Monkey balm is said to help/cure the following with regular use:
- diaper rash
- dry, itchy, cracked skin
- general skin conditioning
It is filled with all natural components, nothing that would irritate sensitive skin.
- Castor Seed oil
- Seabuckthorn oil - The main healing ingredient
- Cocoa Seed butter
- Jojoba Seed oil
- Seabuckthorn fruit extract
- Tocopherol Acetate
- Soybean Sterols
- Linoleic acid
- Caprylic /Capric Tryglyceride
My first impression was the smell. It is kind of a waxy fruit smell. Not unpleasant at all. The texture is alright. It is a bit oily and sticky. The stickiness comes from the beeswax I am assuming. I've never been big on that ingredient in anything. Not a huge turn off, but not something that I could slather all over myself. It goes on clear and smooth and it's packaged very conveniently where you twist it up to get more. It is basically like applying one huge lip balm on your body.
monkey balm to my dry, peeling dermatitis spots on
my cheeks, my acne on my cheeks, my elbow
patches, keratosis ( little skin colored bumps on my outer arms) My dry patches on my feet and toes, and my cuticles that I tend to cannibalize. I did notice a significant improvement on the dry patches on my cheeks, so I decided to put it on all peeling and dry areas.
My cuticles and feet it worked the absolute best for. I read that putting it on your feet and then covering it with socks overnight really helps cracked/drying heels, and it does. Everything became soft and smoother but, this is the type of treatment that needs to be kept up in order to keep it at bay. As soon as I washed my body, the dry spots were back. Also, it didn't do anything for my acne or the bumps on my arms, but I am going to keep at it and report if it ever does.
Pictured to the right, is my healed cuticle after a few days of 1 application per day. Not perfect, but much better than before.
My overall impression is that it is indeed a healing balm, with regular use. I will have to step up the applications to 3 times a day to see if it does anything dramatic. It is definitely a product I will stick with for my dry patches.
You can find out more about monkey balm and purchase it here, as well as join their facebook and Twitter
The running cost for Monkey balm is $15.95 and it seems like it will last a good while, so I think the price isn't too bad.
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