As I have sensitive skin, I am always on the look out for great, natural brands and products that could be suitable for my dry, eczema prone skin. I've been lucky enough to find quite a few brands that tick all of my requirements over the past year or two. Barefoot SOS is an award winning natural skincare range that contains natural ingredients. They don't test on animals, the products are suitable for vegans and the products do not contain parabens, silicones, dyes, fragrance or sulphates which is fantastic!
The product I was most excited to try was the *Barefoot SOS Daily Replenishing Cream (£21, 30ml) which contains 98% natural ingredients and claims to reduce scarring, blemishes and rosacea as well as repairing against the effects of UV rays, intensely moisturising the skin and toning the skin which reduces the appearance of fine lines.
The cream, to me, feels like a lightweight balm although it smoothes onto the skin so easily and even though initially it can look a little greasy it doesn't stay that way. I've been using it on the drier areas on my skin on and off over the past few weeks, especially around my nose and mouth because of a cold and it has been a lifesaver. The cream feels like a nourishing, moisturising barrier on the skin and it helps to relieve the look of dry and tired skin. A little goes a very long way so even though the tub looks a little small, it will last a long time. It hasn't irritated my eczema and it definitely feels like it is repairing and pampering my skin. The only negative point for me is the tub packaging which looks pretty but I would have personally preferred a tube container. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
I also have the *Barefoot SOS Face + Body Rescue Cream (£10.50) which may also be suitable for those with eczema and psoriasis as it is gentle, very moisturising and contains natural ingredients. I've been using the cream on the eczema on my hand and it definitely reduces the look and tight feel of the perpetual dryness associated with eczema and it doesn't irritate at all. As the cream is so rich, although it feels fairly light. I've been using it as a general hand cream and cuticle cream too. Overall rating: ★★★★☆, 4/5.
Overall, both products are fantastic basics to have in my skincare routine as they are natural and they don't irritate my skin at all. Both creams are so moisturising, nourishing and gentle so I know I will be getting even more use out of them over the upcoming colder months when my skin becomes dull and even drier. I would definitely recommend checking out this brand if you have dry and or sensitive skin - they also have lotions, cleansers, facial oils, body washes, serums and scalp treatments in the range, the latter I definitely want to try.
Have you tried anything from Barefoot SOS?