5 Multi-Purpose Beauty Balms That Every Busy Woman Needs

LIFESTYLE  |  April 12, 2017
  • True Organic of Sweden All You Need is Me Cream ($29, www.anupliftedday.com)
    1 / 5 True Organic of Sweden All You Need is Me Cream ($29, www.anupliftedday.com)

    Chockfull of natural and organic ingredients, this salve is made with shea butter, vitamin E, olive and blueberry seed oil. You can also apply this to relieve minor sunburns, cuts and insect bites. 

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  • The Gentle Label Organic Healing Balm ($22, thegentlelabel.com)
    2 / 5 The Gentle Label Organic Healing Balm ($22, thegentlelabel.com)

    Two of the key ingredients in this organic salve are pawpaw and calendula – both of which are known to be skin soothers. Made 100 per cent natural, the Organic Healing Balm is gentle enough for even babies to use. 

    Photo: The Gentle Label Instagram / @thegentlelabel

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  • Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly (from $2.10, leading pharmacies)
    3 / 5 Vaseline 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly (from $2.10, leading pharmacies)

    Old, but gold. This is one of the first multi-purpose balms I’ve ever used, and it helped to rehydrate my severely dry lips after a bad reaction to a lipstick. Marketed as a skin protectant, this is also recognised by the National Eczema Association in the US as a suitable remedy for dehydrated, itchy skin. 

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  • Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Original ($41, leading department stores)
    4 / 5 Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant Original ($41, leading department stores)

    This is already a cult classic in the beauty world. The therapeutic balm helps soothe abrasions, roughness, chapping, scraps and dryness. It is formulated with an anti-inflammatory beta hydroxyl acid and vitamin E to promote skin healing. 

    Photo: Elizabeth Arden

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  • Sulwhasoo Essential Balm ($48)
    5 / 5 Sulwhasoo Essential Balm ($48)

    Made with nutrient-rich safflower extract, this multi-purpose balm helps to boost skin cell turnover. Use this on chapped lips or to soften dry areas like your elbows. This also comes in a Deep Relax version that has ginger oil, rosemary, eucalyptus and lavender to soothe the body and mind. 

    Photo: Sulwhasoo

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