Tri-Balm by Frances Prescott
I love my cleansers, ive tried quite a lot of them and more recently stick cleansers have become something that has found their way into my routine. I first mentioned one of these (here) on my blog not too long ago and today it is the turn of Tri-Balm from Frances Prescott.
After years working in the fashion and film industry, Frances Prescott is said to have realised that women faced a common challenge: how to simplify their daily skincare routine and achieve healthy skin without compromising on quality and results. Well, this is perhaps something we all do think about from time to time, especially as more and more ingredients go from being 'good' to suddenly being 'bad'. Tri-Balm is described as being
'a luxurious facial cleansing balm that also exfoliates and moisturises in one simple step. This pioneering multi-purpose skincare balm is paraben-free and contains no harmful chemicals, silicones or synthetics'.
What I love about Cleansing Balms in a stick form is the ease of use, whether you are using it at home or on your holidays, it is suitable for all skin types, has a non-spill formulation and can be used on all skin types. As a 3-in-1 Cleanser which is designed to Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturise, I was really excited to give it a try.
Using a twist up motion, the balm, which is cruelty-free and made without harmful chemicals, silicones or synthetics, is enriched with some incredible ingredients such as blackcurrant, starflower, echium and oat extract. One of the main ingredients is Pumpkin Enzyme and it is used as an exfoliant and it has been extracted from pumpkin seeds which are packed with proteolytic enzymes which help to break down dead skin cells and speed up cell renewal and it is worth noting that Pumpkin is also rich in exfoliating AHAs that we have all come to know about as well as being rich in Vitamins A and C. There is no physical exfoliator so the balm feels smooth. Tri-Balm also contains quite a few moisturising ingredients to and the first is something called sodium hyaluronate, which after a bit of a Google read tells me that it is a water-soluble salt form of hyaluronic acid. Again there is also rich plant oils such as sweet almond and mandarin peel oils and they work together to boost hydration and leave your complexion with a gorgeous glow.
To use the Balm Stick is really easy, my first piece of advice is to ensure your face is wet and then apply to your face and throat using the stick to gently massage the skin in upward circular movements. Tri-Balm emulsifies with water but I always use a cloth to ensure everything has been removed after use. After using, my skin is left so soft and smooth it is just a dream to use. So as you can see, what you have here is a balm that does Cleanse, Exfoliate and Moisturise all in one. It is an oil based product so it should be kept in a cool place, away from direct sunlight or other heat sources.