Meet John – “…my dry, itchy, flaky skin caused by my chemotherapy treatment…now my skin feels smoother and not so red”

We often have people reach out and ask about using the Ecology Creams during or post-chemo and radiation treatments or after laser and skin cancer excisions. 

We feel for anyone who’s going through this!
Chemo and other cancer treatments can be really tough and they can affect the body in so many unexpected ways!

…so we keep a little store of ‘good news’ stories and comments from customers who’ve reached out to let us know how the Ecology Creams helped their skin through this tough time. 

I shared these with John’s daughter when she asked us for advice and she kept us up to date with how her dad was going with a 10mL trial sized Replenishing Cream from her order.

Here’s John’s story…

“I was looking for something to help my dry, itchy, flaky skin caused by my chemotherapy treatment.

I was not happy overall with how I was looking and feeling due to the chemo treatment – no hair, red eyes – the list goes on and my dry, itchy, flaky face was just another issue I could do without.

My daughter has been using your products for over a year and gave me a trial blue tin to try…

It definitely absorbed into my skin better than a cream and after using for 2 weeks ( which is when I ran out ) there was improvement in the overall look of my face.

My skin feels smoother and not so red.

I recently got the good news of remission, so am feeling fortunate and I am keen to keep using your product as it’s all natural and I don’t want anymore chemicals.”

~ John, uses our Replenishing Cream

We are beyond happy for John and his daughter!

Remission is fantastic and John’s daughter told me that he’s taking it one day at a time with getting his body healthy and strong again.

And it’s always a win when you can take one of the many concerns off your plate because you’ve found something that calms red, dry, itchy flaky skin – without adding to the chemical load on your body!

Now you might be wondering why our Replenishing Cream helps to reduce the look of dry, flaky skin and redness post-chemo…

Well, our skin cells are like bricks.
And in between our skin cells, sits a glue or mortar made up of cholesterol, fatty acids and ceramides.

…it works like a living wall that keeps allergens, microbes and irritants out and moisture in.

When our skin’s barrier function becomes disrupted, this is when water can escape from skin and allergens and irritants can get in… leading to redness and irritation.

Cholesterol in particular is helpful for skin that’s ‘healing’ …but it’s found in so few products.
Cholesterol IS in our Ecology Creams, because it’s found naturally in our hero ingredient… grass-fed tallow.

Grass-fed tallow is a gently rendered fat (like emu oil), but it comes from healthy, grass-fed cows

(so this isn’t for our vegan friends!)

Grass-fed tallow contains the same kinds of fats and oils we have naturally in skin. So it soaks in nicely and helps support skin’s barrier function, keeping allergens and irritants out and moisture in.

…so it helps to calm redness and leave skin looking plump and well hydrated.

Grass-fed tallow also:

  1. Contains fat soluble vitamins A, D, E & K …all of which are crucial for healthy skin (some of these are also antioxidants)
  2. Is balanced in omega 3’s and 6’s …both are important for healthy skin and balancing immune function

John’s had success with our ultra rich Replenishing Cream…

Replenishing Cream with Emu and Olive Ecology Skincare

Replenishing Cream with
Emu & Olive

Ultra Rich and perfect for
Dry + Sensitive Skin

Grass fed beef tallow*, Emu Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil*, Jojoba Oil**, Vanilla Bean Extract, Rosemary Leaf Extract*
*Organic ** Grown Pesticide Free

We’ve had good feedback from other customers (like John) who’ve used our Soothing Baby Cream and Replenishing Cream after cancer treatments, cancer removals, skin cancer excisions or laser to help hydrate dry skin, soothe sensitive skin and calm redness.

The Replenishing Cream is ultra rich. It has only a handful of ingredients (no essential oils) and is perfect for anyone with dry and sensitive skin or skin issues like eczema and dermatitis.

The Soothing Baby Cream is just as gentle as the Replenishing Cream, but a little lighter in texture. It also contains calendula, which can be helpful for wound healing.

Replenishing Day and Night Cream with Emu and Olive


An ultra-rich, natural moisturiser for dry and sensitive skin and for skin prone to redness and dry skin conditions

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Soothing Baby Moisturising Cream with Sunflower and Calendula


A rich and gentle, natural moisturiser for sensitive skin and skin prone to redness, rashes and dry skin conditions

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Sensitive Skin Trial Pack – 9g (10mL) Minis

From: $27

These are our recommendations for Sensitive Skin
With this trial pack, you can see which suits you best…


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Redness Prone Skin Trial Pack – 9g (10mL) Minis

From: $27

These are our recommendations for skin that’s prone to redness or skin reddening conditions
With this trial pack, you can see which suits you best…


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Because I know how important it can be to try a ‘trial size’ of something before getting a larger size, we’ve put together Trial Packs of our Ecology Creams.

First time customers can now try a trial of our 10mL mini moisturisers from only $27 (so only $9 per moisturiser) …and get free shipping when you use the code: TRIAL at checkout

and see for yourself the difference an Ecology Moisturiser can make for sensitised skin

(the 10mL mini’s are a great size!  Each one will last a couple of weeks, long enough to see the softening effect for yourself)

So click on the button below that best describes your skin to see which moisturisers are right for you…

Ecology Skincare


1 thoughts on “Meet John – “…my dry, itchy, flaky skin caused by my chemotherapy treatment…now my skin feels smoother and not so red”

  1. Adrienne Biddle says:

    My daughter in law works in ICU and had a scan forming on her nose from wearing the masks constantly and had tried so many products, I have her some of my ” blue” (tin) moisturizer the bridge of her nose has healed, now she is converted.

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