Isobel Rose


What Skin Needs: Australian skincare at its best


Australian skincare has always been a fascination of mine. As a country, it has such diverse native species that, in terms of flora, is often utilised in their skincare brands their unique medicinal properties. Designed with skin prone to acne, eczema or irritation in mind, What Skin Needs have created products that suit me down to the ground. I would classify my skin a dry/combination but extremely sensitive - it honestly feels like it’s on edge most of the time, waiting for something minute to set it off. That’s where the medicinal properties of WSN’s products prove to be especially helpful; they keep my dry skin in check and are also ready to jump to the rescue if and when any irritation occurs. 

Over the last month or so, I’ve been trying out two products from the brand - their Soothing Skin Gel, specially formulated to soothe any irritation, and the Skin Balm, an all-rounder balm that soothes, hydrates and protects. I’ve been using both fairly regularly to treat various ailments and have found that they have earned a truly coveted spot on my bathroom shelf. I’m a big fan of both; the Soothing Skin Gel has been great to put on when my skin flares up with any allergies (which seems to happen far too often) and the Skin Balm has been working wonders on both my dry hands and a few patches of eczema that have surfaced due to the cooler weather.


Jam-packed with about as many natural ingredients as you could possibly fit in a singular tube, What Skin Needs truly lives up to its name. I was kindly sent both of these products to try out but I can say, hand on my heart, that when I inevitably run out of either concoction I will be instantly restocking. 


What Skin Needs Soothing Skin Gel retails for £14.99 and What Skin Needs Skin Balm retails for £13.99. Both are available at Amazon.

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