Product Type: Pure Potions in Health Therapies / Treatments
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Pure Potions Skin Salvation
Member Name: rojm
Pure Potions Skin Salvation
Date: 20/09/12, updated on 29/10/13 (344 review reads)
Advantages: good moisturising
Disadvantages: smell cost
I have tried many creams and potions for my eczema over the years, I found skin salvation whilst searching for a non steroid treatment.
Natalie Balmond developed the ointment in her kitchen after conventional treatment wasn't working for her daughter. She thought they could be doing more harm than good, as some steroid creams actually hurt her daughter Lula when applied.
After lots of experimenting she got the formula right and it helped her daughter almost immediatley and soon her friends starting asking for it.
It is now available on the NHS, can be bought online and available in some shops. I got mine from Holland and Barratt. A 60ml pot cost me £13.55 so it is not cheap.
Does it work?
My skin was fairly dry and cracked when I first used this, as I opened the pot the smell wasn't that nice and I smothered my hands in it - probably too much. The first thing I thought was that it didn't absorb very quickly. The second thing I noticed was that my skin didn't feel as tight when I stretched my hands.
I used the ointment on my hands about 6 times the first day and by the next morning they felt better. I didn't want to scratch them the minute I woke up. They were still red so I can't say they looked better but they felt a lot better.
I think I used far too much in the following days as within 2 weeks I was buying another pot.
I finally felt like I had found the solution to my eczema as my hands were looking and feeling better by now.
On about day 17 I was getting the feeling that the ointment had stopped working (like I had many times in the past with other treatment). The little blisters that started my eczema off were starting to appear again and were itchy (once this happens my hands start drying out and cracking etc). So I stopped using it and returned to using steroid cream for about 2 days. I then used a mixture of this ointment and the steroid cream over the next week. I then stopped the steroid cream and used a natural spray that I had been sent along with skin salvation.
It's taken a while but my hands seem pretty good although the skin is still a little thin because of previous steroids.
This ointment is a pale green in colour and quite thick.
Nettle extract - traditionally used to reduce heat
Calendula extract - from marigold, for tissue regeneration
Chickweed extract - traditionally used for itching
Chamomila extract - traditionally used to soothe
Olive oil - anti-bacterial, calming, nourishing
Safflower oil - excellent for sensitive skin, very smooth
Hemp oil - an extemely nourishing, complete oil, rich in essentialfatty acids, EFAs and gamma linolenic acids, which eczema sufferers often lack.
Beeswax, Water & Alcohol
It can be used for people with eczema, dry itchy skin psoriasis and dermatitus.
I like this and will continue to use it hopefully to stop my eczema getting so bad again.
Just over a year after I wrote this review I am still using this but not as much. I find it helps when my hands start to feel tight with very mild eczema and keeps it at bay.
Summary: a good ointment