Skin Damage


Eczema on wrist

Ginger-Tamanu Healing Body Lotion moisturizes, restores skin’s barrier function, and promotes healing in damaged skin due to skin ailments, weathering, sun damage, scarring, and inflammation.

Dry skin produces less sebum (skin’s surface oil) than normal-type skin.  Sebum is necessary to lubricate the skin’s surface cells, keeping them plump and regular in shape until they naturally shed.  Lack of sebum and Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF), substances connecting surface skin cells, cause skin to appear cracked, rough, and irritated often leading to redness.  Skin can become dry due to sun exposure and weathering.  Dry, rough skin more readily displays signs of aging.  Replenishing the skin’s natural moisture level is the first step in younger-looking skin.  Moisturized skin will appear smoother and more even toned.  Ginger-Tamanu Healing Lotion contains healthful plant oil ingredients to hydrate skin and antioxidants from plant extracts to fight signs of aging.

Skin is a natural barrier between the environment and our bodies.  We want toxins to stay out and essential body fluids to stay in.  Our skin is the first defense against bacteria, viruses, and unwanted organisms from entering the body.  Maintaining a healthy skin barrier function is paramount in keeping skin and body healthy.  When the barrier function is disrupted, harmful substances can enter our skin causing skin irritations such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis.  Many things can disrupt the barrier function such as lack of sebum levels, incorrect pH levels at the skin’s surface, allergic reactions, and environmental stressors.  Ginger-Tamanu Healing Lotion restores barrier function with the help of Oregon Grape extract.  Oregon Grape has been used for centuries in Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat psoriasis and skin ailments.  Oregon Grape contains the plant compound berberine which displays antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties, both helping to restore barrier function and calm irritated skin.

Ginger-Tamanu Healing Lotion is enriched with Tamanu oil.  Tamanu oil has been used for centuries in Asia and the South Pacific to heal wounds, reduce the appearance of scars, reduce acne breakouts, and soothe burns.  The Tamanu plant is also known as “Beauty Leaf” referring to its many benefits to skin health leading to natural beauty.  Organic Neem Seed oil also has many healing properties important in skin health.  Irritated, dry, cracked, inflamed skin is the body’s signal that the barrier function has become disrupted.  Healing the skin’s surface not only keeps moisture in but also calms and relieves the pain associated with skin ailments.