Skin issues are something absolutely no-one wants to deal with. The first thing most of us think of when we hear "skin issues" are the dry patches of skin we find when we're drying off after our shower or hormonal breakouts caused by that time of the month & menopause. Our skin changes tremendously as we head into menopausal years and needs a little extra tlc. Some of us have more severe skin issues that refuse to go away no matter how many lotions and potions the dermatologist prescribes. We have two main products that work great for a handful of these skin issues. These two products specifically target skin issues such as eczema, acne, keratosis pilaris, psoriasis, and dry, callused skin.
The first product we have formulated specifically for these topical skin issues is our 35% Urea Skin Cream. This cream contains great, natural ingredients that have been specifically chosen because of their great skin benefits.
Some of the main ingredients that we love are; Urea, Horse Chestnut Extract, Salicylic Acid 1.5%, MSM, & Sake Extract.This cream is meant to be layered underneath your lotion. Simply put a thin layer over the problem areas on your body and top off with your daily moisturizer or body butter.
Urea is naturally present in healthy skin. The best way to describe urea is it's a moisturizer and chemical exfoliant wrapped into one. It is a humectant which helps skin retain moisture. This ingredient helps the dead skin shed & new skin absorb and hold more moisture. Urea also helps to reduce callus buildup and sooth itchy skin.
Horse Chestnut Extract's main component is Aescin. It is known to help blood flow to the surface of the skin-improving circulation by strengthening capillaries.
Salicylic Acid 1.5% softens and sloughs off the top layer of dead skin cells allowing the urea to penetrate the skin easily & help to sooth your problem areas.
MSM is considered nature's beauty mineral. It has a high sulfur content (no odor) which plays a major part in the body's ability to produce collagen. It acts as an anti-inflammatory & detoxifies the skin. MSM improves the overall health of your skin.
Sake Extract 6% is full of vitamins, amino acids, & minerals that brighten, tighten, and soften your skin. A long held Japanese tradition is bathing in sake to achieve flawless skin.
The second product that we adore for helping with those skin issues is our Fruit Enzyme Body Polish. This polish exfoliates with sugar, natural AHAs, BHAs, & Urea. We've covered those amazing benefits of urea so now lets dig into the benefits of AHAs & BHAs. You're probably thinking what in the heck are those?
AHAs (Alpha-Hydroxy Acid) are water-soluble acids made from sugary fruits. These acids help to peel away that dead surface of your skin, allowing this wonderful new & evenly pigmented layer to take its place. AHAs will leave your skin feeling much smoother to the touch which we all love!
Now for those BHAs (Beta-Hydroxy Acid). Similar to AHAs, BHAs are chemical exfoliators that loosen the dead skin cells helping them slough off. Why add BHAs if we've already added AHAs? The reason for that is Beta-Hydroxy Acid is also an anti-aging ingredient! The BHAs actually work inside the pores to dissolve keratin plugs & regulate keratinization. Examples of where BHAs really work their magic in this body polish is for someone with keratosis pilaris on the upper arms, dry flaky skin on your body, or acne on your chest or back.