Back in November I popped into The Body Shop to spend my birthday gift voucher. As a Love Your Body Club member I get a £5 voucher on my birthday and this year I decided to pick up the Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm. Partly because I had no idea what else to get as I didn’t really need anything, but mostly because I saw it helped improve the appearance of tattoos and stretch marks.
If there’s one thing I hate about my tattoos it’s that they’ve started to fade. I’m a huge tattoo lover and if I could, I would happily be covered in them! If only I had the money for them…or the pain tolerance. The next one I want is my sternum which is going to hurt!
If you want to know what tattoos I have, you can check out this post here. Luckily since I live in England and don’t go on holiday abroad (or let’s face it- I don’t go on holidays at all), my skin doesn’t get much exposure to the sun, meaning they haven’t faded even half as bad as they could have done.
So when I saw this balm I thought it would be a great product to try out. I wasn’t expecting too much, I’m rather cynical with things like this, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well it worked. Like an idiot I didn’t think to take any photos before I started using it, so I can’t show any before and after shots in this post; but I will say that in just the two months I’ve been using it, I’ve noticed a difference.
My one colour tattoo is the most noticeably changed; the red has become a lot more vivid and even the green, which was the first thing to fade, has started to look brighter again. I originally shied away from getting more colour tattoos because I was worried about them fading, but seeing how well this works, its making me thing getting more of them wouldn’t be so much of a problem.
Might need to balm by the bucket load though!
My other two tattoos are simple black outline ones. These haven’t responded quite so well but you can still see a slight difference. My back tattoo is only a year old so it’s not really faded too much, but my wrist is now the oldest tattoo I have (after getting my first tattoo covered up before I started uni) so I’ve been using it on that one every other night.
While it’s still not the rich black it originally was, I’ve noticed the blue tint that had started to show through has almost gone. It’s still slightly grey but it’s definitely an improvement over they way it looked before!
I’m going to keep using it for the next month or two and then I’m planning on writing a follow up post; this time I’ll actually remember to take before shots…when there’s eventually some decent light.
Winter is a pain in the ass for taking blog photos.
Overall I’m loving the balm and will definitely be picking up another tub when this one gets low. I’ve also recently started to get some stretch marks on my boobs and my hips, I’m using it on them too but I’ve only been doing so for just over a week so I can’t really see any results yet.
I’ll include how well it does on those in my follow up post too.
Have you tired the balm? What are your thoughts on it?
A twenty-four-year-old autistic writer and designer from Sheffield. Tattoo obsessed, animal lover, self confessed bookworm and eclectic witch.