I am a self confessed balm addict and I have a few on the go at the moment – a couple to cleanse with and a couple I use aa overnight masks. Here are my thoughts…
This is a repurchase for me. I have also bought a jar for a friend who was recovering from an operation. Made in collaboration with fellow green beauty blogger Amber (also founder of online store Nectar & Bumble) and with only 6 natural ingredients I was hopeful this would work for me when I first tried it a year ago. It did! I found myself using this as an overnight mask. It is silky soft, melts into my skin and has a subtle hint of lavender which makes it perfect for using before bed.
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to try this balm. I bought it recently with my LoveLula Accredited Blogger points. Not only is it great value at £12.95 for 55ml, it has impressed me with how well it works at cleansing my skin. I’m also currently using the Lyons Leaf Marshmallow Soften and Rejuvinate Facial Oil which makes the perfect partner to the Beauty Balm and is my current oil of choice.
I recently asked for balm recommendations on my Instagram and Frances Prescott Tri Balm was one that was suggested by a friend of mine. I had never come across Frances Prescott. Always up for trying new brands, and after a little bit of Googling, I decided to give it a try.
It comes in quite unique packaging in a twist up tube. I saw Lisa Eldridge use this recently on her Instagram story and she applied it straight from the tube; I prefer to take some of the balm off on my fingers before massaging on my face. It has a beautiful soft texture and cleanses well. If I’m using a balm to cleanse, I like to massage on to my lashes to remove mascara, however, this stings my eyes, which is a shame. Perhaps I need to switch to using this as a treatment rather than a cleanser.
Although called a cream, this is a balm. It has quite a firm texture in the pot (which initially put me off), but melts effortlessly to an oil on the skin. I like to use this as an overnight mask, if my skin is feeling particularly dry. A little goes a long way. I have just finished my first pot and already have a replacement ready to use. Multi award winning and Soil Association certified organic, one of my all time favourites. You can use the code CARRIE at the checkout to receive 15% off.
I was sent this sample size Chamomile Balm by Ezape recently – I find it hard to resist an offer of a new balm to try! I really like it. It’s soft balm texture initially appears a little grainy, but this almost immediately disappears and the balm melts into an oil on the skin. It does a fantastic job of removing make-up and does not sting my eyes. Made with only 7 natural and organic ingredients I have been very impressed and would consider buying the full size version of this.
Do you have a favourite balm, I’d love to know.