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October is Eczema Awareness Month and SEEN has some exciting news that anyone with sensitive or eczema-prone skin will be very happy about! We’re proud to announce that the fragrance-free versions of our Shampoo, Conditioner, Blow-Out Creme, and Magic Serum recently received the NEA Seal of Acceptance™—which means those with sensitive or eczema-prone skin can enjoy happy, healthy skin and beautiful hair!

Since eczema has become such a common skin concern in adults and children alike, the American Eczema Association has created the NEA Seal of Acceptance that designates a product is safe for sensitive and eczema-prone skin. This stamp of approval can be found on skincare and household products, clothing and fabrics, and hair care.

 

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The facts about eczema
According to the National Eczema Association, eczema affects more than 31 million Americans.[1] Usually appearing as a red, itchy rash, eczema can develop on any part of the body, including the hands, arms, inside the elbows, behind the knees, and/or the face. Eczema can also occur on areas of the body that come in contact with hair products, such as the scalp, neck, and chest. Itching can begin before the rash appears and leaves skin looking dry, thickened or scaly.[2]

More often experienced by women, it’s important to know there are several types of eczema, including atopic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and irritant dermatitis. This is why it’s best to seek the advice of a dermatologist if you suspect you may have this skin condition but haven’t been diagnosed.

Dermatologists and researchers have yet to pinpoint the exact causes of eczema. However, it is believed that genetics play a role and a compromised skin barrier may leave the skin more vulnerable to external irritants that cause eczema to flare up.[3]

These external irritants can include products you use in your home (such as household cleaners and disinfectants) and on your body. Those with eczema-prone skin can experience redness, itching, and irritation due to harsh surfactants and other ingredients found in hand or dish soap, laundry detergent, body wash—and even hair care products.[3] (Think about it… Shampoo and conditioner come in contact with virtually every square inch of your skin as you rinse.) Fragrance is another common eczema trigger as well.[4]

Developed by dermatologist Dr. Iris Rubin, all SEEN products are formulated to be gentle and non-irritating on all types of skin. SEEN removes ingredients that are known to clog pores and cause irritation as well as harsh cleansers that can disrupt the skin’s barrier. Created with the health of the skin and hair in mind, SEEN provides peace of mind for all skin types, including skin prone to acne, breakouts, and irritation.

P.S. We haven't submitted the fragrance-free versions of Curly Creme and Deeper Conditioner for NEA acceptance just yet, but stay tuned!

[1] https://nationaleczema.org/research/eczema-facts/
[2] https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/
[3] T. Ruzicka, B. Przybilla, J. Ring (2006) Handbook of Atopic Eczema; 2nd edition; Springer
[4] https://nationaleczema.org/eczema/causes-and-triggers-of-eczema/