We’ve recently been asked to try out HealGel Intensive* and write a review of our experience.
It’s ‘a multi-purpose superhero’ product that promises to be an ‘all-in-one rescue serum’. After reading the description of it, and the praise it has received from the media, it sounded pretty great so I wanted to try it out for myself.
It has been created by a team of plastic and cosmetic surgeons as a rescue treatment. It was originally created to improve the appearance of scars, relive bruising and calm red and irritated skin, but it is also suitable for a number of skin complaints, including rosacea, acne, eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin and sunburn too. The added bonus is you can use it to give tired and stressed skin a boost, so it’s a multi-tasking product.
Sounds great, right?
It comes in a small pump action bottle with a design that looks a little more medicinal than your average beauty treatment. But then I guess that sums up what it is perfectly. You can use it as your daily moisturiser, but I decided to trial it for its healing properties.
I knew it was just a matter of time before my boys got injured (we have to sign the accident book at preschool at least once every week) so I could try it out. The following day, T2 came home from preschool with a huge scratch across his face!
I let the skin heal for a couple of days before I started applying the product because it needs to be used on unbroken skin. Then I applied it morning and night for the next few days. He told me it felt tingly but not uncomfortable.
My boys constantly get bruises and scratches and they tend to hang around for quite a long time – a good couple of weeks usually. This is because they’re pickers. They pick scabs because they are there to be picked, and they are still there to be picked because they’re pickers – it’s a vicious cycle! This time round, T2 may have done some scratching, but it has healed so fast that he hasn’t had chance to open it back up again (which is what ALWAYS happens).
I’m keeping this to hand ready for their black eyes and grazed faces which seem to be happening more and more as they get older and more confident in their abilities to climb things. I’ve heard it works wonders on healing spots and helps tired eyes look less puffy too, so I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of it as well!
HealGel costs £37.50 for 30ml
*The product was provided free of charge in return for a review. All opinions are my own.