Active Ingredient Information
Coconut Oil - The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties make coconut oil ideal for preventing infection in small cuts and lacerations. Coconut oil is also an excellent moisturizer for skin, as it can penetrate the skin better than other oils. Coconut oil is one of the best natural treatments for burns. While aloe often seems to be the go-to natural remedy for sunburns, coconut oil is just as good, if not better.
Arginine – Arginine provides a variety of unique skin benefits. Arginine assists in the skin's wound healing process by reducing inflammation, aiding in tissue formation, and serving as an antioxidant to help boost the immune system. It enhances the production of collagen in the body which expedites the process of healing wounds.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil - One of the main benefits of castor oil is that it retards the growth of harmful microbes; this is due to ricinoleic acid, a potent fatty acid that helps to protect the skin against invading viruses and bacteria. It is often used to soften and soothe irritated or infected skin. Good moisturizing properties.
Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) - Panthenol has been reported to produce a number of skin benefits. In particular, Panthenol promotes wound healing, helps restore damaged epithelium, reduces itching and inflammation, has the ability to attract and hold moisture, reduces trans-epidermal water loss, and improves the look and feel of skin. Panthenol has a good clinical track record in helping to heal a wide variety of skin damage. It appears to speed up the healing of wounds and burns as well as aid in skin transplantation and scar treatment. The skin healed with the aid of Panthenol tends to be softer, more elastic, and more regular. This may be due to the demonstrated ability of Panthenol to stimulate the growth of key skin cells (particularly dermal fibroblasts).
Plantago Major – This herb has astringent, anti-toxic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamine properties that are said to be comparable to that of hydrocortisone. It also has been clinically shown to be a suitable substitute for silver sulfadiazine for the healing of burns. Plantain can disinfect minor cuts with its powerful antiseptic action and it is reported to speed the regeneration of cells due to the fact that plantain contains allantoin, a cell proliferation-promoting ingredient. In the traditional medicine of Central Europe and the Balkans, leaves from Plantago Major have been used since ancient times as a folk remedy to prevent infection on cuts and scratches.
European Smoketree – Essential oils and extracts from the European Smoketree show various pharmacological and biological properties that make them effective for various skin problems. This plant has been used in traditional medicine throughout Southern Europe and Central Asia since ancient times. Lately, its healing properties have been extensively investigated in a broad range of studies to provide scientific evidence for the folklore claims. Numerous properties: antioxidative, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anticancer, antigenotoxic, hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antihemorrhagic have been recognized in this plant.
Stinging Nettle – Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat eczema, and painful muscles and joints. Studies have shown Nettle extract to be more effective to expedite the healing processes and diminish the bacterial burden in second-degree burns than in comparison with silver sulfadiazine.
German Chamomile – German Chamomile is one of the most ancient medicinal herbs known to mankind. It has been used in herbal remedies for thousands of years and it offers a wide variety of benefits. Its multi-therapeutic, cosmetic, and nutritional values have been established through years of traditional and scientific use and research. German Chamomile is commonly used to relieve inflammatory skin conditions and calm sensitive skin. It provides some antioxidant protection and can be used to soothe and moisturize the skin while inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Calendula – Historically, everyone from the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Indians used this plant as a medicinal herb. Today, it has a strong presence in pharmacology, in which it is used as a bactericide, antiseptic, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory to treat various skin disorders and pain. It's been proven to stimulate the metabolism of glycoproteins, nucleoproteins, and collagen during the skin's natural healing process. Calendula s commonly used to treat acne, dermatitis, diaper rashes, dry skin, eczema, insect bites, and hemorrhoids. Calendula is rich in antioxidants like carotenoids, which are vitamin A precursors that help to swipe away free radicals and defy premature skin aging.
Other Ingredient Information
Aloe Vera - Aloe has been used since antiquity to treat skin afflictions and reduce inflammation. It is used and recommended by doctors to treat minor, first-degree burns and can be used on some second-degree burns. It offers many benefits and is suited for all skin types, especially dry, damaged, broken, sensitive, and irritated skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, humectant, and soothing, anti-itch qualities for the skin.
Stearic Acid – cleanses, helps to remove dirt, sweat, and excess sebum from the skin, allowing other active ingredients to be more effective.
Oleyl Erucate - Oleyl Erucate is an emollient that softens the skin. It protects the skin from drying out and supplies it with special lipid components similar to jojoba oil.
Glyceryl Stearate – Glyceryl Stearate functions as an emollient and gives the cream more smoothness and softness. It has conditioning, moisturizing, and hydrating effects on the skin due to its glycerin component. It also acts as a lubricant on the skin’s surface, which gives the skin a soft and smooth feel and appearance. It easily penetrates the skin and slows the loss of water from the skin by forming a barrier on the skin’s surface, making it a staple of scar creams.
Candelilla Wax – This vegetable wax is often used as a viable vegan substitution for beeswax. Candelilla wax is rich in nutrients and is easily absorbed into the skin. It has astounding transpiration properties creating an instant barrier to prevent moisture loss and to offer long-lasting hydration. Candelilla wax is also a natural emulsifier that creates a smoother texture of the cream. In addition, it is known to topically aid reduce inflammation, including acne, skin disorders, and other skin allergic reactions.
Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides – It is considered an excellent emollient and skin-replenishing ingredient due to its mix of fatty acids that the skin can use to replenish and resist moisture loss. Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides provide a lightweight, non-greasy barrier of lubrication. As a dispersing agent, it helps to enhance the delivery of the active ingredients so that they become evenly spread out and fully absorbed by the epidermis.
*All ingredients have received the highest safety rating from The Environmental Working Group/
Skin Deep Cosmetics Database
|Skin Type||All skin types, including sensitive skin.|
|How to Use||Apply a thick layer on the affected area and minimize exposure to air. Cover the scar as the wound is healing. Re-apply as needed.|
|Ingredients||Medicinal Ingredients (per dose unit): Cocos nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Cocos nucifera, Seed endosperm), German chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla, Flower), Pot-marigold (Calendula officinalis, Flower), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus, Seed), D-Panthenol (Dexpanthenol), Plantago major (Plantain, Leaf), Urtica dioica (European nettle, Leaf), Cotinus coggygria (European smoketree, Leaf) Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Purified water (Water), Stearic acid (Palm Oil), Alcohol (Corn Sugar), Oleyl erucate (Rapeseed Oil), Stearyl alcohol (Palm Oil), Glyceryl monostearate (Palm Oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Plant), Caprylic/capric triglyceride (Coconut Oil), Hydroxypropyl starch phosphate (Corn Starch), L-Arginine (Glycine Max Plant), Hydrogenated castor oil (Castor Oil Plant), Dehydroacetic Acid (Organic Compound), Xanthan Gum (Glucose), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Barbadensis Leaf)|