Exciting news, everyone! Are you sitting down?

Today is the official launch of good light’s New Moon Balm. This will be your champ for restoring compromised skin fast. Gentle reader, I can hear you say: What kind of compromised skin?

To that, I answer: all kinds of compromised skin. You can use the New Moon Balm on the aftermath of a blemish, dry patches, redness, razor burn, tattoos, sunburn, chafing, lips, cuticles, over-exfoliation, post-extraction, post-laser, post-waxing/tweezing/IPL, over-sensitized skin. Anytime your skin is irritated, mad, or grouchy, this balm will help soothe and calm it back to its original state. It's not just for acne. If you have skin and don’t live inside some sort of plexiglass enclosure, you can benefit from the New Moon Balm.

There are a couple of key ingredients we use to get this done.

Panthenol and Vitamin E restore your skin and its skin barrier function. Allantoin helps speed up skin recovery. In addition to calming your skin, allantoin accelerates exfoliation, leading to efficient skin cell turnover. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin, two humectants, keep your compromised skin moisturized.  Together these ingredients protect and baby your skin when it’s in a fragile state.

Now that you know what it does, here’s what it won’t do

Irritate your skin at all. When your skin is at its most delicate, the last thing you want is something that’s going to go flare it up. The New Moon Balm is dermatologist-tested to be hypoallergenic and non-irritating. No fragrances. Nothing of the sort. The Devil Wears Nada.

It also won’t leave behind a greasy, oily finish because it’s petroleum-free. Usually, salves and balms are occlusive (meaning they block). The New Moon Balm is emollient  (meaning it moisturizes). You can use it on its own for a hit of moisture but also under an occlusive for an extra layer of hydration that doesn’t go anywhere. A great example would be applying a thin layer on lips before lip balm.

Luckily, at the time of writing, I had a prime (i.e., gross) area for testing. It’s one of the great things about me: I always have some sort of rash.

I have a little booboo on my arm. I did not want to take up-close photos of it because that would be vulgar and morally dubious, so we won't be looking at that today. However, adjacent to the booboo, I have contact dermatitis from the bandage I wore for a little over a week straight. The area was bumpy, red, dry, and irritated. Even after letting the area unbandaged for a few days, the rash still hadn’t faded. Looking back, I probably have some sort of latex allergy.

I used the New Moon Balm for 48 hours (twice a day, sometimes more if the area needed more love) after cleansing with a gentle, unscented soap. Here are my results.

New Moon Balm before and after

Day 1, Day 2, Day 3

On day one, we have a classic Or rash: sensitive, raised, and irritated. Keep in mind that I didn't just rip off the band-aid. It had been off for a couple of days at this point. After 24 hours with New Moon Balm, the area is less dry, red, scaly, and itchy. It is also considerably flatter. By the second day, more improvement. Little to no lingering redness. I would no longer describe the patch of skin as being in a "fight or flight" state. My bicep, however — is as bulging as it’s ever been.

There you have it, folx. The new New Moon Balm from good light. It is $12 on goodlight.world, and if you order today (April 19, 2022), you will get a free pack of Luna Pimple Patches, which are so good we almost got sued. But that's a tale for another day.

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