Face balms are cool because they’re a lot like petroleum jelly. Think about it: We take a big goop of Vaseline and slather it on our skin to moisturize, remove stubborn makeup, and even protect our skin from hair dye!
It’s incredibly multi-purpose and pretty much a beauty staple for a bunch of us. Face balms are pretty darn similar in the sense that all you need is that one product to do many different things for your skin.
The key difference here is that balms are usually just for caring deeply and intensely for your face and all things on it, so yes they’re versatile but still serve a very specific purpose.
You can cleanse your brows, remove your faux lashes, get some intense moisture in one wash, and even prep your skin for other products with just a single balm. Intriguing right? Well, let’s get into it! Here are 3 balmy face products we think you’d totally love.
Honest Calm + Heal Melting Face Balm, $33
For all my girlies with eczema, psoriasis, or just inflamed skin in general, this balm is for you! It’s a super rich and creamy balm that, instead of leaving your skin heavy and oily, it heals your dry skin with a dewy finish.
That’s mostly because it’s made from non-comedogenic ingredients like allantoin, sunflower seed oil, mondo grass, and rice bran oil. In short, this formula was made superficially to heal, soothe, and protect sensitive, irritation-prone skin—not moisturize it into a clogged pore oblivion!
Alo Magic Multi-Balm, $48
Amla and moringa oil are commonly used as ingredients in natural haircare because they’re really good at locking in moisture, which makes them insanely hydrating. Fortunately, they do the same exact thing for skin!
So, Alo put the two aforementioned ingredients together, along with buriti fruit and shea butter to create a multi-purpose face balm that can be used as a cleanser, highlighter, moisturizer and hydrator, and makeup remover. You can basically use it for whatever you want as long as you apply it right. Dude, what?
Gisou Honey Infused Beauty Balm, $37
Honey is a beloved ingredient in skincare because it’s a natural humectant, meaning that it traps moisture in your skin like nobody’s business.
Now imagine honey paired with olive glycerides, you have something special on your hands. Oh, and before we forget, this is a balm with no petroleum. Just beeswax and vibes.
This is also a pretty unique feature for a balm because one of its uses is slugging.
So it basically serves as a petroleum jelly alternative for those of us who don’t want to slather that stuff on every night. Pretty cool.
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