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Unglamorous but amazing dry skin find- 'snowfire'

(10 Posts)
Spidergirl8 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:04:08

Just wanted to share- I suffer from dry chapped skin on my hands in the winter. Just bought something called 'snowfire' from the local pharmacy. It works really, really well and costs only £3.99. Don't be put off by the very unattractive packaging.

It's a bit like 8 hour balm, similar kind of smell too. Anyone else familiar with this and what do you think?

SomethingOnceInRoyalDavidsCity Tue 23-Dec-14 20:29:41

My late grandmother used to have a tube of that in her bathroom cabinet. Didn't know you could still buy it!

thenightsky Tue 23-Dec-14 20:35:14

My mum used to use it as lipbalm on us kids when we were playing out sledging in the winter. Marvellous stuff. Does it still smell of wintergreen?

Spidergirl8 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:44:31

It certainly has a distinctive smell! I thought I didn't like it, but it's growing on me. Very herbal and earthy.

Marylou2 Tue 23-Dec-14 20:51:10

I use Bepanthen which has cured my dry chapped hands.I pop it on before bed.It's amazing.I use my nice handcreams during the day.

OFSTEDwanker Wed 24-Dec-14 03:43:37

Back in the day I remember reading that discalced Carmelite nuns swore by Snowfire. OK, possibly not actually swearing.

ChippyTuesday Wed 24-Dec-14 08:37:23

My husband uses it for hacks on his hands - I think it stinks, and steer clear when he has it on grin

dexter73 Wed 24-Dec-14 08:39:30

That stuff is amazing! My Fil gave me a stick of it about 10 years ago and I still have it!

dexter73 Wed 24-Dec-14 08:43:13

Just looking at the ingredients. It has clove oil, lemon thyme oil, thyme oil, citronella and cade oil (juniper?).

BowiesJumper Wed 24-Dec-14 23:53:37

I use it on my chilblains (because I'm an old woman from Victorian times...). Works well!!

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