Creams for skin prone to psoriasis
Below is our advice, but you can also keyword search customer reviews for first hand tips.
Which calendula cream to use for skin prone to psoriasis?
Calendula Cream (orange label) This is our original product, it's been around the longest and has most customer reviews. It is fragranced with essential oils and is whipped to make it feel soft and quite luxurious. If you want something as a daily moisturiser - particularly for the face or for mild psoriasis this is probably for you. It can be used on the scalp and left on for a few hours. It's easier to wash out of hair than the products listed below because it is free of beeswax. It's not suitable for under 3s because of the essential oil content.
Calendula and Marshmallow Balm (purple label) This has the same amount of calendula as the above product, but has additional marshmallow root extract. Marshmallow is a superb emollient so we think this will a be better option for skin prone to psoriasis than our original Calendula Cream. It's unfragranced so suitable for infants and very sensitive types who want to avoid essential oils. Its fine for the face, but you may not enjoy using it as much as the Calendula Cream as this is more of an ointment / balm.
Zinc and Calendula Cream (yellow label) This product has the same amount of calendula as the other two and is unfragranced so is suitable for infants and sensitive types. Zinc is very water repellent so it can be used to protect fragile skin when bathing or washing up (great if your skin itches like mad when you get in the bath!). Zinc oxide seems to be very suitable to skin prone to redness, but we do hear from some customers that it can be a bit drying (this may be due to using too much). It is a white ointment - again not a pamper product, but fine for facial use. Don't put it ion your scalp it will be very difficult to wash out of hair.
It may be hard to decide which product(s) are suitable for you, so we do sell samples of all three so you can try them before purchasing a full sized jar.
A cream alone will never be the answer. For pointers on managing psoriasis naturally see our psoriasis page.