Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Quick review: Badger Damascus Rose Beauty Balm

Hi guys! Just popping in quick with a brief product review of the Badger Damascus Rose Beauty Balm. We're having friends over for Thanksgiving since we all are from out of state and can't make it home for the holiday--and life has been so crazy lately that I completely spaced the fact that Tgiving is tomorrow! Busy busy busy.

Anyway, here are my thoughts on the lovely Damascus Rose Beauty Balm offered up by Badger Company.

As I've shared before, I've been on a constant hunt for a great facial moisturizer since I have converted to all-natural beauty/skincare products. I've tried coconut oil, RMS Beauty Oil, Acure Organics Night Cream, straight jojoba oil...and the list continues, all of which made me either break out or gave me a horrible allergic reaction. So when I came across some great reviews for this rose beauty balm I decided to give it a shot.

The balm is a mustardy yellow color, which I wasn't expecting at all--took a minute to wrap my head around it! The balm is a solid in the container but quickly melts under your fingers. I wish there were a better way to apply it, as sticking my fingers in the jar seems a little unsanitary, but it is what it is. The jar is cute and glass, and I think it looks classier/more vintage-cute than the photo above would lead you to believe.

I use the balm on my face, although the packaging says it's designed for under eye, hands, and other chapped areas. It doesn't bother my sensitive eyes at all--yay! The balm goes on a little oily/shiny and that sticks around for a minute or two, but after a bit it all soaks in leaving your skin nice and soft. I've been using it at night and when I wake up in the morning I love the feeling of my skin!

I will say, however, that this isn't quite up to winter-in-Utah standards--I feel like I need a heavier-duty moisturizer than what this provides. I'm sure this would be great in the summer though! I also have really dry skin so people with normal skin would likely find this to be enough moisturizing. EDIT 1-8-13: (I'm not sure what I was thinking writing those last sentences when I first wrote this review. This balm is the only thing saving my winter-dry skin! Love love love it.)

Another bonus of the balm is it hasn't made me break out or get clogged pores, which in the world of natural beauty I'm finding to be a small miracle.

Lastly, it does have a fairly strong rose scent. I think the scent is really lovely and not fake-rose smelling like so many products, but if you're prone to headaches from scents this may bother you as the smell does last maybe a half-hour or so. 

All in all, it's a great little balm. The best price I've found for it is at Vitacost. It's worth a shot if you're looking for a multipurpose, hard-working little balm that doesn't have a lot of frills but gets the job done! EDIT: after using this for a couple months now, I do have to say that my opinion of this balm just gets better and better. I even gave some out for Christmas presents to friends, I love it so much! Highly recommended :)

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