Gents I think it’s fair to say that at this time of year, most of us are pretty ill-prepared for the onslaught of freezing weather and the havoc this plays on our skin. It’s our extremities that bare the brunt, primarily to the detriment of the face, lips and hands.

Well I’ve some good news, a winter skin saviour if you will, comes in the form of ‘Everything Balm’ from New Zealand skincare brand Trilogy and I’m glad to report it does exactly what it says on the tin. A fuss free, versatile and soothing balm, it is the ultimate multi-purpose product.

At this time of year my lips always end up cracking and become chapped (caused primarily moving from warm central heating indoors to freezing cold temperatures outdoors). Normally my first line of defense is a trusty tube of Carmex. Recently however my lips began cracking so I decided to replace Carmex for some Everything Balm. I applied a small amount of the soft, supple balm to my lips a couple of times within a 12 hour period. On application I felt instant relief but more impressively by the following morning my lips felt renewed without trace of chapped skin.

The best thing is this balm can quite literally be used for practically every purpose. Impressed with the results on my lips, having forgotten gloves for lifting weights at the gym, the skin on my hands developed small welts where I had gripped and were slightly stinging. Again I reached for my tub of Everything balm and applied it my hands. The results – within the space of minutes my hands felt soothed, softened and the hard skin subsided.

Everything balm is a multi-tasking skincare tool for use on skin anywhere on the face or body. What’s more it’s perfect for travel so if you only use one skincare product this winter make it this. You won’t regret it.

The Science
Combining antioxidant-rich Certified Organic Marula Oil and Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, both revered for their skin healing and preservative properties, as well as Jojoba, Olive, Avocado, Honey and Vitamin E to deeply nourish your skin. Softens dry elbows, knees, hands and feet; provides pure and natural skin care for baby and makes dry lips delicious again.

Use Trilogy Everything Balm for:

Soothing dry skin: Intense long-lasting moisture barrier protection and relief; a great remedy for ‘I’ve been skiing all day’ skin.

All over nourishing & protecting: Soothes and repairs chapped or rough skin on elbows, knees, hands and feet. Heavy-duty damage control for long-haul flights.

Healthy nails: Softens and protects cuticles

Perfect massage oil: Warmed between palms it glides over the skin’s surface, easing bumps and bruises

Lip conditioning: Smoothes and softens

Multi-purpose moisturising: With botanical super-emollients to replenish skin’s moisture levels, post shave, apres sun or whenever you face the elements

Looking after baby: Replace mineral oil based baby products with Everything Balm.

Everything Balm 45ml RRP €16.95.
Available from Unicare, Arnotts and selected pharmacies and health stores nationwide.