Play Pretty Beauty began out of a need to to relieve eczema!
My dry patches itched and were unsightly and like everybody else who suffers from eczema, I used every over the counter and prescription treatment available. But eczema can be persistent. And the prescription strength medications irritated my skin over time and were short term solutions and I wasn't sure of the long term consequences. So I suffered. For years. I would sometimes wear long sleeves and pants on the hottest of days because the eczema in the crooks of my arms and the backs of my knees were so bumpy and itchy I didn't want anyone to see them. I was living with it but when my son developed it, I knew I had to figure this thing out.
I knew I wanted to try and heal his skin naturally but many of the individual butters and oils I used were too greasy or didn't relieve the bumps or itchiness. So I started blending several butters and oils together. After countless batches of homemade butter and 'test audiences' (friends, family, reluctant spouses), I found a blend that helped relieve the itchiness and blotchy patches and moisturized like crazy without leaving a greasy residue. While there is no cure for eczema, these batches of butter keep it under control without harsh steroids or chemicals.
In creating the butters, I fell in love with the idea of natural, yet effective skincare so I started creating other products in the same spirit. Gentle, yet effective against dryness, itchiness, irritation and blemishes. Acne scarring, dark spots , blemishes, sun damage - I wanted to address all the skin issues so many of us have. And I wanted to find a natural path to it. I also wanted the price points to be accessible to all. Natural skincare doesn't have to be expensive!
Play Pretty Beauty specializes in nature-inspired, skin care products with no sulfates, parabens, mineral or petroleum oils, harsh detergents, or lanolin, which can be highly allergic. I hope you enjoy our products as much as I've enjoyed this journey to bring them to you.
❤ -- Danielle