I’m a huge fan of salves because they have so many uses: skin (both face and body), cuticles, feet, really anywhere. And this next one from UK’s NEAL’S YARD REMEDIES is called a balm and when I looked up the definition of each, they are the pretty much same thing! The only difference seems to be that a balm is fragrant and a salve is not.
So moving on, their Wild Rose Beauty Balm ($70/1.76oz @ nyorganics.com) can be used everywhere like a cleanser face mask, body balm or even a facial treatment. I tried it as a cleanser and then as a moisturizer and I think I’m liking it as a moisturizer best. While I’ve never used a salve or balm to remove makeup, I can see why I never did, it doesn’t really work, and as a cleanser … eh, again, I think it worked best as a moisturizing ointment.
Another great trait of these salves/balms is the ingredients inside. They are usually of high quality and this one is right up there: rosehip fruit oil, jojoba seed oil, beeswax, Shea Butter, hemp seed oil, borage seed oil and the list goes on with nothing to raise a flag at. However, if your nose is sensitive to patchouli or frankincense, you might want to pass on this one because the scent is kind of strong.
This one also comes with a muslin cloth, which is a very popular cloth to use for exfoliating. It’s used to gently exfoliate the skin without using another product. I think they are becoming quite popular amongst hardcore beauty aficionados, so you might want to look further into that too. I know the Liz Earle line is really into using the Muslin cloth with their cleansers.
I’m sure I will be trying out more of these Neal’s Yard Remedies products as their vision, mission, values and this product alone, have me very curious about the rest.
Disclosure: A sample of this item was provided for review purposes.