SOS – Diabetes friendly skincare

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Sensitive skin is something that so many people struggle with on a day to day basis. Whether it be a slight sensitivity or something more troublesome, such as Eczema it can all be very uncomfortable. But, did you know that anyone that has Diabetes also has skin sensitivity issues and should be using a suitable product? Whilst this range is suitable for all skin types, it is great to know that this is also a Diabetes friendly skincare range.


Whether you have an incredibly dry or reactive prone skin, Eczema, Dermatitis or Psoriosis, struggle with wind burns or chapped skin, SOS have a range of Vegan friendly, Artificial Ingredient free, made in the UK products that are suitable for the whole family. With super light, yet effective textures, no harsh rubbing in of product is needed.

sos serum skincare testures

Created by Bruce Green, Chartered Scientist, Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, his background of formulating for many famous cosmetics brands in the UK and USA, has made him a fountain of Formulation knowledge. Using this knowledge, Bruce noticed that the issue that consistently dominated the skin, was sensitivity issues. Using simplified formulas and minimal ingredients

‘SOS Serum offers a range of skin care products that help keep skin healthy and protected, designed with the needs of diabetics in mind.
Patients with diabetes are prone to developing skin problems as the skin can become extremely dry and sensitive thus more susceptible to infections.
Our range of products helps to soothe, heal and moisturise the skin providing ‘The answer to sensitive skin.’

Priding themselves on being experts in combining naturally pure ingredients, this is not only an incredible range for people with challenged skin, but also fantastically sustainable with fully recyclable packaging and Reef Friendly SPF! Yay!!

allergic reaction to fragrance

Having used this brand myself on my dehydrated skin, I can tell you the levels of hydration are wonderful – thanks to the inclusion of the Hyaluronic and other Active ingredients. I also used this after a horrible allergic reaction to fragrance, I had seen my GP, used a prescribed cream that dried out and cracked my skin, leaving it sore and itchy, then went on to use the SOS Serum and Day Serum, (the photo above is day 1 of my allergic reaction and all the photos in this post were taken 5 days later), with exceptional results. I really wanted to share this brand and this range with you. With just three products in its range, I am sure you will find something suitable for everyone.

SOS H2O Day Serum


This gloriously lightweight, silky Day Cream has the most soothing and cooling effect upon application. This innovative formulation blends powerful active plants stem cells, which we all know and love, and anti-ageing ingredients such as White Truffle (packed with Minerals and Amino Acids) and Green Grape (loaded with Antioxidants and Nutrients) which have been shown to stimulate new skin cell production and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

applying sos h20

For me though, it is the low level molecular Hyaluronic Acid which makes this such a wonderfully hydrating serum. It is able to penetrate deeper into the skin allowing that hydration to really increase skins elasticity, suppleness and overall look and feel of the skin. This is super important on those suffering with a sensitised skin because hydration is absolutely key on sore, irritated, inflamed skin. That is not all, this super light weight Day Cream, that sinks in immediately without leaving any greasy residue behind, also contains a Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection SPF 30 meaning you are protected from the get go (although a SPF would also be needed for brighter days with more time spent outside).


This has been a pleasure to use daily after cleansing, I have really seen a great bounce and smoothness to my skin, with fine lines less pronounced due to the exceptional level of hydration. Obviously always patch test any new product, but especially more important on a sensitive skin. If you have a Winter ravaged skin, an ageing skin, or a problematic skin, this would be wonderful to use daily.

SOS Serum


This gel like product really does pack a punch! Super cooling on a hot, flushed skin, this provides immediate relief from itchy, sore, dry, and problematic skin conditions. Containing Wasabi & Burdoch Leaf Extracts, this probably sounds like something you wouldn’t put on your skin right? Well, Wasabi has such great Anti-inflammatory properties as well as being full of Antioxidants and has been used for years and years in skincare. Burdoch Leaf Extract goes way back and has a long history of treating the skin. It has a de-sensitising affect on the skin which makes it perfect for use on bites, burns and nettles stings. Add to that the inclusion of Lauromacrogols-which acts as an anaesthetic and the soothing cooling Peppermint, and what you have here is your one-stop-shop skin rescue product.


Not a traditional serum in the sense of a day and evening application after cleansing and before moisturising but a treatment serum that can be used for a plethora of symptoms:

  • Reduce itching caused by Eczema, Psoriasis and Dermatitis
  • Support the withdrawel of Steroid Creams
  • Treat & Soothe bites, plant & Insect stings and minor burns
  • Soothes and Hydrates wind chapped and sun damaged skin
  • Quickly and effectivley manage allergic flare ups
  • Provide extra moisture for elbows and knees


This really is a serum that should be a staple in all households, and thanks to its 50ml size is perfect to take on holiday to help with any sunburn or insect bites. This product will really come into its own in the school Summer holidays if you have kids, perfect for days out and long walks through the forest! A real Save our Skin product that does what it says on the packaging! Suitable for face and body.



Containing extracts of active Soy Bean Stem Cell and Vitamin E, this light weight, non whitening SPF glides onto the skin beautifully, sinking quickly in as it does. This Broad Spectrum mineral based SPF containing Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide is said to deliver Ultimate UVA and UVB protection. Reef friendly – which is super important – this fragrance free formula is suitable for all the family and can be used on the face and body.


Now, obviously it is freezing cold and Winter right now, but we all know the importance of wearing SPF daily (I hope!) So I have been wearing this under my make up and can say that it hydrates my dehydrated skin perfectly, doesn’t cause any flashback in photos, doesn’t leave any white cast on the skin and feels almost like a silky make up primer.

sos serum flatlay

I have really enjoyed using and testing these products and i hope you will too. I think it must be so hard for someone struggling with a skin condition to find something that works, something that soothes and hydrates the skin. Obviously check all skin conditions with your GP first and patch test before trying out any new products, but i really think you will find some relief from sore, inflamed, itchy, dry skin using SOS Serum Products. All products come in air tight pump containers to keep it fresh for each use.

I would love it if you would share this post with any of your friends or family that you think may be struggling with skin issues. For more information, testimonials or to purchase anything from the SOS range that i have mentioned above, please visit their website HERE

I hope you have found this post useful, please let me know if you try out any of these products and keep me posted on your skin care journey. SOS – Diabetes friendly skincare.

Thank you for reading

Love, Sharon









  1. Eileen
    March 3, 2020 / 11:18 pm

    Great review Sharon, I have older skin (I’m70) and I have recently started having problems Eczema. Does the cream cause congestion of pores?

    Thanks Sharon xx

    • backtoyoubeauty
      March 4, 2020 / 6:35 pm

      Hi Eileen, thank you for your comment, I hope you are well. No it does not clog the pores as all and feels very comfortable and cooling on the skin x

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