Eczema & psoriasis occurs when patches of the skin become inflamed, itchy and irritated. This happens as a result of the over production of skin cells related to an immune system disorder that affects the skin, and occasionally the eyes, nails, and joints. These skin breakouts are also linked to common food allergies, environmental allergens and genetics.
The disorder that causes these skin issues is known as an auto-immune disease, where your immune system attacks itself and is manifested in numerous ways in the form of many ailments such as chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, thyroid issues, rheumatoid arthritis, skin rashes, among many other common dis-eases.
Currently, I’m dealing with an auto immune disorder and although I’m working on taking care of what’s going on internally, I could not help but also find a remedy for my skin which has recently succumbed to my auto-immune disease.
I’ve always been a lover of beauty and skin care and when I came across these red, itchy and inflamed patches on my face I was desperate to find a product that would not continuously irritate my skin. After so much searching I came across this amazing product by CV+ Skin labs.
CV+ Skin Labs has an interesting background and was relieved to read how relateable the creator of this product is, as she herself dealt with a major health issue as well as her father. After the passing of her father, the experience left her with a need to find truly non-toxic ingredients for people dealing with problematic skin due to certain health conditions.
–About This Formulation–
Natural Content: 99.4%
Organic Ingredients: 57%
100% free of:
Synthetic fragrances & dyes, parabens, formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxiane, hydroquinone, phthalates, mineral oil/petrolatum, silicones, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, PEG/PPG, triclosan, disodium EDTA, hydroquinone, talc, MEA-DEA-TEA or chemical sunscreens.
We all know that what you put in your body is a lot more significant than what you apply to your skin. 90% of my auto-immune issue is stress related & unfortunately my skin has taken the worst hit.
Lack of sleep, not eating well, stressing over everything, chronic deficiency in key nutrients has led me to where I’m at today.
|The effects of self neglect|
Its truly is a bitter sweet experience because I’ve never been a sickly person (going up to 4 years w/o a cold at one point), to suddenly dealing with impactful changes to my entire idea and belief system regarding health. I hope to share with you all what I’m going through at some point when I feel educated enough on discussing autoimmune diseases and how I’ve managed to get on the road to recovery.
This moisturizer has literally given me hope as I was very desperate to find a moisturizer that would not sting my face. A lot of drugstore products that touted to be made for sensitive skin were in no way made with ingredients suitable for my sensitive skin. I dealt with a lot of stinging, irritation and just plain dryness.
After trying out several moisturizers at the same time while shopping one day, this moisturizer stood out to me. It was not watery (like most organic/natural moisturizers can be) and it felt like my skin.
I honestly can not explain it, but it truly felt like my skin, no oily residue and my skin soaked it up nicely. My irritation literally felt like it was being cooled and soothed instantly.
I’ve never experienced something like it and was really moved as I was feeling really depressed and self conscious about my skin. As you can see in the photo above I have a few red patches around & along the sides of my nose. Those are so annoying but the more I use CV+ calming moisture, the more improvements I see.
To find something that works in the midst of my frustrations is a miracle!
This moisturizer is priced at $50. Yes, a bit pricey, but worth every penny.
2 ounces lasted me 2 months while applying quite liberally, but conscious of not wasting the product. This stuff is so potent it can also be used to soothe itchy scalps too which can also be affected by eczema, psoriasis and extreme dryness.
CV+ Skin Labs specializes in treating burn victims, skin burned by chemotherapy and many other mild to serious skin conditions.
If there is anything that I learned from this product is that I don’t actually have “sensitive” skin, but rather reactive skin. That truly makes a lot of sense since the skin is usually the first place to show signs of some sort of internal imbalance.
I also noticed when I eat certain foods or stress out my skin reacts. So definitely can relate to the statement mentioned that I’m dealing with reactive skin and must pay attention.
I hope that if you’re dealing with any skin issues that you consider this moisturizer. A true gem among many natural products on the market.
*This is not a sponsored post. All opinions, reviews and recommendations are solely mine. This product was purchased with my personal funds.