I received a package of Rehydration Cream from the awesome UK based Brodie Skin Care company, that is meant especially for athletes and people with sensitive, dry skin. So basically perfect for me. My face is always full of scratches and small cuts after bjj, because I have very weak skin that breaks from the smallest hit, and bjj really is mostly just getting your face smashed to the floor or by the rough gi of your partner. Yesterday I got a really nasty scratch on the side of my face that was very read and hurt like hell when I showered.
I'm always very picky about what I put on my skin, since most of the products seem to be just a mix of different artificial things, and I rather choose (and pay more for) the products that have real oils and fruit extracts in them. The Recovery Phase moisturizer has Harrogate Spring Water, Rosehip oil, Avocado oil, Primrose oil, Aloe Vera and Shea Butter just to name a few organic, natural ingredients that it is made of. It also has a sweet and fresh green tea scent.
It promises to hydrate, cool, soothe and protect your skin, and that it definitely did. The burning feeling of the scratch faded away in just few minutes after I applied the moisturizer, and my skin felt softer and kind of stronger. It didn't leave my face greasy and gross but rather glowing and smooth. If you're an athlete that has to shower all the time or your sport is rough on your skin or you have a supersensitive skin like me, I 100% recommend you to try this. I know a good skin product when I see one :)