Balmonds is a 100% natural skincare range that’s free from parabens, petrochemicals or perfumes. Originally created for people with dry skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, it also treats dryness resulting from excessive hand washing to avoid COVID-19!
Washed Your Hands Lately?
Since COVID-19 shook our world and served to remind everyone about the importance of hand hygiene, the relevant audience for this post has suddenly increased ten-fold…
When I first signed up to review Balmonds, the type of reader I had in mind was mainly new parents, health workers and people with dry skin conditions. Because another thing they don’t tell you about having a baby, is that you’re going to be washing your hands like there’s a global pandemic! Oh wait…
So welcome everyone! Parents, care workers, health professionals, gardeners, climbers, mechanics; and now adding to the list, bankers, lawyers, artists, students, grandparents, work from home crew… This post is about skincare products specifically designed for nourishing and protecting YOUR skin!
Balmonds products are…
- Suitable for all ages and skin types, including babies from 6 weeks
- Free from parabens, petrochemicals or perfumes
- Cruelty-free and suitable for vegans
- Do not contain nuts, soya, coconut, gluten or palm oil
- Rich in essential oils and skin superfood ingredients
Balmonds Skincare Review
Skin Salvation (120ml – £18.99)
Skin Salvation is Balmond’s most intensive moisturiser and bestseller. It’s a beeswax oil-based ointment that works as an all-in-one cream. It’s basically Greek Windex, because it can be used for pretty much anything from moisturising chapped lips and dry hands to soothing nappy rash and minor grazes; but also tattoo aftercare, for use on pets, or as wood polish! With a mild waxy smell, it absorbs really well without leaving a greasy feel.
Intensive Hand Cream (50ml – £10.99)
This is my personal favourite Balmonds product. It’s a luxurious shea butter-based hand cream that’s lighter than Skin Salvation making it great for everyday use. The 50 ml bottle is the perfect size for throwing into your bag, and I have to say, I really love the pump action dispenser, preferred over anything else when it comes to a product I use a thousand times a day.
Chamomile Baby Oil (200ml – £11.99)
Chamomile is a miracle ingredient, with special anti-inflammatory and healing properties. For example, if your baby develops nappy rash, it is recommended to clean the bum with cotton and chamomile-infused water to help disinfect and treat. Even teething gels contain chamomile. It is therefore also a key ingredient in Balmonds all-purpose organic baby oil. I use it for moisturising, baths and massage; and it smells amazing due to the addition of lavender.
Baby Balm (50ml – £8.99)
This is my baby’s favourite product, for some reason he just loves playing with it! I used this product a lot during the winter months around his nose when it was runny to protect his skin. He really seemed to enjoy the smell and feel when I’d put it on, sitting completely still for me, unlike when I try to do anything else! Similar to Skin Salvation, there are many uses for this balm, as a natural nappy cream, dribble rash, chapped skin, cradle cap, you name it.
Where to Shop
As there is currently a global lockdown, the best place to buy Balmonds products is online. They’re giving 20% off to all my readers using discount code MISSP.
And for future reference, Balmonds is also sold across independent health stores and pharmacies throughout the UK and the following major retailers:
Why Choose Natural Skincare?
For people with allergies and skin conditions, it’s very important to know what’s in your skincare to avoid known allergens and triggers. But also people with normal skin types are increasingly interested to know what’s inside the creams they put on their skin.
Unfortunately, a lot of “natural” skincare products are still made using fragrances and chemicals, all too often misusing the word natural as a marketing tool and not a customer promise. The same misuse is common among brands claiming sustainability.
Even in pharmacies, it’s still a challenge to find products that are 100% natural. As someone with atopic eczema, I’ve always had to avoid products with fragrances, which is like 99% of skincare. Ok, that’s not an actual statistic, but it’s definitely how it felt growing up.
I really struggled to accept that other girls could wear whatever they wanted, while I smelled like a doctor’s clinic. Theirs was a choice between thousands of deliciously scented bubble pop strawberry creams, while mine was a coin toss between white cream X or white cream Y. It just didn’t seem fair.
That’s one of the big reasons why I support companies like Balmonds. For giving people like me a little more choice when choosing our skincare!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was gifted 4 Balmonds products in exchange for an honest blog review. All opinions are my own.