It Began with Healing Water and Calendula...from our inception in September of 2008, we have developed our formulas seeking the best natural ingredients with unique skin healing benefits. In fact, our original formulas still originate in Hungary where we first began with key ingredients of Hungarian Thermal Water and Hungarian Calendula Officianalis Extract, a natural herb indigenous to Eastern Europe known for reducing inflammation and redness naturally.
Specially Formulated for Skin Side Effects of Breast Cancer Treatments
Our products came into being out of a need for a better standard of comfort due to the side effects of breast cancer treatments that affect the skin. Our founder, Theresa Keresztes is a breast cancer survivor who treated her skin discomfort with Calendula after she developed radiation dermatitis while undergoing breast cancer treatments at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2007. Ms. Keresztes used the unique calendula cream she discovered in Hungary when her skin became unbearably itchy and red due to the skin side effects of radiation therapy. She later refined the cream for others experiencing radiation-induced dermatitis, a common side effect of radiation.
Radiation Oncologists Recommend My Girls Skin Care
Through your support we are proud to say that My Girls Skin Care radiation burn care cream is recommended by radiation oncology clinicians in 1000+ radiation oncology departments and chemotherapy infusion units in the United States.
Since her DCIS breast cancer diagnosis, Ms. Keresztes has devoted her life to supporting people undergoing cancer treatment, "Our goal is to grow internationally in support of women's cancer centers, furthering charitable, literary, scientific research and education relative to improving quality of life measures during treatment for cancer."
My Girls Fashion Fundraiser Gala for Breast Cancer Research
In 2009, Keresztes launched the My Girls Gala Inc. hosted by Shreve, Crump & Low Boston with Tina Sutton, Fashion Editor with the Boston Globe, to celebrate those who had endured a breast cancer diagnosis. It was to be the first fashion fundraiser for breast cancer research to feature the strength and endurance of breast cancer survivors themselves on the runway.
Wearing Chikara Design by Hilary Boyajian- uniquely designed fashions created specifically for breast asymmetry that comes with a mastectomy, lumpectomy, radiation therapy or reconstructive surgery.
All proceeds from the event were donated to Massachusetts General Hospital's Cancer Center for Breast Cancer Clinical Research.
My Girls Skin Care Sensitive Skin Product Line Expands
To meet increasing customer needs, manufacturing was established in Oregon's Williamette Valley where growing conditions and crops necessary for maintaining beautiful skin are similiar to those of Eastern Europe. Our expanded line of sensitive skin products may be found here and address a variety of skin conditions that may occur during or after treatment ends.
Free of Parabens, Fragrance, Synthetic Dyes
Our products are made without parabens, fragrance, dyes, toxins, nickel, chromium or aluminum and are formulated using high-quality ingredients with a focus on formulas for sensitive skin. We use plant-derived proteins, herbal extracts, minerals, natural essential oils and vegetable emulsifiers working with a team of of dermatologists, chemists, and pharmacologists who have developed and refined our unique formulas over thirty years.
We emphasize good manufacturing practices for plant-based cosmetics to meet quality standards and ensure safe and effective cosmetics products. Our key ingredients are Hungarian water and Calendula, which is the most important part of our formulations. Our technologically advanced and unique conservation solution eliminates the use of chemical preservatives in our formulas and provides 18 months of natural shelf life using black radish and natural ingredients approved by European nature conservation organizations.
In every batch, products are tracked and audited using ISO9001 and ISO22716 (cosmetic GMP) quality management system as well as the NATRUE and ECOCERT audits for naturally occurring cosmetics. We use the safest, most environmentally friendly ingredients available and we continually update our products to meet rigorous European Community standards:
- No fillers
- No SLS (Sodium lauryl sulfate), parabens, DEAs (Diethanolamine), MEAs (Stearamide), or TEAs (Triethanolamine)
- No GMOs (Genetically Modified Organism)
- Cold pressed plant oils to protect therapeutic properties of plant oils
- No animal testing
- No synthetic colors or fragrance.
Disclaimer: Our product line is intended to be used as over the counter aids in maintaining the appearance of healthy skin, for topical use only and all products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We use Calendula or marigold as a key ingredient in many of our products. Please note that if you may have allergies to the several daisy-like plants of the family Asteraceae or avocado, you should consult your dermatologist or an allergist prior to use.
Calendula contra-indications/ Side effects: pregnancy, potentially rare allergic reaction with individuals sensitive to the Asteraceae.
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