Let's have another chat about the beautiful UK brand, Balm Balm. I've already written about the brand here, it's 100% natural and 100% organic with an array of products certified by Soil Association. That is what I like to hear. Today I'm bringing you their Frankincense skincare line, their Frankincense Facial Travel Kit, minus the muslin cloth.
They say that frankincense is well known for its rejuvenating effect on the skin but did you know that it is also reputed to improve deep breathing and thus improve circulation? Good circulation reflects in beautiful skin so... take a deep breath with our wonderful Frankincense Facial products and let your skin breathe too.
Other benefits associated with frankincense include relieving indigestion, helping to fade wrinkles and scars and reducing acne. It has also been used traditionally to regulate menstrual cycles and aid with a variety of menstruation-related issues.
Balm Balm Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm* - I'm not sure when was the last time I removed my makeup with anything else than an oil or a balm. Personally, they are my absolute favorite way of removing my makeup. They work amazing and they don't dry out my skin one bit. So it comes to no surprise that I really like using this product. It contains a few ingredients, including beeswax, if you're using vegan cosmetics. The balm has that normal balm consistency, which turns into an oil when you massage it onto your skin. It feels luxurious and it's a lovely product to use. It gently dissolves all of my makeup, it's not drying and doesn't break me out. As far as I read some reviews, everyone seems to love this balm but one thing that not all agree is the scent. Some say it smells incredible, other don't care for it and find it awful. I'm really used to natural scents and honestly, I quite like it. Not my favourite but I like anything with citrus (contains Grapefruit) and essential oil of Frankincense gives it a nice touch. All in all it is a lovely cleansing balm with beautiful ingredients and a reasonable price.
Balm Balm Frankincense Facial Tonic* - I love hydrosols but I always seem to strugle when I have to write a review of them. I just don't know what to say. They refresh my face, give back some moisture and I love applying them prior to facial oils and moisturizers. Like it's fitting for a hydrosol, this one is made with only one ingredient - frankincense. This woodsy and warm scent is often times used in combination with meditation which could be very helpful in decreasing anxiety. Not sure if I experienced any meditative sensations but it sure is lovely and actually quite soothing. If you have problems with anxiety, I would definitely recommend you try diffusing frankincense essential oils. To sum up, I liked this hydrosol very much and I already finished it.
Balm Balm Frankincense Light Facial Oil* - made from oils of Peach Kernel, Evening Primrose, Jojoba and Rosehip and essential oils of Frankincense and Grapefruit. This oil left me quite underwhelmed. Yeah it is nice, it's a light oil so it doesn't feel like it's just sitting on your face, it's nourishing and leaves the skin soft. It's just not anything special. Doesn't mean it's not nice, it just didn't do anything amazing for my skin. I did use it up but I wouldn't go and buy another bottle.
All three products are lovely but to be real, they are not my favorite products I have ever used. I mean don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with them at all! The thing is, I really like them but I don't love them. Saying that, I still like the brand and would recommend their products, especially their hydrosols and the cleansing balm too.
You can get them at Via Naturalis where you can use discount code "jana" and get 10% off your order.
p.s. photo background is from a colouring book Relax Me* by Annie Yates. <3
*samples generously provided