I have known and loved Balance Me for a few months now - it is a beautiful brand with beautiful natural products. I have used a few skincare products from them and they have all been excellent. Balance Me use blends of pure natural extracts as well as their bespoke blends of high grade essential oils in their products. Their philosophy is 'beauty that works naturally' and I totally agree there - their stuff works!
I've picked my four Balance Me favourites for this post. All are outstanding products - very effective and a real joy to use.
Balancing Face Moisturiser (£24) is the reason I fell in love with Balance Me in the first place. I used it on and off last autumn and rate it very highly. I say 'on and off' because this was particularly effective on bad skin days. The moisturiser is very calming and soothing and makes the skin smooth and balanced. Before mine became all dehydrated last month, this was a product I reached for on the days when I wasn't happy with how oily and blemish prone it (my skin) was. It's odd I never wrote about this as, very often, this moisturiser sorted my skin out within just a day or two. It calms the redness, feels refreshing and leaves a semi matte finish, it also hydrates and gets rid of bumpy skin. An all round great moisturiser for anyone who has normal/combination/oily/acne prone skin!
The Radiance Face Mask (£18) is a triple action product: it deep cleanses, exfoliates and brightens. Kaolin, fruit acid complex, ground walnut shells, rosemary and palmarosa are all highly effective ingredients that work wonderfully together. I have had this mask for just over a month and have been using it once or twice a week. Sometimes I use it as a scrub - the walnut shells make sure all the dead skin cells are removed and my skin's left calm, fresher and purified. Then other times I like to leave it on my face for 5-10 minutes for some extra deep cleansing action. It is a wonderful polishing treatment for anyone with congested, dull skin. At the same time this isn't too harsh so can be used on all skin types.
The Wonder Eye Cream (£20) is a great hydrator for the delicate under eye area. Ingredients in this include chamomile, lemon, cucumber oil, witch hazel and virgin coconut. The cream feels quite rich, but absorbs almost instantly. Balance Me say it will revitalise weary eyes, smooth away dark circles and reduce the appearance of fine lines. I'm not sure about fine lines - the ones I have are very fine and don't bother me much (yet!) - but it certainly brightens the under eye area. It moisturises, softens and feels really refreshing - I don't really know what else I'd expect from an eye cream!
Rose Otto Intensive Lip Salve (£12) has been in my handbag - and on my lips - for the past couple of weeks. 'Thanks' to the cold weather my lips have been really dry and chapped, but this salve has been wonderful at hydrating and repairing them. This really is an ultra moisturising product as it can transform my lips within just a couple of hours. Again, it is packed with all sorts of superb ingredients - organic shea, mango and cocoa butters and rosehip, jojoba and virgin coconut oils to name just a few - so you sort of know that it will work! I highly recommend this lip salve to anyone and everyone who wants soft, kissable, moisturised lips.
For more on Balance Me do check out their website. There is so much to discover and I have got my eye on quite a few (other) skincare products from them. Once you find a brand that works you stick to it, right?
You can get Balance Me from the John Lewis and Waitrose stores nationwide.