I was offered to try a sample of MyNewSkin*, a new skin balm that is chemical free and 100% herbal based. There are two types, Olive and Lavender, and Olive and Lemon Myrtle. I am reviewing the Olive and Lavender version. Basically it is a type of emollient (moisturising) balm that can be used anywhere on the face/body and is made of different types of herbs and essential oils. More on that later.
All the herbs are Australian grown (in QLD) and are processed within several hours of picking! So it's a completely fresh, natural and organic balm!
Outer cardboard box
Now seeing as I made a fuss about the ingredients being natural, why don't we have a look at what they actually are?
If you're like me, then you love reading ingredients list and knowing what each thing actually does. So I'll give you some information about some of the ingredients...
Olive Oil (extra virgin, cold pressed)
Helps to keep moisture in the skin. Vitamin A and E also help with soothing and replenishing of sensitive skin.
Contains Vitamin B and E to remove toxins from the skin and promote circulation. It also has antibiotic properties that can help in skin problems such as eczema and dermatitis.
Contains Vitamin A, B and C as well as minerals to help soothe skin irritation. It is also an astringent, which constricts outer skin layers to improve tone.
(adapted from the Media Release)
And much more! If you're curious about what the other ingredients do, feel free to ask in the comments below!
Ok, now that we know the ingredients, lets see what it is actually like...
It comes in a 50g tub. It's quite a handy size, I'd be able to easily stash it in my handbag. But, in saying that, be careful because it has to be stored at room temperature...otherwise it will turn into an oily melted mess!
To me, it looks a bit like an ointment in a jar! At first I ran my finger over the top and got an oily residue, but don't worry, its not just oil! It's a greasy balm that melts up with the warmth of fingers. As you would expect, it has an oily formula because it does contain a lot of oil based ingredients.
A little goes a long way so you only need a small amount. It does feel like you are applying an oil but it absorbs quicker than I expected. It is very rich and moisturising with its moisturising power lasting quite a long time. However, if you overdo it (which I did at first), you might be feeling a bit too oily!
Seeing as I have the Lavender version, it does smell strongly of lavender, which I don't particularly like, but it doesn't seem to linger too long. I have been using this mostly at night on drier areas such as my heels (and popping on socks before bed!), elbows and also on my stretch marks. I have also found this to be excellent to use after epilating. After I epilate my legs, I get a lot of red spots everywhere so this really helps to soothe the skin. It's also great for that day 2 post-epilation itch from when the hairs begin to grow again and my legs itch like CRAZY.
I am really enjoying using this balm and would recommend it if you're looking for an all natural balm that is super moisturising. I haven't tried anything quite like this so I'm glad I got the opportunity to try it out!
Does this sound interesting to you? If so, jump on the MyNewSkin website for more info! It is priced at $24.95 for the 50g tub which is an excellent price for a great product with amazing ingredients.
What are your thoughts on herbal based skin products? Have you tried MyNewSkin before?
*product was provided for consideration and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy