Rapid Repair Balm A potent, botanical alternative to petroleum jelly and traditional pharmaceutical skin ointments.

Over the years many of my clients felt they could not LIVE without Vaseline, Carmex, and hydrocortisone ointment for all their frustrating skin challenges. How on earth could they possibly deal with issues like eczema, chronic chapped lips, and itchy skin without those? (which Carmex was life support for chronic chapped lips, right?)  Add to the list of things that need a “skin ointment” like torn cuticles, cracked, itchy, and insanely dry skin AND sun/windburn from sports and skiing. Then came clients with eczema, dermatitis, and symptoms of psoriasis, and the REALLY challenging skin issues that come with a cancer diagnosis and oncology treatments. OMG – there just had to be a better way to meet these needs without suffocating the skin with petroleum and further damaging it with heavy chemical toxicity.

Chemotherapy, radiation and oncology treatments also seriously change the skin and bring a host of painful skin related problems with it, and patients too often rely on heavy, petroleum-derived skin lubricants to alleviate their symptoms and discomfort. “What else should I do?” they would ask me… hmm… there HAD to be a better solution that is not only lubricating – but healing, too.

Having experienced much of this myself, this became a mission for me. Extreme climate conditions AND health conditions often produced cracking, peeling skin, and many of these people expressed to me total bewilderment at feeling like it was just something they had to live with because it “was what it was”… NO, I SAID!! I recovered from all this and so can YOU! Here’s the scoop…

Vaseline has been a common household staple for generations and used on everything from babies’ tender bottoms to dry, cracked hands, however – it is an occlusive skin lubricant with absolutely no healing properties whatsoever, and actually leads to skin dehydration. Why is that you ask? It is because the skin is not able to breathe under the occlusive layers of petroleum or heavy waxes, and they prevent the skin from breathing and prevents moisture from evaporating, leading to skin dehydration and clogged pores. Petroleum and heavy skin butter are not absorbed into the skin, so thinking of these ingredients as a moisturizer is a real misconception. They can trap bacteria in the skin and create congested, clogged pores, and unless the correct skin cleansing steps are implemented, this can create havoc!

When scrapes, burns or patches of super dry skin appear (and especially after an invasive procedure, skin peels, or laser resurfacing), it’s easy to slather the area in a thick layer of ointment and hope for the best, but have you ever stopped to think about what you’re covering damaged and/or compromised wounds with? Other ingredients often found in these petroleum-based OTC products include synthetic fragrance, parabens, chemical preservatives, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, phthalates, lanolin, and dyes. (Huge Eye Roll…) So, if you aren’t a chemist and you don’t have days to research the alternatives, what do you do? Wow – do we have news for you!

One of the most widely versatile products in the Sunshine Botanicals collection is Rapid Repair Balm. This is a very effective alternative to petroleum and waxy ointments and contains some of nature’s most medicinal plant extracts known to help repair stressed, irritated and damaged skin on any part of the body. The soothing botanical extracts help keep wounds moist to help prevent crusting after laser treatments, skin peels, and other ablative cosmetic skin procedures. Organic beeswax and cold-pressed olive oil provide a rich, soothing, and buttery consistency that really soothes the skin and helps deliver the soothing, medicinal benefits of the healing plant extracts in this beautiful formula. Rapid Repair Balm is also the perfect “extreme climate cream” – and a total “must-have” on the ski slopes and in arid desert climates.

On a side note – See customer testimony – this product is AMAZING if you feel your hands look dry and “less than great”.

Dry skin - This potent skin balm may also be used to soothe, help heal, and nurture the most sensitive, damaged, and dry, inflamed skin conditions. Rapid Repair Balm melts at body temperature – so just scoop it out and massage into your hands well before you go to sleep at night, then put on a pair of gloves (or a pair of socks will work!) The difference in the skin will be amazing! You’ve just got to try this! Finally – if you have kiddos, you REALLY want this in your medicine cabinet for summer boo-boos!! Whatever the skin emergency maybe, this healing skin balm’s got you and your family covered!

Rapid Repair Balm melts at body temperature – so just scoop it out and massage into your hands well before you go to sleep at night, then put on a pair of gloves (or a pair of socks will work!) The difference in the skin will be amazing! You’ve just got to try this! Finally – if you have kiddos, you REALLY want this in your medicine cabinet for summer boo-boos!! Whatever the skin emergency maybe, this healing skin balm’s got you and your family covered!

Ingredient of The Week:

Comfrey (Symphytum Officinale)

The roots of leaves of the comfrey plant contain chemical substances called allantoin and rosmarinic acid. Allantoin boosts the growth of new skin cells, while rosmarinic acid helps relieve pain and inflammation. Extracts are still made from the roots and leaves and turned into ointments, creams, or salves.

Actions and Pharmacology:

  • Anti-Inflammatory

  • Cell Proliferant

  • Powerful Wound Healer

  • Heals Bruises

  • Rich Source of Organic Calcium

  • Minimizes Scar Formation

 

Top 5 Recommended Uses:

  • Extreme Dry Skin Relief
  • Radiation, Chemotherapy and Oncology Skin Challenges
  • Post Tattoo/ Permanent Make-Up Skin Recovery
  • Sunburn/Windburn First Aid
  • Lip Repair and Protection