We think that everyone should have a good multi-purpose balm in their skin toolkit for when you really need something to soothe your skin. These are some that we’ve been loving recently.
ByByi Babe Balm
This natural balm from the eco-conscious brand BYBI is great to throw in the handbag and apply when needed. This balms hero ingredient is Coenzyme Q10, which is intensely moisturising. It’s a beautiful balm, more on the oily side than some of the others in this selection, but it works really well to moisturse the skin. It smells lovely too!
It’s made from fruit wax, so vegan-friendly too.
The ByBi Babe Balm is currently £18 on ByBi
The Kind Planet Company – Power Balm
It has a beautiful, rich orange-yellow colour and it feels very lush. Even though it’s a balm, it’s not greasy or sticky – it’s lovely and smooth and sinks into the skin well. It’s a multi-purpose product – it can be used as, well… so many things! I’ve been using it as a lip balm, but also as a deeply hydrating hand balm, it can also be used as a cleanser… it can be used in many ways. Most recently, I’ve been using it to heal my hands after using harsh kitchen products.
Read our full feature on this balm here along with an interview with the co-founder of the brand!
Buy the Power Balm for £19.50 from The Kind Planet Company
Ecooking Multi Balm
This works well and feels good pretty much everywhere: personally, I love it on my lips, cuticles and elbows. This is a fairly thick ointment style balm, that is unscented and non-sticky, it just feels quite pure and quite nourishing. I love using it on my lips as it doesn’t leave them feeling sticky or heavy, just soft hydrated and very nourished…plus I don’t need to keep reapplying it.
It works equally well everywhere else too, leaving your skin feeling super silky, moisturised and nourished. Love the fact that this is fragrance-free and jam-packed with some of my fave skincare ingredients like Shea butter and vitamin E. This is a keeper!
Read the full review of this balm here.
The Ecooking Multi Balm is £23 from Cult Beauty
Kahina Giving Beauty Hand and Body Balm
This balm has been a regular member of my skincare family since I first discovered the brand about 3 years ago. I love the unique fragrance of Kahina products …earthy and sensual.
This is skin loving balm is a blend of not just Argan oil which is at the core of this brand but also carrot seed oil, shea butter, coconut oil, olive oil and mango nut butter! It also contains calendula, known for its anti-inflammatory and powerful healing properties.
This ultra-nourishing balm is great for the hands, feet, elbows and any other areas in need of softening and deep hydration. It has a lovely golden colour and is easily absorbed.
Kahina Giving Beauty Hand and Body Balm is £42 from naturisimo
Casa Mencarelli Bellissima Balm
This organic skincare brand is a recent discovery for me and I’ve yet to explore the full range but if this glorious Sea Buckthorn balm is anything to go by, then I can’t wait. This balm is designed to be used on the face and neck, but I have to be honest and say that I’ve used it universally.
It has an uplifting orange colour and the overriding fragrance is that of Sea Buckthorn fruit oil. The texture is soft and easy to spread and this initially seemingly oily balm is very easily absorbed, leaving the skin with a satin finish.
The core ingredients are of course sea buckthorn oil which is known as a powerful antioxidant thanks to the power of omega 3,6,9 …..it also contains Rose hip oil which is another powerful antioxidant both of these ingredients are good at helping to regenerate the skin. Shea butter, vitamin E and sweet almond oil round off the ingredients list.
Casa Mencarelli Bellissima Balm is £45 from Casa Mencarelli
Hemptouch Therapeutic CBD Balm
CBD is the hot topic today and it’s not surprising… this balm utilises the intensely nourishing and healing properties of CBD to created this rich, healing balm. It has a gorgeous green colour to it and I like to use this particularly on dry areas like elbows and my feet. It’s also supposed to be amazing when used on red, flaky or eczema flare-ups, providing relief when acute care is needed. The CBD oil is extracted using the cold-pressed method at low temperatures without solvents or alcohol. It contains CBD, Omega 3,6 & 9 rich hemp seed oil, Shea and Mango butter.
This form of CBD cannabinoid has a full spectrum of over 85 different cannabinoids, terpenes and antioxidants… incredible!
Here’s what the brand has to say:
“This therapeutic concentration of CBD cannabinoid, with a full spectrum of over 85 different cannabinoids, terpenes and antioxidants, provides relief for skin, returns its balance and offers optimal protection. This valued hemp extract calms skin reactions and itching and brings relief to areas of skin where redness occurs. At the same time, it helps skin to maintain lost balance and stimulates its renewal system”
Hemptouch CBD Balm is £33.50 from Planet Organic