Pramoxine, the must-have ingredient for dry/sensitive/irritated skin
Sensitive skin and irritated skin concerns can be a pain, literally speaking. They are hard to treat and sometimes require more medical attention and medical-grade ingredients. With sensitive skin, often concerns like dryness, redness or even itching are common and we risk aggravating them more by randomly slathering on skincare products. Well, no more of that and say bye to anymore itching or discomfort, meet Pramoxine!
Pramoxine, sometimes referred to as Pramocaine or Pramoxine Hydrochloride, is an anti-itch ingredient that temporarily relieves itching, irritation, minor burns/cuts/burns, insect bites, rashes from poison ivy, cold sores and chronic skin conditions like eczema. Pramoxine actually works as a local anesthetic by numbing the pain/itch sensation. Unlike the commonly known steroids, pramoxine is safe to be used long-term, as well as being available over the counter, meaning that it doesn’t require any prescription. The effects of pramoxine can vary depending on the formulation, usually 0.5 - 1%, with some lasting up to 8 hours. Pramoxine is best used in conjunction with skin-healing, hydrating ingredients like ceramides that restores the skin’s protective barrier.
- Pramoxine is used to help relieve any itching, skin irritations, burns, cuts or rashes by helping to numb the skin, minimizing the itching sensation.
What to note?
- Beware of side effects, though rare. Application of pramoxine can sometimes result in dryness, redness, swelling or a burning/stinging sensation. If this occurs, cease use immediately and consult a doctor.
- DO NOT use pramoxine on children aged 2 or under. For pramoxine use on children, it is best to consult a doctor.
Products we recommend and where to find them
Formulated with 1% Pramoxine, this itch relief lotion is great for insect bites, sunburn and any other rashes/irritation. This lotion is steroid-free meaning it won’t induce any long-term side effects. It comes in 3 different volumes 237ml, 340g and 539g.
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