Since I was a kid I’ve had keratosis pilaris, those little white bumps, on my arms and legs. The condition develops when the skin produces too much of a protein called keratin, which can block hair follicles and cause bumps to develop. It’s common and totally harmless, but really hard to not touch.
To make it worse, I have what’s called a ‘body focused repetitive disorder’ called dermatillomania, or skin picking. It’s similar to OCD and pretty common ~ anyone who compulsively bites their nails or pulls their hair has a BFRD. Unfortunately, it can leave scars. I have scarring on my arms that I’m really self-conscious about, and I’ve tried every scar cream and patch and remedy I could find, but none of them help very much.
Like many people, I also have stretch marks on my legs that I’ve had since my teenage growth spurt. They don’t bother me that much because I long ago accepted there wasn’t much I could do about them, but I would certainly love it if they were gone!
I don’t usually talk about all of this, but I’m working on having more skin positivity, and I want to share a skincare brand that has really been making a difference for me. I think that normalizing conversations about skin conditions and mental health is so important for our wellbeing and helps us discover the best ways of addressing and treating them.
Nēmah Vegan and Cruelty Free Skincare
For the past few months I’ve been using the stretch mark cream and restorative scar treatment from Nēmah on my arms. I’ve seen such a big difference in the color and texture of my skin. There’s less redness and my skin is getting so much smoother. I use both once or twice a day.
Nēmah was founded in 2021 by Nashville entrepreneur Mary Lawless Lee. The skincare line was created for mothers and families, but can be used by anyone. The creams work on both old and new scars and stretch marks.
Nēmah’s Sustainability and Impact
I’m so impressed by the attention to detail that has been put into every aspect of Nēmah’s products. Sustainability and skin health has been considered in everything from the ingredients to the packaging, and it really shows. The first thing I noticed when opening the box was that the creams come in an aluminum package rather than a plastic one, that made me so happy.
Testing and Product Development
- Clinically tested proprietary formulas
- Active Ingredients Developed by Lubrizol Life Science
- Lubrizol – A Berkshire Hathaway company Est. 1928
Sustainable Packaging and Manufacturing
- Aluminum & Glass primary packaging
- PCR secondary packaging
- Sustainable manufacturing processes
- OneTreePlanted program
- In-Kind Donations
- A portion of Net profits to EveryMotherCounts
Revitalizing Stretch Mark Treatment
Ultra-hydrating cream formulated to prevent
and reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Restorative Scar Treatment
Intensely nourishing cream specifically designed to help reduce the appearance of scars.
Renewing Nipple + Lip Balm
A naturally nourishing combination of botanical extracts designed to help soothe and renew nipples, lips, or any irritated skin.
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