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CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm- reader reviewed and recommended

CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm 0.5 oz


Soothes cuts and cuticles, plumps lips for a youthful look


Does not treat blemishes
April 3, 2013 Reviewed by Tina 4 Comments
A luxurious multi-tasking product great for those with skin sensitivities

A nurturing restorative skin repair balm should be in everyone’s cosmetic drawer or medicine cabinet. It is an essential to have on hand for both frequent and occasional use. Whether you reach for it in a “skin 911” emergency situation or rely on it for regular maintenance and improvement purposes, it can make all the difference in the condition of your skin.

CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm ($26) is advanced therapy for severely dry, cracked skin. Not only does it soften dry cracked skin and provide long-lasting moisture relief, it is also a multi-purpose “go to” solution for those with sensitive or compromised skin. Even skin with chemical sensitivities and conditions such as eczema, chronic dryness, new scars, etc.

This 100% natural non-petrolatum cure-all balm, contains an exclusive Tri-Rescue Skin Complex, as does all of the CV Skinlabs products. Turmeric, alpha-bisabolol and reishi mushroom are blended together to create an anti-inflammatory repair formula that heals and restores radiance. Other star performers and antioxidants include: calendula, sea buckthorn oil, arnica and Vitamin E.

The timing was perfect for me to try this unique therapeutic product during what has been a long and (seemingly) never-ending shivering cold winter, in the Midwest. My skin has been drier than usual, particularly on my lips and hands. I applied the balm to my lips every night at bedtime and sometimes during the day as well. The gold colored emollient base feels incredibly smooth and luxurious … and moisturizing to the extent of actually plumping and firming my lips - creating a youth-enhancing glossy finish. What an exciting “pucker happy” bonus feature! And, it’s ideal for layering over my lipstick or tinted lip balm.

Abrasions such as paper cuts, hath no fury once the CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm makes physical contact with the skin. I sparingly applied a dab of the balm (half a pea size) on a paper cut on my ring finger near the cuticle, and before I knew it the cut was healed and was no longer irritated and stinging. Quick-acting miraculous results, instant absorption and no tackiness – WOW! Just a small amount is needed because it is highly concentrated and spreads easily.

I even tried the balm on a blemish (inflamed red papule) along my jawline, and although it felt soothing and comforting, it did not clear it as effectively as my favorite 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatment by Paula’s Choice. It may, however, be helpful and work to heal and clear a mild close- to- the- surface pustule or whitehead.

Still, I highly recommend giving this product a try and bet that you won't be disappointed;  it will become a coveted must-have favorite. Go for the Gold!

Ingredients: Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triolein, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Cera) Wax*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Squalane, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil (Sea Buckthorn), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip)*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract *Organic

  • December 10, 2013

    by Dori

    The skin around my nose always gets red and cracked at the first sign of cold weather. I have previously used petrolatum-rich Aquaphor, which does work. But on TIA's recommendation, I bought CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm and love it [Full disclosure: I am a TIA editor, but no one asked me to write this--I purchased the product just because I wanted to]. It healed my nose after about a week, and even after I stopped using it daily, has stayed healed. It's similar in consistency to petroleum jelly (though happily it doesn't contain any). Anyway, this Restorative Skin Balm gets my enthusiastically-felt seal of approval.

  • May 23, 2013

    by L

    Great product.

  • April 21, 2013

    by Marta

    Thanks for the review Tina. You inspired me to buy this and I am glad that I did. It is one of those indispensable products - it soothes bites, stings, unidentified itches, dry skin, chapped lips. The ingredients are wonderful - natural and doing good things. Restorative Skin Balm has completely replaced Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour in my bathroom and purse.

    To answer Christine's question, it is a fairly thick gel.

  • April 4, 2013

    by Christine

    I have really bad eczema and am really interested in this product. I was wondering, Tina - how thick is it?

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