What is it about skincare balms that’s so addictive? Is it the fact that they are so damn comforting and soothing? That a balm gently and lovingly works to soothe and restore irritable skin? Probably all of the above. Although winter is the obvious time for using a balm, I find myself using them all year round.
We’ve put together a selection of balms that we love, I venture to say that …there’s something for every skincare need here and all of these balms have some of nature’s best ingredients in them. So take a look and let us know what you think.
inlight wellness balm

InLight Wellness Calendula and Damask Rose balm

Key notes – multipurpose body , 100% organic , water free formula, great for sensitive skin inc. babies

This pot of golden silky magic is a sensory delight to use: although it’s a rich balm, it’s texture is light to the touch and it glides on smoothly, easily absorbed by your skin and leaving the area that needs it silky, soft and loved. The fragrance is addictive and soothing with notes of lavender, damask rose and ….leaving your skin lightly fragranced.

This is formulated as a soothing balm to be used on any area of the body that is irritated. It’s high potency blend includes bio active botanical ingredients which are grown and harvested on organic farms like soothing calendula and lavender, antioxidant rich carrot & rose.

I’ve used this to soothe some of my pesky little eczema patches and I’ve even used it on my face after going a bit OTT with my deep cleanse.

This is one of those products that you want to have around in your arsenal at all times!

Buy the balm for £25 from InLight

Love Absolute Tahitian Monoi Flower balm

Key notes – face balm, dry skin, fine lines

This deliciously scented balm has been formulated to nourish and protect dry skin and promote wellbeing with its unique blend of fatty acids and fruit antioxidants. This has a lush but non greasy texture, and has been formulated to be non comedogenic and similar to our skins own sebum. It includes blackcurrant seed oil, starflower seed oil, elderberry seed oil which work together to repair, nourish and calm the skin. The gorgeous scent of this balm reminds me of tropical vacations and comes from the inclusion of gardenia flowers.

This is a deeply hydrating balm perfect for drier or dehydrated skin types and is a multi tasker: use it  as a day time moisturiser or a night time skin treat, as a treatment mask or as a cleanser depending on your skins needs.

Buy Love Absolute’s flower balm for £36 from Wow Beauty

love absolute flower balm
kahina body balm

Kahina Hand and Body Balm

Key notes – multipurpose hands and body, dry, very dry, chapped skin, 100% natural, 97%organic

This is another balm that seduces with its unique scent, which is the unique Kahina Fez scent, which includes calming and grounding patchouli and Vetiver: But this balm is more than just a fragrance journey, it’s a potent blend of plant butters and oils like Shea butter, mango nut butter, coconut oil, and of course a healthy dose of Argan oil which is at the heart of all Kahina products. It also has calendula which is known for its ability to smooth and heal. These ingredients work to protect and restore dry, irritated skin on the hands and body, especially key areas like elbows, knees and feet.

Buy Kahina’s balm for £42 from Naturisimo

Graces London CBD body Balm Lavender and Lemon

Key Notes multipurpose body total, CBD, nourishing

This multi purpose balm from leading UK CBD Brand Graces London is a unique blend of powerful but soothing ingredients. This balm is lush, looks like butter and smells of lavender….real lavender not the annoying artificial kind…perfect for calming. Plant butters like Shea butter and cocoa butter, are enhanced by the addition of Hemp seed oil (cannabis Sativa) which is know for its high levels of omega 3 &6 fatty acids, perfect for deeply nourishing, restoring and protecting your skin. Lemon and lemongrass are included to tone and detox. This multitasker can be used all over …face, cuticles, feet etc… a little goes a long way.

Buy the CBD balm for £35 from Graces London

graces london balm
amly face balm

Amly Botanicals Sleep Tight Rejuvenating Face Balm

Key notes – face balm night, positive ageing, propolis, 100% natural

It’s a fact that our skin renews itself overnight when we sleep and Amly have harnessed the power of some of nature’s most nourishing and rejuvenating ingredients in this night time balm. This light as silk balm has propolis extract at its core which in a nutshell helps to protect the skin from the effects of oxidants, it’s also lipid restoring and works on fine lines. Other skin boost ingredients include sea buckthorn oil, rosehip oil, borage, calendula and Argan oils all working together to give your skin a morning glow.

Buy Amly’s balm from £33 from Amly Botanicals

Casa Mencarelli Bellissima Balm

Key notes – face balm, dry, sensitive, mature skins, 99% organic, sea buckthorn

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 3,6,8. 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.

Buy Casa Mencarelli’s balm for £45 from Wow Beauty

Read our Brand Focus to find out more about the balm and this gorgeous Italian brand. 

casa mencarelli balm
the kind planet company power balm

The Kind Planet Company Power Balm

Key notes – multipurpose, 100% organic, palm oil

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.

Buy the Power Balm for £19.50 from The Kind Planet Company

Find out more about the power balm 

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream

Key notes – multi purpose, loved by celebrities, 100% natural

Egyptian Magic is handmade, all the 6 ingredients are natural and because of their ancient heritage have also a spiritual dimension: Olive Oil, Bees Wax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Bee Propolis & Divine Love. No additives, preservatives, fragrances, chemicals nor parabens, not tested on animals.

It is very helpful as a solution for: removing your make-up, moisturizing you skin, taming your split ends, lip balm,  cuticles, it’s good for sunburns, chemical burns, oven burns, helps with psoriasis, healing cracked elbows and dry patches.

Buy the Egyptian Magic cream for £20 from Look Fantastic


Trilogy Everything Balm

Key notes – multi-purpose, rosehip oil, dry skin

This balm contains a beautiful mix of rosehip oil, pawpaw and echinacea to soften and moisturise dry skin. It melts on contact on the skin and feels beautiful on the lips. It’s an antioxidant rich formula to promote resilience against environmental stressors and strengthen the skin.

Buy the Everything balm for £10.12 from Holland and Barrett

Eminence Rosehip and Lemongrass Repair Balm

Key notes – multipurpose, night care, compromised skin, sensitive

This balm has a particularly thick texture, making it wonderful to use as a spot treatment on particularly dry skin It’s incredibly rich so using it as a spot treatment over applying over the face or body is a preferred method in my opinion.

Key ingredients include Rosehip Oil which features EFAs, Vitamins C and E and beta carotene which improve skin’s moisture, tone, texture, Sunflower Oil which is Rich in Vitamins A, D and E; protects and soothes dry skin, Edelweiss Extract which helps skin preserve natural balance, Prickly Pear Stem Extract – a cactus rich in flavones, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals; excellent for soothing and hydrating dry skin while retaining firmness and lemongrass which is a natural astringent that minimizes pores. It also contains a Natural Repair Complex, this is derived from rosehip and rosemary, repairs dry skin faster and reduces redness due to dryness. Protects from the drying effects of environmental stress.

Buy the Eminence repair balm for £62 from the Fragrance Centre

b balm

Beeutiful B-Balm

Key Notes – healing, dry skin, antiseptic, tea tree, all natural

This rich Balm is often used on skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis and rosacea – with great results! This balm can be used all over to promote healing, featuring hero ingredients including honey, cocoa butter, beeswax, St John’s Wort, Calendula and Tea Tree.

Buy the B-Balm from £9.50 from beeutiful

Kear Antioxidant Face Balm

Key notes – face balm, sea buckthorn oil, 100% natural, vitamin c, propolis.

This lovely balm has a small, precise ingredients list. 5 active natural ingredients in fact! This includes Sea Buckthorn oil, a rich fatty acid, Beeswax, a natural humectant, olive oil polyphenols to provide the highest levels of free radical absorption.  You can really smell the orange, which I love! Feels lovely on the skin, really hydrating and feels great.

You’ll be left with plump, glowing skin!

Buy the Kear balm for €46 from Kear

keap face balm

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