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Stellaria Gel

Stellaria Gel

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NEW FORMULATION Our most popular eczema cream is now a cooling gel with added poroporo extract. Formulated with chickweed to soothe hot itchy skin. Also suitable for use on insect bites, sunburn, nappy rash and other minor skin inflammations. Keep refrigerated and apply cold for extra relief.

 

Key Ingredients

Chickweed Stellaria media 

Chickweed's botanical name Stellaria comes from the word 'stellar' meaning star, in reference to the shape of its flowers. Chickweed has a long history of traditional use as a cooling anti-pruritic to soothe hot itchy skin. One of the best remedies available in the treatment of symptoms associated with eczema and dermatitis such as inflammation and itching. The cooling affect of this herb is also helpful in soothing minor burns and insect bites.

Poroporo Solanum laciniatum

A NZ native herb, traditionally used as a healing, anti-inflammatory remedy for skin conditions such as eczema. The constituent believed to be responsible for the healing activity of this plant is the steroidal saponin solasonine. Steroidal saponins have a close structural relationship to steroid hormones produced by the body (eg. the anti-inflammatory steroid cortisol). Solasonine, is used commercially as a precursor for the production of complex steroidal compounds in Europe, and is believed to either interact directly with steroid receptors on the outside of cells, or act as a precursor for the body’s own production of anti-inflammatory steroid hormones within the body (ie. the body manufactures its steroid hormones from these substances). - Kiwiherb, Phytomed

Aloe Vera Aloe barbadensis

Aloe gel is traditionally used for its soothing and emollient properties. Known to calm irritated and inflamed skin, the cooling effect of aloe also has an invigorating and refreshing effect. Gels are quickly absorbed and support the absorption of other ingredients deeper into the skin.

Suitable for Sensitive, inflamed and itchy skin.

 

Directions Apply a thin layer to affected areas as often as needed.

 

Ingredients extract of chickweed (Stellaria media), poroporo (Solanum laciniatum) and essential oils of chamomile* and manuka* in a natural aloe gel base (water, glycerin, carbomer, Aloe barbadensis leaf extract, Phenoxyethanol & ethylhexylglycerin and Aminomethyl propanol). Organic*
 *Organic.

Size 60g / 120g

Made in Wellington, New Zealand.

 

We recommend performing a patch test before incorporating a new product into your routine. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any medical conditions consult your healthcare practitioner before use. Keep out of reach of children.

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