BaleaMED Sensitive Skin Soothers



BaleaMED Ultra Sensitive shower gel was my first BaleaMED purchase. I think that it costs somewhere around $3-$4. Slightly more expensive than the other two BaleaMED shower bits. I was drawn to the “ultra sensitive” part because I was beginning to even despise the clothes resting on my skin. That's how much I was freaked out. Now, this shower gel comes in a 250ml tube which has a decent lid and the plastic body is soft to touch. At the time, I liked the fact that it had absolutely no smell. Nice smelling things seemed to be off limits. The texture of this shower cream is really something curious. It seems to be a cross between a cream and a balm. It is rather thick but also strangely sticky in this odd, pleasant kind of way. I absolutely hated it at first because it did not foam up at all and I thought that I wouldn't even feel like I was clean after using it. But I was wrong. I just needed a bigger dollop of this strange body cleanser and it actually produced a nice lather. I also used it for shaving with no problem at all. My skin felt clean but not squeaky clean, which is actually a good thing when your skin is irritated. The tightness we experience after certain body washes is the last thing I need when my skin is already in a strange, irritated and itchy condition. Skin felt moisturized but without any residue. This shower gel certainly cannot replace the soothing touch of a body lotion but it efficiently calmed my skin down. I finally started to feel good in my own skin.

BaleaMED Ultra Sensitive gel za tusiranje je bio prvi proizvod iz BaleaMED linije koji sam kupila. Mislim da kosta cca 5KM, sto ga cini nesto skupljim od preostale dvije tusiralice koje posjedujem iz ove linije. Privukao me natpis “ultra sensitive” jer mi je srklet i nervozu pocela izazivati i sama odjeca koju sam nosila. Do te mjere sam bila izludjena. Ova tusiralica dolazi u tubi od 250ml ciji je poklopac pristojne kvalitete a plastika od koje je tuba izradjena je meka i ugodna na dodir. Za vrijeme kada sam koristila ovaj gel, dopadala mi se cinjenica da nije parfimiran. Sve mirisljave stvarcice su mi tokom ovog perioda bile zabranjene (samonametnuta zabrana). Tekstura ove tusiralice je prilicno zanimljiva. Nalazi se negdje izmedju kreme i balzama. Jako je gusta i ono sto je mozda najcudnije – ljepljiva na jedan iznenadjujuce ugodan nacin. Na pocetku mi se uopste nije dopala jer se nije pjenila zbog cega sam imala osjecaj da mi koza nije ociscena. Sta reci nego da sam “navucena” na pjenusave tusiralice. No pogrijesila sam jer je potrebna samo malo veca kolicina ovog gela kako bi nastala sasvim pristojna i  upotrebljiva pjena, cak i za brijanje. Koza je poslije cista ali ne do mjere da skripi pod prstima sto je dobro jer je zadnja stvar koju zelim dodatni osjecaj zatezanja kada se vec mucim sa osjetljivom kozom. Koza je i blago hidratizirana nakon ovog gela. Ova tusiralica ni u kom slucaju ne zamijeniti losion za tijelo ali je ipak pruzila znatan nivo njege i umirenja. Napokon sam se ponovo pocela osjecati dobro u vlastitoj kozi.


Oh, I must mention that this Ultra Sensitive shower gel is something I finished extremely quickly. I go through a bottle after 2 weeks, 20 days tops. Since you do need more to foam up and to cleanse the skin, you end up using quite a bit per shower. Not the most economic of all shower gels but I was happy that it helped with my sensitive skin. After I finally started to feel human again, I had let myself go and got back to using my Yves Rocher shower bits once again. Big mistake – the sensitivity was back. I was so furious. This time, I purchased the remaining two BaleaMED shower bits. I was really satisfied with the first offering but it simply lasted me for only a short amount of time. I was hoping that these two, packed in 300ml bottles would last longer. They cost approx $1-$2 per each so they certainly won't break the bank. I picked them up because I finally wanted to find out what makes them differentiate from each other.

Moram spomenuti cinjenicu kako se ovaj Ultra Sensitive gel za tusiranje jako brzo trosi. Mislim da potrosim jednu tubu za otprilike 2 sedmice a najvise za 20 dana. Posto ga je nesto vise potrebno da se stvori pjena, koristila sam ga vise nego sto bih inace po tusiranju. Nije bas najekonomicnija tusiralica ali ja sam zadovoljna posto mi je pomogao i umirio kozu. Nakon sto sam je vratila u normalno stanje, napravila sam gresku tako sto sam naglo pocela ponovo da koristim Yves Rocher tusiralice. Naravno, previse rano sam ih pocela koristiti i osjetljivost se vratila. Tada sam kupila preostale dvije BaleaMED tusiralice. Prvom u tubi sam bila zadovoljna ali sam je prebrzo potrosila sto mi se nije ponavljalo. Nadala sam se da ce mi ove dvije boce od po 300ml ipak trajati duze. Plus sto su jos po komadu kostale cca 2KM. A kupila sam ih i iz razloga sto sam napokon zeljela ustanoviti razliku izmedju njih (to me kopkalo vec neko vrijeme).


BaleaMED shower gel with Allantoin (pH 5,5) is as you'd expect – a gel. Clear and relatively thick shower gel which I find to have a wonderful smell. Since I was running away from anything scented, I wondered if I made a mistake by purchasing it but I also wanted to believe that the presence of fragrance would not and should not aggravate the skin since it is aimed at sensitive skin. Thankfully, I have not experienced any irritations ever since using it. It is envisioned as a shower gel suitable for frequent use on sensitive skin without drying it out. I find that it truly doesn't dry skin out and is of a very moisturizing formula. It foams up into this beautiful thick, white lather but again – this shower gel does not strip the skin. It leaves it supple and lightly nourished. Perfect for shaving as it leaves skin baby smooth. The scent disappears quickly from the skin and I would describe it as something reminiscent of the blue Nivea scent. Clean, fresh and a bit pharmaceutical. Personally, I would prefer it to be scent-free since perfume is likely to cause irritation for extra sensitive skin. Just because my skin wasn't irritated by it doesn't mean that someone else's wouldn't be. I guess the point of making products for sensitive skin would be to eliminate any potential irritants. So this very well might be considered a flaw.

Balea MED gel za tusiranje sa alantoinom (pH 5,5) je sto bi i ocekivali – gel. Proziran te relativno gust gel az tusiranje za koji smatram da jako lijepo mirise. Kako sam bjezala od naparfimiranih tusiralica, pitala sam se da li sam napravila gresku sa ovom. Istovremeno, zeljela sam vjerovati kako prisutstvo parfema ne bi trebalo, ne bi smjelo da izazove iritacije posto je ovo ipak proizvod namijenjen ciscenju i njezi osjetljive koze. Srecom, zaista mi nije dodatno iritirao osjetljivu kozu. Zamisljen je kao gel koji je namijenjen svakodnevnoj upotrebi koji nece djelovati isusujuce. Mislim da taj dio ispunjava posto je dosta hidratizirajuce formule. Pravi prekrasnu gustu, bijelu pjenu ali ponovo cu naglasiti – ne isusuje kozu. Cak bude jako meka i podatna. Odlican je i za brijanje. Miris ubrzo nestane sa koze a opisala bih ga kao nesto slicno mirisu plave Nivea kreme. Cisto, svjeze, pomalo farmaceutski. Licno bih vise voljela da uopste nema mirisa posto je poznato kako parfemi u proizvodima mogu iziritirati jako osjetljivu kozu. Samo zato sto moja nije reagovala, ne znaci da mozda vasa ne bi. Nekako mi je najlogicnije u procesu proizvodnje proizvoda za njegu osjetljive koze izbaciti sve potencijalne iritanse. Tako da bi se ovome gelu ovaj detalj mogao uzeti kao mana.

Other thing I dislike about all three BaleaMED shower gels and creams is the presence of SLS high on the ingredients list. Again, a well-known ingredient that causes skin irritation should not be in a product aimed to cater to sensitive skin needs. These are all extremely affordable products so I'm guessing that they were using the cheapest ingredient for producing that lovely foam. But doesn't that defeat the purpose of making these products in the first place? What do you think? I still think that, in theory at least, putting SLS in shower gels for sensitive skin isn't a smart move. However, I am happy that I personally haven't experienced any additional itchiness or redness. I guess that I shouldn't moan as much. A very similar deal is with the BaleaMED shower cream (pH 5,5) for sensitive, dry skin. This is a classic shower cream. Thick, white and emollient – it does soothe the skin quite quickly. It foams to a slightly lesser degree than the shower gel but the skin is equally moisturized after use. It has that same fresh pharmaceutical scent. Again, ingredients aren't perfect as we have the same issues with SLS and perfume. And alcohol. The bottom line would be that it is probably better to purchase a BaleaMED shower offering than, lets say, Eucerin because they have similar ingredients (with some no-no's included) and Eucerin costs a lot more. So, BaleaMED would be a nice affordable pick if your skin is only temporarily sensitized, like mine was. However, if you're facing serious skin issues, than do advise a dermatologist since few bucks in the drugstores won't resolve your issues.

Jos nesto sto mi se ne dopada, a prisutno je u sastavu sva tri BaleaMED proizvoda za tusiranje jeste SLS. I cak je visoko pozicioniran. Nije slabo poznat fakt da SLS nije dobar za osjetljivu kozu i ne razumijem zasto je bas on ovdje koristen. Moguce da, posto je cijena ovih tusiralica niska, je bio odabran kao sastojak za pjenusanje posto je jako jeftin. No, ignorisimo na tren finansijske razloge za ovu odluku – zar ovo ne pobija svrhu proizvodnje ovih proizvoda? Sta vi mislite o ovome? Ja sam misljenja da, barem u teoriji, taj sastojak ne bi trebao da ima mjesta u ovakvim proizvodima. Sa druge strane, sretna sam sto ja nisam iskusila neke negativne posljedice. Cak naprotiv pa se vjerovatno ne bih trebala toliko zaliti. Jako je slicna situacija i sa  BaleaMED kremom za tusiranje (pH 5,5) za osjetljivu, suhu kozu. Ovdje se radi o klasicnoj kremi za tusiranje. Gusta je, bijele boje i emolijentna – zaista brzo umiruje kozu. Nesto se manje pjeni od gela no koza je podjednako nahranjena kao sa njim. Istog je mirisa kao i gel. Sastojci ni ovdje nisu savrseni te imamo istu dilemu oko SLS-a, parfema i alkohola. U krajnjoj liniji, sigurno je bolje i isplativije nabaviti BaleaMED tusiralicu umjesto, npr.Eucerinove koja takodjer nije idealnog sastava a kosta dosta vise. Znaci, BaleaMED tusiralice su dobar odabir ako vam se pojavila trenutacna osjetljivost koze tijela. Nesto sto nije ozbiljno. Ali ako se suocavate sa necim sto zahtijeva dijagnozu, svakako se bolje posavjetovati sa dermatologom jer rjesenje nece kostati svega par markica i mala je sansa da ce vas cekati u drogeriji.

13 Comments

  1. Novembar 7, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    Hello from Spain: interesting products for sensitive skin. We keep in touch.

  2. Novembar 7, 2013 / 10:07 pm

    Meni su ti ove tuširlice super. I kada ne znam što bih koristila, kada mi je koža u komi, uvijek im se vratim 🙂

    • Novembar 8, 2013 / 11:26 pm

      Jesu, stvarno su umirujuce i pored ne bas savrsenog sastava.
      Meni takodjer funkcionisu, to mi je najbitnije 😀

  3. Novembar 7, 2013 / 10:20 pm

    Meni bi baš dobro došao jedan od ovih ljepotana, koža mi je u zadnje vrijeme baš katastrofa, inače je osjetljiva, a sad je za poluditi 🙂 Hm al' od sva tri prije bih se odlučila na gel sa allantoinom 🙂

    • Novembar 8, 2013 / 11:28 pm

      Ovi ljepotani su stvarno super a najbolje je sto ti nece biti neki veliki trosak 😀
      Znaci i tvoja je koza poludila? Eto nama i centralnog grijanja, ma biti ce veselo!
      Ne bi pogrijesila ni sa kremastom tusiralicom sto je isto u boci. Jako su slicne.

  4. Novembar 8, 2013 / 10:17 am

    Ovo mi treba, barem da malo umirim kožu na nogama, u ovom periodu se užasno peruta

    • Novembar 8, 2013 / 11:30 pm

      O da, i meni koza nogu – posebno potkoljenica bude uzasno suha i perutava 🙁
      Meni pomazu ove tusiralice i jedna drogerijska mazalica o kojoj pisem ovih dana.
      Mozda je vec i imas a fantasticna je u kombinaciji sa ovim Balea tusiralicama 😉

    • Novembar 8, 2013 / 11:30 pm

      Bez ikakve sumnje mogu preporuciti ove gelove i kreme za tusiranje. Mozda mi se od svih najvise dopao upravo gel.

  5. Novembar 10, 2013 / 12:32 am

    Imam mlijeko za tijelo iz ove linije i prezadovoljna sam njime. Kad potrošim ove moje proizvode za tuširanje, kupujem i ovog! 😀

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