Skincando

Award-Winning Skincare for Babies!

You might remember my previous post about Skincando’s Combat-Ready Balm — the wonder salve that’s even effective for troops in the harshest of conditions. Now, there is a version for babies and kids! This miracle cream has similar ingredients, which soothe and heal some of the most delicate skin on earth aka a baby’s. But this is totally an adult product as well. Baby skincare products are great for adult skin, especially if it’s sensitive.  I just love how multifunctional this one is — it’s magical for dry skin, eczema, diaper rash, eczema, bug bites, sunburn, and more! I can’t wait to buy this for some of the soon-to-be new moms in my life.

Some Fav Natural Lip Balms

Has anyone tried any of these before? Any other great natural options come to mind?

These are just a few of my favorites…

john masters organics ~ lip calm – contains soothing ingredients like flax seed oil, vitamin E, beeswax, and vanilla essential oil

(I only bought mint chap stick until I tried this one a few years ago. It definitely broadened my horizons.)

Skincando ~ Combat-Ready Lip Balm – very moisturizing and the mintiest I’ve tried yet!

Sweet Beauty ~ Tropical Treat Lip Confection (Coconut, Pineapple & White Chocolate)

- this line has some of the most decadent, all natural flavors in existence! (other flavors include Mojito, Dark Chocolate & Tangerine Truffle)

Lulu Organics ~ Cardamom Lip Balm ~ unique flavor, great shine and very therapeutic (more info in this previous post)

Skincando

I think Skincando might be one of the most unique and altruistic natural lines in existence right now. Founder, Sara Damelio’s search for answers to her own skin ailments led her to the formation of her first and most acclaimed product – Combat-Ready Balm.  This balm not only graces the pages of women’s fashion magazines, but has also been regularly donated to troops in Iraq for years now.

Founder, Sara Damelio

One soldier wrote, “Send more of that magic balm!” after he and fellow soldiers found it worked for sand flea bites, sunburn and chapping from sandstorms and 140-degree days. When Sara was telling me about the feedback and the requests she receives on a daily basis, I realized that her product and her efforts are truly miracles to our troops.  Can you even imagine trying to serve while covered in skin ailments on a daily basis? Unbearable. Sara’s efforts are making such an impact on the quality of life for our troops and the awesome thing is that anyone can help this worthy cause by donating a product(s) of choice to a service member (specific or non-specific). Last year, Sara and Skincando.com customers donated 5,000 jars!

I was so curious to see what a “miracle balm” like this one consisted of and it turns out there is a pretty special ingredient – exotic fish oils! But please don’t be scared – there is not even the faintest scent of anything aquatic. The scent is light, refreshing and equally enjoyable for men and women.  Some of the other nourishing ingredients in the Combat-Ready Balm include apricot kernel oil, coconut oil, shea butter, black tea, and beeswax. I can see why this balm is great for so many things. I even put it on my face and it doesn’t clog my pores. It really is such a versatile product.

Also, let me not forget to mention the lipbalm! I love it so much.  I would equate using it to rubbing a perfectly moisturizing candy cane on your lips (if a candy cane was moisturizing).  I gave one to my husband recently – I thought he would definitely be a fan of it (no super girly packaging or flavors), but somehow it keeps wondering back into my bag… every day. I just keep taking it and giving it back, taking it and…I just need to buy a second already! This is definitely another one for my favorite list.

{Photo Credits: Gunnar Larson}