Used throughout the ages to heal, hydrate and smooth the skin (on just about every body part), beauty balms are nothing new! Yet, they're still just emerging into everyday skincare routines. So, you may be wondering what a beauty balm is, what it does, and all the ways you can make use of one. Get to know beauty balms better with us, so you can get one into your routine with complete confidence. You won't look back!
What is a beauty balm?
Beauty balms are designed to intensely nourish the skin and they can be used on just about any body part, for just about any use (more on that later)! Their consistency is somewhere between a heavy liquid to a solid. They're thicker than lotions and creams, and they don't contain water.
What does a beauty balm do?
What doesn't a beauty balm do?! Simply put, beauty balms are multitaskers designed to hydrate, nourish and protect the skin.
With oils, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals they can be used to assist a maturing complexion (fine lines and wrinkles), deeply quench dry or dehydrated skin, and form a protective cocoon over your skin too. They can also act as your oil-based cleanser, makeup remover, moisturiser, facial oil, lip balm and more. Because of their multitasking versatility, they can also be used to assist a range of skin concerns from dry cuticles, cuts, chapped lips, burns, rough knees and elbows... you name it.
Unlike traditional balms made from petroleum, naturally-formulated balms tend to melt into the skin, as opposed to sitting on the surface.
How can I make use of a beauty balm?
When it comes to your complexion, beauty balms are perfect to nourish, heal and protect. With regular use, they will leave your skin feeling softer, smoother and deeply hydrated.
Use on your complexion to:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines for a plumper base
- Deeply quench dry or dehydrated skin for increased hydration and a smoother base
- Support healthy barrier function to minimise sensitivities and sensitivity-borne breakouts
- Form a protective cocoon to support healthy-looking and feeling skin
When it comes to streamlining your skincare routine, the unique formula and texture of a beauty balm also lends itself to many other products. Double up and enjoy your beauty balm as:
- A cleansing balm or oil cleanser
- Makeup remover
- Facial oil
- Overnight mask
- Lip balm
- Nail and cuticle treatment
- Non-makeup highlighter
What skin type is a beauty balm suitable for?
Beauty balms are generally lightweight, non-greasy and non-sticky. While they're best for dry, combination, sensitive and maturing skin types, that's not to say those with oily skin won't love them too! It's really up to how you feel when applying them.
How do I apply a beauty balm?
Speaking of applying a beauty balm, there's a very specific way to apply this uniquely formulated product! First up, moisten or dampen your complexion with water (or the area of skin you're applying to). Then, be sure to warm a pea-sized amount of your beauty balm in the palm of your hands (using your fingertips), before you even consider applying to your skin! Once you've warmed your product, apply to your pre-moistened/dampened skin and massage it. Voila! Dampen, warm, apply and massage. This technique should really have the product melting into your skin!
Serenity: Nurturing Collagen Beauty Balm
Now that you've rightfully fallen in love with the concept of a beauty balm, it feels fitting to introduce you to our latest product - Serenity: Nurturing Collagen Beauty Balm.
Quenched skin, naturally. When you need seriously hydrated, plump and protected skin, you gift yourself a melt-on-the-touch collagen balm. A supercharged blend of vegan collagen, botanical oils and butters, and vitamin E come together to reduce the appearance of fine lines for a plumper base, deeply quench dry skin to increase hydration and form a protective cocoon to support healthy-looking skin. Ideal for dry, dehydrated, combination and sensitive skin, enjoy a radiant and comforted canvas. It's a nutrient-rich balm that leaves you enveloped in nourishment.