Read a detailed explanation about how we hand picked the ingredients after the photo, below.
Skin Friend AM is a fine, pure powder supplement. Contains ingredients that assist in the healing and repair of the skin.
It contains a fine quality blend of certified organic vitamin E and synergistic vitamin C which assists in protecting the body from the damaging effects of free radicals. We are passionate about using quality ingredients. Some types of natural vitamin E can contain hidden soy and additives (ethylcellulose), so we searched world-wide and found a natural, organic vitamin E that was free of artificial additives and soy (this is one reason it took longer for our product to reach the shelves but we think it was worth the wait).
Skin Friend AM contains vitamin C and zinc which are necessary for minor wound healing. Zinc helps to maintain healthy skin and it plays a role in normal healthy blood sugar regulation in healthy people. We use vitamin C that is free of hidden sulfites, and our zinc does not contain hidden amines.
Skin Friend contains ingredients that support the health and function of the immune system. Contains pyridoxine (vitamin B6), which is involved in immune system processes. Vitamin B6 is also involved in DNA synthesis and hormone modulation.
Contains chromium, which is a main component of glucose tolerance factor. Chromium is necessary for healthy blood sugar regulation and is involved in carbohydrate metabolism. We use the correct dosages for children and adults for all our ingredients.
Contains vitamin B12, which is an essential growth factor. Vitamin B12 is essential for the normal functioning of all cells. Vitamin B12 also offers important nutritional support for vegetarians and vegans who may have low intake of vitamin B12.
Contains quality magnesium orotate (not poor quality magnesium oxide). Magnesium plays a necessary role in over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body. Magnesium is also involved in the synthesis of DNA and RNA. It's also known as the great relaxer!
Contains biotin, vitamin B2 and vitamin B6 – nutritional deficiencies in these three B vitamins can cause eczema and dermatitis. This well established research had been confirmed since the 1950s - we have just forgotten about it.
Molybdenum is required by the body to detoxify sulphites, which is a preservative that worsens eczema in more than 50 percent of people with eczema. This micronutrient is important for people with eczema and we use molybdenum which is free of hidden additives, and in the correct dosages for children and adults.
We did not want to use regular, artificial beta-carotene, which is usually listed as “beta-carotene” in most supplements, as it is an artificial colour. Research has shown how artificial colours worsen eczema and other skin rashes. So we chose Dunaliella salina - a natural microalgae best known as a source of natural β-carotene. The antioxidant activity of β-carotene provides mild sun protection for the skin according to research. We thought this was important for people with sun-sensitive skin, such as eczema. Dunaliella salina also contains lutein, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin, which are antioxidants that can boost skin hydration and promote normal healthy skin.
How does it taste?
This product is herb-free so the Skin Friend AM supplement is pleasant tasting and mixes easily into liquids or foods. It's great in smoothies, rice milk and vegie juice but we like it mixed into a small amount of chilled water (the no-fuss approach). It does not contain any flavourings but we think it tastes mildly sweet and a bit like weak orange juice when mixed into water, thanks to the pure vitamin C powder.
Calcium is involved in the development and maintenance of the bones and teeth. Calcium also plays a role in neurotransmitter and hormone release and storage, and calcium activates various enzyme systems and enzyme reactions.
Calcium also promotes normal, healthy sleep, and calcium promotes a healthy acid mantle in the skin, which is vital to help protect your skin against microbes.
Some eczema sufferers are sensitive to citric acid (found in calcium citrate) so we use a very fine, pure powder calcium carbonate. Calcium Matrix PM (the afternoon supplement in the Skin Friend kit), is so fine it mixes into food and drinks, and you can even use it in baking so your child does not have to know they are taking a supplement.
Contains a 60-day supply for a child and a 30-day supply for an adult or teen.
SKIN FRIEND "FREE FROM" LIST
Joliee Skin’s commitment to bare nutrition means Skin Friend is 100% vegan, animal cruelty-free and certified non-GMO. Skin Friend is also herb-free so it's suitable for children and people with chemical sensitivities such as salicylate-sensitivity.
- No dairy, egg and seafood (contains no animal products)
- No genetically modified ingredients
- No gluten, wheat or yeast
- No magnesium stearate (common supplement manufacturing additive)
- No artificial colours
- No preservatives
- No flavourings
- No salicylates (natural plant pesticide which can worsen eczema)
- No retinol (commonly used vitamin A which dries out the skin)
- No citric acid
- No sesame
- No amines (histamine which can worsen eczema)
- No sulfites (preservative)
- No sugar
- No nuts
- No soy