At any point in time, around 15% of the population in the UK – people and pets – suffer from eczema, dermatitis and other “problem” skin conditions. The causes are many and varied:
Dairy products & eggs
Nuts & seeds
Pickles & preserves
Smoked & processed foods
Chemical ingredients in cosmetics
Toiletries & household cleaners
Plants e.g. poison ivy
Certain metals e.g. nickel
Certain bacteria, viruses & fungi
In the medium term, prevention is better than cure, so trying to identify the culprit(s) is important so that the source(s) can be avoided or remedied. In the short term, you need therapeutic skincare products that do not contain known irritants to soothe, repair and moisturise damaged skin and prevent secondary infections.
Bio-Life specialises in formulating natural skincare solutions for people and pets that are prone to irritation and the secondary bacterial and fungal infections associated with them.
The Ingredients & how they work
Skincare problems in people are characterised by redness, swelling, itching, irritation, inflammation and scar tissue. For example in psoriasis, skin cells proliferate rapidly causing skin thickening that is disfiguring and mentally distressing to the sufferer. The symptoms in dogs are similar but are also associated with ear infections and perennial paw chewing.
The ingredients in our MediCleanse range are designed to tackle all of these issues.
At Bio-Life we select the gentlest natural cleansers that we can find. At present, those are based on glucose and coconut oil that are suitable even for babies and young puppies.
Willow bark extract contains salycilic acid which is a natural exfoliator that removes dead cells and scar tissue and of course numbs pain.
Leleshwa, harvested in the Rift Valleys of Kenya is one of nature’s most potent antimicrobials and proven effective against the majority of common bacteria, fungi and viruses that take advantage of damaged skin.
The skin is further protected by the lactic acid and lichen extracts proven to relieve discomfort and irritation.
Nourish & Moisturise
The jojoba oil, rosehip oil, aloe vera, cocoa and shea butter moisturise and repair the damaged, sensitive skin.
The range does NOT contain common ingredients known to exacerbate skin problems including:
- Sodium laureth and sodium lauryl sulphates(SLS)
- Benzoic acids
- Lanolin or limonene
- Coal tar
At Bio-Life our formulators know only too well that many ingredients are innocent because they have not been proven guilty so we regularly screen safety data and modify the ingredients accordingly.
The products are tested for efficacy prior to launch. Most importantly, we guarantee you transparency and are always willing to learn from your experiences and act upon them!
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If you need more help and advice, please do not hesitate to:
Call the Bio-Life Allergy Helpline on
+ 44 (0) 1608 686626 (open 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week)
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org