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As chilly and dry as it's been in Florida, I can't even imagine the cold everywhere else. I mean, I grew up in Virginia and lived in the Midwest for awhile, so I know snow. But it seems that this year has been something special. When the weather makes my skin dry and crack, I know it's time for richer creams. This year, I'm getting to try something a bit different - Athos Miracle cream.
Even from the get-go, you know you're getting a unique experience. The Athos Miracle Cream is made is small batches in Greece, and shipped from there. My jar came with a personalized Certificate of Authenticity, and a small sachet of Mediterranean Sage as a gift. Each jar is hand-crafted and filled by hand from small batches.
ingredients: Mastiha, a natural resin that comes from a tree only found in the Mediterranean, Sage, Thyme Honey, Mediterranean Seaweed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and Beeswax. It has a medicinal-ish smell to me, mostly from the sage, I suspect. It's rich and thick, and has a texture and color like whipped honey. It may take a minute to soak in, but the texture actually works in its favor, because it sticks around to protect the skin.
This cream is supposed to be good for pretty much any skin irritation - very dry skin conditions, eczema, wounds, insect bites, burns, scars, post-surgical care, blisters, post-hair removal, after-tattoo care, and cuticle care.
Instead of my normal nail art, I present my husband's nails! He had horribly ragged cuticles, and a small infected area where he pulled a hangnail or ingrown nail, I'm not sure which. I applied the Athos Miracle Cream every day for about 3 or 4 days. You can see that the improvement in his cuticles is immediate, and the swelling on his finger is becoming less red and less pronounced.
I definitely see this cream being useful in our house, what with my husband's skin issues, and my clumsiness in the kitchen, not to mention my addiction to nail polish and acetone.
For more information, or to purchase, you can find Athos Miracle Cream on their website, where it currently retails for $29.90, with free worldwide shipping, and a 60-day money back guarantee.