Indemne are a French 'dermo-cosmetic' natural skincare brand who have recently launched in the UK. All of their products have been specially formulated to care for sensitive skin, and to help treat common skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, cellulite and general irritated skin and scalp complaints.
Unlike other brands who use harsh or drying ingredients that can exacerbate these problems, Indemne use only 100% naturally derived ingredients that are free from the likes of parabens, sulphates and alcohol etc, and the brand as a whole are cruelty-free, with everything being suitable for vegans.
I've had eczema since I was a child so I'm always looking for new products that will help calm down flare-ups and soothe redness and irritation when my skin is playing up. With this in mind, I was curious to try out a few from Indemne which I've been trialling over the past month.
Indemne Gimme Soothing! Anti-Irritating Cleansing Base* (225ml, £14.18, link)
Whilst it's common to find creams and lotions to soothe eczema and irritated skin, it can be all too easy to forget that sensitive skin sometimes needs an extra helping hand in the shower, as many shower gels contain a lot of sulphates which can be especially drying and uncomfortable for already irritated skin. Gimme Soothing! is Indemne's solution as it's a super gentle cleansing wash that you can use all over your body in the shower, and you can also use it on your face to soothe away any redness and irritation. It has a lovely fresh and uplifting scent thanks to a complex of pure essential oils like Roman Chamomile, Cedarwood and Palmarosa, and the Vegetable Glycerine and Sweet Almond Oil base helps to moisturise dry skin. This has been great for my eczema flareups and it's a handy product to keep in your bathroom if your skin is easily prone to any kind of irritation.
Indemne Gimme Clean! Ultra Soothing Lotion* (50ml, £19.09, link)
In addition to having eczema, I have a sensitive scalp that's can feel really irritated and itchy at times (usually during seasonal changes), so I was pleased to find a useful two-in-one product in Indemne's range which addresses both of these problems. Their Gimme Clean! Ultra Soothing Lotion is an interesting water-free, natural oil based treatment that's formulated with a special mix of vegetable derived oils (Apricot Kernel Oil and Squalene Oil) blended with essential oils of Coriander, Cedarwood and Roman Chamomile. It's suitable to use on the face, body and scalp, and you only need a few drops per application depending on where you want to use it. I've been applying it mainly on my body to keep dry areas in check and as a weekly scalp treatment to soothe away any itchy irritations - and it's been working a treat!
Indemne I Love Konjac Sponge* (£6.67, link)
I've spoken about how much I love konjac sponges in the past and I think that they're such a fantastic natural alternative to plastic based loofahs and harsh facial cleansing brushes. I always recommend them to anyone who has sensitive, dry or eczema-prone skin as they offer an easy and gentle way to cleanse and exfoliate the skin. I have two in my bathroom; one in the shower and this one by my sink to use with my morning cleansers. They start off hard and dry (it's basically a dehydrated vegetable sponge), but once you add water to them, they turn into a light and bouncy sponge that you can use on its own or with a cleanser/shower gel etc. Best of all, they last for around 2-3 months depending on how often you use it and they're fully biodegradable/compostable when you're finally finished with it. Pretty neat!
Indemne are available in the UK from LoveLula.com
Have you tried anything from Indemne?