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Caring for dry skin, naturally
As parents, it’s our mission to raise the next generation of healthy, happy babies and children. When health problems such as skin irritations occur we look for the best possible products to care for our children’s wellbeing. However, finding the right formulation to heal the underlying cause and stop irritation coming back can be difficult to find. The founder of Glitter Friends wanted to solve this for parents, which is how the Intensive Barrier Cream came about.
The science that inspired a remedy
The microbiome is the name for all good bacteria and microorganisms that live in harmony on and in the body.
“The microbiome is an extension of ourselves; they play a protective role and are an integral part of the barrier function of our skin,” says the founder of Glitter Friends, Jhyll Teplin.
Too often, these good bacteria are damaged by modern lifestyles, pollution and overuse of antibacterial products and detergents. This can lead to dry, irritated and stressed skin. Small children and babies, whose skin is often more delicate than that of adults, can suffer from dry, itchy skin for all these reasons and more.
“We got to thinking: how good would it be if the products we use on our skin could take care of our microbiome, to help nourish the skin back to health?” says Jhyll.
“That’s why we created Glitter Friends intensive barrier cream made with organic ingredients.”
Soothing, calming, healing
The Glitter Friends organic barrier cream is suitable for the whole family, but is particularly good for sensitive young skin.
“We recommend it for eczema, and for itchy, dry or inflamed skin,” says Jhyll.
“Many conditions, like dermatitis, psoriasis, and pruritus is about finding ways of achieving the maximum amount of moisture. This is why we have developed a natural organic moisturising cream with active ingredients, which not only protects the skin’s barrier function and provides intense nourishment but also works together for optimal hydration.”
Among the benefits that Glitter Friends suggests the Intensive Barrier Cream delivers are:
• Helps soothe itching
• Calms and soothes dry or irritated skin conditions
• Promotes skin relief
• Moisturises and softens dry skin
• Suitable for sensitive skin
As Jhyll also points out, the cream can be a great addition to your daily skin care routine during pregnancy.
“The most common complaint is atopic eruption of pregnancy (AEP). AEP usually appears in early or mid-pregnancy and mums-to-be will feel itchy and usually scratch their skin, resulting in inflamed bumps,” says Jhyll.
If the bumps get infected these rashes can develop suddenly and become itchy.
“This eczema tends to improve only after labour. However, Intensive Barrier Cream is your all-in-one skin guardian, and will leave your skin feeling hydrated, supple, smooth and soft,” says Jhyll.
Glitter Friends recommends that mums-to-be should moisturise their skin about two to three times a day.
“Intensive Barrier Cream is safe to use and can be applied generously and regularly as needed,” says Jhyll.
All natural, organic ingredients
The Glitter Friends team is devoted to natural skin care ingredients. The Barrier Cream contains no parabens, no alcohol, no artificial colours, no animal ingredients, and no lanolins or dyes. To ensure it is as gentle as possible it is also fragrance-free and is not tested on animals so it’s vegan-friendly.
“Our Barrier Cream is also cortisone-free, and even our packaging plays a role in creating our premium products,” says Jhyll.
“Our jars and bottles are free from phosphors, so our formulation is about more than just a cream.”
Active ingredients that make a difference
Consumer health and safety are of the utmost importance to Jhyll and the Glitter Friends team, hence the omission of synthetic oils and fragrances.
“We always start with organic botanical, plant and marine-based ingredients, then carefully add ingredients needed to produce a safe and effective formula,” says Jhyll.
“We don’t add unnecessary ingredients to colour our cream – we think the colour produced naturally, is beautiful in its own right.”
Skin is naturally acidic, at a pH from 4.5 to 5.5. Alkaline soaps and cosmetic products can disrupt this natural protection, affecting the skin’s ability to defend itself. That’s why Glitter Friends products have a pH akin to the human body.
Tried and tested
Not only is the Intense Barrier Cream Australian Certified Organic, it is made in Australia and has been manufactured in a facility accredited by the Therapeutic Goods Association.
“We put our products through the tests that are absolutely necessary and go above and beyond what’s technically required.
“Stability tests let us know that our finished formulas will work the way they should, even after they've been exposed to bright light, heat or cold.”
Glitter Friends tests every single batch of every single product before it leaves their hands and makes its way to customers.
“Specifically, we test for color, odor, appearance, pH, consistency and more. If it doesn’t pass, we don't let it go,” says Jhyll.
Glitter Friends follows Good Manufacturing Practice [GMP] in all of its procedures and has well-documented standard operating procedures [SOPs] for each step of the manufacturing process. With an Australian Government issued TGA license for manufacture.
We are proudly 100% Australian Owned