WINTER SKIN SOS: BEAUTY BALM*

Cold winter air, central heating and skipping the moisturiser step (because it's far too cold to stand around naked) can all lead to dry and cracked skin, lips and cuticles. I like to use multi purpose beauty balms for an intense hit of hydration. Here are the three I've been testing this winter.
One Love Organics Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm is a sample I got from Birchbox and is mainly marketed as a cleansing balm. I rub this over my face, concentrating on my eyes and then wipe off with a muslin cloth. It removes makeup really well, even eye makeup, and doesn't sting at all. However, it smells very sweet, a bit like sweets, so I prefer to use only a little bit, maybe mixed in with foundation to give a dewy finish or as a lip balm.
Boots Botanics 93% Organic Super Balm is my personal favourite of the three. It has a lovely floral smell, and absorbs into the skin well. It contains shea butter, almond and argan oil as well as beeswax and rosehip for a lovely soothing effect. I love to rub this into my cuticles before bed, and always wake up with moisturised hands.
Superdrug Vitamin E Superbalm is an even more affordable option, but it certainly compromises on quality. The texture is gritty and hard to rub in, and the product smells more artificial than the Botanics offering. However, it contains coconut oil, shea butter and avocado oil and is just as moisturising as the others.
Have you ever tried a beauty balm? Are there any other brands you'd recommend? 

4 comments:

  1. I'm really into balms at the moment and want to try more but I had a little stock up on elizibeth arden eight out cream in the sales so i really need to use those up before I buy anything else x

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    1. I love the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, unfortunately I just can't afford to buy it all the time. Good idea stocking up when it was on sale x

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  2. I've never tried a beauty balm, I may just have too! I usually use an intensive moisturiser in winter :)

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    1. Try one, I find them a bit more luxurious than an intensive moisturiser x

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