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I’ve always suffered with eczema since I was very young. And with all the increased handwashing at the moment, my hands have been really cracked, dry and sore. Balmonds offered to help, and sent me their Dry Cracked Hands Set to try. So here is my review of Balmonds natural skincare products 🙂
I’ve actually been using the products for a couple of months now. I wanted to wait a little while to write this review, because I like to properly test things out. And particularly with skincare, it’s hard to know any effects straight away – I find it can take a bit of time.
Balmonds, originally named Purepotions, began when its founder, Natalie Balmond, decided to make her own natural emollient balm to soothe her daughter’s eczema. This became her award-winning Skin Salvation.
Balmonds now offer a range of products to treat eczema-prone or sensitive skin, including shampoos, facial oils and moisturisers. All their products are vegan and cruelty-free, made with natural ingredients and free from preservatives, fragrances and irritants such as parabens.
Dry Cracked Hands Set
I was sent the Dry Cracked Hands Set, which consists of a 30 ml pot of Balmonds Skin Salvation and a 50ml Intensive Hand Cream. These products together are designed to offer serious hydration for hands!
Balmonds Skin Salvation
Skin Salvation is Balmond’s original award-winning product. It is a 100% natural hemp and beeswax balm and is designed to be a one-pot wonder for all skin needs. Therefore it can be used anywhere on the body, to keep skin soft, supple and well-hydrated.
I love this product! It makes my hands feel so soft. Even though it’s oil-based and made with beeswax, it’s surprisingly not actually too greasy. I don’t generally use it all over my hands, as it’s quite thick and intensive. I tend to apply it on my knuckles, which often get quite sore and itchy.
I’ve also found Skin Salvation great for keeping other problem areas moisturised and supple. For example, the insides of my arms can get very dry and are prone to eczema flare-ups. Using Skin Salvation has kept them feeling lovely and smooth. And since I started using it, I haven’t had any major flare-ups, despite some really hot weather. (Usually this would be a trigger!)
If I did have a bad flare-up, I don’t know whether the balm would be sufficient, or if I’d need to resort to steroid creams like I usually would. Hard to say, but I’d really hope not, as I’d much prefer to use something more natural! But I think the product has done a fab job helping to prevent flare-ups in the first place, which is great!
Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream
Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream is really nourishing yet also gentle. It’s a shea butter based cream specially designed for people who have to wash their hands often, or who come into contact with harsh detergents, allergens or irritating chemicals.
As this cream is fairly light and meant for everyday use, I tend to apply it regularly all over my hands. I use the Skin Salvation on certain areas then this over the top. The pump dispenser is really handy and the cream is quickly absorbed and doesn’t feel greasy.
I’m a big fan of these Balmonds products and will definitely be continuing to use them! They’re so versatile. I love that they can be used on children and babies too. H gets patches of eczema and the Skin Salvation balm has really helped.
Balmonds is part of the NHS Staff Discounts Scheme, which means NHS staff who are signed up can get 50% off the entire range.
Thanks so much for reading my review of Balmonds natural skincare for hands – I really hope it was useful!
Til next time,
PS – I was gifted these products from Balmonds for review, but as always, all opinions are honest and my own 🙂
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