There are only a handful of beauty brands that make a lasting impression from using just one product and Lime & Lilac are certainly one of them. I tried their Passionflower Cleaning Oil last year and it quickly became a favourite, featuring in my top ten brand discoveries of 2019.
When Lime & Lilac added a balm to their capsule collection earlier this year, I couldn’t wait to try it out. After purchasing a sample, I instantly fell in love as it encapsulated everything I look for in a balm from the silky texture and beautiful scent to sleek packaging and overall performance. When Lisa asked if i’d like to try the full-sized version I was excited to say the least. The balm itself features minimalist, unisex packaging – that is a signature of Lime & Lilac’s range – and is housed in a generously-sized 50g miron glass jar. It arrived with a wooden spactula for ease of use and came in in a black, cotton drawstring pouch which not only helped to protect it during the shipping process, but also gives it a more luxurious feel and makes your order feel incredibly special.
Lime & Lilac’s Balm is formulated with normal to dry skin types in mind, with a range of intensely nourishing, organic ingredients that each serve a purpose and makes the balm incredibly effective. Beautiful shea and mango butters are combined with oils including prickly pear oil, sacha incha, white poppy, broccoli, argan, jojoba, sunflower and Vitamin E, as well as an essential oil blend of bergamot, juniper berry, chamomile extract, cedarwood, patchouli, lavender, carrot extract CO2 and Rosemary to treat the skin as well as the senses. What I love most is how the ingredient combination is unlike anything i’ve ever used before and really makes it stand out on the green beauty market. It is fair to say that first impressions were great, and after incorporating this into my routine for a number of weeks, it certainly hasn’t failed to impress.
The scent is glorious, with a blend that is by no means delicate yet perfectly balanced and somewhat uplifting on the senses. The evolving scent is heady from the jar, with notes of rosemary and lavender marrying together with neither scent outshining the other. As you apply to the skin, the scent begins to get warmer, with notes of patchouli and cedarwood developing into an earthy fragrance that lingers on the skin. Yet where Lime & Lilac’s Balm differs from others i’ve used in the past is that despite the evolving fragrance, citrus-fresh bergamot lingers in the background throughout use, therefore always giving it a refreshing and light quality that some essential oils blends just don’t maintain.
Despite my love of the balm’s scent it is the dreamy texture that really makes Lime & Lilac’s Balm the amazing product that it is. It has a slightly whipped, buttery consistency that may have deeply nourishing properties but is lightweight, silky, and surprisingly, highly absorbent on the skin. The balm has good slip, with a small amount spreading across the skin with ease, melting on contact, and leaving behind intensely moisturised, glowing skin in its wake. After use, it looks like you’ve applied a light, dry oil on the skin, as there is no residue left behind yet it performs like a deeply nourishing butter. It really is unlike any balm i’ve ever used (and i’ve certainly used a lot!).
Despite my very dry skin type, Lime & Lilac’s Balm has really altered the way my skin looks and feels, as my dry, flaky skin is no more and my complexion looks healthier and luminous in its appearance. Its long lasting effects nourishes the skin for hours on end and eradicates dry patches, while also bringing some soothing benefits to heat-induced irritations and healing areas of eczema. I love to incorporate it into both my AM and PM routine on any dry or dull areas, as well as using it as an overnight mask once-twice a week. It can also be utilised as a cleansing balm and cuticle treatment too, adding to my love of this multipurpose wonder.
To say that i’ve been impressed by Lime & Lilac’s Balm is an understatement as it truly is a work of art. It may have a luxurious feel and premium price tag, but as it is such a concentrated formulation, it is certainly an investment towards great skin that will actually save you money in the long term. I love how the balm embodies everything that I personally look for when it comes to skincare as not only does it have an amazing scent and texture but it also delivers on all its promises. There is nothing negative I can say about such a beautiful product as it really is a celebration of nourishing ingredients and exceptional formulating – Congratulations Lisa!
Have you tried Lime & Lilac yet? It is certainly a brand to explore if you haven’t already as the quality, attention to detail and dedication to great skin is admirable, and the performance of the products themselves speaks volumes after just one use.
Emma @ Beauty Folio x
*Disclaimer: This product was sent to me free of charge by Lime & Lilac. This has not influenced my thoughts and opinions in this review as everything on Beauty Folio remains #triedandtested with honest feedback on each product. I will never give a positive review on a product I don’t believe in just because it has been #gifted, and each product i’ve received free of charge will be labelled as such.