Although the temptation is to take everything but the kitchen sink with you when you travel or go out, there are times when you can’t carry a dozen different products in your handbag. Hair serum, cuticle oil, hand cream, lip balm; the list goes on and sometimes you want a product that will do it all. I love multipurpose balms for this reason. They’re so versatile and such a useful product to carry with you, plus being a balm there is no risk of leakage and they seem to last forever!
I own a variety of these multi-tasking balms as I tend to stash them round the house, in the car, in my handbag – anywhere they may be needed – and my latest addition is the Everything Balm from one of my favourite natural skincare brands, Trilogy.
Trilogy Everything Balm (45ml, £12.50) is the ultimate multi-tasker for everyone, everywhere. Its 100% natural formula, packed full of rich essential oils including rosehip, echinacea and pawpaw, is superbly nourishing and protecting for face and body. It will restore softness to rough knees and elbows, soften and smooth ragged cuticles and condition dry, chapped lips. The gentle formula, free from mineral oils and synthetic ingredients, also makes it ideal for little ones – soothing nappy rash and patches of baby eczema – and those with sensitive skin. Everything Balm can even be used on the hair to tame frizz and one of my favourite uses is to fix my unruly eyebrows.
The balm is solid but melts on contact with the skin to a light, silky texture, which doesn’t drag on the skin and absorbs rapidly, and the scent, predominantly of rose geranium, is simply divine. I’ve absolutely fallen in love with Everything Balm and i’m so happy to have discovered another fantastic Trilogy product to enjoy.
Multi-purpose balms should be an indispensable part of any beauty kit, and today’s balms are packed with so much more goodness than your traditional Vaseline mini-tin. So step away from those cheap drugstore balms, laden with parabens and synthetics, and grab yourself a balm full of skin-loving botanicals!
I’d love to hear if you have any novel uses for balms and also what your favourite balms are!