REVIEW: Melvita Ultra Nourishing Body Balm. My new skincare saviour!
Talk to me about facial skincare and, well, basically you’ll regret even starting the conversation. Serums, cleansers, moisturisers (might as well just list all skincare items in the world love) I could bore the life out of you for hours on all my favourites. Get me talking about all the items I want to try? Well, that will be your week taken up then. Body care, however – body care? doesn’t quite sound right does it? skincare for your body, you know what I mean… – not so much.
Don’t get me wrong, Laura Mercier’s body souffle, Kiehls Creme de Korps, Origins ginger soufflé – and many many more) etc.- are part of my never ending list of products I long to try, but when you’ve got the body shop body butters in every single fragrance – no exaggeration – and then some… the thriftiness/tight arse-ness/’laziness to apply moisturiser at the best of times’ in me just doesn’t allow me to open my purse and purchase. (Wish it would bloody do that when it comes to make up…) That habit however will probably change after this little gem entered my life. Ladies, gents, skin care lovers… Enter your new favourite body balm.
Well, my favourite body balm that I’m gonna rave the arse off of and if you’ve got will power resembling my own, you’ll will cave and buy it 🙂
Melvita Apicosma Body Ultra Nourishing body balm*. Not only does it win the award for the longest name for a product in the history of all products…but also wins the crown for my favourite Body balm this month. And next no doubt. Unless a certain someone reads this post and buys me Laura Mercier’s multiple Souffle body crème gift set. Just saying…. #HintOfTheYear
Packed full of butters and oils and based around a blend of 3 organic honeys (Thyme, Acacia and Orange blossom.) this body balm targets dry to extra dry skin and it completely delivers on this front. I don’t have the driest of skin but I have noticed the common winter/pain in the arse dry patches rearing their head so this was sent to me at the perfect time. I’ve used this myself on said dry patches as well as all over and also on a particularly
scaly, dragon like dry skinned friend of mine and it has worked absolute wonders for both of us!
What I loved most about this though was that although it was extremely moisturising, it’s also really light and sinks into the skin well (providing you don’t pour it on by the bucket load. We’ve all been there!). I am a self-confessed lazy body moisturiser. The thought of slathering on something thick and greasy after a nice refreshing bath is my idea of hell (I know, #firstworldproblems) but I genuinely look forward to putting this lovely little – well, it’s actually not little at all, you get a whopping 150ml for your bucks – body balm on every night. (Does that make me ridiculously sad? I think it does doesn’t it. Sad Beauty blogger times! 😉
So, to conclude – conclusions always bring me right back to my English lessons days, just me? …just me then! – the Melvita Nourishing Body Balm in short snappy points, which is something that I find utterly impossible to stick to in any post….
- Extremely nourishing and amazing for even the driest of skin
- Although thick and creamy, the balm sinks in like a dream and isn’t the slightest bit greasy
- The Smell – which I never really touched upon – is actually pretty subtle considering the amount of honey and natural ingredients that make up the balm. A subtle honey, sweet scent that won’t have people running in the opposite direction to you. But may have you running to kitchen for a sweet treat fix. Never a bad thing in my books 😉
You can find the Melvita brand in many shops in the UK – John Lewis, Whole Foods and The Garden Pharmacy etc. as well as online. It does retail at the pricier end of what I would pay for a moisturiser, at £23 but as I mentioned above – it is ridiculously luxurious, you do get a generous amount and it also takes the tiniest of product to spread and cover your body. Good value for money in my opinion. And that is coming from Primark’s
and Poundland’s biggest fan, so that’s saying something 🙂
What are your favourite body products at the moment? Any must-have’s, Christmas edition’s that I need to try? Let me know and I will have a good body care indulgence. All in the name of research, obviously!
Hope you enjoyed this post and are having a lovely Christmas time guys. As always, thank you so much for reading!