A new hand cream containing a natural tree resin called mastic gum can help heal dry, cracked and sore hands.
Mastic gum has been extensively researched for it’s anti-microbial, anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant effects. It can also guard against skin ulcers and infected calluses.
Mastic gum is a natural resin that oozes from the trunk of the Pistacia lentiscus tree that is grown in the southern part of Chios island in Greece.
Chios mastic gum (CMG) is a natural anti – microbial and antioxidant agent that has been used extensively in Mediterranean countries both as a dietary supplement and as a natural remedy for cracked and infected skin for hundreds of years.[quote]The principle anti-inflammatory agent in mastic gum is tirucallol, which can help sooth inflamed skin from cracks and sores or eczema and also reduce swelling of the fingers.[/quote]
Verbenone, alpha-terpineol, and linalool are the three main antimicrobial agents in mastic gum and help guard against infection of chaffing, blisters, cracks, cuts, eczema lesions and ulcers on the hands.
Mastic gum has also been found in research for promote faster wound healing and wound closure and so is ideal for use as a regenerating hand cream for hands in trauma from extreme dryness, cuts and cracks.
Our new Mastic Care Hand Cream costs £9.95 (100ml). Click here for more information