When I first heard of this cream I was quite intrigued. It is a hand cream made from tree resin which is meant to help aid cracked and sore hands.
Although it takes a little while for the cream to absorb into the skin, it is not greasy and the hands are left hydrated. It also has a lovely scent of chamomile and aloe vera.
According to Mastic Care ‘Chios mastic gum (CMG) is a natural anti-microbial and antioxidant agent that has been used extensively in Mediterranean countries for hundreds of years, both as a dietary supplement and as a natural remedy for cracked and infected skin.
‘The principle anti-inflammatory agent in mastic gum is tirucallol, which can help sooth inflamed skin with cracks and sores or eczema and also reduce swelling of the fingers.’