To what extent does bamboo help with sensitive skin and Eczema?
Bamboo is fast becoming the most popular plant on the planet, known for its unbelievable growth rates and skin friendly qualities. It is used in socks, pillows, towels and most recently The Cheeky Panda have made a tissue out of it.
Many people have praised the natural qualities the plant has such as being super absorbent, hypoallergenic and naturally anti-bacterial. There are also many articles online saying that bamboo might be a better choice for people who suffer from skin conditions such as Eczema.
Since launching their 100% ultra sustainable bamboo products to the market last year, eco friendly tissue startup The Cheeky Panda started to notice early on the large amount of people leaving their thoughts were complimenting the tissue’s natural qualities, for relieving symptoms of different skin conditions and allergies. The team were energized by the positive online response and wanted to know more and see the full extent of how their tissue was positively impacting those who suffer from skin conditions and allergies. This feedback along with Cheeky curiosity prompted them to conduct a consumer based survey in order to determine to what extent bamboo helps with sensitive skin and Eczema?
Initially they found the participants online through Eczema societies and support groups. Below are the number of people that participated and their conditions. These participates were sent tissue samples for testing over a number of weeks. Once the testing process was complete The Cheeky Panda team then went about collating the results.
The table below outlines, of the 18 participants taking part, how many participants saw improvements from using our products and found that they suffered no irritation while using our products. The third column outlines how many participants expressed discomfort when using other tissue brands.
Out of the 18 participants taking part in the trial none has expressed discomfort using The Cheeky Panda products; 15 (83%) expressed positive comments on their overall experience from using our products, mainly focusing the quality of The Cheeky Panda Tissue.
A full copy of consumer survey report can be found here: Consumer Survey Doc.
Conclusion of the trial
From these results, over half of the trial participants benefited from improvements to their skin related health issues and hay fever from using The Cheeky Panda products. This trial has also outlined that, the majority of the participants thought highly of the quality of The Cheeky Panda products. They believe that the relieving of symptoms, lack of irritation, and improved conditions of the people who participated in the survey, are due to the natural qualities in bamboo and the fact that unlike any other tissue there are no harsh chemicals added during the manufacturing process. The Cheeky Panda® tissue requires no fertilizers or pesticides in the growing process. There is also no B.P.A, deinking agents, 1, 4-dioxane, chlorine bleach or fragrances in the products. A conclusion of the results suggests that these natural features may be what contribute to reducing irritation and reliving health related symptoms from conditions listed.
There is a lot of potential reasons for the bamboo tissues being better and the team at Panda have commissioned more detailed lab testing. It can be hard to know what to do for the best when it comes to helping people with dry and sensitive skin however bamboo seems to be a credible source across a range of products that is making a difference.
It would be great to get your feedback on this, tissue is an everyday product for most people and if its healthier and makes a difference this is something people should know about. It would be interesting to see if bamboo is a preferred choice for those who suffer with sensitive skin or eczema. What kind of experiences have you had? It would be wonderful if bamboo could not only save the environment but also help us in our everyday lives.