- Pot of Gold
- Balm Balm
Pot of Gold
Hong Kong Weekend Magazine
Health and Beauty Section
"Nowadays an increasing number of people suffer from eczema. What makes this condition so painful is the itchiness of the inflamed area which leads to scratching or rubbing until it bleeds and the condition becomes more severe. Implementation of steroids can treat the symptoms in the short term, but in the long term it lowers the skin's immunity. This makes the skin much more fragile, meaning a reliance on steroids is not ideal. The main cause of eczema is due to a dysfunction of the immunity system. The use of a variety of medications without professional holistic advice often only worsens the situation, especially if these products contain petroleum or parabens (these two chemicals have been identified as possible carcinogens and linked to skin cancer). These chemicals also lower the body's immune system and therefore make recovery harder. With Pot of Gold skin balm, which is made in New Zealand using all natural ingredients, contains only natural vegetable oils and beeswax to relieve the uneasy and uncomfortable distress from eczema. It has been shown in many cases that when Pot of Gold skin balm is applied regularly to the inflamed area for seven days there are marked and distinct improvements to the skin."
"By listening to the expert cosmetic advice from Gary Chung, my skin was softened and it even worked on my lips. Recently, because of illness, I lost the energy and drive to use a beauty mask. I also did not use any other kind of products for protecting my skin. This made my skin become dark and dry. However, Pot of Gold saved me! I simply applied a little to my face before bed. After using it for a couple of days my skin returned to being smooth and shiny. I also applied it around the nose where I felt itchy and it improved a lot, and it can also be used as a lip balm to soften lips."
Review by prettybeautiful.net
26 Nov 2010
Lip balm, is one of the items that you find it hard to say NO even when you already have 637618192 in your stash. At least for me it is the case.
When I was asked to review Balm Balm Lip Balm, I was just thinking: Why not? Since I have never really found ‘the one’, might as well try out more.
My Balm Balm Lip Balm (and more) in Rose Geranium. Love the cute pink box!
The pot of balm has really simple packaging.
Balm Balm comes in 3 flavors: Fragrance Free, Rose Geranium and Tea Tree.
We all know how tea tree smells like already, don’t we?
This is how the balm looks like when it is brand new, you can see that the surface is still quite solid.
However, after the first few finger-dips, it started to soften a bit. And when you dig out the content, you can see little beads in the balm.
Do not worry as this is completely normal because of the wax content, it will harden up very quickly hence the gritty feeling.
Apart from using it on my lip, I tried it on my dry feet too!
Pictures after the jump!
After one week’s use. As you can see, still the green polish! But the dryness has eased significantly.
I only applied this at night before I go to bed. But, best is of course you practice some care for your feet too. Eg do not walk in mud bare foot, or try not to wear so much of open-toe shoes or you have feet like mine.
I would not say this is a miracle product, but I must say it is a very versatile products as it can be even used under foundation! Or to tame your eyebrows or nourish your eyelashes. There are so many tips & tricks here you can experiment it yourself.
Some cons about the product is also the pot. With my long finger nail, the product is always stuck in my nail! Yuck I know! So, the best practice for me is to use a Q-tip to pick up the product instead. Hygienic too.
A pot of Balm Balm Lip Balm 7ml can be purchased from Natureinabox.com.my for RM24.
Review by Mywomenstuff.com
Review: Balm Balm Lip Balm – Organic and Natural and not just for lips
by ParisB on October 8, 2009
If you like lipbalm and prefer something organic and natural, you could do worse than Balm Balm lipbalm. I was offered a tub to try in rose geranium scent. If you’re into organic or natural products then this might be an option for you.
I don’t know if you know what rose geranium smells like, but I’d suggest you go to a counter with essential oils and take a big healthy whiff of it if you don’t. It smells of roses and is a scent I find very soothing. Apparently, smelling it helps relieve menstrual pains so try that next time you have painful cramps.
However, in a lip balm, I find the scent a tad too strong. A touch of scent would have been nice but this is straight on rose geranium assault on your nose. Not even I can handle it. So, if you plan to try the Balm Balm lipbalm, I’d suggest you get it in the unfragranced version because the balm is good and not just for lipbalm!
Because I can’t use it on my lips due to the scent, I’d been wondering what else I can do with it and recently I found that it was awesome on dry skin!
I’ve been having some dry skin on my fingers – I don’t even know what’s causing it this time since I’m using gloves to do my dishes. But dry skin it is and I was at my wits end as to how to moisturize it. So, one day at work, my eye fell on the Balm Balm lipbalm and I slathered some on the dry areas on my fingers – so as not to waste it.
It helps! Within minutes the hard skin softened and with regular use, the dry skin is going away. I keep it in my office for little uses like this. Its not very oily so it feels quite nice. Also, a little goes a long way so I’d imagine if you use it on lips, it would last a long while.
The balm feels hard to the touch but melts quite easily under the heat of your fingers. I always find myself picking up too much but since I’m using it on my hands, its alright. If you’re using it on your lips, do be careful.
A 7ml pot of Balm Balm lip balm is available online at GBP2.99 or in Malaysia at natureinabox.com.my for RM24.
Pros: Emollient, Useful for things other than just lip balm
Cons: Rose Geranium scent is too strong (try the unfragranced version)
Ingredients: butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), helianthus annuus (sunflower oil), cera alba (beeswax), calendula officinalis (calendula oil), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), pelargonum graveolens roseum (rose geranium oil) *citral, * geraniol, *citronello, *limonene, *linalool. *( items maked with * are naturally occurring components of rose geranium oil)
Some tips on what you can use rose geranium for
As rose geranium is used to balance the hormones (hence its usefulness when you have menstrual pains) you are not advised to use it while pregnant. Otherwise, if you aren’t pregnant, try burning some of the pure rose geranium essential oil in some water. Its relaxing and helps lift the spirits and ease stress especially if you’ve had a bad day.
Or add a few drops of rose geranium in unscented oil and use it as a massage oil. Contact with the skin is more potent and helps you relax better.
Do you like the scent of rose geranium? Its one of my favourites… just not too near my nose