I am so glad I read the reviews of this balm and decided to try it - it really has been a game-changer for me.
*I'll note for reference I have extremely dry, tight and flaky skin, prone to hormonal breakouts. Despite this, my skin isn't sensitive and it's extremely rare that a product will break me out.*
This balm comes in a 1oz. glass pot, I would describe the smell as "medicinal rose", colour is a somewhat transparent yellow, and the consistency is definitely a balm - thick, compressed, solid, and melts at your touch. The feel on your skin is hard to describe - it sounds negative if I say it's greasy, but that's the best way I can put it. It's not heavy and masking like Vaseline, but it has a kind of oily quality to it... Like I said - I don't mean this as a negative at all, I just simply don't know how else to describe the texture. The balm absorbs into the skin beautifully, and doesn't clog (my) pores at all. A little goes a very long way as it smoothes onto the skin wonderfully, so I can see this product lasting me a very long time. Always nice to find something so cost effective :)
As for function - I have been AMAZED at how moisturising this balm is.
My favourite way to apply this balm is in the evening after cleansing and toning: I apply around my eyes, between my eyes where I have a little furrow (I frown fiercely in my sleep - anyone else?), in my nasolabial folds, the corners of my mouth, and all around the edges of my lips. I apply my usual heavy night cream on my cheeks, neck, and forehead, and let the Badger Balm work its magic. In the morning, I wake up with radiant soft skin and absolutely no trace of lines around my eyes or mouth. I notice that when I neglect it, my skin is dry, frail, and my lines start creeping back - I really do notice a big difference in using this.
At this point, this gorgeous balm is HG for me. 100% I will be repurchasing!
So I stopped using this for a little while - not intentionally, it just sort of fell by the wayside as I introduced stronger anti-aging products into my routine and got through my usual cream, but my skin has been super dry lately and now I've found my favourite use for this balm: I slather my face in a medium/thick layer of Badger Balm, massage my face with my rose quartz facial massager, and leave the rest on my face overnight. It seems to impart a huge amount of moisture to my skin, calms some of my redness and flare ups, and I wake up with soft moisturised skin. I've fallen back in love completely and stand by what I said - definitely still HG and definitely will repurchase!