Balance Me - natural skincare
Now we all know I love finding new cosmetic brands especially natural skincare that’s cruelty free. When I was asked to try Balance Me I was excited in minutes after reading about Rebeca and Clare the two sisters who've created it. Not only did they understand the importance of natural skincare they also understand how busy our lives can be and recognise how hard it is to achieve ‘balance’ on many levels, into each day, hence the name Balance Me! And this includes your wallet too, all their products have a very good price point.
“Balance Me blossomed at our kitchen table over a sisterly chat in our quest to address our work/life balance and find natural, solutions‐driven skincare that worked.”
Clare and Rebecca Hopkins
Sisters and Co‐Founders
Balance Me have partnered with us and would like to offer a gift to one of our readers, a personalised skin prescription of a minimum of £150 - where the winner can tell them their skin type and concerns and they'll put together a full routine for you. All you have to do is follow The Grown Up Edit and Balance Me's Instagram and like and tag a friend in the promotions post on TGUE's grid. Entries close 23rd September.
Back to business. The skincare, in fact everything I tried, I loved. Nothing disappointed me. My skin looked and felt amazing - the biggest result being that my skin was hydrated, everywhere. I also tried their Rose Otto Body Wash too. Balance Me have managed to improve on problems like fine lines, loss of tone, pigmentation and sensitivity, without creating others. What's more this wonderful brand has great packaging - for instance the Micellar Water has a great dispenser so it doesn’t overpour and you get just the correct amount, so no waste. The Congested Mask is sustainable, made from the pulp of Black Bamboo Charcoal and cellulose, making it biodegradable.
I also have to tell you about the scents on their products. They work with a natural perfumer who makes sure each product is carefully crafted on three levels - aroma, skin benefits and mood‐boosting properties which results in delicious, natural smelling products.
“We think honesty and clarity is important when it comes to ingredients. We are equally vigilant about what we avoid using in our formulations and have set our standard through our Balance Me Promise. We clearly state the natural percentage of each product on the front of the pack and those below 100% are preserved with an Ecocert approved nature identical complex that contains Benzyl Alcohol and Dehydroacetic Acid.”
It also turns out that Balance Me is for every member of the family. I’ve been trialling their Congested and Balance range on my step-daughter who has very sensitive skin and a family friend's daughter who has problematic skin with spots. Both were really pleased with the results. The products do exactly what they say on the packaging.
I’ll leave you with this - Balance Me is free from parabens, dea, mineral oils, sulphates, pegs, petroleum, silicones, propylene glycol, microbeads, artificial fragrances and colours. And they never test on animals. No wonder my skin has responded so well to their products.