Approximately 50 million people in the world are living with vitiligo. This equates to around 1 in 100 that have the condition. Many people now feel empowered to embrace their depigmented skin, with thanks to body positive models such as Winnie Harlow now being more visible in the mainstream media. However, for many living with vitiligo, confidence and body positivity is made difficult by ignorance and lack of knowledge. We recently asked our followers on Instagram and Facebook ‘How does having Vitiligo make you feel?’ The responses were mixed, many using words like ‘unique, special, different, empowered’ while others used words such as ‘anxious, ugly, judged, sad’ to tell us how it makes them feel.
In a world where visibility has never been more prominent due to social media; if you look different or have visual skin defects such as vitiligo it can feel like your identity is constantly being questioned. VITILIGLOW® Founder, Polly Gotschi has lived with vitiligo for most of her life. Tired of trying to cover her depigmented skin with foundations and make-ups, or products that just took too long to apply, Polly decided enough was enough. To get what she wanted, she would have to create it herself.
So began the story of VITILIGLOW®. Polly was asked why she creating VITILIGLOW®, “I wanted to create a product that is quick and easy to use daily and comes in a range of shades. I wanted to tackle common problems such as rubbing off, streaks in water and not looking like part of your natural skin tone.” Polly worked tirelessly with specialists to create the formula and manufacturers to produce the product. It wasn’t always easy, and she faced many barriers in the creation of VITILIGLOW®. Despite facing difficulties in the beginning, Polly continued with her passion to give those living with vitiligo a choice. Now, globally there are 8,000 people that are using VITILIGLOW® products and Polly is constantly amazed at the results and customer reviews.
VITILIGLOW® is available for worldwide delivery and comes in 11 shades, contains SPF 30 and has a 5* UVA/UVB rating. It is long-lasting, water resistant, sweat-proof, transfer-resistant, and has been designed to cover even the most awkwardly placed and largest of depigmented patches. If you are considering covering your vitiligo, VITILIGLOW® has you covered.
We are very proud and excited to announce our partnership with The Vitiligo Society, a partnership to continue supporting those with vitiligo to live the lives they want to live. Look out for further information on the partnership in the coming months.
Disclaimer: VITILIGLOW® is not the only provider of camouflage covers in the market. We advise all potential customers to research, read reviews, and investigate the shades and options available to you.
The Vitiligo Society:
The Vitiligo Society was established in 1985 and we support people living with vitiligo in the UK.
Our Mission is to beat vitiligo by eradicating the psychological, social and physical effects that vitiligo has on people’s lives, and by finding effective treatments and a cure.In order to achieve our mission we focus on five priority areas of work which we feel represent us as a Society and what we need to do to best support and represent our community. These are:
Find out more at https://vitiligosociety.org/