The Selexir Trial

eczema cream

1) Selexir Part 1: Over eighty of you registered your interest to trial the Peace Balm from Selexir and so many of your comments were really, really moving. I had no idea that so many people suffer so badly with eczema and extreme dry skin conditions – it has actually been a real eye-opener reading through your descriptions and stories. In the end it would have been impossible for me to choose three people based on the merits of their comments – it would be unfair to try and devise a set of criteria by which I try and pick the most suitable candidates or the most “deserving cases”. I’m pretty sure that all of you would write me a brilliant review and would absolutely appreciate the chance to trial a product that promises so much! So I’ve had to put the decision-making to the randomiser, which is actually how I pick the winners for my giveaways. Naively, I thought that I wouldn’t have to use it for a reader trial! Here we go with the names of the three people who’ll be testing out the Selexir creams: Kimberley Williams, Jasmine Yule and Daniele ([email protected]) I might possibly have contacted you by the time that this goes live, but if I haven’t then please do get in touch with a comment or tweet or the like!

2) Selexir Part 2: One reader made a very astute suggestion in the comments on the original Selexir post – “Perhaps [they] could consider a lower price for a small sample so those who aren’t lucky enough to win can try it.” I went straight to the brand with this idea, and though they don’t produce teeny samples, they do have the travel size version which is £20 for 15ml. They have agreed to take 25% off the price of the travel size for a few days so that those who wish to sample it can do so at a lower price. This takes it down to £15 for 15ml with free delivery, so about the same price-per-ml as an Estée Lauder or Lancome cream. I do hope that this is a help for some of you – I know that most of us like to try something in a small amount before investing a lot of money. The code for this offer is MODEL and Selexir will keep it open until the end of Wednesday next week. Their website is here:

3) Selexir Part 3: those who have been picked for the trial products, please please please make sure that you feed back to me about your findings. And anyone else who tries it, please feel free to contact me too – or leave a comment, whatever you prefer. I’m always interested to hear people’s experiences with skincare – and that goes for any product, not just this one!

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  1. sarah (sugarpuffish)
    November 4, 2012 / 9:05 am

    I hope you don’t mind me leaving a cheeky plug but my blog is from the focus of someone who has eczema (since I was born) and my allergies. I am recommending products that I can use. I haven’t tried this brand but Salcura is my miracle worker & it’s a bit cheaper. My blog is called “sugarpuffish” should anyone wish to google. Thanks Ruth for being attention to this horrible skin condition

    • RuthCrilly
      November 4, 2012 / 11:40 pm

      Thank you Sarah, of course I don’t mind. x

  2. Danielle
    November 4, 2012 / 10:01 am

    Yay!! I shot up at 7am this morning (practically unheard of for me at the weekend!) I do believe I may have left my email wrong so am posting to correct that & also say thank you so much- I really never win anything & this have come at such a good time!

    • RuthCrilly
      November 4, 2012 / 11:40 pm

      YAY! OK, I will be in touch! xx

  3. Ali
    November 4, 2012 / 7:13 pm

    Thanks Ruth for arranging the discounted travel size, just ordered one for my daughter, thanks x

    • RuthCrilly
      November 4, 2012 / 11:40 pm

      Hope it helps! xx

  4. November 4, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Omg! I’ve never won anything before! Woohoo! Just tweeted you! :) Thanks, Ruth, I can’t wait to write a proper review! xx

    • RuthCrilly
      November 4, 2012 / 11:40 pm

      YAY! x

  5. sevda
    November 4, 2012 / 9:14 pm

    You did the right thing in the end. Well done on the reduced price. I’m sure plenty of people will pay the higher price if they are sure it will work, so 15 even 20 pounds is manageable. A travel size is a must anyway.

    I don’t mind spending €15 on shower gel cos I know it works. The 3 for 2 coming in at €2 a bottle don’t interest me anymore.

    • RuthCrilly
      November 4, 2012 / 11:40 pm

      Same here! Thanks Sevda! x

  6. November 5, 2012 / 6:48 pm

    Thank you some much Ruth, I have emailed you:) xox

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