17 November 2012

The All-in-One Beauty Balm


Since getting a taste for beauty balms, my skin seems to have developed a craving for more (Emma Hardie, you're next on the list). However, my latest offering, Neal's Yard Wild Rose Beauty Balm can quite simply be described as your entire facial routine in a pot, but it has multiple individual purposes too. Intrigued? Keep reading..


The fact that it suits all skin types ticks the first box. It's main job is to nurture and revitalise, and with high levels of the wonder ingredient that is rosehip oil, it definitely quenches dry or dehydrated skin. The consistency is that of a typical balm, quite thick but a small amount warmed up between your fingers and applied to damp skin, it soon turns into an oil. Sure enough, it literally melts away your makeup when used as a cleanser and so to further exfoliate it comes paired with an organic cotton muslin cloth, with gentle buffing movements it'll remove the balm (and slough away at that dead skin!). It can also be used as a nourishing moisturiser, concentrating on areas that are suffering most (this does take a while for the skin to slurp up, mind you). Of course, these steps can be used on their own but put together creates the ultimate deeply de-congesting, radiance restoring, full whack facial.

And it doesn't stop there. I've heard it can be used as a face mask, a rescue for rosacea sufferers and it sorts out dry, chapped lips a treat if left on overnight. Definitely one to reach for in the Winter months is this, it's an absolute pleasure to use and did I forget to mention the heavenly smell? Nothing like rose however, more geranium so if you're not a herbal scent lover, this might not be for you. It is on the pricey side of things at roughly £36 a pot, from Boots, Neal's Yard or lookfantasic, but it sure stretches for miles. Plus, for trips away or overnight stays, a pot of this is all you'll need. Take note ladies, it's one to be added to your skincare stash, if it hasn't been already, that is!
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  1. sounds like a lovely product, but don't think i want to fork out £36 for a balm!

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    1. It is pricey, I'm on the hunt for a much more affordable one which does the same job but this is nice as a treat! :-)

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  2. This sounds lovely. I really like balms, even for my oily skin if you get the right balm it works wonders. This looks very similar to the Decleor balms which are great. but this one is a nice British alternative to the French classic!

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    1. I agree, and there are still so many more I want to try! I had a sample of the Decleor Aroma Night balm and the texture is very similar to this! :-)

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  3. Even though it is pricey it sounds like a good all rounder of a product. Buying a decent moisturiser, cleanser, make up remover etc. separately can easily add up to more than this. I think I will keep this in my head to purchase when I'm in need of something special to treat myself with.

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    1. Yes definitely! I only really use it as a treat for my skin, but I can still see it'll last forever :-)

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  4. My friend is a neals yard reseller I might see if she has any samples of this because it sounds lovely but £36 is a lot to spend if it isn't for me



    Jade | Beauty Butterfly


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    1. Good idea, hope you manage to get your hands on a sample :-)

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    1. It really is! Thanks for your comment :-)

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