Breast Cancer Patients Benefit By Pampering and Protecting Radiated Skin.
BOSTON, Mass — April, 2012 — Breast cancer patients looking to protect their skin from radiation therapy side-effects can find My Girls Cream at Panoply Day Spa and Bella Sante in Wellesley, Massachusetts while they get some much needed rest and relaxation. Many radiation oncology clinicians recommend calendula, a key ingredient in the plant-based, fragrance and dye-free My Girls Cream as a result of an evidence-based study on topical agents conducted by the Oncology Nursing Society in 2011. 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. As a result, many My Girls Cream customers use the cream after radiation treatment ends for their face and body because of its benefits on maintaining healthy skin and because it is fragrance and dye-free.
Theresa Keresztes, a Wellesley resident, discovered My Girls 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 benefits of calendula and rosemary after visiting the Georgette Klinger Madison Avenue salon – their approach and ingredients later inspired My Girls Cream which protected my skin after radiation treatments.” commented Ms. Keresztes. Georgette Klinger’s Madison Avenue salon was one of those quintessential New York experiences. Miss Klinger, whose own complexion was a pampered milky white, began by treating the skin as a tender, living organ, not a surface in need of decoration, an approach that revolutionized cosmetic skin care. Her techniques for doing facials set the standard, as did her early use of herbal treatments, nutrition and exercise as part of skin care. When dermatology treatments proved unsuccessful in curing her acne, she began experimenting with her own cures. She trained with dermatologists and cosmeticians in Zurich, Budapest and Vienna, as well as in Prague.
"I decided to order some again just to use in general because I liked it so well - it goes on very gently and it contains only healthful and healing ingredients." Wendee McCoy, Cottage Grove, MN, breast cancer survivor and My Girls fan.
My Girls Cream is now sampled at more than fifty hospitals and radiation treatment centers in the U.S. as a result of breast cancer patients using it with successful results. Radiation oncology clinicians like it 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 sister-in-law and I were diagnosed on the same day. We both went through radiation. Unfortunately she had some skin breakdown which delayed her treatment and added discomfort. I had the same 6 week daily treatment and thankfully my skin never broke down while using My Girls Cream. I would not have believed it nor promoted My Girls had I not experienced it first-hand!” Tracie Sullivan, Wellesley, MA.
 Georgette Klinger, of Facials Fame, Dies at 88
By DOUGLAS MARTIN, Published: January 14, 2004 – New York Times