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Skin: Salvation #AD

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This is my second article in my ‘Skin:’ series and is a positive step in my Skin journey. I trialled Skin Salvation for 7 days, lets see the results…

Disclaimer: I was gifted this product by Balmonds Skincare for my honest, unbiased review. This hasn’t influenced my opinion of the product in any way. This article also contains affiliate links. This means I earn a commission for products purchased through those links.

Could this be my salvation?

As I discussed in my first ‘Skin:’ article, I’m currently at a stage in my journey where it’s all about waiting. Many appointments with dermatologists and a lot of waiting for the outcome letters. The latest appointment was to determine if I am to be put forward for the next stage of Genetic testing.

I’m quite an impatient person when it comes to waiting for something I really want. Like the information in this case. Whilst on social media, I noticed Balmonds Skincare reaching out to people with skin disorders, to trial their Skin Salvation product.

The description of the product looked interesting. So I did some further research and discovered that Skin Salvation is made purely from all-natural, organic and biodynamic ingredients. This started to intrigue me. I have used so many medicines and medicated creams and ointments to tackle my skin conditions over the years. It was time to give something else a try and why not try all-natural ingredients?

Balmonds Skin Salvation.

Before I delve into my trial diary, let me introduce you to the product in review.

Balmonds Skin Salvation at home

Skin Salvation is described as an award-winning natural moisturiser. Made with natural ingredients and reduces the risk of skin irritation and itchiness from synthetic additives. It’s also claimed that Skin Salvation is suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.

The ingredients within this award-winning moisturiser are Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil, Cera Alba (beeswax), Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) seed oil, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp) seed oil, Aqua (water) and alcohol from tinctures, Calendula Officinalis (calendula) flower extract, Chamomilla Recutita (chamomile) flower extract, Stellaria Media (chickweed ) extract and Urtica Dioica (nettle ) extract.

7 day diary

I’d read, through research that hemp seed oil can help reduce inflammation and promote oil production in the sebaceous glands. So let’s see how I got on.

Day 1

Ok, looking at this picture, you’re probably thinking, my face isn’t that red and doesn’t look dry. It is! It’s sore, dry, irritated and itchy. The cysts on my upper lip are painful and its a nightmare to shave over/around them.

Let’s give this moisturiser a whirl! I don’t really know what I was expecting when I opened the jar. It is a natural product so don’t expect it to smell all perfumed. It’s got a waxy, leafy smell to it. I wanted to get a good coverage of the salve so I decided to have a clean shave. Or at least, attempt one. The shave irritated my skin even more than it was. I applied a fingertips worth of the salve and rubbed well into my face. My face felt kind of oily and greasy after I rubbed it in. Within 15 minutes the shave irritation had calmed down.

Day 2

I applied the same amount as day 1 to my face and my lips in the morning. No noticeable difference apart from my face didn’t feel as itchy as it usually does. I applied the same amount in the evening.

Day 3

By day three my face already feels less dry and irritated. My lips still feel dry and irritated. Still applying the same amount of salve, morning and evening.

Day 4

I’m starting to see an improvement in my skin tone. The redness has subsided a fair bit with very little itching. Still applying the same amount of salve, morning and evening.

Day 5

My whole face feels much softer to touch and have no irritation at all. The redness has subsided significantly and the small cysts on the upper lip seem to be disappearing. Still applying the same amount of salve, morning and evening.

Day 6

The redness has completely gone. My face has no irritation or inflammation. Still applying the same amount of salve, morning and evening.

Day 7

Balmonds-Skin-Salvation-day-5

A significant improvement in the appearance and feel of my skin. No irritation, no inflammation and cysts have reduced in size, significantly.

Is Skin Salvation affordable?

As consumers, we expect to pay a premium for products labelled as “all-natural”. If I’m totally honest I wouldn’t go and pay a premium for a product that may not work. For a 30ml jar of Skin Salvation, you’d be looking at paying £7.99 (at the time of writing this article).

That’s not a bad price to be fair. There are premium moisturisers out there that cost just the same and are full of perfume and other additives that are “Clinically” tested. In my case, a small amount of Skin Salvation went a long way.

I was gifted a 60ml jar (£12.99). Based on the amount I’ve used in 7 days I’m estimating that will last me approx. 6 weeks. That’s only 40p per day… which to me is an insignificant cost even if it just stops my face itching all of the time.

day7-skin-salvation-jar

Thoughts on Skin Salvation

I am really surprised at how well Skin Salvation has actually worked. I was dubious at first, but I can honestly say I have seen a significant improvement in my skin. The result of the salve would be different for each person, so I can only give an opinion on how this product worked for me.

It’s only been 7 days and I’ve seen a big improvement already. I will be continuing to use the salve for sure! If you have a dry skin condition I would definitely give Balmonds Skin Salvation a try.

I have teamed up with Balmonds Skincare to offer my readers a 20% discount on their order. If you wish to order Skin Salvation or any other related product, you can by visiting the Balmonds Skin Care website. Use Coupon code NORTHERNDAD20 at the checkout for your 20% discount.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Effectiveness
Natural ingredients
Price

Summary

Fantastic product. Skin Salvation worked wonders for my skin issues. It is a little on the pricey side, but it really does work. It has all-natural ingredients, which help your skin.
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6 COMMENTS

  1. I’m so happy you had good results. I was gifted some too and I’ve been using it on my son’s eczema. The first thing he noticed was how he no longer felt itchy.

    • Thanks Anne.
      Yes, I’m not saying it’s a miracle cure but it certainly has made a difference to my skin. I still have skin issues, but definitely had a positive impact.

    • Thank John. It is genuinely a great product. It’s working for me anyway. My purpose for trying it out was for my own sanity. Something has to work. We’ll see where I go in the coming months with Genetic testing.

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