The Neem tree is revered in India. It’s sanskrit name translates as “that which keeps diseases at bay,” and is often fondly referred to as “the village pharmacy.”
In skincare preparations, Neem is valued for helping to balance the skin’s oil production. This makes it very supportive for sufferers of acne, minimising breakouts and reducing the incidence of scarring.
Science is beginning to understand more about its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Traditionally it has also been used in cases of cold sores, nappy rash, athletes foot, psoriasis and eczema.
Neem cream is a great product to take away on holiday. It’s soothing anti-inflammatory action helps to heal skin from sun damage and reduce pigmentation. It has a very distinctive smell which is thought to contribute to its ability to keep insects at bay. A small amount applied before heading to the beach may help to keep mosquitos and other insects away.
Neem contains high amounts of Vitamin C which stimulates collagen formation to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. This rich silky cream does not leave a greasy film on the skin, but sinks right in on application, making it suitable for use during the day under makeup, without pilling. Alternatively apply at night for a rich overnight treatment for acne prone, oily skin.
Neem cream contains:
Aqua, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, Cetearyl alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, MCT oil, Vegetable glycerine, Vitamin E oil, Azadirachta indica, Essential oils of Lavandula & Matricaria, Natural preservatives.
Please note that this product contains sweet almond oil and is therefore contra-indicated for people with nut allergies.
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