One of these pots is (was) a cake. Isn’t that an ingenious way of getting someone to take notice of a product launch? With about seventy trillion new face creams bursting onto the market every week, it’s sometimes difficult to keep up! Nothing like a face cream pot-shaped cake to grab your attention! Before I made an annoying dent in the side, I even had Mr AMR wondering which one was the real deal – I only wish that I had stopped, halfway through cramming it into my mouth, and taken a photograph with a piece bitten out.
So what of the actual cream? The non-cake one? Well. Balance Me’s Intensive Wrinkle Repair Cream has been formulated for mature and very dry skin, which many of you will know isn’t really my “thing” – I’ve got thirty-something skin that’s combination and, this year at least, prone to breakouts. A rich cream is probably not the best thing to be putting on at the moment, despite the appearance of some dry patches, so I shall be setting my Mum (My Mum Says…) the task of testing this out properly over the Christmas holidays. I’ve had a naughty dip into the pot, though, and treated the backs of my hands (parched, prune-like) to a little coating. Nice, very nice. It makes me wish that I had very dry skin so that I could slather this on!
Texture; non-greasy, lighter in the pot than I would have expected, but heavy-duty on the skin. The finish isn’t at all shiny or oily, the fragrance is pleasant but not overpowering. There’s a good bit of our old friend Shea Butter in the formula and also the “purest grade” of hyaluronic, so it should satisfy the thirstiest skins!
Who’s tried this? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll get my Mum to update once she’s had a proper try. You can get Balance Me at Waitrose (dangerous!) and this cream is priced at £30 for 50ml.