Please note, this product was sent for my review.
With all the products available in supermarkets and drugstores these days it can become a little overwhelming. What I’ve been loving more and more lately is trying smaller indie brands and one of those is XO Balm.
If you’ve never heard of XO Balm below it’s a all natural treatment designed to soothe, strengthen and help dry, sensitive and damaged skin. And guest what, my skin is drier than the Dubai desert in the middle of summer. Living in London however, the water is ‘hard’, meaning that my skin becomes even drier than when I go to a country that has ‘normal’ water.
I tried out XO Balm throughout the hottest summer I have experienced in London and it really held up to the test. With the sun being out it meant my skin would be drier and extra showers to cool would make it a little worse. Not only that I’d been to Dubai back in late May and my skin keeps its tan for a while but as it does gradually begin to fade it too adds to the dryness.
The packaging reminded me of the 21 Buttons logo first of all but looking closer I loved how the circles connected to the ‘X’. Best of all, as it was ‘flat’ it would mean it would be great to slide in your handbag or hand luggage, hence why you can see mine next to my passport here:
Not only that, the team at XO Balm has a mission for sustainability which is evident from the packaging which is designed to be recycled.
The texture is clear and not ‘sticky’ in the slightest so it was really good to apply to areas like elbows, feet and knees. The last thing you want is for these places to feel ‘tacky’. What was really useful was the little spatula, meaning you don’t actually have to dig into the product with your hands. This is good for those who don’t really like to ‘touch’ their products.
All in all, XO Balm gets a thumbs up from me. It will be interesting to see how this works as the seasons change as I travel to different climates over the next year or so.
You can purchase a sample here for only £2.50 or try the full-size here for £12.50 – effective and affordable. Best of all, it comes with free delivery for UK customers and will fit through your letterbox meaning no ‘Sorry we missed you’ visits to the Post Office.
Please note, this product was sent for my review but all views are my own.