On a wonderful trip to Space NK at the end of May, I discovered this brilliant product from African Botanics. I hadn't heard of the brand before that visit, but once the SA told me her personal experiences with this particular product, I was sold.
Marula is fast becoming a popular ingredient in a variety of skincare products these days. Known for its moisturizing properties, this particular product was much loved by both of the Space NK associates I met that day for its ability to repair.
Yes, you read that right. Repair! I have a number of scars that are slow to heal, and one particular raised scar underneath my lip from stitches. The associates recommended massaging this balm onto that area to smooth out the texture, and boy it really works. They also shared some stories of personal experiences (oven burns, skateboarding accidents, general clumsiness injuries) where this balm managed to heal their issues with little to no scarring in the span of a week. Seriously.
The day I bought it, I immediately massaged it into my raised scar and thought I could feel a difference. I had some acne that was just beginning the healing process, so i warmed up some of this balm and put it on that too. I swear my acne was less red and significantly less noticeable, but I was so impressed with how smooth that particular scar became. I only managed to massage that scar a few times, and even my fiance noticed a difference in its texture. He told me he couldn't feel the scar without looking, whereas he could find it easily with his fingers before!
But that's not the only thing this balm does. I've used it on my face when I'm feeling particularly dry, and it just does wonders there. Same with the vaguely eczema-like patches and slight rashes I get on my arms and legs occasionally. I don't know how, but it clears it up! I don't have serious eczema, so I don't know how it fares for that, but I have heard people having success with this.
So, I'm seriously in love. There are some other products from the line that I'm dying to try, but this little jar of balm is really a miracle for me. I'll happily use it up and repurchase it again! (But don't worry, I still haven't made too much of a dent in 5 months, a little goes a long way!)
Have you tried African Botanics Marula Intensive Repair Balm? Will this end up in your shopping cart? :)