What Is In Your Cream?

Hormone Solutions recently received an email asking about the ingredients we use in ProFeme – our pure progesterone cream. What is in your cream is an important question to ask, this email looks at phenoxyethanol, a preserving agent, see the full discussion below.

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Hello,

Do you know where I can find Natural progesterone cream?

I used to get it through a prescription at a pharmaceutical company but now noticed it contains phenoxyethanol which it never used to. I am in menopause 2 years and now discovered I have large fibroids again after they had shrunk after menopause.

I hope it’s not too late. That is why I am sincerely asking for help to find a natural progesterone cream.

Your help is appreciated.

Regards,
A.D

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Answer:

Hello A.D,

Thank you for your email query.

ProFeme is a pure progesterone cream.

The formulation does contain phenoxyethanol.

It is not possible for our creams to be supplied without the phenoxyethanol in them. It is an essential preservative for the cream to maintain its stability and 2-year shelf-life. It is commonly used in most dermatological products. Phenoxyethanol in its pure form is a poison when ingested (swallowed), however it is not absorbed through the skin.

In Japan, it is approved for use in cosmetics in concentrations up to 1%.  Tokunaga, H. T. (2003). “Studies for analyzing phenoxyethanol and parabens in commercial lotions” Kokuritsu Iyakuhin Shokuhin Eisei Kenkyujo hokoku = Bulletin of National Institute of Health Sciences (121): 25–29.

We use it in a concentration of 0.85%.

In short it is very safe.

Please find below a  progesterone information booklet and also one on fibroids.

Best wishes

Michael Buckley

Medical Director

Understanding Fibroids

Natural Progesterone Cream

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