“ Brand: Figs & Rouge / Type: Body Lotion/Moisturiser / Subcategory: Body Balm / What it does: Smoothes, regenerates / Quality Standard: Organic „
I bought the Figs and Rouge Wild Cherry balm after trying and loving their Pomegranate balm. I bought mine from Urban Outfitters, and it was £4.99.
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.
I'd never heard of Figs and Rouge until I bought the Pomegranate balm, but I definately intend to buy more of the range as it is so good. Basically all of their products are 100% pure, 100% organic and 100% natural. All of their products are also made in the UK.
They do a number of different balms;
Wild Cherry (silky smooth lips!),
Pomegranate (nourishing and moisturising),
Rambling Rose (moisturising and protecting),
Sweet Geranium (conditioning and hydrating),
Peppermint and Tea Tree (soothing with anti-bacterial agents),
Aloe and Mint (soothing and protecting),
and Coco Vanilla (delicious and indulgent).
The Wild Cherry balm is contained in a beautifully retro designed gold tin with red accents and a picture of red cherries on, and the top 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 Wild Cherry balm is a clear balm, there's no colour in it.
The Wild Cherry balm has a lovely sweet and delicious cherry fragrance, the tin states that the balm does contain sweet orange, and I would say that you can detect orangey citrussy undertones to the fragrance. The cherry is definately the dominant fragrance though, and the cherry scent lingers on your skin for quite some time after you've applied it.
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 do many use the Wild Cherry 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, its not sticky and gloopy at all. It really does leave me with silky, smooth lips!
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 soothing and nourishing at 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 nourishing and moisturising, and it really does protect your skin.
I keep mine permanently in my handbag now to use all the time. Altough it's only a small tin of balm, at 17ml, a little bit of this really does go a long way. I've still got quite a lot of both the Pomegranate balm and this one the Wild Cherry left.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annus Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit Butter, Cera Alba, Glycerin, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Prunus Ceratus Fruit Extract, Mentha Piperita Leaf Oil, Limonene, Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salcylate, Farnesol, Gernaiol, Isoeugenol, Eugenol, Citral / Naturally occurring component of essential oils / Petroleum free / Soil Association Accredited / Certified organic lip, face, hand and body balm / Silky smooth, Figs & Rouge 100% Organic Wild Cherry Balm is a vitamin packed skin conditioner / both sweet & delicious! Moisturising for intensely silky smooth lips & skin / Figs & Rouge 100% Organic Wild Cherry 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 / ” /