“ Brand: Temple Spa / Type: Face Balm „
Temple Spa is a beauty brand offering a wide range of skin and body care products focussed around botanical ingredients. Temple Spa products are not tested on animals.
~Peace Be Still~
'Calming Face and Body Balm'
This body balm is packed full of antioxidants, plant extracts and essential oils. It can be used on the body, hands and is also gentle enough to be used on the face area. This product promises to leave your skin deeply moisturised, silky and soft. Other benefits include cooled and purified skin. Temple Spa state that this body balm contains Vitamin B, lemon, corriander and nutmeg. It is suitable for all skin types and is a unisex product.
This body balm is available in two sizes so the packaging differs depending on which size you purchase. The 50ml size consists of a simple tube with a screw off lid at the base. The larger 200ml size is a plastic, pump bottle. Very simple. This body balm has a 12month shelf life.
~Price and Availability~
You can buy Peace Be Still from the Temple Spa website - www.templespa.com. Expect to pay £5.00 for the 50ml size and £18.00 for the 200ml size. The 200ml size is also available from www.harrods.com for the same price.
I was given a few small tubes (15ml each) of this body balm from my sister in one of her clear outs a few months ago. I have worked my way through two so far and have made a start on my third tube. I have kept a tube aside for taking on holiday with us next week as this size is very practical for travelling. I have used other Temple Spa products and find them to be quite good and of a decent quality but have mixed feelings on this particular product.
Peace Be Still has more of a creamy consistency than a balm consistency. When I think of a balm, I think of a semi-solid type consistency but this is more liquidy yet still substantial. I have went through quite a bit of this because I have used it on both my body and face therefore it does run out quicker than your average body lotion or face cream. It is very easy to use. The white balm has a light and cool feeling when dispensed and spreads effortlessly across my skin.
As a body moisturiser, I like this one but not as much as some of my other creams and lotions. When I apply it to my skin, I use a small blob and find this to be sufficient as a little goes a long way. The balm melts into a lightweight, serum sort of liquid when it makes contact with my warm skin. It feels nice to apply - cooling and refreshing. A pleasant aroma is evident and it smells very natural. It is a lovely aroma which is I recognise as being a mix of essential oils. I can mainly pick up on the lemon which gives the scent a citrussy kick but there is a delicate trace of the corriander which gives a slightly spicy undertone.
The balm absorbs into my skin quickly and my skin is left feeling moisturised and soothed. I do find that this balm leaves my skin silky smooth to the touch. It feels hydrated and the lovely essential oil smell is very calming too. It lingers for a short while on my skin. The longevity of the moisturising benefits isn't as good as some other products I own. As this is quite an expensive product, I would expect it to leave my dry skin feeling a bit smoother for longer but the roughness becomes evident after 4 hours or so. It doesn't agitate my sensitive skin.
I was a little wary at using this on my face as I don't often entertain 2 in 1 face and body products. My facial skin is particularly sensitive and I suffer with quite a bit of dryness especially on my forehead. I found this balm to work okay as a facial moisturiser providing I had cleansed and toned fully beforehand. It wasn't so effectively if I applied it over water-splashed skin or even after wiping over with a cosmetic wipe - I had to perform the full cleansing routine first.
This balm is gentle on my facial skin and is easy to massage in. It absorbs well leaving no shiny residue which means I can apply my make up over the top with no issues. I found that this balm left most of my facial skin soft to the touch and feeling refreshed and moisturised with a sort of matte finish. It didn't do much for my forehead though regardless of how much I applied. The dryness remained as bad as ever. The results once again, didn't last long and my skin started to feel dry after a few short hours.
Whilst this is a lovely product to apply due to its cooling and soothing nature, it doesn't provide long lasting results given the high price tag. I find it best suited to applying when my skin is red and sore as it soothes it well and leaves it feeling more comfortable and 'normal' but as a daily use product, it isn't brilliant for me personally. Others may have different experiences. I am happy to use up my tubes as this isn't a bad product, it just doesn't give me the results that I need from a body balm or a face moisturiser. I don't think I would buy it again but would recommend buying a 50ml tube to sample it if you fancy trying it. I just think there are better products out there.
Thanks for reading :)