Pharmacokinetics: The extent of percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids is determined by many factors including the vehicle, the integrity of the epidermal barrier, and the use of occlusive dressings. Topical corticosteroids can be absorbed from normal intact skin. Inflammation and/or other disease processes in the skin increase percutaneous absorption. Occlusive dressings substantially increase the percutaneous absorption of topical corticosteroids. Thus, occlusive dressings may be a valuable therapeutic adjunct for treatment of resistant dermatoses (See DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION ). Once absorbed through the skin, topical corticosteroids are handled through pharmacokinetic pathways similar to systemically administered corticosteroids. Corticosteroids are bound to plasma proteins in varying degrees. Corticosteroids are metabolized primarily in the liver and are then excreted by the kidneys. Some of the topical corticosteroids and their metabolites are also excreted into the bile .
Olive fruit oil – nourishing, anti-bacterial.
Beeswax – a natural emulsifier, provides a protective base and keeps the skin moisturised.
Safflower seed oil – excellent for sensitive skin.
Hemp seed oil – extremely nourishing, moisturising, rich in essential fatty acids (EFA’s), which are often lacking in those dry skin.
Tincture of nettle – rich in vitamins chickweed – rich in vitamin c, iron, calcium, potassium.
Tincture of calendula – for tissue regeneration.
Camomile – for softening and soothing.”