Back in November, I popped into The Body Shop to spend my birthday gift voucher and I decided to try out 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.
Even though I try my best to protect them, my tattoos have started to fade a little recently, so I thought it would be worth trying the balm out to see if it really could brighten up my tattoos again.
I’ll be the first to admit, I was a little cynical at first as I’ve tried tattoo products before with little success, but I was pleasantly surprised with how well it worked.
Of course, being me, I completely forget to get some photos of my tattoos before I started using it.
But in the past two months, I’ve really started to notice a difference, and my tattoos are actually looking less dull and more vivid than they did previously!
My colour tattoo has seen the most noticeable change.
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.
My other tattoos are simple black outlines, some of which had started to go slightly grey and dull.
The changes to these have been a lot slower and less noticeable (especially at first) but I’m starting to see some improvements.
My back tattoo is only a year old so it’s not really faded too much yet, but the one on my wrist wasn’t looking too great as it’s my oldest tattoo (about 6 years old now) so I concentrated on that one most.
While it’s still not the rich black it was originally, I’ve noticed the blue/grey tint that had started to show through has almost gone.
It’s still slightly grey but it’s definitely an improvement over the way it looked before!
I’m actually thinking of getting that one retouched soon, as the original artist didn’t do a great job on it and I want a few bits added to it too.
I’ve also been using it on the stretch marks I have on my boobs, hips and thighs.
While they’re not something that really bothers me, I wanted to try it out for this review and see if it made any difference.
I didn’t really notice much of a difference at first, but after a few months of using it, the stretch marks on my boobs and hips have almost completely gone.
The ones on my thighs (which were actually quite deep and always the more noticeable) seem to be getting better too, they don’t look as deep as they did before and they don’t stand out as much against my skin.
Overall I think it’s defiantly worth investing in if you have tattoos that you want to brighten up or stretch marks you want to make less noticeable.
I’ll definitely be picking up another one when this one gets low, and can’t see it leaving my evening routine any time soon.
You can buy the Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm from The Body Shop for £9.
Have you tried the Amazonian Saviour Multi-Purpose Balm on your own tattoos or stretch marks? What are your thoughts on it?