This is our original award-winning natural moisturiser, exactly as first formulated by Natalie as an emollient for her daughter’s highly sensitive skin. When every other cream irritated or flared-up Lula’s sensitive skin, this lovely traditional balm kept her skin soft, supple and well-hydrated.
Rich, oil-based and made with beeswax to lock in the moisture that dry skin so desperately needs, the ointment can be used by all ages (from six weeks), all skin types and anywhere on the body, making it a one-pot wonder for all your skin needs!
Its gentle formulation with natural ingredients reduces the risk of skin irritation and itchiness from synthetic additives, and means that it is also suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis and other dry skin conditions.
For a lighter daily emollient, especially suitable for use on the face or to maintain soft and supple skin all over the body, we would suggest you use our shea butter-based Daily Moisturising Cream instead of or as well as the ointment.
This product was previously called Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment.
- Olea Europaea (olive) fruit oil*
- Cera Alba (beeswax)
- Carthamus Tinctorius (safflower) seed oil*
- Cannabis Sativa (hemp) seed oil*
- Aqua (water) and alcohol from tinctures
- Calendula Officinalis (calendula) flower extract**
- Chamomilla Recutita (chamomile) flower extract**
- Stellaria Media (chickweed ) extract**
- Urtica Dioica (nettle ) extract**
Our products are hand made using natural ingredients; as such the product may vary in appearance from time to time but this will not affect the quality of the product. Does not contain nuts, soya, coconut, gluten or palm oil.
Directions for use
The ointment can safely be applied to any part of the body as thickly and as often as needed.
If it’s a cold day then the ointment can be quite firm which makes it harder to apply; this is perfectly normal and is just a quality of the natural beeswax we use. You can warm up a small amount of the salve in your hand or fingers before use; that’ll make it much easier to smooth on.
If your skin is really dry and in need of some intensive hydration, it can be really helpful to apply a good thick layer of ointment before bed and leave it on overnight. If you do this, we’d advise wearing old pyjamas as the salve can stain over time.
You can also use the ointment as the emollient in an overnight wet wrap treatment. In a similar way, you can apply the ointment to hands or feet last thing at night and wear under fine cotton/silk socks or gloves overnight to really boost the moisturising effect.
To reduce the risk of infection, use freshly-washed fingers or a spoon to scoop out the ointment and if you are using on infected skin, take care not to spread the salve from an infected area to other areas.
Skin Salvation can be used in conjunction with prescribed emollients and steroid creams.
As the salve is oil-based, please be careful when you’re out in the sunshine! We’d advise that you don’t apply ointment to exposed areas such as the face or lips before going out in strong sunlight as it can burn. Instead, use the salve last thing at night.
When applying moisturisers please remember to treat your precious skin with great care! Apply any emollients in the direction of your hair follicles to reduce the risk of further skin irritation or damage and try not to rub the skin.
The ointment is safe for use on babies (from six weeks) and children. It can be safely used on any area of the body, including your face, hands, scalp and feet.
We recommend customers patch test on an unaffected area close to the affected area before use (leave for 24 hours) as some people may be allergic to herbs, oils or beeswax. Do not use if you are sensitive or allergic to any of the ingredients in this product.
Our money back guarantee.
All our products have a 60 day money back guarantee, so if you are not completely happy with the results we will refund you.
Also known as marigold and famed for its intense golden-orange flowers, calendula is grown for us in the UK and used for its natural anti-inflammatory, regenerative properties
Grown for us in the UK and traditionally used as a natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory to soothe itchiness, chickweed is also rich in gamma-linoleic acid and other essential nutrients that the skin needs to repair and regenerate
Easily absorbed and rich in beta-carotene, EFAs and antioxidants to help in the elimination of free radicals and toxins that can cause cell damage
Produced by a women’s collective in Burkina Faso and known there as 'women's gold', shea butter is a wonderful natural moisturiser that softens, hydrates and feeds the skin
Pure, minimally-processed and local, beeswax makes a fantastic waterproof and antimicrobial barrier to protect damaged skin and lock in moisture
A highly nutritious skin food, rich in EFAs and brilliant at improving the skin’s ability to retain moisture and keep cell membranes flexible
An exceptionally light, easily-absorbed oil incredibly rich in skin-nourishing linoleic acid, excellent for keeping sensitive skin in good, soft, supple condition.
Packed full of potent antioxidants, essential fatty acids (EFAs) and vitamins to help maintain healthy, nourished skin
A beautifully light carrier oil extracted from grape seeds, exceptionally high in Vitamin E and linoleic acid
Rich in provitamin A, Vitamin C, as well as Omegas-3 and -6 and other essential fatty acids, this European-grown rosehip oil delivers essential nutrients to support the production of new skin cells, helping to delay the effects of skin aging, assisting with cell regeneration, and boosting collagen and elastin levels
This incredibly rich little berry is a miraculous superfood, containing extremely high levels of Vitamins A, E, C and Omegas 3,6, 7 & 9, perfect for fighting the effects of ageing and skin damage. The richest botanical on earth!
Also known as 'starflower', this UK-grown oil is the richest plant source of gamma linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid which has powerful anti-inflammatory effects
Astringent and stimulation, unusually rich in vitamins and nutrients, nettle is said to reduce the heat and itch associated with eczema
Helps to stimulate skin cell action and regulate production of sebum levels in the skin, hydrating and improving the appearance of the skin
Has been shown in clinical trials to have antimicrobial and analgesic properties which can help support the healing of skin and is also famed for its soothing, calming and balancing properties
Sweetly smelling and notoriously calming, Roman Chamomile has traditionally been used to soothe inflamed and reddened skin
An invigorating essential oil, renowned for its natural antibacterial, cleansing and purifying properties
Stimulating, invigorating and purifying essential oil, known for improving circulation to the scalp.
Citrus-scented, invigorating essential oil, used for its potent antimicrobial properties
An extremely potent antibacterial and germicide, also provides a fresh citrus scent to combat odours
Biodynamic chamomile tincture
Biodynamic chamomile tincture organic UK-grown flowers, hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and soothing to skin
Traditionally been used on skin for its moisturising, anti-inflammatory, soothing, restorative and regenerative properties
Creates a pleasant, cooling sensation on the skin and is also a mild analgesic so can reduce the soreness of hot itchy skin
An oil known for its skin-kind properties; when used in a formulation it makes the product soft, smooth and easy to glide over the skin
A natural zinc salt, extracted from castor oil seeds, which binds very effectively to odour-producing molecules
An ammonia-metabolising yeast used to neutralise odours
The first and only fully plant-based, natural, palm-free and Ecocert certified cationic surfactant and anti-static agent, derived solely from fermentation and plant materials using sustainable green chemistry principles
A natural amino acid that boosts hair growth
Contains hair-loving B-vitamins, which act as moisturising humectants, working to make hair softer, less brittle and more elastic