Selexir Peace Balm, so good. SO good.

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 20 - 2012

They say that the best things in life are free… rubbish.  When was the last time you didn’t pay for an apple turnover?  Having said that, I was recently sent this innocuous-looking tube of salve from a Swiss-based company called Selexir.  The brand only make the one product, and it’s this:

Selexir Peace Balm

I’m gonna cut to the chase.  The Selexir Peace Balm is the most moisturising product that I’ve used on my skin.  Ever.  If you take all the good points from something like Elizabeth Arden’s 8hr cream and dispense with the greasiness, the stink, and the overwhelming feeling that you’re slathering your skin in something that you should be polishing your horse with instead… you come close to what Selexir have created.

If you’re aggravated by dry skin… and I don’t mean “mildly irritated”, but if extremely dry skin is something you have to deal with on a daily basis, then you need to go and buy yourself the travel-sized tube of this balm. Stat.

Selexir Peace Balm

It’s free from parabens, paraffin, silicones, mineral oils, petroleum or synthetic dyes and fragrances.  The balm melts into the skin under the heat of your fingertips and you only need the smallest, smallest amount to see results.  You know that I particularly suffer from flaky skin this time of year which plays havoc with how my foundation looks and feels on my skin.  I’ve been adding just the tiniest amount of balm to the areas of my face that see these problems, this stuff literally transforms the texture of my skin in an instant, and it stays that way all day.

Selexir Peace Balm

Selexir Peace Balm

It’s also great for grazes, elbows, shins, knees blah blah blah but to be honest, I wouldn’t pay that much money for something I use on my body when I’m not a major sufferer of eczema, I usually only feel the temptation to splurge mega-bucks on products for my face.  I also wouldn’t get through the largest size tube in anything less than about three-years, so I am pleased that the brand have smaller, more affordable sizes available.

Selexir Peace Balm

I rarely ga-ga-gush over a product unless it’s really made a difference for me and it’s so rare that a skincare product does have such a tangible, profound effect that can be experienced so rapidly.

I’m really excited by this and although I’m loathe to pass it on, I’m going to pay it forward and give my tube to my Dad who suffers from terrible eczema, usually (poorly) controlled by immunosuppressive meds and topical steroid creams.  Of course, I’m not in a position to medically assess how he gets on with it but I promise to come back and let you at least know how he feels it’s working for him.

Selexir Peace Balm is available to buy online, priced from £20 for 15ml

* press sample


8 Responses to “Selexir Peace Balm, so good. SO good.”

  1. Bellide_TS says:

    Hi Charlotte,
    doesn’t it cause breakouts when applied on the face? I always have that problem with my flaky parts from eczema (esp. because of the heating in autumn and winter) and my stupid acne – it’s like I can only soothe the one thing or the other (acne creams dry the skin out, apply a balm or sth. like that: huge red spots again)…

    Bellide

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    • Hi Bellide, I’ve been using it on my face when needed for about 3 weeks now, I was a bit hesitant at first but I haven’t had any problems – I only use a tiny bit though.

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  2. Sydney says:

    This sounds completely wonderful, until you see the price tag. Wow.
    I might wait and see if this goes on any deals at any time soon, sounds perfect but I can’t justify that much money for that little product :(

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  3. Julia Arenas says:

    How do peeps like moi get it here in South East Asia :( Super wanna try this, but don’t know how to get it…

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  4. Ruth says:

    I’ve been using a homemade moisturiser of Shea Butter (from ebay) and Aloe Vera Gel for around a year. My oily, flaky, acne-prone, super-sensitive skin has never looked clearer or calmer. I’m sure this is a great product, but it’s so simple and cheap to make your own version. I hope this helps someone out there with skin as difficult as mine!

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  5. Sharon says:

    Julia, I just bought this on beautybay.com based on Charlotte’s recommendation :) They ship worldwide for free & the exch rate converted to Sing dollar is great!

    Charlotte, does this help your MUFE HD foundation go on better? I’ve tried it with my neutrogena primer but it doesn’t seem to work & all the bumpy surfaces of skin on both sides of my nose & my slightly dry forehead are clearly visible, not to mention the dry patches on my cheeks. Now I’m wondering whether I will have to get their HD primer after all. Your suggestions would be most welcome :)

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