Nature-derived, steroid-free soothing creams & balms to ease skin irritation
We have been busy lately and seem to be popping up in a few places. We have worked with the @The Natural Parent Magazine previously and wanted to share with you the story that was written this month.
With a lifelong passion for plants and botanicals, Karen Cheah uses her pharmaceuticals background to create natural, plant-based skincare products that will alleviate painful and irritating skin conditions in children and adults.
Having seen first-hand the trauma and heartbreak of a child coping with eczema, she didn’t want others to suffer like her son had, at just four years old. Sleepless nights, constant flare-ups, itching, pain and frustration became part of their daily lives and nothing seemed to help. She also knew that topical steroids were not always the answer to long-term skin issues.
Since discovering there are natural extracts and active ingredients (like propolis and manuka) that can help with healing and prevention, she made it her mission to help others.
A year ago, she talked to The Natural Parent Magazine about Nature’s Skin-Healing Remedies and the gentle, effective products she has created to ease symptoms and heal frustrating skin conditions.
12 months later, we catch up with Karen Cheah from Margaret River about how her brand DermaGen by Botanical Chemist is going...
“We launched our first 3 products which are ARTG-listed for the relief of symptoms of minor eczema, dermatitis, supporting wound healing, and soothing itchy, inflamed skin associated with skin conditions such as psoriasis and sun-damaged skin. We now have over 240 stockists in Australia and momentum is growing.
We’ve had several new products launch after the first 3, for example a natural pH-balanced soap alternative with Manuka Oil that can also be used as a shampoo, a moisturising lotion called Skin Radiance Lotion for sun-damaged skin with the benefits of Vitamin B3 and Manuka Oil, and a Serum with 8 soothing, hydrating, healing oils that specifically target inflamed, dry, sensitive skin.”
DermaGen by Botanical Chemist products not only soothe and hydrate the skin, but they nourish and strengthen the skin barrier, promote skin regeneration and prevent minor skin infections by supporting skin healing.
Karen’s aim is to change the way symptoms of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis are currently managed, to reduce the reliance on topical steroids and potential side-effects that occur from the over-use of these products.