She was fed up. Sleepless nights were one thing, the cries of pain and frustration were another. Desperate for a solution, she turned to the specialists. The enemy was eczema, and its grip was relentless. A son’s struggle and a mother’s heartache ignited a passion to find a solution.
Victory came to our founder, Jean Scholtes, after countless hours of research. Nourishing natural oils, butters, and botanicals were the main ingredients in the initial products that soothed her son Cooper’s irritated skin. In only one month of using his mom’s soap (instead of the many “trusted brands” she had been trying), all signs of eczema were gone. His soothed skin meant he was a happier boy, and momma could finally rest.
Yet there was a new itch inside of this mom, one that called her to help many others who needed to know there was a better way. A new passion grew, and from this story, KIND soap company was born.
Eczema: Beyond Irritation…
An estimated 31 million Americans suffer from some form of eczema. (1) With no definitive cause and no known cures, many have attempted to curb the vexing symptoms in a myriad of ways. It manifests as an irritation, but can quickly become a serious skin issue that affects a person’s entire well being.
There are triggers that cause the flare-ups, many of which can be found in the very products we are told will subdue symptoms. These triggers include:
Irritants (including soaps & household cleaners, fragrances, perfumes, fabrics, antibacterial ointments, formaldehydes)
Isothiazolinones (found in some baby wipes)
KIND soap’s founder immersed herself in discovering ingredients that would soothe and replenish irritated skin. The first successful formula that soothed Cooper’s skin is still a customer favorite, Oatmeal Rx. The KIND product line quickly grew into 5 categories and over 100 products. Skin conditions or not, KIND is on a mission to be KIND to your skin by only using safe and nourishing ingredients.
The Dirty Dozen…
Don’t trust the fancy labeling. We want you to be aware of products that are not only irritating but potentially harmful. The ‘dirty dozen’ ingredients to be aware of include:
- Synthetic Fragrance
- Synthetic Color
- 1, 4 Dioxane
Steroids: not all they’re pumped up to be…
Traditional eczema treatments have long included prescription and over-the-counter steroid products. According to medical research, there are long-term adverse effects to such treatment methods. These may include topical or systemic changes in the body.
The most frustrating issue with avoiding these irritants is their hidden presence in products labeled as “safe” or “natural”. Often these ingredients are prevalent in the very products we are attempting to use to soothe and protect our children’s (or our own) sensitive skin. Research says to avoid the use of such products. We are left confused, surrounded by noise and hype.
Eczema can be exhausting. The story may vary, but the struggle is the same:
- Dry, itchy skin causes your baby to scratch, creating sores and tears
- Embarrassing skin irritation affects your teen’s self-esteem
- A lifetime of sensitive skin issues leaves you frustrated with the limited amount of products you can safely use. Luxury seems elusive. You stick to bland products that sort-of work.
We’ve listened and offered solutions to every struggle, helping people and gaining friends. Our KIND community continues to grow because we care.
Our first pillar of KINDness is to be kind to your skin. All ingredients in every product are naturally sourced. Sensitive skin is not just soothed, it’s pampered. We use pure essential oils and botanicals to clean and nourish the body.
Have you or someone you love struggling with eczema or sensitive skin issues? How have you helped soothe the symptoms? We want to hear about it and are here to help. We want to be your trusted consultants, offering you solutions that you will love.
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