Quick #Review: First Degree Burn Cream

I received this complimentary product from Influenster to test and to review.

Product: First Degree Burn Cream
Product Description: Helps reduce the appearance of scars; protects against infection; soothes the pain & cools the burn

Disclaimer: I was unable to test this product, because (un?)fortunately no one in my household has burned him/herself since I received the product. When the time comes, I will update this post with a review.

When someone in my household has a burn, we use a product that is both an antiseptic and an anesthetic. First Degree Burn Cream is homeopathic, so the active ingredient list is a bit mystifying.

Active Ingredients: Calendula officinalis Tinc HPUS (wound healing), Cantharis vesicatoria 3x HPUS (burns and scalds), Echinacea angustifolia Tinc HPUS (antiseptic).

Here's some deciphering:

  • Tinc: tincture (an alcohol-based derivative of natural plant material)
  • HPUS: Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States
  • 3X: diluted to a concentration of 10^3 (1:1000)
  • Calendula officinalis: The flower of this plant is used as an analgesic and an anti-inflammatory and promotes wound healing
  • Cantharis vesicatoria: Derived from a beetle and used in the treatment of urinary conditions but also applied topically to prevent blistering from burns
  • Echinacea angustifolia: This plant is a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and topical antibiotic.
Here is what the FDA has to say about homeopathic remedies. Be sure to follow the directions of any product you use. Be careful of dosage and of drug interactions.

To be continued, once I have the misfortune of burning myself...

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