Balmonds Intensive Hand Cream 50ml
Intensive Hand Cream is a deeply nourishing but wonderfully gentle cream that we formulated to keep hard-working hands healthy and hydrated. The soft, shea butter-based cream works both as a protective barrier against environmental irritants, and as a super-nutritious boost for skin that needs extra help, feeding it with the essential fatty acids and vitamins it needs to maintain its regular cycle of regeneration and repair.
We’ve designed it to be mild and unfragranced so you can use it as often necessary without worrying about further irritation from synthetic ingredients. Rich in hemp seed oil and blended with Roman chamomile essential oil, it uses the same four skin-kind herbs we use in the Daily Moisturising Cream and Skin Salvation ointment (chamomile, calendula, nettle and chickweed), but in this case as extra potent macerated oils rather than herbal tinctures.
The cream is especially useful for those who need to wash their hands often throughout the day, or who come into contact with harsh detergents, allergens or irritating chemicals. These can leave skin sore, dry or cracked, and can aggravate conditions such as hand dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema. Care workers, health professionals, gardeners, climbers, mechanics, parents: this one’s for you!
It’s also rich and gentle enough to make a fantastic daily face cream, if you want something a bit more luxurious and rejuvenating than our Daily Moisturising Cream.
Intensive Hand Cream is totally free from parabens, petrochemicals or perfumes, which makes it perfect for dry skin and is also suitable for people who may be prone to hand dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis and dry, sore, itchy skin conditions.
For a more intensive emollient, especially if your hands are cracked or raw from itching, we would suggest you use our beeswax-based Skin Salvation intensive moisturising ointment.
Suitable for all ages and skin types, including babies from 6 weeks.
Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans
This product was previously called Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Hand Cream.
How to use
Use as much and as often as you want, and re-apply after washing your hands.
Intensive Hand Cream is safe for use on babies (from six weeks) and children. It can be safely used on any area of the body, including your face, hands and feet.
Keep cool. For external use only.
The first time you use it, you’ll need several pumps to release the air and begin to dispense the cream. Discard the small amount that collects in the nozzle between applications as exposure to the air can affect the appearance and the texture of the cream.
We recommend customers patch test on an unaffected area close to the affected area before use (leave for 24 hours) as some people may be allergic even to the very gentle ingredients we use in this product.
Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in this product.
Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil*
Helianthus Annuus (sunflower) seed oil*
Butyrospermum Parkii (shea) butter*
Glycerin (vegetable origin)
Cetyl Alcohol (plant-derived stabiliser)
Cannabis Sativa (hemp) seed oil*
Cetearyl Olivate (plant-derived natural emulsifierl)
Sorbitan Olivate (plant-derived natural emulsifier)
Hippophae Rhamnoides (sea buckthorn) oil
Calendula Officinalis (calendula) flower oil*
Stellaria Media (chickweed) oil*
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) (chamomile) flower oil*
Urtica Dioica (nettle) oil*
Glyceryl Caprylate (plant-derived natural emulsifier)
Xanthan Gum (natural thickening agent)
Anthemis Nobilis (Roman Chamomile) essential oil
Benzyl Alcohol (preservative)
Limonene (from essential oils)
Our products are handmade using natural ingredients; as such the product may vary in appearance from time to time but this will not affect the quality of the product.
Does not contain nuts, soya, gluten, or lanolin.
All our products are entirely free from synthetic perfumes and colours, petrochemicals, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, PEGs, methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI).
Balmonds began with a mother so desperate to find an effective, non-steroidal moisturiser for her daughter’s painful skin that she ended up making one herself.
A mother's solution
Natalie Balmond had tried countless lotions and potions, both prescribed and alternative, but every single cream on offer stung Lula’s sore skin and seemed to make things worse rather than better.
Natalie knew exactly what she needed: a cream that didn't contain anything unnecessary or irritating that might trigger a flare-up.
- no preservatives
- no fragrances
- no chemical emulsifiers
- no ingredients only there for the sake of appearance
- no known irritants, such as parabens, pegs, sls, etc.
Instead, the moisturiser had to be:
- 100% natural
- as mild as possible
- intensively hydrating
Natalie worked in her kitchen, mixing together combinations of nourishing organic oils, skin-kind herbs and beeswax. The gentle, entirely natural balm she ended up formulating worked so well and so quickly to hydrate Lula’s thirsty skin that Natalie could see straight awayshe should make it available to everyone else she knew might need it.
What is Skin Salvation?
Skin Salvation is a thick, rich, oily, beeswax-based salve, designed to soothe the itch, lock in moisture and protect from further irritation to break the itch-scratch cycle. It contains hemp seed oil which is very rich in essential fatty acids which eczema sufferers often lack, so long-term use will nourish the skin with the nutrients and oils needed to regenerate, regulate and repair the skin.
The company Natalie founded, Balmonds, now makes a whole range of natural skincare for people prone to allergies and eczema, those with sensitive or dry skin, or anyone who wants to avoid irritants, toxins or pollutants in their skincare regime.
It had to be better so we made it ourselves
We specialise in products that are free from the common synthetic ingredients that can cause flare-ups and rashes, choosing natural alternatives instead, so lovers of natural beauty can treat themselves and still be sure that they are being as kind to the planet as they are to their skin!
Balmonds skincare range includes all-natural moisturisers, luxurious face and body oils, cleansers, hand cream, lip balm, hair care and our two brilliant little rescue salves, in Tea Tree and Lavender.
None of our products contain petrochemicals, perfumes, parabens, PEGs, palm oil, animal-derived glycerin, synthetic emulsifiers or SLS. They are instead made from cold-pressed organic natural oils, biodynamic herbal tinctures and essential oils.
Skin Salvation is loved by thousands of people worldwide, whose positive feedback in the form of letters, emails and testimonies bears witness to its effectiveness and success.
Our products are stocked in Holland & Barrett, Ocado, and other major health food chains, chemists and independent shops across the UK and Ireland, and we ship worldwide to anyone who needs better options for their skin.