This lovely tin of gorgeousness dropped through my letterbox recently. I knew that I’d be in for a treat as Roger & Gallet are experts at this type of thing. When I read that it was a balm though I had in mind the kind of balm that we’re most used to which is a solid consistency that warms to the touch rather than this whipped cream consistency. But still when I rubbed a little of the Rose Precious Restoring Body Balm onto my skin it melted in easily and coated my skin in the same way as I’d expected a balm too – really smooth and protected.
I just looked up the word balm, because I’m like that, I often have a compulsion to look up the meaning of things when my mind questions something. I’m really not sure how I managed before the internet. My dictionary and thesaurus didn’t always rise to the challenge. Anyway, Google tells me that balm means:
“a fragrant cream or liquid used to heal or soothe the skin”
So nothing there about a solid substance – balm appears to be the correct descriptor here!
Now where was I ? Oh yes – The balm comes in in three fragrances – this one is Rose with mandarin and orange. There’s also Fleur de Figuier
and Fleur D’Osmanthus
. Each of them contain five precious oils – passion flower oil, corn oil, rice oil, apricot oil and sweet almond oil. Added to these are shea butter, botanical glycerine and hyaluronic acid. So there are some superbly effective ingredients here to moisturise, protect and comfort.
Each of the balms is contained in a cute Parisian style tin, so it’s really portable – and they’re free from parabens, silicone, colouring agents and mineral oils.
They’re also really easy to get hold of in M&S priced £17 each here
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a fragrant cream or liquid used to heal or soothe the skin.
“a skin balm for use after sh