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If you’re on a tight budget and are looking to invest in skincare, you’re probably looking for products that do a lot in one relatively inexpensive purchase. And as you scour the shelves debating whether that shiny new moisturiser in the glossy packaging really can “turn back the clock”, everything begins to seem all too good to be true – leaving you stumped. Yeah, we all know the feeling.
But what if there was a product out there that was all it claimed to be and could do all those things listed on the box well? Introducing the Tri-Balm 3-in-1 cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser from Frances Prescott. When I was first sent this gorgeous product around a year ago, I rolled my eyes as I opened the package and read the claims of everything it apparently does.
“This luxurious 3-in-1 balm is the ultimate multi-tasker created with natural ingredients to simplify your skincare routine…” Yeah, heard it all before, I thought.
Luckily, however, I stuck with it, and after reading through the list of ingredients the product contains, and how the cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturising elements work, I couldn’t wait to test it out – albeit with my usual skepticism in tow.
According to the box, with the Tri-Balm you can:
A blend of botanical and omega oils enriched with vitamins, wheatgerm oil and soothing calendula to melt away makeup and impurities. Invigorating gGeranium and Mandarin essential oils stimulate cell renewal.
Pumpkin seed enzymes gently exfoliate to reveal a brighter, smoother skin.
Hyaluronic acid, carrot tissue oil, and blackcurrant seed oil lock in moisture and neutralise free radicals to nourish, plump and condition skin.”
Sounds impressive, right? And much to my surprise – and pleasure – it is. Even better, however, the balm couldn’t be easier or more convenient to use. Like a roll-on deodorant, simply apply to dry skin and massage in with fingertips. Then rinse off the excess with warm water and a muslin cloth, cleaving skin cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated. You can also leave for 10 minutes as a mask, incorporating another potential use, if you like.
Of course, the Tri-Balm can’t do everything, and I’d always follow it up with a moisturiser – if only to ensure your skin’s getting the hydration and protection it needs. Also, since its main hydrating ingredient is Hyaluronic acid, it’s important to add a product over the top so it can latch on to the moisture and be most effective. In terms of cleansing and exfoliating, though, it’s up there with the best and leaves skin looking noticeably refreshed and renewed.
If you’ve read my posts before you’ll know I’m not a massive fan of so-called ‘all-in-one’ products, because I don’t think they necessarily do what they set out to do as well as dedicated products – which are usually low-cost and just as effortless as the ‘miracle option’ itself. However, the reason I’m so onboard with the Tri-Balm is that it incorporates three major steps of your daily skincare regime into one easy-to-use product, with high quality, key ingredients. It also looks good, is totally portable, and retails at a fairly low price point (£46).
If you’re on the ball with skincare already then this might not be one for you – especially if you’re already rotating cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating products. But if you’re looking to work on your skincare regime and want to keep things simple and effortless, then this is a great step in the right direction that you can add to your morning and evening routine in a matter of minutes.
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