I love products that are multi-use and I always look out for things that are fragrance free and contain natural ingredients; they are much kinder to the skin. Unlike creams, which are usually around 70% water based, balms are a highly concentrated formula of oils and anti-oxidants in their purest form, which enables a balm to offer a more intensive benefit to the skin than a cream. Here’s my round up of the best…
WHY ARE BALMS MORE NATURAL?
Water based creams require preservatives and other artificial bulking agents to improve texture and extend their use-by dates. Balms use ingredients in their raw form and naturally last longer without the addition of chemicals.