Nelsons Calendula Cream

There are some products no family bathroom cabinet should be without and the product I’m featuring today is definitely one of those essentials.

Nelsons Calendula Cream (30g, RRP £5.39)* is a multipurpose cream which has been carefully prepared using the purest extracts from the Calendula (Marigold) plant, along with protective Beeswax and nourishing Shea Butter. Due to its exceptional mix of antioxidants Calendula is famed for its multiple skin conditioning properties and it has been used for generations to nurture and restore healthy skin, so it is perfect ingredient for soothing and hydrating dry, rough, chapped or flaky skin and helping to gently repair broken or damaged skin.

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Dermasalve Review

Dermasalve is a range of products specifically designed bring relief to dry, flakey and itchy skin and to treat troublesome skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.

The brand was developed by Dr Mark Randle, a GP with extensive dermatology experience. During his career he noted that many of his patients were finding that their moisturising creams were actually making their conditions worse, and research showed him that all the products currently available in the UK – whether over the counter or on prescription – contained at least one irritant.

This experience inspired Mark to develop his own natural skin care range, one that was free from alcohol,fragrances, parabens,lanolin and other harmful irritants, and with the help of leading Dermatologists from around the world Dermasalve was born.

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Pure Potions Skin Salvation Scalp Oil

There is nothing worse than that burning sensation caused by an itchy scalp, and it can be especially embarrassing if you’re at work, on the bus or in an interview and you just can’t help but scratch to relieve the irritation.

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I have a patch of scalp which from time to time feels irritated. I noticed it when I suffered a small amount of hairloss and since then, even though my hair grew back, that area of scalp often feels hot and itchy, and I literally have to sit on my hands to stop me from scratching. When I was sent the Skin Salvation Scalp Oil from Pure Potions to try it was a godsend, really helping alleviate both the immediate irritation but also in the longer term helping to keep the problem at bay.

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Sebamed Face & Body Wash

German brand Sebamed is one of the leading manufacturers of medicinal skin care with a pH value 5.5 of healthy skin. All products from their diverse range, which includes skincare, haircare, deodorants and suncreams, contain high-quality active ingredients which work to cleanse and nourish the skin whilst preserving the natural acid protection mantle and more than 120 scientific studies have tested the high effectiveness and impressive skin compatibility of all Sebamed products; confirming their suitability for sensitive and problematic skin. As my skin and that of my daughter’s has a tendency to be very dry I was very keen to discover what Sebamed could do for our skin.

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Dermatique Recuperating Cream

If you’re a regular visitor to my blog you may already have read about my daughter’s eczema-prone skin and my search to find a gentle, more natural alternative to the heavy, mineral-oil and steroid based creams prescribed by her GP. More often than not the creams she was given by the doctor excaberbated the problem due to her sensitivity to certain ingredients and it was a vicious, often upsetting, cycle of itch-scratch, itch-scratch until we finally discovered some relief when we took matters into our own hands and explored more natural-based skincare.

Since then I’ve always been happy to trial alternative products for eczema-prone skin so when Scottish skincare company Dermatique offered to send me their best-selling Recuperating Cream to review I was very keen, particularly when I read that the range was developed as a result of their own experience treating their daughter’s eczema.

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