Review: Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm
I'm so excited to finally be sharing with you my review of the Lyonsleaf Beauty Balm. LyonsLeaf is probably not a new brand to most people by now. They're an interesting and innovative company creating simple water-less products and they have been nominated for (and have won) a multitude of awards. I had tried a small sample of the Beauty Balm sometime last year but it's only within the last few months that I've really come to appreciate the product's true potential.
Don't get me wrong - it is 'another' shea-based balm but it's so much more than that. Lyonsleaf's Beauty Balm is the most effective multi-use product that I have ever tried. The short list of high-quality 95% organic ingredients work together beautifully to create my favourite cleanser, treatment balm, barrier cream, AND hydrating mask.
This was my first experience using a proper balm cleanser and I was incredibly impressed with its healing properties. My skin always looks plump and moisturised following cleansing with this and it also works brilliantly at removing the small amount of makeup that I tend to wear on an everyday basis. In addition, I've recently started using it as a barrier cream/hydrating mask while in the shower. Tamara introduced me to the life-changing ritual of applying a thick layer of balm before taking a shower. In the past my skin has been easily affected by heat and so this act has been helping my skin to retain its natural barrier while being exposed to warm water. My skin can often look dull and dehydrated following a shower but now it can sometimes look even better than it did when I got in!
I really cannot recommend Lyonsleaf enough and they also come high-commended from a plethora of fellow green beauty bloggers. Out of my sometimes insane collection of skincare products, I can faithfully say that this is one that I will be repurchasing time and time to come.
Ingredients: (95% organic/wild harvest): orbignya oleifera, butyrospermum parkii, macadamia ternifolia, simmondsia chinensis, prunus amygdalus dulcis, tocopherol, cymbopogon martinii, salvia sclarea, tyrax benzoin, pogostemon cablin, rosemarinus officinalis, calendula officinalis. Note: the essential oils naturally contain: citral, geraniol, benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, farnesol, limonene, linolool.