SM tests… Skinfix

There’s a lot of whoop about Canadian brand Skinfix at the moment as a wonder product for eczema and dry skin conditions. We tried the Body Repair Balm and the Hand Cream.

Our SM tester writes: “I don’t have full on eczema but what I do have is really dry, flaky skin that gets so tight it hurts (especially after swimming or the gym) and I spend a lot of time rubbing my legs, feet, hands and elbows with everything from neat almond oil to Vaseline to Creme de la Mer. The Skinfix range is made from healing botanicals, rich natural butters and emollient oils – so if you do have full on eczema or dermatitis it’s nice to know this one is steroid free – and the hand cream is really soothing, plus it stays on after you wash your hands (well, keeps your skin plump anyway). Also – if you hate the sort of hand cream that takes ages to dry then give this one a go as it sinks in instantly. I’d say a bit more about the hand cream but actually my husband nicked it after three days, so… well let’s just say it has unisex appeal! 

The body repair balm is great – I’ve been using it just before bed and then lounging around stroking my kitten soft skin. The main ingredient is oatmeal, but there is also aloe barbadensis leaf juice, beeswax and shea butter in there.”

Skinfix is available from Boots and prices start at £14.99