Nourish & Soothe Dry Skin with Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm

marec 23, 2020

Hi loves! How are you all doing?? I hope you're all well, healthy and staying safe inside your homes. Gosh, 2020 is no joke! It wasn't my intention to write about a product for your hands but alas it happened that way unintentionally. As we are all, hopefully, washing our hands all day every day (we're currently using Rachel's Plan Bee Arnaud Soap - Sweet Love) and as much as this bar of soap usually isn't drying out my hands, this excessive amount of washing is too much for my hands. I love to use moisturizing and hydrating hand creams (I'm currently using Alteya Age Defense Hair Cream* - review here, or Free + True Body Prophet* - review here) in the day time but when it comes evening & nighttime, then I especially like to apply a nourishing balm on top, to seal in all the moisture. And here is where today's product comes in. Meet Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm*.
Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm. Lovelula
Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm. Lovelula
Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm "softens and repairs dry or damaged skin from top to toe. Suitable for anyone, including those with sensitive skin and babies." As a true balm, this is a nourishing product that contains plant oils and Beeswax. There's not a lot of ingredients in this balm, so let me mention just a few. Babassu & Avocado Oils, Calendula Extract, which is know for its anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits, and among others it also helps to promote healing. Calendula is very beneficial as a tea or added to a soup because it helps to move the lymph. Another plant that's wonderful for the body and skin, that is in the balm is Marshmallow - an amazing emollient, which helps to repair and soften the driest, roughest, cracked or chapped skin. There are no essential oils in this balm which makes it perfect for sensitive skin and babies too.

The balm can be used all over your body and on your face as well - as a moisturizer or a balm cleanser. I haven't tried it on my face (yet) but I love to use it on my hands, elbows and feet. This winter my boyfriend and I went tour skiing quite a lot and one time I got these nasty blisters on my feet. When I healed them with straight up aloe vera (I cut a leaf from my plant and used it directly on my blisters - luckily I work from home so I could walk around barefoot and that sped the healing process), I then started applying this balm to soften the skin. They recommend using it on any dry, cracked, chapped, hard, rough or irritated skin, and that's exactly how I'm using, and loving it. For moms out there, it can also be used to soothe and improve sore nipples when nursing (without needing to wash off before feeding your baby).
Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm, texture. Lovelula
Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm, texture. Lovelula
So if you're in need of a heavy duty nourishing balm to either use on its own or in combination with a water based hand or body cream, then do check out Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm.

You can get Lyonsleaf Calendula & Marshmallow Balm on LoveLula.

Thanks for reading!

Sending you much love & good vibes,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
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March Beauty Discovery ft. Free + True

marec 08, 2020

Hi lovelies! Hope you're all doing well and enjoying your weekend (and not worry about the virus). Thanks to Beauty Heroes I discovered another amazing skincare line. Say hello to Free + True! Free + True harnesses the planet’s most potent botanicals and marries them with clean science to bring effortless and effective care. Created by a licensed esthetician and certified cosmetics formulator, Free + True was inspired by Tami’s active lifestyle to master simple, clean, and effective, each formulated in California using locally grown botanicals and boosted with high tech, clean ingredients.

In the March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery are two full size Free + True products: Body Prophet and Mama Pacha. You can check it out here.
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet, Mama Pacha
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet, Mama Pacha
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet, Mama Pacha
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum, Mama Pacha Moisture Infusion CreamMarch Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet All Over Creamy SerumMarch Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum consistency
 Free + True Body Prophet All Over Creamy Serum is this month's Hero product and it is absolutely beautiful! This body lotion is packed with soothing and nourishing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Sunflower Seed Oil infused with Calendula, German Chamomile, Comfrey, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Plantain, Rose and Yarrow. There's Olive Leaf Extract, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Seabuckthorn Berry Oil, hence the beautiful vibrant pastel yellow colour. It has a gentle sweet scent, really beautiful! I cannot tell you how amazing the bathroom smells after I use it - I for sure got a question "mmm what smells so good?" This sweet, almost candy like aroma also has a citrus undertone. I love it! The consistency is amazing too - it's light as lotions are, it quickly gets absorbed into the skin, leaving the skin softer and moisturized. I haven't tried that many natural & organic body lotions, especially when I think how many body oils I've tried, but I have to say that this one is one of the best I've used. It is just so lovely. I can't get over the scent, which also lasts a couple of hours (it's not as strong as it was upon application but I can still detect it) and the texture is beautiful too. I completely understand why Jeannie & her team chose Body Prophet as their March Hero. You can check out Free + True Body Prophet here.
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Mama Pacha Moisture Infusion Cream
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Mama Pacha Moisture Infusion Cream
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Mama Pacha Moisture Infusion Cream consistency
Free + True Mama Pacha Moisture Infusion Cream is an "all-weather moisturizer formulated with the same hardy Arctic Peptides that are known to thrive in marine environments, meaning they support skin resilience in harsh conditions, as well." I immediately fell in love with this cream! It feels so lush on the skin, it's a dream to use. Mama Pacha contains Aloe Vera, Mango Seed Butter, Squalane, Avocado Oil, Calendula, Gotu Kola, Nettle. Like Body Prophet, this cream also has a gorgeous scent! To me it has a more feminine scent because of Jasmine, and I can also smell Ylang Ylang. It has lightweight texture but don't let that fool you, because it's more nourishing that the texture looks. I like that it doesn't feel rich or heavy yet it's still properly moisturizing. I have combination skin and I don't have any problems with it being too much, too rich for my skin but I did see a comment somewhere on Instagram, that to them it feels a bit rich (I believe this person has oily skin). I have zero problems with it + it doesn't clog my pores. You could use it on its own but I like to layer it on top of last month's HeroBluh Alchemy Botanic-Retinol Skin Renewal Concentrate* (which btw I adore! Read my review here).

Can be used morning and evening. In the morning I use it with Ayuna The Facial Low* (not every day), Bluh Alchemy Botanic-Retinol*, a small amount of Mama Pacha and a blend of Heart of Gold Northern Lights Oilserum* (which is SO stunning!) & Earthwise Beauty Farizad's VeilSun Reflector (affiliate code Loveliness always saves you 15%). And in the evening my routine is very similar, with the exception that I apply the cream as a last product and I apply more of it than in the morning. You can also use Mama Pacha as a moisture mask, which I haven't tried yet but I bet you wake up with baby soft and smooth skin. You can check out Free + True Mama Pacha Moisture Infusion Cream here.
March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery Free + True Body Prophet, Mama Pacha
I have to say that I'm really impressed with this box & would love to try more Free + True products. Really beautiful, I highly recommend March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery.

You can check out Free + True products here.

Get the March Beauty Heroes Beauty Discovery here.

Thank you for reading and have a beautiful day!

Much love,

Jana xx

*samples generously provided
**this post contains some affiliate links
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