The Science

Certified Ingredients

Michael’s Products ensures that the best ingredients are chosen in their formulations. Extensive pharmacy background drives the creation of quality formulas which benefit the users of Michael’s Products.
The following key ingredients have been chosen for their proven effectiveness in therapeutic health care solutions:

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Oil is obtained from fresh leaves of the tall, evergreen eucalyptus tree which is native to Australia. Studies have shown that eucalyptus oil possesses both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, which can aid in relieving joint and muscle pain and swelling. For this reason, Eucalyptus Oil is a key ingredient in Michael’s Medi Rub to help provide fast and effective relief from joint and muscle pain.

Arnica

Arnica Montana, a mountain-loving herb, is characterised by its widely recognisable yellow, daisy-like flowers. The herb has been used throughout history for its wide range of health benefits and applications. Arnica is widely used due to the fact that it contains more than 150 active components, including alkaloids, amines, carbohydrates, coumarins, flavonoids and helenalin sesquiterpenes. These components make Arnica a potent and effective ingredient in many ointments, creams and gels.

Arnica has also been approved in its use for treating bruising and swelling and has been found to be as effective as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) in improving pain in cases of osteoarthritis. When massaged topically, Arnica also has shown analgesic properties in treating muscles aches and pains.

Olive Oil

From soothing inflammation and itchy skin to being used simply as a daily moisturiser, the benefits of Olive Oil enriched skin products are now widely promoted by dermatologists. Olive Oil contains antioxidants which are highly beneficial for nourishing and protecting the skin. This makes olive oil a great natural moisturiser for those who suffer from dry or sensitive skin. Olive Oil also possesses many beneficial compounds which gives the oil natural anti-inflammatory properties, to soothe and heal the affected skin.

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip is part of the fruit that grows on the blossom of a wild rose called Rosa canina. Rosehip Oil is a natural source of vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants; making it a key ingredient in restorative skin care formulas.

Rosehip Oil is used widely in treating photoaged skin, scars, stretchmarks as well as dry skin. The key to the success of rosehip oil lies in its ability to penetrate deeper layers of the skin, providing moisture and protection. This creates the ability to treat wrinkles and scars while protecting the skin from further damage.

Aloe Vera

Aloe is a cactus like plant which produces a gel recognised for its many beneficial skin care qualities. Aloe Vera is mainly used for its soothing qualities, making it essential in the treatment of skin irritation, sunburn and dry skin. Aloe Vera is anti-inflammatory and has a cooling effect, making it a perfect application for burns. Furthermore, Aloe Vera naturally nourishes skin and is easily absorbed for a non-greasy moisturising option.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a nutrient for the skin which acts as an antioxidant to help prevent damage from free radicals. Vitamin E can help create a barrier on the skin to help retain moisture and protect the skin from free radicals. In doing so, Vitamin E can help treat dry skin and protect from further damage.  It’s ability to create a barrier for the skin makes Vitamin E an essential ingredient in many day creams and night creams.

Emu Oil

Emu Oil is used widely in the treatment of joint and muscle pain, inflammation and bruising. A key characteristic of Emu Oil is its strong ability to penetrate the skin. When combined with other beneficial ingredients, a formula containing Emu Oil is more effective in penetrating the skin as well as taking effect more quickly. For these reasons, Emu Oil is chosen as the base for Michael’s Medi Rub. Combining Emu Oil with arnica and eucalyptus oil creates a massage rub like no other which boasts effective relief from joint and muscle pain with 3 key natural ingredients.