We made this cream with the sensitive types in mind. We know how frustrating it can be for those with fussy skin that react to just about anything and everything. For those also concerned with nut allergies, we use Evening Primrose Oil to help hydrate and soothe troubled skin because it’s high in the types of fatty acids that healthy skin needs and irritated skin loves.
Then we added in as much MSM as we could possibly fit in, and removed the Milk Protein. Just mention MSM to a Naturopath and watch them go nuts about its wondrous anti-inflammatory properties. This moisturiser is also fully loaded with a ton of other stand-up skin healing ingredients to soothe troubled skin. Suitable for everyone and all skin types, including babies. Rub it on whenever you like, including the face. We treat all skin equally, with love.
What ingredients do you avoid when making a moisturiser?
There's lots of things you won't find in this cream (or any of our other products) because they were all formulated for family members and close friends. This includes Paraffin and Mineral Oil which derive from petroleum, but are commonly found in commercial moisturisers like Sorbolene. We don’t think putting the stuff that goes into our cars on our skin is the healthiest thing we can do.
We also don’t use any synthetic preservatives such as Parabens and Phenoxyethanol, although they're pretty common too, including with a few brands that claim to be natural (you know who you are!). We avoid a lot of other things too, way too many to list here. We also don't use any useless, trendy ingredients like stem cells from Swiss apples or super power jellyfish DNA, just natural, effective ingredients for healthy skin.
Can I use this moisturiser when my skin flares up? Or do you recommend something else?
This moisturiser can be used any time, when your skin is behaving and also when it’s having a breakdown. When times are tough, we recommend using this in conjunction with our Sensitive Skin Balm to soothe and moisturise the skin. Apply the Sensitive Skin Balm first to the affect areas and allow it to soak in for 2 minutes. Then apply the Soothing MSM Moisturiser over top and anywhere else you like.
My child has a nut allergy. Do I need to use nut-free skin care products?
Most allergies to nuts are triggered by nut proteins, not nut oils. But when it comes to allergic reactions many people choose to be extra cautious and avoid anything made with nut oils as well. For that reason, we made this cream to give parents of children with allergies peace of mind.
Aqua (H₂O’s Fancy Name), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM Organic Sulphur), Cetearyl Alcohol (Plant-Based Emulsifying Wax) and Polysorbate 60 (Food Grade Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Food Grade Emulsifier), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Squalane (Olive), Piroctone Olamine (Olamine Salt) , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Gum), Mel (Honey), Allantoin (Comfrey Root Extract), Acetum (Apple Cider Vinegar), Pyrus Communis (Pear) Extract, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract.
PLEASE NOTE: All natural products should be patch tested on a small area of the skin to check for allergies before use. This is even more important for those with known allergies.
We choose to avoid repeated exposure to ingredients like Parabens, Phenoxyethanol and penetration enhancers. And many more we don’t have room to list here.
We show all the ingredients on our website, not just the pretty ones. That way you can see why we chose them and get in touch if you have any more questions.
Please be aware that ingredients may vary from time to time. Please refer to the ingredient list on the product packaging for the most up-to-date and relevant list of ingredients.