FREE Barefoot SOS rescue cream up for grabs

Because it’s National Eczema Week and I love the Barefoot SOS skincare range, I’ve got a special treat for you. What allergy readers can enter a competition to win a free sample of Barefoot SOS face and body rescue cream. This offer is exclusive to What Allergy and special thanks to Bafefoot SOS for being so kind and also offering to send out the samples!

Freefrom skincare awards 2012Barefoot SOS Face & Body Rescue cream also won Silver in this year’s FreeFrom SkinCare Awards.

There are just ten samples up for grabs so it’s first come first served.

The first ten people to email will receive a free sample; all you need to do is include your name and address in the email and it’s yours.

Barefood SOS Face & Body Rescue Cream

This is what Barefoot SOS say about their rescue cream (the product blurb):

An intensively rich and nourishing cream which provides welcome relief for extremely dry, sensitive, irritated or uncomfortable skin. Our advanced natural therapeutic formula is gentle enough for all ages and may also be suitable for those prone to eczema and psoriasis.

Combining the highest quality blend of natural, ethically sourced plant-derived ingredients and the finest pure essential oils, this rich and nourishing unique cream offers the following benefits:

  • Stellaria (Chickweed) and Burdock Botanical Extracts instantly comfort and soothe irritation
  • Macadamia* and Evening Primrose Oil deeply moisturise and restore parched skin
  • Organic Sulphur (MSM) intensively softens and replenishes dry skin
  • Pure Essential Oils of Neroli and Chamomile gently nurture the skin with a soft aroma
  • Free from synthetic chemicals including paraffin, parabens, SLS, as well as artificial colours, fragrances and animal ingredients.
  • Use regularly on your face and body to restore normal skin texture and maintain suppleness.

Use SOS Face & Body Rescue Cream daily to:

  • Highly moisturise and soothe all kinds of dry, sensitive, uncomfortable and problem skin
  • Support withdrawal of steroid creams
  • Help and control patches of eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
  • Provide extra moisture for elbows and knees
  • Soothe and hydrate wind-chapped or sun damaged skin
  • Deal quickly and effectively with allergic flare-ups

You will love SOS Face & Body Rescue Cream if you have the following skin types:

  • Sensitive
  • Dry & extremely dry
  • Parched
  • Irritated
  • Uncomfortable
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis

Ingredients include:

Aqua, Water, Squalane, Macadamia Ternifolia, Simmondsia Chinensis, Cetearyl Alcohol, Borago Officinalis, Glycerin, Cetearyl Glucoside, Helianthus Annus, Glyceryl Stearate, ,Oenothera Biennis, Panthenol, Tocopherol Acetate, Lonicera Caprifolium, Xanthan Gum, Dimethyl Sulfone, Lonicera Japonica, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Calendula Officinalis, Alcohol, Tocopherol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Citrus Amara, Berberis Aquifolium, Limonene, Lavandula Angustifolia, Arctium Lappa, Stellaria Media, Anthemis Nobilis, Farnesol, Geraniol, Benzyl Cinnamate, Citral, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate

I’ve been using it, so what did I think?

This cream really smells divine. I think it’s the neroli and chamomile that give it such an amazingly fresh and clean smell. I tried a small bit on my leg first before spotting the macadamia in the ingredients. I didn’t get any reaction to that. I have also tried it on some nasty psoriasis patches and it’s really soothing. I’ve also put some on a few bad bits of angry eczema where I’ve picked a scab too many times, so if it was going to react it could easily get into the skin where it’s broken. I’ve had no adverse reactions from that either.

I haven’t tried it on my face yet simply because it’s really sensitive right now and I don’t want to get confused between just my bad skin and this cream, but I’ve tried a tiny bit behind my ear and on my neck, which is sore at the moment from hives and eczema and again, it’s just very soothing, smooth and easy to use.

It goes a long way too. You don’t need much to cover quite a wide area of skin so it should last a while and this nice little sized sample fits nicely into your handbag or makeup bag.

The nut warning…

* Please note this product contains Macademia Ternifolia which comes from the Macadamia nut. Anyone who has an allergy to Macademia or other nuts may wish to exercise caution and either not use it or make sure you skin patch test a small area first. I asked Barefoot SOS about this as I have a nut allergy myself, though I’ve never eaten Macadamia nuts or been testing to see if I am allergic. This is what they said:

“Yes it’s macadamia nut and I’ve just spoken to our technical advisor about using the products if you have an allergy. She advised that it shouldn’t present a problem, especially if you’ve already tried it on your legs and nothing has come up. Apparently (apologies if you already know this – I didn’t) nut allergies are triggered by fungus that is present in peanuts. Once a person is sensitised the presence of particles of other nuts in food for example can trigger allergic reactions. However, an oil is extracted from the flesh of a nut by pressing and the end result is filtered extensively, so no particles of the original nut should be present.”

I’m not quite sure about that statement that ‘nut allergies are triggered by fungus that is present in peanuts.’ I’ve never heard this before and always thought it was the protein in the nut that caused a reaction. Anyone know anything about this? So far I seem to fine using it and I have quite a severe allergy to peanuts and some other nuts.

Don’t miss out. Only ten samples available. Email me your name and address and I’ll let you know if you’ve been quick enough to get a free sample of Barefoot SOS Face and Body Rescue Cream.

Who wants one? Ready, steady, GO!


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Ruth works freelance as a copywriter and writes the What Allergy blog to share information with people who have allergies, eczema, asthma and food intolerances. was voted in the top 5 allergy blogs and Ruth also judges regularly for the FreeFrom Food Awards and FreeFrom Skincare Awards. She also won the Foods You Can People's choice Best FreeFrom blogger award 2014.


  1. Hi Ruth,

    Glad you like the Barefoot SOS cream – it went down really well with both our judges and our Beauty Bible testers – hence why it won a silver in our Body/Haircare category!

    On the subject of the fungus/macadamia – it’s feasible that any fungus could trigger an allergy, but the usual nut-allergy problems are linked to nut proteins, not fungus. There could be some confusion here with a problem I’ve read about concerning peanut butter, I think, where a fungus growing on the source peanuts can result in increased levels of a toxin in the resulting butter, which can cause health issues. But please don’t take this as read: it’s just something that rings a bell, so will need to check it.

    Good luck to all entrants!


    • Hi Alex. I have heard something before about the fungus on nuts but I think this is something separate to a true allergy. Again, I too could be wrong. I think you can get a life threatening reaction to some prawns and types of fish for the same reason, not the actual fish but some kind of fungus or other. Needs more looking into. If you remember where you read about I’d be interested to hear. My skin is amazing now after a few days at a health spa unwinding and chilling out so am feeling brave enough to use it on my face. It’s certainly a lovely cream. Very luxurious when you’re used to industrial type tubs of paraffin emollients. Definitely deserves the silver award! My mum loved the anti-ageing samples I gave her from Barefoot SOS too. Perfect to spa breaks as the samples are small enough not to weigh down your luggage.

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