Saturday, August 15, 2009

Skin Free Skincare--Is it really Economical?

I took home a bottle of Skin Free Super Moisture Body Balm the other day and actually used it for the first time in ages! My husband has a saying: "The cobbler's children have no shoes". Go figure. I'm just non-compliant. Most health professionals are.

Anyway, I moisturized this morning and immediately got the same reaction that my client's get when using the Balm for the first time--This stuff is amazing! Honestly, I am always intrigued with the difference between the Balm and your typical lotion. Why? Let me preach for a minute:

1) The Balm is 100% natural oils and butters. NO WATER. NO ALCOHOLS. Therefore, no stinging, no chill from evaporation, just lots of moisturizing.

2)You only use about a 1/2 teaspoonful to moisturize your legs and arms and hands. That's 2.5 mls. That's a really small amount compared to how much lotion you would use to really moisturize the same area. That is, if you could really moisturize as well.

So if you pay $12.99 for 240 ml, an 8 oz bottle, how long will it last?

If you use 2.5 ml two times a day, that's 5ml. Divide that into 240 ml and you get 48days.

If you are a person with aging skin, rough skin, weathered skin, psoriasis, eczema, diabetic feet, cracked and painful hands or heels, crazy itching from renal disease, a pregnant mom with itchy stretch marks, an elderly person with really dehydrated skin, or someone who lives in extreme climates like Arizona or Alaska would it be worth it to you to spend about a quarter (25 cents) a day to find real relief for your skin?

What I find is that using Skin Free Extra Moisturizing Soap allows me to not worry about heavy duty moisturing with the Balm every day.

The nice thing about the Balm is that it is totally non-toxic. The Environmental Working Group rates it at "0" toxicity. So you get relief from your skin problems and no anxiety about about what you are using to solve them.

100% relief...Priceless!

I'm leaving for Seattle at dawn on Monday. Will try to post about the conference. Will definitely track down all the Dale Chihuly glass I can find and stuff myself with NW salmon. Thanks for your support! Julie


Kara said...

I agree with you completely. Balms are much thicker, and without the runny feeling I really feel like they work a lot better. I used to work for a plastic surgeon, Dr. Ramsey Choucair, and he recommended several different products, among them an overnight balm that I just loved.

Petula said...

That balm sounds wonderful!