Tatler Picks: Body balms that moisturise and repair
These body balms from L'Occitane, Aesop and more come with healing factors on top of just moisturising components to reveal your best skin yet.
We are spoilt beyond measure with countless luxurious creams, lotions and serums in the market that all work wonders to hydrate, smoothen and, for some, whiten skin. However, for an intense boost of moisture for an emergency skin rescue repair, nothing works as well as a concentrated balm.
Slap some of these body balms from L'Occitane, Aesop and more on and be surprised by its effects which can be seen as soon as the next morning. The bonus? They all come with healing factors on top of merely moisturising components to reveal your best skin yet.
L'Occitane Almond Velvet Balm
Consisting of a rich and melting formula, it feels as good being massaged on as much as it is nourishing for the skin. It acts on the 5 key signs of body ageing -- namely, dryness, skin slackening, lack of tonicity, fine lines and skin irregularities -- with its rich almond tree native cells. Upon application, it also leaves a thin veil of flowery and powdery almond tree flower scent that is all things feminine and sophisticated.
Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Balm
This refreshingly green scented balm boosts skin with all-natural nut-oil extracts. Its organic formulation alleviates seasonal dryness as well as hydrate extremely tired and dry skin, especially those constantly exposed to air-conditioning. Its medium-weight greaseless formulation also means there won't be any sticky, slimy aftermath to deal with after use.
Jurlique Love Balm
This little pot of multi-purpose hydrating miracle is made for use on any part of the body and easily brought along to just about anywhere. It doesn't only moisturise and soften skin, it protects it from further damage as well with a delicious hint of citrus pleasantry. It is a true value-for-money product that has saved many an elbow, knee, heel, feet and hands and seems to work really great on cuticles too.
Jo Malone Vitamin E Body Balm
The effects of this balm can be felt almost immediately upon application -- it gets absorbed by the skin very quickly and instantaneously soothes skin dryness. Packed chockful with Vitamin E, it softens, replenishes and restores skin vitality and elasticity with prolonged use. Its rich texture calls for minimal amount of product for maximum results.
Kiehl's Imperial Body Balm
Inspired by old-world Russian herbal remedies, this supremely rich body balm draws from the best of Sea Buckthorn Berry oils to renew and repair dry, tired-looking skin. Other ingredients like cocoa butter, honey and Vitamins A and E also help protect skin from further signs of premature ageing due to dryness, exposure to harsh climates and environmental effects.
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