A Balancing Balm For Any Face

I'm disappointedly intrigued by non-lip products that call themselves “balms.” They're almost never what I consider a real balm-which, as far as I'm concerned, should be a semisolid, packaged-in-a-pot concoction. So I was pleasantly surprised when Decleor Aromessence Baume Essentiel (or Essential Balm) lived up to my balm-texture standards.

But my delight didn't end there. Although Baume Essentiel is touted as a nighttime facial treatment, I couldn't resist using it on a no-makeup day so I could enjoy the dewy glow it immediately imparts. After practically melting in, it helps to soften and refine skin.

I have combination skin, and it did wonders for my face's moisture balance. Depending on your skin type, you might be concerned that this aromatic balm could pose a threat to your skin's clarity; however, this completely natural blend of neroli, basil and chamomile essential oils is meant for and benefits all skin types.