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:
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.
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.
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.
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