I was on the hunt for a new moisturiser when the lovely PR team for What Skin Needs got in touch to see if I wanted to try some of their products. It could not have come at a better time. I am currently in Canada and the winter out here is brutal. Today for example it’s -21 with a wind chill of -27. I have no words for how cold that actually feels and it’s playing havoc with my skin. The heating is on constantly to battle the cold which is drying my skin out even further too.
The biggest problem I have with skincare is finding the right products. I can literally spend hours deliberating over moisturiser. I clearly have too much time on my hands. The main issue is that I like to know what I am putting on my skin and half of the face creams out there contain things I have never heard of. The best thing about all of the products I was testing is they are all natural (no horrible nasties in sight) and designed to provide effective solutions to skin problems such as dry skin from hot and cold weather, cracked skin and skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and dermatitis.
What Skin Needs is a brand new Australian skincare range that’s landed in the UK. I tested out the three key products in the range, the Skin Balm, Soothing Skin Gel and Cracked Skin Cream and have nothing but great things to say about all three. All of the products contain the active ingredient Plantolin* which is scientifically proven to soothe, renew and protect.
Here’s a low down on the specifics for each product. If you’re looking to switch up your beauty creams seriously consider What Skin Needs I won’t be looking back that’s for sure.
Skin Balm (£13.99 for 75ml)
A potent formulation designed to tackle a range of skin problems including dry and damaged skin, rashes and skin irritations. Supported by a blend of natural extracts and essential oils including: aloe vera, olive oil, myrrh, lavender oil, tea tree oil, geranium oil. Skin Balm is incredible for:
- Reducing irration
- Dry and damaged skin
- Reviving stressed skin
- Skin cell renewal
This product is my favourite, it’s light but highly effective and it smells really good too. I apply it in the morning 10 minutes before I put my make up on. This product moisturises all day and gives a gorgeous smooth feel to your skin. LOVE IT.
Soothing Skin Gel (£13.99 for 75ml)
Relieves the effects of sun damage, windburn and skin irritation caused by exposure. Soothes, desensitises and protects chapped skin. It’s ideal for skin that is
- Sun damaged
- Wind damaged
- Great for skin cell renewal
I use this gel before bed so it can work it’s magic when I’m sleeping. It’s obviously thicker than the balm because it’s a gel but I didn’t mind that. I could literally feel my skin hydrating within minutes. It’s now part of my before bed regime.
Cracked Skin Cream (£12.99 for 75ml)
An intensive skincare solution supported by a blend of natural extracts, essential oils including: aloe vera, calendula, olive oil, pomegranate, silica, green tea, myrrh, vitamin E, lavender oil, geranium oil, and lemon oil. It’s designed to address difficult problem skin including:
- Rough and damaged skin
- Feet and heels
- Knees and elbows
- Skin cell renewal
I have mentioned cracked skin before. Yes it’s unsightly and yes not many people want to talk about it. Well I am and this cream banishes dry skin on heels. There I said it. I have also been using it as a lip conditioner as the windchill has been playing havoc with my lips too. This is another essential product for all seasons.
As you can tell these products were all an instant hit, Billy has even been using them and he’s a fan too. What Skin Needs products are all available to buy from www.whatskinneeds.co.uk not only do they work they don’t break the bank either.
*Plantolin is a patent-protected active plant extract, scientifically proven to soothe, renew and protect. This key ingredient is derived from the Australian indigenous plant, centipede cunninghamii, and is internationally patent protected for its novel active compounds that provide a natural synergy of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant activity.