Homeoplasmine Review

Homeoplasmine is like the cool version of Elizabeth Arden's 8h cream, and if sites like into the gloss are right, it is THE item all super models and actresses carry with them at all times. It's been on my "to try list" forever, and I finally managed to pic up a tube when I was in Paris a couple of weeks ago. 

It was initially developed as a universal skin salve that would help soothe chapped and broken skin, like sore nipples from breastfeeding. It contains a petrolatum base (vaseline) as well as homeopathic botanical ingredients to help repair and heal the skin. 

Ingredients: Calendula officinalis, Phytolacca officinalis, Bryonia, Benzoin, Boric acid, and Vaselinum album.

The breakdown: Calendula has long been used for its skin healing and antibacterial properties. It is a strong anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps wound healing and cell regeneration in skin. Phytolacca was new to me, but it is apparently a berry plant - poke weed, which has been used in native american medicine for ages. In itself it is highly toxic, but when prepared right it is said to have beneficial effects on everything from cancer to psoriasis. Bryonia is a flowering plant often used in homeopathic medicine, although I couldn't find a lot of skin specific effects of this plant. Boric acid is a well known medical ingredient associated with antiseptic properties, often used in solution. Petrolatum or vaseline is a well known skin soother that helps repair a broken skin membrane, while also preventing moisture loss. 

What I think: I love the ingredient list, and that it comes in a slim little tube. I would definitely keep a tube of it in the house for the odd burn or skin wound. As a lip conditioner though, I find it a little on the dry side or shall I say matte, which for some might be a plus. I prefer my Elizabeth Arden as a night time lip treatment as I feel it conditions and moisturises to a higher degree, but for skin, especially eczema or wounded skin the Homeoplasmine might be more user friendly due to its salve like consistency and matte finish. 

Have you tried Homeoplasmine? What do you think?