Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Herbfarmacy Skin rescue Balm review



    I picked up this balm a while ago at Cheltenham Whole-foods  I am a big fan of Herbfarmacy especially their lip balms, both of which are my most used so when I saw the Herbfarmacy stand I knew I wanted to pick something else up to try.

    Herbfarmacy is a wonderful Soil Association organic brand created by Dr Paul Richards a Botanist who has been growing herbs on his farm in Herefordshire for over 25 years. All of the skincare range is UK grown and produced at Herb farm and it is the only UK company to do so.

    This is a multi-purpose balm especially suited to dry skin conditions such as ezcema. Herbs are the core element to Herbfarmacy's  line and this balm contains Marshmallow, Calendula, Chickweed and Comfrey blended with Sunflower oil, jojoba oil and shea butter.

Marshmallow: Is Herbfarmacy's signature herb and it's roots are high in mucilages that attract and retain moisture, it is particularly good for sensitive skin and it is also present in Herbfarmacy's creams too.

Comfrey: Is a very moisturising herb and is used in Herbfarmacy's hand and foot creams and for areas that need intense nourishment. It contains allantoin which can improve skin elasticity.

Calendula: The bright orange flowers of Calendula Marigolds also feature heavily in Herbfarmacy's range it is unsurprising given it's anti-inflammatory and soothing effect on the skin. This herb is renowned for aiding skin repair and is one of my favourite ingredients for my sensitive skin.

Chickweed: (Also known as Starweed) also has anti-inflammatory properties and can encourage cell renewal, it is a very soothing herb and is great for itchy skin conditions such as eczema.

Ingredients : *Helianthus annuus (Sunflower oil), *Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba oil), *Cera flava (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter), *Althaea officinalis (Marshmallow) extract, *Symphytum sp (Comfrey) extract, *Calendula officinalis (Calendula) extract, *Stellaria media (Chickweed) extract, *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) extract, *Anthemis nobilis (Roman Chamomile) oil, *Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) oil, *Helychrysum angustifolium (Helychrysum) oil, *linalool, *limonene, *farnesol, *geraniol, *eugenol (Last 5 essential oil ingredients) * = Organically grown/produced (100%)

    I think a great organic balm should be something that everyone invests in they are really concentrated so a little goes a long way and they can be used for a variety of dry or sore skin conditions. This one is lovely and I especially like that everything is grown and produced in the UK. The ingredients have been carefully selected to make this very soothing, I tested this both on myself and on my son and I found it wonderful for dry patches of skin as well as scrapes and cuts. It works quickly and effectively and only a small amount goes a very long way.

    I really recommend that you take a look at the Herbfarmacy's website, they have some stunning photographs of the herbs being collected on their beautiful farm, I hope to visit the farm on one of their open days in the summer, and I can't wait to try more of what this wonderful brand has to offer.

Have you tried any Herbfarmacy? I would love more product recommendations if you have any.

Ana x
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  1. I'd love to try marshmallow! I've read them all and that one sounds perfect for me. :)

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    1. It's a lovely herb, this range uses it a lot :) x

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  2. This sounds lovely, I could do with this to moisturize the bits my Basis cream doesn't get! Thank you for the helpful review. xx

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    1. It is gorgeous and very nourishing, perfect for elbows and knees and any areas that are very dry. You welcome :) x

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  3. I am tempted but I have to use up loads of other creams/balms...

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    1. Pop it on your shopping list for later ;) x

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  4. It sounds awesome, sadly not in Canada :(

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    1. Naturisimo carries the Herbfarmacy range and they ship internationally for free, they have Bodhi and other great brands too, may be worth a look. x

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  5. i tried the same balm..perfect for winter and also after a day under the sun..love the smell too

    hugs, xx

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    1. The smell is gorgeous I agree, it's such a useful product glad you like it too. x

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