One balm not to be without as it has so many uses.
Formed out of natural oils like lavender and chamomile and many more this is a super balm that the skin on people of all ages loves.
It has a natural waxy base so you have to let the heat of your hands, or fingers, melt the wax before using on skin.
Make sure to breathe in the aroma as this also is gently soothing.
I have found this balm soothes skin irritations and dry patches.
Great on babies to heal nappy rash too many of my friends have raved about this.
It strengthens nails when used regularly on cuticles.
And it's also great on dry hair or when you want to give your hair a little something to ease frizz.
Also use it on dry patches on the scalp it does wonder's.
The tub lasts forever so although costly you do get your moneys worth.
Look out for the small sample pots in various kits Liz Earle and QVC sell.
I have also used this as a facial treatment when my skin is sore, sensitive or inflamed but the Superskin Concentrate is better for the face now.
Save the balm for the body areas.
As the colder weather sets in and the central heating stays on for longer shifts etc I find that my lips can be sensitive and chap, especially if left uncared for overnight.
Liz Earles superbalm is by far and away the best product I have found to combat this problem.
Enriched with soothing essential oils the smell is lovely - you can smell the hints of lavndar and cammomile.
Product is extremely hydrating to the point where I can no longer be without it. I find it especially useful if used before bed as you wont wake up with dry, chapped lips the following morning after the heating has came on.
As well as a highly effective lip balm I also find this works great on my nails and cuticles and also use it on my feet when needed to prevent the formation of hard skin.
I have highly sensitive skin and have received no adverse reaction to this product whatsoever. I would reccomend it as a must have for anyone who suffers with dry skin - especially during the winter months where I really have found it a god send.
I know that you can buy this product from John Lewis department stores, or indeed, I visit the Liz Earle shop just off King Road in London, but a work colleague of mine has also told me how it is often available on special deals on QVC should you want to try and save a few pounds.
The Superbalm is a lovely product. It smells great and has a wonderfully smooth texture when applied. It's true that it can be used for many thins - I've used it on dry skin, chapped lips and to tame slightly frizzy hair.
The only downside to this product is that it can have a bitter taste if used as a lip balm. Also, because it is wax-based, it is somewhat bumpy in texture. When applied to dry skin, you don't notice this, but when it's somewhere as sensitive as your lips you do notice it.
Given that, a quick rub with the fingers and the small lumps of wax disappear.
All in all, this is a great little tub to carry round with you. It's multi purpose, smells lovely and can help with dry skin - particularly handy in the winter months.
Liz Earle's products are all fantastic and this is no exception.
I first used this product when I received it in a trial size from a Liz Earle gift set, which they often have featured on QVC UK. I have tried many of her products and I have to say that I like them. This Superbalm comes is a clear balm that came be used on lips, skin or elbows if they are dry. It's really good, and it lasts for ages. My little silver tub is nearly finished. I think the Sheer pink shimmer which I got with another trial pack last summer is just a summer version of the superbalm tinted pink because it has the same ingredients. All Liz's products use natural ingredients, mainly plant and fruit extracts etc which is very good because I prefer natural products generally. This product doesn't feel greasy at all, and not drying, it is moisturising and good for your skin. It has a slight grainy texture, but you hardly notice it.
I would recommend it.
This review is for Liz Earle's Superbalm. The picture above seems to be for the superbalm 'concentrate' which is a different product, the original superbalm comes in a tub and is not in an 'oil' form like the concentrate version. I just wanted to point that out from the outset to avoid confusion.
Liz Earle's superbalm is one of those products that is quite diverse where its uses are concerned. It can be used anywhere that extra moisturisation is needed, elbows, cracked heels, knees, lips, dry hands and cuticles for example. Now, I'm a big fan of most of Liz Earle's range but there's a few products that I will admit to not liking a great deal. As much as I love the Superbalm concentrate and the new superskin moisturiser, I can take or leave this particular 'superskin' product. It smells just divine and in that sense it's a pleasure to use but...... it doesn't seem to do much for my dry skin conditions. For example, on my lips for some reason it makes the skin flake and it can be quite sticky in large doses so I would use sparingly. I have heard Liz Earle herself state that it can be used on the ends of your hair to condition but I wouldn't recommend this unless you like the greasy-looking-ends look as it's quite waxy in consistency (although I have friends who use it to tame their eyebrows !!) however, perhaps over-night prior to washing your hair in the morning would be fine.
That said, this is just how I have found it and we're all different and I have friends who rave about it so it is obviously adored by many.
*Who is it for ? *
I would say any age and any skin type. It's used for dry skin conditions so as long as you have those issues anyone can use it. Again, I would always stress that even those with super sensitive skins can react to certain essential oils, so patch-test first. Natural does not always mean that it will suit everyone with no negative reactions at all !!
*Please note that this contains Hazelnut oil and should not be used if you have an allergy to nuts *
*How to use it *
Again, just apply to any areas of concern that need an extra boost. I would not stop using your normal handcare if you are using on this area for example, but I would use it as a complimentary product alongside it. Since it's an oil-based balm which is used quite sparingly I would therefore apply this product prior to any hand/body moisturing cream. However, you can simply top-up throughout the day on top of an existing hand/body cream.
*Why does it work ? *
There are many powerful ingredients in this balm that make up the bulk of it's content. It contains likes of shea butter ( one of many favourite ingredients for dry skin conditions. It is used for its soothing and moisturing properties that helps to bind moisture to the skin ) it also contains Rosehip Oil ( which is another ingredient that is used for its moisture locking properties. Rosehip oil is also thought to help damaged and marked skin whilst being a good source of essential fatty acids ) Vitamin E ( a natural source of vitamin E, as in all Liz Earle products, which is also used for it's healing effect through the use of its antioxidant properties, ) Neroli ( again to help with the appearance of markings on the skin through the use of its cell regeneration properties, as well as having a wonderful scent, )Hazelnut oil ( again, please note that even though this is a topical skincare product it should be avoided by those who have a nut allergy and if you buying as a gift I would ask or let the recipient know regardless of whether you are aware of any allergies they may have !! However, it's used for its absorption properties as it aids in the absorption of other essential oils, whilst being slight astringent and is thus traditionally used in treatments for oily skin types. )
It also contains Beeswax ( for its skin soothing properties, helping to relieve dry, chapped skin, ) Avocado Oil ( which is another source of vitamin E, an essential fatty acid, ) Candelilla Wax ( which acts as a protective barrier to the skin against the elements, ) Carnauba Wax ( for its skin conditioning and moisturising properties ) Chamomile ( for it's soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, ) Echinacea ( for not only it's cell regenerative properties but also for its anti-flammatory properties, ) and Lavender ( for its soothing, comforting and healing properties. )
As with all Liz Earle products they neither test their products or their ingredients on any animals ( all human testing ) and in this instance ( for Superbalm, as well as Superskin Concentrate, Spot-On, Liz Earle Lip Shimmers, Liz Earle Vital Oils for the Bath and Vital Oils Body Sprays ) it does not contain any preservatives at all since the formulations are oil-based and are not susceptible to micro bacterial contamination. However, in general Liz does use some food-based parabens.
*Ingredients* ( in no particular order )
Avocado Oil (Persea gratissima), Beeswax (Cera alba), Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia cerifera), Carnauba Wax (Copernicia cerifera), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia/purpurea), Hazelnut (Corylus avellana), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Neroli (Citrus aurantium v. amara), Rosehip Oil (Rosa rubiginosa), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum parkii), Vitamin E (Tocopherol)
I first tried this last November and I still have the 5g pot that came new off Ebay!
Liz Earle Superbalm, is made from pure botanical ingredients, including Avocado, Rosehip, Natural Vitamin E, Chamomile, Echinacea and Neroli (bitter orange), and made for all skin types and any age.
Said to be very concentrated it is suitable for lips, nails, cuticles, and said to nourish and strengthen son its an all round little multi tasker this product really.
What the product says about itself:
Liz Earle calls this product Superbalm because it comes to the rescue in a million different ways, much like Superman! This salve is a great remedy for dry cuticles, chapped lips, scaly heels, rough elbows and hands, frizzy hair, and as a barrier cream against extreme weather conditions. It is made from 100-percent pure plant oils and waxes, echinacea, vitamin E, soothing lavender, softening rose hip, and moisturizing avocado. Now you can understand where its amazing and calming aroma comes from!
The lotion, cream, whatever it is...:
Difficult to describe!
Firstly the smell is faintly of orange and with a slight medical smell.
It's not unpleasant but just a bit odd really.
In the pot its hard liquid cream in colour.
On touch with skin it turns to a thin greasy liquid.
A little goes a long way of this.
Basically you can stick it where you like.
Personally I have used it on my cuticles on my nails to soften the skin before I do myself a pedicure and trim my cuticles.
This stuff does soften the skin and make it easier to remove.
As for using it as a body lotion idea, no need I have lotions I prefer and plenty of them.
As for sticking this stuff on my lips no chance cos it tastes as it smells!
In conclusion I have no idea why she's made a multi purpose thing such as this really and I just don't get it, why is she trying to convince me to put something on my lips and on my knees!
Odd I have a thing designed for each thing not an all purpose so I'm not at all impressed! lol
£16.95 for 10ml to be found on shopping channels or Lizearle.com
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
IF I TOLD YOU THERES A PRODUCT ON THE MARKET THAT COULD CONDITION YOUR CUTICLES AND LIPS,DEEPLY MOISTURISE YOUR EYES,DESENSITISE YOUR SKIN AND TAME DRY FRIZZY HAIR WOULD YOU BELIEVE ME I WOULDNT NOT UNTIL I DISCOVERED LIZ EARLE SUPERBALM THIS PRODUCT CAN DO ANYTHING AND YOU CAN USE IT ANYWHERE FROM TOP TO TOE. OVER TIME YOULL FIND YOUR SKIN HEALS A LOT QUICKER AND SCARS SEEM TO FADE. THEN THERES THE SMELL LOVELY LAVENDER.NEROLI,DOG ROSE,ROSEMARY AND A LOT OF OTHER SKIN FRIENDLY INGREDIENTS THIS IS NOT ONLY PRACTICAL BUT ITS LUXURIOUS. LIZ EARLE DOES NOT USE ANY ANIMAL INGREDIENTS (LANOLIN ETC) SO IT CAN BE USED ON EVEN A BABYS DELICATE SKIN. AN EXCELLENT MUST OWN PRODUCT 11 OUT OF 10
Liz Earle Superbalm has transformed my once weak and extremely breakable nails. I apply it every night before I go to bed, and my nails are now much stronger and healthier looking as a result. It goes on quite greasy at first, but my nails seem to absorb it after a while. It is very gentle on my sensitive skin, and helps soothe dry patches of eczema I tend to suffer from. I haven't found it as effective on my chapped lips - Vaseline does the job much better. It has quite a gritty texture, so it is best to warm it up between your fingers before you use it. It also smells very herbal. This is why I to use it at night, rather than in the day. A little goes a long way with this product, so it lasts for quite a while. Although it smells a bit funny, I have found it to be an absolute lifesaver for my nails in particular, and I couldn't be without it.
Not a very good product. I don't like this product is because of the smell. It has a very strong smell. Although it is very useful for the dry skin and suitable for the area such as knee....., etc. But I personally find it is quite oily to use. Liz has offered so many product range which come across to suit everyone who has different type of skin condition. But I find that the product is more suitable for the dry and senstive skin! And the advantage of this product is it last for very long!
If you are looking for a balm that is made of pure ingredients, that are not tested on animals and is packed with herbal goodies, look no further. From the Liz Earle stable, Superbalm is one of the most nicest products that I have had the pleasure of putting on my skin. It contains Lavender, Avocado, neroli, rosehip and chamomile oils which nourish, calm & soothe the skin. It also contains natural source vitamin E to help with skin renewal. I use Superbalm on cracked or dry skin, especially cuticles and lips and have not had any adverse reactions to it. Even though I am a bit of an ezcema baby. I have a pot at the side of my bed, the refillable pebble container in my hand bag, and I am thnking in investing in superbalms latest guise the superbalm concentrate which has a rollerball applicator. I cannot praise superbalm enough, it has helped sore winter skin, flakey summer skin, dry ends of my hair, raggetty cuticles I could wax lyrical. Superbalm is available from Liz earle direct & QVC and is reasonably priced. Long Live Superbalm & thanks Liz Earle.
I wasn't very keen on this rather medicinal-smelling balm when I first got it; not least because it had a weird, almost gritty texture. Now I've been using it for over a year I've actually found it pretty useful, as well as discovering that it becomes lovely and smooth to use as soon as you warm it up between your fingers. It's slightly reminiscent of the Decleor balms, in appearance and some of the base ingredients, but is used for quite different purposes. I mainly use this on patches of irritated skin; which blokes may also find useful as it definitely doesn't have any sort of feminine scent. It's also good for cuticles, especially if they've got so bad there are very sore or bleeding bits; this is all natural and won't sting or make them worse in any way. Another use I found was definitely not in the beauty books! Mt cat had a sore patch she kept worrying at and made worse. I tried putting this on (all ingredients cat-friendly too) and found this both soothed and put her off licking it
Superbalm If you've read a women's/lifestyle type magazine this year you can't have missed the hype about this product. It's been credited with everything from banishing eczema to healing sore lips and working wonders on cuticles - I expect we'll hear it's found a cure for the common cold next! Now I'm not usually a sucker for hype, but as I like quite a few of her products, I decided to check it out. My verdict, quite good, but not *that* good! So it was with some scepticism that I first tried this thick, slightly herbal/medicinal smelling balm. It contains incredients such as essential oils and natural vitamin E in a beeswax base; which nevertheless melts when you warm it a little on your fingers. It does have a slightly weird, almost gritty feel too, which I found somewhat unpleasant, but that goes too when you warm it. First place I tried it was as a lip balm - one of the suggested uses. Not to my taste - literally. The smell was not for me and the texture was not as good as I expected. Patches of very dry skin was another suggestion - and yes. If, again, you don't mind the smell, this is very effective where normal body lotions and potions have failed. And I'd be much happier putting this on any sore or irritated area than I would most cosmetic products. The big hit, for me, though, came with an intractible case of danduff. Applied to a sore itchy scalp it has seen the problem, which had persisted for months, off in a few days. Yes it made the hair greasy - this is something you'd want to do at night - but it shampooed out easily the next morning and made the scalp *feel* so much better. Since then I've tried it on all manner of abrasions and dry bits - all with varying degrees of success, but it's certainly one to keep on standby It's available in a normal tub or a rather expensive, but pretty silver compact - be aware that the compact only holds a very tiny amount of product!
Made of pure plant oils and waxes, this 'emergency' balm is a nourishing, calming and restorative treatment for any areas of dry skin as well as nails, lips and cuticles.