In recent articles we have spent time putting together Christmas gift guides to help you support your loved ones during cancer treatment. However, we're sure what you really want to know is how those gifts have been received. Do they really help? Do loved ones appreciate gifts that relate to their cancer treatment or would they rather ignore it?
Our feedback from across the board is that people often feel extremely isolated following a cancer diagnosis, while the side effects of cancer treatments like chemo can often come as a surprise for which they feel there is little or no solution. Dry and itchy skin, nausea, brittle nails, and an overarching sensitivity to high street skincare products - it often comes as a huge relief to know that someone has taken the time to recognise what you're going through each day and find meaningful ways to help.
Here's just some of the feedback we have had from individuals who received our skincare products as gifts.
The perfect gift for itchy chemo skin
"I’ve had this bought for me by a group of caring friends, it is lovely and soothing on my sore skin after radiotherapy, and smells beautiful too."
A multi-tasking miracle moisturiser, our Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil is 100% natural, made with gentle apricot kernel oil, healing calendula and rejuvenating rosehip oil. It's made to reduce itching and support skin during and after chemo, radiotherapy and surgery.
Relieves irritation during chemo
Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil
For dry scalps during chemotherapy
"My daughter bought me a few select items from the Jennifer Young range. I am going through pretty intensive chemotherapy right now and my skin was really suffering, particularly across my knuckles and in-between my fingers. I applied the Dry Scalp Balm and within 2-3 days it had cleared the problem up! Highly recommended for those problem areas!" - Clare
Our Dry Scalp Treatment is soothing and calming, with natural antibacterial properties to combat spots and acne on the scalp as well as providing soothing and cooling relief. It contains mango, shea, coconut oil, vitamin E, lavender, tea tree, bergamot and lime.
Look after your scalp with one, easy to use, natural product
Dry Scalp Treatment
Healing and protecting lip balm
"I just wanted to message to say thank you. My auntie sadly passed away from lung cancer two weeks ago but she was made up with your products that I bought her, especially after her chemo treatment. She found your lip balm and cream essential. Anything that brought some comfort to her was appreciated and I wanted to share this positive feedback." - Jenny
Our Defiant Beauty Lip Balm is one of our most popular products, designed to be used multiple times a day during cancer treatment, to help protect and restore chapped, sore and dry lips - a common side effect of chemo. It draws on the healing powers of nature, containing sweet almond oil, cocoa butter, calendula oil and vitamin E.
Protects against side effects of chemotherapy
Defiant Beauty Lip Balm
Self-care for self-confidence during chemo
"My girlfriend got her package today, she is so excited! She is bringing all the products to show the women who are also doing chemo. Thank you!" - Margaret
One of the nicest things we ever hear is when someone has felt the benefit of our products and wants to share that self-care experience with others. For anyone trying our products for the first time, our Miniature Gift Collection is a great way to introduce yourself. It contains small versions of some of our best-selling products, including our Cool and Refresh spritz, our Smooth Skin Oil, our Cleanse and Moisturise balm and our Dry Scalp Treatment.
The perfect gift set
Miniature Gift Collection
Gifts during breast cancer treatment
"The gift that I ordered for a friend was received today and very much appreciated. The contents really are so thoughtfully put together and she is delighted with it all, especially at such a difficult time. I am glad I found your website." - Vivian
It's so hard to know how to support the people we care about when they have a cancer diagnosis, but gifts that allow you to do something nice for yourself really make a difference. Our Breast Cancer Body Care Package is tailored to the top three concerns people undergoing treatment for breast cancer - itchy skin, fragile nails and chapped lips. It contains four natural products designed to be used as often as you like, including our Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil, Defiant Beauty Nail Oil, Defiant Beauty Healing Hand Balm and our Defiant Beauty Lip Balm - all of which were created with the help of an NHS cancer centre and the women they care for.
Addressing the side effects of breast cancer treatment
Breast Cancer Body Care Package
Healing sore hands during chemo
"Just want to say a HUGE thank you. I received my beautiful little pot of Healing Hand Balm today. It was in a complimentary gift bag from 'Ray Of Light' Wales Cancer Support. I'm 41 and currently undergoing rigorous palliative chemotherapy and it's been really tough mentally, physically and my skin has taken a huge battering. I'm not sure I'll ever feel myself again, but receiving this goody bag with your gorgeous balm has made me feel so much happier. It smells stunning and will help my chapped skin around my fingers and give a boost to my metal health. It's lovely knowing there's good people out there helping and supporting cancer patients." - Danielle
Our Defiant Beauty Healing Hand Balm is easily absorbed and gently moisturises sore and flaky hands, working hard to act as a hand mask, nail moisturiser and a hand cream. It's light and gently fragrant, containing neroli, frankincense and orange essential oils, chosen for their healing and rejuvenating properties, as well as protective cocoa butter, gentle coconut butter, healing calendula and nourishing shea butter.
Healing and rejuvenating
Defiant Beauty Healing Hand Balm