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UK GNer? Test out Balneum Dry Skin and Itch Relief Lotion

(99 Posts)
AbbiCGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-19 11:55:29

Recruitment has now closed

Balneum are looking for UK Gransnet users to try the new Balneum Dry Skin and Itch Relief Lotion. Selected testers will be asked to test the product on their own skin themselves.
Please familiarise yourself with the ingredients of the product Balneum dry skin and itch relief Lotion to avoid any allergic reactions.

Here’s what Balneum has to say: “Created from soothing active ingredients such as urea and laureth-6.5, our dry skin and itch relief Lotion reduces irritation and locks moisture back into the skin. Easily absorbed, it’s proven to relieve the itch and is suitable for use with eczema and psoriasis prone skin.”

A bit more about Balneum Dry Skin and Itch Relief Lotion:
· An easily absorbed lotion that is specially formulated to hydrate and soothe dry and itchy skin
Suitable for large areas of skin, or when a lighter moisturiser is preferred· Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and smooth thanks to the replacement of much-needed oils and locking moisture into the skin
· Relieves itchy skin, this lotion is also suitable for use with eczema and psoriasis prone skin

If you’d like to see allergy and ingredient information, please click here.

All selected testers will be required to leave feedback on what they thought of Balneum dry skin and itch relief Lotion on a thread on Gransnet and by filling out a short survey.

Please click here to sign up.

Testers will also be encouraged to leave feedback on the Amazon page for this product. Everyone who completes the required sets of feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £300 voucher of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

Standard Insight T&Cs apply

Charleygirl5 Mon 29-Jul-19 13:46:39

I filled it in but at the end there was nowhere to send it so all I could do was press exit which I do not think was correct.

AbbiCGransnet (GNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-19 14:24:56

Hi @charleygirl5, sorry to hear. Would you mind filling it out again please? There should be a 'Done' button at the end of the page which you need to click to submit. Please let me know if you experience any further issues and apologies for any inconvenience - thanks!

Charleygirl5 Mon 29-Jul-19 14:50:08

Sorry, Abbi, no joy. Just a blank page after I had finished. no "done".

Nortsat46 Mon 29-Jul-19 14:57:41

Hi, just to advise, I have successfully completed and submitted. 🙂

Liz46 Mon 29-Jul-19 15:03:25

It worked easily for me too.

Grannyknot Mon 29-Jul-19 15:18:21

I've successfully completed the survey.

Charleygirl5 Mon 29-Jul-19 16:16:25

I did the 3rd time. There was obviously a problem because the last time there were more questions so tech must have sorted it out.

Kittyme1 Mon 29-Jul-19 20:02:12

Duly completed and submitted successfully.

grandma60 Mon 29-Jul-19 21:14:51

Completed and submitted successfully

downtoearth Tue 30-Jul-19 07:00:22

Completed sucessfully

glammanana Wed 31-Jul-19 13:24:30

All done no problems.

Lorelei Wed 31-Jul-19 21:01:55

Completed the survey form and hoping to be selected as my skin has been dry & itchy for years - I'd love to find a product that helps give some relief & feels nice.

Hellsbelles Thu 01-Aug-19 10:59:33

Hoping I get lucky to trial this.

libra10 Thu 01-Aug-19 13:57:45

Have just completed the survey, hope Balneum works for me. Thank you

Lotie Thu 01-Aug-19 15:39:25

Completed successfully.

fourormore Thu 01-Aug-19 22:13:29

Completed successfully with no problems. My only concern is being asked for my mobile number as due to many commitments my mobile is rarely switched on or on 'silent' but voicemails can be left. Hope this would be acceptable.

Silvergran59 Fri 02-Aug-19 06:34:26


cookiemonster66 Fri 02-Aug-19 09:50:39

I hope I get chosen, all the females in our family are affected by dry itchy skin going through four generations now. I would love to find a solution to help us all.

baz1602 Fri 02-Aug-19 09:54:46

My wife is suffering from some sort of rash on her chest and neck.. She has tried everything the pharmacist and the doctor's have given her but she still wakes up in the night with an itch

Dannydog1 Fri 02-Aug-19 10:05:24

Done - hope I get chosen

inishowen Fri 02-Aug-19 16:43:52

All done and filled in with no problems.

PamelaJ1 Fri 02-Aug-19 17:48:52

I have psoriasis and would like to try the cream but it’s got palm oil in it.☹️

Johm4 Sat 03-Aug-19 11:41:57

Would love to try this to see if it can soothe the dry, itchy skin on my back (had no success with E-40).

dragonfly46 Sat 03-Aug-19 11:55:08

I am shortly to have radiotherapy so wonder how good it will be for this.

MiniMoon Sun 04-Aug-19 09:00:22

Submitted form. I am a carrier of a faulty gene, passed down to my daughter which has affected two of my grandsons. They have a condition called x-linked ichthiosis. My skin is very dry, theirs is extremely dry and very flaky, like fish scales. It's a condition passed from mother to son with a 50/50 chance of any son developing the condition. We are constantly looking for moisturiser and emollients to relieve it.

NfkDumpling Wed 07-Aug-19 06:15:59

Thanks for noticing its got palm oil in Pamela. I’m still narrowing it down but I suspect it disagrees with me - makes me itch!

duncanbrown Wed 07-Aug-19 13:26:09

Would love to try this out, unfortunately the form doesn't work.

duncanbrown Wed 07-Aug-19 13:31:17

Has now worked.

sarahhope71 Thu 08-Aug-19 20:26:52

Went through whole long survey & nothing happened. Ugh.

Chewbacca Fri 09-Aug-19 09:29:20

The older I get, the drier the skin on my shins and legs gets. Doesn't matter which moisturiser or balm I try, the skin there just soaks it up and is as dry as sandpaper within half an hour. You could strike a match on my shins!

travelsafar Sun 11-Aug-19 08:32:44

I suffer with a form of dermatitis on both hands. It can go from being just very dry and itchy to very hot, sore and inflamed. Sometimes i have small water filled blisters which burst and then the skin cracks. I would love to find a product which helps resolve this problem or at least makes my hand feel comfortable.

wildswan16 Fri 30-Aug-19 11:26:50

I'd forgotten all about this. Just had an email to say I have been selected and it will arrive soon.

Charleygirl5 Fri 30-Aug-19 11:28:49

Me too.

Chewbacca Fri 30-Aug-19 11:32:04

And me! Thanks Gransnet!

Teacheranne Fri 30-Aug-19 12:14:17

And me! I'm so excited as I never win anything in raffles!

MiniMoon Fri 30-Aug-19 13:40:54

I've been selected for the trial too. I've been using Aveeno which is good, but doesn't moisturize as well as I would like. Can't wait to use the Balneum.

travelsafar Fri 30-Aug-19 14:00:45

Just seen the email to say i have been picked too. Cant wait to try it. smile

Gagagran Fri 30-Aug-19 14:19:17

Me too! Looking forward to trying it.

Grannyknot Fri 30-Aug-19 15:02:01

And me! My sun-damaged itchy skin is delighted.

Auntieflo Fri 30-Aug-19 15:07:13

Me too! I have still been using a moisturiser after radiotherapy, and I am so looking forward to trying this product.

Maggiemaybe Fri 30-Aug-19 15:49:44

And me. I'm looking foward to trying this out. Thanks, GN.

FishKnife Thu 19-Sep-19 18:29:27

Has anyone received their lotion yet? I have been selected for the product test but still waiting for mine to arrive.

Cherrytree59 Thu 19-Sep-19 20:33:31

Fishknife I emailed a couple of days ago to say that I had not as yet received the lotion.

I had a return email to say that there had been a delay, but the lotion would be with me in the next few days.
Fingers crossed smile

travelsafar Fri 20-Sep-19 13:01:39

No lotion here either but have been told there is a delay.

Amee Mon 23-Sep-19 07:49:27

Yes, still waiting here too, and so are my very dry itchy legs smile

Auntieflo Mon 23-Sep-19 08:56:53

I am also waiting, after being told there was a delay.

MiniMoon Mon 23-Sep-19 09:18:38

I'm still waiting too. I wonder what the hold up is?
I haven't been applying anything else, so my skin is really dry!

Gagagran Mon 23-Sep-19 09:20:09

Another one waiting!

Teacheranne Mon 23-Sep-19 09:41:56

I have a parcel waiting at the Post Office Delivery office for me, it needs to be signed for so I've had to delay rearranging the delivery until Thursday when I can wait in all day. As I have no outstanding shopping parcels, I'm hoping it is my cream!

trisher Tue 01-Oct-19 10:40:54

Hooray!!! Mine has just arrived. Will.try out now.

Charleygirl5 Tue 01-Oct-19 10:47:38

You are one of the lucky ones- maybe this is the start of the deliveries.

fizzers Tue 01-Oct-19 10:55:50

I'm still waiting for mine

Grannyknot Tue 01-Oct-19 11:50:01

I'm also still waiting.

Ngaio1 Tue 01-Oct-19 11:57:10

I received mine today and shall report back!

glammanana Tue 01-Oct-19 12:13:47

My parcel arrived to-day I shall start using it and record my thoughts on it for the feedback when requested.

Amagran Tue 01-Oct-19 12:17:37

Still waiting....

Rufus2 Tue 01-Oct-19 12:33:20

You could strike a match on my shins!
Chewbacca; Can you create fire by rubbing your legs together! grin
This sounds good so I'm off to see if it's available here or possibly a look-alike. could be a boon in our hot dry season. Dr Google might know. From what I've heard the Urea has valuable properties so here goes!

MiniMoon Tue 01-Oct-19 12:34:15

My Balneum sample arrived this morning.
I've not been putting anything on my skin while I've been waiting.
Relief at last, at least I hope for relief.

Rufus2 Tue 01-Oct-19 12:53:52

see if it's available here
Of course it is! Not expensive, although postage bumps up the price of course. Hope to report some good results in due course.

Liz46 Tue 01-Oct-19 12:56:19

Mine has just arrived thank you.

Bellanonna Tue 01-Oct-19 13:13:39

Mine too!

Gagagran Tue 01-Oct-19 14:14:15

Mine has come too. Will report back when asked.

Pittcity Tue 01-Oct-19 14:30:39

Mine arrived this morning too.

travelsafar Tue 01-Oct-19 16:45:53

Fingers crossed mine will arrive

Grannyjacq1 Tue 01-Oct-19 19:40:08

Mine arrived today = very excited about trying it out. I can't remember exactly what we had to do after receiving it - was it just to post a review on Amazon, or was there also a survey to fill in?

Chewbacca Tue 01-Oct-19 19:52:35

Mine arrived today, thank you! Supple skin shins to look forward to.

Marydoll Tue 01-Oct-19 19:56:07

Received mine today.

Harris27 Tue 01-Oct-19 19:58:39

I’ve got a missed parcel will have to see about it tomorrow bet it’s that!

Esspee Tue 01-Oct-19 20:09:18

Received mine today, had given up to tell the truth.

chelseababy Tue 01-Oct-19 20:23:20

Got mine today - thought it was a birthday present (It's my birthday) so was a little disappointed - but it could turn out to be the best present yet!

cornergran Tue 01-Oct-19 20:30:28

Mine arrived today - just. The postman banged on the door to show us the padded envelope was open and the box crushed. The container looks OK so will begin trying it tomorrow. Has forgotten all about it.

cathisherwood Wed 02-Oct-19 08:58:05

I just received the empty box and an unsealed envelope - contents had escaped en route - very disappointing!

Grannyknot Wed 02-Oct-19 13:59:16

Mine arrived today (and cathiswerwood the envelope was open! - as if the glue hadn't worked) but the content were intact.

I was straight into it and so far I'm impressed with the fact that it quickly disappears, is not sticky, and has no perfume.

So far, so good smile am looking forward to the trial.

Grannyknot Wed 02-Oct-19 13:59:37

Contents ...

phoenix Wed 02-Oct-19 16:18:17

Mine has arrived, but I too can't remember what we are supposed to do (other than use it blush)

GNHQ, please remind me/us!

Charleygirl5 Wed 02-Oct-19 16:26:07

Mine arrived yesterday- so far so good.

seasider Wed 02-Oct-19 17:50:08

Mine arrived today . Thank you

Auntieflo Wed 02-Oct-19 18:00:09

Also, mine arrived today, thank you.
Do we have to write a review, and to whom please?

travelsafar Thu 03-Oct-19 08:58:09

Mine arrived too,. Please can we be reminded what we have to do, thanks.

Maggiemaybe Thu 03-Oct-19 09:12:24

Mine has now arrived too. I’ve dug out the original email from GN regarding the test, and the instructions are:

Once you have received the lotion, you will have around 2 weeks to test the product, and then give your feedback - we will be in touch nearer the time with details of this.

Campaspe Thu 03-Oct-19 16:27:03

Mine has arrived too - thank you. I've been using it and am ready to review, but do I post it on here or is there some specific form to complete?

middleagespread Fri 04-Oct-19 12:36:55

Reaching for it every day and feeling the benefits. My OH is bald and has purloined some for the top of his head. It's so smooth, gives me some relief from itching back and love that it doesn't give off any odour.

PinkSweetPea Fri 04-Oct-19 13:39:48

Did they come in a brown jiffy bag with Uxbridge post code as I received an envelope the other day and it was empty, and not expecting any other packages.

Nortsat46 Fri 04-Oct-19 13:46:43

Mine arrived too.
PinkSweetPea, it did come in a brown Jiffy bag. Mine was also unsealed and open but fortunately the lotion was still inside the package.
It will be interesting to see how it works.

PinkSweetPea Fri 04-Oct-19 19:11:41

Nortsat46 Looks like mine fell out then as only a empty jiffy bag, Been waiting ages for it too, oh well

joysutty Fri 04-Oct-19 19:14:28

Only just received this product today. I will start to use it tonight in my night time regime. I have been using a lotion called Diprobase (with pump) each night on my dry arms and legs for over a year, so will start with this new lotion. And report back soon.

Seakay Fri 04-Oct-19 20:14:25

Mine has arrived and I'm enjoying using it - I assume that the survey will be emailed in a week or so and then we are supposed to do an Amazon review after that?

blueberry1 Sat 05-Oct-19 11:05:48

I received mine on Tuesday and have been using it twice daily.I think we will receive a survey after a couple of weeks.

Bettysbugs Sat 05-Oct-19 12:26:13

I entered .got an email stating i was lucky to be chosen and there would be something sent out ..that was weeks ago and still didn’t receive anything ..

Glosgran Sat 05-Oct-19 20:56:17

Mine arrived a few days ago and I have been using it. It leaves my skin feeling soft and silky. So far, so good. Wondering how we'll know when they want our feedback.

Harris27 Sat 05-Oct-19 21:24:15

Where is the feedback survey for this product as I have received this?

Harris27 Sat 05-Oct-19 21:25:41

Sorry just read the above posts.

nettyandmasey Mon 07-Oct-19 14:31:52

I have put it on my left hand side and my normal lotion on the right so I can compare the two!

Pittcity Mon 07-Oct-19 15:32:54

What a good idea nettyandmasey.

cathisherwood Tue 08-Oct-19 08:51:17

after receiving the empty envelope last week I have now got a bottle delivered in indestructible packaging - thanks gransnet for sorting that

NanaPlenty Tue 08-Oct-19 09:54:22

I don’t seem to have had any communication about filling in a survey?

Esspee Wed 09-Oct-19 15:23:15

When I applied many months ago I was going crazy with an intensely itchy rash under my breasts. Tried everything the doctor prescribed to no effect but after months of discomfort I discovered a prickly heat talcum powder which is a little like Vicks but a talc. Within a minute of dusting it on your skin feels chilled. Worked like a charm.
First impression of Balneum is that it is thankfully perfume and odour free, good coverage but leaves a greasy film which I dislike.

PinkSweetPea Fri 11-Oct-19 19:19:17

cathisherwood - I received an empty jiffy bag too, most disappointed. I have now e mailed them so hoping I will receive a sample. Glad you got yours in the end.