What does that mean?
We’ve always known that Skin Salvation was particularly good for people whose skin was sensitive to the irritating ingredients - fragrances, preservatives, sulphates - that get added to so much conventional skincare.
In fact, that’s why it was invented in the first place! Natalie Balmond couldn’t find an emollient gentle enough for her daughter’s sore, eczema-prone skin, and ended up making one herself. She used naturally nourishing ingredients that wouldn’t flare her little girl up, and left out the synthetic additives that can cause problems to those with particularly sensitive skin.
So, while we’ve always said that Skin Salvation is super gentle for sensitive skin, we wanted to make it official! That way, new customers around the world can be sure that our claims have solid scientific evidence behind them.
How was Skin Salvation tested?
Skin Salvation was tested by a specialist laboratory in a randomised blind control trial.
The lab selected a group of people who have sensitive skin and carefully applied the balm to their skin at intervals, with a total of four applications over five days. The same group also had applications of sterile water (a neutral substance) and sodium lauryl sulphate (a known irritant) to compare and contrast with how their skin reacted to Skin Salvation.
Experts checked their skin every day for signs of inflammation, dryness and irritation, carefully noting any effects they found. At the end of the trial, they took the results to expert dermatologists to analyse and report on.
What were the results?
The results were all we could’ve hoped for!
In official language, “Skin Salvation was tolerated under the conditions of the study, producing low levels of irritation which were lower than both the positive control – Sodium Lauryl Sulphate - and the negative control – Sterile Water. There were no palpable reactions observed.”
In plain English? Skin Salvation didn’t irritate, inflame or dry out anyone’s skin during the trial; in fact, it performed better than the neutral control substance, sterile water! This meant that the lab’s dermatologists were happy to state officially that they could approve the balm for use on sensitive skin.
As a result, Skin Salvation can claim to be “Dermatologically Tested” and “Suitable for Sensitive Skin”, and “Dermatologist Approved”.
We think that’s definitely something to shout about!