Does your skin sting and flare up no matter what you put on it?
So did Lula’s. Her mother, Natalie Balmond, was going crazy trying to find a cream that soothed her chronic eczema. But nothing worked.
The creams her GP prescribed were too harsh and stung little Lula’s skin. Natural & traditional creams weren’t much better. There seemed to always be something in there – an essential oil, harsh preservative or fragrant extract – that made her eczema worse. *sighs*
Natalie had no choice: she had to take matters into her own hands and create a cream that her little daughter could use. A cream that soothed her skin, cleared up her eczema and kept her condition under control.
That’s how Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment was born. It’s a multi-tasking ointment you can use for all kinds of sensitive skin issues.
Eczema. Psoriasis. Dermatitis. Dry itchy winter skin. You name it, it can help. Here’s what happened when I put it to the test:
Key Ingredients In Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment
Call me biased (I’m Italian, after all), but I love some olive oil.
The greenish yellow liquid is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids, all things your skin needs to stay soft and young.
Let’s start with the fatty acids. Oleic, palmitic, and linoleic acids & co are super moisturising.They create a barrier on the skin that keeps moisture in, turning even the driest of skin soft and smooth again.
Plus, it’s loaded with antioxidants that fight the free radicals that give you wrinkles. Here are just a few you can find in olive oil:
- Resveratrol: it fights free radicals and protects against UV-induced damaged
- Vitamin A: it reduces + prevents wrinkles, boosts collagen, treats acne and fades dark spots
- Vitamin C: it prevents wrinkles, boosts collagen and brightens the complexion
- Vitamin E: it moisturizes skin and fights free radicals
Olive oil is the first ingredient in Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment so there’s enough of it to do job well.
Related: What Does Olive Oil Do For Your Skin?
The other main oil in Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment is safflower oil. Derived from the Carthamus Tinctorius plant, safflower oil is loaded with antioxidants and linoleic acid.
Linoleic acid is a fatty acid with several superpowers:
- Moisturising: it’s loaded with linoleic acid, a fatty acid that improves your skin’s barrier function and helps water stay in the skin. It improves senile dryness and slows down aging, too!
- Anti-acne: acne sufferers have less linoleic acid in their sebum than people without acne. Adding it back in helps reduce the size of mini-comedones (mini pimples).
- Brightening: linoleic acid help fade away sun spots and discolourations.
Ever wondered what makes chamomile so soothing? This cute flower contains α-bisabolol and chamazulene, two chemicals that have anti-inflammatory properties.
Together, they soothe allergies, erythema and sunburns. A-bisabol goes the extra mile, too. It reduces inflammation and helps wounds heal faster.
If your skin is easily irritated or you’ve got an inflammatory skin condition, chamomile can come to the rescue.
Plus, chamomile is rich in flavonoids. These little antioxidants give chamomile its anti-aging properties: it destroys free radicals before they can cause wrinkles.
Chamomile is safe even for the most sensitive of skin types. The only exception? If you’re allergic to any plant in the daisy family, don’t touch it.
Related: All You Ever Wanted To Know About Chamomile For Skincare
Let’s Put It To The Test: Personal Use & Opinion
There’s no way around it: Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment has a thick, slightly greasy texture that takes a while to sink in.
That’s why I don’t like using it on my face unless it gets really dry and sensitive. It’s not like a daily moisturiser for me. More of an intensive balm I can slather on any area of my skin when it starts to act up and become all dry, flaky and sensitive.
My fave use for it is as an overnight hand cream. My hands get really dry, to the point of cracking and bleeding, in the colder winter months.
I scoop up a little product, warm it up between my fingers to help it spread more easily, and slather it all over my hands. Then put my gloves on and go to sleep. When I wake up in the morning, my hands are so soft and smooth. Like a baby’s.
You can do the same with your feet. Slather the ointment on, put on socks and go to sleep. It’ll help you moistruize your feet and get rid of any dry, hardened patches.
It’s also great for dry, sensitive and irritated skin. When your skin’s dry, red and flaky, what you need is a thick cream that creates a protective barrier on the skin.
A barrier that keeps the moisture in and germs out so they can’t do further harm and irritate your skin even more. Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment does the job: it helps your skin help faster and protects it until it’s in top shape again.
If you’re dealing with eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or just want a multi-purpose ointment to keep at hand in case the colder winter weather wreaks havoc on your skin, this is a good option to consider.
Available at: 30ml, £7,99; 60ml, £12.99 at Purepotions
Have you tried Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment? She your thoughts in the comments below.
Ingredients: 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, Urtica Dioica (nettle ) extract