Saturday, 20 January 2018

XO Balm

I love a good multi-purpose product. Something you can just shove into your handbag and use for a multitude of things. 
XO Balm
XO Balm is one of those products and I have been using it for a good few weeks now and I love both the product, the story behind it and what it stands for.
XO Balm does not sacrifice product efficacy for texture, feel or fragrance. The scent is only of the natural beeswax and oils to avoid stressing the skin. The formula is concentrated on active ingredients, no filler, so a little goes a long way! If it is a little cold, the balm may firm up, use the spatula provided to remove the amount you need and it will warm up in the hand.
Consideration of the three pillars for sustainability; environmental, social and economic, is built into the XO Balm business plan. These sustainability practices are an important part of the XO Balm business, to help people, protect resources and prepare for the future.
XO Balm has supported local UK businesses, with packaging components, ingredients, testing and manufacturing all sourced from smaller UK suppliers. We are also an ongoing supporter of the Oxfordshire charity Give Bees a Chance, whose work allows healthy bee populations to live and grow.
Arriving in a tin which looks like a button, XO Balm features a hand mirrored lid and a really useful scoop which is small enough to live inside the tin but big enough to help you scoop the balm out and I prefer to use a scoop because it helps keep everything as germ free as possible and it saves on wastage. 
XO Balm
XO Balm
With four main ingredients - Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Olive Oil and Chia Seed Oil together they not only have amazing benefits for the hair and skin but used together they help to deliver a unique blend of hydration, protection and nourishment.  
  • Coconut oil - not only contains fatty acids which help prevent moisture loss from the skin it is also a great source of vitamin E which improves elasticity.
  • Beeswax locks in moisture and protects skin from damaging environmental factors. It also has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties which are ideal for fighting chapped skin and bacterial infections.
  • Olive oil has an occlusive and emollient effect which helps prevent moisture loss. It contains Oleic acid which helps to soften the skin, while Vitamin A and C protect from free radicals and environmental factors. It is also rich Vitamin E.
  • Chia oil is said to be the richest source of botanical fatty acids which includes both Omega 3 and 6. It also helps to reduce skin inflammation and itching. It helps to soothe any discomfort as well as protect the skin.
All of which come together in this one little balm. Now, this is a balm which means you need to warm it before you can use it and to do that you simply need to use your own body temperature once you have extracted what you need with the scoop.As it is a multi-use balm it can be used as a lip balm, on your cuticles, on dry skin particularly the elbows and knees where I often find dry skin an issue, it can also be used on other parts of the body which include the hands, feet, nails, face, brows, scalp and hair - it is perfect for smoothing flyaways! It can also be used to help make perfume last longer.

Priced at £12.50 per tin, you can find XO balm here.




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16 comments:

  1. This sounds so good, the ingredients sound like they would be perfect on the lips xx

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  2. It sounds like a handbag essential! X

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  3. The packaging is adorable and I love the brands ethos. This sounds like a fab little multitasker.

    Roxie| thebeautifulbluebird.com

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  4. I love the simple packaging and clean ingredients! x

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  5. This is definitely something I would carry in my handbag as I suffer from dry skin xx

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  6. This sounds lovely. I love that you can use it for many different purposes. X

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  7. Oooo it looks and sounds so lovely! The ingredients are all fab too! :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  8. That button tin packaging is so cute x

    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  9. Thank you for introducing me to a new and very versatile product x

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  10. This sounds fab! I love a good multi purpose balm! Xx

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  11. Multi use balms are my favourite! I love that this one comes with a scoop too x

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  13. I love the idea of this, it would defo save space in my bag x

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  14. This sounds like a great product to keep in your handbag xxx

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  15. This sounds so good for winter - I’ve been suffering with super dry lips and hands

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