Balance me is one of those brands that's been on my radar for quite a while, but bar the odd lip balm or body oil, I had yet to try much in the way of their skincare. That all changed recently though, when the cold weather had me reaching for the more nourishing Cleanse and smooth face balm and Rose otto face oil:
Made with 100% natural ingredients, Balance me cleanse and smooth face balm claims to gently cleanse and improve radiance, something which my dry winter skin desperately needed. Being an oil based balm, a little goes a long way and I find a large pea sized amount is enough to massage all over and remove any make up. Unlike other face balms on the market, this one has very fine bits of oatmeal blended in, which gently exfoliates as you cleanse. Not something that I'd use everyday, but great for a twice weekly exfoliation or as a pre mask treatment. It also comes with it's muslin cloth, which comes in handy when washing off any last residues.
Next up we have the Rose otto face oil, which has become somewhat of a daily essential for me. Formulated with rose, oat, starflower, grape, olive and jojoba seed oils, this stuff is seriously nourishing. Being an oil it takes a while to fully sink in but never feels greasy on the skin. It comes with it's own little pipette too, which is great as you can control exactly how much product you use (there's nothing more annoying than pouring too much and having it go to waste). I find one or two drops is enough for any dry patches and occasionally I like to use four or five drops all over when I'm having a particularly bad skin day. It works wonders on dry weather beaten hands too.
Balance me cleanse and smooth face balm, RRP £20 and Rose otto face oil, RRP £32, both available from lookfantastic.com
Have you tried either of these 2 products? What are your winter essentials?