The new year calls for a serious clean out of our beauty stash, and we’ve found the perfect answer to de-clutter our skincare drawers.
Today with the saturation of skincare products on the market, it’s easy to get carried away with the quantity of products we slather on our faces and bodies. We admit that we constantly find ourselves caught up in this vortex of serums, oils, toners, lotions, masks, scrubs, you name it. Many people use too many unnecessary products, us included, forgetting the age old adage ‘less is more’. This is where all-purpose products come into the picture.
Those that know us will attest to our obsession with multi-taskers like the cult paw paw ointments. They can halve your stash of creams and ointments, and simplify your routine to give your skin the breather it needs. We’ve tested out our fair share, with our recent muse being *Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm. The balm can be purchased in it’s original tin packaging, but we are a fan of the 30ml tube which makes it convenient for us to throw into our handbags.
The Saviour Skin Balm is an oldie, but as usual, we were a little late to the party! It contains ingredients such as Australian Tea Tree, Vinanza Grape and Totara which are highly anti-bacterial, and work to repair and hydrate the skin. The balm isn’t heavily scented, so if you aren’t big on fragranced skincare, then this is a great option for you. Here we go whining about our dry skin again, but as girls with dry skin, we do love ourselves a good skin balm, and this one has to be up there with the Lucas’ PawPaw Ointment and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. We know, it’s a big statement! Only a pea sized amount is required to quench parched skin which means we could be carting this tube around for a while yet.
The Saviour Skin Balm can be used for everything under the sun from taming your brows to nappy rashes, but our personal favourites are:
- on any dry patches
- after sun exposure/ sun burn
- to condition our cuticles
- as a lip balm
- on dry or cracked heels
With all these uses, the all-purpose balm has definitely freed up some room in our drawers and handbags.
What’s your current skincare love?