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SBC is a British brand that produce a range of skincare using plant based natural ingredients. They do not test on animals or use animal products in their range. I discovered that calendula or marigold has anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing properties and found it helped heal and relieve the itchiness I suffer with psoriasis. The Packaging SBC use minimal packaging in their products and this gel comes in a simple pump action clear plastic container. The Product This is a water based orange gel that is quite thick but is light , absorbs quickly and isn't sticky. It contains calendula which is the posh name for marigolds - not the bedding variety , also aloe vera. It has a light fragrance, nothing I can identify really and one that I can barely smell once I have applied. The product will last 24 months once opened Simply smooth over your body and let the product absorb. The results I really like this gel and find it really soothing on my irritated skin. I apply a layer onto my skin and immediately feel relief as it is quite cooling. It is really useful on broken skin as you don't need to massage as it sinks into skin easily. I find it best to put a small amount on and then just let it absorb, then reapply as if you put too much on it feels quite wet and takes a while to sink in. This does heal my skin and makes it feel more comfortable and I use this instead of prescription ointments as it is not greasy and is quick and easy to apply. I use a cream on top as this soothes and heals but does not provide enough moisturise for my skin which is very dry. My skin feels and looks different , you can tell you have applied the gel so it feels as though your skin has had a good drink of water and slightly softer. I have used SBC gels before as they produce a range of gels designed to calm soothe and provide relief from aches pains and irritations. I find this works well on my sensitive skin and is really soothing on areas of broken skin as it does not sting. Would I Recommend I would recommend this to anyone who has an irritating skin complaint as it helps heal and calm my skin. Very quick and easy to apply and non greasy so it leaves no residue on clothing. It isn't cheap but it does help in my battle against psoriasis and makes my skin feel more comfortable and less itchy. I have found calendula creams and gels help keep my psoriasis under control and are a good alternative to prescription medications , albeit more expensive. What I really like about this is it is so easy to apply with no mess or greasiness. I have also used this on other skin irritations I get as I have sensitive skin and sometimes react to fastenings on clothing and this heals them nicely. I think this is a good quality product that delivers on its promises . Don't be put off by the packaging, SBC deliberately use functional packaging. This is also great in Summer as it is so cooling and if you wish you can put it into the fridge. Price I bought mine from Amazon in a 250ml size to try for about £14 - currently 125ml is £7 . SBC have their own website and sell a range of sizes but Salon Skincare have a 1000ml size for £43.99 , which is the best value I can see at the moment.
Nature's 'first aid' remedyA homeopathic remedy created from marigolds, Calendula has been used for centuries to assist the healing of cuts, grazes and abrasions / How it works:Non-sticky, this gel is easy to apply and quickly absorbed, providing soothing relief to sore or rough skin / Calendula stimulates the body's natural healing processes / Can be used with galvanic, faradic and micro-current equipment /