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Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO Pack

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£20.95

A soothing and scalp-cleansing shampoo and repairing and hydrating leave-in scalp tonic cleanse and clean scalp and hair and help improve scalp barrier function, address flaking, increase scalp hydration and bring relief to itchy dry scalps.

Containing natural patented complexes to cleanse scalp and hair, improve scalp barrier function, address flaking and bring relief to itchy dry scalps.

 
£20.95
1. I get very dry skin below my eyelids, making my eyes really itchy in the corners. Could the dry skin eye gel help me?

We can never guarantee results as everybody has different skin. However, Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel is designed for use on very dry and irritated skin around the eyes and many of our customers use it on their eyelid dermatitis and eczema.


The Dry Eye Gel contains an active natural ingredient called Cardiospermum which research along with customers feedback tells us works well on reducing dry and itchy skin around the eyes. 

As with all products please do a patch test first.

Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel can be found here 

2. I suffer from dry scalp but have greasy hair. What do you recommend?


If the itchiness is causing your scalp to flake then check out the type of flakes you have as this can help identify what is causing them.


If the flakes are small and white it could be that the dryness is a skin reaction to a chemical in your shampoo in which case try our Hydrosil Scalp Shield Shampoo and Scalp Tonic.


If the patches of dryness are red or grey and raised and itchy and the flakes are grey or silver it may be that you have scalp psoriasis in which case our Oregon Shampoo would be better as it is designed for scalps prone to psoriasis.


This blog link may help you to determine what is causing your itchy scalp. 


https://www.skinshop.co.uk/skinmagazine/what-your-dandruff-tells-you-about-your-health

We would also recommend asking a doctor to look at your scalp and check the cause of the dryness.

3. How long does the Dry Eye Gel take to work?

This is a very difficult question to answer as everyone's skin is different and it also depends on the severity of your eczema. Also bare in mind  that Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel is not a medication, and so it has to work in harmony with your skin's natural pace. 

However most people tend to see an improvement in 2-3 weeks, though if your eczema is very severe this may take longer. You should also make sure that you are not using any other products around your eyes that may aggravate them, in particular make up removers, cleansers that contain chemicals or eye make up that contains glitter or very bright colours. Waterproof mascara can also be an irritant and is also problematic to remove as requires harsh cleansing or make up removers that contain detergents to dissolve the mascara. 

In addition many  chemical sun creams can also irritate the skin around the eyes if its prone to eczema, as can concealers containing SPF's. It's best to use pure mineral SPF's and mineral based concealers. 

4. I'm using steroids for my eczema can I use these products at the same time?
We can't comment on prescribed medications but would recommend that you always consult your doctor before taking any other products alongside your prescription medications. 
5. I stopping using steroids and switched to your products and my skin is even worse

We would never recommend that you stop any prescription medication in favour of our products. However if you have already decided to do this and you are experiencing worse symptoms this could be due to your skin reacting to coming off steroids. This is very common and symptoms can get significantly worse for a period, especially if you have been taking them for some time. People can go on develop a condition called 'red skin syndrome' after stopping steroids, where by their skin is very red and inflamed and sometimes it can even blister. 

If you are experiencing worse symptoms after coming off steroids we recommend you see your doctor for advice.

6. How is Donkey milk produced and is it done humanely?
We source our donkey's milk for our Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve from a Greek supplier who practices very gentle and humane treatment of the animals. They breed and live freely and are only brought in for milking which we understand can only be done by hand.

The background is that donkeys in Greece have declined from over 500,000 in 1955 to around 14,000 in 2008. The sad aspect of donkey's lives was that animals that serve no economic purpose or historically were used as pack animals or working animals, were treated unforgivably harshly. This was partly due to the impoverished nature of the owners and a general disregard for animal welfare. So donkey numbers had dropped by 97% due to dying off due to neglect.

But a few farms with around 20 donkeys milked them for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes. This business has grown and academic studies of donkeys in Greece show that these are quite probably the best cared for donkeys in the country with proper veterinary care and nutrition.
7. I often get very dry and itchy skin around my eyes, what could cause this and do any of your products help?

Dry, itchy and sore skin around the eyes is usually cause either by eye eczema or more commonly contact dermatitis from cosmetics and beauty products used around the eyes.


Our Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel and Dry Eye Concealer help many of our customers with this issue, They do not contain parabens or chemicals but do contain ingredients for calming down irritation and redness around the eye and on the eyelids, which is typically a form of contact dermatitis from eye cosmetics, or other beauty products used around the eyes. In addition contact lens solution and sun creams can also irritate skin around the eyes.


When used under make up, The Dry Eye Gel not only helps calm down irritation and redness but also helps protects the skin around the eyes from make up reactions.


To be even safer, use the Dry Eye Illuminating Concealer over the top of the Dry Eye Gel and so avoid using any concealers or foundations near the eyes. Most people find when doing this they can they safely apply eye cosmetics over the top to help reduce a risk of reaction.


You can also use the Dry Eye Gel overnight to further calm down irritation.

You can find both Hydrosil eye products here; 


A tip is also to be very careful what make up removers you use. In fact if you have irritated skin around the eyes then its best to avoid normal make up removers as they contain detergents.
You can find the Kalme Cream Cleanser here; 


However, as with all sensitive skin issues, please patch test products first before using.
8. How and when to use Hydrosil products and usage tips

Here are some tips and advice on when and how to use the Hydrosil products and how to get the most out of them

Our suggested regimen for Hydrosil products; 

 

AM: If showering wash with Dry Skin Moisturising Wash. Apply Hydrosil Dry Skin Gel to larger areas of affected skin straight after bathing while skin is still slightly damp. Apply Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve to smaller areas of very sore harder to heal skin such as hands, elbows, knees and patches in crook of arms and elbows and behind ears. Apply Dry Eye Gel and then Dry Eye Concealer to skin around the eyes and on the eyelids. Dry Skin Gel and/or Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve can be applied to the face before cosmetics.

 

PM: If showering in evening wash with Dry Skin Moisturising Wash.. Apply Dry Skin Gel to larger areas of affected skin straight after bathing. Apply Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve to smaller areas of very sore harder to heal skin such as hands, elbows, knees and patches in crook of arms and elbows and behind ears. Apply Dry Eye Gel to skin around the eyes and on the eyelids. Dry Skin Gel and/or Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve can be applied to the face.

Tips

 

  1. Remove make up as soon as possible when getting in after the day’s events. Even if you are going out in the evening try to remove day make up as it will be contaminated with dirt and bacteria. Re applying clean make up for evening wear.
  2. Try to avoid using make up remover to remove make up. Use a moisturing water free cleaner such as Kalme Cleanser or use a gentle facial oil such as rosehip or squalene to remove make up.
  3. Apply Hydrosil skin products while skin is still slightly damp after bathing. If possible wrap skin in towel or bathrobe for 10-15 minutes after applying skin products.
  4. Wear long hair off your face when sleeping
  5. Avoid heavily scented shampoos and conditioners. A leave in conditioning balm is better.
  6. Always patch test products before use to check for skin reactions 
  7. Try to avoid wearing synthetic or tight clothing next to skin of affected areas. Choose cotton undergarments if possible.

 

9. Is the Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve vegan?

Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve is not vegan as it contains donkey milk. It is however vegetarian.


But we made an error!


The small vegan badge on the back of the tube was printed in error (it should have been a vegetarian badge) as most of our other products are vegan.


Because of this error we have made it as clear as possible on our website descriptions and in our published and easily accessible ingredients lists at point of sale that the product contains donkey milk from an animal source. 


Here is the immediate short description of the product on our website; 

An intense dry skin rescue salve containing Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Donkey Milk brings instant relief for patches of very dry, irritated and slow-to-heal skin.


Here is the longer description of the product on our website; 

Donkey milk

Donkey milk is the most hypoallergenic milk out of all milks and the one closest to human breast milk in its composition.

Donkey milk is high in amino acids and antimicrobial proteins, making it highly beneficial to dry skin conditions such as eczema.

Aside from Cleopatra’s routine daily bathing in donkey milk to stave off dryness and keep her skin soft, in Egyptian times donkey milk was used as both an ointment and drunk to help heal reactive skin conditions including eczema.

It has historically and in modern day been given to babies and children with allergies. The vitamin C content in donkey milk is almost four times more of cow’s milk. Donkey milk also contains more lactoferrin and lysozyme than cow’s milk. For this reason, it can help skin prone to eczema and helps calm skin irritation.

We source our donkey's milk from a Greek supplier who practices very gentle and humane treatment of the animals. They breed and live freely and are only brought in for milking which can only be done by hand.


Here is the ingredients list published on our website;

Aqua (Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Butter, Glyceryl Stearate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Coco-Caprylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Salicylic Acid, Citric Acid, Tocopherol, Bisabolol, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Sodium Phytate, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Donkey Milk, Beta-Carotene, Cardiospermum Halicacabum Flower/Leaf/Vine Extract, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid.   Please note this is product is vegan formula except for the donkey milk.


Here are the badges on our website for this product; 


 


We have in no way tried to deceive people that the product is vegan as we fully respect how important it is to be clear on this matter. In fact the donkey milk ingredient is an ingredient that we actively and openly promote as its particularly beneficial for eczema and allergy prone skin. It is not an ingredient that we are trying to hide.


10. Why have you discontinued Defensil and what can I use instead?

We have discontinued our Defensil Rescue Serum but it has been replaced by our Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve with Cardiospermum.


Our new salve contains the same anti itch ingredient, cardiospermum, that was in Defensil plus two more amazing ingredients to help calm down inflammation and re hydrate dry skin.

Many of our customers found that Defensil was great for stopping the itch and irritation of eczema related dry skin but was not hydrating enough.

So we created a super salve with the same anti itch ingredient in it as Defensil but with added super hydrating and anti-inflammatory turmeric butter plus hypoallergenic donkey milk, which is the milk most akin to human milk and with the lowest rate of skin reaction and has a highly soothing and softening effect on dry rough skin. 

We hope this helps your skin even more.

11. What conditioner can I use with Scalp Shield hair products?

We recommend using our Oregon Conditioner in conjunction with our Hydrosil Scalp Shield hair products. 

The Oregon Conditioner is a highly moisturising conditioner for very sensitive scalps. 


Unlike either the Hydrosil Scalp Shield hair products or the Oregon Shampoo, its contains no 'treatment' actives, just highly moisturising, scalp calming ingredients with no chemical of perfumes and has been tested for use on very sensitive scalps. 

12. How and when should I use the Hydrosil products?

This is our daily suggested regimen for Hydrosil products; 

 

AM: Apply Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve to affected areas of dry, red and itchy skin or those areas vulnerable to skin flares. Apply when skin is still damp after showering. 

 

Wash hair with Hydrosil Scalp Shield Shampoo. Apply Hydrosil Scalp Shield Tonic to scalp area when hair is still damp, add leave-in hair oil conditioner to ends of hair (preferably unscented) and wrap hair in towel for 5-10 minutes. 

 

Apply Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel around eye area and on eyelids and then Hydrosil Dry Eye Concealer over the top before applying any cosmetics. 

 

Apply Hydrosil Hydrobrow to entire length of brows.

 

PM: Apply Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve to affected areas of dry, red and itchy skin or those areas vulnerable to skin flares. 

 

Apply Hydrosil Dry Eye Gel around eye area and on eye lids.

 

Apply Hydrosil Hydrobrow to entire length of brows. 

10 tips for managing dry itchy and inflamed skin; 

1. Avoid cleansers and soaps with any anti-bacterial agents or perfumes. Use washes or cleanser that are moisturising, perfume-free and formulated for use on sensitive, dry and atopic skin.

2. Shower or bath in tepid water rather than hot water.

3. Shower off sweat as soon as possible after exercise or excessive sweating in clothing.

4. Wear natural fibre underwear and base layer clothing

5. If suffering from very dry hands or feet wear light cotton gloves or thin cotton socks on freshly salved feet and hands over night. Also wear cotton gloves under any rubber gloves which doing household cleaning chores.

6. If suffering from dry itchy scalp try to avoid drying hair with hair dryer or if you do dry on low heat setting

7. Stick to mineral based foundations for the facial area. 

8. Use foundations, concealers or tinted moisturisers with an SPF of at least 20 every day.

9. Avoid using perfumes or scents directly onto skin. Spray onto outside of clothing instead.

10. Apply products to slightly damp skin after showering and then wrap skin in towel or robe for 10-15 minutes.

 

Please see individual products

Unlike normal dandruff, which is caused by fungal infections of the scalp, dry scalp dandruff is caused by underlying dry skin conditions such as eczema or contact dermatitis from external environmental irritants or chemicals in hair care products. Stress and sunburn can also lead to dry scalp dandruff.

If an itchy and flaking scalp does not improve or gets worse after using anti-fungal dandruff products, then it’s likely to be dry scalp dandruff. 

Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO includes a natural scalp cleansing shampoo for dry and sensitive scalps plus a lean on scalp tonic for dry and sensitive scalps containing proven ingredients to help relief itching, dryness and flaking and to help support scalp barrier function.

 

Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO Pack

Rice Protein Foaming Agent

Amino acids derived from rice protein and combined with fatty acids from coconut produce a natural odor-free complex in the Scalo Shield shampoo that produces a rich creamy lather that cleanses scalp and hair of excess oils and dirt without drying or irritating skin.

Passion Fruit Seed Extract

Extract of passion fruit seed, passiflora edulis, a natural polyphenol piceatannol has been incorporated into a patented active complex with proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Normally passion fruit seeds are discarded in during processing of the fruit for consumption so not only are the extracts from the seeds beneficial scalp health but are also upcycled.

The passion fruit seed complex been proven in trials to soothe sensitive scalps, improve scalp barrier function and improve the scalps natural defenses by replenishing beneficial scalp microbiota.

 

Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO Pack

Chicory Root extract

A polyfructose extract from chicory root (Cichorium Intybus) has been incorporated in a patented natural prebiotic complex that is proven to repair and strengthens scalp barrier function by encouraging the growth of beneficial scalp microbiota while inhibiting the growth of none-beneficial microbiota.

Australian Tea Tree

A patented extract of Australian tea tree with proven antimicrobial action to help reduce abundance of damaging scalp bacteria that can lead to irritation, dryness and flaking.

 

Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO Pack

Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO is vegan and FREE from SLS, sulphate, parabens and perfumes.

Recommendations for use

Use Scalp Shield Shampoo once daily followed by Hydrosil Scalp Shield Tonic

Usage instructions

Massage shampoo into wet hair until a rich lather is produced then rise off with tepid clean water.

Apply scalp tonic to areas of dry or flaking scalp after washing hair and before drying it.  Massage gently into scalp and leave in. Dry hair as normal.

Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO Pack