Beauty Balms For Winter Skin Rescue

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What is a beauty balm when it’s at home? The idea of a fix-all balm might seem old-fashioned, like something your nanna might have kept in the medicine cabinet. But she was definitely onto something! A good balm is the missing item in your beauty kit, we would even consider it a skincare staple! Balms are perfect for winter, when our skin and kin’s skin can suffer the effects of the dry season and needs extra moisture and hydration. They’re suitable for all members of your family and can be kept on hand for all those SOS situations, when you need a quick salve to heal and protect. Natural balms utilise powerful natural ingredients and botanicals and can be used to:

 

  • Soothe minor burns, cuts and irritations and insect bites, stings and sunburn.  

  • Provide a protective barrier for eczema, dermatitis and rosacea.

  • As a lip treatment for dry or cracked lips.

  • As a hydrating moisturiser and gentle salve for dry and rough hands, knees, feet and elbows, and cuticles.

  • Reduce skin inflammation, irritation and redness.

  • Calm congested or reactive skin.

  • Aid in the recovery of mild skin trauma.

  • Soothe nappy rash.

  • Reduce under eye-puffiness.

 

Always refer to the individual product specifications, about where it is safe to use on the body and how much. Here's our must-have balms for winter!

Organic Island Lip Salve

A true all-rounder, Organic Island Lip Salve can be used on everything from chapped lips to skin irritations. It’s scientifically formulated to protect, replenish and nourish skin while maintaining hydration. The Paw Paw Lip Salve uses three types of paw paw enzymes, including NOP Organic Dehydrasome Pumpkin Papaya, Papain (Papaya Enzyme) & Carica Papaya Fruit Extract (Paw Paw) to create a uniquely powerful formula that effectively moisturises and soothes all year round.

Skin Juice Green Juice Skin Saver Balm

Skin Juice Green Juice was originally developed nearly two decades ago as a massage product for therapeutic massage. Its 100% natural, botanical formula infuses a healthy diet of essential fatty acids, plant sterols and antioxidants into the skin, helping to reduce inflammation, irritation and redness, while nourishing oils boost the skin’s protective lipids to smooth dryness. This pure blend of healing goodness is safe for even the most fragile skin and will help to calm allergic reactions and overstimulated or reactive skin. Use it as a face and body moisturiser, lip balm or a soothing and healing balm for eczema, dermatitis or skin trauma. It’s safe to use on babies from 4 weeks old onwards.

Erica Brooke Savior Salve

The kind of salve that has 101 uses, Erica Brooke Savior Salve is perfect to use after gardening, as a cuticle balm, aromatherapy treatment or on minor cuts and abrasions (essential if you’ve got small kin). It contains olive oil, cacao butter and hard-working essentials oils. It also works wonderfully on irritated pits, thanks to it's soothing ingredients like chamomile, coconut, lavender and healing herbs. Try it morning and night during a pit detox as it works as a light deodorant.

Clemence Organics Ultimate SOS Balm

This all natural, 100% organic balm for all ages can be used all over the body. Rich in organic rosehip, calendula and jojoba oils it provides intense moisture restoration and protection from damage caused by the elements. It’s healing and nourishing and can soothe minor skin irritations including dermatitis, eczema, rosacea, nappy rash, bites and stings. May also aid in reducing the appearance of stretch marks! Safe for mum and bub.

The Beauty Chef Beauty Fix Balm A beauty balm that does it all, the Beauty Fix Balm is a multi-use product designed to help heal, nourish and protect dry, rough, moisture-seeking skin. Whether used as a hydrating lip balm, smoothing and de-puffing eye balm, dry skin moisturiser or as a soothing and gentle skin salve for dry hands, nails, feet, heels, knees or elbows; this hard-working pot of perfection is a one-stop-shop for all of your beauty fixes. It contains nourishing botanical oils with a unique fermented coconut extract and a blend of seeds and grains, for a balm rich in amino acid peptides, vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids that works to soothe, soften and protect dry skin, while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles.

Edible Beauty Soothe Me Balm

The ‘ultimate quick fix balm’, Edible Beauty Soothe Me Balm soothes, nourishes and helps to calm unhappy skin conditions including acne, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, rosacea, scars and nappy rash. Chamomile, Cucumber and Gotu Kola harmonise and rejuvenate skin while Calendula and Echinacea are anti-microbial, assisting in the unclogging of pores associated with acne. Cranberry and White Tea are rich in antioxidants to enhance skin repair. The best part: it be used on all parts of the body and is highly effective when applied as a leave on mask after cleansing prior to sleep.

Real World NZ Manuka, Kawakawa & Mamaku Repair Balm

A natural plant based repair balm made from powerful New Zealand ingredients such as Manuka Honey, Kawakawa and Mamaku plus aloe vera and hemp oil. A true wonder balm, it aids in the soothing and repair of insect bites, stings, skin rashes, poor circulation, bruises, wounds, burns, aches, pains, sunburn, dry cracked skin, eczema, psoriasis and inflammation. This will become a regular in your medicine cabinet especially if you have young children.

 

Written By | Sophie Parslow

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