I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company.
The Fay Farm offered their products for review so I chose their shampoo and their lotion. They are both the sort of products I have to be careful with due to very sensitive and reactive skin, so it was great to try out something that takes that into consideration.
I’ll start by saying that shampoo, in general, is a bit of an ‘issue’ with me. I get like an itchy reaction from most store bought shampoos and it drives me up the wall. I believe it is because I have a reaction to sodium laureth sulfate, which seems to be in Most shampoos. I have very sensitive skin and this reaction just started happening a year or so ago. All of a sudden, I could not tolerate most store bought shampoos.
Sulfates are known skin irritants. As detergents, they remove oil so effectively that they can actually strip your scalp’s outermost protective layer. With a compromised barrier function, it’s very easy for harmful bacteria to get in and needed moisture to get out. As a result your scalp can develop sensitivity, dryness, redness and itching.Why you need sulfate free shampoo
So I avoid regular shampoo as a result. This shampoo uses Sodium lauroyl lactylate which is naturally derived. “Many sulfate-free shampoo ingredients are derived from coconut oil and fruit sugars, and will give you a safe, gentle clean.” Why you need sulfate free shampoo. And that, my friends, in one of the major things I like about this shampoo. It does Not cause that insane itchy sensation.
So it is great for:
- Sensitive skin like mine
- It has no SLS, SLES, parabens, sulfates, dyes, or synthetic fragrance
- It is good for dyed hair
Purified water, decyl glucoside (and) sodium lauroyl lactylate (ecocert certified natural surfactant), organic glycerin, leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate (ecocert certified natural preservative), hydrolyzed oat protein, sucrose cocoate (natural moisturizer derived from sugar beets and coconut oil), panthenol (vitamin B-5), organic hemp oil, organic jojoba oil, xanthan gum, citric acid and essential oils.
It is also a fine shampoo. Lathers well and helps with my dry hair. And is great for my sensitive skin.
The lotion is also free of harmful chemicals. (parabens, phthalates)
Now, I have pretty dry, sensitive skin and I also have eczema. Because of my sensitivity I can have a bad reaction to lotions with artificial ingredients. But I use lotion all the time for dry skin, so I have to be picky about it. This was great for that issue. And also helped with my eczema.
And it is good for:
- Eczema, as I mentioned
- Contact dermatitis
- Auto-immune skin disorders
- Effective for burns
- Bug bites
- Athlete’s foot
- And also as I mentioned for dry and damaged skin
Purified water, hemp oil, grape seed oil, apricot kernel oil, emulsifying wax, stearic acid, argan oil, burdock, calendula, chamomile, chickweed, comfrey, licorice, nettle, plantain, st. john’s wort, essential oils, gluconolactone and sodium benzoate (certified organic preservative) The Fay Farm
This is a great product for me due to my sensitivities, dry skin, and the eczema. A real bonus that it helps with the eczema because that isn’t something I come across every day. It sort of flares up at odd times and I do not always have my prescription for it on hand. And, actually, I am prone to odd skin reactions so this is great for me.
The Fay Farm has some fine products and I would like to check out more of their line. But definitely if you have sensitivity issues like me their Healing Hemp line is pretty great. If you have problem skin these products are beneficial.