“ Brand: Figs & Rouge / Type: Body Lotion/Moisturiser / Subcategory: Body Balm / What it does: regenerates, Protects / Quality Standard: Organic „
I absloutely adore the Figs and Rouge balms range. All of their products are 100% pure, 100% organic and 100% natural. All of their products are also made in the UK. They retail at £4.99 each, and I've bought all of mine from Urban Outfitters. I've been really impressed with the range and I can highly recommend it.
Figs and Rouge do a number of different balms;
Aloe & Mint (soothing and protecting),
Rambling Rose (moisturising and protecting),
Sweet Geranium (conditioning and hydrating),
Peppermint & Tea Tree (soothing with anti-bacterial agents),
Pomegranate (nourishing and moisturising),
Wild Cherry (silky smooth lips!),
and Coco Vanilla (delicious and indulgent).
The Figs and Rouge balms all come in little tins, a bit like tins of Vaseline, and all of the tins are actually very retro inspired, they are all very beautifully designed and look lovely either in your handbag or on your dressing table. The Aloe & Mint balm is contained in a beautifully retro designed tin in various shades of greens (it's a little bit of a 70's design I would say), and the lid flips off just like a tin of Vaseline to get to the balm. Here's where the similarity with Vaseline ends. The Figs and Rouge balms are much more solid and waxy balms, as they don't contain any petroleum like Vaseline does. The Aloe & Mint balm is a clear balm, there's no colour in it.
The Aloe & Mint balm has a gorgeous fresh and uplifting fragrance, I can smell the mint in this much more than the aloe vera, you can definitely detect the aloe vera fragrance though, it's just not as prominent as the mint. The gorgeous fresh minty scent lingers on your skin for quite some time after you've applied the balm.
The balms are advertised as lip, hand, face and body balms, and I would say that this is accurate as I've used the balms in a number of ways so far, and have been really impressed with them.
I've used this balm on my slightly pink sunburnt nose a few weekends ago, and it really soothed and healed my pink skin.
I've used it as a lip balm either alone or under lip gloss or lipstick, it is not greasy at all it just glides over my lips leaving them soft and smooth. It just leaves a gleam rather than a shine like some other lip balms, it's not sticky and gloopy at all. It really soothes and protects dry and chapped lips, and feels intensely moisturising and healing as you rub it in.
I've also used it on dry patches on my face overnight and found that they'd vanished by the morning. I've rubbed it into other dry patches on my skin and again found that it really soothes and heals them. It does actually feel really calming, soothing and nourishing as soon as you rub it into your skin.
I've rubbed it into the backs of my hand and it really seems to improve the texture of my hands.
The balm is really easily absorbed, wherever you choose to use it, it's really soothing and nourishing, and it really does protect your skin.
I always have one of the Figs and Rouge balms permanently in my handbag, and on my dressing table now to use throughout the day. Although they are only small tins of balm, at 17ml, a little bit of this really does go a long way. I do find that less is more with these, and a very small amount of the balm really does work best.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annus Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit Butter, Cera Alba, Mentha Piperita Leaf Oil, Aloe Barbandesis Fruit Juice, Limonene, Linalool / Naturally occurring component of essential oils / Petroleum free / Soil Association Accredited / Certified organic lip, face, hand and body balm / Soothing and protecting, Figs & Rouge 100% Organic Aloe & Mint Balm is fantastic for dry, sore and irritated lips or skin / It's intense and delicious / Figs & Rouge 100% Organic Aloe & Mint Balm is an excellent travel balm / keep it in your handbag for all moisture needs / A favourite of Emma Watsons: / I am obsessed with organic skincare and was overjoyed to see how beautifully packaged Figs & Rouge products are / ” /