Celebrating Resilience and Renewal this Mother's Day

Celebrating Resilience and Renewal this Mother's Day

This Mother’s Day, at IxoraBB, we are not just celebrating motherhood; we are honoring the incredible resilience and profound strength of two very special women in our lives—Melba Edney and Coleen Morton. Melba, my beloved mother, and Coleen, my courageous sister, have both faced daunting battles against cancer, emerging as beacons of hope and resilience.

In June 2023, my mother, Melba, was diagnosed with stage 2 multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that demanded aggressive treatment including chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. Just months earlier, in January 2023, my sister Coleen faced her own grim diagnosis of stage 2 triple negative breast cancer, which led her through the grueling paths of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation, and breast reconstruction. Today, both are in remission, a testament to their strength and determination.

The journey, however, did not end with remission. The aftermath of such intense treatments left its mark on their skin—dryness, dehydration, and sensitivity became daily struggles. As the founder of IxoraBB, watching their battles and recovery reinforced my goal to formulate skincare solutions not just for their healing skin, but for anyone needing gentle, restorative care.

How IxoraBB Products Revived Their Skin

Our Donkey Milk & Chamomile Facial Cleanser, Sea Moss & Centella Calming Gel Toner, and Donkey Milk & Argan Oil Moisturizer were instrumental in addressing their post-treatment skin concerns. Here’s how each product helped:

  • Donkey Milk & Chamomile Facial Cleanser: Known for its incredible soothing properties, donkey milk paired with chamomile helped to gently cleanse without stripping the skin of its natural oils, which was crucial for their compromised skin barriers.

  • Sea Moss & Centella Calming Gel Toner: This product provided an extra layer of hydration and skin-soothing effects, thanks to sea moss and centella, renowned for their rich nutrient profiles and healing capabilities. This toner helped to reduce redness and repair the skin’s surface.

  • Donkey Milk & Argan Oil Moisturizer: To combat dryness, this moisturizer enriched with argan oil and donkey milk delivered intense hydration and nourishment, promoting a smoother, healthier skin texture and fortifying the skin’s natural defenses.

Celebrating Their Strength

This Mother’s Day, we celebrate not just the victory over cancer that Melba and Coleen have achieved, but also the daily victories over the small challenges that follow. Their journey is a profound reminder of the resilience embedded in all mothers, daughters, and sisters facing similar battles.

IxoraBB was born out of a desire to create products that cater to the most sensitive skin, influenced by the personal needs of myself, family and the feedback from our beloved customers. As we share Melba’s and Coleen’s stories, we hope to connect with those who are on their own journeys of recovery and renewal.

We invite you to join us in celebrating this Mother’s Day with a reflection on strength, perseverance, and the loving bonds of family. At IxoraBB, we are more than a skincare brand; we are a community that stands together in the face of adversity, supporting each other’s healing in every way we can.

Explore our skincare products and discover how you can give the gift of gentle, nurturing care to the special women in your life this Mother's Day.

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