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Product: CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm
Price: $26 USD/ $40 CAD
My rating: 10/10
How Long I used the Product: I used it for over a week straight on badly chapped lips.
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About the Brand
CV Skinlabs specializes in skin care for sensitive skin. Their products are meant to calm, soothe and nourish and are especially formulated for people suffering from such things as rosacea, psoriasis, eczema, chemical sensitivity, environmental aggressors, and chemical treatments (chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and lasers.)
About the Product
CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm is formulated for severely dry, cracked skin. This petroleum free product is rich and thick and is designed to coat the skin and create a soothing barrier to trap in moisture. Use it on severely dry, rough and chapped skin including lips, cuticles, eczema, cuts, scrapes, IV areas, abrasions, chaffing, new scars and any other areas needing TLC.
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Lanolin, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Triolein, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba Cera) Wax*, Beeswax (Cera Alba)*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Hydrogenated Palm Kernel Glycerides, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Cera) Wax, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil*, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil*, Squalane, Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract*, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Bisabolol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil (Sea Buckthorn), Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rose Hip)*, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract *Organic
Every CV Skinlabs product contains their Tri-Rescue Skin Complex. A blend of turmeric, alpha-bisabolol and reishi mushroom creates a powerful combination of wound-healing, anti-inflammatory, skin-soothing ingredients that facilitate repair and healing of damaged skin, while also having anti-aging properties.
- Castor Seed Oil – Contains Undecylenic Acid which is useful for treating skin diseases and skin ulcers, due to its germicidal and disinfectant properties.
- Lanolin – Has a molecular structure that closely resembles human skin lipids. It forms a semi-occlusive breathable barrier, protecting and absorbing at the same time. Once it penetrates the skin, it can hold up to 400 times its own weight in water. It moisturizes the skin from the inside and out.
- Calendula, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Arnica – Contain plant based antioxidants, fat-soluble vitamins and sesquiterpene lactones (a class of naturally occurring plant terpenoids) that are well known for their immune boosting, skin healing and antiseptic properties.
- Carnauba and Bee’s Wax – protects the moisture barrier by keeping moisture in your skin.
- Vitamin E – aids in wound healing. A powerful and proven antioxidant.
“What is that?” Ingredients
- Triolein – A symmetrical triglyceride derived from glycerol and oleic acid.. Used as a solvent; thickener; viscosity controlling.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride – Derived from coconut oil and glycerin. Works as an emollient, dispersing agent and solvent.
100% Free of
Synthetic fragrances & dyes, parabens, formaldehyde, 1,4-dioxiane, hydroquinone, phthalates, mineral oil/petrolatum, silicones, propylene glycol, SLS/SLES, PEG/PPG, triclosan, disodium EDTA, hydroquinone, talc, MEA-DEA-TEA or chemical sunscreens.
I received a sample of this balm from CV Skinlabs and I have to say, I was not disappointed. This balm is thick and rich and came in very handy when I had a bout of seriously chapped lips.
I had gone camping one weekend and ended up with really bad chapped lips. I had been using lip balm to prevent dry lips, but the lip balm I was using had drying ingredients in it (I am looking at you, peppermint). After I got home, it was clear that my lips were damaged.
This was the worst case of chapped lips I had ever had. They were dry, cracked, itchy and swollen. I started using CV Skinlabs Skin Balm on them. It was a lip savior. The balm was nice and thick, and stayed on my lips for a long time, meaning I only had to apply about 4 times a day.
It took a week for my lips to fully recover. I was happy that I had something that brought immense relief and helped keep my lips moist so they could heal. CV Skinlabs Skin Balm kept my lips hydrated and helped soothe the redness and irritation.
Now any time I get dry lips, I go straight for my CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm. I have also used it on itchy skin and eczema patches, and it works very well.
Scent, Texture Application
There is no scent, CV Skinlabs does not use fragrance or essential oils because they can be irritating. The texture is thick, like Vaseline, but without petroleum. When I used it on my lips there was no foul or funny taste. The application is effortless, just squeeze a little out of the tube and apply.
Price, Size and Shelf Life
$26 USD/ $40 CAD for 0.5 fl oz./15 ml
The shelf life is 12 months.
My Final Thoughts
I love this skin balm as a rescue remedy for dry, chapped skin. I would recommend it to anyone who is suffering from damaged skin. I think keeping some of this on hand is a good idea, for those times when you have to deal with dry lips or cuticles. Next time I go camping, I am bringing this product with me, as a preventative to getting chapped lips.
What Are Other People Saying?
Many people are happy with this product. They have found relief for their eczema and dry, itchy skin. They have used it on small cuts, chapped lips, dry hands, and cracked skin.
Where Can You Get it?
You can buy this Skin Balm at my favorite small business, The Detox Market. They are a small company dedicated to bringing you high-quality natural and organic skin care. They have strict criteria for what they sell, so you know you are getting safe products. They buy directly from the manufacturer in small batches to ensure that you are getting fresh products. Click the links below to check them out:
The Detox Market USA Store
The Detox Market Canadian Store
If you have any questions, or if you would like to share your experience with CV Skinlabs, please leave a comment below 🙂
Yours In Beauty,