With summer comes sun and with sun comes sunburn. But besides slathering yourself in aloe and hoping your peel isn't *too* bad, there hasn't been much you can do to say goodbye to a bad burn. Which...it's 2016, shouldn't we have figured this out by now?
Dr. Elena Ocher finally has. The Georgian-born neurosurgeon and pain management specialist launched Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream this year, which already counts Lily-Rose Depp and Katie Couric as fans. The forward-thinking moisturizer is made up of different soothers, including the Remedea Compound—a medicinal mixture used for centuries to treat traumatized skin in Georgia and Russia. The mixture, now available for the first time ever in the U.S., includes rose oil, calcium carbonate, male pine flower pollen, propolis, beeswax, and olive oil. But that's all the info you're getting, because the exact concentration and method of formulation is a guarded family secret.
It's seriously thick and deeply hydrating—even still, the cream can be used as a daily moisturizer. In fact, many reviewers say it's even helped eliminate stretch marks and fine lines. Me? I found that it leaves my skin feeling softer than usual.
But just how does it heal sunburn? "It is the optimum 'cocktail' of all the nutrients, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and hydration the skin needs in order to repair itself, achieve, and then maintain its healthiest state," says Dr. Ocher. "The Remedea Compound, in use since the 11th century, is proven to aid the skin in its healing process. It ensures that your skin heals rapidly."
*Purchases all jars.*
Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream is available for $150 for a 50 ml jar, or a 5 ml travel jar for $15; chudaskincare.com.
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