This winter has been so brutal that for the first time in years I had to pull out my skin repairing balms to deal with the issue. Usually, a regular body butter or lotion is just fine for my semi-dry skin, but this year I had to take out my heavy-duty products designed to fix severely dry areas. I was thinking that your elbows, heels, and knees might need some extra love after the cold season, so here comes a round-up of all the best skin healing products I recently discovered.
By the time I’m writing this review, I’m almost completely out of this miracle product that is responsible for keeping my skin smooth. Usually, I apply the product overnight on my elbows and knees to ensure that these usually dry areas are getting enough attention. It proved to be not only effective but also multi-purpose friendly. For instance, I use this thick treatment balm as a protective ointment for my skin while tinting my brows.
Active Ingredients: Castor Seed Oil, Petrolatum, and Beeswax.
Need to Know: This product is fragrance-free and has not been tested on animals.
Where to Buy: $15 at Paula’s Choice.
As it comes from its name, this clear thin balm is actually a solid oil. What I mean by that is that it looks like a solid balm while in the pan, but once applied on the skin it transforms into a light oil that quickly absorbs into skin and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. I love using this product not only as a way to quickly repair dry skin but also to tame flyaway hair when I’m taking pictures or shooting videos.
Active Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, and Safflower Seed Oil.
Need to Know: This formula contains only natural oils and is free of mineral oil, petrolatum, talc, parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
Where to Buy: $38 at Sephora.
Until recently, I was certain that this cute tin by C.O. Bigelow is a regular lip balm. As it turned out though, this is actually a multi-purpose salve that could be used on your knees, elbows, face, cuticles, lips, face—or any severely dry patches of your skin. After experimenting with the product for a while, I figured that personally for me this product makes a perfect cuticle oil—I apply it at night and by the morning my manicure looks so much better.
Active Ingredients: Petrolatum, Lanolin Oil, and Squalane.
Need to Know: This product is paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; and mineral oil-free.
Where to Buy: $7.50 at Nordstrom.
From all the products on the list, this beautifully smelling balm is the biggest multitasker. It could be used on your face as a night serum, on dry or damaged skin all over your body, on areas affected by rosacea and eczema and even on burns or wounds. The product contains an impressive mix of all natural ingredients that I personally prefer using on my cheek areas when I have any irritations from new makeup or skincare products.
Active Ingredients: Shea Butter, Jojoba, Lavender, Calendula, Arnica, St. John’s Wort, Mango Butter, Avocado, Chamomile, and Evening Primrose.
Need to Know: This all-natural product is free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, silicones, and fragrance.
Where to Buy: $106 at Nordstrom.
This clear balm has the most pleasant whipped consistency you could imagine. It doesn’t have any scent or fancy packaging, but it’s the most affordable and still super effective healing balm on the list. On the days when my skin is completely out of control, I love using this non-greasy balm as an overnight body lotion, especially before an important photo shoot, when my skin needs to look especially good—and it totally works!
Active Ingredients: Petrolatum, Dimethicone, and Paraffin.
Need to Know: This dermatologically tested, fragrance-free product has been recognized by the National Eczema Association.
Where to Buy: $16.99 at Target.
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Here you go: a list of top 5 skin repairing products at every price range that will help you to heal all the rough patches. Whether you use these products every day or only when needed, your skin will thank you for all the extra love these products deliver.
I wonder if you already tried any of the products on the list? Or, perhaps, you have your own recommendations? Please share your thoughts and suggestions in the comments area below!