It’s hard to pin down your all time favourite skincare or make-up product in the world of forever changing beauty, but it’s not hard to share the products you’ve been using the most. You may use a shampoo daily but you wouldn’t necessarily claim it to be your favourite product, so offering up my most used product is an old classic: multi-purpose balm.
Now, I’ve tried a few balms in the past and is still being introduced to new ones along the way and honestly, most of them do the job. My current balm, being the Lacura Miracle Cream Skin Protection £3.99, is said to be a dupe of the Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and it does not disappoint. The cream is a multi-purpose balm that can be used for a whole bunch of skin remedies or beauty hacks. For someone who suffers with dermatitis as a dry patch on the bottom of my chin, horrible and sore red bumps on my fingers and a raised sore red bump and dry patch mainly on my left elbow – weird right? – this makes the miracle cream my number one go to for all my flare ups, but that’s not all.
It can also be used as a lip balm, on skin irritations (use after shaving or waxing), grazes, stings, bites, dry cuticles, taming brows and flyaway hairs and can even be stretched as a natural highlighter, not bad eh? Just call it a miracle.
The bright orange thick gel-like formula has quite the heavy and greasy feel so knowing that your skin, or dry lips, stay moisturised for hours is definitely something that makes me keep coming back for more. The one thing I won’t use it for? My face! It’s comedogenic so not great for your pores.