Baby Liam Vazquez’ skin condition was so severe that his mother, Jessica had to give up her job in order to soothe him. Nothing seemed to make a difference to his raw and itchy face. Not prescription steroid creams or any other remedy. Then Jessica tried a totally natural cream.
In less than four hours, the skin of her baby who suffers from atopic dermatitis had dramatically improved.
“I was like ‘Oh my God, this is crazy,’” says Jessica, 22, who was previously a bank teller, and lives in Greenbay, Wisconsin with her husband Eduardo, and four-year-old daughter Mia.
“I cried when I saw the difference because we had tried everything – eczema creams, coconut oil, oatmeal baths, two different steroid creams. My son’s skin was so raw and hurting, I’d had to leave my job so I could be with him. This cream was literally the only thing that worked. It’s been a very emotional journey.”
Liam developed atopic dermatitis at three months old. His doctor prescribed a steroid cream which worked at first, but then the dermatitis returned. A second steroid cream was prescribed but Jessica was reluctant to keep using steroid creams because of the known risks and side effects. “I’d read so many negative things about steroid creams, so then I did my own research.
“I found a story on the internet about a mum who had used this totally natural cream called Balmonds’ Skin Salvation for her baby who had eczema and it had cured it. I ordered it and as soon as I applied the cream, the redness in Liam’s face was gone. It was like normal baby skin in only a few hours.
“It really was amazing. I told Liam’s doctor about it and she was like ‘Oh my gosh, this is incredible’.”
Jessica is not the only mother who has discovered Balmonds’ Skin Salvation. Baby Robert Saucedo’s eczema was so severe, he did nothing but cry in the first year of his life. But within a month of trying the same cream, his eczema disappeared.
“It was like a miracle,” says Robert’s mother, Alejandra Mota Robles, 32, a restaurant worker from Dallas, Texas, who lives with her husband Robert and her six-year-old daughter, Amy. “My baby’s skin totally cleared up. I have told so many people about this cream because it’s really amazing.”
Like Jessica, Alejandra had been reluctant to keep using steroid creams on her baby’s face. “The steroid cream didn’t work anyway,” says Alejandra. “Robert’s skin was cracked and red. There’d be a liquid coming from it. He’d cry all the time because it hurt him so much.”
Robert had been three months old when a patch of eczema appeared on his cheek and began to spread, worsening as he grew. Alejandra showed her doctor Balmonds Skin Salvation, which she’d heard about in a magazine. “The doctor said: ‘Its ingredients are totally natural. It can’t hurt to try it’,” she explains. “Almost immediately, I could see that the cream was working. I applied the cream three times a day, and in less than a month, Robert’s eczema cleared.”
Robert is two-and-a-half years old now. Like Liam, his face shows no trace of the redness or cracked skin he had before.
Balmonds’ signature product Skin Salvation was created in a kitchen nearly twenty years ago by a mother whose baby daughter’s eczema was as bad as it could be. She needed an effective, non-steroidal emollient that wouldn’t sting her daughter’s sore skin, but because none were available, she made it herself. The cream, which contains a mixture of calendula, chickweed, nettle, chamomile, hemp seed oil and beeswax, worked so effectively that she began making the cream for friends. Eventually, she turned the production into a business.