Designed specifically for your baby's sensitive skin. Using the latest in skincare research, Medica Kawakawa balm is crafted using only the bare essentials to soothe the symptoms of eczema and dermatitis. Many other Kawakawa balms on the market include inappropriate or additional ingredients shown to increase the inflammatory response (check out eczema advice and science page to find out more).
- itchy skin
- cuts and wounds
Kawakawa - has been used for centuries in Maori medicine for its plethora of pharmaceutical properties. Only recently have we had science validate what the precious people of this land already knew. Myristicin is the primary active ingredient which is responsible for the anti-inflammatory properties of the Kawakawa tree. This anti-inflammatory ingredient aids in diminishing the inflammatory response intrinsic to the eczema cycle.
Sunflower oil - is high in the linoleic acid and low in oleic acid. Linoleic acid is used by the keratinocytes (the top layer of skin cells) to form a well-functioning epidermal layer. Oleic acid on the other hand (found in high amounts in olive and apricot seed oils) has been shown to disrupt the epidermal layer which increases water loss through the skin.
Beeswax - is a natural breathable barrier for the skin. It protects without suffocating, allowing the skin to breathe while keeping the area next to the skin stable, giving it a chance to repair itself. Our high-quality beeswax is ethically and locally sourced from the Kapiti region from various apiarists.
Glycerin - is what we call a humectant. It draws moisture up from the lower layers of the skin to the upper layers and providing moisturisation to the stratum corneum - the outermost layer of skin aiding structural integrity.
Apply the Kawakawa balm liberally on inflamed skins THREE to FOUR times a day reducing as skin condition improves