Believe it or not Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm is now 10 years old and to celebrate hitting such milestone the brand have created a 10th Anniversary Edition of their best selling multi-purpose balm.
Neal's Yard Remedies teamed up with British artist, Alice Shields, to create the beautiful exclusive floral limited edition packaging. The concept is that the sweet floral illustrations reflect the brand’s herbal heritage as well as being a nod to the ingredients found inside the balm.
Ten years ago I was a little too young to really be interested in skin care, truth be told I was most likely dabbing on Clearasil and praying for boobs (don't judge). However I have owned a few blue Neal's Yard signature blue jars of their Wild Rose Beauty Balm in the last few years. I will be truthful and say it is not my go to cleanser but I do enjoy that it can be used for several purposes and as it is jam packed with natural rosehip oil it is perfect for brightening dull skin. As a cleanser it naturally exfoliates the skin and does instantly brighten, soothe and soften but did you know it can also be used as a balancing mask or a protecting balm for skin concerns such as sunburn, shaving rashes and for keeping the cuticles soft.
The ingredient line up is pretty impressive too, the Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm contains rosehip seed oil which is a natural source of vitamin A which can reduce redness and improve skin elasticity. It also contains borage which is noted for its anti-inflammatory properties and can help restoring the moisture barrier, patchouli to rejuvenate dry and damaged skin, hemp seed oil to help de-congest and enrich the skin and lastly Geranium to balance to strengthen and smooth the skin. I typically use the Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm to cleanse my skin when it is looking dull and needs a helping had in terms of radience. It is quite a thick texture that may not be entirely suited to more mature skin types for that reason but once the balm melts on to the skin it does feel rather indulgent. I tend to leave the balm on my skin for a few minutes before removing with a warm cloth. Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm easily removes all traces of make-up (don't use near the eye area) but with all balms ensure you remove every trace after application to prevent clogging your pores.
If you have ever fancied trying Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm I urge you to do so now as the packaging really is beyond beautiful.
Neal's Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm £37/50g via Neal's Yard - link.
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