Defensil is a naturally derived hypoallergenic rescue serum containing a 5% concentrated natural active called Defensil™, which is harvested from the Cardiospermum plant.
Cardiospermum has been studied in several published trials for its effects in calming down itching and irritation in very dry and eczema-prone skin.
Defensil ™ was developed in Switzerland for use on people living at high altitudes and suffering from very dry and itchy skin.
Stopping the itch is the first crucial step in breaking the itch-scratch cycle in eczema-prone skin that too often leads to inflamed and infected skin which then later dries and cracks.
This product can be used on patches of very dry, itchy and broken skin anywhere on the body or face except for around the eyes, for which our Dry Eye Gel should be used.
It’s most effective when applied to slightly damp skin after bathing or showering.
Defensil is FREE from parabens, perfumes, SLS and MI and is made from naturally active ingredients that have been developed for use on highly sensitive, itchy and dry skin.
Form: Gel Crème
Is this serum safe to use on the face - particularly around the eyes (eyebrows, eyelid and beneath the eye).I wouldn’t recommend Defensil Serum around the eyes. It is fine on the skin but it is not formulated to be safe if it is rubbed into the eye. Eye products often have to be formulated in a different way not necessarily because the skin around the eye is so much more sensitive but because there is a much higher chance of some of the cream entering the eye. Defensil may be fine but it is not formulated for this area. We have made it to be as effective as possible on the body and face. If a few more customer contact us with this question we may well formulate a special eye serum for use exclusively on this area.
Are any of the ingredients of Defensil alcohol based?Many natural ingredients are actually extracted from plants with alcohol. My understanding is that the combination of natural ingredients which forms the active part of Defensil is actually suspended/dissolved in butylene glycol.
Does Defensil have any side effects?None of our products have any known side effects. However, we always advise a patch test before using any of them. You should never take any risks with your skin even with the most natural and gentle products.
Will Defensil Rescue Serum make my skin weak like the cream i am using at the moment.Defensil Rescue Serum can be used on the hands as often as you like. It will not weaken the skin in any way. In fact, its moisturising and soothing effect should help keep the skin feeling and looking better.
Which product is best for very dry skin and skin prone to eczema and broken skin?
The mildest is the dry eye gel. Our most soothing is Cardiospermum as it contains an extract of Aloe Vera which has been shown in trials to be moisturising and soothing. Defensil was found in trials to have a natural soothing effect on irritable skin. We also sell natural body washes, shampoos and conditioners all designed for people with very dry sensitive skin and these products will not make the skin of people with eczema any worse and are designed to be used every day.
However, we never advise people to put our products directly onto broken skin. We would also always advise that you carry out a patch test before using any of our products.
I have hands which are very itchy and dry, will Defensil rescue serum be ok to use?Defensil Rescue Serum is relatively mild and it should be fine to use on your hands. However,If you are in any doubt about using it then please ask your doctor as we can not give medical advice. In general terms, we recommend a patch test before using any of our products. This involves rubbing a small amount of the product on the inside of your wrist and leaving for 24 hours. If there is no reaction then you can assume that there is no basic allergy to anything in the cream. If you intend using it on a skin condition, then apply a small amount initially to the affect area and leave for a 24 hours to see if there is any negative reaction. If not then you can proceed with some confidence. However, if any reaction does occur then stop use immediately.
I want to use Defensil Rescue Serum everyday on my hands.I'm concerned it might make my skin weak like the cream i am using at the moment.Defensil Rescue Serum can be used on the hands as often as you like. It will not weaken the skin in any way. In fact, its moisturising and soothing effect should help keep the skin feeling and looking better.
Does Defensil contains any form of steroids?None of our products contain any steroids. We are a natural range of products which tries to improve the appearance of the skin through the use of naturally effective ingredients which are designed to be used every day.
Can DEFENSIL be applied as overall lotion on the legs of my 14 yr.old daughter. She has really dry skin below her knees?Defensil can be applied as an overall moisturiser to your daughters legs. But it is quite a thick cream and we actually describe it as a serum. So I would limit its use to the area which requires help, namely below her knees. Defensil has research showing that it is excellent moisturising and soothing effect on skin prone to over-sensitivity. So while we can't guarantee results as everybody reacts slightly differently, we can recommend it as an excellent choice.
Do you despatch to the USA.I can confirm that we do despatch to the United States of America and there is an additional delivery charge of £7.99. There is no extra charges if you order more and there is no limit to how much we will send for that postage cost. We charge in GBP and advise standard delivery is 5 to 7 days but please allow 21 working days as it can take some time to find its way through the US Postal System.