Organic September Day 24: Pinks Boutique Rose Face & Body Balm
Pinks Boutique Rose Face & Body Balm Organic Credentials
Pinks Boutique products are Soil Association certified. Pinks Boutique Rose Face & Body Balm is made with 89% organic ingredients. The standard set by the Soil Association is that at least 70% of a beauty product’s non-water ingredients must be organically grown and harvested. As well as this the ingredients must be sustainable, not use pesticides (of course), any extracts extracted without chemical solvents, all non-organic ingredients must have a non-GM certificate and pass strict toxicity and biodegradability criteria, must not contain any nanoparticles or irritating or potentially toxic chemicals, and manufacturers must pass an annual inspection and keep detailed production records.
Who doesn’t love a good beauty balm, especially when it’s fragranced with rose?! There’s also lavender, geranium, palmarosa and ylang ylang to give a really full floral scent that’s just divine! The main oils are vitamin E rich sunflower seed oil, brightening apricot kernel oil, hydrating rosehip & jojoba seed oil.
This is a very potent product, and only a pea sized amount of the balm is required to do your whole face. Like the Herbfarmacy Beauty Balm, there are so many ways you can use this product; on hands and feet overnight as an intensive moisturisation treatment, on elbows and knees at dry times, as a cuticle nourisher and also before getting on a plane to keep skin hydrated.
I just love the floral scent of this Pinks Boutique Rose Face & Body Balm. What I love even more about this product is that it’s free of artificial colours, fragrances and parabens. With its firming and repairing effects (thanks to the fatty acids, sunflower seed oil and apricot kernel oil) this balm is part of the Pinks Boutique Anti Age skincare range. But it’s also great for dry, sensitive and allergy-prone skin. During the day my skin can suddenly break out and the soothing effect of this balm help reduce redness immediately.
When using this balm just on your face you definitely don’t need much and it easily melts into the skin. However, you can also use it al a body balm, but given that this product is not that cheap, I will stick to just using it as a facial moisturiser. But hey, everyone is free to decide how much they want to spend on beauty and skincare products and if I had a bit more financial freedom this is definitely a product I would splurge on!
I found that the Pinks Boutique Balm has almost the exact same consistency as the Herbfarmacy Mallow Balm. I’m stuck between the two as they are both very similar. I found that the Pinks Boutique Balm has a much nicer, softer fragrance and is a lot more richer on the skin due to the jojoba oil and vitamin E oil.
It’s a very potent balm and unlike the Herbfarmacy Mallow Balm, this product takes a long time to set into the skin. You definitely don’t need a lot of product, only a small amount. Both balms are equally as effective and very nourishing, but I find that the Herbfarmacy balm works better for me. The Herbfarmacy Balm gives instant results, whilst not being too greasy on the skin, whereas the Pinks Boutique Balm is quite the opposite. I love both products, but if I were to pick between each balms, I would go with Herbfarmacy. Sorry Pinks Boutique!