CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm 0.5 oz

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