I had been eyeing this multi-tasking jar of balmy goodness for months before a sales assistant at David Jones had me at “lip balm” when I asked if it could be used for anything else other than what was listed on the box.
Admittedly, I broke my skincare budget to take this home with me but I was sceptical about its multi-purpose claims, the sales girl really, really vouched for those claims and I just really wanted to try another balm cleanser since LUSH’s Ultrabland so this is how the story goes.
How to use this Wild Rose Beauty Balm
Starting off with the product description, taken from the official Neal’s Yard Remedies website:
Nurtures and revitalises all skin types. Our award-winning Wild Rose Beauty Balm can be used as a rich cleanser, gentle exfoliant or deeply nourishing balm – to quench areas of dry or dehydrated skin.
Oh yes. In addition to the purposes listed above, you can also use it as a balancing mask, lip balm, moisturiser, massage oil, makeup remover, cuticle balm – I think of it as my entire skincare regime packed into a dainty, cobalt blue, glass jar.
My favourite use for this wild rose beauty balm has to be as a moisturiser because it leaves my skin feeling like I have make up primer on – nice and smooth! The nourishing effect can only really be a result of its ingredients that are 99% organic.
Wild Rose Beauty Balm Ingredients
I also appreciate that all the ingredients churned together to produce this healing balm are ethically sourced and are eco-friendly. See for yourself in the ingredients list below!
Rosa canina (Wild rose) seed oil*, Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) seed oil*, Cera alba (Beeswax)*, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea butter)*, Cannabis sativa (Hemp) seed oil*, Borago officinalis (Starflower) seed oil*, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) flower oil*, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil*, Boswellia carterii (Frankincense) oil, Cymbopogon martini (Palmarosa) herb oil*, Pogostemon cablin (Patchouli) leaf oil*, Ascorbyl palmitate, Tocopherol, Citral, Citronellol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.
The star ingredient in this pot of gold is rosehip oil, known for its antioxidant properties which helps reduce wrinkle formation as well as keeping the skin looking and feeling soft and supple. Jojoba oil and beeswax are blended together to create the perfect moisturising mask and to allow the essential oils to work its own magic on your skin.
Not featured in the photos of this post is the organic muslin cloth made from organically grown cotton that’s included with your jar of beauty balm. I like to use it in place of disposable cotton pads when cleansing because, 1) It’s not scratchy and doesn’t leave me furry faced with traces of cotton and 2) It’s reusable providing you clean it after each use. See? Eco-friendly!
For those with a sensitive nose, the strong herbal scent may be off-putting as it’s not so much ‘rosey’ as suggested in its name than it is medicinal-herbal. Personally, I don’t mind it but I know some people absolutely cannot stand those scents so I would advise you to try it out before you buy – if possible!
As for the price tag? It retails for $83.95 AUD and is available at select pharmacies, health food and David Jones stores in Australia – best you check out their list of stockists on the Australian Neal’s Yard Remedies website. Otherwise, I know that AdoreBeauty is also an official stockist of Neal’s Yard Remedies.
Balm cleansers sure are making waves in the beauty world today! What are your thoughts on cleansing balms?