We’ve had so many positive responses from customers about Vitiliglow™ recently, which is brilliant. As you all know, I spend a lot of time working to make the product the very best it can be for us all, so to hear you say that it stays well on your skin and can be worn for days even with careful showering, means such a lot to me.
We recently launched our new Prep/Remover product to help you when you need to take Vitiliglow™ off. The Prep/Remover is a carefully developed, dual-purpose gel, designed to help you get the best out of the product. It’s fantastic to hear that you’re so pleased with the long-lasting hold of Vitiliglow™, but it is useful to be able to take off the camouflage product when you need to, or if you want to start a fresh application.
Prepping the skin
Firstly, use the Prep/Remover gel before applying your Vitiliglow™ camouflage cream. Gently smooth a thin layer of the gel over clean, dry skin to remove excess oils and build-up of debris or residual product left behind from previous Vitiliglow™ applications.
Once you’ve completed this step, your skin will be clean and prepped, ready for you to apply your chosen shade of Vitiliglow™.
When you’re ready to remove Vitiliglow™, use a cotton pad to wipe the gel over your skin in small, circular motions. This will start to dissolve and remove Vitiliglow™ from your skin which really helps as we have designed the formula to be water resistant and rub proof. If you have larger areas covered with Vitiliglow™, you may want to use the Prep/Remover product on a larger cotton cloth or flannel.
The gel gently breaks down the product, allowing you to wipe it away easily, and preventing the need for any exfoliation or harsh rubbing, meaning your skin is left free from Vitiliglow™ but remains hydrated, clean and soft.
We’ve also discovered that the versatile Prep/Remover product can be used to remove Vitiliglow™ from your clothing or carpet, too! Simply rub the Prep/Remover into the fabric or upholstery and it’ll help to lift the camouflage product out.
Can anyone use the Prep/Remover?
The Prep/Remover product is suitable for all skin types and, as with all Vitiliglow™ products, it is cruelty-free. The product is also non-greasy, non-perfumed and non-drying, which means it keeps your skin feeling soft and supple, ready for your next Vitiliglow™ application.
Customers are already talking about the Prep/Remover, and we’re delighted to hear your positive comments about the newly launched product. In September 2018, Julia let us know that she thinks it’s a “really useful product for removing all trace of previous applications and any residual grease on the skin.” Tracy also left us some feedback, saying that the product “preps the skin and removes all traces of Vitiliglow efficiently.”
Looking after our skin
Our skin accounts for around 15 per cent of our body weight. We each have around 300 million skin cells, and skin is the largest human organ. It’s important that we look after it, which is why all Vitiliglow™ products are carefully developed and thoughtfully formulated to keep skin healthy while helping you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.
You can purchase the Prep/Remover product here.
Last week, we did a photoshoot for Vitiliglow™ and met the fabulous Joti Gata-Aura. Joti has had vitiligo for most of her adult life and like me, has struggled with the impact it has had on her confidence and self-esteem. As a mum of two young children, Joti is very conscious about her patches and how her children see them. Luckily, they are very accepting and have given her the confidence to go out without covering up. This confidence is actually a great thing for her to pass on to her children, especially if they go on to inherit the condition. It is thought that one in five people with Vitiligo is related to somebody with the condition although the exact prevalence rate hasn’t yet been calculated.
Please take a look at Joti’s story and check out her Instagram page @vitiliglo_and_me to find out more about what she’s doing to raise awareness of vitiligo in the British press.
The subject of this year’s World Vitiligo Day is around young people and I’m often asked by parents who’s children have vitiligo whether Vitiliglow™ is appropriate for them to use. This is a really tricky area – obviously no parent wants their child to be distressed and it is a personal choice as to whether you allow your child to use a camouflage cover or not. My advice is to speak to your child about the condition and look at the range of resources available so that children can understand why they don’t look the same as their friends and classmates. There’s a great guide from the Vitiligo Society that will explain how to cope with vitiligo is your child has it, plus social media has really started to raise awareness of the condition – particularly high profile people like Winnie Harlow, who is making Vitiligo more mainsteam now.
If you are the parent of a child with the condition, I would urge you to work on their self esteem and confidence before they start to cover up with a product and I really hope that the stories from Nike and Joti will help young people to accept life with a condition that they can’t control or change.
Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the videos! We’ll be doing lots more on Instagram over the coming months and have some new plans to engage with people via Facebook so keep looking out for us on social media. Happy World Vitiligo Day everyone!
Founder of Vitiliglow™