This is one of the staples from my wedding beauty bag that I promised to come back to and at this time of year, it really comes into its own.
Figs & Rouge don’t have a huge product range (7 balms in total) but they’ve focused on getting those balms absolutely right.
The balms are 100% organic, soil association certified and made of organic plant and essential oils, shea butters and beeswax. They definitely don’t contain any petrolatum – the primary ingredient in many non-natural lip balms are hardly the most appealing. There’s an ongoing debate about just how much your skin actually absorbs but when it comes to your lips it’s pretty much a given that you’ll ingest some of whatever you apply. A truly natural option seems like a much better idea.
Figs & Rouge balms make fabulous lip treatments but they’re also completely multipurpose and can be used wherever dry or chapped skin rears its flaky head. For more tips about how you can use the balms take a look at the Figs & Rouge website.
I’ve been using the Peppermint & Tea Tree balm, which has natural anti-bacterial properties, but you can also choose from Rambling Rose, Sweet Geranium, Pomegranate, Aloe & Mint, Wild Cherry and Coco Vanilla.
I’m going to be putting one in my bag, on my desk and probably in every coat pocket as well. Bring it on, cold weather.
Figs & Rouge balms, £3.49-£4.99. For a full list of stockists, click here.
Ingredients: Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parki Fruit Butter, Cera Alba, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, *Citral, *Geraniol, *Linalool, *Citronellol, *Limonene (Organically Produced)
*Naturally occuring component of essential oils