I suppose I should think myself lucky that it has only been the last couple of years of my life that I have needed to make moisturising my body part of my daily regime. When I am in the USA I have my go-to creams that I use. When travelling around I shop in natural health stores and veer away from pharmacies as I like my products to be vegan, and natural as can be. I do tend to be drawn by packaging first. If it looks a bit ‘clinical’ I usually do not even give it a second glance. I looked at Salcura, a totally UK based company, because their products stated they contain absolutely ‘no chemicals’. Because I had pre-judged the range by the medical looking packaging, I was surprised to find it said it was free of SLS, perfume and chemicals. Also suitable for vegans (no Vegan Society approval as yet but scheduled to be applied for in 2015). I contacted the company to find out more, and they very kindly sent me a small range of their derma care products (the also sell hair products and have an extensive acne range) to review.
For the last couple of weeks I have been slathering, lathering and smothering myself in in Derma Spray Intensive , followed by the Zeoderm cream after showering or bathing in their Gel or Bath Oil. I do wonder at the effectiveness of a shower gel that is going to be on your skin so briefly but at least it is not stripping your body of anything good. The spray and cream combined have left my skin so deeply moisturised. I have had a condition called keratosis pilaris for a year and though it has not yet cleared it up (I live in hope) my skin is transformed to the shine and hydration of my teenage years. The effect minimises the appearance of the tiny bumps and makes me feel confident to go out in strappy tops again, which I am grateful for right now as the UK is kindly delivering a most beautiful summer.
The product range is suitable for people prone to eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and dry and itchy skin. Most are ok for use with babies of 3 months and up (but always check the label first). And they have a Junior Range. Their products have the health benefits of Omega oils (and I am going to drop a few names here) natural healing benefits of plants such as…aloe, sea buckthorn and calendula. I have especially fallen in love with the Zeoderm (the zeo in Zeoderm is zeolite which is a natural clay. (i)zeolites form where volcanic rocks and ash layers react with alkaline groundwater. Zeolites also crystallize in post-depositional environments over periods ranging from thousands to millions of years in shallow marine basins).
I wanted you to get a chance to try the range for yourself. Salcura have agreed to offer 3 prizes with a value of up to £30 per winner; to spend on either a choice of products from their acne range or their problem dry skin range. If you win, you get to peruse their website and choose which you would like to receive.
EVERYONE can try Salcura as they also offer FREE samples via their website.
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