So let’s talk Salcura. Since my return from the Alps I’ve been really hitting the skincare game hard, inside and out. I’m eating a lot more Eczema friendly foods, exercising more, drinking a tonne of water and doing all I can I to make my skin a little more silk than bark.
In a previous post I mentioned I’ve been using the Salcura two step system for the last few months and I have to say I’m hooked. I have Atpoic Eczema, so I’m allergic to pretty much everything and sometimes it feels like even air irritates my skin!
For me one of the worst things of having sensitive skin is the itching. The first part of the Salcura system is the Bioskin DermaSpray (£16.99). This nourishing little bottle feels like you’re spraying a protective barrier on your skin and the first time I used it it really did relieve any irritating itchiness on my skin. The spray contains Almond oil, to moitsurise, and it packed full of nutrients, helping to relieve itching, nourish skin cells, and support the skin barrier.
I REALLY like the spray. Normally anything created for dry/sensitive skin comes in some sort of heavy gloop form that takes an eternity to rub in and leaves you coated in that much grease you could fry enough eggs to provide breakfast for every trucker in the UK. This is different, and it works. Did I mention that already?
You can spray it everywhere easily, all those hard to reach places and then parade around your room naked feeling on top of the world. My only concern is that I will become immune to this. I’ve read lots of reviews saying people found it worked and then it either stopped working second time round or became less effective. I think I’m going to try and only use it when I feel my skin is getting worse but then you do kinda need to use it regularly to provide a barrier.
The spray is followed up by the GORGEOUS smelling Bioskin Zeoderm repair moisturiser (£9.99). This is a thick, luxurious feeling almost ointment-cream hybrid. It contains Linseed to help fight any redness and inflammation in your skin. I found it sinks in quickly and works wonders on any dry, cracked or sore skin. You can use it everywhere- body, feet, face, elbows, the lot! I applied this almost straight after the spray. I’ve also been using this as a hand cream too, it’s one of the best body moisturisers I’ve used in ages. I’m hooked.
Despite it’s recommendations I haven’t been using it on my face, however I have been trying out the Salcura Bioskin cleanser (£12.99) and the Dermaserum (£11.99). The cleanser reminded me of my Elemis cleansing balm in consistency and the Weleda Buckthorn body wash in smell. It’s gorgeous, and way more purse friendly than Elemis. It’s quite thick for a cleanser and wasn’t amazing at getting rid of all my mascara residue but my skin didn’t break out, even after the first time I used it, and it’s definitely helped with my wintery dry skin.
I’ve been using the serum at night after cleansing and as an extra to my normal moisturiser (which I will blog about in another post as I’ve discovered another new gem recently- and it’s only January!!!) My skin feel so smooth when I use the serum and all the dry patches near my eyes have gone.
In the mornings I always have a quick shower before work to wake me up, I’m normally in a rush if I’ve been for a run or over slept and I hate the way most shower gels/creams leave my skin feeling dry and even after using moisturiser my skin feels tight and stripped of any natural oils. Not with this bad boy though! The Bioskin Body Cleanser (£12.99) It smells
pretty damn good too, packed with lemongrass, white willow bark and star flower. It keeps break outs at bay too, so a winner all round. It also last aaaaaggggeeeess.
There’s three things I love most about Salcura:
One- the price. Anyone who invests heavily in skincare knows this comes at a cost and everything I wanted from the range was less than twenty quid!
Second- There are no harsh ingredients in the products. They feel gentle, and smell good. Free from steroids, Parabens, SLS, Phthalates, antibiotics and paraffin.
Three- They work. ‘Nuff said.
If you suffer from dry skin, sensitive skin, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or just generally want to look after your skin with some natural, non-perfumed goodness then this is the range for you! If you’re a little sceptical just read the reviews on their website, obviously I doubt they’d add any negative ones but it’s interesting seeing what people say about their products and there’s plenty of other information out there too. Anything I can spritz, slather or spray onto myself which makes my skin feel and look better is worth investing in, in my opinion and I’ve no doubt I’ll be Dermaspraying myself for many months ahead!
Here’s my skin progress after using Bioskin after 10 days: (the photos aren’t the best as they were taken on my phone but you get the idea- a lot less irritation, better skin condition, a reduction in redness and healed splits.