Gently Cream 120ml
Gently does it! Designed for those with sensitive skin, including babies and toddlers.
Or those who want to lather a high quality moisturiser anywhere.
Gently rich, naturally helpful and very reasonably priced (we're thinking this is another way we can help drought-affected budgets, online purchase only).
Key herbs: organic oats; pp calendula petals, lavender sprigs and stachys leaves.
- Nourish & hydrate sensitively
- Be kind, mild & soothing
- act as a natural Sunscreen.
- Gently DOES NOT CONTAIN: anything you couldn't eat. We're not suggesting you do eat this product, but that's how we make this, and pretty well all our products. If you can't eat it, given skin's absorption abilities, DON'T put it on your skin. That's our philosophy.
- We do use oats in this formula, they've been used for thousands of years to help with sensitive skin, apart from their soothing properties they are also nutritive to skin and nerves. In our experience, most people do not react to the very small possibility that gluten may be present due to processing of the oats with other grains.
- This cream is a moisturiser and not designed for broken skin. It is perhaps better to use an ointment like Gently Ointment to cover in these cases using the old adage: "seal and heal" allowing the healing to occur under the medicinal layer.
- Our preservative is "Naticide®", a natural vegetable-origin fragrance from Europe with gentle but effective preservative power. It is denoted as "Parfum" on our product labels to be INCI compliant.
[PJR writes in reply: "Thank goodness our creams are technically edible, no nasties here". ]
- Apply gently, with clean, dry fingers as needed to face and body.
- Keep out of direct sunlight and replace the top firmly each time, this is a very natural product.
- Look after your cream and it will look after you and your little ones!
- Our products are designed for all skin types but since skin is individual, always test on a small area of skin first to determine personal sensitivity.
- Other options:
- Gently Ointment 15ml (better to cover broken skin)
- Gently MakeUp Remover, Cleanser & Bath Oil
- Baby/Sensitive Skin Gently Pack
- A review on phytochemistry and ethnopharmacological aspects of genus Calendula which concludes:
"About 12-20 species of the genus Calendula have been reported in various floras. Among these, most of the ethnopharmacological reports are available on C. officinalis and C. arvensis. Further, only four species of Calendula have been partially investigated for their phytoconstituents. A close scrutiny of literature on Calendula reveals that three species have been investigated pharmacologically. Pharmacological studies reveal that C. officinalis exhibits antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and antioxidant properties; C. arvensis possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic and hemolytic activities; and C. suffruticosa exhibits antimicrobial activity. C. officinalis has been included in number of herbal formulations, which are in clinical use for the treatment of various ailments like central nervous system disorders. Keeping in view the ethnopharmacology, phytochemical and pharmacological reports, low toxicity and frequency of use, C. officinalis seems to hold great potential for in depth investigation for various biological activities. Few preliminary pharmacological reports support medicinal potential of some Calendula species. These species need to be investigated systematically with a view to establish their varied pharmacological activities and mode of actions. [Pharmacogn Rev. 2013 Jul-Dec; 7(14): 179–187. doi: 10.4103/0973-7847.120520]
- Calendula officinalis and Wound Healing: A Systematic Review May 2015 Wounds: a compendium of clinical research and practice 20(8):236-43 A considered review of the actual evidence from randomized controlled trials only.
- Usage of Calendula officinalis in the prevention and treatment of radiodermatitis: a randomized double-blind controlled clinical trial An interesting nursing paper from Brazil concluding that calendula based cream "showed better therapeutic response than the Essential Fatty Acids in the prevention and treatment of radiodermatitis".