The weather is getting cooler and drier in many places around the world (even here in hot, humid Dubai) and it’s time to start shifting our skin care routines slightly. If you are prone to dry, itchy, or flaky skin in the colder months, then these all natural and organic beauty balms are your must-have heroes for keeping your skin protected and moisturized.
Weleda Foot Balm, $14
This balm is less thick and slightly more oily than most balms and salves, and is quickly absorbed, even into the toughest of calluses. It contains olive fruit, myrrh, and calendula extracts to keep feet fresh, moisturized, and softened. This is ideal for swollen, red, tired feet. The slightly cooling and anti-inflammatory effects help your feet to recover quickly. Apply it generously, let it absorb, and pull on some warm, cozy cotton socks to hold in the soothing, softening ingredients overnight.
The texture of this slightly off-white balm is a bit drier and crumbly looking than others, yet once you put a tiny bit on your finger, it begins to melt into a richly moisturizing, silky, and skin nourishing potion. And I love the scent! It smells slightly sweet and faintly of flowers and licorice, which ever so slightly lingers on the skin (truly, it’s lovely). It contains organic shea butter and high concentrations of eyebright, pomegranate, ginseng, and licorice for moisturizing, brightening, and lightening under eye circles and sun damage. Organic fennel is also infused into this formula for its anti-inflammatory, anti-puffiness properties. Take a tiny bit onto your ring finger, press your two ring fingers together to melt the balm, and dab gently under your eyes. Tip: apply this on top of your pimple spot treatment to prevent flakes and dryness and help the post-inflammatory pigmentation (the classic red, pink, or purple a pimple leaves behind) diminish faster.
One Love Organics Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm, $68 for the biggest size
This multi-tasking, long-lasting balm is a skin care favorite year after year. You can use it as your first step in double cleansing and as your final moisturizer to lock in the potent ingredients of your favorite serums. This luxurious balm contains cold-pressed plant oils, rich mango butter, and supercritical extracts of chia, oat, and vanilla for protecting your skin’s acid mantle/barrier function and soothing your skin. Quick tip: after you finish applying this to your face and/or body, use the remainder on your fingertips to smooth down any flyaway hair.
Another super long-lasting beauty balm, this one is lighter weight and specifically targets the eyes for increased elasticity, brightening, and moisturizing for the prevention of dehydration lines and fine lines. This charming glass pot contains mango seed butter, calendula oil, and lavender oil. It’s creamy texture is silky and light and melts right into the delicate skin of the eye area. Wonderful under eye makeup too!
This rich, thick balm is incredible for the toughest, driest bits. The high concentrations of argan oil, calendula, carrot seed, shea butter, and mango butter improve elasticity, smooth your skin’s texture, and soothe redness. The earthy, exotic sandalwood, rose, and ylang ylang scent is calming, stress relieving, and not overpowering. If you are prone to dry patches, dermatitis, or eczema, this balm is a must-have in your beauty cabinet.
Have you tried any of these beauty balms yet? Have any balms you recommend? Leave a comment telling us about it!