When it comes to summer skincare, I always have a bit of a dilemma – I want to keep skin soft and hydrated, but many balms and creams feel too rich or heavy to use when the temperature creeps up. When I got my paws on D’Alchemy’s Essential Body Balm, I felt like all my prayers had been answered – a delicious smelling, lightweight formula which skinks easily into skin, leaving it nourished and beautifully scented.
Packaged in the brand’s signature chic, black bottles, the Essential Body Balm is perfect to applying post-shower. It’s got a light, lotion-y formula, which sinks easily. The balm includes great for skin ingredients including verbena, witch hazel and orange blossom, it’s enriched with precious plant oils and butters, protects the skin against environmental pollution and UV radiation. Thanks to the inclusion of a mixture of essential oils which include mandarin, grapefruit and orange, as well as extracts of guarana, acerola, cranberry, salvia, pine and rosemary, the balm smells absolutely heavenly. It’s a light not-quite-fruity fragrance which feels perfect for summer, and I’m completed addicted to slathering it on morning and night, and my skin is absolutely loving it!
D’Alchemy Essential Body Balm is priced at £58.60 and is available here