Calendula, extracted from the flower of the marigold plant, and is documented in the U.S. Homeopathic Pharmacopeia for its helpful benefits with burns, eczema, acne and skin irritations. My Girls Cream, sampled amongst breast cancer patients at more than 60 hospitals in the U.S., contains 10% calendula plus rosemary, also known for reducing inflammation and skin irritations. Many breast cancer patients use My Girls Cream after radiation treatment ends for their face and body because of its effect on maintaining healthy skin and it is fragrance and dye-free - a concern for cancer patients.
"All the radiation oncology nurses who work at our practice highly recommend My Girls Cream because of the positive feedback we receive from the patients who have tried it," Radiation Oncology at Hematology-Oncology Associates of CNY, PC, East Syracuse, New York.
Theresa Keresztes, a breast cancer survivor and founder of My Girls Cream, discovered the cream in Hungary and later developed it for cancer survivors after undergoing radiation for breast cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital in 2008. "I knew about the natural anti-inflammatory benefits of calendula and rosemary after visiting the Georgette Klinger Madison Avenue salon - their approach and ingredients later inspired My Girls Cream which calmed and protected my skin from radiation burns, often a side effect of radiation therapy." commented Ms. Keresztes. Georgette Klinger's Madison Avenue salon was one of those quintessential New York experiences.
"I'm still using My Girls Cream and absolutely love it. My skin did so well until the very end of my radiation treatments. The five boost treatments were hard on my skin, but the My Girls Cream really helped me get through it. Because I'm very fair skinned, I think it was expected that my skin would not do well. Thanks to My Girls, I breezed through the treatments. I was very diligent about applying it . . . every few hours." Annette, Utica, New York
Radiation oncology nurses like My Girls because it helps patients avoid treatment delays associated with radiation burns but also because its' non-greasy and non-staining creamy texture spreads easily over compromised skin.
"So far, just one patient has used My Girls Cream and she absolutely loved it. This cream worked wonders for her. Her skin literally healed up overnight. The redness, discomfort, and itchiness were relieved immediately. In her words, "the cream is so soothing" and she liked that it's non-greasy too. Presently we are providing Aquaphor for our patients, but I'm working with the staff and our manager to order My Girls Cream as an option for our patients." St. Francis Hospital, San Francisco.
My Girls Cream is available locally at CarePlus CVS/pharmacy @ 892 9th Avenue, New York, New York, New Beginnings Healthcare in East Syracuse and Camilus, The Main Street Grainery in Chatham, New York and online at www.mygirlscream.com.
Georgette Klinger, of Facials Fame, Dies at 88 By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Published: January 14, 2004 - New York Times