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What are the ingredients in Gladskin?

Gladskin Eczema Cream

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Arginine HCl, Sodium Chloride, Colloidal Oatmeal, Tromethamine, Calcium Chloride, Micreobalance™

If you'd like to know more about what goes into Gladskin and why, see the list below for descriptions of each ingredient.

Ingredient

Details

Water

Deionized purified water tested for quality and purity according United States Pharmacopeia standards.

Glycerin

Derived from plants, this humectant works to hydrate the skin by drawing moisture from the air into the skin’s outer layer.

Petrolatum

Improves skin barrier protection and provides deep moisture to the skin. 

Mineral Oil 

Forms a lipid barrier that reduces the loss of water from the surface layers, and contributes to keeping skin soft and smooth.

Cetearyl Alcohol

Derived from plants, this wax-like compound is a natural emollient that improves the skin feel of the cream. 

Ceteareth 20

Widely used in skin care products, it is an emulsifier that helps create our product’s overall texture and helps keep the oil and water ingredients from separating.

Arginine HCL

It is one of the constituents of skin natural moisturizing factor. It has hydrating and conditioning properties.

Sodium Chloride

Found in most tissues and body fluids and improves electrolyte balance. 

Tromethamine

Actively regulates the pH balance 

Calcium Chloride

Mineral salt used to maximize the potency of the Micreobalance.

Micreobalance™

Our hero ingredient, Micreobalance is a patented smart protein that rebalances the good and bad bacteria that naturally live on your skin, while moisturizing. Scientifically speaking, Micreobalance™ is an Endolysin SA. Endolysins are present everywhere on earth and act as nature's superheroes, policing the bad bacteria to protect the good. It has been proven safe in clinical studies.


Where is Gladskin Eczema Cream manufactured?

Gladskin Eczema Cream is manufactured in the United States in an FDA-registered, CGMP-compliant facility. Our ingredients are USP quality-grade. 


What is Micreobalance™?

Good question! Scientifically speaking, Micreobalance™ is an Endolysin SA. Endolysins are present everywhere on earth and act as nature's superheroes, policing the bad bacteria and protecting the good. The Micreobalance in Gladskin helps restore balance to the skin microbiome while providing deep moisture. If you're interested in learning more, check out the Science page on our site.


At what temperature should I store Gladskin?

We recommend storing Gladskin Eczema Cream between 32° F and 75° F to help maintain the ingredients' effectiveness and keep your cream in tip top shape. That being said, Gladskin is resilient and can withstand exposure to temperatures of up to 104° F for up to seven days straight.

Tip: Store Gladskin in your refrigerator, a sure-fire temperature-stable environment!

Does Gladskin expire?

Gladskin is preservative-free, so to ensure its effectiveness it’s best to use the product within 3 months of receiving it if stored at room temperature or by the stamped expiration date if refrigerated. You can find your cream's expiration date printed on the bottle.


Does Gladskin contain lactose or gluten?

Gladskin contains no lactose. Gladskin contains Colloidal Oatmeal, which is inherently gluten-free, but may be processed in a facility containing gluten. If you'd like to request an oatmeal-free bottle of Gladskin, feel free to reach out to us at hello@gladskin.com, we're happy to help with your order!


Does Gladskin test on animals?

Never!


What bottle size is right for me?

Because everyone's skin is different and you’re welcome to apply Gladskin as often as you’d like (thanks to our gentle ingredients!), it’s hard to say how long one bottle will last you. That said, a good rule of thumb is: for trouble areas smaller than a fist (for example, if you’ll apply mostly to your face) or if you plan on using Gladskin no more than once a day, our 50 mL bottle should do the trick. For larger parts of the body like your arms and legs, our 100 mL is likely a more appropriate size.

Using Gladskin


Can I use Gladskin during a flare?

Yes! You can use Gladskin externally any time before, during, or after an eczema flare.  


Can I use Gladskin if I don't have eczema?

Yes! Even if you don't have a microbiome imbalance, the product still works as a safe, effective moisturizer because it is hypoallergenic and fragrance, drying alcohol, and preservative-free. 


Can I use Gladskin while pregnant?

We haven't done testing specifically related to Gladskin and pregnancy so we'd recommend checking in with your doctor prior to using Gladskin while pregnant. 


Can I use Gladskin with other products?

Yes! You're welcome to use Gladskin along with other products. For best results, we recommend applying Gladskin first to clean skin and to wait at least 10 minutes to let the cream sink in before applying your other products.


How do I get the product to come out of the pump the first time I use it?

Gladskin is preservative-free, which means our packaging is air-free. It can take up to 30 pumps (sometimes more!) to get the product to come out when you first start using your Gladskin Eczema Cream. Note: The piece of plastic that looks like it's sealing the nozzle is actually a part of the packaging, so please make sure this stays intact. 


How often can I use Gladskin?

We recommend applying Gladskin 2 - 3 times per day to start out, but you're welcome to apply it as often as desired! Gladskin is gentle and works as a great moisturizer, there's no way to "overdo" it. 


When can I expect to see results?

Many people experience relief in the few days of using Gladskin, but for some it can take up to 3 weeks of consistent use to experience the full effect. We'd recommend using Gladskin daily as a proactive maintenance product even if you are not currently experiencing a flare-up. For best results, apply Gladskin to clean skin and wait at least 10 minutes before applying other products. You're often to apply it as often as you'd like, there's no way to overdo it!

In rare cases, some first time Gladskin users' eczema symptoms may temporarily worsen before getting better. Any discomfort should be mild and is usually an indication that Gladskin is beginning to work. This should improve within 10 days, often much sooner. This said, you know your skin best and if you’re concerned your reaction is possibly allergy-related, we'd recommend checking in with your doctor.


Where can I apply Gladskin?

Gladskin is gentle and safe to apply eveywhere externally, including to the face, scalp, eyelids, and other sensitive areas. The only places we don't recommend applying Gladskin are to mucuos membranes such as inside the eyes, nose, mouth, ears, and any deep cavaties.

Shipping


Do you ship outside of the United States?

We currently only ship within United States (including Hawaii and Alasaka!). You can check out our European website to see where Gladskin is available internationally.


How long will my order take to arrive?

Orders that come in before 10am on a business day will be processed 1 - 2 business days before shipping out. Depending on the shipping speed you select and where you are located in the United States, your order can arrive overnight, in 2 business days, or around 5 business days.

*Please note that due to COVID-19, mail carriers are experiencing higher volume than usual, causing delays of up to 2-3 days in some cases and making tracking information occasionally inaccurate. If it looks like your package has been stalled for more than a few days in one location, feel free to reach out to us at hello@gladskin.com, we're happy to help!


What's the tracking number for my order?

You can find the tracking number for your order in your shipping confirmation email. If you aren't able to find this email, we'd recommend double checking your spam folder. Feel free to shoot us an email to hello@gladskin.com if you're not able to find it there and we're happy to send you your tracking info!


COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19, mail carriers are experiencing higher volume than usual, causing delays of up to 2-3 days in some cases and making tracking information occasionally inaccurate. If it looks like your package has been stalled for more than a few days in one location, feel free to reach out to us at hello@gladskin.com, we're happy to help!

Payment & Order


Can I pay using my HSA or FSA card?

Yes! You're welcome to pay using your HSA or FSA card, as long as your provider approves it. You can enter your HSA or FSA card details in at checkout where you would normally enter debit or credit card information. 


Can I try a sample of Gladskin before I purchase?

While we don't currently offer samples of Gladskin, every order comes with our Gladness Guarantee. This means you have 60 days to try it and love it or return for a full refund, no questions ask and no matter how much of the bottle you've used!


How do I change my shipping address or cancel my order?

Orders that have already been processed cannot be canceled or modified. We process orders quickly but we’ll do our best to accommodate any change request. To reach us, just shoot us an email at hello@gladskin.com


Where can I buy Gladskin?

Currently in the U.S. you can only purchase Gladskin by placing an order directly on our website. If you are traveling or live abroad, check out where else you can buy the product by visiting our European website.

Returns


What is Gladskin's return policy?

We hope Gladskin works for you but if you’re unhappy with your purchase for any reason we’re be happy to help. We accept returns within 60 days of purchasing the product and will issue a refund for your order (minus $5 for shipping and processing) once we receive your return. We can’t issue refunds for any shipping costs from your initial purchase. To start the return process, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Experience team at hello@gladskin.com.

Other


Do you provide samples for healthcare providers?

We'd love to share more information with you about Gladskin! Please visit the page on our site for healthcare providers

Contact Us


How can I contact customer support?

If you need to get in touch with us, you can reach our Customer Experience team by:

Email: 

hello@gladskin.com

Chat: 

Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm CDT

Text: 

1 (888) 539-5559

Phone: 

Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm CDT

1 (888) 539-5559

We're a small and scrappy team, so if we miss your call, feel free to leave us a message and we'll get back to you! Looking forward to chatting with you.