Hydrocortisone is a commonly used steroid that helps reduce inflammation. Its purpose, however, is to provide short-term relief, not long-term control of itching and redness. In addition, Hydrocortisone has the potential drawback of thinning skin, and when used long-term, skin can build up resistance and require stronger steroids as a result.
Opt instead for powerful ingredients that soothe, cool, reduce redness and impact the multiple pathways behind inflammation for better control of flare-ups.
Three Key Ingredients to look for:
- Avena Sativa (Oat Kernel) extracts: Rich in avenanthramides, which have been widely studied and proven to have natural anti-irritant and anti-redness properties.
- Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract and Bisabolol (derived from Chamomile): Work synergistically to help reduce inflammation induced redness and irritation.
- Boerhavia Diffusa (Red Hogweed) Root Extract: targets neurogenic inflammation while soothing properties restore skin to a normal sensitivity level, providing immediate and long-lasting results.