Balmonds Skin Salvation 60ml
This is our original award-winning natural moisturiser, exactly as first formulated by Natalie as an emollient for her daughter’s highly sensitive skin. When every other cream irritated or flared-up Lula’s sensitive skin, this lovely traditional balm kept her skin soft, supple and well-hydrated.
Rich, oil-based and made with beeswax to lock in the moisture that dry skin so desperately needs, the ointment can be used by all ages (from six weeks), all skin types and anywhere on the body, making it a one-pot wonder for all your skin needs!
Its gentle formulation with natural ingredients reduces the risk of skin irritation and itchiness from synthetic additives, and means that it is also suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.
For a lighter daily emollient, especially suitable for use on the face or to maintain soft and supple skin all over the body, we would suggest you use our shea butter-based Daily Moisturising Cream instead of or as well as the ointment.
This product was previously called Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment.
How to use
The ointment can safely be applied to any part of the body as thickly and as often as needed.
If it’s a cold day then the ointment can be quite firm which makes it harder to apply; this is perfectly normal and is just a quality of the natural beeswax we use. You can warm up a small amount of the salve in your hand or fingers before use; that’ll make it much easier to smooth on.
If your skin is really dry and in need of some intensive hydration, it can be really helpful to apply a good thick layer of ointment before bed and leave it on overnight. If you do this, we’d advise wearing old pyjamas as the salve can stain over time.
You can also use the ointment as the emollient in an overnight wet wrap treatment. In a similar way, you can apply the ointment to hands or feet last thing at night and wear under fine cotton/silk socks or gloves overnight to really boost the moisturising effect.
To reduce the risk of infection, use freshly-washed fingers or a spoon to scoop out the ointment and if you are using on infected skin, take care not to spread the salve from an infected area to other areas.
Skin Salvation can be used in conjunction with prescribed emollients and steroid creams.
As the salve is oil-based, please be careful when you’re out in the sunshine! We’d advise that you don’t apply ointment to exposed areas such as the face or lips before going out in strong sunlight as it can burn. Instead, use the salve last thing at night.
When applying moisturisers please remember to treat your precious skin with great care! Apply any emollients in the direction of your hair follicles to reduce the risk of further skin irritation or damage and try not to rub the skin.
The ointment 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, scalp and feet.
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**
Our products are hand made 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, coconut, gluten or palm oil.
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.