Monday, February 21, 2011

Product Review: Gehwol Med Salve for Cracked Skin

Reviewer: Cinnamon Kitten

Brand: Gehwol Med
Name: : Salve for Cracked Skin
Size: 75 ml / 2.6 oz
- 20 ml for $2.96 CAD
- 75 ml for $16.73 CAD
- 125 ml for $26.60 CAD
- 450 ml for $75.97 CAD

Gehwol Med, a leader in footcare products, recently sent me their Salve for Cracked Skin, which couldn't have come at a better time as this year's winter has been extra tough on my skin for some reason, and my skin have been drier than usual, which has been driving me crazy.

An ointment for the treatment of heavily callused, brittle, dry and rough skin, Gehwol Med Salve for Cracked Skin contains a combination of natural essential oils, the skin-caring vitamin panthenol, and the anti-inflammatory chamomile component bisabolene.

To Purr About:
- a little product goes a long way
- massages in easily
- cracked skin is instantly softened
- good of very dry skin

Claws Out:
- strong medicinal smell
- quite greasy

Final Comments:
When I first opened the tube, I was a little turned off my the strong medicinal smell, but then, I guess this is why it's "salve" as opposed to a "cream". Anyhow, I got past the smell and started applying it onto the bottoms of my feet.

It's quite greasy, but that also means that it massages into skin very easily. I countered the greasiness by putting on socks after application, which is something I've been doing with most foot creams anyway.

The one thing that makes the smell and greasiness all worthwhile is that my skin was instantly soothed. I didn't get too excited at first, since most creams always offer instant, yet temporary, relief. However, the next day, I noticed that the skin on the bottoms of my feet, which were quite dry the day before, were still softened. And the day after that, and the day after that. In fact, after one application, my skin was more hydrated than it had been for weeks. And the hydration this salve provided actually lasts and makes a difference to my skin.

The only reason I wouldn't be able to use this every single day is the smell is quite strong (I could still smell it the morning after application), but it's definitely something to keep handy whenever my skin gets too dry.

Rating (out of 5):

Disclosure: A free sample of this product was received by Cinnamon Kitten


1 comment:

Gillion said...

My mum has good skin. So I just briefly took one of her SKII to use, which I assume is a moisturizer. It's good man I tell you! She gave me a small bottle of eye cream before but the effects weren't that great and I stopped using. But my mum's eye cream is good! I can feel it reacting once I applied it

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