I’m a massive fan of multi-purpose products.
Take Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream, it’s been around for ages and has a use for everything. I don’t like carrying the kitchen sink with me in my handbag, just daily essentials and products which can indeed be used for a variety of different things.
The Body Shop’s Amazonian Saviour has yet to make it to my every day bag, I’m still testing it out. However from what I have seen so far I’m fairly impressed and I’m sure this handy little tub will be accompanying me day-to-day very soon. If a product manages to reserve a place in my bag, then it’s really good.
Here are the reasons I am loving this multi-purpose balm at the moment.
100% Natural Origin
The balm only contains 9 ingredients. I mean that’s got to be good for your skin. It’s 100% from natural origin oils and packed with goodness. Enriched with Andiroba oil and community trade Babassu oil from the Amazonian Rainforest.
No Chemical Nasties
There are no silicones, no added colourants, no mineral oil, no paraffin and no added fragrances. It smells of nothing, there is a very slight nutty smell which is fairly pleasant.
It Works Hard
Amazonian Saviour is a real saviour. The consistency of the balm is thick and waxy, a little goes a really long way. I have been using on extremely dry areas after an evening bath and rubbing into my elbows, cuticles and a couple of dry patches on my tummy. This seems to hydrate deeply and add much needed nourishment to the skin.
Improves Skin Texture
I have been rubbing this into the scar on my hand from an operation I had recently and I don’t know if this is a coincidence however the scar seems to be fading much quicker than I thought it would do. After only 7 days of using continuously the scar has faded very quickly.
The Body Shop claim that this product ‘will improve the appearance of skin marks, tattoos and more’. So far with the texture of my skin and fading of small scars I’m fairly confident this balm is playing a massive part.
The tattoos, I cannot comment on as if you have read my blog post, you will be aware that I have no ink. Apart from the pen marks all over my hand right now from a leaky Bic. Sadly, I can’t say that said pen marks are from a Mont Blanc, now that would be much more impressive! But then again would a Mont Blanc leak??
100% Vegetarian & Cruelty Free
We all love animals. So when you find a really great product which can benefit EVERYONE, it’s amazing to know that no animals are being hurt in the process.
Donation to Support Conservation
£1.30 from every sale goes to the Building Bio-Bridges campaign, which supports conservation and the communities. Bio-bridges are constructed to connect land and create sustainable communities. So, as well as doing wonders for your skin, you are contributing towards helping people and the environment.
I have been using this product as a lip balm, cuticle oil, nail treatment, skin-improver and am keen to recommend to my partner, as he suffers from psoriasis. Amazonian Saviour may not have the glossy finish of Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream, so wouldn’t be something I would use as a highlighter for instance. This is for skin maintenance and improvement not a blingy highlight.
It’s cheap (£9). And as you literally just need to run your finger over the surface of the balm for the product, a pot of 45g is going to last months.
The more I write about this product the more I believe how wonderful it is. The beauty industry can be so false and pretentious. When a gem comes along to improve skin naturally with no hint of shimmer or plumping in sight, it makes a refreshing change. As well as having improved skin, you can help people much less fortunate that yourself to sustain a good life. There’s nothing glossy or ‘wow look at me’ about Amazonian Saviour. It’s completely understated, fantastic and a great all rounder. I am so glad this caught my eye on my last trip to The Body Shop, I’m just sorry I didn’t write about it sooner.
And with that, this special balm has made it to my bag. I feel a re-stock pronto.
Have you tried this? What do you think? What’s your favourite balm to use?