Itchy, irritated skin can be a result of so many different issues— sun burn, rashes, dry skin, bug bites, healing wounds, eczema, and allergic reactions, just to name a few. Anti itch cream is an item that is always good to keep in your bathroom cupboard just in case, because you never know when you will need it. Since itchy skin is bound to happen to everyone at some point, it makes sense to keep a quality, natural cream ready to go.
There are many creams out there that use steroids or other chemical ingredients to stop the itch, and they are made with filler ingredients and harsh toxins that can be damaging in the long run. However, there are so many ingredients that come right from nature that can help stop itching while healing and soothing your skin.
Most over the counter products use chemicals to try to replicate what natural ingredients are already doing, so why not go straight to the source for relief? Read below to see which brands we recommend.
1. Wild Naturals
Wild Naturals has an amazing anti itch lotion that uses a combination of natural ingredients to sooth and repair your skin. Although it’s named Wild Naturals Eczema & Psoriasis cream, it can be used on a variety of skin conditions in addition to just those two. It’s non-irritating, quickly absorbed, and formulated to have the same PH level as your natural skin.
Some of the beneficial ingredients include organic aloe vera and shea butter (both very moisturizing), hemp seed oil which increases blood flow, manuka honey, which has healing as well as anti bacterial properties, and blue green algae, which acts as a superfood for your skin cells because it contains important nutrients and minerals. It also contains Vitamins A, B2, B5, C, and E, which are all important for healthy skin.
This cream contains no gluten, parabens, fragrance, dyes, or artificial colors, and doesn’t involve any animal testing. It’s made in the United States and comes with a 100% money back guarantee.
Many users have commented that it cleared up their psoriasis or eczema in just a few uses, as the moisturizing ingredients worked much better to help nourish, moisturize, and repair their skin than the medicated creams or steroids they had been prescribed by their doctors.
What makes this product so effective is that it does not just treat the symptom (itchiness), but it treats the causes as well (dryness, unhealthy skin, etc.) by giving your skin what it needs and allowing it to regenerate and repair itself using natural ingredients.
HoneySkin uses powerful medical grade manuka honey from New Zealand. This special honey has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties, which make it really effective at clearing up any skin conditions you may have.
Some creams are made of mostly water, or contain alcohols and other harsh chemicals that dry out your skin, but this HoneySkin cream uses aloe vera as one of the main ingredients, and it’s formulated without mineral oil or petroleum to ensure that your skin receives the most benefit. The aloe helps to penetrate deep into the layers of your skin and allows the other nutrients in the cream to go to work, stimulating collagen production and cell turnover while reducing itchiness, redness, and puffiness.
The formula used in this cream is specifically designed for maximum absorption. Rather than trying to work from the outside, the vitamins and nutrients in this cream actually help your skin heal itself from the inside out. This cream can help give relief to people who suffer from shingles, rosacea, eczema, and any other itchy skin issues. The nutrients and moisturizing properties also mean it can work effectively as an anti-aging and anti-wrinkle cream, a night cream, and also as a daily moisturizer.
3. Essential Bliss
Chickweed is an ingredient that you may not have heard of before, but it’s actually a plant that has long been used by people (including Native Americans) to help reduce swelling and itching.
Essential Bliss anti-itch cream contains a very short list of natural ingredients, which include organic chickweed, organic allantoin, olive oil, and beeswax. Chickweed naturally contains many skin-healthy vitamins as well as antioxidants, so there is no need to add them to the formula. Chickweed also has naturally occurring fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation.
This product can be used on almost any skin condition, including bug bites, eczema, poison ivy or oak, wounds, acne, minor burns, and even gout. The texture is thick, like a salve, so a little goes a long way. In addition to providing relief for itchy skin, it can also be used as an overall moisturizer almost anywhere on your body. Consider using it in the winter for itchy, dry chapped skin caused by dry air and harsh wind. Essential Bliss products are handmade in the Amish country of Ohio, and are backed by a complete refund if you are not satisfied.
Puriya’s “Mother of All Creams” is exactly what it sounds like- a cream that is versatile and powerful, and one that will allow you to get rid of all the other creams taking up space in your cupboard.
One unique ingredient in this formula is amaranth oil, which contains high levels of squalene. Squalene is a natural substance that is already found within your body that helps with both hydration as well as protection. A baby’s skin surface is made of around 12% squalene, but that number drops dramatically as we age and our bodies produce less and less. It’s important for stimulating blood circulation, improving elasticity and moisture levels in the skin, as well as feeding skin cells.
Combined with other nourishing ingredients, Puriya’s anti-itch cream helps to prevent flare ups while soothing and repairing your skin from within.