How many types of creams and ointments do you have in your first aid kit? I have different ones for burns, cuts, fungal infections, mozzie bites, sprains and what have you. Then, I discovered this Saviour Skin Balm from Antipodes. Really, I was and am a skeptic when I read product descriptions from brands that sound like this:
A potent conditioning balm that offers skin troubles sure salvation.
Nature’s richest oils blend with the power-packed antibacterial, antifungal and antimicrobial healing properties of Australian tea tree and New Zealand totara. Cell and skin repair are dramatically optimized by antioxidant-rich echinacea and Vinanza Grape from grape seeds in this pure and natural cure-all that brings rescue daily. Use it to help the whole family with dry and cracked skin, grazes and bruises, chapped lips, sore muscles, sunburn, natural baby care, protection after shaving, conditioning cuticles, and in-flight hydration.
Basically, it means this balm does everything. The SA from TNS Skin Lab certainly made it sound like it’s a magic balm. I wanted something natural for my children, and I bought this, with only that in mind. Never have I expected it to live up to its claims.
So, what does this skin balm do? I use it for everything! I never thought about blogging about this, but it has been proving itself time and time again, that I just had to share with you. To cut my stories short (actually, it’s to stop myself from rambling on too much), I will put my experiments in bullet points:
- This balm hydrates like crazy. I have nasty dry patches on my feet and I’ve been using this at every night for 2 weeks, and my feet have not been looking better.
- Chloe was hospitalised for very high fever and her body was tremendously dehydrated. Her lips cracked and were very painful. I applied this on her regularly for 2 days and her lips looked brand new.
- Mr Chloe.Ash had some rashes on his belly area and this balm got rid of it too
- Ashlyn had a terrible accident which split her lip (blood everywhere!). The cut was quite deep and I was afraid she might scar from it. I applied this Saviour Skin Balm on her lip as frequently as I could and in just a day, bruise went away and no scar.
- I am no Master Chef, and I’m the clumsiest person ever. Hot oil splattered everywhere and burned my hand. It hurt like a b!+(h and guess who came to the rescue? Yes, the skin balm cooled down the skin surface and stopped it from blistering.
The main ingredients of this Saviour Skin Balm are Vinanza Performance Plus® (a combination of extracts from grape seeds and kiwi seeds), tea tree oil and extract from totara tree. These natural ingredients have anti-ageing properties, antibacterial healing properties and antimicrobial properties that fight free radicals. Antipodes’ website explains the functions of the ingredients in detail, so you can head on there if you’re interested. I’m afraid I’ll just be purging information if I cut and paste. Science and me speak very different languages even though I try hard to understand.
The Saviour Skin Balm is of a hard texture and what you see above, is how it looks used. Since I didn’t plan on writing this review, I didn’t take any photos when it was brand new so excuse me for that. You might be worried about dipping your fingers in it over and over again, hygienic issues, but from my understanding, the totara ingredient should take care of that. If you’re very icky about this, then I suggest scraping some product using a clean spatula. This balm does not have any added fragrances, but it does smell of … something. A faint smell of tea tree and something that isn’t unpleasant either. Just can’t quite put my finger (or nose) on it. The tin is thick and sturdy, and it closes with a click.
I purchased this from TNS Skin Lab for RM168 a tub. Pricey? Yes but when you think about it, not really. This balm has replaced many of my lotions and potions and for a skin balm that works on so many conditions, I say it is well and truly worth the price. You can purchase it online here or just walk in to the store and try it out yourself. I do recommend this for you and your family, and I am tempted to call this a Magic Balm.
Are you going to try this? Have you tried this?