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We believe that mother nature can provide everything we need to live a good life. That’s why we’ve developed an all-natural eczema relief product that uses organic ingredients harvested directly from Iceland. Everything that goes into our skincare creams and sprays is non-GMO, organic, vegan, and completely safe. 

Our products are fast-acting as they quickly moisturize and soothe damaged skin, reducing irritation, itchiness, and dryness caused by eczema. What’s more is that many of these ingredients have been used for hundreds, if not thousands of years in various folk medicine practices across the world – these herbs and plants are nothing new! 

Here’s a bit more information on the array of all-natural ingredients we use in our collection of effective organic skincare products. 

Betula Alba Leaf Extract 

Betula Alba leaf extract comes from the bark and leaves of the birch tree. This substance has many medicinal uses and health benefits and is a particularly useful ingredient in various cosmetic and skincare products. 

Betula Alba leaf extract has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties. It is also depurative (an herb that has purifying and detoxifying effects) and astringent (causes the skin to contract, removing irritants from the skin’s surface). 

Agua (Water)

Water is central to Icelandic culture, history, and geography. A majestic island surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, more than ten percent of the country is covered by glaciers. Dozens of rivers flow throughout the land, complemented by over ten thousand waterfalls. It’s clear to see, then, why Norse Mythology is full of different water gods.

Our products are made with all-natural ingredients that are nourished from 15-million-year-old Icelandic glacier water. Water is the essence of life, and so water is the essence of our products. 

Silica

Silica (also known as silicon) is the second most available element in the world, found throughout the earth’s crust as well as in trace amounts in the human body. This beautifying mineral is widely used in technology, cosmetic, and food industries, but is particularly attractive for its positive effects on health and appearance. 

For skincare, silica is praised for its ability to boost the production of collagen (important for strength, hydration, and elasticity of the skin). Also, silica can help improve skin tone and color of the skin, which can act as a natural prevention to the negative effects of aging. 

Ascorbyl Glucoside

Ascorbyl glucoside is essentially vitamin C combined with glucose. When applied to the skin as an ingredient in a skincare product, such as a cream or a spray, ascorbyl glucoside breaks down and is absorbed by the body as pure vitamin C. This is important because ascorbic acid (vitamin C) acts as an antioxidant. Antioxidants are important because they help to preserve important substances that are responsible for skin looking younger, smoother, and brighter. 

Although ascorbyl glucoside is rather effective on its own, its benefits are much more significant when combined with the B vitamin niacinamide (which you will also find further down in our list of ingredients). 

Viscum Album Extract (Mistletoe)

Viscum album extract, also known as European mistletoe, has been used in herbal medicine since the early 1900s to treat a wide variety of conditions, including eczema. 

Largely used for reducing blood pressure, the properties of this plant could help to improve the condition of various types of damaged skin. Although some research does exist on the topic, there are insufficient findings to support some of the more specific claims associated with this plant’s healing powers. 

Hedera Helix Extract (Ivy)

Hedera helix extract, also known English ivy, is a vine that grows throughout Europe, particularly in the United Kingdom, as well as North and South America and parts of Asia. The leaves of the vine have been used in various forms of medicine since the early nineteenth century. 

In skincare products, hedera helix extract is used primarily as a moisturizing agent. By preventing water loss, this substance can soften and smooth the skin. Likewise, it is used as an astringent, removing excess oil from skin. Also, it has antibacterial properties, working to keep skin clean and healthy.

Achillea Santalum Album Extract

Achillea Santalum Album, otherwise known as Indian sandalwood, is a small tropical tree native to Southeast Asia and southern India. Sandalwood oil has been used in folk medicine for treating many ailments, including various skin conditions. 

Achillea Santalum Album extract is known to have antioxidant properties. However, it is primarily used in cosmetic products as a fragrance. 

Pyridoxine

Pyridoxine, also known as vitamin B6, is essential for the development and maintenance of healthy skin. Vitamin B6 may also play a role in protecting the skin from various forms of damage. Further, vitamin B6 helps to process amino acids and has strong antioxidant properties. 

Dermatitis and eczema are often caused by deficiencies in B vitamins, so it is no wonder why these nutrients are found in many skincare formulas.

Sodium Hydroxide

Sodium Hydroxide is an inorganic compound used in the production of many common household products. 

For skincare, Sodium Hydroxide is used in small amounts in to hold the pH level of certain cosmetic products. Likewise, it can act as a cleansing agent, as well as a skin sensitizer when used in higher concentrations. 

Ethylhexyglycerin

Ethylhexylglycerin is derived mainly from plant sources such as palm or soybean. It has been a popular ingredient in many cosmetic and skin care products since the early 1920s due to its role as a natural preservative and skin conditioner. 

Likewise, ethylhexylglycerin acts as a surfactant, ensuring oil and water-based ingredients can mix – something that is very important in skincare products. Further, ethylhexylglycerin possesses antimicrobial properties, making it a great choice for deodorizing products. Lastly, its lubricating effects are known to improve the appearance of the skin.  

Benzyl Alcohol

Benzyl alcohol goes by a handful of names (including benzene methanol and phenylcarbinol). This aromatic alcohol is derived from fruit and is a very popular ingredient in many cosmetic products. 

Benzyl alcohol is typically used to maintain the quality of skincare or cosmetic product, rather than have a direct positive effect on skin conditions. Benzyl alcohol is known to stabilize and naturally preserve your skincare product. It also decreases viscosity (makes substances less thick), acts as a solvent, and may have some antioxidant properties as well. 

Dermatitis and eczema are often caused by deficiencies in B vitamins, so it is no wonder why these nutrients are found in many skincare formulas.

Tocopherol

Tocopherols, along with tocotrienols, are essential parts of vitamin E, which can typically be isolated from vegetable oil. 

Esters from tocopherols are commonly used in cosmetic products. These substances act as natural antioxidants and have been shown to act as anti-inflammatory agents as well. They help to moisturize the skin, and there is some evidence that they can help reduce the signs of aging. 

Panthenol

Panthenol is a form of the B vitamin pantothenic acid, also known as vitamin B5. The main use of panthenol in skin care products is to attract and retain moisture in the skin. Panthenol also works to soften and soothe irritated skin, a very common symptom of eczema. 

Panthenol has anti-inflammatory properties and is known to improve the skin’s hydration, elasticity and tightness, and overall appearance. This targets the source of eczema, moisturizing and repairing damaged areas, while also improving appearance so you can keep living your life without being self-conscious about red, flaky skin.

Niacinamide 

Niacinamide, also known as B3, is a water-soluble vitamin. It is very popular in skincare products because it is so versatile, serving many functions in the world of healing.  

For treating symptoms of eczema, niacinamide is known for reducing inflammation and redness in the skin. By improving hydration, the skin is able to stay moisturized, therefore reducing redness, dryness, and flakiness caused by eczema. 

Likewise, niacinamide has been shown to protect the skin against environmental factors, such as sunshine, pollution, and other toxins. Further, niacinamide is known to minimize and tighten enlarged pores, enhance skin tone, and improve the overall appearance of skin. 

Riboflavin

Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is an essential ingredient in many skincare products – especially those that treat symptoms of eczema. 

Riboflavin works to regenerate and repair skin tissue. Riboflavin works with other B vitamins to reduce inflammation and is a crucial element in the maintenance of healthy skin. In fact, a common sign of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) deficiency is dermatitis, eczema, and other types of skin inflammation.

Individually, all these ingredients have their own strengths that make them valuable. But when combined, these ingredients come together to create an incredibly effective organic skincare product that is ethically produced, safe, and all-natural.  Eczemamedica offers you effective, safe, and quick treatment for unwanted symptoms caused by eczema.  

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