4 beauty balms you need this winter

Soften and hydrate winter skin with our selection of  balms

Balms are healing, hydrating and luxuriously thick. A mix of oils, waxes, and sometimes butters, balms generally contain no water and have been used for centuries to heal, soothe, moisturise and smooth skin.

Come winter my skin is crying out for moisture. The mix of moisture-wicking clothing, central heating and cold temps plays havoc with our skins’ hydration. Balms by their nature are thick and oily and may be too much for all-over application. So, to save looking like a butterball, I save balm usage for feet, elbows or anywhere there’s a rough patch of skin. Check out our edit for the latest balms. 

 

 

 

RMS Coconut Cream Balm, £17 A super effective all-in-one makeup remover, facial cleanser and skin moisturizer. With every living enzyme and nutrient left untouched, this richly whipped conditioner emulsifies into a nourishing, lightweight oil – we can’t get enough of the fresh, tropical scent, too. Net-A-Porter.com


 
Fresh Sugar Caramel Hydrating Lip Balm, £15
Sugar Caramel Hydrating Lip Balm locks in moisture for soft, supple, healthy-looking lips. The rich, cushiony formula coats lips with a protective veil that smoothes and comforts on contact while delivering a velvety sheen and addictive flavor inspired by glazed caramel.
Johnlewis.com

 

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Cleansing Butter, £43.50 Infused with pure 24K Gold in a solid-to-oil texture, this luxurious Cleansing Butter gently melts away makeup, dirt and impurities as it imparts an opulent glow. Chamomile butter and honey deliver intense hydration as Kasturi turmeric helps soothe the look of dry, sensitive skin. This lavish, pampering treatment is suitable for all skin types, but especially dry. Leaves skin silky soft, comfortable and revitalized while helping it look healthy and youthful. Beautybay.com

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Balm Balm Body Balm, £16.50 This ultra gentle, multipurpose balm is completely fragrance free who those with extremely sensitive skin, and is suitable for babies and pregnant mothers. A combination of moisturising shea butter, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and calendula oil, this balm can be used for everything from keeping eyebrows in place and conditioning cuticles to softening hard skin on heels and elbows. Use a small bit everyday for best effects. www.lovelula.com

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