When we talk about Witch Hazel we mean the tree Hamamelis Virginiana. Our witch hazel comes in the raw form of the actual tree chippings itself. Our wild crop cultivators of New England only use the trees that are at their optimum harvesting time which gives us a potent witch hazel infusion.
We have a very unique system of producing our own witch hazel which involves a gentle infusion at a carefully monitored constant temperature for two days. This gives us our wonderful mineral rich base which is then ready to be infused with the rest of the ingredients.
Of course it would be easier to simple purchase ready infused witch hazel but we were unable to find a supplier that could meet our high demands. This meant doing it from scratch ourselves which has been extremely successful and adds to the uniqueness and effectiveness of the Xbalm.
Calendula officinalis (pot marigold) is a golden floral blossom with an impressive list of skin care benefits for Psoriasis and Eczema sufferers. Once we discovered what a difference it made to the original Xbalm we included it into the formula for an even more soothing experience.
Anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial:Calendula has healing anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties; in earlier times, it was often use to disinfect wounds, and treat burns and skin infections.
Antioxidant rich: Calendula is rich in antioxidants like carotenoids and vitamin A .It’s also very rich in tocopherols (vitamin E), another antioxidant with amazing skin softening abilities.
Regenerating: Calendula is effective at reducing the appearance of skin blemishes and many people have reduced the angry appearance of their psoriasis plaques with Calendula ointments. Studies reveal that the extract of this herb blossom can stimulate the production of collagen which is important in proper skin regeneration so for us Psoriasis and Eczema suffers this is excellent news and a vital addition to the Xbalm
Chamomile is one of the most widely used and well documented medicinal herbs in the world and it dates back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt where it was considered a sacred gift from the Gods.
In modern times Chamomile is still thought of as one of the best skincare herbs available and is particularly useful for psoriasis and eczema. This apple-scented herb comes in several different forms, mainly Roman and German Chamomile. We use the Roman Chamomile branch as we seem to get better results with our customers conditions with this variety.
Chamomile is a fabulous skincare herb and is suitable for all skin types. As it is so strongly anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic, it is particularly suited to sensitive skins that are prone to inflammation. It is herbs like chamomile that demonstrate why botanical extracts are generally the best choice for your skin.
Chamomile is also considered to be hypoallergenic with the ability to neutralise skin irritants and is a perfect addition to our Xbalm. We use one of the highest quality extracts in the world in our formula and you will feel the difference.
Chickweed (Stellaria media ) is a member of the carnation, family and its genus name 'Stellaria' refers to chickweeds tiny, white, star-shaped flowers.
Chickweed is a European native that is grown throughout the world in fertile, mineral-rich soil and is a powerhouse of a herb. Rich in minerals and vitamins, including copper, iron and vitamins A, B, and C it is an essential ingredient in the Xbalm.
Our chickweed is grown to the highest environmental standards in the United kingdom with plenty of fresh country air and it is some of the finest quality chickweed in the world.
Medically, Chickweed has been used for centuries and it's beneficial properties have been known to treat rheumatic pain and even to treat boils and abscesses. Chickweed has well known wound healing properties which speeds the healing of cuts, wounds and has a soothing anti-inflammatory effect when it comes to the symptoms associated with psoriasis and eczema such as itching and skin irritation. Many brands will offer chickweed ointments on their own however with our unique formula we have managed to combine chickweed along with the best of all the anti-inflammatory and anti-itch ingredients. No skin balm will deliver the same results as the Xbalm.
Vitamin E oil
We only use the highest grade and purest vitamin e oil available and it is an extremely rich source of tocopherol. This intensely moisturising Vitamin E oil is a powerful antioxidant which assists and helps regenerate and nourish the skin affected by psoriasis and eczema. It is also known to help the skin retain its natural moisture and eliminate dryness.
Dermatologists around the world continue to advise people of all ages to include a high grade petroleum jelly into their skin care routines and it's considered by experts to still be one of the most effective treatments for eczema and psoriasis. It's also still used to relieve diaper rash, heal raw noses and soothe chapped lips amongst other things. We only use the highest pharmaceutical grade, triple refined petroleum jelly on the market to ensure you get the absolute best possible chance for your skin to recover.
A little bit about our wonderful ingredients.
Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Il Molino organic farm in the heart of the Lazio countryside in Italy. This is one of the purest and most highly sought after Olive Oil in the world with an acidity rating of <0.2% and a nutritional rating of 653mg/kg.
Witch Hazel our American suppliers only use 'wild crop' cultivation techniques in and around the wilderness areas of greater New England.
Calendula an extremely high grade from the Mezzogiorno (Southern) region of Italy where it's grown with plenty of sunshine and fresh sea air.
Chickweed grown in the south western area of the UK to the highest possible standards and is a wonderful soothing addition to our skin balm.
Chamomile our suppliers in the country side of Budapest still farm to the old methods ensuring some of the highest grade chamomile available.
Petroleum we only use a pharmaceutical grade, triple refined jelly that is recommended by dermatologists around the world for adults, children and babies.
Vitamin E Oil we only use an extremely pure strain of pure vitamin e oil which has a multitude of proving skin care benefits.