When you are being treated for or living with cancer, skincare can take on more meaning than ever before. There’s a variety of reasons for this: in part it’s because some ingredients in off the shelf products are thought to contain carcinogens, while others are too strong for the sensitivities caused by cancer treatments - sensitivities which can develop, evolve and vary enormously from person to person. Importantly, skincare for cancer patients can also provide enormous relief for conditions caused by cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy, such as eczema, dermatitis, skin-reddening and soreness. The process of having a restorative skincare routine that makes you feel a little more like you can also be invaluable for improving mood and anxiety during a difficult time.
At Jennifer Young, our Defiant Beauty skincare line has been designed for anyone during the active stages of cancer. Working with oncology nurses and cancer patients, they have been created to meet the needs of clients who have recently been diagnosed with cancer and who are going through treatment. Our products use natural ingredients that have been chosen for their quality, but also for their gentleness - limiting them to those that are least likely to cause a reaction. They are designed to target specific issues caused or exaggerated by cancer treatment. For example, our Itchy Skin Oil was formulated especially for skin as it undergoes and recovers from chemotherapy treatment, and our Beauty Nail Mask restores brittle nails and those weakened by chemo and radiotherapy.