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    Why alcohol-based sanitizers could be affecting your skin.

    • 2 min read

    Amongst the chaos currently circulating around the COVID 19 virus, many people have been advised to purchase alcohol-based sanitizer.

    While these sanitizers are completely necessary, they are alcohol based products and could be upsetting your eczema or sensitive skin.

    Many sanitizers are filled with alcohols and parabens that significantly dry out your skin and can cause hand dermatitis, also known as eczema. In addition, these alcohol-based sanitizers are particularly harsh to those already suffering with skin conditions and sensitive skin. The frequent use of these alcohol sanitizer gels have been attributed to over washing of the hands which then leads damage to the proteins in the upper layer of your epidermis, which further changes the fats in the skin. In turn, depleting the skins natural protective barrier will lead to your hands feeling dry and sore. The over washing of hands from these gels can easily be counteracted through applying a nourishing oil-based product that will aid in hydrating the skin and replenishing those protective barriers.

    The constant use of these sanitizers does cause harm to the natural layer of hydration that our skin has. Grahams Body & Bath Oil works to keep your skin nourished and hydrated through natural ingredients after the layers of your skin are compromised by irritation. The Grahams C+ Cream works to calm the skin by reducing the itchy and red inflamed areas, while controlling the spread of bacteria on the dry skin. Our C+ cream is an “oil-in-water” formula to provide relief from itching and pain.

    Taking care of your skin is one of the most important things to ensure it remains healthy and successfully ages in the long term. If you are using drying hand sanitizer, it is beneficial to keep a skin oil and moisturizer cream with you to remove the pressure of the alcohols on your skin. If you skin has progressed in irritation and is showing signs of eczema or dermatitis, our C+ Cream is a good option to add hydration to those areas and still provide essential anti-inflammatory benefits.


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    Some improvement

    There has been some minor improvement to severe eczema on hands and arms. Decrease i n itchiness of the skin. Will keep persisting to see if more improvement.

    Fabulous product

    I bought Grahams Conditioner as a recommended replacement for a botanical product from a company that had ceased trading. It is a brilliant find as it is gentle and soothing on my itchy scalp and leaves my hair soft and manageable. My only concern is that despite being listed as a UK company it came all the way from Australia……not good for my carbon footprint! Hopefully I will be able to find some nearer to home soon.

    Only this works

    Soothes itchiness caused by sensitivity

    SO light and un-aggravating

    Normally with my eczema lotion feels so heavy and can cause me to itch more, it's like you can feel it too much on your skin but not this! The oil and the lotion are so light that I don't have to wait around for it to dry and I don't have to restrain myself from itching it off! It's great! I can just put it on and get dressed and get in bed no problem! I wish it was sold more conveniently in the US but it was so worth it I may just order again! 20/10

    Great product

    I'm ordering my second tube of this gel, as it worked so well on my German Shepherd's recent hot spot. She tolerated it well (it is clearly soothing), & it took the swelling and redness down almost straight away each time we applied. We did need to keep applying it regularly for about a week, as she had a very raw, swollen patch of skin. Alternating the gel with Derma Cream was very effective.