Product DescriptionThis is a repair moisturiser designed to be used to help the skin recover, without ingrown hair, after waxing. We use the Udder Cream base and then added extra ingredients to help prevent the pores becoming contaminated and ingrown hair developing.
We suggest applying the cream just as you would a normal moisturizer for a few days following waxing.
Aqua, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Based Emulsifying Wax), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalene (Olive), Allantoin, Whey Protein, Coconut Fatty Acid, Palm Fatty Acid, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Piroctone Olamine, Acetum (Apple Cider Vinegar), Mel (Honey), Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
|Aqua||When we were told that we have to call our purified water “Aqua” we thought they were kidding. But we can’t fight bureaucracy. So we aren’t trying to be fancy, but we do need to call our water “Aqua” sometimes.|
|Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil||High in the types of fatty acids needed for troubled skin.|
|Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera)||Aloe Vera. Most people already know the healing and soothing benefits of Aloe Vera. We loved it before we made skin care, and we love it in our creams.|
|Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant Based Emulsifying Wax)||Creams are made from a mix of purified water and oils so as to be more moisturising than oil alone. To hold water and oils together, they need an emulsifying wax. We use a plant based wax that allows the water and oils to stay together.|
|Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil||OWe used coconut oil as a stabiliser, it also helps to moisturise the skin.|
|Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil||Wonderfully healthy for the skin. So many benefits, it might be best to Google "Olive Oil Skin" instead.|
|Squalene (Olive)||One of our favourite moisturising oils. It helps leave your skin moisturised and dewy. It is good for all skin types, including acne prone skin.
Our body produces a small amount of squalene, but the amount diminishes when we get older, starting in our twenties. Squalene is required for our skin to keep it moisturised and fight aging. It is also a unique antioxidant from olives that protects our skin from free-radical damages.
Since Olive squalene's composition is very similar to human sebum, it can penetrate our skin very quickly to help our skin to fight dryness. It enhances skin elasticity and moisture retention.
|Allantoin||Comfrey Root has long been known as a healing plant. Allantoin was identified as the part of the plant that performed this function and it has since been synthesised to make it more concentrated and effective. So the allantoin we use is the pure ingredient. Allantoin has been termed a cell proliferant in texts such as the "United States Dispensatory". It is said to clean away dead tissue, hastening the growth of new healthy tissue. Allantoin has been also termed a counter irritant. Allantoin produces its desirable effects by promoting and speeding up the healthy, natural processes of the body. It helps the skin to help itself. It is also promoted as preventing lines and wrinkles by assisting skin repair.|
|Whey Protein||We use an ingredient that combines some fatty acids with a type of whey protein which acts to control bacteria on the skin. This is a natural and health way of helping acne prone skin.|
|Coconut Fatty Acid||This is a fatty acid. Fatty acids are the “good acids” in our bodies, like Omega 3 Fatty Acids. The type of coconut fatty acid we use helps prevent bacteria on the skin in a natural way. Fatty acids are also used in anti-ageing preparations as well, so that is an extra benefit.|
|Palm Fatty Acid||This is a fatty acid. Fatty acids are the “good acids” in our bodies, like Omega 3 Fatty Acids. The type of coconut fatty acid we use helps prevent bacteria on the skin in a natural way. Fatty acids are also used in anti-ageing preparations as well so that is an extra benefit.|
|Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E)||We use the more expensive, natural Vitamin E in our creams, not synthetic. Natural Vitamin E has up to twice the bioavailability of synthetic forms. Vitamin E has antioxidant action as well as free radical scavenger properties. Abundant assortments of researchers from diversified medical fields have theorized that this can slow the aging process. (Sources: Skin Pharmacology and Applied Skin Physiology, November-December 2001, and Free Radical Biology and Medicine, October 1999).|
|Piroctone Olamine||Piroctone Olamine is an anti-yeast ingredient. Non-irritating, it also helps keep the cream free from bacteria and mould.|
|Acetum (Apple Cider Vinegar)||We added this originally to lower pH to that of the skin. But we also love the smell of the cream with this and honey.|
|Mel (Honey)||Honey is great for the skin and a natural anti-bacterial. However, we love it most for the balance it gives to the Apple Cider Vinegar which we also use. This makes for a beautiful smelling cream without fragrance.|
|Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier)||A lot of our customers are small. So small in fact that they have sometimes mistaken the creams their mums or dad’s put on the nappy change table for food. So we always choose the most edible ingredients we can. Polysorbates are used in a lot of foods like Mayonnaise, Ice-cream etc to hold the cream and water together. We use them to help with the same thing.|
|Sambucus Nigra (Elderberry) Extract||"Elderberry Salves" and ointments have again been used for centuries as a home remedy for Eczema, particularly in Europe. Like many home remedies (but not all), scientists have since narrowed down why Elderberry extract is so effective. The tannins and viburnic acid in elderberries provide its anti-inflammatory properties. The tannins and Undeclylenic Acid also helps prevent bacteria which can easily infect the broken skin of eczema.|
|Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil||We use natural Lavender Oil. A number of recent studies have found Lavender Oil beneficial for wound healing ((Hartman & Coetzee 2002, Kerr 2002). Lavender oil also a good anti-bacterial on the skin, especially on the type of bacteria that can cause acne (Zu et al 2010). It is also moderately active against two of the principal fungi that can cause skin problems such as athlete’s foot and ringworm (Trycophyton rubrum and T. mentagrophytes) (Cassella et al 2002), and highly active against a third, Candida albicans (D’Auria et al 2005). A Japanese study reported that lavender oil inhibited the generation of singlet oxygen, which causes the most damage in response to UVA/UVB radiation (Sakurai et al 2005). This suggests that the regular use of lavender oil in skin preparations could suppress the aging effects of sunlight on the skin. Lavender oil has shown excellent antioxidant activity in several assays (Yang et al 2010).
On some websites Lavender is claimed to be a photo-sensitizer. Studies have actually found that Lavender oil is not photosensitizing on the skin (Opdyke 1976 p451) and the reports that it is seem to be based on a confusion with another study of a photo allergy reported by just one individual ((Goiriz et al 2007)).
Lavender Oil can be very beneficial for people in helping blemished skin. Not everyone appreciates its scent however, and so we don’t use it as widely as we otherwise might.
|Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil||A calming and soothing oil for the skin when diluted.|
|Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract||Cosmetic creams need to stay pure from bacteria. That is why ingredients like Parabens etc are used by a lot of companies. These work great at achieving their aim, but a lot of our “customers” are very young children. Sometimes accidents happen and so we aim to make our creams as food like as possible. We worked for over a year to develop a preservation system based on Hop Extract. All our creams have now been checked for preservative efficacy using the British Pharmacopeia test. We are very proud that we are probably one of the first companies to develop this natural and edible anti-bacterial system into our creams.|
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