The other day I met an ecessively kiff chick, Susan, who’s importing fab organic brands to SA and distributing them via stores like Wellness Wareness. Of all the goodies she showed me, the one thing I’m most in love with is Balm Balm.
A UK brand, Balm Balm is 100% organic and has won a zillion awards and has been approved by The Soil Association. All Balm Balm products use only completely natural ingredients and are free of parabens, SLS and preservatives. If you’ve got very sensitive skin or battle with allergy-related skin conditions like eczema, Balm Balm suggests you give their products a go. They don’t claim to be able to cure any of that, but their extra-gentle formulations aren’t likely to irritate your skin any further.
Available in three variants, plain, Tea Tree and Rose Geranium, I was given a product from the latter line; Balm Balm rose geranium face balm, R135.
It’s ingredients include a soothing, nourishing blend of shea butter, sunflower seed oil, beeswax, jojoba, calendula extract as well as rose* and geranium essential oils. Its texture reminds me a lot of Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour cream and I LOVE the way it smells – like Dr. Hauschka rose body oil – and that it sinks into your skin in a flash with no greasy residue. I also like that despite being a ‘green’, the packaging isn’t hokey poke hippie-ish at all and they don’t cost the earth like many other organic brands.
This is definitely going to go onto my list of Awesome Gifts for my Girlies ‘cos I can’t imagine anyone coming into contact with it and disliking it. Next time you’re in Wellness Warehouse, go check it out. To learn more about Balm Balm and take a look at the full range of products visit their website over here.
*I’m seeing a lot of products that are using rose as one of their star ingredients lately. Rose is a fab additive as it offers a whole host of skincare benefits, namely its ability to tone, moisturise, reduce inflammation and irritation. It also has good antioxidant and antibacterial properties, but I’ll go into this a bit more in an upcoming post regarding another rose-riddled skincare gem.