Hello my loves!
I’m on a mission to find the best skincare products to help my psoriasis and will be reviewing plenty over the following weeks. Hopefully I can help you decide on the psoriasis products for your skin.
Lately, I’ve been using a couple of products from a company called KANDACARE who make natural, gentle and soothing skincare products for people with psoriasis.
What I’ve Been Using
I’ve been treating my scalp psoriasis by washing my hair with the KANDACARE Psoriasis Shampoo & Conditioner which are £6.99 to buy separately or £13.65 for both. These can be purchased on the KANDACARE website.
I’ve been cleansing my skin whilst bathing/showering with KANDACARE Psoriasis Shower Gel which is also £6.99 to buy from the KANDACARE website.
Lastly, after bathing/showering, I have used KANDACARE Body Gel to soothe my irritable skin. The Gel is £8.95 to buy.
How The Products Look and Smell
The products’ packaging is really simple and refreshing. White bottles with green and blue labels that shout natural goodness. The products have a slight herby, natural, outdoors scent that has a hint of rosemary and lavender. They are not as strong smelling as your average skincare products. I love how they smell! ❤
How To Apply
Shampoo – Like with all shampoos; wet hair and scalp, putting a small amount of shampoo onto hair massage into your scalp and roots, through to the ends. Rinse all shampoo off and continue with the conditioner.
Conditioner – After rinsing shampoo off, put a good amount of conditioner onto your hair massaging into your scalps and the ends of hair to care for any split ends you may have. Wash off and style your hair as normal.
(TIP: Leave conditioner on for two minutes to deeply condition your locks. Rinse conditioner off with cold water as this will enhance shine.)
Shower Gel – Whilst showering (or taking a bath) squeeze a little shower gel onto your hands, a sponge or a flannel and proceed to cleanse your skin.
Body Gel – This gel can be used at any time but I prefer to use it after my regular night time bath. Simply put on to the affected areas, leaving it to dry and give your skin some TLC.
What I Liked About The KANDACARE products.
First of all, KANDACARE products’ are not tested on animals and are suitable for vegans too. I’m a big animal lover so this gets a massive thumbs up from me.
Secondly, the products don’t contain Parabens’ or Sodium Lauryl Sulphate.
For those who aren’t aware:
Parabens are chemical preservatives and although preservatives are sometimes important in products where water has been added, (they prevent bacteria forming) there has been a study that claimed parabens have been found in breast tumors. This hasn’t been confirmed by the medical industry just yet, but it has not been dismissed either.
Sodium Lauryl Sulphate is used throughout the world for clinical testing as a primary skin irritant. Laboratories use it to irritate skin on test animals and humans so that they may then test healing agents to see how effective they are on the irritated skin. It reacts with many types of ingredients used in skin care products and forms nitrosamines (nitrates). Nitrates are potential cancer-causing carcinogenic’s.
Finally, I loved the refreshing and calming scent. A good smelling shampoo really does put you in a relaxed good mood. The Shampoo calmed my itchy scalp and gave me great smelling, clean hair. I especially loved the shower gel and felt happy knowing I was using a safe, gentle cleanser for my skin. This will definitely replace my usual soap in future. I have used the body gel after bathing, The gel is not a cure for psoriasis (it relieves and soothes), but the psoriasis on my wrists have since cleared up. The rest of my psoriasis has pretty much stayed the same (it hasn’t healed nor got worse) What I have noticed is that I haven’t itched as much and my red, scaly skin is definitely calmer, less irritated and happier.
I also love how the products contain natural essential oils that all contribute to looking after the skin, hair and scalp.
The essential oils are:
Lavender – It has been used throughout recorded history as a skin healer and anti-inflammatory which as a result soothes and heals gently whilst reducing or preventing the chance of scars.
Bergamot – A cooling agent which is also antiseptic and is included to prevent infection.
Chamomile – Like lavender is an anti-inflammatory which boosts resistance to irritation caused by inflammation. It helps to reduce swelling and its side-effects.
Rosemary – Which has been used since ancient times to boost both the immune and circulatory systems, protecting the skin. For these reason it is excellent in the reduction/control of plaque whilst also reducing itching and pain.
What I Didn’t Like About The KANDACARE Products.
The conditioner didn’t seem to moisturise my hair potentially compared to other regular conditioners, I have bleached blonde hair which is a little chemically damaged so maybe if my hair was healthier it would have felt alot softer. Although it didn’t condition my actual hair as much as I’d hoped, the conditioner did calm my itchy scalp.
Where To Buy.
Take a look at KANDACARE’s psoriasis product range – here —> http://www.kandacare.com/shop/
Have any questions for the KANDACARE team? You can contact them by telephone, E-mail or by using the contact form on their website:
• Phone: 0330 111 8869
• Email: email@example.com
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Katie Rose ❤
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P.S – Boring, I know, but here is a list of KANDACARE’s product ingredients for those with allergies or ingredient preferences.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidpropyl Betaine, Cocamide DEA, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomile Recutita Flower Extract, Glycerin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Bromide, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, PEG-20 Stearate, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Lauryl Glucoside, Disodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Coco Glucoside, Panthenol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Limonene, Linalool.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Carbomer, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol