That moment you discover an exciting new brand and it falls straight in love with your skin. Yes, that. I’ve had that experience with Botanicals over the last month. Botanicals was founded back in 2004 by Wendy Stirling. The aim of the brand (in their own words) is: to provide a range of personal care products which are as close to nature as possible. Those that harness the pure power of plants. And reflect our belief that nature really does know best.
If you suffer from dry skin then listen in and find out all about Botanicals Nourishing Face Balm Rose & Camellia*. I’ve been using this for around a month now and I’m delighted to be finally sharing it with you. I actually wanted to shout about it within the first week that it landed on my desk, but I like to fully test out a product so that I’m really sure you’re going to love it.
This product is suitable for all skin types but particularly dry and de-hydrated skin. It’s made the world of difference to my dehydrated skin. I used it every single night and if I’m not leaving the house I’ll sometimes pop a bit on during the day. I’ve also heard that it can be used as an after-sun for your face – handy for those upcoming summer holidays.
The balm has a beautiful, soft rose scent which is rather relaxing at night. It leaves your skin feeling soft and hydrated by the time morning rolls ’round.
Being a balm the texture of the product is very soft and greasy – think coconut oil. If the weather is warm I pop it in the fridge to keep it solid but as I live in Sheffield that doesn’t happen too often. If you suffer from dry and dehydrated skin then you will know how good a balm feels on your face. It’s a pleasure to apply. I simply take a tiny amount, warm it in my hands and then apply it all over my face and neck. I’ve even used it before swimming over the last week to create a protective barrier.
It’s important to remember that a little really does go a long way with this product. I’m pretty sure it’s going to last ages too.
The Botanicals range are hand made here England, yay! I love to support small businesses here on my blog and of course, in real life. These truly are pure products. You wont find any nasties in them. That means, no additives or artificial preservatives (every product has a use by date on it) and no synthetic fragrances or colourings. These are the real deal and their main aim is to look after your skin. Many of you will also be pleased to know that Botanicals do not test on animals.
Key ingredients: shea butter, grapeseed oil, jojoba, white and green tea extracts, wild rose, palmarosa and rose geranium.
The Rose & Camellia face balm is more on the high-end price range (£27.95) but I’ve found that a lot of good quality balms are. I can honestly say that if you suffer from very dry skin then this is worth the investment (a little goes a long way).
Since trying the product and seeing real results it’s something I will 100% repurchase. I’m totally converted and very keen to try more from the range. I think I’ll go for a body or hand balm next.