I have two products to review for you today! Balm Balm was another brand that was introduced to me through a cruelty-free subscription box and have become quite a staple in my skincare routine. I find their products gentle but effective, so it was a real pleasure to be able to choose a couple of items and review them. Despite receiving these products for free, all opinions remain honest and unbiased.
♡ Who Are They? ♡
Balm Balm is a cruelty-free skincare brand who are as natural as they come. Everything they use in their ingredients is completely organic and they are SOIL ASSOCIATION and BUAV (now known as Cruelty-Free International) approved. They are also part of the Real Beauty Manifesto which unites natural and organic beauty brands to support each other in the holistic movement and to assure users that there are no harmful chemicals in their products… amongst a great many other things!
♡ Main Benefits ♡
☑ MOISTURISING – Shea butter, sunflower, beeswax, jojoba, calendula & tea tree essential oil, gently melted together to create a soft balm formulation to soothe, moisturise and nourish your face or anywhere else that might need caring for.
☑ ANTIBACTERIAL – The tea tree essential oil in the balm is a natural antibacterial and antiviral so it can help to clear up blemishes and all sorts of other little problems. Witch hazel is an excellent natural treatment for minor cuts, burns and rashes. Perfect as an aftershave.
☑ MULTI-USE – The balm isn’t just for your face. It can be used it tonnes of different ways! Use it on your hands, knees, elbows, feet.. anywhere with dry or problematic skin. It also works as a lovely smooth primer for your makeup and is conditioning and nourishing for cuticles and lips.
☑ 100% NATURAL & ORGANIC – Soil Association Certified Organic.
♡ First Impressions ♡
The Face Balm has a really unusual texture, it almost feels like an oil once you’ve rubbed it in. But not one that sits and sticks. It’s hard to explain. It’s really soft and my skin feels silky smooth once it’s been applied. I let it sit for a few moments before I do anything else with my face and seems to work well as a primer! I chose the Tea Tree version because even though I have combination skin, it gets really dry when there’s a change in the weather so I’m hoping this will help to combat the inevitable.
The Witch Hazel Toner has a really familiar smell. My first thought is tea… it smells like a tea I used to drink and it’s really pleasant. The toner itself is really gentle and doesn’t seem to upset my hypersensitive skin. I like to use it in the morning before I put on anything else to cleanse any leftover impurities from my night’s sleep and give my skin a little pick-me-up before I start my day!
♡ Final Thoughts ♡
The Face Balm is a permanent fixture in my skincare now. You can see it’s been well used and I absolutely love it. It’s like a swiss army; you can use it for your cuticles, feet, hands, elbows… anywhere! Only a little is needed and I use it very sparingly because it spreads like butter. I’ve had it for several months now and there’s still tonnes left.
The Witch Hazel Toner has been great these last few weeks. With the sunshine, comes the insects and so the toner has been a little saviour. Witch hazel is a natural bug repellant, so I haven’t been eaten as much as I normally am this time of year. It’s really nice to use and has made my skin clearer, less prone to breakouts and it feels a lot firmer than before I was using it. I’m really fond of the unique smell too.
I have a tonne of Balm Balm stuff already, so it’s easy for me to give them a gold star. However, I really do love all of their products. They’re extremely affordable and rival a lot of high-end brands in my opinion. But if you don’t believe me, try them out for yourselves. You’ll thank me later!
Until next time! ♡