Monday, November 19, 2012

Selexir Peace Balm - Review

Scottish winters are harsh (if you live somewhere colder then I sympathise) from October until
perhaps March maybe even April, this little corner of the globe sees a constant flurry of rain, snow and sleet
and that can often be in the space of 24 hours.
Needless to say my skin suffers and seems to produce oily and dry patches which are a nightmare
to try and remedy, luckily this year (touch wood) my skin is a little more balanced and not as oily
but the rim of my entire face is dry and uncomfortable at times.
Suffice to say my regular moisturiser isn't enough for the dry areas so I have been using Selixir Peace Balm.

"SELEXIR Peace Balm is an intensive salve that specifically soothes distressed, irritated and sensitive skin, as well as light to medium eczema.
It's dermatologically proven formula provides deep skin relief from dryness, redness, itchiness, and discomfort by providing deep rehydration with a strong soothing effect."

Selexir Peace Balm is not your typical moisturiser or body product it is in fact a thick salve,
I liken it in terms of texture to Elizabeth Arden's 8 Hour Cream and like said product it can be used
on any area of the body or face that has dry or irritated skin and as often as you wish.
So far I have tested it on the dry, itchy and flaky (what a visual eh?) of my face and although they are not quite at the normal skin stage, the tight itchy sensation disappeared momentarily after applying the balm
and the flaky skin was gone completely and has not returned within the two days mark.

Another area I was keen to trial the peace balm was at either side of my nose.
I recently had a cold that included a runny nose (again I really know how to paint a pleasing picture with my words don't I) and after a good week of constant wiping and blowing the skin around my nose was red, irritated and once more flaking. 
Much like the skin on my face as soon as I applied the balm my skin felt soothed
and less irritated, within the space of around 3 days all the previous symptoms had vanished.

I don't have eczema but as it works so wonderfully on irritated skin I think it is well worth a go if other products have failed you, if you work with your hands in harsh conditions (nurses, hairdressers) then the peace balm is a must as not only will it soothe your hands but it also acts as a barrier against water.
If you are a jet setter (lucky you, take me with you please) then I suggest picking up a tube for those long
haul flights as you can quite literally use it anywhere on the body and as many times as you wish,
your skin will thank you for it when you touch down in some exotic place minus the dehydrate skin!

Selixir Peace Balm* £20-£99 and is available in 15ml, 30ml and 75ml sizes via Selixir - link

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  1. Sounds great - I suffer with really bad dry hands in the winter. Probably a little pricey for me if I'm completely honest but judging by your review it sounds like it is definitely worth the money!

    Jen xx

  2. AH, I am hating the winter weather on my skin. Usually I have oily skin, but now my nose and the area around my mouth have become incredibly dry. Oh the woes. Your review makes me want to try this so badly, but my bank balance is screaming no. Oh the choices.


  3. this sounds great, my skin goes so back in the winter, it gets so dry and flaky and once i get those dry patches i cant get rid of them on my skin until summer, and then my foundation sticks to it and its just horrible! I mustt try this out!:)

  4. This sounds great!! I will deffo have to try this!!! :)


  5. Great post!! Love this product, looks amazing! :) ♥

  6. Love the concept, hate the price tag! £99 is definitely one for the 'lottery winnings' list I've already developed :P

  7. I really REALLY want to try this!


  8. This looks great, especially for wintertime dryness.

  9. Looks interesting for allergic skin... I'll have a look :)


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