botanicals face balm, balms, skin treatment

 A fairly recent addition to my skincare routine has been a night treatment. How I have managed without one I do not know. If you have dry or mature skin, then adding a night treatment could reap rewards. For me, I feel these take the place of using a face mask – I suppose it’s like giving your face an overnight face mask. Although, I do still like the occasional pamper session!

 The first night treatment I purchased was The Earth Works Cosmetics Regenerating Night Treatment. I have just finished this pot and absolutely loved it. Instructions are to use once or twice a week, but I have to confess to having used it most nights. It is a balm formula (always a winner with me) made with ingredients such as macadamia butter, jojoba oil, rosehip oil and vitamin E. Although extremely nourishing it is not too heavy for my skin (some night creams are too heavy for me and give me spots). I have written a full review of this night treatment here.

Although I will definitely repurchase the TEWC Night Treatment, I am always tempted to try something new. I’m a huge fan of Botanicals and thought I’d give their Nourish Face Balm (£22.50 30g) a try as an overnight treatment. This is handmade and 100% natural (89% organic) with key ingredients being shea butter, grapeseed oil, jojoba and wild rose. This has a slightly firmer texture than their Nourish Cleanse Melt, but stills melts into the skin. It has a lovely subtle scent of rose and does the job of hydrating my skin overnight perfectly.

 This Rio Rosa Mosqueta Intensive Night Treatment is a new addition to my skincare collection. It is quite different to the other two treatments I’ve mentioned. This has a cream/gel texture with ingredients including aloe vera and coconut oil. This feels a little more sticky on the skin than the balms which have a more oily feel. I picked this up in my local health store and have to admit to not knowing a great deal about the brand. This is currently on offer for £5 for 30ml. It feels like there’s not as much product as the 30ml Botanicals pot, but is still great value. This would be a good option to take with you on holiday.

 I’d recommend any of these if you’re looking for a bit of extra nourishment while you sleep. Do you use a night treatment? What would you recommend?


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