Wanted to like this balm but it broke me out a bit and I disliked that it was too oily.
I apply it 30 minutes before bed under my eyes and sometimes on any dry flaky skin I have from my acne medication. I wake up with very nice soft skin.
Since I do think this breaks me out I only like to use this on my lips,elbows,knees or any bad flaking on my face and it does the job.
My husband picked this up when he couldn't find my serum. It is thick, heavy, and aggravated the acne a little. BUT I was severely chapped, in pain, and nearly in tears after another product, and this was a miracle cure! It is amazing if you need a genuine balm. I've been using it since as a spot moisturizer. The trick to all of these products in this line is a little goes a long way.
On my dry-combination skin (dry cheeks&under eye, oily t-zone), this was too greasy. I could not use this anywhere on my face, not even on my dry areas, no matter how little I used, because it wouldn't sink into my skin properly. It also broke me out, even though I only left it on my face for about 15 mins after which I washed it off because my skin felt so clogged. I tried using it again on my face 2-3 times with the same results.
I did find a use for this though - it's a great organic lip balm! It feels a bit grainy and oily at first, but if you just use a tiny bit it will sink in and leave your lips plump and soft.
Also good for elbows and knees, although I think it's too expensive to use it on those areas.
Would I repurchase for the lip balm use? Only if I ever find it on offer, otherwise coconut oil would work about the same, for example, at a fraction of the price.
PS: The correct image for this product is the second one! continued >>
you just need a bit, but this works great. I was suffering because I had started out using retin-A every night, (your supposed to start off slowly) and my skin was a horrible dry mess with clogged pores. So I went to get microdermbrasion which opened my pores to allow product to actually penetrate it, this balm helped a lot, soothes calms and moisturizes, unless your going somewhere windy and cold during the day this is a bit to heavy for day time for under make up but great over retin-A or a acid serum or after a treatment such as a chemical peel or micro.
This product comes in a tiny jar, but I generally use a q-tip to remove some product to place on the back of my hand and warm it up with my fingers. It feels grainy, but as you warm it up, it turns into an oily, slippery texture. Since it is still technically winter, I wanted something that would hydrate the flakes on my skin. The first night I used this, I applied a thin layer on those spots (i.e. around my nose, on flaking blemishes, etc). The oil actually soaked into my skin after a few hours, and some of the spots did not really hydrate properly. I applied more product and it left my skin pretty distinctly oily, so I kept it only for nighttime use. I don't really reach for this product much, but I use it near the eye area and around my nose and mouth. It actually hydrates my eye area really well, so I give it rating of 4.
This stuff is ok, kinda greasy for the price you could just get pure Shea Butter and it works much better.
This is my life saver! A had discovered it on a blog and wanted to try it and see if it was a 'super balm' and it definitely is!! I had some patches of dry skin on my face and I used it at night and by the morning it had mostly cleared up. A little bit on your finger goes a long way! I would highly recommend this to any one who gets dry skin often or has dry skin!! :)
When it comes to this product, less is definitely more. I put a dot of the product on my finger- the size of a grain of rice, and then I dot my face with it and work it in. When using the right amount, your face gets a dewy glow. I have normal skin which tends to be on the dry side in fall/winter and on the oily side in summer.
Love love love using this during windy weather. My face used to literally burn when it was windy. This product feels like a barrier that protects my face.
A bit pricey, but like I said, use just a dot a day and it should last a long time.
Super cute packaging. No major complaints there. Just make sure your hands are clean before you reach in since it is an open jar.
Would definitely buy again, especially in the winter time.
The picture shown in wrong - this comes in a small glass pot with a metal screw-top, not a tin.
It's very rich, but very effective. I actually have oily skin, but have a tendency to dry patches around my nostrils and on my cheeks. I use this only at night as it does leave a film on the skin, but I've found it very effective at dealing with dry patches. I've even used it on a callus on my husband's hand, which it cleared up within a week.
I find the small pot slightly tricky to use as I have nails, so tend to get the product behind my fingernails when trying to get some out. A wider, shallower pot would be easier, but would expose more of the surface of the product to the air, and then they would probably have to add preservatives. As it is, it only has a few ingredients, all but one organic, so on balance I can live with the pot.
First of all, the main photo in this product listing on Mua is wrong. That is not the face balm but the 'Boots Original formula skin balm' containing petrolatum etc!
I like the Boots organic face super balm. The texture of this cream is grainy, like ghee. I use a miniscule amount on moist fingertips, to spread over the face. May cause breakouts if used in excess and on the trouble areas like nose, forehead (for me).
I wish a bigger jar was available and it were a bit cheaper too.