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Men's Chemo Care Hero Collection

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Best Gifts for Men

From chemotherapy to radiotherapy, surgery and all the bits in between, cancer treatment has side effects that affect the skin, hair, nails, mental health and emotional wellbeing. While the 'modern' man is stereotypically more adroit when it comes to skincare, addressing skincare needs whilst taking pleasure in the products you're using isn't always an easy balance to create.

However, having those little moments of self-care can be game changing to how you feel each day. Whether there's a man in your life who's got a hospital stay coming up, who's mid chemo, or recovering post cancer-treatment, here are our top recommended gifts for men during cancer treatment.

For men going through chemotherapy
Designed specifically for those going through chemotherapy, the Men's Chemo Care Hero Collection contains three key skincare products to soothe the side effects of chemo on the skin, as well as a dark chocolate mint crunch to help to combat the nausea experienced by 75% of cancer patients. Our Defiant Beauty Hero Balm is a natural balm formulated to be used multiple times a day to help reduce chapped lips. Our Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil is a best-seller used to address the chronic itching that's common with chemo, and our Defiant Beauty Hero Balm is a multi-tasking product that can help with dry skin and brittle nails, used as a balm or a mask. Each of these products is sold separately as well as part of a set.

The perfect skincare basics
Some people want to keep skincare simple, especially if they're not feeling up to daily routines. The three items in our Defiant Beauty - Men Basics gift set are designed for the no-frills man, or someone who wants to dip their proverbial toe into the world of skincare. Addressing some of the most commonly cited skincare concerns during cancer treatment, it includes our Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil, our Defiant Beauty Hero Balm and our popular Defiant Beauty Nail Oil to strengthen nails weakened by chemotherapy.

For a luxurious gift
For a really special gift, our (Nearly) Everything a man could need set offers a complete skincare routine that soothes the side effects of cancer treatment, treats brittle nails, cools and hydrates the skin, and helps skin to recover after treatment has finished. Together they also offer nurturing routines that are easily applied whenever and wherever you are. In addition to the Itchy Skin Oil and lip balm, it contains our Defiant Beauty Smooth Skin Balm, which helps to reduce scarring and rejuvenate the skin; our Defiant Beauty Nail Oil to restore weakened nails; and our Defiant Beauty Frankincense Facial Mist, which offers natural hydration, rejuvenation and has anti-aging properties.

A body care gift set for men
While much of skincare focus tends to be on the face, cancer treatment doesn't discriminate in that regard - it affects the whole body. Our Defiant Beauty - Men Body gift set focuses on body care for men, including three of our hero products to help him feel cared for and supported. It features our Defiant Beauty Itchy Skin Oil, Defiant Beauty Nail Oil, and our Defiant Beauty Smooth Skin Balm. Together they work to treat itchy skin, rejuvenate the skin and minimise scarring.

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Why Jennifer Young?

Beauty Despite Cancer was founded by Jennifer Young in 2013. She is the recognised expert in specialist skincare for those living with and beyond cancer.

Coming from a scientific background, Jennifer Young is an experienced microbiologist and associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine, who decided to combine her knowledge with a passion for natural skincare and wellbeing to create her own product line.

Jennifer’s entry into the world of cancer support came when she was asked by her local hospital to work with them to create a skincare line that would be safe and help tackle some of the skincare issues associated with cancer treatment.

While it’s not often spoken about, the side effects of cancer treatment can be extremely distressing and can undermine a sense of self at a time when people are already going through a lot. For example, chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause painfully dry skin, brittle nails, skin pigmentation and chronic itching. These are the things that none of us see unless we go through cancer treatment ourselves or with a loved one.

Jennifer has also extended her mission by tackling barriers in the spa and wellbeing industries when it comes to delivering safe and meaningful touch therapies that are industry accredited and insurance approved. Through her training, anyone with or recovering from cancer can enjoy a massage, facial and other touch treatments in a way that ensures the spa or healthcare practitioner feels confident, the client feels safe and that the treatment proactively addresses their wants and needs.

What happens to your skin after cancer treatment?

There are many different types of cancer, a huge range of treatments and many side-effects of those treatments – not everyone will experience all the same things. However, many patients, about 40%, do experience dry, sore, sensitive, angry, flaking skin and fragile nails as a result of chemotherapy. Radiation treatment can also be damaging to skin, resulting in a reaction similar to sunburn.

Dry, sore, sensitive skin, chapped lips and itchy skin are common side effects of cancer treatment.

Which collection is right for you?

The Jennifer Young Beauty Despite Cancer Collections were created to help those living with and beyond cancer. We have three main collection ranges which are Defiant Beauty, Beyond Beauty and Well Being Beauty.

The Defiant Beauty Collection by Jennifer Young is a skincare and beauty collection created specifically for those going through treatment for cancer. The Defiant Beauty Face & Body Collections contain all of the products needed to look after your face, hand, foot, nails, and body. Here is a table which can help you decide which product could be right for your skin.

In the Beyond Beauty Collection, the ingredients have been chosen with the side-effects of treatment for cancer in mind. In addition, we aim to promote regeneration and rejuvenation. The Beyond Beauty products are face collections only, including a morning and a night collection.

The Well Being Collection provides an opportunity for holistic wellness during and beyond cancer treatment. Taking self-care beyond your regular skincare routine, Well Being Beauty products embrace the amazing qualities of natural essential oils in our blends to help balance your mood and improve general well being.

Why are most of our products oil based?

In our skincare lines we tend to use oils and balms instead of creams and lotions. The reason is because of our focus on efficacy and natural ingredients.

Where creams are made using water, which means they contain less of the rich beneficial ingredients that nourish your skin, balms are 100% hard working ingredients - there’s no filler component - at least at Jennifer Young. Water also requires products to contain an emulsifier so that the component oils don’t separate out, and its presence means preservatives are needed as well. The net result is that creams tend to be less natural in their overall composition. 

We like to keep our skincare products as simple and gentle as possible to limit the chances of any negative reactions and to maximise benefits. Skin balms are especially rich and nourishing, great for very dry and sore skin or for areas that sometimes need extra attention like feet and elbows. They work to protect the skin, with lots of beautiful ingredients to be absorbed, making them highly effective for deep moisturising as well as being very soothing.

Appearance Advice Line

Using our free appearance advice line we can help you toRecognise Yourself’. Our appearance advice line can support you as you go through treatment. It is a freephone number - 0800 999 8518 - and calls are answered between 10.00-17.00. Callers are matched with the expert best able to help them.

In addition, you can contact us with any questions you may have, at any time.