APPLICATION/USE: Soteria Skin Relief Soothing Repair Cream is very effective at creating and maintaining the natural moisture barrier for your skin. Depending on your skin, rub a small amount of Soteria between your fingers/hands and then apply to your skin by gently patting the area and allowing your skins body heat to pick up the cream as it smooths over your skin, a small amount goes a long way. For more severe skin discomfort, more may be used as necessary to soothe, protect and heal. For night time use, gently cleanse face and lightly apply Soteria to needed areas. May be reapplied the next morning if desired. When applied before makeup for added moisture, rub small amount between fingertips and lightly touch face to apply is desired areas.
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Soteria Skin Relief Soothing Repair Cream’s itch relieving, tissue repairing, high moisture retaining, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant properties are found in the nourishing, protecting, natural ingredients:
Lanolin, Organic Coconut Oil, Shea Butter (butyrospermum parkii), Zinc Oxide, Helichrysum (helichrysom angustifolia), Frankincense (boswellia carteri), Lavender (lavender officianalis), Cedarwood Atlas (cedrus atlantica).
Lanolin, rich in cholesterol and other skin-friendly sterols, supplies the skin with a majority of the 23 proteinogenic (i.e., protein-building) amino acids which combine into peptide chains to form the building blocks of a vast array of proteins in our bodies. It falls into the lipid-rich emollient class of moisturizers, the oils of which are similar in composition to the oils secreted by human skin. The composition of lanolin resembles the intercellular lipids of the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum, which consists of cholesterol, cholesterol derivatives, and fatty acids. Normally, water continuously evaporates from the skin’s surface such that insufficient rehydration from the lower skin layers leads to a dry, inflexible, and brittle stratum corneum. Such insufficient rehydration may in turn lend itself to symptoms normally associated with dryness and various skin diseases. Lanolin can absorb more than 200% of its weight in water thus effectively rehydrating the skin. It also has been shown to cause the water in the skin to build up to its normal level of 10-30% by retarding without completely inhibiting trans-epidermal moisture loss by forming a protective barrier on the skin.
Coconut Oil consists of medium chain fatty acids and vitamin E. The acids readily convert themselves into monocaprin and monolaurin, which are anti-microbial and anti-fungal agents and are useful in combating rashes, itching, infection and other symptoms of dry skin. Approximately fifty percent of the fatty acids in Coconut Oil are in the form of lauric acid, the same as in a mother’s milk, thus providing an effective anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-protozoal function. The vitamin E in Coconut Oil helps to promote repair of skin cells and facilitates soothing relief and protection of the skin against cracking, flaking and peeling. Coconut Oil additionally helps to form a protective barrier on the skin to provide natural protection from damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation of the sun.
Shea Butter, a skin superfood that comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Shea tree and that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F, offers UV protection (SPF ~6) and provides the skin with essential fatty acids and nutrients necessary for collagen production. Shea Butter aids in the skin’s natural collagen production and contains oleic, stearic, palmitic and linolenic acids that protect and nourish the skin to prevent drying. With long term use, many people report skin softening and strengthening as well as wrinkle reduction. Studies have found that due to its cinnamic acid and other natural properties, shea butter is anti-inflammatory. This also makes it beneficial for some people with acne.
Zinc is an important element involved in basic cellular function, aids to strengthen the human immune system and deter common skin conditions. Also an antibacterial agent, it plays an important role in healing infection. The body has several Zinc dependent enzymes that promote synthesis of collagen, which in turn aid the body in healing skin wounds. Zinc also plays a role in stimulating the transport of vitamin A from the liver to the skin. When Zinc is applied to a wound area, it provides the body with the extra Zinc that is needed to repair skin cells. Additionally, Zinc helps keep the wound area moist and clean, as the Zinc Oxide also possesses antibacterial and astringent properties. Zinc can also generate a barrier on the skin that prevents progression of a rash, thus reducing inflammation and itching while providing soothing relief. Moreover, eczema is an inflammatory disorder of the skin, which is often associated with a deficiency of Zinc. Zinc is also the safest and most effective active sunscreen ingredient. It has the broadest UV protective spectrum and cannot be absorbed into the bloodstream unlike the petroleum based sunscreen chemicals. It sits on the top of your skin where it needs to be, effectively providing a layer of armor against damaging UV rays.
Helichrysum is a cicatrizant, i.e., promotes tissue regeneration and as such, aids with the formation of scar tissue and increases the effectiveness of overall wound healing. Helichrysum also prevents swelling and discoloration of the skin and, as an emollient, it helps to make the skin smooth, soft, retain moisture, and prevents cracking. Additionally, Helichrysum is an anti-inflammatory agent, highly beneficial for dealing with eczema and other skin irritating conditions since reducing inflammation aids in reducing the irritation. Furthermore, Helichrysum is an anti-allergenic, antifungal, and antimicrobial that proactively combating the potential risk of infection frequently resulting from itching and scratching commonly associated with eczema and atopic dermatitis.
Frankincense has a wound healing effect on the skin by minimizing tissue degeneration and promoting cell preservation. It also alleviates anxiety and nervous tension brought on by stress, common triggers of skin irritation. Frankincense is a cytophylactic agent, i.e., serves to encourage growth of new skin cells and also functions as an antiseptic, thus acting to reduce infection by preventing or arresting the growth of microorganisms. Additionally, Frankincense tones and rejuvenates dry skin.
Lavender calms anxiety and soothes, relaxes, and heals itching skin. It is an analgesic, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antiseptic and antispasmodic, all invaluable in addressing eczema and other skin conditions involving itching, broken, and irritated skin.
Cedarwood Atlas is an anti-inflammatory agent very beneficial when dealing with inflamed and irritated skin, typical symptoms of eczema and other skin disorders. Cedarwood Atlas is also helpful in addressing one of the underlying triggers of eczema and itchy skin, reducing stress and tension within the human body. Additionally, Cedarwood Atlas may function as an antiseptic, which is helpful in the healing process with broken and discharging skin.