You may know Derma E for first rate, natural and affordable facial skincare.
Well, Derma E is more than facial skincare! They also make “therapeutic topicals”, skincare products to address a variety of skin conditions and to help create healthy skin. I received two of them:
- Scar Gel
- Psorzema Cream.
In September, I had a sebaceous cyst removed from my right breast. It was an office procedure, and though I put it off for almost 5 years, it turned out to be no big deal (except the local anesthesia really hurt, lol). The plastic surgeon did a good job, and the incision is probably less than 2 inches long. Yet, it is right at my cleavage. When I took a selfie the other day, I discovered that the scar is noticeable when I wear a low cut top.
Thankfully, the incision is healing well, and I am supposed to be massaging it to help the scar heal. I’m also at the stage where I can start using a scar reducing product. Was it just a coincidence that Derma E sent me a jar of their Scar Gel?
Derma E Scar Gel is a clear gel with a clean, fresh scent that disappears on application. To me, it feels a little cool going on but maybe that’s just because it’s a gel. It dries quickly, is invisible, doesn’t stain clothing, and it’s not sticky. It’s very pleasant to use, and I like it more than the cream product that I used from another brand last time I had surgery.
The gel contains a number of botanicals including Allicin (another way to spell my name perhaps?) from the onion bulb that is antibiotic, anti fungal and helps shrink lesions. It also contains Allantoin and Pathenol (Pro-Vitamin B5) that break down scar tissue and promote healthy skin. My scar is a bit red and a little bumpy, and I know that it takes a long time for scars to fade. So I am getting started now massaging my scar with Scar Gel, and I hope within a few months, it will fade. For my relatively new scar, the directions say to apply it 2-3 times a day for 8 weeks. I’ll let you know how I make out in a couple of months.
I happened to see Derma E Scar Gel on MakeupAlley.com, and I stopped to read some of the reviews. Most of the reviewers were using Scar Gel to fade scars from acne. Most of them seem to be expecting to see results after a week or two, and not surprisingly, most did not. Nevertheless, some reviewers who stuck with the product did see results. If you have acne scars, take a look at the MakeupAlley reviews and consider giving it a try. I guess you don’t have to have surgery to use Scar Gel!
Derma E Scar Gel contains 2 ounces/56 grams and is priced around $19.95 though right now it seems to be a few dollars less at Walgreens.com. It is sold on the Derma E website, at Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, Target, and Walmart.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Beta-Alanine, Allantoin, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Fragrance.
October was Eczema Awareness Month, and I had wanted to get my post up in time. Unfortunately, I missed it by a week. If you think you may have eczema, click for some helpful information on the condition, its causes and symptoms from the National Eczema Association.
Psoriasis is another skin condition that sometimes may be confused with eczema. Check out this information on psoriasis from the Mayo Clinic.
Both conditions can be very painful.
Derma E Psorzema Cream was developed to soothe and relieve scaly, flaky and itchy dry skin associated with psoriasis and eczema. I did not try this product because I don’t have either skin condition and I wanted to give this product away to someone who can really use it. So instead, here is what Derma E says about Psorzema Cream:
“This product is made with a safe and effective blend of herbal extracts and skin vitamins such as Neem, Burdock, Bearberry and Vitamins A and E to help soften and soothe dry, irritated, scaling skin. It penetrates deeply to help reduce redness and encourage healthy skin.”
Derma E Psozema Cream can also be used on the scalp at night. Apply it with a cotton swab and wear a shower cap to protect sheets and clothing. Wash and style hair as usual in the morning.
The product does not contain steroids or coal or pine tars. It does not replace a prescription product that your doctor may have prescribed.
I haven’t opened the product since I’m giving it away, but it is a white cream and it is described as “a pleasant smelling moisturizing cream”. It can be applied as often as needed to relieve symptoms of eczema or psoriasis.
The jar contains 4 oz./113g and is priced around $19.95. It too is available on the Derma E website, Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, Target and Walmart. Again, Walgreens.com is currently selling it for $15.99
Ingredients: Purified Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Vegetable Derived), Glycerin (Vegetable Derived), Cetyl Alcohol (Plant Derived), Stearic Acid (Vegetable Derived), Glyceryl Stearate (Vegetable Derived), Peg-100 Stearate, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Zanthoxylum Zanthoxyloides (Fagara) Bark Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Leaf Extract, Coptis Chinensis (Chinese Golden Thread) Root Extract, Berberis Aquifolium (Barberry) Extract, Allantoin, Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Polysorbate 20, Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin.
Both Scar Gel and Psorzema Cream are 100% vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten free, and GMO-free.
I am giving away Derma E Psorzema Cream, a $19.95 value, to one lucky Never Say Die Beauty reader. The giveaway is limited to U.S. residents, age 18+, where permitted by law. The giveaway will run for about 10 days till Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12:00AM EDT. So the last full day is Thursday, November 16.
I’m sure by now you know the drill. You MUST LEAVE A COMMENT on this blogpost about why you want to win the Derma E Psorzema Cream. One entry per household. The comment is mandatory. And you must record that you did it on the Rafflecopter widget below. Extras that you can do to earn more points are:
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The winner will be notified by me via email. You have 48 hours to get back to me, if not a new winner will be selected. The winner will provide me with her/his mailing address, and I will send your prize to you as soon as possible. We are not responsible for loss or damage in shipping. In other words, if it’s lost or damaged in shipping, we will be sad, but there is no replacement.
Thanks for entering! Because this is not the typical skincare product that almost anyone can use, please help by spreading the word about Derma E Psorzema and about the giveaway! Feel free to enter on behalf of someone who you know could use this cream. 🙂