What Skin Needs Skin Balm

So this understated little product seems to be a bit of a wonder. We gave it to a friend who suffers badly from itchy, often bleeding (sorry) psoriasis - and he's been using it for a week. 'The itching is much reduced - and as a result, skin's much less inflamed', is the feedback - and he's tried many, many different products over the years, rarely finding anything that made a difference. Almost completely natural, it's designed for irritated, dry and damaged, 'stressed' skins and to promote skin cell renewal. The 'wonder' ingredient, according to What Skin Needs, is something called Plantolin®, from a botanical which glories in the name of centipeda Cunninghamii. In addition, there are oils of lavender, tea tree, ylang ylang and pelargonium - so it even smells subtly nice.

After such a short trial, it's too soon to say it's a complete miracle (though the signs are super-promising). But yet another fab find from last week's Natural & Organic Products Show - and over the next few weeks, we've even more to share!

UK readers find What Skin Needs Skin Balm at www.whatskinneeds.co.uk/£13.99 for 75ml