Tuesday 28 April 2015

Selexir Skincare: Peace Balm

If you've ever suffered from a skin condition such as eczema or psorisais then I'm sure you've experienced the battle of trying to find a relieving cream that will really work and won't irritate your skin further. As someone that has experienced this for myself, I couldn't wait to share my new find with you all. The Selexir Peace Balm has been my go-to product for irritation ever since I got it and I'm certain you'd be impressed with it too. Read on to hear about the balm and my experience with it...
First things first, let's talk about what's in the Peace Balm. When dealing with damaged skin, it's integral to avoid certain ingredients which will cause more harm than good. These include parabens, paraffins, silicones etc... Selexir prides itself on making products that are completely free of all of these "nasties" as well as avoiding any other ingredients that have been shown to be harmful to the skin. In fact, Selexir uses natural ingredients to make their skincare - for example, this Peace Balm is composed of 21 natural ingredients (you'll hear more about these later). As well as this, Selexir products are dermatologically-tested and are all cruelty-free, so you can rest assured!

The Peace Balm is described as being an 'instant serenity treatment' which can help to relieve extremely dry and irritated skin. When researching the balm I was really impressed by how versatile it is - and I mean this in a multiude of ways. It's versatile in that the balm can be used anywhere on your body and can be used as often as you like. It's also versatile in that it can be used by anyone - even those with very sensitive skin and infants! It's been approved for risk-free application for babies from the 2nd month - pretty incredible in my eyes!

The Peace Balm itself comes out as a thick cream, but doesn't feel greasy at all. It's actually very easy to apply and to blend into your skin. I've recently been suffering from very sore, irritated patches of skin on my shoulder and, oddly enough, my ears. I apply the Peace Balm whenever the pain becomes uncomfortable and I honestly do feel the effects immediately. I'd describe the initial effects as 'cooling' - the balm seems really refreshing and soothing on the skin. I imagine that the chamomile and aloe vera in the balm are playing a crucial role here. The effect that I saw a little later was a reduction in redness, which corresponds to a reduction in inflammation of the area. It turns out that the active ingredients which cause this are a combination of radish root, Japanese honeysuckle, garden honeysuckle and the extract of poplar bark! They relieve inflammation, as I saw, as well as minimising swelling and skin reactions. Interestingly, I tried applying this balm to a particularly angry spot on my chin and it definitely simmered down! The balm also has witch hazel in it though too, which definitely could have helped! 

As well as treating the matter at hand, the balm also gives your skin some protective properties. The moisturising capabilites of this balm are unbeatable - I've been using it on my nose every night as I have the most annoying dry patch there. It's made a significant difference and I no longer need to pile on the primer to prevent my foundation flaking off! This ability to moisturise comes from shea butter, honey, beeswax and mango seed butter. The latter two also help to protect against environmental damage like UV rays. The balm is also meant to stimulate cell activity (for repair) and to strengthen the skin itself - it does this with calendula, evening primrose oil, capuacu seed extract etc. 

I honestly could go on all day describing how the different natural ingredients help your skin, but I imagine you're getting the picture by now! 

I think an 'instant serenity treatment' is definitely a good way of describing this balm because it does give you instant relief. If you're someone that experiences discomfort because of your skin, then definitely give this a try. I think this is a great balm for infants too because of how suitable it is for sensitive skin. However, you don't have to have sensitive skin to use this! It's a great, intensive moisturiser for everyday use too! 

If you're interested then be sure to check out the Selexir website - they have a really impressive range of skincare that I'm sure you'll enjoy.

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