top of page
  • Writer's pictureLauren Murrell

The three steps to calm skin after cancer treatment


Meet Lauren Murrell

CEO/CO-Founder of skincare brand @bysarahlondon

Lauren (She/her) - British

Diagnosed in 2012 - Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

I am brave. I am courageous. I am a survivor.


Treatment for aggressive leukaemia left my own skin fragile and shedding like a snake's.

When you're undergoing life-saving chemotherapy treatment for cancer, its impact on your skin is quite possibly the last thing on your mind. But once you come out the other side? A sore, sensitive and itchy complexion is just one of the lasting side effects patients often have to deal with.

"Everything I used on my skin, in a bid to calm it, seemed to aggravate it further and I was left feeling completely lost as to how to fix it."

That’s where my sister, Sarah, stepped in. Not content with having saved my life through her stem cell donation, Sarah developed her own innovative, natural blends designed to soothe, repair and rebalance my skin's upset microbiome.

These very same formulations are now our multi award-winning By Sarah London skincare collection.

Here, I share my top tips on how to care for your skin after cancer treatment using our By Sarah London skincare.

The three step calm skin essentials routine -

Step 1 - Cleanse

Our superstar soothing skin routine? Start with our Balancer Oil-to-milk Cleanser, morning and night, that will rid your skin of grime without stripping away the good stuff – leaving it comfortable and plumped yet clean.

Step 2 - Hydrate

Follow with a spritz of the Reviver Hydrating Mist to add a vitamin-rich veil of hydration to the skin. This clever prebiotic formula actively helps to rebalance the skin's microbiome – something that really takes a beating during chemotherapy.

Step 3 - Repair

Finish with our hero product, our Hero Facial Oil, that's jam-packed with sweet almond oil, pumpkin seed oil and evening primrose to positively drench the skin with hydration while offering an instant 'ahh' feeling.

Looking for solution based products?

Blemish prone skin?

Suffering from an acne-like rash? Don't be tempted to blitz it with strong blemish-busting products containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide which can really irritate fragile post-cancer skin. Opt for our Ally Blemish Recovery Oil to calm the bumps and dial down redness.

Chapped skin after chemotherapy?

Chapped lips can also be a consequence of chemo. So go for our Lip and Hand Balm, blended with a turbo medley of virgin coconut oil, apricot oil and beeswax to sort flaking and dryness.

Sensitive skin post treatment?

For deep lasting nourishment from top to toe, enjoy our award-winning Body Oil. Softening and comforting even the most sensitive of skins, it's packed with luxurious organic plant oils, and yet free from fragrance and essential oils.

Protecting hair regrowth after chemotherapy?

For delicate hair that is regrowing after cancer, envelope each new strand with our award-winning Hair Oil elixir which uses the finest certified-organic ingredients to leave locks smooth, shiny and beautifully swishable.

What's inside By Sarah London products?

The entire By Sarah London collection is free from -

  • Synthetic ingredients

  • Essential oils

  • Fragrance

  • Alcohol

  • Preservatives

  • SLS

No more irritation. No more confusion. Just gentle plant-powered cosseting blends that'll bring your skin back from the brink, just when you need it the most.

We’re also a certified B Corp meeting the highest standards in environmental and social impact.

Find out more about By Sarah London on their website or follow on social media.

Recent Posts

See All

How to navigate insurance post cancer

Sorting out insurance can be more difficult during and after treatment for cancer. Kathryn Knowles, a specialist protection insurance advisor from Cura insurance, has put together some knowledgeable r


Commenting has been turned off.
bottom of page