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How We Began

Natalie and Lula Balmond

Balmonds began with a mother so desperate to find an effective, non-steroidal moisturiser for her daughter’s painful skin that she ended up making one herself.

A mother's solution

Natalie Balmond had tried countless lotions and potions, both prescribed and alternative, but every single cream on offer stung Lula’s sore skin and seemed to make things worse rather than better.

Natalie knew exactly what she needed: a cream that didn't contain anything unnecessary or irritating that might trigger a flare-up.

That meant:

  • no preservatives
  • no fragrances
  • no chemical emulsifiers
  • no ingredients only there for the sake of appearance
  • no known irritants, such as parabens, pegs, sls, etc.

Instead, the moisturiser had to be:

  • 100% natural
  • as mild as possible
  • intensively hydrating
  • safe
  • effective
  • nourishing
  • protective

Natalie worked in her kitchen, mixing together combinations of nourishing organic oils, skin-kind herbs and beeswax. The gentle, entirely natural balm she ended up formulating worked so well and so quickly to hydrate Lula’s thirsty skin that Natalie could see straight away she should make it available to everyone else she knew might need it.

What is Skin Salvation?

Skin Salvation is a thick, rich, oily, beeswax-based salve, designed to soothe the itch, lock in moisture and protect from further irritation to break the itch-scratch cycle. It contains hemp seed oil which is very rich in essential fatty acids which eczema sufferers often lack, so long-term use will nourish the skin with the nutrients and oils needed to regenerate, regulate and repair the skin.

The company she founded, Balmonds, now makes a whole range of natural skincare for people prone to allergies and eczema, those with sensitive or dry skin, or anyone who wants to avoid irritants, toxins or pollutants in their skincare regime.

We specialise in products that are free from the common synthetic ingredients that can cause flare-ups and rashes, choosing natural alternatives instead, so lovers of natural beauty can treat themselves and still be sure that they are being as kind to the planet as they are to their skin!

It had to be better so we made it ourselves

Balmonds skincare range includes all-natural moisturisers, luxurious face and body oils, cleansers, hand cream, lip balm, hair care and our two brilliant little rescue salves, in Tea Tree and Lavender.

None of our products contain petrochemicals, perfumes, parabens, PEGs, palm oil, animal-derived glycerin, synthetic emulsifiers or SLS. They are instead made from cold-pressed organic natural oils, biodynamic herbal tinctures and essential oils.

Skin Salvation is loved by thousands of people worldwide, whose positive feedback in the form of letters, emails and testimonies bears witness to its effectiveness and success.

Our products are stocked in Holland & Barrett, Ocado, and other major health food chains, chemists and independent shops across the UK and Ireland, and we ship worldwide to anyone who needs better options for their skin.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2019

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