It is the oat oil in Salvation for Hands that makes the difference between it and other creams and lotions and balms.
Oat oil is great for dry skin because its chemical makeup is similar to the chemical makeup of the skin’s natural oils (which are called lipids). This means it “sinks in” well, isn’t greasy, conditions and protects, and is just all round good at doing the job of helping horribly dry, cracked skin.
I tried lots of different oils – and there are a lot – and great claims are made for them – but when the oat oil sample landed on the doormat – that was it. This was the one that worked.
And I really liked the fact that the oats was grown in East Anglia and turned into oil not a million miles away from the source and I could actually pick up the phone and chat to my supplier – even if it was a bit tricky at times because he was on a very noisy tractor. I can, if I want, hop in the car and go and see the farm.
But ….. you can’t run around doing all the things you do that cause horribly dry hands with a bottle of oil in your pocket …. it is just asking for trouble in my view.
Which is where the beeswax comes in. It has its own qualities for skincare and has been used for millennia. What is does here is hold the oat oil together so you can stick it in your pocket (in its handy tin). It protects from irritation and seals in the goodness of the oil.
So that is what it is – an effective, practical remedy for anyone who has dry skin on their hands. You can use it on heels. You can use it as a lip balm.
To date (and we only started selling when the safety assessments were completed in March 2015) it is used by rowers, gardeners, forestry workers, builders, carers, mums, dads, mountain climbers, librarians, sculptors, florists, photographers, B&B owners, and lots of important people who do all sorts of things behind the scenes to keep the show on the road.
It just does its job whilst you get on with your job!
Right, that is enough of that – off to make soup for lunch and then go and tackle a garden ….