Hydrosil Scalp Shield DUO Pack
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.
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.
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.
We would also recommend asking a doctor to look at your scalp and check the cause of the dryness.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Wear long hair off your face when sleeping
- Avoid heavily scented shampoos and conditioners. A leave in conditioning balm is better.
- Always patch test products before use to check for skin reactions
- Try to avoid wearing synthetic or tight clothing next to skin of affected areas. Choose cotton undergarments if possible.
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 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.
We have discontinued our Defensil Rescue Serum but it has been replaced by our Hydrosil Turmeric Butter & Hypoallergenic Milk Salve with Cardiospermum.
We hope this helps your skin even more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.