Skin Care With Courage
By Anna K. Fryxell |
Just the mention of the word cancer is enough to send chills down our spines. As if the diagnosis isn’t scary enough, patients have to go through months and years of treatments and surgeries that take a toll on the rest of their body, including their skin. That’s where Courage Skin Care comes in.
Courage is the brainchild of Ann Morea, a breast cancer survivor, who saw a need for skin care products to use while she was in treatment. Morea collaborated with her doctor and a cosmetic chemist to create the creams and serums that were free of harsh chemicals and heavy fragrances. The line currently consists of six different products: Protection, Body, Let the Sun Shine, Pure Strength, Face and Intense Skinshine.
The goal of Protection ($69) is to hydrate and soothe irritated skin. It contains plant derived lipids and anti-inflammatory agents that are especially useful after a radiation treatment, an IPL treatment, a dermabrasion or a chemical peel. It’s also a great primer that will help your makeup go on smoothly.
Aside from being a great lotion for all over your body, what makes Body ($80) really special is that it contains vitamin D. Because it eases inflammation, Vitamin D is crucial because of the protection it provides against a variety of skin disorders like acne, psoriasis and eczema. It’s good to have a lotion that is really giving you something more than just moisturization.
Let the Sun Shine ($45) is a mineral sunscreen in the line. It has a SPF of 30, which is the dermatologist recommended SPF level. It’s great for all skin types and is gentle enough to be used on the delicate skin around your eyes. One note, it does need to be rubbed in since it tends to look really opaque when it first goes on.
Pure Strength ($69) is a moisturizing oil that harnesses the power of Squalane, an ingredient that has a molecular structure that’s strong enough to penetrate the skin. It leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth, and also boosts regeneration.
Face ($60) aims to soothe and restore the skin’s moisture content. It contains hyaluronic acid, a miracle ingredient that can help restore volume to the skin and reduce wrinkles.
If you tend to have dry, flaky skin, then Intense Skin Recovery ($60) could be your golden ticket. This night cream helps repair your skin and leaves you with a youthful glow.
For more information about these products, visit their website here.