I have no doubt that there are a lot of quality ingredients in this balm, but it just isn't working for us. I bought it for my 1 year old, who has been battling a scaly patch of dry skin on her cheek. Using this balm hasn't added moisture to her skin. It seems to be drying it out more. I am definitely disappointed....had high hopes that we would see improvement. I am going to try one of the other creams to see if we have better results.
Skin Relief Rx for Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, etc.
Skin Relief Rx treats your eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and itchy, dry skin topically with natural, healing botanicals such as Karanja*, Borage*, Calendula, Sea Buckthorn and Curcuma Xanthoriza* and Tamanu* oil--the most effective ingredients nature has to offer--all in a soothing, easy to spread salve. This concentrated, emollient balm hydrates deep down with exceptional penetration. Get fast and long lasting itch relief and help get your skin back to looking and feeling healthy. Fragrance-free, preservative-free and cruelty-free.
*Karanja Oil (Pongamia Glabra) is pressed from the seeds of the Pongam Tree. This cousin of Neem offers an array of similar therapeutic benefits to that of its pungent relative. Karanja Oil is prized for its insecticidal and antiseptic properties and is often used in pet care for the treatment of fleas, mange, and scabies. In skin care, Karanja Oil is used to treat eczema, psoriasis, skin ulcers, dandruff or to promote wound healing.
*Borage Oil is extracted from seeds of the Borage plant, or starflower. This oil has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years. Used topically, it’s said to treat acne and similar minor bacterial eruptions, as well as more long-term skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis. The magic potion in borage seed oil is a fatty acid called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid which helps to reduce inflammation and moisture loss from the skin--thus reducing scaliness and itchiness, and increasing skin’s feeling of suppleness. It also provides a barrier against some of the triggers that can cause flare ups to worsen, such as exposure to sunlight and dry air.
*Curcuma Xanthorrhiza grows in Southeast Asia and is a member of the Zingiberaceae (ginger family). This beautiful plant is sometimes referred to as Javanese Turmeric or temu lawak. The rhizome and root of this plant contain beneficial constituents that have been used traditionally in the treatment of acne and skin inflammations as used in Thai traditional medicine. More recently studies have demonstrated antioxidative, detoxifying and anticarcinogenic characteristics. Several studies have also demonstrated antimicrobial efficacy, expecially against the staphylococcus aureus bacteria.
*Tamanu oil is derived from the large, blonde nuts of the Ati tree and has been used by natives of South East Asia and the Pacific Islands for centuries as a cure-all for any kind of skin problem because of its antineuralgic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic and antioxidant properties. Tamanu oil is known as a pharmacy in a bottle because it works more effectively against bacterial and fungal infections than many anti-biotics. Tamanu is also one of the most effective agents in promoting the formation of new tissue, thereby accelerating wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. This property, "cicatrization", makes the oil perfect for those suffering from acne, rashes, sunburn, insect bites and eczema, not to mention as a daily standby for razor nicks to speed healing and avoid scarring.
Please note: This balm was created to provide relief for irritated skin, however, it will not fix the root of the problem. If symptoms persist wtih continued use, it is posssible that you have a leaky gut. Leaky gut syndrome (increased intestinal permeability) is a condition that comes about when the health of the gut is out of balance. When the body doesn’t tolerate a food or has created antibodies to that food, ingesting it creates a chronic, low-level irritation or inflammation in the gut. Over time, with regular exposure, the irritation worsens and creates spaces between the cells. These holes allow bacteria and their toxins, as well as incompletely digested proteins and fats, to “leak” out of the gut and into the bloodstream--this sets the stage for a myriad of health problems, including rashes and skin problems, like eczema and psoriasis. Fortunately, the gut has the ability to heal very quickly if certain protocols are followed. However, you should seek advice from a health practitioner who specializes in functional medicine for proper diagnosis and treatment.
For infants or children suffering with dermatitis/eczema, this article written by Dr. Mark Sloan may be helpful: http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/unintended-consequences-cesarean-section-the-gut-microbiota-and-child-health/
This is a miracle in a jar. It has really helped my problem spots - nearly completely cleared up after about three weeks of use. It started working immediately. I live in the midwest, and have a hunch that this is going to be my go-to cream for winter months and dry skin.
Definitely helps the dry skin on my elbows.