L’Occitane Honey Mom Balm ★★★★½
About: Limited edition shea butter body balm specially formulated for stressed and very dry skin. Designed to prevent stretch marks during and after pregnancy as well as nourish and heal skin on the face and body. Packaged in an aluminium tin with lid.
Review: Although not pregnant, I was very excited to try the L’Occitane Shea Honey Mom Balm as I heard nothing but positive things about L’Occitane products, and those products from their range that I have tried, I have really liked. I have very dry elbows, and in spite of always moisturising these with my normal body lotion, they just do not seem to be moisturising enough. Since using Honey Mom Balm, my elbows have been ever so soft and when used just a few times a week my elbows seems to stay that way. I have also used the Shea Honey Mom Balm on my lips, face, hands, nails, feet and knees. It is such a magnificent "correcting" balm that works wonders on dry and troublesome areas, and in no time moisture is restored in the skin. Dry and chapped lips turn soft and no longer chap, dehydrated hands and feet are repaired, dry nails and cuticles are softened without splitting, and sensitive, parched skin is instantly relieved and healed.
I give the Shea Honey Mom Balm bonus points for being one of the very few products in their line to be truly natural, and chock full of natural goodies too. The ingredients include organic certified and Fair Trade attested shea butter, coconut oil and sunflower oil, and grape seed oil, and this also means that it contains no preservatives, and no perfume either. It is naturally fragranced with sweet honey, so it is perfect for even the most sensitive skin. I love how the L’Occitane Shea Honey Mom Balm comes in a lovely little vintage style aluminium tin. At first glance you would probably find this little tin to be expensive at $28, however, a little seriously goes a long way. Even if you use it frequently, I’d imagine that you would still struggle using it before it expires which is 3 months after opening. The short expiration is simply due to it being so natural and preservative free.
Shea Honey Mom Balm, is thick and quite greasy, but it has a very soft texture. Once warmed up between the hands, it spreads very easy. Even though the balm is fragrance free, it does have a subtle honey scent to it which seems to come from the natural oils – but still this scent is subtle and it does not linger too much. My husband tends to experience eczema on cheeks, and having very sensitive skin, there are limits to which products he can use. Using a tiny bit of Honey Mom Balm on the affected areas every night and within a week, the effect has been amazing – the redness and dry flakes are gone, and his skin feels so soft – and hubby loves it!
All in all I really like L’Occitane Shea Honey Mom Balm - it truly is a winner for saving skin and keeping it supple. I highly recommend this as a fantastic multi-purpose treatment product suitable for the whole family, from babies to pregnant women and everyone else in between! And knowing that it is actually intended to help avoid stretch marks during pregnancy, and that it is completely safe to use during pregnancy, I will definitely purchase again when I hopefully one day fall pregnant.
Reviewed by: Karina Nyholm-Hunter