“ Brand: Oriflame / Texture: Cream / Type: Moisturiser / What it does: Restores, „
~Tender Care Protecting Balm~
Oriflame offer a collection of products known as 'Tender Care Protecting Balm'. This collection includes five flavours of balm including caramel, cherry, almond, chocolate and coconut. There is also an original balm available too. My review will discuss the coconut flavour.
Each balm contains a blend of vegetable oils and bees wax. It is a multi-purpose product which can be used on different parts of your body that are dry and in desperate need of moisture including your elbows, lips and heels. Oriflame promise that skin will be protected against roughness and dryness. This particular balm is coconut flavoured.
The outer packaging for this product consists of a little cardboard box. Inside, you will find a 15ml pot and the colour of the pot will be dependant on which flavour you choose. As I own coconut, the pot is brown in colour. The pot is made of very smooth plastic and appears to be durable. It also features a screw top lid with the Oriflame logo present on the top. The pot can be recycled once empty.
~Where To Buy~
As present, you can buy this balm from www.oriflame4.me.co.uk or through an Oriflame rep. The current selling price is £3.95 per 15ml pot. The other flavours vary in price.
I suffer with dry skin on various parts of my body. Whilst I try to keep my skin moisturised on a daily basis, I like to be able to add extra moisture to smaller patches of skin through the day and moreso to those areas that tend to flare up with dry patches without much warning. This balm was recommended to me by my sister and I thought it was worth a try. I love the flavour and scent of coconut so decided this flavour was the ideal choice for me.
Firstly, I would like to mention my thoughts on the packaging. The pot is small and easy to carry in my handbag. The lid remains securely in place too so no issues there. If you have ever used the little Vaseline pots, you will know that replacing the lid with product covered fingers is a bit of a nightmare - this pot is the same! Anyway, the gap inside the pot is big enough to fit my finger in to scoop some of the product out but I always ensure my fingers are clean as I don't find it particularly hygenic to keep pressing my finger into a cosmetic product. I have long nails which isn't practical either so think i may invest in a small spatula or something to help me along. Another issue is that the pot is a little narrower at the bottom compared to the top and getting the last remains of the balm out may cause frustration. I will deal with that when the issue arises.
It would be fair to say that this balm is quite similar to Vaseline. It is an off-white colour and looks shiny. The balm has a very soft and easy to spread texture. It does feel a little greasy and is very easy to work with as it melts on contact with the skin. The coconut scent is evident on opening the pot and I can confirm that this balm has a very natural coconut scent which smells absolutely lush. It is very sweet and has a slight chocolate-y undertone which makes me think of a Bounty Bar - delicious!
When I first started using this product, certain areas of my skin were dry and rough. I realise that this balm is best used as a protection from dryness as opposed to a cure for dryness that is already present but in my experience, this balm works a treat on dry skin which is already there. I like to use it on my lips as they become dry and cracked very easily and moreso when it is cold outside as it has been recently. Only the tiniest amount of balm is needed to coat my lips. The balm spreads beautifully and evenly across my lips and instantly makes my lips feel protected and soothed.
The coconut scent is definitely more favourable that the actual taste. I do like a pleasant flavoured lip balm but the coconut flavour doesn't come through quite as well when on my lips which is disappointing. My lips feel moist and have a clear gloss appearance for quite a while after applying this balm. They also feel soft and remain moisturised and free from dryness. I rarely need to top up the amount of balm on my lips through the day and have been impressed by how well it protects them from becoming cracked and sore. I can imagine it will be even more appreciated through the Winter. I like that it protects my lips but doesn't leave them feeling heavy.
This balm is perfect for smoothing over small patches of dry or prone to dryness skin. If you are wanted to moisturise a larger area of skin, it would be best to use an all over moisturiser instead of a little pot of balm. The small pot would run out very quickly if you spread it across your entire body. I tend to use it on my elbows, knees, around my heels and on some small areas of dryness on hands. As with my lips, not much is needed to give excellent results. The balm spreads across the area of skin with ease and does take a short while to absorb into my skin.
Whilst absorbing, a slightly greasy balm layer is evident on my skin. Once it has absorbed, the dry patches are left smooth to the touch and with regular use, I have noticed a very reasonable improvement in how often the dry patches flare up. My skin smells lovely after I've applied this too and the results are long lasting. I normally apply this to the really bad areas of dry skin and a regular body lotion or butter to the other areas of skin to ensure that all areas of skin are receiving a decent amount of hydration. It is easy to slick over skin and there isn't much need to massage it in as it is best left to absorb naturally. As soon as I feel my skin becoming uncomfortable or dry, I apply a small amount of this balm and it soon disappears.
I have had a positive experience with this Tender Care Balm. It has proven to be of a high quality and has fufilled the companies claims when it comes to protecting my skin. I find it to be more effective than the slightly cheaper Vaseline pots. I appreciate how adaptable it is to different areas of skin and whilst I wish the coconut flavour was a bit more evident whilst on my lips, this isn't a massive issue for me. I have used a similar multi purpose product from L'Occitane and find this one to be just as good but less expensive. I haven't experienced any irritation from using this product. All in all, I would recommend this versatile little balm.
Thanks for reading :)
When I joined Oriflame, this little pot of goodness was the one thing everyone was shouting at me to try. It's the number one bestseller from the hundreds of products in the Oriflame range.
Things become bestsellers for a number of reasons - one is that they suddenly gain cult appeal, another is that they have been around a long time and therefore have gained an army of followers, and a third is from endorsement and reviews.
I'm always a little suspicious once things make it to the top - is it selling because people say it is good so others try it? Nevertheless, I gave this one a try.
It is purely and simply a little (and I mean little) pot with a wax like substance not unlike vaseline. It has more of a beeswax look and smell to it than vaseline and it is thicker. According to the experts you can use this anywhere, even on animal paws. It basically is a skin softener and barrier cream. I use it on cuts and grazes and on rashes, but the biggest use I have is on my daughter's skin. She's a fussy girl and doesn't like anything that feels greasy or smells too strong. She does suffer from inflamed skin around her mouth and chin though, and also, horror of horrors, under her nose when she has a cold. This stuff rubbed on overnight clears it all up by morning. Result.
The reason I have given this four stars is simply that the packaging isn't great - it's too small and deep to get a real fingerfull out and at the end of the pot there is going to be some you can't reach.
My skin tends to get rough and dry in a couple of places such as elbows, heels or lips and I have been searching for a remedy for quite a long time. I have been recommended Oriflame Natural Skincare Tender Care a few years ago and one I bought it, I always have at least one vessel of it in my bag.
Oriflame is a company that you won't find in Boots, Superdrag or supermarket. Their cosmetics are sold by special reps and a relative of mine is one of them so I didn't have a problem with being provided with a catalogue. I first had to order this cosmetic and I was utterly surprised when it arrived (that's the thing with this kind of sale...). Tender Care was tiny! It is so small that at first I thought 'what a waste of money' but it actually isn't.
The pot is indeed very small - it contains 15ml of this cream. It is round and when you open it you will see the shape is quite funny and it may be difficult to use it when there isn't much left inside. There isn't much friction between your fingers and the plastic so it slips out from your hands fairly easily.
Inside you will find a yellow substance. It almost doesn't smell, but if you are stubborn enough you can sort of smell superficial honey. I am not a fan of this smell but since it's not very intense, I don't mind.
It is very thick and greasy; after applying it I need to wash my hands or use a tissue which can be annoyed at times. It is similar to vaseline in a way but I think the Tender Care is way better.
I personally have used it on my heels, elbows and sometimes on cuticles. It softens and moisturises the skin perfectly well and enormously quickly. I also discovered that it is a remedy for red (and sore) nose when you have a cold; I sneeze and then apply this cream, it cures my skin immediately and it isn't painful at all (especially during a heavy cold, it is great!). I always apply it on my lips when they are sore and rough; I find it particularly useful during winter. I apply it overnight and wake up with perfectly fine skin. I know that some people apply it on their children's faces during winter to protect fragile skin but since I am not a parent myself and have a separate winter cream, I am not sure about that.
No wonder Natural Skincare Tender Care has been a bestsellet for the past 40 years; it is apparently their most popular cosmetic. I think it gives almost miraculous effects as the skin becomes soft and moisturised in a fairly quickly period of time.
As I mentioned before, I always have a pot of it in my cosmetic purse, it may seem very expensive (£7.75 for 15ml) but it can be found on offer very often. One pot can also last for a very long time; I haven't bought one in a year and I use it quite often - you just don't need an enormous amount of it. I strongly recommend it, it's better than vaseline!
This is a review of Oriflame's Tender Care product.
*who are Oriflame***
For those of you who have never heard of Oriflame before, it's a bit like Avon but the Company is founded in Sweden. The company have reps who issue magazines similar to Avon and there are usually some good offers in each issue.
*a little pot of wonder**
My favourite from their range is 'Tender Care' a little pot of wonder that you can use on your lips or to moisturise dry areas like elbows.
**what's it like?**
I suppose the most similar product I can compare it to is vaseline as it's that sort of greasy consistency, but I do think Tender Care is a superior product.
**Is it worth it?**
It is more expensive than vaseline. At RRP of £7.75 for a 15 ml pot you'll be thinking it's expensive but it really does go a long way and you can sometimes get it when there's an offer on.
**What's it smell like?****
Tender Care is Oriflame's number one selling product and I can see why. I use it mostly as a lip balm and it is mega moisturising. It is lightly fragranced with a honey smell but is not overpowering.
My favourite thing about this product is the packaging. The little pink pot has a screw top which is very reliable and better than the fixings on a pot of vaseline where you have to coax it open! The gold Oriflame
emblem is raised on the top of the lid.
***Don't pocket this!**
Although I like the packaging, I would say it's not pocket-friendly as it's like a small round egg in shape which is not a great look with skinny jeans but it's fine for your handbag.
**Find out more***
Oriflame also have a UK website if you want to see more of their products.
I bought this little pot of Tender Care from an oriflame rep that visited our school and left a load of samples for 'stressed out' teachers. (Yes I know we get the holidays..but we are allowed to get stressed!)
Oriflame are a swedish company who specialise in natural skin care and cosmetics, and are a bit like an upmarket AVON (well avon of yesterday..they seemed to be a bit more vamped these days!). The products are a little on the pricy side, but are really good quality and do last a long time.
The product that I have chosen to review is the pot of Tender care and lets face it , we can all do with a bit of tender care every now and then! It comes in a tiny pink pot (15ml) with silver emblem, a very handy size to keep in your handbag.
The contents are very similar to Vaseline, but I do find that using vaseline on my lips when they are dry tends to moisturise them initially, but then they almost feel drier the next day. This has very similar ingredients to vaseline, although I can't find out whether vaseline contains honeycomb extract, and think this maybe the secret ingredient that works for me!
The pot is quite expensive at £7.75, but the contents are rich and thick and you really do need a tiny bit to work wonders. I have used the product on my lips, on my very dry cuticles, to soothe my sore nose following a cold and even on my very rough, dry heels and have been really impressed with the results.It is fragrance free and I have used it almost every day for 2 weeks now and have hardly made a dent in the pot. I anticipate that this will last me at least 6 months if not longer and obviously as it does its job so well may not need to use it as often. (Once I've got over the novelty that a new product offers!!!)
I think this is a brilliant product, but if Vaseline works for you then stick with it as Tender Care is an expensive alternative, but for me it does the trick!!!
A blend of honeycomb extract and vegetable oils help to instantly restore softness / Use on sides of eyes, lips, face, cuticles or any area that is dry, sore or roughened /