I don’t know about you, but in colder weather, my skin always goes balmy! Yes, skin benefits from oils at all times of year, but more so in autumn/winter, as we need to increase hydration and feed those cells. In this post, I have some new brands to share with you, all balm products to treat skin on the body and lips. All natural and no animal testing, these useful and nourishing products are ideal for that beauty stash.
Natralus Australia Paw Paw Skincare
Launched in 2009, Australian based and family run brand Natralus, are located in Southern Australia and use nature to create products that care for skin. With natural and organic ingredients farmed in Australia, the effective products do not include any nasties, and are also cruelty free, testing products dermatologically. Their balms and lip butters contain twice the amount of Paw Paw than the leading brand, and NO petroleum jelly! This range provide skin benefits in a caring way, and are also lovely to use. Check out some of the useful, natural and nourishing products below.
Soothing Skin Relief – £6.95 for 30g
Made with cold pressed 100% pure Australian Aloe Vera, containing Vitamins C & E, plus anti-inflammatory enzymes. Being a cooling gel, it helps calm and soothe irritated, sore or inflamed skin. It provides relief for sunburn, windburn, acne, psoriasis and eczema, even pesky insect bites. I have always been a fan of using Aloe Vera to calm sore patches of skin, and this tube is the ideal size to keep in a handbag as an emergency soother.
Ingredients : Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Glycerin+, Sodium PCA+, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Gluconate+, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Potassium Sorbate (Food Preservative)+.
Intensive Skin Therapy – £8.49 for 30g
This is light formulation of moisturiser, of which 95% of the ingredients are made up of Organic Paw Paw and Aloe Vera, plus Vitamin E. It also contains Chamomile and Shea Butter to calm and nourish, and can be used on the face and body. I found this gentle on my sometimes sensitive skin, and in this tube, it is a handy multi-use moisturiser to pack for a few days away.
Ingredients : Organic Aloe Vera*, Organic Paw Paw (Carica Papaya Fermented)*, Glycerin, Soybean Oil+, Octyl Palmitate+, Shea Butter*, Bisabolol, Hydrolysed Jojoba Esters+, Allantoin, Papaya Seed Oil+, Sodium PCA+, Witch Hazel Extract+, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)+, Beta Carotene+, Oleth-10+, Sodium Gluconate+, Chamomile Extract+, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Vanilla Extract+, Potassium Sorbate, Food Flavour+, Benzyl Alcohol+, Dehydroacetic Acid, Cucumber Extract*.
Ultra Skin Repair – £8.29 for 30 gm
For super hydration and skin repair in a fast absorbing gel form, this one fits the bill. With Paw Paw, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E making up 99% of the ingredients, it allows skin to be soothed and rejuvenated quickly. Suitable for sensitive skins, it soothes dry and irritated skin, spots, rashes, sunburn, minor burns and insect bites. Yet another handy nurturing product for the whole family, when skins need tlc.
Ingredients : Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Fermented*, Glycerin+, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)+, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract+, Sodium PCA+, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract*, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract+, β-Carotene+, Phenoxyethanol, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Gluconate+, Potassium Sorbate (Food Preservative)+, Vanilla Planifolia (Vanilla) Extract+.
Essential pw Paw Ointment – £8-99 for 75g
Australia’s No.1 Natural Paw Paw Ointment and Lip Balm, with ingredients including Paw Paw, Shea butter, Coconut oil, Cocoa butter and Calendula. This multi-use ointment can be used for soothing and nourishing skin and lips, helping to treat dry patches, cuts, grazes, rashes, minor burns, bites and stings. I use a little of this for makeup when creating a glossy lip, and sometimes a glossy lid. It is certainly one of those products that I think everyone needs in their first aid kit, makeup bag, handbag, bathroom cupboard, work locker or desk.
Ingredients : Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil+, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)+, Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Ferment*, Glycerin+, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Myristyl Myristate+, Stearic Acid+, Tribehenin+, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate+, Allantoin+, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil+, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter+, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride+, Sorbitan Olivate+, Mg Sulfate+, Mg Stearate+, Calendula Officinalis Extract+, Styrax Benzoin Gum+, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)+, Sorbic Acid+, Food Flavour+, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil+.
Hand & Skin Shield (Liquid Gloves) – £6-95 for 30g (also available in larger sizes)
This clever skin shield nourishes and protects working hands. It lasts for 4 hours, even through much hand washing, and protects skin against dirt, grease, chemicals and acids. It is also safe to be used working within the food industry. This cream nourishes hands keeping the layers of skin soft, yet works as a shield protecting against irritants. My hubby has been finding this helpful protect for his hands in his job, plus it keeps them soft.
An invisible shield that prevents chemicals affecting busy working hands, or in and out of water. Also handy (yes, excuse the pun), for busy hands in the home, protecting skin form irrotational products and keeping them soft.
Ingredients : Aqua (Purified Water)+, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Stearic Acid+, Octyl Palmitate+, Glycerin+, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride+, Glyceryl Stearate+, Dimethiconol, Allantoin+, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil+, Xanthan Gum+, Carbomer , Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate+, Benzyl Alcohol+, Dehydroacetic Acid , Sodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate+, Fragrance.
Nourishing Paw Paw Lip Butters – £6.95 for 10g
These emollient, moisturising lip butters are made with ingredients including Shea Butter, Vitamin E plus 51mg per gram of Australian organic Papaya (Paw Paw), but no petroleum jelly or parabens. They are so good to use, nourishing the lips whilst providing a lovely shine. The flavours I have are Coconut, and Strawberry..yup, these smell too yummy! (full ingredients listed below). Other natural flavours include Honey & Vanilla, and Shea Butter.
The majority of the above products are also available in other sizes.
Coconut – Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil+, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)+, Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Ferment*, Glycerin+, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Myristyl Myristate+, Stearic Acid+,Tribehenin+, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate+, Allantoin+, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil+, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter+, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride+, Sorbitan Olivate+, Mg Sulfate+, Mg Stearate+, Calendula Officinalis Extract+, Styrax Benzoin Gum+, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)+, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract+, Sorbic Acid+, Food Flavour+, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil+.
Strawberry – Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil+, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)+, Carica Papaya (Paw Paw) Ferment*, Glycerin+, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Myristyl Myristate+, Stearic Acid+,Tribehenin+, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate+, Allantoin+, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil+, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter+, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride+, Sorbitan Olivate+, Mg Sulfate+, Mg Stearate+, Calendula Officinalis Extract+, Styrax Benzoin Gum+, Tocopherol (Vitamin E)+, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract+, Sorbic Acid+, Food Flavour+, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil+.
(For all Natralus ingredients listed in this post : *Ingredients from Organic farming, +Natural, Vegetable derived, Natural equivalent).
I am really impressed with this natural and effective range, the products are enjoyable to use, the packaging is bright and fun, and the smaller sizes are so convenient. The really good thing about Natralus Australia Paw Paw products, is NO petroleum jelly, simply ingredients that nourish the skin, rather than just add a chemical barrier. A brand worth checking out.
Balmkind Lip Balm (Alpine Rose & Lysine) – £14 for 10ml
British made Balmkind is based in Hampshire, providing lip care created to sooth, nourish and protect lips using skin-friendly ingredients. Containing Alpine Rose, which grows at high altitudes and protects itself against dehydration and free radicals. Plus Lysine, rich in protein amino acids that help boost collagen production. This emollient, non-sticky balm is rich in antioxidants, nourishing on the lips, and provides a gorgeous sheen.
Ingredients : Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Avena Sativa Kernel Oil, Cera Alba, Punica Granatum Sterols, Rhus Succedanea Fruit Wax, Aqua, Polysorbate 60, Sorbitan Olivate, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol, Lysine HCL, Glycerin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Parfum, Rhododendron Ferrugineum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Citral, Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, CI77891, CI77491
Below – applied in a thick layer for photography purposes. When applying to the lips a little goes a long way.
I find this balm really emollient on the lips, its rose fragrance is really subtle and I love the gorgeous sheen it provides. If you are looking for a nourishing balm to use everyday, and one that adds a pretty gloss over your lipstick, then look no further!
Kaomojibalms – £5 for 7g
These might look like gimmicky products, but within the fun emoji packaging, are lip balms with good ingredients. From the States and now available in the UK, the Kaomojibalms are free from nasties with NO petroleum jelly, suitable for vegetarians and not tested on animals. The ingredients include Squalene, Vitamin E and botanical oils. I have the flavours Cherry Pom, and Coconut Cream, and also available, are Frosted Mint and French Vanilla (yum!), amongst a range of 9 different emoji faces.
Cherry Pom : Squalane, tridecyl trimellitate, ceresin, octyldodecanol, lanolin oil, ola europaea fruit oil, lanolin, cera alba, cera microcristallina, polyethylene, parfum, tocopherol, phenoxyethanol, bht, punica granatum extract, endomyces/bitter cherry juice ferment filtrate
Coconut Cream : Squalene, tridecyl trimetillate, ceresin, octyldodecanol, lanolin oil, olea europea fruit oil, synthetic beeswax, lanolin, microcrystalline wax, polyethylene, parfum, bht, phenoxyethanol, cocoa nucifera oil, tocopherol
The bright little emoji squares (100% Virgin PP casing), have a twist off cap with a ball of moisturising lip balm inside, to just swipe and go! Fun and function that’s cute right?!
Super handy for pockets, clutches and cute on desktops, these lip balms nourish the lips, evoke smiles and make great gifts for the young and the young at heart!
Find them at Victoria Health and also Topshop.
Could your skin do with any of this balmy lot? I would love to hear your thoughts!
*contains pr/brand samples/gifts