Reviewed by S
I was delighted to be gifted the 50ml Green Balm to try. The product also comes in a smaller 15ml size which would be great to pop in a handbag or pocket. I am increasingly seeking out natural products and sourcing items with minimal packaging which can be easily recycled. The balm comes beautifully presented in an outer cardboard sleeve with the container being made of glass and a plastic lid.
Although it is called Green Balm, the product looks a little bit like petroleum jelly in colour, but that’s where the similarity ends. It is a very soft texture and smells of tea tree which I love. In the recent hot weather it almost turned to an oil.
MOA – Magic Organic Apothecary is a brand of natural organic skincare made in England. The Green Balm combines herbal extracts and botanicals with yarrow being the main ingredient. Yarrow is said to have miraculous healing properties. The balm is contains bees wax and is suitable for vegetarians but is not vegan. (editor’s note – this sentence has been amended to correct a factual error) Even the packaging is made from recycled board and printed with vegetable ink.
Written on the outer sleeve the product claims to ‘help soothe nourish and renew dry, itchy skin conditions, bumps, bites, stings, bruises, grazes and minor burns. Works wonders as a facial cleansing balm and to calm after waxing or shaving.’
I do have some very random patches of dry skin, so I was eager to see how Green Balm might benefit my daily skin care routine. The first area of concern I tried it on was between my fingers. The skin there was very dry and flaky and I was delighted that within a couple of days of using morning and night the dry patches were no more. Result no. 1.
Next I tried it as a lip balm and again was really happy. My lips feels soft and smooth. Result no.2.
My cuticles were quite rough and in need of some TLC, so I tried the balm on them and hey presto within a couple of applications they are much improved. Result no. 3.
My next target was the dry irritated skin behind my ears. I’m not sure if other people get this problem, but it’s really annoying and can become inflamed and itchy. Unfortunately the balm didn’t help this time, but I have to say I have yet to find anything that does. No result on this occasion.
Green Balm is a very useful product to have available, it has many uses that I have found and I am sure many more that I have not yet had the opportunity to try, for example burns. One of the claims is that it can remove glitter makeup, but I think Im a bit long in the tooth to be a festival goer, so didn’t try this recommendation.
In summary, I loved having the opportunity to try MOA Green Balm, it is a good all round product to have at the ready with so many uses. The only slight down side is that it stays on top of the skin and can be a little greasy.
I frequently get small patches of very dry skin, so Green Balm might be my saviour.
RRP: I rate this product 4.5/5
RRP: £16.00 50ml/ £7.00 15ml
This product can be purchased from MOA here.