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100% natural. Organic. Made in Bath, England 

Intensive Cream for Very Dry Skin

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BENEFITS

MOISTURISING. HYDRATING. SOOTHING.

Designed originally for Bath Spa Skincare’s founder Sally Merrett’s young daughter to prevent her dry eczema, this is one of our best selling hero products.

Beautifully fragranced with local lavender and organic rose geranium to help the healing process, or for those sensitive to essential oils there is a ‘No Added Scent’ version, which is also very useful for pregnancy bumps and babies dry and sore bits.

Sally’s tip ‘If you get extremely dry patches on your face, usually more common in winter, don’t be afraid to use this on your face - indeed the oat beta glucan in it is a proven anti-ageing ingredient!”

If you suffer from eczema please see our 'Top ten tips for eczema'.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Description:

An extremely rich cream that helps troubled dry skin heal.  The ‘No Added Scent’ version smells of the natural ingredients.

Natural:

98% + 2% Vitamin B3

Organic:

82%

Cruelty-free:

Yes

Vegetarian:

Yes, but not vegan as contains cruelty-free beeswax

Petrochemicals:

No

Synthetic preservatives:

No

Synthetic fragrance:

No

Nut allergy:

Contains seed and kernel oils, coconut and shea.

Pregnancy:

The scented version contains lavender & rose geranium essential oils in quantities thought of as safe throughout pregnancy, but if concerned use from 2nd trimester onwards.

Possible allergens:

Lavender & rose geranium essential oils contain: d-Limonene: 0.00184%; Geraniol: 0.029844%; Linalol: 0.134782%; Citronellol: 0.075852%; Citral: 0.0028%

pH:

5 - 5.5 perfectly balanced for skin.

Produced:

Bath, England

 

WHY IT WORKS

Science bit 

HOW TO USE

Apply frequently, at least three times a day to affected area.

 

INGREDIENTS

Key Ingredients

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Oat Beta Glucan

(Beta 1-3, 1-4 Glucan)

Capable of penetrating deep into the skin and delivering significant skin benefits. It has been shown to work as anti-irritant and to speed up healing of abrasions and partial thickness burns by several mechanisms including the stimulation of collagen.  In a study, 27 subjects were treated with 0.1 % topical beta-glucan or placebo twice daily for eight weeks, assigned randomly, using a half-face design. By the end of the study, beta-glucan treated areas fared significantly better than placebo, with wrinkles and roughness diminishing by about 10-15%. Skin firmness (tensile strength) also increased.

Oats

Natural

 

Vitamin B3

Niacinamide

Improves skin's elasticity, dramatically enhances barrier function, helps erase discolorations and revives skin's healthy tone and texture.  It has been shown to has been shown to increase ceramide and free fatty acid levels in skin, prevent skin from losing water content, and stimulate microcirculation in the dermis.  Encourages a more even-looking skin tone by lightening the skin and reducing age spots, pore size and blemishes.

Found naturally in cereal grains, yeast, eggs and fish; however this is man-made.

 

Nature identical

 

Aloe vera

Aloe barbadensis

Soothing, anti-inflammatory, enzyme and vitamin rich, emollient, hydrating, aids quick healing.

Aloe vera plant

Organic

 

Shea butter

Butyrospermum parkii

Shea Butter consists of up to 65% of cinnamic acid esters, which gives it its healing properties and 5-10% phytosterols, and are known to be active in stimulating the formation and growth of new cells. Shea Butter is anti-inflammatory and one of the most healing of all butters.

From the stones of the organic fruit of the shea butter tree. Ghanan women's project.

Organic, fair trade

 

Blackcurrant oil

Ribes nigrum

One of the only plant oils to contain Omega 6 and Omega 3 Fatty Acids in an optimal physiological ratio and also very high in Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA).  Excellent for all skin types and for maintaining skin elasticity.  Omega 3 and 6 are sometimes referred to as Vitamin F.

Cold-pressed from blackcurrant seeds

Natural

 

Raspberry oil

Rubus idaeus

An anti-inflammatory dry oil, excellent for sensitive skin and is deeply nourishing, softening, emollient and conditioning. Very high in vitamin A, E and omega 3 and interestingly reputably provides excellent protection against UVA and B.

Raspberry seeds, cold-pressed in the UK from Canadian seeds.

Natural

 

Beeswax

Cera Alba

Excellent protective qualities.

Cruelty-free local beeswax

Organic

 

Crambe seed oil

Crambe abyssinica

It has unique qualities for skin care with a special lipid profile containing very high erucic acid.  Imparts beautiful softness and shine without feeling greasy.

Cold-pressed from British dried seeds of the non-GMO crambe abyssinica plant

Organic

 

Lecithin

Lyosolecithin

An important ‘cell-communicator’.  Cell-communicating ingredients, theoretically, have the ability to tell a skin cell to look, act, and behave better, more like a normal healthy skin cell would, or to stop other substances from telling the cell to behave badly or abnormally.  Cell communicating ingredients complement antioxidants to improve skin-cell function.  Also very softening, moisturising and hydrating and excellent for dry, cracked and eczema-prone skin.

Sunflowers

Organic

 

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides

Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides

Beautiful silky texture, very good for sensitive and oily skin

A specific fraction of coconut fatty acids which is very skin loving (your skin naturally contains triglycerides)

Natural derived

 

Rosemary extract

Brassica Campestris, Rosmarinus officinalis

Our rosemary extract is standardised to have 4% carnosic acid in a rapeseed oil base. Carnosic acid is an extremely potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and photoprotective (protects against UVA).  It can also prevent P. acnes bacteria-mediated inflammation (i.e. the inflammation associated with spots).

Rosemary from Europe

Organic

 

Vitamin E natural

Tocopherol

Vitamin E is an antioxidant, that is, it protects against the destruction of the connective tissue and cell damage caused by free radicals, and has healing and skin cell growth regenerating properties.  Bath Spa Skincare uses a high therapeutic percentage of vitamin E so that it is effective. 

Corn

Natural

 

Glycerine

Glycerine

Hydrator and oil-free moisturiser derived from 100% organic sustainable palm oil production in Venezuela. Retains moisture and softens skin.  Kosher and vegan.

Sustainable palm

Organic

 

Sorbitol

Sorbitol

Sorbitol is used to hydrate the skin and leave it feeling velvety.  Note that although it is derived from glucose its composistion will not cause glycation.

Sorbitol occurs naturally in many types of fruit and berries; however, for skincare it is made from starch and glucose

Natural derived

 

Natural Essential Oils (not in ‘No Added Scent’ version):

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Lavender essential oil

Lavendula angustifolia

A beautiful fragrance and excellent cleansing properties with anti-bacterial, viral and fungal properties. Calming to the nerves.

Steam-distillation of local lavender flowers

Organically produced in Somerset but not certified

 

Rose geranium essential oil

Pelargonium graveolens

A sweeter, rosier smell than ordinary geranium.  It helps balances the production of sebum in the skin, while keeping it supple and helping with the healing of wounds. Oxygenates skin and is especially good for broken capillaries and veins.  It helps promote the circulation and is a good lymphatic cleanser so can helps with oedema and cellulite.

Steam distillation of geranium flowers

Organic

 

Natural emulsification system:

 

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Sodium stearoyl lactylate

Sodium stearoyl lactylate

A natural, food grade, Ecocert emulsifier derived from the sodium salt of lactic acid.  Offers unsurpassed skin moisturization, and smooth feel on application. Not to be confused with Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, an extremely different ingredient that Bath Spa Skincare does not use.

Non-GMO rapeseed oil, sugar beet and Sustainable palm,

Natural derived

 

Glyceryl stearate

Glyceryl stearate

An EcoCert and Soil Association approved food grade emulsifier providing moisturisation as well as emulsification and a lovely skin feeling.

Made from certified sustainable palm oil

Natural derived

 

Cetyl alcohol

Cetyl alcohol

An emollient which also helps with the emulsification process. Cetyl alcohol was originally sourced from the sperm whale and can be synthesised from mineral oil but Bath Spa Skincare only uses cetyl alcohol derived from vegetable sources.  Not to be confused with volatile/fermented alcohols such as isopropanol, ethanol or grain alcohols which are drying and should be avoided in skin care.

Derived from coconut

Natural derived

 

Bath Spa Skincare’s Natural Preservative System:

 

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Sodium anisate

Sodium anisate

A gentle skin friendly antimicrobial from nature and part of Bath Spa Skincare's natural preservative system.  Good for sensitive skin.

Derived from basil

Organic

 

Sodium levulinate

Sodium levulinate

A gentle skin friendly antimicrobial from nature and part of Bath Spa Skincare's natural preservative system.  Good for sensitive skin.

Derived from corn

Organic

 

Hickory bark extract

Carya ovata Bark Extract

Antimicrobial and antifungal and part of Bath Spa Skincare’s natural preservative system.  Good for sensitive skin.

Bark of the hickory tree

Natural


 

Testing

Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR): Complete, by Oxford Biosciences Ltd.

Preservative Efficacy Test: Passed, by MCS Laboratories Ltd.

Stability Testing:  Complete, at CATIM laboratory, University of West England

 

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