terms eczema, atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema are used to describe a chronic inflammatory skin disease with allergic causes, in which the skin itches and there is some scaling, crusting and/or oozing (rather than just erythema or inflammation). Skin affected by eczema is more prone to bacterial infection, as the skin barrier breaks, facilitating attack by microorganisms. People who have eczema also tend to have other manifestations of allergy, like allergic rhinitis or asthma. Atopic dermatitis is very frequent, affecting about 10% of the population, and it can start as early as 2 months of age. What can you do if you or a loved one has atopic dermatitis? It may help to avoid common allergens such as dust mites, animal danders and saliva, and pollen. Children can have food allergies so it is worthwhile to explore this aspect with the help of an MD, always remembering that the common "exclusion diets" where several common foods are avoided at a time can deprive the child of essential nutrients. Immunotherapy, i.e. desensitization by ""allergy shots"", does not seem to work for atopic dermatitis, in contrast to its relative success in treating patients with other allergic disorders. Avoid factors that may worsen atopic dermatitis: excessive bathing, low humidity environments, emotional stress, dry skin, rapid temperature changes, and exposure to solvents and detergents. Doctors do not agree on whether showering or bathing is preferable in patients with atopic dermatitis. Some recommend a hydrating bath followed by immediate application of emollients (oils) and others recommend a shower of short duration, which better removes surface antigens that may be acting as trigger factors. If you take baths you can add our Rosehip Seed Oil to the bath water. The itchiness of eczema leads to scratching, and scratching leads to rashes. This vicious circle must be stopped because the scratching can lead to permanent changes in the skin, including scars and infections. Although cortisone is a good idea for emergencies, it cannot be used long term because it may lead to skin thinning, depigmentation, and stretch marks. Also, corticosteroid will reach the blood stream, suppressing the activity of the adrenals. Evaporation of skin humidity leads to dry skin in patients with atopic dermatitis, and this is why skin hydration is a key component of overall management. Lotions have a high water and low oil contents, which can worsen dry skin via evaporation, thus triggering flares of eczema. Conversely, thick creams with low water content, or ointments, which have zero water content, protect better against dry skin (and eczema flares). Apply emollients immediately after bathing to keep the skin well hydrated. To alleviate the itching you can use calamine, or try our Rosehip Seed Oil or our Pomegranate Seed Oil, or take a warm bath with oat glucan and Rosehip Seed Oil. To decrease inflammation, use Alpha Bisabolol, White Willow Bark Extract, Chamomile, Rosehip Seed Oil, Beta Glucan (Oat). All are anti-inflammatories without the side effects of the corticosteroids.
This skin care active ingredient is made by a licensed, high-quality laboratory of skin care ingredients. Make Me Heal has partnered with leading laboratories and manufacturers of skin care ingredients to come up with the largest assortment of high-quality active ingredients that are effective for your skin. These ingredients are backed by scientific research and testing.
What's Do It Yourself (DIY) Skin Care?
DIY Skin Care is an emerging trend in the beauty world where consumers are taking control of their skin care regimen and are making their own home-based recipes of skincare products by combining scientifically proven active ingredients inside creams. DIY presents an opportunity to create affordable beauty products at your home and to try different ingredients to arrive at recipes that are the most optimal for your skin needs. You can use DIY to simply copy well-known, expensive creams and make your own cheaper home version, or to combine your favorite cream with an ingredient that you've found to be beneficial.
Directions For Use:
Apply as needed to clean, dry skin.
Water, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Sorbitol, Butylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, Rosehip (Rosa Affinis Rubiginosa) Oil, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Seed Oil, Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, Beta Glucan (D-beta 1,3-Glucan), Sodium Hyaluronate, Tetrahydrocurcuminoids, Xilytol, Luteolin, Liquorice, Quercetin, Boswellia Serrata, Polypodium Leucotomos, Andrographis Paniculata, Centella Asiatica, Cyanocobalamine, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Oil and Astaxanthin and Tocotrienols and Lycopene and alpha D-Tocopherol and Thioctic Acid and Lutein, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Dimethicone, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Diazolidinyl Urea, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben.