Face Balms are basically simple beeswax and oil formulations, made in such a way to provide instant relief to dry skin, while not creating a oily mess on the face. They are super-rich with essential oils and calm the skin instantly. They are also highly portable as they in solid formulations. Unfortunately they are yet to come to our shores.
Quite inadvertently I found my face balm last week.
In a hurry to drop my parents to the station, I washed my face with a bar of soap. About an hour into the journey, my skin began to feel stretched and itchy. Fumbling in my huge bag, I realised that I was not carrying any lotion, and I still had another 3 hours of travel in front of me.
That is when it happened. In utter desperation.
The lip balm spread in a very thin layer on my face and instantly provided moisture, without giving me a whitish cast.
Since then I have begun carrying this as my emergency face balm. To slather over that pesky dry patch. And it works great. It has not broken me out, and is actually very good face balm replacement. It absorbs instantly, but also leaves behind a very light film that prevents further dryness.
What the company claims: The light formula of NIVEA Hydro Care lip balm quickly absorbs and leaves a sensationally soft feeling on your lips. Enriched with pure water and jojoba oil it supports the natural moisturization process of your lips.
- Provides intensive and long lasting moisturization
- Is quickly absorbed due to its light formula
- Does not leave a greasy feeling, only smooth and soft lips
- Dermatologist tested.
Price: Rs. 140 for a 4.8 gm tube