I had a meeting on Monday and I was asked “What is a balm? Funnily enough, I have often been asked this very question but it was coming from a man who studied various different skincare formulations, what they did and who they were for and it was only then I realised the confusion that is out there.
I guess it’s no wonder people are a little bit confused as to what exactly a balm is, considering you can go into the pharmacy and pick up a ‘body balm’ that is basically a thicker body cream made of water and oil emulsified together and mixed with fragrance oils to make for a pleasant-smelling body product to apply after washing.
Also, as I thought about it, I realised that you can go into the chemist and pick up a ‘balm’ which is a heavy waxy product made with a base of beeswax and looks like something you would shine up your leather boots with, and of course, there are lighter versions of this type of product which look a bit softer and have some herbs added and are also sold as a ‘balm’ or ‘salve’.
A ‘balm’ is made of 100% oils which could be either solid in texture or liquid in texture and hardened with a solid wax, yeah, pretty broad alright, so why did we choose to go with the term balm in all this confusion – because simply we are a transparent company who have very solid values about what we put into our products are we are adamant about telling our customers what we use, and, in our balms we only use oils, some of which are a buttery consistency and some of which are liquid but we do not use any wax that might be good for your boots and we do not use oils that might be good for your car. We stick to the script of natural, healthy and vegan and all of our balms are 100% oil based.
I have written another post some time ago, about why you should incorporate a balm into your skincare routine, which describes how amazing oil is for your skin, and although we often get people that tell us they like to use oil free products which are basically synthetic products (which in my books is a complete contradiction if you want healthy skin), your skin needs oil in order to be healthy.
In short, a balm is 100% natural and it will always include healthy essential fatty acids called ‘essential’ for a reason because they’re essential to the health of your skin. We specialise in producing balms that are put through a process that makes them silky soft in feel and fluffy as a cream in texture but they are 100% oils, no preservatives, no synthetics, no artificial fragrance and no nasty mineral oil. They are 100% goodness for the skin and as with all oils are recommended to use alone or under your moisturiser for added benefit.
Here is our list of Balms:
- Just Balm – for all ages, face and body dry irritated or allergy prone skin.
- Intensive Restoring Facial Moisturising Balm – to calm dry, dehydrated, sensitive and rosacea prone skin.
- Vitality Super Vitamin Facial Treatment Balm – vitamin and anti-oxidant treatment balm to brighten dull or tired skin.
- Age Corrective Facial Anti-aging Balm – formulated with potent anti-aging oils to deeply moisturise, stimulate cell growth and help repair damaged skin.