Wednesday, January 18, 2012

FixMySkin Balm: Day 7

It's been a week since I first posted about my review of FixMyFace balms.  After making my initial analysis, I'm ready to give a more thorough take on the Hyrdrocortisone infused products.

Just a reminder:

FixMySkin offers an innovative solution to several, all-too-common, skin problems. The unique formulation of a medicated balm containing 1% hydrocortisone can be used to treat dry skin, chapped lips, psoriasis, eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, seborrheic dermatitis and allergic skin reactions to cosmetics and other products.

Each package claims:

"Great for chapped lips, irritated, cracked and dry skin, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, poison ivy, and insect bites!"

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Benefits:
The light scent of vanilla was quite pleasing to my very sensitive nose.  Scents often have a tendency to create irritation for those with allergy prone skin (like my own) yet I did not notice any irritation after application.

The waxy texture of the balm proved comfortable for application on both lips and certain dry spots. 

I noticed that after applying two to three times daily to my lips greatly reduced the level of peeling I was experiencing.

The size of these balms (available in .5, .25, and .15 fl. oz.) is perfect for the pocket, pocketbook, or night-table.  For those that apply in a number of places, the larger balm stick would fit comfortably into and side pocket of a purse for easy removal.

Caveats:
Size to price ratio ($8-$12) isn't exactly economical.  For slightly less money, one could pick up generic hydrocortisone ointment at a drugstore in larger doses.

While my peeling did subside, in a day of disuse, the peeling returned.  Because cortisone cannot be continuously applied, I am ambivalent about using this on a daily basis, especially on such thin skin like my lips.  This product is more of an interim treatment rather than a long-term healing and prevention of dry skin.

I would hope that in the future, FixMySkin products might come in different textures.  While the waxier balms are suitable for flat dry spots or lips, for use on larger swaths of skin (like the entire hand), this balm is not spreadable as a cream or lotion would be.  
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In conclusion, I would recommend FixMySkin products to those who need a quick fix for particularly skin and irritated skin.  For those eczema and allergy prone like myself, I would recommend something else that might treat the cause of the issue and not just the symptom.  Nevertheless, I will continue to carry around the balms I have in my purse in case I need something a bit stronger to tame inflamed skin on the run.

For more information, please visit FixMySkin.com.


This product was provided for my honest, unbiased review.  Please see my PR Disclosure Policy for more information.

6 comments :

  1. Great and thorough review!!  Thank you for this! :D

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  2. My pleasure!  I hope it helps :)

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  3. Sounds like a great "quick fix" product.  Thanks for sharing this review!

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  4. If you decide to purchase it, please let me know how it works for you psoriasis. I'd be interested to know if it is a "quick fix" for that as well.

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