Neal’s Yard Remedies’ Wild Rose Beauty balm is a rose-scented multipurpose wonder. At first glance this may look like an ordinary cleansing balm, but in fact it has three uses: a gently exfoliating cleanser, a balancing mask and a nourishing balm (for skin, lips and even dry hair).
The balm from the Neal’s Yard Remedies is packed with wild rose, jojoba, rose hip, shea butter and hemp seed oil for nourishing the skin. This has in fact been topping the list of NYR products-to-test on my beauty radar for the longest time ever, and it doesn’t disappoint. Given my experience with the brand, they have some amazing products in their range that are both gentle enough for delicate, reactive skin, yet still very effective at addressing skin related concerns.
So, what makes the Wild Rose Beauty Balm stand out?
When used with the included muslin cloth, the Wild Rose Beauty Balm functions as an exfoliating cleanser. This is something I always associated with the use of beauty balms, so I’m not surprised with its performance on that spectrum alone. But when applied and left on cleansed skin, it becomes an instant nourishing face mask that calms and soothes even the driest skin. And that’s not all. It also works as an ultra-rich night-time moisturizer for your skin. What’s more you’d ask? Well, you can even use it as a lip balm, to tame the frizzies on your dry hair and as a cuticle cream. By now you can probably agree with us for calling it a ‘multipurpose wonder balm’.
How to use.
So here’s how I like to use it. The balm has a waxy-texture that melts easily between the fingertips. Just scoop out a tiny bit and smooth it over dry skin and massage it gently. In fact, the box comes with a leaflet and instructions on how to do either a “full facial” or “simple cleansing” for your face. If you’re using it as a cleansing balm, you can wipe off the residue with the accompanied muslin cloth (damp). Otherwise, you can also leave it on overnight for a nourishing skin treat.
It costs about AED 346 for 50g including the muslin cloth. So while the price tag may be a bit hard to swallow, I would still recommend the purchase given the multitude of uses and its performance on dry skin. And if organic skincare is something that piques your interest, then you’ll be happy to hear that the Wild Rose Beauty Balm is 99% organic and very potent.
It should be used within 4 months of opening the jar, so you’ll have to keep that in mind. Also, the balm does have a herby-rose scent, in case that’s something you’d like to know before splurging on it.