|Tried and Tested Skincare Products|
Life Changing Products from the 2014 FreeFrom Skincare Awards
Every year in the FreeFrom Skincare Awards, a few of our Natural Beauty Bible Testers – who put shortlisted products through their paces for four weeks – discover products which turn out to have profound effects on their skin troubles.
Although those products don’t always go on to win an Award and sometimes divide opinion among testers, we think it’s worth telling you a little bit more about them ...
There’s an extraordinary story – with equally extraordinary pictures – about one of the shortlisted products, the Apicare Manuka Therapy 30% Honey Cream, which you can read about here, but below we round up some of the others which brought about dramatic improvements, with some comments from the tester whose skin was transformed.
Hairy Jayne, Pre-shampoo Treatment Oil (Shortlisted, Hair Care)
“A few weeks later I have a normal healthy scalp for the first time in about 10 years. I honestly never thought that I would have a normal healthy scalp so approached this oil with scepticism. I will definitely buy this because it is a miracle worker. I can wear black again now!
“My hair looks so much healthier for not being scratched at and pulled around because of irritation. I used to have to use a steroid lotion when my scalp was really bad and that can thin the hair so I am now expecting my hair will look even thicker and healthier over coming months. A genuine life changer.”
Secuvie, Reczema (Shortlisted, Problem Skin)
“Within 24 hours of use, my husband and I noticed a substantial reduction in the rash and it was faded, a lot less angry and sore. I am astonished to say the least. This has to be my miracle find of the year! An infection that the doctors have failed to clear up in two years of prescribing various products has been healed by this product. I am amazed that the rash and raised scarring has completely disappeared. Impressed does not cover it!
“I am not sure if I was supposed to use it around the eye area, but in desperation I did try it to treat my recurring blepharitis and after two applications, the soreness has greatly reduced and some scabs have healed. Rash had faded. Itching gone. Raised parts of rash disappeared.
“It delivered far more than promised. Having tried so many products on the market and having had to have so many creams prescribed (some of them in themselves leaving scars), I had given up hope. This gives me hope that I can do something about this condition now. I wish the fragrance was a little more appealing but what this product can do for my skin far outweighs this.”
Lyonsleaf, Healing Calendula Balm (Winner, Problem Skin)
“I have tried loads of creams previously including steroid creams with little improvement in this area long term. I have continued to use the cream and my elbows remain clear. I am so pleased. This is a huge improvement for me as they often bleed as they get so sore. It’s also helped with the psoriasis behind my ears. During the testing period I had shingles and used the cream on these blisters too and found it really soothed the itching. I found it worked best for me if applied after bathing or a shower. This has cleared the psoriasis on my elbows at the moment and for the first time in months they are not sore. It’s definitely reduced, I will buy this again.”
Weleda, Aknedoron Purifying Lotion (Bronze, Problem Skin)
“This product delivered more than I expected and I will definitely buy it. I was a bit doubtful before using this product. As a sufferer from acne rosacea nothing has ever helped. Now at last I have found a product which does the business. My spots have disappeared and the skin has healed. It looks better than it has for a very long time and I have to thank Weleda for such a fantastic product.”