When I heard that something arrived at my mother’s office for me from the Taste Central PH team (who are retail partners with Deal Grocer) I immediately assumed they’d sent me some curated grocery brands, or food in other words. I actually even wondered if my Cookie Butter post had anything to do with it since I linked to them. I was wrong about what they sent me and my next assumption was right…that the word TASTE in Taste Central is not limited to food but is also meant to include things of “good taste” or quality. Like this little jar of awesome for face and body. This is the best thing around I’ve tried since that cult Liz Arden 8-hour Cream but guess what, this is 100% natural, Made in France, and 65% of the ingredients are sourced from organic farms.
“This skin repair balm, a mainstay in the bags of Hollywood moms like Angelina Jolie! Formulated in the French Alps by Huiles & Baumes, this multi-tasking Alpine SOS Balm treats burns, insect bites, dry skin and acne with high concentrations of active skin renewal ingredients like Arnica, Helichrysum, and Ravintsara”
The Huile & Baumes SOS Balm works much like well-loved Lanolips (which by the way is also being offered by Taste Central) but in a more solid, less greasy balm form in a pot which kind of reminded me of a more mild and way more well processed VICKS VapORub without the intensity. It’s smells a bit of lemon and camphor but in a good way. This stuff…this balm, I’m telling you…even if it has oil in the base, just gently sinks and melts into the skin leaving no grease at all after a few minutes, I don’t know how it does that, it feels like an oil-free moisturizer once it’s sunk in. You can use it ANYWHERE on your face and body…it’s probably even great for kids when it comes to sunburn relief and insect bites.
KEY INGREDIENTS: Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Argan Seed Oil, Sunflower Oil, Rose Hip Oil, Camphor, Arnica, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Lemon
No words can properly describe how skin drinks this up when you put it on, it absorbs within about a minute or two (in my case). I’ve used it on dry patches on my face, as a lip balm (kind of like Nuxe’s Reve de Miel I’m suspecting) or even for those dry painful cuticles around your nails. It actually repaired a red, irritated area around my lip line that had some spots (a reaction from various lipsticks and lipliners used together) which weren’t completely going away even with a cream prescribed to me by my dermatologist. The prescribed cream lessened the appearance but the spots were still there, this SOS Balm however…I’m not sure how, finished the job for me. The irritation above my lip is practically gone and that took what, applying it twice a day for 2 days. I love having this but I only REALLY, REALLY WISHED this was available in a smaller, mini pot, it’s a little bit heavy on the handbag, but worth bringing along AT ALL TIMES. If you use this on certain areas of your face the night before I’m sure you’ll wake up to supple skin like I did. You can probably even use it on ACNE as long as you’re not allergic to any of the key ingredients mentioned. Find the Huile & Baumes SOS Balm on sale here for Php1640.00 via TasteCentral.com, become a member using your existing Facebook or Deal Grocer account, and follow @TasteCentralPH on Twitter and via their Facebook page.