The range contain NO Alcohol, Parabens, Butylated Hydroxyanisole, Lanolin or Derivatives, Fragrance, Beeswax, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Cinnamate or Propylene Glycol like many other skincare, baby and moisturising companies use in their products.
Instead Dermasalve products contain natural oils such as Jojoba, Aloe Vera and Wheatgerm to moisturise and soothe skin then add in Antioxidents to improve skin condition.
My favourite product so far is their HAND CREAM. The cream comes in a very large 200ml pump tube, where one pump of cream is more than enough to moisturise and soothe tired cracked hands.
The cream is brilliant white which looks clean and fresh. The cream can be smoothed over delicate areas of your hands quickly and is very easy to apply.
This is where my description becomes difficult.... the cream almost has a waxy feel, your hands get very moist but not sticky and you can feel a slight waxy surface. I applied the cream, massaged it in, then wiped my hands on a paper towel as my hands felt very wet. My hands felt very smooth, slightly waxy but comfortable, almost like a good quality barrier cream.
So far I am most impressed with the skin around my fingernails, this usually cracks and is quite sore - I have applied the cream once a day for the past 3 days and the skin is less inflamed and sore - so I am very happy. The rest of my hands are obviously smoother too, but its my nail area I am really happy with.
Last Sunday I got sunburnt (because I am silly and didn't apply sunscreen!). My arms even nearly a week later are still a little red even though I have been applying body butters and aftersun all week.
I decided to try DermaSalves BODY CREAM on one arm to see if it improved my skin and red complexion.
The cream is a little thinner compared to the hand cream, it is also a more creamy colour. The body cream soaks in almost instantly and again isn't sticky. It does leave the waxy feel but its more of a moistening feel rather than a barrier cream.
After 3 days the skin on my right arm is less red than my left. I have still applied creams to my left but the DermaSalve seems to have soothed the redness and made it turn brown quicker.
It states that a little goes a long way, however I found that it soaks in quite quickly and so I did need to apply quite a big blob to cover the whole area that I wanted to cover. If you apply this after a bath or shower then I think the water on your skin will help spread it out more evenly....on sore sunburnt skin my skin just sucked it up!
Finally I was sent the BABY & INFANT CREAM to try. I thought initially it was a nappy salve, but its more of an all-over body cream. It is bright white and the same consistency as the body cream, but when you apply it it goes very wet as you smooth it round.
My immediate impression was not good, but then I realised that on a wiggly babies skin you will need it to feel wet in order to spread it all over without catching or pulling at their delicate skin, so I can understand why it goes wet until it soaks in. The cream does disappear quite quickly into the skin and for this product a little blob does go along way. Again it is a pump dispenser so easy to select how much you want to use.
All creams smell of nothing! Well there is a 'cream' smell but I couldn't pick it out or give it a name. My skin is moisturised, I have had no irritations or unpleasantness from any of the 3 different styles that I have tested.
For people with skin complaints I would suggest DermaSalve as a brand to try, they are light and non-greasy and contain nothing that can aggravate your condition. Each application can last up to 12 hours and you can feel and see improved skin condition.
For more information please visit: www.dermasalve.net