When the colder weather comes around, its most certainly time to switch up our skincare. If you have read my latest post on Winter Body Skin Care HERE, you will already be aware of the importance of looking after our skin in these colder months. However, sometimes we need to step it up a gear and warm up our muscles as well as our skin and this is why I adore The Arnica Collection from SBC.
OG readers of Back To You Beauty will know that Arnica was the first ever SBC product that I used many, many, many years ago and is a product I still use on my whole family, send to friends and relatives and recommend to so many people.
The Arnica Collection contains a great selection of products that will warm and soothe the skin and help with aches and pains. Whilst SBC do not make any medicinal claims regarding Arnica, you can read all about its benefits online and the results people have received when using it. Included in this huge collection are :
1 x 1000ml Arnica Shower Crème –
Loved by the men in my household immensely, this beautifully rich, comforting shower crème does more than just cleanse the skin. This is the start of the Arnica journey and a great way to layer the product. The smell of this is warming and comforting and it creates the most beautiful soft, gentle bubbles. Great to put on a shower sponge, breathe in the aromatic vapours and indulge in some relaxation. This can also be added under running water to create a gently foaming bath and used all over the body to gently cleanse yourself and create a feeling of calm and wellbeing.
2 X 1000ml Arnica Comforting Relief Skincare Gel with Pumps –
Yes that’s right, 2 litres of this wonderful product. I have been using this product for, goodness….well over 10, maybe 15 years. This Salon sized, multi award winning Arnica Gel, I believe, should be a staple in every household. From banged children’s knees and bruises to full on aches and pains, this is my “miracle” gel. The water based gel formula, is suitable for all ages and all skin types. It does not stain clothing or bed sheets and is gentle and easy to massage in or layer on the skin. Arnica Flower Extract is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and for this reason I get through so much of this product. I suffer from Fibromyalgia and hold lots of stress and tension in my neck and shoulders. When I have a flare up I can have pain in my arms, legs, knees, elbows, hips, waist you name it. I gently layer and massage the gel anywhere I feel I need pain relief and lie back and relax and let my muscles take it all in.
Obviously SBC cannot make any medical claims, as I cannot either, I can just tell you how I love it and use it and how much relief I experience from it. My youngest son loves it massaged into his calves before and after his Tennis sessions and if he has any bruises or bumps at school it is the first thing he reaches for and my eldest son always uses this after training.
The great thing is you get two of these HUGE sizes which are perfect for sharing and decanting into smaller bottles and putting all around the house, car and bag.
Arnica Body Butter 450ml –
Having launched about a year ago, I love this decadently rich and luxurious Arnica body butter. This is soo gorgeously nourishing, soothing, hydrating and moisturising on the body that you will soon become addicted. With Arnica Montana being one of the oldest and most widely used forms of the herbal treatment in the world, you really have a great product that not only looks and feels luxurious but can also heal bruises, help with stretch marks and help with minor burns and many other issues. Arnica is combined with nourishing Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E which makes it easy to massage into the skin without causing any more pain or trauma. A great butter to apply to any one of any age, including children after bathing or showering as it locks in moisture and creates a protective barrier on the skin to prevent moisture loss. Plus is smells warm and amazing. Perfect for this season.
My Thoughts on this collection – I am a huge fan of Arnica so I will always gravitate to this collection and am thrilled that there is sooooo much Arnica included. I love this as my whole family use it and it lasts such a long time, but if you have a smaller family, it would be a great collection to share.
The Arnica Collection from SBC is available as a Todays Special Value on QVCUK, for one day only whilst stocks last on 23rd December and you can purchase it HERE.
ALSO LAUNCHING ON TSV DAY –
Arnica & Wintergreen Targeted Thermal Rub 250ml –
This new and improved product is formally know as the Arnica & Black Pepper Body Cream but with a twist! Infused with Arnica, Wintergreen ( a group of therapeutic plants from which the oil is extracted as it demonstrates great results when used for aches and pains ) Black Pepper and Cinnamon Bark Spices.
Now I love the smell of this as it smells medicinal and warming and perfect for that targeted relief of pain. Not to be used all over the body, but as an SOS treatment lotion, this has come in super handy on my shoulder for a muscle injury that I have. I find that when i massage in a little, it really warms into my muscles and just “Takes the edge off” my pain. I do experience a warming sensation and my skin does turn a lovely shade off pink, haha, but I know that it is bringing the blood to the surface of my skin and it feels amazing. Make sure you wash your hands after using this product as it really would be uncomfortable if you rubbed your eyes, and make sure you use it sparingly and localised.
Do you use Arnica? I would love to hear your thoughts on this collection. Please leave me a comment below.
Arnica & Wintergreen Targeted Thermal Rub 250ml is not included in the tsv but is available separately.