Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm

January 08, 2017

Say hello to Lyonsleaf, a brand made on a small farm in Somerset, England. All Lyonsleaf skincare is 100% natural, 100% water-free, using 100% active ingredients to produce incredibly effective products that are safe, gentle and affordable. They use home-grown ingredients where possible, to ensure the harvest is the best quality and that nothing has been sprayed or grown with chemicals. Yas! Before diving into the review, do check out their logo, I think it's so cute! And smart, since you can see two pictures. If you look quickly there is "only" a lion's head but at a close inspection you'll notice its mane is more than just that. There are flowers, plants, birds, some gardening tools, all that is hiding it the lion's mane. Super cute.
The Beauty Balm is a cleansing balm made wih 95% organic/wild harvested ingredients. Some of those are Babassu Oil, Shea Butter, Macadamia, Jojoba and Almond Oils. The balm has the loveliest texture. It’s super creamy and soft, much softer than some other balms. I sometimes notice parts of Shea Butter in my balms, they become grainy. You know those small white particles which I heard can be caused by melting the shea butter on a too high temperature. Well this one isn't like that. It melts beautifully on my skin, and also very evenly, which again is because of the smooth texture. The consistency really is wonderful. The balm works great at removing my face makeup, no problems there, but I do need to take some more time to remove my eye makeup. I don't mind taking that half a minute more as long as I can gently remove my mascara. The deal with cleansing balms and oils is that you have to wash them off with a help of a cloth. Luckily I got this balm in one of their gift sets, in the Lyonsleaf Hot Cloth Cleansing Gift Set, which comes with 2 muslin face cloths and a white cotton wash flannel. You can see how it looks in this photo. As a fan of cotton flannels I do prefer it over the two muslin cloths, but all three are nice. I actually enjoy using muslin cloths but the ones I have are too small, and the cotton cloths also stay warmer for longer.
So not only that the balm + a cloth removes all my makeup and dirt from the day, but it also has a nice scent. There is a few essential oils in this products, to me it smells mostly of Sage but the mix of Palmarosa and Patchouli makes it a bit more special. I find the scent to be comforting and soothing, perfect for evening. I'm in love with this balm and I recommend it to everyone. Well maybe not to those who use waterproof mascara, because I don't use such mascara so I can't say how well the balm removes it. But other than that I think you'll like it. It gently cleanses the face, doesn't irritate my skin, it doesn't dry out my skin but leaves it moisturized (without any greasy residue), soft and smooth. It's a beautiful product and I think all skin types can use it, from dry to oily skin. Did I mention it doesn't contain any animal ingredients and is therefore also vegan? You can get this beautiful set, or just the balm (which is a bit bigger), on Love Lula for less than £10.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday!

Much love,

Jana xx

*sample generously provided
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