This natural cream calms and soothes whilst also repelling water and helping the skin seal in moisture. It is fragrance free and preservative free - suitable for the most sensitive skin including new born babies.
The herb Calendula has been used traditionally for hundreds, possibly thousands of years to soothe inflammation and promote healing. It is now known that it contains many beneficial compounds such as caretenoids and flavenoids. Today it is widely recognised as a non-steroid treatment for eczema, psoriasis, acne, rosacea, dermatitis, rashes, and insect bites. It is also used to help heal tattoos and skin damaged with radiation therapy. Whilst there are no cures for the chronic skin conditions mentioned, many people find using high quality Calendula products (that don't contain other irritating ingredients) can be beneficial, especially in conjuction with a holistic management programme. See our Eczema and Psoriasis page for some pointers.
Zinc Oxide has also been used for thousands of years to address skin damage, soothing and healing. It's astringent properties shrink swollen tissue. At Lyonsleaf we hear many anecdotal reports, from women with perioral dermatitis, acne or rosacea, that products with zinc oxide effectively reduces swelling. Many of our customers tell us they use a Zinc cream along with our original Calendula Cream to tackle redness and swelling of angry blemishes. These reports have motivated Lyonsleaf to create this product with both active ingredients. It is also rumoured that zinc oxide gently rebalances oily skin suggesting it may be useful it useful to treat, excessive sebum production, the root cause of conditions like acne and seborrhoeic dermatitis.
There is no doubt that Zinc Oxide is fantastic when it comes to repelling moisture. This product will protect sensitive or damaged skin when bathing, hands frequently washing up, or little bottoms that still wear a nappy (be warned! - it's so good it wont easily wash off of clothes or cloth nappies).
Lyonsleaf Zinc and Calendula Cream effectively hydrates skin by improving skin barrier function and sealing in moisture. The epidermis' ability to regulate itself is not compromised (as it is with occlusive mineral oils) and it can draw water from the dermis below and from the air around it (the reason you don't need water in your moisturiser).
Because it is water-free Lyonsleaf Zinc & Calendula Cream does not require the anti-microbial preservatives or emulsifiers that often irritate sensitive skin. It is made from 100% active, natural ingredients, bursting with a myriad of vitamins, antioxidants and beneficial compounds. It does not contain any petrochemical derived ingredients.
• Use to soothe, calm and reduce redness and itching (especially lumpy spots and rashes)
• Moisture repellent
• Suitable for very sensitive skin and problem skin
• Made with 100% plant oils and mineral ingredients
• Abundant in vitamins, antioxidants and other phyto-nutrients
• Made with sun-stable oils that do not oxidise
• Halts free-radical damage
• Contains all the fatty acids your skin requires to naturally maintain skin barrier
• Allows skin to regulate itself naturally
• Preservatives (Parabens, Phenoxyethanol, MI, etc)
• Emulsifiers or solubilisers (that damage skin barrier)
• Artificial colour
Water free - A small pot goes a surprisingly long way. We don't do a bigger economy pot as yet, but we are offering a multibuy discount.
We are 100% Natural, but not 100% Organic. We choose organic ingredients when we feel the benefits justify the extra cost. We always choose cold pressed oils to avoid the solvents used in the refining process which destroy many theraputic properties. This common sense approach enables us deliver the purest skin care at the best price. For further explanation of this see our organic vs natural page.
Ingredients (English): Organic Sunflower Oil, Cold Pressed Babassu Oil, Zinc Oxide, Organic Beeswax, Cold Pressed Borage Oil, Calendula Extract, Natural Vitamin E Oil.
Ingredients (INCI): Helianthus Annuus, Orbignya Oleifera, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Cera Alba, Borago Officinalis, Calendula Officinalis, Tocopherol.
Apply to skin as required.
May stain clothes and cloth nappies.
Store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight. Unlike other Lyonsleaf products this does not have a low melt poit, so it is fine to ship to warmer climates and will not melt in handbags on hot days.
Lyonsleaf Ltd • Registered address: Cheddarlea Farm, Cheddar Road, Compton Martin, Bristol. BS40 6LD • Tel: 01761 221 267 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Company Number: 09749596