I'm always up for trying new things (as long as they are natural and safe) especially if they claim they will take care of problems that I have. For years I've been plagued by eczema on my arms and legs. After I had Ella, the bumps spread and it got worse. 3 years ago I spoke to my doctor about my concern and they prescribed me a lotion. It didn't work. Since then Ive tried numerous products and nothing has fully worked. So when Skin Free asked me to do a review, I was more than willing to see their results. And guess what??No more bumps! Well, I have a few that are almost gone, but I've only been using the product a month. :)
Skin Free is a fabulous company who creates amazing natural skin products that help with eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, skin allergies, dermatitis, and more! All of the Skin Free products come back with a 0-1 rating on the Cosmetic Data Base! For those of you unfamiliar with the Cosmetic Data Base, they test the chemicals in products and rate them on a hazard level. 0-1 is the best a company can get. Each Skin Free product is formulated using natural oils and butters with specific moieties that actually work. There are no fragrances, colorants, petroleum, or harmful chemicals in Skin Free products. Not only are they fantastic products, they are totally affordable!!
I was sent a few items from Skin Free, but I'll start off with the basics. The Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar, which was awarded the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance, is the basis of the eczema treatment. It has a creamy rich lather which naturally moisturizes your skin. Skin Free's Soap is not a detergent, unlike a lot of soaps on the market. Instead, they "superfat" their soap with extra virgin olive oil which contains natural anti-inflammatory agents, anti-oxidants, and vitamins that nourish your skin and aid in healing. Since the soap is free of harsh chemicals, it is safe for everyone. Ella was cursed with the same bumps, but she is now bump free as well! You can get the Extra Moisturizing Soap & Shampoo Bar for only $3.99!
After you get out of the shower, you can use Skin Free's After Shower Moisture Spritz. You put the oil on the second you get out for maximum hydration and then towel dry so the oil soaks deep into your skin. I do this while I'm still in the shower so I can wash my hands off before getting my towel. The oil leaves your skin feeling silky smooth with no greasy residue. I haven't had any itching or dry skin after I use the Spritz! Even if you don't suffer from eczema, skin allergies, psoriasis, dermatitis, or other skin problems, the Spritz will keep your skin hydrated in the harsh winter weather! It also helps with cracked heels! You can purchase the After Shower Moisture Spritz for only $11.99!
I love using the Whipped Tamanu Body Butter before bed. Tamanu oil was discovered by the Polynesians centuries ago. It has protective, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties that also promotes skin growth. Tamanu is also antibacterial. Skin Free has combined Tamanu oil with extra virgin olive oil, sweet almond oil, Shea butter, cocoa oil, soy oil, geranium oil, and vitamin E to help sun-damaged skin, eczema, psoriasis, and scarring. Unlike most lotions, you don't get a greasy feeling after you put it on. It's goes on thick and leaves your skin feeling great afterward! You can purchase the Whipped Tamanu Body Butter at Skin Free for only $18.99!
You can also purchase the Eczema Kit, which includes 4 Extra Moisturizing Soaps and 1 After Shower Spritz for $25! I am more than thrilled with my results with using Skin Free!
The Giveaway: Skin Free would like to offer 1 lucky winner a $30 Gift Card to their site!
Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST December 27, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open to the US and Canada
How to Enter: Go to Skin Free and tell me something else you would like to try. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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New disclaimer: I was sent these items to review from Skin Free. This is NO way changes my opinions about the products or company. These are my thoughts, opinions and results.