If you have sensitive skin and are prone to skin irritation or flare-ups, here is a local skincare brand that aspires to offer you an easy, no-frills solution at an affordable price with their range of products.
Enter BELVEA, a clinical product range by Singapore home-grown pharmaceutical company, Capsule Pharma. Belvea is formulated for condition-specific healthcare used to address essential areas of nutrition and disease conditions. The BELVEA dermatology range includes the BELVEA Gentle Skin Wash and the BELVEA Moisturising Skin Cream, among others.
Flare-ups, peeling skin and inflammation are some of the most common symptoms faced by those with sensitive skin every day. In the Covid-19 new norm where everyone is to constantly have a mask on when we are out of our homes, mask-wearing has exacerbated skin problems and has even contributed to the rise in skin-irritation cases during this period.
For those with sensitive skin, the cost of treatment can be significant. Common over-the-counter products may also be costly. Some may also contain a long list of ingredients that may not be essential to combat symptoms of sensitive skin.
Introducing BELVEA’s skincare range that consists of a wash and a moisturiser. They are priced 30% – 40% lower compared to similar brands in the market, but is also formulated with simple and low-irritation-index ingredients, ensuring that consumers are reaping the benefits of the essential ingredients, without potentially harmful enhancers like fragrances and colouring that can be easily found in similar skincare products.
We tried out the two products below and found them to be comforting to use, with a natural feel.
BELVEA Moisturizing Skin Cream Formula (left) and BELVEA Gentle Skin Wash Formula (right)
Unlike many other on-the-shelf skin creams that may be loaded with a long list of complex ingredients, BELVEA’s Moisturising Skin Cream Formula (S$20) contains only six active ingredients that form a humectant effect to prevent moisture loss and hydrate skin. It is best applied on dry and fragile skin after showers whilst skin is still moist, and is suitable for infants, children, adults and seniors. For patients undergoing steroid cream therapies, this cream formulation can be applied as an adjunctive moisturiser in between steroid cream applications.
For a versatile full-body wash that can be used as a facial wash, body wash and shampoo, those with sensitive skin can count on BELVEA’s Gentle Skin Wash Formula (S$20) as it does not contain the common soap agent Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS) which irritates sensitive skin. Unlike other soap-free cleansers, this product lathers well, and at the same time, effectively moisturises the skin.
By keeping product prices affordable and formulations simple, BELVEA seeks to be the ultimate option for underserved communities with dry and sensitive skin conditions. BELVEA’s clinical dermatology range is also recommended by doctors, and are sold at selected clinics island-wide and e-commerce platforms Shopee and Qoo10.
So if you are looking to get an affordable skincare brand that caters for sensitive skin, consider Belvea to #supportlocal and also save on cost at the same time.