Thursday, 28 October 2010

Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Face and Body Cream Reviews

Review of Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body Cream
By Louise M.
Packaging: Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body cream is presented in a smart looking plastic tube with a flip-top. The styling of the packaging, the font and minimalistic white presentation remind me of old-fashioned pharmacy labels, it looks really chic! I have been carrying the tube around in my handbag and it has never leaked, burst or spilt so in my opinion the packaging is durable enough withstand being toted around every day which is important for a multipurpose product.

Application: The cream needs to strike a difficult balance between being light enough to use on the face but thick enough to also double up as a nourishing body cream and I am really impressed with the way it pulls this off. The texture is not too thick, but feels substantial and sinks in quickly. It doesn’t leave an oily film in the way other barrier creams can and so this could also be good for combination/oily skin as well as drier and more sensitive types. Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body has quite a strong but very pleasant scent straight out of the tube – a mix of herbs and lavender – but the smell doesn’t linger on the skin once the cream has been absorbed so it didn’t compete with my usual perfume when applied.

Ingredients: If you are familiar with the kinds of natural ingredients routinely used to treat sensitive or dry skin then the contents of this cream will come as no surprise; all of the usual suspects are there: borage and evening primrose oils, shea butter, camomile, chickweed. These wonder plants have established a track record in successfully treating sore and parched skin and the masterminds behind Barefoot Botanicals Products have created all of their formulas based on their own experiences of natural medicine. With this kind of pedigree, I wasn’t surprised to find that the cream really did work wonders on my skin when it sent up an SOS distress flare!

Results: Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body cream markets itself as being ideal for dry, sensitive and problematic skin. With the sudden cold turn in the weather my skin has been both dry and sensitive so I was able to really put it through its paces. I applied it twice daily to my face, used it as a handcream and as a moisturiser on the eczema on my legs. I got excellent results across the board. The skin on my face felt softer as did my hands, and it made an excellent emollient on my legs.
The real selling point of this product though is that it is such a great multi-tasker – you can use it almost anywhere! You could put this in your handbag or overnight bag and you wouldn’t need to carry anything else-no body lotion, no hand cream, no serums. I would recommend that anyone with sensitive or dry skin gives this a try, normal skin types too. With winter closing in our skin demands that we look after it and Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body Cream makes it really easy!

Excellent value for money – all of your moisturisers in one tube
Great for dry, sensitive, eczema or dermatitis-prone skins but not to be ignored by normal skins either
The scent might be a bit feminine for men to enjoy using it but it does dissipate quickly.

Barefoot Botanicals S.O.S Rescue Face and Body Cream (£17.95) and Barefoot Botanicals are available at