As we prepare for open toe shoe weather, we want to make sure that you are ready to shed those socks. We have the perfect product to get you ready for the upcoming warmer months in our March Box from Kamedis. This unique company has created a Hydrating Foot Gel-Cream that nourishes, restores and renews cracked feet and heels. We spoke with CEO & Founder, Roni Kramer about how she built her company by using both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Eastern medicine to develop a collection of skin treatment product that you can use from head to toe.

How did Kamedis get its start?

If you’re reading this, you may have a skin problem that has yet to be properly addressed. I know how you feel because I’ve been there. I spent my life looking for a better way to heal myself. The journey took me from Israel to California to Chengdu, China, where I studied with masters of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). On this path, I discovered a new way to better health and wellbeing solutions, eventually becoming a TCM practitioner.

After 10 years in practice, my journey took a new turn. I had searched for topical formulas that would provide true, necessary relief for my patients, and while TCM integrates many botanicals, they are rarely in skin care form and often not pleasurable to use. Western medicine has shelves of options, but many contain actives like steroids with unwanted side effects.

Using my TCM knowledge, my mission became Kamedis: a clinically vetted brand using TCM’s most relied-upon, proven botanicals combined with Western active ingredients in highly effective, safe formulas that treat known, unsolved skin conditions.

Today, I no longer see patients in an office, but I am happily working with them from shelves all over the world. My personal goal is to make every skin condition manageable and to introduce TCM to 21st century consumers in a way that’s accessible to anyone. Why? Because it works.

I hope Kamedis can help you in your own search for true happiness and health in yourself, and in your skin.

Talk to us about the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine?

Kamedis believes that it’s less than ideal to focus on a single symptom, treatment, or ingredient to solve skin problems when the body is so complex. We tap into the power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a science that works holistically with the body’s entire system. TCM is thousands of years old and relies on the healing power of plants. To maximize results, we combine proven botanicals (parts of plants, like the root or the flower) from Traditional Chinese Medicine with the targeted approach of Western drugs to create formulas that are revolutionary.

What was the inspiration behind the Hydrating Foot Gel-Cream?

The Hydrating Foot Gel-Cream was created because many health care providers including podiatrists told us there was a significant consumer need for a cream (gel) to hydrate and exfoliate dry skin on the foot.

What are the key ingredients in this gel-cream?

Glycerin is the primary hydrating ingredient, but the primary botanical ingredient is Chinese Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum), one of the most popular botanicals in Traditional Chinese Medicine known for reducing inflammation. One of the other major botanicals is Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), which is known for reducing itching. Kamedis microbiome science is grounded in the wisdom of TCM’s proven botanicals. By tapping into the intelligence of plants’ inherent properties, our botanical combinations generate prebiotic effects that encourage the probiotic good bacteria to flourish and natural antibiotic properties to thrive, reducing bad bacteria. This unique, dual-action plant-based eco-system creates a more healthy, resilient and balanced skin, helping prevent skin disease and recurrences. It works not just on your skin but also with the skin to restore its balance.

What are the benefits of these key ingredients?

These key ingredients instantly nourish dry, cracked feet and heels. Locks-in moisture to restore the natural skin barrier balance while providing immediate relief to irritated skin as well as renews and quickly absorbs. Formulated with carefully selected botanicals from traditional Chinese medicine. The Hydrating Foot Gel-Cream, like all our products, displays the vivid natural color of its botanical combination. It’s also free of parabens and dyes.

Who is this Foot-Gel for?

Our Foot Gel-Cream is suitable for adults and children as well as for those who suffer from diabetes. It is also ideal for those who have skin symptoms associated with dry skin such as:

  • Irritated, red and itchy skin

  • Cracked skin

How soon can we expect to see these results?

Immediate relief with just one application and clinically proven to improve dry, chapped feet when used as directed for a minimum of 2 weeks.

The clinical study was conducted with patients with dry to very dry, chapped feet. In the study, patients saw an improvement of over 50% in the first 2 weeks and 97.4% in 4 weeks.

What are the top three skin conditions that people often experience?

The most common reasons for people to visit a dermatologist are Acne, Skin Cancer, Eczema/Psoriasis and Scalp issues.

What products can you suggest for these conditions?

Kamedis has a strong selection of products for Eczema/dry skin, Dandruff and Acne:

  • CALM – is formulated for those suffering from Eczema and/or dry skin and is rich in Rhubarb, which is known for reducing inflammation. The OTC Eczema Therapy Cream has been clinical proven to reduce eczema flare-ups up to 50% in the first 2 weeks. We also have a complimentary Eczema Wash and Calming Lotion that can provide immediate relief from flare-ups.

  • CONTROL – for those suffering from seborrhea dermatitis and/or dandruff, we offer a Dandruff Shampoo and Scalp Lotion. The OTC Dandruff Therapy Shampoo is also rich in Rhubarb and soap-nut, known as a natural anti-microbial. This therapy shampoo is clinically proven to reduce dandruff by 50% in the first two weeks even for those suffering from moderate to severe dandruff. The shampoo also contains Zinc Pyrithione.

  • CLEAR – for Acne/oily skin patients/consumers – this product line consists of an OTC Acne Spot treatment, clinically proven to reduce inflammatory and non-inflammatory lesions after the first 3 applications (within 12 hours). We also offer an Acne Cleanser and Moisturizer. All three products contain Salicylic Acid.

What’s next for Kamedis?

Kamedis is an R&D centered company with a mission to serve patients/consumers better by formulating clinically proven OTC products with botanicals that drive truly effective skin solutions. We are consistently developing new products to meet our customers/patients demands for healthy, balanced skin.

Subscribers will receive a full size of the Hydrating Foot Gel-Cream in their March Box. What is the one thing that you would like to leave them?

Kamedis is known for treating your skin from several different vantage points, not just as a moisturizer. After the COCOTIQUE subscribers try Kamedis Foot Gel their feet will see significant relief from dry chapped and/or cracked feet. We also welcome the COCOTIQUE subscribers to review our full line of skin and hair care products available at www.kamedis-usa.com. Remember, Kamedis Dermatology does not just work on the skin but also with the skin to restore balance.

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