A Cortisone free alternative for the temporary relief of dry, red, rough, itchy and inflamed skin associated with Eczema, Dermatitis & Psoriasis.
CHICKWEED SKIN REPAIR (for itchy skin) - 60 mL
A Cortisone free alternative for the temporary relief of dry, red, rough, itchy and inflamed skin.
Chickweeds soothing properties soften the skin so cools and calms itching and dryness commonly experienced with eczema, psoriasis & dermatitis.
Chickweed – Anti-itch and skin soothing properties traditionally used for eczema, psoriasis, & inflammatory skin conditions
Calendula – Anti-fungal & anti-inflammatory, used to treat inflamed skin conditions & eczema.
Chamomile – Anti-allergic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, used to treat wounds, bacterial skin conditions and eczema.
Suitable for newborns to adults
*In babies, eczema may affect cheeks, limbs or entire body. In adults, is often more patchy areas.
*A gluten-free and dairy free diet is specifically recommended for recovery from eczema.
- Lovingly crafted with nature's finest organic ingredients
- Beautifully nourishing and hydrating with 69.8% of total ingredients from Organic Farming and remaining from natural origin
- Hypo-allergenic, so good for the most sensitive skin
- Non greasy, readily absorbed, fast acting
- No silicone, no parabens, no sulphates
- No artificial preservative
- No artificial fragrance; natural peach fragrance
- No artificial colouring
Chickweed (for itchy) Skin Repair - 60mL
What is Chickweed?
Stellaria media, commonly known as CHICKWEED is a low growing plant with pointed
oval leaves and small white flowers that grows wild throughout Europe and North America.
What it does?
Assists in managing unhealthy skin associated with conditions like eczema
Helps to alleviate dry, red, itching skin and repair damaged skin.
Chickweed may be effective for treating these conditions because it
contains relatively large amounts of vitamins, including the antioxidant
vitamin C, and flavonoids (as noted by the University of Michigan Health System).
It also contains the omega-6 fatty acid gamma-linolenic acid, which may
reduce inflammation (according to the University of Maryland Medical Centre).
How to Use
Apply to affected area 3 times daily.
Active Ingredients: Chamomilla 12x
Contains:Chickweed herbal extract (Stellaria Media),Certified Organic Calendula herbal plant extract, Certified Organic Chamomile Infused oil, Tocopherol (Vit E).
Preservatives Benzyl Alcohol (and) Salicylic Acid (and) Glycerin (and) Sorbic Acid.
UNDERSTANDING BENZYL ALCOHOL - A NATURAL PRESERVATIVE
If you look at where most consumers go for information about cosmetic ingredients and preservatives (http://www.ewg.org/skindeep) you will see the following re Benzyl Alcohol: Zero risk of Cancer, Zero Risk of Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity, Ultra Low risk of Allergies & Immunotoxicity, Use restrictions are unlimited by legislation. Over all risk rating of 5 (Moderate).
Benzyl alcohol is produced naturally by many plants and is commonly found in edible food such as apricots, cranberries, cocoa, honey, mushrooms, and snap peas and and in green and black tea (up to 5 mg/kg). It is also found in a variety of essential oils including jasmine and ylang-ylang.
All test on these ingredients in toxicology studies are done at 100% concentration. It is a Bacteraic Static Ingredient and not a Biocidal Preservative.
Let us use the absurd comparison that Oxygen is toxic at 100% concentration. 6-10 minutes of pure Oxygen exposure has been reported to give the following symptoms: Dazed and lip-twitching; paraesthesiae (a sensation of tingling, tickling, prickling, pricking, or burning of a person's skin with no apparent long-term physical effect.); vertigo; "Diaphragmatic spasm"; Severe nausea. We wouldn't be telling kids not to breath. This is the trouble with the internet. A little distorted information goes a long way.
Benzyl alcohol is commonly used as the preservative in multidose injectable pharmaceutical preparations. For this purpose,concentrations in the range of 0.5-2% are used and the amount of benzyl alcohol injected is generally very well tolerated. Bacteriostatic Water (bacteriostatic water for injection) is sterile water containing 0.9% benzyl alcohol that is used to dilute or dissolve medications and the benzyl alcohol suppresses or stops the growth of most potentially contaminating bacteria. The Bacteriostatic Water can be used for diluting drugs that can subsequently be administered by intravenous, intramuscular, or subcutaneous injection. There are few side effects, if any, in adults. It is not used for neonatal medications because of possible toxicity of benzyl alcohol. Deaths in neonates have been associated with administration of 99-234 mg/kg/day benzyl alcohol.
In this situation mentioned above you most certainly don't want to inject very large quantities of fluids containing concentrations at 0.9% into neonatal Babies (referring to an infant in the first 28 days after birth), and so maybe you could draw the conclusion "that benzyl alcohol is dangerous for babies and young children" if you inject it into their blood stream. If they injected any of our formulations into any baby we still wouldn't reach the same level of Benzyl Alcohol as in Sterile Bacteriostatic Water.
Here is a peer reviewed article on Benzyl Alcohol toxicity in neonatal children. http://www.uic.edu/pharmacy/centers/drug_information_center/faq/benzyl.php