NATURAL ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Natural Colloidal Oatmeal is gentle on skin and poses less risk of skin irritation and allergic reaction.
It’s simple really. Out of all the brands of lotions and potions on offer, there’s one that’s very, very different. DermaVeen. You see, our products contain natural Colloidal Oatmeal, which can help effectively manage dry or sensitive skin. For over 2,000 years, Colloidal Oatmeal has been used as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation, and different clinical studies have all concluded that its many moisturising properties help prevent water loss from the skin and can protect against inflammatory conditions like eczema.1
In addition, DermaVeen is paraben-free, contains no artificial fragrance and dyes, and is supremely gentle on your skin.
Colloidal Oatmeal is the natural active ingredient in all DermaVeen products.
Colloidal oatmeal is the natural active ingredient in all DermaVeen products.
Recognised since Roman times as a topical cleanser and skin treatment, Colloidal Oatmeal is a natural product derived from oat grains (Avena sativa) that have been ground into a very fine powder and added to water. The result is a compound containing polysaccharides, lipids, proteins, flavonoids, minerals, and vitamins which can soothe sensitive and inflammatory skin conditions. Oats are also rich in saponins, which are chemical compounds found in numerous plant species. These saponins give Colloidal Oatmeal highly effective cleansing, moisturising and soothing qualities that produce remarkably nourishing and energising baths and facial scrubs, not to mention excellent skin care products.1
Why go natural?
Even in today’s information-rich world, people still don’t realise the negative effects of the chemicals and artificial additives like fragrance and dyes you’ll find in mass-produced skincare products. Many of the most common skincare complaints – eczema, itchy scaliness, sensitivity – can actually be caused, and can certainly be made worse, by the chemicals we apply to our skin every day.
The best way to look at it is to think of skin and body care products as food for the skin and take the same approach you’d apply to your diet. Healthy food is made from minimally processed natural ingredients and the best skincare products are no different. So choosing them will involve not only reading labels and getting to know ingredients, but also knowing what to look for when considering the right natural skincare:
TO FIGHT INFLAMMATION
If you've always believed deep fried foods are the root of all skin evils, it's finally time to put that myth to rest. The only thing these foods can actually do is raise cholesterol levels. What will make a difference—a positive one— is eating foods that help keep your body in balance and fight inflammation. Here are some recommendations:
Your skin will reap the rewards of fresh, natural food, your overall health will benefit from increased nutritional quality, and your tastebuds will thank you for vibrant flavours!
Fish, especially oily fish, is a great source of essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6.
These acids help reduce inflammation in our bodies that can trigger cells to clog pores and potentially cause red, inflamed skin. So try eating more salmon, mackerel and sardines.
Deficiencies in minerals such as zinc and selenium have been linked to acne in some sufferers.
Most nuts contain selenium, vitamin E, copper, magnesium, manganese, potassium, calcium and iron, which are all essential for healthy skin.
Brown rice is a rich source of vitamin B, protein, magnesium, and several antioxidants. Vitamin B acts as our skin's stress fighter, which will help regulate hormone levels and help prevent the likelihood of itchy breakouts.
The fruit and seeds of red grapes contain powerful natural chemicals and antioxidants that have been shown to help manage inflammatory skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. On top of this, grapes can also help to control the side effects of any allergic reactions on your skin.
Avocados are great for people with sensitive skin as they are loaded with omega-9 fatty acids. As a result, they are known to reduce redness and irritation levels in your complexion.
OUR PRODUCT RANGE
Colloidal Oatmeal is the natural active ingredient in all DermaVeen products:
It is important to cleanse gently because skin is extremely delicate. Scrubbing your skin only removes the outer layer of skin and leaves sensitive skin even more sensitive. Choose DermaVeen gentle soap-free cleansers, with natural Colloidal Oatmeal, to remove dirt from your skin without stripping it of its natural oils.
If you let dry skin stay dry, its outer layer will break allowing irritants to enter the skin and moisture to escape. So give your skin some help from nature. Made with natural Colloidal Oatmeal, DermaVeen moisturises your skin naturally, restoring its natural barrier to keep your skin soft and moist.
The skin structure of your scalp is similar to the skin on other parts of your body. Use DermaVeen soap-free shampoo and conditioner, which contain natural Colloidal Oatmeal, to keep your scalp nourished and moisturised.
Please note that whilst our natural skincare range of products have provided relief for many people, in the event of severe and recurring cases of sensitive skin, we recommend that you always seek professional advice.