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Had a client come in yesterday who has eczema. She just participated in a study done at the Cleveland Clinic using a green tea cream for eczema. She said she had amazing results -- the participants each used the cream on half of their faces, a base cream on the other half. I noticed an improvement on the green tea half.

 

The cream will be manufactured by L'Oreal -- which means it won't have nearly as much green tea in it as our creams we can make from Skin Actives.

 

But I've never heard of topical green tea for eczema -- if it works, wow, will that be a find!

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I will add green tea EGCG to my white liquorice cream. The problem is that the liquorice works on eczema all by itself, so I am not sure I will be able to detect the effect of EGCG.
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I will add green tea EGCG to my white liquorice cream. The problem is that the liquorice works on eczema all by itself, so I am not sure I will be able to detect the effect of EGCG.

Shouldn't you see a quicker response if you are using both actives?  It would seem that they would compliment each other in certain ways.

 

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Hannah I am interested in your recipe for the liquorice cream for my grandson's eczema. Do you use canvas base? How much liquorice and green tea do you think I would need to add? Thanks
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I use Canvas but they say that for eczema it is important to use a cream with low water content to provide a good barrier and avoid water loss through the skin, which is broken and easily infected. Maybe you could add some rosehip oil to the cream after dissolving the liquorice and EGCG?


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Green tea mixed with canvas cream and extra virgin olive oil is doing wonders for the rough, itchy patches of skin on my body!

p.s-I LOVE the smell of the green tea active. Haha I don't need to use a fragrance

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I've been buying and reading the forum for several months, but I've never posted anything.  My son (6 yrs old) has eczema and we recently made a mixture of 1/2 canvas, 1/2 sea kelp, rosehip oil, white liquorice and EGCG.  He's very reluctant to allow us to put any cream on his skin.  He had no problems letting me put this mixture on him since he helped make it!  We applied the lotion for two nights and I asked one morning how his skin felt and he said, "no more itching.  this stuff is awesome!"

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I made a thick, sealing cream by using beeswax pellets and oil. You just heat gently and mix until the beeswax is melted. I used rosehip oil. The beeswax is emulsifying as well as being emollient. I poured this into a container and added some sea kelp bioferment and a premade mixture of hyaluronic acid and water to lighten it up. To this I added calendula, chamomile, and green tea. I'll see how my husband does with this on his eczema. How fun!
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I love the idea of having kids help make their own potions! I know when I was a teenager I had acne and hated using the stuff that my dermatologist gave me (or anything else, for that matter). For younger children with eczema/dermatitis/dry skin and for teenagers with acne, making your own lotions might be fun as well as helping with the problem
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On 2/26 I wrote:

"I made a thick, sealing cream by using beeswax pellets and oil. You just heat gently and mix until the beeswax is melted. I used rosehip oil. The beeswax is emulsifying as well as being emollient. I poured this into a container and added some sea kelp bioferment and a premade mixture of hyaluronic acid and water to lighten it up. To this I added calendula, chamomile, and green tea. I'll see how my husband does with this on his eczema. How fun!"

Today, four days later, my husband showed me the spot near his elbow he has eczema, and it's nearly GONE. It's working! This spot is very stubborn, and the above cream I made is just making it go away. Needless to say, he thinks my "lotions and potions" are simply magical now
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