We Tried It: Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm

Neal’s Yard products are made from natural and mostly organic ingredients — always a plus in our books. This versatile beauty balm, cruelty free and made of 99% organic ingredients, has several uses: a deep moisturizer, a cleanser and an exfoliant .Product: Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty BalmPrice: $70We Think:

 
 
 

How It Looks, How it feels: Wild Rose Beauty Balm comes in a small, pretty tub with a screw-on cap and an organic muslin cloth for cleansing and exfoliating. The balm is thick and has a strong scent. If you like the smell, you’ll love the balm. If not, you will probably hate it. Luckily I did enjoy the smell: a mixture of patchouli, frankincense, rosemary, hemp, and various other essential oils.How To Use It:For moisturizing: Rub gently into the areas that need deep moisturizing. Use sparingly, you don’t need a lot. I chose my elbows because they always get dry when it starts getting cold out. You can, of course, also use it on your face.For cleansing: Remove eye makeup first, then moisten your skin with warm water and massage on the beauty balm. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.For exfoliating: Follow the cleansing steps, but before rinsing off, use the muslin cloth that comes with the balm (dampened with hot water) to wipe away the balm in a gentle circular movement.Results: My elbows were really soft after using the balm to moisturize them. While cleansing and exfoliating my face, the balm definitely felt a bit heavy, but after I wiped it off, my face was soft and not oily at all. It’s very gentle but effective. The scent was soothing and since I put it on before bed I think it might have even helped me fall asleep. When I used the balm on my elbows at the office, I was a little bit self-conscious that the smell would be overpowering, but no one said anything about it and I certainly did not mind.Disclaimer: I received Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm as a sample.

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