Unfortunately, many sufferers of sensitive skin have to go through a long trial-and-error period to find what works, and what causes more pain.
And with all the ingredients in soaps and other personal care products, that can be difficult to isolate the problem ingredients from the helpful ones.
Meiling Skincare crafts products with two main principles in mind:
Buttered Up & Naked is an unscented natural soap specially formulated for those with skin issues. Everyone's skin is different, and their sensitivities vary. So Buttered Up & Naked uses only the most soothing organic oils and butters, with no essential oils for added scent (and we never use fragrance oil).
This bar soap is crafted with:
Coconut Oil is a staple of any good natural soap. Why? Coconut oil has fantastic cleansing powers and helps produce a stable soap lather.
Coconut oil is a lipid, which helps the skin from drying out. It is able to skin into the skin and fill open spaces that can lead to loss of moisture or irritation. As such, coconut oil is a great natural remedy for eczema.
But too much coconut oil can be overly drying and irritating to skin. So it is important to balance it with other natural ingredients, like olive oil.
Olive oil helps moisturize and soothe dry skin. It is also loaded with anti-oxidants which help reduce signs of aging by slowing the oxidization of skin cells from environmental toxins, UV rays, and free radicals.
Shea Butter is packed with natural vitamins and fatty acids which help moisturize, soften, and strengthen skin. Shea Butter contains high levels of stearic, palmitic, oleic, and linolenic acids which help boost collagen production naturally...acting as a powerful anti-aging ingredient.
Shea Butter is also a natural anti-inflammatory. According to the US National Library of Medicine's, National Institute of Health, the high levels of 4 different cinnamic acids found in Shea Butter exhibited high anti-inflammatory activity.
Cocoa Butter also acts as a powerful skin moisturizer and antioxidant. Cocoa Butter can also soothe inflamed and sensitive skin issues. Therefore, it is widely accepted as a natural treatment for eczema.
Known as a "super antioxidant", mango butter softens, soothes and moisturizes skin, which helps relieve eczema, dermatitis, and dry skin. The antioxidant powers also provide anti-aging skin benefits, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and protect the skin from damage caused by environmental toxins, UV rays, and free radicals.
Vitamin E is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant that can actually "decrease the allergy market immunoglobulin E (igE) in allergy sufferers and it improves immune responses" (International Journal of Dermatology). This has been shown to reduce, and in some cases go into complete remission, several cases of eczema.
The anti-inflammatory properties in Vitamin E help block the formation of eczema (leukotrienes) and decreases the pro-inflammatory prostaglandin production.
Buttered Up & Naked was formulated with the above ingredients and with the eczema sufferer in mind.
There is no other natural soap with more pure ingredients.